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CARES Bill - January 2020 Update

Monday, January 13, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Blake Manz
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Reps. VanderMeer (R-Tomah), Edming (R-Glen Flora) & Considine (D-Baraboo) and Sens. Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls), Sen. Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) & Hansen (D-Green Bay) have authored our CARES bill. The Senate bill has been introduced as Senate Bill 515 and referred to the Senate Committee on Elections, Ethics & Rural Issues. The Assembly bill has been introduced as Assembly Bill 575 and referred to the Assembly Committee on Regulatory Licensing Reform.

The Senate Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 515 on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Here is our current list of supporters (and we continue to actively seek the support of other organizations):

  • Americans for Prosperity
  • Aurora Health Care
  • Concordia University
  • Grant Regional Health Center
  • Marshfield Clinic Health System
  • Northlakes Community Clinic
  • Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
  • Quad/Graphics
  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas
  • Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
  • Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Wisconsin Hospital Association
  • Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
  • WPS Health Insurance


Our opponents remain the Wisconsin Medical Society and the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians.

SB 515/AB 575

Cosponsor memo