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Push is on to Pass SB 468–PBIS Seclusion & Restraint bill

As the legislative session is over on April 22, DRW and many others are working hard to pass SB 468, a bill that would encourage the use of Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) and reduce the use of inappropriate seclusion & restraint in Wisconsin schools.

It is very important to communicate with your legislators to let them know of your support for this bill. In particular, if any of your legislators are on the Senate Education Committee (see list below), please encourage them to ask the committee chair, Sen. John Lehman, to call for a vote on SB 468, and then to vote “Yes” to approve the bill. If any of your legislators are on the Assembly Education Committee (see list below), please encourage them to ask the committee chair, Rep. Sondy Pope-Roberts, to hold a hearing on AB 682, the companion bill.

Since the legislative session is over on April 22nd, time is of the essence. Spread the word!!

Senate Education Committee members:

John Lehman (Racine)–chair
Jon Erpenbach (Middleton)
Dave Hansen (Green Bay)
Robert Jauch (Poplar)
Glen Grothman (West Bend)
Randy Hopper (Fond du Lac)
Luther Olsen (Ripon)

Assembly Education Committee members:

Sondy Pope-Roberts (Verona)–chair
Kristin Decker (Eau Claire)
Steve Hilgenberg (Dodgeville)
Kim Hixson (Whitewater)
Peggy Krusick (Milwaukee)
Mark Radcliffe (Black River Falls)
Christine Sinicki (Milwaukee)
Jeff Smith (Milwaukee)
Brett Davis (Oregon)
Steve Nass (Whitewater)
John Nygren (Marinette)
John Townsend (Fond du Lac)
Leah Vukmir (Wauwatosa)

If you do not know who your legislators are, or need to find their contact information, you can either call toll free: 1-800-362-9472, or Click here for the state legislature’s website.

Here’s the latest news on this bill:

Click here for an article on the Capital Times’ website.

Click here for an article on the Racine Journal Times’ website.

Click here for an article on the Capital Times’ website.

Click here for an article on the Examiner’s website.

Click here for an article on the Wisconsin State Journal’s website.

Click here for an article on the Stevens Point Journal’s website.