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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
May 22, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Subeck, Zamarripa, Brostoff,
Anderson, Berceau, Bowen, Considine, Crowley, Genrich, Goyke, Hintz,
Ohnstad, Pope, Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Spreitzer, C. Taylor and
Vruwink, cosponsored by Senators Johnson and Larson. Referred to
Committee on State Affairs.
AB344,1,2 1An Act to create 13.45 (8) of the statutes; relating to: accommodations at
2legislative committee meetings.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
The bill provides that every public notice of a legislative committee meeting and
every published agenda of a committee meeting must include the following text: “If
you need an interpreter, translator, materials in alternative formats, or other
accommodations to observe or participate in the meeting, please contact the
legislative office of the committee chairperson.” The notice must be printed in
English, Spanish, and Hmong. The notice must also include the telephone number
and e-mail address of the legislative office of the committee chairperson. If
accommodations are requested, the committee chairperson must ensure that the
accommodations are provided.
The bill also requires the chief clerk of each house of the legislature to ensure
that the text appears on the legislature's Internet site, including specifically on any
committee calendar page on the Internet site, and that it appears in English,
Spanish, and Hmong.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB344,1
1Section 1. 13.45 (8) of the statutes is created to read:
AB344,2,102 13.45 (8) Accommodations at committee meetings. (a) Every public notice of
3a committee meeting and every published agenda of a committee meeting shall
4include the following text: “If you need an interpreter, translator, materials in
5alternative formats, or other accommodations to observe or participate in the
6meeting, please contact the legislative office of the committee chairperson.” The
7notice must be printed in English, Spanish, and Hmong. The notice shall also include
8the telephone number and electronic mail address of the legislative office of the
9committee chairperson. If accommodations are requested, the committee
10chairperson shall ensure that the accommodations are provided.
AB344,2,1611 (b) The chief clerk of each house shall ensure that the following text appears
12on the legislature's Internet site, including specifically on any committee calendar
13page on the Internet site: “If you need an interpreter, translator, materials in
14alternative formats, or other accommodations to observe or participate in any
15legislative committee meeting, please contact the legislative office of the committee
16chairperson.” The text must appear in English, Spanish, and Hmong.
AB344,2,1717 (End)
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