2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
Mental health training support program
Preliminary Draft - Not Ready For Introduction
March 22, 2018 - Introduced by Representatives Pope, Bowen, Genrich,
Considine, Hebl, Vruwink, C. Taylor, Kolste, Zepnick, Subeck, Zamarripa,
Hesselbein, Brostoff, Ohnstad, Fields, Doyle, Riemer, Crowley, Goyke,
Meyers, Sinicki, Stuck, Berceau, Billings, Shankland, Hintz, Sargent,
Spreitzer and Anderson, cosponsored by Senators Bewley,
Erpenbach, Miller, Vinehout, Hansen, L. Taylor, Schachtner, Carpenter
and Shilling. Referred to Committee on Education.
1An Act relating to: the mental health training support program for school staff
2and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Department of Public Instruction must establish a
mental health training support program to provide training to school district staff
and instructional staff of independent charter schools on screening, brief
intervention, and referral to treatment program, also known as SBIRT, trauma
sensitive schools, and youth mental health first aid. This bill increases the funding
for this mental health training support program by $1,000,000 for the 2018-19
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:
(1) Mental health training program.
In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) 2
of the statutes for the appropriation to the department of public instruction under 3
section 20.255 (1) (ep) of the statutes, the dollar amount for fiscal year 2018-19 is 4
increased by $1,000,000 for the purposes for which the appropriation is made.