AB-699 / SB-629
This bill would allow those who are 12 or 13 years old to provide caddy services without being employed by a golf course. Current law requires caddies who are 12 or 13 to be employed by a golf course. The bill is in the Committee on Jobs and the Economy in the Assembly, and in the Committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Trade in the Senate.
AB-735 / SB-657
Harassment of sports officials
This bill would increase the penalty for harassing a sports official from a forfeiture to a misdemeanor. The bill is being introduced at the request of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association and other athletics associations because of the difficulty they experience in recruiting and retaining officials due to unruly and verbally abusive fans. The bill is in the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety in the Assembly and in the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety in the Senate.
LRB-5300 / LRB-2004
Athletics for students of virtual charter schools
This bill would allow the students of virtual charter schools to participate in athletics and extracurricular activities in their local school district to the same extent as any other student. Interscholastic athletics association rules generally prohibit these students from participating. The latest data from the Department of Public Instruction shows that 48 virtual charter schools in Wisconsin serve nearly 7,000 students. The bill finished circulating for co-sponsorship Jan. 13.