Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

Updates on state and federal issues relating to the UW System.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Upcoming Higher Ed. Committee Activity

On February 24, the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities will hold a public hearing on several bills that impact the UW System.  Information on the time and location is available in the hearing notice.  The following legislation will be considered:
  • AB 698 - Authorizing the UW-Whitewater Carlson Hall renovation project
  • AB 708 - Creating a Food Animal Veterinarian Loan Assistance Program
  • AB 745 - Prohibiting institutions of higher education from engaging in certain activity regarding student credit cards and requiring such institutions to provide financial literacy information to students
  • SB 121 - Creating a Career Conversations Program at UW-Madison (UW System bill position)
The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education will meet in executive session on February 24.  For a full list of items for consideration see the hearing notice.  Those related to higher education include:
  • SB 407 - Expanding eligibility for Academic Excellence Higher Education Scholarships (UW System bill position)
  • SB 431 - Restricting the use of the terms college, university, state, and Wisconsin in the name of a school (UW System bill position
  • SB 497 - Creating a Food Animal Veterinarian Loan Assistance Program