2021-2022 Legislative Bulletin

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Legislative Bulletin

2022

April 11 - Medicaid supplement for Municipal EMS Services Signed into Law
April 4 - Local Clerks, PFC Bill Update, WisDOT BIL Website
March 28 - 2 to Support & 2 to Oppose - 4 Total Bills Outstanding
March 21 - Another League Initiative Enacted
March 14 - League Initiatives Become Law
March 7 - Local Government "We Trust Them" PSA - End of Session
February 28 - League Bills Advance at Tail End of Session (Corrected Version) 
February 21 - WEC Memo, Floor Sessions, and EMS Funding
February 14 - No Love for Drop Boxes - Recent Supreme Court Action
February 7 - EMS Legislation and New Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Resources
January 31 - Lining up a Strong Finish
January 24 - Tick-Tock - Legislative Session Winding Down, League Bills Moving
January 18 Thumbs Down: Assessment Bill May Be Moving
January 10 ARPA Final Rule Released
January 3 - Welcome to 2022!! Two League Initiated Bills Introduced Soon

2021

December 20 - Treasury Releases NEU Specific Reporting and Compliance Guidance
December 13 - Workforce Housing Bill Updates
December 6 Senate Hearing on Assessment Practices Bill
November 22 - Federal Infrastructure Package Signed into Law
November 15 - Municipal Bills of Interest - Where are they now?
November 8 - Water Utility Bills Become Law!
November 1 Assembly Green Light on Housing Package - Some Require Red Light by League
October 25  -  Action on Municipal Bills and Nonpartisan Election Audit Released
October 18 - League testifies against zoning mandate and assessment practices bills
October 11 - Housing Package Introduced & Fast Tracked
October 4 - Treasury Extends Reporting Deadline (Corrected ERP CPI)
September 27 - Working for Muni's - The League Sees Movement on Five Bills
September 13 - Federal Vaccine Mandate
September 7 - DOR Levy Limit Worksheet
August 30 - League Initiated Bill Receives Hearing
August 23 - Personal Property Aid Estimates Released
August 16 - 2020 Census Data Delivered to States
August 9 - Bill Penalizing Cities for Reducing Spending on Police and Fire Vetoed
August 2 - League Submits Comments on PFAS Drinking Water Standards
July 26 - Raze Orders, Wetlands, and Room Tax
July 19 Treasury Releases More ARPA FAQs
July 12 - Gov. Vetoes Personal Property Tax Repeal
July 7 - State Budget and Personal Property Tax Repeal in Governor's Hands
June 28 - Legislature passes League bills and Public Safety Maintenance of Effort
June 21 - Personal Property Repeal on Fast Track
June 14 - Shared Revenue up Thursday as JFC completes work on State Budget
June 7 - JFC Takes up Transportation Funding Tomorrow
June 1 - JFC Takes up Lead Service Lines this Wednesday
May 24 - JFC Action on Housing Grants and Homelessness
May 17 - More information on ARPA
May 10 - ARPA Guidance Released
May 3 - State Budget Votes Begin this Week
April 26 - Final State Budget Hearing Wednesday is Virtual (link corrected)
April 19 - DUNS Number needed for ARPA Funds
April 12 - Email Comments on State Budget using League Template
April 5 - Email your Comments to JFC using League Template
March 29 - American Rescue Plan Resources and Zoom Call
March 22 - More Resources, Information, and Zoom Calls on the American Rescue Plan
March 15 - Everything you need to know about the Latest Federal Stimulus
March 8 - American Rescue Plan Includes $65 billion for cities and villages
March 1 - Public Hearing on Payment of Personal Property Aid after TIF Closure
February 22 - Budget Review Continues, Further Details Provided
February 15 - DOR Bill Changes Timing of CPI for ERP Purposes and Board of Review Training
February 8 - Retroactive Adjustment to FEMA's Cost Share increased to 100 Percent
February 1 - Speaker Vos Gives Slight Nod to Increasing Shared Revenue
January 25 - Bill Adjusts Date for Determining CPI for ERP Purposes
January 19 - Senate's COVID Relief Bill Removes Restrictions on Local Health Officers
January 11 - Assembly COVID Relief Bill Restricts Local Health Officers
January 4 - 2021-2022 Legislative Session Begins

Capitol Buzz 

2022

September 15 - DOR Releases 2023 Shared Revenue Estimates 
April 29 - ARPA Reporting & Compliance Update
April 18 - Final Action on Legislative Proposals
February 16 - Zoning for Affordable Housing Guide Now Available
January 20 - WI DOT Infrastructure Funding
January 6 - Treasury Releases ARPA Final Rule

2021

November 5 - Vaccine/Testing - OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard & EMS Interim Rule
October 6 - ARPA Reporting Update
October 1 - U.S. Treasury Extends Reporting Deadlines
September 22 - DOR Releases Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers
August 24 - New State ARPA Grant Programs Announced - Details to Come
August 3 - Preliminary Equalized Values Available for Review
July 8 - Budget in the Books
June 18 - That's a Wrap
June 15 - Friday is Deadline for Filing ARPA Payment Request Form
June 8 - JFC Adopts Transportation Funding Plan (Updated)
June 4 - DOR Releases Instructions for Requesting ARPA Payment
May 25 - Latest Treasury Guidance on ARPA
February 16 - Summary of the Governor's 2021-2023 State Budget Proposal
February 12 - Local Sales Tax Option in Governor's State Budget Proposal
February 11 - Early Version of Federal COVID Relief Includes State and Local Aid
January 26 - Next Vaccine Phase Includes Utility Workers