Sen. Van Wanggaard

Senator Patrick Testin appointed chair of Wisconsin Senate Health Committee

December 17, 2018 - Wisconsin Senate Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has announced state senate committee chairmanships for the upcoming 2019-2020 legislative session. In a move that could be a game-changer, Fitzgerald appointed Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) to chair the Senate Health Committee, a position long held by Sen. Leah Vukmir, who gave up her state senate seat in a losing bid for the U....

With hemp bill passed, where do other cannabis bills stand?

November 15, 2017 - With hemp bill passed, where do other cannabis bills stand? November 15, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit While state lawmakers finally came together and unanimously voted in both houses the same week to pass SB119, the industrial hemp bill, now awaiting the signature of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the prognosis for passage of other cannabis-related legislation this session appears dim....

Wisconsin pot decriminalization bill has support across political spectrum

June 25, 2017 - Wisconsin's historic new bipartisan cannabis decriminalization bill Senate Bill 318 includes a number of sponsors of cannabis law reform legislation not seen before the current legislative session. Not only is the lead Assembly sponsor a Republican, Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake), there are five other GOP cosponsors, Kathleen Bernier (R-Lake Hallie), Reps. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) Dale...

Wisconsin hemp bill reveals changing face of cannabis support in legislature

March 29, 2017 - While Wisconsin may seem hopelessly mired in cannabis prohibition, the list of sponsors on new Republican-sponsored bipartisan industrial hemp legislation includes an array of GOP lawmakers cosponsoring cannabis-related legislation for the first time. Other GOP sponsors had previously only signed onto bipartisan GOP CBD oil legislation that recently passed both houses. Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum...

2017 Session Cannabis Related Bills in WI Legislature so far

March 23, 2017 - UPDATED: 03/24/2017 8:04:47 AM: The 2017-2018 Wisconsin legislative session has seen a lot of legislation introduced for this early in the session, and GOP-sponsored bipartisan CBD legislation SB10/AB49 sponsored by Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) was the first. This legislation was a priority after failing to pass the Senate last year and has already passed both...

Wisconsin Assembly passes CBD bill 98-0 sends to Walker for signature

March 7, 2017 - The Wisconsin Assembly today passed SB10/AB49 CBD oil legislation in a unanimous 98-0 vote . CBD or cannabidiol, is among 80 or some cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. CBD has been found to be useful in treating some medical conditions, particularly seizure disorders. Rep. Chris Taylor first offered Assembly Substitute Amendment 1, To Senate Bill 10. The Amendment would legalize medical cannabis...

Wisconsin Assembly sets March 7 floor vote on CBD bill

March 2, 2017 - Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), Senate sponsor of Wisconsin CBD legislation. The Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Rules has scheduled AB49/SB10, CBD oil legislation sponsored by Sen, Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) for a March 7 floor vote. The bipartisan-supported bills have already cleared the state senate by a 31-1 vote and the Assembly Committee on Children and Families by...

Assembly committee sets vote on Wisconsin CBD bill

February 17, 2017 - The Assembly Committee on Children and Families has scheduled an executive session on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM in 415 Northwest to vote on AB49/SB10 CBD legislation. The lead sponsors are Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) and the bills have broad bipartisan support in both houses. Previously the committee held a public hearing on Feb. 15. The full senate...

Public hearing set for Feb. 15 on Assembly version of WI CBD bill

February 9, 2017 - The Assembly Committee on Children and Families has scheduled a public hearing on Assembly Bill 49, the companion bill to Senate Bill 10, the CBD bill that passed the full senate on Feb. 8 on a 31-1 vote. The hearing is set for Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 1:00pm in Room 412 East of the State Capitol. The committee chair is Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay). Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) is the...

Wisconsin Senate passes CBD bill 31-1

February 8, 2017 - Senate Bill 10, sponsored by Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), Relating to: definition of tetrahydrocannabinols and the use of cannabidiol, passed the full Wisconsin Senate today by a 31-1 vote in favor. The sole vote against came from Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville), one of several senators who helped kill last session’s version of the bill in the last moments of the last senate session. Not voting...

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