Enhancing and Protecting Individual Rights Legislation
Giving all Individuals an Opportunity to Thrive
Wisconsin Bill of Rights
Wisconsin Bill of Rights: Outlines a vision for the future where basic individual human rights are protected, including eliminating economic inequality, eliminating regressive taxation, ensuring access to basic services like safe drinking water, and ensuring a quality public education.
Outside Investigation of Officer-Involved Shootings (2013 WI Act 348): First in the nation law to require outside investigations of shootings involving law enforcement officers.
Use of Force Standards (AB 438): Requires law enforcement agencies to incorporate specific standards into their written use of force policies.
De-Escalation Training (AB 439): Requires law enforcement officers to be trained in de-escalation.
Special Prosecutor Transparency Act (AB 155): Requires the appointment of a special prosecutor to determine whether to prosecute officer-involved death cases.
Body Camera Transparency and Accountability Act (AB 557): Creates privacy protections and guidelines for law enforcement agencies that choose to use body cameras.
Ban-the-Box (AB 879): Prohibits consideration of the conviction record of an applicant for employment before the applicant has been selected for an interview.
Closing Lincoln Hills (AB 802): Requires DOC to close Lincoln Hills within a year and develop regional facilities.
Compassionate Cannabis Care Act (AB 75): Legalizes marijuana for medicinal use.
Safe-at-Home (2015 WI Act 356): Creates an address confidentiality program for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking.
RESPECT Women Act (AB 656, AB 657, AB 658): Ensures Wisconsin women have access to comprehensive, medically-accurate reproductive health care in an environment free of harassment and intimidation, and that physicians have a right to provide it.
Restoring Family Planning Funding (AB 141): Eliminates restrictions placed on DHS for who they can distribute funds to.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Reports (AB 604): Requires DOJ to publish an annual report on domestic violence and sexual assault incidents in Wisconsin.
I have also co-sponsored legislation creating paid family leave.
I have fought state efforts to target and punish immigrant families. Instead, I have co-sponsored bills that treat the children of immigrants equally under Wisconsin law. Examples of this include AB 645, which ensures undocumented students living in Wisconsin pay in-state tuition rates, and AB 727, which does not require individuals to show citizenship documents to receive identification.