Youth Advocacy Legislation
Creating opportunities for our children, youth and young adults
Children’s Outdoor Heritage Act (AJR 27): Affirms the legislature’s commitment to encouraging our children’s outdoor recreation, which lowers incidents of health and behavioral problems. This Joint Resolution passed the Assembly and Senate unanimously.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (AJR 78): Ensures Wisconsin upholds the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Lead Poisoning Prevention (AB 950): Adopts federal standards for lead poisoning and requires paint and water testing.
Lead Building Safety (AB 949): Requires lead testing in certain facilities that serve children under age 6.
Mental Health Access for Minors (2017 WI Act 204): Creates a process by which a minor may receive outpatient mental health treatment without parental consent in emergency situations.
Universal Access to 4K (AB 709): Requires every school district to offer 4-year-old kindergarten.
I am also working with students throughout the UW system on a Students’ Bill of Rights.