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Lawmakers plan to act on dozens of bills before in session's final days

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Wisconsin State Capitol at night
Wisconsin State Capitol at night

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin lawmakers plan on act on dozens of bills, as they begin the final three days of their two-year session.

Some major items are on the table in the Assembly – including the federal order to end the enrollment cap on the FamilyCare program adopted a year ago.

The Assembly will also consider several education measures, including an evaluation system for teachers and principals – limiting the private school voucher program to the current Milwaukee County and Racine – approving state funds for disabled students to attend any public or private school – ending voter registration in high schools – and making sex education classes teach abstinence, with teachings of contraceptives optional.

The Assembly also has bills to create a wolf hunt, stronger guidelines for abortion doctors, relaxing rules on building piers, and letting home brewers offers their beers and wines outside their homes.

They’ll also consider an end to secret budget earmarks, by listing those who sponsor them and identifying who they benefit.

Senators will consider bills banning cell phone use by new drivers with instruction permits or probationary licenses – letting judges order GPS monitoring of those who violate restraining orders – and policies for dealing with concussions in youth sports.

Once the session ends, most likely overnight on Friday morning, lawmakers will key in on their election plans for later this year. 

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