Wisconsin

MADISON, Wisc. (Oct. 22, 2018) – A commercial hemp market is developing in Wisconsin despite federal prohibtion. In late 2017, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law legalizing hemp cultivation for research purposes only in compliance with federal law. Milwaukee NPR station WUWM recently declared, “Law Change Creates Market for Hemp in Wisconsin.” Washington […]

MADISON, Wisc. (April 4, 2018) – Yesterday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law that reforms the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most situations. The legislation also takes a small, but important step toward closing a federal loophole that allows police to…

MADISON, Wisc. (March 29, 2018) – Yesterday, the Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law that sets the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. A large bipartisan coalition of senators and representatives introduced Senate Bill 84 (SB84) last…

MADISON, Wisc. (Feb. 22, 2018) – Yesterday, the Wisconsin Assembly gave final approval to a bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most situations. The legislation also takes a small, but important step toward closing a federal loophole that allows police…

MADISON, Wisc. (Feb. 22, 2018) – On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Assembly passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin), along with a bipartisan coalition of 32 cosponsors, introduced Assembly Bill 798 (AB798) on Dec. 28. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes…

MADISON, Wisc. (Feb. 21, 2018) – Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. A large bipartisan coalition of senators and representatives introduced Senate Bill 84 (SB84) last year and it…

MADISON, Wisc. (Feb. 12, 2018) – Two Wisconsin bills that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes have passed their respective committees. Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin), along with a bipartisan coalition of 32 cosponsors, introduced Assembly Bill 798 (AB798) on Dec. 28. A companion bill in the Senate (SB670) was introduced…

MADISON, Wisc. (Dec. 27, 2017) – A bill filed in the Madison Senate would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. A bipartisan coalition of 32 senators and representatives introduced Senate Bill 670 (SB670) on Dec. 21. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby…