2021 Legislative Session Status Update

Legislation of interest to family law pending in the Wisconsin Legislature

The Wisconsin Senate Committee on Human Services, Children and Families has recommended that the full Senate adopt five bills of interest. Click on the bill number to view the analysis/text of the legislation.

SB 92 –  establishes initial training requirements for guardians. Passed by the Senate 3.16.21

SB 104 – modifies the DCF administrative code to define gross income for child support in cases with military benefits.  Passed by the Senate 3.16.21

SB 105 – This bill reorganizes certain aspects of the Department of Children and Families administrative rules relating to commonly used child support formulas in order to reflect current practices. (The manner of calculating the amount of child support and the applicable formulas are not changed in the bill.) Passed by the Senate 3.16.21

SB 107 – makes changes to procedures relating to submission of parenting plans in certain actions affecting the family. Passed by the Senate 3.16.21

SB 108 – This bill adopts the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act (UDPCVA), by the Uniform Law Commission, to provide a process and standards for a temporary delegation of custodial responsibilities when a parent is deployed in military or other national service. Passed by the Senate 3.16.21

Also considered was SB 77 – Regarding the practice of psychology, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. The Senate adopted the companion Assembly Bill 63 which is identical to SB 77.

SB 116 Now Act 20 – Text available here.