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Governor Scott Walker Signs Speed Limit and School Accountability Report Legislation

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Press Release

Madison – Governor Scott Walker signed two bills into law today at the State Capitol.

Assembly Bill 27 – Signed into law today, this bill relates to the maximum speed limit on freeways and expressways.  Under current law, the maximum speed limit on any freeway or expressway in the state is 65 miles per hour, and AB 27 increases the maximum speed limit from 65 to 70 miles per hour.  Motorists are advised the 70 mph speed limit will not take effect until a specific highway segment is posted at the higher speed. This bill is Act 19 and was authored by Representative Paul Tittl (R-Manitowoc) and Senator Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg).  It passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred upon by the Senate on a voice vote.

Senate Bill 67– Signed into law today, this bill relates to pupil assessments, evaluations of educator effectiveness, and school accountability reports.  Under current law, the Department of Instruction (DPI) is required to prepare accountability reports of each school in the state as well as analyze the effectiveness of teachers and principals in schools on an annual basis.  This bill, which is Act 20, prohibits DPI from publishing the school accountability report for the 2015-16 school year.  Authored by Senator Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee) and Representative Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay), the bill passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred upon by the Assembly on a voice vote.

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