DCFS INFO MEMO 96 - 0 3

JULY 22, 1996

 STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

To:  Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
County Department of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Program Office Directors/Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
From: Susan N. Dreyfus
Administrator
Re: Enactment of Several New Laws (Act 401, etc)

 

 The Governor recently signed into law several pieces of legislation which affect county departments, children and their families. A brief summary is provided below:

1995 Wisconsin Act 401 - This legislation would allow the suspension of driver's licenses for nonpayment of child support.

1995 Wisconsin Act 420 - The legislation prohibits the transporting of children in the cargo area of trucks, with three exceptions.

1995 Wisconsin Act 425 - This legislation doubles the penalty for driving under the influence of an intoxicant if a child was a passenger in the motor vehicle when the violation occurred.

1995 Wisconsin Act 431 - This legislation relates to the method by which conflicts between school boards and parents are resolved related to children with exceptional educational needs.

A copy of each of these acts is attached for your convenience.

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT:  Area Administrator
CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Mark S. Mitchell
Out-of-Home Care Manager
Bureau of Programs and Policies
(608) 267-7287

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cc BPP Adoption and Consultation Unit Supervisors
County Foster Care Coordinators
Directors, Private Child Placing Agencies
Division of Youth Services

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