Gov. Evers vetoed this bill in November, which decreased the number of required training hours for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) from 120 to the federal minimum of 75. The bill was contentious, with supporters and detractors claiming they had patients in mind. The decreased-hours training bill was endorsed by Mayo Clinic Health System, Wisconsin Assisted Living Association, and Disability Service Provider Network. Those opposed to the bill include AARP, Alzheimer’s Association, and Disability Rights Wisconsin.
The vote on Wednesday came down on party lines, 63-36, with all Republicans voting in favor of the override.