On June 12, the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety and the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety held a joint public hearing on Assembly Bill 188 and Senate Bill 168. The companion bills address the counties and departments' concerns of Act 185 which intended to close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake by January 21, 2021 and build a new state-run "type 1" juvenile facility among other juvenile-related items. Under this proposed legislation, the counties' grant process would be extended by three months and the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake facilities closure would be extended by six months. Naomi De Mers, administrator of facilities development and management at the Wisconsin Department of Administration, shared the Department's concerns with the initial timeline and highlighted that the Joint Committee on Finance's actions during their June 11 executive session, which they refused Gov. Evers' requests for $150 million more for juvenile facilities, may slow the process more.

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