Politician Info

During 2017 Rep. Billings supported CBD legislation and an Assembly Joint Resolution to place a medical marijuana on a state wide non binding referendum.

In 2018 she ran unopposed and in October 2018 had somewhat disappointing news comments, including invoking the "slippery slope theory" by saying "A common path for other states is to open the door with CBD oil and then medical marijuana and then recreational marijuana," and goes onto questioning the validity of medical marijuana.

The 2019-2020 she was not vocal on adult use marijuana reform.  Medical marijuana saw two different bipartisan versions this session, which both came up empty with her name.  She only co-sponsored a decriminalization measure, AB 980 to barely earn her C- that session.

In 2021-22 legislative session a majority of Democrats co-sponsored adult use marijuana legislation, but Rep. Billings was absent from that initiative also.

During her 2022 Wi Eye at the 15:00 minute mark she takes a minute to answer the "marijuana question" and says she recently changed her stance and then went onto buy into the "fentanyl laced marijuana scare" and mentioned that Wisconsin is an island.


Holds office State Assembly District 95

  • Born Rochester, Minnesota, January 19, 1962; 2 children.
  • Graduate Stewartville High School, 1980; B.A., Augsburg College (Minneapolis),1989. Council of State Governments: BILLD Fellow, 2012, Toll Fellow, 2014., current member of Health and Human Services Committee.
  • Full-time legislator. Former teacher of English and Citizenship to Hmong adults.
  • Member: Wisconsin Legislative Children’s Caucus (cochair); Wisconsin Family Impact Seminar Advisors Committee; Viterbo University Board of Advisors; University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Chancellor’s Community Council; League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area; Preservation Alliance of La Crosse; La Crosse Alliance to HEAL.
  • La Crosse County Board, 2004–12.
  • Elected to the Assembly in November 2011 special election. Reelected since 2012.

Member of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Council on, Building Commission, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, Historical Society of Wisconsin, Board of Curators, Mississippi River Parkway Commission and Tourism, Council on

Co-sponsored Legislation

AB 930 Decriminalization

Contact Jill Billings

Email: Rep.Billings@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/95/billings

Phone: 608-266-5780


State Capitol, Room 307 West Post Office Box 8952

Madison, WI 53708

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