AB 547/SB 600: Dropping State Protections for Wetlands

This bill is:
Anti-Conservation

Date Introduced:
November 30, 2017

Legislative Categories:
Fishing, Hunting, Water

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Bill Description

Wetlands provide critical protections for our water by filtering out pollution that runs off farm fields and urban development. Additionally, it is critical habitat for sustaining wildlife. AB 547 & SB 600 would remove protections for over one million acres of wetlands in Wisconsin, allowing them to be filled in for development. This could lead to increased flooding in our communities as well as decreased water quality.

Current Status

AB 547 was introduced and referred to the Assembly Committee on Regulatory Licensing Reform. SB 600 was referred to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy. The committees held a joint hearing on the bills on December 21, 2017. Both committees amended the bills and passed them out of committee. The amended bills still put close to half a million acres of wetlands at risk of being developed and we remain opposed to the bills. AB 547 passed the Assembly on February 15, 2018. The Senate passed the bill on February 20, 2018. It now available to be signed into law by Governor Walker.

Committee History

Full Vote Data

Assembly:  Passed Assembly

Senate:  Passed Senate

Governor:  Awaiting Action

Assembly

Legislator Bill
Vote
Pro/Anti
Conservation
Allen, ScottYesAnti
Anderson, JimmyNoPro
August, TylerYesAnti
Ballweg, JoanYesAnti
Barca, PeterNoPro
Berceau, TereseNoPro
Bernier, KathyYesAnti
Billings, JillNoPro
Born, MarkYesAnti
Bowen, David NoPro
Brandtjen, JanelYesAnti
Brooks, EdwardYesAnti
Brooks, RobertYesAnti
Brostoff, JonathanNoPro
Considine, DaveNoPro
Crowley, DavidNoPro
Doyle, SteveNoPro
Duchow, CindiYesAnti
Edming, JamesYesAnti
Felzkowski, MaryYesAnti
Fields, JasonNoPro
Genrich, EricNoPro
Goyke, Evan NoPro
Gundrum, RickYesAnti
Heaton, DaveYesAnti
Hebl, Gary NoPro
Hesselbein, DianneNoPro
Hintz, GordonNoPro
Horlacher, CodyYesAnti
Hutton, RobYesAnti
Jacque, AndréYesAnti
Jagler, JohnYesAnti
Jarchow, AdamYesAnti
Katsma, TerryYesAnti
Kerkman, SamanthaYesAnti
Kessler, FrederickNoPro
Kitchens, JoelNoPro
Kleefisch, JoelYesAnti
Knodl, DanielYesAnti
Kolste, DebraNoPro
Kooyenga, DaleYesAnti
Kremer, JesseExcused Absence
Krug, ScottYesAnti
Kuglitsch, MikeYesAnti
Kulp, BobYesAnti
Loudenbeck, AmyYesAnti
Macco, JohnYesAnti
Meyers, BethNoPro
Milroy, NickNoPro
Murphy, DavidYesAnti
Mursau, JeffreyYesAnti
Nerison, LeeYesAnti
Neubauer, GretaNoPro
Neylon, AdamYesAnti
Novak, ToddNoPro
Nygren, John YesAnti
Ohnstad, TodNoPro
Ott, JimYesAnti
Petersen, KevinNoPro
Petryk, WarrenYesAnti
Pope, SondyNoPro
Pronschinski, TreigYesAnti
Quinn, RomaineYesAnti
Riemer, DanielNoPro
Rodriguez, JessieYesAnti
Rohrkaste, MikeYesAnti
Sanfelippo, JoeYesAnti
Sargent, MelissaNoPro
Schraa, Michael YesAnti
Shankland, KatrinaNoPro
Sinicki, ChristineNoPro
Skowronski, KenYesAnti
Snyder, PatYesAnti
Spiros, JohnYesAnti
Spreitzer, MarkNoPro
Stafsholt, RobYesAnti
Steffen, DavidYesAnti
Steineke, JimYesAnti
Stuck, AmandaNoPro
Subeck, LisaNoPro
Summerfield, RobYesAnti
Swearingen, RobYesAnti
Tauchen, GaryYesAnti
Taylor, ChrisNoPro
Thiesfeldt, JeremyYesAnti
Tittl, PaulYesAnti
Tranel, TravisNoPro
Tusler, RonYesAnti
VanderMeer, NancyYesAnti
Vorpagel, TylerYesAnti
Vos, RobinYesAnti
Vruwink, DonNoPro
Wachs, DanaNoPro
Weatherston, ThomasYesAnti
Wichgers, ChuckYesAnti
Young, LeonNoPro
Zamarripa, JoCastaNoPro
Zepnick, JoshNoPro
Zimmerman, ShannonYesAnti

Citizen Action Needed

Call Governor Walker and ask him to oppose AB 547.