AB 499/SB 395: Industrial Acid Mining Bill

This bill is:
Anti-Conservation

Date Introduced:
September 01, 2017

Legislative Categories:
Land, Priority Issue, Water

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Bill Description

Sulfide mining is responsible for poisoning the environment with toxic waste like arsenic, mercury, and lead – dangerous carcinogens and neurotoxins. SB 395 & AB 499 eliminates Wisconsin’s “Prove It Safe” mining law that protects public health and natural resources by requiring mining companies to show a demonstrated track record on protecting water quality before being permitted. Given the long-term and guaranteed toxic nature of the waste generated by sulfide mining, it is critical we place a higher standard for demonstrating protection of our waters, not less.

Current Status

SB 395 was introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining, and Forestry. It had a public hearing on September 7, 2017. It was voted out of committee on October 4, 2017. AB 499 was introduced and referred to the Assembly Committee on Labor. The bill had a public hearing on October 13, 2017, and voted out of committee on October 31th. It passed the full Assembly on November 2, 2017. The bill was approved by the full Senate on November 7, 2017. It is now available to be signed into law by the Governor.

Committee History

Full Vote Data

Assembly:  Passed Assembly

Senate:  Passed Senate

Governor:  Awaiting Action

Assembly

LegislatorBill
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
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, JesseYesAnti
Krug, ScottYesAnti
Kuglitsch, MikeYesAnti
Kulp, BobYesAnti
Loudenbeck, AmyYesAnti
Macco, JohnYesAnti
Mason, CoryNoPro
Meyers, BethNoPro
Milroy, NickNoPro
Murphy, DavidYesAnti
Mursau, JeffreyNoPro
Nerison, LeeYesAnti
Neylon, AdamYesAnti
Novak, ToddNoPro
Nygren, John YesAnti
Ohnstad, TodNoPro
Ott, JimYesAnti
Petersen, KevinYesAnti
Petryk, WarrenYesAnti
Pope, SondyNoPro
Pronschinski, TreigYesAnti
Quinn, RomaineYesAnti
Riemer, DanielNoPro
Ripp, KeithYesAnti
Rodriguez, JessieYesAnti
Rohrkaste, MikeYesAnti
Sanfelippo, JoeExcused Absence
Sargent, MelissaNoPro
Schraa, Michael YesAnti
Shankland, KatrinaNoPro
Sinicki, ChristineNoPro
Skowronski, KenYesAnti
Snyder, PatNoPro
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, NancyNoPro
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 veto AB 499.