SB 48/AB 78: Leading on Lead

This bill is:

Date Introduced:
February 21, 2017

Legislative Categories:
Priority Issue, Water

Official Assembly Bill Link »

Official Senate Bill Link »

Bill Description

Wisconsinites have a right to safe, lead-free drinking water. Currently, there is little flexibility for water utilities to help homeowners replace lead pipes in their homes and on their property. Children with even low levels of lead in their blood can suffer profound and permanent health problems including damage to brain development. SB 48 & AB 78 would allow local communities to provide greater financial assistance to homeowners replacing lead pipes in their homes.

Current Status

SB 48 was introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy. SB 48 had a public hearing on March 8, 2017, and was voted out of committee on March 29, 2017. It is now available to be scheduled for a full vote in the Senate. AB 78 was introduced and referred to the Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities. AB 78 had a public hearing on April 18, 2017. It is available to be voted on in committee.

Committee History

Full Vote Data

Assembly:  Awaiting Action

Senate:  Awaiting Action

Governor:  Awaiting Action

Citizen Action Needed

Please contact your legislators and ask them to support SB 48 & AB 78.