SB 48/AB 78: Leading on Lead
This bill is:
February 21, 2017
Priority Issue, Water
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.
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 was amended and voted out of committee on June 13, 2017. It is now available to be scheduled for a full vote in the Assembly.
|Senate Committee on Elections and Local Government||Passed|
|Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities||Passed|
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.