SB 459/AB 587: Making It Harder to Breathe

This bill is:

Date Introduced:
October 24, 2017

Legislative Categories:
Air, Energy

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Bill Description

It is the responsibility of the DNR to set state standards for pollutants when general federal standards are not sufficient to protect Wisconsin citizens. SB 459 & AB 558 would prevent the DNR from protecting the public from air pollution by striking all state standards for air pollutants. The DNR would then be subjected to a very long and complicated process to reinstate state air pollution standards and then sunset those standards every 10 years. This needlessly undercuts protections for public health.

Current Status

SB 459 was referred to the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection. It had a public hearing and was voted out of the committee on January 11, 2018. It is now available to be scheduled for a full vote in the Senate. AB 558 was referred to the Assembly Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations. It had a hearing on November 21, 2017. This bill died at the end of the session.

Committee History

Full Vote Data

Assembly:  Awaiting Action

Senate:  Awaiting Action

Governor:  Awaiting Action

Citizen Action Needed