AB 599/SB 506: Undermining Navigability of Our Waters
This bill is:
October 27, 2017
The Wisconsin Constitution declares that our lakes and rivers are public resources, owned in common by all Wisconsin citizens under the state's Public Trust Doctrine. The state has a responsibility to manage those public resources for the use of all people. SB 506 and AB 599 would restrict the DNR’s ability to determine the navigability of streams – effectively privatizing state waters.
SB 506 was introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry. AB 599 was introduced and referred to the Assembly Committee on Environment and Forestry. Both bills had hearings on November 28, 2017. They are now available to be voted out of committee.
Full Vote Data
Assembly: Awaiting Action
Senate: Awaiting Action
Governor: Awaiting Action
Citizen Action Needed
Call and ask your legislators to oppose SB 506 & AB 599.