SB 22/AB 50: Water Sustainability Act

This bill is:

Date Introduced:
February 06, 2017

Legislative Categories:

Official Assembly Bill Link »

Official Senate Bill Link »

Bill Description

All water is connected. When groundwater is depleted, all water users – from businesses to municipalities, from farmers to anglers – pay the price. Citizens across Wisconsin are already experiencing the impacts of diminishing groundwater levels. SB 22 & AB 50 create a mechanism to identify areas where water withdrawals are not sustainable, and they create systems for the development and deployment of a science-based plan to bring those withdrawals back in balance.

Current Status

SB 22 has been referred the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee. It is available to be scheduled for a public hearing. AB 50 has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Environment and Forestry. It is available to be scheduled for a public hearing.

Full Vote Data

Assembly:  Awaiting Action

Senate:  Awaiting Action

Governor:  Awaiting Action

Citizen Action Needed

Contact your legislators and ask them to support SB 22 & AB 50.