SB 1022 & AB 1119 : Ensuring PFAS Groundwater Protections Move Forward

Bill Description

We need to establish groundwater standards for PFAS, which are critical to protecting the approximately one-third of Wisconsinites who rely on private wells for their drinking water. In December, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) paused their work on this process due to the 2017 REINS Act, which requires the Legislature to authorize rulemaking efforts if new rules exceed $10 million in compliance costs to businesses, local governmental units, and individuals. SB 1022 & AB 1119 would exempt PFAS groundwater standards from the REINS Act, ensuring that the DNR can continue their work on establishing public health protections.

Current Status

SB 1022 was introduced on February 13, 2024, and referred to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources. It is available to be scheduled for a public hearing. AB 1119 was introduced on February 23, 2024, and referred to the Assembly Committee on Environment. It is available to be scheduled for a public hearing.

Ask your legislators to support SB 1022 & AB 1119.

Committee History

Committee Status
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy Awaiting Action
Assembly Committee on Environment Awaiting Action

Full Vote Data

Assembly: Awaiting Action

Senate: Awaiting Action