SB 134 & AB 133 : Improving the Farmland Preservation Tax Credit

Bill Description

Wisconsin’s farmland preservation program provides eligible farmers with a refundable per-acre tax credit. In order to be eligible for farmland preservation tax credits, landowners must also certify compliance with state soil and water conservation standards and practices. SB 134 & AB 133 would address Wisconsin farmers’ reluctance to participate in the farmland preservation program by updating the program to increase the credit amount for eligible farmers and would decrease the length of farmland preservation agreements signed with DATCP from 15 to 10 years.


Current Status

SB 134 was introduced on March 23, 2023, and referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Tourism. A public hearing was held on April 20, 2023. The bill passed out of committee on May 8, 2023, and passed the Senate on November 14, 2023. AB 133 was introduced on March 31, 2023, and referred to the Assembly Committee on Agriculture. A public hearing was held on April 11, 2023. The bill passed out of committee on October 26, 2023, and passed the Assembly on November 14, 2023. Governor Evers signed AB 133 on December 6, 2023.

Thank Governor Evers for supporting AB 133.


Committee History

Committee Status
Senate Committee on Agriculture and Tourism Passed
Assembly Committee on Agriculture Passed

Full Vote Data

Assembly: Passed

Senate: Passed

Governor: Signed Into Law

Legislator District Bill Vote Conservation Vote
Sinicki, Christine AD20 Yea
Mursau, Jeffrey AD36 Yea
Vos, Robin AD63 Yea
Petersen, Kevin AD40 Yea
Krug, Scott AD72 Yea
Tranel, Travis AD49 Yea
August, Tyler AD32 Yea
Petryk, Warren AD93 Yea
Doyle, Steve AD94 Yea
Brooks, Robert AD60 Yea
Billings, Jill AD95 Yea
Swearingen, Rob AD34 Yea
Born, Mark AD39 Yea
Murphy, David AD56 Yea
Schraa, Michael AD53 Yea
Spiros, John AD86 Yea
Tittl, Paul AD25 Yea
Goyke, Evan AD18 Yea
Ohnstad, Tod AD65 Yea
Riemer, Daniel AD07 Yea
Shankland, Katrina AD71 Yea
Neylon, Adam AD98 Yea
Rodriguez, Jessie AD21 Yea
Allen, Scott AD97 Yea
Brandtjen, Janel AD22 Yea
Considine, Dave AD81 Yea
Edming, James AD87 Yea
Katsma, Terry AD26 Yea
Kitchens, Joel AD01 Yea
Macco, John AD88 Yea
Novak, Todd AD51 Yea
Steffen, David AD04 Yea
Subeck, Lisa AD78 Yea
Vander Meer, Nancy Lynn AD70 Yea
Duchow, Cindi AD99 Yea
Anderson, Jimmy AD47 Yea
Pronschinske, Treig AD92 Yea
Snyder, Patrick AD85 Yea
Summerfield, Rob AD67 Yea
Tusler, Ron AD03 Yea
Wichgers, Chuck AD82 Yea
Zimmerman, Shannon AD30 Yea
Neubauer, Greta AD66 Yea
Gundrum, Rick AD58 Yea
Plumer, Jon AD42 Yea
Cabrera, Marisabel AD09 Yea
Dittrich, Barbara AD38 Yea
Emerson, Jodi AD91 Yea
Haywood, Kalan AD16 Yea
Kurtz, Tony AD50 NV
Magnafici, Gae Leila AD28 Yea
Myers, LaKeshia AD12 Yea
Oldenburg, Loren AD96 Yea
Sortwell, Shae AD02 Yea
Stubbs, Shelia AD77 Yea
Vining, Robyn AD14 Yea
Wittke, Robert AD62 Yea
McGuire, Tip AD64 Yea
Andraca, Deb AD23 Yea
Armstrong, David AD75 Yea
Baldeh, Samba AD48 Yea
Callahan, Calvin AD35 Yea
Conley, Sue AD44 Yea
Dallman, Alex AD41 Yea
Drake, Dora AD11 Yea
Hong, Francesca AD76 Yea
Moore-Omokunde, Supreme AD17 Yea
Moses, Clint AD29 Yea
Ortiz-Velez, Sylvia AD08 Yea
Rozar, Donna AD69 Yea
Shelton, Kristina AD90 Yea
Snodgrass, Lee AD57 Yea
Behnke, Elijah AD89 Yea
Penterman, William AD37 Yea
Anderson, Clinton AD45 Yea
Bare, Mike AD80 Yea
Binsfeld, Amy AD27 Yea
Bodden, Ty AD59 Yea
Clancy, Ryan AD19 Yea
Donovan, Bob AD84 Yea
Goeben, Joy AD05 Yea
Green, Chanz AD74 Yea
Gustafson, Nate AD55 Yea
Hurd, Karen AD68 Yea
Jacobson, Jenna AD43 Yea
Madison, Darrin AD10 Yea
Maxey, Dave AD15 Yea
Michalski, Tom AD13 Yea
Nedweski, Amanda AD61 Yea
O'Connor, Jerry AD52 Yea
Palmeri, Lori AD54 Yea
Ratcliff, Melissa AD46 Yea
Rettinger, Nik AD83 Yea
Sapik, Angie AD73 Yea
Schmidt, Peter AD06 Yea
Schutt, Ellen AD31 Yea
Joers, Alex AD79 Yea
Johnson, Scott AD33 Yea
Legislator District Bill Vote Conservation Vote
Roys, Kelda SD26 Yea
Smith, Jeff SD31 Yea
Wirch, Robert SD22 Yea
Knodl, Dan AD24 Yea
Ballweg, Joan A. SD14 Yea
Cowles, Robert SD02 Yea
Taylor, Lena SD04 Yea
Carpenter, Tim SD03 Yea
Nass, Steve SD11 Yea
Wanggaard, Van SD21 Yea
Jacque, Andre SD01 Yea
Kapenga, Chris SD33 Nay
Marklein, Howard SD17 Yea
Larson, Chris SD07 Yea
Stroebel, Duey SD20 Yea
Felzkowski, Mary SD12 Yea
Hutton, Rob SD05 Yea
Jagler, John SD13 Yea
Johnson, LaTonya SD06 Yea
Hesselbein, Dianne Helen SD27 Yea
Agard, Melissa SD16 Yea
Quinn, Romaine SD25 Yea
Spreitzer, Mark SD15 Yea
Stafsholt, Rob SD29 Yea
Feyen, Dan SD18 Yea
Testin, Patrick SD24 Yea
James, Jesse SD23 Yea
Bradley, Julian SD28 Yea
Pfaff, Brad SD32 Yea
Wimberger, Eric SD30 Yea
Cabral-Guevara, Rachael SD19 Yea
Tomczyk, Cory SD29 Nay