Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing the planet. Local governments in Wisconsin have been on the forefront of developing plans to make sure that the energy produced in their communities is safe, locally available when possible, and pollution-free. SB 49 & AB 45 would restrict local communities' ability to determine what fuel sources are used to meet their needs by unnecessarily mandating that they can't exclude natural gas.
SB 49 was introduced on February 14, 2023, and referred to the Senate Committee on Utilities and Technology. A public hearing was held on May 16, 2023, the bill passed out of committee on May 25, 2023. AB 45 was introduced on February 20, 2023, and referred to the Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities. A public hearing was held on May 16, 2023, and the bill passed out of committee on Jun 6, 2023. SB 49 passed the full Senate on June 6, 2023, and passed the full Assembly via voice vote on June 21, 2023. Governor Evers vetoed SB 49 on August 4, 2023.
Thank Governor Evers for vetoing SB 49.
|Senate Committee on Utilities and Technology||Passed|
|Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities||Passed|
Full Vote Data
Assembly: Passed by Voice Vote
|Legislator||District||Bill Vote||Conservation Vote|
|Ballweg, Joan A.||SD14||Yea|
|Hesselbein, Dianne Helen||SD27||Nay|