SB 49 & AB 45 : Limiting Local Communities’ Ability to Address Climate Change

Bill Description

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.


Current Status

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, and 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.

Ask your legislators to oppose SB 49 & AB 45.


Committee History

Committee Status
Senate Committee on Utilities and Technology Passed
Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities Public Hearing Held

Full Vote Data

Assembly: Awaiting Action

Senate: Awaiting Action

Governor: