Veto Override of SB 49 : 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 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 vetoed by Governor Evers on August 2, 2023. The Senate voted to override the Governor's veto on September 14, 2023. An override vote of SB 49 is now available to be scheduled in the Assembly.

Ask your legislators to uphold the Governor's veto and oppose SB 49.

Committee History

Committee Status

Full Vote Data

Assembly: Awaiting Action

Senate: Passed


Legislator District Bill Vote Conservation Vote
Roys, Kelda SD26 Nay
Smith, Jeff SD31 Nay
Wirch, Robert SD22 Nay
Knodl, Dan AD24 Yea
Ballweg, Joan A. SD14 Yea
Cowles, Robert SD02 Yea
Taylor, Lena SD04 Nay
Carpenter, Tim SD03 Nay
Nass, Steve SD11 Yea
Wanggaard, Van SD21 Yea
Jacque, Andre SD01 Yea
Kapenga, Chris SD33 Yea
Marklein, Howard SD17 Yea
Larson, Chris SD07 Nay
Stroebel, Duey SD20 Yea
Felzkowski, Mary SD12 Yea
Hutton, Rob SD05 Yea
Jagler, John SD13 Yea
Johnson, LaTonya SD06 Nay
Hesselbein, Dianne Helen SD27 Nay
Agard, Melissa SD16 Nay
Quinn, Romaine SD25 Yea
Spreitzer, Mark SD15 Nay
Stafsholt, Rob SD29 Yea
Feyen, Dan SD18 Yea
Testin, Patrick SD24 Yea
James, Jesse SD23 Yea
Bradley, Julian SD28 Yea
Pfaff, Brad SD32 Nay
Wimberger, Eric SD30 Yea
Cabral-Guevara, Rachael SD19 Yea
Tomczyk, Cory SD29 Yea