The information below was provided at last night’s PCALR meeting.
As a result of Wisconsin Budget Act 55 that rescinded county rights to exceed State shoreland ordinances:
A group of lake organizations led by attorney John Richter organized as The Wisconsin Shoreland Initiative, raised $50K and hired attorney Bill O’Connor and lobbyist Mary Panzer to take some immediate actions in the legislature and to draft a bill that has been introduced in the October session.
Senate Bill 307 was introduced by Sen. Janet Bewley (D-Delta) which will restore the county ordinances repealed in the 2015-17 state budget, expected to come to a vote in the October session.
Senate Bill 307 is available at https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2015/related/proposals/sb307.pdf.