Senate Bill Would Restore County Shoreland Ordinances


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As a result of Wisconsin Budget Act 55 that rescinded county rights to exceed State shoreland ordinances: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 Janet Bewley (D-Delta) which will restore the county ordinances repealed in the 2015-17 state budget, expected to come to a vote in the October session.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