Wisconsin Shoreland Alliance

Advocating for Wisconsin Lakes



Legislative Alert – June 4, 2017

Legislative Update, End of Session – February 2016

The legislative session is all but ended for 2016.  By any measure, it was one of the most destructive sessions for Wisconsin lakes and shorelands in our history.  The Senate comes back on March 15th for one day.  We are monitoring a couple of bills that may have potential for sliding through.  The one we are most focused on is AB 583,  a new measure permitting weekly rental of residential property regardless of zoning, project or development bylaws, etc. – this bill would affect ALL residential property including riparian property, everywhere. I am at a loss for words on this one.

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February 12, 2016 Update

Fighting the good fight for our lakes doesn’t come cheap. This letter is an update and a request for additional contributions from our lake association partners and individual members.  WSI has been there behind the scenes every day of this legislative session, fighting to deflect the worst of the bills that would condemn our lakes to certain decline – such as allowing ATVs unlimited access to lake shallows!

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Senate Bill 459, Sub. Amend. 2

A. John Richter Testimony – Feb. 3, 2016

William P. O’Connor Testimony, Jan. 19, 2016

Fiscal Loss of Vilas County Shoreland Zoning Ordinance

By Mary Platner

Member of the Vilas County Subcommittee on Lake Classification from 1998 to 1999.

Bayfield County Zoning Ordinance

A. John Richter Testimony, Jan. 19, 2016

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