Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs

Senate Bill 219

Relating to: maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation.

By Senators Tiffany, Farrow, Hansen and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Honadel, Ballweg, Bernier, Brooks, Doyle, Jacque, Kolste, T. Larson, LeMahieu, A. Ott, Ripp, Spiros, Stone, Thiesfeldt, Weatherston and Bies.

June 14, 2013              Referred to Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs

February 04, 2014       Public Hearing Held

Present:       (5)        Senator Petrowski; Senators Leibham, Cowles, Carpenter and Hansen.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Appearances For

·      Tom Tiffany - Senator - 12th Senate District

·      Brad Yarmark - Lamar Outdoor Advertising

·      Keith Carlson - Fairway Outdoor Advertising LLC

·      Janet Swandby - Outdoor Advertising Assoc. of Wisconsin

·      Kathi Kilgore - Outdoor Advertising Association of WI

·      Tom Rhatican  - WisDOT

Appearances Against

·      Gary Goyke - Citizens for a Scenic Wisconsin

Appearances for Information Only

·      None.

Registrations For

·      Joan Ballweg - Rep. - 41st Assembly District

·      Jane Sweady - Jag Outdoor

·      Mark Rausch - Clear Channel Outdoor

·      Chet Gerlach - Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions

·      Ray Ten Pas - Ten Pas Signs

·      Pete Hanson - WI Restaurant Association

·      Don Snyder - Lamar Outdoor Advertising

·      Michelle Kussow - WI Grocers Association

·      Tom Howells - WI Motor Carriers Association

·      Paul Sara - Clear Channel Outdoor

·      Romy Snyder - WI Dells Visitors and Convention Bureau

·      Jason Saari - Adams Outdoor Advertising, OAAW

·      Craig Hendricks - Adams Outdoor Advertising

·      Craig Hendricks - Adams Outdoor Advertising

·      Richard Reinart - Lamar Advertising - Marshfield

·      Kurt Weis - Lamar Advertising

·      Jerry Falvey - Clear Channel Outdoor

Registrations Against

·      None.

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

April 08, 2014             Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


Derek Punches

Committee Clerk