2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
June 27, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Mursau,
Considine, Crowley, Edming, Emerson, Gruszynski, Hesselbein, Kulp, B.
Meyers, Ohnstad, Ott, Pope, Ramthun, Rodriguez, Sargent, Shankland,
Sinicki, Snyder, Spiros, Spreitzer, Tauchen, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tusler
and Rohrkaste, cosponsored by Senators Cowles,
Hansen, Larson, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand and Smith. Referred to
Committee on Environment.
1An Act to amend
20.370 (1) (mu); and to create
23.118 of the statutes; relating
2to: signs informing about Lyme disease in state parks, state trails, state
3recreational areas, and state forests and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Natural Resources, in consultation with
the Department of Health Services, to design signs to raise awareness of Lyme
disease, inform about how to prevent tick bites, and encourage people to check for
ticks after visits to state parks, state trails, state recreational areas, and state
forests. The bill requires DNR to post at least one sign in each state park, state trail,
state recreational area, and state forest in a common area where it is most likely to
be seen by visitors, such as a park entrance, trailhead, or campground. The bill
appropriates $12,500 in fiscal year 2019-20 for this purpose.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
20.370 (1) (mu) of the statutes is amended to read:
(mu) General program operations — state funds.
The amounts in 6
the schedule for general program operations that are conducted under ss. 23.09 to
23.11, 27.01, 30.203, 30.277, and 90.21, and chs. 29 and 169, for activities conducted 2
under the ecological inventory and monitoring program of the endangered resources 3
program, for the aquatic and terrestrial resources inventory under s. 23.09 (2) (km), 4for providing the signage required under s. 23.118,
and for payments of $53,700 in 5
each fiscal year, to be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.285 (1) (k), 6
to the University of Wisconsin System for outdoor skills training under s. 29.598.
23.118 of the statutes is created to read:
823.118 Signage required.
The department shall, in consultation with the 9
department of health services, design signs to raise awareness of Lyme disease, 10
inform about how to prevent tick bites, and encourage people to check for ticks after 11
visits to state parks, state trails, state recreational areas, and campgrounds. No 12
later than the first day of the 6th month beginning after the effective date of this 13
section .... [LRB inserts date], the department shall post at least one such sign in each 14
state park, state trail, state recreational area, and state forest. The department shall 15
post the sign in a common area where it is most likely to be seen by visitors, such as 16
a park entrance, trailhead, or campground.
(1) Lyme disease awareness signage.
In the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) for the 19
appropriation to the department of natural resources under s. 20.370 (1) (mu), the 20
dollar amount for fiscal year 2019-20 is increased by $12,500 for the purpose of 21
providing the signage required under s. 23.118.