2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
March 15, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Cowles,
Darling, Marklein and Olsen,
cosponsored by Representatives
Nygren, Kitchens, Ballweg, Duchow,
Horlacher, Krug, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Magnafici, Mursau, Ramthun, Sinicki,
Skowronski, Tusler and Vorpagel. Referred to Committee on Natural
Resources and Energy.
1An Act to create
254.25 of the statutes; relating to: state health-based
2groundwater quality standards for certain groundwater contaminants.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Health Services to establish state
health-based groundwater quality standards for perfluorooctanoic acid and
perfluorooctane sulfonate, commonly referred to as PFOA and PFOS, respectively.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
254.25 of the statutes is created to read:
4254.25 Groundwater contaminants.
The department shall, by the 90th day 5
after the day of publication of this section .... [LRB inserts date], establish state 6
health-based groundwater quality standards for perfluorooctanoic acid and 7