2009 - 2010 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 1,
TO SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO 2009 SENATE BILL 185
August 5, 2009 - Offered by Committee on Commerce, Utilities, Energy, and Rail.
415.797 Same; council. (1) Wind siting council.
(a) In this subsection, "wind 5
energy system" has the meaning given in s. 66.0403 (1) (m).
(b) There is created in the public service commission a wind siting council that 7
consists of the following members appointed by the public service commission for 8
1. Two members representing wind energy system developers.
2. One member representing towns and one member representing counties.
3. Two members representing the energy industry.
4. Two members representing environmental groups.
5. Two members representing realtors.
6. Two members who are landowners living adjacent to or in the vicinity of a 3
wind energy system and who have not received compensation by or on behalf of 4
owners, operator, or developers of wind energy systems.
7. Two public members.
8. One member who is a University of Wisconsin System faculty member with 7
expertise regarding the health impacts of wind energy systems.".
"(d) The wind siting council shall survey the peer-reviewed scientific research 17
regarding the health impacts of wind energy systems and study state and national 18
regulatory developments regarding the siting of wind energy systems. No later than 19
the first day of the 60th month beginning after the effective date of this paragraph 20
.... [LRB inserts date], and every 5 years thereafter, the wind siting council shall 21
submit a report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to 22
the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3), describing the research and 23
regulatory developments and including any recommendations of the council for 24
legislation that is based on the research and regulatory developments.".
49. Page 12, line 9
: delete "systems." and substitute "systems, as defined in 5
section 66.0403 (1) (m) of the statutes, as affected by this act.".
"(1r) Wind siting council members.
Notwithstanding the length of terms 8
specified for the members of the wind siting council specified in section 15.797 (1) (b) 9
of the statutes, as created by this act, the initial members shall be appointed for the 10
One member specified under section 15.797 (1) (b) 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6., and 7. 12
of the statutes, as created by this act, for terms expiring on July 1, 2012.
The member specified under section 15.797 (1) (b) 8. of the statutes, as 14
created by this act, for a term expiring on July 1, 2013.
One member specified under section 15.797 (1) (b) 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6., and 7. 16
of the statutes, as created by this act for terms that expire on July 1, 2014.".