2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
April 27, 2011 - Introduced by Senators Leibham, Holperin and Taylor,
cosponsored by Representatives Kestell, Bernier, Brooks, Endsley and A.
. Referred to Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.
SB77,1,2 1An Act to amend 15.347 (16) of the statutes; relating to: membership on the
2State Trails Council.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the State Trails Council (council) advises the Department
of Natural Resources regarding the planning, acquisition, development, and
management of state trails. The council consists of nine members, appointed by the
governor for four-year terms, who are knowledgeable in various recreational uses
of trails.
This bill expands the membership of the council from nine to eleven members.
It also changes the requirements for membership. The bill requires members to be
both knowledgeable in and to have participated in one or more of the various
recreational uses of trails.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB77, s. 1 3Section 1. 15.347 (16) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB77,2,24 15.347 (16) State trails council. There is created in the department of natural
5resources a state trails council consisting of 9 11 members, appointed for 4-year

1terms, who are knowledgeable in, and who engage in one or more of, the various
2recreational uses of trails.
SB77, s. 2 3Section 2. Nonstatutory provisions.
SB77,2,74 (1) Initial terms. Notwithstanding the length of terms specified for the
5members of the state trails council under section 15.347 (16) of the statutes, as
6affected by this act, the terms of the initial members of the expanded membership
7shall expire on July 1, 2016.
SB77,2,88 (End)