2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
September 5, 2013 - Offered by Committee on Workforce Development, Forestry,
Mining, and Revenue
SB278-SSA1,1,4 1An Act to renumber 77.83 (2) (a); to renumber and amend 77.83 (2) (b); to
77.83 (4) (a); and to create 77.83 (2) (ad), 77.83 (2) (b) 3., 77.83 (2) (b)
33m. and 77.83 (2) (b) 4. of the statutes; relating to: public access to open
4managed forest land near certain mining sites.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB278-SSA1,1 5Section 1. 77.83 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 77.83 (2) (ag).
SB278-SSA1,2 6Section 2. 77.83 (2) (ad) of the statutes is created to read:
SB278-SSA1,1,77 77.83 (2) (ad) In this subsection:
SB278-SSA1,1,88 1. "Bulk sampling" has the meaning given in s. 295.41 (7).
SB278-SSA1,1,99 2. "Drilling site" has the meaning given in s. 295.44 (1) (e).
SB278-SSA1,3 10Section 3. 77.83 (2) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 77.83 (2) (b) (intro.) and
11amended to read:
177.83 (2) (b) (intro.) An owner may restrict public access to any area of open
2managed forest land which that is within 300 feet of any of the following:
SB278-SSA1,2,3 31. A building or within 300 feet of a .
SB278-SSA1,2,4 42. A commercial logging operation that conforms to the management plan.
SB278-SSA1,4 5Section 4. 77.83 (2) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
SB278-SSA1,2,76 77.83 (2) (b) 3. A drilling site operated by a person licensed to engage in
7exploration under s. 295.44 (2).
SB278-SSA1,5 8Section 5. 77.83 (2) (b) 3m. of the statutes is created to read:
SB278-SSA1,2,119 77.83 (2) (b) 3m. A site where a well is located, or is being constructed, if the
10well is located or being constructed by a person who has filed a bulk sampling plan
11with the department under s. 295.45.
SB278-SSA1,6 12Section 6. 77.83 (2) (b) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
SB278-SSA1,2,1513 77.83 (2) (b) 4. a. A site where bulk sampling is occurring in accordance with
14a bulk sampling plan filed with the department under s. 295.45, except as provided
15in subd. 4. b.
SB278-SSA1,2,2116 b. The department may authorize an owner to restrict public access within a
17greater distance from a bulk sampling site than the distance specified in subd. 4. a.
18if the owner restricts public access within the greater distance only when blasting
19is occurring at the site and if the department, another state agency, or the federal
20government has determined that restricting public access within the greater
21distance is necessary to protect public safety.
SB278-SSA1,7 22Section 7. 77.83 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB278-SSA1,2,2423 77.83 (4) (a) Any person who fails to comply with sub. (2) (a) (ag) or any rule
24promulgated under sub. (3) shall forfeit not more than $500.