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Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Environment

Assembly Bill 85

Relating to: state health-based groundwater quality standards for certain groundwater contaminants.

By Representatives Nygren, Kitchens, Ballweg, Duchow, Horlacher, Krug, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Magnafici, Mursau, Ramthun, Sinicki, Skowronski, Tusler and Vorpagel; cosponsored by Senators Cowles, Darling, Marklein and Olsen.

March 19, 2019           Referred to Committee on Environment

April 04, 2019             Public Hearing Held

Present:       (10)      Representative Kitchens; Representatives Oldenburg, Tusler, Novak, James, Kuglitsch, Hebl, Anderson, Shankland and Neubauer.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (2)        Representatives Kurtz and Krug.

Appearances For

·      John  Nygren - 89th Assembly District

·      Jason  Mugnaini - Sen. Rob Cowles

·      George  Meyer - Wisconsin Wildlife Federation

Appearances Against

·      Doug Oitzinger - citizen

·      Laura Olah - PFAS Community Campaign

Appearances for Information Only

·      Darsi  Foss - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

·      Jim Zellmer  - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

·      Mark  Werner - Department of Health Services

·      Sarah  Yang - Department of Health Services

·      Vanessa  Wishart - Municipal Environmental Group - Wastewater

·      Lane Ruhland - Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

·      Delanie  Breuer - Wisconsin Paper Council

·      Steve Risotto - American Chemistry Council

Registrations For

·      None.

Registrations Against

·      Maria  Powell - Midwest Environmental Justice Organization

Registrations for Information Only

·      Caryl Terrell - League of Women Voters of Wisconsin

·      Caty McDermott - Wisconsin Rural Water Association

March 26, 2020           Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


Adam Tobias

Committee Clerk