2023 - 2024 LEGISLATURE
March 24, 2023 - Introduced by Representatives Callahan, Swearingen, Edming,
Green, Magnafici, Mursau, Oldenburg, Rozar, Sapik, Schmidt, Tusler,
Armstrong and Tittl, cosponsored by Senators Cowles, Felzkowski,
Ballweg, Quinn and Tomczyk. Referred to Committee on Forestry, Parks and
Outdoor Recreation.
AB130,1,3 1An Act to create 350.12 (4) (bg) 3. of the statutes; relating to: modifying
2administrative rules related to supplemental aid for snowmobile trail
3maintenance and granting rule-making authority.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Department of Natural Resources provides aid to
counties for the development, rehabilitation, and maintenance of snowmobile trails.
State aid covers 100 percent of the actual cost of maintaining a trail but is limited
to $300 per mile per year. In addition, a county is eligible for supplemental aid if the
actual costs incurred by the county for trail maintenance in the previous fiscal year
exceeded the $300-per-mile maximum and the county spent at least $200 per mile
on the grooming of trails.
Current administrative rules promulgated by DNR limit supplemental aid to
a county to an amount that is three times the per-mile maximum. This bill provides
that DNR may, by rule, limit the amount of supplemental aid to an amount that is
five times the per-mile maximum and modifies DNR rules to establish that limit.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
1Section 1. 350.12 (4) (bg) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
AB130,2,42 350.12 (4) (bg) 3. The department may, by rule, limit the amount of aid under
3this paragraph to 5 times the per mile maximum for maintenance specified under
4par. (b) 1.
AB130,2 5Section 2. NR 50.09 (4) (f) 3. of the administrative code is amended to read:
AB130,2,96 NR 50.09 (4) (f) 3. All counties qualifying under subd.1. are subject to a cap of
7 3 5 times the per mile maximum for maintenance specified under s. 350.12 (4) (b)
81., Stats., for all eligible snowmobile maintenance activities in the calculation of a
9supplemental snowmobile maintenance payment.
AB130,2,1010 (End)