Bills to Watch: Nov. 27-Dec. 6

AB 112 / SB 147

Newspaper legal notices

This bill incorporates the Washington Island Observer newspaper into the definition of “newspaper” for purposes of eligibility to receive compensation for publishing legal notices. The bill also modernizes the process for sending affidavits to those who purchase legal notices. Gov. Tony Evers signed the bill into law Nov. 20. 

LRB 3931 / LRB 4954

Snowmobile trail funding

This bill increases the segregated snowmobile trail and area aids by $3 million per fiscal year to increase funding for snowmobile trail maintenance and related projects. The bill also increases spending authority so that the Department of Natural Resources can appropriate funds that currently exist in the snowmobile program. The bill is circulating for co-sponsorship until Dec. 4.