Rep. Steineke Bill Allowing Construction of Fox River

Navigational System Visitor System Becomes Law

 Madison – Legislation introduced by Representative Jim Steineke (R – Kaukauna) become law today during a bill signing ceremony at Appleton Lock 3.  Assembly Bill (AB) 810 relates to the Fox River Navigational System visitor center and was signed into law by Governor Scott Walker. 

“Assembly Bill 810 is a bipartisan law that has the support of many of our area Fox Valley legislators,” said Rep. Steineke. “We all know how important the Fox River is as a form of transportation and as a tourist attraction.”

 Because of the proposed site’s proximity to the Fox River, the land needed for the center’s creation was currently owned by the state. In order for the proposed plans to continue, the Fox River Navigational System Authority must be able to lease the land to construct, operate, and maintain the visitor’s center. This law authorizes the Department of Administration to sell the parcel of land to the city of Appleton for this purpose. This proposed visitor’s center will service the needs of the community, with access from vehicles adjacent to the Fox River.

 “I appreciate the Governor signing this bill into law,” continued Rep. Steineke. “I also want to thank the countless volunteers and area legislators for their work and planning to make this important tourist attraction a reality.”

AB 810 was signed into law as Act 357.