Bills Moving Forward
Two bills that I have authored will see committee action today. The Assembly Committee on Transportation will be voting on Senate Bill 137, which would enable the use of low-speed electric bicycles in Wisconsin. Currently, regulatory barriers prevent the use of this transportation option. SB 137 was previously passed by the State Senate.
In addition, the Senate Committee on Environment will hold a public hearing on Assembly Bill 258, which would require the recycling of oil filters and oil absorbent material. This legislation builds off of Wisconsin’s ban on dumping oil in state landfills by requiring oil filters and absorbent material to be recycled. This legislation is the result of recommendations made by a study committee that I helped create on oil recylcing. With technological advancements in recycling, this legislation will save resources and keep contaminants out of our landfills and groundwater.