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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
May 23, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Shankland, Anderson, Berceau,
Billings, Bowen, Brostoff, Considine, Genrich, Goyke, Hebl, Hintz,
Kolste, Mason, Ohnstad, Pope, Sargent, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor,
Vruwink and Wachs, cosponsored by Senators Erpenbach, Hansen, Larson,
Ringhand, Risser, Vinehout and Wirch. Referred to Joint Committee on
Finance.
AB346,1,5 1An Act to repeal 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (Assembly Bill 64), section 9133 (5); to
2amend
20.370 (8) (ir), 23.16 (1), 29.563 (4) (a) 2. and 29.563 (4) (b) 2.; and to
3create
20.370 (9) (iq), 23.165 (3m) and 29.235 (5) of the statutes; relating to:
4the Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine and the publication of information
5about climate change by the Department of Natural Resources.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill restores publication of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine,
which was eliminated by 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (Assembly Bill 64) and requires the
Department of Natural Resources to publish information in the Wisconsin Natural
Resources
Magazine and on DNR's website relating to the scientific consensus that
climate change is caused by human activity and is a threat to economic and global
security.
For further information see the state 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:
AB346,1 6Section 1. 20.370 (8) (ir) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act ....
7(Assembly Bill 64), is amended to read:
AB346,2,7
120.370 (8) (ir) Promotional activities and publications. All moneys received
2from subscriptions and other revenues generated by promotional activities,
3photographs, slides, videotapes, artwork, publications, magazines and other
4periodicals, except the Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine, to be used for these
5promotional activities, photographs, slides, videotapes, artwork, publications and
6magazines and for educational and informational activities concerning conservation
7and the environment.
AB346,2 8Section 2. 20.370 (9) (iq) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act ....
9(Assembly Bill 64), is created to read:
AB346,2,1210 20.370 (9) (iq) Natural resources magazine. All moneys received from
11subscriptions and other revenues generated by Wisconsin Natural Resources
12Magazine
, to be used for its production, handling, and distribution.
AB346,3 13Section 3. 23.16 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act ....
14(Assembly Bill 64), is amended to read:
AB346,2,2115 23.16 (1) Publication. The department may produce, issue or reprint
16magazines or other periodicals on a periodic basis as it determines, pertaining to fish
17and game, forests, parks, environmental quality and other similar subjects of
18general information. The department may distribute its magazines and periodicals
19by subscription. The department shall charge a fee for any of its magazines or
20periodicals, except that no fee may be charged to a person who is provided a
21subscription to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine under s. 29.235
.
AB346,4 22Section 4. 23.165 (3m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB346,3,223 23.165 (3m) Climate change information. The department shall publish, in
24the Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine and on the department's website,

1information relating to the scientific consensus that climate change is caused by
2human activity and is a threat to economic and global security.
AB346,5 3Section 5. 29.235 (5) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act ....
4(Assembly Bill 64), is created to read:
AB346,3,85 29.235 (5) Subscription. At the time the department issues a conservation
6patron license, except for a license issued to a resident under sub. (3m), it shall
7provide each licensee who is at least 18 years of age with an annual subscription to
8the Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine without any additional fee or charge.
AB346,6 9Section 6. 29.563 (4) (a) 2. of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act
10.... (Assembly Bill 64), is amended to read:
AB346,3,1211 29.563 (4) (a) 2. Conservation patron: $151.30 $160.25 or a greater amount at
12the applicant's option.
AB346,7 13Section 7. 29.563 (4) (b) 2. of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act
14.... (Assembly Bill 64), is amended to read:
AB346,3,1615 29.563 (4) (b) 2. Conservation patron: $586.30 $595.25 or a greater amount at
16the applicant's option.
AB346,8 17Section 8 . 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (Assembly Bill 64), section 9133 (5) is
18repealed.
AB346,9 19Section 9. Effective dates. This act takes effect on the day after publication,
20except as follows:
AB346,3,2421 (1) The treatment of sections 20.370 (8) (ir) and (9) (iq), 23.16 (1), 29.235 (5),
22and 29.563 (4) (a) 2. and (b) 2. of the statutes and Section 8 of this act take effect on
23July 1, 2017, or on the 2nd day after publication of the 2017 biennial budget act,
24whichever is later.
AB346,3,2525 (End)
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