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2016 Legislative Council Study Committee on the Preservation of Burial Sites

Legislative Council Staff

Anna Henning

Amber Otis

Tracey Young


Representative Loudenbeck (Chair)

Representative R. Brooks (Vice-Chair)

Representative Considine

Senator Erpenbach

Conrad Goodkind

William Green Ph.D., RPA

David J. Grignon

Dr. Kira E. Kaufmann

Justin Oeth

E. Glen Porter III

Bill Quackenbush

Robert Shea

Chad Wuebben

Hearing Notices

Travel Voucher

Membership List


  • The Study Committee is directed to review s. 157.70, Stats., to determine whether the statute adequately balances the interests of scientists, landowners, developers and others with an interest in a burial site, including those with a kinship interest and those with a general cultural, tribal or religious affiliation with the burial site. The Study Committee shall consider whether modifications to these procedures are necessary to protect all interests related to any human burial site encountered during archaeological excavation, metallic or nonmetallic mining, construction, agricultural activities, environmental impact assessments or other ground-disturbing activities, without causing avoidable or undue delay or hardship to any person who has an interest in using the land on which the burial site is located.

August 2, 2016 Meeting 10:00 a.m. Room 411 South, State Capitol [ Audio/Video | Agenda | Minutes ]

September 8, 2016 Meeting 10:00 a.m. Room 412 East, State Capitol [ Agenda | Audio | Minutes ]

October 5, 2016 Meeting 10:00 a.m. Legislative Council Large Conference Room [ Agenda | Minutes ]

November 10, 2016 Meeting 10:00 a.m. Room 412 East, State Capitol [ Agenda | Minutes ]

December 8, 2016 Meeting 10:00 a.m. Room 411 South, State Capitol [ Agenda | Minutes ]

December 21, 2016 Mail Ballot

Recommendation to the Joint Legislative Council

Joint Legislative Council Recommendation to the 2017-18 Legislature

2017 Wisconsin Act 222