MADISON, WI -- Representative Chanz Green (R-Grand View) had two of his bills pass the Assembly earlier today. Senate Bill 139 relating to establishing a statewide wolf population goal and Assembly Bill 512 relating to repealing the leash law in Northern Wisconsin both passed with a voice vote.
“When it comes to SB 139, every successful management plan has a set goal, and even though the Wisconsin DNR has worked with the public in establishing their current wolf management plan, it does not have a set population goal,” said Rep. Green. “I have talked to a lot of constituents up north about wolf management, and they want to see a population number put in place. Wolves are an issue up in my neck of the woods, and it is time the people in Madison wake up to this reality in Northern Wisconsin.”
Senate Bill 139 passed the Senate earlier this session and now heads to the governor’s desk.
“When it comes to AB 512, essentially, if your dog is off a leash and barks at or pursues any wildlife, you are in violation of these rules. These rules unfairly discriminate against those north of the arbitrary line compared to Southern Wisconsin,” said Rep. Green. “The intent of the rules was to control the training of dogs used for hunting bears. Wisconsin now has a very sound and restrictive bear dog training season that covers the original concern these rules tried to address. These rules have outlived their time, and it is time to repeal them so that Northern Wisconsin is compatible with Southern Wisconsin.”
Assembly Bill 512 now heads to the Senate for consideration.
Rep. Green also voted in favor of the following bills: Assembly Joint Resolution 104 which celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the American Birkebeiner, Senate Bill 136 which raises the cap on the supplemental snowmobile trail aid, and Assembly Bill 270 which requires individuals under the age of 18 to attend an in-person field training session prior to receiving hunter education certification.
Constituents can contact our office by emailing Rep.Green@legis.wisconsin.gov or by calling (608) 237-9174. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns.
Representative Chanz Green represents the 74th Assembly District, which covers all of Ashland, Bayfield, Iron, and Price counties and includes parts of Douglas and Sawyer counties.