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Senate Bill 541

Relating To: maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation and an audit of a program of the Department of Transportation.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
1000 Friends of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/8/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/8/2006

Citizens for a Scenic Wisconsin Notified Date 2/22/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/22/2006

Comments
This bill would allow cutting down trees on public land along roads for a better view of billboards, but it tramples on the rights of adjacent property owners that want the trees.
Madison Audubon Society Inc Notified Date 2/8/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/8/2006

Outdoor Advertising Association of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/14/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/14/2006

Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter Notified Date 2/2/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/2/2006

Comments
Present regulations for managing vegetation along highways are reasonable. Cutting by DOT is for safety reasons only. There is no need for these changes.
Wisconsin Merchants Federation Notified Date 4/21/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
4/21/2006

Wisconsin Restaurant Association Notified Date 2/16/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/16/2006

Lobbying Efforts

  2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
17.00
2006
July - December
Total 17.00
Citizens for a Scenic Wisconsin 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
17.00
2006
July - December
Total 17.00