Three state Republican legislators are seeking support for a bill that would impose many changes to the way projects in or near wetlands are regulated.
In an email to legislators Monday morning, state Sens. Neal Kedzie, R-Elkhorn, and Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, and Rep. Jeff Mursau, R-Crivitz, were seeking cosponsors on a bill that would include establishing deadlines for the Department of Natural Resources when considering permit applications near wetlands, create an inspection and enforcement authority for projects and also allow general permits for minor projects.
Kedzie and Mursau are the same legislators attempting to reform the way state considers permits for projects in or near navigable waters.
Legislators have until Friday to co-sign on the proposal before Republicans will likely officially introduce the bill.