New Bill Proposes Changes to WLIP Funding

Assembly Bill 915 would increase Wisconsin Land Information Program grants to counties.

Legislature invites public input into redistricting

The Wisconsin Legislature welcomes Wisconsin residents to provide input on the 2021 redistricting process.

Wisconsin Presidents Council

The Wisconsin Presidents Council (WPC) was established in 1996 to improve communications between the many professional associations in Wisconsin having a stake in land information and land information modernization. From the beginning, the specific focus of the WPC has been on sharing information regarding current and future legislation affecting land information in Wisconsin.

Status of recent bills in Wisconsin Legislature

An update on some bills of interest to the geospatial community.

Bills affect address confidentiality and adverse possession

Two bills being considered by the Wisconsin Legislature affect current regulations about the confidentiality of addresses and adverse possession requirements.

New bills of interest to geospatial community

A roundup of some recent bills introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature that are of interest to the geospatial community.

New drone regulations introduced

The use of drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems) is becoming regulated across all levels of government.

Amendment made to comprehensive planning bill

Update to Senate bill eliminates language that implies $2 million could be removed from the Wisconsin Land Information Program.

Legislation targeting comprehensive planning may have unintended consequences for the WLIP

Politics associated with the longstanding and sometimes controversial “smart growth” initiative in Wisconsin may once again threaten to remove $2 million from the Wisconsin Land Information Program (WLIP).

Wisconsin lawmakers consider UAV technology

Committee on Jobs and the Economy hears testimony on how unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology could affect Wisconsin’s economy.