AB 597 bill postion posted/ Governor vetoes SB 223
BILL POSITION ON AB 597
UW System has posted a position statement approved by the Board of Regents on the following bill under consideration by the Wisconsin Legislature:
This bill prohibits the University of Wisconsin System from acquiring property by condemnation unless the Joint Finance Committee holds a public hearing on the action and approves the condemnation by at least a three-quarters vote.
OPPOSE: The Board of Regents strongly opposes arbitrary limitations imposed on the UW System's statutory condemnation authority. The legislation significantly impairs the University's ability to fulfill its mission. Furthermore, it may expose taxpayers, students, and donors to unnecessary financial risk. (Read the full position statement here.)
GOVERNOR VETOES SB 223
See Governor Doyle's veto message here