Representative Roger Rivard and Senator Dale Schultz are preparing to introduce a bill requested by WSLS to create the Surveying Modernization Act .
We need members of the WSLS to contact their State Representative and State Senator and encourage them to sign onto the bill as a co-sponsor.
These calls or emails need to be made between now and next Friday, February 3rd (The end of the day on Friday is the cut-off for legislators to have their name added).
Who to call or email
Call or email the office of your representative and senator. The email and phone directory for each house is linked below. You most likely will talk to a staff person. Also feel free to call legislators who do not represent you with whom you have a relationship.
Assembly email and phone directory:
Senate email and phone directory:
If you don't know who your legislators are, go to this link and click on "Who Represents Me?"
What to ask for
Ask them to please co-sponsor LRB 2110 -- the bill from Rep. Rivard and Sen. Schultz to modernize the state's surveying statutes.
Note: Many legislators will not co-sponsor bills even if they support them. So don't be offended if they say they won't sign on or if they are non-committal. The most common answer you're going to get is going to be "We'll certainly take a look at that bill and consider it."
Synchronizes terminology used in the statutes that relates to land surveying;
Resolves challenges to land platting that have arisen in recent years due to changing technology;
Modernizes the statutes to reflect the new technology used in this field.
This bill does not:
Fence out other professions;
Threaten or impede on property rights and economic development. In fact, we’ve worked closely with the Wisconsin Realtors Association and the Wisconsin Builders Association to address any issues they may have had.
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Snow Way to Treat a Friend
Surveyor Tom and four of his surveyor friends chatted on Facebook last night about the first snowfalls of the season. Each lives in a different Wisconsin county and all had already gotten a snowstorm, but on different days of the week with differing amounts. The storms were small (1" to 3") but that didn’t prevent all five surveyors from confidently predicting total winter snow for their counties.
Using the information provided determine the name of each surveyor, his county, how much snow fell in their first storm as well as the day of the week, and what each surveyor's estimated total snowfall is (40, 50, 60, 70, or 80 inches).
1. Surveyor Tom lives in Burnett County but he didn't get snow on Thursday. Henry got snow on Tuesday, but not 2 inches.
2. Walter got half an inch less snow than the surveyor who got snow on Monday, but he got an inch more than the surveyor who estimated his area would get 80 inches.
3. The surveyor who lived in Forest County, who wasn't Matthew, guessed 20 inches more snow for his county than the surveyor who got snow on Friday guessed.
4. The five surveyors, in no particular order, were Alan, the surveyor who estimated his county would get 80 inches, the surveyor who lived in Iron County, the surveyor who already got 2 inches of snow, and the surveyor who got snow on Thursday.
5. Matthew got 3 inches of snow but not on Thursday. Alan lives in Clark County but he didn't get snow on Wednesday.
6. The surveyor from Green County estimated his area would get 30 inches less than Matthew guessed. The surveyor that guessed 50 inches of snow didn't get snow on Thursday.
|10||Laurence Schmit||31 Dec '13|
|8||Jay Adams||31 Dec '13|
|6||Chris Ruetten||3 Jan '14|
|4||Bill Holme||4 Jan '14|
|2||Dennis Melichar||6 Jan '14|
|2||Alex Durkin||7 Jan '14|
|2||Terry Van Hout||8 Jan '14|
|2||Norm Hanson||10 Jan '14|
|2||Bob Lannan||20 Jan '14|