MADISON, Wis. – Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) is honored that the Wisconsin State Assembly passed four of his bills during today’s busy floor session.

The four bills are:

  • Assembly Bill 727: Takes a multi-pronged approach to protecting Wisconsin’s water from excessive nitrates and other contaminants by creating a Commercial Nitrogen Optimization Pilot Program where farmers can receive grants for implementing new and innovative practices that optimize the application of commercial nitrogen; providing cover crop insurance premium rebates to help offset the costs of planting cover crops; and establishing a three-year hydrogeologist position within the UW System to develop localized groundwater resource data.
  • Assembly Bill 515: Attempts to address the state’s worker shortage crisis by modifying the residency requirements for the tuition and fee remission program for certain military veterans and their spouses and children who are enrolled in UW System institutions and technical colleges.
  • Assembly Bill 693: Provides up to $5.6 million in authorized but unobligated Knowles-Nelson Stewardship funds to complete critical health- and safety-related water infrastructure projects at Wisconsin’s high-demand state parks. This includes Potawatomi State Park and Newport State Park in Door County.
  • Assembly Bill 570: Protects basic property rights by building better relationships between condominium associations and unit owners. Specifically, the bill requires that condominium associations maintain relevant financial records for the past six years and allow their residents to access those records.

“Since I was elected to the Assembly in 2014, I have always prioritized finding solutions to the most pressing issues facing our state and local communities,” Rep. Kitchens said. “I strongly believe these four bipartisan bills will go a long way toward continuing Wisconsin’s track record of being one of the most desirable places to live, work and visit.”

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