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tyjy
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2/10/16 1:18 PM CST
The bill/statute for AB 876 is

http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2015/related/proposals/ab876

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows: 3Section 1. 192.32 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read: 4 192.32 (1) (c) To prevent any person from walking directly across the tracks or 5right-of-way of any railroad.

If you click the link : "Government Accountability Board Information" (after going into the AB 876 link) the list of big guns, organizations, lobbyists "AGAINST" vs the single one that's "FOR" means we have our work cut out for us! It also DOES mean anyone who can possibly attend SHOULD!! Yikes!

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2/10/16 12:20 PM CST
Email sent to Rep. Kleefisch. Thanks for the info on this Duke.

Ken Auz

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2/10/16 11:05 AM CST
More on AB 876. Benjamin Larson, aide to State Senator Kathleen Vinehout, e-mailed me back and said Senator Vinehout supports AB 876. In addition he encouraged those of us who cannot attend the hearing tomorrow to e-mail Representative Kleefisch who is chairing the hearing and put our support on the record.

mailto:Rep.Kleefisch@legis.wisconsin.gov

Duke

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2/9/16 8:56 PM CST
FYI The hearing has been moved to room 328 NW - 9:15am. Here is a link to the Legislature schedule.

http://committeeschedule.legis.wisconsin.gov/

The Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety is who is holding the hearing for AB 876.

Paul Smith
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2/9/16 8:57 AM CST
Lake-Linkers this is Paul Smith at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel with an update on the railroad crossing issue. This confirms information recently posted by Ted P. and Mark C.

The railroad crossing legislation authored by Rep. Nerison is called Assembly Bill 876, or AB 876. He got five other legislators to sign on with him.

Here's the web address for info on the Legislature's website: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2015/proposals/ab876

It is scheduled for a public hearing this Thursday, Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Capital.

It's important to have a good showing of support at the hearing.

Also, there's the chance for more legislators to add their names to the bill. So keep calling your representatives in both the Assembly and Senate and ask them to sign on or at least support the bill.

This could be the best chance to get a positive change in state law for our public access to the Mighty Mississippi. It obviously also would have benefits to other areas where people need to directly cross railroad tracks to reach hunting and fishing grounds and for other recreation.

Thanks and good fishing.

TED PECK
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2/9/16 8:35 AM CST
mark is absolutely correct! just got an email from Paul Smith at the Milwaukee paper. Hearing for Assembly bill 876 sponsored by lee nerison is at 9 a.m. this thursday. The BN will cerrtainly have their hired gun there, but voice of the people DOES matter. If you can't make the hearing--and you care about this issue--at least contact your representative and give your input. thaks!

MARK CLEMENTS
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2/8/16 5:20 PM CST
Madison area fishermen and sportsmen...we got what we wanted, a hearing on the bill to cross the railroad tracks in Wisconsin(LRB 2303). If it is humanly possible, please attend this hearing or at the very least go there and sign up before you go to work. Support these Representatives and Senators who are trying to help us. You know that the railroad is going to be there...if you know anyone in that area and you think they would attend...send this or share this with them...please. It is at 9:00 a.m. in room 400NE on this THURSDAY. Please pass this around.

Also please call our local Senator and let her know this is important to us! Senator Shilling 608-266-5490 or Representative Doyle 608266-0631.


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Frog shocker
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2/7/16 7:00 PM CST
The railroad does not own that property they lease it and they don't pay taxes on that property either

MileMark_714
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2/7/16 6:34 PM CST
I highly doubt if they will ever allow crossing the tracks at random locations,it is just too dangerous.From what I can gather,the railroad DOES own,maintains and pays taxes on that land.What will probably happen is that designated safe crossings will be established.Like the one that was installed in the village of Trempealeau a few years ago.Before that,it was folks that were crossing tracks in random locations.I heard the cost to install that crossing was about 28,000 or so at the time.The railroad would prefer an overhead crossing(bridge),like the one that will be used for extension of bike route into Winona.

One of the main reasons BNSF hired extra officers was to enforce the crossing to access Onalaska spillway.Too many reports of folks crawling under stopped trains to get to the spillway.A lot of trains stop just shy of Irvin St so they can observe the signals by Sullivan(2nd St).

Will be interesting on how this unfolds,but in the meantime expect a ticket if you cross anywhere where the rail is not protected from tripping hazard.The one officer told me if there are no crossing signs(crossbucks,lights/gates or so),that it is trespassing.

TommyOB
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2/7/16 3:59 PM CST
Can anyone tell me if it is safe to access the ice from under the highway tunnel at DeSoto Bay.Debating if I should haul the ATV there next week. I'm not sure where the springs are if I access at Green Lake. Thank you for any info TomO

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2/6/16 11:57 AM CST
Kids were having a blast this morning at the Genoa Fish Hatchery. Special thanks to the Friends of Pool 9 and Hatchery for putting on a such a great event.

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2/5/16 7:19 PM CST
Ice Depth: 10"
Foot traffic difficulty level increased exponentially with all the new snow on the ice. Bite windows short with a lot more presentation study going on than presentation eating. Tossed pretty much everything but the tackle box itself at em. Some of them marks might be drum but I know some are carp. I've caught a few through the ice over the years on a jig pole. Commercial boys in town have been active in the area in recent weeks too. 1+1 does equal 3 sometimes. Oh well.....Sun shine still felt better than that stupid fluorescent flickering work light with the annoying BUZZZZZZZZZ overhead. I'll take looking at a flasher dial of unwilling fish any day.

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MARK CLEMENTS
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2/5/16 2:28 PM CST
As many of you may be aware, there is a problem with anglers crossing the rail road tracks trying to get to the Mississippi. The BNSF on the WI side has hired a rail road detective to enforce trespassing citations. Not sure what action has happened on the MN/IA side. Representative Lee Nerison of the WI State Assembly has a draft bill circulating and it is currently numbered LRB-2303. Lee needs co-signers for this bill. Those of you in WI please e-mail your representatives tonight because the co-sponsors are needed by Friday. Also contact Representatives all along the Mississippi, such as Steve Doyle, Chris Danou, and Travis Tranel. Anglers from our boundary waters can also help by contacting the WI Representatives reminding them that you spend money when you are here fishing.


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2/5/16 9:27 AM CST
Please check the Wisconsin fishing page under FORUMS/Pool 9 there is a posting about the railroad crossing bill Representative Lee Nerison is going to submit, he needs to hear from us and we need to call our state representatives for votes in support of this bill. Thank You.

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2/5/16 1:26 AM CST
Any gills/crappie/perch biting near new albin?

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