March 30th Important Legislative Call to Action!

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Area Snowmobilers:


The AWSC Legislative Team is requesting that you take a moment to email and/or call your legislators and request that they support Assembly Bill 180 (AB 180), which increases the $250 per mile cap for maintenance to $300 per mile along with raising the grooming requirement to qualify for supplemental from $150 per mile to $200. In addition, it will eliminate the sunset clause on the trail pass program to provide a permanent funding source for the program. 


To ensure that AB 180 receives efficient consideration in the legislature, legislators need to hear from you. Take this opportunity to tell your legislators how AB 180 will impact your local snowmobile club and community.


To assist you in communicating with your legislators, below are sample talking points that may be used in an email and/or a phone call. Please personalize these talking points. The contact information for your State Senator and State Representative is available online here: .  Type your voting address into the “Find My Legislators” search tool on the right side of the page.


Here are some talking points for you to use when contacting them:


I am contacting you on behalf of myself, as your constituent, and on behalf of my fellow snowmobilers statewide to urge you to please support AB 180, which will help maintain Wisconsin’s snowmobile trails and ensure the continued vitality of the statewide snowmobile program.  AB 180 will:

·         Allow local snowmobile clubs to be reimbursed more for per-mile trail maintenance activities, which will help state snowmobile trails remain in excellent condition; and

·         Provide a permanent funding source for the statewide snowmobile program through the highly successful trail pass program;


Please support AB 180 and ensure that Wisconsin’s snowmobile program remains a national model!

Thank you for your support,


If you are in Rep. Ripp’s and Senator Olsen’s district…..Rep. Hesselbein’s and Senator Erpenbach’s district…. Rep Vruwink’s district and Senator Ringhand’s disctrict….Thank them for co-sponsoring the bill!


Thanks for all of your help!



Sam Landes

Executive Director-Dane County 

AWSC Legislative Committee Chair

Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs 

7353 Springhelt Drive

Dane, WI 53529


608-513-3591 cell

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