Governor Signs Cap/Step Bill


March 19, 2014

This afternoon, Governor Walker added his signature to Assembly Bill 407. The CAP/STEP initiative is now officially 2013 Wisconsin Act 142. This new law will go into effect on July 1, 2015.

The AWSC website will soon include links to the Assembly and Senate roll call votes on AB-407. You will be able to determine how your respective Representative and Senator voted on the CAP/STEP measure. Be certain to send a note to your local legislators thanking those who supported this vital piece of legislation. We also encourage you to contact Governor Walker to express your gratitude.

2013 Wisconsin Act 142 provides for the following:

 A two-tiered trail pass requirement at an annual cost of $30/non-member and $10/club & AWSC member 

 Provides a free annual trail pass sticker to be displayed on sleds 30 years and older.

 Increases the non-resident trail pass fee from current $35/year to $50/year. 

 Moves to a $30/3 year registration fee structure.

 Includes a 4-year sunset clause which requires evaluation prior to renewal of CAP/STEP.

 An effective date of July 1, 2015.

In the coming days and months we will have much to do as we prepare for the implementation of CAP/STEP and we will face challenges. For now, let’s all celebrate this monumental achievement.

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