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Old 05-24-2009, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default WI- Transporting invasive species on state highways closer to becoming illegal

WI- Transporting invasive species on state highways closer to becoming illegal
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5/20/2009
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A bill to get tough with boaters who spread exotic species passed an Assembly committee this week. Brittany Berrens reports from Superior.
Each year aquatic invasive species cost millions of dollars to Wisconsin industries for clean up and removal. Representative Nick Milroy hopes that the proposed law will help to eliminate these costs.

Under the proposed law, boaters will be prohibited from transporting aquatic invasive plant or animal species attached to boats or trailers on any highway. Current laws make it difficult for law enforcement officers to identify specific invasive species and issue citations.
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It's really sort of illegal anyway, since it is unlawful to launch any boat in the state if there are aquatic plants or zebra mussels attatched.
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