Governor Signs Bill to Exempt from Sales Taxes School Building Materials Purchased by Construction Contractors

Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 227, a bill that will allow contractors to directly purchase construction materials on behalf of schools and other tax-exempt clients without paying the sales tax, into law as 2015 Wisconsin Act 126.  WASB supported this bill and registered in favor of it at two public hearings.

SB227 Walker Signing

WASB thanks state Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) and state Rep. Bob Kulp (R-Stratford) for authoring this legislation and successfully shepherding it through the legislative process with strong bipartisan support.