The Wisconsin Senate is scheduled to act on a number of bills today (Tuesday), including a year round season for woodchucks. The measure would remove the state’s protected status for woodchucks — also known as groundhogs — and it would allow hunting and trapping with no bag limits. Supporters say the woodchucks are voracious eaters that cause property damage, while animal rights and environmental groups oppose the bill that was passed by the Assembly in June. Also today (Tuesday), senators are expected to let communities and their public water utilities give grants and loans to help residents replace water pipes with lead contamination. Senators will also consider a bill to let minors work in businesses at least partially owned by their parents or guardians without needing state work permits.