Date of enactment: May 1, 1996
1995 Senate Bill 320 Date of publication*: May 15, 1996
1995 WISCONSIN ACT 316
An Act to amend 174.001 (3) and 174.11 (4); and to create 174.11 (5) of the statutes; relating to: claims for damages by dogs to animals.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
316, s. 1
174.001 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
174.001 (3) "Livestock" means any horse, bovine, sheep, goat, pig, elk or other deer raised in captivity, llama, alpaca, domestic rabbit or domestic fowl, including game fowl raised in captivity.
316, s. 2
174.11 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
174.11 (4) The Subject to sub. (5), the county board shall allow, as the amount of a claim for a domestic animal, including a ranch mink, killed by a dog, the amount determined to be the fair market value of the domestic animal, including a ranch mink, on the date the death occurred. The Subject to sub. (5), the county board shall allow, as the amount of a claim for a domestic animal, including a ranch mink, injured by a dog, the amount determined to be the total of the costs resulting from the injury including a loss in fair market value but the total amount of the claim may not exceed the fair market value. No claim may be paid to any person who has failed to pay a dog tax on an assessable dog.
316, s. 3
174.11 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
174.11 (5) A county board may, by ordinance, establish the maximum amount that may be allowed for a claim under this section and may establish different maximums for different species of animals.