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66.0417(2)(b) (b) No food described in a temporary order issued and delivered under par. (a) may be sold or moved and no operation or method of operation prohibited by the temporary order may be resumed without the approval of the village, city or county, until the order has terminated or the time period specified in par. (a) has run out, whichever occurs first. If the village, city or county, upon completed analysis and examination, determines that the food, construction, sanitary condition, operation or method of operation of the premises or equipment does not constitute an immediate danger to health, the permittee, owner or custodian of the food or premises shall be promptly notified in writing and the temporary order shall terminate upon his or her receipt of the written notice.
66.0417(2)(c) (c) If the analysis or examination shows that the food, construction, sanitary condition, operation or method of operation of the premises or equipment constitutes an immediate danger to health, the permittee, owner or custodian shall be notified within the effective period of the temporary order issued under par. (a). Upon receipt of the notice, the temporary order remains in effect until a final decision is issued under sub. (3), and no food described in the temporary order may be sold or moved and no operation or method of operation prohibited by the order may be resumed without the approval of the village, city or county.
66.0417(3) (3) A notice issued under sub. (2) (c) shall be accompanied by notice of a hearing as provided in s. 68.11 (1). The village, city or county shall hold a hearing no later than 15 days after the service of the notice, unless both parties agree to a later date. Notwithstanding s. 68.12, a final decision shall be issued under s. 68.12 within 10 days of the hearing. The decision may order the destruction of food, the diversion of food to uses which do not pose a danger to health, the modification of food so that it does not create a danger to health, changes to or replacement of equipment or construction, other changes in or cessations of any operation or method of operation of the equipment or premises, or any combination of these actions necessary to remove the danger to health. The decision may order the cessation of all operations authorized by the permit only if a more limited order will not remove the immediate danger to health.
66.0417(4) (4) A proceeding under this section, or the issuance of a permit for the premises after notification of procedures under this section, does not constitute a waiver by the village, city or county of its authority to rely on a violation of ch. 97, s. 254.47 or subch. VII of ch. 254 or any rule adopted under those statutes as the basis for any subsequent suspension or revocation of the permit or any other enforcement action arising out of the violation.
66.0417(5) (5)
66.0417(5)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), any person who violates this section or an order issued under this section may be fined not more than $10,000 plus the retail value of any food moved, sold or disposed of in violation of this section or the order, or imprisoned not more than one year in the county jail, or both.
66.0417(5)(b) (b) Any person who does either of the following may be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than one year in a county jail, or both:
66.0417(5)(b)1. 1. Assaults, restrains, threatens, intimidates, impedes, interferes with or otherwise obstructs a village, city or county inspector, employee or agent in the performance of his or her duties under this section.
66.0417(5)(b)2. 2. Gives false information to a village, city or county inspector, employee or agent engaged in the performance of his or her duties under this section, with the intent to mislead the inspector, employee or agent.
66.0417 History History: 1983 a. 203; 1987 a. 27 ss. 1217oc, 3200 (24); 1993 a. 27; 1995 a. 27 s. 9126 (19); 1999 a. 150 s. 293; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0417.
66.0419 66.0419 Regulation of cable television by municipalities.
66.0419(1)(1)Legislative findings.
66.0419(1)(a)(a) The legislature finds that:
66.0419(1)(a)1. 1. The federal cable communications policy act of 1984 authorizes, and, for systems installed and services provided after July 1, 1984, requires, the award of a franchise to a cable operator.
66.0419(1)(a)2. 2. The practice of individual municipalities in this state prior to December 29, 1984, requiring a franchise for operation of a cable television system within their respective boundaries conformed to the policy and regulations issued by the federal communications commission.
66.0419(1)(a)3. 3. Prior to December 29, 1984, federal law did not prohibit requiring compensation for operation of a cable television system in a city, town or village.
66.0419(1)(a)4. 4. The federal cable communications policy act of 1984 authorizes a city, town or village to impose a limited franchise fee based on the gross revenues a cable operator derives from operation of a cable television system in the city, town or village.
66.0419(1)(a)5. 5. Section 637 of the federal communications policy act of 1984 reaffirms the authority of cities, towns and villages to award cable television system franchises and maintains the integrity of existing franchises.
66.0419(1)(a)6. 6. Regulation of cable television services by cities, towns and villages is necessary to ensure citizens adequate and efficient cable television service and to protect and promote public health, safety and welfare.
66.0419(1)(a)7. 7. It is in the public interest to maintain the authority of cities, towns and villages to grant and revoke cable television franchises, require the payment of franchise fees and establish rates charged to customers by franchise holders.
66.0419(1)(b) (b) In this section the legislature intends to:
66.0419(1)(b)1. 1. Clarify the legislature's position on certain antitrust and franchise fee and other compensation issues which affect the cities, towns and villages of this state, which are related to the regulation of cable television services and which have arisen in recent state and federal court actions.
66.0419(1)(b)2. 2. Reaffirm the policy of the legislature, which is to provide that the exercise of the police power of this state concerning cable television service remain in the cities, towns and villages of this state.
66.0419(1)(b)3. 3. Authorize cities, towns and villages to impose franchise fees for the purpose of raising general revenue.
66.0419(1)(b)4. 4. Maintain the spirit of the compromise between the cable industry and municipalities effected under the federal cable communications policy act of 1984, the enactment of which the municipalities agreed to support because it provides for their clear right to impose and collect a limited franchise fee based on cable operator income or gross revenues.
66.0419(2) (2)Definitions. In this section:
66.0419(2)(a) (a) "Affiliate", when used in relation to any person, means another person who owns or controls, is owned or controlled by, or is under common ownership control with such person.
66.0419(2)(b) (b) "Cable operator" means any person who provides cable service over a cable television system and who:
66.0419(2)(b)1. 1. Directly or through one or more affiliates owns a significant interest in the cable television system; or
66.0419(2)(b)2. 2. Otherwise controls or is responsible for, through any arrangement, the management and operation of the cable television system.
66.0419(2)(c) (c) "Cable service" means:
66.0419(2)(c)1. 1. The one-way transmission to subscribers of video programming or of other programming service; and
66.0419(2)(c)2. 2. Subscriber interaction, if any, which is required for the selection of such video programming or other programming service.
66.0419(2)(d) (d) "Cable television system" means a facility which consists of a set of closed transmission paths and associated signal generation, reception and control equipment designed to provide cable service which includes video programming and which is provided to multiple subscribers within a community. "Cable television system" does not include any of the following:
66.0419(2)(d)1. 1. A facility which serves only to retransmit the television signals of one or more television broadcast stations.
66.0419(2)(d)2. 2. A facility that serves only subscribers in one or more multiunit dwellings under common ownership, control or management unless such facility uses any public right-of-way.
66.0419(2)(d)3. 3. A facility of a common carrier which is subject, in whole or in part, to the provisions of 47 USC 201 to 222, except that the facility is a cable television system to the extent that the facility is used in transmission of video programming directly to subscribers.
66.0419(2)(d)4. 4. Any facility of any electric utility used solely for operating its electric utility system.
66.0419(2)(e) (e) "Franchise fee" means any fee, assessment or other compensation which a municipality requires a cable operator to pay, with respect to the operation of cable television systems, solely because of the cable operator's status as such, and includes any compensation required under s. 66.0425.
66.0419(2)(f) (f) "Municipality" means a city, village or town.
66.0419(2)(g) (g) "Other programming service" means information which a cable operator makes available to all subscribers generally.
66.0419(2)(h) (h) "Video programming" means programming provided by, or generally considered comparable to, programming provided by a television broadcast station.
66.0419(3) (3)Franchises. A municipality may operate or regulate a cable television system and in such operation and regulation may, without limitation because of enumeration:
66.0419(3)(a) (a) Own and operate a cable television system.
66.0419(3)(b) (b) Grant or revoke one or more franchises authorizing the construction and operation of a cable television system and govern the operation of any franchise granted.
66.0419(3)(c) (c) Require the payment of franchise fees which, notwithstanding s. 66.0611, may be based on the income or gross revenues of a cable television system, or measured by such income or gross revenues.
66.0419(3)(d) (d) Contract for operation of a municipally owned cable television system.
66.0419(3)(e) (e) Establish rates and regulate services to the extent provided under federal law.
66.0419(3m) (3m)Municipal cable television system costs.
66.0419(3m)(a)(a) Except for costs for any of the following, a municipality that owns and operates a cable television system, or an entity owned or operated, in whole or in part, by such a municipality, may not require nonsubscribers of the cable television system to pay any of the costs of the cable television system:
66.0419(3m)(a)1. 1. Public, educational, and governmental access channels.
66.0419(3m)(a)2. 2. Debt service on bonds issued under s. 66.0619 to finance the construction, renovation, or expansion of a cable television system.
66.0419(3m)(a)3. 3. The provision of broadband service by the cable television system, if the requirements of s. 66.0422 (3d) (a), (b), or (c) are satisfied.
66.0419(3m)(am) (am) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a municipality that, on March 1, 2004, was providing cable service to the public.
66.0419(3m)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a municipality if all of the following conditions apply:
66.0419(3m)(b)1. 1. On November 1, 2003, the public service commission has determined that the municipality is an alternative telecommunications utility under s. 196.203.
66.0419(3m)(b)2. 2. A majority of the governing board of the municipality votes to submit the question of supporting the operation of a cable television system by the municipality to the electors in an advisory referendum and a majority of the voters in the municipality voting at the advisory referendum vote to support the operation of a cable television system by the municipality.
66.0419(4) (4)Construction. The authority granted under this section to a municipality to operate and regulate a cable television system is in addition to any other power which the municipality has and the authority of a municipality to operate and regulate a cable television system is limited only by the express language of this section.
66.0419(5) (5)Franchise transfers.
66.0419(5)(a)(a) A cable operator shall give the municipality that authorized its franchise at least 90 days' advance written notice of the cable operator's intention to transfer ownership or control of a cable television system. During the term of a franchise agreement, a cable operator may not transfer ownership or control of a cable television system without the approval of the municipality that authorized the franchise. A municipality may not withhold approval of an ownership transfer or a transfer of control without good cause. If a hearing is necessary to determine if a transfer may have an adverse effect, a municipality may schedule a hearing to take place within 45 days after the date on which the municipality receives the notice. If a municipality withholds approval of an ownership transfer or a transfer of control, the municipality shall state its objections to the transfer in writing within 60 days after the date on which the municipality receives the notice. Under this paragraph, a transfer of control is presumed to occur if 40% or more of the ownership interest in a cable television system is transferred.
66.0419(5)(am) (am) If 10% or more of the ownership interest in a cable television system is transferred, the cable operator shall inform the municipality that authorized its franchise of the transfer in writing within 30 days after the date of the transfer.
66.0419(5)(c) (c) The provisions of this subsection may be varied under a written franchise agreement that is entered into, renewed, extended or modified after May 14, 1992.
66.0419 History History: 1985 a. 29; 1991 a. 296; 1999 a. 150 s. 241; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0419; 2003 a. 278, 327.
66.0421 66.0421 Access to cable service.
66.0421(1) (1)Definitions.
66.0421(1)(a)(a) "Cable operator" has the meaning given in s. 66.0419 (2) (b).
66.0421(1)(b) (b) "Cable service" has the meaning given in s. 66.0419 (2) (c).
66.0421(2) (2)Interference prohibited. The owner or manager of a multiunit dwelling under common ownership, control or management or of a mobile home park or the association or board of directors of a condominium may not prevent a cable operator from providing cable service to a subscriber who is a resident of the multiunit dwelling, mobile home park or of the condominium or interfere with a cable operator providing cable service to a subscriber who is a resident of the multiunit dwelling, mobile home park or of the condominium.
66.0421(3) (3)Installation in multiunit building. Before installation, a cable operator shall consult with the owner or manager of a multiunit dwelling or with the association or board of directors of a condominium to establish the points of attachment to the building and the methods of wiring. A cable operator shall install facilities to provide cable service in a safe and orderly manner and in a manner designed to minimize adverse effects to the aesthetics of the multiunit dwelling or condominium. Facilities installed to provide cable service may not impair public safety, damage fire protection systems or impair fire-resistive construction or components of a multiunit dwelling or condominium.
66.0421(4) (4)Repair responsibility. A cable operator is responsible for any repairs to a building required because of the construction, installation, disconnection or servicing of facilities to provide cable service.
66.0421 History History: 1989 a. 143; 1999 a. 9; 1999 a. 150 ss. 252 to 254; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0421.
66.0422 66.0422 Cable television, telecommunications, and broadband facilities.
66.0422(1) (1) In this section:
66.0422(1)(a) (a) "Cable service" has the meaning given in s. 66.0419 (2) (c).
66.0422(1)(b) (b) "Local government" means a city, village, or town.
66.0422(1)(c) (c) "Telecommunications service" has the meaning given in s. 196.01 (9m).
66.0422(2) (2) Except as provided in subs. (3), (3d), (3m), and (3n), no local government may enact an ordinance or adopt a resolution authorizing the local government to construct, own, or operate any facility for providing cable service, telecommunications service, or broadband service, directly or indirectly, to the public, unless all of the following are satisfied:
66.0422(2)(a) (a) The local government holds a public hearing on the proposed ordinance or resolution.
66.0422(2)(b) (b) Notice of the public hearing is given by publication of a class 3 notice under ch. 985 in the area affected by the proposed ordinance or resolution.
66.0422(2)(c) (c) No less than 30 days before the public hearing, the local government prepares and makes available for public inspection a report estimating the total costs of, and revenues derived from, constructing, owning, or operating the facility and including a cost-benefit analysis of the facility for a period of at least 3 years. The costs that are subject to this paragraph include personnel costs and costs of acquiring, installing, maintaining, repairing, or operating any plant or equipment, and include an appropriate allocated portion of costs of personnel, plant, or equipment that are used to provide jointly both telecommunications services and other services.
66.0422(3) (3)Subsection (2) does not apply to a local government if all of the following conditions apply:
66.0422(3)(a) (a) On November 1, 2003, the public service commission has determined that the local government is an alternative telecommunications utility under s. 196.203.
66.0422(3)(b) (b) A majority of the governing board of the local government votes to submit the question of supporting the operation of the facility for providing cable service, telecommunications service, or Internet access service, directly or indirectly to the public, by the local government to the electors in an advisory referendum and a majority of the voters in the local government voting at the advisory referendum vote to support operation of such a facility by the local government.
66.0422(3d) (3d)Subsection (2) does not apply to a facility for providing broadband service to an area within the boundaries of a local government if any of the following are satisfied:
66.0422(3d)(a) (a) The local government asks, in writing, each person that provides broadband service within the boundaries of the local government whether the person currently provides broadband service to the area or intends to provide broadband service within 9 months to the area and within 60 days after receiving the written request no person responds in writing to the local government that the person currently provides broadband service to the area or intends to provide broadband service to the area within 9 months.
66.0422(3d)(b) (b) The local government determines that a person who responded to a written request under par. (a) that the person currently provides broadband service to the area did not actually provide broadband service to the area and no other person makes the response to the local government described in par. (a).
66.0422(3d)(c) (c) The local government determines that a person who responded to a written request under par. (a) that the person intended to provide broadband service to the area within 9 months did not actually provide broadband service to the area within 9 months and no other person makes the response to the local government described in par. (a).
66.0422(3m) (3m)Subsection (2) does not apply to a facility for providing broadband service if all of the following apply:
66.0422(3m)(a) (a) The municipality offers use of the facility on a nondiscriminatory basis to persons who provide broadband service to end users of the service.
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