2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 497
February 24, 2014 - Offered by Representative Williams.
1An Act to amend
29.971 (11) and 29.983 (1) (a); and to create
29.983 (1) (c), 2
29.983 (1) (d) and 29.983 (1) (e) of the statutes; relating to: a higher wild
3animal protection surcharge for the unlawful taking of deer.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
29.971 (11) of the statutes is amended to read:
For hunting deer without the required approval, during the closed 6
season, with the aid of artificial light or with the aid of an aircraft, for the snaring 7
of or setting snares for deer, or for the possession or control of a deer carcass in 8
violation of s. 29.055 or 29.347, by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,000 9
or by imprisonment for not more than 6 months or both. In addition, the court shall 10
order the revocation of all approvals issued to the person under this chapter and shall 11
prohibit the issuance of any new approval under this chapter to the person for any
12period that is
3 years or greater and up to the person's lifetime
29.983 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) If a court imposes a fine or forfeiture for a violation of a provision 3
of this chapter or an order issued under this chapter for the unlawful killing, 4
wounding, catching, taking, trapping, or possession of a wild animal specified in par. 5
(b), or any part of such a wild animal, the court may impose a wild animal protection 6
surcharge under ch. 814 that equals the amount specified for the wild animal under 7
par. (b), except as provided in par (c)
29.983 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) If a court imposes a fine for a violation of s. 29.971 (11) and the 10
affected deer has antlers of a size specified in par. (d), the court shall impose a wild 11
animal protection surcharge under ch. 814 that equals the amount specified in par. 12
(d) for a deer with that size of antlers. If a wild animal protection surcharge under 13
both pars. (b) and (d) applies, the court shall impose the applicable wild animal 14
protection surcharge listed under par. (d).
29.983 (1) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
(d) The amount of the wild animal protection surcharge imposed 17
under ch. 814 for deer with antlers of the following sizes shall be as follows:
1. For any deer with antlers measuring at least 125 inches but less than 150 19
inches, no less than $43.75 and no more than $2,000.
2. For any deer with antlers measuring at least 150 inches but less than 170 21
inches, no less than $2,001 and no more than $5,000.
3. For any deer with antlers measuring 170 inches or more, no less than $5,001 23
and no more than $10,000.
29.983 (1) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
(e) The department shall establish a method for measuring the size 2
of the antlers of a deer to determine whether the wild animal protection surcharge 3
amounts listed under par. (d) apply.
This act first applies to violations that occur on the effective date of this 6