2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
August 2, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Milroy, Kleefisch, Ballweg,
Berceau, Brostoff, Doyle, Genrich, Hesselbein, Horlacher, Kolste,
Mason, Mursau, Shankland, Spreitzer, Spiros, Subeck, Tittl, Tusler and
Wachs, cosponsored by Senators Moulton, Miller, Hansen, Marklein and
Ringhand. Referred to Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting
AB461,1,2 1An Act to create 29.194 (1) (d) of the statutes; relating to: hunting approvals
2issued to certain terminally ill individuals.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Natural Resources to treat a terminally ill
individual who is participating in a hunting-related event sponsored by a charitable
organization as a resident for purposes of determining his or her eligibility for, and
cost of, obtaining hunting approvals. Under current law, fees charged for hunting,
trapping, and fishing approvals are lower for approvals issued to residents than for
those issued to nonresidents
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB461,1 3Section 1. 29.194 (1) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
AB461,1,74 29.194 (1) (d) 1. In this paragraph, “terminally ill” means that an individual
5has been certified by a physician as having an illness or physical condition that can
6reasonably be expected to result in death no more than 24 months after the date of
7the certification.
12. The department shall treat an individual as a resident for purposes of
2determining the person's eligibility for and cost of obtaining a hunting approval
3under this chapter, except for a conservation patron license issued under s. 29.235
4(3m), if the individual presents proof that he or she is terminally ill and is
5participating in a hunting-related event sponsored by a charitable organization that
6is described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that is exempt
7from taxation under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
AB461,2,88 (End)