2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
April 20, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Risser and Johnson, cosponsored by
Representatives Subeck, Anderson, Berceau, Sargent, C. Taylor, Billings,
Fields, Sinicki, Spreitzer and Zamarripa. Referred to Committee on Judiciary
and Public Safety.
1An Act to create
943.13 (1m) (c) 4m. and 943.13 (2) (bm) 2. d. of the statutes; 2relating to: carrying a weapon on a public mass transportation system and
3providing a penalty.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Current law prohibits a person from carrying a firearm in certain buildings
owned or leased by the state or a local government if properly posted. This bill allows
the state or a local government to post vehicles that are part of a public mass
transportation system. A person who carries a firearm on a posted vehicle is subject
to a Class B forfeiture, which is the same penalty as carrying a firearm into a building
that is posted by the state or a local government.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
943.13 (1m) (c) 4m. of the statutes is created to read:
(c) 4m. While carrying a firearm, enters or remains in any vehicle 6
that is part of a public mass transportation system if the governmental unit that 7
owns or operates the system has notified the actor not to enter or remain in the 8
vehicle while carrying a firearm or with that type of firearm.
943.13 (2) (bm) 2. d. of the statutes is created to read:
(bm) 2. d. For the purposes of sub. (1m) (c) 4m., a governmental unit 3
has notified an individual not to enter or remain in a vehicle while carrying a firearm 4
or with a particular type of firearm if the governmental unit has posted a sign that 5
is located in a prominent place in the vehicle to which the restriction applies and any 6
individual entering or boarding the vehicle can be reasonably expected to see the 7