LRB-1725/1
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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 21, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Moulton, Craig and Harsdorf,
cosponsored by Representatives Jarchow, Quinn, R. Brooks, Edming,
Felzkowski, Gannon, Kleefisch, Mursau, Skowronski, Stafsholt, Tauchen,
Zimmerman and Fields. Referred to Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining
and Forestry.
SB68,1,2 1An Act to amend 29.336 (2) (b) and 29.336 (2) (c) of the statutes; relating to:
2rules that prohibit feeding deer in certain counties.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill limits the time during which the feeding of deer may be prohibited
following a positive test for certain diseases.
Current law requires the Department of Natural Resources to promulgate rules
that prohibit feeding deer for hunting or viewing purposes in certain counties,
including counties in which a positive test for chronic wasting disease (CWD) or
bovine tuberculosis (BT) has been confirmed in any captive or free-roaming domestic
or wild animal after December 31, 1997, and in any county in which the county or
a portion of the county is within a ten-mile radius of the known location of that
animal (neighboring county). This bill provides that, after any positive test for CWD
or BT has been confirmed, the rule prohibiting feeding deer may not be in effect for
longer than 36 months in the county where the tested animal was located or longer
than 24 months in neighboring counties.
For further information see the state 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:
SB68,1 3Section 1. 29.336 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB68,2,5
129.336 (2) (b) A county in which a positive test for chronic wasting disease or
2bovine tuberculosis has been confirmed in any captive or free-roaming domestic or
3wild animal after December 31, 1997. A rule promulgated under this paragraph may
4not prohibit feeding deer for longer than 36 months after any positive test for chronic
5wasting disease or bovine tuberculosis has been confirmed.
SB68,2 6Section 2. 29.336 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB68,2,127 29.336 (2) (c) A county in which the county or a portion of the county is within
8a 10-mile radius of the known location of a captive or free-roaming domestic or wild
9animal that has been tested and confirmed to be positive for chronic wasting disease
10or bovine tuberculosis after December 31, 1997. A rule promulgated under this
11paragraph may not prohibit feeding deer for longer than 24 months after any positive
12test for chronic wasting disease or bovine tuberculosis has been confirmed.
SB68,3 13Section 3. Initial applicability.
SB68,2,1514 (1) This act first applies to a confirmation of a positive test for chronic wasting
15disease or bovine tuberculosis occurring on January 1, 1998.
SB68,2,1616 (End)
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