2019 WISCONSIN ACT 124
An Act to renumber and amend 66.0409 (3) (b); and to create 66.0409 (3) (b) 3. of the statutes; relating to: local regulation of honorary firearm discharges.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
66.0409 (3) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 66.0409 (3) (b) 1. and amended to read:
66.0409 (3) (b) 1. Nothing in this section prohibits a city, village or town that is authorized to exercise village powers under s. 60.22 (3) from enacting an ordinance or adopting a resolution that restricts the discharge of a firearm. Any
2. Notwithstanding subd. 1., any ordinance or resolution that restricts the discharge of a firearm does not apply and may not be enforced if the actor's conduct is justified or, had it been subject to a criminal penalty, would have been subject to a defense described in s. 939.45.
66.0409 (3) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
66.0409 (3) (b) 3. Notwithstanding subd. 1., any ordinance or resolution that restricts the honorary discharge of a firearm that involves the use of only blanks and that is part of any of the following does not apply and may not be enforced:
a. An event, including a funeral, honoring a current or former member of the military, law enforcement officer, or professional fire fighter.
b. Military honors provided at a cemetery on Memorial Day or Veterans Day.
c. Military honors provided at a veterans memorial site.