101.16(6) (6)Exemption. This section does not apply to railroads engaged in interstate commerce or to equipment used by them.
101.16 History History: 1971 c. 185 s. 1; Stats. 1971 s. 101.16; 2007 a. 203; 2009 a. 180; 2011 a. 209; 2011 a. 260 s. 81.
101.16 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. SPS 305.73 and 340.40, Wis. adm. code.
101.17 101.17 Machines and boilers, safety requirement. No machine, mechanical device, or steam boiler shall be installed or used in this state which does not fully comply with the requirements of the laws of this state enacted for the safety of employees and frequenters in places of employment and public buildings and with the orders of the department adopted and published in conformity with this subchapter. Any person violating this section shall be subject to the forfeitures provided in s. 101.02 (12) and (13).
101.17 History History: 1971 c. 185 ss. 1, 7; 1971 c. 228 ss. 19, 43; Stats. 1971 s. 101.17; 1995 a. 27.
101.17 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. SPS 318, 333, 334, 341, 343, and 345, Wis. adm. code.
101.175 101.175 Local energy resource systems.
101.175(1) (1) In this section:
101.175(1)(a) (a) "Local energy resource system" means a solar energy system, a wind energy system or a wood energy system.
101.175(1)(b) (b) "Solar energy system" means equipment which directly converts and then transfers or stores solar energy into usable forms of thermal or electrical energy.
101.175(1)(c) (c) "Wind energy system" means equipment which converts and then transfers or stores energy from the wind into usable forms of energy.
101.175(1)(d) (d) "Wood energy system" means woodburning stove or furnace.
101.175(1m) (1m) The purpose of this section is to establish statewide local energy resource system standards to promote accurate consumer evaluation of local energy resource systems and components thereof.
101.175(2) (2) Any manufacturer or retailer prior to the sale in this state of any local energy resource system or components thereof may request the department to issue a seal of quality for each system or component which meets or exceeds the quality standards established by the department under sub. (4).
101.175(3) (3) The department, in consultation with the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection, shall establish by rule quality standards for local energy resource systems which do not impede development of innovative systems but which do:
101.175(3)(a) (a) Promote accurate consumer evaluation of local energy resource systems and components thereof.
101.175(3)(b) (b) Conform, where feasible, with national performance standards promulgated or recognized by the federal government for local energy resource systems.
101.175(3)(c) (c) Promote the production, marketing and installation of local energy resource systems.
101.175(4) (4) The quality standards under sub. (3) shall include but are not limited to:
101.175(4)(a) (a) The requirement of a warranty and minimum requirements for the contents thereof.
101.175(4)(b) (b) The requirement of an operation and maintenance manual and minimum requirements for the contents thereof.
101.175(4)(c) (c) Minimum specifications for materials, workmanship, durability and efficiency.
101.175(5) (5) Upon request by any manufacturer or retailer of any local energy resource system or components thereof which meet or exceed the quality standards established under sub. (4), the department shall issue an appropriate seal of quality. The department may charge a fee to cover the cost of the seal and to cover the cost of examining the system or its components.
101.175(6) (6) Misrepresentation, misuse or duplication of the department seal of quality issued under sub. (5) shall be deemed deceptive advertising under s. 100.18 (9m).
101.175(7) (7) At the request of any buyer of a local energy resource system the department may inspect any local energy resource system necessary to ascertain compliance with this section.
101.175 History History: 1979 c. 350; 1983 a. 27 s. 2202 (25); 1985 a. 120.
101.175 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 371, Wis. adm. code.
101.178 101.178 Installation and servicing of heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment.
101.178(1) (1) In this section, "political subdivision" means a city, village, town or county.
101.178(2) (2) No person may engage in the business of installing or servicing heating, ventilating or air conditioning equipment unless the person registers with the department.
101.178(3) (3)
101.178(3)(a)(a) The department shall promulgate rules for a voluntary program under which a person who engages in the business of installing or servicing heating, ventilating or air conditioning equipment may obtain certification by passing an examination developed or selected by the department.
101.178(3)(b) (b) A political subdivision may not require a person to obtain certification under par. (a) in order to engage in the business of installing or servicing heating, ventilating or air conditioning equipment in that political subdivision unless all of the following apply:
101.178(3)(b)1. 1. On April 23, 1994, the political subdivision requires certification, licensure or other approval by the political subdivision in order to engage in that business in the political subdivision.
101.178(3)(b)2. 2. The political subdivision allows a person who has the approval under subd. 1. on April 23, 1994, to continue to engage in that business in the political subdivision without obtaining certification under par. (a).
101.178(3)(c) (c) A political subdivision may not require a person who is certified under par. (a) to obtain certification, licensure or other approval by the political subdivision in order to engage in the business of installing or servicing heating, ventilating or air conditioning equipment in that political subdivision.
101.178(3)(d) (d) A political subdivision may not require a person to obtain certification, licensure or other approval by the political subdivision in order to engage in the business of installing or servicing heating, ventilating or air conditioning equipment in the political subdivision unless the political subdivision requires that approval before November 1, 1993.
101.178(4) (4) The department may establish fees to cover the costs of administering this section.
101.178(5) (5) Any person who violates sub. (2) shall be required to forfeit not less than $50 nor more than $1,000. Each installation or servicing in violation of sub. (2) constitutes a separate violation.
101.178 History History: 1993 a. 243.
101.178 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. SPS 305.70 and 305.71 Wis. adm. code.
101.18 101.18 Electric fences. The department shall ascertain, fix and order such reasonable standards, rules or regulations for the erection, construction, repair and maintenance of electric fences as shall render them safe.
101.18 History History: 1971 c. 185 s. 1; 1971 c. 228; Stats. 1971 s. 101.18.
101.19 101.19 Fees and records.
101.19(1b)(1b) In this section:
101.19(1b)(a) (a) "Amusement attraction" means any game of skill, show, or exhibition that does not constitute an amusement or thrill ride entertainment device.
101.19(1b)(b) (b) "Amusement or thrill ride" means any device that carries frequenters in an unusual, entertaining or thrilling mode of motion or any vehicle providing entertainment or transportation to, from or within an amusement area.
101.19(1g) (1g) The department, by rule promulgated under ch. 227, shall fix and collect fees which shall, as closely as possible, equal the cost of providing the following services:
101.19(1g)(a) (a) The examination of plans for public buildings, public structures, places of employment and the components thereof.
101.19(1g)(am) (am) The services specified by s. 101.12 (3) (am) and (bq) and (3m).
101.19(1g)(b) (b) The required inspection of boilers, pressure vessels, refrigeration plants, liquefied petroleum gas vessels, anhydrous ammonia tanks and containers, escalators, dumbwaiters, and amusement or thrill rides but not of amusement attractions.
101.19(1g)(bm) (bm) The inspection by the department of lifts, as defined in s. 167.33 (1) (f).
101.19(1g)(c) (c) Determining and certifying the competency of inspectors, blasters and welders.
101.19(1g)(d) (d) Each inspection of a facility conducted to ensure that the construction is in accordance with the plans approved by the department.
101.19(1g)(f) (f) Administration of the manufactured dwelling program, the one- and two-family dwelling programs, the manufactured home and mobile home program, and the multifamily dwelling program.
101.19(1g)(g) (g) The inspection and investigation of accidents.
101.19(1g)(h) (h) Inspections of mines, tunnels, quarries, pits and explosives.
101.19(1g)(i) (i) Inspecting and certifying rental units under s. 101.122 (4) and certifying and training inspectors under s. 101.122 (2) (c) and (d).
101.19(1g)(j) (j) The licensing and inspection of fireworks manufacturers under s. 167.10 (6m).
101.19(1g)(k) (k) Administering subch. VII, except that the department may not charge a fee for an emergency elevator mechanic's license under s. 101.985 (2) (c).
101.19(1g)(L) (L) Issuing licenses to retail suppliers of liquefied petroleum gas under s. 101.16 (3g), except as provided in sub. (1m).
101.19(1m) (1m) The department shall collect an annual fee of $20 for issuing a license under s. 101.16 (3g) to a retail supplier who only fills department of transportation cylinders.
101.19(1r) (1r) Notwithstanding subs. (1g) and (1m), the department shall waive any fee imposed on an individual who is eligible for the veterans fee waiver program under s. 45.44 for a license, permit, or certificate of certification or registration issued by the department under s. 101.122 (2) (c), 101.15 (2) (e), 101.16 (3g), 101.17, 101.178 (2) or (3) (a), 101.63 (2) or (2m), 101.653, 101.73 (5) or (6), 101.82 (1m), (1v), and (2), 101.935, 101.95, 101.951, 101.952, 101.985 (1) to (3), 145.02 (4), 145.035, 145.045, 145.07 (12), 145.15, 145.16, 145.165, 145.17, 145.175, 145.18, or 167.10 (6m).
101.19(2) (2) The department shall issue and record required certificates of inspection or of registration for equipment listed in sub. (1g) (b).
101.19 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. SPS 302 and 361, Wis. adm. code.
101.211 101.211 Lunchrooms. The department shall require a suitable space in which lunches may be eaten in any place of employment if found by the department to be reasonably necessary for the protection of the life, health, safety and welfare of employees therein.
101.211 History History: 1971 c. 185 s. 1; 1971 c. 228 s. 42; Stats. 1971 s. 101.211; 1977 c. 29.
101.31 101.31 Construction career academy grant program.
101.31(1)(1) The department shall award grants to eligible organizations that operate a construction career academy that provides high school pupils with training in construction-related careers.
101.31(2) (2) An organization is eligible for a grant under this section if it proposes to operate a construction career academy that meets the following minimum criteria:
101.31(2)(a) (a) It has established a partnership between a school board operating a high school, or a local business or sponsoring organization, and a technical college district board or baccalaureate degree granting institution in which the partners have committed to participate in the operation of the construction career academy for a minimum of 3 years.
101.31(2)(b) (b) It provides high school pupils with the opportunity to receive up to 3 years of training in construction-related careers.
101.31(2)(c) (c) It incorporates industry concepts into core academic areas.
101.31(2)(d) (d) It incorporates into its curriculum work experience in construction-related industries.
101.31(2)(e) (e) It coordinates classroom credits with a technical college district or with a baccalaureate degree granting institution.
101.31(2)(f) (f) It uses a learning community curriculum approved by the department in consultation with the department of public instruction.
101.31(2)(g) (g) It awards a certificate of recognition to each pupil who successfully completes the construction career academy's plan of study.
101.31(3) (3) The recipient of a grant under this section shall provide matching funds equal to 50 percent of the grant amount awarded to the recipient.
101.31(4) (4) The recipient of a grant under this section may use the grant funds only for the following purposes:
101.31(4)(a) (a) To purchase materials and equipment, fund field trips, and make improvements to facilities, or for other specific needs relating to the construction career academy.
101.31(4)(b) (b) For developing a core curriculum, for professional development, or for other administrative needs of the recipient.
101.31(5) (5)
101.31(5)(a)(a) The department may award a grant for the purposes described under sub. (4) (a) in an amount that equals not more than $900 for each pupil enrolled in the construction career academy at the time that the award is granted.
101.31(5)(b) (b) The department may award a grant for the purposes described under sub. (4) (b) in an amount not exceeding $50,000.
101.31(6) (6) The department shall promulgate rules to administer this section.
101.31 History History: 2007 a. 20.
101.55 101.55 Executive agreements to control sources of radiation. When the joint legislative council determines that it is in the interest of the state to enter into agreement with the government of the United States to provide for the discontinuance of certain of the federal government's responsibilities with respect to sources of ionizing radiation and the assumption thereof by the state pursuant to authority granted by P.L. 86-373, it shall convey its determination to the governor together with its estimate of the initial and ultimate cost of the assumption of this responsibility by the state and the governor, on behalf of the state, may, after a finding by both the governor and the U.S. nuclear regulatory commission as to the adequacy of the state's program of regulation, enter into such an agreement.
101.55 History History: 1977 c. 29; 1993 a. 52.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Dec. 13, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Dec. 13, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-13-14)