For purposes of meeting the requirement relating to experience under sub. (1) (b)
, a degree or diploma from a 2-year program in a school of electrical engineering or from a 2-year program in an accredited technical or vocational school in an electrical-related program shall be accepted by the department as being equivalent to 12 months and 2,000 hours of experience.
(3m) Subsection (1)
does not apply to any residential or industrial journeyman electricians or to any other type of journeyman electrician that may be recognized under s. 101.84 (5)
. The qualifying criteria required for licensing residential and industrial journeyman electricians and any other such type of journeyman electrician shall be established by the department by rule.
In this section, “credential" means a registration, license, certification, or other approval to perform or inspect electrical work.
The department may enter into a reciprocal agreement with another state under which credentials issued to electricians, electrical apprentices, electrical contractors, and electrical inspectors by either state are recognized as comparable credentials by the other state. Under the agreement, the department may recognize credentials from the other state only if the education, experience, and examination requirements in the other state are at least equivalent to the education, experience, and examination requirements for being issued credentials under this subchapter.
Upon entering into an agreement under this section, the department may issue a credential only if all of the following apply:
The individual seeking the credential submits an application and pays the applicable fee established under s. 101.82 (4)
The individual holds a valid comparable credential issued by the other state.
History: 2013 a. 143
All inspections of electrical wiring shall be performed by inspectors certified by the department.
Any rule promulgated under s. 101.82 (2m)
may not require the inspection of any of the installation, repair, or maintenance of electrical wiring within an existing industrial facility or an existing manufacturing facility unless the plan for the installation, repair, or maintenance is required to be examined under s. 101.12 (2)
by the department or by a municipality that has its examinations accepted by the department under s. 101.12 (3) (a)
, or (b)
History: 2013 a. 143
See also s. SPS 305.62
, Wis. adm. code.
Compliance and penalties. 101.88(1)
Every person installing, repairing, or maintaining electrical wiring shall use materials, methods, and equipment that are in conformance with the rules promulgated by the department under this subchapter.
Any person who violates this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter shall forfeit to the state not less than $25 nor more than $500 for each violation. Each day of violation constitutes a separate offense.
MANUFACTURED HOMES AND MOBILE HOMES
In this subchapter:
“Delivery date" means the date on which a manufactured home is physically delivered to the site chosen by the owner of the manufactured home.
“Installation standards" means specifications for the proper installation of manufactured homes at their place of occupancy to ensure proper siting, the joining of all sections of the manufactured home, connection to existing utility services and the installation of stabilization, support, or anchoring systems.
“Installer" means a person who is in the business of installing new manufactured homes.
“Licensed manufacturer" means a manufactured home manufacturer licensed under s. 101.95
“Manufactured home" means any of the following:
A structure that is designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation and that is certified by the federal department of housing and urban development as complying with the standards established under 42 USC 5401
A mobile home, unless a mobile home is specifically excluded under the applicable statute.
“Manufactured home dealer" means a person who, for a commission or other thing of value, sells, exchanges, buys or rents, or offers or attempts to negotiate a sale or exchange of an interest in, manufactured homes or who is engaged wholly or partially in the business of selling manufactured homes, whether or not the manufactured homes are owned by the person, but does not include:
A receiver, trustee, personal representative, guardian, or other person appointed by or acting under the judgment or order of any court.
Any public officer while performing that officer's official duty.
A person transferring a manufactured home used for that person's personal, family or household purposes, if the transfer is an occasional sale and is not part of the business of the transferor.
“Manufactured home owner" means any person who purchases, or leases from another, a manufactured home primarily for use for personal, family or household purposes.
“Manufactured home community" means any plot or plots of ground upon which 3 or more manufactured homes that are occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes are located. “Manufactured home community" does not include a farm where the occupants of the manufactured homes are the father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister of the farm owner or operator or where the occupants of the manufactured homes work on the farm.
“Manufactured home community contractor" means a person, other than a public utility, as defined in s. 196.01 (5) (a)
, who, under a contract with a manufactured home community operator, provides water or sewer service to a manufactured home community occupant or performs a service related to providing water or sewer service to a manufactured home community occupant.
“Manufactured home community occupant" means a person who rents or owns a manufactured home in a manufactured home community.
“Manufactured home community operator" means a person engaged in the business of owning or managing a manufactured home community.
“Manufactured home salesperson" means any person who is employed by a manufactured home manufacturer or manufactured home dealer to sell or lease manufactured homes.
“Mobile home" means a vehicle manufactured or assembled before June 15, 1976, designed to be towed as a single unit or in sections upon a highway by a motor vehicle and equipped and used, or intended to be used, primarily for human habitation, with walls of rigid uncollapsible construction, which has an overall length in excess of 45 feet. “Mobile home" includes the mobile home structure, its plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical systems, and all appliances and all other equipment carrying a manufacturer's warranty.
“New manufactured home" means a manufactured home that has never been occupied, used or sold for personal or business use.
“Used manufactured home" means a manufactured home that has previously been occupied, used or sold for personal or business use.
Departmental powers and duties.
Shall review annually the rules adopted under this subchapter.
Shall provide for announced or unannounced inspection of manufacturing facilities, processes, fabrication and assembly of manufactured homes to ensure compliance with the rules adopted under this subchapter.
May enter into reciprocal agreements with other states regarding the inspection, installation, and labeling of manufactured homes where the laws or rules of other states meet the intent of this subchapter and where the laws or rules are actually enforced.
Shall establish a staff for the administration and enforcement of this subchapter.
May revoke the license of any manufacturer who violates this subchapter or any rules promulgated thereunder.
Shall promulgate rules and establish standards necessary to carry out the purposes of ss. 101.951
See also s. SPS 305.32
, Wis. adm. code.
A lien given by statute or rule of law to a supplier of services or materials for the manufactured home.
A lien given by statute to the United States, this state or any political subdivision of this state.
A security interest in a manufactured home created by a manufactured home dealer or manufacturer who holds the manufactured home for sale, which shall be governed by the applicable provisions of ch. 409
History: 1999 a. 9
When certificate of title required. 101.9203(1)
Except as provided in subs. (3)
, the owner of a manufactured home situated in this state or intended to be situated in this state shall make application for certificate of title under s. 101.9209
for the manufactured home if the owner has newly acquired the manufactured home.
Any owner who situates in this state a manufactured home for which a certificate of title is required without the certificate of title having been issued or applied for, knowing that the certificate of title has not been issued or applied for, may be required to forfeit not more than $200. A certificate of title is considered to have been applied for when the application accompanied by the required fee has been delivered to the department or deposited in the mail properly addressed and with postage prepaid.
Unless otherwise authorized by rule of the department, a nonresident owner of a manufactured home situated in this state may not apply for a certificate of title under this subchapter unless the manufactured home is subject to a security interest or except as provided in s. 101.9209 (1) (a)
The owner of a manufactured home that is situated in this state or intended to be situated in this state is not required to make application for a certificate of title under s. 101.9209
if the owner of the manufactured home intends, upon acquiring the manufactured home, to make the manufactured home a fixture to land in which the owner of the manufactured home has an ownership or leasehold interest subject to ch. 706
History: 1999 a. 9
; 2001 a. 16
; 2005 a. 45
Application for certificate of title. 101.9204(1)
An application for a certificate of title shall be made to the department upon a form or in an automated format prescribed by it and shall be accompanied by the required fee. Each application for certificate of title shall include the following information:
A description of the manufactured home, including make, model, identification number and any other information or documentation that the department may reasonably require for proper identification of the manufactured home.
The date of purchase by the applicant, the name and address of the person from whom the manufactured home was acquired and the names and addresses of any secured parties in the order of their priority.
If the manufactured home is a new manufactured home being titled for the first time, the signature of the manufactured home dealer. The document of origin shall contain the information specified by the department.
Any further evidence of ownership which the department may reasonably require to enable it to determine whether the owner is entitled to a certificate of title and the existence or nonexistence of security interests in the manufactured home.
If the identification number of the manufactured home has been removed, obliterated or altered, or if the original casting has been replaced, or if the manufactured home has not been numbered by the manufacturer, the application for certificate of title shall so state.
If the manufactured home is a used manufactured home that was last previously titled in another jurisdiction, the applicant shall furnish any certificate of ownership issued by the other jurisdiction and a statement, in the form prescribed by the department, pertaining to the title history and ownership of the manufactured home.
On the form or in the automated format for application for a certificate of title, the department may show the fee under s. 101.9208 (4m)
separately from the fee under s. 101.9208 (1)
Any person who knowingly makes a false statement in an application for a certificate of title is guilty of a Class H felony.
When department to issue certificate and to whom; maintenance of records. 101.9205(1)
The department shall maintain a record of each application for certificate of title received by it and, when satisfied as to its genuineness and regularity and that the applicant is entitled to the issuance of a certificate of title, shall issue and deliver a certificate to the owner of the manufactured home.
The department shall maintain a record of all applications, and all certificates of title issued by the department, indexed in the following manners:
Alphabetically, according to the name of the owner.
In any other manner that the department determines to be desirable.
The department shall establish, by rule under s. 101.19
, a fee of not less than $2 for conducting a file search of manufactured home title records.
History: 1999 a. 9
; 2005 a. 45
Contents of certificate of title.