The scrap dealer receives from the seller documentation, such as a bill of sale, receipt, letter of authorization, or similar evidence, that establishes that the seller lawfully possesses the proprietary article.
The scrap dealer documents that the scrap dealer has made a diligent inquiry into whether the person selling the proprietary article has a legal right to do so, and, not later than one business day after purchasing the proprietary article, submits a report to a local law enforcement department describing the proprietary article and submits a copy of the seller's or deliverer's identifying information under subd. 1.
This subsection does not apply to purchases of nonferrous scrap, metal articles, or proprietary articles by a scrap dealer from a commercial account, if the scrap dealer creates and maintains a record of its purchases from the commercial account that includes all of the following:
The business address and telephone number of the commercial account.
The name of a contact person at the commercial account who is responsible for the sale of nonferrous scrap, metal articles, or proprietary articles to the scrap dealer.
The time, date, and value of each of the scrap dealer's purchases from the commercial account.
A description of the predominant types of nonferrous scrap, metal articles, or proprietary articles the scrap dealer has purchased from the commercial account.
Except as provided under sub. (4)
, a scrap dealer may disclose personally identifiable information recorded or maintained under this subsection only to a successor in interest to the scrap dealer, including a successor in interest that arises as a result of a merger, sale, assignment, restructuring, or change of control.
(3m) Motor vehicles.
Before a scrap metal dealer may acquire a motor vehicle for ferrous scrap, nonferrous scrap, metal articles, or proprietary articles, the dealer shall examine the certificate of title for the motor vehicle, or examine the title records of the department of transportation if the person transferring the motor vehicle is not in possession of the certificate of title, to determine whether there is any security interest in the motor vehicle. No scrap metal dealer may acquire a motor vehicle for ferrous scrap, nonferrous scrap, metal articles, or proprietary articles if the certificate of title for the motor vehicle identifies a holder of a security interest in the motor vehicle. A scrap metal dealer who demonstrates that the dealer has acted in accordance with this subsection is not liable for any damages incurred by a person who asserts a security interest in a motor vehicle and who is not named on the certificate of title of the vehicle.
A scrap dealer shall make the records required under sub. (3) (a) 2.
available to a law enforcement officer who presents the agent's credentials at the scrap dealer's place of business during business hours.
A scrap dealer shall maintain the records required under sub. (3) (a) 2.
, and 5.
and (b) 4.
for not less than 2 years after recording it. A scrap dealer shall maintain the records required under sub. (3) (b) 1.
regarding a commercial account for not less than 2 years after the dealer's most recent transaction with the commercial account.
A law enforcement officer of a city, village, town, or county in which a scrap dealer conducts business may request that all scrap dealers in the city, village, town, or county furnish reports of all purchases of nonferrous scrap, metal articles, and proprietary articles. A scrap dealer shall comply with a request under this paragraph by submitting to the requesting law enforcement officer a report of each purchase of nonferrous scrap, metal articles, and proprietary articles not later than the business day following the purchase, including each seller's or deliverer's name, date of birth, identification number, and address, and the number and state of issuance of the license plate on each seller's or deliverer's vehicle.
Notwithstanding s. 19.35 (1)
, a law enforcement officer or agency that receives a record under par. (a)
or a report under par. (c)
may disclose it only to another law enforcement officer or agency.
A scrap dealer who knowingly violates this section and who has not knowingly committed a previous violation of this section is subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or both.
A scrap dealer who knowingly violates this section and who has knowingly committed one previous violation of this section is subject to a fine not to exceed $10,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 9 months, or both.
A scrap dealer who knowingly violates this section and who has knowingly committed more than one previous violation of this section is guilty of a Class I felony.
A scrap metal dealer who knowingly violates sub. (3m)
may be fined not more than $250 for a first offense, not more than $750 for a 2nd offense, and not more than $1,500 for a 3rd or subsequent offense.
Each day on which a scrap dealer knowingly violates this section constitutes a separate violation.
A county, town, city, or village may enact an ordinance governing the sale and purchase of scrap metal or the sale of bulk plastic merchandise containers to scrap plastic dealers if the ordinance is not more stringent than this section, except that a 1st class city may enact an ordinance that is more stringent than this section.
Notwithstanding par. (a)
, a city, village, town, or county may enact an ordinance that requires scrap dealers to submit reports to a law enforcement officer under sub. (4) (c)
in an electronic format.
Poles and wires on private property without owner's consent. 134.41(1)(1)
No person nor any officer, agent, servant or employee of any firm or corporation shall erect any pole or poles outside of the limits of any highway, street or alley or attach any wire or cables to any tree, building or structure, or string or suspend any wire, wires or cables over any private property without first obtaining the consent of the owner or agent of the owner, to erect such pole or poles or to string such wire or wires, or the consent of the owner or agent of the owner of any building or structure to which such wire, wires or cables are attached; and any person who shall fail to remove such pole, poles, wire or wires or to detach such wire, wires or cables within 10 days after such person, firm or corporation has been served with a notice to remove, as hereinafter provided, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $25.
Such notice to remove shall be in writing and shall be given by the owner or agent of the owner of the land or of the building or structure, and shall contain a description of the land upon which such pole or poles have been erected, or over which such wires have been strung or attached. Such notice to remove shall be served in the manner prescribed for the service of a summons upon such person, firm or corporation in courts of record.
Privacy and cable television. 134.43(1g)(a)
“Equipment" means equipment provided by a multichannel video provider that enables a subscriber to receive video programming.
“Subscriber" means a person who subscribes to video programming provided by a multichannel video provider.
Upon the request of a subscriber, the subscriber's equipment shall be fitted with a device under the control of the subscriber that enables the subscriber to prevent reception and transmission of messages identified in par. (b)
by the subscriber's equipment.
The device in par. (a)
shall control all messages received and transmitted by the subscriber's equipment except messages recurring at constant intervals, including those related to security, fire, and utility service.
Each multichannel video provider shall notify each subscriber in writing of the opportunity to request the device under par. (a)
No subscriber may be required to pay any extra fee for the installation and operation of a device requested under par. (a)
This subsection does not apply to a multichannel video provider that provides video programming via Internet protocol technology.
No person may intrude on the privacy of another by doing any of the following without the written consent of the subscriber given within the preceding 2 years:
Monitor the subscriber's equipment or the use of it, except to verify the system's integrity or to collect information for billing of pay services.
Provide anyone with the name or address or other information that discloses or reasonably leads to the disclosure of any aspect of the behavior, including but not limited to individual habits, preferences or finances, of the subscriber or of a member of the subscriber's household.
Conduct research that requires the response of the subscriber or of any member of the subscriber's household, except by mail or personal interview, unless the subscriber or household member has been notified in writing before the research begins and at least once each month while the research is being conducted.
A person may supply the name, address, or other information identifying a subscriber or member of the subscriber's household to another person if the person receiving the information uses it only for billing of pay services or to send listings of video programming programs to the subscriber and if the subscriber is notified in writing of that supplying of information, given the opportunity to object to that supplying and does not object to that supplying.
Any person receiving information under par. (a)
may use it only for the purposes specified in par. (a)
and is otherwise subject to sub. (2)
Any person who is the victim of an intrusion of privacy under this section is entitled to relief under s. 995.50 (1)
unless the act is permissible under ss. 968.27
(3m) Subsections (2) (b)
do not apply to information regarding the name, address or employer of or financial information related to a subscriber or member of a subscriber's household that is requested under s. 49.22 (2m)
by the department of children and families or a county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5)
Any person who violates this section is subject to a forfeiture of not to exceed $50,000 for a first offense and not to exceed $100,000 for a 2nd or subsequent offense.
Damages under sub. (3)
are not limited to damages for pecuniary loss but shall not be presumed in the absence of proof.
Contracts restricting days for exhibiting motion picture films; penalty. 134.45(1)
As used in this section the following words and terms shall be construed as follows:
“Person" shall include any natural person, partnership, firm, unincorporated association, limited liability company or corporation doing business within this state.
“Public exhibition" shall mean any exhibition, performance or display which the public may see, view or attend for an admission price, fee or other valuable consideration.
It shall be unlawful for any person to enter into a contract, directly or indirectly, to sell, rent, lease, license, lend, distribute or barter a motion picture film for public exhibition within this state upon the condition imposed by the seller, vendor, renter, lessor, licensor or distributor that such public exhibition thereof shall begin, occur or take place on a certain or specified day or days of the week.
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than $25 nor more than $300 for the first offense, and shall be fined not less than $300 nor more than $500 for each separate subsequent offense.
A domestic or foreign corporation, association or limited liability company exercising any of the powers, franchises or functions of a business entity in this state that violates any provision of this section, shall not have the right of, and shall be prohibited from, doing business in this state, and the department of financial institutions shall revoke its certificate to do business in this state.
When, upon complaint or otherwise, the attorney general or district attorney has good reason to believe that any provision of this section has been violated, he or she shall commence and prosecute the necessary actions in the supreme court, or in the circuit court of the county in which the defendant resides, for enforcement of this section. Such actions may include quo warranto, injunction or any other proceedings.
History: 1993 a. 112
; 1995 a. 27
Exhibition of explicit sexual material at outdoor theater. 134.46(1)(a)
“Explicit sexual material" means any pictorial or other visual representation depicting sexual conduct or sadomasochistic abuse.
“Harmful to minors" means that quality of any description or representation of sexual conduct or sadomasochistic abuse, when it:
Predominantly appeals to the prurient, shameful or morbid interest of minors;
Is patently offensive to an average person applying contemporary community standards in the adult community as a whole with respect to what is suitable material for minors; and
Taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value for minors.
“Outdoor theater" means a place where any picture or other visual representation or image is displayed on a screen or other background not completely enclosed by walls and a roof and which screen or background can be seen by individuals not within the confines of the theater.
“Sexual conduct" means acts of masturbation, homosexuality, sexual intercourse or physical contact with a person's unclothed genitals or pubic area.
(2) Exhibition of explicit sexual material prohibited.
No person may exhibit explicit sexual material harmful to minors at an outdoor theater with knowledge of the nature of the material, if the material is visible from a public street, sidewalk, thoroughfare or other public place or from private property where it may be observed by minors.
Any person violating this section after receiving proper written notice shall be subject to a forfeiture not to exceed $1,000. Each exhibition constitutes a separate violation of this section.
Contracts for the display of free newspapers. 134.48(1)(a)
“Newspaper" means a publication that is printed on newsprint and that is published, printed and distributed periodically at daily, weekly or other short intervals for the dissemination of current news and information of a general character and of a general interest to the public.
“Place of public accommodation" means a business, accommodation, refreshment, entertainment, recreation or transportation facility where goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages or accommodations are offered, sold or otherwise made available to the public.
A contract for the display of a newspaper that is distributed free of charge to the public in a place of public accommodation may not prohibit the person displaying the newspaper for distribution from displaying any other newspaper that is distributed free of charge to the public. A provision in a contract that violates this subsection is unenforceable, but does not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions of the contract.
History: 1999 a. 9
Renewals and extensions of business contracts. 134.49(1)(a)
“Business contract" means a contract that is entered into for the lease of business equipment, if any of the business equipment is used primarily in this state, or for providing business services, but only if the contract is for the direct benefit of the end user of the business equipment or business services. “Business contract" does not include any of the following:
A contract in which a customer agrees to purchase from a seller an undetermined amount of business services or lease from the seller an undetermined amount of business equipment, and agrees to pay the seller based on the amount of business services received or business equipment leased, subject to a predetermined minimum payment in a 12-month period specified in the contract, if the predetermined minimum payment is $250,000 or more.
A contract for the lease or purchase of real property.
A contract for the lease of a vehicle for which a certificate of title has been issued under ch. 342