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175.60(4)(a)1.b. b. A firearms safety or training course that is conducted by a national or state organization that certifies firearms instructors.
175.60(4)(a)1.c. c. A firearms safety or training course that is available to the public and is offered by a law enforcement agency or, if the course is taught by an instructor who is certified by a national or state organization that certifies firearms instructors or by the department, by a technical college, a college or a university, a private or public institution or organization, or a firearms training school.
175.60(4)(a)1.d. d. A firearms safety or training course that is offered to law enforcement officers or to owners and employees of licensed private detective and security agencies.
175.60(4)(a)1.e. e. A firearms safety or training course that is conducted by a firearms instructor who is certified by a national or state organization that certifies firearms instructors or who is certified by the department.
175.60(4)(a)2. 2. Documentation that the individual completed military, law enforcement, or security training that gave the individual experience with firearms that is substantially equivalent to a course or program under subd. 1.
175.60(4)(a)3. 3. A current or expired license, or a photocopy of a current or expired license, that the individual holds or has held that indicates that the individual is licensed or has been licensed to carry a firearm in this state or in another state or in a county or municipality of this state or of another state unless the license has been revoked for cause.
175.60(4)(a)4. 4. Documentation of completion of small arms training while serving in the U.S. armed forces, reserves, or national guard as demonstrated by an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions or a certificate of completion of basic training with a service record of successful completion of small arms training and certification.
175.60(4)(b)1.1. The department shall certify instructors for the purposes of par. (a) 1. c. and e. and shall maintain a list of instructors that it certifies. To be certified by the department as an instructor, a person must meet all of the following criteria:
175.60(4)(b)1.a. a. Be qualified under sub. (3) to carry a concealed weapon.
175.60(4)(b)1.b. b. Be able to demonstrate the ability and knowledge required for providing firearms safety and training.
175.60(4)(b)2. 2. The department may not require firing live ammunition to meet the training requirements under par. (a).
175.60(5) (5)Application and renewal forms.
175.60(5)(a)(a) The department shall design an application form for use by individuals who apply for a license under this section and a renewal form for use by individuals applying for renewal of a license under sub. (15). The department shall complete the design of the application form no later than September 1, 2011, and shall complete the design of the renewal form no later than July 1, 2014. The forms shall require the applicant to provide only his or her name, address, date of birth, state identification card number, race, sex, height, and eye color and shall include all of the following:
175.60(5)(a)1. 1. A statement that the applicant is ineligible for a license if sub. (3) (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), or (g) applies to the applicant.
175.60(5)(a)2. 2. A statement explaining self-defense and defense of others under s. 939.48, with a place for the applicant to sign his or her name to indicate that he or she has read and understands the statement.
175.60(5)(a)3. 3. A statement, with a place for the applicant to sign his or her name, to indicate that the applicant has read and understands the requirements of this section.
175.60(5)(a)4. 4. A statement that an applicant may be prosecuted if he or she intentionally gives a false answer to any question on the application or intentionally submits a falsified document with the application.
175.60(5)(a)5. 5. A statement of the penalties for intentionally giving a false answer to any question on the application or intentionally submitting a falsified document with the application.
175.60(5)(a)6. 6. A statement of the places under sub. (16) where a licensee is prohibited from carrying a weapon, as well as an explanation of the provisions under sub. (15m) and ss. 943.13 (1m) (c) and 948.605 (2) (b) 1r. that could limit the places where the licensee may carry a weapon, with a place for the applicant to sign his or her name to indicate that he or she has read and understands the statement.
175.60(5)(b) (b) The department shall make the forms described in this subsection available on the Internet and, upon request, by mail.
175.60(7) (7)Submission of application. An individual may apply for a license under this section with the department by submitting, by mail or other means made available by the department, to the department all of the following:
175.60(7)(a) (a) A completed application in the form prescribed under sub. (5) (a).
175.60(7)(b) (b) A statement that states that the information that he or she is providing in the application submitted under par. (a) and any document submitted with the application is true and complete to the best of his or her knowledge.
175.60(7)(c) (c) A license fee in an amount, as determined by the department by rule, that is equal to the cost of issuing the license but does not exceed $37. The department shall determine the costs of issuing a license by using a 5-year planning period.
175.60(7)(d) (d) A fee for a background check that is equal to the fee charged under s. 175.35 (2i).
175.60(7)(e) (e) Proof of training as described under sub. (4) (a).
175.60(9) (9)Processing of application.
175.60(9)(a)(a) Upon receiving an application submitted under sub. (7), the department shall conduct a background check.
175.60(9)(b) (b) Within 21 days after receiving a complete application under sub. (7), the department shall do one of the following:
175.60(9)(b)1. 1. Issue the license and promptly send the licensee his or her license document by 1st class mail.
175.60(9)(b)2. 2. Deny the application, but only if sub. (3) (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), or (g) applies to the applicant. If the department denies the application, the department shall inform the applicant in writing, stating the reason and factual basis for the denial.
175.60(9g) (9g)Background checks.
175.60(9g)(a)(a) The department shall conduct a background check regarding an applicant for a license using the following procedure:
175.60(9g)(a)1. 1. The department shall create a confirmation number associated with the applicant.
175.60(9g)(a)2. 2. The department shall conduct a criminal history record search and shall search its records and conduct a search in the national instant criminal background check system to determine whether the applicant is prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law; whether the applicant is prohibited from possessing a firearm under s. 941.29; whether the applicant is prohibited from possessing a firearm under s. 51.20 (13) (cv) 1., 2007 stats.; whether the applicant has been ordered not to possess a firearm under s. 51.20 (13) (cv) 1., 51.45 (13) (i) 1., 54.10 (3) (f) 1., or 55.12 (10) (a); whether the applicant is subject to an injunction under s. 813.12 or 813.122, or a tribal injunction, as defined in s. 813.12 (1) (e), issued by a court established by any federally recognized Wisconsin Indian tribe or band, except the Menominee Indian tribe of Wisconsin, that includes notice to the respondent that he or she is subject to the requirements and penalties under s. 941.29 and that has been filed with the circuit court under s. 806.247 (3); and whether the applicant is prohibited from possessing a firearm under s. 813.123 (5m) or 813.125 (4m); and to determine if the court has prohibited the applicant from possessing a dangerous weapon under s. 969.02 (3) (c) or 969.03 (1) (c) and if the applicant is prohibited from possessing a dangerous weapon as a condition of release under s. 969.01.
175.60(9g)(a)3. 3. As soon as practicable, the department shall do the following:
175.60(9g)(a)3.a. a. If the background check indicates sub. (3) (b), (c), (d), or (e) applies to the applicant, create a unique nonapproval number for the applicant.
175.60(9g)(a)3.b. b. If the completed background check does not indicate that sub. (3) (b), (c), (d), or (e) applies to the applicant, create a unique approval number for the applicant.
175.60(9g)(b) (b) The department shall maintain a record of all completed application forms and a record of all approval or nonapproval numbers regarding background checks under this subsection.
175.60(9r) (9r)Emergency license.
175.60(9r)(a)(a) An individual who requires an immediate license may petition the court in the county in which he or she resides for such a license. Unless the court knows that the individual is ineligible for a license under sub. (3), a court may issue an emergency license to an individual if the court determines that immediate licensure is warranted to protect the individual from death or great bodily harm, as defined in s. 939.22 (14).
175.60(9r)(b) (b) An emergency license issued under this subsection is valid for 30 days unless it is revoked under par. (bm) or it is void under par. (c).
175.60(9r)(bm) (bm) If the court determines that a holder of an emergency license issued under par. (a) is ineligible under sub. (3) for a license, the court shall revoke the emergency license.
175.60(9r)(c) (c) If the holder of an emergency license issued under par. (a) applies for a license under sub. (7) and is determined to be ineligible under sub. (3) for a license, the emergency license is void.
175.60(11) (11)Updated information.
175.60(11)(a)1.1. In this paragraph:
175.60(11)(a)1.a. a. "Clerk" means the clerk of the circuit court or, if it has enacted a law or an ordinance in conformity with s. 346.63, the clerk of the court for a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state, a city, a village, or a town.
175.60(11)(a)1.b. b. "Court automated information systems" means the systems under s. 758.19 (4).
175.60(11)(a)2. 2. The court automated information systems, or the clerk or register in probate, if the information is not contained in or cannot be transmitted by the court automated information systems, shall promptly notify the department of the name of any individual with respect to whom any of the following occurs and the specific reason for the notification:
175.60(11)(a)2.a. a. The individual is found by a court to have committed a felony or any other crime that would disqualify the individual from having a license under this section.
175.60(11)(a)2.b. b. The individual is found incompetent under s. 971.14.
175.60(11)(a)2.c. c. The individual is found not guilty of any crime by reason of mental disease or mental defect under s. 971.17.
175.60(11)(a)2.d. d. The individual is involuntarily committed for treatment under s. 51.20 or 51.45.
175.60(11)(a)2.e. e. The individual is found incompetent under ch. 54.
175.60(11)(a)2.f. f. The individual becomes subject to an injunction described in s. 941.29 (1) (f) or is ordered not to possess a firearm under s. 813.123 (5m) or 813.125 (4m).
175.60(11)(a)2.g. g. A court has prohibited the individual from possessing a dangerous weapon under s. 969.02 (3) (c) or 969.03 (1) (c).
175.60(11)(a)2.h. h. A court has ordered the individual not to possess a firearm under s. 51.20 (13) (cv) 1., 51.45 (13) (i) 1., 54.10 (3) (f) 1., or 55.12 (10) (a).
175.60(11)(a)2.i. i. The individual is on release under s. 969.01 and the individual may not possess a dangerous weapon as a condition of the release.
175.60(11)(a)3. 3. Upon receiving a notice under subd. 2., the department shall immediately determine if the individual who is the subject of the notice is a licensee, using the list maintained under sub. (12) (a).
175.60(11)(b)1.1. No later than 30 days after changing his or her address, a licensee shall inform the department of the new address. The department shall include the individual's new address in the list under sub. (12) (a).
175.60(11)(b)2. 2. Except as provided in subd. 3., for a first violation of subd. 1., the department must issue the licensee a warning.
175.60(11)(b)3. 3. If an individual is in violation of subd. 1. and his or her license has been suspended or revoked under sub. (14), the individual is subject to the penalty under sub. (17) (ac).
175.60(11)(b)4. 4. A licensee may not be charged with a violation of subd. 1. if the department learns of the violation when the licensee informs the department of the address change.
175.60(12) (12)Maintenance, use, and publication of records by the department.
175.60(12)(a)(a) The department shall maintain a computerized record listing the names and the information specified in sub. (2m) (b) of all individuals who have been issued a license under this section and all individuals issued a certification card under s. 175.49 (3). Subject to par. (b) 1. b., neither the department nor any employee of the department may store, maintain, format, sort, or access the information in any way other than by the names, dates of birth, or sex of licensees or individuals or by the identification numbers assigned to licensees under sub. (2m) (b) 6.
175.60(12)(b)1.1. A law enforcement officer may not request or be provided information under par. (a) concerning a specific individual except for one of the following purposes:
175.60(12)(b)1.a. a. To confirm that a license or certification card produced by an individual at the request of a law enforcement officer is valid.
175.60(12)(b)1.b. b. If an individual is carrying a concealed weapon and claims to hold a valid license issued under this section or a valid certification card issued under s. 175.49 (3) but does not have his or her license document or certification card, to confirm that the individual holds a valid license or certification card.
175.60(12)(b)1.c. c. To investigate whether an individual submitted an intentionally false statement under sub. (7) (b) or (15) (b) 2.
175.60(12)(b)1.d. d. To investigate whether an individual complied with sub. (14) (b) 3.
175.60(12)(b)2. 2. A person who is a law enforcement officer in a state other than Wisconsin may request and be provided information under subd. 1. a. and b.
175.60(12)(c) (c) Notwithstanding s. 19.35, the department of justice, the department of transportation, or any employee of either department may not make information obtained under this section available to the public except in the context of a prosecution for an offense in which the person's status as a licensee or holder of a certification card is relevant or through a report created under sub. (19).
175.60(12g) (12g)Providing licensee information to law enforcement agencies.
175.60(12g)(a)(a) The department shall provide information concerning a specific individual on the list maintained under sub. (12) (a) to a law enforcement agency, but only if the law enforcement agency is requesting the information for any of the following purposes:
175.60(12g)(a)1. 1. To confirm that a license or certification card produced by an individual at the request of a law enforcement officer is valid.
175.60(12g)(a)2. 2. If an individual is carrying a concealed weapon and claims to hold a valid license issued under this section or a valid certification card issued under s. 175.49 (3) but does not have his or her license document or certification card, to confirm that an individual holds a valid license or certification card.
175.60(12g)(a)3. 3. If the law enforcement agency is a Wisconsin law enforcement agency, to investigate whether an individual submitted an intentionally false statement under sub. (7) (b) or (15) (b) 2.
175.60(12g)(b)1.1. Notwithstanding s. 19.35, neither a law enforcement agency nor any of its employees may make information regarding an individual that was obtained from the department under this subsection available to the public except in the context of a prosecution for an offense in which the person's status as a licensee or holder of a certification card is relevant.
175.60(12g)(b)2. 2. Neither a law enforcement agency nor any of its employees may store or maintain information regarding an individual that was obtained from the department under this subsection based on the individual's status as a licensee or holder of a certificate card.
175.60(12g)(b)3. 3. Neither a law enforcement agency nor any of its employees may sort or access information regarding vehicle stops, investigations, civil or criminal offenses, or other activities involving the agency based on the status as licensees or holders of certification cards of any individuals involved.
175.60(13) (13)Lost or destroyed license. If a license document is lost, a licensee no longer has possession of his or her license, or a license document is destroyed, unreadable, or unusable, a licensee may submit to the department a statement requesting a replacement license document, the license document or any portions of the license document if available, and a $12 replacement fee. The department shall issue a replacement license document to the licensee within 14 days of receiving the statement and fee. If the licensee does not submit the original license document to the department, the department shall terminate the unique approval number of the original request and issue a new unique approval number for the replacement request.
175.60(14) (14)License revocation and suspension.
175.60(14)(a)(a) The department shall revoke a license issued under this section if the department determines that sub. (3) (b), (c), (e), (f), or (g) applies to the licensee.
175.60(14)(am) (am) The department shall suspend a license issued under this section if a court has prohibited the licensee from possessing a dangerous weapon under s. 969.02 (3) (c) or 969.03 (1) (c). If the individual whose license was suspended is no longer subject to the prohibition under s. 969.02 (3) (c) or 969.03 (1) (c), whichever is applicable, sub. (3) (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), or (g) does not apply to the individual, and the suspended license would not have expired under sub. (15) (a) had it not been suspended, the department shall restore the license within 5 business days of notification that the licensee is no longer subject to the prohibition.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)