(6) Exemption from fee for municipalities. Subsections (2) (b)
do not apply with respect to municipalities, as defined under s. 345.05 (1) (c)
See also ch. NR 150
, Wis. adm. code.
Construction and service contracts. 23.41(1)(a)
"Construction work" includes all labor and materials used in the erection, installation, alteration, repair, moving, conversion, demolition or removal of any building, structure or facility, or any equipment attached to a building, structure or facility.
"Environmental consultant services" includes services provided by environmental scientists, engineers and other experts.
The department may contract for construction work related to hazardous substance spill response under s. 292.11
or environmental repair under s. 292.31
or for engineering services or environmental consultant services in connection with such construction work.
The department may contract for environmental consultant services to assist in the preparation of an environmental impact statement or to provide preapplication services under s. 23.40
Each contract entered into under this section shall be signed by the secretary or the secretary's designee on behalf of the state.
Each contract for construction work entered into by the department under this section shall be awarded on the basis of bids or competitive sealed proposals in accordance with procedures established by the department. Each contract for construction work shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder or the person submitting the most advantageous competitive sealed proposal as determined by the department. If the bid of the lowest responsible bidder or the proposal of the person submitting the most advantageous competitive sealed proposal is determined by the department to be in excess of the estimated reasonable value of the work or not in the public interest, the department may reject all bids or competitive sealed proposals. Every such contract is exempted from ss. 16.70
, and 16.89
, but ss. 16.528
, and 16.765
apply to the contract. Every such contract involving an expenditure of more than $60,000 is not valid until the contract is approved by the governor.
If the governor or the governor's designee determines that it is in the best interest of this state, he or she may waive the requirement under sub. (5)
for bids or competitive sealed proposals under any of the following circumstances:
In an emergency involving the public health, welfare or safety or the environment.
The department desires to use innovative or patented technology that is available from only one source and that in the judgment of the department would provide the best practicable hazardous substance spill response under s. 292.11
or environmental repair under s. 292.31
The department shall attempt to ensure that at least 5% of the total amount expended under this section in each fiscal year is paid to minority businesses, as defined in s. 16.75 (3m) (a) 4.
Environmental consulting costs for federal licensing of power projects. 23.42(1)
In this section:
"Applicant" means any person who files an application or submits a notification of intent under 16 USC 808
(b) with the commission.
"Commission" means the federal energy regulatory commission.
"Date of filing" means the date an applicant submits a notification of intent or the date an applicant files an application, whichever is earlier.
In order to carry out its consulting role to the commission under 16 USC 800
and the federal regulations promulgated under those sections, the department may charge fees to applicants for reviewing and evaluating applications and notifications of intent under 16 USC 808
If the department charges fees under this section:
The department shall charge fees only for the time it expends reviewing and evaluating an application or a notification of intent from the date of filing until the commission makes a determination whether or not to issue the license.
The department shall determine the fee for each applicant by calculating the applicant's proportionate share of the costs incurred by the state in a fiscal year in reviewing or evaluating applications or notifications of intent under this section. The department shall calculate the proportionate share for an applicant by dividing the amount of horsepower, as authorized by the commission, of the applicant's power project by the total amount of horsepower, as authorized by the commission, of all power projects being reviewed or evaluated under this section during the fiscal year.
The department may collect fees on a quarterly basis.
The department shall deduct any amount it receives as reimbursement under 16 USC 823a
for reviewing and evaluating an application or notification of intent from the fee it charges an applicant for reviewing that application or notification of intent.
(4) Limitation on charging of fees.
Notwithstanding subs. (2)
and (3) (a)
, the department may not charge any fees under this section after October 1, 1995, for reviewing and evaluating applications or notifications of intent.
(5) Use of fees.
The department may not expend the fees it collects under this section except for the costs that are consistent with and that are necessary for reviewing and evaluating applications and notifications of intent under 16 USC 800
This section is unconstitutional. Federal law preempts its application. Wisconsin Valley Improvement Co. v. Meyer, 910 F. Supp. 1375
Environmental education. 23.425(1)
The department shall seek the advice of the environmental education board on the development of environmental education programs.
The department may charge the participants in a departmental environmental education program fees to cover the costs of the program. The amount charged may not exceed the costs of conducting the program.
The fees collected by the department under par. (a)
for the use of the MacKenzie environmental center shall be deposited in the general fund and credited to the appropriation under s. 20.370 (9) (gb)
History: 1989 a. 299
; 1995 a. 27
; 1997 a. 27
; Stats. 1997 s. 23.425.
See also s. NR 1.70
, Wis. adm. code.
Nondisclosure of certain personal information. 23.45(1)(a)
"Approval" means any approval issued by the department or its agents through an automated system established by the department for the issuance of approvals under s. 29.024
or the issuance of vehicle admission receipts under s. 27.01 (7m) (d)
"List" means a computer generated list compiled or maintained by the department from information provided to the department by individuals who have applied for an approval or for registration and that contains the personal identifiers of 10 or more of those individuals.
"Personal identifier" means a name, social security number, telephone number, street address, post-office box number or 9-digit extended zip code.
"Registration" means any registration documentation, as defined in s. 23.33 (1) (jn)
or s. 350.01 (10t)
, or certification or registration documentation, as defined in s. 30.50 (3b)
, issued by the department or its agents.
If a form that the department or its agents require an individual to complete in order to obtain an approval or a registration requires the individual to provide any of the individual's personal identifiers, the form shall include a place for the individual to declare that the individual's personal identifiers obtained by the department or its agents from the information on the form may not be disclosed on a list that the department furnishes to another person.
If the department or its agents require an individual to provide, by telephone or other electronic means, any of the individual's personal identifiers in order to obtain an approval or a registration from the department, the department or its agents shall ask the individual at the time that the individual provides the information if the individual wants to declare that the individual's personal identifiers obtained by telephone or other electronic means may not be disclosed on a list that the department furnishes to another person.
The department shall provide to an individual upon request a form that includes a place for the individual to declare that the individual's personal identifiers obtained by the department or its agents may not be disclosed on a list that the department furnishes to another person.
The department may not disclose on any list that it furnishes to another person a personal identifier of any individual who has made a declaration under sub. (2)
(b) Paragraph (a)
does not apply to a list that the department furnishes to another state agency, a law enforcement agency or a federal governmental agency. A state agency that receives a list from the department containing a personal identifier of any individual who has made a declaration under sub. (2)
may not disclose the personal identifier to any person other than a state agency, a law enforcement agency or a federal governmental agency.
History: 1999 a. 88
; 2001 a. 16
Credit card use charges.
The department shall certify to the secretary of administration the amount of charges associated with the use of credit cards that is assessed to the department on deposits accepted under s. 23.66 (1m)
by conservation wardens, and the secretary of administration shall pay the charges from moneys received under s. 59.25 (3) (j)
that are reserved for payment of the charges under s. 20.907 (5) (e) 12e.
Procedure in forfeiture actions. 23.50(1)
The procedure in ss. 23.50
applies to all actions in circuit court to recover forfeitures, plus costs, fees, and surcharges imposed under ch. 814
, for violations of ss. 77.09
, 167.10 (3)
, 167.31 (2)
, 281.48 (2)
, 285.57 (2)
, 285.59 (2)
, (3) (c)
and 299.64 (2)
, subch. VI of ch. 77
, this chapter, and chs. 26
, ch. 169
, and ch. 350
, and any administrative rules promulgated thereunder, violations specified under s. 280.98 (2)
, violations of ch. 951
if the animal involved is a captive wild animal, violations of rules of the Kickapoo reserve management board under s. 41.41 (7) (k)
, violations to which s. 299.85 (7) (a) 2.
applies, or violations of local ordinances enacted by any local authority in accordance with s. 23.33 (11) (am)
All actions to recover these forfeitures and costs, fees, and surcharges imposed under ch. 814
are civil actions in the name of the state of Wisconsin, shall be heard in the circuit court for the county where the offense occurred, and shall be recovered under the procedure set forth in ss. 23.50
All actions in municipal court to recover forfeitures, plus costs, fees, and surcharges imposed under ch. 814
, for violations of local ordinances enacted by any local authority in accordance with s. 23.33 (11) (am)
shall utilize the procedure in ch. 800
. The actions shall be brought before the municipal court having jurisdiction. Provisions relating to citations, arrests, questioning, releases, searches, deposits, and stipulations of no contest in ss. 23.51 (1m)
, and (8)
, and 23.67
shall apply to violations of such ordinances.
Where a fine or imprisonment, or both, is imposed by a statute enumerated in sub. (1)
, the procedure in ch. 968
History: 1975 c. 365
; 1977 c. 29
; 1977 c. 449
; 1979 c. 32
s. 92 (17)
; 1979 c. 34
, 2102 (39) (f)
; 1981 c. 390
; 1985 a 36; 1987 a. 27
; 1987 a. 200
; 1989 a. 79
; 1991 a. 39
; 1993 a. 16
; 1995 a. 27
; 1997 a. 35
; 1999 a. 9
; 2001 a. 56
; 2003 a. 139
; 2005 a. 360
Words and phrases defined.
In ss. 23.50
the following words and phrases have the designated meanings unless a different meaning is expressly provided or the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
"Citation" means a pleading of essential facts and applicable law coupled with a demand for judgment, which notifies the person cited of a violation of a statute or rule enumerated in s. 23.50 (1)
or of a violation of a local ordinance, and requests the person to appear in court. Part of the citation is a complaint.
"Complaint" means the pleading of essential facts and applicable law coupled with a demand for judgment.
"Corporation" includes a limited liability company.
"Enforcing officer" means a peace officer as defined in s. 939.22 (22)
, but not including a commission warden, as defined in s. 939.22 (5)
, or means a person who has authority to act pursuant to a specific statute.
"Summons" means an order to appear in court at a particular time and place. It accompanies the delivery of a complaint but not a citation.
"Violation" means conduct which is prohibited by state law or municipal ordinance and punishable by a forfeiture.
Two forms of action.
Actions under this chapter may be commenced by a citation, or by a complaint and summons.
History: 1975 c. 365
Use of citation. 23.53(1)(1)
The citation created under this section shall, in all actions to recover forfeitures, plus costs, fees, and surcharges imposed under ch. 814
, for violations of those statutes enumerated in s. 23.50 (1)
, any administrative rules promulgated thereunder, and any rule of the Kickapoo reserve management board under s. 41.41 (7) (k)
be used by any law enforcement officer with authority to enforce those laws, except that the uniform traffic citation created under s. 345.11
may be used by a traffic officer employed under s. 110.07
in enforcing s. 167.31
or by an officer of a law enforcement agency of a municipality or county or a traffic officer employed under s. 110.07
in enforcing s. 287.81
. In accordance with s. 345.11 (1m)
, the citation shall not be used for violations of ch. 350
relating to highway use. The citation may be used for violations of local ordinances enacted by any local authority in accordance with s. 23.33 (11) (am)
Notwithstanding any other provision of the statutes, the use of the citation by any enforcing officer in connection with a violation is adequate process to give the appropriate court jurisdiction over the person upon the filing with such court of the citation.
After issuing a citation to an Indian fisherman, the state must prove at the pre-trial hearing that enforcement against the Indian fishermen is reasonable and necessary. State v. Peterson, 98 Wis. 2d 487
, 297 N.W.2d 52
(Ct. App. 1980).
Citation form. 23.54(1)(1)
The citation shall contain a complaint, a case history and a report of court action on the case.
It must appear on the face of the citation that there is probable cause to believe that a violation has been committed and that the defendant has committed that violation.
The citation form shall provide for the following:
The name, address, social security number and date of birth of the defendant.
The department permit or license number of the defendant, if applicable.
The name and department of the issuing officer.
The violation alleged, the time and place of occurrence, a statement that the defendant committed the violation, the statute, administrative rule or ordinance violated and a designation of the violation in language which can be readily understood by a person making a reasonable effort to do so.
The maximum forfeiture, plus costs, fees, and surcharges imposed under ch. 814
, for which the defendant might be found liable.
A date, time and place for the court appearance, and a notice to appear.
Provisions for deposit and stipulation in lieu of a court appearance.
Notice that the defendant may make a deposit and thereby obtain release if an arrest has been made.