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69.23 History History: 1985 a. 315.
69.24 69.24 Penalties.
69.24(1)(1) Any person who does any of the following is guilty of a Class I felony:
69.24(1)(a) (a) Other than as authorized under s. 69.21 (2) (d), prepares or issues any paper or film which purports to be, or carries the appearance of, an original or a copy of a vital record, certified or uncertified, except as provided under this subchapter or s. 610.50 and except for any hospital which issues any written announcement of the birth of a person to the parents of the person if the announcement contains plain notice that the announcement is not for official use.
69.24(1)(am) (am) Makes available to the public in electronic format an uncertified photocopy of a vital record for an event occurring before October 1, 1907, that is issued under s. 69.21 (2) (d).
69.24(1)(b) (b) Willfully and knowingly makes any false statement in a birth or death certificate under s. 69.09, 69.10, 69.14 or 69.18, in an application for an amendment to a birth or death certificate under s. 69.11 or 69.12 or in a request for a certified copy of a birth certificate under s. 69.21.
69.24(1)(c) (c) Willfully and knowingly supplies any false information with the intent that the information be used in the preparation of a birth or death certificate or the amendment of a birth or death certificate.
69.24(1)(d) (d) Counterfeits or, without authorization, makes, alters or amends any birth or death certificate required by this subchapter or a certified copy of such certificate.
69.24(1)(e) (e) Mutilates or destroys an original birth or death certificate filed under this subchapter.
69.24(1)(f) (f) Willfully and knowingly obtains, possesses, uses, sells, furnishes or attempts to obtain, possess, use, sell or furnish to any person for any purpose of deception, any vital record or certified copy of a vital record which is counterfeited, altered or amended or false in part or in whole or which is related to the birth, death, marriage, divorce, domestic partnership, or termination of a domestic partnership of another person, whether living or dead.
69.24(1)(g) (g) Illegally possesses any vital record required under this subchapter with knowledge that the vital record has been illegally obtained.
69.24(1)(h) (h) As a public officer or public employee, furnishes or processes a birth or death certificate or a certified copy of a birth or death certificate with the knowledge or intention that the certificate or copy will be used for the purpose of deception.
69.24(2) (2) Any person who does any of the following shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than 90 days or both:
69.24(2)(a) (a) Willfully and knowingly commits any of the actions prohibited under sub. (1) in relation to a marriage document, divorce report, declaration of domestic partnership, or certificate of termination of domestic partnership.
69.24(2)(b) (b) Willfully and knowingly refuses to provide information required under this subchapter for any part of a birth certificate which is not designated as the part for statistical or medical and statistical use or for a death certificate.
69.24(2)(c) (c) Willfully and knowingly effects final disposition of a corpse without complying with s. 69.18 (3) (b).
69.24(2)(d) (d) Willfully and knowingly neglects or violates or refuses to perform any requirement under this subchapter.
69.24 Annotation A bank, its employees, and agents violate this section when copying a certified copy of a vital record for use by the Federal Reserve Bank. 78 Atty. Gen. 232.
69.30 69.30 Authorized copying of vital records.
69.30(1) (1) In this section:
69.30(1)(a) (a) "County department" means a county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, 46.23, 51.42 or 51.437.
69.30(1)(b) (b) "Financial institution" means any bank, savings bank, savings and loan association or credit union that is authorized to do business under state or federal laws relating to financial institutions.
69.30(1)(bd) (bd) " Long-term care district" has the meaning given in s. 46.2805 (7r).
69.30(1)(bm) (bm) "Service office" has the meaning given in s. 45.04 (1) (b).
69.30(1)(c) (c) "State agency" has the meaning given in s. 20.001 (1).
69.30(1)(d) (d) "Wisconsin works agency" has the meaning given in s. 49.001 (9).
69.30(2) (2) A financial institution, state agency, county department, Wisconsin works agency, service office or long-term care district or an employee of a financial institution, state agency, county department, Wisconsin works agency, service office or long-term care district is not subject to s. 69.24 (1) (a) for copying a certified copy of a vital record for use by the financial institution, state agency, county department, Wisconsin works agency, service office or long-term care district, including use under s. 45.04 (5), if the copy is marked "FOR ADMINISTRATIVE USE".
subch. II of ch. 69 SUBCHAPTER II
GENERAL STATISTICS
69.60 69.60 Taxes and bonds. The clerk of each town, city, and village shall annually, at the time required by law to deliver the tax roll to the town, city, or village treasurer, make and transmit to the county treasurer, on forms furnished by the department of revenue, a statement showing the total amount of all taxes levied by the town, city, or village for the current year.
69.60 History History: 1971 c. 154; 1975 c. 295, 421; Stats. 1975 s. 69.60; 1991 a. 39; 2001 a. 107.
69.61 69.61 Annual statement of taxes.
69.61(1) (1) Annually, on or before the 3rd Monday of December, each city, village, and town clerk shall make and file with the department of revenue a statement in detail of all taxes levied in the clerk's city, village, or town during the year. Any clerk who fails to make the statement required under this section within the required time shall be liable to the city, village, or town for all damages caused by the delinquency.
69.61(2) (2) The department of revenue shall prepare and furnish to each county clerk forms and instructions for the statement required under this section. The clerk of each county shall, immediately upon receipt of the forms and instructions from the department of revenue distribute the forms and instructions to the clerk of each city, village, and town in the county, at the county's expense.
69.61 History History: 1975 c. 295 ss. 3, 9; 1975 c. 421; Stats. 1975 s. 69.61; 2001 a. 107.
69.62 69.62 Returns to department of revenue.
69.62(1) (1) Annually, on or before November 30, each county clerk shall make and transmit to the department of revenue a statement in detail of all county taxes levied on taxable property in the county during the preceding year, and the purposes for which the taxes were levied and expended. Any county clerk failing to make the statement required under this section within the required time, shall be liable to the county for all damages caused by the delinquency.
69.62(2) (2) The department of revenue shall prepare and furnish to the clerk of each county forms and instructions for the statement required under this section.
69.62 History History: 1971 c. 65; 1975 c. 295 ss. 3, 9; 1975 c. 421; Stats. 1975 s. 69.62; 1977 c. 29 s. 1647 (21); 1983 a. 275; 2001 a. 107.
69.63 69.63 Department of revenue, duties. It shall be the duty of the department of revenue to collect from time to time statistics of recorded sales of real estate in each county and of the assessed valuation of the lands included in such sales. In collecting such statistics, sales appearing to be made for a nominal consideration or as to which the true consideration is not stated and cannot be readily ascertained, and those in which the description of lands does not substantially correspond or cannot be identified with descriptions upon the assessment roll, shall be omitted; and the department may also exclude from such statistics any other sales where for any reason the data appear to be unreliable or not serviceable.
69.63 History History: 1975 c. 295; Stats. 1975 s. 69.63.
69.64 69.64 Realty statistics; items. The data to be collected as provided by s. 69.63 shall include:
69.64(1) (1) The date of each instrument of conveyance or sale.
69.64(2) (2) The date, volume and page of the record thereof.
69.64(3) (3) A brief description of the lands conveyed or sold.
69.64(4) (4) The number of acres, where the lands are unplatted.
69.64(5) (5) The consideration recited in such instrument.
69.64(6) (6) The assessed valuation next previous or nearest to the date of such instrument.
69.64(7) (7) Such other facts as the department may deem material.
69.64 History History: 1975 c. 295 ss. 3, 9; Stats. 1975 s. 69.64.
69.65 69.65 Statistics compiled, use of; county clerk's duties. The statistics for each calendar year shall be compiled by assessment districts and by counties in tabular form, and the compilations shall be filed and carefully preserved in the department of revenue for use in the performance of its duties. An abstract or copy of the compilations of so much as is used by the department in arriving at the true value for each county shall be furnished to the county clerk of such county in each subsequent year as soon as practicable after the compilations are completed for the year. The county clerk shall submit the abstract or copy to the county board at its next annual meeting.
69.65 History History: 1975 c. 295; Stats. 1975 s. 69.65; 1977 c. 29.
69.66 69.66 Agricultural statistics. The department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection may collect statistics in relation to principal farm products and agricultural resources as may be necessary through the use of mail surveys and other appropriate means.
69.66 History History: 1975 c. 295; Stats. 1975 s. 69.66; 1977 c. 29 ss. 1647 (8), 1650m (4); 1981 c. 166.
69.67 69.67 Returns may be sent for; expense. If any town, city or village clerk fails or neglects to transmit to the county treasurer the statement required by s. 69.60 for 10 days after the time required by law to transmit or make the same, the county treasurer shall in either case send a messenger to such clerk who has so failed or neglected to procure the same, and such messenger shall be entitled to receive $3 per day and 10 cents per mile for each mile necessarily traveled in the discharge of duty, to be paid out of the county treasury on the order of the chairperson of the county board and county treasurer. The amount so paid shall be charged to the proper town, city or village and added to and collected with the next county tax apportioned thereto. The county treasurer shall, immediately after having sent any such messenger, notify the treasurer of the proper town, city or village of the amount of expense so incurred, and the treasurer shall deduct that amount from the compensation of the delinquent clerk.
69.67 History History: 1975 c. 295 ss. 3, 9; 1975 c. 421; Stats. 1975 s. 69.67; 1981 c. 166; 1983 a. 192 s. 303 (2); 1991 a. 39.
69.68 69.68 Statement of indebtedness to secretary of state. Each county, city, village, town, technical college district and school district clerk shall, whenever required by the secretary of state, furnish a full and complete statement showing the bonded and all other indebtedness of the respective county, city, village, town, technical college district or school district, the purposes for which the same was incurred and all accrued interest, if any, remaining unpaid.
69.68 History History: 1971 c. 154; 1975 c. 295, 421; Stats. 1975 s. 69.68; 1993 a. 399.
69.69 69.69 Neglect of duty. Every clerk of any town, city, village or school district, every technical college district board secretary and every assessor who fails or neglects to perform any duty required by this subchapter shall, for every such neglect or failure, forfeit not less than $20 nor more than $50, and it is the duty of the county clerk to cause every such forfeiture to be prosecuted for. Every county clerk and register of deeds who fails or neglects to perform any duty required by this subchapter shall, for every such neglect or failure, forfeit not less than $25 nor more than $100; and it is the duty of the department with which such returns are required to be filed to cause every such forfeiture to be prosecuted for.
69.69 History History: 1971 c. 154; 1975 c. 295 ss. 3, 8; 1975 c. 421; Stats. 1975 s. 69.69; 1993 a. 399.
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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)