941.35(1)(a) (a) "Emergency" means a situation in which property or human life are in jeopardy and the prompt summoning of aid is essential.
941.35(1)(b) (b) "Party line" means a subscriber's line telephone circuit, consisting of 2 or more main telephone stations connected therewith, each station with a distinctive ring or telephone number.
941.35(2) (2) Whoever intentionally refuses to yield or surrender the use of a party line to another person immediately upon being informed by such other person that he or she wants to report a fire or summon police, medical or other aid in case of emergency, is subject to a Class B forfeiture.
941.35(3) (3) Whoever intentionally asks for or requests the use of a party line on the pretext that an emergency exists, knowing that no emergency in fact exists, is subject to a Class B forfeiture.
941.35(4) (4) Every telephone directory printed and distributed to the general public shall contain a notice prominently printed and displayed in bold-faced type, stating in substance the conduct prohibited by this section, and to be preceded by the word "Warning". This subsection does not apply to directories distributed solely for business advertising purposes, commonly known as classified directories.
941.35 History History: 1977 c. 173; 1983 a. 189, 192.
941.36 941.36 Fraudulent tapping of electric wires or gas or water meters or pipes.
941.36(1) (1) Whoever, without permission and for the purpose of obtaining electrical current, gas or water with intent to defraud any vendor of electricity, gas or water by doing any of the following, is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor:
941.36(1)(a) (a) Connects or causes to be connected by wire or any other device with the wire, cables or conductors of any such vendor.
941.36(1)(b) (b) Connects or disconnects the meters, pipes or conduits of the vendor or in any other manner tampers or interferes with the meters, pipes or conduits, or connects with the meters, pipes or conduits by pipes, conduits or other instruments.
941.36(2) (2) The existence of any of the conditions with reference to meters, pipes, conduits or attachments, described in this section, is presumptive evidence that the person to whom gas, electricity or water is at the time being furnished by or through the meters, pipes, conduits or attachments has, with intent to defraud, created or caused to be created the conditions. The presumption does not apply to any person furnished with gas, electricity or water for less than 31 days or until there has been at least one meter reading.
941.36 History History: 1977 c. 311.
941.37 941.37 Obstructing emergency or rescue personnel.
941.37(1)(1) In this section:
941.37(1)(a) (a) "Ambulance" has the meaning specified in s. 256.01 (1).
941.37(1)(b) (b) "Authorized emergency vehicle" has the meaning specified in s. 340.01 (3).
941.37(1)(c) (c) "Emergency medical personnel" means an emergency medical technician licensed under s. 256.15, first responder certified under s. 256.15 (8), peace officer or fire fighter, or other person operating or staffing an ambulance or an authorized emergency vehicle.
941.37(2) (2) Any person who knowingly obstructs any emergency medical personnel in the performance of duties relating to an emergency or rescue is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
941.37(3) (3) Any person who intentionally interferes with any emergency medical personnel in the performance of duties relating to an emergency or rescue and who has reasonable grounds to believe that the interference may endanger another's safety is guilty of a Class I felony.
941.37(4) (4) Any person who violates sub. (3) and thereby contributes to the death of another is guilty of a Class E felony.
941.375 941.375 Throwing or discharging bodily fluids at public safety workers.
941.375(1)(1) In this section:
941.375(1)(a) (a) "Ambulance" has the meaning specified in s. 256.01 (1).
941.375(1)(b) (b) "Public safety worker" means an emergency medical technician licensed under s. 256.15, a first responder certified under s. 256.15 (8), a peace officer, a fire fighter, or a person operating or staffing an ambulance.
941.375(2) (2) Any person who throws or expels blood, semen, vomit, saliva, urine, feces, or other bodily substance at or toward a public safety worker under all of the following circumstances is guilty of a Class I felony:
941.375(2)(a) (a) The person throws or expels the blood, semen, vomit, saliva, urine, feces, or other bodily substance with the intent that it come into contact with the public safety worker.
941.375(2)(c) (c) The public safety worker does not consent to the blood, semen, vomit, saliva, urine, feces, or other bodily substance being thrown or expelled at or toward him or her.
941.375 History History: 2003 a. 190; 2007 a. 130; 2011 a. 72.
941.38 941.38 Criminal gang member solicitation and contact.
941.38(1)(1) In this section:
941.38(1)(a) (a) "Child" means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years.
941.38(1)(b) (b) "Criminal gang activity" means the commission of, attempt to commit or solicitation to commit one or more of the following crimes, or acts that would be crimes if the actor were an adult, committed for the benefit of, at the direction of or in association with any criminal gang, with the specific intent to promote, further or assist in any criminal conduct by criminal gang members:
941.38(1)(b)1. 1. Manufacture, distribution or delivery of a controlled substance or controlled substance analog, as prohibited in s. 961.41 (1).
941.38(1)(b)2. 2. First-degree intentional homicide, as prohibited in s. 940.01.
941.38(1)(b)3. 3. Second-degree intentional homicide, as prohibited in s. 940.05.
941.38(1)(b)4. 4. Battery, as prohibited in s. 940.19 or 940.195.
941.38(1)(b)5. 5. Battery, special circumstances, as prohibited in s. 940.20.
941.38(1)(b)5m. 5m. Battery or threat to witness, as prohibited in s. 940.201.
941.38(1)(b)6. 6. Mayhem, as prohibited in s. 940.21.
941.38(1)(b)7. 7. Sexual assault, as prohibited in s. 940.225.
941.38(1)(b)8. 8. False imprisonment, as prohibited in s. 940.30.
941.38(1)(b)9. 9. Taking hostages, as prohibited in s. 940.305.
941.38(1)(b)10. 10. Kidnapping, as prohibited in s. 940.31.
941.38(1)(b)11. 11. Intimidation of witnesses, as prohibited in s. 940.42 or 940.43.
941.38(1)(b)12. 12. Intimidation of victims, as prohibited in s. 940.44 or 940.45.
941.38(1)(b)13. 13. Criminal damage to property, as prohibited in s. 943.01.
941.38(1)(b)13m. 13m. Criminal damage to or threat to criminally damage the property of a witness, as prohibited in s. 943.011 or 943.017 (2m).
941.38(1)(b)14. 14. Arson of buildings or damage by explosives, as prohibited in s. 943.02.
941.38(1)(b)15. 15. Burglary, as prohibited in s. 943.10.
941.38(1)(b)16. 16. Theft, as prohibited in s. 943.20.
941.38(1)(b)17. 17. Taking, driving or operating a vehicle, or removing a part or component of a vehicle, without the owner's consent, as prohibited in s. 943.23.
941.38(1)(b)18. 18. Robbery, as prohibited in s. 943.32.
941.38(1)(b)19. 19. Sexual assault of a child, as prohibited in s. 948.02.
941.38(1)(b)20. 20. Repeated acts of sexual assault of the same child, as prohibited in s. 948.025.
941.38(1)(b)21. 21. A crime under s. 943.81, 943.82, 943.83, 943.85, 943.86, 943.87, 943.88, 943.89, or 943.90 or, if the victim is a financial institution, as defined in s. 943.80 (2), a crime under s. 943.84 (1) or (2).
941.38(1)(b)21m. 21m. Sexual assault of a child placed in substitute care under s. 948.085.
941.38(2) (2) Whoever intentionally solicits a child to participate in criminal gang activity is guilty of a Class I felony.
941.38(3) (3) Whoever intentionally violates, under all of the following circumstances, a court order to refrain from contacting a criminal gang member is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor:
941.38(3)(a) (a) The court finds that the person who is subject to the court order is a criminal gang member.
941.38(3)(b) (b) The court informs the person of the contact restriction orally and in writing.
941.38(3)(c) (c) The order specifies how long the contact restriction stays in effect.
941.38 Note NOTE: See 1993 Wis. Act 98, s. 9159, for a statement of legislative intent.
941.38 Annotation The definition in sub. (1) (b) is sufficiently specific that when incorporated into a probation condition it provides fair and adequate notice as to the expected course of conduct and provides an adequate standard of enforcement. State v. Lo, 228 Wis. 2d 531, 599 N.W.2d 659 (Ct. App. 1999), 98-2490.
941.39 941.39 Victim, witness, or co-actor contact. Whoever intentionally violates a court order issued under s. 973.049 (2) is guilty of one of the following:
941.39(1) (1) If the court order results from a conviction for a felony, a Class H felony.
941.39(2) (2) If the court order results from a conviction for a misdemeanor, a Class A misdemeanor.
941.39 History History: 2005 a. 32; 2011 a. 267.
941.40 941.40 Injury to wires by removal of building, etc.; tampering with telecommunication or electric wires.
941.40(1)(1) Except as provided under sub. (4), any person having the right so to do who intentionally removes or changes any building or other structure or any timber, standing or fallen, to which any telegraph, telecommunications, electric light, or electric power lines or wires are in any manner attached, or causes the same to be done, and consequently destroys, disturbs, or injures the wires, poles, or other property of any telegraph, telecommunications, electric light, or electric power company, including a cooperative association organized under ch. 185, transacting business in this state, without first giving the company, at its office nearest the place of injury, at least 24 hours' notice thereof, is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
941.40(2) (2) Any person who intentionally breaks down, interrupts, or removes any telegraph, telecommunications, electric light, or electric power line or wire including grounds or who destroys, disturbs, interferes with, or injures the wires, poles, or other property of any telegraph, telecommunications, electric light, or electric power company, including a cooperative association organized under ch. 185, is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
941.40(3) (3) Any person who, for any purpose, intentionally makes or causes to be made a physical electrical connection with any wire, cable, conductor, ground, equipment, facility, or other property of any telegraph, telecommunications, electric light, or electric power company, including a cooperative association organized under ch. 185, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
941.40(4) (4)
941.40(4)(a)(a) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to any person who is lawfully using a land survey marker for land surveying purposes no more than 30 inches below ground level.
941.40(4)(b) (b) Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply to a person who acts with the permission of the telegraph, telecommunications, electric light, or electric power company, including a cooperative association organized under ch. 185, that owns the wire, pole, cable, conductor, ground, equipment, facility, or other property.
941.40 History History: 1985 a. 187, 297, 332; 2011 a. 155 ss. 3 to 5, 32 to 34; Stats. 2011 s. 941.40; 2013 a. 125.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Oct. 4, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Oct. 4, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-4-14)