95.50(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
95.50(1)(a) (a) “Carcass" means the dead body, or any part of the dead body, of a livestock animal or other domestic animal.
95.50(1)(b) (b) Notwithstanding s. 95.001 (2), “contagious or infectious disease" means a disease that is spread by contact, bodily secretions, or fomites or that is caused by a pathogenic agent.
95.50(1)(c) (c) “Diseased carcass" means the carcass of a livestock animal or other domestic animal if the animal was any of the following at the time of death:
95.50(1)(c)1. 1. Infected with a contagious or infectious disease.
95.50(1)(c)2. 2. Potentially infected with a contagious or infectious disease, based on known exposure to a contagious or infectious disease.
95.50(1)(c)3. 3. Reasonably suspected of being infected with a contagious or infectious disease, based on symptoms or testing.
95.50(1)(d) (d) “Fomite" means an inanimate object or a substance that transfers infectious organisms from one animal to another.
95.50(2) (2)Carcass transportation and disposal prohibitions. No person may do any of the following, either directly or through an employee or agent:
95.50(2)(a) (a) Transport or dispose of a carcass that the person knows or reasonably should know to be a diseased carcass in a manner that creates a significant and foreseeable risk of transmitting disease to humans or animals.
95.50(2)(b) (b) Dispose of a carcass in the waters of the state. This paragraph does not prohibit the use of farm-raised fish as bait.
95.50(3) (3)Timely disposition of carcasses. No person who owns or controls a carcass, or who owns or controls the land on which a carcass is located, may leave the carcass exposed to access by dogs or wild animals for more than 24 hours during the months of April to November or for more than 48 hours during the months of December to March if the person knows or reasonably should know that the carcass is exposed.
95.50(4) (4)Regulation of carcass transportation and disposal. The department may, by rule or order, regulate the transportation and disposal of carcasses to prevent and control contagious and infectious diseases.
95.50 History History: 2009 a. 42.
95.51 95.51 Livestock premises registration.
95.51(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “livestock" means bovine animals, equine animals, goats, poultry, sheep, swine, farm-raised deer, and any other kind of animal that the department identifies by rule for the purposes of this section.
95.51(2) (2)Registration.
95.51(2)(a) (a) Except as provided under sub. (3m), no person may do any of the following at a location in this state unless that person registers that location with the department:
95.51(2)(a)1. 1. Keep any bovine animals, equine animals, goats, sheep, swine, poultry, or farm-raised deer.
95.51(2)(a)2. 2. Keep any other kind of livestock that the department identifies by rule.
95.51(2)(b) (b) A person shall register under par. (a) on a form provided by the department and shall provide all of the following information:
95.51(2)(b)1. 1. The registrant's legal name and any trade names under which the registrant keeps livestock in this state.
95.51(2)(b)2. 2. The registrant's business address.
95.51(2)(b)3. 3. The address of each location at which the registrant keeps livestock in this state.
95.51(2)(b)4. 4. The type of livestock kept at each location under subd. 3. and the type of livestock operation, using standards and guidelines from the national animal identification plan developed by the animal and plant health inspection service of the federal department of agriculture, to the extent practicable.
95.51(3) (3)Coordination. A person to whom sub. (2) applies may comply with sub. (2) as part of the registration process under s. 95.55 or 95.68 or the licensing process under s. 97.22.
95.51(3m) (3m)Exemptions. The department may promulgate rules specifying exemptions from sub. (2), including exemptions based on the number or type of livestock kept by a person or on the type of locations where a person keeps livestock.
95.51(4) (4)Premises code.
95.51(4)(a) (a) The department shall assign a unique identification code to each location registered under sub. (2) (a). The department shall use a uniform system to assign codes that is reasonably designed to facilitate animal health and disease control, interstate consistency, and interstate commerce. The department shall use a system that complies with any applicable standards established by the animal and plant health inspection service of the federal department of agriculture. The department shall use premises codes that are federally allocated for premises in this state.
95.51(4)(b) (b) The department shall establish and maintain an electronic data base related to livestock premises in this state. The department shall include in the data base the premises code assigned to each location under par. (a) and the registration information under this section that is associated with that premises code. The department may include in the data base global positioning system coordinates and other information that the department considers appropriate.
95.51(5) (5)Confidentiality.
95.51(5)(a) (a) Information that a person is required to provide to the department under sub. (2) and information that a person is required to provide to the department to request an exemption under sub. (3m) is not subject to public inspection under s. 19.35. Except as provided in pars. (b) and (c), the department may not disclose information provided under sub. (2) or provided to request an exemption under sub. (3m) to any other person or agency.
95.51(5)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to information that a person is required to provide to the department under other laws.
95.51(5)(c) (c) The department may disclose information that a registrant provides under sub. (2) to any of the following:
95.51(5)(c)1. 1. A person to whom the registrant authorizes disclosure.
95.51(5)(c)2. 2. The animal and plant health inspection service of the federal department of agriculture, if the animal and plant health inspection service agrees not to disclose the information except in situations in which the department is authorized to disclose the information under subd. 1. or 4.
95.51(5)(c)3. 3. Any agent of the department under sub. (8).
95.51(5)(c)4. 4. Another person or agency if the department believes that the release is necessary to prevent or control disease or to protect public health, safety, or welfare. The department may disclose information under this subdivision subject to any confidentiality requirements that the department determines are appropriate under the circumstances.
95.51(5)(d) (d) Any agent of the department under sub. (8) may not disclose information provided under sub. (2) except to a person to whom the registrant or the department authorizes disclosure.
95.51(6) (6)Funding. The department shall seek federal funding for the administration of this section.
95.51(7) (7)Rules. The department may promulgate rules for the administration of this section. The department shall promulgate rules to govern the release of aggregate information under this section by the department.
95.51(8) (8)Contract agent. The department may contract with an agent to administer the registration program under this section on behalf of the department. The department may not authorize an agent to release aggregate information under this section.
95.51 History History: 2003 a. 229; 2011 a. 263.
95.51 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. ATCP 17, Wis. adm. code.
95.55 95.55 Farm-raised deer.
95.55(1)(1)Registration.
95.55(1)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b) and s. 169.04 (5m), no person may keep farm-raised deer unless the person is registered with the department under this section.
95.55(1)(b)1.1. Establishments licensed under s. 97.42 may keep live farm-raised deer for slaughtering purposes for up to 72 hours without being registered under this section.
95.55(1)(b)2. 2. The department may promulgate rules to exempt groups of persons or species of farm-raised deer from the registration requirement under this section.
95.55(1)(c) (c) The department shall register a person to keep farm-raised deer in a fenced area that is located in this state and another state without having the entire area in this state enclosed with a fence if all of the following apply:
95.55(1)(c)1. 1. The person is keeping farm-raised deer in the fenced area on June 2, 2006.
95.55(1)(c)2. 2. The fenced area located in this state complies with the applicable fencing requirements under ss. 90.20 and 90.21, or the fencing requirements of the adjoining state, whichever are more stringent, as determined by the department of natural resources.
95.55(1)(c)3. 3. The person complies with all of the rules promulgated under this section for the prevention of disease in farm-raised deer or all such laws of the adjoining state, whichever are more stringent, as determined by the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
95.55(1)(c)4. 4. The person has the carcass of each farm-raised deer that dies, in either state, inside the fenced area, from being harvested or from natural causes tested for chronic wasting disease and has the test results submitted to the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection and to the department of natural resources.
95.55(1)(c)5. 5. The person notifies the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection and the department of natural resources of the escape of any deer from the portion of the fenced area that is located in this state immediately upon discovering the escape.
95.55(1)(c)6. 6. The person does not release into this state any deer from the fenced area.
95.55(2) (2)Application. A person shall register under this section using a form provided by the department. The form shall be accompanied by the applicable fees specified under sub. (3). Upon registration, the department shall issue the person a registration certificate.
95.55(3) (3)Registration fee; reinspection fee.
95.55(3)(a)(a) The department shall, by rule, specify the fee for registration under this section. The department may not require an individual who is eligible for the veterans fee waiver program under s. 45.44 to pay a fee for registration under this section.
95.55(3)(b)1.1. If the department reinspects the premises where farm-raised deer are kept because the department has found a violation of this chapter or rules promulgated under this chapter, the department shall charge the person registered under this section the reinspection fee specified under subd. 2.
95.55(3)(b)2. 2. The department shall specify the reinspection fee to be charged under subd. 1. by rule. The reinspection fee may not exceed the reasonable costs to reinspect the premises. The department may specify different reinspection fees for different premises.
95.55(3)(b)3. 3. A reinspection fee under this paragraph is payable when the reinspection is completed, and is due upon written demand from the department. The department may issue a demand for payment when it issues a registration renewal application form to the person registered to keep farm-raised deer under this section.
95.55(3c) (3c)Transfers.
95.55(3c)(a) (a) No person may transfer a registration certificate issued under this section or an ownership interest in a farm registered under this section except as provided in par. (b).
95.55(3c)(b) (b) An individual may transfer his or her registration certificate or his or her ownership interest in a farm registered under this section to a member of his or her immediate family.
95.55(3m) (3m)Authorization. A person who is registered under this section may do any of the following:
95.55(3m)(a) (a) Possess, propagate, purchase, sell, hunt, kill, and exhibit farm-raised deer.
95.55(3m)(b) (b) Hunt or sell or offer to sell the opportunity to hunt farm-raised deer that the person owns.
95.55(4) (4)Animal handling facilities. A person required to register under this section shall provide animal handling facilities to ensure the safety of farm-raised deer during handling and of the persons handling the farm-raised deer.
95.55(5) (5)Hunting.
95.55(5)(a) (a) A person hunting farm-raised deer is exempt from having any hunting approval issued under ch. 29 and is exempt from any closed season restrictions or bag limits established by the department of natural resources. In order to regulate the hunting of farm-raised deer, the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection may promulgate rules to establish tagging requirements or other methods for identifying dead farm-raised deer that have been legally hunted or killed and to impose other conditions or requirements regulating the hunting of farm-raised deer. Section 29.314 applies to the hunting of farm-raised deer.
95.55(5)(b) (b) No owner of farm-raised deer may sell, or offer to sell, the opportunity to hunt farm-raised deer unless the farm-raised deer to be hunted are confined in an area of 80 contiguous acres or more, except as provided in pars. (bg) and (br).
95.55(5)(bg) (bg) The area required under par. (b) may be less than 80 contiguous acres if all of the following applies:
95.55(5)(bg)1. 1. The owner subject to par. (b) had a license for a deer farm issued under s. 29.871, 1999 stats., that was in effect on December 31, 2002, and that authorized persons other than the licensee or the licensee's employees to hunt deer.
95.55(5)(bg)2. 2. The owner was in compliance with the requirement to register with the department under this section beginning on January 1, 2003, and has been registered continuously since that date.
95.55(5)(bg)3. 3. The deer are confined in an area that is not less than the acreage subject to the deer farm license on December 31, 2002.
95.55(5)(bg)4. 4. Before January 1, 2003, the owner offered for sale the opportunity to hunt as authorized under the license.
95.55(5)(bg)5. 5. The owner submits to the department evidence that demonstrates that the owner meets the requirements of this paragraph, and the department verifies the evidence.
95.55(5)(bk) (bk) The evidence required under par. (bg) 5. that relates to par. (bg) 4. may include any of the following:
95.55(5)(bk)1. 1. A copy of the notice given by the owner to the department of natural resources before the taking of deer, as required under s. 29.871 (7), 1999 stats.
95.55(5)(bk)2. 2. The acknowledgement by the department of natural resources of the notice submitted by the owner before the taking of deer, as required under s. 29.871 (7), 1999 stats.
95.55(5)(bk)3. 3. An annual report submitted by the owner to the department of natural resources under s. 29.871 (12), 1999 stats.
95.55(5)(bk)4. 4. State or federal income tax records or sales tax records.
95.55(5)(bk)5. 5. A conditional use permit or other regulation imposed by a political subdivision.
95.55(5)(bk)6. 6. Receipts or other business records.
95.55(5)(bk)7. 7. Brochures, advertisements, Internet sites, or other promotional information.
95.55(5)(bm) (bm) An owner who wishes to demonstrate compliance with par. (bg) shall make application to the department no later than November 1, 2006.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 17 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on August 13, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 13, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-13-19)