Date of enactment: August 16, 1995
1995 Senate Bill 7 Date of publication*: August 30, 1995
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1993-94: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
1995 WISCONSIN ACT 45
An Act to amend 943.13 (2) (a) and 943.13 (2) (b) of the statutes; relating to: trespass to land.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
45,1 Section 1. 943.13 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
943.13 (2) (a) If a sign at least 11 inches square is placed in at least 2 conspicuous places for every 40 acres to be protected. The sign must carry an appropriate notice and the name of the person giving the notice followed by the word "owner" if the person giving the notice is the holder of legal title to the land and by the word "occupant" if the person giving the notice is not the holder of legal title but is a lawful occupant of the land. None of the colors used in the sign may be blaze orange. Proof that appropriate signs as provided in this paragraph were erected or in existence upon the premises to be protected prior to the event complained of shall be prima facie proof that the premises to be protected were posted as provided in this paragraph.
45,2 Section 2. 943.13 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
943.13 (2) (b) If markings in a color other than blaze orange and at least one foot long, including in a contrasting color other than blaze orange the phrase "private land" and the name of the owner, are made in at least 2 conspicuous places for every 40 acres to be protected.
45,3 Section 3. Initial applicability.
(1)  This act first applies to notice provided on the effective date of this subsection, regardless of whether the signs were erected or the markings were made prior to the effective date of this subsection.
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