Date of enactment: November 22, 1995
1995 Senate Bill 356 Date of publication*: December 7, 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 79
An Act to repeal 29.092 (9) (hg), 29.092 (9) (hr), 29.093 (9) (gm), 29.093 (9) (gr), 29.58, 29.581, 95.25 (5m) and 97.42 (1) (cm); to renumber 95.001 (1) (a); to renumber and amend 93.07 (10); to amend 20.115 (2) (ha), 29.02 (3m), 29.03 (8), 29.05 (5), 29.05 (6), 29.05 (6m), 29.05 (8) (b), 29.06 (1), 29.06 (2), 29.06 (3), 29.40 (6), 29.42 (4), 29.425 (4m), 29.427 (6), 29.43 (5) (b), 29.44 (3), 29.45 (6), 29.48 (1m), 29.49 (1) (a) (intro.), 29.574 (1m), 29.578 (1m), 29.583 (1), 29.583 (2), 29.585 (2) (a), 29.59 (1) (f), 29.598 (1), 29.645, 29.99 (15), 95.25 (1) and (2), 95.30, 95.31 (3), 95.33, 95.40 (title) and (1), 95.41 (2), 95.42, 95.68 (1) (d), 95.80 (1) (b), 97.42 (1) (a), 97.42 (3) (em), 97.42 (4) (em), 97.42 (5) (b), 97.44 (3), 174.001 (3), 895.57 (3) and 943.75 (3); and to create 29.01 (2r), 29.49 (3), 29.55 (2m), 29.586 (4), 90.20, 93.07 (10) (a), 95.001 (1) (a), 95.25 (2m), 95.25 (4m), 95.55 and 97.42 (1) (dm) of the statutes; relating to: the exemption of certain farm-raised deer and venison from regulation by the department of natural resources, fencing of farm-raised deer, liability for damages caused by dogs, licensing of establishments that slaughter certain deer, the duties and authority of the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection concerning domestic animals, animal health and farm-raised deer, granting rule-making authority and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
79,1 Section 1. 20.115 (2) (ha) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.115 (2) (ha) Inspection, testing and enforcement. All moneys received under ss. 93.06 (1f) and (1g), 95.55, 95.68, 95.69, 95.71 and 95.715, to be used for animal health inspection and testing and for enforcement of animal health laws.
79,2 Section 2. 29.01 (2r) of the statutes is created to read:
29.01 (2r) "Farm-raised deer" has the meaning given in s. 95.001 (1) (a).
79,3 Section 3. 29.02 (3m) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.02 (3m) This section does not permit the seizure by the department, or prohibit the possession or sale, of commercially raised farm-raised deer, as defined in s. 95.25 (5m), that are kept in compliance with this chapter.
79,4 Section 4. 29.03 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.03 (8) Any dog found running deer, except farm-raised deer, at any time, or used in violation of this chapter.
79,5 Section 5. 29.05 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.05 (5) Opening packages. The department and its wardens may examine and open any package in the possession of a common carrier which they have probable cause to believe contains contraband wild animals in violation of this chapter, or carcasses or parts thereof, or is falsely labeled in violation of this chapter; and every such common carrier, and every agent, servant, or employe thereof, shall permit any such officer to examine and open any such package. Any package so opened shall be restored to its original condition.
79,6 Section 6. 29.05 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.05 (6) Access to storage places. They For purposes of enforcing this chapter, the department and its wardens shall be permitted by the owner or occupant of any cold storage warehouse or building used for the storage or retention of wild animals, or carcasses or parts thereof, to enter and examine said premises subject to ss. 66.122 and 66.123; and the owner or occupant, or the agent, servant, or employe of the owner, shall deliver to any such officer any wild animal, or carcass or part thereof, in his or her possession during the closed season therefor, whether taken within or without the state.
79,7 Section 7. 29.05 (6m) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.05 (6m) Access to private land. Agents of For purposes of this chapter, the department may, after making reasonable efforts to notify the owner or occupant, enter upon private lands to retrieve, diagnose or otherwise determine if there are dead or diseased wild animals upon those lands, and take actions reasonably necessary to prevent the spread of contagious disease in the wild animals.
79,8 Section 8. 29.05 (8) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.05 (8) (b) Any perishable property seized by the department or its wardens may be sold at the highest available price, and the proceeds of the sale turned into court to await disposition of the proceeds as the court directs. A conservation warden or other officers charged with the enforcement of the laws dealing with the conservation of the natural resources of the state may kill a dog found running, injuring, causing injury to, or killing any deer, other than farm-raised deer, or destroying game birds, their eggs or nests, if immediate action is necessary to protect the deer or game birds, their nests or eggs, from injury or death.
79,9 Section 9. 29.06 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.06 (1) All confiscated wild animals, or carcasses or parts thereof, that are confiscated by the department and all confiscated apparatus, appliances, equipment, vehicles or devices shall, if not destroyed as authorized by law, be sold at the highest price obtainable, by the department or its wardens, or by an agent on commission under the written authority and supervision of the department. The net proceeds of such the sales, after deducting the expense of seizure and sale and any such commissions, shall be promptly remitted by the warden by whom or under whose authority and supervision the sales are made, to the department; the remittance to be accompanied by a complete and certified report of such the sales, supported by proper vouchers covering all deductions made for expenses and commissions, to be filed with the department. Of the remittance from such the sales of confiscated apparatus, appliances, equipment, vehicles or devices, 18% shall be paid into the conservation fund to reimburse it for expenses incurred in seizure and sale, and the remaining 82% shall be paid into the common school fund. In the case of the proceeds from the sale of a confiscated motor vehicle if the holder of a security interest perfected by filing with such the motor vehicle as security, satisfies (and the burden of proof shall be upon the holder of a security interest) proves to the court, or after judgment of confiscation, to the department, that the violation that led to such the confiscation was not with his or her knowledge, consent or connivance or with that of some person employed or trusted by the holder of a security interest, there shall also be deducted the amount due under the security agreement from the proceeds of such the sale and the amount due shall be paid to the one entitled; in case a sufficient amount does not remain for such purpose after the other deductions then the amount remaining shall be paid. The department shall make a reasonable effort within 10 days after seizure to ascertain if a security interest in the seized motor vehicle exists, and shall within 10 days after obtaining actual or constructive notice of such any security interest give the secured party notice of the time and place when there is to be any proceeding before the court or the judge pertaining to such the confiscation and shall also give such the secured party at least 10 days' notice of the time and place of sale. Constructive notice shall be limited to security interests perfected by filing. In all such cases the time of sale of the confiscated motor vehicle shall be within 20 days after judgment of confiscation provided in s. 29.05 (8). The provisions of s. 973.075 (1) (b) 1. to 3. and (5) apply to vehicles other than motor vehicles under this subsection. This subsection shall not apply to a deer killed, or so injured that it must be killed, by a collision with a motor vehicle on a highway. Such deer carcass shall be released free of charge to the motor vehicle operator under s. 29.40 (5) by the department or its agent, but shall be retained by the department or its agent if the motor vehicle operator declines to accept the carcass. For purposes of this subsection, "deer" does not include farm-raised deer.
79,10 Section 10. 29.06 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.06 (2) On any such sales under this section of wild animals, or carcasses or parts thereof, the warden or agent selling them shall issue to each purchaser a certificate, on forms to be prepared and furnished by the department, covering such sales. The wild animals, or carcasses or parts thereof, so purchased shall be consumed or otherwise disposed of by the purchaser within a period to be set by the department, but shall not be resold, bartered, or exchanged, in whole or in part, to any other person, except as provided in sub. (3).
79,11 Section 11. 29.06 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.06 (3) Confiscated fish or game sold under this section to the keeper, manager, or steward of any restaurant, club, hotel, or boarding house may be served to the guests thereof; but in such case the certificate covering the purchase shall be hung in public view in the place where the fish or game is served, and such fish or game shall at the time of sale be tagged by the warden or agent selling it, such tag to show the date of sale and be returned to said warden or agent within 5 days thereafter.
79,12 Section 12. 29.092 (9) (hg) of the statutes is repealed.
79,13 Section 13. 29.092 (9) (hr) of the statutes is repealed.
79,14 Section 14. 29.093 (9) (gm) of the statutes is repealed.
79,15 Section 15. 29.093 (9) (gr) of the statutes is repealed.
79,16 Section 16. 29.40 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.40 (6) (title) Commercially raised Farm-raised deer. This section does not apply to commercially raised farm-raised deer, as defined in s. 95.25 (5m).
79,17 Section 17. 29.42 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.42 (4) (title) Commercially raised Farm-raised deer. This section does not permit the seizure by the department, or prohibit the possession or sale, of commercially raised farm-raised deer, as defined in s. 95.25 (5m), that are kept in compliance with this chapter.
79,18 Section 18. 29.425 (4m) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.425 (4m) Applicability. This section does not apply to commercially raised farm-raised deer, as defined in s. 95.25 (5m).
79,19 Section 19. 29.427 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.427 (6) Destruction. A person may kill at any time a wild skunk which is a nuisance to activities authorized under s. 29.55, 29.572, 29.574, 29.575, 29.578, 29.58 or 29.585. A person who kills an adult wild skunk with young shall attempt to kill the young skunks.
79,20 Section 20. 29.43 (5) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.43 (5) (b) Subsections (1) to (4) do not apply to the possession, transportation, delivery or receipt of commercially raised farm-raised deer, as defined in s. 95.25 (5m).
79,21 Section 21. 29.44 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.44 (3) Subsection (1) does not apply to the possession, transportation, delivery or receipt of commercially raised farm-raised deer, as defined in s. 95.25 (5m).
79,22 Section 22. 29.45 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.45 (6) This section does not apply to the transportation of commercially raised farm-raised deer, as defined in s. 95.25 (5m).
79,23 Section 23. 29.48 (1m) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.48 (1m) Subsection (1) does not apply to commercially raised farm-raised deer, as defined in s. 95.25 (5m).
79,24 Section 24. 29.49 (1) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.49 (1) (a) (intro.) Except as provided in ss. s. 29.52 and 29.581, no innkeeper, manager or steward of any restaurant, club, hotel, boarding house, tavern, logging camp or mining camp may sell, barter, serve or give, or cause to be sold, bartered, served or given to the guests or boarders thereof:
79,25 Section 25. 29.49 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
29.49 (3) Exemption. This section does not apply to the meat from farm-raised deer.
79,26 Section 26. 29.55 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
29.55 (2m) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to farm-raised deer.
79,27 Section 27. 29.574 (1m) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.574 (1m) This section does not apply to commercially raised farm-raised deer, as defined in s. 95.25 (5m).
79,28 Section 28. 29.578 (1m) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.578 (1m) This section does not apply to commercially raised deer, as defined in s. 95.25 (5m), or to commercial deer farms licensed under s. 29.58 of the genus dama, cervus or rangifer.
79,29 Section 29. 29.58 of the statutes is repealed.
79,30 Section 30. 29.581 of the statutes is repealed.
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