1995 - 1996 LEGISLATURE
September 6, 1995 - Introduced by Senators Decker, Moen, A. Lasee, Burke and
Risser, cosponsored by Representatives Ainsworth, Baldus, Hasenohrl,
Huber, F. Lasee, Musser, Boyle, Ott
and Seratti. Referred to Committee on
Transportation, Agriculture and Local Affairs.
SB320,1,2 1An Act to amend 174.001 (3) of the statutes; relating to: claims for damages
2by dogs to animals.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the owner of a horse, cow, sheep, goat, pig, domestic rabbit,
domestic fowl (including game fowl raised in captivity), dog, cat or, under some
circumstances, ranch mink that is injured or killed by a dog may file a claim for the
damages caused by the dog to his or her animal. Counties pay dog damage claims
from the dog license fund.
This bill adds elk raised in captivity, bison, llamas and alpacas to the kinds of
animals for which dog damage claims may be filed.
For further information see the local fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB320, s. 1 3Section 1. 174.001 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB320,1,64 174.001 (3) "Livestock" means any horse, bovine, sheep, goat, pig, elk raised
5in captivity, bison, llama, alpaca,
domestic rabbit or domestic fowl, including game
6fowl raised in captivity.
SB320,1,77 (End)