29.944 Exemption from liability. Members of the natural resources board, and each warden, in the performance of official duties, shall be are exempt from any and all liability to any person for acts done or permitted or property destroyed by authority of law. In any action brought against any board member or warden involving any official action the district attorney of the county in which the action is commenced shall represent such board member or warden. No taxable costs or attorney fees shall be allowed to either party in said an action against a member of the natural resources board or a warden.
Note: The department of justice represents the state and its employes in lawsuits such as those described in this section.
29.053 (title) of the statutes is created to read:
29.053 (title) Specific open and closed seasons.
29.06 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 29.934 (title) and amended to read:
29.934 (title) Sale of confiscated game and apparatus objects.
29.06 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 35
, is renumbered 29.934 (1), and 29.934 (1) (a), (b), (c) 2., (d) and (e), as renumbered, are amended to read:
29.934 (1) (a) All wild animals, or carcasses or parts thereof, plants that are confiscated by the department and all confiscated apparatus, appliances, equipment, vehicles, boats or devices objects 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 all sales under this subsection, after deducting the expense of seizure and sale and any commissions and any amounts owing to holders of security interests under par. (c) or (d), shall be promptly remitted, by the warden by whom or under whose authority and supervision the sales are made, to the department. The remittance shall be accompanied by a complete and certified report of the sales made under this subsection, supported by proper vouchers
covering all deductions made for expenses and commissions, and shall be filed with the department.
(b) Of the remittance from the sales of confiscated apparatus, appliances, equipment, vehicles, boats or devices objects, 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.
(c) 2. The time of sale of the confiscated motor vehicle shall be within 20 days after judgment of confiscation as provided in s. 29.05 (8) 29.931 (2). The department shall give each secured party discovered in accordance with subd. 1. at least 10 days' notice of the time and place of sale of the motor vehicle.
(d) The provisions of s. 973.075 (1) (b) 1. to 3. and (5) apply to boats and vehicles, other than motor vehicles, under this subsection.
(e) This subsection shall does not apply to a deer killed, or so injured that it must be killed, by a collision with a motor vehicle on a highway. For purposes of this subsection, "deer" does not include farm-raised deer.
29.06 (2) and (3) of the statutes are renumbered 29.934 (2) and (3) and amended to read:
29.934 (2) On any sales under this section of wild animals, or carcasses or parts thereof, the warden department or the agent selling them shall issue to each purchaser a certificate, on forms to be prepared and furnished by the department, covering such the 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
may not be resold, bartered, or exchanged, in whole or in part, to any other person, except as provided in sub. (3).
(3) Confiscated fish or game sold under this section to the keeper, manager, or steward owner or operator of any a restaurant, club, hotel, or boarding house may be served to the guests thereof; but in such case the
customers. The certificate covering the purchase shall be hung in public view in the place where the fish or game is served, and such the fish or game shall at the time of sale be tagged by the warden department or the agent selling it, such. The tag to
shall show the date of sale and shall be returned to said warden the department or agent within 5 days thereafter after the sale.
29.07 of the statutes is renumbered 29.941 and amended to read:
29.941 (title) Assistance of police law enforcement officers. All sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, coroners, and other police law enforcement officers are deputy conservation wardens, and shall assist the department and its wardens in the enforcement of this chapter whenever notice of a violation thereof is given to either of them by the department or its wardens.
Note: The duties of conservation wardens are not consistent with the duties of coroners.
29.08 of the statutes is renumbered 29.043 and amended to read:
29.043 Interstate comity. (1) Whenever any other state confers upon the officers of this state reciprocal powers, any officer of such the other state, who is by the laws of that state authorized or directed to enforce the laws of that state relating to the protection of wild animals, is hereby designated an agent of that state within this state. It shall be lawful for said The officer to may follow any wild animal, or carcass or part thereof unlawfully shipped or taken from the officer's state into this state, and seize and convey the same
it back to the officer's state; and so far as concerns any such wild animal, or carcass or part thereof, the. The laws of the state concerning the wild animal or carcass from which the same wild animal or carcass was brought into this state are hereby adopted as the laws of this state. Transportation companies shall deliver to such the officer, upon submission of proper proof of the officer's official capacity, any wild animal, or carcass or part thereof, so demanded or that is seized by the officer. Said
The officer may dispose of any such a wild animal, or carcass or part thereof, within this state, in accordance with the laws of the officer's state from which the same was taken or shipped, under the supervision of the department or its wardens. Expenses for such the department's assistance shall be a lien upon such the wild animal or carcass
or part thereof, or the proceeds thereof of the sale.
(2) Except as provided in sub. (1), the department
or its wardens shall may seize, hold and dispose, according to the laws of this state, of any wild animal, or carcass or part thereof, brought or shipped into or through this state, or attempted to be carried through this state, in violation of the laws of any other state.
(3) The state game warden officers of every other state, and the warden's deputies and all other officers therein charged with the enforcement of enforcing the laws of another state relating to wild animals are
hereby designated agents of this state for the taking possession, seizing, holding and disposing, within such the other state, of any wild animal, or carcass or part thereof, protected by the laws of this state.
(4) Whenever and so long as If any other state confers upon the officers of this state reciprocal powers, the department may appoint persons who shall have been appointed game wardens or deputy game wardens of such are charged with enforcing the laws of the other state relating to wild animals to act as and have all the powers of wardens of this state, but without compensation from this state.
29.085 of the statutes is renumbered 29.041 and amended to read:
29.041 Department to regulate hunting and fishing in interstate waters. The department may regulate hunting and fishing on and in all interstate boundary waters, and outlying waters specified in s. 29.01 (9) and (11). Any act of the department in so regulating the hunting and fishing on and in such interstate boundary waters and outlying waters shall be valid, all other provisions of the statutes notwithstanding, provided such powers shall be exercised pursuant to and in accordance with ss. 23.09 (2) and 29.174.
Note: The 2nd sentence of current s. 29.085 is superfluous. The DNR is authorized to regulate hunting and fishing on interstate boundary waters and outlying waters and the statement in the 2nd sentence that those regulations are valid serves no purpose. There are no "other provisions" anywhere in the statutes that create doubt or negate the validity of the authority granted in the first sentence. The statement regarding exercising the authority pursuant to ss. 23.09 (2) and 29.174 adds nothing, because the DNR is obligated to comply with those statutes.
29.042 (1) Beginning on January 1, 1998, the department may not enter into any agreement to make payments to persons holding approvals issued under s. 29.134, 29.135, 29.136, 29.137, 29.165, 29.166, 29.17, 29.33, 29.34, 29.343, 29.344, 29.36, 29.37, 29.38, 29.544, 29.547, 29.573, 29.574, 29.575, 29.578 or 29.585 29.501, 29.503, 29.506, 29.509, 29.512, 29.514, 29.519, 29.523, 29.526, 29.529, 29.531, 29.533, 29.537, 29.607, 29.611, 29.614, 29.865, 29.867, 29.869, 29.871 or 29.877 in exchange for the retirement of the approval or for the temporary or permanent cessation of any activity authorized under the approval.
29.09 (title) of the statutes is repealed.
29.09 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 29.024 (1) and amended to read:
29.024 (1) (title) License or other approval Approvals required for hunting, trapping or fishing. Except as specifically provided otherwise by s. 29.155 (1g) and (1h) or another section of in this chapter, no person may hunt any wild animal, or trap any game or in this state, fish for fish in the waters of this state
or engage in any of the activities regulated under this chapter unless the appropriate approval is issued to the person. A person shall carry the required approval with him or her at all times while hunting, trapping or fishing or engaged in regulated activities unless otherwise required by another section of this chapter or unless otherwise authorized or required by the department. A person shall exhibit the approval to the department or its wardens on demand.
Note: Current s. 29.09 contains provisions relating to hunting, trapping and fishing licenses and other approvals, duties of county clerks, permits for disabled persons, processing fees, issuing fees, licenses for certain students and members of the armed forces and stamps.
This bill creates new sections of the statutes relating to approvals, forms and duties of county clerks and places the relevant portions of s. 29.09 in the new sections. The bill also makes the provisions relating to approvals and forms applicable to all approvals and forms issued under the chapter, rather than placing a cross-reference to these provisions in each individual license or permit statute as is currently the case.
29.024 (2) (title) Conditions and restrictions on licenses and other approvals. A hunting, trapping or fishing approval may be issued only to and obtained only by a natural person entitled to the approval. Except as provided under sub. (12) (a) s. 29.194 (1), a resident hunting, trapping or fishing approval may be issued only to a person who presents to the issuing agent or the department definite proof of his or her identity and that he or she is a resident. No more than one of the same series of approval may be issued to the same person for the same hunting or fishing season in any year except as authorized by the department. Except as provided under s. 29.33 (2) (d) 29.519 (2) (d) or by rule, no person may transfer his or her approval or permit the use of any approval by any other person and no person while hunting, trapping or fishing may use or carry any approval issued to another person. Except as authorized by rules promulgated under sub. (3m) (a) 2., no person may obtain a hunting, trapping or fishing approval for another person. No approval authorizing hunting, trapping, fishing or any other activity regulated by this chapter may be issued to any person who is prohibited from obtaining this type of an approval under s. 29.226 or 29.227 (1) (c) this chapter.
29.09 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 29.024 (3).
29.09 (3) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 29.024 (4) (title) and amended to read:
29.024 (4) (title) Form of license approval.
29.024 (4) (a) Date; expiration. Each license or stamp approval issued under this chapter shall state for what period the license or stamp approval is effective and the date of expiration.
29.09 (3) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 29.024 (4) (b) and amended to read:
29.024 (4) (b) Name; description; signature. Each license or permit issued shall state
contain the name and residence address of the licensee holder, a description of the licensee holder and such other matter as may be determined information required by the department. Each license or permit shall, if required by the department under sub. (5) (a) 1., bear upon its face a true the signature of the licensee holder and the date of issuance and shall be signed by the issuing agent. All licenses shall be issued in English and in ink. Each stamp shall, if required by the department under sub. (5) (a) 1., bear upon its face the signature of the holder. The department may apply any of the requirements of this subsection to other forms or approvals.
29.09 (3) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
Note: Current s. 29.09 (3) (c) provides:"29.09 (3) (c) Wild turkey hunting stamps. Each wild turkey hunting stamp shall bear upon its face a true signature of the person to whom it is issued.".
Note: The provision is repealed since provisions relating to stamps and signatures are combined in new subch. II, ch. 29.
29.09 (3m) (title) and (a) of the statutes, as created by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27
, are renumbered 29.024 (5) (title) and (a).
29.09 (3m) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27
, is renumbered 29.024 (5) (b) and amended to read:
29.024 (5) (b) Blanks. The department shall prepare, procure the printing of and supply all necessary blanks for applications and approvals issued under this chapter and related applications for approvals.
29.024 (7) Duplicates. If any license, permit, certificate or card is lost, the person to whom the license, permit, certificate or card was issued may apply to the department for a duplicate, by submitting an affidavit proving loss. The department may accept information in a form other than an affidavit. The department shall make an inquiry and investigation as it deems considers necessary. If the department is satisfied that the loss has been proven, the department may issue a duplicate license, permit, certificate or card to the applicant. Back tags and other tags issued with a license, permit, certificate or card are parts of the license, permit, certificate or card and loss of any part is deemed considered to be loss of the entire license, permit, certificate or card. Upon applying for a duplicate license, permit, certificate or card, the applicant shall surrender all parts of the original remaining in his or her possession to the department. No duplicate stamp may be issued and if a stamp is lost, the person to whom it was issued is required to apply and pay the regular fee in order to receive a new stamp.
29.09 (8m) (title) and (a) of the statutes are renumbered 29.193 (1) (title) and (a) and amended to read:
29.193 (1) (title) Disabled persons; trolling Trolling permits. (a) After proper application, the The department shall, after due an investigation and without charging a fee, issue a trolling permit to any person who meets the requirements under s. 29.104 (4) 29.171 (3) (a) 2. or 4.
29.09 (8m) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27
, is renumbered 29.193 (1) (b) and amended to read:
29.193 (1) (b) A person holding a current fishing license issued under this chapter and a trolling permit issued under par. (a) or a permit issued under sub. (9) (2) (c) 1. may fish or troll in the waters of this state using an electric motor with no more than 36 pounds of thrust, notwithstanding any ordinances enacted under s. 30.77 (3) that prohibit the use of motor boats on navigable waters.
29.09 (9) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 29.193 (2) (title) and amended to read:
29.193 (2) (title) Disabled persons; hunting Hunting permits.
29.09 (9) (a) (intro.) and 1. of the statutes are renumbered 29.193 (2) (a) (intro.) and 1.
29.09 (9) (a) 2. and 3. of the statutes are renumbered 29.193 (2) (a) 2. and 3. and amended to read:
29.193 (2) (a) 2. "Class A permit" means a permit issued to a person with a permanent physical disability which authorizes the permit holder to shoot or hunt from a stationary motor vehicle, to fish or troll as authorized under sub. (8m) (1) (b) and to hunt
certain game with a crossbow as authorized under ss. 29.103 (2) (ar)
29.164 (2) (b) and 29.104 29.171 (2).
3. "Class B permit" means a permit issued to a person with a permanent or a temporary physical disability which allows the permit holder to shoot or hunt from a stationary motor vehicle that is parked off a highway, as defined under s. 340.01 (22), and parked more than 50 feet from the center of the roadway, as defined under s. 340.01 (54).
29.09 (9) (a) 4. of the statutes is repealed.
29.09 (9) (a) 5. of the statutes is renumbered 29.193 (2) (a) 5.
29.09 (9) (b) to (e) of the statutes are renumbered 29.193 (2) (b) to (e), and 29.193 (2) (b) 1. and 2. and (d), as renumbered, are amended to read:
29.193 (2) (b) 1. After proper application, the The department shall, after due investigation and without charging a fee, issue a Class A, Class B or Class C permit to any person, as provided in this subsection.
2. An applicant shall submit an application on a form prepared and furnished by the department, as part of the application, which shall include a written statement or report prepared and signed by a licensed physician or licensed chiropractor, prepared no more than 6 months preceding the application and verifying that the applicant is physically disabled.
(d) Assistance. 1. A holder of a Class A or Class B permit may be accompanied by a person who is not eligible to apply for a Class A or Class B permit. The accompanying person may not hunt or carry a firearm, bow or crossbow unless authorized that person has been issued the appropriate approval to do so. The assistance rendered by an accompanying person who is has not authorized to hunt or carry a firearm, bow or crossbow been issued the appropriate approval is limited to field dressing, tagging and retrieving deer or other game for the permit holder.
2. A holder of a Class C permit shall be accompanied by a person who is not eligible to apply for a permit under this section. The accompanying person may not hunt or carry a firearm, bow or crossbow unless authorized
the person has been issued the appropriate approval to do so. The assistance rendered by an accompanying person may include sighting the firearm, bow or crossbow, identifying the deer or other game and field dressing, tagging and retrieving deer or other game for the permit holder.
29.09 (9m) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 29.553 (title) and amended to read:
29.553 (title) Processing fees for applications for certain approvals fee.
29.09 (9m) (a) (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 1
, is renumbered 29.553 (1) (intro.) and amended to read:
29.553 (1) (intro.) Except as provided in par. (c) sub. (3), if the department issues any of the following approvals, a nonrefundable processing fee, in addition to any other fee imposed under s. 29.092 29.563, shall be collected for each application for such an approval:
29.09 (9m) (a) 1. to 7. of the statutes are renumbered 29.553 (1) (a) to (g).
29.09 (9m) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 1
, is renumbered 29.553 (2) and amended to read:
29.553 (2) If a person applies jointly for a hunter's choice deer hunting permit and a bonus deer hunting permit, the person shall pay a single processing fee. A person who applies for a bonus deer hunting permit is exempt from paying an additional processing fee if the person has already applied for a hunter's choice deer hunting permit for the same season. If the department authorizes the issuing of more than one bonus deer hunting permit to a person in a single season under s. 29.1075 29.181 (2) or (2m), the person is exempt from paying an additional processing fee for an application for the 2nd or subsequent bonus deer hunting permit.
29.553 (3) The department may waive the processing fee for the approvals specified in par. (a) 1., 1m. and 3. to 7. sub. (1) (a), (am) and (c) to (g) for persons who apply for or are holders of resident conservation patron licenses and nonresident conservation patron licenses.
29.09 (9r) (title), (a) and (b) of the statutes are renumbered 29.556 (title), (1) and (2) and amended to read:
29.556 (title) Handling fees for applications for certain approvals fee. (1) In addition to any other fee imposed under s. 29.092 29.563, the department may collect a handling fees fee for the approvals that the department itself issues. The handling fees shall cover the costs associated with paying for approvals that are requested by mail, telephone or electronic means.
(2) If the department collects a handling fees fee under par. (a) sub. (1), it shall promulgate rules to designate the approvals to which the fees shall apply fee applies and to establish the amounts of the fees fee. The fees fee may not be more than the amounts necessary to cover the handling costs of issuing the approvals. In this paragraph, "handling costs" includes the costs associated with paying for approvals that are requested by mail, telephone or electronic means and includes credit transaction fees, mailing costs and personnel costs that are necessary to process the credit transaction.
29.556 (3) Any fees collected under this subsection section shall be deposited in the conservation fund and credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (9) (hu).
29.09 (10) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 29.559 (title) and amended to read:
29.559 (title) Issuing fee required.