1997 - 1998 LEGISLATURE
February 18, 1997 - Introduced by Representative Handrick, cosponsored by
Senator Breske. Referred to Committee on Tourism and Recreation.
AB132,1,2 1An Act to amend 167.26 (2) of the statutes; relating to: barricades around ice
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a person who creates an ice hole in a body of water must
place around the margin of the hole a fence made either of fence board or of plastic
roll fencing. A person may barricade an ice hole by using a continuous rope or cord
if the ice hole is created by aeration. Under current law, if a person uses a rope or
cord, reflectorized ribbon or tape must be attached to it. This bill permits
reflectorized devices to be used as well as ribbon or tape.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB132, s. 1 3Section 1. 167.26 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB132,2,54 167.26 (2) Any person creating ice holes by aeration of water may, in lieu of the
5requirements of sub. (1), erect and maintain a barricade around such holes consisting
6of uprights spaced every 25 feet or less, connected by a continuous rope, cord or
7similar material placed 3 1/2 feet off the surface of the ice. The connecting rope, cord

1or similar material shall have reflectorized ribbon or tape or other reflectorized
attached to it, so as to be highly visible, and shall be of sufficient strength to
3permit retrieval of the barricade following melting of the ice. Any person erecting
4such barricade shall remove the barricade and all parts thereof from the ice or water
5immediately after the ice has melted.
AB132,2,66 (End)