1999 WISCONSIN ACT 134
An Act to amend 945.05 (1) (b); and
to create 945.035 of the statutes; relating to: legalizing the possession, in certain places, and transfer of antique slot machines used solely for display, restoration or preservation purposes and providing a penalty.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
945.035 of the statutes is created to read:
945.035 Certain slot machines on licensed premises. (1) In this section, "exempt slot machine" means a slot machine manufactured before December 31, 1974, that is exempt from the prohibition under s. 945.05 (1) because it is intended to be used solely for display, restoration and preservation purposes.
(2) No person to whom a license or permit has been issued under ch. 125 may do any of the following:
(a) Set up or keep an exempt slot machine on the premises for which the license or permit is issued.
(b) Permit another person to set up or keep an exempt slot machine on the premises for which the license or permit is issued.
(3) A person who violates sub. (2) may be required to forfeit not more than $500 for each violation.
945.05 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
945.05 (1) (b) Any device which he or she knows is designed exclusively for gambling purposes or anything which he or she knows is designed exclusively as a subassembly or essential part of such device. This includes without limitation gambling machines, numbers jars, punch boards and roulette wheels. Playing cards, dice and, permanently disabled gambling machines and slot machines manufactured before December 31, 1974, that are intended to be used solely for display, restoration and preservation purposes shall not be considered devices primarily exclusively for gambling purposes.