Note: This Section creates the definitions required for new s. 106.52, stats., created by this bill, relating to discrimination in public places of accommodation or amusement.
106.52 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
106.52 (2) Department to administer. The department shall administer this section through its division of equal rights. The department may promulgate such rules as are necessary to carry out this section. No rule may prohibit the processing of any class action complaint or the ordering of any class-based remedy, and no rule may provide that complaints may be consolidated for administrative convenience only.
Note: This Section requires the department of workforce development to administer the statutes relating to discrimination in public places of accommodation or amusement through its division of equal rights. The Section also grants the department rule-making authority to carry out those statutes and prohibits the rules from prohibiting the processing of class action complaints or the ordering of any class-based remedy and from providing that complaints may be consolidated for administrative convenience only.
106.52 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
106.52 (5) Discrimination by licensed or chartered persons. (a) If the department finds probable cause to believe that an act has been or is being committed in violation of sub. (3) and that the person who committed or is committing the act is licensed or chartered under state law, the department shall notify the licensing or chartering agency of its findings and may file a complaint with such agency together with a request that the agency initiate proceedings to suspend or revoke the license or charter of such person or take other less restrictive disciplinary action.
(b) Upon filing a complaint under par. (a), the department shall make available to the appropriate licensing or chartering agency all pertinent documents and files in its custody, and shall cooperate fully with such agency in the agency's proceedings.
Note: This Section creates a new statute relating to discrimination by licensed or chartered persons in public places of accommodation or amusement, similar to current s. 106.04 (8), stats., to reflect the fact that the statutes relating to discrimination in housing and in public places of accommodation or amusement are separated by this bill into two separate statutes.
108.02 (13) (k) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (13) (k) "Employer" does not include a county department or aging unit that serves as a fiscal agent or contracts with a fiscal intermediary to serve as a fiscal agent under s. 46.27 (5) (i) or 47.035 as to any individual performing services for a person receiving long-term support services under s. 46.27 (5) (b), 46.275, 46.277, 46.278, 46.495, 51.42 or 51.437 or personal assistance services under s. 47.02 (4) (6) (c).
Note: Sections 14
, 21 and 106 insert new cross-references to reflect the renumbering done in this bill.
224.77 (5) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
224.77 (5) (b) Other penalties. The penalty under par. (a) may be imposed in addition to any penalty imposed under s. 66.432, 106.04 106.50 or 224.80.
227.03 (3m) of the statutes is amended to read:
227.03 (3m) (a) This chapter does not apply to proceedings before the department of workforce development relating to housing discrimination under s. 106.04 (1) to (8) 106.50, except as provided in s. 106.04 106.50 (6).
(b) Only the provisions of this chapter relating to rules are applicable to matters arising out of protection against discrimination in a public place of accommodation or amusement under s. 106.04 (9) and (10) 106.52.
227.40 (2) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
227.40 (2) (e) Proceedings under s. 66.191, 1981 stats., or s. 40.65 (2), 106.04 106.50, 106.52, 303.07 (7) or 303.21 or ss. 227.52 to 227.58 or under ch. 102, 108 or 949 for review of decisions and orders of administrative agencies if the validity of the rule involved was duly challenged in the proceeding before the agency in which the order or decision sought to be reviewed was made or entered.
452.17 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
452.17 (4) (b) This penalty may be imposed in addition to any penalty imposed under this chapter or s. 66.432 or 106.04 106.50.
452.23 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
A broker or salesperson may not disclose to any person in connection with the sale, exchange, purchase or rental of real property information, the disclosure of which constitutes unlawful discrimination in housing under s. 106.04 106.50
or unlawful discrimination based on handicap under 42 USC 3604
703.10 (2m) of the statutes is amended to read:
703.10 (2m) Limitation on enforcement of certain provisions. No bylaw or rule adopted under a bylaw and no covenant, condition or restriction set forth in a declaration or deed to a unit may be applied to discriminate against an individual in a manner described in s. 106.04 106.50.
814.04 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
814.04 Items of costs. (intro.) Except as provided in ss. 93.20, 100.30 (5m), 106.04 106.50 (6) (i) and (6m) (a), 115.80 (9), 769.313, 814.025, 814.245, 895.035 (4), 895.75 (3), 895.77 (2), 895.79 (3), 895.80 (3), 943.212 (2) (b), 943.245 (2) (d) and 943.51 (2) (b), when allowed costs shall be as follows:
895.437 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
895.437 (1) (c) "Lodging establishment" has the meaning given in s. 106.04 (1m) (n) 106.52 (1) (d).
Note: Sections 107 to 114 change cross-references to reflect the new numbering of ch. 106, stats., by this bill.