23.24 (2) (c) (intro.) The requirements promulgated under par. (b) 2. (a) 4. may specify any of the following:
23.24 (3) (a) (intro.) Unless a person has a valid aquatic plant management permit issued under the program established under sub. (2) by the department, no person may do any of the following:
23.33 (13) (cg) of the statutes is amended to read:
23.33 (13) (cg) Penalties related to causing death or injury; interference with signs and standards. A person who violates sub. (8) (f) 1. shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 3 years or both is guilty of a Class H felony if the violation causes the death or injury, as defined in s. 30.67 (3) (b), of another person.
25.17 (16) (a) 2. All proceeds of, and investment earnings on, investments of the permanent endowment fund made under s. 25.18 (1) (p) that are received in the fiscal year, less the amount transferred to the tobacco control fund under s. 13.101 (16) (b) in that year.
25.17 (71) of the statutes is created to read:
25.17 (71) (a) Before June 30, 2004, make an effort to commit to invest an amount not less than $50,000,000 in venture capital investment firms. The amount that is committed to be invested under this paragraph shall be in addition to any amount that is invested in venture capital investment firms before the effective date of this paragraph .... [revisor inserts date]. In selecting the venture capital investment firms in which to make investments, the board is subject to the standard of responsibility under s. 25.15 (2) and shall consider all of the following factors:
1. The experience of the venture capital investment firms in making investments.
2. The commitment of the venture capital investment firms to making venture capital investments in health care, biotechnology, and other technological industries.
3. The willingness of the venture capital investment firms to make at least 75% of the investments in businesses headquartered in this state.
4. Whether the venture capital investment firms have a place of business in this state.
5. The overall experience of the venture capital investment firms in making investments in businesses that are in the venture capital stage.
6. The relationships that the venture capital investment firms have with technology transfer organizations, such as the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Inc.
7. The ability of the venture capital investment firms to do lead and follow-on investments.
Any venture capital investment firm in which the investment board makes an investment under par. (a) shall make an effort to invest in businesses located in the areas of Green Bay, Eau Claire, Madison, Janesville-Beloit, La Crosse, Stevens Point-Marshfield, Racine-Kenosha, Milwaukee, Sheboygan-Manitowoc, Superior, the Fox River Valley, and Wausau and within the boundaries of any federally recognized Indian reservation. The investment board shall determine the geographic boundaries of each area.
(c) Nothing in this subsection limits the authority of the board to make any other investments that are otherwise authorized by law or restricts the authority of the board or any venture capital investment firm to make investments in any area of this state.
25.42 of the statutes is amended to read:
25.42 Wisconsin election campaign fund. All moneys appropriated under s. 20.855 (4) (b) together with all moneys deposited under ss. 8.35 (4) (a), 11.07 (5), 11.12 (2), 11.16 (2), 11.19 (1), 11.23 (2), 11.26 (1t) and (2t), and 11.38 (6), all moneys reverting to the state under s. 11.50 (8) and all gifts, bequests and devises received under s. 11.50 (13) constitute the Wisconsin election campaign fund, to be expended for the purposes of s. 11.50. All moneys in the fund not disbursed by the state treasurer shall continue to accumulate indefinitely.
25.60 Budget stabilization fund. There is created a separate nonlapsible trust fund designated as the budget stabilization fund, consisting of moneys transferred to the fund from the general fund under s. 16.518 (3) and moneys deposited into the fund under 2001 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 9107 (1b).
25.66 (1) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
25.66 (1) (e) Beginning in fiscal year 2003-04, all moneys transferred from the general fund under s. 20.436 (1) (b).
25.69 Permanent endowment fund. There is established a separate nonlapsible trust fund designated as the permanent endowment fund, consisting of all of the proceeds from the sale of the state's right to receive payments under the Attorneys General Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement of November 23, 1998, and all investment earnings on the proceeds. Moneys in the permanent endowment fund shall be used only to make the transfers under s. 20.855 (4) (rc), (rh), (rp), and (rv) and to make the appropriation under s. 20.855 (4) (rb).
25.69 Permanent endowment fund. There is established a separate nonlapsible trust fund designated as the permanent endowment fund, consisting of all of the proceeds from the sale of the state's right to receive payments under the Attorneys General Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement of November 23, 1998, and all investment earnings on the proceeds. Moneys in the permanent endowment fund shall be used only to make the transfers under ss. 13.101 (16) and 20.855 (4) (rh).
26.02 of the statutes is created to read:
26.02 Council on forestry. (1) Duties. The council on forestry shall advise the governor, the legislature, the department of natural resources, the department of commerce, and other state agencies, as determined to be appropriate by the council, on all of the following topics as they affect forests located in this state:
(a) The protection of forests from fire, insects, and disease.
(b) The practice of sustainable forestry, as defined in s. 28.04 (1) (e).
(c) Reforestation and forestry genetics.
(d) Management and protection of urban forests.
(e) Increasing the public's knowledge and awareness of forestry issues.
(f) Forestry research.
(g) Increasing the economic development of the forestry industry and employment in the forestry industry.
(h) Marketing and use of forest products.
(i) Legislation that impacts on the management of forest lands in this state.
(j) Staffing and funding needs for forestry programs conducted by the state.
(2) Report. (a) The council on forestry shall prepare a biennial report on the status of the state's forest resources and forestry industry. The report shall include a summary of each of the following:
1. The magnitude, nature, and extent of the forest resources in this state.
2. The current use in this state for forest products and the benefits that these forest products provide to the state.
3. The projected future demand for forest products and the projected benefits that these forest products will provide to the state in the future.
4. The types of owners and forms of ownership that apply to forests in this state, including the reasons why persons own forest land.
5. The success of existing incentives that are offered to stimulate the development of forest resources.
6. The possible economic opportunities in this state that may result if improved forest-product marketing, and increased business dealing in or use of forest products, occurs in this state.
7. Recommendations for increasing the economic development of the forestry industry and employment in the forestry industry.
8. The effect of state and local governmental laws and policy on forestry management and the location of markets for forest products.
9. Recommendations as to staffing and funding needs for forestry programs and other conservation programs related to forestry that are conducted by the state to support and enhance the development of forest resources.
10. Recommendations as to the need to increase the public's knowledge and awareness of forestry issues.
(b) The council on forestry shall submit the report under this subsection no later than June 1 of each odd-numbered year for distribution to the governor and to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3). The first report shall be submitted no later than June 1, 2005. Each report shall cover the 24-month period ending on the December 31 immediately preceding the date of the report.
26.14 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
26.14 (8) Any person who intentionally sets fire to the land of another or to a marsh shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 7 years and 6 months or both is guilty of a Class H felony.
26.145 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
26.145 (2m) Effect of other financial assistance. The department may consider any cost which has been or will be paid or reimbursed from moneys received under another federal or state financial assistance program as an ineligible cost for the purposes of calculating the amount of a grant under sub. (1), except that the department shall consider any cost that has been or will be paid or reimbursed from moneys received under s. 101.573 (3) as an eligible cost for the purposes of calculating the amount of a grant under sub. (1).
26.145 (2m) of the statutes, as created by 2001 Wisconsin Act .... (this act) is repealed.
26.39 (4) (a) The department shall credit to the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (1) (cu) the moneys received as surcharges under s. 28.06 (2m) during fiscal year 2001-02, up to a total amount of $300,000. The department shall credit any balance over $300,000 that remains from the moneys received as such surcharges during fiscal year 2001-02 to the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (1) (cv).
26.39 (4) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
26.39 (4) (b) For fiscal year 2002-03 and each fiscal year thereafter, the department shall credit 50% of the moneys received as surcharges under s. 28.06 (2m) during the applicable fiscal year to the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (1) (cu) and the remaining 50% to the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (1) (cv).
29.001 (20) of the statutes is created to read:
29.001 (20) "Deer" means white-tailed deer and does not include farm-raised deer.
29.001 (22) of the statutes is created to read:
29.001 (22) "Elk" means elk that is present in the wild and that does not have an ear tag or other mark identifying it as being raised on a farm.
29.001 (36) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.001 (36) "Game animals" includes means deer, moose, elk, bear, rabbits, squirrels, fox and, raccoon, and any other wild animals specified by the department.
29.024 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.024 (2) (a) A Except as provided in s. 29.182 (4), a hunting, trapping, or fishing approval may be issued only to and obtained only by a natural person entitled to the approval.
29.024 (2) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.024 (2) (d) Except as provided under s. 29.182 (4) or 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.
29.038 (1) (a) "Local governmental unit" has the meaning given in s. 22.01 16.97 (7).
29.047 (1m) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.047 (1m) Unless prohibited by the laws of an adjoining state, any person who has lawfully killed a deer or an elk in this state may take the deer or elk or its carcass into the adjoining state and ship the deer or elk or carcass from any point in the adjoining state to any point in this state.
29.053 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.053 (1) All fishing seasons on inland waters shall open on a Saturday. All fishing seasons on inland waters and outlying waters shall close on a Sunday.
29.089 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.089 (3) A person may hunt deer, elk, wild turkeys, or small game in a state park, or in a portion of a state park, if the department has authorized by rule the hunting of that type of game in the state park, or in the portion of the state park, and if the person holds the approvals required under this chapter for hunting that type of game.
29.161 of the statutes is amended to read:
29.161 Resident small game hunting license. A resident small game hunting license shall be issued subject to s. 29.024 by the department to any resident applying for this license. The resident small game hunting license does not authorize the hunting of bear, deer, elk, or wild turkey.
29.171 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.171 (2) A resident archer hunting license authorizes the hunting of all game, except bear, elk, and wild turkey, during the open seasons for hunting that game with bow and arrow established by the department. This license authorizes hunting with a bow and arrow only, unless hunting with a crossbow is authorized by a Class A, Class B, or Class C permit issued under s. 29.193 (2) or a permit issued under sub. (4).
29.182 of the statutes is created to read:
29.182 Elk hunting licenses. (1) Department authority. The department may issue elk hunting licenses and may limit the number of elk hunters and elk harvested in any area of the state. The department may establish by rule closed zones where elk hunting is prohibited.
(2) Application. A person who applies for an elk hunting license under this section shall pay the processing fee under s. 29.553 at the time of application.