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11.38 (2) (b) This section does not prohibit the publication of periodicals by a corporation or, a cooperative, or an unincorporated cooperative association in the regular course of its affairs which advise the members, shareholders or subscribers of the disadvantages or advantages to their interests of the election to office of persons espousing certain measures, without reporting such activity.
441,5 Section 5. 11.38 (8) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
11.38 (8) (a) A corporation or association organized under ch. 185 or 193 which accepts contributions or makes disbursements for the purpose of influencing the outcome of a referendum is a political group and shall comply with s. 11.23 and other applicable provisions of this chapter.
441,6 Section 6 . 11.38 (8) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 2005 Wisconsin Act 177, is amended to read:
11.38 (8) (b) Except as authorized in s. 11.05 (12) (b) and (13), prior to making any disbursement on behalf of a political group which is promoting or opposing a particular vote at a referendum and prior to accepting any contribution or making any disbursement to promote or oppose a particular vote at a referendum, a corporation or association organized under ch. 185 or 193 shall register with the appropriate filing officer specified in s. 11.02 and appoint a treasurer. The registration form of the corporation or association under s. 11.05 shall designate an account separate from all other corporation or association accounts as a campaign depository account, through which all moneys received or expended for the adoption or rejection of the referendum shall pass. The corporation or association shall file periodic reports under s. 11.20 providing the information required under s. 11.06 (1).
441,7 Section 7. 13.94 (4) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (4) (a) 1. Every state department, board, examining board, affiliated credentialing board, commission, independent agency, council or office in the executive branch of state government; all bodies created by the legislature in the legislative or judicial branch of state government; any public body corporate and politic created by the legislature including specifically the Fox River Navigational System Authority, a professional baseball park district, a local professional football stadium district, a local cultural arts district and a family care district under s. 46.2895; every Wisconsin works agency under subch. III of ch. 49; every provider of medical assistance under subch. IV of ch. 49; technical college district boards; development zones designated under s. 560.71; every county department under s. 51.42 or 51.437; every nonprofit corporation or cooperative or unincorporated cooperative association to which moneys are specifically appropriated by state law; and every corporation, institution, association or other organization which receives more than 50% of its annual budget from appropriations made by state law, including subgrantee or subcontractor recipients of such funds.
441,8 Section 8. 15.155 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.155 (4) (b) Members of the rural economic development board appointed under par. (a) 5. shall have experience operating a business located in a rural municipality, as defined in s. 560.17 (1) (d). At least one member shall have experience operating a cooperative or unincorporated cooperative association located in a rural municipality, as defined in s. 560.17 (1) (d).
441,9 Section 9. 25.17 (3) (dg) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
25.17 (3) (dg) 1. Direct obligations of the United States and of agencies of and corporations wholly owned by the United States, and direct obligations of federal land banks, federal home loan banks, central bank for cooperatives and banks for cooperatives or unincorporated cooperative associations, international bank for reconstruction and development, the international finance corporation, inter-American development bank, African development bank and Asian development bank, in each case maturing within one year or less from the date of investment.
441,12m Section 12m. 28.02 (4) (b) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
28.02 (4) (b) 5. To public utilities and cooperative associations, cooperatives organized under ch. 185 to furnish gas, light, heat, power, or water to their members, and to telecommunications cooperatives formed under ch. 185 or 193 when needed for power and telecommunications substations, transformers, booster stations and similar installations.
441,10 Section 10. 30.40 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
30.40 (9) "Person" means a natural person, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, cooperative, unincorporated cooperative association, municipality or other local governmental unit, private or public utility, municipal power district, estate or trust, the United States, a federal agency, the state of Wisconsin or a state agency.
441,11 Section 11. 32.22 (12) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
32.22 (12) (a) (intro.) Nothing in this section requires the municipality to rehabilitate a residential building, if it appears at any time that total cost of rehabilitation, including structural repairs and alterations, exceeds 80% of the estimated fair market value of the building when rehabilitation is complete. If the municipality determines under this paragraph not to rehabilitate a residential building condemned under this section, the municipality shall sell the building to any corporation organized under ch. 181 that is a nonprofit corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (17), or any cooperative organized under ch. 185 or 193 which:
441,12 Section 12. 36.56 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
36.56 (1) From the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (qm), the center for cooperatives under s. 36.11 (40) may award grants to persons to form forestry cooperatives under ch. 185 or 193 that consist primarily of private, nonindustrial owners of woodland. A grant recipient shall provide matching funds equal to 50% of the grant amount awarded. The match may be in the form of money or in-kind services or both, but may not include money received from the state.
441,13 Section 13. 46.037 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.037 (1) Subject to sub. (1m), each residential child care center and each group home, as defined in s. 48.02 (7), that is licensed under s. 48.625 and incorporated under ch. 180, 181 or, 185, or 193 shall establish a per client rate for its services and shall charge all purchasers the same rate.
441,14 Section 14. 49.45 (21) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.45 (21) (d) This subsection supersedes any provision of chs. 180, 181 and, 185, and 193.
441,15 Section 15. 49.455 (4) (d) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
49.455 (4) (d) 1. The community spouse's expenses for rent or mortgage principal and interest, taxes and insurance for his or her principal residence and, if the community spouse lives in a condominium or, a cooperative, or an unincorporated cooperative association, any required maintenance charge.
441,16 Section 16. 49.455 (4) (d) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
49.455 (4) (d) 2. The standard utility allowance established under 7 USC 2014 (e), except that if the community spouse lives in a condominium or, a cooperative, or an unincorporated cooperative association for which the maintenance charge includes utility expenses, the standard utility allowance under 7 USC 2014 (e) is reduced by the amount of the utility expenses included in the maintenance charge.
441,17 Section 17. 50.90 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
50.90 (2) "Organization" means a public agency, as defined in s. 46.856 (1) (b), a nonprofit corporation, a for-profit stock corporation, a cooperative, an unincorporated cooperative association, a partnership, a limited liability company or a sole proprietorship.
441,18 Section 18. 59.43 (2) (ag) 1. of the statutes, as affected by 2005 Wisconsin Act 25, is amended to read:
59.43 (2) (ag) 1. Subject to s. 59.72 (5), for recording any instrument entitled to be recorded in the office of the register of deeds, $11 for the first page and $2 for each additional page, except that no fee may be collected for recording a change of address that is exempt from a filing fee under s. 185.83 (1) (b) or 193.111 (1) (b).
441,19 Section 19. 62.237 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
62.237 (1) (b) "Dwelling" means any structure used or intended to be used for habitation with up to 2 separate units certified for occupancy by the city. "Dwelling" also means any housing cooperative incorporated under ch. 185 or 193.
441,20 Section 20. 66.0425 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.0425 (6) Subsections (1) to (5) do not apply to telecommunications carriers, as defined in s. 196.01 (8m), telecommunications utilities, as defined in s. 196.01 (10), alternative telecommunications utilities, as defined in s. 196.01 (1d), public service corporations, or to cooperative associations cooperatives organized under ch. 185 to render or furnish telecommunication service, gas, light, heat, or power, or to cooperatives organized under ch. 185 or 193 to render or furnish telecommunications service, but the carriers, utilities, corporations and associations shall secure a permit from the proper official for temporary obstructions or excavations in a highway and are liable for all injuries to person or property caused by the obstructions or excavations.
441,21 Section 21. 66.0807 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.0807 (1) In this section, "privately owned public utility" includes a cooperative association organized under ch. 185 or 193 for the purpose of producing or furnishing utility service to its members only.
441,22 Section 22. 66.0825 (3) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.0825 (3) (f) "Person" means a natural person, a public agency, a cooperative, an unincorporated cooperative association, or a private corporation, limited liability company, association, firm, partnership, or business trust of any nature, organized and existing under the laws of any state or of the United States.
441,23 Section 23. 71.63 (6) (b) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
71.63 (6) (b) 4. In the employ of the operator of a farm in handling, planting, drying, packaging, processing, freezing, grading, storing or delivering to storage or to market or to a carrier for transportation to market, in its unmanufactured state, any agricultural or horticultural commodity, but only if such operator produced more than one-half of the commodity with respect to which such service was performed, or in the employ of a group of operators of farms (, other than a cooperative organization or an unincorporated cooperative association), in the performance of such services, but only if such operators produced all of the commodity with respect to which such service is performed, but the provisions of this subdivision shall not be deemed to be applicable with respect to service performed in connection with commercial canning or commercial freezing or in connection with any agricultural or horticultural commodity after its delivery to a terminal market for distribution or consumption;
441,24 Section 24. 77.51 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
77.51 (10) "Person" includes any natural person, firm, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, joint stock company, association, public or private corporation, the United States, the state, including any unit or division of the state, any county, city, village, town, municipal utility, municipal power district or other governmental unit, cooperative, unincorporated cooperative association, estate, trust, receiver, personal representative, any other fiduciary, and any representative appointed by order of any court or otherwise acting on behalf of others. "Person" also includes the owner of a single-owner entity that is disregarded as a separate entity under ch. 71.
441,25 Section 25. 77.53 (17r) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
77.53 (17r) (f) If the owner or lessee is an estate, a trust or, a cooperative, or an unincorporated cooperative association; that estate, that trust and its grantor or that cooperative or association does not have real property or other tangible personal property; except aircraft and such property as hangars, accessories, attachments, fuel and parts required for operation of aircraft; in this state at the time the aircraft is registered in this state.
441,26 Section 26. 91.19 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
91.19 (6) The department shall release from a farmland preservation agreement any land acquired for use as an electric generating facility authorized under s. 196.491 (3), or which involves acquisition of the fee by a utility or a cooperative organized under ch. 185 or 193 for purposes of generating electricity or other utility uses.
441,27 Section 27. 93.01 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
93.01 (2) "Cooperative association" includes cooperatives and foreign cooperatives as defined in s. ss. 185.01 and 193.005.
441,28 Section 28. 93.06 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
93.06 (4) Law enforcement. At the request of the attorney general or of any district attorney, assist in the enforcement of any of the following statutes relating to trade: ss. 133.03 to 133.07, 133.10, 133.12 to 133.15, 133.17, 134.01, 185.94, 193.105, 784.04 and 939.31.
441,29 Section 29. 93.06 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
93.06 (5) Public markets; cooperative associations. (a) Give assistance in the organization, operation or reorganization of such public markets as are authorized by law, and of cooperative associations and unincorporated cooperative associations.
(b) By general order, prescribe uniform systems of accounting for public markets or cooperative associations and unincorporated cooperative associations, and may, by general or special order, require any such market or cooperative association to render report, in form indicated by the department, to show the nature and volume of business, resources, liabilities, profits, losses and any other facts bearing upon the financial condition of the market or cooperative association.
441,30 Section 30. 93.06 (6) (a) to (c) of the statutes are amended to read:
93.06 (6) Cooperatives. (a) By general or special order, require any cooperative association or unincorporated cooperative association doing business in this state to file with the department a verified copy of its bylaws and of any exclusive contract of sale or agency between the association and its members or patrons.
(b) Investigate the management of any cooperative association or unincorporated cooperative association doing business in this state, and make the facts relating to the management of the cooperative association available to the members of the association, when a request for a management investigation has been filed with the department, signed by all of the directors or by at least 20% of the members of associations of less than 500 members or by at least 100 members of associations of 500 or more members. The department shall fix and collect a fee for investigations under this paragraph, which shall be the actual cost of the investigation.
(c) By general or special order, require any cooperative association or unincorporated cooperative association doing business in this state or in the process of organization to file with the department a report of its promotion expenses.
441,31 Section 31. 94.67 (5) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
94.67 (5) (a) (intro.) "Commercial application business" means a corporation, a limited liability company, a cooperative association, an unincorporated cooperative association, a partnership, a natural person doing business as a sole proprietor or other nongovernmental business entity that does either of the following:
441,32 Section 32. 96.01 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
96.01 (8) "Member-patron" means a person who is a member of a cooperative under ch. 185 or 193 and whose products are marketed through that cooperative.
441,33 Section 33. 96.08 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
96.08 (3) (b) A cooperative association or an unincorporated cooperative association engaged in the marketing of affected commodities as the agent of its members may cast a bloc vote or assent for its members, except that it shall exclude from its bloc vote or assent any of its members who are also member-patrons of another cooperative or unincorporated cooperative association which intends to cast a bloc vote or assent for those members.
441,34 Section 34. 97.32 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
97.32 (1) Special dairy and food inspectors may be appointed by the department for any factory, plant, receiving station, or group thereof, which buys or receives milk or cream for the purpose of manufacturing, processing or any other purpose whatsoever, upon petition therefor signed by more than two-thirds of the regular patrons of such factory, plant, receiving station, or group thereof, or by the officers of such factory, plant, receiving station or group thereof, or of the officers of any association organized under ch. 185 or 193 representing patrons of such factory, plant, receiving station or group thereof, and upon receiving satisfactory proof that such special dairy and food inspectors will be compensated in full for all services rendered and traveling expenses incurred upon and pursuant to such appointment as provided in this section. If the inspector is appointed pursuant to petition signed by the officers of an organization, such compensation and expenses shall be paid by such organization; and any factory, plant, receiving station or group thereof shall pay to the association the checkoff as contracted for between the member and the association. If appointed pursuant to petition signed by patrons, each patron of the factory, plant, receiving station or group thereof shall pay such proportion of the total amount of such compensation and expenses as the amount of milk or cream delivered thereto by the patron bears to the total amount delivered thereto by all patrons. The state shall not be liable for any such compensation or expenses.
441,35 Section 35. 97.32 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
97.32 (3) Each such special dairy and food inspector shall have all powers conferred by law upon dairy and food inspectors, shall at all times be under the supervision of the department and shall make such reports to the department as the department may require. The special dairy and food inspector shall supervise and inspect the weighing and testing of and shall inspect all milk, cream, butter or cheese delivered to such factory, plant, receiving station or group thereof, except that if the special dairy and food inspector be appointed upon petition by an association organized under ch. 185 or 193, the special dairy and food inspector shall perform duties only for its members, and for such purpose the special dairy and food inspector may use any or all weighing or testing apparatus in such factory, plant, receiving station or group thereof. In addition to the duties herein specifically prescribed, the special dairy and food inspector shall perform such duties as the patrons or organization compensating the special dairy and food inspector or the department may direct.
441,36 Section 36. 99.02 (2) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
99.02 (2) (d) A cooperative association or an unincorporated cooperative association storing farm products and merchandise for members.
441,37 Section 37. 100.201 (1) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
100.201 (1) (b) 2. For the purpose of this section any subsidiary or affiliate corporation, limited liability company or, cooperative, or unincorporated cooperative association, and any officer, director, partner, member or manager of a corporation, cooperative, unincorporated cooperative association, partnership or limited liability company which is a retailer of selected dairy products, and any individual, corporation, cooperative, unincorporated cooperative association, partnership, limited liability company, association or any other business unit which owns, controls or franchises any retailer or which has any retailer as an affiliate, member or subsidiary, is deemed to be a retailer of selected dairy products and the prohibitions of sub. (2) shall also apply to any such person or business unit which sells any selected dairy product at wholesale.
441,38 Section 38. 100.201 (1) (f) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
100.201 (1) (f) 2. For the purpose of this section any subsidiary or affiliate corporation, limited liability company or, cooperative, or unincorporated cooperative association, and any officer, director, partner, member or manager of a corporation, cooperative, unincorporated cooperative association, partnership or limited liability company which is a wholesaler of selected dairy products, is deemed to be a wholesaler of selected dairy products.
441,39 Section 39. 103.46 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.46 (2) A contract or agreement for the sale of agricultural, horticultural or dairy products between a producer of those products and a distributor or purchaser of those products, in which either party to the contract or agreement undertakes or promises not to join, become or remain a member of any cooperative association organized under ch. 185 or 193 or of any trade association of the producers, distributors or purchasers of those products.
441,40 Section 40. 108.02 (2) (dm) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (2) (dm) In the employ of a group of operators of farms, or a cooperative organization or unincorporated cooperative association of which operators of farms are members, in the performance of service described in par. (d), but only if such operators produced more than one-half of the commodity with respect to which such service is performed.
441,41 Section 41. 111.01 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
111.01 (2) Industrial peace, regular and adequate income for the employee, and uninterrupted production of goods and services are promotive of all of these interests. They are largely dependent upon the maintenance of fair, friendly and mutually satisfactory employment relations and the availability of suitable machinery for the peaceful adjustment of whatever controversies may arise. It is recognized that certain employers, including farmers and, farmer cooperatives, and unincorporated farmer cooperative associations, in addition to their general employer problems, face special problems arising from perishable commodities and seasonal production which require adequate consideration. It is also recognized that whatever may be the rights of disputants with respect to each other in any controversy regarding employment relations, they should not be permitted, in the conduct of their controversy, to intrude directly into the primary rights of third parties to earn a livelihood, transact business and engage in the ordinary affairs of life by any lawful means and free from molestation, interference, restraint or coercion.
441,42 Section 42. 126.01 (18) of the statutes is amended to read:
126.01 (18) "Person," notwithstanding s. 990.01 (26), means an individual, a corporation, a cooperative, an unincorporated cooperative association, a partnership, a limited liability company, a trust, a state agency, as defined in s. 20.001 (1), a local governmental unit, as defined in s. 66.0131 (1) (a), or other legal entity.
441,43 Section 43. 126.11 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
126.11 (3) (b) A statement of whether the applicant is an individual, corporation, partnership, cooperative, unincorporated cooperative association, limited liability company, trust, or other legal entity. If the applicant is a corporation or, a cooperative, or an association, the applicant shall identify each officer of the corporation or cooperative. If the applicant is a partnership, the applicant shall identify each partner.
441,44 Section 44. 126.26 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
126.26 (2) (b) A statement of whether the applicant is an individual, a corporation, a partnership, a cooperative, an unincorporated cooperative association, a limited liability company, a trust, or other legal entity. If the applicant is a corporation or, a cooperative, or an association, the applicant shall identify each officer of the corporation or cooperative. If the applicant is a partnership, the applicant shall identify each partner.
441,45 Section 45. 126.41 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
126.41 (2) (b) A statement of whether the applicant is an individual, a corporation, partnership, cooperative, unincorporated cooperative association, limited liability company, trust, or other legal entity. If the applicant is a corporation or, a cooperative, or an association, the applicant shall identify each officer of the corporation or cooperative. If the applicant is a partnership, the applicant shall identify each partner.
441,46 Section 46. 126.56 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
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