2007 WISCONSIN ACT 197
An Act to amend 145.12 (5) (a); and to create 145.20 (6) of the statutes; relating to: restrictions relating to soil testing and the installation, design, maintenance, repair, and sale of private sewage systems and providing a penalty.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
145.12 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
145.12 (5) (a) In lieu of any other penalty under this section, the department may directly assess a forfeiture by issuing an order against any person who violates s. 145.06 or 145.20 (6). The department may not assess a forfeiture exceeding $2,000 for each violation.
145.20 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
145.20 (6) Restrictions on reviewers and inspectors. (a) Except as provided in par. (b), a governmental unit employee who has responsibilities related to any of the activities under sub. (2) (a) to (i) may not do any of the following in the county in which the employee is employed or in an adjacent county:
1. Conduct any activities for which certification is required under s. 145.045 (1), except that the employee may review and verify soil tester reports as provided in sub. (2) (a).
2. Install, design, maintain, repair, or sell a private sewage system, component of a private sewage system, drain field designed to serve a private sewage system, or pipe from a private sewage system to the immediate inside of the existing or proposed foundation wall of the building served by the private sewage system.
(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to activities performed by an employee on property owned by the employee that is outside of the governmental unit for which the employee works.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 7th month beginning after publication.