2009 WISCONSIN ACT 398
An Act to renumber and amend 95.72 (3); and to create 95.72 (3) (b) of the statutes; relating to: the location of facilities in which rendering, animal food processing, or grease processing is conducted.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
95.72 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 95.72 (3) (a) and amended to read:
95.72 (3) (a) No Except as provided in par. (b), no person may establish a rendering or processing plant within one-eighth mile of a dwelling, other than a dwelling associated with the rendering or processing plant, or within one-eighth mile of a public or private business building, but a rendering or processing plant is not required to cease operations because a dwelling or business building is constructed closer than one-eighth mile to an existing plant. This subsection does not prohibit the continued operation of the plant of a renderer, animal food processor or grease processor in existence on November 26, 1981, or the erection of new or improved rendering or processing plant facilities on the existing premises subject to provisions of any local ordinances.
95.72 (3) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
95.72 (3) (b) A person may establish or expand a rendering or processing plant within one-eighth mile of a dwelling or a business building with the approval of the city, village, or town in which the rendering or processing plant would be located if animals will not be slaughtered in the rendering or processing plant and only animal parts will be processed in the rendering or processing plant.