2009 - 2010 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 2,
TO 2009 SENATE BILL 222
February 10, 2010 - Offered by Senator Decker.
1An Act to repeal
29.324 (2) (a); to consolidate, renumber and amend
(2) (intro.) and (b); to amend
23.33 (3) (e), 29.324 (3) and 167.31 (2) (b); and to
167.31 (4) (bh) and 167.31 (4) (bj) of the statutes; relating to: group deer
4hunting requirements and restrictions on placing, possessing, or transporting
5a firearm, bow, or crossbow in or on a vehicle.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
(e) With any firearm, bow, or crossbow
in his or her possession unless
8it is unloaded and enclosed in a carrying case, or any bow unless it is unstrung or
9enclosed in a carrying case except as authorized under s. 167.31
SB222-SSA2, s. 2
29.324 (2) (intro.) and (b) of the statutes are consolidated, 11
renumbered 29.324 (2) and amended to read:
Any member of a group deer hunting party may kill a deer for 2
another member of the group deer hunting party if both of the following conditions
3exist: (b) The the
person for whom the deer is killed possesses a current unused deer 4
carcass tag which is authorized for use on the deer killed.
A person who kills a deer under sub. (2) shall ensure that a inform
member of his or her group deer hunting party without delay attaches a for whom
9the deer was killed of the kill as soon as practicable. The member of the group deer
10hunting party for whom the deer was killed shall attach his or her
current validated 11
deer carcass tag to the deer in the manner specified under s. 29.347 (2). The person
12who kills the deer may not leave the deer unattended until after it is tagged within
13one hour after the deer is killed. A person may field dress a deer before a deer carcass
14tag is attached to a deer as required under this subsection
SB222-SSA2, s. 5
167.31 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) Except as provided in sub. (4), no person may place, possess or 17
transport a firearm, bow,
or crossbow in or on a vehicle, unless the firearm is 18
unloaded and encased or unless the bow or crossbow is unstrung or is enclosed in a
19carrying case not armed with an arrow or bolt
SB222-SSA2, s. 6
167.31 (4) (bh) of the statutes is created to read:
(bh) Subsection (2) (b) does not prohibit a person from transporting 22
an unloaded and unencased firearm in or on a vehicle if all of the following apply:
1. The person is not otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm.
2. The firearm has an overall length, and was manufactured with an overall 25
length, of at least 26 inches.
3. The person is transporting the firearm during a hunting season that is open 2
to hunting with the firearm that the person is transporting and for which the person 3
holds a valid hunting license issued by the department of natural resources.
4. The person transports the firearm not earlier than one hour before sunrise 5
and not later than one hour after sunset on any day established for the hunting 6
season specified under subd. 3.
5. The firearm is transported in the bed of a pickup truck that is unoccupied, 8
in the closed trunk of a vehicle, or if the vehicle does not have a trunk, in the rearmost 9
area of the vehicle that is not used, or intended to be used, for seating. The 10
requirement under this subdivision does not apply to a person transporting a firearm 11
during the regular deer firearm season that the department of natural resources 12
traditionally establishes for a 9-day period that includes the weekend that 13
immediately follows Thanksgiving.
6. The person transports the firearm only while travelling to or from a site at 15
which the person intends to hunt or at which the person has lawfully hunted on the 16
day of travel.
7. The person does not transport the firearm on school grounds.
SB222-SSA2, s. 7
167.31 (4) (bj) of the statutes is created to read:
(bj) Subsection (2) (b) does not prohibit a person from placing an 20
unloaded and unencased firearm in or on a stationary vehicle if the vehicle is 21
unoccupied, the vehicle is not on school grounds, and the firearm has an overall 22
length, and was manufactured with an overall length, of at least 26 inches.