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Date of enactment: April 2, 2012
2011 Assembly Bill 311 Date of publication*: April 16, 2012
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2009-10 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
2011 WISCONSIN ACT 168
An Act to repeal 29.089 (3); to renumber and amend 29.591 (2); to amend 27.01 (7) (c) 6., 27.01 (8) (b) 2., 29.053 (3), 29.089 (title), 29.089 (1), 29.089 (2) (intro.), 29.193 (2) (b) 1., 29.193 (2) (b) 3., 29.197 (3), 29.237 (1m), 29.563 (2) (intro.), 29.563 (3) (intro.), 29.563 (6) (intro.), 29.563 (14) (c) 1., 29.597 (1) (a) and 29.597 (1) (c); and to create 15.347 (21), 23.0916 (3m), 29.036, 29.084, 29.089 (1m), 29.193 (2) (c) 5., 29.193 (2) (cd), 29.193 (2) (cr) 4., 29.193 (2) (d) 3., 29.236, 29.563 (4) (a) 3., 29.563 (6) (a) 1m., 29.563 (6m), 29.563 (12) (c) 1m., 29.563 (12m), 29.563 (14) (c) 7., 29.591 (1) (am), 29.591 (2) (b), 29.597 (1m), 29.597 (2) (c), 29.597 (2) (d) and 120.13 (30) of the statutes; relating to: creating a sporting heritage council; programs to encourage hunting, trapping, fishing, and outdoor recreation activities; access to land under the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson stewardship program; reduced fees for certain hunting, trapping, and fishing approvals; high school credit under and administration of the hunter and trapper education programs; Class D hunting permits issued to certain disabled persons; waiving fishing license requirements for weekend fishing events; hunting, fishing, and trapping in state parks; issuing annual disabled veteran recreation cards; and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
168,1 Section 1. 15.347 (21) of the statutes is created to read:
15.347 (21) Sporting heritage council. (a) There is created in the department of natural resources a sporting heritage council consisting of the following members:
1. The secretary of natural resources, or his or her designee, who shall serve as chairperson.
2. One member, appointed by the governor.
3. Two members of the assembly, appointed by the speaker of the assembly, who may not be members of the same political party.
4. Two members of the senate, appointed by the senate majority leader, who may not be members of the same political party.
5. Five members, appointed by the natural resources board from nominations provided by sporting organizations that have as their primary objective the promotion of hunting, fishing, or trapping. Of the 5 members, one shall represent the interests of deer hunters, one shall represent the interests of bear hunters, one shall represent the interests of bird hunters, one shall represent the interests of anglers, and one shall represent the interests of furbearing animal hunters and trappers.
6. One member, appointed by the executive committee of the conservation congress, who is a member of the conservation congress.
(b) The members of the sporting heritage council appointed under par. (a) 2. to 6. shall be appointed for 3-year terms.
(c) The sporting heritage council shall meet at least one time each year.
168,2 Section 2. 23.0916 (3m) of the statutes is created to read:
23.0916 (3m) Board determinations. (a) Except as provided in par. (b), a determination by the natural resources board under sub. (2) (b) or (c) or (3) (b) or (c) with regard to public access on land or an easement requires 4 or more members of the natural resources board to concur in that determination if the land or easement was acquired on or after the effective date of this paragraph .... [LRB inserts date].
(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a determination by the natural resources board with regard to public access on an easement, if the primary purpose of the easement is to provide public access to a navigable water on which public fishing is allowed.
168,3 Section 3. 27.01 (7) (c) 6. of the statutes is amended to read:
27.01 (7) (c) 6. Any vehicle, except a motor bus, occupied by a person holding a senior citizen recreation card issued under s. 29.624 or an annual disabled veteran recreation card issued under s. 29.236.
168,4 Section 4. 27.01 (8) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
27.01 (8) (b) 2. Any person holding a senior citizen recreation card issued under s. 29.624 or an annual disabled veteran recreation card issued under s. 29.236; or
168,5 Section 5. 29.036 of the statutes is created to read:
29.036 Sporting heritage council. (1) The sporting heritage council shall study, and provide advice and make recommendations to the governor, the natural resources board, and the legislature about, issues relating to hunting, trapping, fishing, and other types of outdoor recreation activities including all of the following:
(a) Ways to improve the recruitment and retention of hunters, trappers, and anglers.
(b) Ways to improve the management and protection of the natural resources of this state for the purposes of hunting, trapping, fishing, and other types of outdoor recreation activities.
(c) Ways to encourage youth to participate in outdoor recreation activities, including ways to implement outdoor recreation programs for youth.
(d) Ways to improve access to public and private land for hunting, trapping, fishing, and other types of outdoor recreation activities.
(e) Ways to improve public access to lakes.
(f) Ways to increase the availability of public shooting ranges.
(2) The sporting heritage council shall prepare a biennial report on the status of the recruitment and retention of hunters, trappers, and anglers in this state. The sporting heritage council shall submit its initial report under this subsection no later than July 1, 2014, and shall submit subsequent reports no later than July 1 of each even-numbered year thereafter, to the governor, to the chairperson of the natural resources board, and to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3).
168,6 Section 6. 29.053 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.053 (3) The department may modify any requirement of this chapter or rules promulgated under it, establish special seasons, authorize the use of special equipment or take any other action in order to provide additional hunting and fishing opportunities for persons who are physically disabled or visually handicapped and . The department may limit the number of persons involved, except that if the department establishes a special season for hunting deer with firearms for persons who are physically disabled, the season shall be open to persons who have been issued a Class D permit under s. 29.193 (2).
168,7 Section 7. 29.084 of the statutes is created to read:
29.084 Incentives for recruitment. The department shall establish a program to recognize people who recruit others as hunters, trappers, and anglers. The program shall include a component under which a person who is issued his or her first hunting, trapping, or fishing approval in his or her lifetime may designate one person as the person who encouraged the applicant to obtain the license. The program shall provide for all of the following:
(1) A method for maintaining a record of persons designated as provided under this section.
(2) A method for issuing a credit to any resident who is designated as provided under this section a specified number of times, as determined by the department, in any license year. The method shall require the department to allow the recipient of the credit to apply the credit in a manner that reduces the fee for an approval that is listed under s. 29.563 (2) (a) 1., 2., 4. to 5g., or 7. to 9., (3) (a) 1., or (6) (a) 1. by one-half of the fee that would otherwise apply to the approval, rounded up to the nearest dollar, that reduces the fee specified in s. 29.563 (4) (a) 1. for a resident sports license by $20, or that reduces the fee specified in s. 29.563 (4) (a) 2. for a resident conservation patron license by $60. The department may not require a resident to be designated more than 5 times in a license year in order to be eligible for a credit under this subsection. In this subsection, "license year" means the period between April 1 and the following March 31.
168,8 Section 8. 29.089 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.089 (title) Hunting, fishing, and trapping on land in state parks and state fish hatcheries.
168,9 Section 9. 29.089 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.089 (1) Except as provided in sub. (3), no No person may hunt or trap on land located in state parks or state fish hatcheries.
168,10 Section 10. 29.089 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
29.089 (1m) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), state parks shall be open to hunting, fishing, and trapping by persons who hold the appropriate approvals required under this chapter.
(b) The department may prohibit hunting, fishing, or trapping in a state park or a portion of a state park if any of the following applies:
1. The department prohibits hunting, fishing, or trapping within 100 yards of a designated use area.
2. The natural resources board determines that prohibiting hunting, fishing, or trapping is necessary to protect public safety or to protect a unique animal or plant community. A determination to prohibit hunting, fishing, or trapping in a state park or a portion of a state park under this subdivision requires 4 or more members of the natural resources board to concur in that determination.
168,11 Section 11. 29.089 (2) (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 35, is amended to read:
29.089 (2) (intro.) Except as provided in sub. (3), no No person may have in his or her possession or under his or her control a firearm on land located in state parks or state fish hatcheries unless the firearm is unloaded and enclosed within a carrying case. This subsection does not apply to any of the following:
168,12 Section 12. 29.089 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
168,13 Section 13. 29.193 (2) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
29.193 (2) (b) 1. The department shall, after investigation and without charging a fee, except for the costs of review in par. (c) 3. or (e), issue a Class A, Class B or, Class C, or Class D permit to any person, as provided in this subsection.
168,14 Section 14. 29.193 (2) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
29.193 (2) (b) 3. As part of the application for a Class A or, Class B, or Class D permit under this subsection, the applicant shall authorize the department by written release to examine all medical records regarding the applicant's physical disability.
168,15 Section 15. 29.193 (2) (c) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
29.193 (2) (c) 5. The department shall issue a Class D permit to any person who meets the requirements under par. (cd).
168,16 Section 16. 29.193 (2) (cd) of the statutes is created to read:
29.193 (2) (cd) Class D permit requirements. 1. A person is eligible for a Class D permit if he or she meets the requirements specified in subds. 2. and 3.
2. A person meets the requirements of this subdivision if any of the following applies:
a. The person has an amputation or other loss of one or more arms at or above the elbow.
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