2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO 2011 ASSEMBLY BILL 311
March 1, 2012 - Offered by Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.
1An 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) 3
(intro.), 29.193 (2) (b) 1., 29.193 (2) (b) 3., 29.197 (3), 29.237 (1m), 29.563 (2) 4
(intro.), 29.563 (3) (intro.), 29.563 (6) (intro.), 29.563 (14) (c) 1., 29.597 (1) (a) and 5
29.597 (1) (c); and to create
15.347 (21), 23.0916 (3m), 29.036, 29.084, 29.089 6
(1m), 29.193 (2) (c) 5., 29.193 (2) (cd), 29.193 (2) (cr) 4., 29.193 (2) (d) 3., 29.236, 7
29.563 (4) (a) 3., 29.563 (6) (a) 1m., 29.563 (6m), 29.563 (12) (c) 1m., 29.563 8
(12m), 29.563 (14) (c) 7., 29.591 (1) (am), 29.591 (2) (b), 29.597 (1m), 29.597 (2) 9
(c), 29.597 (2) (d) and 120.13 (30) of the statutes; relating to: creating a
10sporting heritage council; programs to encourage hunting, trapping, fishing,
11and outdoor recreation activities; access to land under the Warren
12Knowles-Gaylord Nelson stewardship program; reduced fees for certain
13hunting, trapping, and fishing approvals; high school credit under and
1administration of the hunter and trapper education programs; Class D hunting
2permits issued to certain disabled persons; waiving fishing license
3requirements for weekend fishing events; hunting, fishing, and trapping in
4state parks; issuing annual disabled veteran recreation cards; and requiring
5the exercise of rule-making authority.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
15.347 (21) Sporting heritage council.
(a) There is created in the department 8
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 10
2. One member, appointed by the governor.
3. Two members of the assembly, appointed by the speaker of the assembly, who 13
may not be members of the same political party.
4. Two members of the senate, appointed by the senate majority leader, who 15
may not be members of the same political party.
5. Five members, appointed by the natural resources board from nominations 17
provided by sporting organizations that have as their primary objective the 18
promotion of hunting, fishing, or trapping. Of the 5 members, one shall represent 19
the interests of deer hunters, one shall represent the interests of bear hunters, one 20
shall represent the interests of bird hunters, one shall represent the interests of 21
anglers, and one shall represent the interests of furbearing animal hunters and 22
6. One member, appointed by the executive committee of the conservation 2
congress, who is a member of the conservation congress.
(b) The members of the sporting heritage council appointed under par. (a) 2. to 4
6. shall be appointed for 3-year terms.
(c) The sporting heritage council shall meet at least one time each year.
23.0916 (3m) Board determinations.
(a) Except as provided in par. (b), a 8
determination by the natural resources board under sub. (2) (b) or (c) or (3) (b) or (c) 9
with regard to public access on land or an easement requires 4 or more members of 10
the natural resources board to concur in that determination if the land or easement 11
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 13
board with regard to public access on an easement, if the primary purpose of the 14
easement is to provide public access to a navigable water on which public fishing is 15
AB311-SSA1, s. 3
27.01 (7) (c) 6. of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) 6. Any vehicle, except a motor bus, occupied by a person holding 18
a senior citizen recreation card issued under s. 29.624 or an annual disabled veteran
19recreation card issued under s. 29.236
AB311-SSA1, s. 4
27.01 (8) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 2. Any person holding a senior citizen recreation card issued under 22
s. 29.624 or an annual disabled veteran recreation card issued under s. 29.236
2429.036 Sporting heritage council. (1)
The sporting heritage council shall 25
study, and provide advice and make recommendations to the governor, the natural
resources board, and the legislature about, issues relating to hunting, trapping, 2
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 4
(b) Ways to improve the management and protection of the natural resources 6
of this state for the purposes of hunting, trapping, fishing, and other types of outdoor 7
(c) Ways to encourage youth to participate in outdoor recreation activities, 9
including ways to implement outdoor recreation programs for youth.
(d) Ways to improve access to public and private land for hunting, trapping, 11
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.
The sporting heritage council shall prepare a biennial report on the status 15
of the recruitment and retention of hunters, trappers, and anglers in this state. The 16
sporting heritage council shall submit its initial report under this subsection no later 17
than July 1, 2014, and shall submit subsequent reports no later than July 1 of each 18
even-numbered year thereafter, to the governor, to the chairperson of the natural 19
resources board, and to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for 20
distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3).
The department may modify any requirement of this chapter or 23
rules promulgated under it, establish special seasons, authorize the use of special 24
equipment or take any other action in order to provide additional hunting and fishing 25
opportunities for persons who are physically disabled or visually handicapped and.
may limit the number of persons involved
, except that if the
2department establishes a special season for hunting deer with firearms for persons
3who are physically disabled, the season shall be open to persons who have been
4issued a Class D permit under s. 29.193 (2)
629.084 Incentives for recruitment.
The department shall establish a 7
program to recognize people who recruit others as hunters, trappers, and anglers. 8
The program shall include a component under which a person who is issued his or 9
her first hunting, trapping, or fishing approval in his or her lifetime may designate 10
one person as the person who encouraged the applicant to obtain the license. The 11
program shall provide for all of the following:
A method for maintaining a record of persons designated as provided under 13
A method for issuing a credit to any resident who is designated as provided 15
under this section a specified number of times, as determined by the department, in 16
any license year. The method shall require the department to allow the recipient of 17
the credit to apply the credit in a manner that reduces the fee for an approval that 18
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 19
one-half of the fee that would otherwise apply to the approval, rounded up to the 20
nearest dollar, that reduces the fee specified in s. 29.563 (4) (a) 1. for a resident sports 21
license by $20, or that reduces the fee specified in s. 29.563 (4) (a) 2. for a resident 22
conservation patron license by $60. The department may not require a resident to 23
be designated more than 5 times in a license year in order to be eligible for a credit 24
under this subsection. In this subsection, "license year" means the period between 25
April 1 and the following March 31.
(title) Hunting, fishing, and trapping on land in state parks and
3state fish hatcheries.
29.089 (1) Except as provided in sub. (3), no No
person may hunt or trap on land 6
located in state parks or
state fish hatcheries.
(a) Except as provided in par. (b), state parks shall be open to 9
hunting, fishing, and trapping by persons who hold the appropriate approvals 10
required under this chapter.
(b) The department may prohibit hunting, fishing, or trapping in a state park 12
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 14
a designated use area.
2. The natural resources board determines that prohibiting hunting, fishing, 16
or trapping is necessary to protect public safety or to protect a unique animal or plant 17
community. A determination to prohibit hunting, fishing, or trapping in a state park 18
or a portion of a state park under this subdivision requires 4 or more members of the 19
natural resources board to concur in that determination.
(intro.) Except as provided in sub. (3), no No
person may have in his 23
or her possession or under his or her control a firearm on land located in state parks
state fish hatcheries unless the firearm is unloaded and enclosed within a carrying 25
case. This subsection does not apply to any of the following: