2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
October 28, 2011 - Introduced by Representatives Wynn, Knilans, Craig, Petryk,
Pridemore, Rivard, Ballweg and Spanbauer, cosponsored by Senator
Galloway. Referred to Committee on Consumer Protection and Personal
1An Act to amend
173.41 (2) (a) (intro.); and to create
173.41 (2) (fm) of the 2
statutes; relating to: the licensing requirement for animal control facilities.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Current law requires certain persons who sell dogs or operate animal shelters
and all persons who operate animal control facilities to be licensed by the
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. An animal control
facility is a facility for the care of animals operated under a contract with a city,
village, town, or county (political subdivision). Persons who are required to be
licensed must comply with standards of animal care that are specified in the law.
This bill creates an exception to the licensing requirement for a person who
operates an animal control facility under a contract with one or more political
subdivisions if the animal control facility operates under a kennel license issued by
the political subdivision in which the animal control facility is located.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB346, s. 1
173.41 (2) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) (intro.) Except as provided in par. (e), (f), (fm),
or (g), beginning 2
on June 1, 2011, no person may do any of the following without an annual license 3
from the department:
AB346, s. 2
173.41 (2) (fm) of the statutes is created to read:
(fm) A person operating an animal control facility is not required to 6
obtain a license under par. (a) if the animal control facility is operated under a kennel 7
license issued by a political subdivision in which the animal control facility is located.