(cm) "Law enforcement agency" has the meaning given in s. 165.83 (1) (b) and 8
includes a district attorney's office.
(d) "Manufacturer" means a person who possesses a federal license to 10
manufacture firearms or ammunition for sale or distribution.
(e) "Microstamp" means a unique code on at least 2 locations on each expended 12
cartridge case that identifies the make, model, and serial number of the handgun 13
that expended the cartridge.
(f) "Semiautomatic" means capable of using a portion of the energy of a firing 2
cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and deliver another cartridge to the firing 3
chamber, if a separate pull of the trigger is required to fire each cartridge.
(g) "Transfer" has the meaning given in s. 939.22 (40).
(a) No manufacturer or firearms dealer may transfer a semiautomatic 6
handgun manufactured on or after January 1, 2013, to a firearms dealer in this state 7
unless the semiautomatic handgun produces microstamps.
(b) No manufacturer may manufacture a semiautomatic handgun in this state 9
on or after January 1, 2013, unless the semiautomatic handgun produces 10
(c) 1. If a manufacturer or a firearms dealer transfers to a firearms dealer a 12
semiautomatic handgun that was manufactured on or after January 1, 2013, the 13
firearms dealer that received the semiautomatic handgun may not transfer the 14
semiautomatic handgun in this state unless the manufacturer or the firearms dealer 15
that transferred the semiautomatic handgun has certified under sub. (3) (a) that the 16
semiautomatic handgun produces microstamps.
2. If a person that is not a manufacturer or a firearms dealer transfers to a 18
firearms dealer a semiautomatic handgun that was manufactured on or after 19
January 1, 2013, and that was designed to produce microstamps, the firearms dealer 20
may, unless the firearms dealer knows that the transfer would violate sub. (5), 21
transfer the semiautomatic handgun in this state without certifying under sub. (3) 22
(a) that the semiautomatic handgun produces microstamps.
(a) A manufacturer or a firearms dealer that transfers a semiautomatic 24
handgun that was manufactured on or after January 1, 2013, to a firearms dealer 25
in this state shall certify, in the manner specified in the rules developed under sub.
(6) and subject to prosecution for false swearing under s. 946.32, all of the following 2
1. Except as provided in par. (b), that the semiautomatic handgun produces 4
2. That the manufacturer shall disclose to a law enforcement agency, when 6
presented with a microstamp code from an expended cartridge the law enforcement 7
agency collected during a criminal investigation, the make, model, and serial 8
number of the semiautomatic handgun that expended the cartridge.
(b) Paragraph (a) 1. does not apply to a firearms dealer that transfers a 10
semiautomatic handgun to another firearms dealer in this state if the semiautomatic 11
handgun was previously transferred to a person that is not a firearms dealer.
(a) If a resident of this state acquired, while not a resident of this state 13
through legal means outside of this state, a semiautomatic handgun that was 14
manufactured on or after January 1, 2013, and that does not produce microstamps, 15
he or she may transfer the semiautomatic handgun only to a firearms dealer.
(b) A firearms dealer that is transferred a semiautomatic handgun under par. 17
(a) may not transfer the semiautomatic handgun to any person in this state.
No person may transfer a semiautomatic handgun that the person knows 19
has been modified in violation of s. 941.285 (2).
The department shall promulgate rules that do all of the following:
(a) Identify the conditions necessary for a manufacturer to disclose to a law 22
enforcement agency, when presented with a microstamp code from an expended 23
cartridge the law enforcement agency collected during a criminal investigation, the 24
make, model, and serial number of a semiautomatic handgun that expended the 25
(b) Specify the manner in which a manufacturer must certify under sub. (3) the 2
conditions under sub. (3) (a) 1. and 2.
Any person who violates sub. (2), (4), or (5) may be fined not more than 4
$1,000 or may be imprisoned for not more than 9 months, or both.
SB71, s. 2
941.285 of the statutes is created to read:
6941.285 Modifying a semiautomatic handgun. (1)
In this section:
(a) "Handgun" has the meaning given in s. 175.36 (1) (c).
(b) "Microstamp" has the meaning given in s. 175.36 (1) (e).
(c) "Semiautomatic" has the meaning given in s. 175.36 (1) (f).
Any person who modifies a semiautomatic handgun, or portion of a 11
semiautomatic handgun, that produces microstamps with the intention of 12
preventing law enforcement from being able to access the microstamp that identifies 13
that semiautomatic handgun is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(1) The treatment of section 941.285 of the statutes first applies to acts 16
committed on the effective date of this subsection.
(1) This act takes effect on January 1, 2013.