Date of enactment: March 28, 2018
2017 Assembly Bill 461   Date of publication*: March 29, 2018
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: 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."
An Act to create 29.194 (1) (d) of the statutes; relating to: hunting approvals issued to certain terminally ill individuals.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
182,1 Section 1. 29.194 (1) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
29.194 (1) (d) 1. In this paragraph, “terminally ill” means that an individual has been certified by a physician as having an illness or physical condition that can reasonably be expected to result in death.
2. The department shall treat an individual as a resident for purposes of determining the person's eligibility for a hunting or fishing approval under this chapter, except for a conservation patron license issued under s. 29.235 (3m), if the individual presents proof that he or she is terminally ill and is participating in a hunting-related or fishing-related event sponsored by a charitable organization that is described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that is exempt from taxation under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
3. An individual under subd. 2. or a resident who presents the same proof as required under subd. 2. is not required to pay any fee imposed for a hunting or fishing approval, including any issuing, handling, or processing fee or any wildlife damage surcharge.