Date of enactment: June 23, 2017
2017 Assembly Bill 58   Date of publication*: June 24, 2017
* 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 amend 95.21 (4) (d) 2. of the statutes; relating to: requirements for law enforcement dogs that have bitten a person.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
23,1 Section 1. 95.21 (4) (d) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
95.21 (4) (d) 2. The quarantine requirement in par. (a) does not apply to a dog that is used by a law enforcement agency and that bites a person while the dog is performing law enforcement functions if the dog is immunized against rabies as evidenced by a valid certificate of rabies vaccination or other evidence. The law enforcement agency shall have the dog examined by a veterinarian on the day of the incident or the next day, on the 10th day after the incident, and on one intervening day. The law enforcement agency shall ensure that the dog is confined when not performing law enforcement functions until the 3rd examination has been performed make the dog available for examination at any reasonable time. The law enforcement agency shall notify the local health department, as defined in s. 250.01 (4), if the dog exhibits any abnormal behavior.