2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 416
October 31, 2017 - Offered by Representatives Edming and Kleefisch.
1An Act to amend
29.983 (1) (b) 5.; and to create
29.983 (1) (b) 5m. of the statutes; 2relating to: a higher wild animal protection surcharge for the unlawful taking
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This substitute amendment increases the wild animal protection surcharge
that a court may impose when a person unlawfully kills, wounds, catches, takes,
traps, or possesses a deer.
Under current law, if a court imposes a fine or forfeiture for the unlawful killing,
wounding, catching, taking, trapping, or possession of certain wild animals, the
court may impose a wild animal protection surcharge. The statute specifies the
amount of the surcharge allowed for each type of wild animal. Under current law,
the surcharge specified for deer is $43.75. Under this substitute amendment, the
surcharge specified for deer is an amount in the court's discretion that is not less than
$43.75 and not more than $5,000.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
29.983 (1) (b) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 5. For any deer,
or mink, $43.75.
29.983 (1) (b) 5m. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 5m. For any deer, an amount in the court's discretion that is not 4
less than $43.75 and not more than $5,000.
This act first applies to violations that occur on the effective date of this 7