2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
June 30, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Subeck,
Kessler, Ohnstad, C. Taylor, Sargent, Zamarripa and Zepnick, cosponsored
by Senators L. Taylor, Johnson and Larson. Referred to Committee on
Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
1An Act to renumber and amend
175.37 (1); to amend
175.37 (title) and 175.37 2
(2); and to create
175.37 (1) (b) of the statutes; relating to: containers or
3trigger locks provided at a firearm sale and providing a criminal penalty.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires a person who commercially sells or transfers a firearm to
provide the purchaser or transferee with either a secure, lockable container that is
designed to store a firearm or a trigger lock for the firearm. A seller or transferor who
violates this requirement is subject to a fine of up to $500 or imprisonment for up to
30 days, or both.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
175.37 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
Requirements whenever transferring a firearm.
175.37 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 175.37 (1) (intro.) and 7
amended to read:
(intro.) Upon the retail commercial sale or retail commercial transfer 2
of any firearm, the seller or transferor shall provide to the buyer or transferee all of 3
written warning in block letters not less than one-fourth inch in height: 5
“IF YOU LEAVE A LOADED FIREARM WITHIN THE REACH OR EASY ACCESS 6
OF A CHILD YOU MAY BE FINED OR IMPRISONED OR BOTH IF THE CHILD 7
IMPROPERLY DISCHARGES, POSSESSES OR EXHIBITS THE FIREARM."
175.37 (1) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) A secure, lockable container that is designed to store a firearm 10
or a trigger lock for the firearm.
175.37 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
Any person who violates sub. (1) (a) or (b)
may be fined not more than 13
$500 or imprisoned for not more than 30 days or both.