Date of enactment: January 21, 2020
2019 Senate Bill 296   Date of publication*: January 22, 2020
* 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 20.370 (1) (mu); and to create 23.118 of the statutes; relating to: signs informing about Lyme disease in state parks, state trails, state recreational areas, and state forests and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
73,1 Section 1 . 20.370 (1) (mu) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.370 (1) (mu) General program operations — state funds. The amounts in the schedule for general program operations that are conducted under ss. 23.09 to 23.11, 27.01, 30.203, 30.277, and 90.21, and chs. 29 and 169, for activities conducted under the ecological inventory and monitoring program of the endangered resources program, for the aquatic and terrestrial resources inventory under s. 23.09 (2) (km), for providing the signage required under s. 23.118, and for payments of $53,700 in each fiscal year, to be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.285 (1) (k), to the University of Wisconsin System for outdoor skills training under s. 29.598.
73,2 Section 2. 23.118 of the statutes is created to read:
23.118 Signage required. The department shall, in consultation with the department of health services, design signs to raise awareness of Lyme disease, inform about how to prevent tick bites, and encourage people to check for ticks after visits to state parks, state trails, state recreational areas, and campgrounds. No later than the first day of the 6th month beginning after the effective date of this section .... [LRB inserts date], the department shall post at least one such sign in each state park, state trail, state recreational area, and state forest. The department shall post the sign in a common area where it is most likely to be seen by visitors, such as a park entrance, trailhead, or campground.
73,3 Section 3 . Fiscal changes.
(1) Lyme disease awareness signage. In the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) for the appropriation to the department of natural resources under s. 20.370 (1) (mu), the dollar amount for fiscal year 2019-20 is increased by $12,500 for the purpose of providing the signage required under s. 23.118.