2021 - 2022 LEGISLATURE
March 9, 2022 - Introduced by Senators Wirch,
Agard, Bewley, Carpenter,
Erpenbach, Johnson, Larson, Ringhand and Roys, cosponsored by
Representatives Sinicki, Andraca, Bowen, Cabrera, Conley, Drake, Doyle,
Emerson, Haywood, Hebl, Hong, Milroy, Neubauer, Ohnstad, Pope,
Shankland, Shelton, Snodgrass, Spreitzer, Stubbs, Subeck and Vruwink.
Referred to Committee on Insurance, Licensing and Forestry.
1An Act to repeal
101.147 and 101.19 (1g) (m) of the 2
statutes; relating to: construction contractor registration and granting
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires most persons who hold themselves out or act as a construction
contractor to be registered by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
DSPS may directly assess a forfeiture by issuing an order against any person who
fails to register as required under the bill. The registration requirement does not
apply to a person who engages in construction on his or her own property, to a state
agency or local governmental unit, or to a person who engages in construction in the
course of his or her employment by a state agency or local governmental unit.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
101.147 of the statutes is created to read:
5101.147 Construction contractor registration. (1)
(a) Except as provided 6
in par. (b), no person may hold himself or herself out or act as a construction
contractor unless that person is registered as a construction contractor by the 2
(b) The registration requirement under par. (a) does not apply to any of the 4
1. A person who engages in construction on property owned or leased by that 6
2. A state agency or local governmental unit.
3. A person who engages in construction in the course of his or her employment 9
by a state agency or local governmental unit.
An application for a registration under this section shall require the 11
applicant to submit all of the following:
(a) The applicant's name, contact information, and physical address for the 13
(b) If the applicant is a corporation, limited liability company, limited 15
partnership, or limited liability partnership and is not organized under ch. 178, 179, 16
180, 181, or 183, evidence that the applicant is registered, or has obtained a 17
certificate of authority or registration, to transact business in this state under s. 18
178.1003, 179.87, 180.1503, 181.1503, or 183.1004, as applicable.
(c) Evidence of compliance with the requirements under ss. 108.17 to 108.205.
(d) Evidence of compliance with s. 102.28 (2).
(e) An acknowledgment of worker classification laws and penalties to ensure 22
that registered construction contractors are aware of their obligations.
The department may directly assess a forfeiture by issuing an order against 24
any person who violates this section.
The department shall, with the advice of the department of workforce 2
development, promulgate rules to administer and enforce this section.
101.1472 of the statutes is repealed.
101.19 (1g) (m) of the statutes is created to read:
(m) Registering construction contractors under s. 101.147.