Date of enactment: March 14, 2024
2023 Senate Bill 34   Date of publication*: March 15, 2024
* 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 29.197 (3) of the statutes; relating to: modifying the designation of a free fishing weekend in January.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
109,1 Section 1. 29.197 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.197 (3) Weekend events. In addition to any special event or program sponsored under sub. (2), the department shall, by rule, designate 2 special event weekends per year during which it shall waive the requirement that persons be issued fishing licenses and pay the applicable fees in order to fish in the waters of this state. The department shall designate the 3rd full weekend prior to the 3rd Monday in January as one of the special event weekends. The department shall, by rule, designate to which inland or outlying waters these waivers shall apply.