Wis. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box 7843
Madison WI 53707-7843
Contact Person
John Rosinski (608) 266-7916
Notice of Submission of Proposed Rules to the Presiding Officer of each House of the Legislature, Under S. 227.19, Stats.
Please check the Bulletin of Proceedings for further information on a particular rule.
Commerce (CR 97-115):
Ch. Comm 5 - Relating to credentials.
Insurance (CR 97-99):
SS. Ins 2.14 and 2.16 - Relating to life insurance solicitations.
Administrative Rules Filed With The
Revisor Of Statutes Bureau
The following administrative rules have been filed with the Revisor of Statutes Bureau and are in the process of being published. The date assigned to each rule is the projected effective date. It is possible that the publication of these rules could be delayed. Contact the Revisor of Statutes Bureau at (608) 266-7275 for updated information on the effective dates for the listed rules.
Corrections (CR 97-95):
An order creating ch. DOC 304, relating to the inmate secure work program.
Effective 02-01-98.
Workforce Development (CR 97-23):
An order renumbering subch. VII of ch. HSS 55 and creating s. DWD 56.08, relating to the administration of child care funds and required parent copayments.
Part effective 01-01-98.
Workforce Development (CR 97-112):
An order amending s. DWD 80.02, relating to reports from insured employers, self-insured employers and insurance carriers.
Effective 01-01-98.
Public Notice
Public Notice
Dept. of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
Notice of Dollar Amount Adjustments for Repair Charges
Subject to Mechanic's Liens
Under s. 779.41 (1), Stats., mechanics or repair businesses who transport, repair or perform any work on personal property at the request of the owner have a statutory lien on the property for the just and reasonable charges associated with the work, and may retain possession of the property until the charges are paid.
Generally, a mechanic's lien under s. 779.41, Stats., has a priority over any previously recorded security interest in the personal property but only for appropriate charges below specified dollar amounts.
Under s. 779.41 (1m), Stats., the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is required to annually publish adjusted dollar amounts for charges on repairs to personal property subject to mechanic's liens. The adjustments are based on the annual change in the consumer price index, all items, U.S. city average, as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.
The Department has determined that current dollar amounts specified under s. 779.41(1) (intro), (1) (a), (1) (b), and (1) (c), Stats., shall be increased by 3%, according to the prior year annual change in the consumer price index. Thus, dollar amounts for charges under the mechanic's lien law are adjusted as follows:
Under s. 779.41 (1) (intro), mechanic's liens generally, $1,545.
Under s. 779.41 (1) (a), mechanic's liens on a trailer or semitrailer designed for use with a road tractor, $4,635.
Under s. 779.41 (1) (b), mechanic's liens on road machinery, including mobile cranes, trench hoes, farm tractors, machines of husbandry, or off-highway construction vehicles and equipment, $7,725.
Under s. 779.41 (1) (c) 1. to 4., mechanic's liens on vehicles:
  1. More than 10,000 and less than 20,000 pounds, $3,090.
  2. 20,000 pounds or more but less than 40,000 pounds, $6,100.
  3. 40,000 pounds or more, but less than 60,000 pounds, $9,270.
  4. 60,000 pounds or more, $12,360.
These revised dollar amounts under the mechanic's lien law shall apply to work commenced on or after January 1, 1998 for which a lien is claimed. These revised dollar amounts shall remain in effect until the first day of the first month following publication of new adjusted dollar amounts in the Wisconsin Administrative Register.
Contact Information
Merry Fran Tryon, Director
Telephone: (608) 224-4921
Consumer Protection Bureau
Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
2811 Agriculture Dr.
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
The State of Wisconsin
Department of Administration
Document Sales Unit
P.O. Box 7840
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7840 - See PDF for diagram PDF
First Class Mail - See PDF for diagram PDF
Dated Material. Please Do Not Delay!
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