Inspections and compliance.
Manufacturers of modular homes shall contract with a certified independent inspection agency or the department to conduct in-plant inspections and certify compliance with this subchapter. Manufacturers shall reimburse the independent inspection agency in accordance with the terms of the contract or reimburse the department in accordance with fees established under s. 101.73 (12)
. All inspections shall be performed by persons certified by the department.
(2) Display of insignia required.
All modular homes manufactured, sold for initial use or installed within this state shall display, in a manner determined by the department, the insignia issued or recognized under ss. 101.73 (7)
and 101.74 (7)
. All modular homes bearing such insignia shall be deemed to comply with the requirements of all building ordinances and regulations of any local government except those related to zoning and siting requisites including but not limited to building setback, side and rear yard requirements and property line requirements.
(3) Department approval of alterations.
No person shall alter an approved modular home in any way prior to or during installation without the approval of the department.
(4) Counterfeit insignia.
No person may falsely or fraudulently make, forge, alter or counterfeit any insignia issued or recognized under ss. 101.73 (7)
and 101.74 (7)
History: 1975 c. 405
; 2007 a. 11
Except as provided by s. 101.761
, cities, villages, towns and counties:
With the approval of the department, exercise jurisdiction over the installation of modular homes for dwellings by passage of ordinances, provided such ordinances are in strict conformance with this subchapter and the on-site inspection is performed by persons certified by the department. Except as provided by s. 101.761
, a county ordinance shall apply in any city, village or town which has not enacted such ordinance.
By ordinance establish and collect fees to defray the cost of jurisdiction exercised under par. (a)
By ordinance provide remedies and penalties for violation of the jurisdiction exercised under par. (a)
Shall contract with the department for on-site installation inspection services which the municipality does not perform under sub. (1) (a)
and reimburse the department for its reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of such services pursuant to s. 101.73 (12)
Shall use the standard building permit form prescribed by the department and file a copy of each such permit issued with the department.
See also s. SPS 320.06
, Wis. adm. code.
Certain municipalities excepted. 101.761(1)
In this section, “municipality" means a city, village or town with a population of 2,500 or less.
Except as provided under sub. (6)
, a municipality is exempt from:
Any rule adopted under s. 101.73
regarding suspension or revocation of standard building permits.
The department or a county may not enforce this subchapter or an ordinance adopted under s. 101.76 (1) (a)
or provide inspection services in a municipality unless requested to do so by a person with respect to a particular modular home or by the municipality. A request by a person or a municipality with respect to a particular modular home does not give the department or a county authority with respect to any other modular home. Costs shall be collected under s. 101.76 (1) (c)
or ss. 101.73 (12)
and 101.76 (2)
from the person or municipality making the request.
Municipalities shall furnish statistical data relating to housing starts to the department as requested by the department.
This section does not affect the applicability of or ordinances adopted under this subchapter to manufacturers, builders and owners of modular homes located in a municipality.
Any dwelling not inspected under s. 101.76
shall comply with the rules adopted under s. 101.73 (1)
which take into account the conservation of energy in construction and maintenance of dwellings and the costs of specific code provisions to home buyers in relationship to the benefits derived from the provisions.
Whoever violates this subchapter shall forfeit to the state not less than $25 nor more than $500 for each violation and each day that such violation continues constitutes a separate offense.
History: 1975 c. 405
ELECTRICAL WIRING AND ELECTRICIANS
In this subchapter:
“Electricity provider" means a public utility, an electric cooperative, or a wholesale merchant plant operator.
“Electrical wiring" means all equipment, wiring, material, fittings, devices, appliances, fixtures, and apparatus used for the production, modification, regulation, control, distribution, utilization, or safeguarding of electrical energy for mechanical, chemical, cosmetic, heating, lighting, or similar purposes, as specified under the state electrical wiring code. “Electrical wiring" does not include the equipment, wiring, material, fittings, devices, appliances, fixtures, and apparatus used by a public utility, an electric cooperative, or a wholesale merchant operator for the purpose of generating, transmitting, distributing, or controlling heat, light, power, or natural gas to its customers or members.
“Manufacturing facility" means a facility assessed as manufacturing property under s. 70.995
“Municipality" means a city, town, village, or county.
“State electrical wiring code" means the rules promulgated under s. 101.82 (1)
for electrical wiring.
“Wholesale merchant plant operator" means the operator of a wholesale merchant plant, as defined in s. 196.491 (1) (w)
The department shall:
Promulgate by rule a state electrical wiring code that establishes standards for installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical wiring. The rules shall include separate standards, established in consultation with the [uniform] dwelling code council, that apply only to electrical wiring in camping units that are set in a fixed location in a campground for which a permit is issued under s. 254.47
], that contain a sleeping place, and that are used for seasonal overnight camping. Where feasible, the rules shall reflect nationally recognized standards.
The “dwelling code council" was renamed the “uniform dwelling code council" by 2015 Wis. Act 29
. The correct cross-reference is shown in brackets. Corrective legislation is pending.
Regulate all of the following types of electricians:
Master electricians, including residential master electricians.
Journeyman electricians, including residential journeyman electricians and industrial journeyman electricians.
Electrical apprentices, including residential electrical apprentices and industrial electrical apprentices.
Promulgate rules that establish criteria for the enrollment of registered electricians and for the registration of electrical apprentices.
Promulgate rules that establish procedures for the enrollment of registered electricians, the registration of electrical apprentices, and the licensing of journeyman electricians and master electricians.
Promulgate rules that establish requirements for the supervision of registered electricians. Registered electricians must be supervised by licensed journeyman or master electricians.
Promulgate rules that establish criteria and procedures for the licensing of electrical contractors.
Promulgate rules that establish criteria and procedures for the certification of electrical inspectors for the purpose of inspecting electrical wiring.
Promulgate rules that establish standards and a process for the inspection of electrical wiring, including the inspection of electrical wiring for which a municipality does not provide inspection under s. 101.86 (1)
Promulgate rules that establish criteria and a process for the suspension or revocation of registrations issued to registered electricians, licenses issued to electricians and electrical contractors, and certifications issued to electrical inspectors.
Establish by rule a schedule of fees sufficient to defray the costs incurred under this subchapter.
See also ch. SPS 316
, Wis. adm. code.
The department may:
Hold hearings on any matter relating to this subchapter and issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence at the hearings.
Promulgate rules to differentiate the scope of installation, repair, or maintenance of electrical wiring that may be performed by electrical contractors, registered electricians, journeyman electricians, master electricians, and any additional types of electricians recognized under sub. (5)
The department may promulgate rules that recognize and regulate different types and subtypes of electricians that are in addition to those specified in s. 101.82 (1g)
and that establish criteria and procedures for enrolling, registering, or licensing these electricians.
Municipal authority. 101.86(1)(a)
Enact an electrical code or otherwise exercise jurisdiction over electrical wiring and inspection of electrical wiring by enactment of ordinances, provided that the electrical code or ordinance strictly conforms with the state electrical wiring code promulgated by the department under s. 101.82 (1)
. A county ordinance shall apply in any city, village or town which has not enacted such an ordinance.
By ordinance, establish and collect fees to defray the cost of jurisdiction exercised under par. (a)
By ordinance, provide remedies and penalties for violation of the jurisdiction exercised under par. (a)
The cost of inspection services provided by any county that has enacted an ordinance under sub. (1)
, if not defrayed by fees, shall be charged to or taxed against the property within those cities, villages, and towns in the county that have not enacted an ordinance under sub. (1)
No part of the cost of inspection services, if not defrayed by fees, may be charged to or taxed against the property within any city, village, or town that has enacted an ordinance under sub. (1)
Municipal licensing authority. 101.861(1)
Any ordinance enacted by a municipality that relates to licensure or certification of electrical contractors or electricians pursuant to the municipality's authority under s. 101.865
, 2005 stats., or s. 101.87
, 2005 stats., and that is in existence on March 19, 2008, shall remain in effect until April 1, 2014, but may not be amended or repealed during this time period. Beginning on April 1, 2014, such an ordinance is no longer in effect, and municipalities may no longer impose any registration, licensing, or certification requirements on electrical contractors, electricians, or electrical inspectors.
Beginning on March 28, 2013, and ending on March 31, 2014, all of the following apply:
Any municipal ordinance that was in existence on March 19, 2008, and that imposed any licensing, registration, or certification requirements on electrical contractors, electricians, or electrical inspectors shall not apply to electrical contractors, electricians, or electrical inspectors who are licensed, registered, or certified by the department under this subchapter.
A municipality that had an ordinance in existence on March 19, 2008, for licensing, registering, or certifying electrical contractors, electricians, or electrical inspectors may issue and renew licenses, registrations, or certifications but such licenses, registrations, and certifications are not valid after March 31, 2014.
History: 2007 a. 63
; 2013 a. 4
License or registration required. 101.862(1)
No person may engage in the business of installing, repairing, or maintaining electrical wiring unless the person is licensed as an electrical contractor by the department.
No person may install, repair, or maintain electrical wiring unless the person is licensed as an electrician by the department or unless the person is enrolled as a registered electrician by the department.
No person who is not a master electrician may install, repair, or maintain electrical wiring unless a master electrician is at all times responsible for the person's work.
A residential property owner who installs, repairs, or maintains electrical wiring on premises that the property owner owns and occupies as a residence, unless a license or registration issued by the department is required by local ordinance.
A person engaged in installing electrical wiring within an existing industrial facility or existing manufacturing facility owned or leased by the person or by an entity for which the person is an agent or employee.
A person engaged in maintaining or repairing electrical wiring within an existing facility or on premises owned or leased by the person or by an entity for which the person is an agent or employee.
A person engaged in installing, repairing, or maintaining electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment for elevators and escalators.
A person engaged in installing, repairing, or maintaining equipment or systems that operate at 100 volts or less.
A person engaged in installing, repairing, or maintaining an electronic system designed to monitor a premises for the presence of an emergency, to issue an alarm for an emergency, or to detect and summon aid for an emergency.