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167.31(4)(am)2. 2. Subsection (2) (b) does not apply to a peace officer who places, possesses or transports a firearm in or on a vehicle, motorboat or aircraft while in the line of duty.
167.31(4)(am)3. 3. Subsection (2) (b) does not apply to a person employed as a peace officer who places, possesses or transports a firearm in or on a vehicle while traveling in the vehicle from his or her residence to his or her place of employment as a peace officer.
167.31(4)(at) (at) Subsections (2) (c) and (d) and (3) (b) do not apply to the discharge of a firearm if the actor's conduct is justified or, had it been subject to a criminal penalty, would have been subject to a defense described in s. 939.45.
167.31(4)(b) (b) Subsections (2) (a), (b) and (c), (3) (a) and (b), and (3m) do not apply to the holder of a scientific research license under s. 169.25 or a scientific collector permit under s. 29.614 who is using a net gun or tranquilizer gun in an activity related to the purpose for which the license or permit was issued.
167.31(4)(bg)1.1. Subsection (2) (a), (b), (c), and (d) does not apply to a state employee or agent, or to a federal employee or agent, who is acting within the scope of his or her employment or agency, who is authorized by the department of natural resources to take animals in the wild for the purpose of controlling the spread of disease in animals and who is hunting in an area designated by the department of natural resources as a chronic wasting disease eradication zone, except that this subdivision does not authorize the discharge of a firearm or the shooting of a bolt or arrow from a bow or crossbow across a state trunk highway, county trunk highway, or paved town highway.
167.31(4)(bg)1g. 1g. Subsection (2) (b) and (c) does not apply to a landowner, a family member of the landowner, or an employee of the landowner who is using a firearm, bow, or crossbow to shoot wild animals from a farm tractor or an implement of husbandry on the landowner's land that is located in an area designated by the department of natural resources as a chronic wasting disease eradication zone.
167.31(4)(bg)2. 2. This paragraph does not apply after June 30, 2010.
167.31(4)(bn) (bn) Subsection (2) (a) does not apply to a person using a bow or a crossbow for fishing from a motorboat.
167.31(4)(bt) (bt) Subsection (2) (b) does not apply to the placement, possession, or transportation of an unloaded firearm in or on a vehicle if all of the following apply:
167.31(4)(bt)1. 1. The vehicle is a self-propelled motor vehicle with 4 rubber-tired wheels.
167.31(4)(bt)2. 2. The vehicle is not certified by the manufacturer for on-road use.
167.31(4)(bt)3. 3. The vehicle is not an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in s. 340.01 (2g).
167.31(4)(bt)4. 4. The vehicle is being used to transport individuals involved in sport shooting activities at sport shooting ranges, as defined in s. 895.527 (1), and is not being used to transport individuals involved in hunting.
167.31(4)(bt)5. 5. The vehicle is being operated entirely on private property and is not being operated in the right-of-way of any highway.
167.31(4)(c) (c) Subsection (2) (b) and (c) does not apply to the holder of a Class A or Class B permit under s. 29.193 (2) who is hunting from a stationary vehicle.
167.31(4)(cg) (cg) A holder of a Class A or Class B permit under s. 29.193 (2) who is hunting from a stationary vehicle may load and discharge a firearm or shoot a bolt or an arrow within 50 feet of the center of a roadway if all of the following apply:
167.31(4)(cg)1. 1. The roadway is part of a county highway, a town highway or any other highway that is not part of a street or of a state trunk or federal highway.
167.31(4)(cg)2. 2. The vehicle is located off the roadway and is not in violation of any prohibition or restriction that applies to the parking, stopping or standing of the vehicle under ss. 346.51 to 346.55 or under a regulation enacted under s. 349.06 or 349.13.
167.31(4)(cg)3. 3. The holder of the permit is not hunting game to fill the tag of another person.
167.31(4)(cg)4. 4. The holder of the permit has obtained permission from any person who is the owner or lessee of private property across or on to which the holder of the permit intends to discharge a firearm or shoot a bolt or an arrow.
167.31(4)(cg)5. 5. The vehicle bears special registration plates issued under s. 341.14 (1), (1a), (1e), or (1m) or displays a sign that is at least 11 inches square on which is conspicuously written "disabled hunter".
167.31(4)(cg)6. 6. The holder of the permit discharges the firearm or shoots the bolt or arrow away from and not across or parallel to the roadway.
167.31(4)(cm) (cm) For purposes of pars. (c) and (cg), the exemption from sub. (2) (b) under these paragraphs only applies to the firearm, bow or crossbow being used for hunting by the holder of the Class A or Class B permit under s. 29.193 (2).
167.31(4)(co) (co) For purposes of par. (cg), a person may stop a vehicle off the roadway on the left side of the highway.
167.31(4)(cr) (cr) For purposes of par. (cg) 4., "private property" does not include property leased for hunting by the public, land that is subject to a contract under subch. I of ch. 77, or land that is subject to an order designating it as managed forest land under subch. VI of ch. 77 and that is not designated as closed to the public under s. 77.83 (1).
167.31(4)(d) (d) Subsection (2) (b) does not prohibit a person from leaning an unloaded firearm against a vehicle.
167.31(4)(e) (e) Subsection (2) (d) does not apply to a person who is legally hunting small game with a muzzle-loading firearm or with a shotgun loaded with shotshell or chilled shot number BB or smaller, if the surface of the highway or roadway is anything other than concrete or blacktop.
167.31(4)(f) (f) Subsection (2) (d) does not prohibit a person from possessing a loaded firearm within 50 feet of the center of a roadway if the person does not violate sub. (2) (b) or (c).
167.31(4)(g) (g) A person who is fishing with a bow and arrow may shoot an arrow from a bow, and a person who is fishing with a crossbow may shoot a bolt from a crossbow, within 50 feet of the center of a roadway if the person does not shoot the arrow or bolt from the roadway or across a highway.
167.31(4)(h) (h) Subsection (3m) does not apply to any of the following who discharge a firearm in the direction of a transmission facility:
167.31(4)(h)1. 1. A member of the armed forces in the line of duty.
167.31(4)(h)2. 2. A member of the national guard in the line of duty.
167.31(4)(h)3. 3. A peace officer in the line of duty.
167.31(4)(h)4. 4. A private security person who meets all of the requirements under par. (a) 4.
167.31(4)(i) (i) Subsection (2) (b) and (c) does not apply to a person legally hunting from a stationary nonmotorized vehicle that is not attached to a motor vehicle.
167.31(4m) (4m)Rules. The department of natural resources may further restrict hunting from stationary vehicles on county or town highways by promulgating rules designating certain county and town highways, or portions thereof, upon which a holder of a Class A or Class B permit issued under s. 29.193 (2) may not discharge a firearm or shoot a bolt or an arrow from a bow or crossbow under sub. (4) (cg). For each restriction of hunting from a county or town highway contained in a rule to be promulgated under this subsection, the department shall submit a specific justification for the restriction with the rule submitted to legislative council staff for review under s. 227.15 (1).
167.31(5) (5)Weapons surcharge.
167.31(5)(a)(a) If a court imposes a fine or forfeiture for a violation of this section, the court shall also impose a weapons surcharge under ch. 814 equal to 75% of the amount of the fine or forfeiture.
167.31(5)(b) (b) If a fine or forfeiture is suspended in whole or in part, the weapons surcharge shall be reduced in proportion to the suspension.
167.31(5)(c) (c) If any deposit is made for an offense to which this subsection applies, the person making the deposit shall also deposit a sufficient amount to include the weapons surcharge under this subsection. If the deposit is forfeited, the amount of the weapons surcharge shall be transmitted to the secretary of administration under par. (d). If the deposit is returned, the amount of the weapons surcharge shall also be returned.
167.31(5)(d) (d) The clerk of the circuit court shall collect and transmit to the county treasurer the weapons surcharge as required under s. 59.40 (2) (m). The county treasurer shall then pay the secretary of administration as provided in s. 59.25 (3) (f) 2. The secretary of administration shall deposit all amounts received under this paragraph in the conservation fund to be appropriated under s. 20.370 (3) (mu).
167.31 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. NR 10.001, 10.05, and 10.07, Wis. adm. code.
167.32 167.32 Safety at sporting events.
167.32(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
167.32(1)(a) (a) "Alcohol beverages" means fermented malt beverages and intoxicating liquor.
167.32(1)(b) (b) "Facility" means building or stadium.
167.32(1)(c) (c) "Fermented malt beverages" has the meaning designated in s. 125.02 (6).
167.32(1)(d) (d) "Intoxicating liquor" has the meaning designated in s. 125.02 (8).
167.32(1)(e) (e) "Passing" includes pushing, pulling, throwing and moving.
167.32(1)(f) (f) "Sports facility" means a facility where sporting events are held, regardless of whether that is the exclusive use of the facility.
167.32(2) (2)Body passing.
167.32(2)(a)(a) A spectator at a sporting event at a sports facility shall not participate in the process of passing another person above the floor or ground from one location to another.
167.32(2)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to the act of a person moving another person in order to render first aid or otherwise assist or care for that other person.
167.32(3) (3)Object passing. A spectator at a sporting event at a sports facility shall not participate in the process of passing bleachers, seats or other objects in a manner which threatens the safety of other persons.
167.32(4) (4)Alcohol consumption.
167.32(4)(a)(a) A spectator shall not bring alcohol beverages into a sports facility where there is a sporting event at the sports facility.
167.32(4)(b) (b) A spectator shall not possess or consume alcohol beverages at a sporting event at a sports facility if the alcohol beverages were brought to the facility as specified in par. (a).
167.32(4)(c) (c) This subsection does not apply to any vendor or other person who brings alcohol beverages into a sports facility with the authorization of the person in charge of the facility.
167.32(5) (5)Forfeiture. Any person who violates sub. (2), (3) or (4) shall forfeit $50.
167.32(6) (6)Citation procedure. The state may use the citation procedures under s. 778.25 to enforce this section. A county or municipality may use the citation procedures under s. 778.25 to enforce a local ordinance strictly conforming to this section.
167.32 History History: 1985 a. 254.
167.33 167.33 Snow sports.
167.33(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
167.33(1)(a) (a) "Affiliate" means:
167.33(1)(a)1. 1. With respect to a partnership, each partner thereof.
167.33(1)(a)2. 2. With respect to a limited liability company, each member thereof.
167.33(1)(a)3. 3. With respect to a corporation, each officer, director, principal stockholder, and controlling member thereof.
167.33(1)(b) (b) "Competition" means any event authorized by a ski area operator, or by an agent of a ski area operator, that involves a comparison of skills used in one or more snow sports. "Competition" includes training sessions for such an event.
167.33(1)(c) (c) "Freestyle features" means man-made features that include boxes, jumps, hits, jibs, tabletops, spikes, take-off ramps, landings, banks, half pipes, picnic tables, logs, and pipes.
167.33(1)(d) (d) "Freestyling" means mogul jumping, mogul skiing, ski jumping, aerial skiing, ski cross, ski ballet, snowboarding, and any other similar snow sport.
167.33(1)(e) (e) "Hazard" means any man-made or natural obstacle or hazard. "Hazard" includes ridges, sharp corners, jumps, bumps, moguls, valleys, dips, cliffs, ravines, and bodies of water.
167.33(1)(f) (f) "Lift" means any aerial tramway or lift, a surface lift, a tow, or a conveyor used by a ski area operator to transport participants in snow sports at a ski area.
167.33(1)(g) (g) "Participant in a snow sport" means an individual who is engaged in a snow sport or who is walking or otherwise traveling within a ski area for purposes of engaging in the sport. "Participant in a snow sport" also means an individual who is present at a ski area to observe others engaged in a snow sport or who is a passenger on a lift. "Participant in a snow sport" includes an individual that is an employee of a ski area operator when he or she is acting outside the scope of his or her employment.
167.33(1)(h) (h) "Ski area" means trails, terrains, and other outdoor areas that are used by individuals engaged in snow sports and that is administered as a single enterprise by a ski area operator.
167.33(1)(i) (i) "Ski area infrastructure" means lifts and any associated components, snowmaking equipment and any associated components, and utility structures, buildings, huts, signs, lift mazes, fences, or other structures located within a ski area.
167.33(1)(j) (j) "Ski area operator" means a person that owns or is responsible for operating a ski area or its affiliates. "Ski area operator" includes the employees and agents of a ski area operator.
167.33(1)(k) (k) "Ski area vehicle" means a motorized vehicle used in the operation and maintenance of a ski area or used as transportation within a ski area.
167.33(1)(L) (L) "Skiing" means downhill skiing, alpine skiing, nordic skiing, cross-country skiing, telemarking, snowshoeing, or snowboarding.
167.33(1)(m) (m) "Sledding" means sliding down a prepared course on sleds, toboggans, ski bikes, or comparable devices. "Sledding" excludes tubing.
167.33(1)(n) (n) "Snowmaking equipment" includes pipes, hoses, hydrants, snow guns, fans, wands, pumps, and any other equipment associated with making snow.
167.33(1)(o) (o) "Snow sport" means skiing, sledding, tubing, or freestyling.
167.33(1)(p) (p) "Tree skiing area" means an area open to skiing, that is not groomed for skiing, and that is forested.
167.33(1)(q) (q) "Tubing" means sliding down a prepared course on inflatable tubes, minibobs, or comparable devices.
167.33(2) (2)Conditions and risks of snow sports. For purposes of this section, conditions and risks consist of all of the following:
167.33(2)(a) (a) Changes in weather or visibility.
167.33(2)(b) (b) The presence of surface or subsurface conditions, including any of the following:
167.33(2)(b)1. 1. Snow, ice, crust, slush, soft spots, holes, grooves, bare spots, cuts, rocks, boulders, or tracks from ski area vehicles.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)