480.18 History History: 1993 a. 102.
480.18 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 125, Wis. adm. code.
480.20 480.20 Advertisements of auctions. No person may advertise that an auction will be conducted unless the advertisement includes all of the following:
480.20(1) (1)The name of the auctioneer who will conduct the auction and the name of any auction company that is managing the auction.
480.20(2) (2)A statement that the auctioneer under sub. (1) is a “registered Wisconsin auctioneer".
480.20 History History: 1993 a. 102.
480.22 480.22 Auction consumer protection fund.
480.22(1)(1)In this section, “consumer" means a person who has purchased or intends to purchase goods or real estate at an auction.
480.22(2) (2)If the department determines that the establishment of a consumer protection fund is necessary to protect consumers and reimburse consumers who claim losses resulting from the illegal, unprofessional or unethical conduct of auctioneers or auction companies, the department shall prepare a report that includes relevant data related to consumers and a recommendation to establish a consumer protection fund that is similar to the cemetery consumer protection fund described in s. 440.92 (8), 1991 stats., and shall submit the report to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2).
480.22 History History: 1993 a. 102, 491.
480.24 480.24 Disciplinary proceedings and actions.
480.24(1)(1)Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the board may make investigations or conduct hearings to determine whether a violation of this chapter or any rule promulgated under this chapter has occurred. The board may require a registrant or an auction company representative of an auction company that is a registrant to undergo and may consider the results of one or more physical, mental or professional competency examinations if the board believes that the results of any of those examinations may be useful to the board in conducting its investigation.
480.24(2) (2)Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the board may reprimand a registrant or deny, limit, suspend or revoke a certificate under this chapter if it finds that the applicant or registrant or an auction company representative of an auction company that is an applicant or registrant has done any of the following:
480.24(2)(a) (a) Made a material misstatement in an application for a certificate or renewal of a certificate.
480.24(2)(b) (b) Engaged in conduct while practicing as an auctioneer or as an auction company which evidences a lack of knowledge or ability to apply professional principles or skills.
480.24(2)(c) (c) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, been arrested or convicted of an offense committed while registered under this chapter.
480.24(2)(d) (d) Advertised in a manner which is false, deceptive or misleading.
480.24(2)(e) (e) Advertised, practiced or attempted to practice as an auctioneer or as an auction company under another person's name.
480.24(2)(f) (f) Allowed the registrant's name to be used by another person while the other person was practicing or attempting to practice as an auctioneer or as an auction company.
480.24(2)(g) (g) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.34, practiced as an auctioneer or as an auction company while the individual's ability to practice was impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
480.24(2)(h) (h) Failed to obtain a permit under s. 77.52 (9).
480.24(2)(i) (i) Failed to submit to a physical, mental or professional competency examination required under sub. (1) or (3) (a).
480.24(2)(j) (j) Violated this chapter or any rule promulgated under this chapter.
480.24(3) (3)The board may, as a condition of removing a limitation imposed under this chapter on a certificate issued under this chapter or of reinstating a certificate that has been suspended or revoked under this chapter, do any of the following:
480.24(3)(a) (a) Require the registrant or an auction company representative of an auction company that is a registrant to obtain minimum results specified by the board on one or more physical, mental or professional competency examinations if the board determines that obtaining the minimum results is related to correcting one or more of the bases upon which the limitation, suspension or revocation was imposed.
480.24(3)(b) (b) Require the registrant to obtain insurance against loss, expense and liability resulting from errors and omissions or neglect in the performance of services as an auctioneer or as an auction company.
480.24(3)(c) (c) Require the registrant to file with the department a bond that is furnished by a company authorized to do business in this state and is in an amount approved by the department.
480.24 History History: 1993 a. 102; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 191.
480.24 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 126, Wis. adm. code.
480.26 480.26 Penalties.
480.26(1)(1)Any person who violates this chapter or any rule promulgated under this chapter may be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 6 months or both.
480.26(2) (2)In addition to or in lieu of the penalties under sub. (1) and the remedies under s. 480.24, any person who violates this chapter or any rule promulgated under this chapter may be required to forfeit not more than $1,000 for each separate offense. Each day of continued violation constitutes a separate offense.
480.26 History History: 1993 a. 102.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 102 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on February 24, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after February 24, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 2-24-20)