CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
SUBCHAPTER I
VEHICLES
941.01   Negligent operation of vehicle.
SUBCHAPTER II
FIRE
941.10   Negligent handling of burning material.
941.11   Unsafe burning of buildings.
941.12   Interfering with fire fighting.
941.13   False alarms.
SUBCHAPTER III
WEAPONS
941.20   Endangering safety by use of dangerous weapon.
941.21   Disarming a peace officer.
941.23   Carrying concealed weapon.
941.231   Carrying a concealed knife.
941.235   Carrying firearm in public building.
941.237   Carrying handgun where alcohol beverages may be sold and consumed.
941.25   Manufacturer to register machine guns.
941.26   Machine guns and other weapons; use in certain cases; penalty.
941.28   Possession of short-barreled shotgun or short-barreled rifle.
941.29   Possession of a firearm.
941.2905   Straw purchasing of firearms.
941.291   Possession of body armor.
941.292   Possession of a weaponized drone.
941.295   Possession of electric weapon.
941.296   Use or possession of a handgun and an armor-piercing bullet during crime.
941.2965   Restrictions on use of facsimile firearms.
941.297   Sale or distribution of imitation firearms.
941.298   Firearm silencers.
941.299   Restrictions on the use of laser pointers.
SUBCHAPTER IV
OTHER DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTALITIES
AND PRACTICES
941.30   Recklessly endangering safety.
941.31   Possession of explosives.
941.315   Possession, distribution or delivery of nitrous oxide.
941.316   Abuse of hazardous substance.
941.32   Administering dangerous or stupefying drug.
941.325   Placing foreign objects in edibles.
941.327   Tampering with household products.
941.34   Fluoroscopic shoe-fitting machines.
941.35   Emergency telephone calls.
941.36   Fraudulent tapping of electric wires or gas or water meters or pipes.
941.37   Obstructing emergency or rescue personnel.
941.375   Throwing or discharging bodily fluids at public safety workers.
941.38   Criminal gang member solicitation and contact.
941.39   Victim, witness, or co-actor contact.
941.40   Injury to wires by removal of building, etc.; tampering with telecommunication or electric wires.
Ch. 941 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See definitions in s. 939.22.
subch. I of ch. 941 SUBCHAPTER I
VEHICLES
941.01 941.01 Negligent operation of vehicle.
941.01(1)(1)Whoever endangers another's safety by a high degree of negligence in the operation of a vehicle, not upon a highway as defined in s. 340.01, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
941.01(2) (2)Upon conviction under sub. (1), no revocation or suspension of an operator's license may follow.
941.01 History History: 1977 c. 173; 1987 a. 399.
subch. II of ch. 941 SUBCHAPTER II
FIRE
941.10 941.10 Negligent handling of burning material.
941.10(1)(1)Whoever handles burning material in a highly negligent manner is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
941.10(2) (2)Burning material is handled in a highly negligent manner if handled with criminal negligence under s. 939.25 or under circumstances in which the person should realize that a substantial and unreasonable risk of serious damage to another's property is created.
941.10 History History: 1977 c. 173; 1987 a. 399.
941.11 941.11 Unsafe burning of buildings. Whoever does either of the following is guilty of a Class H felony:
941.11(1) (1)Intentionally burns his or her own building under circumstances in which he or she should realize he or she is creating an unreasonable risk of death or great bodily harm to another or serious damage to another's property; or
941.11(2) (2)Intentionally burns a building of one who has consented to the destruction thereof but does so under circumstances in which he or she should realize he or she is creating an unreasonable risk of death or great bodily harm to another or serious damage to a 3rd person's property.
941.11 History History: 1977 c. 173; 1993 a. 486; 1995 a. 417; 2001 a. 109.
941.12 941.12 Interfering with fire fighting.
941.12(1)(1)Whoever intentionally interferes with the proper functioning of a fire alarm system or the lawful efforts of fire fighters to extinguish a fire is guilty of a Class I felony.
941.12(2) (2)Whoever interferes with, tampers with or removes, without authorization, any fire extinguisher, fire hose or any other fire fighting equipment, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
941.12(3) (3)Whoever interferes with accessibility to a fire hydrant by piling or dumping material near it without first obtaining permission from the appropriate municipal authority is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Every day during which the interference continues constitutes a separate offense.
941.12 History History: 1977 c. 173; 2001 a. 109.
941.13 941.13 False alarms. Whoever intentionally gives a false alarm to any public officer or employee, whether by means of a fire alarm system or otherwise, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
941.13 History History: 1977 c. 173.
subch. III of ch. 941 SUBCHAPTER III
WEAPONS
941.20 941.20 Endangering safety by use of dangerous weapon.
941.20(1)(1)Whoever does any of the following is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor:
941.20(1)(a) (a) Endangers another's safety by the negligent operation or handling of a dangerous weapon.
941.20(1)(b) (b) Operates or goes armed with a firearm while he or she is under the influence of an intoxicant.
941.20(1)(bm) (bm) Operates or goes armed with a firearm while he or she has a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance in his or her blood. A defendant has a defense to any action under this paragraph that is based on the defendant allegedly having a detectable amount of methamphetamine, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in his or her blood, if he or she proves by a preponderance of the evidence that at the time of the incident or occurrence he or she had a valid prescription for methamphetamine or one of its metabolic precursors, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol.
941.20(1)(c) (c) Except as provided in sub. (1m), intentionally points a firearm at or toward another.
941.20(1)(d) (d) While on the lands of another discharges a firearm within 100 yards of any building devoted to human occupancy situated on and attached to the lands of another without the express permission of the owner or occupant of the building. “Building" as used in this paragraph does not include any tent, bus, truck, vehicle or similar portable unit.
941.20(1m) (1m)
941.20(1m)(a)(a) In this subsection:
941.20(1m)(a)1. 1. “Ambulance" has the meaning given in s. 256.01 (1t).
941.20(1m)(a)1t. 1t. “Emergency medical responder" has the meaning given in s. 256.01 (4p).
941.20(1m)(a)2. 2. “Emergency medical services practitioner" has the meaning given in s. 256.01 (5).
941.20(1m)(b) (b) Whoever intentionally points a firearm at or towards a law enforcement officer, a fire fighter, an emergency medical services practitioner, an emergency medical responder, an ambulance driver, or a commission warden who is acting in an official capacity and who the person knows or has reason to know is a law enforcement officer, a fire fighter, an emergency medical services practitioner, an emergency medical responder, an ambulance driver, or a commission warden is guilty of a Class H felony.
941.20(2) (2)Whoever does any of the following is guilty of a Class G felony:
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 20 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on November 11, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 11, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-11-19)