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95.68 History History: 1993 a. 16; 1995 a. 79, 95; 2001 a. 56; 2009 a. 28.
95.68 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. ATCP 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.69 95.69 Animal dealers.
95.69(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
95.69(1)(c) (c) "Animal dealer" means a person who, as principal or agent, engages in the business of buying for resale or for slaughter, selling or exchanging livestock or wild animals. "Animal dealer" does not include any of the following:
95.69(1)(c)1. 1. An animal dealer employee.
95.69(1)(c)2. 2. The operator of a farm who sells livestock if the operator keeps them on the farm solely for dairy, breeding or feeding purposes and the operator is not otherwise engaged in the business of buying them for resale, slaughter, sale or exchange.
95.69(1)(c)2m. 2m. A person holding a license issued under s. 169.15, 169.18, 169.19, or 169.26 who sells wild animals if the person keeps them solely for breeding or feeding purposes and the person is not otherwise engaged in the business of buying them for resale, slaughter, sale or exchange.
95.69(1)(c)3. 3. An auctioneer registered under ch. 480 who conducts any of the following:
95.69(1)(c)3.a. a. A farm sale at which no livestock is sold on a consignment basis.
95.69(1)(c)3.b. b. A sale conducted at a state, county or district fair or a breeder association show.
95.69(1)(c)3.c. c. A sale conducted by a youth agricultural organization.
95.69(1)(d) (d) "Animal dealer employee" means an employee of a licensed animal dealer, who does business in the name of the licensed animal dealer.
95.69(1)(e) (e) "Animal market" has the meaning given in s. 95.68 (1) (ag).
95.69(1)(f) (f) "Animal transport vehicle" has the meaning given in s. 95.71 (1) (dm).
95.69(1)(g) (g) "Livestock" has the meaning given in s. 95.68 (1) (d).
95.69(1)(h) (h) "Wild animal" has the meaning given in s. 95.68 (1) (g).
95.69(2) (2)License. No person may operate as an animal dealer without an annual license from the department, except that no license is required of a person licensed as an animal market operator under s. 95.68. An animal dealer license expires on June 30 annually. An animal dealer license is not transferable.
95.69(2m) (2m)Exemption. The department may promulgate rules to exempt groups of persons from the licensing requirement under sub. (2) or the registration requirement under sub. (7) or both.
95.69(3) (3)Application. An application for a license under sub. (2) shall be made on a form provided by the department and shall include information reasonably required by the department for licensing purposes. An application shall be accompanied by the applicable fees and surcharges required under subs. (4) and (5).
95.69(4) (4)License fee; reinspection fee.
95.69(4)(a)(a) The department shall, by rule, specify the fee for an animal dealer license issued under this section.
95.69(4)(b)1.1. If the department reinspects an animal dealer operation because the department has found a violation of this chapter or rules promulgated under this chapter, the department shall charge the animal dealer the reinspection fee specified under subd. 2.
95.69(4)(b)2. 2. The department shall specify the reinspection fee to be charged under subd. 1. by rule. The reinspection fee may not exceed the reasonable costs to reinspect the animal dealer operation. The department may specify different reinspection fees for different animal dealer operations.
95.69(4)(b)3. 3. A reinspection fee under this paragraph is payable when the reinspection is completed, and is due upon written demand from the department. The department may issue a demand for payment when it issues a license renewal application form to the animal dealer.
95.69(5) (5)Surcharge and past fees.
95.69(5)(a)(a) An applicant for a license under sub. (2) shall pay a license fee surcharge of $100 if the department determines that within 365 days prior to submitting the license application the applicant did any of the following:
95.69(5)(a)1. 1. Operated as an animal dealer without a license in violation of sub. (2).
95.69(5)(a)1m. 1m. Operated as a livestock dealer, as defined in s. 95.69 (1) (c), 1999 stats., without a license in violation of s. 95.69 (2), 1999 stats.
95.69(5)(a)2. 2. Operated an unregistered animal transport vehicle in violation of sub. (7).
95.69(5)(a)2m. 2m. Operated an unregistered livestock vehicle, as defined in s. 95.71 (1) (g), 1999 stats., in violation of s. 95.69 (7), 1999 stats.
95.69(5)(b) (b) In addition to the surcharge under par. (a), an applicant for a license under sub. (2) shall pay the fees due for the year in which the applicant was in violation.
95.69(5)(c) (c) The payment of the surcharge and fees under this subsection does not relieve the applicant of other civil or criminal liability that may result from the failure to obtain a license or from the operation of an unregistered vehicle but does not constitute evidence of a violation of a law.
95.69(6) (6)License contingent on fees. The department may not issue or renew a license under sub. (2) unless the applicant pays all fees and surcharges that are due under subs. (4) and (5) as set forth in a statement from the department. The department shall refund a fee or surcharge paid under protest if the department determines that the fee or surcharge was not due as a condition of licensing under this section. If a fee or surcharge is paid by check, a license issued in reliance upon that check is void if the check is not honored.
95.69(7) (7)Animal transport vehicle registration. No animal dealer may operate an animal transport vehicle unless the animal transport vehicle is registered with the department in the name of the animal dealer. The animal transport vehicle shall be registered in the name of the animal dealer on a form provided by the department. The registration shall include a description and the serial number of the animal transport vehicle.
95.69(8) (8)Rules. The department may promulgate rules to regulate animal dealers, including rules related to animal dealer qualifications, construction and maintenance of animal transport vehicles, identification of animal transport vehicles, disease sanitation, humane treatment of animals, identification of animals, record keeping, reports to the department and compliance with applicable financial security requirements under state or federal law.
95.69(8m) (8m)Transaction records. An auctioneer registered under ch. 480 who sells livestock or wild animals and who is not required to obtain a license under this section shall make records of the sales available to the department upon request for disease investigation purposes.
95.69(9) (9)Penalties. A person conducting a business regulated by this section after revocation of his or her license shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 or imprisoned not to exceed 6 months or both.
95.69 History History: 1993 a. 16; 1995 a. 95; 2001 a. 56; 2009 a. 28.
95.69 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. ATCP 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.71 95.71 Animal truckers.
95.71(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
95.71(1)(dm) (dm) "Animal transport vehicle" means any vehicle used to transport livestock or wild animals.
95.71(1)(e) (e) "Animal trucker" means a person engaged in the business of transporting for hire, by means of an animal transport vehicle, livestock and wild animals, except that "animal trucker" does not include an animal trucker employee.
95.71(1)(f) (f) "Animal trucker employee" means the employee of a person who holds an animal trucker license if the employee, in the name of the licensed animal trucker, operates an animal transport vehicle which is registered by the animal trucker and on which the name and the business address of the licensed animal trucker are prominently displayed.
95.71(1)(h) (h) "Livestock" has the meaning given in s. 95.68 (1) (d).
95.71(1)(i) (i) "Wild animal" has the meaning given in s. 95.68 (1) (g).
95.71(2) (2)License. No person may operate as an animal trucker without an annual license issued by the department. An animal trucker license authorizes an animal trucker to operate only those animal transport vehicles that are registered by the animal trucker under sub. (4). A license expires on June 30 annually. An animal trucker license is not transferable.
95.71(3) (3)Application. An application for an animal trucker license under sub. (2) shall be made on a form provided by the department. The application shall include information reasonably required by the department for licensing purposes. As part of the application, the applicant shall register every animal transport vehicle operated by the applicant as provided under sub. (4). An application shall be accompanied by the applicable fees and surcharges required under subs. (5) and (6).
95.71(4) (4)Animal transport vehicle registration. No animal trucker may operate an animal transport vehicle unless the animal transport vehicle is registered with the department in the name of the animal trucker. The animal transport vehicle shall be registered on a form provided by the department. The registration shall include a description and the serial number of the animal transport vehicle.
95.71(5) (5)License fee; registration fee; reinspection fee.
95.71(5)(a)(a) The department shall, by rule, specify the fee for an animal trucker license issued under this section.
95.71(5)(b) (b) The department shall, by rule, specify the fee to be paid for each animal transport vehicle registered under sub. (4). If during any license year an animal trucker registers an animal transport vehicle that was not registered with the animal trucker's annual license application under sub. (3), the animal trucker shall pay the fee required under this paragraph at the time of registration.
95.71(5)(c)1.1. If the department reinspects an animal trucker operation because the department has found a violation of this chapter or rules promulgated under this chapter, the department shall charge the animal trucker the reinspection fee specified under subd. 2.
95.71(5)(c)2. 2. The department shall specify the reinspection fee to be charged under subd. 1. by rule. The reinspection fee may not exceed the reasonable costs to reinspect the animal trucker operation. The department may specify different reinspection fees for different animal trucker operations.
95.71(5)(c)3. 3. A reinspection fee under this paragraph is payable when the reinspection is completed, and is due upon written demand from the department. The department may issue a demand for payment when it issues a license renewal application form to the animal trucker.
95.71(6) (6)Surcharge and past fees.
95.71(6)(a)(a) An applicant for an animal trucker license shall pay a license fee surcharge of $100 if the department determines that within 365 days prior to submitting the license application the applicant did any of the following:
95.71(6)(a)1. 1. Operated as an animal trucker without a license in violation of sub. (2).
95.71(6)(a)1m. 1m. Operated as a livestock trucker, as defined in s. 95.71 (1) (e), 1999 stats., without a license in violation of s. 95.71 (2), 1999 stats.
95.71(6)(a)2. 2. Operated an unregistered animal transport vehicle in violation of sub. (4).
95.71(6)(a)2m. 2m. Operated an unregistered livestock vehicle, as defined in s. 95.71 (1) (g), 1999 stats., in violation of s. 95.71 (4), 1999 stats.
95.71(6)(b) (b) In addition to the surcharge under par. (a), an applicant for a license under sub. (2) shall pay the fees due for the year in which the applicant was in violation.
95.71(6)(c) (c) The payment of the surcharge and fees under this subsection does not relieve the applicant of other civil or criminal liability that may result from the failure to obtain a license or to register a vehicle but does not constitute evidence of a violation of a law.
95.71(7) (7)License contingent on fees. The department may not issue or renew a license under sub. (2) unless the license applicant pays all fees and surcharges that are due under subs. (5) and (6). The department shall refund a fee or surcharge paid under protest if the department determines that the fee or surcharge was not due as a condition of licensing under this section. If a fee or surcharge is paid by check, a license issued in reliance upon that check is void if the check is not honored.
95.71(8) (8)Rules. The department may promulgate rules to regulate animal truckers, including rules related to animal trucker qualifications, construction and maintenance of animal transport vehicles, identification of animal transport vehicles, disease sanitation, humane treatment of animals, identification of animals, record keeping, reports to the department and compliance with applicable financial security requirements under state or federal law.
95.71(9) (9)Penalties. A person conducting a business regulated by this section after revocation of his or her license shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 or imprisoned not to exceed 6 months or both.
95.71 History History: 1993 a. 16; 2001 a. 56, 105; 2009 a. 28.
95.71 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. ATCP 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.715 95.715 Feed lots and veal lots.
95.715(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
95.715(1)(a) (a) "Feeder cattle" means bovine animals that are kept for the sole purpose of feeding prior to slaughter, that are not more than 18 months old as evidenced by the absence of permanent teeth and that are one of the following:
95.715(1)(a)1. 1. Nonspayed females that are not parturient or postparturient.
95.715(1)(a)2. 2. Spayed heifers.
95.715(1)(a)3. 3. Steers.
95.715(1)(b) (b) "Feed lot" means a facility at which feeder cattle are assembled for feeding prior to slaughter.
95.715(1)(c) (c) "Veal calf" means a bovine animal of either sex that is not more than 120 days old and that is kept for the sole purpose of feeding prior to slaughter for veal.
95.715(1)(d) (d) "Veal lot" means a facility at which veal calves are assembled for feeding prior to slaughter.
95.715(2) (2)Approved feed lot.
95.715(2)(a)(a) The department may issue an annual permit designating a feed lot as an approved feed lot. A feed lot operator is not required to hold an approved feed lot permit.
95.715(2)(b) (b) If a person imports feeder cattle directly to an approved feed lot in this state, the department may by rule exempt that person from import rules and preimport testing rules promulgated by the department that apply to persons who import feeder cattle into this state.
95.715(2)(c) (c) Unless specifically authorized by the department, no person may remove feeder cattle or cattle commingled with feeder cattle from an approved feed lot except to a slaughtering establishment for slaughter.
95.715(2)(d) (d) The department may promulgate rules to specify permit fees under par. (a) and to regulate feed lots. The rules may include requirements related to the construction and maintenance of approved feed lots, the segregation of imported feeder cattle and record-keeping requirements related to feeder cattle.
95.715(3) (3)Approved veal lot.
95.715(3)(a)(a) The department may issue an annual permit designating a veal lot as an approved veal lot. A veal lot operator is not required to hold an approved veal lot permit.
95.715(3)(b) (b) If a person imports veal calves directly to an approved veal lot in this state, the department may by rule exempt that person from import rules and preimport testing rules promulgated by the department that apply to persons who import veal calves into this state.
95.715(3)(c) (c) Unless specifically authorized by the department, no person may remove veal calves or cattle commingled with veal calves from an approved veal lot except to a slaughtering establishment for slaughter.
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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)