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    Legislative Watch - Recently Passed Legislation

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    Recently passed legislation is offered in response to member requests for more, although highly abbreviated, information on new Wisconsin laws.

    Wisconsin Lawyer
    Vol. 75, No. 7, July 2002

    Recently Passed Legislation

    Recently passed legislation is offered in response to member requests for more, although highly abbreviated, information on new Wisconsin laws.

    * Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1999_00: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].

    Renaming the institute for environmental studies

    2001 Wis. Act 84

    2001 Senate Bill 415

    Publication date*: May 2, 2002

    Relating to: Renaming the institute for environmental studies at U.W.-Madison.

    Business improvement district lands

    2001 Wis. Act 85

    2001 Assembly Bill 65

    Publication date*: May 2, 2002

    Relating to: Parcels of land that may be included in a business improvement district.

    Public nuisance receiverships

    2001 Wis. Act 86

    2001 Senate Bill 88

    Publication date*: May 2, 2002

    Relating to: Receiverships for public nuisance.

    Notifying the legislature of a proposed rule

    2001 Wis. Act 87

    2001 Senate Bill 116

    Publication date*: May 2, 2002

    Relating to: Notification to the legislature of a proposed rule.

    Town sanitary district petition requirements

    2001 Wis. Act 88

    2001 Assembly Bill 412

    Publication date*: May 2, 2002

    Relating to: Petition requirements for the creation of a town sanitary district.

    Licensing and regulating perfusionists

    2001 Wis. Act 89

    2001 Assembly Bill 256

    Publication date*: May 2, 2002

    Relating to: Licensing perfusionists, creating a perfusionists examining council, and granting rule-making authority.

    Effective dates: This act takes effect on the first day of the 8th month beginning after publication, except: 1) The treatment of section 15.407 (2m) of the statutes and section 31 (1) and (2) of this act take effect on the day after publication.

    Regulating electric personal assistive mobility devices

    2001 Wis. Act 90

    2001 Senate Bill 393

    Publication date*: May 2, 2002

    Relating to: Electric personal assistive mobility devices, granting rule-making authority, and providing penalties.

    Theft of farm-raised fish

    2001 Wis. Act 91

    2001 Senate Bill 378

    Publication date*: May 2, 2002

    Relating to: Theft of farm-raised fish and providing penalties.

    Establishing an outdoor wildlife heritage trust fund

    2001 Wis. Act 92

    2001 Senate Bill 330

    Publication date*: May 2, 2002

    Relating to: Establishing a Wisconsin outdoor wildlife heritage trust fund and making an appropriation.

    Disclosing information from the DOT to the selective service system

    2001 Wis. Act 93

    2001 Assembly Bill 242

    Publication date*: May 6, 2002

    Relating to: The disclosure of information obtained by the department of transportation from applications for drivers' licenses, permits, or identification cards to the selective service system for the purposes of registration with the selective service system.

    Effective date: This act takes effect on the first day of the 6th month beginning after publication.

    Who may be appointed PRs in informal administration

    2001 Wis. Act 94

    2001 Assembly Bill 123

    Publication date*: May 6, 2002

    Relating to: Who may be appointed personal representative in informal administration.

    Prohibiting possession of body armor by certain felons

    2001 Wis. Act 95

    2001 Assembly Bill 157

    Publication date*: May 6, 2002

    Relating to: Possession of body armor by persons convicted of or adjudicated delinquent for certain felony offenses and providing a penalty.

    Interstate compact for supervising adult offenders

    2001 Wis. Act 96

    2001 Assembly Bill 481

    Publication date*: May 6, 2002

    Relating to: The interstate compact for adult offender supervision.

    Prohibiting child sex offenders from working with children

    2001 Wis. Act 97

    2001 Assembly Bill 482

    Publication date*: May 6, 2002

    Relating to: Child sex offenders working or volunteering with children and providing a penalty.

    Awarding high school diplomas to veterans

    2001 Wis. Act 98

    2001 Senate Bill 61

    Publication date*: May 8, 2002

    Relating to: Awarding high school diplomas to veterans.

    Proclaiming purple heart day

    2001 Wis. Act 99

    2001 Senate Bill 364

    Publication date*: May 8, 2002

    Relating to: Proclaiming Purple Heart Day.

    Designating POW-MIA recognition day

    2001 Wis. Act 100

    2001 Assembly Bill 497

    Publication date*: May 8, 2002

    Relating to: Designating and observing POW_MIA Recognition Day.

    Designating the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge in Green Bay

    2001 Wis. Act 101

    2001 Assembly Bill 519

    Publication date*: May 8, 2002

    Relating to: Designating the bridge on I-43 across the Fox River in the city of Green Bay as the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge.

    Revising statutes to correct errors

    2001 Wis. Act 102

    2001 Assembly Bill 933

    Publication date*: May 24, 2002

    Relating to: Repealing, consolidating, renumbering, amending, and revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting errors, supplying omissions, correcting and clarifying references, and eliminating defects, anachronisms, conflicts, ambiguities, and obsolete provisions (Revisor's Revision Bill).

    Revising statutes to correct errors

    2001 Wis. Act 103

    2001 Assembly Bill 934

    Publication date*: May 24, 2002

    Relating to: Repealing, consolidating, renumbering, amending, and revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting errors, supplying omissions, correcting and clarifying references, and eliminating defects, anachronisms, conflicts, ambiguities, and obsolete provisions (Revisor's Revision Bill).

    Effective dates: This act takes effect on the day after publication except as follows: (1) Section 330 of this act takes effect on September 1, 2002.

    Revising statutes to correct errors

    2001 Wis. Act 104

    2001 Assembly Bill 935

    Publication date*: May 24, 2002

    Relating to: Repealing, consolidating, renumbering, amending, and revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting errors, supplying omissions, correcting and clarifying references, eliminating defects, anachronisms, conflicts, ambiguities and obsolete provisions, reconciling conflicts, and repelling unintended repeals (Revisor's Correction Bill).

    Effective dates: This act takes effect on the day after publication except as follows: (1) The treatment of section 49.45 (2) (a) 3. of the statutes takes effect on July 1, 2002.

    (2) The treatment of section 49.45 (2) (a) 12. and (b) 9. of the statutes takes effect on Jan. 1, 2003.

    (3) The treatment of section 77.52 (2) (a) 10. (by Section 70) of the statutes takes effect on Aug. 1, 2002.

    Revising statutes to correct errors

    2001 Wis. Act 105

    2001 Assembly Bill 936

    Publication date*: May 24, 2002

    Relating to: Repealing, consolidating, renumbering, amending, and revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting errors, supplying omissions, correcting and clarifying references, eliminating defects, anachronisms, conflicts, ambiguities, and obsolete provisions, reconciling conflicts, and repelling unintended repeals (Revisor's Correction Bill).

    Effective dates: This act takes effect on the day after publication, except as follows: (1) The treatment of sections 29.024 (1), 29.337 (1) (intro.), 90.21 (2) (a), 95.71 (1) (f), 169.45 (8) (b), 448.015 (1m), and 973.05 (1) of the statutes takes effect on Jan. 1, 2003.

    (2) The treatment of sections 441.15 (5) (a) (intro.) and 457.02 (6) (b) 1. of the statutes takes effect on Nov. 1, 2002.

    (3) The treatment of sections 448.51 (1e) and 448.52 (1m) (intro.) of the statutes takes effect on April 1, 2004.

    Revising statutes to correct errors

    2001 Wis. Act 106

    2001 Assembly Bill 937

    Publication date*: May 24, 2002

    Relating to: Repealing, consolidating, renumbering, amending, and revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting errors, supplying omissions, correcting and clarifying references, eliminating defects, anachronisms, conflicts, ambiguities, and obsolete provisions, reconciling conflicts, and repelling unintended repeals (Revisor's Correction Bill).

    Revising statutes to correct errors

    2001 Wis. Act 107

    2001 Assembly Bill 938

    Publication date*: May 24, 2002

    Relating to: Repealing, consolidating, renumbering, amending and revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting errors, supplying omissions, correcting and clarifying references, and eliminating defects, anachronisms, conflicts, ambiguities, and obsolete provisions (Revisor's Revision Bill).

    Effective dates: This act takes effect on the day after publication, except as follows: (1) The treatment of section 441.15 (3) (b) of the statutes takes effect on Nov. 1, 2002.

    Chronic wasting disease

    2001 Wis. Act 108

    May 2002 Special Session

    Senate Bill 1

    Publication date*: May 20, 2002

    Relating to: Chronic wasting disease, hunting or shooting animals from aircraft, vehicles, and boats, feeding of wild animals for purposes other than hunting, shooting a firearm or arrow from or across a highway, shooting by certain persons from a tractor or implement of husbandry, requiring a lapse to the general fund, authorizing the extension of emergency rules, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations.