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  Date of enactment: April 8, 2015
2015 Assembly Bill 14   Date of publication*: April 9, 2015
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: 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."
2015 WISCONSIN ACT 6
An Act to repeal 563.03 (4p), 563.04 (11), 563.04 (14), 563.905 (title), 563.905 (intro.), 563.908 (1), 563.908 (2), 563.909, 563.93 (2), 563.93 (2m), 563.93 (4) (b), 563.93 (8), 563.935 (3), 563.935 (10), 563.98 (1) (e), 563.98 (1c) and 563.98 (1m); to renumber 563.907; to renumber and amend 563.905 (1), 563.905 (2), 563.908 (intro.), 563.93 (1), 563.93 (1s), 563.93 (3), 563.93 (4) (a), 563.93 (4m), 563.93 (5), 563.93 (6), 563.93 (7), 563.93 (9), 563.935 (6) and 563.97; to amend 563.02 (1), 563.03 (4e), 563.03 (4m), 563.03 (5r), 563.03 (11), 563.03 (12r), 563.04 (2), 563.04 (3), 563.05 (2), 563.05 (3), 563.05 (4), 563.10, 563.91, 563.92 (2), 563.92 (4), 563.935 (1), 563.935 (4), 563.935 (5), 563.935 (9), 563.94, 563.95, 563.98 (1) (intro.), 563.98 (1) (f), 563.98 (1g), 563.98 (2) and 945.01 (3) (b) 1.; to repeal and recreate 563.05 (title) and 563.92 (1m); and to create 563.02 (1m), 563.03 (10m), 563.03 (14w), 563.03 (17), 563.05 (4m), 563.925, 563.93 (2g) (intro.), (a), (b), (g) and (h), 563.93 (2r), 563.93 (3e), 563.93 (3i), 563.93 (3m), 563.935 (1m), 563.935 (6) (b), 563.935 (6) (c), 563.97 (2) and 563.98 (1e) of the statutes; relating to: the regulation of raffles.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
6,1 Section 1. 563.02 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
563.02 (1) All phases of the conduct of bingo and raffles, except bingo games using free cards and donated prizes for which no payment of consideration is made by participants, should be closely controlled by appropriate laws and rules, which should be strictly and uniformly enforced throughout this state.
6,2 Section 2. 563.02 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
563.02 (1m) All phases of the conduct of raffles should be closely controlled by appropriate laws, which should be uniformly enforced throughout this state.
6,3 Section 3. 563.03 (4e) of the statutes is amended to read:
563.03 (4e) "Calendar" means a tabular register of days covering not less than one nor more than 12 calendar months that is used or intended to be used for a entitles the purchaser to one entry in each drawing in a calendar raffle.
6,4 Section 4. 563.03 (4m) of the statutes is amended to read:
563.03 (4m) "Calendar raffle" means a raffle for which a drawing is held and a prize awarded on each date specified in a calendar as a date upon which a prize will be awarded.
6,5 Section 5. 563.03 (4p) of the statutes is repealed.
6,6 Section 6. 563.03 (5r) of the statutes is amended to read:
563.03 (5r) "Drawing" means a method of random any of the following methods for determining a winner of a game of chance:
(a) Random selection of a raffle ticket portion or calendar portion from a container housing portions of all raffle tickets or calendars purchased for the raffle, with such selection used to determine a winner; determination of a winner in a .
(b) A plastic or rubber duck race; or any other method that is used to determine a winner and that is approved by the department under s. 563.909.
6,7 Section 7. 563.03 (10m) of the statutes is created to read:
563.03 (10m) "Multiple-container raffle" means a raffle to which all of the following apply:
(a) One or more drawings are held and one or more prizes are awarded on the same date and at the same location.
(b) A drawing for each prize or group of prizes is made from a container specific to each prize or group of prizes.
(c) The ticket purchaser places his or her ticket in the container of his or her choice.
6,8 Section 8. 563.03 (11) of the statutes is amended to read:
563.03 (11) "Premises" means any room, hall, enclosure, tent, or outdoor area in which bingo is being played or a raffle drawing is being held.
6,9 Section 9. 563.03 (12r) of the statutes is amended to read:
563.03 (12r) "Raffle game" means a game as described under s. 563.908 (1) or a plastic or rubber duck race or other game of chance that has been approved by the department under s. 563.909 a game of chance for which tickets or calendars are sold and one or more drawings for prizes are held.
6,10 Section 10. 563.03 (14w) of the statutes is created to read:
563.03 (14w) "Single-container raffle" means a raffle for which one or more drawings from a single container are held and one or more prizes are awarded on one date and at one location.
6,11 Section 11. 563.03 (17) of the statutes is created to read:
563.03 (17) "Ticket" means an instrument that entitles the purchaser to one entry in a raffle other than a calendar raffle.
6,12 Section 12. 563.04 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
563.04 (2) Conduct hearings on the suspension or revocation of a license for violation of this chapter or any applicable rules promulgated under it.
6,13 Section 13. 563.04 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
563.04 (3) Promulgate rules under ch. 227 relating to the issuance, renewal, amendment, suspension, and revocation of bingo and raffle licenses and the conduct of bingo under this chapter.
6,14 Section 14. 563.04 (11) of the statutes is repealed.
6,15 Section 15. 563.04 (14) of the statutes is repealed.
6,16 Section 16. 563.05 (title) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
563.05 (title) Departmental duties; powers; prohibitions.
6,17 Section 17. 563.05 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
563.05 (2) The department may promulgate rules requiring holders of licenses issued under this chapter subch. III to post a notice in a conspicuous place where a bingo occasion or raffle drawing is being conducted describing the procedures for filing a complaint against the holder.
6,18 Section 18. 563.05 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
563.05 (3) The department may promulgate rules specifying the number of business days within which the department must review and make a determination on an application for a permit, as defined in s. 227.116 (1g), license that is issued under this chapter subch. III.
6,19 Section 19. 563.05 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
563.05 (4) The department may promulgate rules defining relating to bingo that establish procedures to be used by the department for receiving, filing, and investigating complaints, for commencing disciplinary proceedings, and for conducting hearings under this chapter.
6,20 Section 20. 563.05 (4m) of the statutes is created to read:
563.05 (4m) Notwithstanding s. 227.11, the department may not promulgate or enforce any rule that interprets the provisions under subch. VIII or any other provisions under this chapter that relate to raffles.
6,21 Section 21. 563.10 of the statutes is amended to read:
563.10 Rules governing commingling of receipts restricted prohibited. Notwithstanding ss. 227.11 (2), 227.24 (1) (a) and 563.04 (3), the The department may not promulgate any emergency rule relating to the commingling of bingo and raffle receipts unless it can clearly establish that commingling will occur without such rule and that the rule will effectively prevent commingling. The department shall set forth any such finding in its proposed rule. If upon review under s. 227.40, the court finds that the finding of fact upon which any emergency rule relating to such commingling is based is unsupported by clear and convincing evidence, the rule is invalid.
6,22 Section 22. 563.905 (title) of the statutes is repealed.
6,23 Section 23. 563.905 (intro.) of the statutes is repealed.
6,24 Section 24. 563.905 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 563.907 (2) and amended to read:
563.907 (2) "Local organization" means an organization Local organizations that may conduct raffles include only those organizations whose activities are limited to this state, to a specific geographical area within this state, or to a specific geographical area that is partly within this state and partly within another state.
6,25 Section 25. 563.905 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 563.907 (3), and 563.907 (3) (intro.), as renumbered, is amended to read:
563.907 (3) (intro.) "Service organization" includes Service organizations that may conduct raffles include all of the following:
6,26 Section 26. 563.907 of the statutes is renumbered 563.907 (1).
6,27 Section 27 . 563.908 (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 563.908 and amended to read:
563.908 Types of Requirements of raffles allowed. A raffle may not be conducted in this state unless it is one of the following types: any winner in the raffle is determined by a drawing with all tickets or calendars having an equal opportunity to win.
6,28 Section 28. 563.908 (1) of the statutes is repealed.
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