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  Date of enactment: April 16, 2018
2017 Assembly Bill 904   Date of publication*: April 17, 2018
* 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."
2017 WISCONSIN ACT 330
An Act to repeal 97.625 (1) (am), 101.149 (2) (a), 101.149 (2) (b), 101.149 (2) (c), 101.149 (5) (a), 101.149 (6) (b), 457.09 (3) (b) and 457.16 (3); to renumber 101.149 (6) (a); to renumber and amend 101.64; to amend 97.625 (1g), 101.02 (7e) (a), 101.02 (7e) (b), 101.02 (7m), 101.02 (7r) (a), 101.02 (7r) (b) (intro.), 101.02 (7r) (b) 2., 101.02 (7r) (c) (intro.), 101.02 (7r) (c) 3., 101.02 (7r) (c) 4., 101.02 (7r) (e), 101.149 (1) (am), 101.149 (5) (intro.), 101.149 (7), 101.645 (4), 101.647 (4), 101.651 (3) (a) and 457.09 (3) (a); to repeal and recreate 101.149 (5); and to create 101.02 (7r) (g), 101.12 (3c), 101.149 (1) (as), 101.149 (2) (ac), 101.149 (2) (ag) to (ax), 101.149 (2) (d) (title), 101.149 (2) (e) (title), 101.149 (3) (am), 101.64 (2m) and 101.651 (3) (am) of the statutes; relating to: commercial building code administration; county authority regarding certain buildings and safety requirements; the authority of the Department of Safety and Professional Services to inspect public buildings, places of employment, and one-family and two-family dwellings; carbon monoxide detection in commercial residential buildings; examination requirements for marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, and social work credentials; social worker training certificate term; and granting rule-making authority.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
330,1 Section 1 . 97.625 (1) (am) of the statutes is repealed.
330,2 Section 2 . 97.625 (1g) of the statutes is amended to read:
97.625 (1g) The department shall may inspect hotels, tourist rooming houses, and bed and breakfast establishments to ensure compliance with s. 101.149 (2) and (3).
330,3 Section 3 . 101.02 (7e) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
101.02 (7e) (a) Notwithstanding sub. (7) (a), no county, city, village, or town may enact or enforce an ordinance related to fire safety that prohibits the seasonal placement of a Christmas tree in the rotunda of the state capitol building or in a church.
330,4 Section 4 . 101.02 (7e) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
101.02 (7e) (b) If a county, city, village, or town has in effect on April 1, 2016, an ordinance that prohibits the seasonal placement of a Christmas tree in the rotunda of the state capitol building or in a church, the ordinance does not apply and may not be enforced.
330,5 Section 5 . 101.02 (7m) of the statutes is amended to read:
101.02 (7m) Notwithstanding sub. (7) (a), no county, city, village, or town may make or enforce any ordinance that is applied to any multifamily dwelling, as defined in s. 101.971 (2), and that does not conform to subch. VI and this section or is contrary to an order of the department under this subchapter. Any provision of a contract between a county, city, village, or town and a property owner of a multifamily dwelling that requires the property owner to comply with an ordinance that does not conform to subch. VI and this section or is contrary to an order of the department under this subchapter may be waived by the property owner and if waived is void and unenforceable.
330,6 Section 6 . 101.02 (7r) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
101.02 (7r) (a) Notwithstanding sub. (7) (a), no county, city, village, or town may enact or enforce an ordinance that establishes minimum standards for constructing, altering, or adding to public buildings or buildings that are places of employment unless that ordinance strictly conforms to the applicable rules under sub. (15) (j), except as provided in pars. (b) to (d) and sub. (7m).
330,7 Section 7 . 101.02 (7r) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
101.02 (7r) (b) (intro.) Notwithstanding par. (a), a county, city, village, or town, village, or city may enforce an ordinance establishing minimum standards for constructing, altering, or adding to public buildings or buildings that are places of employment that does not strictly conform to the applicable rules under sub. (15) (j) if all of the following apply:
330,8 Section 8 . 101.02 (7r) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
101.02 (7r) (b) 2. The ordinance was published by the county, city, village, or town, village, or city in the manner required under s. 59.14, 60.80, 61.50, or 62.11 (4).
330,9 Section 9 . 101.02 (7r) (c) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
101.02 (7r) (c) (intro.) A county, city, village, or town, village, or city may amend an ordinance that is enforceable under par. (b) if all of the following apply:
330,10 Section 10 . 101.02 (7r) (c) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
101.02 (7r) (c) 3. The county, city, village, or town, village, or city submits a copy of the enacted amendment to the department at least 120 days before the effective date of the amendment.
330,11 Section 11 . 101.02 (7r) (c) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
101.02 (7r) (c) 4. The county, city, village, or town, village, or city publishes the enacted amendment in the manner required under s. 59.14, 60.80, 61.50, or 62.11 (4) at least 120 days before the effective date of the amendment.
330,12 Section 12 . 101.02 (7r) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
101.02 (7r) (e) Notwithstanding par. (a), a county, city, village, or town, village, or city may enact and enforce an ordinance establishing a property maintenance code that is stricter than rules promulgated by the department under sub. (15) (j).
330,13 Section 13 . 101.02 (7r) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
101.02 (7r) (g) 1. The department shall promulgate rules that establish procedures for the administration of the rules promulgated by the department under this subchapter. For purposes of this paragraph, “administration” includes the process an owner must follow when applying for a permit for constructing, altering, or adding to a public building or a building that is a place of employment.
2. Notwithstanding sub. (7) (a), no county, city, village, or town may enact or enforce an ordinance that establishes minimum standards for the administration of the rules promulgated by the department under this subchapter unless that ordinance strictly conforms to the rules promulgated by the department under subd. 1.
330,13m Section 13m. 101.12 (3c) of the statutes is created to read:
101.12 (3c) If the department has delegated authority to perform building inspection services under this section to a city, village, town, or county and the city, village, town, or county has assumed that responsibility, the department may not perform building inspection services within the scope of that delegation in the city, village, town, or county.
330,14 Section 14 . 101.149 (1) (am) of the statutes is amended to read:
101.149 (1) (am) “Carbon monoxide detector" means an electronic or battery-operated device or system that sounds an alarm when an unsafe level of carbon monoxide is in the air.
330,15 Section 15 . 101.149 (1) (as) of the statutes is created to read:
101.149 (1) (as) “Fuel-burning appliance” means a device that burns fossil fuel or carbon-based fuel and that produces carbon monoxide as a combustion by-product.
330,16 Section 16 . 101.149 (2) (a) of the statutes is repealed.
330,17 Section 17 . 101.149 (2) (ac) of the statutes is created to read:
101.149 (2) (ac) Carbon monoxide detectors required. Except as provided in sub. (5), the owner of a residential building shall provide carbon monoxide detectors at the locations specified in par. (ax) as required under pars. (ag) to (at).
330,18 Section 18 . 101.149 (2) (ag) to (ax) of the statutes are created to read:
101.149 (2) (ag) Fuel-burning appliances. Carbon monoxide detectors shall be provided in units that contain a fuel-burning appliance.
(aL) Forced-air furnaces. Carbon monoxide detectors shall be provided in units served by a fuel-burning, forced-air furnace, except that carbon monoxide detectors are not required in a unit if a carbon monoxide detector is provided in the first room or area served by each main duct leaving the furnace and one of the following is satisfied:
1. The carbon monoxide alarm signals are automatically transmitted to all units served by the furnace and to a designated location at a facility staffed by trained personnel on a continuous basis where alarm and supervisory signals are monitored and facilities are provided for notification of the fire department.
2. In addition to the first room or area served by each main duct leaving the furnace, a carbon monoxide detector is installed in every 4th unit on the same floor as that first room or area.
(ap) Fuel-burning appliances outside of units. Carbon monoxide detectors shall be provided in units located in residential buildings that contain fuel-burning appliances, except as follows:
1. Carbon monoxide detectors are not required in units where there are no openings between the fuel-burning appliance and the unit through which carbon monoxide can get into the unit.
2. Carbon monoxide detectors are not required in units where a carbon monoxide detector is provided in one of the following locations:
a. Between the fuel-burning appliance and the unit.
b. On the ceiling of the room containing the fuel-burning appliance.
(at) Private garages. Carbon monoxide detectors shall be provided in units in buildings with attached private garages, except as follows:
1. Carbon monoxide detectors are not required where there are no openings between the private garage and the unit through which carbon monoxide can get into the unit.
2. Carbon monoxide detectors are not required in units located more than one story above or below the private garage.
3. Carbon monoxide detectors are not required where the private garage connects to the building through an open-ended corridor.
4. Where carbon monoxide detectors are provided between openings to the private garage and units, carbon monoxide detectors are not required in the units.
5. Carbon monoxide detectors are not required where the private garage has openings designed to provide natural ventilation, or is mechanically ventilated, in accordance with rules for natural and mechanical ventilation in public parking garages promulgated by the department.
(ax) Locations. If required under pars. (ag) to (at), carbon monoxide detectors shall be installed in the following locations:
1. `Units.' In units, outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the sleeping rooms.
2. `Sleeping rooms.' In sleeping rooms, if a fuel-burning appliance is located within the sleeping room or its attached bathroom.
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