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  Date of enactment: August 2, 2017
2017 Senate Bill 178   Date of publication*: August 3, 2017
* 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."
An Act to amend 77.82 (1) (bp) 2. c.; and to create 77.82 (1) (bp) 3. of the statutes; relating to: fences on closed managed forest land.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
43,1 Section 1. 77.82 (1) (bp) 2. c. of the statutes is amended to read:
77.82 (1) (bp) 2. c. A fence, unless the fence prevents the free and open movement of wild animals across any portion of the parcel except as provided in subd. 3.
43,2 Section 2. 77.82 (1) (bp) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
77.82 (1) (bp) 3. For purposes of par. (b) 3., a fence that prevents the free and open movement of wild animals across any portion of a parcel is an improvement unless all of the following apply:
a. The fence is used for dog training purposes.
b. The fence is on land owned by a nonprofit organization that is described in section 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code and that holds a dog club training license under s. 169.20 (3).
c. The fence existed on January 1, 2017, on land designated as closed managed forest land.