2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
December 19, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Anderson, Crowley,
Brostoff, Young, Subeck, Berceau, Sargent, Spreitzer and Sinicki,
cosponsored by Senators L. Taylor and Bewley. Referred to Committee on
Housing and Real Estate.
1An Act to create
704.07 (5) of the statutes; relating to: rent abatement for
2tenants and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, generally, if a leased property is damaged or has a condition
that is hazardous to the health or safety of the tenant, the tenant is entitled to abate
rent to the extent that the tenant is deprived of the full normal use of the leased
property. This bill requires the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection to promulgate rules that specify items for which a tenant may be entitled
to rent abatement and the amount of abatement a tenant would be entitled to for each
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
704.07 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
704.07 (5) Rules
. The department of agriculture, trade and consumer 2
protection shall promulgate rules that specify items for which a tenant is entitled to 3
rent abatement under sub. (4) and the amount of rent abatement for each item.