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101.82   Departmental duties.
101.84   Departmental powers.
101.86   Municipal authority.
101.861   Municipal licensing authority.
101.862   License or registration required.
101.868   Requirements for master electricians.
101.87   Requirements for journeyman electricians.
101.874   Reciprocity.
101.875   Inspections.
101.88   Compliance and penalties.
SUBCHAPTER V
MANUFACTURED HOMES AND MOBILE HOMES
101.91   Definitions.
101.92   Departmental powers and duties.
101.9202   Excepted liens and security interests.
101.9203   When certificate of title required.
101.9204   Application for certificate of title.
101.9205   When department to issue certificate and to whom; maintenance of records.
101.9206   Contents of certificate of title.
101.9207   Lost, stolen or mutilated certificates.
101.9208   Fees.
101.9209   Transfer of interest in a manufactured home.
101.921   Transfer to or from dealer.
101.9211   Involuntary transfers.
101.9212   When department to issue a new certificate.
101.9213   Perfection of security interests.
101.9214   Duties on creation of security interest.
101.9215   Assignment of security interest.
101.9216   Release of security interest.
101.9217   Secured party's and owner's duties.
101.9218   Applicability of manufactured home security provisions.
101.9219   Withholding certificate of title; bond.
101.922   Suspension or revocation of certificate.
101.9221   Grounds for refusing issuance of certificate of title.
101.9222   Previously certificated manufactured homes.
101.933   Manufactured housing code council duties.
101.934   Manufactured housing rehabilitation and recycling.
101.935   Manufactured home community regulation.
101.937   Water and sewer service to manufactured home communities.
101.94   Manufactured home and mobile home manufacturers, distributors and dealers: design and construction of manufactured homes and mobile homes.
101.95   Manufactured home manufacturers regulated.
101.951   Manufactured home dealers regulated.
101.952   Manufactured home salespersons regulated.
101.953   Warranty and disclosure.
101.954   Sale or lease of used manufactured homes.
101.955   Jurisdiction and venue over out-of-state manufacturers.
101.96   Manufactured home installation regulated.
101.965   Penalties.
SUBCHAPTER VII
ELEVATORS, ESCALATORS,
AND OTHER CONVEYANCES
101.981   Definitions; modification by rule.
101.982   Conveyance safety code.
101.983   Approvals and permits for conveyances required.
101.984   Licenses and supervision required.
101.985   Licensing qualifications and procedure.
101.986   Conveyance safety code council duties.
101.988   Enforcement and penalties.
subch. I of ch. 101 SUBCHAPTER I
REGULATION OF INDUSTRY: GENERAL PROVISIONS
101.01 101.01 Definitions. In this chapter, the following words and phrases have the designated meanings unless a different meaning is expressly provided:
101.01(1g) (1g)“Commercial building code” means the code adopted by the department under this subchapter for the design, construction, maintenance, and inspection of public buildings and places of employment.
101.01(1m) (1m)“Department" means the department of safety and professional services.
101.01(2m) (2m)“Deputy" means any person employed by the department designated as a deputy, who possesses special, technical, scientific, managerial or personal abilities or qualities in matters within the jurisdiction of the department, and who may be engaged in the performance of duties under the direction of the secretary, calling for the exercise of such abilities or qualities.
101.01(3) (3)“Employee" means any person who may be required or directed by any employer, in consideration of direct or indirect gain or profit, to engage in any employment, or to go or work or be at any time in any place of employment.
101.01(4) (4)“Employer" means any person, firm, corporation, state, county, town, city, village, school district, sewer district, drainage district, long-term care district and other public or quasi-public corporations as well as any agent, manager, representative or other person having control or custody of any employment, place of employment or of any employee.
101.01(5) (5)“Employment" means any trade, occupation or process of manufacture, or any method of carrying on such trade, occupation or process of manufacture in which any person may be engaged, except in such private domestic service as does not involve the use of mechanical power and in farm labor as used in sub. (11).
101.01(6) (6)“Frequenter" means every person, other than an employee, who may go in or be in a place of employment or public building under circumstances which render such person other than a trespasser. Such term includes a pupil or student when enrolled in or receiving instruction at an educational institution.
101.01(7) (7)“General order" means such order as applies generally throughout the state to all persons, employments, places of employment or public buildings, or all persons, employments or places of employment or public buildings of a class under the jurisdiction of the department. All other orders of the department shall be considered special orders.
101.01(8) (8)“Local order" means any ordinance, order, rule or determination of any common council, board of alderpersons, board of trustees or the village board, of any village or city, a regulation or order of the local board of health, as defined in s. 250.01 (3), or an order or direction of any official of a municipality, upon any matter over which the department has jurisdiction.
101.01(8m) (8m)“Multifamily dwelling" means an apartment building, rowhouse, town house, condominium, or modular home, as defined in s. 101.71 (6), that does not exceed 60 feet in height or 6 stories and that consists of 3 or more attached dwelling units, as defined in s. 101.61 (1), the initial construction of which is begun on or after January 1, 1993. “Multifamily dwelling" does not include a facility licensed under ch. 50.
101.01(9) (9)“Order" means any decision, rule, regulation, direction, requirement or standard of the department, or any other determination arrived at or decision made by the department.
101.01(10) (10)“Owner" means any person, firm, corporation, state, county, town, city, village, school district, sewer district, drainage district and other public or quasi-public corporations as well as any manager, representative, officer, or other person having ownership, control or custody of any place of employment or public building, or of the construction, repair or maintenance of any place of employment or public building, or who prepares plans for the construction of any place of employment or public building. This subchapter shall apply, so far as consistent, to all architects and builders.
101.01(11) (11)“Place of employment" includes every place, whether indoors or out or underground and the premises appurtenant thereto where either temporarily or permanently any industry, trade, or business is carried on, or where any process or operation, directly or indirectly related to any industry, trade, or business, is carried on, and where any person is, directly or indirectly, employed by another for direct or indirect gain or profit, but does not include any place where persons are employed in private domestic service which does not involve the use of mechanical power or in farming. “Farming" includes those activities specified in s. 102.04 (3), and also includes the transportation of farm products, supplies, or equipment directly to the farm by the operator of the farm or employees for use thereon, if such activities are directly or indirectly for the purpose of producing commodities for market, or as an accessory to such production. When used with relation to building codes, “place of employment" does not include any of the following:
101.01(11)(a) (a) An adult family home, as defined in s. 50.01 (1).
101.01(11)(b) (b) Except for the purposes of s. 101.11, a previously constructed building used as a community-based residential facility, as defined in s. 50.01 (1g), which serves 20 or fewer residents who are not related to the operator or administrator.
101.01(11)(c) (c) A home-based business, as defined by the department by rule.
101.01(11)(d) (d) A not-for-profit facility with the primary purpose of housing or rehabilitating abandoned, injured, or sick wildlife.
101.01(12) (12)“Public building" means any structure, including exterior parts of such building, such as a porch, exterior platform, or steps providing means of ingress or egress, used in whole or in part as a place of resort, assemblage, lodging, trade, traffic, occupancy, or use by the public or by 3 or more tenants. When used in relation to building codes, “public building" does not include any of the following:
101.01(12)(a) (a) A previously constructed building used as a community-based residential facility as defined in s. 50.01 (1g) which serves 20 or fewer residents who are not related to the operator or administrator.
101.01(12)(b) (b) An adult family home, as defined in s. 50.01 (1).
101.01(12)(c) (c) A home-based business, as defined by the department by rule.
101.01(12)(d) (d) A not-for-profit facility with the primary purpose of housing or rehabilitating abandoned, injured, or sick wildlife.
101.01(13) (13)“Safe" or “safety", as applied to an employment or a place of employment or a public building, means such freedom from danger to the life, health, safety or welfare of employees or frequenters, or the public, or tenants, or fire fighters, and such reasonable means of notification, egress and escape in case of fire, and such freedom from danger to adjacent buildings or other property, as the nature of the employment, place of employment, or public building, will reasonably permit.
101.01(14) (14)“Secretary" means the secretary of safety and professional services.
101.01(15) (15)“Welfare" includes comfort, decency and moral well-being.
101.01 Annotation In a safe place action by a plaintiff injured through contact with home power lines while installing aluminum trim on the premises, the power lines did not constitute a place of employment under sub. (2) (a) [now sub. (11)]. Although a “process or operation" was carried on by the transmission of electricity through the lines, no person was employed by the power company on the premises at the time of the injury. Barthel v. Wisconsin Electric Power Co. 69 Wis. 2d 446, 230 N.W.2d 863 (1975).
101.01 Annotation A vocational school was not a place of employment. Korenak v. Curative Workshop Adult Rehabilitation Center, 71 Wis. 2d 77, 237 N.W.2d 43 (1976).
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)