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95.68(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
95.68(1)(ag) (ag) “Animal market" means any premises which are open to the public for the purpose of trading in livestock or wild animals and on which facilities are maintained for their yarding, feeding and watering prior to sale.
95.68(1)(ai) (ai) “Animal transport vehicle" has the meaning given in s. 95.71 (1) (dm).
95.68(1)(am) (am) “Equine animal" means a horse, mule, zebra, donkey or ass.
95.68(1)(b) (b) “Equine market" means an animal market that is open to the public solely for the purpose of trading in equine animals.
95.68(1)(d) (d) “Livestock" means bovine animals, sheep, goats, swine, farm-raised deer and equine animals.
95.68(1)(g) (g) “Wild animal" means a wild animal that is subject to regulation under ch. 169.
95.68(2) (2) License. Except as provided in sub. (2m), no person may operate an animal market without an annual license from the department. An animal market license expires on June 30 annually. A separate license is required for every animal market. A license is not transferable between persons or locations.
95.68(2m) (2m) Exemptions.
95.68(2m)(a)(a) A person is not required to obtain a license under sub. (2) to operate an occasional auction sale sponsored by a livestock breeder association or a youth agricultural organization if records of the transactions at the sale are maintained by an auctioneer registered under ch. 480 or by an animal dealer licensed under s. 95.69.
95.68(2m)(b) (b) The department may promulgate rules to exempt groups of persons from the licensing requirement under sub. (2) or the registration requirement under sub. (7) or both.
95.68(3) (3) Application. An application for a license under sub. (2) shall be made on a form provided by the department and shall include information reasonably required by the department for licensing purposes. An application shall be accompanied by the applicable fees and surcharges required under subs. (4) and (5).
95.68(4) (4) License fee; reinspection fee.
95.68(4)(a) (a) The department shall, by rule, specify the fee for an animal market license issued under this section.
95.68(4)(b)1.1. If the department reinspects an animal market because the department has found a violation of this chapter or rules promulgated under this chapter, the department shall charge the animal market operator the reinspection fee specified under subd. 2.
95.68(4)(b)2. 2. The department shall specify the reinspection fee to be charged under subd. 1. by rule. The reinspection fee may not exceed the reasonable costs to reinspect the animal market. The department may specify different reinspection fees for different animal markets.
95.68(4)(b)3. 3. A reinspection fee under this paragraph is payable when the reinspection is completed, and is due upon written demand from the department. The department may issue a demand for payment when it issues a license renewal application form to the animal market operator.
95.68(5) (5) Surcharge and past fees.
95.68(5)(a)(a) An applicant for a license under sub. (2) shall pay a license fee surcharge of $100 if the department determines that within 365 days prior to submitting the license application the applicant did any of the following:
95.68(5)(a)1. 1. Operated an animal market without a license in violation of sub. (2).
95.68(5)(a)1m. 1m. Operated a livestock market, as defined in s. 95.68 (1) (e), 1999 stats., without a license in violation of s. 95.68 (2), 1999 stats.
95.68(5)(a)2. 2. Operated an unregistered animal transport vehicle in violation of sub. (7).
95.68(5)(a)2m. 2m. Operated an unregistered livestock vehicle, as defined in s. 95.71 (1) (g), 1999 stats., in violation of s. 95.68 (7), 1999 stats.
95.68(5)(b) (b) In addition to the surcharge under par. (a), an applicant for a license under sub. (2) shall pay the fees due for the year in which the applicant was in violation.
95.68(5)(c) (c) The payment of the surcharge and fees under this subsection does not relieve the applicant of other civil or criminal liability that may result from the failure to obtain a license or from the operation of an unregistered vehicle, but does not constitute evidence of a violation of a law.
95.68(6) (6) License contingent on fees. The department may not issue or renew a license under sub. (2) unless the applicant pays all fees and surcharges that are due under subs. (4) and (5) as set forth in a statement from the department. The department shall refund a fee or surcharge paid under protest if the department determines that the fee or surcharge was not due as a condition of licensing under this section. If a fee or surcharge is paid by check, a license issued in reliance upon that check is void if the check is not honored.
95.68(7) (7) Animal Transport vehicle registration. No animal market operator may operate an animal transport vehicle unless the animal transport vehicle is registered with the department in the name of the animal market operator. The animal transport vehicle shall be registered on a form provided by the department. The registration shall include a description and the serial number of the animal transport vehicle.
95.68(8) (8) Rules. The department may promulgate rules to regulate the operation of animal markets, including rules related to market operator qualifications, market construction and maintenance, construction and maintenance of animal transport vehicles, identification of animal transport vehicles, disease sanitation, humane treatment of animals, identification of animals, record keeping, reports to the department and compliance with applicable financial security requirements under state or federal law.
95.68(9) (9) Penalties. A person conducting a business regulated by this section after revocation of his or her license shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 or imprisoned not to exceed 6 months or both.
95.68 History History: 1993 a. 16; 1995 a. 79, 95; 2001 a. 56; 2009 a. 28.
95.68 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. ATCP 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.69 95.69 Animal dealers.
95.69(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
95.69(1)(c) (c) “Animal dealer" means a person who, as principal or agent, engages in the business of buying for resale or for slaughter, selling or exchanging livestock or wild animals. “Animal dealer" does not include any of the following:
95.69(1)(c)1. 1. An animal dealer employee.
95.69(1)(c)2. 2. The operator of a farm who sells livestock if the operator keeps them on the farm solely for dairy, breeding or feeding purposes and the operator is not otherwise engaged in the business of buying them for resale, slaughter, sale or exchange.
95.69(1)(c)2m. 2m. A person holding a license issued under s. 169.15, 169.18, 169.19, or 169.26 who sells wild animals if the person keeps them solely for breeding or feeding purposes and the person is not otherwise engaged in the business of buying them for resale, slaughter, sale or exchange.
95.69(1)(c)3. 3. An auctioneer registered under ch. 480 who conducts any of the following:
95.69(1)(c)3.a. a. A farm sale at which no livestock is sold on a consignment basis.
95.69(1)(c)3.b. b. A sale conducted at a state, county or district fair or a breeder association show.
95.69(1)(c)3.c. c. A sale conducted by a youth agricultural organization.
95.69(1)(d) (d) “Animal dealer employee" means an employee of a licensed animal dealer, who does business in the name of the licensed animal dealer.
95.69(1)(e) (e) “Animal market" has the meaning given in s. 95.68 (1) (ag).
95.69(1)(f) (f) “Animal transport vehicle" has the meaning given in s. 95.71 (1) (dm).
95.69(1)(g) (g) “Livestock" has the meaning given in s. 95.68 (1) (d).
95.69(1)(h) (h) “Wild animal" has the meaning given in s. 95.68 (1) (g).
95.69(2) (2) License. No person may operate as an animal dealer without an annual license from the department, except that no license is required of a person licensed as an animal market operator under s. 95.68. An animal dealer license expires on June 30 annually. An animal dealer license is not transferable.
95.69(2m) (2m) Exemption. The department may promulgate rules to exempt groups of persons from the licensing requirement under sub. (2) or the registration requirement under sub. (7) or both.
95.69(3) (3) Application. An application for a license under sub. (2) shall be made on a form provided by the department and shall include information reasonably required by the department for licensing purposes. An application shall be accompanied by the applicable fees and surcharges required under subs. (4) and (5).
95.69(4) (4) License fee; reinspection fee.
95.69(4)(a) (a) The department shall, by rule, specify the fee for an animal dealer license issued under this section.
95.69(4)(b)1.1. If the department reinspects an animal dealer operation because the department has found a violation of this chapter or rules promulgated under this chapter, the department shall charge the animal dealer the reinspection fee specified under subd. 2.
95.69(4)(b)2. 2. The department shall specify the reinspection fee to be charged under subd. 1. by rule. The reinspection fee may not exceed the reasonable costs to reinspect the animal dealer operation. The department may specify different reinspection fees for different animal dealer operations.
95.69(4)(b)3. 3. A reinspection fee under this paragraph is payable when the reinspection is completed, and is due upon written demand from the department. The department may issue a demand for payment when it issues a license renewal application form to the animal dealer.
95.69(5) (5) Surcharge and past fees.
95.69(5)(a)(a) An applicant for a license under sub. (2) shall pay a license fee surcharge of $100 if the department determines that within 365 days prior to submitting the license application the applicant did any of the following:
95.69(5)(a)1. 1. Operated as an animal dealer without a license in violation of sub. (2).
95.69(5)(a)1m. 1m. Operated as a livestock dealer, as defined in s. 95.69 (1) (c), 1999 stats., without a license in violation of s. 95.69 (2), 1999 stats.
95.69(5)(a)2. 2. Operated an unregistered animal transport vehicle in violation of sub. (7).
95.69(5)(a)2m. 2m. Operated an unregistered livestock vehicle, as defined in s. 95.71 (1) (g), 1999 stats., in violation of s. 95.69 (7), 1999 stats.
95.69(5)(b) (b) In addition to the surcharge under par. (a), an applicant for a license under sub. (2) shall pay the fees due for the year in which the applicant was in violation.
95.69(5)(c) (c) The payment of the surcharge and fees under this subsection does not relieve the applicant of other civil or criminal liability that may result from the failure to obtain a license or from the operation of an unregistered vehicle but does not constitute evidence of a violation of a law.
95.69(6) (6) License contingent on fees. The department may not issue or renew a license under sub. (2) unless the applicant pays all fees and surcharges that are due under subs. (4) and (5) as set forth in a statement from the department. The department shall refund a fee or surcharge paid under protest if the department determines that the fee or surcharge was not due as a condition of licensing under this section. If a fee or surcharge is paid by check, a license issued in reliance upon that check is void if the check is not honored.
95.69(7) (7) Animal transport vehicle registration. No animal dealer may operate an animal transport vehicle unless the animal transport vehicle is registered with the department in the name of the animal dealer. The animal transport vehicle shall be registered in the name of the animal dealer on a form provided by the department. The registration shall include a description and the serial number of the animal transport vehicle.
95.69(8) (8) Rules. The department may promulgate rules to regulate animal dealers, including rules related to animal dealer qualifications, construction and maintenance of animal transport vehicles, identification of animal transport vehicles, disease sanitation, humane treatment of animals, identification of animals, record keeping, reports to the department and compliance with applicable financial security requirements under state or federal law.
95.69(8m) (8m) Transaction records. An auctioneer registered under ch. 480 who sells livestock or wild animals and who is not required to obtain a license under this section shall make records of the sales available to the department upon request for disease investigation purposes.
95.69(9) (9) Penalties. A person conducting a business regulated by this section after revocation of his or her license shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 or imprisoned not to exceed 6 months or both.
95.69 History History: 1993 a. 16; 1995 a. 95; 2001 a. 56; 2009 a. 28.
95.69 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. ATCP 12, Wis. adm. code.
95.71 95.71 Animal truckers.
95.71(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
95.71(1)(dm) (dm) “Animal transport vehicle" means any vehicle used to transport livestock or wild animals.
95.71(1)(e) (e) “Animal trucker" means a person engaged in the business of transporting for hire, by means of an animal transport vehicle, livestock and wild animals, except that “animal trucker" does not include an animal trucker employee.
95.71(1)(f) (f) “Animal trucker employee" means the employee of a person who holds an animal trucker license if the employee, in the name of the licensed animal trucker, operates an animal transport vehicle which is registered by the animal trucker and on which the name and the business address of the licensed animal trucker are prominently displayed.
95.71(1)(h) (h) “Livestock" has the meaning given in s. 95.68 (1) (d).
95.71(1)(i) (i) “Wild animal" has the meaning given in s. 95.68 (1) (g).
95.71(2) (2) License. No person may operate as an animal trucker without an annual license issued by the department. An animal trucker license authorizes an animal trucker to operate only those animal transport vehicles that are registered by the animal trucker under sub. (4). A license expires on June 30 annually. An animal trucker license is not transferable.
95.71(3) (3) Application. An application for an animal trucker license under sub. (2) shall be made on a form provided by the department. The application shall include information reasonably required by the department for licensing purposes. As part of the application, the applicant shall register every animal transport vehicle operated by the applicant as provided under sub. (4). An application shall be accompanied by the applicable fees and surcharges required under subs. (5) and (6).
95.71(4) (4) Animal transport vehicle registration. No animal trucker may operate an animal transport vehicle unless the animal transport vehicle is registered with the department in the name of the animal trucker. The animal transport vehicle shall be registered on a form provided by the department. The registration shall include a description and the serial number of the animal transport vehicle.
95.71(5) (5) License fee; registration fee; reinspection fee.
95.71(5)(a) (a) The department shall, by rule, specify the fee for an animal trucker license issued under this section.
95.71(5)(b) (b) The department shall, by rule, specify the fee to be paid for each animal transport vehicle registered under sub. (4). If during any license year an animal trucker registers an animal transport vehicle that was not registered with the animal trucker's annual license application under sub. (3), the animal trucker shall pay the fee required under this paragraph at the time of registration.
95.71(5)(c)1.1. If the department reinspects an animal trucker operation because the department has found a violation of this chapter or rules promulgated under this chapter, the department shall charge the animal trucker the reinspection fee specified under subd. 2.
95.71(5)(c)2. 2. The department shall specify the reinspection fee to be charged under subd. 1. by rule. The reinspection fee may not exceed the reasonable costs to reinspect the animal trucker operation. The department may specify different reinspection fees for different animal trucker operations.
95.71(5)(c)3. 3. A reinspection fee under this paragraph is payable when the reinspection is completed, and is due upon written demand from the department. The department may issue a demand for payment when it issues a license renewal application form to the animal trucker.
95.71(6) (6) Surcharge and past fees.
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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 August 19, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 19, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-19-19)