In cases arising under chs. 88, 89,
and 93 to 100, the department may 18
be represented by its attorney.
93.22 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
The department may, with the approval of the governor, appoint 21
special counsel to prosecute or assist in the prosecution of any case arising under chs. 22
and 93 to 100. The cost of such special counsel shall be charged to the 23
appropriation for the department.
93.22 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
In any criminal or civil action under chs. 88, 89,
and 93 to 100, any 2
exception, exemption, proviso, excuse,
or qualification contained in any of said 3
chapters, or in any order, standard,
or regulation thereunder, may be proved by the 4
defendant, but need not be specified or negatived in the information or complaint, 5
and, if so specified or negatived, no proof in relation to the matters so specified or 6
negatived, shall be required of the plaintiff.
93.33 (4s) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) Each of the individuals specified in s. 15.137 (2) (a) 8. and the 9
chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, jointly or individually, shall 10
annually prepare a review of agricultural education programs in the University of 11
Wisconsin System, with input from or review by the University of Wisconsin System 12administration Authority
93.33 (5) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
93.33 (5) Annual report.
(intro.) In September of each year, the council shall 15
submit a report to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature as 16
determined by the speaker of the assembly and the president of the senate, under s. 17
13.172 (3), the governor, the secretary of agriculture, trade and consumer protection, 18
the state superintendent of public instruction, the secretary of workforce 19
development, the secretary of natural resources, the chief executive officer of the 20Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Forward Wisconsin Development
, the president of the University of Wisconsin System, the director of the 22
technical college system, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, 23
the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the chancellor of the 24
University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the chancellor of the University of
Wisconsin-River Falls, and the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens 2
Point. The council shall include all of the following in the report:
93.33 (5) (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin 4
Act .... (this act), is amended to read:
93.33 (5) Annual report.
(intro.) In September of each year, the council shall 6
submit a report to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature as 7
determined by the speaker of the assembly and the president of the senate, under s. 8
13.172 (3), the governor, the secretary of agriculture, trade and consumer protection, 9
the state superintendent of public instruction, the secretary of workforce 10
development, the secretary of natural resources, the chief executive officer of the 11
Forward Wisconsin Development Authority, the president of the University of 12
Wisconsin System Authority
, the director of the technical college system, the 13
chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, the chancellor of the 14
University of Wisconsin-Madison, the chancellor of the University of 15
Wisconsin-Platteville, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 16
and the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The council shall 17
include all of the following in the report:
93.42 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
Cooperating with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation 20Forward Wisconsin Development Authority
in promoting the state's products 21
through the state's foreign trade offices.
93.46 (1m) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 2. Coordinating the aquaculture activities of the department 24
with the aquaculture activities of the department of natural resources and the 25
University of Wisconsin System Authority
93.46 (1m) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 3. Conducting meetings on a quarterly basis between 3
representatives of the department, the department of natural resources and the 4
University of Wisconsin System Authority
to exchange information regarding the 5
progress of their efforts to promote commercial aquaculture in this state.
93.46 (1m) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) The University of Wisconsin System
shall Authority may
, in 8
cooperation with the commercial aquaculture industry, conduct applied and on-site 9
research, outreach activities and on-site demonstrations relating to commercial 10
aquaculture in this state.
93.59 of the statutes is created to read:
1293.59 Producer led watershed protection grants. (1)
The department 13
shall make grants for nonpoint source pollution abatement activities conducted with 14
the assistance of producer led groups that comply with sub. (2). The department 15
shall make a grant directly to the producer led group, except that, if the group is not 16
a legal entity, the department may only make the grant to a legal entity on behalf of 17
The department may provide a grant under sub. (1) if all of the following 19
(a) The producer led group includes at least 5 agricultural producers each of 21
whom operates an eligible farm, as defined in s. 91.86 (1), in one watershed. The 22
group may include additional agricultural producers who are not required to be 23
operators of eligible farms.
(b) The group is formed through a memorandum of understanding with the 25
collaborating entity under par. (c).
(c) The group collaborates with at least one of the following:
1. The department.
2. The department of natural resources.
3. A county land conservation committee.
4. The University of Wisconsin-Extension or the Discovery Farms program of 6
the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
5. A nonprofit conservation organization.
(d) The group assists agricultural producers in the watershed under par. (a) to 9
voluntarily conduct nonpoint source water pollution abatement activities.
A producer led group that receives, or on whose behalf a legal entity 11
receives, a grant under this section shall annually file a report with the department 12
describing the activities conducted with the grant and the impact of those activities 13
on water quality in the watershed under sub. (2) (a).
The department may promulgate rules that do all of the following:
(a) Define "legal entity" for the purposes of this section.
(b) Specify the application process for a grant under this section.
(c) Specify activities that may be conducted using a grant under this section.
94.64 (4) (a) 2. of the statutes is repealed.
94.64 (4) (a) 3. of the statutes is repealed.
94.64 (4) (c) 2. of the statutes is repealed.
94.64 (4) (c) 3. of the statutes is repealed.
94.64 (8m) of the statutes is repealed.
94.65 (6) (a) 3. of the statutes is repealed.
94.67 (33m) of the statutes is amended to read:
"Veterinarian" means an individual who is licensed as a 2
veterinarian under ch. 453 89
94.67 (33t) of the statutes is amended to read:
"Veterinary technician" means an individual who is certified as a 5
veterinary technician under ch. 453 89
95.21 (1) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
(e) "Veterinarian" has the meaning designated under s. 453.02 89.02 8
95.21 (1) (em) of the statutes is amended to read:
(em) "Veterinary technician" has the meaning designated under s. 11453.02 89.02
95.21 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Requirement for vaccination.
Except as provided in s. 174.054 or 14
sub. (9) (d), the owner of a dog shall have the dog vaccinated against rabies by a 15
veterinarian or, if a veterinarian is physically present at the location the vaccine is 16
administered, by a veterinary technician, pursuant to s. 453.05 89.05
(2) (d), at no 17
later than 5 months of age and revaccinated within one year after the initial 18
vaccination. If the owner obtains the dog or brings the dog into this state after the 19
dog has reached 5 months of age, the owner shall have the dog vaccinated against 20
rabies within 30 days after the dog is obtained or brought into the state unless the 21
dog has been vaccinated as evidenced by a current certificate of rabies vaccination 22
from this state or another state. The owner of a dog shall have the dog revaccinated 23
against rabies by a veterinarian or, if a veterinarian is physically present at the 24
location the vaccine is administered, by a veterinary technician, pursuant to s. 25453.05 89.05
(2) (d), before the date that the immunization expires as stated on the
certificate of vaccination or, if no date is specified, within 3 years after the previous 2
Chapter 97 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
FOOD REGULATION, lodging, AND
Subchapter I (title) of chapter 97 [precedes 97.01] of the statutes 8
is created to read:
97.01 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 97.01 (1r).
Subchapter II (title) of chapter 97 [precedes 97.02] of the 14
statutes is created to read:
Food SAFETY AND regulation
97.12 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
For the purpose of enforcing this chapter, the department and its 20
agents may, at reasonable hours, enter and inspect any premises for which a license
21is required under this chapter or
any farm, factory, warehouse, building, room, 22
establishment or place at or in which foods are manufactured, processed, packed, 23
packaged, stored or held for sale, and may enter any vehicle, including a vehicle
to transport or hold foods in commerce. The department and its agents may also 25
secure samples or specimens, including samples or specimens
of food and any
product or substance that may affect food, examine and copy relevant documents and 2
and obtain photographic and other evidence needed to enforce this chapter 3or a rule promulgated under this chapter
. The department shall examine any 4
samples secured and shall conduct other inspections and examinations needed to 5
determine whether there is a violation of this chapter. The department shall pay or 6
offer to pay the market value of samples taken.
97.12 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
Any person who fails to comply with an order issued under this 9
chapter may be required to forfeit $50 for each day of noncompliance.
97.18 (5m) of the statutes is repealed.
97.20 (2) (e) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(e) 2. The retail preparation and processing of meals for sale directly 13
to consumers or through vending machines, if the preparation and processing is 14
covered under a restaurant permit or other permit
issued under s. 254.64 1597.605
97.21 (2) (a) of the statutes is repealed.
97.21 (2) (b) (title) of the statutes is repealed.
97.21 (2) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 97.21 (2) and 19
amended to read:
97.21 (2) Bulk milk tanker; license; grade A permit.
No person may operate 21
a bulk milk tanker to transport milk or fluid milk products in bulk for sale or 22
distribution as grade A milk or grade A milk products
without a valid grade A bulk 23
permit issued annually by the department
or an equivalent regulatory
24agency in another state
for that bulk milk tanker. A grade A bulk milk tanker permit 25
is not transferable between persons or bulk milk tankers. A permit may be issued
1in the form of an endorsement on a bulk milk tanker license under par. (a).
application for a permit shall be made on a form provided by the department, and
3may be included with a license application under par. (a). The. An applicant shall
4include with an application for a permit proof that the bulk milk tanker has passed
5an inspection conducted within the preceding year by the department or an
6individual certified by the department to conduct bulk milk tanker inspections.
7Except as provided in sub. (4), the
department may not charge a fee for a grade A bulk 8
milk tanker permit issued under this paragraph.
97.21 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) License fee.
An applicant for a bulk milk tanker or
milk distributor 11
license shall pay the license fee specified under sub. (4m).
97.21 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) Reinspection fee.
If the department reinspects a bulk milk tanker 14
or the vehicle or facilities of a milk distributor because the department finds a 15
violation of this chapter or rules promulgated under this chapter, the department 16
shall charge the bulk milk tanker operator or milk distributor the reinspection fee 17
specified under sub. (4m). The reinspection fee is payable when the reinspection is 18
completed, and is due upon written demand from the department. The department 19
may issue a demand for payment when it issues a license permit
renewal application 20
to the bulk milk tanker operator or a license renewal application to the
97.21 (4) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) Surcharge for operating without a license.
An applicant for a bulk
24milk tanker operator or
milk distributor license shall pay a license fee surcharge of 25
$100 or twice the amount of the annual license fee specified under sub. (4m),
whichever is less,
if the department determines that, within one year prior to 2
submitting the license application, the applicant operated without a license or grade
in violation of this section. Payment of this license fee surcharge does not 4
relieve the applicant of any other civil or criminal liability which that
results from 5
a violation of sub. (2) or
(3), but does not constitute evidence of any violation of law.
97.21 (4m) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 97.21 (4m) and 7
amended to read:
97.21 (4m) Fee amounts. Unless otherwise established by The
department 9rule, shall establish
the fees required under sub. (4) (a) and (b) are: by rule.
97.21 (4m) (a) of the statutes is repealed.
97.21 (4m) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
97.21 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
97.21 (5) Licensing and permitting contingent on payment of fees.
department may not issue or renew a grade A
bulk milk tanker permit
or milk 15
distributor license unless the permit or
license applicant pays all fees which that
due and payable by the applicant under sub. (4), as set forth in a statement from the 17
department. The department shall refund a fee paid under protest if the department 18
determines that the fee was not due and payable as a condition of
permitting or 19
licensing under this section.
97.25 (3) of the statutes is amended to read: