2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
July 23, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Bernier, Bewley, Kapenga, Kooyenga and
Tiffany, cosponsored by Representatives James,
C. Taylor, Edming,
Felzkowski, Horlacher, Knodl, Kulp, Magnafici, Milroy, Mursau,
Oldenburg, Sanfelippo, Skowronski, Stafsholt, Tusler, Wichgers, Quinn
and Ramthun. Referred to Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing and
1An Act to create
97.67 (3) of the statutes; relating to: inspections of
2recreational and educational camps.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, an overnight recreational or educational camp must obtain
a license from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection or
from the local county or municipal health department. This bill requires DATCP, or
the local health department, when issuing a renewal license to a camp, to waive any
applicable inspection requirement for two out of every three license years if the camp
has been accredited by the American Camp Association. A camp for which the
inspection requirement has been waived must comply with all other applicable
requirements for the camp.
For further information see the state and local 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:
97.67 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
For a recreational or educational camp that is applying for a renewed 5
license under this subchapter, the department or a local health department granted
agent status under s. 97.615 (2) shall waive, for 2 out of every 3 license years, any 2
inspection that is required for license renewal if the camp has received accreditation 3
from the American Camp Association for those license years. All other applicable 4
requirements shall apply to the camp.