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Wisconsin Act 90
ATCP 16 Administrative Rules Process


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Act 90 - WI Dog Program Overview
Text of 2009 WISCONSIN ACT 90 (pdf)
ATCP 16 Administrative Rules Full Formal Language (pdf)
ATCP 16 Plain Language Factsheet (pdf)
2009 WI Act 90 Administrative Rules Process
Historical Overview of AB-250 / SB-208/ Act 90/ S.173.41
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Eilene Ribbens of the Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project stands by a statue bearing the WI State motto "FORWARD" in the State Capitol in Madison as WI Act 90 was signed into law.

       History was made in Wisconsin on 1 December 2009 as, with his signature, Governor Doyle turned AB-250, the Dog Breeders Licensure Bill, into the ground-breaking 2009 Wisconsin Act 90 (later incorporated into Wisconsin Statues as S.173.41).

       Act 90/ S.173.41 outlines the facts of the law, but it is the Administrative Rules that make the law enforceable. The Administrative Rules defines the details of Standards of Care, how licensing will work, etc. This section of our website follows the Administrative Rules process, from the formation of the Dog Seller's Advisory Committee (which included members representing ALL groups who would be subject to licensing, as specified in Act 90) through their meetings and recommendations and the Public Hearing Process, to the final ATCP 16 administrative rules document.

       Please use the links on the left to follow the process in detail.


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