Act of May 31, 1919, ch. 261, §§ 1-2, Wis. Sess. Laws 281, 281-82.

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  • 1919


AN ACT to create subdivision (13a) of section 776 of the statutes, relating to powers of town meetings.

The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

    SECTION 1. A new subdivision is added to section 776 of the statutes to read: (Section 776) (13a) In any town which contains a population of not less than three hundred and having therein one or more unincorporated villages when authorized by resolution of the electors thereof, the vote thereon taken by ballot, to establish a fire department, to appoint the officers and members thereof, and prescribe and regulate their duties; to provide protection from fire by the purchase, use and maintenance of fire engines and other necessary apparatus for the extinguishment of fires...

... to regulate the storage of gunpowder and other dangerous materials; to require the construction of safe places for the deposit of ashes; to regulate the manner of putting up stove pipes and the construction and cleaning of chimneys; to prevent bonfires and the use of fireworks and firearms in the town or any part thereof; to authorize fire wardens, at all reasonable times, to enter and examine all dwelling houses, lots, yards, inclosures and buildings of every description in order to discover whether any of them are in a dangerous condition and to cause such as may be dangerous to be put in safe condition.
    SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage and publication.
Approved May 31, 1919."

Full Text: 1919, Wisconsin Session Laws, Ch. 261

Wisconsin Session Laws Acts Resolutions and Memorials Passed at the Biennial Session of the Legislature, 1919 the Acts Are Numbered in Consecutive Chapters in the Order in Which They Are Received from the Governor (Madison, WI: Democrat Printing Co., 1919), 281-282. Chapter 261—An Act to Create Subdivision (13a) of Section 776 of the Statutes, Relating to Powers of Town Meetings, §§ 1-2. Approved May 31, 1919.