§ 31.01 Definitions
§ 31.02 Powers and duties of department
§ 31.03 Permits for the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway
§ 31.04 Permits for dams
§ 31.045 Permits for dams that affect drained lands
§ 31.05 Applications for permits to construct
§ 31.06 Hearing
§ 31.07 Applications for permits to operate and maintain existing dams
§ 31.08 Hearing
§ 31.09 Proposals to accompany applications
§ 31.095 Water power permits, condition precedent
§ 31.10 Permit not to be valued
§ 31.11 Certificate of terms and forfeiture of permits
§ 31.12 Map, profile and plans
§ 31.13 Raising or enlarging existing dams
§ 31.14 Proof of ability to maintain dams required
§ 31.18 Obligations of owners of bridges and dams
§ 31.185 Permits to abandon dams
§ 31.187 Abandoned dams
§ 31.19 Inspection of dams; orders
§ 31.21 Transfer of permit
§ 31.23 Forfeitures; private bridges and dams
§ 31.25 Nuisances, abatement
§ 31.253 Dam removal; opportunity for hearing
§ 31.26 Civil liabilities
§ 31.29 May employ hydraulic engineer and assistants
§ 31.30 Dams on Brule River
§ 31.305 Dams in the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway
§ 31.307 Dam on Milwaukee River
§ 31.309 Portage levee system and canal
§ 31.31 Dams on nonnavigable streams
§ 31.32 Dams not to injure other dams or sites
§ 31.33 Jurisdiction of department
§ 31.34 Flow of water regulated
§ 31.35 Dams in areas leased by county; restrictions; control by circuit judge; when
§ 31.36 Levee commissioners
§ 31.38 Municipal authority to construct and maintain dams
§ 31.385 Dam safety; aid program
§ 31.387 Dam rehabilitation projects
§ 31.39 Fees for permits, approvals and hearings
§ 31.99 Parties to a violation

Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes > Chapter 31 - Regulation of dams and bridges affecting navigable waters

  • Acquire: when used in connection with a grant of power to any person, includes the acquisition by purchase, grant, gift or bequest. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Corporation: means a private corporation organized under the laws of this state. See Wisconsin Statutes 31.01
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Department: means the department of natural resources. See Wisconsin Statutes 31.01
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantee: means the person, firm, corporation or municipality to whom a permit is granted, and all subsequent owners of the grant. See Wisconsin Statutes 31.01
  • Heretofore: means any time previous to the day on which the statute containing it takes effect; "hereafter" means the time after the statute containing such word takes effect. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Highway: includes all public ways and thoroughfares and all bridges upon the same. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols or figures. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Land: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Minor: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years, except that for purposes of investigating or prosecuting a person who is alleged to have violated a state or federal criminal law or any civil law or municipal ordinance, "minor" does not include a person who has attained the age of 17 years. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Municipality: means any town, village, city or county in the state. See Wisconsin Statutes 31.01
  • Navigable waters: means all waters declared navigable by ch. See Wisconsin Statutes 31.01
  • Officers: when applied to corporations include directors and trustees. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Optical disc: means a rotating circular plate on which information or images are placed in storage, and which is recorded and read by laser beams focused on the plate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Optical imaging: means transferring to a format employing an optical disc. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, evidences of debt and energy. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Police officer: includes a person serving under…. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Promulgate: when used in connection with a rule, as defined under…. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Psychologist: means a psychologist who is licensed under…. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Qualified: when applied to any person elected or appointed to office, means that such person has done those things which the person was by law required to do before entering upon the duties of the person's office. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia, the states, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territories organized by congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.