Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 42.01

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • 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
  • Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. 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
  • State: when applied to states of the United States, includes the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the several territories organized by Congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
   (1)    The state fair park board shall manage the state fair park and supervise or conduct thereat fairs, exhibits or promotional events for agricultural, industrial, educational and recreational purposes; lease or license the use of any property thereon for other purposes when not needed for the above public purposes; and charge reasonable rents and fees for use of or attendance at the premises. The state fair park board may accept and administer gifts, grants and bequests.
   (2)   The state fair board shall exercise police supervision over state fair park, and its duly appointed agents or representatives may arrest, with or without warrant, any person within such park area, committing an offense against the laws of the state or the rules of that board, and except as provided in sub. (3) deliver such person to a proper court in the county and execute a complaint charging such person with the offense committed.
      (a)    The state fair park board shall promulgate rules governing the use of state fair park and establish a bond deposit schedule for purposes of par. (c). The state fair park board may not establish any bond deposit in an amount exceeding $200. Any person violating such rules shall forfeit not more than $200 which may be recovered by civil action as provided by ch. 778 and when collected shall be paid directly into the state treasury. The action shall be commenced by the attorney general or by the district attorney in the circuit court for Milwaukee County.
      (b)    The state fair park board may not promulgate rules regarding the distribution of noncommercial handbills, but may adopt rules regarding registration of noncommercial handbills if the state fair park board gives reasonable notice to the public of the registration requirement. The state fair park board may request the attorney general to commence legal action for an injunction restraining the distribution or confining it in such manner as the court deems proper, if it appears to the fair park management that the manner of distribution or the content of noncommercial handbills will cause harm or provoke violence.
      (c)    When any person is arrested for violation of a rule promulgated under this subsection, the duly appointed agent or representative of the state fair park board shall accept from such person a bond, in the amount established by rule of the state fair park board for such violation, with sufficient sureties, or his or her own personal bond upon depositing the amount thereof in money, for his or her appearance in the court having jurisdiction of such offense. A receipt shall be issued therefor.
      (d)    If the person so arrested and released fails to appear, personally or by an authorized attorney or agent, before the court at the time fixed for hearing of the case, then the bond and money deposited, or such portion thereof as the court determines to be an adequate penalty, plus the costs, may be declared forfeited by the court or may be ordered applied upon the payment of any penalty which may be imposed after an ex parte hearing together with the costs. In either event, the surplus, if any, shall be refunded to the person who made such deposit.
      (a)    The state fair park board may organize a nonstock corporation under ch. 181 for the purposes of raising funds and providing support for the operation, management and development of state fair park. The board shall organize any corporation organized under this paragraph so that the corporation is exempt from taxation under the section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code.
      (b)    The state fair park board may enter into a contract with any corporation that the board organizes under par. (a) under which the corporation raises funds or provides support for the operation, management and development of state fair park.
   (5)   The state fair park board shall ensure that it receives sufficient revenues from the operation of state fair park to make the payments required under s. 20.190 (1) (j).