Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 480.22

   (1)    In this section, “consumer” means a person who has purchased or intends to purchase goods or real estate at an auction.
   (2)   If the department determines that the establishment of a consumer protection fund is necessary to protect consumers and reimburse consumers who claim losses resulting from the illegal, unprofessional or unethical conduct of auctioneers or auction companies, the department shall prepare a report that includes relevant data related to consumers and a recommendation to establish a consumer protection fund that is similar to the cemetery consumer protection fund described in s. 440.92 (8), 1991 stats., and shall submit the report to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2).