2017 Wisconsin Act 317

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Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

April 17, 2018

2017 Wisconsin Act 317

Governor Walker signed the following legislation into law on Monday, April 16th.

The 2017 Wisconsin Act 317 creates Wis. Stats. § 101.02(7w)(a) and (b) relating to “aesthetic considerations” applied to a home, residence, or sleeping place. “Aesthetic considerations” means considerations relating to color and texture and design considerations that do not relate to health or safety. No city, village, or town may enact or enforce an ordinance, or otherwise impose any requirement, that includes aesthetic considerations for purposes of inspection criteria for the interior of any structure or part of a structure that is used or intended to be used as a home, residence, or sleeping place.