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LAWS OF WISCONSIN
JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
PASSED AT THE BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE
Post-Office Addresses of the Circuit and Superior Judges and
Times and Places for Holding Circuit and Superior Courts
Table Showing the Sections of the Wisconsin Statutes of
1898 and Laws of Previous Sessions Amended by
the Laws of 1899, 1901, 1903 and 1905
Published by Authority
AN ACT to amend section 4229 of the statutes of 1898, pertain
ing to the limitations of actions.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and
assembly, do enact as follows:
Six year limitation; fraud; adverse possession. SECTION 1. Section 4229 of the statutes of 1898 is amended so as to read as follows: “A civil action to recover a penalty or forfeiture accruing wholly or in part to the state must be commenced within six years after the cause of action therefor has accrued. Any action or proceeding begun by the attorney-general under the provisions of section 1214 of the statutes of 1898, as amended by chapter 315 of the laws of 1903, for the forfeiture of the rights, privileges and franchises of any railroad company or any person or persons operating a railroad within this state must be commenced within six years after such action or proceeding accrued. Any other action in favor of the state, whether created by statute or otherwise, must be commenced within ten years after the cause of action therefor has accrued. No cause of action in favor of the state for relief on the ground of fraud, whether in equity or at law, shall be deemed to have accrued until the discovery on the part of the state of the facts constituting the fraud. But no person can obtain a title to real property belonging to the state by adverse possession, prescription, or user unless such adverse possession, prescription, or user shall have been continued uninterruptedly for more than forty years.
Provisions; how applicable. SECTION 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to all causes of action herein embraced, as