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  Date of enactment: February 29, 2016
2015 Assembly Bill 470   Date of publication*: March 1, 2016
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
2015 WISCONSIN ACT 170
An Act to repeal 23.33 (2) (ir) 2.; to renumber 23.33 (2) (ir) 1.; to amend 15.09 (1) (a), 23.09 (23) (a), 23.119 (1) (b), 23.35 (1) (intro.), 23.35 (1) (a), 23.35 (1) (b), 23.35 (1) (e), 23.35 (2), 23.45 (1) (d), 23.47 (2), 23.47 (3) (a) (intro.), 23.47 (3) (b) 3., 23.47 (3) (d), 23.50 (1), 23.50 (3), 23.53 (1), 23.56 (1), 23.57 (1) (intro.), 23.58 (1), 23.58 (2), 23.62 (1) (intro.), 25.29 (1) (a), 30.26 (4) (title), 30.26 (4) (a) (intro.), 30.26 (4) (b), 30.29 (1) (b), 46.03 (18) (f), 59.54 (14) (g), 70.11 (45m), 77.51 (13s), 77.61 (1) (a), 77.61 (1) (b), 77.61 (1) (c), 77.73 (2), 78.01 (2) (e), 78.01 (2m) (f), 78.40 (1), 78.75 (1m) (a) 2m., 78.75 (1m) (a) 3., 100.48 (2), 100.48 (3) (a), 100.48 (4) (c), 110.07 (1) (a) 1., 110.07 (3), 322.111, 344.61 (1), 345.11 (1r), 346.66 (1) (c), 346.71 (1), 346.71 (2), 346.94 (1), 800.02 (2) (b), 814.63 (3m) (a), 814.65 (4m) (a), 885.235 (1m), 885.235 (4), 895.043 (6), 895.049, 901.053, 938.17 (1) (intro.), 940.09 (1m) (b), 940.09 (3), 940.25 (1m) (b), 940.25 (3), 971.19 (10), 973.06 (1) (j) and 973.09 (2) (a) 1. d.; and to create 15.09 (1) (c), 15.347 (10), 20.370 (1) (jb), 20.370 (3) (ay), 23.119 (1) (at), 23.179, 23.335, 23.47 (1) (am), 25.40 (1) (bt), 100.48 (1) (bg), 341.059, 343.05 (4) (b) 1m., 347.24 (1) (d) and 938.343 (9m) of the statutes; relating to: operation of off-highway motorcycles, granting rule-making authority, making appropriations, and providing penalties.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
170,1 Section 1. 15.09 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.09 (1) (a) Unless otherwise provided by law, the governor shall appoint the members of councils for terms prescribed by law. Except as provided in par. pars. (b) and (c), fixed terms shall expire on July 1 and shall, if the term is for an even number of years, expire in an odd-numbered year.
170,2 Section 2. 15.09 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
15.09 (1) (c) The terms of the members of the off-highway motorcycle council shall expire on March 1.
170,3 Section 3. 15.347 (10) of the statutes is created to read:
15.347 (10) Off-highway motorcycle council. (a) There is created in the department of natural resources an off-highway motorcycle council consisting of 5 members who are appointed for 3-year terms expiring March 1.
(b) Each member of the off-highway motorcycle council shall be a resident of this state, shall be a member of and represent the interests of an off-highway motorcycle club, as defined in s. 23.335 (1) (r), and shall be knowledgeable about outdoor recreation issues in this state and about trails used by operators of off-highway motorcycles.
(c) The off-highway motorcycle council shall meet at least 3 times annually.
170,4 Section 4. 20.370 (1) (jb) of the statutes is created to read:
20.370 (1) (jb) Off-highway motorcycle administration. From the general fund, a sum sufficient in each fiscal year equal to the amount determined under s. 23.335 (20) (a) in that fiscal year for the purposes specified under 23.335 (20) (b) and (d), for issuing and renewing off-highway motorcycle registration under s. 23.335 (3), (4), and (5), for grants under the safety grant program under s. 23.335 (15), and for state and local law enforcement operations related to off-highway motorcycles.
170,5 Section 5. 20.370 (3) (ay) of the statutes is created to read:
20.370 (3) (ay) Off-highway motorcycle safety certification program. All moneys remitted to the department under s. 23.335 (14), for the off-highway motorcycle safety certification program under s. 23.335 (14).
170,6 Section 6. 23.09 (23) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
23.09 (23) (a) In this subsection, "approval" means any type of approval or authorization issued by the department under ch. 29, subch. V. of ch. 30, or s. 23.33 (2), 23.335 (3) or (5), 27.01, or 350.12, including a license, permit, certificate, stamp, tag, registration, or vehicle admission receipt.
170,7 Section 7. 23.119 (1) (at) of the statutes is created to read:
23.119 (1) (at) "Off-highway motorcycle" has the meaning given in s. 23.335 (1) (q).
170,8 Section 8. 23.119 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
23.119 (1) (b) "Off-highway vehicle" means a motor-driven craft or vehicle principally manufactured for off-highway use but does not include a snowmobile, an all-terrain vehicle, or utility terrain vehicle, or an off-highway motorcycle.
170,9 Section 9. 23.179 of the statutes is created to read:
23.179 Off-highway motorcycle council. The off-highway motorcycle council may make recommendations to the department on matters relating to off-highway motorcycle corridors, as defined in s. 23.335 (1) (s), and off-highway motorcycle routes, as defined in s. 23.335 (1) (u), and on any other matters relating to the operation of off-highway motorcycles.
170,10 Section 10. 23.33 (2) (ir) 1. of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 89, is renumbered 23.33 (2) (ir).
170,11 Section 11. 23.33 (2) (ir) 2. of the statutes is repealed.
170,12 Section 12. 23.335 of the statutes is created to read:
23.335 Off-highway motorcycles. (1) Definitions. In this section:
(a) "Accompanied" has the meaning given in s. 23.33 (1) (a).
(b) "Agricultural purpose" includes a purpose related to the transportation of farm implements, equipment, supplies, or products on a farm or between farms.
(c) "Alcohol beverages" has the meaning specified under s. 125.02 (1).
(d) "Alcohol concentration" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (1v).
(dm) "All-terrain vehicle" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (2g).
(e) "All-terrain vehicle route" has the meaning given in s. 23.33 (1) (c).
(f) "All-terrain vehicle trail" has the meaning given in s. 23.33 (1) (d).
(g) "Approved public treatment facility" has the meaning specified under s. 51.45 (2) (c).
(gk) "Controlled substance" has the meaning given in s. 961.01 (4).
(gm) "Controlled substance analog" has the meaning given in s. 961.01 (4m).
(h) "Electric personal assistive mobility device" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (15pm).
(hm) "Hazardous inhalant" means a substance that is ingested, inhaled, or otherwise introduced into the human body in a manner that does not comply with any cautionary labeling that is required for the substance under s. 100.37 or under federal law, or in a manner that is not intended by the manufacturer of the substance, and that is intended to induce intoxication or elation, to stupefy the central nervous system, or to change the human audio, visual, or mental processes.
(i) "Highway" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (22).
(j) "Immediate family" means persons who are related as spouses, who are related as siblings, or who are related as parent and child.
(k) "Intoxicant" means any alcohol beverage, hazardous inhalant, controlled substance, controlled substance analog, or other drug or any combination thereof.
(L) "Intoxicated operation of an off-highway motorcycle law" means sub. (12) (a) or (b) or a local ordinance in conformity therewith or, if the operation of an off-highway motorcycle is involved, s. 940.09 or 940.25.
(m) "Junked" means dismantled for parts or scrapped.
(n) "Law enforcement officer" has the meaning given in s. 23.33 (1) (ig).
(o) "Limited use off-highway motorcycle" means an off-highway motorcycle that is not registered by the department of transportation for use on highways.
(p) "Local governmental unit" means a city, village, town, or county.
(q) "Off-highway motorcycle" means a 2-wheeled motor vehicle that is straddled by the operator, that is equipped with handlebars, and that is designed for use off a highway, regardless of whether it is also designed for use on a highway.
(qm) "Off-highway motorcycle association" means a club or other association consisting of individuals that promotes the recreational operation of off-highway motorcycles.
(r) "Off-highway motorcycle club" means a club consisting of individuals that promotes use of off-highway motorcycles for recreational purposes off the highways within this state.
(s) "Off-highway motorcycle corridor" means an off-highway motorcycle trail or other established off-highway motorcycle corridor that is open to the public for the operation of off-highway motorcycles for recreational purposes but does not include an off-highway motorcycle route.
(t) "Off-highway motorcycle dealer" means a person who is engaged in this state in the sale of off-highway motorcycles for a profit at retail.
(u) "Off-highway motorcycle route" means a highway or sidewalk designated for recreational use by operators of off-highway motorcycles by the governmental agency having jurisdiction.
(v) "Off-highway motorcycle trail" means a marked corridor on public property or on private lands subject to public easement or lease, designated for recreational use by operators of off-highway motorcycles by the governmental agency having jurisdiction.
(y) "Off the highways" means off-highway motorcycle corridors, off-highway motorcycle routes, and areas where operation is authorized under sub. (10) or (11).
(z) "Operate" means to exercise physical control over the speed or direction of an off-highway motorcycle or to physically manipulate or activate any of the controls of an off-highway motorcycle necessary to put it in motion.
(zb) "Operation" means the exercise of physical control over the speed or direction of an off-highway motorcycle or the physical manipulation or activation of any of the controls of an off-highway motorcycle necessary to put it in motion.
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