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  Date of enactment: March 30, 2016
2015 Assembly Bill 702   Date of publication*: March 31, 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 328
An Act to amend 341.14 (6r) (b) 1., 341.14 (6r) (c), 341.14 (6r) (fm) 7. and 341.145 (1) (c); and to create 20.395 (5) (eL), 20.395 (5) (fg), 20.395 (5) (fh), 20.395 (5) (fi), 20.395 (5) (fj), 25.40 (1) (a) 32., 25.40 (1) (a) 33., 25.40 (1) (a) 34., 25.40 (1) (a) 35., 25.40 (1) (a) 36., 341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. c., 341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. e., 341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. f., 341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. g., 341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. h., 341.14 (6r) (b) 17., 341.14 (6r) (b) 18., 341.14 (6r) (b) 19., 341.14 (6r) (b) 20., 341.14 (6r) (b) 21., 341.14 (6r) (f) 65., 341.14 (6r) (f) 66., 341.14 (6r) (f) 67., 341.14 (6r) (f) 68., 341.14 (6r) (f) 69., 341.14 (11), 341.14 (12), 341.14 (13), 341.14 (14) and 341.14 (15) of the statutes; relating to: special registration plates associated with the Wisconsin Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, childhood cancer, Whitetails Unlimited, the Boy Scouts of America, and nurses and the nursing profession, registration numbers on special registration plates, and making appropriations.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
328,1 Section 1. 20.395 (5) (eL) of the statutes is created to read:
20.395 (5) (eL) Payment to Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. From the general fund, all moneys received under s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 17. for payments to Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer under s. 341.14 (11) (a).
328,2 Section 2. 20.395 (5) (fg) of the statutes is created to read:
20.395 (5) (fg) Payments to the Boy Scouts of America National Foundation. From the general fund, all moneys received under s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 18. for payments to the Boy Scouts of America National Foundation under s. 341.14 (12) (a).
328,3 Section 3. 20.395 (5) (fh) of the statutes is created to read:
20.395 (5) (fh) Payments to Whitetails Unlimited. From the general fund, all moneys received under s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 19. for payments to Whitetails Unlimited under s. 341.14 (13) (a).
328,4 Section 4. 20.395 (5) (fi) of the statutes is created to read:
20.395 (5) (fi) Payments to the Wisconsin Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. From the general fund, all moneys received under s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 20. for payments to the Wisconsin Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation under s. 341.14 (14) (a).
328,5 Section 5. 20.395 (5) (fj) of the statutes is created to read:
20.395 (5) (fj) Payments to Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives. From the general fund, all moneys received under s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 21. for payments to the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives under s. 341.14 (15) (a).
328,6 Section 6. 25.40 (1) (a) 32. of the statutes is created to read:
25.40 (1) (a) 32. Moneys received under s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 17. that are deposited into the general fund and credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.395 (5) (eL).
328,7 Section 7. 25.40 (1) (a) 33. of the statutes is created to read:
25.40 (1) (a) 33. Moneys received under s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 18. that are deposited into the general fund and credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.395 (5) (fg).
328,8 Section 8. 25.40 (1) (a) 34. of the statutes is created to read:
25.40 (1) (a) 34. Moneys received under s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 19. that are deposited into the general fund and credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.395 (5) (fh).
328,9 Section 9. 25.40 (1) (a) 35. of the statutes is created to read:
25.40 (1) (a) 35. Moneys received under s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 20. that are deposited into the general fund and credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.395 (5) (fi).
328,10 Section 10. 25.40 (1) (a) 36. of the statutes is created to read:
25.40 (1) (a) 36. Moneys received under s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 21. that are deposited into the general fund and credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.395 (5) (fj).
328,11 Section 11. 341.14 (6r) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
341.14 (6r) (b) 1. Subject to subd. 1m., upon application to register an automobile or motor home, or a motor truck, dual purpose motor home or dual purpose farm truck which has a gross weight of not more than 8,000 pounds, or a farm truck which has a gross weight of not more than 12,000 pounds, by any person who is a resident of this state and a member of an authorized special group, the department shall issue to the person special plates whose colors and design shall indicate that the vehicle is owned by a person who is a member of the applicable special group. The department may not issue any special group plates under par. (f) 55., 60., or 61r. until 6 months after the department has received information sufficient for the department to determine that any approvals required for use of any logo, trademark, trade name or other commercial symbol designating the professional football team or professional baseball team or associated with Harley-Davidson, Inc., have been obtained. Subject to subs. (9) (d) and, (10) (d), (11) (d), (12) (d), (13) (d), and (14) (d) the department may not issue any special group plates under par. (f) 61m. or, 63., or 65. to 68. until the department has received information sufficient for the department to determine that any license or other approval required for use of any logo, trademark or service mark, trade name or other commercial symbol to be used on or in association with these plates has been obtained. Notwithstanding s. 341.12 (2), if the department of corrections does not have flat-plate technology available for use in manufacturing license plates at quality and cost comparable to that available from the state of Minnesota, the department of transportation may not issue any special group plates under par. (f) 59. unless the department of transportation purchases the plates from the state of Minnesota. Sections 16.70, 16.71, 16.72, 16.75, 16.752 to 16.755, 16.765, 16.77, and 16.82 do not apply to purchases of plates issued under par. (f) 59. from the state of Minnesota.
328,12 Section 12. 341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. c. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. c. Upon receipt of a contribution totaling an amount equal to the department's final estimate of the initial costs of production of the special group plates under par. (f) 65. or $23,700, whichever is less, from any person or group interested in the special group plates under par. (f) 65., the department shall commence any development work necessary to implement the provisions of par. (f) 65. and related provisions under this subsection and shall complete the development work within one year of its commencement. As soon as possible, the department shall post notice on the department's Internet site of its final estimate of the initial costs of production of the special group plates under par. (f) 65. The development work under this subd. 1m. c. shall be funded only from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (4) (ch) from the contribution received by the department for purposes of this subd. 1m. c. No contribution received by the department under this subd. 1m. c. may be applied to any fee established under subd. 2. The department may not issue any special group plates under par. (f) 65. until the department has completed the development work specified in this subd. 1m. c. If, in the 3rd year beginning after special group plates under par. (f) 65. are first issued, or any 3rd year thereafter, the department receives, in the calendar year, fewer than 500 applications for registration renewal for vehicles for which these special plates were issued, the department shall inform Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer that the special group plates will be discontinued if fewer than 500 applications are received in the following year. If, in that following calendar year, the department receives fewer than 500 applications for registration renewal for vehicles for which these special plates were issued, the department shall cease issuing special group plates under par. (f) 65.
328,13 Section 13. 341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. e. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. e. Upon receipt of a contribution totaling an amount equal to the department's final estimate of the initial costs of production of the special group plates under par. (f) 66. or $23,700, whichever is less, from any person or group interested in the special group plates under par. (f) 66., the department shall commence any development work necessary to implement the provisions of par. (f) 66. and related provisions under this subsection and shall complete the development work within one year of its commencement. As soon as possible, the department shall post notice on the department's Internet site of its final estimate of the initial costs of production of the special group plates under par. (f) 66. The development work under this subd. 1m. e. shall be funded only from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (4) (ch) from the contribution received by the department for purposes of this subd. 1m. e. No contribution received by the department under this subd. 1m. e. may be applied to any fee established under subd. 2. The department may not issue any special group plates under par. (f) 66. until the department has completed the development work specified in this subd. 1m. e. If, in the 3rd year beginning after special group plates under par. (f) 66. are first issued, or any 3rd year thereafter, the department receives, in the calendar year, fewer than 500 applications for registration renewal for vehicles for which these special plates were issued, the department shall inform the Boy Scouts of America National Foundation that the special group plates will be discontinued if fewer than 500 applications are received in the following year. If, in that following calendar year, the department receives fewer than 500 applications for registration renewal for vehicles for which these special plates were issued, the department shall cease issuing special group plates under par. (f) 66.
328,14 Section 14. 341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. f. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. f. Upon receipt of a contribution totaling an amount equal to the department's final estimate of the initial costs of production of the special group plates under par. (f) 67. or $23,700, whichever is less, from any person or group interested in the special group plates under par. (f) 67., the department shall commence any development work necessary to implement the provisions of par. (f) 67. and related provisions under this subsection and shall complete the development work within one year of its commencement. As soon as possible, the department shall post notice on the department's Internet site of its final estimate of the initial costs of production of the special group plates under par. (f) 67. The development work under this subd. 1m. f. shall be funded only from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (4) (ch) from the contribution received by the department for purposes of this subd. 1m. f. No contribution received by the department under this subd. 1m. f. may be applied to any fee established under subd. 2. The department may not issue any special group plates under par. (f) 67. until the department has completed the development work specified in this subd. 1m. f. If, in the 3rd year beginning after special group plates under par. (f) 67. are first issued, or any 3rd year thereafter, the department receives, in the calendar year, fewer than 500 applications for registration renewal for vehicles for which these special plates were issued, the department shall inform Whitetails Unlimited that the special group plates will be discontinued if fewer than 500 applications are received in the following year. If, in that following calendar year, the department receives fewer than 500 applications for registration renewal for vehicles for which these special plates were issued, the department shall cease issuing special group plates under par. (f) 67.
328,15 Section 15. 341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. g. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. g. Upon receipt of a contribution totaling an amount equal to the department's final estimate of the initial costs of production of the special group plates under par. (f) 68. or $23,700, whichever is less, from any person or group interested in the special group plates under par. (f) 68., the department shall commence any development work necessary to implement the provisions of par. (f) 68. and related provisions under this subsection and shall complete the development work within one year of its commencement. As soon as possible, the department shall post notice on the department's Internet site of its final estimate of the initial costs of production of the special group plates under par. (f) 68. The development work under this subd. 1m. g. shall be funded only from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (4) (ch) from the contribution received by the department for purposes of this subd. 1m. g. No contribution received by the department under this subd. 1m. g. may be applied to any fee established under subd. 2. The department may not issue any special group plates under par. (f) 68. until the department has completed the development work specified in this subd. 1m. g. If, in the 3rd year beginning after special group plates under par. (f) 68. are first issued, or any 3rd year thereafter, the department receives, in the calendar year, fewer than 500 applications for registration renewal for vehicles for which these special plates were issued, the department shall inform the Wisconsin Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation that the special group plates will be discontinued if fewer than 500 applications are received in the following year. If, in that following calendar year, the department receives fewer than 500 applications for registration renewal for vehicles for which these special plates were issued, the department shall cease issuing special group plates under par. (f) 68.
328,16 Section 16. 341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. h. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (b) 1m. h. Upon receipt of a contribution totaling an amount equal to the department's final estimate of the initial costs of production of the special group plates under par. (f) 69. or $23,700, whichever is less, from any person or group interested in the special group plates under par. (f) 69., the department shall commence any development work necessary to implement the provisions of par. (f) 69. and related provisions under this subsection and shall complete the development work within one year of its commencement. As soon as possible, the department shall post notice on the department's Internet site of its final estimate of the initial costs of production of the special group plates under par. (f) 69. The development work under this subd. 1m. h. shall be funded only from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (4) (ch) from the contribution received by the department for purposes of this subd. 1m. h. No contribution received by the department under this subd. 1m. h. may be applied to any fee established under subd. 2. The department may not issue any special group plates under par. (f) 69. until the department has completed the development work specified in this subd. 1m. h. If, in the 3rd year beginning after special group plates under par. (f) 69. are first issued under par. (f) 69., or any 3rd year thereafter, the department receives, in the calendar year, fewer than 500 applications for registration renewal for vehicles for which these special plates were issued, the department shall inform the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives that the special group plates will be discontinued if fewer than 500 applications are received in the following year. If, in that following calendar year, the department receives fewer than 500 applications for registration renewal for vehicles for which these special plates were issued, the department shall cease issuing special group plates under par. (f) 69.
328,17 Section 17. 341.14 (6r) (b) 17. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (b) 17. Subject to sub. (11) (d), a voluntary payment of $25 that is in addition to the fee under subd. 2. shall be collected in connection with the issuance or renewal of a plate issued on an annual basis for the special group specified under par. (f) 65. Subject to sub. (11) (d), a voluntary payment of $50 that is in addition to the fee under subd. 2. shall be collected in connection with the issuance or renewal of a plate issued on a biennial basis for the special group specified under par. (f) 65. if the plate is issued or renewed during the first year of the biennial registration period or $25 for the issuance or renewal if the plate is issued or renewed during the 2nd year of the biennial registration period. No plate may be issued for the special group specified under par. (f) 65. unless the voluntary payment under this subdivision is collected. All moneys received under this subdivision shall be deposited into the general fund and credited to the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (eL). To the extent permitted under ch. 71, the voluntary payment under this subdivision is deductible as a charitable contribution for purposes of the taxes under ch. 71.
328,18 Section 18. 341.14 (6r) (b) 18. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (b) 18. Subject to sub. (12) (d), a voluntary payment of $25 that is in addition to the fee under subd. 2. shall be collected in connection with the issuance or renewal of a plate issued on an annual basis for the special group specified under par. (f) 66. Subject to sub. (12) (d), a voluntary payment of $50 that is in addition to the fee under subd. 2. shall be collected in connection with the issuance or renewal of a plate issued on a biennial basis for the special group specified under par. (f) 66. if the plate is issued or renewed during the first year of the biennial registration period or $25 for the issuance or renewal if the plate is issued or renewed during the 2nd year of the biennial registration period. No plate may be issued for the special group specified under par. (f) 66. unless the voluntary payment under this subdivision is collected. All moneys received under this subdivision shall be deposited into the general fund and credited to the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (fg). To the extent permitted under ch. 71, the voluntary payment under this subdivision is deductible as a charitable contribution for purposes of the taxes under ch. 71.
328,19 Section 19. 341.14 (6r) (b) 19. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (b) 19. Subject to sub. (13) (d), a voluntary payment of $25 that is in addition to the fee under subd. 2. shall be collected in connection with the issuance or renewal of a plate issued on an annual basis for the special group specified under par. (f) 67. Subject to sub. (13) (d), a voluntary payment of $50 that is in addition to the fee under subd. 2. shall be collected in connection with the issuance or renewal of a plate issued on a biennial basis for the special group specified under par. (f) 67. if the plate is issued or renewed during the first year of the biennial registration period or $25 for the issuance or renewal if the plate is issued or renewed during the 2nd year of the biennial registration period. No plate may be issued for the special group specified under par. (f) 67. unless the voluntary payment under this subdivision is collected. All moneys received under this subdivision shall be deposited into the general fund and credited to the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (fh). To the extent permitted under ch. 71, the voluntary payment under this subdivision is deductible as a charitable contribution for purposes of the taxes under ch. 71.
328,20 Section 20. 341.14 (6r) (b) 20. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (b) 20. Subject to sub. (14) (d), a voluntary payment of $25 that is in addition to the fee under subd. 2. shall be collected in connection with the issuance or renewal of a plate issued on an annual basis for the special group specified under par. (f) 68. Subject to sub. (14) (d), a voluntary payment of $50 that is in addition to the fee under subd. 2. shall be collected in connection with the issuance or renewal of a plate issued on a biennial basis for the special group specified under par. (f) 68. if the plate is issued or renewed during the first year of the biennial registration period or $25 for the issuance or renewal if the plate is issued or renewed during the 2nd year of the biennial registration period. No plate may be issued for the special group specified under par. (f) 68. unless the voluntary payment under this subdivision is collected. All moneys received under this subdivision shall be deposited into the general fund and credited to the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (fi). To the extent permitted under ch. 71, the voluntary payment under this subdivision is deductible as a charitable contribution for purposes of the taxes under ch. 71.
328,21 Section 21. 341.14 (6r) (b) 21. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (b) 21. A voluntary payment of $25 that is in addition to the fee under subd. 2. shall be collected in connection with the issuance or renewal of a plate issued on an annual basis for the special group specified under par. (f) 69. A voluntary payment of $50 that is in addition to the fee under subd. 2. shall be collected in connection with the issuance or renewal of a plate issued on the biennial basis for the special group specified under par. (f) 69. if the plate is issued or renewed during the first year of the biennial registration period or $25 for the issuance or renewal if the plate is issued or renewed during the 2nd year of the biennial registration period. No plate may be issued for the special group specified under par. (f) 69. unless the voluntary payment under this subdivision is collected. All moneys received under this subdivision shall be deposited into the general fund and credited to the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (fj). To the extent permitted under ch. 71, the voluntary payment under this subdivision is deductible as a charitable contribution for purposes of the taxes under ch. 71.
328,22 Section 22. 341.14 (6r) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
341.14 (6r) (c) Special group plates shall display the word "Wisconsin", the name of the applicable authorized special group, a symbol representing the special group, not exceeding one position, and identifying letters or numbers or both, not exceeding 6 7 positions and not less than one position. Except as provided in this paragraph, the department shall specify the design for special group plates, but the department shall consult the president of the University of Wisconsin System before specifying the word or symbol used to identify the special groups under par. (f) 35. to 47., the secretary of natural resources before specifying the word or symbol used to identify the special groups under par. (f) 50. and 59., the chief executive officer of the professional football team and an authorized representative of the league of professional football teams described in s. 229.823 to which that team belongs before specifying the design for the applicable special group plate under par. (f) 55., the chief trademark officer of Harley-Davidson Michigan, LLC before specifying the design for the applicable special group plate under par. (f) 61r., the department of veterans affairs before specifying the design for the special group plates under par. (f) 49d., 49h., and 49s., and the department of tourism and chief executive officer of the organization specified in par. (f) 55m. before specifying the design and word or symbol used to identify the special group name for special group plates under par. (f) 55m., and the Three Harbors Council, Boy Scouts of America NESA License Committee before specifying the designs for the initial special group plate under par. (f) 66. Special group plates under par. (f) 50. shall be as similar as possible to regular registration plates in color and design. Special group plates issued under par. (f) 62. shall display the words "In God We Trust". The department shall make available 2 designs for the special group plates under par. (f) 60. The department may not specify any design for the special group plates under par. (f) 60. unless the design is approved by the executive vice president of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club LP. The word or symbol used to identify the special group under par. (f) 59. shall be different from the word or symbol used to identify the special group under par. (f) 50. and the design shall cover the entire plate. Special group plates under par. (f) 61m. shall display a logo or image of the lion associated with the Lions Clubs International. Special group plates under par. (f) 61r. shall display a bar and shield logo associated with Harley-Davidson, Inc., on the left portion of the plates and the words "share the road" on the bottom portion of the plates. Special group plates under par. (f) 63. shall display the words "Trout Unlimited." Special group plates under par. (f) 65. shall display the words "Help Cure Childhood Cancer" in purple lettering and a symbol comprised of a purple handprint superimposed upon a red heart superimposed upon a gold ribbon. Special group plates under par. (f) 66. shall display the words "Scouting Alumni" and, at the option of the vehicle owner, either a logo or symbol associated with the Boy Scouts of America or a logo or symbol associated with the Eagle Scouts. Special group plates under par. (f) 67. shall display a logo or symbol associated with Whitetails Unlimited. Special group plates under par. (f) 68. shall display a logo or symbol associated with the Wisconsin Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Special group plates under par. (f) 69. shall display the words "Nurses Change Lives" and an image of a heart partially encircled by a stethoscope. Notwithstanding par. (e), special group plates under par. (f) 33m. and 48m. shall be the same color and design that was specified by the department for special group plates under par. (f) 33. and 48., respectively, immediately prior to January 1, 2007. The design for special group plates under par. (f) 33. and 48. shall be different from the design of special group plates under par. (f) 33m. and 48m., respectively.
328,23 Section 23. 341.14 (6r) (f) 65. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (f) 65. Persons interested in obtaining a plate supporting the efforts of Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer to fund childhood cancer and related blood disorder research.
328,24 Section 24. 341.14 (6r) (f) 66. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (f) 66. Persons interested in obtaining a plate expressing support for the Boy Scouts of America.
328,25 Section 25. 341.14 (6r) (f) 67. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (f) 67. Persons interested in obtaining a plate expressing support for Whitetails Unlimited.
328,26 Section 26. 341.14 (6r) (f) 68. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (f) 68. Persons interested in obtaining a plate expressing support for the Wisconsin Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
328,27 Section 27. 341.14 (6r) (f) 69. of the statutes is created to read:
341.14 (6r) (f) 69. Persons interested in expressing their support for nurses and the nursing profession.
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