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  Date of enactment: April 3, 2018
2017 Assembly Bill 442   Date of publication*: April 4, 2018
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2017 WISCONSIN ACT 193
An Act to renumber 23.33 (8) (e); to renumber and amend 23.33 (8) (b); and to create 23.33 (1) (ja), 23.33 (8) (b) 2., 23.33 (8) (e) 2., 23.33 (8) (e) 3., 23.33 (8) (e) 4., 23.33 (8) (e) 5. and 23.33 (8) (e) 6. of the statutes; relating to: all-terrain vehicle route signage.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
193,1m Section 1m. 23.33 (1) (ja) of the statutes is created to read:
23.33 (1) (ja) “Preferred route” means an all-terrain vehicle route marked with signs to assist all-terrain vehicle operators in navigating to needed services such as fueling stations, restaurants, lodging, or other business establishments.
193,1p Section 1p. 23.33 (8) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 23.33 (8) (b) 1. and amended to read:
23.33 (8) (b) 1. A Subject to subd. 3., a town, village, city, or county may designate highways as all-terrain vehicle routes.
3. No state trunk highway or connecting highway may be designated as an all-terrain vehicle route unless the department of transportation approves the designation.
193,2 Section 2. 23.33 (8) (b) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
23.33 (8) (b) 2. Subject to subd. 3., a town, village, city, or county may designate all highways under its jurisdiction as all-terrain vehicle routes.
193,3 Section 3. 23.33 (8) (e) of the statutes is renumbered 23.33 (8) (e) 1.
193,4 Section 4. 23.33 (8) (e) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
23.33 (8) (e) 2. Except as provided in subd. 3, if a town, village, city, or county designates specific highways under its jurisdiction as all-terrain vehicle routes under par. (b) 2., the town, village, city, or county shall do one of the following:
a. Erect a sign at each point on a highway where the all-terrain vehicle route begins and at each point where the all-terrain vehicle route intersects an all-terrain vehicle trail or a highway that is not designated as an all-terrain vehicle route. The town, village, city, or county is not required to erect a sign under this subdivision at a point that is not more than one-half mile from a sign marking the same all-terrain vehicle route on the same highway.
b. Erect a sign on each highway under its jurisdiction that crosses its territorial boundary in a position to be viewed by motorists as they enter the town, village, city, or county. The signs shall alert motorists that all highways within the town, village, city, or county have been designated as all-terrain vehicle routes, except where otherwise indicated. The town, village, city, or county shall erect signs as appropriate to indicate highways that are not designated as an all-terrain vehicle route.
193,5 Section 5. 23.33 (8) (e) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
23.33 (8) (e) 3. If a town, village, city, or county designates all highways under its jurisdiction as all-terrain vehicle routes under par. (b) 2., the town, village, city, or county may erect a sign on each highway that crosses its territorial boundary in a position to be viewed by motorists as they enter the town, village, city, or county. The signs shall alert motorists that all highways under the jurisdiction of the town, village, city, or county have been designated as all-terrain vehicle routes.
193,6m Section 6m. 23.33 (8) (e) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
23.33 (8) (e) 4. If a town, village, city, or county designates all highways under its jurisdiction as all-terrain vehicle routes under par. (b) 2., the town, village, city, or county may erect a sign on each highway under its jurisdiction at the point where that highway crosses its territorial boundary and enters another town, village, city, or county that does not designate the highway as an all-terrain vehicle route. The signs shall be in a position to be viewed by motorists and all-terrain vehicle operators as they leave the town, village, city, or county and shall alert motorists and all-terrain vehicle operators that the all-terrain vehicle route designation has ended.
193,7m Section 7m. 23.33 (8) (e) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
23.33 (8) (e) 5. If a town, village, city or county designates highways under its jurisdiction as all-terrain vehicle routes under par. (b) 2., the town, village, city, or county may designate a preferred route and erect signs marking the route.
193,8m Section 8m. 23.33 (8) (e) 6. of the statutes is created to read:
23.33 (8) (e) 6. If a town, village, city, or county erects and maintains signs under subd. 3., the department may not require the town, village, city, or county to erect any additional signs marking the all-terrain vehicle routes within the town, village, city, or county.
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