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LRB-0504/1
EVM:amn&kjf
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
September 25, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Quinn, Spiros, Ballweg,
Brandtjen, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Brostoff, Edming, Felzkowski, Hutton,
Jagler, Kremer, Krug, Mursau, Steffen, Subeck, Swearingen, Thiesfeldt,
Tittl, Tusler and VanderMeer, cosponsored by Senators Testin, Olsen,
Feyen, Harsdorf and L. Taylor. Referred to Committee on Mental Health.
AB517,1,4 1An Act to amend 343.50 (4); and to create 343.14 (2) (k) and 343.14 (8) of the
2statutes; relating to: reporting on an operator license or identification card
3application the existence of a disability that is not immediately apparent to
4another.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill allows an applicant for a motor vehicle operator's license or
identification card issued by the Department of Transportation to indicate whether
he or she has a disability that may not be immediately apparent to another (invisible
disability). If a law enforcement officer or other designated person requests
information on a person's operator's license or identification card application, DOT
must examine its record of persons who have indicated an invisible disability and
advise the law enforcement officer or other person as to whether the person is
recorded as a person who has indicated an invisible disability.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB517,1 5Section 1. 343.14 (2) (k) of the statutes is created to read:
AB517,2,6
1343.14 (2) (k) A question as to whether the applicant wishes to indicate that
2he or she has a disability that may not be immediately apparent to another. The form
3shall include the following statement together with a set of check boxes allowing a
4person to indicate that the person wishes to disclose the condition indicated by the
5check box. “I have an invisible disability that I wish to disclose to law enforcement
6officers and that may include:
AB517,2,77 Appears deaf or unable to understand.
AB517,2,88 Has difficulty speaking or communicating.
AB517,2,109 Engages in repetitive or self-stimulating behaviors such as rocking or hand
10flapping.
AB517,2,1111 Appears anxious, nervous, or upset.
AB517,2,1212 Becomes agitated due to physical contact or stressful situations.
AB517,2,1313 Acts indifferent or unresponsive.
AB517,2,1614 Other (provide brief description).” The department shall inform the applicant
15that an indication under this paragraph will be available to law enforcement officers
16and employees of the department.
AB517,2 17Section 2. 343.14 (8) of the statutes is created to read:
AB517,3,218 343.14 (8) The department shall maintain a record of applicants who respond
19in the affirmative to the question under sub. (2) (k). In the event of a request of a law
20enforcement officer or other appropriate person, as determined by the department,
21for application information, the department shall examine its record of persons who
22have indicated a disability that may not be immediately apparent to another and
23shall advise the law enforcement officer or other person as to whether the person is
24recorded as a person who has indicated a disability that may not be immediately

1apparent to another and as to any condition that has been disclosed under sub. (2)
2(k).
AB517,3 3Section 3. 343.50 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB517,3,144 343.50 (4) Application. The application for an identification card shall include
5any information required under ss. 85.103 (2) and 343.14 (2) (a), (b), (bm), (br), (em),
6(es), (gh), and (j), and (k), and such further information as the department may
7reasonably require to enable it to determine whether the applicant is entitled by law
8to an identification card. Except with respect to renewals described in s. 343.165 (4)
9(d) or renewals by mail or electronic means as authorized under sub. (6), and except
10as provided in sub. (4g), the department shall, as part of the application process for
11original issuance or renewal of an identification card, take a digital photograph
12including facial image capture of the applicant to comply with sub. (3).
13Misrepresentations in violation of s. 343.14 (5) are punishable as provided in s.
14343.14 (9).
AB517,4 15Section 4. Initial applicability.
AB517,3,1716 (1) This act first applies to applications that are made on the effective date of
17this subsection.
AB517,5 18Section 5. Effective date.
AB517,3,2019 (1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 6th month beginning after
20publication.
AB517,3,2121 (End)
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