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Date of enactment: May 3, 2007
2007 Senate Bill 55 Date of publication*: May 17, 2007
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2005-06 : 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 as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
An Act to amend 84.10 (1); and to create 84.1024 of the statutes; relating to: designating and marking a bridge across the Wisconsin River in the city of Tomahawk as Veterans Memorial Bridge.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
6,1 Section 1. 84.10 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
84.10 (1) The amounts allocated under s. 20.395 (3) (cq) and (eq) for the purposes described in this subsection shall be expended by the department for the maintenance and operation of bridges not on the state trunk highway system which were constructed, reconstructed, or purchased under s. 84.11 before August 9, 1989, and under s. 84.12 and free bridges located in connecting highways in 4th class cities, and towns, which have a length, not including approaches, of 300 feet or more, or a swing or lift span. Except as provided in a jurisdictional transfer agreement under s. 84.16, all matters relating to the maintenance and operation of such bridges shall be under the control of the department. Maintenance and operation shall not include the roadway lighting system and shall not include snow and ice removal and control for bridges located on connecting highways. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department shall designate and mark the bridge specified in s. 84.1024 in the manner and under the conditions specified in s. 84.1024. The department may arrange with any county highway committee or with any city, village or town for the operation or maintenance or both of any such bridge; and any county highway committee, city, village or town may enter into such arrangement. This subsection does not apply to sub. (2).
6,2 Section 2. 84.1024 of the statutes is created to read:
84.1024 Veterans Memorial Bridge. (1) The department shall designate and, subject to sub. (2), mark the 4th Street bridge, under the department's jurisdiction under s. 84.10 (1), on CTH "L" across the Wisconsin River in the city of Tomahawk in Lincoln County as "Veterans Memorial Bridge" as a living memorial to and in honor of all Wisconsin veterans, living and dead, of all wars in which the United States has engaged.
(2) Upon receipt of sufficient contributions from interested parties, including any county, city, village, or town, to cover the costs of erecting and maintaining markers at the bridge specified in sub. (1) to clearly identify to motorists the designation of the bridge as "Veterans Memorial Bridge," the department shall erect and maintain the markers. No state funds, other than from the receipt of contributions under this subsection, may be expended for the erection or maintenance of the markers.