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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
October 12, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Johnson, Harsdorf, Wanggaard,
Olsen, L. Taylor, Carpenter, Larson, Vinehout and Darling, cosponsored by
Representatives Kleefisch, Billings, Bernier, Spiros, Anderson, Berceau,
Crowley, Fields, Genrich, Jacque, Kessler, Kolste, Mason, Murphy, Ripp,
Sargent, Shankland, Spreitzer, C. Taylor, Tittl, Tusler and Brostoff.
Referred to Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges.
SB444,1,2 1An Act to create 38.04 (4) (e) 8. and 343.71 (5) (h) of the statutes; relating to:
2driver education instruction on human trafficking.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Technical College System Board must approve courses
of study for each program offered in technical college district schools, including
driver education courses. TCSB may not approve a driver education course unless
the course includes certain content, such as acquainting students with the hazards
posed by farm machinery and animals on highways and by railroad grade crossings
and providing instruction in safely dealing with these hazards. The Department of
Transportation licenses private driver schools and DOT may not license a driver
school unless its course of instruction includes the content required for TCSB
approval of a driver education course.
Under this bill, technical college and licensed private driver school commercial
motor vehicle driver education courses must provide instruction in the recognition
and prevention of human trafficking.
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:
SB444,1 3Section 1. 38.04 (4) (e) 8. of the statutes is created to read:
138.04 (4) (e) 8. For a driver education course providing instruction in the
2operation of commercial motor vehicles, provides instruction in the recognition and
3prevention of human trafficking.
SB444,2 4Section 2. 343.71 (5) (h) of the statutes is created to read:
SB444,2,75 343.71 (5) (h) For a driver education course providing instruction in the
6operation of commercial motor vehicles, provides instruction in the recognition and
7prevention of human trafficking.
SB444,3 8Section 3. Nonstatutory provisions.
SB444,2,129 (1) No later than June 30, 2019, the department of justice in consultation with
10the technical college system board and the department of transportation shall
11identify and establish industry specific materials for use in the instruction required
12under sections 38.04 (4) (e) 8. and 343.71 (5) (h) of the statutes.
SB444,4 13Section 4. Initial applicability.
SB444,2,1514 (1) This act first applies to driver education courses that begin on the effective
15date of this subsection.
SB444,2,1616 (End)