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LRB-4747/1
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2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
DNR rules relating to lights on bicycles on trails
Preliminary Draft - Not Ready For Introduction
November 20, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Tiffany, Johnson and Cowles,
cosponsored by Representatives Tusler, Genrich, Berceau, Bowen,
Considine, Crowley, E. Brooks, Felzkowski, Fields, Horlacher, Krug,
Rohrkaste, Sargent and Spreitzer. Referred to Committee on Sporting
Heritage, Mining and Forestry.
SB566,1,3 1An Act relating to: modifying rules related to lighting requirements for bicycles
2and motor bicycles operating on certain trails designated by the Department of
3Natural Resources.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill makes a change to rules promulgated by the Department of Natural
Resources relating to the operation of vehicles on DNR properties. Under the bill,
no person may operate a bicycle or motor bicycle during hours of darkness on certain
state trails designated by DNR unless the person or the bicycle or motor bicycle is
equipped with a lamp emitting a white light visible from a distance of at least 500
feet to the front and a lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to
the rear.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB566,1 4Section 1. NR 45.05 (3) (fm) of the administrative code is created to read:
SB566,2,7
1NR 45.05 (3) (fm) Lighting requirements. No person may operate a bicycle or
2motor bicycle during hours of darkness as defined in s. 340.01 (23), Stats., on a trail
3designated under s. NR 51.73 (1) unless the person or the bicycle or motor bicycle is
4equipped with a lamp emitting a white light visible from a distance of at least 500
5feet to the front of the person or the bicycle or motor bicycle and a lamp emitting a
6steady or flashing red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear of the person
7or the bicycle or motor bicycle.
SB566,2,88 (End)
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