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343.165   Processing license and identification card applications.
343.17   Contents and issuance of operator's license.
343.175   Organ donor information.
343.18   License to be carried; verification of signature.
343.19   Duplicate licenses or identification cards.
343.20   Expiration of licenses.
343.21   License fees.
343.22   Notice of change of address or name.
343.23   Records to be kept by the department.
343.234   Department to furnish information to the selective service system.
343.235   Access to license and identification card records.
343.237   Access to license and identification card photographs and fingerprints.
343.24   Department to furnish operating record.
343.245   Duties of commercial motor vehicle drivers; employer responsibilities; penalties.
343.247   Employer notification program.
SUBCHAPTER III
CANCELLATION, REVOCATION AND
SUSPENSION OF LICENSES
343.25   Cancellation of licenses.
343.26   License after cancellation.
343.265   Voluntary surrender and reissuance after surrender.
343.28   Courts to report convictions and forward licenses to the department.
343.30   Suspension and revocation by the courts.
343.301   Installation of ignition interlock device.
343.303   Preliminary breath screening test.
343.305   Tests for intoxication; administrative suspension and court-ordered revocation.
343.307   Prior convictions, suspensions or revocations to be counted as offenses.
343.31   Revocation or suspension of licenses after certain convictions or declarations.
343.315   Commercial motor vehicle disqualifications; effects.
343.32   Other grounds for revocation or suspension of licenses; demerit points.
343.325   Courts to report appeals; when appeal stays suspension, revocation or disqualification.
343.33   Hearing on suspensions and revocations.
343.34   Suspension of licenses.
343.345   Restriction, limitation or suspension of operating privilege.
343.35   Surrender of licenses upon cancellation, revocation or suspension.
343.36   Department to distribute suspension, revocation and disqualification lists and nonresidents' records of conviction.
343.37   No operation under foreign license during revocation or suspension.
343.38   Reinstatement after revocation, suspension, cancellation, or disqualification.
343.39   When operating privilege automatically reinstated.
343.40   Judicial review of suspension, revocation, cancellation or denial of license.
SUBCHAPTER IV
UNLAWFUL PRACTICES RELATIVE TO LICENSES
343.43   Unlawful use of license.
343.435   License not to be used as security.
343.44   Operating while suspended, revoked, ordered out-of-service or disqualified.
343.45   Permitting unauthorized person to drive.
343.46   Duty of persons renting vehicles to another.
SUBCHAPTER V
IDENTIFICATION CARDS
343.50   Identification cards.
343.51   Special identification cards for physically disabled.
343.52   Unlawful use of special identification cards.
SUBCHAPTER VI
LICENSING OF DRIVER SCHOOLS AND INSTRUCTORS
343.60   Definitions.
343.61   Driver school requirements.
343.62   Instructor requirements.
343.66   Revocation, suspension, cancellation, or denial of renewal of driver school licenses and instructor's licenses.
343.69   Hearings on license denials, cancellations, restrictions, suspensions, and revocations, and progressive enforcement action.
343.71   Driver school records, curriculum, and operations.
343.72   Rules for conducting driver schools; prohibited practices.
343.73   Penalty.
343.75   Control group testing by department.
Ch. 343 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. Trans 102 and 112, Wis. adm. code.
subch. I of ch. 343 SUBCHAPTER I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
343.01 343.01 Words and phrases defined.
343.01(1)(1)Words and phrases defined in s. 340.01 are used in the same sense in this chapter unless a different definition is specifically provided.
343.01(2) (2)In this chapter and ch. 344 the following words and phrases have the designated meanings:
343.01(2)(cb) (cb) “Motorized construction equipment" means motor-driven construction equipment designed principally for off-road use, including a motorscraper, backhoe, motorgrader, compacter, excavator, tractor, trencher and bulldozer.
343.01(2)(cg) (cg) “Moving violation" means a violation of ch. 110, of ch. 194 or of chs. 341 to 349 and 351, or a local ordinance in conformity therewith or a law of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state in conformity with one or more provisions of ch. 110, of ch. 194 or of chs. 341 to 349 and 351, or the laws of another jurisdiction for which being on duty time with respect to a commercial motor vehicle or driving or operating a motor vehicle is an element of the offense.
343.01(2)(cr) (cr) “Occupational license" means an operator's license, issued in accordance with s. 343.10, which confers only limited authorization to operate a motor vehicle and imposes specified restrictions.
343.01(2)(d) (d) “Photograph" means an unretouched image recorded by a camera and reproduced on a photosensitive surface, or a digital image.
343.01(2)(f) (f) “Representative vehicle" means a motor vehicle of the same vehicle class and type that an applicant or permittee for an operator's license operates or intends to operate.
343.01(2)(g) (g) “Resident" means an adult whose one home and customary and principal residence, to which the person has the intention of returning whenever he or she is absent, is in this state. A child under 18 years of age may qualify as a resident if the child lives in this state and at least one of the child's parents, or the child's guardian, is a resident of this state or the child meets any of the following requirements:
343.01(2)(g)1. 1. Is attending and residing at a full-time boarding school or similar live-in facility located in this state.
343.01(2)(g)2. 2. Is a foreign-exchange student from outside the United States residing with and in the care of a host family.
343.01(2)(g)3. 3. Is residing with and in the care of a relative or other adult acting in the place of a parent, with the consent of the child's parents or legal guardian.
343.01(2)(g)4. 4. Is on active duty with the U.S. armed forces.
343.01(2)(i) (i) “Tank vehicle" means any commercial motor vehicle that is designed to transport a liquid or gaseous materials within tanks having an individual rated capacity of more than 119 gallons and an aggregate rated capacity of 1,000 gallons or more that are either permanently or temporarily attached to the commercial motor vehicle or the chassis. “Tank vehicle" does not include a commercial motor vehicle transporting an empty storage container tank if the tank is not designated for transportation, has a rated capacity of 1,000 gallons or more, and is temporarily attached to a flatbed trailer. In this paragraph, “liquid" has the meaning given in 49 CFR 171.8.
343.01 AnnotationSummary judgment is inapplicable in ch. 343 hearings. State v. Baratka, 2002 WI App 288, 258 Wis. 2d 342, 654 N.W.2d 875, 02-0770.
343.02 343.02 Administration of driver license law.
343.02(1)(1)The department shall administer and enforce this chapter and may promulgate for that purpose such rules as the secretary considers necessary. Rules promulgated under this chapter may not conflict with and shall be at least as stringent as standards set by the federal commercial motor vehicle safety act, 49 USC 31301 to 31317 and the regulations adopted under that act.
343.02(2) (2)The state of Wisconsin assents to the provisions of the federal law and regulations specified in sub. (1). The state of Wisconsin declares its purpose and intent to make provisions to implement and enforce that law and those regulations so as to ensure receipt by this state of any federal highway aids that have been or may be allotted to the state under 23 USC 104 (b) (1), (2), (5) and (6), including all increased and advanced appropriations.
343.02 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. Trans 102 and 115, Wis. adm. code.
343.025 343.025 Medicare acceptance of assignment; information; report.
343.025(2)(2)Beginning in 1991, the department shall annually submit a report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) concerning the numbers of individuals, by counties in this state, to whom the department distributed explanatory materials under ss. 343.20 (2m) and 343.50 (4).
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 186 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on November 3, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 3, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-3-20)