Date of enactment: April 16, 1998
1997 Assembly Bill 180 Date of publication*: April 30, 1998
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1995-96: 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].
1997 WISCONSIN ACT 117
An Act to amend 347.25 (2) of the statutes; relating to: requiring strobe lights on school buses.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
117,1 Section 1. 347.25 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
347.25 (2) No person may operate a school bus which is painted as provided in s. 347.44 unless it is equipped with flashing red signals. In addition to the flashing red signals, the school bus may be equipped and with a 360-degree flashing white strobe light with having a flashrate of 60 to 120 per minute. The secretary shall prescribe rules for the type, installation, operation and light output brilliance of the signals and lights required or permitted under this subsection. No vehicle may be equipped with such flashing red signals or flashing red signals and a strobe light unless it also is painted as provided in s. 347.44.
117,2 Section 2. Initial applicability.
(1) School bus strobe light. This act first applies to school buses initially registered on the effective date of this subsection.
117,3 Section 3. Effective date.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 6th month beginning after publication.
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