1997 WISCONSIN ACT 120
An Act to amend 218.01 (2) (a), 218.01 (8), 218.205 (1) and 345.11 (1g) and (5) of the statutes; relating to: the licensing of motor vehicle dealers and salespersons, sales finance companies and motor vehicle salvage dealers and providing a penalty.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
120, s. s. 1
218.01 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
218.01 (2) (a) No motor vehicle dealer, motor vehicle salesperson or sales finance company shall engage in business as such in this state without a license therefor as provided in this section. If any motor vehicle dealer acts as a motor vehicle salesperson, he or she shall secure a motor vehicle salesperson's license in addition to a license for motor vehicle dealer. Every motor vehicle dealer shall be responsible for the licensing of every motor vehicle salesperson in his or her employ. Any person violating this paragraph may be fined not less than $500 nor more than $5,000.
120, s. s. 2
218.01 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
218.01 (8) Penalties. Except for sub. (3) (a) 1., 3., 6., 7., 11., 12., 13., 20., 25., 29. and 30., and except for violations for sub. (2) (a), (2a), (3a) (c) or (7b), any person violating this section may be required to forfeit not less than $25 nor more than $500 for each violation.
120, s. s. 3
218.205 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
218.205 (1) No person may carry on or conduct the business of a motor vehicle salvage dealer unless licensed to do so by the department. Any person violating this section may be fined not less than $25 $500 nor more than $200 $5,000 or imprisoned for not more than 60 days or both.
120, s. s. 4
345.11 (1g) and (5) of the statutes are amended to read:
345.11 (1g) The uniform traffic citation may be used for violations of s. ss. 218.01 (2) (a) and 218.205 (1). The report of conviction shall be forwarded to the department.
(5) Notwithstanding any other provision of the statutes, the use of the uniform traffic citation promulgated under sub. (4) by any peace officer in connection with the enforcement of any state traffic laws, any local traffic ordinances in strict conformity with the state traffic laws or s. 218.01 (2) (a) or 218.205 (1) shall be deemed adequate process to give the appropriate court jurisdiction over the person upon the filing with or transmitting to the court of the uniform traffic citation.
(1) This act first applies to violations committed on the effective date of this subsection.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 4th month beginning after publication.