2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
February 12, 2002 - Introduced by Representative Grothman, cosponsored by
Senator M. Meyer. Referred to Committee on Transportation.
1An Act to amend
343.16 (2) (cm) of the statutes; relating to: authorization to
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a person may obtain a driver's license to operate a
motorcycle if he or she is otherwise qualified and has passed a driving skills test
administered by the department of transportation (DOT). However, DOT does not
require a person to take a driving skills test if, at the time the person applies for a
driver's license, he or she holds a learning permit to operate a motorcycle and the
person has successfully completed a basic rider instruction course that is approved
Under this bill, DOT may issue a driver's license to operate a motorcycle to a
person without requiring the person to take a driving skills test if the person has
successfully completed a basic rider instruction course that is approved by DOT,
regardless of whether the person holds a learning permit to operate a motorcycle at
the time he or she applies for a driver's license.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB815, s. 1
343.16 (2) (cm) of the statutes is amended to read:
(cm) Motorcycle waiver.
The department shall waive the driving 5
skills test of a person applying for authorization to operate "Class M" vehicles if the
applicant holds an instruction permit under s. 343.07 (4) and
has successfully 2
completed a basic rider course approved by the department.