2003 - 2004 LEGISLATURE
August 26, 2003 - Introduced by Representatives Hubler, Hahn, Krug, Plouff, J.
Lehman, Turner, Berceau, Seratti, Huber, Albers and Boyle, cosponsored by
Senators Risser and M. Meyer. Referred to Committee on Tourism.
1An Act to amend
27.01 (7) (gr), 27.01 (7) (gu), 27.01 (7) (h) and 27.01 (7m) (b); 2
and to create
27.01 (7m) (bm) of the statutes; relating to: authorizing certain
3agents who issue vehicle admission receipts for entry into state parks and other
4state recreational lands to collect surcharges.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a person may not operate a vehicle in state parks or certain
other state recreational lands unless the vehicle has been issued a vehicle admission
receipt by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The base fee for the receipt
varies depending upon whether the fee is issued on an annual or daily basis and
depending on the kind of vehicle for which the receipt is issued. In addition to the
base fee, DNR collects an issuing fee of 50 cents for each annual vehicle admission
receipt issued and an issuing fee of 15 cents for each daily vehicle admission receipt
issued. DNR may appoint agents to collect all of these fees and the agent may retain
the issuing fees as compensation for the agent's services.
This bill provides that, if DNR appoints an agent to issue vehicle admission
receipts, and the agent is a nonprofit corporation organized to raise funds for certain
property under DNR's jurisdiction (friends group), that agent may collect and retain
a $2 surcharge for each annual vehicle admission receipt that the agent issues. The
bill does not change the amount under current law that an agent other than a friends
group may retain as compensation for the agent's services.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB479, s. 1
27.01 (7) (gr) of the statutes is amended to read:
(gr) Issuing fees. The Except as provided under sub. (7m) (bm), the 3
department shall collect an issuing fee of 50 cents for each annual vehicle admission 4
receipt issued and an issuing fee of 15 cents for each daily vehicle admission receipt 5
AB479, s. 2
27.01 (7) (gu) of the statutes is amended to read:
(gu) Transaction payments.
The department shall establish a system 8
under which the department pays each agent appointed under sub. (7m) (a) a 9
payment of 50 cents for each time that the agent processes a transaction through the 10
statewide automated system contracted for under sub. (7m) (d). This payment is in 11
addition to any issuing fee or surcharge
retained by the agent. The department shall 12
make these payments by allowing the agent to retain an amount equal to the 13
payments from the amounts that are collected by the agent and that would otherwise 14
be remitted to the department.
AB479, s. 3
27.01 (7) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
(h) Use of vehicle admission receipt and issuing fees and surcharges. 17
All moneys collected as fees under pars. (f) to (gr) and sub. (7m) (b) and surcharges
18under sub. (7m) (bm)
that are not retained by agents under par. (gu) or sub. (7m) (b) 19or (bm)
shall be paid within one week into the state treasury, credited to the 20
conservation fund and used for state parks, state recreation areas, recreation areas 21
in state forests, and the Bong area lands.
AB479, s. 4
27.01 (7m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) An agent appointed under par. (a) shall collect the applicable 3
issuing fee specified in sub. (7) (gr). The Except as provided in par. (bm), an
agent 4appointed under par. (a)
may retain the issuing fees
collected under this paragraph
to compensate the agent for the agent's services in issuing the receipts.
AB479, s. 5
27.01 (7m) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
(bm) 1. In this paragraph, "friends group" has the meaning given 8
in s. 23.098 (1) (b).
2. An agent appointed under par. (a) that is a friends group may collect a 10
surcharge of $2 for each annual vehicle admission receipt it issues, instead of 11
collecting the issuing fee specified in sub. (7) (gr). The agent may retain the 12
surcharges collected under this paragraph.