2003 - 2004 LEGISLATURE
February 18, 2003 - Introduced by Senators Welch, S. Fitzgerald, Kanavas, Stepp,
Schultz and Cowles, cosponsored by Representatives Suder, Hines, Ward,
Huebsch, McCormick, Gunderson, Krawczyk, Van Roy, Vukmir, Bies,
Jeskewitz, Vrakas, Petrowski, Gielow and Ladwig. Referred to Committee on
Transportation and Information Infrastructure.
1An Act to create
84.1031 of the statutes; relating to: designating and marking
2a portion of USH 14 as the Ronald Reagan Highway.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, certain highway routes and bridges have been designated
and marked to memorialize, commemorate, or recognize certain individuals or
events. This bill directs the Department of Transportation to designate and, upon
receipt of sufficient contributions from interested parties, mark the route of USH 14
in this state from the Wisconsin-Illinois border to Richland Center as the "Ronald
Reagan Highway" in recognition and appreciation of the public career of Ronald
Reagan, who served with distinction for two terms as the 40th President of the
United States and who has more recently demonstrated grace and dignity in his
ongoing struggle with Alzheimer's disease. No state funds, other than from
contributions from interested parties, may be used for the erection or maintenance
of any markers on USH 14 to identify that portion of the highway as the "Ronald
For further information see the state and local 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:
SB40, s. 1
84.1031 of the statutes is created to read:
184.1031 Ronald Reagan Highway.
The department shall designate and, 2
subject to sub. (2), mark the route of USH 14 from the Wisconsin-Illinois border to 3
Richland Center as the "Ronald Reagan Highway" in recognition and appreciation 4
of the public career of Ronald Reagan, who served for 2 terms of office with distinction 5
as the 40th President of the United States of America and who has more recently 6
demonstrated grace and dignity in his ongoing struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
Upon receipt of sufficient contributions from interested parties, including 8
any county, city, village, or town, to cover the costs of erecting and maintaining 9
markers along the route specified in sub. (1) to clearly identify to motorists the 10
designation of the route as the "Ronald Reagan Highway," the department shall erect 11
and maintain the markers. No state funds, other than from the receipt of 12
contributions under this subsection, may be expended for the erection or 13
maintenance of the markers.