2005 WISCONSIN ACT 329
An Act to create 349.26 of the statutes; relating to: allowing a city, town, or village to allow persons to operate a neighborhood electric vehicle on local highways.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
329, s. s. 1
349.26 of the statutes is created to read:
349.26 Authority to allow the operation of neighborhood electric vehicles. (1)
In this section, "neighborhood electric vehicle" means a self-propelled motor vehicle that has successfully completed the neighborhood electric vehicle America test program conducted by the federal department of energy, and that conforms to the definition and requirements for low-speed vehicles as adopted in the federal motor vehicle safety standards for low-speed vehicles under 49 CFR 571.3
(b) and 571.500. "Neighborhood electric vehicle" does not include a golf cart.
(2) The governing body of any city, town, or village may by ordinance allow the use of a neighborhood electric vehicle on a roadway that has a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less and over which the governing body has jurisdiction. A city, town, or village that passes an ordinance under this section shall enter into an agreement with, or obtain the consent of, each governing body that shares jurisdiction over a roadway within the city, town, or village, to permit neighborhood electric vehicles to use or cross the roadway. An ordinance passed under this section may contain a provision for the city, town, or village to license neighborhood electric vehicles that are used within the city, town, or village limits.