2009 - 2010 LEGISLATURE
February 9, 2010 - Introduced by Senators Hansen, Wirch, Holperin, Coggs,
Darling and Taylor, cosponsored by Representatives Jorgensen, Hebl,
Kerkman, Ziegelbauer, Hraychuck, Pridemore, Pasch, Berceau, Turner,
Lothian, Townsend and
Petrowski. Referred to Committee on
Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources.
1An Act to create
341.08 (2) (f) and 341.143 of the statutes; relating to: the
2issuance by the Department of Transportation of Eagle Scout decals to be
3affixed to motor vehicle registration plates and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide Eagle
Scout decals (stickers) to certain applicants for motor vehicle registration. An
applicant who states in an application for original or renewal registration of certain
vehicles, including automobiles and light-duty trucks, that the applicant or a
member of the applicant's immediate family has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in
the Boy Scouts of America may request that DOT provide to the applicant one Eagle
Scout sticker to be affixed to the applicant's registration plate. DOT may charge a
fee for the decals that approximates DOT's cost of providing the decals.
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:
SB519, s. 1
341.08 (2) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
(f) An opportunity for the applicant to state whether the applicant 2
or a member of the applicant's immediate family has achieved the rank of Eagle 3
Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.
SB519, s. 2
341.143 of the statutes is created to read:
5341.143 Eagle Scout decals.
Upon request by an applicant for original or 6
renewal registration of a vehicle specified in s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 1. who states in the 7
application that the applicant or a member of the applicant's immediate family has 8
achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, the department shall 9
provide to the applicant, to be affixed to one of the registration plates issued to the 10
applicant, a decal that includes a symbol associated with the Eagle Scouts and 11
instructions for placement of the decal on the registration plate. For each 12
registration plate or set of registration plates issued to the applicant, the department 13
may provide no more than one decal under this section. For each decal provided 14
under this section, the department may charge a fee that approximates the 15
department's cost of providing the decal.
In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation 18
to the Department of Transportation under section 20.395 (5) (cq) of the statutes, as 19
affected by the acts of 2009, the dollar amount is increased by $2,000 for the first 20
fiscal year of the fiscal biennium in which this subsection takes effect to provide 21
funding for Eagle Scout decals under section 341.143 of the statutes, as created by 22
this act. In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation 23
to the Department of Transportation under section 20.395 (5) (cq) of the statutes, as 24
affected by the acts of 2009, the dollar amount is increased by $5,000 for the second 25
fiscal year of the fiscal biennium in which this subsection takes effect to provide
funding for Eagle Scout decals under section 341.143 of the statutes, as created by 2
(1) This act first applies to applications for original or renewal vehicle 5
registration received by the department of transportation on the effective date of this 6
This act takes effect on the first day of the 4th month beginning after 9