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Date of enactment: November 9, 2011
2011 Senate Bill 222 Date of publication*: November 23, 2011
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2009-10 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
2011 WISCONSIN ACT 55
An Act to amend 348.25 (3), 348.25 (8) (a) 3., 348.25 (8) (b) 3. (intro.), 348.25 (8) (d), 348.26 (1), 348.26 (2), 348.27 (1) and 348.28 (1); and to create 348.25 (8) (a) 4., 348.25 (8) (b) 4., 348.26 (8), 348.27 (17) and 348.29 of the statutes; relating to: permits for overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting sealed containers or vehicles in international trade.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
55,1 Section 1. 348.25 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
348.25 (3) The department shall prescribe forms for applications for all single trip permits the granting of which is authorized by s. 348.26 (2) to (7) and for those annual, consecutive month or multiple trip permits the granting of which is authorized by s. 348.27 (2) and (4) to (15). The department shall prescribe an electronic application process for permits the granting of which is authorized by ss. 348.26 (8) and 348.27 (17). The department may impose such reasonable conditions prerequisite to the granting of any permit authorized by s. 348.26 or 348.27 and adopt such reasonable rules for the operation of a permittee thereunder as it deems necessary for the safety of travel and protection of the highways. The department may limit use of the highways under any permit issued to specified hours of the day or days of the week. Local officials granting permits may impose such additional reasonable conditions as they deem necessary in view of local conditions.
55,2 Section 2. 348.25 (8) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
348.25 (8) (a) 3. For Except as provided in subd. 4., for a vehicle or combination of vehicles, the weight of which exceeds any of the provisions of s. 348.15 (3), 10% of the fee specified in par. (b) 3. for an annual permit for the comparable gross weight, rounded to the nearest whole dollar.
55,3 Section 3. 348.25 (8) (a) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
348.25 (8) (a) 4. For a permit issued under s. 348.26 (8), $30.
55,4 Section 4. 348.25 (8) (b) 3. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
348.25 (8) (b) 3. (intro.) For Except as provided in subd. 4., for a vehicle or combination of vehicles, the weight of which exceeds any of the provisions of s. 348.15 (3):
55,5 Section 5. 348.25 (8) (b) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
348.25 (8) (b) 4. For a permit issued under s. 348.27 (17), $300.
55,6 Section 6. 348.25 (8) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
348.25 (8) (d) For the purpose of computing the fees under this subsection, if the vehicle or combination of vehicles exceeds weight limitations, no fee in addition to the fee under par. (a) 3. or 4., (b) 3. or 4., or (bm) shall be charged if the vehicle also exceeds length, width or height limitations or any combination thereof.
55,7 Section 7. 348.26 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
348.26 (1) Applications. All applications under subs. (2) to (7) for single trip permits for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles or loads shall be made upon the form prescribed by the department and shall be made to the officer or agency designated by this section as having authority to issue the particular permit desired for use of the particular highway in question. All applications under sub. (8) shall be made to the department utilizing an electronic process prescribed by the department.
55,8 Section 8. 348.26 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
348.26 (2) Permits for oversize or overweight vehicles or loads. Except as provided in sub. subs. (4) and (8), single trip permits for oversize or overweight vehicles or loads may be issued by the department for use of the state trunk highways and by the officer in charge of maintenance of the highway to be used in the case of other highways. Such local officials also may issue such single trip permits for use of state trunk highways within the county or municipality which they represent. Every single trip permit shall designate the route to be used by the permittee. Whenever the officer or agency issuing such permit deems it necessary to have a traffic officer escort the vehicle through the municipality or county, a reasonable fee for such traffic officer's services shall be paid by the permittee. All moneys received from fees imposed by the department under this subsection shall be deposited in the general fund and credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.395 (5) (dg).
55,9 Section 9. 348.26 (8) of the statutes is created to read:
348.26 (8) Permits for the transportation of sealed loads in international trade. (a) The department may issue single trip permits for the transportation of a sealed load, as defined in s. 348.27 (17) (a), to applicants eligible for an annual or consecutive month permit under s. 348.27 (17), subject to the same requirements and limitations for annual and consecutive month permits described in s. 348.27 (17). A permit under this subsection may be issued only by the department, regardless of the highways to be used.
(b) A person issued a permit under this subsection shall use the automated routing system specified in s. 348.25 (11).
55,10 Section 10. 348.27 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
348.27 (1) Applications. All applications for annual, consecutive month or multiple trip permits for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles or loads shall be made to the officer or agency designated by this section as having authority to issue the particular permit desired for use of the particular highway in question. All applications under subs. (2) and (4) to (15) shall be made upon forms prescribed by the department. All applications under sub. (17) shall be made utilizing an electronic process prescribed by the department.
55,11 Section 11. 348.27 (17) of the statutes is created to read:
348.27 (17) Permits for the transportation of sealed loads in international trade. (a) In this subsection, "sealed load" means a load consisting of a container or vehicle, being transported in international trade, that has been sealed with a tamper-evident seal affixed at the time of initial loading.
(b) The department may issue annual or consecutive month permits for the transportation of a sealed load in a vehicle or vehicle combination that has 6 or more axles and that exceeds the maximum gross weight limitations under s. 348.15 (3) (c) if the vehicle or vehicle combination does not exceed the maximum gross weight limitations under s. 348.29. Notwithstanding s. 348.15 (8), any axle of a vehicle or vehicle combination that does not impose on the highway at least 8 percent of the gross weight of the vehicle or vehicle combination may not be counted as an axle for the purposes of this paragraph. A permit issued under this subsection does not authorize the operation of any vehicle or vehicle combination at a maximum gross weight in excess of 90,000 pounds.
55,12 Section 12. 348.28 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
348.28 (1) Permits issued under ss. 348.25, 348.26 and 348.27 (1) to (10), (12) to (13), and (15) shall be carried on the vehicle during operations so permitted.
55,13 Section 13. 348.29 of the statutes is created to read:
348.29 Weight limitations for certain permits. Notwithstanding s. 348.15 (3) (c), for any vehicle or vehicle combination operating under a permit issued under s. 348.26 (8) or 348.27 (17), the gross weight imposed on the highway by any group of 6 or more consecutive axles of a vehicle or combination of vehicles may not exceed the maximum gross weights in the following table for each of the respective distances between axles and the respective numbers of axles of a group: [See Figure 348.29 following]
Figure 348.29:
55,14 Section 14. Nonstatutory provisions.
(1) Exception to review by the department of transportation. Notwithstanding section 13.096 (2) of the statutes, the department of transportation shall not prepare a report on this bill under section 13.096 (2) and (3) of the statutes because the department recently completed the Wisconsin Truck Size and Weight Study, with a final report dated June 15, 2009, that contained the same or similar information that would be contained in a report on this bill under section 13.096 (2) and (3) of the statutes.
55,15 Section 15. Effective date.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 7th month beginning after publication.
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