2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
October 18, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Felzkowski, Petryk,
Skowronski and Spiros, cosponsored by Senator Petrowski. Referred to
Committee on Transportation.
1An Act to create
194.41 (6) (b) 3. of the statutes; relating to: insurance
2requirements for intrastate motor carriers of passengers.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill specifies the minimum liability insurance policy limit applicable to
motor carriers of passengers operating solely in intrastate commerce.
Current law requires proof of motor vehicle liability insurance as a prerequisite
to obtaining a motor carrier operating permit. The minimum policy limit required
for this insurance is generally an amount specified under federal law (currently
between $300,000 and $5,000,000). Current law, however, specifies different
minimum policy limit amounts for two carrier types: 1) for a vehicle with a gross
weight of not more than 10,000 pounds that is not transporting hazardous materials,
$300,000; and 2) for taxicabs operating as motor carriers, either the amount required
by the local taxicab regulating ordinance or $50,000 for bodily injury and $10,000 for
property damage, whichever is greater.
This bill specifies that for motor carriers of passengers that operate solely in
intrastate commerce, the minimum policy limit is the following:
1. For a motor vehicle with a passenger-carrying capacity of 15 or fewer
2. For a motor vehicle with a passenger-carrying capacity of 16 or more
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:
194.41 (6) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 3. Notwithstanding subd. 1., the minimum insurance required 3
under sub. (1) for a motor carrier of passengers operating under this chapter solely 4
in intrastate commerce is the following:
a. For a motor vehicle with a passenger-carrying capacity of 15 or fewer 6
b. For a motor vehicle with a passenger-carrying capacity of 16 or more 8
This act first applies to vehicles operated on the effective date of this 11