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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
November 29, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Kleefisch, Tusler, Born,
Brandtjen, Jacque, Kuglitsch, Mursau and Ripp, cosponsored by Senators
Wanggaard, Olsen, Cowles, Johnson and Marklein. Referred to Committee
on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
AB678,1,3 1An Act to amend 346.04 (2t) and 346.04 (3) of the statutes; relating to:
2obedience to authorized emergency vehicles operated by law enforcement
3officers.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, no operator of a vehicle, after having received a visible or
audible signal to stop his or her vehicle from a traffic officer or marked police vehicle,
shall knowingly resist by failing to stop his or her vehicle or knowingly flee or attempt
to elude any officer so as to interfere with or endanger the operation of the police
vehicle, the traffic officer, other vehicles, or pedestrians.
This bill replaces the reference to “marked police vehicle” with “an authorized
emergency vehicle that the operator knows or reasonably should know is being
operated by a law enforcement officer.”
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB678,1 4Section 1. 346.04 (2t) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB678,2,35 346.04 (2t) No operator of a vehicle, after having received a visible or audible
6signal to stop his or her vehicle from a traffic officer or marked police an authorized

1emergency
vehicle that the operator knows or reasonably should know is being
2operated by a law enforcement officer
, shall knowingly resist the traffic officer by
3failing to stop his or her vehicle as promptly as safety reasonably permits.
AB678,2 4Section 2. 346.04 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB678,2,125 346.04 (3) No operator of a vehicle, after having received a visual or audible
6signal from a traffic officer, or marked police authorized emergency vehicle that the
7operator knows or reasonably should know is being operated by a law enforcement
8officer
, shall knowingly flee or attempt to elude any traffic officer by willful or wanton
9disregard of such signal so as to interfere with or endanger the operation of the police
10authorized emergency vehicle, or the traffic officer or, other vehicles , or pedestrians,
11nor shall the operator increase the speed of the operator's vehicle or extinguish the
12lights of the vehicle in an attempt to elude or flee.
AB678,2,1313 (End)
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