2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
March 16, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Kapenga, Vukmir, Petrowski, Stroebel,
Craig, L. Taylor and Wanggaard, cosponsored by Representatives Hutton,
Kooyenga, Allen, Brandtjen, R. Brooks, Fields, Gannon, Horlacher,
Kleefisch, Knodl, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Murphy, Neylon, Quinn, Ripp,
Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Skowronski, Subeck, Thiesfeldt, Tusler and
Weatherston. Referred to Committee on Transportation and Veterans
1An Act to renumber and amend
86.191 (6) (a); and to create
86.191 (6) (a) 2. 2
and 86.191 (6) (d) 6. of the statutes;
relating to: advertising on bus shelters
3located on state trunk highways.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under this bill, advertising signs may be placed on bus shelters located on state
trunk highways. Current law prohibits placing advertising signs within a highway
right-of-way, subject to certain exceptions. This bill creates another exception for
signs placed on bus shelters located on state trunk highways, subject to limitations.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
86.191 (6) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 86.191 (6) (a) (intro.) 5
and amended to read:
(a) (intro.) In this subsection, “
71. “Business entity"
has the meaning given in s. 13.62 (5), but does not include 8
any real estate broker or salesperson licensed under ch. 452 or any other individual 9
selling real estate or personal property owned by the individual.
86.191 (6) (a) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 2. “Bus shelter" means a shelter or bench located at a transit stop 3
for use by passengers of public transportation systems owned or operated by 4
governmental units or public authorities and that was placed in accordance with s. 5
86.07 (2), applicable rules promulgated by the department of transportation, and any 6
applicable federal regulations.
86.191 (6) (d) 6. of the statutes is created to read:
(d) 6. Subject to any applicable federal regulation, any sign placed 9
upon a bus shelter located on a state trunk highway, if the sign does not impair the 10
highway or impede vehicular traffic on the highway.