2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
October 18, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Moulton, L. Taylor and Nass,
cosponsored by Representatives
Kulp, Ballweg, Krug, Considine, Edming,
Steffen, Spiros, Anderson, Thiesfeldt, Knodl, Berceau, Tittl, Sinicki and
Weatherston. Referred to Committee on Transportation and Veterans
1An Act to amend
341.15 (1) (intro.); and to create
341.15 (1e) of the statutes; 2relating to: displaying a single registration plate on certain vehicles.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Department of Transportation issues two registration
plates for most motor vehicles. The owner of the motor vehicle must display one
registration plate on the front of the vehicle and one registration plate on the rear
of the vehicle. If only one registration plate is issued for a vehicle, current law
generally requires that the registration plate be displayed on the rear of the vehicle.
This bill allows the owner of a motor vehicle to display only one registration
plate, to the rear of the vehicle, if the vehicle was originally manufactured without
a bracket for displaying the plate on the front of the vehicle or if the vehicle will
display collector's special interest vehicle registration plates.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
341.15 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
Except as provided in sub. (1e), whenever
registration plates are issued for a vehicle, one plate shall be attached to the front
and one to the rear of the vehicle. Whenever only one registration plate is issued for 2
a vehicle, the plate shall be attached as follows:
341.15 (1e) of the statutes is created to read:
The owner of a vehicle may attach only one registration plate, to 5
the rear of the vehicle, if any of the following apply:
(a) The vehicle was originally manufactured without a bracket or other means 7
of displaying a registration plate on the front of the vehicle.
(b) The vehicle will display collector's special interest vehicle registration 9