2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
DOA:......Ziegler, BB0427 - Early license renewal for armed forces recruits
For 2019-2021 Budget -- Not Ready For Introduction
An Act ...; relating to: the budget.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Drivers and motor vehicles
1. Exemption from probationary license requirement for persons enlisted in the U.S. armed forces
Under current law, a probationary license is, with certain exceptions, issued to all applicants who qualify for an original driver's license and remains in effect for two years from the date of the licensee's next birthday. Currently, the following persons are exempt from this requirement:
1. Certain persons who have been licensed by another jurisdiction.
2. Persons who are issued a commercial driver license.
3. Persons entitled to a regular license under a foreign license reciprocity agreement.
Those who are exempt from the probationary license requirement are instead issued a regular license that remains in effect for eight years after the date of issuance.
Under this bill, a person who provides DOT with proof that the person is enlisted in the U.S. armed forces is also exempt from the probationary license requirement.
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:
Section 1. 343.085 (2) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
343.085 (2) (d) Any person providing the department with proof that the person is enlisted in the U.S. armed forces is exempt from this section.