2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
September 17, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Stroebel, Darling, Kooyenga,
Schachtner, Wanggaard and Wirch, cosponsored by Representatives
Ramthun, Brooks, Gundrum, Brandtjen, Born, Anderson, Billings,
Brostoff, Doyle, Duchow, Edming, Felzkowski, Fields, Horlacher, Jagler,
James, Katsma, Kitchens, Knodl, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Kurtz, Macco, Milroy,
Murphy, Mursau, Neylon, Ohnstad, Oldenburg, Ott, Pronschinske, Quinn,
Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Schraa, Sinicki, Skowronski, Snyder, Spiros,
Summerfield, Tauchen, Tittl, Tranel, Tusler, Vruwink, Wichgers and
Zimmerman. Referred to Committee on Transportation, Veterans and Military
1An Act to amend
84.02 (5) (d) 1. and 84.101; and to create
84.02 (5) (d) 2. p., 2
84.10295 and 86.19 (1g) (h) of the statutes; relating to: designating the
3Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway and directional signage for the Wisconsin
49/11 Memorial and Education Center.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill directs the Department of Transportation to designate and mark the
route of STH 28, commencing at the I 41 and STH 28 interchange in Dodge County
and proceeding easterly to the intersection with STH 144 in Washington County, as
the “Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway.”
This bill also requires DOT to erect and maintain directional signs along I 41,
USH 45, and STH 28 for the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial and Education Center in the
village of Kewaskum in Washington County.
Current law requires DOT to publish highway service maps and folded highway
maps of the state highway system. DOT must identify on these highway service maps
and folded highway maps each veterans memorial highway or bridge and the
location of specified veterans memorials, homes, and museums. This bill requires
DOT to identify the location of the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway and the
Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial and Education Center on these maps.
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:
84.02 (5) (d) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) 1. Identification of each veterans memorial highway or bridge 3
designated under this chapter and the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway
4designated under s. 84.10295
84.02 (5) (d) 2. p. of the statutes is created to read:
(d) 2. p. The Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial and Education Center in the 7
village of Kewaskum in Washington County.
84.101 of the statutes is amended to read:
984.101 Military memorial highways and bridges.
The department shall 10
maintain all markers that designate any state trunk highway or bridge on the state 11
trunk highway system as a memorial that is associated with the armed forces or any 12
branch or unit of the armed forces, any specific soldier or soldiers, any armed forces 13
award or honor, or any war or armed conflict, or
that is otherwise military in nature, 14or that is designated under s. 84.10295,
and, notwithstanding ss. 84.1028 (2), 15
84.1029 (2), 84.1031 (2), 84.1034 (2), 84.1036 (2), 84.1039 (2), and 84.1041 (2), the 16
department shall bear the cost, in an amount not to exceed a total of $2,000 per year 17
on a statewide basis, of such maintenance and shall only perform maintenance under 18
this section in amounts above that sum to the extent that the department has 19
received local or private funding for such maintenance.
84.10295 of the statutes is created to read:
184.10295 Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway. (1)
The department shall 2
designate and mark the route of STH 28, commencing at the I 41 and STH 28 3
interchange in Dodge County and proceeding easterly to the intersection with STH 4
144 in Washington County, as the “Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway” as a living 5
memorial for the lives lost in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, for the 6
protective services personnel who responded to the attacks, and for the veterans who 7
served in subsequent conflicts.
86.19 (1g) (h) of the statutes is created to read:
(h) The department shall erect and maintain directional signs along 10
I 41, USH 45, and STH 28 for the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial and Education Center 11
in the village of Kewaskum in Washington County, a facility serving to honor those 12
who perished and as a space of reflection for the state of Wisconsin.