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Register August 2009 No. 644
Chapter UWS 18
CONDUCT ON UNIVERSITY LANDS
UWS 18.01 Jurisdiction.
UWS 18.02 Definitions.
UWS 18.03 Law enforcement.
UWS 18.04 Traffic rules.
UWS 18.05 Parking rules.
UWS 18.06 Protection of resources.
UWS 18.07 Use of campus facilities.
UWS 18.08 Personal conduct prohibitions.
UWS 18.09 Alcohol and drug prohibitions.
UWS 18.10 Offenses against public safety.
UWS 18.11 Offenses against public peace and order.
UWS 18.12 Property offenses.
UWS 18.13 Penalties.
UWS 18.14 Institutional regulations.
UWS 18.15 Additional statutory penalty provisions regulating conduct on university lands.
UWS 18.01 UWS 18.01 Jurisdiction. These rules shall regulate conduct on all lands subject to the control of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
UWS 18.01 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1976, No. 243, eff. 4-1-76.
UWS 18.02 UWS 18.02 Definitions. For purposes of this chapter:
UWS 18.02(1) (1) "Board of regents" or "board" means the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
UWS 18.02(2) (2) "Building" means any structure, including stadia, on university lands.
UWS 18.02(3) (3) The "chief administrative officer" means the chancellor of an institution or dean of a campus or their designees.
UWS 18.02(4) (4) "Discharge pollutants into storm sewers" means placing pollutants or water containing pollutants into any storm sewer on or serving university lands. 
UWS 18.02(5) (5) "Discharge pollutants to storm water" means placing pollutants onto university lands so that they are carried by storm water to waters of the state.
UWS 18.02(6) (6) "Pollutants" has the meaning described in s. 283.01 (13), Stats.
UWS 18.02(7) (7) "University lands" means all real property owned by, leased by, or otherwise subject to the control of the board of regents.
UWS 18.02 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1976, No. 243, eff. 4-1-76; cr. (5) to (7), Register, September, 1996, No. 489, eff. 10-1-96; correction in (7) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, April, 2001, No. 544; CR 08-099: renum. (1) to (7) to be (3), (7), (1), (2), (4), (5) and (6) and am. (7) Register August 2009 No. 644, eff. 9-1-09.
UWS 18.03 UWS 18.03 Law enforcement.
UWS 18.03(1)(1) The board may designate peace officers who are authorized to enforce these rules and regulations and to police all lands under the control of the board. These officers shall have all the powers provided in s. 36.11 (2), Stats., except where such powers are specifically limited or modified by the board. These officers may accept concurrent appointments as deputy sheriffs.
UWS 18.03(2) (2) Uniformed peace officers shall be identified by an appropriate shield or badge bearing the word "Police" and a number or name plate, which shall be conspicuously worn when enforcing this chapter. Peace officers assigned to non-uniformed duties shall identify themselves with an appropriate badge or police identification card when enforcing this chapter.
UWS 18.03(3) (3) Parking attendants are authorized to enforce the parking regulations in s. UWS 18.05.
UWS 18.03 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1976, No. 243, eff. 4-1-76; am. (2), Register, November, 1991, No. 431, eff. 12-1-91; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, November, 1991, No. 431.
UWS 18.04 UWS 18.04 Traffic rules.
UWS 18.04(1)(1) No person may operate any motor vehicle (self-propelled vehicle) on any roadway under the control of the board without a valid and current operator's license issued under ch. 343, Stats., except a person exempt under the provisions of s. 343.05, Stats.
UWS 18.04(2) (2) No person may operate any motor vehicle on any roadway under the control of the regents unless the same has been properly registered as provided by ch. 341, Stats., unless exempt under the provisions of s. 341.05, Stats.
UWS 18.04(3) (3) All provisions of ch. 346, Stats., entitled "Rules of the Road," which are applicable to highways as defined in s. 340.01 (22), Stats., and which are not in conflict with any specific provisions of these regulations, are hereby adopted for the regulation of all vehicular traffic, including bicycles, on all roadways, including those off-street areas designated as parking facilities, under the control of the board and are intended to apply with the same force and effect. All traffic shall obey the posted signs approved by the chief administrative officer regulating such traffic.
UWS 18.04(4) (4) All provisions of ch. 347, Stats., entitled "Equipment of Vehicles" which are applicable to highways as defined in s. 340.01 (22), Stats., are hereby adopted for the regulation of all vehicular traffic on the roadways under the control of the board and are intended to apply with the same force and effect, except those provisions of ch. 347, Stats., which conflict with specific provisions of these regulations.
UWS 18.04(5) (5) The chief administrative officer may require the registration of all student, faculty, or staff motor vehicles or bicycles on university lands under said officer's jurisdiction and may limit or prohibit their use in designated areas during designated hours. Any person who violates institutional regulations promulgated under this subsection may be fined up to $25.
UWS 18.04 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1976, No. 243, eff. 4-1-76; corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, November, 1991, No. 431; CR 08-099: am. (5) Register August 2009 No. 644, eff. 9-1-09.
UWS 18.05 UWS 18.05 Parking rules.
UWS 18.05(1)(1) Parking is prohibited at all times on roads, drives and fire lanes traversing university lands, except that the chief administrative officer is authorized to establish parking areas, parking limits, and methods of parking on the lands under said officer's jurisdiction, and may designate parking areas for specific groups at specific times, providing such areas are properly posted as parking areas. Parking in university parking facilities may be restricted or prohibited as required for reasons of maintenance and snow removal.
UWS 18.05(2) (2) Except as provided in sub. (3), parking in university parking areas shall be prohibited during posted times to persons other than those specifically assigned to those areas. Motor vehicles so assigned to any parking areas shall be identified by a valid parking permit affixed to the vehicle in a manner prescribed by the chief administrative officer.
UWS 18.05(3)(a)(a) In order to provide parking in university parking facilities for patrons of public university events, motor vehicles may be permitted to park in facilities designated for this purpose by the chief administrative officer. Public events parking shall be for a limited time only, not exceeding 12 hours continuously, and appropriate fees may be established. Otherwise valid permits are voidable during this period.
UWS 18.05(3)(b) (b) The chief administrative officer may establish visitor parking lots and set appropriate fees for parking in those lots.
UWS 18.05(3)(c) (c) Unrestricted and unassigned parking areas for students, faculty, staff and visitors may be established by the chief administrative officer.
UWS 18.05(4)(a)(a) Parking shall be prohibited at all times in areas which must be kept clear for the passage of fire apparatus. These areas shall be designated by standard signs reading "Fire Zone, No Parking at Any Time, Day or Night" or "Fire Lane, No Parking at Any Time, Day or Night."
UWS 18.05(4)(b) (b) Parking is prohibited at all times in areas which must be kept clear for vehicles to load and unload. These areas shall be designated by appropriate signs.
UWS 18.05(5) (5) Motor vehicles parked in a restricted parking area without a valid permit or motor vehicles parked in a fire zone, fire lane, loading zone, or no parking zone, and unlicensed or partially dismantled motor vehicles may, at the owner's expense, be towed from the restricted parking areas and stored. Towed vehicles, if not claimed after notice to the owner, shall be considered abandoned and shall be disposed of as provided in s. 20.909 (1), Stats.
UWS 18.05(6) (6) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section may be fined up to $200. Each institution shall establish a schedule of fines, which may include penalties for late payment.
UWS 18.05 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1976, No. 243, eff. 4-1-76; am. (6), Register, November, 1991, No. 431, eff. 12-1-91; correction in (5) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, November, 1991, No. 431.
UWS 18.06 UWS 18.06 Protection of resources.
UWS 18.06(1) (1)Prohibited acts; land. No person may remove any shrubs, vegetation, wood, timber, rocks, stone, earth, signs, fences, or other materials from university lands, unless authorized by the chief administrative officer.
UWS 18.06(2) (2)Prohibited acts; wildlife. No person may remove, destroy, or molest any bird, animal or fish life within the boundaries of university lands except as authorized by the chief administrative officer or except when this provision conflicts with a special order of the department of natural resources.
UWS 18.06(3) (3)Prohibited dumping; prohibited discharges to storm water.
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