23.33(1)(ng)1. 1. A commercially designed and manufactured motor driven device that does not meet federal motor vehicle safety standards in effect on July 1, 2012, that is not a golf cart, low-speed vehicle, dune buggy, mini-truck, or tracked vehicle, that is designed to be used primarily off of a highway, and that has, and was originally manufactured with, all of the following:
23.33(1)(ng)1.a. a. A weight, without fluids, of 2,000 pounds or less.
23.33(1)(ng)1.b. b. Four or more low-pressure tires or non-pneumatic tires.
23.33(1)(ng)1.d. d. A steering wheel.
23.33(1)(ng)1.e. e. A tail light.
23.33(1)(ng)1.f. f. A brake light.
23.33(1)(ng)1.g. g. Two headlights.
23.33(1)(ng)1.h. h. A width of not more than 65 inches.
23.33(1)(ng)1.j. j. A system of seat belts, or a similar system, for restraining each occupant of the device in the event of an accident.
23.33(1)(ng)1.k. k. A system of structural members designed to reduce the likelihood that an occupant would be crushed as the result of a rollover of the device.
23.33(1)(ng)2. 2. A commercially designed and manufactured motor driven device to which all of the following applies:
23.33(1)(ng)2.a. a. It has a weight, without fluids, of more than 900 pounds but not more than 2000 pounds.
23.33(1)(ng)2.b. b. It has a width of 50 inches or less.
23.33(1)(ng)2.c. c. It is equipped with a seat designed to be straddled by the operator.
23.33(1)(ng)2.d. d. It travels on 3 or more low-pressure tires or non-pneumatic tires.
23.33(1)(ni) (ni) “Utility terrain vehicle dealer" means a person engaged in the sale of utility terrain vehicles for a profit at wholesale or retail.
23.33(1)(nk) (nk) “Utility terrain vehicle distributor" means a person who sells or distributes utility terrain vehicles to utility terrain vehicle dealers or who maintains distributor representatives.
23.33(1)(nm) (nm) “Utility terrain vehicle manufacturer" means a person engaged in the manufacture of utility terrain vehicles for sale to the public.
23.33(1)(np) (np) “Utility terrain vehicle renter" means a person engaged in the rental or leasing of utility terrain vehicles to the public.
23.33 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also definitions in s. 340.01.
23.33(1m) (1m)Utility terrain vehicle program.
23.33(1m)(a)(a) In this subsection:
23.33(1m)(a)1. 1. “Municipality" means a city, village, or town.
23.33(1m)(a)2. 2. “Public all-terrain vehicle corridor" has the meaning given in sub. (2j) (a) 1.
23.33(1m)(b) (b) The department or a federal agency, county, or municipality may designate any of the following located within their respective jurisdictions:
23.33(1m)(b)1. 1. All-terrain vehicle routes, all-terrain vehicle trails, and public all-terrain vehicle corridors that may be used by operators of utility terrain vehicles.
23.33(1m)(b)2. 2. All-terrain vehicle routes, all-terrain vehicle trails, and public all-terrain vehicle corridors upon which utility terrain vehicle use is prohibited.
23.33(1m)(c) (c) No person may operate a utility terrain vehicle on an all-terrain vehicle route, all-terrain vehicle trail, or public all-terrain vehicle corridor unless it is designated as an all-terrain vehicle route, all-terrain vehicle trail, or public all-terrain vehicle corridor that may be used by operators of utility terrain vehicles as provided under this subsection.
23.33(2) (2)Registration.
23.33(2)(a)(a) Requirement. Except as provided in sub. (2k), no person may operate and no owner may give permission for the operation of an all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle within this state unless the all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle is registered for public use or for private use under this subsection or sub. (2g), is exempt from registration, or is operated with a plate or a sign to which a registration decal is attached in the manner specified under par. (dm) 3. Except as provided in sub. (2k), no person may operate and no owner may give permission for the operation of an all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle on an all-terrain vehicle route or an all-terrain vehicle trail unless the all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle is registered for public use under this subsection or sub. (2g).
23.33(2)(b) (b) Exemptions. An all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle is exempt from registration if it is:
23.33(2)(b)1. 1. Owned by the United States, another state or a political subdivision thereof, but the exterior of the all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle shall display in a visible manner the name of the owner.
23.33(2)(b)2m. 2m. Covered by a valid registration of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band, if all of the following apply:
23.33(2)(b)2m.a. a. The registration program of the tribe or band is covered by an agreement under s. 23.35.
23.33(2)(b)2m.b. b. The all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle displays the registration decal required by the tribe or band.
23.33(2)(b)3. 3. Used exclusively for racing on a raceway facility.
23.33(2)(b)3m. 3m. Present in this state, for a period not to exceed 15 days, and if it is used exclusively as part of an advertisement being made for the manufacturer of the all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle.
23.33(2)(b)4. 4. Owned by a political subdivision of the state and used for enforcement or emergency purposes.
23.33(2)(b)5. 5. Specified as exempt from registration by department rule.
23.33(2)(c) (c) Registration; public use; fee.
23.33(2)(c)1.1. Any all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle may be registered for public use. The fee for the issuance or renewal of a registration certificate for public use for an all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle is $30. The department shall impose an additional late fee of $5 for the renewal of a registration certificate under this subdivision that is filed after the expiration date of the registration certificate unless the renewal is included with an application to transfer the registration certificate.
23.33(2)(c)2. 2. A person who is required to register an all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle for public use shall attach his or her own plate to the rear of the vehicle and shall affix a registration decal, furnished by the department, to each side of the vehicle in a place that is forward of the operator of the vehicle and that is in a place that is clearly visible. The plate shall be a minimum of 4 inches in height and a minimum of 7 1/2 inches in width. The plate shall be white and shall display, in black lettering, the registration number for the all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle issued by the department. The registration number shall be displayed so that it is a minimum of 1 1/2 inches in height, with a minimum of a 3/16 inch stroke. The person required to register the all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle shall maintain the plate so that it is in legible condition.
23.33(2)(d) (d) Registration; private use; fee. An all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle used exclusively for agricultural purposes or used exclusively on private property may be registered for private use. The fee for the issuance of a registration certificate for private use is $15. A person who registers an all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle for private use shall affix a registration decal, furnished by the department, to each side of the vehicle in a place that is forward of the operator of the vehicle and that is in a place that is clearly visible.
23.33(2)(dg) (dg) Display of registration.
23.33(2)(dg)1.1. The operator of an all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle shall have in his or her possession at all times while operating the vehicle proof of the registration certificate or, for an all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle the owner of which has received a temporary operating receipt but has not yet received the registration certificate, proof of the temporary operating receipt. The operator of an all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle shall display this proof upon demand for inspection by a law enforcement officer.
23.33(2)(dg)2. 2. A person may operate an all-terrain vehicle or a utility terrain vehicle without having the plate or sign attached as required under par. (c) 2. if the owner or operator has proof of a temporary operating receipt and if the operator of the all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle complies with subd. 1.
23.33(2)(dg)3. 3. This paragraph does not apply to any all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle to which a plate or sign is attached as required under sub. (2) (dm) 3.
23.33(2)(dm) (dm) Registration; commercial owner; fee.
23.33(2)(dm)1.1. Every person who is an all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle manufacturer, all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle dealer, all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle distributor, or all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle renter or any combination thereof engaged in business in this state shall register with the department and obtain from the department a commercial all-terrain vehicle and utility terrain vehicle certificate.
23.33(2)(dm)2. 2. The fee for the issuance or renewal of a commercial all-terrain vehicle and utility terrain vehicle certificate is $90. Upon receipt of the application form required by the department and the fee required under this subdivision, the department shall issue to the applicant a commercial all-terrain vehicle and utility terrain vehicle certificate and 3 registration decals. The fee for additional registration decals is $30 per decal.
23.33(2)(dm)3. 3. A person who is required to obtain a commercial all-terrain vehicle and utility terrain vehicle certificate under subd. 1. shall attach in a clearly visible place a plate or sign that is removable and temporarily but firmly mounted to any all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle that the person leases, rents, offers for sale, or otherwise allows to be used whenever the all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle is being operated. A registration decal issued under subd. 2. shall be attached to the plate or sign.
23.33(2)(dm)4. 4. Paragraphs (i), (ig), and (ir) do not apply to commercial all-terrain vehicle and utility terrain vehicle certificates or registration decals issued under subd. 2.
23.33(2)(e) (e) Other fees. The fee for the transfer of an all-terrain vehicle and utility terrain vehicle registration certificate is $5. The fee for the issuance of a duplicate all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle registration certificate, duplicate commercial all-terrain vehicle and utility terrain vehicle certificate or duplicate registration decals is $5. The fee for the issuance of registration decals to a county or municipality is $5. There is no fee for the issuance of registration decals to the state.
23.33(2)(f) (f) Effective periods; public use. A public-use registration certificate for an all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle is valid beginning on April 1 or the date of issuance or renewal and ending March 31 of the 2nd year following the date of issuance or renewal.
23.33(2)(g) (g) Effective period; private use. An all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle private-use registration certificate is valid from the date of issuance until ownership of the all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle is transferred.
23.33(2)(gm) (gm) Effective period; commercial owners. A commercial all-terrain vehicle and utility terrain vehicle certificate is valid beginning on April 1 or the date of issuance or renewal and ending March 31 of the 2nd year following the date of issuance or renewal.
23.33(2)(i) (i) Registration and reprints; issuers. For the issuance of original or duplicate registration documents, for the issuance of reprints under s. 23.47 (3), and for the transfer or renewal of registration documents, the department may do any of the following:
23.33(2)(i)1. 1. Directly issue, transfer, or renew registration documents with or without using the service specified in par. (ig) 1. and directly issue reprints.
23.33(2)(i)3. 3. Appoint persons who are not employees of the department as agents of the department to issue, transfer, or renew registration documents using either or both of the services specified in par. (ig) 1. and to issue reprints.
23.33(2)(ig) (ig) Registration; methods of issuance.
23.33(2)(ig)1.1. For the issuance of original or duplicate registration documents and for the transfer or renewal of registration documents, the department shall implement either or both of the following procedures to be provided by the department and any agents appointed under par. (i) 3.:
23.33(2)(ig)1.a. a. A procedure under which the department or an agent appointed under par. (i) 3. accepts applications for registration documents and [issues] temporary operating receipts at the time applicants submit applications accompanied by the required fees.
23.33 Note NOTE: A missing word is shown in bracket. Corrective legislation is pending.
23.33(2)(ig)1.b. b. A procedure under which the department or agent appointed under par. (i) 3. accepts applications for registration documents and issues to each applicant all or some of the registration documents at the time the applicant submits the application accompanied by the required fees.
23.33(2)(ig)2. 2. Under either procedure under subd. 1., the department or agent shall issue to the applicant any remaining registration documents directly from the department at a later date. Any registration document issued under subd. 1. b. is sufficient to allow the vehicle for which the application is submitted to be operated in compliance with the registration requirements under this subsection.
23.33(2)(im) (im) Registration; duplicates. If an all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle registration certificate or a registration decal is lost or destroyed, the person to whom it was issued may apply to the department for, and the department may issue to the person, a duplicate.
23.33(2)(ir) (ir) Registration; supplemental fee. In addition to the applicable fee under par. (c), (d), or (e), each agent appointed under par. (i) 3. who accepts an application to renew registration documents in person shall collect an issuing fee of 50 cents and a transaction fee of 50 cents each time the agent issues renewal registration documents under par. (ig) 1. a. or b. The agent shall retain the entire amount of each issuing fee and transaction fee the agent collects.
23.33(2)(o) (o) Receipt of all-terrain vehicle fees. All fees remitted to or collected by the department under par. (ir) for services provided regarding all-terrain vehicles shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (9) (hu).
23.33(2)(om) (om) Receipt of utility terrain vehicle fees. All fees remitted to or collected by the department under par. (ir) for services provided regarding utility terrain vehicles shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (9) (hw).
23.33(2)(p) (p) Rules.
23.33(2)(p)1.1. The department may promulgate rules to establish eligibility and other criteria for the appointment of agents under par. (i) 3. and to regulate the activities of these agents.
23.33(2)(p)2. 2. The department may establish by rule additional procedures and requirements for all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle registration.
23.33(2g) (2g)Lac du Flambeau band registration program.
23.33(2g)(a)(a) Authorization for issuance. The Lac du Flambeau band may issue registration certificates for public use or private use for all-terrain vehicles or utility terrain vehicles that are equivalent to the registration certificates for public use or private use that are issued by the department. The Lac du Flambeau band may renew and transfer a registration certificate that it or the department has issued. The Lac du Flambeau band may issue duplicates of only those registration certificates that it issues under this subsection.
23.33(2g)(b) (b) Requirements for issuance; fees; effective periods.
23.33(2g)(b)1.1. For issuing or renewing a registration certificate under this subsection, the Lac du Flambeau band shall collect the same fee that would be collected for the equivalent registration certificate under sub. (2) (c) and (d). For transferring a registration certificate or issuing a duplicate registration certificate under this subsection, the Lac du Flambeau band shall collect the same fee that would be collected for the equivalent service under sub. (2) (e).
23.33(2g)(b)2. 2. The Lac du Flambeau band may not issue, renew or otherwise process registration certificates under this subsection in conjunction with discount coupons or as part of a promotion or other merchandising offer.
23.33(2g)(b)3. 3. For a registration certificate issued, transferred or renewed under this subsection, the effective period shall be the same as it would be for the equivalent registration certificate under sub. (2) (f) or (g).
23.33(2g)(b)4. 4. The Lac du Flambeau band may issue, renew or otherwise process registration certificates under this subsection only to applicants who appear in person on the Lac du Flambeau reservation.
23.33(2g)(c) (c) Requirements for registration applications and decals.
23.33(2g)(c)1.1. The Lac du Flambeau band shall use registration applications and registration certificates that are substantially similar to those under sub. (2) with regard to length, legibility and information content.
23.33(2g)(c)2. 2. The Lac du Flambeau band shall use registration decals that are substantially similar to those under sub. (2) with regard to color, size, legibility, information content and placement on the all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle.
23.33(2g)(c)3. 3. The Lac du Flambeau band shall use a sequential numbering system that includes a series of letters or initials that identify the Lac du Flambeau band as the issuing authority.
23.33(2g)(d) (d) Registration information. The Lac du Flambeau band shall provide registration information to the state in one of the following ways:
23.33(2g)(d)1. 1. By transmitting all additions, changes or deletions of registration information to persons identified in the agreement described in par. (f), for incorporation into the registration records of this state, within one working day after the addition, change or deletion.
23.33(2g)(d)2. 2. By establishing a 24-hour per day data retrieval system, consisting of either a law enforcement agency with 24-hour per day staffing or a computerized data retrieval system to which law enforcement officials of this state have access at all times.
23.33(2g)(e) (e) Reports; records; tax collection.
23.33(2g)(e)1.1. Before June 1 annually, the Lac du Flambeau band shall submit a report to the department notifying it of the number of each type of registration certificate that the Lac du Flambeau band issued, transferred or renewed for the period beginning on April 1 of the previous year and ending on March 31 of the year in which the report is submitted.
23.33(2g)(e)2. 2. For law enforcement purposes, the Lac du Flambeau band shall make available for inspection by the department during normal business hours the Lac du Flambeau band's records of all registration certificates issued, renewed or otherwise processed under this subsection, including copies of all applications made for certificates.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 392 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before November 21, 2016. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 21, 2016 are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-21-16)