341.14(6r)(f)33. 33. Fire fighters and surviving spouses of fire fighters who die in the line of duty.
341.14(6r)(f)33m. 33m. Fire fighters and surviving spouses of fire fighters who die in the line of duty.
341.14(6r)(f)34. 34. Rescue squad members.
341.14(6r)(f)35. 35. Persons interested in obtaining a plate with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on it.
341.14(6r)(f)36. 36. Persons interested in obtaining a plate with University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on it.
341.14(6r)(f)37. 37. Persons interested in obtaining a plate with University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on it.
341.14(6r)(f)38. 38. Persons interested in obtaining a plate with University of Wisconsin-Madison on it.
341.14(6r)(f)39. 39. Persons interested in obtaining a plate with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on it.
341.14(6r)(f)40. 40. Persons interested in obtaining a plate with University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on it.
341.14(6r)(f)41. 41. Persons interested in obtaining a plate with University of Wisconsin-Parkside on it.
341.14(6r)(f)42. 42. Persons interested in obtaining a plate with University of Wisconsin-Platteville on it.
341.14(6r)(f)43. 43. Persons interested in obtaining a plate with University of Wisconsin-River Falls on it.
341.14(6r)(f)44. 44. Persons interested in obtaining a plate with University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on it.
341.14(6r)(f)45. 45. Persons interested in obtaining a plate with University of Wisconsin-Stout on it.
341.14(6r)(f)46. 46. Persons interested in obtaining a plate with University of Wisconsin-Superior on it.
341.14(6r)(f)47. 47. Persons interested in obtaining a plate with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on it.
341.14(6r)(f)48. 48. Emergency medical technicians and first responders.
341.14(6r)(f)48m. 48m. Emergency medical technicians and first responders.
341.14(6r)(f)49. 49. Persian Gulf War veterans.
341.14(6r)(f)49d. 49d. Iraq War veterans.
341.14(6r)(f)49h. 49h. Afghanistan War veterans.
341.14(6r)(f)49m. 49m. Somalia War veterans.
341.14(6r)(f)49s. 49s. Noble Eagle veterans.
341.14(6r)(f)50. 50. Persons interested in supporting endangered resources.
341.14(6r)(f)51. 51. Veterans of the attack on Pearl Harbor who were stationed in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
341.14(6r)(f)53. 53. Persons interested in obtaining a plate with the words "Celebrate Children" on it to show their support of the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
341.14(6r)(f)54. 54. Persons interested in obtaining a plate supporting Ducks Unlimited, Inc., and its conservation efforts in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
341.14(6r)(f)55. 55. Persons interested in expressing their support of a professional football team, as described in s. 229.823, whose home stadium, as defined in s. 229.821 (8), is in this state.
341.14(6r)(f)55m. 55m. Persons interested in obtaining a plate supporting the efforts of the WPGA Junior Foundation, Inc. to provide opportunities, enjoyment, and education to junior golfers in this state and promoting golf in this state.
341.14(6r)(f)56. 56. Persons interested in supporting veterans.
341.14(6r)(f)57. 57. Persons interested in obtaining a plate supporting the efforts of the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, Inc., to provide women's health outreach and education programs and support for women's health research that improves the quality of life for women and families in this state.
341.14(6r)(f)58. 58. Persons interested in obtaining a plate supporting the efforts of Donate Life Wisconsin to promote the donation of organs and tissue, to promote organ and tissue transplant research, and to advance patient services involving organ and tissue transplants in this state.
341.14(6r)(f)59. 59. Persons interested in supporting endangered resources.
341.14(6r)(f)60. 60. Persons interested in expressing their support of a major league professional baseball team that uses as its home field baseball park facilities that are constructed under subch. III of ch. 229.
341.14(6r)(f)61. 61. Persons interested in obtaining a plate expressing their support for Marquette University and their appreciation of the many benefits Marquette University and its thousands of alumni confer on this state.
341.14(6r)(f)61m. 61m. Persons interested in obtaining a plate supporting the Lions Clubs of Wisconsin.
341.14(6r)(f)61r. 61r. Persons interested in supporting motorcycle safety.
341.14(6r)(f)62. 62. Persons interested in obtaining registration plates with the words "In God We Trust" on them.
341.14(6r)(f)63. 63. Persons interested in obtaining a plate supporting Wisconsin Trout Unlimited.
341.14(6r)(f)64. 64. Persons interested in expressing their support for the family members of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
341.14(6r)(f)65. 65. Persons interested in expressing support for a professional basketball team that has entered into, or whose affiliate has entered into, a development agreement with a local exposition district under s. 229.461.
341.14(6r)(f)65m. 65m. Persons interested in obtaining a plate supporting the efforts of Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer to fund childhood cancer and related blood disorder research.
341.14 Note NOTE: Subd. 65m. was created as subd. 65. by 2015 Wis. Act 328 and renumbered to subd. 65m. by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2.
341.14(6r)(f)66. 66. Persons interested in obtaining a plate expressing support for the Boy Scouts of America.
341.14(6r)(f)67. 67. Persons interested in obtaining a plate expressing support for Whitetails Unlimited.
341.14(6r)(f)68. 68. Persons interested in obtaining a plate expressing support for the Wisconsin Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
341.14(6r)(f)69. 69. Persons interested in expressing their support for nurses and the nursing profession.
341.14(6r)(fm)1.1. In addition to the special groups specified under par. (f), any group or organization may apply to the department for designation as an authorized special group. Except as provided in subd. 1m., after the department has received a complete application and the requisite period under subd. 1m. has elapsed, the department shall designate the group or organization as an authorized special group.
341.14(6r)(fm)1m.a.a. Upon receiving a complete application and payment under subd. 2., the department shall post a notice of the application on the department's Internet site. The notice shall identify the group or organization applying for designation as an authorized special group, include the date that the notice is posted, and describe the process by which a person may object to designation of the group or organization as an authorized special group and the deadline under subd. 1m. b. for submitting the objection.
341.14(6r)(fm)1m.b. b. Subject to subd. 1r., any person may, within 30 days after the date of the department's notice under subd. 1m. a., object to designation of the group or organization as an authorized special group by submitting a written objection to the department in the manner prescribed by the department.
341.14(6r)(fm)1m.c. c. If no timely objection is received under subd. 1m. b., the department shall designate the group or organization as an authorized special group. If the department receives a timely objection under subd. 1m. b., the department shall refer the application to the standing committees of each house of the legislature dealing with transportation matters.
341.14(6r)(fm)1m.d. d. If an application is referred under subd. 1m. c. and the chairperson of each applicable standing committee does not notify the department within 14 days after the date on which the application is referred that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the application, the application is approved. If, within 14 days after the date on which the application is referred by the department, the chairperson of any applicable standing committee notifies the department that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the application, the application is approved only if each standing committee to which the application was referred under subd. 1m. c. expressly approves the application.
341.14(6r)(fm)1m.e. e. After referring an application to the standing committees under subd. 1m. c., the department shall designate the applicant as an authorized special group only if the application is approved under subd. 1m. d.
341.14(6r)(fm)1r. 1r. An objection under subd. 1m. b. to designation of a group or organization as an authorized special group may be made only by a resident of this state and may be based on any of the following grounds or other grounds:
341.14(6r)(fm)1r.a. a. The group or organization is organized or operated for profit.
341.14(6r)(fm)1r.b. b. The group or organization is a committee, as defined in s. 11.0101 (6).
341.14(6r)(fm)1r.c. c. The group or organization is a church, a synagogue, a mosque, or any organization, whether or not organized under ch. 187, that operates under a creed.
341.14(6r)(fm)1r.d. d. The group or organization promotes, practices, or encourages hatred or any form of discrimination.
341.14(6r)(fm)1r.e. e. The group or organization carries connotations offensive to good taste or decency, or that would be misleading, or in conflict with the enumeration or designation of any other authorized special group.
341.14(6r)(fm)2. 2. The application for designation as an authorized special group shall include all of the following:
341.14(6r)(fm)2.a. a. A payment to the department of $15,500 for the department's initial costs of production of special plates associated with the group making application under this paragraph. This payment may not be applied to, and is in addition to, any applicable registration fee and any voluntary payment under subd. 8. a. The department shall return this payment to the authorized special group making the application if the application is denied. All moneys received by the department under this subd. 2. a. shall be credited to the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (cj).
341.14(6r)(fm)2.b. b. A certification by the group or organization that any approvals required for use of any logo, trademark, trade name or other commercial symbol related to the group or organization have been obtained and that the group or organization shall be responsible for any licensing fees related to the word or words or the symbol on special group plates for the group or organization.
341.14(6r)(fm)2.c. c. Any other information that the department reasonably requires.
341.14(6r)(fm)2.d. d. If the applicant seeks issuance of special plates that provide moneys to the authorized special group or gifts to a state agency, a statement to this effect and identification of the intended recipient of the moneys or gifts.
341.14(6r)(fm)2.e. e. If the applicant wishes to allow issuance of special plates to supporters of the group or organization in addition to members of the group or organization, a statement to this effect.
341.14(6r)(fm)2.f. f. On a form prescribed by the department and attached to the application, the signatures of at least 500 residents of this state who affirm their intent to obtain special plates associated with the applicant when these special plates become available.
341.14(6r)(fm)3g. 3g. Upon receiving a complete application and payment under subd. 2., and upon satisfaction of all requirements under subds. 1. and 1m., the department shall commence any development work necessary for issuance of the special plates and shall complete the development work within one year of its commencement. The development work under this subdivision shall be funded only from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (cj). The department shall specify the design for special plates issued under this paragraph after consultation with the authorized special group. The special plates for each authorized special group shall be distinguishable from the special plates of any other authorized special group. The department may use a decal to distinguish between special plates of different authorized special groups.
341.14(6r)(fm)3m.a.a. If, at any time after 3 years from the date that special plates associated with an authorized special group are first issued under this paragraph, there are fewer than 500 motor vehicles registered for which these special plates have been issued and are valid for the motor vehicles' then current registration period, the department shall give notice to the authorized special group that it will rescind its designation of the authorized special group and cease issuing special plates associated with the authorized special group unless, within one year after the date of this notice, this threshold of at least 500 currently registered vehicles displaying these special plates is met.
341.14(6r)(fm)3m.b. b. If one year elapses after the department has given notice under subd. 3m. a. and the threshold under subd. 3m. a. is still not met, the department shall rescind its designation of the authorized special group and, except as provided in subd. 3m. c., cease issuing special plates associated with the authorized special group.
341.14(6r)(fm)3m.c. c. After rescinding its designation of an authorized special group under subd. 3m. b., the department may continue issuing special plates associated with the authorized special group until the department's inventory of these special plates is depleted and the department may continue to renew registrations of vehicles displaying these special plates and continue to collect the involuntary payment under subd. 8. a. After the department's inventory of these special plates is depleted, the department may not accept applications for initial issuance of these special plates or issue these special plates as replacement plates, but may continue to renew registrations of vehicles displaying these special plates and may continue to collect the involuntary payment under subd. 8. a. in connection with these registration renewals.
341.14(6r)(fm)3m.d. d. This subdivision does not apply to any group or organization designated by the department as an authorized special group prior to October 1, 2016.
341.14(6r)(fm)4. 4. If the application for designation as an authorized special group is denied, the department shall promptly provide notice of the denial. All actions and decisions of the department and the legislature with respect to applications under this paragraph shall be final and not subject to judicial review under ch. 227.
341.14(6r)(fm)6. 6. The department shall establish by rule procedures for the designation of authorized special groups under this paragraph and for the issuance or the discontinuation of issuance of special group plates under this subsection to members of an authorized special group and, as applicable, persons interested in supporting the authorized special group.
341.14(6r)(fm)7. 7. After October 1, 1998, additional authorized special groups may only be special groups designated by the department under this paragraph. The authorized special groups enumerated in par. (f) shall be limited solely to those special groups specified under par. (f) on October 1, 1998. This subdivision does not apply to the special groups specified under par. (f) 3m., 6m., 9g., 9m., 12g., 12m., 15m., 15n., 15o., 15p., 15q., 19m., 33m., 48m., 49d., 49h., 49s., 54., 55., 55m., 56., 57., 58., 59., 60., 61., 61m., 61r., 62., 63., 64., and 65., 65m., 66., 67., 68., and 69.
341.14 Note NOTE: Subd. 7. is shown as affected by 2015 Wis. Acts 195, 296, and 328 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i). The cross-reference to par. (f) 65m. was changed from par. (f) 65. by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2. to reflect the renumbering under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2. of s. 341.14 (6r) (f) 65., as created by 2015 Wis. Act 328.
341.14(6r)(fm)8.a.a. An authorized special group may, as provided in subd. 2. d., be, or designate a state agency as, the recipient for voluntary payments collected by the department in connection with the initial issuance or renewal of special plates associated with the authorized special group. With each initial issuance or renewal, the voluntary payment shall be $25 for special plates issued or renewed on an annual basis and $50 for special plates issued or renewed on a biennial basis except that, if the plate is issued or renewed during the 2nd year of a biennial registration period, the voluntary payment for that year shall be $25. This voluntary payment is in addition to any fee collected by the department. If an authorized special group included a statement under subd. 2. d. in its application, no plate may be issued for the authorized special group unless the voluntary payment is collected. All moneys received under this subd. 8. a. shall be deposited into the general fund and credited to the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (eL). To the extent permitted under ch. 71, the voluntary payment under this subd. 8. a. is deductible as a charitable contribution for purposes of the taxes under ch. 71.
341.14(6r)(fm)8.b. b. Subject to subd. 8. c., if the department collects voluntary payments under subd. 8. a., the department shall, from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (eL), make payments of all such moneys collected to the authorized special groups or designated state agency.
341.14(6r)(fm)8.c. c. The department shall cease collecting voluntary payments under subd. 8. a. if the department has knowledge that the recipient of these moneys has dissolved, become insolvent, or filed a petition for bankruptcy or that moneys forwarded to the recipient under subd. 8. b. have been used for any purpose prohibited under subd. 8. d.
341.14(6r)(fm)8.d. d. No moneys received under subd. 8. b. may be used for any political purpose, including for lobbying or campaign activities or to otherwise influence legislation or assist any political campaign or candidate for public office.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (fm) is shown as affected eff. 10-1-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 227. Prior to 10-1-16 it reads:
Effective date text (fm) 1. In addition to the special groups specified under par. (f), any group or organization may apply to the department for designation as an authorized special group. The department shall designate any group or organization that meets all of the following criteria as an authorized special group:
341.14 Note a. The group or organization is not organized or operated for profit.
341.14 Note b. The group or organization is not a committee, as defined in s. 11.0101 (6).
341.14 Note c. The group or organization is not a church, a synagogue, a mosque or any organization, whether or not organized under ch. 187, that operates under a creed.
341.14 Note d. The group or organization does not promote, practice or encourage hatred or any form of discrimination.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 392 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before July 12, 2016. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 12, 2016 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-12-16)