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.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 62. is created eff. 11-1-14 by 2013 Wis. Act 188.
341.14(6r)(f)63. 63. Persons interested in obtaining a plate supporting Wisconsin Trout Unlimited.
Effective date note NOTE: This subdivision is created as subd 62. eff. 11-1-14 by 2013 Wis. Act 266 and is renumbered to subd. 63. by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2.
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.
Effective date note NOTE: This subdivision is created as subd 62. eff. 11-1-14 by 2013 Wis. Act 275 and is renumbered to subd. 64. by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2.
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. The department shall designate any group or organization that meets all of the following criteria as an authorized special group:
341.14(6r)(fm)1.a. a. The group or organization is not organized or operated for profit.
341.14(6r)(fm)1.b. b. The group or organization is not a political committee, as defined in s. 11.01 (4), or a political group, as defined in s. 11.01 (10).
341.14(6r)(fm)1.c. 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(6r)(fm)1.d. d. The group or organization does not promote, practice or encourage hatred or any form of discrimination.
341.14(6r)(fm)1.e. e. The group or organization does not carry 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 deposit of $15,500 that shall be returned to the group or organization if the application is denied or, if the application is approved, $15 times the number of special group plates issued to members of the authorized special group in the first year of issuance of the special group plate shall be returned to the group or organization, up to a maximum of $12,000.
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 to determine whether the group or organization is entitled by law to designation as an authorized special group.
341.14(6r)(fm)4. 4. If the application for designation as an authorized special group is denied, the department shall promptly return the application to the group or organization, together with a notice stating the reason for the denial. All decisions of the department with respect to applications under this paragraph shall be final and not subject to judicial review under ch. 227.
341.14(6r)(fm)5. 5. The department may not assist any group or organization in the use of special group plates in any fund-raising effort by the group or organization.
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.
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., and 62. and 63. and 64.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 7. is shown as affected by 2013 Wis. Acts 163, 188, 266, and 275 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i), eff. 11-1-14. The cross-reference to par. (f) 63. was changed from par. (f) 62. 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) 62., as created by 2013 Wis. Act 266. The cross-reference to par. (f) 64. was changed from par. (f) 62. 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) 62., as created by 2013 Wis. Act 275. Prior to 11-1-14 it reads:
Effective date text 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., and 61r.
341.14(6r)(g)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2. and sub. (8) (a), if an individual in possession of special plates under par. (f) 33., 33m., 34., 48., or 48m. or of personalized plates under s. 341.145 (1) (c) of the same color and design as special plates under par. (f) 33., 33m., 34., 48., or 48m. does not maintain membership in the applicable authorized special group during a year that is not a plate issuance year, the individual shall dispose of the special plates in a manner prescribed by the department. This paragraph does not apply to plates issued to the surviving spouse of a fire fighter who died in the line of duty.
341.14(6r)(g)2. 2. If an individual in possession of special plates under par. (f) 33., 33m., 34., 48., or 48m. or of personalized plates under s. 341.145 (1) (c) of the same color and design as special plates under par. (f) 33., 33m., 34., 48., or 48m. suffers an injury in the course of his or her job duties as a fire fighter, rescue squad member, or emergency medical technician and the injury prevents the individual from subsequently performing such job duties, the individual may retain these special plates.
341.14(6r)(h) (h) From the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (cL), the department shall pay reasonable licensing fees relating to the word or words or the symbol on special group plates under par. (f) 55.
341.14(6r)(i) (i) From the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (ej), the department shall pay 2 percent of all moneys received under par. (b) 13. that are deposited into the general fund for licensing fees relating to the word or words or the symbol on, or otherwise required for, special group plates under par. (f) 60.
341.14(6w) (6w) Upon application to register a motorcycle by any person who is a resident of this state and a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, the department shall issue to the person a special plate whose colors and design shall indicate that the vehicle is owned by a veteran of the U.S. armed forces. The department shall specify the design of the special plate. Notwithstanding s. 341.13 (2m), the special plate shall be colored red, white, and blue and be 4 inches by 7 inches in size. An additional fee of $15 shall be charged for the issuance or reissuance of the plate.
341.14(7) (7) The department shall disseminate information to all applicants for registration plates under sub. (1), (1a), (1e), (1m) or (1q) relating to the parking privileges granted under s. 346.50 (2), (2a) or (3) and their right to request enforcement of s. 346.505.
341.14(8) (8)
341.14(8)(a)(a) If a special plate for a group associated with a branch of the armed services or otherwise military in nature has been issued to a person under this section, or if a special plate under sub. (6r) (f) 33. or 33m. has been issued to a person who dies in the line of duty, upon application by the surviving spouse of the person, the department shall permit the surviving spouse to retain the plate. If the plate has been returned to the department or surrendered to another state, the department shall reissue the plate to the surviving spouse if the application for reissuance of the plate is made within 2 years of the plate's return or surrender. The department shall charge an additional fee of $15 to reissue the plate.
341.14(8)(b) (b) For a plate retained or reissued under this subsection, upon request of the surviving spouse, the department shall change the plate from a personalized plate to a standard plate. Upon request of a surviving spouse and upon payment of the additional fee under s. 341.145 (3), the department shall personalize the plate or modify any existing personalization to the plate.
341.14(8)(c) (c) This subsection does not apply to a special plate issued under s. 341.14 (1).
341.14(9) (9)
341.14(9)(a)(a) Subject to par. (c), from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (eg), the department shall make payments to the Wisconsin Lions Foundation, Inc.
341.14(9)(b) (b) For each year in which the department makes payments under par. (a), the Wisconsin Lions Foundation, Inc., shall submit to the presiding officer of each house of the legislature an audited financial statement of its use of the payments under this subsection, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
341.14(9)(c) (c) The department shall discontinue payments to the Wisconsin Lions Foundation, Inc., under this subsection if the Wisconsin Lions Foundation, Inc., dissolves, becomes insolvent, files a petition for bankruptcy, or is no longer exempt from taxation under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
341.14(9)(d)1.1. The department may not issue any plates under sub. (6r) (f) 61m. unless the approval specified in sub. (6r) (b) 1. provides for all of the following:
341.14(9)(d)1.a. a. That the approval is irrevocable with respect to all plates issued for vehicles after the plates are issued for these vehicles.
341.14(9)(d)1.b. b. That, if the approval is withdrawn, the department may continue to renew the registration of vehicles previously issued plates under sub. (6r) (f) 61m., without replacing those plates, but the department shall discontinue charging the fee specified in sub. (6r) (b) 14. with respect to these renewals.
341.14(9)(d)2. 2. Notwithstanding sub. (6r) (b) 1. and (f) (intro.), if the approval specified in sub. (6r) (b) 1. is withdrawn, the department shall discontinue issuing plates under sub. (6r) (f) 61m. unless additional approval, as specified in sub. (6r) (b) 1. and this paragraph, is obtained by the department.
341.14(10) (10)
341.14(10)(a)(a) Subject to par. (c), from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (ei), the department shall make payments to Wisconsin Trout Unlimited, Inc., if the department issues special group plates under sub. (6r) (f) 63.
341.14(10)(b) (b) For each year in which the department makes payments under par. (a), Wisconsin Trout Unlimited, Inc., shall submit to the presiding officer of each house of the legislature an audited financial statement of its use of the payments under this subsection, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
341.14(10)(c) (c) The department shall discontinue payments to Wisconsin Trout Unlimited, Inc., under this subsection if Wisconsin Trout Unlimited, Inc., dissolves, becomes insolvent, files a petition for bankruptcy, or is no longer exempt from taxation under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
341.14(10)(d)1.1. The department may not issue any plates under sub. (6r) (f) 63. unless any approval required under sub. (6r) (b) 1. for these plates provides for all of the following:
341.14(10)(d)1.a. a. That the approval is irrevocable with respect to all plates issued for vehicles after the plates are issued for these vehicles.
341.14(10)(d)1.b. b. That, if the approval is withdrawn, the department may continue to renew the registration of vehicles previously issued plates under sub. (6r) (f) 63., without replacing those plates, but the department shall discontinue charging the fee specified in sub. (6r) (b) 16. with respect to these renewals.
341.14(10)(d)2. 2. Notwithstanding sub. (6r) (b) 1. and (f) (intro.), if the approval specified in sub. (6r) (b) 1. for plates issued under sub. (6r) (f) 63. is withdrawn, the department shall discontinue issuing plates under sub. (6r) (f) 63. unless additional approval, as specified in sub. (6r) (b) 1. and this paragraph, is obtained by the department.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (10) is shown as created eff. 11-1-14 by 2013 Wis. Act 266. The cross-references to sub. (6r) (f) 63. were changed from sub. (6r) (f) 62. 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) 62., as created by 2013 Wis. Act 266. The cross-reference to sub. (6r) (b) 16. was changed from sub. (6r) (b) 15. 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) (b) 15., as created by 2013 Wis. Act 266.
341.14 Annotation Legislative Council Note, 1977: Sub. (3) is amended to enable a federally recognized Indian tribe or band to obtain registration plates for vehicles used by the tribe or band in law enforcement work. These plates are to be of the same type as would normally be issued for use on a privately owned vehicle but the registration fees charged would be the same as provided for plates issued under section 341.26 (2m), relating to special registration fees for vehicles owned by the state or by a county or municipality. [Bill 850-A]
341.14 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Trans 130, Wis. adm. code.
341.142 341.142 Veterans honorary medal decals. If any person who is registering or has registered a vehicle specified in s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 1. submits a statement from the U.S. department of veterans affairs certifying to the department that the person has been awarded a medal authorized under an act of congress relating to that person's service in the U.S. armed forces, as defined in s. 40.02 (57m), the department shall, free of charge, procure, issue and deliver to that veteran one decal, similar in appearance to the medal awarded to that veteran, for each motor vehicle registered in the name of that veteran. Notwithstanding s. 341.61 (3), a decal issued under this section shall be displayed in the manner directed by the department on the rear registration plate of the vehicle registered in the name of the veteran to whom the decal was issued. The department shall specify one combination of colors and design for each medal authorized under an act of congress for which a statement has been received by the department under this section, except that the department may not specify the colors or design unless the colors and design are approved in writing by the state department of veterans affairs. Not more than one decal may be issued under this section for each motor vehicle registered in the name of a veteran.
341.142 History History: 1995 a. 445.
341.145 341.145 Personalized registration plates.
341.145(1) (1) In this section, "personalized registration plate" means any of the following:
341.145(1)(a) (a) A registration plate for an owned automobile or a motor home registered for an annual registration period under s. 341.29 or 341.295 or a motorcycle or a motor truck, dual purpose motor home or dual purpose farm truck which has a gross weight of not more than 8,000 pounds, or a farm truck which has a gross weight of not more than 12,000 pounds, which displays a registration number composed of letters or numbers, or both, requested by the applicant. Personalized registration plates under this paragraph shall be of the same color and design as regular registration plates and shall consist of numbers or letters, or both, not exceeding 5 positions and not less than one position for a plate issued for a motorcycle or not exceeding 7 positions and not less than one position for all other plates.
341.145(1)(b) (b) A registration plate of the same color and design as provided in s. 341.14 (6m) for a vehicle specified under s. 341.14 (6m), which displays a registration number composed of letters or numbers, or both, not exceeding 7 positions and not less than one position, requested by the applicant.
341.145(1)(c) (c) A registration plate of the same color and design as provided in s. 341.14 (6r) for a vehicle specified under s. 341.14 (6r), which displays the applicable symbol of the authorized special group to which the person belongs and a registration number composed of letters or numbers, or both, not exceeding 6 positions and not less than one position, requested by the applicant.
341.145(1)(d) (d) A registration plate of the same color and design as provided in s. 341.14 (1) for a vehicle specified in s. 341.14 (1), which displays a registration number composed of letters or numbers, or both, not exceeding 6 positions and not less than one position, requested by the applicant.
341.145(1)(e) (e) A registration plate of the same color and design as provided in s. 341.14 (1a) for a vehicle specified in s. 341.14 (1a), which displays a registration number composed of letters or numbers, or both, not exceeding 6 positions and not less than one position, requested by the applicant.
341.145(1)(f) (f) A registration plate of the same color and design as provided in s. 341.14 (6w) for a vehicle specified in s. 341.14 (6w), which displays a registration number composed of numbers or letters, or both, not exceeding 5 positions and not less than one position, requested by an applicant.
341.145(1g) (1g)
341.145(1g)(a)(a) The department may issue personalized registration plates under sub. (1) (b) to a person who qualifies for special plates under s. 341.14 (6m).
341.145(1g)(b) (b) The department may issue personalized registration plates under sub. (1) (c) to a person who qualifies for special plates under s. 341.14 (6r).
341.145(1g)(c) (c) The department may issue personalized registration plates under sub. (1) (d) to a person who qualifies for special plates under s. 341.14 (1).
341.145(1g)(d) (d) The department may issue personalized registration plates under sub. (1) (e) to a person who qualifies for special plates under s. 341.14 (1a), (1m) or (1q).
341.145(1g)(e) (e) The department may issue personalized registration plates under sub. (1) (f) to a person who qualifies for special plates under s. 341.14 (6w).
341.145(1r) (1r) In lieu of the procedure under s. 341.13 (2), the department may issue distinguishing tags or decals for personalized registration plates for a vehicle registered on the basis of gross weight.
341.145(2) (2) The department shall issue personalized registration plates only upon request and if:
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)