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.
341.14 Note 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.
Effective date text 2. The application for designation as an authorized special group shall include all of the following:
341.14 Note 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 Note 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 Note 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.
Effective date text 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.
Effective date text 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.
Effective date text 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.
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., 61r., 62., 63., and 64.
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.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 392 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 21, 2016. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 21, 2016 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-29-16)