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343.237(3)(c) (c) A statement signed by a division commander or higher authority within the law enforcement agency that the photograph or fingerprint is requested for any of the following purposes:
343.237(3)(c)1. 1. An investigation of unlawful activity.
343.237(3)(c)2. 2. A missing person investigation.
343.237(3)(c)3. 3. The identification of an accident victim.
343.237(3)(c)4. 4. The identification of a deceased person.
343.237(3)(d) (d) For requests for photographs only, a statement that the request is not made solely to obtain a photograph for use as part of a photo lineup or photo array.
343.237(3)(e) (e) If the requester is a federal law enforcement agency, a statement that the agency agrees to comply with all of the requirements under this section.
343.237(4) (4) If a law enforcement agency of another state or the commission makes a request meeting all the requirements specified for a request by a Wisconsin law enforcement agency or a federal law enforcement agency under sub. (3), the department shall comply with the request if all of the following apply:
343.237(4)(a) (a) The law enforcement agency of the other state or the commission agrees to comply with all of the requirements under this section.
343.237(4)(b) (b) The other state or the commission allows Wisconsin law enforcement agencies similar or greater access to similar information from that state or the commission.
343.237(4m) (4m) The department shall attach to each copy of a photograph or fingerprint provided under this section the notation: "This photograph is subject to the requirements and restrictions of section 343.237 of the Wisconsin Statutes." or "This fingerprint is subject to the requirements and restrictions of section 343.237 of the Wisconsin Statutes."
343.237(5) (5) Any law enforcement agency that has in its possession a copy of a photograph or fingerprint provided to it under sub. (3) or (4) shall destroy any copies of the photograph or fingerprint in its possession when the photograph or fingerprint is no longer necessary for the investigatory or identification purpose specified in its request for the copy of the photograph or fingerprint.
343.237(6) (6) For each copy of a photograph or fingerprint provided under sub. (3) or (4), the department shall record and maintain the written request for the copy of the photograph or fingerprint and may not disclose any record or other information concerning or relating to the written request to any person other than a court, district attorney, county corporation counsel, city, village, or town attorney, law enforcement agency, the applicant or identification card holder or, if the applicant or identification card holder is under 18 years of age, his or her parent or guardian.
343.237(7) (7) The department may not charge a fee for providing a copy of any photograph or fingerprint to a Wisconsin law enforcement agency under this section.
343.237(8) (8)
343.237(8)(a)(a) Any law enforcement agency that receives a photograph or fingerprint provided to a law enforcement agency under this section shall keep the copy of the photograph or fingerprint confidential and may disclose it only if disclosure is necessary to perform a law enforcement function and the person to whom the copy of the photograph or fingerprint is disclosed agrees to comply with par. (c).
343.237(8)(b) (b) If a law enforcement agency discloses a copy of a photograph or fingerprint to another person under par. (a), the copy of the photograph or fingerprint shall have attached to it the notation specified in sub. (4m).
343.237(8)(c) (c) Any person who receives a copy of a photograph or fingerprint from a law enforcement agency under par. (a) shall destroy any copies of the photograph or fingerprint in his or her possession when the photograph or fingerprint is no longer necessary to perform the law enforcement function for which the photograph or fingerprint was disclosed.
343.237(9) (9) Not later than August 1, 1998, and annually thereafter, the department of transportation and the department of justice jointly shall submit a report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) concerning the copies of photographs provided under this section, including the agencies to whom and the purposes for which the copies of the photographs were provided. The department of transportation and the department of justice shall consult with other interested persons when preparing a report under this subsection.
343.237(10) (10) Any person who willfully discloses a copy of a photograph or fingerprint in violation of this section may be required to forfeit not more than $500 for each violation. Each copy disclosed constitutes a separate offense.
343.237 History History: 1997 a. 119, 237; 2001 a. 41; 2003 a. 36, 280; 2007 a. 20, 27; 2009 a. 167.
343.24 343.24 Department to furnish operating record.
343.24(1)(1) The department shall upon request furnish any person an abstract of the operating record of any person. The abstract shall be certified if certification is requested. Such abstract is not admissible in evidence in any action for damages arising out of a motor vehicle accident.
343.24(2) (2) Except as provided in pars. (b) and (c), the department shall charge the following fees to any person for conducting searches of vehicle operators' records:
343.24(2)(a) (a) For each file search, $5.
343.24(2)(b) (b) For each computerized search, $5. The department may not charge this fee to any governmental unit, as defined in s. 895.51 (1) (dm).
343.24(2)(c) (c) For each search requested by telephone, $6, or an established monthly service rate determined by the department. The department may not charge this fee to any governmental unit, as defined in s. 895.51 (1) (dm).
343.24(2)(d) (d) For providing a paper copy of an abstract, $2.
343.24(2m) (2m) If the department, in maintaining a computerized operating record system, makes copies of its operating record file database, or a portion thereof, on computer tape or other electronic media, copies of the tape or media may be furnished to any person on request. The department may also furnish to any person upon request records on computer tape or other electronic media that contain information from files of uniform traffic citations or motor vehicle accidents and that were produced for or developed by the department for purposes related to maintenance of the operating record file database. The department shall charge a fee of $5 for each file of vehicle operators' records contained in the tape or media. The department shall charge a fee of not more than $5 for each file of uniform traffic citations or motor vehicle accidents contained in the tape or media. Nothing in this subsection requires the department to produce records of particular files or data in a particular format except as those records or data are made by the department for its purposes.
343.24(3) (3) The department shall not disclose information concerning or related to a violation as defined by s. 343.30 (6) to any person other than a court, district attorney, county corporation counsel, city, village, or town attorney, law enforcement agency, driver licensing agency of another jurisdiction, or the minor who committed the violation or his or her parent or guardian.
343.24(4) (4)
343.24(4)(a)(a) In this subsection:
343.24(4)(a)1. 1. "Agent" means an authorized person who acts on behalf of or at the direction of another person.
343.24(4)(a)2. 2. "Insurer" has the meaning given in s. 600.03 (27).
343.24(4)(a)3. 3. "Personal identifier" has the meaning given in s. 85.103 (1).
343.24(4)(a)4. 4. "State authority" has the meaning given in s. 19.62 (8).
343.24(4)(b) (b) In furnishing 10 or more operating records to a person under sub. (1) or (2m), the department may not disclose a personal identifier of any person who has made a designation under s. 85.103 (2) or (3).
343.24(4)(c) (c) Paragraph (b) does not apply to any of the following:
343.24(4)(c)1. 1. A law enforcement agency, a state authority, a district attorney, a driver licensing agency of another jurisdiction, or a federal governmental agency, to perform a legally authorized function.
343.24(4)(c)2. 2. An insurer authorized to write property and casualty or life, disability or long-term care insurance in this state or an agent of the insurer, if the insurer or agent uses the names or addresses for purposes of issuing or renewing a policy and related underwriting, billing or processing or paying a claim. Notwithstanding par. (e), no insurer, or agent of an insurer, may disclose to another person for marketing purposes any personal identifier received under this subdivision.
343.24(4)(e) (e) Any person who has received under par. (c) a personal identifier of any person who has made a designation under s. 85.103 (2) or (3) shall keep the personal identifier confidential and may not disclose it except for a purpose applicable to that person under par. (c).
343.24(4)(f)1.1. Any person who discloses a personal identifier in violation of this subsection may be required to forfeit not more than $500 for each violation.
343.24(4)(f)2. 2. Any person who requests or obtains a personal identifier from the department under this subsection under false pretenses may be required to forfeit not more than $500 for each violation.
343.24(4)(f)3. 3. Subdivisions 1. and 2. do not apply to a legal custodian under s. 19.33 of the department.
343.24 History History: 1975 c. 297 s. 9; Stats. 1975 s. 343.24; 1977 c. 29 s. 1654 (7) (e); 1979 c. 221, 331, 355; 1989 a. 105; 1991 a. 269; 1993 a. 16, 490; 1995 a. 113; Sup. Ct. Order No. 99-04, 228 Wis. 2d xxiii (2000); 1999 a. 88, 185; 2001 a. 16; 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 28.
343.24 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Trans 195, Wis. adm. code.
343.245 343.245 Duties of commercial motor vehicle drivers; employer responsibilities; penalties.
343.245(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
343.245(1)(a) (a) "Employee" means any operator of a commercial motor vehicle who is either directly employed by or under lease to an employer, including a full-time, regularly employed driver, a volunteer driver, a casual, intermittent or occasional driver, a leased driver, and an independent, owner-operator contractor while in the course of operating a commercial motor vehicle.
343.245(1)(b) (b) "Employer" means any person, including the state or a political subdivision thereof, who owns or leases a commercial motor vehicle or assigns a person to drive a commercial motor vehicle.
343.245(2) (2)Notifications by driver.
343.245(2)(a)(a) Notification of convictions.
343.245(2)(a)1.1. `To state.' A person, after applying for or receiving a commercial driver license issued by this state, who is convicted of violating in a motor vehicle any law of this state or local ordinance adopted in conformity therewith or a law enacted by a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state which is in conformity with any law of this state, or the law of another jurisdiction, relating to motor vehicle traffic control, other than parking violations, shall notify the department of the conviction in the manner specified by the department within 30 days after the date of conviction. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person who holds an "H" endorsement specified in s. 343.17 (3) (d) 1m. shall notify the department within 24 hours if the person is convicted, or found not guilty by reason of insanity, of any disqualifying felony criminal offense described in s. 343.14 (2g) (a) 1., or adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institution.
343.245(2)(a)2. 2. `To employers.' An employee, after applying for or receiving a commercial driver license issued by this state, who is convicted of violating in a motor vehicle any law of this state or local ordinance adopted in conformity therewith or a law enacted by a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state which is in conformity with any law of this state, or the law of another jurisdiction, relating to motor vehicle traffic control, other than parking violations, shall notify his or her current employer in writing of the conviction within 30 days after the date of conviction.
343.245(2)(b) (b) Notification of suspensions, revocations and cancellations. An employee whose commercial driver license is suspended, revoked or canceled by a state, or who loses the privilege to operate a commercial motor vehicle in any state for any period, including being disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle or subject to an out-of-service order, shall notify his or her current employer of that fact before the end of the first business day after the day on which the employee receives notice of the suspension, revocation, cancellation, disqualification or out-of-service order.
343.245(2)(c) (c) Notification of previous employment. An applicant for employment as a commercial motor vehicle driver shall provide, at the time of application, information on his or her employment history as a commercial motor vehicle driver as requested by the prospective employer, certified as true and complete by the applicant, including all of the following information for the 10 years preceding the date of application:
343.245(2)(c)1. 1. The names and addresses of any previous employers for which the applicant was a commercial motor vehicle driver.
343.245(2)(c)2. 2. The dates of employment with each employer in subd. 1.
343.245(2)(c)3. 3. The reason for leaving each employer in subd. 1.
343.245(3) (3)Employer responsibilities.
343.245(3)(a)(a) Every employer shall request each applicant for employment as a commercial motor vehicle driver to provide the information specified in sub. (2) (c), and no employer may employ as a commercial motor vehicle driver an applicant who refuses or otherwise fails to provide true and complete information.
343.245(3)(b) (b) No employer may knowingly allow, permit or authorize an employee to operate a commercial motor vehicle during any period when the employee:
343.245(3)(b)1. 1. Has had his or her commercial driver license suspended, revoked or canceled by any state;
343.245(3)(b)2. 2. Is disqualified from operating a commercial vehicle;
343.245(3)(b)3. 3. Is subject to an out-of-service order in any state;
343.245(3)(b)4. 4. Has more than one operator's license, except during the 10-day period beginning on the date on which the employee is issued an operator's license; or
343.245(3)(b)5. 5. Does not possess a valid commercial driver license properly endorsed to permit operation of the vehicle.
343.245(3)(c) (c) No employer may knowingly allow, permit, or authorize an employee to operate a commercial motor vehicle in violation of any federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation relating to railroad crossings.
343.245(4) (4)Penalties.
343.245(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in pars. (b) and (c), any person who violates sub. (2) or (3) shall forfeit not more than $2,500.
343.245(4)(b) (b) Any person who violates sub. (3) (b) shall be fined not less than $2,750 nor more than $25,000 or imprisoned for not more than 90 days or both.
343.245(4)(c) (c) Any person who violates sub. (3) (c) shall forfeit not more than $10,000.
343.245 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Trans 118, Wis. adm. code.
343.247 343.247 Employer notification program.
343.247(1) (1) In this section:
343.247(1)(a) (a) "Employee" has the meaning given in s. 343.245 (1) (a) and also includes any person whose employment responsibilities include the operation of any motor vehicle.
343.247(1)(b) (b) "Employer" has the meaning given in s. 343.245 (1) (b) and also includes any person, including the state or a political subdivision thereof, who employs a person whose employment responsibilities include the operation of any motor vehicle.
343.247(2) (2)
343.247(2)(a)(a) The department shall establish by rule an employer notification program to permit an employer to register the name of an employee and be notified by the department whenever a conviction or suspension, revocation, cancellation, disqualification or out-of-service order is recorded on the operating record of the employee. An employer may withdraw an employee's name from the program at any time.
343.247(2)(b) (b) The department shall establish and collect reasonable fees from employers in the program sufficient to defray the costs of instituting and maintaining the program, including the registration and withdrawal of employees. The fee for each notification by the department to an employer under par. (a) shall be $5.
343.247 History History: 2009 a. 326 ss. 2 to 4.
subch. III of ch. 343 SUBCHAPTER III
CANCELLATION, REVOCATION AND
SUSPENSION OF LICENSES
343.25 343.25 Cancellation of licenses. The secretary shall cancel a license:
343.25(1) (1) Whenever the secretary determines that the license or endorsement was issued upon an application which contains a false statement as to any material matter; or
343.25(2) (2) Within 10 days after receiving a written request from a person who signed the application of a person under 18 years of age, or a notice of cancellation or termination of insurance, as provided in s. 343.15; or
343.25(3) (3) When the license is held by a person under 18 years of age and the secretary receives satisfactory evidence of the death of the adult who signed the application for the license; or
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)