440.465 440.465 Limitations on local and other regulation.
440.465(1)(1)Section 349.24 does not apply to a transportation network company or to a participating driver engaged in transportation network services or the participating driver's personal vehicle used for those services. No city, village, town, or county may enact or enforce an ordinance or adopt or enforce a resolution that regulates a transportation network company or its participating drivers and their personal vehicles in connection with transportation network services.
440.465(1m) (1m)Notwithstanding sub. (1), a city, village, town, or county may do any of the following:
440.465(1m)(a) (a) To the extent necessary to comply with assurances under 49 USC 47107, impose fees or charges under s. 114.14 (1) for the use of an airport by participating drivers engaged in transportation network services. Any such fees or charges shall be imposed on transportation network companies and may not exceed fees or charges imposed under s. 114.14 (1) for the use of an airport by taxicabs, limousines, shuttles, or other for-hire vehicles.
440.465(1m)(b) (b) Require a transportation network company to comply with a permit developed by an airport and issued to the transportation network company regarding the manner of operation on airport property by participating drivers engaged in transportation network services. A single permit under this paragraph shall be issued to each transportation network company and shall apply to all of the participating drivers for the company.
440.465(2) (2)The requirements under chs. 340 to 349 applicable specifically to commercial motor vehicles or for-hire vehicles do not apply to personal vehicles used by participating drivers engaged in transportation network services.
440.465(3) (3)The requirements under ss. 342.06 (1) (h) and (3), 342.10 (3) (a), and 342.33 do not apply to personal vehicles used by participating drivers engaged in transportation network services.
440.465 History History: 2015 a. 16.
440.48 440.48 Insurance.
440.48(1)(1)Driver requirements.
440.48(1)(a)(a) A participating driver, or a transportation network company on the driver's behalf, shall maintain primary automobile insurance that does all of the following:
440.48(1)(a)1. 1. Recognizes that the driver is a participating driver, or otherwise uses a motor vehicle to transport passengers for compensation.
440.48(1)(a)2. 2. Covers the participating driver at any of the following times:
440.48(1)(a)2.a. a. While the driver is logged on to the transportation network company's digital network.
440.48(1)(a)2.b. b. While the driver is engaged in transportation network services.
440.48(1)(b) (b) The following automobile insurance requirements apply while a participating driver is logged on to the transportation network company's digital network and is available to receive transportation requests but is not engaged in transportation network services:
440.48(1)(b)1. 1. The insurance is primary automobile liability insurance in the amount of at least $50,000 for death and bodily injury per person, $100,000 for death and bodily injury per incident, and $25,000 for property damage.
440.48(1)(b)2. 2. The insurance provides primary uninsured motorist coverage in accordance with the requirements under s. 632.32 (4) (a) 1.
440.48(1)(b)3. 3. The coverage requirements under this paragraph may be satisfied by any of the following:
440.48(1)(b)3.a. a. Automobile insurance maintained by the participating driver.
440.48(1)(b)3.b. b. Automobile insurance maintained by the transportation network company.
440.48(1)(b)3.c. c. Any combination of insurance specified in subd. 3. a. and b.
440.48(1)(c) (c) The following automobile insurance requirements apply while a participating driver is engaged in transportation network services:
440.48(1)(c)1. 1. The insurance is primary automobile liability insurance in the amount of at least $1,000,000 for death, bodily injury, and property damage.
440.48(1)(c)2. 2. The insurance provides primary uninsured motorist coverage in accordance with the requirements under s. 632.32 (4) (a) 1.
440.48(1)(c)3. 3. The coverage requirements under this paragraph may be satisfied by any of the following:
440.48(1)(c)3.a. a. Automobile insurance maintained by the participating driver.
440.48(1)(c)3.b. b. Automobile insurance maintained by the transportation network company.
440.48(1)(c)3.c. c. Any combination of insurance specified in subd. 3. a. and b.
440.48(1)(d) (d) If insurance maintained by the participating driver under par. (b) or (c) has lapsed or does not provide the required coverage, insurance maintained by a transportation network company shall provide the coverage required under this subsection beginning with the first dollar of a claim and have the duty to defend the claim.
440.48(1)(e) (e) Coverage under an automobile insurance policy maintained by the transportation network company shall not be dependent on a personal automobile insurer first denying a claim nor shall a personal automobile insurance policy be required to first deny a claim.
440.48(1)(f) (f) Insurance required under this subsection may be placed with an insurer authorized to do business in this state or with a surplus lines insurer.
440.48(1)(g) (g) Insurance satisfying the requirements of this subsection shall be deemed to satisfy the financial responsibility requirement for a motor vehicle under ch. 344.
440.48(1)(h) (h) A participating driver shall carry proof of coverage satisfying pars. (b) and (c) with him or her at all times during his or her use of a vehicle in connection with a transportation network company's digital network. In the event of an accident, a participating driver shall provide this insurance coverage information to the directly interested parties, automobile insurers, and investigating police officers, upon request in accordance with s. 344.62. Upon request, a participating driver shall also disclose to directly interested parties, automobile insurers, and investigating police officers whether he or she was logged on to the transportation network company's digital network or engaged in transportation network services at the time of the accident.
440.48(2) (2)Disclosures required regarding insurance coverage. A transportation network company shall disclose in writing to participating drivers all of the following before they are allowed to accept a request for transportation network services on the transportation network company's digital network:
440.48(2)(a) (a) The insurance coverage, including the types of coverage and the limits for each coverage, that the transportation network company provides while the participating driver uses a personal vehicle in connection with a transportation network company's digital network.
440.48(2)(b) (b) That the participating driver's own automobile insurance policy might not provide any coverage while the participating driver is logged on to the transportation network company's digital network and is available to receive transportation requests or is engaged in transportation network services depending on its terms.
440.48(3) (3)Insurer provisions.
440.48(3)(a) (a) Notwithstanding any coverage requirements under s. 632.32, an insurer that writes automobile insurance in this state may exclude any and all coverage afforded under a policy owner's insurance policy for any loss or injury that occurs while a participating driver is logged on to a transportation network company's digital network or is engaged in transportation network services. This right to exclude all coverage may apply to any coverage included in a motor vehicle insurance policy, including all of the following:
440.48(3)(a)1. 1. Liability coverage for bodily injury and property damage.
440.48(3)(a)2. 2. Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.
440.48(3)(a)3. 3. Medical payments coverage.
440.48(3)(a)4. 4. Comprehensive physical damage coverage.
440.48(3)(a)5. 5. Collision physical damage coverage.
440.48(3)(b)1.1. Exclusions under par. (a) shall apply notwithstanding any requirement under ch. 344. Nothing in this subsection implies or requires that a personal automobile insurance policy provide coverage while the driver is logged on to the transportation network company's digital network, while the driver is engaged in transportation network services, or while the driver otherwise uses a vehicle to transport passengers for compensation.
440.48(3)(b)2. 2. Nothing shall be deemed to preclude an insurer from providing coverage for the participating driver's vehicle, if the insurer so chooses to do so by contract or endorsement.
440.48(3)(c)1.1. Automobile insurers that exclude coverage as permitted in this subsection shall have no duty to defend or indemnify any claim expressly excluded. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to invalidate or limit an exclusion contained in a policy, including any policy in use, or approved for use, in this state before May 3, 2015, that excludes coverage for vehicles used to carry persons or property for a charge or available for hire by the public.
440.48(3)(c)2. 2. An automobile insurer that defends or indemnifies a claim against a participating driver that is excluded under the terms of its policy as permitted in this subsection shall have a right of contribution against other insurers that provide automobile insurance to the same driver in satisfaction of the coverage requirements of sub. (1) at the time of loss.
440.48(3)(d) (d) In a claims coverage investigation, transportation network companies and any insurer potentially providing coverage under sub. (1) shall cooperate to facilitate the exchange of relevant information with directly involved parties and any insurer of the participating driver if applicable, including the precise times that a participating driver logged on and off the transportation network company's digital network in the 12-hour period immediately preceding, and in the 12-hour period immediately following, the accident, and disclose to one another a clear description of the coverage, exclusions, and limits provided under any automobile insurance maintained under sub. (1).
440.48(3)(e) (e) If a transportation network company's insurer covers a claim under a policy's comprehensive or collision coverage, the insurer shall issue the payment for the claim to either of the following, as directed by the transportation network company:
440.48(3)(e)1. 1. Jointly to the owner of the personal vehicle and the primary lienholder.
440.48(3)(e)2. 2. Directly to the person repairing the personal vehicle in satisfaction of completion of repairs as payment in full.
440.48 History History: 2015 a. 16.
440.49 440.49 Disciplinary proceedings and actions.
440.49(1)(1)Investigations and hearings. Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the department may conduct investigations and hold hearings to determine whether a violation of this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter or a violation of any other law that substantially relates to the operation of a transportation network company or to transportation network services has occurred.
440.49(2) (2)Discipline. Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the department may reprimand a licensed company or deny, limit, suspend, or revoke a license granted under s. 440.415 if the department finds that an applicant for licensure or a licensed company has done any of the following:
440.49(2)(a) (a) Intentionally made a material misstatement in an application for a license or license renewal.
440.49(2)(b) (b) Advertised in a manner that is false or misleading.
440.49(2)(c) (c) Obtained or attempted to obtain compensation through fraud or deceit.
440.49(2)(d) (d) Violated this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter or violated any other law that substantially relates to the operation of a transportation network company or to transportation network services.
440.49(2)(e) (e) Failed to cooperate with the department, or failed to timely respond to a request for information by the department, in connection with an investigation under this section.
440.49(3) (3)Forfeitures. In addition to or in lieu of a reprimand or other action under sub. (2), the department may assess against a licensed company, for the violations enumerated under sub. (2), a forfeiture of not more than $1,000 for each separate offense.
440.49 History History: 2015 a. 16.
440.495 440.495 Penalties. Any person who violates this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter may be fined not more than $1,000.
440.495 History History: 2015 a. 16.
subch. V of ch. 440 SUBCHAPTER V
PEDDLERS; PRIVATE SCHOOLS
440.51 440.51 Statewide peddler's licenses for ex-soldiers. Any ex-soldier of the United States in any war, who has a 25 percent disability or more or has a cardiac disability recognized by the U.S. department of veterans affairs, and any person disabled to the extent of the loss of one arm or one leg or more or who has been declared blind as defined under Title XVI of the social security act, shall, upon presenting the department proof of these conditions, be granted a special statewide peddler's license without payment of any fee. The person must have been a bona fide resident of this state for at least 5 years preceding the application. While engaged in such business the person shall physically carry the license and the proof required for its issuance. A blind person shall also carry an identification photograph which is not more than 3 years old. A license issued under this section shall not entitle a blind person to peddle for hire for another person. A license issued under this section is permanent unless suspended or revoked by the department.
440.51 History History: 1977 c. 399; 1989 a. 56; 1991 a. 39; 2017 a. 59.
440.52 440.52 Private trade, correspondence, business, and technical schools.
440.52(1)(1)Definitions. In this section, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
440.52(1)(b) (b) “Course" means an organized unit of subject matter in which instruction is offered within a given period of time or that covers a specified amount of related subject matter.
440.52(1)(c) (c) “Course of instruction" means a series of classroom or correspondence courses having a unified purpose which lead to a diploma or degree or to an occupational or vocational objective.
440.52(1)(d) (d) “Person" means any individual, partnership, association, corporation, or limited liability company, or any combination of these.
440.52(1)(e) (e) “School" means any private trade, correspondence, business, or technical school, but does not include any of the following:
440.52(1)(e)1. 1. In-state schools that are exempt from taxation under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code and that either were incorporated in this state prior to January 1, 1992, or had their administrative headquarters and principal places of business in this state prior to 1970.
440.52(1)(e)2. 2. Schools that are supported mainly by taxes.
440.52(1)(e)3. 3. Schools of a parochial or denominational character offering courses having a sectarian objective.
440.52(1)(e)4. 4. Schools primarily offering instruction avocational or recreational in nature and not leading to a vocational objective.
440.52(1)(e)5. 5. Courses conducted by employers exclusively for their employees.
440.52(1)(e)6. 6. Schools, courses of instruction, and training programs that are approved or licensed and supervised by other state agencies and boards.
440.52(1)(e)7. 7. Schools approved by the department of public instruction for the training of teachers.
440.52(1)(e)8. 8. Schools accredited by accrediting agencies recognized by the department.
440.52(1)(e)9. 9. The distance education program of an eligible institution that has been authorized by the distance learning authorization board under s. 39.86 (3) (a) 1.
440.52(1)(e)10. 10. If the distance learning authorization board enters into an agreement under s. 39.86 (2) (a), a postsecondary institution to which all of the following apply:
440.52(1)(e)10.a. a. The institution does not have its principal campus in this state.
440.52(1)(e)10.b. b. The jurisdiction in which the institution has its principal campus has joined an agreement, as defined in s. 39.86 (1) (a), of which this state is a member or for which there is reciprocity with the agreement entered into by the distance learning authorization board under s. 39.86 (2) (a).
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 184 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on March 28, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after March 28, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 3-28-20)