1995 WISCONSIN ACT 47
An Act to amend 16.82 (5) of the statutes; relating to: participation by nonstate employes as drivers of van pools operated by the department of administration.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
16.82 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.82 (5) Shall develop and implement a comprehensive group transportation program for state employes, in cooperation with all agencies, as defined in s. 16.52 (7), and shall promote and encourage participation in the group transportation program. The program may include car pooling and van pooling service. In addition, the department shall promote and encourage alternate means of transportation for state, municipal and federal employes and persons in the private sector including but not limited to mass transit and bicycle commuting. The department may provide contract group transportation of state employes from designated pickup points to work sites and return in the absence of convenient and public scheduled transportation. Any driver of a van that is utilized by the department for a van pool shall have completed a driver safety training course approved by the department. Nonstate employes may be permitted to participate in van pools as passengers when necessary in order to provide viable van pool service for state employes. Group transportation shall be provided for a fee which recovers the full cost of administration, maintenance, operation, insurance and depreciation of the group transportation program, plus interest for general purpose revenues utilized for the program, except as provided in s. 16.843 (2) (bm). The department shall calculate interest recoverable under this subsection by applying the average earnings rate of the state investment fund for each quarter to the average general purpose revenues utilized under s. 20.903 (2) (b) from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (1) (im) for group transportation purposes in the same quarter. No less often than annually, the department shall assess the interest payable under this subsection as of the most recently completed quarter and shall deposit the amounts collected into the general fund. No person is deemed to be in the course of employment while utilizing group transportation.