2003 WISCONSIN ACT 311
An Act to amend 16.045 (title) and 16.045 (4) and (5); and to create 16.045 (1) (e) of the statutes; relating to: use of hybrid-electric vehicles by state officers and employees and residents of this state.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
16.045 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.045 (title) Storage and use of gasohol and Gasohol, alternative fuels, and hybrid-electric vehicles.
16.045 (1) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
16.045 (1) (e) "Hybrid-electric vehicle" means a vehicle that has a chemically fueled internal combustion engine which is capable of operating on gasoline, one or more alternative fuels, or diesel fuel, or by means of a gas turbine, and is also equipped with an electric motor and an energy storage device.
16.045 (4) and (5) of the statutes are amended to read:
16.045 (4) The department shall require all state employees to utilize hybrid-electric vehicles or vehicles that operate on gasohol or alternative fuel for the operation of all state-owned or state-leased motor vehicles whenever such utilization is feasible. However, the department shall not lease or purchase any hybrid-electric vehicle, or authorize the lease or purchase of any hybrid-electric vehicle, unless the manufacturer certifies to the department that final assembly of the vehicle occurred in the United States.
(5) The department shall encourage distribution of gasohol and alternative fuels and usage of hybrid-electric vehicles or vehicles that operate on gasohol and or alternative fuels by officers and employees who use personal motor vehicles on state business and by residents of this state generally. The department shall report to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3) concerning distribution of gasohol and alternative fuels and usage of hybrid-electric vehicles and vehicles that operate on gasohol and or alternative fuels in this state, no later than April 30 of each year.