2005 WISCONSIN ACT 239
An Act to create 84.04 (4) of the statutes; relating to: the display of POW/MIA flags at certain Department of Transportation rest areas.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
84.04 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
84.04 (4) (a) At each rest area constructed and maintained by the department along an interstate highway designated under s. 84.29 (2), the department shall, subject to pars. (b) and (c), permanently display a POW/MIA flag on an outdoor flagpole.
(b) If a rest area described in par. (a) has fewer than 2 outdoor flagpoles, the department may display a POW/MIA flag at a suitable location indoors or, if the department determines after consultation with at least 2 of the state's veterans organizations that no suitable location indoors exists for the display of a POW/MIA flag, the department may display a poster or literature or both relating to the POW/MIA flag at a suitable location indoors in lieu of displaying the flag.
(c) Upon receipt of sufficient contributions, including in-kind contributions, from interested parties, including any county, city, village, or town, to cover the costs of displaying POW/MIA flags or posters or literature as specified in pars. (a) and (b), the department shall display the flags or posters or literature. No state funds, other than from the receipt of contributions under this paragraph, may be expended for the display of the flags or posters or literature.
(d) If a rest area described in par. (a) has fewer than 2 outdoor flagpoles, any facilities improvement project at the rest area commenced after the effective date of this paragraph .... [revisor inserts date], shall include installation of outdoor flagpoles so that the rest area has at least 2 outdoor flagpoles.