343.67 of the statutes is repealed.
343.675 of the statutes is repealed.
343.68 of the statutes is repealed.
343.69 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
343.69 (title) Hearings on license denials
and, cancellations, restrictions, suspensions, and revocations, and progressive enforcement action.
343.69 of the statutes is renumbered 343.69 (1) and amended to read:
343.69 (1) Before If the department denies an application for original issuance or renewal of a driver school license or instructor's license, or revokes
, suspends, cancels, or restricts any such license, the department shall notify the applicant or licensee in writing of the pending action and that the division of hearings and appeals will hold a hearing on the pending denial or revocation. The division of hearings and appeals shall send by sending notice of the hearing
action by registered or certified mail to the last-known address of the licensee or applicant, at least 10 days prior to the date of the hearing. Any person who is aggrieved by a decision of the department under this subsection may, within 10 days after the date of receiving notice of the department's action, request review of the action by the division of hearings and appeals in the department of administration under ch. 227. This section subsection does not apply to denials, cancellations, restrictions, suspensions, or revocations of licenses under s. 343.665 or 343.675 343.66 (2) or (3).
343.69 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
343.69 (2) The department shall establish by rule a system of progressive enforcement action taken against licensees for violations of this subchapter or rules promulgated under this subchapter. This system shall include a procedure for addressing consumer complaints and taking action against licensees when such complaints are found to be substantiated.
343.70 (title) of the statutes is repealed.
343.70 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 343.61 (3) (e) and amended to read:
343.61 (3) (e) If any driver school or instructor's license is lost, it shall be reissued by the department upon application therefor accompanied by shall issue a replacement upon receipt of a completed application, satisfactory proof of eligibility, satisfactory proof of loss, and a fee of $1 established by the department by rule.
343.70 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 343.66 (4) and amended to read:
343.66 (4) If a driver school or instructor's license is suspended or revoked, canceled, or suspended, the licensee shall surrender all driver school and instructor licenses to the department and no portion of the
any license fee shall be refunded.
343.71 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
343.71 (title) Driver schools to maintain school records, curriculum, and operations.
343.71 (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 343.71 (1m) (intro.) and amended to read:
343.71 (1m) (intro.) Every licensed driver school shall maintain all of the following records:
343.71 (1) of the statutes is repealed.
343.71 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 343.71 (1m) (a) and amended to read:
343.71 (1m) (a) A record showing the date, type, and duration of, and the name and address of each person receiving, all lessons, lectures, tutoring, instructions or other services relating to instructions in the operation of motor vehicles, and this record shall include the name of the instructor giving such lessons or instructions and identification of the vehicle in which any road driving skills lesson is given, including type of transmission;
343.71 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 343.71 (1m) (b) and amended to read:
343.71 (1m) (b) A file containing a duplicate copy of every agreement entered into between the school and every person given lessons, lectures, instructions or other services relating to instructions in the operation of motor vehicles required under this paragraph. No person shall be given driver school or instructor may provide lessons, lectures, tutoring or other services relating to instructions in the operation of motor vehicles until unless a written agreement in a form approved by the department has been executed by both the school and either the student if the student is at least 18 years of age or, if the student is under 18 years of age, the student's parent or legal guardian. The student shall be given driver school shall give the student, or the parent or guardian if the student is under 18 years of age, the original, while the school agreement and shall retain and preserve the carbon a duplicate thereof copy of the agreement.
343.71 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
343.71 (5) A driver school shall notify the department of the name and address of each person who is under the age of 18 years at the commencement of a course in driver training and who fails to satisfactorily complete the course.
343.72 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
343.72 (1) No licensee may agree to give refresher lessons, unless the student states that he or she has had previous driving experience operating a motor vehicle.
343.72 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 343.71 (2m) and amended to read:
343.71 (2m) No licensee shall may agree to give unlimited driver's driver lessons, nor represent or agree, orally or in writing or as a part of an inducement to sign any agreement, to give instructions until the student obtains an operator's license is obtained.
343.72 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 343.71 (3m) and amended to read:
343.71 (3m) No agreement shall
may contain a "no refund" clause, but may contain the following: "The school will not refund any tuition or part of tuition if the school is ready, willing and able to fulfill its part of the agreement".
343.72 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 343.71 (4).
343.72 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 343.61 (4) (b) and amended to read:
343.61 (4) (b) The licensee shall have a specific place of business described location of each driver school office shall be identified in the license. No
Except as provided by the department by rule, no licensee shall
may establish its headquarters any driver school office within 1,500 feet of a department office where operator's licenses are issued, nor within 1,500 feet of any headquarters where official road driving skills tests are given, and locations shall be filed with the department as part of the license application. Any change in address of any driver school office or driver school classroom must be reported to and approved by the department. A driver school may maintain driver school classrooms at locations other than the driver school office.
343.72 (5m) of the statutes is created to read:
343.72 (5m) No driver school may represent that completion of a course of instruction will guarantee that the student will pass the driving skills test administered by the department. A driver school may only represent by means of a certificate of completion that the student has satisfactorily completed the required course.
343.72 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
343.72 (6) All licensees must ascertain from state license examiners the route over which road tests are given, and no licensee may instruct in those areas, except that driver schools may operate on a division of motor vehicle skills test route if comparable training location opportunities are not otherwise available in the locale.
343.72 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
343.72 (7) Licensees shall may not publish, advertise, or intimate create the impression that a license is guaranteed or assured. The display of a sign such as "License Secured Here" is forbidden.
343.72 (8) of the statutes is repealed.
343.72 (9) of the statutes is renumbered 343.61 (4) (c) and amended to read:
343.61 (4) (c) Except as provided by sub. (8), the The use of the word "Wisconsin", or "State" or the name of the city in which the school is located, in any sign, firm name or other medium of advertising is prohibited.
343.72 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
343.72 (10) All driver training cars used by the school must be identified by a sign on the rear of the vehicle visible to other vehicles from behind stating that it the vehicle is a driver school vehicle.
343.72 (11) of the statutes is amended to read:
343.72 (11) All driver training cars
vehicles must be registered with the department with a brief description of each, including the make, model, and registration number, and type of transmission shall be kept in safe working condition, as established by the department by rule. The department may promulgate rules authorizing the department to place any driver training vehicle out of service for a vehicle equipment violation or for failure to file with the department proof of insurance for the vehicle.
343.72 (12) of the statutes is amended to read:
343.72 (12) All driver training cars
vehicles shall be equipped with approved dual controls so that the instructor can stop the car vehicle promptly. The department may inspect these cars vehicles at its discretion. After initial inspection of any driver training vehicle by the department, a driver school may, as provided by rule, certify to the department the condition of any driver training vehicle of a model year not more than 3 years old.
343.73 of the statutes is amended to read:
343.73 Penalty. Any person who violates ss. 343.60 to 343.72 may be fined required to forfeit not less than $25 $100 nor more than $100 or imprisoned not more than 30 days $200 for each offense.
(1) This act first applies to licenses issued or renewed, actions taken by the department of transportation against licenses, agreements entered into, and requests for review or hearing made, on the effective date of this subsection.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 4th month beginning after publication.