Date of enactment: February 4, 2010
2009 Assembly Bill 177 Date of publication*: February 18, 2010
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2007-08 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
An Act to repeal 343.31 (1) (hm); and to amend 343.30 (1g) (b) of the statutes; relating to: operating a motor vehicle while suspended, revoked, or disqualified.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
102,1 Section 1. 343.30 (1g) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
343.30 (1g) (b) A court shall may revoke a person's operating privilege upon the person's conviction for violating s. 343.44 (1) (a), (b), or (d) or a local ordinance in conformity therewith if the person has been convicted of 3 or more prior violations of s. 343.44 (1) (a), (b), or (d), or similar violations under s. 343.44 (1), 1997 stats., or a local ordinance in conformity therewith, within the 5-year period preceding the violation. The Any revocation under this paragraph shall be for a period of 6 months, unless the court orders a period of revocation of less than 6 months and places its reasons for ordering the lesser period of revocation on the record.
102,2 Section 2. 343.31 (1) (hm) of the statutes is repealed.
102,3 Section 3. Initial applicability.
(1) This act first applies to violations committed on the effective date of this subsection, but does not preclude the counting of other violations as prior violations for purposes of sentencing a person.
102,4 Section 4. Effective date.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 3rd month beginning after publication.