Date of enactment: November 12, 2009
2009 Senate Bill 158 Date of publication*: November 25, 2009
* 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 amend 346.46 (3) of the statutes; relating to: vehicle stops at railroad crossings.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
65,1 Section 1. 346.46 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
346.46 (3) Every operator of a vehicle approaching an official stop sign at a railroad crossing shall, before proceeding on or over such crossing, stop the vehicle immediately before crossing a clearly marked stop line. If there is no clearly marked stop line, the operator shall stop the vehicle not less than 10 15 nor more than 30 50 feet from the nearest rail.
65,2 Section 2. 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.
65,3 Section 3. Effective date.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 4th month beginning after publication.