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2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
September 15, 2011 - Introduced by Representatives Petrowski, Endsley,
Ballweg, Brooks, Mursau, A. Ott, Ripp
and Spanbauer, cosponsored by
Senators Lazich, Galloway, Lasee and Lassa. Referred to Committee on
Transportation.
AB254,1,3 1An Act to repeal 348.07 (2) (c); and to amend 194.32 and 348.07 (1) of the
2statutes; relating to: the maximum permissible length of single vehicles
3operated on a highway without an overlength permit.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, with limited exceptions, no person may operate on a
highway any single vehicle with an overall length in excess of 40 feet or any
combination of two vehicles with an overall length in excess of 65 feet, unless the
person has a permit to exceed these lengths.
This bill increases, from 40 feet to 45 feet, the maximum overall length of a
single vehicle that may be operated on a highway without an overlength permit.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB254, s. 1 4Section 1. 194.32 of the statutes is amended to read:
AB254,2,10 5194.32 Buses, restrictions. No common motor carrier of passengers shall
6operate any passenger-carrying bus over any public highway of this state with any

1trailer or semitrailer attached except for an articulated bus as defined in s. 340.01
2(2m). Except for an articulated bus as defined in s. 340.01 (2m) which may be 65 feet
3in length, no interurban motor bus which exceeds 40 45 feet in length or 8 feet 6
4inches in width or is of a double-decked open-roof design shall be operated upon the
5public highways under the authority of this chapter. As used in this section an
6interurban motor bus is deemed to be of a "double-decked open-roof design" when
7passengers are carried therein on an upper level throughout the length of the bus
8over passengers on a lower level throughout the length of the bus and the bus roof
9does not extend throughout the length of the bus or is not permanently enclosed with
10rigid construction.
AB254, s. 2 11Section 2. 348.07 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB254,2,1512 348.07 (1) No person, without a permit therefor, may operate on a highway any
13single vehicle with an overall length in excess of 40 45 feet or any combination of 2
14vehicles with an overall length in excess of 65 feet, except as otherwise provided in
15subs. (2) and (2a).
AB254, s. 3 16Section 3. 348.07 (2) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
AB254, s. 4 17Section 4. Initial applicability.
AB254,2,2018 (1) This act first applies to violations committed on the effective date of this
19subsection, but does not preclude the counting of other violations as prior violations
20for purposes of sentencing a person.
AB254, s. 5 21Section 5. Effective date.
AB254,2,2322 (1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 7th month beginning after
23publication.
AB254,2,2424 (End)
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