2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
February 2, 2012 - Introduced by Representatives Billings, Doyle, Krug, Clark,
Steinbrink, Sinicki, Berceau, Spanbauer, Staskunas, Brooks, Vruwink,
Pope-Roberts, Tranel, Thiesfeldt, Pasch and Bernard Schaber,
cosponsored by Senators Shilling, Holperin, Lassa, Taylor and Schultz.
Referred to Committee on Transportation.
1An Act to renumber and amend
84.106 (1); and to create
84.106 (1g) of the 2
statutes; relating to: designation of highways as scenic byways.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Department of Transportation (DOT) must develop,
implement, and administer a program to designate highways that have outstanding
scenic, historic, cultural, natural, recreational, or archaeological qualities as scenic
byways. DOT must promulgate rules, consistent with federal law, for its scenic
This bill clarifies that DOT may designate local highways as scenic byways
under this program.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB518, s. 1
84.106 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 84.106 (1m) and amended 4
84.106 (1m) Designation.
The department shall develop, implement,
administer a program to designate highways, as defined in s. 340.01 (22),
or portions 7
of highways in this state, including, notwithstanding sub. (2), state trunk highways,
1connecting highways, and local highways,
that have outstanding scenic, historic, 2
cultural, natural, recreational,
or archeological archaeological
qualities as scenic 3
byways. The department may seek designation by the federal government of a 4
highway designated as a scenic byway under this section as a national scenic byway 5
or as an All-American Road.
AB518, s. 2
84.106 (1g) of the statutes is created to read:
84.106 (1g) Definitions.
In this section:
(a) "Connecting highway" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (9).
(b) "Highway" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (22).
(c) "Local highways" has the meaning given in s. 86.31 (1) (c) for "local roads."
(d) "State trunk highway" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (60).