The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
(f) 3. Notwithstanding pars. (a) to (c) and sub. (1) (a), with respect to equivalent classes of vehicles under s. 343.04 (1)
, the department shall treat an application for a commercial driver license submitted with a military commercial driver license and other related documentation the same as an application for that license submitted by a person holding a commercial driver license from another jurisdiction, with respect to equivalent classes of vehicles under s. 343.04 (1) except that the department shall require the applicant to take and pass the applicable knowledge tests, unless the applicant is exempt from, or eligible for a waiver of, these knowledge tests under 49 CFR 383
(1) This act first applies to applications for commercial driver licenses received by the department of transportation on the effective date of this subsection.