2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
November 14, 2013 - Offered by Representatives Ripp and Bernard Schaber.
AB173-ASA1,1,7 1An Act to repeal 25.40 (1) (a) 13m. and 341.14 (6r) (fm) 5.; to renumber and
20.395 (5) (cj); to amend 227.43 (1) (bg), 341.14 (6r) (b) 3., 341.14 (6r)
3(fm) 2. b. and 341.14 (6r) (fm) 4.; to repeal and recreate 341.14 (6r) (fm) 2. a.;
4and to create 20.395 (5) (ei), 25.40 (1) (a) 32., 341.14 (6r) (fm) 2. d., 341.14 (6r)
5(fm) 3g. and 341.14 (6r) (fm) 8. of the statutes; relating to: special
6distinguishing registration plates issued by the Department of Transportation
7and making appropriations.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB173-ASA1,1 8Section 1. 20.395 (5) (cj) of the statutes is renumbered 20.395 (5) (eq) and
9amended to read:
AB173-ASA1,2,310 20.395 (5) (eq) Vehicle registration, special group plates, state funds. From the
11general fund, all
All moneys deposited received under s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 3. and (fm)

12., for the purpose of producing and issuing special group plates under s. 341.14 (6r)
2(fm) and making returning payments from denied applications under s. 341.14 (6r)
3(fm) 2.
AB173-ASA1,2 4Section 2. 20.395 (5) (ei) of the statutes is created to read:
AB173-ASA1,2,85 20.395 (5) (ei) Payments resulting from the issuance of certain special plates.
6From the general fund, all moneys from voluntary payments received under s. 341.14
7(6r) (fm) 8. a. for payments to authorized special groups or for gifts to state agencies
8as provided in s. 341.14 (6r) (fm) 8. b.
AB173-ASA1,3 9Section 3. 25.40 (1) (a) 13m. of the statutes is repealed.
AB173-ASA1,4 10Section 4. 25.40 (1) (a) 32. of the statutes is created to read:
AB173-ASA1,2,1311 25.40 (1) (a) 32. Moneys received under s. 341.14 (6r) (fm) 8. a. that are
12deposited into the general fund and credited to the appropriation account under s.
1320.395 (5) (ei).
AB173-ASA1,5 14Section 5. 227.43 (1) (bg) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB173-ASA1,2,2115 227.43 (1) (bg) Assign a hearing examiner to preside over any hearing or review
16under ss. 84.30 (18), 84.305, 84.31 (6) (a), 85.013 (1), 86.073 (3), 86.16 (5), 86.195 (9)
17(b), 86.32 (1), 101.935 (2) (b), 101.951 (7) (a) and (b), 114.134 (4) (b), 114.135 (9),
18114.20 (19), 175.05 (4) (b), 194.145 (1), 194.46, 218.0114 (7) (d) and (12) (b), 218.0116
19(2), (4), (7) (a), (8) (a) and (10), 218.0131 (3), 218.11 (7) (a) and (b), 218.22 (4) (a) and
20(b), 218.32 (4) (a) and (b), 218.41 (4), 218.51 (5) (a) and (b), 341.09 (2m) (d), 341.14
21(6r) (fm),
342.26, 343.69, and 348.25 (9).
AB173-ASA1,6 22Section 6. 341.14 (6r) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB173-ASA1,3,223 341.14 (6r) (b) 3. An additional fee of $15 shall be charged for the issuance or
24reissuance of a plate issued for a special group designated by the department under
25par. (fm). The department shall deposit in the general fund and credit to the

1appropriation account under s. 20.395 (5) (cj) (eq) all fees collected under this
AB173-ASA1,7 3Section 7. 341.14 (6r) (fm) 2. a. of the statutes is repealed and recreated to
AB173-ASA1,3,125 341.14 (6r) (fm) 2. a. A payment to the department of $9,000 for the
6department's initial costs of production of special plates associated with the group
7making application under this paragraph. This payment may not be applied to, and
8is in addition to, any applicable registration fee and any voluntary payment under
9subd. 8. a. The department shall return this payment to the authorized special group
10making the application if the application is denied. All moneys received by the
11department under this subd. 2. a. shall be credited to the appropriation under s.
1220.395 (5) (eq).
AB173-ASA1,8 13Section 8. 341.14 (6r) (fm) 2. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB173-ASA1,3,2114 341.14 (6r) (fm) 2. b. A certification by the group or organization that any
15approvals required for use of any logo, trademark, trade name, or other commercial
16symbol related to the group or organization have been obtained and that the group
17or organization shall be responsible for any licensing fees related to the word or
18words or the symbol on special group plates for the group or organization. Upon
19discovering that any approval provided by the applicant under this subd. 2. b. has
20been revoked or withdrawn, the department may cease issuing special plates for the
21applicable authorized special group under this paragraph.
AB173-ASA1,9 22Section 9. 341.14 (6r) (fm) 2. d. of the statutes is created to read:
AB173-ASA1,3,2523 341.14 (6r) (fm) 2. d. If the applicant seeks issuance of special plates that
24provide moneys to the authorized special group or gifts to a state agency, a statement
25to this effect and identification of the intended recipient of these gifts.
1Section 10. 341.14 (6r) (fm) 3g. of the statutes is created to read:
AB173-ASA1,4,112 341.14 (6r) (fm) 3g. Upon approval of an application under this paragraph and
3the department's receipt of the payment under subd. 2. a., the department shall
4commence any development work necessary for issuance of the special plates and
5shall complete the development work within one year of its commencement. The
6development work under this subdivision shall be funded only from the
7appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (eq). The department shall specify the design for
8special plates issued under this paragraph subject to approval by the authorized
9special group. The special plates for each authorized special group shall be
10distinguishable from the special plates of any other authorized special group and the
11design shall cover the entire plate.
AB173-ASA1,11 12Section 11. 341.14 (6r) (fm) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB173-ASA1,4,1713 341.14 (6r) (fm) 4. If the application for designation as an authorized special
14group is denied, the department shall promptly return the application to the group
15or organization, together with a notice stating the reason for the denial. All decisions
16of the department with respect to applications under this paragraph shall be final
17and not
are subject to judicial review under ch. 227.
AB173-ASA1,12 18Section 12. 341.14 (6r) (fm) 5. of the statutes is repealed.
AB173-ASA1,13 19Section 13. 341.14 (6r) (fm) 8. of the statutes is created to read:
AB173-ASA1,5,920 341.14 (6r) (fm) 8. a. An authorized special group may, as provided in subd. 2.
21d., be, or designate a state agency as, the recipient for voluntary payments collected
22by the department in connection with the initial issuance or renewal of special plates
23associated with the authorized special group. With each initial issuance or renewal,
24the voluntary payment shall be $25 for special plates issued or renewed on an annual
25basis and $50 for special plates issued or renewed on a biennial basis except that, if

1the plate is issued or renewed during the 2nd year of a biennial registration period,
2the voluntary payment for that year shall be $25. This voluntary payment is in
3addition to any fee collected by the department. If an authorized special group
4included a statement under subd. 2. d. in its application, no plate may be issued for
5the authorized special group unless the voluntary payment is collected. All moneys
6received under this subd. 8. a. shall be deposited into the general fund and credited
7to the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (ei). To the extent permitted under ch. 71,
8the voluntary payment under this subd. 8. a. is deductible as a charitable
9contribution for purposes of the taxes under ch. 71.
AB173-ASA1,5,1310 b. Subject to subd. 8. c., if the department collects voluntary payments under
11subd. 8. a., the department shall, from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (ei),
12make payments of all such moneys collected to the authorized special groups or
13designated state agency.
AB173-ASA1,5,1714 c. The department shall cease collecting voluntary payments under subd. 8. a.
15if the department has knowledge that the recipient of these moneys has dissolved,
16become insolvent, filed a petition for bankruptcy, or expended moneys forwarded to
17the recipient under subd. 8. b. for activities prohibited under subd. 8. d.
AB173-ASA1,5,2118 d. No recipient may expend moneys received under subd. 8. b. to influence
19legislation, except as provided under section 501 (h) of the Internal Revenue Code,
20or to participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition
21to, any candidate for public office, including publishing or distributing statements.
AB173-ASA1,14 22Section 14. Effective date.
AB173-ASA1,5,2423 (1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 7th month beginning after