Date of enactment: March 1, 2016
2015 Senate Bill 408   Date of publication*: March 2, 2016
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: 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."
An Act to renumber and amend 343.15 (2) (b); and to create 343.15 (2) (b) 1. and 2. of the statutes; relating to: the liability of an adult sponsor of a minor applicant for a motor vehicle operator's license.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
202,1 Section 1. 343.15 (2) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 343.15 (2) (b) (intro.) and amended to read:
343.15 (2) (b) (intro.) Any negligence or willful misconduct of a person under the age of 18 years when operating a motor vehicle upon the highways is imputed to the parents where both have custody and either parent signed as sponsor, otherwise, it is imputed to the adult sponsor who signed the application for such person's license. The parents or the adult sponsor is jointly and severally liable with such operator for any damages caused by such negligent or willful misconduct. The liability imputed under this paragraph is limited to a maximum total of the higher of the following:
202,2 Section 2. 343.15 (2) (b) 1. and 2. of the statutes are created to read:
343.15 (2) (b) 1. $300,000 for all parents or adult sponsors to all parties arising from any one accident.
2. The limits of any insurance coverage provided to the minor under the parent's or adult sponsor's applicable insurance policies.
202,3 Section 3. Initial applicability.
(1) This act first applies to accidents occurring on the effective date of this subsection.