Date of enactment: March 30, 2016
2015 Assembly Bill 201   Date of publication*: March 31, 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 amend 346.67 (1) (intro.) and 346.67 (1) (c); and to create 346.67 (3) of the statutes; relating to: the duty to stop at the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
319,1 Section 1. 346.67 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
346.67 (1) (intro.) The operator of any a vehicle involved in an accident resulting shall reasonably investigate what was struck and if the operator knows or has reason to know that the accident resulted in injury to or death of any a person or in damage to a vehicle which that is driven or attended by any a person, the operator shall immediately stop such the vehicle at the scene of the accident or he or she is operating as close thereto to the scene of the accident as possible but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of the accident until the operator has fulfilled done all of the following requirements:
319,2 Section 2. 346.67 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
346.67 (1) (c) The operator shall render reasonable assistance to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance the accident, including the carrying transporting, or the making of arrangements for the carrying, of such to transport the person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that such medical or surgical treatment is necessary or if such carrying is requested by the injured person.
319,3 Section 3. 346.67 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
346.67 (3) A prosecutor is not required to allege or prove that an operator knew that he or she collided with a person or a vehicle driven or attended by a person in a prosecution under this section.
319,4 Section 4. Initial applicability.
(1) This act first applies to violations committed on the effective date of this subsection.