LRB-3966/1
EVM:jld&kjf
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
August 10, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Petrowski, Olsen, Moulton, Marklein
and Wanggaard, cosponsored by Representatives Spiros, Kulp, Mursau,
Tusler and VanderMeer. Referred to Committee on Transportation and
Veterans Affairs.
SB386,1,2 1An Act to amend 347.24 (2); and to create 347.30 (3) of the statutes; relating
2to:
lighting requirements for animal-drawn vehicles operated on highways.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, no animal-drawn vehicle may be operated on a highway
during hours of darkness unless the vehicle is equipped with at least one white light
visible from a distance of 500 feet ahead and two red lights visible from 500 feet to
the rear.
This bill requires that, in addition to the white headlight and the red rear lights,
such vehicles must be equipped with rear flashing yellow or amber strobe lights. The
bill also requires that the lights on an animal-drawn vehicle be illuminated during
periods of inclement weather.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB386,1 3Section 1. 347.24 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB386,2,64 347.24 (2) No person may operate on a highway during hours of darkness or
5during periods of inclement weather
a vehicle drawn by an animal unless the vehicle

1is equipped with at least one lighted lamp or lantern exhibiting a white light visible
2from a distance of 500 feet ahead and 2 lighted lamps or lanterns exhibiting red light
3lights and 2 yellow or amber strobe lights visible from a distance of 500 feet to the
4rear and. The red rear lights shall be mounted in such a manner as to indicate the
5extreme width of the vehicle. The yellow or amber strobe lights shall be mounted not
6more than 6 inches from the lateral extremities of the vehicle.
SB386,2 7Section 2. 347.30 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
SB386,2,158 347.30 (3) Notwithstanding sub. (2), on or after the effective date of this
9subsection .... [LRB inserts date], and before 6 months after the effective date of this
10subsection .... [LRB inserts date], if a person violates s. 347.24 (2) by operating on a
11highway during hours of darkness a vehicle that is drawn by an animal and that is
12not equipped with 2 yellow or amber strobe lights visible from a distance of 500 feet
13to the rear and mounted not more than 6 inches from the lateral extremities of the
14vehicle, a law enforcement officer shall issue the person a warning notice and may
15not issue a citation.
SB386,2,1616 (End)
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