2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
November 20, 2017 - Introduced by Senator Moulton, cosponsored by
Representatives Bernier, Kulp, Ballweg, Kremer, Spiros, E. Brooks,
Summerfield, Krug and Tusler. Referred to Committee on Transportation
and Veterans Affairs.
1An Act to create
86.19 (1w), 347.453 and 347.50 (2e) of the statutes;
2to: limitation on animal-drawn vehicles and providing a penalty.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill prohibits a person from operating on a highway any animal-drawn
vehicle that is drawn by an animal wearing horseshoes that will injure the highway.
The bill also authorizes counties and municipalities to enact ordinances to prohibit
the operation of any vehicle that is drawn by an animal wearing a horseshoe with a
spike or protuberance that extends more than one-quarter inch beyond the surface
of the horseshoe during the months of April to October. The bill provides that the
prohibition is enforceable only if the county or municipality erects a sign on each
highway under its jurisdiction that crosses its territorial boundary notifying vehicle
operators of the prohibition. The bill provides that a person violating these
provisions may be required to forfeit $25 for a second offense and $50 for a third or
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:
86.19 (1w) of the statutes is created to read:
Notwithstanding sub. (1), the authorities charged with the 2
maintenance of a highway may erect and maintain signs indicating the limitation 3
on the operation of animal-drawn vehicles as provided in s. 347.453 (2).
347.453 of the statutes is created to read:
5347.453 Animals drawing vehicles. (1)
No person may operate on a 6
highway any animal-drawn vehicle if the vehicle is drawn by an animal wearing 7
horseshoes made of a material that will injure the highway.
(a) A county or municipality may by ordinance prohibit, from April 1 to 9
October 31 of each year, the operation on a highway of any vehicle drawn by an 10
animal wearing a horseshoe with a spike or other protuberance that extends more 11
than one-quarter inch beyond the surface of the horseshoe.
(b) A county or municipal ordinance enacted under par. (a) is enforceable only 13
if the county or municipality erects a sign on each highway under its jurisdiction that 14
crosses its territorial boundary notifying vehicle operators of the prohibition 15
provided by the ordinance.
347.50 (2e) of the statutes is created to read:
Any person violating s. 347.453 may be required to forfeit $25 for 18
a 2nd offense and $50 for a 3rd or subsequent offense.