2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
November 30, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Kapenga, Craig, Cowles, Feyen and
Nass, cosponsored by Representatives R. Brooks, Mason, Felzkowski,
Edming, Tittl, Duchow, E. Brooks, Hutton, Kooyenga, Kremer, Macco,
Murphy, Mursau, Neylon, Quinn, Skowronski, Steffen, Thiesfeldt, Young
and Zimmerman. Referred to Committee on Transportation and Veterans
SB605,1,2 1An Act to amend 218.0116 (1) (n); and to create 218.0121 (3m) (e) of the
2statutes; relating to: dealers of electric motor vehicles.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a motor vehicle dealer must be licensed by the Department
of Transportation. Also under current law, a manufacturer of motor vehicles may not
operate or control a motor vehicle dealership. Under this bill, a manufacturer that
manufactures only motor vehicles that are propelled solely by electric power may
engage in the business of a motor vehicle dealer.
For further information see the state 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:
SB605,1 3Section 1. 218.0116 (1) (n) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB605,1,54 218.0116 (1) (n) The selling of new motor vehicles for which the dealer is not
5franchised or otherwise authorized to sell.
SB605,2 6Section 2. 218.0121 (3m) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
1218.0121 (3m) (e) The ownership, operation, or control of a dealership by a
2manufacturer that manufacturers only motor vehicles that are propelled solely by
3electric power.
SB605,2,44 (End)