2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
December 7, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Wanggaard, Miller, Hansen, Olsen,
Vinehout and Bewley, cosponsored by Representatives Pope,
Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, Brandtjen, Berceau, Sargent, Crowley, Spiros,
Ohnstad, Horlacher, Considine, Kitchens, Hesselbein and Krug. Referred
to Committee on Transportation and Veterans Affairs.
1An Act to amend
342.14 (3) of the statutes; relating to: the certificate of title
2for a vehicle that is transferred to a spouse upon the death of the owner.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Department of Transportation issues a certificate of title
to a new owner of a vehicle after ownership of the vehicle is transferred. The new
owner pays a $62 fee for a certificate of title after a transfer and a $7.50 supplemental
title fee, except that a surviving spouse or domestic partner need not pay the
supplemental title fee if the vehicle is being transferred upon the death of his or her
spouse or domestic partner.
Under this bill, the fee for a certificate of title after a transfer is waived when
a vehicle is transferred upon a person's death to his or her spouse.
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:
342.14 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
For a certificate of title after a transfer, $62, by the owner of the 5
vehicle, except that this fee shall be waived with respect to an application for transfer
6of a decedent's interest in a vehicle to his or her surviving spouse under ch. 770
(1) This act first applies to an application for a certificate of title received by 3
the department of transportation on the effective date of this subsection.