Date of enactment: March 3, 2020
2019 Senate Bill 768   Date of publication*: March 4, 2020
* 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 285.30 (5) (c); and to create 285.30 (5) (m) of the statutes; relating to: exempting autocycles from emission inspections and providing registration plates to autocycles previously registered as motorcycles.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
173,1 Section 1. 285.30 (5) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
285.30 (5) (c) A motor vehicle exempt from registration under s. 341.05, except that a motor vehicle owned by the United States is not exempt unless it comes under par. (a), (b), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (j), or (k), or (m).
173,2 Section 2. 285.30 (5) (m) of the statutes is created to read:
285.30 (5) (m) An autocycle, as defined in s. 340.01 (3m).
173,3m Section 3m. Nonstatutory provisions.
(1) (a) In this subsection, “autocycle” means a motor vehicle that has 3 wheels in contact with the ground, is designed with seating that does not require operators or any occupants to straddle or sit astride it, has a steering wheel, and is originally manufactured to meet federal motor vehicle safety standards for motorcycles under 49 CFR part 571.
(b) The department of transportation shall issue an autocycle registration plate to any individual who applies for a motorcycle registration for an autocycle prior to April 30, 2020, and who requests an autocycle plate.
(c) The department of transportation shall notify an individual receiving an autocycle plate under par. (b) that the individual is required to destroy the motorcycle plate previously issued for the autocycle.
(d) The department of transportation may not charge a fee for the issuance of an autocycle plate under par. (b) other than a fee for counter services.
(e) This subsection does not apply after April 30, 2021.