2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
May 6, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Zimmerman, Kulp, Brandtjen,
Kuglitsch, Spiros and Knodl, cosponsored by Senators Kooyenga and Olsen.
Referred to Committee on Transportation.
AB197,1,2 1An Act to create 343.61 (4) (bm) of the statutes; relating to: driver school offices
2in private residences.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under this bill, if the Department of Transportation establishes requirements
relating to driver school offices located in residences, DOT may not apply those
requirements to offices to which students and members of the public have no access.
Under current law, DOT licenses driver schools. Applicants for the license must
identify the “driver school office,” the location at which the driver school business is
conducted. This may be a different location than the “driver school classroom,” the
location at which driver training is conducted. Current rules promulgated by DOT
prohibit a driver school office being located at a residence unless the office is
separated from the residence by a wall or partition and is accessible from outside the
residence with a direct entrance.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB197,1 3Section 1. 343.61 (4) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
AB197,2,24 343.61 (4) (bm) If the department establishes requirements relating to driver
5school offices located in residences, the department may not apply those

1requirements to driver school offices in residences to which students and members
2of the public have no access.
AB197,2 3Section 2. Initial applicability.
AB197,2,54 (1) This act first applies to an application for a driver school license received
5by the department of transportation on the effective date of this subsection.
AB197,2,66 (End)