2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
May 15, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Cowles, Smith, Larson, Miller, Olsen,
Risser and Wirch, cosponsored by Representatives Sargent, Kitchens,
Anderson, Crowley, Fields, Gruszynski, Horlacher, Kulp, Mursau,
Neubauer, Ohnstad, Pope, Shankland, Sinicki, Skowronski, Spiros, Stubbs,
Subeck and Tusler. Referred to Committee on Natural Resources and
1An Act to amend
27.01 (9) (bn) (title); and to create
20.370 (1) (ed), 27.01 (6m) 2
and 27.01 (9) (bg) of the statutes;
relating to: fee waivers for state park vehicle
3admission receipts to pupils enrolled in grade 4 and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Natural Resources to waive the fee for an
annual vehicle admission receipt issued to the parent or guardian of a public or
private school pupil enrolled in grade four. The bill provides that a parent or
guardian of a qualifying pupil may receive the waiver only once in his or her lifetime
and DNR may issue a waiver only once for a household.
This bill also requires DNR to provide on its website an activity guide for state
parks, forests, recreation areas, and trails.
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:
20.370 (1) (ed) of the statutes is created to read:
(ed) Parks - general program operations.
From the general fund, a 2
sum sufficient equal to the amount of the annual vehicle admission receipt fees 3
waived under s. 27.01 (9) (bg), for the operation of state parks.
27.01 (6m) of the statutes is created to read:
27.01 (6m) Visitor activity guides for schools.
The department shall provide 6
on the department's Internet site a visitor activity guide for state parks, forests, 7
recreation areas, and trails.
27.01 (9) (bg) of the statutes is created to read:
(bg) Annual vehicle admission receipt fee waiver; school children.
Except as provided under subd. 2., the department shall waive the fee, including the 11
issuing fee, imposed under sub. (7) for an annual vehicle admission receipt for any 12
vehicle, except a motor bus, that has Wisconsin registration plates and that is owned 13
by a person who produces evidence that he or she is the parent or guardian of a public 14
or private school pupil who on January 1 of the year for which the vehicle admission 15
receipt is issued is enrolled in grade 4.
2. A parent or guardian of a pupil enrolled in grade 4 may receive only one fee 17
waiver under this paragraph in his or her lifetime. If a parent or guardian receives 18
a fee waiver under this paragraph, the department may not waive the fee under this 19
paragraph for any other member of the parent's or guardian's household.
27.01 (9) (bn) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
(bn) (title) Annual vehicle admission receipt fee waiver; service