2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 20, 2020 - Introduced by Senators Bernier, Marklein, Bewley and
Shilling, cosponsored by Representatives Pronschinske, Oldenburg,
Billings, Edming, Felzkowski, Horlacher, Kurtz, Magnafici, Mursau,
Novak, Skowronski, Stafsholt, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Tusler and
VanderMeer. Referred to Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
1An Act to create
192.32 (1) (c) of the statutes; relating to: pedestrians crossing
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, with certain exceptions, no person may enter or remain on
railroad tracks. The prohibition does not apply to the use of public highways or to
a person driving across a railroad from one part of the person's land to another,
among other things.
This bill provides that the prohibition on entering or remaining on railroad
tracks does not apply to a person walking directly across the tracks or right-of-way
of a railroad.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
192.32 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) To prevent any person from walking directly across the tracks or 5
right-of-way of any railroad.