Date of enactment: March 18, 2022
2021 Senate Bill 969   Date of publication*: March 19, 2022
* 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 86.19 (1); and to create 86.19 (1o) of the statutes; relating to: authorizing Purple Heart Reservation highway signs on the Oneida Reservation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
202,1 Section 1. 86.19 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
86.19 (1) Except as provided in sub. (1m) or, (1n), or (1o) or s. 84.01 (30) (g), no sign shall be placed within the limits of any street or highway except such as are necessary for the guidance or warning of traffic or as provided by ss. 60.23 (17m) and 66.0429. The authorities charged with the maintenance of streets or highways shall cause the removal therefrom and the disposal of all other signs.
202,2 Section 2. 86.19 (1o) of the statutes is created to read:
86.19 (1o) Notwithstanding sub. (1), the governing body of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin may erect and maintain within the right-of-way of any highway within the boundaries of the Oneida Reservation signs denoting that the Oneida Reservation is a Purple Heart Reservation. No sign under this subsection may be placed within the right-of-way of a highway designated as part of the national system of interstate and defense highways, unless the placement is allowed or approved by the federal government or Federal Highway Administration. A sign placed under this subsection is not a traffic control device and is not subject to the provisions of the Wisconsin manual on traffic control devices adopted by the department under s. 84.02 (4) (e).