Date of enactment: March 14, 2024
2023 Senate Bill 310   Date of publication*: March 15, 2024
* 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 29.001 (69); and to create 343.50 (8) (c) 4m. of the statutes; relating to: access to Department of Transportation records to establish residency for approvals issued by the Department of Natural Resources.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
114,1 Section 1. 29.001 (69) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.001 (69) “Resident" means a person who has maintained his or her place of permanent abode in this state for a period of 30 days immediately preceding his or her application for an approval. Domiciliary intent is required to establish that a person is maintaining his or her place of permanent abode in this state. Mere ownership of property is not sufficient to establish domiciliary intent. Evidence of domiciliary intent includes, without limitation, the location where the person votes, pays personal income taxes, or obtains a driver's license or an identification card issued under s. 343.50.
114,2 Section 2. 343.50 (8) (c) 4m. of the statutes is created to read:
343.50 (8) (c) 4m. Notwithstanding par. (b) and s. 343.14 (2j), the department shall, upon request, provide to the department of natural resources any applicant information maintained by the department of transportation and identified in s. 343.14 (2), including providing electronic access to the information, for the sole purpose of verification by the department of natural resources that the applicant is a resident of this state for the purpose of qualifying for approvals, as defined in s. 29.001 (12), issued by the department of natural resources.
114,3 Section 3. Effective date.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 6th month beginning after publication.