Copies of this proposed rule are available upon request, without cost, at the office of the State Traffic Engineer, P. O. Box 7916, Madison, Wisconsin, 53707, telephone (608) 266-1675. For questions about this proposed rule making, please call Mark Morrison, Traffic & Safety Engineer at (608) 266-1675. Alternate formats of the proposed rule will be provided to individuals at their request.
Notice of Hearing
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to s. 110.06(2), Stats., interpreting s. 110.06(2), Stats., the Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at the Hill Farms State Transportation Building, Room 551, 4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Madison, WI, at 9:00 AM, to consider the emergency rule and proposed permanent rules amendment of ch. Trans 300, Wis. Adm. Code, relating to the transportation of school children.
An interpreter for the hearing impaired will be available on request for this hearing. Please make reservations for a hearing interpreter at least 10 days prior to the hearing.
The public record on this proposed permanent rule making will be held open until close of business Friday, August 29, 1997, to permit the submission of written comments from persons unable to attend the public hearing or who wish to supplement testimony offered at the hearing. Any such comments should be submitted to Sgt. Sandra Huxtable, Department of Transportation, Division of State Patrol, Room 51, P.O. 7912, Madison, WI 53707-7912.
Parking for persons with disabilities and an accessible entrance are available on the north and south sides of the Hill Farms State Transportation Building.
Analysis Prepared by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
General Summary of Emergency Rule and Proposed Permanent Rule. Chapter Trans 300 regulates the transportation of school children in Wisconsin. Currently, this chapter has specific requirements for the thickness of metal used in the school bus manufacturing process, specifically, construction of the floor and rub rails. The Department proposes to allow alternative school bus construction material. To keep the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) at or below 10,000 lbs., the revision would allow “other metal or material with strength at least equivalent to all-steel as certified by the bus body manufacturer.” Without the proposed changes for the 10,000 lb. GVWR or less school buses, schools will start using alternative vehicles (production vans) because of the unavailability of the smaller school buses built to the safer school bus standards.
Other revisions include numerous corrections to this chapter in the interests of proper drafting format and style.
Fiscal Impact
The Department estimates that there will be no fiscal impact on the liabilities or revenues of any county, city, village, town, school district, technical college district, sewerage district, or any federally-recognized tribes or bands. The amendments to this rule will allow bus operators to purchase the smaller school buses needed for the full school year. There will be no cost increase to the Department to inspect these buses.
Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
This proposed rule will have no adverse impact on small businesses.
Copies of Emergency Rule & Proposed Permanent Rule & Contact Person
Copies of this emergency rule and proposed permanent rule are available without cost upon request by writing to Frieda Andreas, Division of State Patrol, P. O. Box 7912, Room 551, Madison, WI 53712, or by calling (608) 266-6936. Alternate formats of the proposed rule will be provided to individuals at their request.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Rules to the Presiding Officer of each House of the Legislature, Under S. 227.19, Stats.
Please check the Bulletin of Proceedings for further information on a particular rule.
Accounting Examining Board (CR 97-70):
S. Accy 7.035 - Relating to the education required of candidates to take the examination leading to receipt of a credential as a certified public accountant (CPA) after December 31, 2000.
Chiropractic Examining Board (CR 95-59):
SS. Chir 6.015 and 6.02 - Relating to advertising.
Chiropractic Examining Board (CR 97-65):
SS. Chir 5.01, 5.02 and 5.03 - Relating to continuing education requirements and approval of continuing education programs for chiropractors.
Dietitians Affiliated Credentialing Board (CR 97-61):
SS. DI 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04, 3.01 and 4.01 - Relating to certification of dietitians.
Employe Trust Funds (CR 97-72):
S. ETF 20.02 - Relating to rehired annuitants.
Natural Resources (CR 97-59):
SS. NR 46.16, 46.18, 46.24 and 46.30 - Relating to the administration of the Forest Crop Law and the Managed Forest Law.
Public Instruction (CR 97-81):
Chs. PI 3 and 4 and s. PI 8.01 - Relating to teacher certification requirements, certification program requirements, and Standard (L).
Regulation & Licensing (CR 97-48):
Chs. RL 30 to 35 - Relating to credentialing requirements and procedures for private detective agencies, private detectives and private security persons.
Transportation (CR 97-6):
Ch. Trans 253 and ss. Trans 255.06, 259.02 and 259.04 - Relating to overweight permits.
Transportation (CR 97-60):
SS. Trans 206.02 and 206.03 - Relating to the local roads improvement program.
Administrative Rules Filed With The
Revisor Of Statutes Bureau
The following administrative rules have been filed with the Revisor of Statutes Bureau and are in the process of being published. The date assigned to each rule is the projected effective date. It is possible that the publication of these rules could be delayed. Contact the Revisor of Statutes Bureau at (608) 266-7275 for updated information on the effective dates for the listed rules.
Corrections (CR 96-176):
An order affecting ch. DOC 324, relating to the inmate work and study release program.
Effective 10-01-97.
Insurance, Commissioner of (CR 97-9):
An order creating s. Ins 2.17, relating to life insurance illustrations.
Effective 01-01-98.
Nursing Home Administrator Examining Board (CR 97-42):
An order affecting chs. NHA 1 to 6, relating to the licensure of nursing home administrators.
Effective 10-01-97.
Optometry Examining Board (CR 97-22):
An order affecting chs. Opt 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, relating to applications, examinations and continuing education requirements, and to standards of professional conduct of optometrists.
Effective 10-01-97.
Regulation & Licensing (CR 97-25):
An order affecting chs. RL 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115 and 116, relating to amateur and professional boxing.
Effective 10-01-97.
Transportation (CR 97-63):
An order amending s. Trans 276.07 (8), (11), (16) and (17), relating to allowing the operation of “double bottoms” (and certain other vehicles) on certain specified highways.
Effective 10-01-97.
Workforce Development (CR 97-23):
An order renumbering subch. VII of ch. HSS 55 and creating s. DWD 56.08, relating to the administration of child care funds and required parent copayments.
Effective 10-01-97.
C o r r e c t i o n
A rule published in the July 31, 1997 Wisconsin Administrative Register and listed in the Rules Published In This Wisconsin Administrative Register section had an incorrect effective date. The correct listing should read:
Insurance (CR 96-182)
An order creating ch. Ins 23, relating to minimum standards for life insurance policies sold to fund prearranged funeral plans.
Effective 10-1-97.
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