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343.14(2)(es)5. 5. A pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States.
343.14(2)(es)6. 6. Approved deferred action status.
343.14(2)(es)7. 7. A pending application for adjustment of status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States or conditional permanent resident status in the United States.
343.14(2)(f) (f) Subject to s. 343.165 (1), such further information as the department considers appropriate to identify the applicant, including biometric data, and such information as the department may reasonably require to enable it to determine whether the applicant is by law entitled to the license applied for;
343.14(2)(g) (g) A question as to whether the applicant wishes to include his or her name as a donor of an anatomical gift in the record of potential donors maintained by the department. The form shall indicate the following:
343.14(2)(g)1. 1. The applicant is not required to respond to the question under this paragraph in order to obtain a license.
343.14(2)(g)2. 2. The purpose of maintaining the record of potential donors is to facilitate the determination of whether a person is a potential donor in the event of his or her death.
343.14(2)(g)3. 3. An affirmative response to the question under this paragraph does not in itself authorize an anatomical gift. To authorize an anatomical gift, an applicant shall comply with s. 157.06 or 343.175 (2);
343.14(2)(gh) (gh) A question as to whether the applicant wishes to designate an additional $2 to support the efforts of Donate Life Wisconsin for the purposes described under s. 250.17 (1).
343.14(2)(h) (h) A certification by the applicant that the motor vehicle in which the person takes the driving skills test is a representative vehicle of the vehicle group that the person operates or expects to operate; and
343.14(2)(i) (i) A certification by the applicant for a commercial driver license that he or she either:
343.14(2)(i)1. 1. Meets all of the driver qualifications contained in either 49 CFR 391 or in an alternative federally approved driver qualification program established by the department by rule. The department may require the applicant to show the medical certificate of physical examination required by 49 CFR 391.43; or
343.14(2)(i)2. 2. Meets all of the driver qualifications for drivers in intrastate commerce as established by the department by rule and is applying for a commercial driver license valid only in this state for noninterstate operation.
343.14(2)(j) (j) A statement as to whether the applicant is a veteran, as defined in s. 45.01 (12), and, if so, whether the applicant wishes to have his or her veteran status indicated on the license or identification card. If the applicant has indicated that he or she is a veteran and wishes to have his or her veteran status indicated on the license or identification card, the applicant shall provide verification from the department of veterans affairs or a county veterans service officer that the applicant is a veteran.
343.14(2g) (2g)
343.14(2g)(a)(a) Notwithstanding ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335 and any other provision of law, in addition to the information required under sub. (2), the application form for an "H" endorsement specified in s. 343.17 (3) (d) 1m. shall include all of the information and statements required under 49 CFR 1572.5 (e), including all of the following:
343.14(2g)(a)1. 1. The list of disqualifying felony criminal offenses specified in 49 CFR 1572.103 (b).
343.14(2g)(a)2. 2. A statement that the individual signing the application meets all of the following requirements:
343.14(2g)(a)2.a. a. The individual has not been convicted, or found not guilty by reason of insanity, of any disqualifying felony criminal offense described in subd. 1. in any jurisdiction during the 7-year period preceding the date of the application.
343.14(2g)(a)2.b. b. The individual has not been released from incarceration in any jurisdiction for committing any disqualifying felony criminal offense described in subd. 1. within the 5-year period preceding the date of the application.
343.14(2g)(a)2.c. c. The individual is not wanted or under indictment for any disqualifying felony criminal offense described in subd. 1.
343.14(2g)(a)2.d. d. The individual is a U.S. citizen who has not renounced that citizenship, or is lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the United States. If the applicant is lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the United States, the applicant shall provide the applicant's alien registration number issued by the federal department of homeland security.
343.14(2g)(a)3. 3. A statement that the individual signing the application has been informed that s. 343.245 (2) (a) 1. and federal regulations under 49 CFR 1572.5 impose an ongoing obligation to disclose to the department within 24 hours if the individual is convicted, or found not guilty by reason of insanity, of any disqualifying felony criminal offense described in subd. 1., or adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institution, while he or she holds an "H" endorsement specified in s. 343.17 (3) (d) 1m.
343.14(2g)(a)4. 4. Notwithstanding sub. (2) (br) and the provisions of any memorandum of understanding entered into under s. 49.857 (2), the applicant's social security number.
343.14(2g)(b) (b) Upon receiving a completed application form for an "H" endorsement specified in s. 343.17 (3) (d) 1m., the department of transportation shall immediately forward the application to the federal transportation security administration of the federal department of homeland security. The department of transportation shall also inform the applicant that the applicant has a right to obtain a copy of the applicant's criminal history record by submitting a written request for that record to the federal transportation security administration.
343.14(2j) (2j) Except as otherwise required to administer and enforce this chapter, the department of transportation may not disclose a social security number obtained from an applicant for a license under sub. (2) (bm) to any person except to the department of children and families for the sole purpose of administering s. 49.22, to the department of workforce development for the sole purpose of enforcing or administering s. 108.22, to the department of revenue for the purposes of administering state taxes and collecting debt, or to the driver licensing agency of another jurisdiction.
343.14(2m) (2m) The forms for application for a license or identification card or for renewal thereof shall include the information required under s. 85.103 (2).
343.14(2r) (2r) Notwithstanding sub. (2j), the department may, upon request, provide to the department of health services any applicant information maintained by the department of transportation and identified in sub. (2), including providing electronic access to the information, for the sole purpose of verification by the department of health services of birth certificate information.
343.14(3) (3) Except as provided in sub. (3m), the department shall, as part of the application process, take a digital photograph including facial image capture of the applicant to comply with s. 343.17 (3) (a) 2. Except as provided in sub. (3m), no application may be processed without the photograph being taken. Except as provided in sub. (3m) and s. 343.165 (4) (d), in the case of renewal licenses, the photograph shall be taken once every 8 years, and shall coincide with the appearance for examination which is required under s. 343.16 (3).
343.14(3m) (3m) If the application for a license is processed under the exception specified in s. 343.165 (7), the application may be processed and the license issued or renewed without a photograph being taken of the applicant if the applicant provides to the department an affidavit stating that the applicant has a sincerely held religious belief against being photographed; identifying the religion to which he or she belongs or the tenets of which he or she adheres to; and stating that the tenets of the religion prohibit him or her from being photographed.
343.14(4m) (4m) Subject to s. 343.17 (2), the department shall develop designs for licenses and identification cards which are resistant to tampering and forgery and licenses and identification cards issued on or after January 1, 1989, shall incorporate the designs required under this subsection.
343.14(5) (5) No person may use a false or fictitious name or knowingly make a false statement or knowingly conceal a material fact or otherwise commit a fraud in an application for any of the following:
343.14(5)(a) (a) A license.
343.14(5)(b) (b) An identification card.
343.14(6) (6) The department shall disseminate information to applicants for a license relating to the anatomical donation opportunity available under s. 343.175. The department shall maintain a record of applicants who respond in the affirmative to the question under sub. (2) (g). In the event of the death of a person, at the request of a law enforcement officer or other appropriate person, as determined by the department, the department shall examine its record of potential donors and shall advise the law enforcement officer or other person as to whether a decedent is recorded as a potential donor.
343.14(7) (7) A person may notify the department in writing at any time if he or she wishes to include his or her name in the record of potential donors maintained by the department. A donor who revokes his or her gift and who has requested that his or her name be included in the record shall request the department in writing to remove his or her name from the record.
343.14(9) (9) Any person who violates sub. (5) may be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 6 months or both.
343.14 Annotation A notice of approved deferred action status issued pursuant to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program constitutes satisfactory proof of legal presence. OAG 2-12.
343.15 343.15 Application of persons under 18; liability of sponsors; release from liability; notification of juvenile violation.
343.15(1)(1)
343.15(1)(a)(a) Except as provided in sub. (4), the application of any person under 18 years of age for a license shall be signed and verified by either of the applicant's parents, or a stepparent of the applicant or other adult sponsor, as defined by the department by rule. The application shall be signed and verified before a traffic officer, a duly authorized agent of the department or a person duly authorized to administer oaths.
343.15(1)(b) (b) The adult sponsor under par. (a) shall sign and verify on the application that the person under 18 years of age is enrolled in a school program or high school equivalency program and is not a habitual truant as defined in s. 118.16 (1) (a), has graduated from high school or been granted a declaration of high school graduation equivalency or is enrolled in a home-based private educational program, as defined in s. 115.001 (3g).
343.15(2) (2)
343.15(2)(a)(a) In this subsection, "custody" does not mean joint legal custody as defined in s. 767.001 (1s).
343.15(2)(b) (b) Any negligence or willful misconduct of a person under the age of 18 years when operating a motor vehicle upon the highways is imputed to the parents where both have custody and either parent signed as sponsor, otherwise, it is imputed to the adult sponsor who signed the application for such person's license. The parents or the adult sponsor is jointly and severally liable with such operator for any damages caused by such negligent or willful misconduct.
343.15(3) (3) Any adult who signed the application of a person under the age of 18 years for a license may thereafter file with the department a verified written request that the license of such minor be canceled. Within 10 days after the receipt of such request the department shall cancel the license. When the license has been so canceled, the adult who signed the application and the parents or guardian of such minor is relieved from the liability which otherwise would be imposed under sub. (2) by reason of having signed such application, or being a parent or guardian, insofar as any negligence or willful misconduct on the part of the minor while operating a motor vehicle subsequent to the cancellation concerned.
343.15(4) (4)
343.15(4)(a)(a) The department may issue a license to a person who is under 18 years of age even though an adult sponsor has not signed the application for license if such person is in one of the classes specified in this paragraph or in a substantially similar class specified by the department by rule and if a certificate of insurance to the effect that such person is covered by a motor vehicle policy of liability insurance meeting the requirements of s. 344.33 has been filed with the department. Such policy may be canceled or terminated only after notice as provided in s. 344.34.
343.15(4)(a)1. 1. A person who does not have a living parent.
343.15(4)(a)2. 2. A person who does not reside with his or her parents and who is a full-time student or earning a living.
343.15(4)(a)3. 3. A person who is a ward of the state, county, or court and who has been placed in a foster home or in the care of a religious welfare service.
343.15(4)(a)4. 4. A person who is married and whose spouse is under 18 years of age.
343.15(4)(b) (b) A person who is not required to have an adult sponsor under par. (a) shall sign and verify on the application that he or she is enrolled in a school program or high school equivalency program and is not a habitual truant as defined in s. 118.16 (1) (a), has graduated from high school or been granted a declaration of high school graduation equivalency or is enrolled in a home-based private educational program, as defined in s. 115.001 (3g).
343.15(5) (5) When a citation for a moving traffic violation, under chs. 341 to 349 or under a local ordinance in conformity therewith, is issued to or a notice of revocation under s. 351.027 is sent to a person who is under 18 years of age and required to have a sponsor under this section, the issuing or filing agency shall, within 7 days, notify the person's sponsor or parents of the violation or notice. When the secretary suspends or revokes the operating privilege of a person who is under 18 years of age and who possesses a license and who is required to have a sponsor under this section or when the secretary receives notice that a court has suspended or revoked the operating privilege of such a person, the secretary shall, within 14 days after the suspension or revocation or receipt of the notice of suspension or revocation by the court, respectively, notify the person's sponsor or parents of the suspension or revocation.
343.15 Annotation A Pierringer release of a minor did not bar the plaintiff's action under sub. (2) against a sponsor. Swanigan v. State Farm Insurance Co. 99 Wis. 2d 179, 299 N.W.2d 234 (1980).
343.15 Annotation A Pierringer release of a minor barred an action for contribution by nonsettling defendants against a sponsor who was not joined in the action by the plaintiff. Jackson v. Ozaukee County, 111 Wis. 2d 462, 331 N.W.2d 338 (1983).
343.15 Annotation Sub. (2) does not violate the constitutional guarantees of due process or equal protection. Mikaelian v. Woyak, 121 Wis. 2d 581, 360 N.W.2d 706 (Ct. App. 1984).
343.15 Annotation Parent sponsors are liable under this section for punitive damages assessed against their child. Evidence of the sponsors' wealth is not admissible for purposes of assessing punitive damages against an underage driver. Franz v. Brennan, 150 Wis. 2d 1, 440 N.W.2d 562 (1989).
343.15 Annotation The suspension of a minor's license does not relieve the sponsoring adult from liability if after suspension of the license the minor, while operating without a license, causes injury. Relief from liability can only be had by applying for cancelation of the license under sub. (3). Johnson v. Schlitt, 211 Wis. 2d 832, 565 N.W.2d 305 (Ct. App. 1997), 96-1304.
343.15 Annotation The scope of parental liability under this section does not extend to a child's conduct distinct from operating a vehicle. The child's shooting of a gun from a car while driving was outside the ambit of the statute. Reyes v. Greatway Insurance Co. 227 Wis. 2d 357, 597 N.W.2d 687 (1999), 97-1587.
343.15 Annotation Parents are both liable under this statute when one signs as a sponsor. It is irrelevant that one withdrew as the sponsor when the other signed the documents to assume sponsorship. Beerbohm v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. 2000 WI App 105, 235 Wis. 2d 182, 612 N.W.2d 338, 99-1784.
343.15 Annotation As sub. (2) (a) excludes joint legal custody under s. 767.001 (1s) from the meaning of custody under sub. (2) (b), custody in sub. (2) (b) can only mean the natural legal custody that married parents share. Because divorced parents do not share that type of custody, liability may not be imputed to the non-sponsoring parent under sub. (2) (b). LaCount v. Salkowski, 2002 WI App 287, 258 Wis. 2d 635, 654 N.W.2d 295, 02-0630.
343.16 343.16 Examination of applicants; reexamination of licensed persons.
343.16(1)(1) Required testing of knowledge and driving skills.
343.16(1)(a)(a) General. Except when examination by a 3rd-party tester is permitted under pars. (b) to (c), the department shall examine every applicant for an operator's license, including applicants for license renewal as provided in sub. (3), and every applicant for authorization to operate a vehicle class or type for which the applicant does not hold currently valid authorization, other than an instruction permit. Except as provided in sub. (2) (cm) and (e), the examinations of applicants for licenses authorizing operation of "Class A", "Class B", "Class C", "Class D" or "Class M" vehicles shall include both a knowledge test and an actual demonstration in the form of a driving skills test of the applicant's ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control in the operation of a representative vehicle. The department shall not administer a driving skills test to a person applying for authorization to operate "Class M" vehicles who has failed 2 previous such skills tests unless the person has successfully completed a rider course approved by the department. The department may, by rule, exempt certain persons from the rider course requirement of this paragraph. The department may not require a person applying for authorization to operate "Class M" vehicles who has successfully completed a basic rider course approved by the department to hold an instruction permit under s. 343.07 (4) prior to the department's issuance of a license authorizing the operation of "Class M" vehicles. The department may not require a person applying for authorization to operate "Class M" vehicles who holds an instruction permit under s. 343.07 (4) to hold it for a minimum period of time before administering a driving skills test. The driving skills of applicants for endorsements authorizing the operation of commercial motor vehicles equipped with air brakes, the transportation of passengers in commercial motor vehicles or the operation of school buses, as provided in s. 343.04 (2) (b), (d) or (e), shall also be tested by an actual demonstration of driving skills. The department may endorse an applicant's commercial driver license for transporting hazardous materials requiring placarding or any quantity of a material listed as a select agent or toxin under 42 CFR 73, subject to s. 343.125, or for the operation of tank vehicles or vehicles towing double or triple trailers, as described in s. 343.04 (2) (a), (c) or (f), based on successful completion of a knowledge test. In administering the knowledge test, the department shall attempt to accommodate any special needs of the applicant. Except as may be required by the department for an "H" or "S" endorsement, the knowledge test is not intended to be a test for literacy or English language proficiency. This paragraph does not prohibit the department from requiring an applicant to correctly read and understand highway signs.
343.16(1)(b) (b) Third-party driving skills testing. The department may contract with a person, including an agency or department of this state or its political subdivisions or another state, or a private employer of commercial motor vehicle drivers, to administer commercial motor vehicle skills tests required by 49 CFR 383.110 to 383.135, examinations required to be administered under s. 343.12 (2) (h), abbreviated driving skills tests required by sub. (3) (b), or driving skills tests required by par. (a) for authorization to operate "Class D" vehicles, or any combination of these tests and examinations. This paragraph does not apply with respect to a law enforcement agency eligible to contract with the department under par. (bm). A contract with a 3rd-party tester under this paragraph shall include all of the following provisions:
343.16(1)(b)1. 1. All tests and examinations conducted by the 3rd-party tester shall be the same as those given by the department.
343.16(1)(b)2. 2. The department, or the applicable federal agency or its representative with respect to testing for commercial driver licenses, may conduct random examinations, inspections, and audits of the 3rd-party tester without any prior notice.
343.16(1)(b)3. 3. At least annually, the department shall conduct an on-site inspection of the 3rd-party tester to determine compliance with the contract and with department and federal standards for testing applicants for commercial driver licenses and with department standards for testing applicants for school bus endorsements and applicants for operators' licenses to operate "Class D" vehicles. At least annually, the department shall also evaluate testing given by the 3rd-party tester by one of the following means:
343.16(1)(b)3.a. a. Department employees shall take the tests and examinations actually administered by the 3rd-party tester as if the department employee were an applicant.
343.16(1)(b)3.b. b. The department shall retest a sample of drivers who were examined by the 3rd-party tester to compare the pass and fail results.
343.16(1)(b)4. 4. Examiners of the 3rd-party tester shall meet the same qualifications and training standards as the department's license examiners to the extent established by the department as necessary to satisfactorily perform the skills tests required by 49 CFR 383.110 to 383.135, examinations required to be administered under s. 343.12 (2) (h), abbreviated driving skills tests required by sub. (3) (b), and driving skills tests required by par. (a) for authorization to operate "Class D" vehicles.
343.16(1)(b)5. 5. The department shall take prompt and appropriate remedial action against the 3rd-party tester in the event that the tester fails to comply with department or federal standards for commercial driver license testing, department standards for school bus endorsement testing or testing for operators' licenses to operate "Class D" vehicles, or any provision of the contract. Such action may include immediate termination of testing by the 3rd-party tester and recovery of damages.
343.16(1)(b)6. 6. The 3rd-party tester may not administer any test or examination of a person who has received instruction in driver training from the 3rd-party tester or from any person who controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the 3rd-party tester.
343.16(1)(bm) (bm) Third-party testing by certain law enforcement agencies. The department may contract with any law enforcement agency, other than a local law enforcement agency of a municipality in which an examining station of the department is located, to administer knowledge, driving skills, and eyesight tests required by par. (a) and sub. (2) (b) and (c) for authorization to operate "Class D" vehicles. A contract with a 3rd-party tester under this paragraph shall include all of the following provisions:
343.16(1)(bm)1. 1. All tests conducted by the 3rd-party tester shall be the same as those given by the department.
343.16(1)(bm)2. 2. The department or its representative may conduct random examinations, inspections, and audits of the 3rd-party tester without any prior notice.
343.16(1)(bm)3. 3. The department may conduct an on-site inspection of the 3rd-party tester to determine compliance with the contract and with department and federal standards for testing applicants for operators' licenses to operate "Class D" vehicles. The department may also evaluate testing given by the 3rd-party tester by one of the following means:
343.16(1)(bm)3.a. a. Department employees may take the tests actually administered by the 3rd-party tester as if the department employees were applicants.
343.16(1)(bm)3.b. b. The department may retest a sample of drivers who were tested by the 3rd-party tester to compare the pass and fail results.
343.16(1)(bm)4. 4. Examiners of the 3rd-party tester shall meet the same qualifications and training standards as the department's license examiners to the extent established by the department as necessary to satisfactorily perform the knowledge, driving skills, and eyesight tests required by par. (a) and sub. (2) (b) and (c) for authorization to operate "Class D" vehicles.
343.16(1)(bm)5. 5. The department shall take prompt and appropriate remedial action against the 3rd-party tester in the event that the tester fails to comply with department or federal standards for testing for operators' licenses to operate "Class D" vehicles or with any provision of the contract, including immediate termination of testing by the 3rd-party tester.
343.16(1)(c) (c) Driver education course. The department may, after consultation with the department of public instruction and the technical college system board, provide for administration of and certification of the results of the test of an applicant's knowledge of the traffic laws and ability to read and understand highway signs in conjunction with a course in driver education specified in this paragraph, by an instructor in that course. The test under this paragraph does not include that part of a driver's examination involving the actual demonstration of ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control in the operation of a motor vehicle required for the issuance of a license other than an instruction permit. The test under this paragraph may be administered and certified by an instructor in any of the following:
343.16(1)(c)1. 1. A course in driver education in public schools approved by the department of public instruction.
343.16(1)(c)2. 2. A course in driver education in technical colleges approved by the technical college system board.
343.16(1)(c)3. 3. A course in driver education in nonpublic and private schools or tribal schools, as defined in s. 115.001 (15m), that meets the minimum standards set by the department of public instruction.
343.16(1)(d) (d) Foreign license reciprocity. The chief administrator of the division of motor vehicles may, with the appropriate official of another country or of a province or other subdivision of another country, enter into a reciprocal agreement under which this state and the other country, province or other subdivision agree to waive any knowledge test and driving skills test of an applicant for an operator's license to operate "Class D" vehicles, as described in s. 343.04 (1) (d), or "Class M" vehicles, as described in s. 343.04 (1) (e), or both, if the applicant possesses a valid license to operate those vehicles, other than an instructional permit, issued by this state or the other country, province or other subdivision. The chief administrator may enter into an agreement under this paragraph only if the criteria for any knowledge test and driving skills test required by the other country, province or other subdivision for those types of vehicles are at least as stringent as the requirements of this state. The agreement shall specify all of the following:
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)