343.20(1)(d)1.1. The department shall cancel an operator's license that is endorsed for the operation of school buses under s. 343.12 (3), regardless of the license expiration date, if the licensee fails to provide proof to the department of an annual physical examination determining that the person meets the physical standards established under s. 343.12 (2) (g). The licensee may elect to surrender the license under s. 343.265 (1m).
343.20(1)(d)2. 2. The department shall cancel an operator's license that is endorsed for the operation of school buses under s. 343.12, regardless of the license expiration date, upon receiving a record of conviction or of adjudication of delinquency or results of a criminal history search showing that the person has been convicted of, or adjudicated delinquent for, a crime or other offense specified under s. 343.12 (7) or rules of the department promulgated under s. 343.12 (7) and (8) after issuance or renewal of the endorsement or at a time when, if known by the department, the conviction or adjudication would have prevented issuance or renewal of the endorsement.
343.20(1)(f) (f) The department shall cancel an operator's license, regardless of the license expiration date, if the department receives information from a local, state, or federal government agency that the licensee no longer satisfies the requirements for issuance of a license under ss. 343.14 (2) (es) and 343.165 (1) (e).
343.20(1m) (1m) Notwithstanding sub. (1) (a), and except as provided in s. 343.165 (4) (c) and as otherwise provided in this subsection, a license that is issued to a person who is not a United States citizen or permanent resident and who provides documentary proof of legal status as provided under s. 343.14 (2) (es) 2., 4., 5., 6., or 7. shall expire on the date that the person's legal presence in the United States is no longer authorized or on the expiration date determined under sub. (1), whichever date is earlier. If the documentary proof as provided under s. 343.14 (2) (es) does not state the date that the person's legal presence in the United States is no longer authorized, sub. (1) shall apply except that, if the license was issued or renewed based upon the person's presenting of any documentary proof specified in s. 343.14 (2) (es) 4. to 7., the license shall, subject to s. 343.165 (4) (c), expire one year after the date of issuance or renewal.
343.20(2) (2)
343.20(2)(a)(a) At least 30 days prior to the expiration of an operator's license, the department shall provide to the licensee notice of renewal of the license either by mail at the licensee's last-known address or, if desired by the licensee, by any electronic means offered by the department. If the license was issued or last renewed based upon the person's presenting of any documentary proof specified in s. 343.14 (2) (es) 4. to 7., the notice shall inform the licensee of the requirement under s. 343.165 (4) (c).
343.20(2)(b) (b) Notwithstanding par. (a), at least 60 days prior to the expiration of an “H" endorsement specified in s. 343.17 (3) (d) 1m., the department of transportation shall provide a notice to the licensee either by mail at the licensee's last-known address or, if desired by the licensee, by any electronic means offered by the department of transportation that the licensee is required to pass a security threat assessment screening by the federal transportation security administration of the federal department of homeland security as part of the application to renew the endorsement. The notice shall inform the licensee that the licensee may commence the federal security threat assessment screening at any time, but no later than 30 days before expiration of the endorsement.
343.20(2)(c) (c) Failure to receive notice to renew a license or endorsement shall not be a defense to a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a valid operator's license or endorsement.
343.20(2m) (2m) The department shall include with the notice that it mails under sub. (2) information regarding the requirements of s. 347.48 (4) and information, as developed by all organ procurement organizations in cooperation with the department, that promotes anatomical donations and which relates to the anatomical donation opportunity available under s. 343.175.
343.20(3) (3) Any person who holds a valid license and who is unable to make a renewal application within the period declared by the department, due to serving with any branch of the armed services or as a member of the U.S. foreign service appointed under 22 USC 3942 (a) (1) or 3943, may apply for a renewal of the license at any time during such service or within 6 months after the date of discharge from such services.
343.20(4) (4) Any license issued under this chapter does not expire on the expiration date on the license if, on that expiration date, the licensee is on active duty in the U.S. armed forces and is absent from this state or is a member of the U.S. foreign service appointed under 22 USC 3942 (a) (1) or 3943 who is on active duty and is absent from this state. Any license extended under this subsection expires 30 days after the licensee returns to this state or 90 days after the licensee is discharged from active duty, whichever is earlier. If a license is renewed after an extension under this subsection, the renewal period shall begin on the day after the expiration date on the license.
343.21 343.21 License fees.
343.21(1)(1) The following fees, in addition to any driving skills test fee, shall be paid to the department for the issuance, renewal, upgrading and reinstatement of licenses, endorsements and instruction permits:
343.21(1)(a) (a) For the initial issuance or renewal of a license authorizing only the operation of “Class D" motor vehicles, other than a probationary license under s. 343.085, $24.
343.21(1)(ag) (ag) For the issuance of a probationary license under s. 343.085, $18.
343.21(1)(b) (b) For the initial issuance of authorization to operate “Class M" motor vehicles, $12 in addition to any other fees due.
343.21(1)(bg) (bg) For the renewal of authorization to operate “Class M" motor vehicles, $8 in addition to any other fees due.
343.21(1)(c) (c) For the initial issuance or renewal of authorization to operate school buses that are not commercial motor vehicles, $10.
343.21(1)(d) (d) Except as provided in s. 343.16 (2) (f) 3., for the initial issuance or renewal of authorization to operate “Class A", “Class B" or “Class C" motor vehicles, or upgrading an existing regular license which only authorizes the operation of “Class D" motor vehicles, $64. This fee includes issuance of any “H", “N", “ P", or “T" endorsements or “Class D" authorization applied for at the same time for which the applicant is qualified. Except as provided in s. 343.16 (2) (f) 3., an additional fee of $5 is required for the issuance or renewal of any “S" endorsement applied for or renewed at the same time for which the applicant is qualified.
343.21(1)(e) (e) For upgrading an existing commercial driver license to add an “H", “N", “P", or “T" endorsement, $5, or, to add an “S" endorsement, $10.
343.21(1)(f) (f) For upgrading an existing commercial driver license to add authorization to operate another class of commercial motor vehicles, $5.
343.21(1)(g) (g) For removing a “K" restriction against operation of commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce, the same fee as for a duplicate license.
343.21(1)(h) (h) For removing an “L" restriction prohibiting operation of commercial motor vehicles equipped with air brakes, $5.
343.21(1)(i) (i) Except as provided in par. (im) or (ir), for an instruction permit, $20.
343.21(1)(im) (im) For an instruction permit authorizing the operation of “Class M" vehicles, $22.
343.21(1)(ir) (ir) For an instruction permit authorizing the operation of “Class D" vehicles, $25.
343.21(1)(j) (j) For reinstatement of an operating privilege previously revoked or suspended, $50.
343.21(1)(jm) (jm) For reinstatement of a previously disqualified authorization to operate a commercial motor vehicle, $50. This fee is not applicable to disqualifications under s. 343.315 (2) (g).
343.21(1)(jr) (jr) In addition to any other fee under this subsection, for reinstatement of an operating privilege previously revoked or suspended under s. 343.305 (7) or resulting from the commission of an offense listed in s. 343.307, $140.
343.21(1)(k) (k) For an occupational license, $40.
343.21(1)(L) (L) For a duplicate license, $4.
343.21(1)(m) (m) For reinstatement of a previously canceled license or endorsement, $50. This fee includes reinstatement of any classification or endorsement applied for at the same time for which the applicant is qualified.
343.21(1)(n) (n) Except as provided in s. 343.16 (2) (f) 3., in addition to any other fee under this subsection, for the issuance, renewal, upgrading, or reinstatement of any license, endorsement, or instruction permit, a license issuance fee of $10.
343.21(1)(o) (o) In addition to any other fee under this subsection, $2 for any person making a designation of an additional $2 to support the efforts of Donate Life Wisconsin under s. 343.14 (2) (gh) or 343.50 (4). From the moneys received under this paragraph, 90 percent shall be deposited into the general fund and credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.395 (5) (gj).
343.21(1m) (1m) In addition to the fee specified in sub. (1) (a), (b), or (d), an applicant whose application for renewal of a license or authorization under sub. (1) (a), (b), or (d) is filed after the date of expiration of the license or authorization shall pay to the department a late fee of $5.
343.21(2) (2)
343.21(2)(a)(a) In addition to the fees set under sub. (1), any applicant whose application for a permit, license, upgrade or endorsement, taken together with the applicant's currently valid license, if any, requires the department to administer a driving skills test of the applicant's ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control in the operation of a motor vehicle shall pay to the department an examination fee of $20 for an examination in a commercial motor vehicle other than a school bus and $15 for an examination in any other vehicle. Except with respect to examination in a “Class D" vehicle, payment of the examination fee entitles the applicant to not more than 3 tests of the applicant's ability to exercise reasonable control in the operation of a motor vehicle. If the applicant does not qualify for issuance of a license, upgraded license or endorsement in 3 such tests, then a 2nd examination fee in the same amount shall be paid, which payment entitles the applicant to not more than 3 additional tests. For an examination in a “Class D" vehicle, a $15 examination fee shall be paid for each examination.
343.21(2)(b) (b) The operator shall pay to the department an examination fee of $15 for conducting the special examination requested under s. 121.555 (2) (cm), except that if the examination is in a commercial motor vehicle other than a school bus the fee is $20. Payment of the examination fee entitles the person to not more than 3 tests of the person's ability to safely operate the vehicle proposed to be used under s. 121.555 (1) (a). If the applicant does not pass the examination for safe operation of the vehicle in 3 such tests, then a 2nd examination fee in the same amount shall be paid, which payment entitles the person to not more than 3 additional tests.
343.21(3) (3) In addition to any fee required under sub. (1) (c), (d), or (e), the department may require payment to the department of any fee established by rule under s. 343.12 (8) (c) 2.
343.22 343.22 Notice of change of address or name.
343.22(2)(2) Whenever any person, after applying for or receiving a license under this chapter, or an identification card under s. 343.50, moves from the address named in the application or in the license or identification card issued to him or her or is notified by the local authorities or by the postal authorities that the address so named has been changed, the person shall, within 30 days thereafter, do one of the following:
343.22(2)(a) (a) Apply for a duplicate license or identification card showing on the application the correct full legal name and address. The licensee or identification card holder shall return the current license or identification card to the department along with the application for duplicate.
343.22(2)(b) (b) In lieu of applying for a duplicate license or identification card, notify the department in writing of his or her change of address. This paragraph does not apply to persons issued a commercial driver license.
343.22(2m) (2m) Whenever any person, after applying for or receiving a license under this chapter, or an identification card under s. 343.50, is notified by the local authorities or by the postal authorities that the address named in the application or in the license or identification card issued to him or her has been changed and the person applies for a duplicate license or identification card under sub. (2), no fees shall be charged under s. 343.21 (1) (L) and (n) or 343.50 (5m) and (7) for the duplicate license or identification card.
343.22(3) (3) When the name of a licensee or identification card holder is changed, such person shall, within 30 days thereafter, apply for a duplicate license or identification card showing the correct full legal name and address. The licensee or identification card holder shall return the current license or identification card to the department along with the application for a duplicate. If the licensee holds more than one type of license under this chapter, the licensee shall return all such licenses to the department along with one application and fees for a duplicate license for which the licensee may be issued a duplicate of each such license.
343.22(4) (4) Any person who fails to comply with any of the requirements of this section may be required to forfeit not more than $50.
343.23 343.23 Records to be kept by the department.
343.23(1) (1) The department shall maintain a record of every application for license, permit, or endorsement received by it and of every suspension, revocation, cancellation, and disqualification by the department and shall maintain suitable indexes containing:
343.23(1)(a) (a) All applications denied and on each thereof note the reason for such denial;
343.23(1)(b) (b) All applications granted; and
343.23(1)(c) (c) The name of every person whose license or operating privilege has been suspended, revoked, or canceled, or who is disqualified, by the department and note thereon the reason for such action.
343.23(2) (2)
343.23(2)(a)(a) The department shall maintain a file for each licensee or other person containing the application for license, permit or endorsement, a record of reports or abstract of convictions, any demerit points assessed under authority of s. 343.32 (2), the information in all data fields printed on any license issued to the person, any notice received from the federal transportation security administration concerning the person's eligibility for an “H" endorsement specified in s. 343.17 (3) (d) 1m., the status of the person's authorization to operate different vehicle groups, a record of any out-of-service orders issued under s. 343.305 (7) (b) or (9) (am), a record of the date on which any background investigation specified in s. 343.12 (6) (a) or (d) was completed, a record of the date on which any verification specified in s. 343.165 (1) and (3) was completed, all documents required to be maintained under s. 343.165 (2) (a), and a record of any reportable accident in which the person has been involved, including specification of any type of license and endorsements issued under this chapter under which the person was operating at the time of the accident and an indication whether or not the accident occurred in the course of any of the following:
343.23(2)(a)1. 1. The person's employment as a law enforcement officer as defined in s. 165.85 (2) (c), fire fighter as defined in s. 102.475 (8) (b), or emergency medical services practitioner as defined in s. 256.01 (5).
343.23(2)(a)2. 2. The licensee's employment as a person engaged, by an authority in charge of the maintenance of the highway, in highway winter maintenance snow and ice removal during either a storm or cleanup following a storm. For purposes of this subdivision, “highway winter maintenance snow and ice removal" includes plowing, sanding, salting and the operation of vehicles in the delivery of those services.
343.23(2)(a)3. 3. The licensee's performance of duties as an emergency medical responder, as defined in s. 256.01 (4p).
343.23(2)(am)1.1. The file specified in par. (a) shall include the following:
343.23(2)(am)1.a. a. For a person holding a commercial driver license issued by the department, a record of any disqualification by another jurisdiction of the person from operating a commercial motor vehicle for at least 60 days or of the revocation, suspension, or cancellation by another jurisdiction of the person's commercial driver license for at least 60 days, and the violation that resulted in the disqualification, revocation, suspension, or cancellation, as specified in any notice received from the other jurisdiction.
343.23(2)(am)1.b. b. For a person holding a commercial driver license issued by the department, a record of any violation in another jurisdiction of any law of that jurisdiction, including any local law of that jurisdiction, or of any law of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in that jurisdiction, in conformity with any law of this state relating to motor vehicle traffic control, other than a parking violation, as specified in any notice received from that jurisdiction. The department shall record this information within 10 days after receipt of the notice.
343.23(2)(am)1.c. c. For a person holding a commercial driver license issued by this state or another jurisdiction, a record of each violation, while operating any motor vehicle, of any state law or local ordinance of this state or any law of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state in conformity with any law of this state relating to motor vehicle traffic control, other than a parking violation. The department shall record the information under this subdivision within 10 days after the date of conviction.
343.23(2)(am)2. 2. In maintaining the department's file specified in subd. 1. and par. (a), the department may not conceal, withhold, or mask from the department's file, or otherwise allow in any way a person to avoid the department's recording in the department's file of, any information required to be recorded in the department's file under 49 CFR 384.225 and 384.226, regardless of whether the person has obtained deferral of imposition of judgment, been allowed to enter a diversion program, or otherwise obtained delayed or suspended judgment or alternative sentencing from a court.
343.23(2)(b) (b) The information specified in pars. (a) and (am) must be filed by the department so that the complete operator's record is available for the use of the secretary in determining whether operating privileges of such person shall be suspended, revoked, canceled, or withheld, or the person disqualified, in the interest of public safety. The record of suspensions, revocations, and convictions that would be counted under s. 343.307 (2) shall be maintained permanently. The record of convictions for disqualifying offenses under s. 343.315 (2) (h) shall be maintained for at least 10 years. The record of convictions for disqualifying offenses under s. 343.315 (2) (f), (j), and (L), and all records specified in par. (am), shall be maintained for at least 3 years. The record of convictions for disqualifying offenses under s. 343.315 (2) (a) to (e) shall be maintained permanently, except that 5 years after a licensee transfers residency to another state such record may be transferred to another state of licensure of the licensee if that state accepts responsibility for maintaining a permanent record of convictions for disqualifying offenses. Such reports and records may be cumulative beyond the period for which a license is granted, but the secretary, in exercising the power of suspension granted under s. 343.32 (2) may consider only those reports and records entered during the 4-year period immediately preceding the exercise of such power of suspension. The department shall maintain the digital images of documents specified in s. 343.165 (2) (a) for at least 10 years.
343.23 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Trans 100, Wis. adm. code.
343.23(3) (3)
343.23(3)(a)(a) The department shall maintain a file, for each person convicted of a violation as defined by s. 343.30 (6) (a), containing a record of reports of convictions of violations as defined by s. 343.30 (6) (a) and suspensions and revocations under s. 343.30 (6). The department may purge the record of any such conviction 24 months after it is reported.
343.23(3)(b) (b) The department record of a person's conviction for exceeding a posted speed limit shall include the number of miles per hour in excess of the posted speed limit, as reported to the department.
343.23(4) (4) The department shall purge all of the following from the file of a person:
343.23(4)(a) (a) Notwithstanding subs. (1) and (2) (b), any record of an administrative suspension upon receipt of a report from the court hearing the action arising out of the same incident or occurrence that the action has been dismissed or the person has been found innocent of the charge arising out of that incident or occurrence, except that the record of an administrative suspension for a person holding a commercial driver license may be purged only upon receipt of a court order.
343.23(4)(b) (b) Any record of issuance of an out-of-service order under s. 343.305 (7) (b) or (9) (am) upon receipt of a report from the court hearing the action arising out of the same incident or occurrence that the action has been dismissed or the person has been found innocent of the charge of violating s. 346.63 (7) arising out of that incident or occurrence. In the case of a nonresident, the department shall also inform the state of licensure of the dismissal or finding of innocence.
343.23(5) (5) The department shall maintain the files specified in this section in a form that is appropriate to the form of the records constituting those files. Records under sub. (1) and files under sub. (2) shall be maintained in an electronic and transferable format accessible for the purpose specified in s. 343.03 (6) (a).
343.234 343.234 Department to furnish information to the selective service system. Notwithstanding any other provision in this chapter, the department shall forward to the selective service system, in electronic format, any information on an application for a driver's license, permit, or identification card submitted under this chapter by a male who is at least 18 years of age but less than 26 years of age that is requested by the selective service system for the purpose of registering the applicant with the selective service system. This section does not apply if the selective service system does not register applicants with the selective service system on the basis of information forwarded under this section.
343.234 History History: 2001 a. 93.
343.235 343.235 Access to license and identification card records.
343.235(1)(1) In this section:
343.235(1)(a) (a) “Agent" means an authorized person who acts on behalf of or at the direction of another person.
343.235(1)(b) (b) “Insurer" has the meaning given in s. 600.03 (27).
343.235(1)(c) (c) “Personal identifier" has the meaning given in s. 85.103 (1).
343.235(1)(d) (d) “State authority" has the meaning given in s. 19.62 (8).
343.235(2) (2) In providing copies under s. 19.35 (1) (a) of any written information collected or prepared under this chapter which consists in whole or in part of the personal identifiers of 10 or more persons, the department may not disclose a personal identifier of any person who has made a designation under s. 85.103 (2) or (3).
343.235(3) (3)Subsection (2) does not apply to any of the following:
343.235(3)(a) (a) A law enforcement agency, a state authority, a district attorney, a driver licensing agency of another jurisdiction, a federal governmental agency, or the commission to perform a legally authorized function.
343.235(3)(b) (b) An insurer authorized to write property and casualty or life, disability or long-term care insurance in this state or an agent of the insurer, if the insurer or agent uses the personal identifiers for purposes of issuing or renewing a policy and related underwriting, billing or processing or paying a claim. Notwithstanding sub. (5), no insurer, or agent of an insurer, may disclose to another person for marketing purposes any personal identifier received under this paragraph.
343.235(5) (5) Any person who has received under sub. (3) a personal identifier of any person who has made a designation under s. 85.103 (2) or (3) shall keep the personal identifier confidential and may not disclose it except for a purpose applicable to that person under sub. (3).
343.235(6) (6)
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 64 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before November 20, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 20, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-20-17)