440.445(1)(a)5. 5. A copy of the individual's automobile liability insurance policy for each personal vehicle the individual will use to provide transportation network services through the licensed company.
440.445(1)(b) (b) Conduct, or have a 3rd party conduct, a local and national criminal background check for the individual that includes all of the following:
440.445(1)(b)1. 1. A multistate and multijurisdictional criminal records locator or other similar commercial nationwide database with validation.
440.445(1)(b)2. 2. A national sex offender registry database.
440.445(1)(c) (c) Obtain and review a driving history research report for the individual.
440.445(2) (2)Who may not be a participating driver.
440.445(2)(a)(a) A licensed company may not allow any of the following individuals to be a participating driver for the licensed company:
440.445(2)(a)1. 1. An individual who has had more than 3 moving violations, as defined in s. 343.01 (2) (cg), in the past 3 years, or one conviction in the past 3 years for an offense listed under s. 351.02 (1) (a).
440.445(2)(a)2. 2. An individual who, in the last 7 years, committed an offense that resulted in a suspension, revocation, or other conviction counted under s. 343.307 (1) or was convicted of a sex offense, as defined in s. 301.45 (1d) (b), or of any crime involving fraud, theft, damage to property, violence, acts of terror, or the use of a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony.
440.445(2)(a)3. 3. An individual whose information is contained in the sex offender registry under s. 301.45 or on the National Sex Offender Public Website.
440.445(2)(a)4. 4. An individual who does not possess a valid driver's license.
440.445(2)(a)5. 5. An individual who does not possess proof of motor vehicle registration for each personal vehicle the individual intends to use to engage in transportation network services.
440.445(2)(a)6. 6. An individual who does not possess proof of automobile liability insurance for each personal vehicle the individual intends to use to engage in transportation network services.
440.445(2)(a)7. 7. An individual who is not at least 19 years of age.
440.445(2)(b) (b) A participating driver who is convicted of any moving violation or of any felony or misdemeanor anywhere shall immediately notify the licensed company for which the participating driver engages in transportation network services of the conviction.
440.445(3) (3)Vehicle safety and emissions. Each licensed company shall ensure that each motor vehicle a participating driver uses to provide transportation network services for the licensed company is a personal vehicle that satisfies all state vehicle safety and emissions standards for private motor vehicles.
440.445(4) (4)No street hails. A participating driver may not solicit or accept street hails or otherwise provide rides for compensation that are not prearranged through a transportation network company on the company's digital network.
440.445(5) (5)No cash trips.
440.445(5)(a)(a) A participating driver may not solicit or accept any cash payment to engage in transportation network services.
440.445(5)(b) (b) All passenger payments for transportation network services shall be made electronically using the transportation network company's digital network.
440.445 History History: 2015 a. 16.
440.45 440.45 Nondiscrimination; accessibility.
440.45(1) (1) Nondiscrimination policy. Each licensed company shall adopt a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of trip origin or destination, race, color, national origin, religious belief or affiliation, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity with respect to passengers and prospective passengers and notify all of its participating drivers of the nondiscrimination policy.
440.45(2) (2) A participating driver may not discriminate against any passenger or prospective passenger on the basis of destination, race, color, national origin, religious belief or affiliation, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
440.45(3) (3) Each participating driver shall permit service animals to accompany passengers in connection with transportation network services.
440.45(4) (4) A licensed company may not impose additional charges for providing transportation network services to persons with disabilities because of those disabilities.
440.45(5) (5) Each licensed company shall provide each prospective passenger an opportunity to indicate whether the passenger requires a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. If a licensed company cannot arrange wheelchair-accessible transportation network services for a prospective passenger who requires wheelchair-accessible services, the licensed company shall refer the prospective passenger to an alternate provider of wheelchair-accessible transportation, if available.
440.45 History History: 2015 a. 16.
440.455 440.455 Records. Each licensed company shall do all of the following:
440.455(1) (1) Maintain passenger trip records for at least one year from the date of each trip.
440.455(2) (2) Maintain all records concerning each participating driver for at least one year after the date on which the participating driver ceases to engage in transportation network services for the licensed company.
440.455 History History: 2015 a. 16.
440.46 440.46 Personally identifiable information. A licensed company may not disclose a passenger's or prospective passenger's personally identifiable information to any other person, unless any of the following is true:
440.46(1) (1) The passenger or prospective passenger consents to the disclosure.
440.46(2) (2) The disclosure is required by law.
440.46(3) (3) The disclosure is necessary to protect or defend the terms of use of the licensed company's transportation network services or to investigate a violation of those terms.
440.46(4) (4) The disclosure is to the participating driver, is limited to the passenger's name and telephone number, and is for the sole purpose of facilitating the participating driver's transportation network services for that passenger.
440.46 History History: 2015 a. 16.
440.465 440.465 Limitations on local and other regulation.
440.465(1)(1)Section 349.24 does not apply to a transportation network company or to a participating driver engaged in transportation network services or the participating driver's personal vehicle used for those services. No city, village, town, or county may enact or enforce an ordinance or adopt or enforce a resolution that regulates a transportation network company or its participating drivers and their personal vehicles in connection with transportation network services.
440.465(1m) (1m) Notwithstanding sub. (1), a city, village, town, or county may do any of the following:
440.465(1m)(a) (a) To the extent necessary to comply with assurances under 49 USC 47107, impose fees or charges under s. 114.14 (1) for the use of an airport by participating drivers engaged in transportation network services. Any such fees or charges shall be imposed on transportation network companies and may not exceed fees or charges imposed under s. 114.14 (1) for the use of an airport by taxicabs, limousines, shuttles, or other for-hire vehicles.
440.465(1m)(b) (b) Require a transportation network company to comply with a permit developed by an airport and issued to the transportation network company regarding the manner of operation on airport property by participating drivers engaged in transportation network services. A single permit under this paragraph shall be issued to each transportation network company and shall apply to all of the participating drivers for the company.
440.465(2) (2) The requirements under chs. 340 to 349 applicable specifically to commercial motor vehicles or for-hire vehicles do not apply to personal vehicles used by participating drivers engaged in transportation network services.
440.465(3) (3) The requirements under ss. 342.06 (1) (h) and (3), 342.10 (3) (a), and 342.33 do not apply to personal vehicles used by participating drivers engaged in transportation network services.
440.465 History History: 2015 a. 16.
440.48 440.48 Insurance.
440.48(1)(1) Driver requirements.
440.48(1)(a)(a) A participating driver, or a transportation network company on the driver's behalf, shall maintain primary automobile insurance that does all of the following:
440.48(1)(a)1. 1. Recognizes that the driver is a participating driver, or otherwise uses a motor vehicle to transport passengers for compensation.
440.48(1)(a)2. 2. Covers the participating driver at any of the following times:
440.48(1)(a)2.a. a. While the driver is logged on to the transportation network company's digital network.
440.48(1)(a)2.b. b. While the driver is engaged in transportation network services.
440.48(1)(b) (b) The following automobile insurance requirements apply while a participating driver is logged on to the transportation network company's digital network and is available to receive transportation requests but is not engaged in transportation network services:
440.48(1)(b)1. 1. The insurance is primary automobile liability insurance in the amount of at least $50,000 for death and bodily injury per person, $100,000 for death and bodily injury per incident, and $25,000 for property damage.
440.48(1)(b)2. 2. The insurance provides primary uninsured motorist coverage in accordance with the requirements under s. 632.32 (4) (a) 1.
440.48(1)(b)3. 3. The coverage requirements under this paragraph may be satisfied by any of the following:
440.48(1)(b)3.a. a. Automobile insurance maintained by the participating driver.
440.48(1)(b)3.b. b. Automobile insurance maintained by the transportation network company.
440.48(1)(b)3.c. c. Any combination of insurance specified in subd. 3. a. and b.
440.48(1)(c) (c) The following automobile insurance requirements apply while a participating driver is engaged in transportation network services:
440.48(1)(c)1. 1. The insurance is primary automobile liability insurance in the amount of at least $1,000,000 for death, bodily injury, and property damage.
440.48(1)(c)2. 2. The insurance provides primary uninsured motorist coverage in accordance with the requirements under s. 632.32 (4) (a) 1.
440.48(1)(c)3. 3. The coverage requirements under this paragraph may be satisfied by any of the following:
440.48(1)(c)3.a. a. Automobile insurance maintained by the participating driver.
440.48(1)(c)3.b. b. Automobile insurance maintained by the transportation network company.
440.48(1)(c)3.c. c. Any combination of insurance specified in subd. 3. a. and b.
440.48(1)(d) (d) If insurance maintained by the participating driver under par. (b) or (c) has lapsed or does not provide the required coverage, insurance maintained by a transportation network company shall provide the coverage required under this subsection beginning with the first dollar of a claim and have the duty to defend the claim.
440.48(1)(e) (e) Coverage under an automobile insurance policy maintained by the transportation network company shall not be dependent on a personal automobile insurer first denying a claim nor shall a personal automobile insurance policy be required to first deny a claim.
440.48(1)(f) (f) Insurance required under this subsection may be placed with an insurer authorized to do business in this state or with a surplus lines insurer.
440.48(1)(g) (g) Insurance satisfying the requirements of this subsection shall be deemed to satisfy the financial responsibility requirement for a motor vehicle under ch. 344.
440.48(1)(h) (h) A participating driver shall carry proof of coverage satisfying pars. (b) and (c) with him or her at all times during his or her use of a vehicle in connection with a transportation network company's digital network. In the event of an accident, a participating driver shall provide this insurance coverage information to the directly interested parties, automobile insurers, and investigating police officers, upon request in accordance with s. 344.62. Upon request, a participating driver shall also disclose to directly interested parties, automobile insurers, and investigating police officers whether he or she was logged on to the transportation network company's digital network or engaged in transportation network services at the time of the accident.
440.48(2) (2)Disclosures required regarding insurance coverage. A transportation network company shall disclose in writing to participating drivers all of the following before they are allowed to accept a request for transportation network services on the transportation network company's digital network:
440.48(2)(a) (a) The insurance coverage, including the types of coverage and the limits for each coverage, that the transportation network company provides while the participating driver uses a personal vehicle in connection with a transportation network company's digital network.
440.48(2)(b) (b) That the participating driver's own automobile insurance policy might not provide any coverage while the participating driver is logged on to the transportation network company's digital network and is available to receive transportation requests or is engaged in transportation network services depending on its terms.
440.48(3) (3)Insurer provisions.
440.48(3)(a)(a) Notwithstanding any coverage requirements under s. 632.32, an insurer that writes automobile insurance in this state may exclude any and all coverage afforded under a policy owner's insurance policy for any loss or injury that occurs while a participating driver is logged on to a transportation network company's digital network or is engaged in transportation network services. This right to exclude all coverage may apply to any coverage included in a motor vehicle insurance policy, including all of the following:
440.48(3)(a)1. 1. Liability coverage for bodily injury and property damage.
440.48(3)(a)2. 2. Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.
440.48(3)(a)3. 3. Medical payments coverage.
440.48(3)(a)4. 4. Comprehensive physical damage coverage.
440.48(3)(a)5. 5. Collision physical damage coverage.
440.48(3)(b)1.1. Exclusions under par. (a) shall apply notwithstanding any requirement under ch. 344. Nothing in this subsection implies or requires that a personal automobile insurance policy provide coverage while the driver is logged on to the transportation network company's digital network, while the driver is engaged in transportation network services, or while the driver otherwise uses a vehicle to transport passengers for compensation.
440.48(3)(b)2. 2. Nothing shall be deemed to preclude an insurer from providing coverage for the participating driver's vehicle, if the insurer so chooses to do so by contract or endorsement.
440.48(3)(c)1.1. Automobile insurers that exclude coverage as permitted in this subsection shall have no duty to defend or indemnify any claim expressly excluded. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to invalidate or limit an exclusion contained in a policy, including any policy in use, or approved for use, in this state before May 3, 2015, that excludes coverage for vehicles used to carry persons or property for a charge or available for hire by the public.
440.48(3)(c)2. 2. An automobile insurer that defends or indemnifies a claim against a participating driver that is excluded under the terms of its policy as permitted in this subsection shall have a right of contribution against other insurers that provide automobile insurance to the same driver in satisfaction of the coverage requirements of sub. (1) at the time of loss.
440.48(3)(d) (d) In a claims coverage investigation, transportation network companies and any insurer potentially providing coverage under sub. (1) shall cooperate to facilitate the exchange of relevant information with directly involved parties and any insurer of the participating driver if applicable, including the precise times that a participating driver logged on and off the transportation network company's digital network in the 12-hour period immediately preceding, and in the 12-hour period immediately following, the accident, and disclose to one another a clear description of the coverage, exclusions, and limits provided under any automobile insurance maintained under sub. (1).
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 54 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before July 7, 2015. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 7, 2015 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-7-15)