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 341 .01      REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES                                                                                          3434




                                                        CHAPTER 341
                                               REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
                         REGISTRATION                                 ___L41 .29 Registration for vehicles other than private
 341 .01     Words and phrases defined,                                              automobiles and taxicabs .
341 .:04 Penalty for operating unregistered or                          341 30 Quarterly registration.
               improperly registered vehicle .                          341 305 Monthly registration .
34105        When vehicles exempt from registration .                   341 31 When part-period fees payable for vehicles
341,055 Snowmobiles.                                                                 other than automobiles ; computation of
34106        Optional registration .                                                 part-period fees
341 .07      Certain vehicles to be registered by resident              :341 32 Vehicle to be reregistered if subject to a
               lessee..                                                              different fee .
34108        Application for registration . .                           341 .33 When fees refundable,
34109        Temporary operation permits,                              341 .34 Certification of net registration and title fees,
341 .10      Grounds for refusing registration .                       341 35 Municipal vehicle registration fee
341 11       Contents, issuance and d i splay of certificate of                      EXEMPTION OF NON RESIDENTS
               registration ; issuance of duplicate certificate . .    34.1 ..40 Exemption of nonresidents and
341 12       Design , procurement and issuance of                                   foreign-registered vehicles.
              registration plates .                                    341 41     Reciprocity agreements authorized . .
341 13       Additional specifications for design of certain           341 .42 Reciprocity permits ..
              plates. .                                                        REGI STR ATION OF D EALE R S, DISTRIBUTORS,
341 . . 14 . Application for and issuance of special plates .               M AN UFACTU RERS, 'iRA NSP ORi ER S, AN D FINAN CE.
341,145 Application for and issuance of special license                                              COMPANIES
              numbers.                                                 34147 When vehicles of dealers, distributors,
341 15       Display of registration plates .                                      manufacturers and transporters exempt from
341 .16      Issuance of duplicate plates.                                         general registration requirements,.
341 .17      Division to compile and publish registration              341„51 When division to register dealer, distributor,
              lists .                                                              manufacturer or transporter ; application,
        ROVISIONS RELATING TO REGISTRATION FEES                        34152 Design of registration plates .
341 . 2 Annual registration fees ..                                    341 .53 Expiration of registration ; transferability of
341 . 26 Special annual registration fees for certain                              plates,
              vehicles.                                                34155 Penalty for misuse of plates,
341 „ 265 Antique motor vehicles; registration, plates,                341 .57 Registration of finance companies and banks ..
              use.                                                               PENALTY FOR FRAUDULENT PR ACTI CES
341 266 Speciall interest vehicles; registration, plates,              34160 Fraudulent application for registration or
              use. .                                                               license.,
341 . 27 Registration periods for private automobiles                  34161    I mproper use of evidence of registration,
              and taxicabs..                                           34162 False evidence of registration . .
341 .28     When part-year fees payable for private                    34163    When registration to be suspended. .
              automobiles ; computation of part-year fees ..




                   REGISTRATION                                        such person moved to this state if application
                                                                      for registration and certificate of title has been
341 . 01 Word s and phrases defined .                                 made .
Words and phrases defined in s . 340,01 are usedd                        (b) All vehicles subject to renewal of regis-
in the same sense in this chapter unless adiffer.-                    tration may be operated provided that applica-
ent definition is specifically provided .                             tion for reregistration has been made..
341 . 04 Penalty for opera tin g unre gis-                               (2) Unless application for reregistration ' has
tered or i mproperly reg istered veh i cle. Ex-                       been made as required by s . 341, 32, it is un-
cept during a state of emergency proclaimed                           lawful for ' any person to operate or for the
under ch . 22 :                                                                          t
                                                                      owne r to consent to being operated on any
   (1) I t is unlawful for any person to operate                      highway of this state any registered vehicle the
or for an owner to consent to being operated                          construction or use of which has been changed
on any highway of this state any motor vehi-                          so as to make the vehicle subject to a higher
cle, mobile home, trailer or semitrailer or any                       fee than the fee at which it currently is regis-
other vehicle for which a registration fee is                         tered or which is carrying a greater load than
specifically prescribed unless at the time of op-                     that permitted under the current registration„
eration the vehicle in question either is regis-                         (3) Any person violating subs .. (1) or (2) may
tered in this state or is exempt from registia-                       be fined not more than $200 or imprisoned not
tion .                                                                more than 6 months or both , . In addition to
  (a) A vehicle may be operated by a private                          imposingthe penalty, the court shall order the
person after the date of purchase of such vehi-                       offender to make application for registration or
cle by such private person or after the date                          ieregistration and to pay the fee therefor,
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34 .35                                                            REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES 341 . 07


341 . 05 Whe n vehicle s exempt fro m re gis-         county traffic officer as required by ss . 342,06
tration . A vehicle, even though operated upon        (1) (g) and 342 ..07 .
a highway of'thisstate, is exempt from .registia-       History: 1971 c .. 207. .
tion when, such vehicle :
   (1) Is operated in accordance with the provi-      341 . 055 Snowmobiles . Snowmobiles shall
sions relating to registration of dealers, distrib-   not be registered under this chapter but shall be
utors, manufacturers, transporters or finance         registered under ch . .350.
                                                        History: 19 7 1 c 2 77 . . .
companies ; or
   (2) I s operatedd in accordance with the provi-    341 . 06 Opt i onal re gi stra tion . (1) The divi-
sions exempting nonresident or foreign-regis-         sion shall register the following vehicles upon
tered vehicles from registration ; or
                                                      proper application therefor and payment of the
   (6) I s operated exclusively upon stationary       required fee even though such vehicles may be
rails or tracks or propelled by the use of elec-      exempt from registration :
tricity obtained from overhead trolley struc-
                                                         (a) A trailer or semitrailer having a gross
tures; or
                                                      weight of 3,000 pounds or less and not, used
   (7) I s a farm tractor used exclusively in agri-
                                                      for hire. The registration fee charged shall be
cultural operations, including threshing, or
used exclusively to provide power to drive oth-       the same as if the trailer or semitrailer were to
er machinery, or to transport from job to job         be used for hire. .
machinery driven by such tractor ; or                   (b) A vehicle owned by a nonresident and
   (9) Is a trailer or semitrailer used exclusively   which would be subject to registration if
for the transportation of farm machinery, im-         owned by a resident . The registration fee
plements, produce or supplies on a farm or be-        charged shall be the same as ifthe vehicle were
tween farms; or                                       owned by a resident .
   (10) Is a farm trailer with a gross weight of        (2) A vehicle registered under, authority of'
not more than 8,000 pounds and used as a              this section is not on that account exempt from
farm trailer ; or                                     any property tax which would be payable in
   (11) I s a trailer or semitrailer permanently      the absence of such registration
equipped with a well-drilling outfit or designed
for moving pea viners and used exclusively for        341 .07 Certain vehicles to be regis tered
either of such purposes; or                           by resident lessee. (1) If` a motor truck or
  (12) Is a fork-lift truck, a specially con-         tr uck tractor is to be operated in this state un-
structed road or truck tractor used for shunt-        der authority of a common carrier certificate or,
ing trailers or semitrailers in terminal areas or     contract carrier license issued by the public
a trailer which is used principally off the high-     service commission to a resident of this state,
way ; or                                              including a Wisconsin corporation, and such
                                                      operation is in accordance with a lease or oper-
   (13) Is a trailer or semitrailer, having a gross
                                                      ating agreement with thee owner of the motor
weight of 3,000 pounds or less and not used
                                                      truckk or truck tractor, oor, other person author-
for hire ; or ,
                                                      ized to enter intoo such lease or operating
   (14) Is a trailer or semitrailer not operated      agreement, the certificated or licensed carrier
in conjunction with a motor vehicle ; or              shall register such motor truck or truck tractor
  (14m) Is a new motor vehicle being operated         in this state unlesst it has been so registered by
only across a highway from point of manufac-          the owner . This section applies even, though
ture or assembly,                                     the motor truck or truck tractor is owned by a
  (15) I s a motor', vehicle being towed, except      non res ident . .
when the person operating the vehicle supply-
ing the motive power is a transporter he must
                                                         (2) If a motor truck or truck tractor is oper-
be registered as a transporter ; or
                                                      ated by or with the consent of ' such certificated
   (16) Is a piece of road machinery .                or licensed carrier on any highway of this state
  (17) Is an implement of husbandry .                 when such vehicle is not registered in this state
  (18) Is a motorr truck which is operated            or when such vehicle is required by s . 341 . 04
upon- a highway only when directly crossing           (2) to be re-registered, such carrier is subject to
such highway .                                        the penalty provided in s . 34104 (3) The
  (19) Is a motor vehicle last previously regis-                         n
                                                      court, in addition to imposing the penalty,
tered in another jurisdiction or a previously                                          e
                                                      shall order the carrier to make application for
junked motor vehicle operated to or from a lo-        registration or reregistration and to pay the fee
cation where it is to be inspected by a state or      therefor . .
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 341 .07 REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES                                                                        3436


   (3) This section does not affect the inter-          custody ; or if neither parent has custody, then
 change of trailers and semitrailers as author-         by the person or guardian having such custo-
 ized by s, 34141 (4)                                   dy, stating that the applicant has the consent
                                                        of such person or guardian to register such ve-
 341 . 08 Application for registration . (1)            hicle in the applicant's name . The signature on
Application forr original registration and for re-      such statement shall not imputee any liability
newal of registration shall be made to the divi-        for the negligence or misconduct of the appli-
sion upon forms prescribed by it and shall be           cant while operating such motor vehicle on the
accompanied by the required fee
                                                        highways . Any person who violates this section
   (2) Applications for' original registration of a     may be fined not more than $200 or impris-
vehicle shall contain the following information :       oned not more than 6 months or both . .
   (a) The name of the owner,                             History : 1 97 1 c . . 1 64 .
   (ti) The name of the town, city or village in
which the owner resides and, if the owner re-            341 . 09 Tempor a ry opera tio n perm i ts. (1)
sides in a-city of the first or second class, his       The division may issue a temporary operation
true residential or business address .                  permit for an unregistered vehicle under any of
   (c) A description of the vehicle, including          the circumstances set forth in this section . . . Such
make, model, identifying number and any oth-            permits shall contain the date of expiration and
er information which the division may reasona-          sufficient information to identify the vehicle for
bly require for proper identification of the ve-        which and the person to whom it is issued . .
hicle .                                                    (2) Upon request therefor by a person who
    (d) The city, village or town in which the          has made application for registration and paid
 vehicle is kept :                                      the registration fee, the division shall issue to
    (e) Such further information as the division        him without charge a temporary operation per-
 mayy reasonably require to enable it to deter-         mit if' it appears that he would otherwise be
 mine whether the vehicle is by law entitled to         unable to lawfully operate' his vehicle pending
 registration or' to enable it to determine the         receipt by him of his registration plates . .
 proper registration fee for the vehicle . .               (3) Upon application therefor to the admin-
    (3) The division may accept an application          istrator by a person engaged in the active mili-
 and complete registration of'a vehicle when the        tary service of the United States or its allies
 evidence of ownership is held by a nonresident         and upon satisfactory proof' of'the active mili-
 lienholder or for other reason is not immedi-          tary status of the applicant and of a furlough
ately available and the division is satisfied as to     granted to him the administrator shall issue to
ownership of the vehicle . The title fee shall be
                                                        the applicant without charge a -temporary op-
collected at the time of registration and re-
                                                        eration' permit which authorizes the applicant
tained even thoughh certificate of title is not is-
                                                        to operatee his own or any other vehicle desig-
sued
                                                        nated by him without registration of such vehi-
   (4) Applications for- renewal of registration
                                                        cle. Such permit is valid only while the appli-
shall contain the information required in sub . .
                                                        cant is on furlough and for a period not to ex-
(2) for original applications of such parts
                                                        ceed 30 days .
thereof as the division deems necessary to as-
sure the proper registration of the vehicle . . The     341 .10 Grounds for refusing re g i s trat i on.
division may require that applications for re-          Thee division shall refuse registration of a vehi-
newal of registration be accompaniedd by the            cle under the following circumstances :
certificate of title issued for the vehicle only
when the true ownership or proper prior regis-             (1) The required statefee has not been paid
                                                        and any municipal vehicle registration fee im-
tration of the vehicle is in doubt and cannot be
resolved from records maintained by the divi-           posed by a town, village or city in which the
sion .                                                  vehicle is customarily kept has not been paid ;
   (5) The division shall supply the several            of
county clerks with blank applicationn forms for            (2) The applicant has failed to furnish the
original registration of" ..vehicles,                   information or documents required by law or
   (6) I f the applicant for a certificate of" cegis-   by the division pursuant to .authority of law ; or
tration is under 18 years of age, the application          (3) A certificate of title is a prerequisite to
shall be accompanied by a statement made and            registration of the vehicle : and the applicant
signed by the applicant's father if he has custo-       does not hold a valid certificate of title and is
dy of the applicant ; or if' the father does not        notentitled to the issuance of a certificate of
have custody, then by the mother if' she has            title ; or
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   (4) The applicant hass had his registration              cific requirements which may be imposed by
suspended or revoked and such suspension or                 statute, thee division shall determine the size,
revocation still is in effect ; or                          color and design of' registration plates with a
   (5) The vehicle is exempt from registration              view toward making them visiblee evidence of
under this chapter and voluntary registration               the period for which the vehicle is registered
                                                            and the fee class into which the vehicle falls as
of the .e vehicle is not expressly authorized ..
                                                            well as making them a ready means of identify-
341 . 11 Conten t s, i ssua nce an d d isplay of            ing the specific vehicle or owner for which the
certificate of re gistr a tion ; issuan ce of dupli -       plates were issued ..
cate certificate . (1) Except as provided in sub ..           (3) All registration plates shall have dis-
(2), the division upon registering a vehicle shall          played upon them the following:
issue and..d deliver to the owner a certificate of            (a) The registration number or letters as-
registration . The certificate shall contain the            signed to the vehicle or owner .
name, residence andd address of the owner, a                  (b) The name "Wisconsin" or abbreviation
brief description of the vehicle, the registration          «Wis"
number assigned and the date of expiration of                  (c) An indication of the period for which the
registration . The certificate shall be in such             specific plate is issued or the date of expiration
form and may contain such additional infocma-               of registration .
tion as the division deems advisable .. .                      (4) (a) All registration platess issued under s ..
   (2) Whenever a certificate of registration is            341 .25 (1) (a) and for motor trucks having a
issued upon registration of a motor truck or                gross weight of not more than 10,000 pounds
truck tractor by a certificated or licensed carri-          shall be treated with a reflectorized material .
er` in accordance with s . 34107, the certificate           An additional fee of 15 cents per year per set
shall show that thevehicle is registered in the             of registration plates shall be collected for cost
name of ., ., owner, . . : .. ., lessee, and shall be de-   of reflectorization and administration . The: di-
livered to the applicant.                                   vision shall prescribe the term for the use of
   (3) The division shall issue a duplicate certif-         reflectorized plates .
                                                               (b)_The division, in conjunction with the de-
icate of registration upon application therefor
by any person in whose name thee vehicle is                 partment of health and social services and the
                                                            department of administration, shall establish
registered and upon payment of a fee of 25
                                                            the specifications for the reflectoiized material
cents
                                                            and invite bids for supplying reflectorized ma-
   (4) In the case of motor trucks, motorr bus-             terial The department of administration shalll
ses, truck tractors and road tractors, the certif-          establish a date for the opening of such bids
icate of registration must be displayed in a                and shall award the contract for supplying re-
prominentt place in the driver's compartment                flectorized material to the lowest responsible
of the vehicle to which the certificate refers              bidder . . The. specifications shall be drawn up
Any person who operates and any person in                   for each base plate year .
whose name the vehicle is registered who con-                 History : 1971 c 164 ss 71, 83
sents to the operation of any such vehicle with-
out the certificatee of registration being so dis-          341 : 13 Addi t ion a l specifications for de-
played may . be required to forfeit not more                s i g n of cert a in plates. (1) In addition to the
than $200                                                   matter specified in s : 341 12 (3), registration
  History: 1971 c 164 s 83; 1971 c . 278 .                  plates for automobiles registered pursuant to
                                                            the monthly series system shall comply with the
341 .12 Desi g n, procurement and issu -                    following specifications:
ance of re gistration plates. (1) The division                (a) The words "America's Dairyland" shall
upon registering a vehicle pursuant to s . 341,25           be displayedd across either the lower or upper
or 34.1 . .30 shall issue and deliver prepaid to the        portion of the plate at the discretion of the ad-
applicant 2 tegistcation plates for an automo-              ministrator .
bile, motor truck, motor bus,, school bus or self-            (b) A 3-letter abbreviation for the month of
propelled mobile home and one plate for other               registration and the year of registration shall
vehicles . . The division upon registering a vehicle        be displayed in symbols not less than three-
pursuant to any other section shall issue one               fourths inch high
plate unless it believes that 2 plates will better             (c) The registration number, including the
serve the interests of law enforcement . .                  prefix which may consist of' one or more let-
   (2) The division shall purchase plates from              ters, shalll be located prominently in the center
the state prison at Waupun unless otherwise                 of` the plate and shall be at least- 3 inches high
approved by the governor . Subject to any spe-              and of 'a clearly distinguishable design . .
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   341 .13   REGISTRATION OF VEHICL ES                                                                 3438

     (2) In addition to the matter specified in s .     automobile. The plates shall be so designed as
   341 . 12 (3), the registration plates for a vehicle  to readily apprise law enforcement officers of
   registered on the basis of gross weight shall        the fact that the automobile is owned by a
  bear a distinguishing letter or letters to indi-      nonveteran disabled person and is entitled to
  cate the weight class into which the vehicle          the parking privileges specified in s .. 346,50
  falls                                                 (2a) No charge in addition to the registration
     (3) In lieu of issuing new plates upon each        fee shall be made for the issuance of such
  renewal of registration of' a vehicle, the divi-      plates . .
  sion may issue insert tags or decals to indicate         (2) Upon compliance with the laws relating
  the period of registration . Such tags or decals      to registration of motor vehicles, including
  are to be provided by the division and used           payment of the prescribed fee plus an addition-
  only to the extent that outstanding plates are       al fee of $1 accompanied by an application
  in suitable condition for further usage . .          showing satisfactory proof that the applicant is
                                                       the holder of an unexpired amateur radio sta-
  341 . 14 Application for and issuance of tion license issued by the federal communica-
  special plates . The division shall issue special    tions commission and that all necessary trans-
  plates as specified in this section under the fol-   mitting and receiving equipment has been in-
  lowing circumstances :                               stalled in the vehicle, the division shall issue
    (1) Whenever any resident of this state who registration plates on which, in lieu of the usu-
  is registering or has registered his automobile al registration number ; shall be inscribed in
  submits a statement from the U :S, veterans ad-      large legible form the call letters of ' such appli-
  ministration certifying to the division that he cant as assigned by the federal communica-
 is, by reason of injuries sustained while in the tions commission .
 active military service of the United States, dis-                   n
                                                          (3) Upon request therefor by the state or a
 abled by paraplegia,, amputation of leg, foot, county of municipality which' is registering a
 both hands or if he is disabled by loss of use of vehicle owned by it and to be used in law en-
 a leg, foot, or both hands, minimum faulty vi- forcement work or for operation under s .
 sion of 20/200 or other condition certified to 20 : 916 (7), the division shall issue the same
 by the veterans administration resulting in an type of registration plate as it would issue for a
 equal degree of disability (specifying the partic-   privately-owned vehicle of the same type in
 ular condition) so as not to be able to get lieu of the type of plate it ordinarily would is-
 about without great difficulty, the division sue for a vehicle owned by the state or by a       e
 shall procure, issue and deliver to him, plates county ; or municipality This subsection does
 of a special design in lieu of the plates which not affect the registration fee to be charged . .
 ordinarily would be issued for the automobile . .       (4) For antique motor vehicles as specified
 The plates shall be so designed as to readily        in s 341 : 265
apprise law enforcement officers of the fact                         r
                                                         (4m) For special interest vehicles as specified
that the automobile is owned by a disabled vet- in s: 341 . 266
eran and is entitled to the parking privileges           (5) Upon appl ication by any person awarded
specified in s . 346 50 (2) , : No charge in addi-
                                                     the congressional medal of honor and submis -
tion to the registration fee shall be made for
                                                     sion of proper proof ' thereof; the division of
the issuance of such plates ..
                                                     motor vehicles shall issue special plates so de-
   (1a) Whenever any resident of this state,         signed as to indicate such award.. No charge
who is registering or has registered his auto-                     r
                                                     whatever shall be made for the issuance of
mobile, submits a statement from a physician         such plates . :
 duly licensed to practice medicine in this state          History: 1971 c 164 s 83 ; 1971 c 299 .
 certifying to the division : that he is disabled by
 paraplegia, amputation of leg, foot or both              341 .145 ' Application for and issuance of
 hands or if' he is disabled by loss of use of a          special ' license numbers. (1) In this section
 leg, foot or both hands, minimum faulty vision           "special license number" means any number on
 of 20/200 or other condition certified to by a          a registration plate other than that which the
 physician duly licensed to practice medicine in         division determines would normally be issued
 this state resulting in an equal degree of'disa-        sequentially to an applicantt for original or re-
 bility (specifying the particular condition) so as      newal vehicle registration . .
nott to be able to get about without great diffi-           (2) The division shall issue a special license
culty, the division shall procure, issue and de-         number only upon request and upon the pay-
liver to him, plates of a special design in lieu of      ment of an additional fee of $3 when license
plates which ordinarily would be issued for the          plates are issued, if :
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3439                                                            R EG I STRAT I O N OF VEHICLES 341 .17


   (a) The request and alternative thereto is re-      341 . 16 Issuance of duplicate plates . (1)
ceived by the division in writing by mail by the      Whenever a current registration plate is lostt or
15th day of the month in which the vehicle is         destroyed, the owner of the vehicle to which the
to be registered ;                                    plate was attached shall immediately apply to
   (b) The request is accompanied by the prop-        the division for replacement Upon satisfactory
er fee, an application for original or renewal        proof'of the loss or destruction of the plate and
vehicle registration and the proper registration      upon payment of a fee off' $1 .50, the division
fee;                                                  shall issue a replacement
   (c) The requested number has not already              (2) Whenever' a current registration plate be-
been issued .                                         comes illegible, the owner of the vehicle to
  (3) Each special license number issued shall        which the plate is attached shall apply to the
be reserved for the recipient in succeeding reg-      division for a replacement. Upon receipt of' sat-
istration periods If' the individual does not         isfactory prooff of illegibility, and upon pay-
specifically request reissuance of the special        ment of a fee of $150, the division shall issue a
number as provided in sub . . (2), in a succeeding    replacement . Upon receiptt of his replacement
plate issuance year, the division may issue the       plate, the applicant shall forthwith destroy his
number to another applicant ...                       illegible plate .
   (4) Nothing in this section shall be con-             (3) When issuing a replacement plate, the di-
stiued to mean that the holder of any license         vision may assign a new number and issue a
number issued before or after July 2, 1966 has
       r                                              new plate rather than a duplicate of` the origi-
any claim on that number unless the provisions        nal if in its judgment that is in the best inter-
of this section have been met in full                 ests of economy or prevention of fraud . . In
  History: 1971 `c 164 s . 83,                        such event, the person receiving the replace-
                                                      ment plates shall surrender both original plates
341 .15 Display of registration plates . (1)
Whenever 2 registration plates are issued for a       if 2 plates were issued.:
vehicle, one such plate shall be attached to the         (4) Any person issued replacement plates
front and one to the rear of ' the vehicle.. When-    who fails to surrender his illegible plates as re-
ever only one registration plate is issued, the       quired by sub . . (3) may be required to forfeit
plate shall be attached to the front, if the vehi-    not more than $200,
cle is a truck tractor or road tractor ; otherwise,      (5) This section does not apply to plates is-
it shall be attached to the rear .                    sued pursuant to the law pertaining to the reg-
   (2) Registration plates shall be attached          istrationof' dealers, distributors, manufacturers
firmly and rigidly in a horizontal position and       or transporters.
conspicuous place . The plates shall at all times       History: 1971 c 2'78..
be maintained in a legible condition and shall
be so displayed that they can be readily and          34 . 1 . . 17; Division to c ompi le and publish
                                                      registration Pists. (1) At the close of each
distinctly seen and read . Any peace officer may
                                                      month,, the division shall compile and produce
require the operator' of any vehicle on which
plates are not properly displayed to display          in book form a list. of registrations made during
                                                      that month pursuant to the monthly series sys-
such plates as required by this .section . .
                                                      tem of registering automobiles . . Such list shall
                            g
   (3) Any of the following may be required to
                                                      give the name and address of each registrant,
forfeit not more than $200 :
                                                      the registration number assigned, and such oth-
   (a) A person who operates a vehicle for
                                                      er identifying information as thee administrator
which current registration plate or insert tag
                                                      deems necessary
                                  e
has been issued without such plate or tag being
attached to the vehicle, except when such vehi-          (2) The division shall compile a list by coun-
cle is being operated pursuant to a temporary         ties of new automobile and motor truck iegis-
operation permit ;                                    trations . Registrations fox other new vehicles
   (b) A person who operates a vehicle with a         may be included ifdeemed necessary by the di-
registration plate attached in a non-rigid or         vision .. Such lists shall be compiledd at such in-
non-horizontal manner or in an inconspicuous          tervals during the month as is deemed neces-
place so as to make it diffi cult to see and read     sary by the division but the final list compiled
the plate;                                            each month shall include the listing of the last
   (c) A person who operates a vehi cle with a
                    o                                 day of the month Such list shall contain only
registration plate in an illegible condition due      those vehicles being registered for the first time
to the accumulation - of' Girt or other foreign       after sale by a dealer Such list shall contain
matter <                                              the name and address of thee owner, the make,
  History: 1971 c . 278.
              1                                       body type, identification number of the vehicle,
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 341 . 17 REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES                                                                      3440


 the dealer license number, if such dealer is reg-      to receive free copies of the monthly lists such
 istered in this state, and the date of sale .          additions to or changes in the monthly lists is-
   (3) Prior to January l of each year the ad-          sued during the year preceding suspension as
 ministrator shall compile a list of all registra-      are caused by the registration of vehicles not
 tions made : under the law relating to operators       previously registered in the state or by the issu-
 of mobile amateur radio stations .. Such list          ance of new registration numbers for vehicles
 shall contain the name and address of each             previously registered .
                                                          History : 1971 c . 164 .
 owner and the registration plate letters as-
 signed to each such owner . The list shall be ar-               PROVISIONS RELATING TO
 ranged alphabetically according to the names                      REGISTRATION FEES
 of the owners..'
      (4) The division shall : make the following       341 .25 Annual registration fees . (1) Un-
 free distribution of registration lists compiled       less a different fee is prescribed for a particular ,
 as provided in this section :                          vehicle by s . .341 . 26, the following registration
      (a) To each county clerk making request           fees shall be paid to the division for the annual
                                                        registration of each motor vehicle, mobile
 therefor, one copy of each monthly automobile
                                                        home, trailer or semitrailer not exempted by s .
 registration list ,                                    341 . 05 from registration in this state :
      (b) To each county clerk making request
                                                           (a) For each automobile or station wagon, a
 therefor, one copy of each daily new automo-
                                                        fee of $18, . except that an automobile registered
 bile and motor truck registration list .               in this state prior to September 1 1947, ' at a
     (c) To the sheriff of each county, one copy        fee of less than $18 shall be registered at such
 of each monthly: automobile registration list          lesser fee plus an additional fee of $2 . Two dol-
 and one copy of each list of registrations made        lars of each fee prescribed under this para-
 under the law relating to operators of mobile          graph shall be allotted as provided in s .. 20 395
 amateur radio stations . .                             (2) (vw) and (wd) and (3) (u) and such $2 shall
  11
     (d) To each chief ' of police, one copy of each    not be considered a portion of the net registra-
 monthly automobile registration list .                 tion fee under s 86 . 35
                                          g
     (e) To each village clerk making request             (b) For each motor vehicle with a shipping
therefor, one copy of each monthly automobile          weight of 1,000 pounds or less which is de-
registration list                                      signed primarily for the transportation of per-
     ( f) To the highway . commission, copies of       sons rather , than property, a fee of $5, plus a
each monthly automobile r egistration list as re-      fixed fee of $2 which shall ' be credited to the
quested .                                              appropriation under s 20 370 (3) (z) and such
     (g) To the department of revenue, copies of       $2 shall not be considered a portion of ' the net
                                                       registered fee under s , 86 .35
each monthly automobile registration list as ie-
quested                                                    (c) For each motor truck, a fee to be deter-
     (5) Public officers and agencies receiving         mined in accordancewith sub. (2) on the basis
                                                        of the maximum gross weight of the vehicle ..
free copies of registration lists shall keep such
                                                        Maximum gross weight shall be determined by
lists current and open to public inspection ..
                                                        adding together the weight in pounds of the
   (6) The administrator shall sell subsc r iptions     vehicle when equipped to carry a load and the
to the monthly automobile registration lists at         maximum load in pounds which the applicant
not more than $120 per year .. Other registra-          proposes to carry on the vehicle .
tion information ' may be sold by the adminis-             (d) For each road tractor, a fee to be deter-
trator at his discretion . In computing the             mined in accordance with sub. (2) on the basis
charge to be made for subscriptions to the new          of the maximum gross weight of the vehicle
automobile and motor truck registration lists,            (e) For each truck tractor, a fee to be deter-
the administrator shall determine the cost of          mined in accordance with sub , (2) on the basis
compiling such lists and shall fairly apportion               e
                                                       of the maximum combined gross weight of
the major share of such costs among the sub-           such truck tractor and any trailer and semi-
scribers.                                              trailer which the applicant proposes to com-
   (7) The division may suspend the' compila-          bine with such truck tractor .. The maximum
tion and distribution of the monthly - automo-         combined gross weight shall in every case be
bile registration list during the period of na-        determined by adding together the weight in
tional war emergency and while new registra-           pounds of the combination of vehicles when
tion numbers are not being issued annually,            equipped to carry a load and the maximum
but shall continue to transmit from time to            load in pounds which the applicant p r oposes to
time to the persons designated by this section         carry on the combinations of vehicles . .
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    (f) For each semitrailer operated in connec-                            Not more than 46,000               .. . . .                560
 tion with a truck tractor, a fee of $10 .                                  Not more than 48,000 . .              585
   (g) For- each trailer or semitrailer designed                            Not more than 50,000                              . . . .. 610
 to be hauled by a motor vehicle other than a                               Not more than 52,000 . . . ,            . . . . 635
 truck tractor, a fee which is one-half of the fee                         Not more than 54,000 .         . .. .           . . . .. . 669
 prescribed for a motor truck of the same maxi-                            Not more than 56,000 . , 685
 mum gross weight . The maximum gross weight                               Not more than 58,000 . . . . . . . .                        710
 shall be determined in the samee manner as for                            Not more than 60,000 .                 735
 a motor truck :                                                           Not more than 62,000 .                          ..          770
    (h) For each motor bus a fee to be deter-                              Not more than 64,000                                        805
 mined in accordance with sub (2) on the basis                             Not more than 66,000                       . . . . . . . 840
                                t
 of the maximum gross weight of the vehicle .                              Not more than 68,000                                     . 875
 The maximum gross weight shall be detei-                                  Not more than 70,000        . . . . . . . . . . . . 910
 mined by adding together the weight in pounds                             Not more than 71,000                     . . . . , . . 930
                                       y
 of the vehicle when equipped ready to carry                               Not more than 72,000                         ..          . 950
 passengers and the total passenger weight ca-                             Not more than 73,000                              . . 1,000
 pacity in pounds: The total passenger weight                                 (3) Upon payment of the fee prescribed by
 capacity in pounds shall be determined by di-                             law, a vehicle subject to registration on the ba-
 viding by 20 the total length in inches of seat-                          sis of gross weight may be registered at a
 ing space in or on the vehicle, including the                             weight in excess of the manufacturer's maxi-
 driver's seat, and multiplying this result by                             mum gross weight rating, : but such registration
 150:                                                                      does not exempt . such vehicle from compliance
     (i) For each mobile home 25 feet or less in                           with weight limitations imposed by law or by
length, a fee of $5 ; for each mobile home more                            state or local authorities pursuant to autho r ity
than 25 feet in length, a fee of '$10,                                     of law
   (j) All fees and provisionss applicable to the
registration of private automobiles also apply                              341 .26 Special annual registration fees
to the registration of motor homes.                                        for certain vehicles. (1) TEN DOLLAR FEE, A
   (2) The following schedule shall be used in                             fee of $10 shall be paid to the division for the
determining f'ees ' based on gross weight, but                             annual registration ' of the following types of
each fee shall be increased by $2 to be allotted                           special mobile equipment unless the vehicle or
as provided in s . . 20 395 (2) (vw) and (wd) and                          class of vehicles is exempted by s 34105 from
(3) (u) and such $2 shall not be considered a                              registration in this state :
portion of the net registration fee under s : .                               (a) A motor truck or traction well-drilling
86 . . .35 :                                                               rig permanently equipped with a well-drilling
Maximum gross Annual                                                       outfit and used exclusively for well-drilling
weight in pounds fee                                                       purposes ;
Not more than .3 ;000 .       . ..         . . . . $ 16                                     r
                                                                              (b) A motor truck or traction sawmill or
Not more than 4,500 . . . . . . . .                                 .25    corn sheller rig permanently equipped with a
Not more than 6,000 . . . . . .                          , 35              portable sawmill or corn sheller outfit and
Not more than 8 ;000 . . . .                                      . . 55   used exclusively for, sawmill or corn Sheller
Not more than 10,000 : . ..                                           90   purposes,
Not more than 12,000 . . . . . . . .                          . . . 115
                                                                              (c) A trailer - not used for hire and used forr
Not more than 14,000                . . .. . .                      140
                                                                                                        g
                                                                           transporting any ditching machine which is
Not more than 16,000 . . ,                                          165
                                                                           used exclusively for farm ditching or for the
Not more than 18,000,            . . . .. . .. . . .. 190
                                                                           loading of gravel or other road material and
Not more , than 20,000, 215
                                                                           which has a dipper capacity of not to exceed
Not more than 22,000 . . . . . . .               . : .. . . . . 240
Not more than 24,000 . . . . ; . . : . : . . . . . . 265                   five-eighths of a yard ;
Not more than 26,000                , . . . . ,. .                  290      (d) A mobile crane or trench hoe used for
Not more than 28,000 . .. . . . , 315
       t                                                                   bridge or building construction, for ditching
Not more than 30,000                         .. . . . : . . . . . 350      and excavating, for heavy machinery removal
Not more than .32;000 . ..                 . . . . . . . . . 375           or installation or for loading and handling of
Not more than 34,000 . .. .                                         400    heavy articles ;
Not more than .36,000 . . .                . . .                    425      (e) A motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer, if
Not more than .38,000 . .. . , . . . . .. .
     t                                                              450    ope r ated empty or transporting the equipment
Not more than 40,000 . ., . . . . .                                 475    of the owner to or from a certain location,
Not more than 42,000 .          . .. . . .. . .           . . . 500        when such , operation at the location is any of
Not more than 44,000 . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . 535               the following :
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 341 .26    R EG ISTRATI O N OF VEHIC L ES                                                              3442


    1 . The performance of work on a contract              (g) A motor' vehicle operated exclusively by
 for the construction or maintenance of high-           a nationally chartered war veterans' organiza-
 ways or airports for the United States, the            tion and used only for the purpose of advertis -
 state or any political subdivision thereof ; or -      ing the organization ;
                                                         1
    2 The production of agricultural lime ; or             (h) A motor vehicle used for the urban mass
    3 The clearing of land, building of dikes, or       transportation of passengers as defined in s .
 terracing and ditching for the purpose of soil         71 : 18 ' (2) (a) or operated as auxiliary to or as
 erosion control, farm drainage or forestry .           part of a street railway system
    (f) A motor truck on which is mounted feed
                     k                                     (i) A motor vehicle owned and operated ex-
 grinding and mixing equipment and used ex-             clusively by the civil air patrol .
 clusively as a portable feed mill.,                       (j) A motor vehicle and semitrailer operated
                                                        exclusively as a mobile X-ray unit owned and
                                     r
    (g) A motor vehicle not used for hire and
 used in conjunction with a trailer on which is         operated by a nonprofit corporation and used
 permanently mounted equipment used for                 exclusively for the purposes for which incorpo-
                                                        rated and not for hire .
 wood chipping and screening. .
                                                           (k) A fire truck owned and operated exclu-
    (h) A trailer on which is permanently
                                                        sively by an incorporated volunteer fire depart-
                                                                                               e
 mounted equipment used exclusively for wood            ment
 chipping and screening
                                                              (2m) THREE DOLLAR FE E (a) A fee of " $3
   (2) ONE DOLLAR FEE'., A registration fee of                                         n r
                                                        shall be paid , to the division for the original is-
 $1 shall be paid to the division for the annual        suance of " a registration and license plates for
 registration of each of ` the following vehicles :                            d
                                                        any: . vehicle owned by this state or by any
         y
   (b) Any vehicle loaned to this state or to any       county or municipality of this state and operat-
county or municipality of this state for the du-        ed exclusively, except for operation under s .
ration of any war emergency and operated ex-            20 9,16 (7), in the public service by such state,
clusively for civilian defense purposes by such         county of municipality . The registration shall
state, county or municipality ;                         be valid while the vehicle is owned and operat-
   (c) Any motor vehicle loaned to an ap-               ed by the licensee .
proved public or private school for the , sole                (b) If a vehicle is replaced, reassignment of
purpose of driver education ;                                   e
                                                        plate to replacement vehicle shall be made
   (d) A school bus owned, operated or under            with payment of $1 .
contract with a private or- public school of col-             (3) AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES . In recogni-
lege and used exclusively for transportation of         tion of the relationship of the basic economy of
students to or from schooll or college including        the state to agriculture and the production and
extracurricular activities to ox from points des-       marketing of milk, there shall be paid to the
ignated by such school or college ;                     division for the annual registration of the fol-
                                                        lowing vehicles the fees prescribed in this sub-
    (da) When engaged in passenger-carrying
                                                        section :
 operations other than as provided in par . . (d),
                      n
such school busses shall register and pay the               (a) For each farm truck having a gross
fees for motor busses provided for in s . .341 ,. 25   weight. of 10,000 pounds or less, a fee of $12,
                                                       of which $2 is to be allotted as provided in s .
(2), which said fees may be paid as provided
                                                       20.. .395 (2) (vw) and (wd) and (3) (u) and such
for in ss. 341 : 30 and 341 . 31 . Fees for part-
                                                       $2 shall not be considered a portion of the net
quarterly registration shall be computed on the
                                                                     n
                                                       registration fee under s . 86. 35 . For each farm
basis of one-twelfth of the annual fee multi-
                                                       truck having a gross weight of more than 10,-
plied by the number of months of the current
                                                       000 pounds, a fee which is one-fourth of the
quarter which ' have not fully expired on the          fee prescribed by s . 34125, :without regard to
date of the application, provided that, where
                                                       the $2 additional fee prescribed in s. 341,25 (2)
the vehicle was not operated in other than             (intro , par ) ; for ' a motor truck of the same
school bus service, an affidavit of nonoperation       gross weight, plus $2, which $2 shall be allot-
satisfactory to the division shall be filed with       ted as provided in s . 20 395 (2) (vw) and (wd)
   e
the application;                                       and (3) (u) and such $2 shall not be considered
   (e) A motor bus owned and operated by a                                                      e
                                                       a portion of the net registration fee under s . .
charitable corporation and used exclusively for        86 . . 35 :
the purposes for which incorporated and not               (b) For each farm trailer having a gross
used fox hire ;                                        weight of more than 8,000 pounds but less
   (f) A motor vehicle operated exclusively as a       than 12,000, a fee of $5 ; for each farm trailer
Red Cross blood bank vehicle ;                         having a gross weight of 12,000 pounds or
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3443                                                                              REG ISTRATION O F VEHICLES 341 .26


 more, a fee which is one-half of the fee pre-                        Not more than 30,000 . . , . . . . - . . .            . . . . 210
scribed by s . 341,25 for a motor truck of the                        Not mo re than 32, 000 . . . . . .. . . .. . .                  . X25
same gross weight;                                                    Not more than 3 4,000 . . . . . . : .                             240
    (c) For each motor vehicle used exclusively                       Not more than 36,000           ..          . . .. . . . .. 255
in the transportation of milk from the point of                       Not more than 38 , 000                                            270
production to the primary market, and the re-                         Not more than 40 , 000 . .           . . . . . . . . . .. 285
turn of dairy supplies and dairy products from                        Not more than 42,000 . „ . . . . . . . . .                . . . . 300
such primary market to the farm, a fee to be                          Not more than 44,000 . . . . . . ,.                               321
determined in accordance with par . (g) on the
                                                                      Not mo re than 46 , 000 . . . . . . . . . . 336
basis of maximum gross weight;
                                                                      Not more than 48,000' . . . . . . . . . . . ..                  . 351
   (d) For each motor' vehicle used exclusively
                                                                      Not more than 50,000 .                                    . . . 366
in the transportation of cheese, butter and
                                                                      Not more than 52 , 000 . . . . . . .              . . . . . 381
powdered milk when such cheese, butter and
powdered milk are transported fiom plant to                           Not more than 54 , 000 . . . ,              . . . . . 396
plant or to warehouses - within this state, a fee                     Not more than 56,000 . . . . .. 411
to be determined in accordance with par . . (g)                       Not mo re than 58 , 000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
on the basis of maximum gross weight . .                              Not more than 60,000 . . . . . . . :                              441
   (da) For each motor vehicle used exclusively                       Not more than 62 , 000 , . . . . : . . . . . .                    462
in the transportation of liquid dairy products,                       Not more than 64 , 000 . . . . . . . . . . . .                  . 48:3
a fee to be determined in accordance with par ..                      Not more than 66 , 000 . . . . . . . . . . . . , - 504
(g) on the basis of maximum gross weight .                            Not more than 68 , 000 -. . . .                     . . .. . . 525
   (e) A person owning and operating more                             Not more than 70,000,.                            . :             546
truck tractors - than semitrailers registered by
                       n                                              Not more than 71 ;500 . .                                         558
him within this state and used exclusively for                        Not more than 72 , 000                                 ' . . . 570
transpor ting liquid dairy products may register                      Not more than 73 , 000 . . . . . . ..'            .. .            600
such excess truck tractors at the annual fees
specified in par'. . (g), provided that he uses such                    (h) Except as otherw i se provided in par . (e)
excess truck tractors exclusively with such                           the maximum gross weight of each vehicle, the
semitrailers : The fee shall be determined on the                     registration fee for which is to be determined
basis of weight of the truck tractor only,                            in accordance with sub . . (3) shall be computed
   (f) In pars. (d) and (e), "liquid dairy prod-                      as provided in s . .341 . 25 for the same type of
ucts" means milk and products of milk in liq-                         vehicle .
uid :form,, including without limitation because                          (4) GRADING, . DITCHING, EXCAVATING OR
of enumeration, condensed and sweetened con-
                                    d                                 HAULING VEHICLES . Except for those vehicles
densed products of milk, both in raw .and pas-                        that qualify for registration under sub . (1) (a)
teurized form :                                                       to (e), any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer,
                       g
:, (g) The following schedule shall be used in                        if operated empty, or used exclusively in trans-
determining fees-for vehicles registered pursu-                       porting the equipment of the owner , to of from
ant to par (c,), . (d) or : (e), but each fee shall be                a certain location over the highways, when
increased by $2 to be allotted as provided in s .
                                                                      such operation at the location is exclusively for
20 : 395 . (2) (vw) and (wd) and (3) (u) and such
                                                                      grading, ditching or excavating : or when such
$2 shall not be considered a portion of the net
registration fee under s. 86 . 35 :                                   equipment is used exclusively ' for seasonal
Maximum gross '                                       Annual          hauling of'. carnival rides and equipment, shall
weight in pounds fee                                                  be registered at one-fourth of the fee specified
Not more than 3,000, . .               .`         . .        $ ~ 16   in s. .34i :25 (2) for vehicles or combinations of
Not more than 4,500 . . .                     . . . . . . .20         vehicles of`the same gross weight
Not more than 6,000                    . : .. . . . . . . . . 24          (5) TOUR TRAINS, For each tour train, the
Not more than 8,000 .                    . . . . . .. , . . . 33                                      d
                                                                      operation of which is limited in s . 348 . 08 (1)
Not more than 10,000 '. . . . .                        . . . . 54     (c), a single fee for the 3 or less units thereof
Not more than 12,000 69                                               equal to one-half of the fee presc r ibed in s .
Not more than 14,000,                                         : 84
                                                                      341,25 (1) (h) for a motor bus of' the same
Not more than 16,000 .                                           99
                                                                      maximum gross weight as the , aggregate maxi-
Not more than 18,000 . ..                  114
Not more than 20,000 . . . . . ..                             129     mum gross weight of all units of ' the tour train,
Not more than 22,000 : . . ,. . . . .: . .          . , . 144         excluding the propelling motor vehicle, when
Not more than 24,000 . .. .                   . . . . . 159           such gross weight is computed as prescribed in
                                                                           h
Not more than 26,000,, 174                                            s . 341 . 25(1) (h)•
Not more than 28,000 . .. . . . .. . . . . . . : .            189       History: ;1971 c 164 s„ 83 ; 1971 c. 250.0
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  341 .265    R EG I STRATION ' OF VEHICLES                                                             3444


 341 . 26 5 Antiq ue m o tor ve h icle s; re gis-         sistent with this section, the provisions applica-
 tration , plates , use. Anyy person who is a resi-       ble to other vehicles shall apply to special in-
 dent of this state and the owner (and any subse-         terest vehicles.
 quent transferee) of a motor vehicle which is               (a) Each collector applying for special inter-
 more than 40 years old at the time of making             est vehicle license plates will be issued a collec-
 application for registration of the vehicle may          tor's identification number which will appear
 upon application register the same as an antique        on each plate.. Second and all subsequent regis-
 vehicle upon payment of a fee of $5, and be             trations under this section by the same collec-
 furnished license plates of 'a distinctive design,      tor will bear the same collector's identification
 in lieu of the usual license plates, which shall        number followed by a suffix letter for vehicle
 show in addition to the identification number           identification . .
 that the vehicle is an antique.. The registration          (b) A collector must own and have regis-
 shall be valid while the vehicle is owned by the        tered one or, more vehicles with regular license
applicant without the payment of any addition-           plates which he uses for regular transportation
al fee : The vehicle shall only be used for special         (3) I n addition to the fee in sub .. (2), there
occasions such as display and parade purposes,,~         shall be an original (first time only) processing
Unless inconsistent with this section, the provi-        fee of $20 to defray the cost of issuing the orig-
sions applicable to other motor vehicles shall           inal collector's special interest vehicle license
apply to antique motor vehicles .                        plates and to ensure that each collector will be
                                                         issued only one collector's identification num-
  341 .266 Spec i al i nter est veh ic l e s; re gi s-
                                                         ber .
  tration , plates, use. (1) I n thiss section :
                                                            (4) A collector may store unlicensed, opera-
    (a) "Collector" means the owner of one or            ble or inoperable, vehicles and parts cars on
 more special interest vehicless who collects,           his property provided the vehicles and parts
 purchases, acquires, trades or disposes of spe-
                                                         cars and the outdoor storage area are main-
 cial interest vehicles or parts thereof for his         tained in such a manner that they do not con-
 own use in order to restore, preserve and main-         stitute a health hazard and are screened from
 tan a special interest vehicle for historic inter-
                                                         ordinary public view by means of 'a fence, iap-
 est .                                                   idly growing trees, shrubbery or other appro-
    (b) "P arts car" means a motor vehicle gener-        priate means
 ally in nonoperable condition which is owned              History : 197 1 c, 299
 by the collector to furnish parts which will en-
 able the collector to restore, preserve and              341 .27 Reg istration period s for private
 maintain a special interest vehicle or antique           automobiles and tax ic abs . (1) All automo-
 vehicle .                                                biles other than those that may be registered
    (c) "Special interest vehicle" means a motor          under s . . 341265 or 341266 or are required by
 vehicle of any age which has not been altered            s : 34129 to be registered on a calendar-year ba-
 or modified from original manufacturers speci-           sis shall be registered by the division according
 fications and, because of its historic interest, is      to the monthly series system of registration pre-
 being :preserved : by hobbyists.                         scribed by this section .
    (2) Any person who is the owner of 'a special             (2) There are established 12 registration pe-
 interest vehicle whichh is 20 or more years old          riods, each to be designated by a calendar
at the time of making application for registra-          month and to start on the first day of such
tion or tr ansfer of title of"the vehicle may upon       month and end on the last day of the twelfth
application- register the . same as a special inter-     month from the date of commencing . T he divi-
est vehicle upon payment of a fee of $40, and            sion shall so administer the monthly series sys-
be furnished license plates of a distinctive de-         tem of registration as to distribute the work of
sign in lieu of thee usual license plates which          registering automobiles as uniformly as practi-
shall show in addition to the identification             cable throughout the calendar year..
number that the vehicle is a special interest ve-            (3) All automobiles subject to registration
hicle owned by a Wisconsin collector The reg-            under' the monthly series system shall be iegis-
istration shall be valid while the vehicle is            tered by the division for a period of 12 consec-
owned by the applicant without the payment               utive calendar months except as follows :
of any additional fee . The vehicle may be used              (a) If'the applicant holds current registration
as are other vehicles of' the same type except           plates which were removed from an automo-
that motor vehicles may not transport passen-            bile of which he no longer is the owner, or
gers for hire and trucks may not haul material           which has been junked, and such plates were
weighing more than 500 pounds . . Unless incon-          issued to him under the monthly series system,
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3445                                                           REGISTRATIO N OF V EHICLES 341 .28


the division shall register the automobile which       the plates were removed if such transfer or
                                                                                            h
is the subject of the . application for the remain-    junking occurred on or before the 15th day of
der of such unexpired registration period .            the month ..
   (b) If the applicant does not hold current             (3) If' the .e applicant does not hold current
registration plates under the circumstances de-        registration plates under the circumstances de-
scribed in par . . (a) and the application is an                                    e          e
                                                       scribed in sub .: (2) and the automobile which is
original rather than renewal application, the          the subject of' the application has not previous-
division may register the automobile which is          ly been registered in this state by the applicant,
the subject of the application for- such period        the fee payable by the applicant shall be com-
or part thereof as the administrator determines        puted on the basis of one-twelfth of the annual
will help to equalize the registration and re-                          d
                                                      fee multiplied by the number of months for
                                                      which the automobile is being registered, the
newal workload of the division .
  History : 1971 c . . 164 s . 82 ; 1971 c. 299       start of ` such registration period to be deter-
                                                      mined in accordance with sub . (7)
 341 . 28 When part-year fees payable for                 (4) If the applicant does not hold current
private automobiles ; computation of part-             registration plates under the circumstances de-
year fees . (1) The applicant for registration of     scribed in sub . . (2) but the automobile which is
an automobile under the monthly series system         the subject of the application has previously
shall pay in full the annual registration fee pre-    been registered in this state by the applicant,
scribed by law, except as otherwise provided in       he shall pay a fee covering all the time since
this section.:                                        the end of the period for which the automobile
   (2) I f' : the applicant for registration holds    previously was registered unless :
current registration plates which were removed            (a) The automobile in the meantime has
from an automobile of which he no longer is           been owned by another person or registered in
the owner, or which has been junked, and such         another state ; or
plates were issued to him under the monthly               (b) At least 12 months have elapsed since
series system, the applicant is exempt from the       the end of the period for which the automobile
payment of a registration fee, except in the fol-     previously was registered and . the applicant
                                                      filed with the division a statement that he did
lowing cases :
                                                      not during those 12 months operate or consent
   (a) I f" the annual fee prescribed for the auto-
                                                      to the operation of" such automobile under cir-
mobile being registered is higher than the an-        cumstances making the automobile subject to
nual fee prescribed for the automobile from           registration in this state ; or
which the plates were removed, the applicant              (c) The automobile is owned by a person
shall pay a fee computed on the basis of one-
                                                      who has been in active military service and less
twelfth of the difference between the 2 annual        than 12 months of nonoperation have elapsed
fees multiplied by the number- of months for          since the end of the period fo r which the auto-
which the automobile which is the subject of          mobile was previously registered, provided the
thee application is being registered . The start of   applicant files with the division a statement of
the new registration, for the purpose of com-         such nonoperation .
puting the fee, shall be determined in accord-            (5) Under the circumstances described in
ance with sub . (7) .                                 sub (4), the fee payable by the applicant shall
   (b) I f the automobile which is the subject,of     be computed as prescribed in sub : (3) for an
the application was owned by the applicant at         automobile not previously registered by him in
the time of and on or before the 15th day of          this state, provided that he first files with the
the month in which the transfer or junking of         division a statement of nonoperation if " re-
the other automobile occurred and was not             quired to do so by sub (7) .
currently registered at the time of such transfer        (6) If the automobile being registered under
or junking, the applicant shalll pay a fee to be      the circumstances described in sub . (3) or (4) is
computed as provided in subs . (3) to (5) but he      a replacement for a registered vehicle which
shall receive a credit for the unused portion of      has been junked, the applicant is entitled to a
the current registration ; Such credit shall be       credit to be computed and applied in accord-
computed on the basis of one-twelfth of the an-       ance with s. 341 .31 (2) (b)
nual fee paid for the vehicle from which the             (7) For the purpose of computing the regis-
plates were removed multiplied by the number          tration fee payable upon registration of an au-
                                                                                n
of months remaining in the registration period        tomobile under ' circumstances described in
represented by the removed plates, including          subs : (2) to (4), the beginning of the current
the month during which the applicant trans-           regist r ation period shall be determined as fol-
ferred or junked the automobile from which            lows:
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     (a) If the first operation of an automobile        the remainder of the current registration peri-
 under circumstances making the owner liable            od as lawful evidence of the registration of the
 for its registration in this state occurs on or be-    vehicle:. This subsection does not affect compu-
 fore the fifteenth day of a given month, the
          e                                             tation of fee . payable by the applicant .
                    d
 registration period commences on the first day
 of' such month , If the first operation occurs on       341 . 30 Quarterly registration. (1) Any of
 or after the sixteenth day of 'a given month, the      the following vehicles except vehicles registered
 registration period commences on the first day         under s . 341 305 may be registered on a quar-
 of the following month . . "First operation"           tezly basis in lieu of the annual registration
 means operation of an automobile for the first         specified in s . . 341 . .29 .
 ti me after it was transferred to the applicant or        (a) A motor bus havingg a registered gross
 after it was registered in another state or after      weight of more than 8,000 pounds, except mo-
 an active service refund or after the expiration       tor busses registered under s 34126 (2) (d)
 of 12 months of nonoperation since expiration          and (h) ;
 of the last registration in this state ..                 (c) A motor truck, road tractor or trailer
   (b) In the case of an automobile which has           having a registered gross weight of more than
 not previously been registered or which has            8,000 pounds;
 not been registered in this state by the present         (d) A truck tractor, when the aggregate
 owner since he last acquired ownership of the          combined registered gross weight of the truck
automobile, the division shall assume that the          tractor and any semitrailer operated in con-
date of first operation within the meaning of           junction with it is more than 8,000 pounds;
par. (a) is the date of the bill of'sale evidencing       (e) Anyy of the vehicles subject to registration
the . transfer of ownership to the applicant un-        under s .. 341,26 (3) (c), (d) or (e) having a reg-
less the applicant files with the division a state-     istered gross weight of more than 8,000
ment that the automobile was not so operated
                                                       pounds..
until a later date, specifying the date of such
                                                          (2) For the purpose of quarterly registration
                          e
first operation.. In the case of at least 12
                                                        of vehicles, the quarters are January 1, April 1,
months of nonoperat on of an automobile pre-
                                                       July 1, and October 1 . A registration made on
viously registered by the applicant, he must file
with the division a statement that he did not           a quarterly basis expires on the last day of the
operate or consent to the operation of his auto-        quarter for which the vehicle is registered.
mobile under circumstances making it subject              (3) The quarterly registration fee is one-
to registration in this state ' during such 12-        fourth of the annual fee plus $l The registra-
month period - and must specify the date fol-          tion period starting July 1, 1962 and ending
lowing such period when the automobile was             December 31, 1962 shall be considered as a
first so operated . The division may refuse to         full registration period and a vehicle shall be
accept a statement which projects the date of          exempt from the $1 quarterly charge if'the ini-
first operation into the future .                      tial payment of fees registers the vehicle
  History: 1971 c 164 s 83                             through December 31, 1962 The division shall
                                                       register a vehicle subject to quarterly registra-
341 .29 Registration for vehicles othe r               tion for as many quarters less than a full year
than private automobiles and taxicabs. (1)             as the applicant desires, but the fee payable for
Annual registration for all vehicles other than        each quarter shall be computed as provided in
private automobiless and taxicabs, shall be for        this subsection . If satisfactory evidence is pro-
the calendar year, and expire on December 31 of        vided that a vehicle was not operated on the
the year for which the vehicle is registered . . The   highways during any quarter it shall be exempt
division shall take the necessary action to make       from the payment of fees for the quarter in
the change not later than January 1, 1963 : .          which it was not used .
   (2) If an application for registration of a ve-
hicle subject to registration on a calendar year       341 . 305 - Monthly registration . (1) Any
basis, is :received after November 30 and the ve-      motor truck, or truck tractor used exclusively
hicle is not registered in this state at thee time     to transport logs or pulpwood, dirt, fill, or ag-
of application and the applicant desires to reg-       gtegates or fresh milk or to transport perishable
ister for the succeeding registration period as        fresh fruits or vegetables for canning or freez-
well as for the remainder of the current period,       ing, including return of waste, may be regis-
the division upon registering the vehicle shall        tered on a monthly basis in lieu of the annual
issue registration plates designed for the suc-        registration specified in s : 341 29 The monthly
ceeding registration period rather than for the        registration fee is one-twelfth of the annual fee ..
current period . Such plates also serve during         Monthly registration periods begin on the first
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 day of' each calendar month and end on the                3 . At least 12 months have elapsed since the
 last day of the month . . The division shall regis-    end of the period for which the vehicle previ -
 ter a vehicle under this section for as many           ously was registered and the applicant files
 months less than a full year as the applicant          with the division a statement that he did not,,
 desires, and the fee payable shall be the month-       during such 12-month period, operate or con-
 ly registration fee times the number of months         sent to the operation of the vehicle under cir-
 for which registration is desired plus $2 . If sat-    cumstances making the vehicle subject to iegis-
 isfactory evidence is provided that a vehicle          tration in this state ; or
 was not operated on the highways during any               (c) The vehicle is a replacement for a regis-
 month it shall be exempt from the payment of           tered vehicle which has been junked ; or
 fees for the month in which it was not used ..            (cm) The vehicle is a replacement for a reg-
   (2) Any truck tractor or motor vehicle               istered vehicle eligible for quarterly registration
equipped with a dump or other box used ex-              under s . .341 .. 30 which has been traded, sold or
clusively to transport gravel, cement, and bitu-        removed from this state but for which the an-
minous road construction materials or agricul-          nual registration fee has been paid ; or
tural lime or' equipped with a mechanical ce-                                                       n
                                                           (d) ' The vehicle is owned by a person who
ment mixer used exclusively to mix and deliver          received a refund pursuant to s . 341 33 (3) be-
cement may be registered on a monthly basis             cause of active military service and the vehicle
in lieu of the annual registration specified in s .     has not been operated since such refund was
341 29 The monthly registration fee is one-             granted . .
twelfth of the annual fee: . Monthly registration          (2) Part-period registration fees shall be
periods begin' on the first day of each calendar        computed as follows :
month and end on the last day of the month ..              (a) For vehicles registered under the condi-
The division shall register a vehicle under this        tions in sub (1) (a), (b) or (d), the fee for the
section for as many months less than a full             current registration period shall be computed
year as the applicant desires, and the fee paya-        on the basis of one-twelfth of the annual iegis-
ble shall be the monthly registration fee times        tration fee prescribed for the vehicle multiplied
the number of months for which registration is         by the number of months of the current regis-
desired plus $2 . I f satisfactory evidence is pro-    tration period which have not fully expired on
vided that a vehicle was not operated on the           the date the vehicle first is operated by or with
highways during any month it shall be exempt           the consent of the applicant under circum• •
from the payment of" fees for the month in             stances making it subject to registration in this
which it was not used .                                state (plus $1, in case of a quarterly registra-
                                                       tion) In the case of a vehicle which has not
341 . 31 When part-period fees payable fo r            previously been registered or which has not
vehicles other than automobiles ; computa -            been registered in this state by the present
tion of part- period fees. (1) The annual regis-       owner since he last acquired ownership of the
tration fee shall be paid in full on all vehicles      vehicle, the division shall assume that the date
registered pursuant to s 341,29 and the quar-          of first operation is the date of the bill of sale
terly registration fee shall be paid in full on all    evidencing transfer of ownership to the appli-
vehicles registered pursuant to s . 341,30 unless      cant unless he files with the division a state-
the vehicle comes within one of the following          ment that the vehicle was not so operated until
categories, in which event the applicant is liable     a later date, specifying the date of' such first
for the payment of only apart-period fee to be         operation The division may refuse to accept
                                                       any statement which projects the date of first
computed in accordance with sub .. (2) :"
                                                       operation into the future
   (a) The vehicle has not previously been reg-
                                                          (b) For the registration of a replacement ve-
istered in this state; or
                                                       hicle under the conditions set forth in sub ., (1)
   (b), The vehicle previously was registered in       (c) or (cm), the fee shall be computed as for a
this state but :                                       vehicle not previously registered in this statee
   1 . The vehicle in the meantime has been reg-       but a credit shall be allowed for the unused
istered in another jurisdiction and such foreign       portion of the fee paid for the vehicle being re-
registration was in effect during or subsequent        .
                                                       placed Such credit shall be computed on the
to the expiration of the previous registration in      basis of one-twelfth of the annual registration
this state ; or                                        fee prescribed for the vehicle being replaced
   2 The vehicle was transferred to the appli-         multiplied by the number ' of months of' regis-
cant after the expiration of the last registration     tration which have not fully expired at the
in this state; or                                      time the vehicle being replaced was junked,
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 341 .31    R EGISTRATI ON OF VEH I CLES                                                              344 8


  traded, sold or removed from thee state . . I t is     applied toward the reregistration of the vehicle
  not necessary that the replacement vehicle be          only up to the date when the previous registra-
  of the same type as the one being replaced in          tion would have expired .
  order for the applicant to take advantage of              (2) Whenever the owner or other person re-
  the credit but the credit may be applied toward        sponsible for registration of a vehicle required
  registration of the replacement vehicle only up        to be registered on the basis of gross weight de-
 to the date when the registration of the vehicle       sires to carry a greater load than that permit-
 being replaced would have expired .                    ted under the current registration of ' such vehi-
    (4) The transferee of a vehicle registered as       cle, he shall make application for reregistration
 provided in s . 341,29 or 341 .30 is not subject       of the vehicle at a higher gross weight . . When-
 to the payment of any registration fee for the         ever such person is convicted of carrying a
 remainder of the period for which the vehicle                                            d
                                                        greater load than that permitted under his cur-
 is registered unless, by reason of his status or       rent, registration, the court, in addition to im -
 the use to which the vehicle is put, the fee pre-      posing the penalty prescribed by law, shall or-
 scribed by law is higher than that paid by the         der such person to make application for rereg-
 former owner . I n such event, the fee shall be        istration of' the vehicle at a gross weight
 computed on the basiss of one-twelfth of the           sufficiently high to cover the load which he h
 difference between the 2 annual fees multiplied        was convicted of carrying. The fee payable
 by the number of months of the current regis-          upon reregistration shall be computed on the
 tration period which havee not fully expired on        basis of one-twelfth of the difference between
 the date, after the vehicle is acquired by the         the annual fee prescribed for the vehicle as pre-
 applicant, when such vehicle is first operated         viously , registered and the annual fee pre-
 by him or with his consent under circum-               scribed for the vehicle as reregistered, multi-
 stances making it subject to registration in this      plied by the number of months of the quarter
 state..                                                or year for which the vehicle is being reregis-
    (5) This section does not apply to persons          tered which had not fully expired when the ve-
authorized to register vehicles at a special an-                              t
                                                       hicle became subject to the higher fee . This
nual fee of $ l or to vehicles registered at an        subsection does not apply under the circum-
annuall fee of $3 or less. Such vehicles, whether      stances stated in sub . (3) . .
registered for a full period or part- thereof and          (3) A motor truck with a registered gross
whether or not previously registered, shall be                                           s
                                                       weight of 10,000 pounds or less and loaded ex-
registered at the full annual fee .. If a person au-   clusively with fluid milk or cream may, during
thorized to register a vehicle at a special fee of     the months of May, June and July, carry from
$1 transferss the vehicle to a person not so au-       the point of production of such milk to the pri-
thorized, the fee payable by the transferee shall      mary markett theref 'or . 1,500 pounds or less in
be computed as for a vehicle not previously            excess of the gross weight for which such mo-
registered in this state.                              tor truck is registered without a reregistration
                                                       of such motor ' truck on account of such excess
 341 . 32 Vehic le to be rere gistered if s ub -       loading
 ject to a different fee . (1) Whenever the con-
 struction, or the use of a registered vehicle is       341 .33 When fees refundable . (1) The di-
 changed in a manner making the vehicle subject         vision shall not refund a feee paid to it except
 to a different registration fee thann the fee for      when expressly authorized or directed by this
which the vehicle currently is registered, the          section or some other provision of the statutes
owner shall immediately make application for            to do so.
reregistration . The fee payable upon such rereg-         (2) The division shall refund all except $2 of
istration shall be computed as for a vehicle not       the registration fee collected from a nonresi-
previously registered in this state but a credit       dent who acquires a vehicle in this state ifthe
shall be allowed for the unused portion of the         registration plates are returned to the division
fee paid for the previous registration ifthe reg-      within 30 days after they were issued . .
istration plates issued upon the previous regis-          (3) The division shall refund the unused por-
tration are returned to the division . Such credit     tion of a registration fee paid for the registra-
shall be computed on the basis of one-twelfth of       tion of a vehicle owned by a person who is en-
the annual registration fee prescribed for the ve-     tering active ser'vice'e in the naval or military
hicle as previously registered multiplied by the       forces of the United States if such person
number of months of registration which have            makes application for such refund upon a form
not fully expired on the date the vehicle became       prescribed by the division, furnishes such proof'
subject to the different fee . . Thee credit may be    as the administrator' may require that the vehi-
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 3449                                                              REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES 341 . 40


cle will not be operated in this or another state          (4) NOTICE OF F EE S . A municipal governing
during the remainder of the period for which             body which enacts a mun icipal vehicle regis-
the vehicle is registered, and returns to the di-        tration fee shall notify the division that it has
vision his certificate of registration and regis-        so elected and report the amount of such fee . .
tration plates The refund shall be computed              The municipality shall repo rt any change in
on the basis of one-twelfth of the annual regis-         such amount to the division . . The notification
tration fee paid for the vehicle multiplied by           shall be made at the time and in the form pre-
the number of full months remaining in the pe-           scribed by the division .
riod for which the vehicle is registered when               (5) NOTICE AND PAYMENT OF FEE (a) The
the vehicle ceases to be operated,                       division shall require evidence of payment of
                                                         the municipal vehicle registration fee on all ve-
34 1 . 34 Cer t ifi cati on of net registra t ion                                            n
                                                         hicles subject thereto as a condition of registra-
and title fees . Annually beginning October 1,           tion under this chapter .
 1972, the department shall certify to the high-            (b) Prior to the return of his registration re-
way commission the total net registration and
                                                         newal application to the division, the applicant
title fees derived from vehicles registered in the
                                                         shall pay the municipal vehicle registration fee
state for the fiscal year ending the previous June
                                                         to the municipal treasurer, who shall record on
30 in the manner required fox the computation
                                                         the registration renewal application or ' on a
of the highway tax distribution provided in s .
                                                         separate statement, if required by the division,
86' .35 . Net registration and title fees derived
                                                         the fact that the municipal vehicle registration
from vehicles registered in the state prior to
                                                         fee has been paid ,
July 1, 1971, shall be certified pursuant to s .
                                                            (c) The division shall refuse an original or
34134 (1), 1969 stats
  History: 1 971 c 1 2 5.                                renewal application for registration unless the
                                                         application bears an authentic indication th at
341 .3 5 Municip a l veh i cl e re gis tr atio n fee .   the municipal vehicle registration fee has been
( 1 ) ' ANNUAL REGISTRATION F EE . In this sec-          paid : The division may provide for temporary
tion "   .`municipality" means a town, village or        original registrations : for such periods as are
city and "motor vehicle" means an automobile             necessary to permit payment thereo f to the lo-
or, station wagon. The governing body of 'a mu-          cal treasurer-,
nicipality-may enact an ordinance imposing an              (d) The division shall establish uniform spec ,
annual flat municipal registration fee on all            ifications for all receipts and payment stamps
motor vehicles registered in this state and              used by a municipality in certifying payment of
which are customarily kept in the municipal-             this tax;.
ity, which fee shall be in addition to state reg-          (6) REIMBURSEMENT . At the end of each
istration fees but not more than 50% of the              calendar year the division shall determine the
state registration fee .,                                average cost of preparing and submitting the
    (2) ExENtr'itoNS The following vehicles are          information required by this section for a vehi .-
exempted from any municipal vehicle . registra-          cle, and shall bill each municipality levying
tion fee:                                                such a fee for the number of vehicles registered
    (a) Alll vehicles exempted by this chapter           therein.. The municipality shall reimburse the
from payment of a state vehicle registration             state for such administrative costs .
.fee ..                                                     (7) RE r LaC EME tvrs . No municipal vehicle
  (b) All vehicles registered by the state under         registration fee may be imposed on a motor ve-
                                                                            y
this chapter for an annual fee of less than $5 . .       hicle which is a replacement for a motor vehi-
  (3) SITUS; PLAC E OF PAYMENT A ri10tOT'- ve-           cle for which a current municipal vehicle regis-
hicle shall be recorded as customarily kept in           tration fee has been paid. .
the city, village or town which receives the tax                             5
                                                          History : 1971 a 125 s. 521 ; 1971 c 164 s.. 83
distribution attributable to such vehicle under              EXEMPTION OF NONRESIDENTS
s .341„34, The municipal vehicle registration
fee shall be paid to the treasurer of'the munici-                               n
                                                         341 .40 Exemption of nonresidents and
pality : A municipal vehicle registration fee            forei g n -re gistered veh i cles. (1) Except as to
paid to one unit of government on any vehicle            foreign-owned vehicles required by s 341,07 to
shall be valid in all other units of government          be registered in this state, any vehicle which is
through the date for which originally paid, if           registered in another jurisdiction is exempt
no change" of ownership or registration occurs           from the laws of this state providing for the
in such period . :                                       registration of such vehicles if:
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    (a) The vehicle carries a registration plate        cles, trailers or semitrailers properly licensed
 indicating the registration in such other juris-       or registered in either jurisdiction, may be ope-
 diction; and                                           rated in intrastate commerce in either jurisdic-
    (b) The vehicle is owned by a nonresident ;                                       e
                                                        tion without additionall base plate registration
 and                                                    or the payment of permit fees or mileage or
    (c) The jurisdiction in which the vehicle is        flat taxes, providing like privileges are accord-
 registered allows such vehicles when registered        ed Wisconsin licensed vehicles when operated
 in Wisconsin to be operated tax free upon its         ;in such other jurisdictions, and that this state
 highways under conditions substantially as fa-                                               e
                                                        will obtain a fair and equitable share of` license
 vorable to residentss of Wisconsin as to its own       registrations . . Such agreementt may include
 residents,.                                            such restrictions, conditions and privileges, in-
    (d) The vehicle is operated in accordance           cluding any proportional registration, taxes or
 with rules adopted by the administrator based          fees, as are uec rnPd advisable.
 on the gross weight of the vehicle . These rules          (lb; % Vehicles operated in intrastate com-
 may also establish procedures for the issuance         merce in this state are not exempt by virtue of
 of blanket fleet reciprocity authorization in lieu    any reciprocity agreement entered into pursu-
of individual vehicle certificates of registration     ant to sub. (la) unless :
prescribed in s 341 .42 (3) . The administrator           (a) The vehicle has. conspicuously displayed
may, by rule, determine the gross weight ex-           upon it a valid registration plate;
emption giving consideration to reciprocity               (b) The operator of the vehicle has in his
privileges extended to W isconsin residents in         possession a valid registration certificate or
other jurisdictions. Foreign owned or operated         other evidence that the vehicle is properly reg-
vehicles entering Wisconsin to have special            istered ; and
equipment or a body constructed or installed               (c) The vehicle displays a Wisconsin blanket
or for repair shall be exempt from the registra-       fleet reciprocity authorization, Wisconsin tax
tion requirements of this section .                    permit, Wisconsin prorate plate or other form
   (2) If the owner' of any such vehicle moves         of Wisconsin authorization unless ope r ated in
to Wisconsin or if the vehicle is purchased by a       accordance with rules adopted under s 341,40
Wisconsin resident, the vehicle immediately            (1 ) (d)
becomes subject to the laws of this state pro-               (2) A nonresident operating a vehicle in this
viding for the registration of :vehicles .              state is not -exempt by virtue of any reciprocity
                                                                      t
                                                        agreement entered into pursuant to sub.. (1) un-
                                         s
 341 . 4 : 1 Reciprocity agreements author-
                                                        less :
 ized . (1) The administrator with the approval
 of'the governor is authorized to enter into ie-         ' (a) The vehicle is properly registered in the
 ciprocal agreements with the responsible offi-         jurisdiction of the residence of its owner, its
                                                        domicile, `or the principal place of business of
 cers of otherJurisdictions as to licenses, permit
 fees, mileage and flat taxess under which motor          s
                                                        its owner or is registered on a proportional
 vehicles, traders, or semitrailers properly li-        registration basis - pursuant to an interstate
 censed or registered in other jurisdictions may        compact ; and
 be operated in interstate commerce in this state           (b) The vehicle has conspicuou§ly displayed
 without a Wisconsin registration or the pay-           upon it a ° valid registration plate; and
 ment of permit fees or mileage or flit taxes,              (c) 'The operator of the vehicle has in his
provided like privileges are accorded to vehicles      possession a valid registration certificate or
owned by Wisconsin residents when operated in          other evidence that the vehicle is properly reg-
such other jurisdictions Such agreement may            ;
                                                       istered and
include such restrictions, conditions and privi-            (d) If the vehicle is subject to s, 341 . 42, the
leges, including anyy proportional registration,                                      n
                                                       vehicle has displayed upon it an identification
taxes or fees, as are deemed advisable . Such                                      g
                                                       plate or decal indicating that a reciprocity per-
agreement shall provide that a resident of this        mit has been issued..
state when using the highways of such other                 (3) If' the laws of another , jurisdiction impose
,jurisdiction shall : receive exemptions of a simi-    upon the vehicles of residents of this state any
lar kind to a like degree .                            taxes, fees, charges, penalties, obligations,, re-
   (la) The administrator with the approval of         strictions, prohibitions or limitations of any
the governor is authorized to enter intoo recip-       kind additional to those imposed by this state
rocal agreements with the responsible officers         upon the vehicles of residents of such other , ju-
of other ,jurisdictions as to licenses, permit fees,   risdiction the administrator with the approval
mileage and flat taxes under which motor vehi-         of the governor is authori zed to impose and
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 3451                                                          REGISTRAT I O N OF V EHIC L ES 341 .42


 collect fees or charges in like amount and to           (8) R esidents of the state operating a fleet of
provide for similar obligations, prohibitions or       3 or more units consisting of trucks, truck
limitations upon the owner or operator of a ve-        tractors or road tractors with a gross weight of
hicle registered in such other jurisdiction so         not less than 12,000 pounds shall display Wis-•
long as the laws of such other jurisdiction re-        consin license plates for which 100% of the fee
quiring such imposition remain in effect .             has been paidd on vehicles not exempt from
   (4) Trailers and semit t a lers may be operated     Wisconsin registration and operatedd in intra-
in Wisconsin without the payment of fees or           state commerce . Vehicles engaged in interstate
ton mile or flat taxes when such trailers or          commerce may display Wisconsin prorate li-
                                                      cense plates for which: a proportional registra-
semitrailers are operated in exchange for trail-
                                                      tion fee has been paid in addition to a full fee
ers or semitrailers or are operated in accord-
                                                      license plate from another jurisdiction.. Such
ance with rules adopted by the administrator
                                                      proportional registration shall be accomplished
respecting the interchange of equipment . . When      either by payment to the division of registra-
used in railroad trailer-on-flat-car service, for-
                                                      tion fees in an amount equal to that obtained
eign licensed trailers or semitrailers may be         by applying the proportion of in-state fleet
operated in commerce in Wisconsin without             miles divided by the total fleet miles to the to-
the payment of permit or registration fees .          tal fees which would otherwise be required For
  (5) In this section, "proportional registra-        the registration' of all such vehicles in this
tion, taxes or fees" means the registration of 'a     state,' or by registration of a portion of such
portion of the vehicles or the payment of a           vehicles as determined under this subsection,
portion of ' the taxes or fees in Wisconsin and a     The administrator may refuse to permit any or
portion in the reciprocating jurisdiction in a        all of such vehicles to be registered under ap-
general ratio or proportion based on the total        portionment if' he is not satisfied thatt this state
number of miles traveled by the owner or oper-        will obtain a fair and equitable share of license
ator in the reciprocating jurisdictions
          e                                           registrations of the vehicles comprising such
   (6) The administrator is also authorized to        fleet .
accept proportional registration of a fleet of 3
                                                      341 . 42 Reciprocity permits . (1) An .opera-.
           e
or more vehicles of any duly authorized com-
                                                      for or owner of a motor truck, road tractor,
mon carrier of passengers as defined in s .
                                                      truck tractor or motor bus having a grosss
 194 . 01 . (5), operating such fleet in interstate
                                                      weight as determined in s . 341,40 (1) (d) is not
commerce or jointly in interstate and intrastate
                                                      eligible to receive reciprocity privileges under
commerce in this state, if he is satisfied prior      an agreement entered into pursuant to s 34141
to the approval of' such p r oportional registra-     unless he has made application for and been
tion that this state will obtain , a fair and equi-   issued a nonresident reciprocity permit pursu-
table share of license registrations of the vehi-     ant to this section
cles comprising such fleet .. Such proportional          (2) Application shall be made to the division
registration shall be accomplished either by          upon a form prescribed by it and shall be sub-
payment, to the division of motor vehicles, of        scribed by the applicant, The application shall
registration fees in an amount equal to that ob-      contain : the name and address of the owner
taineO by applying the proportion of in-state         and such other information as the divisionn re-
                             e
fleet miles divided by the total fleet miles to       quires to enable it to determine whether .r the
the totall fees which would otherwise , be re-        applicant is entitled to a permit .
quiied for the registration of each and all such         (3) Upon receipt of a proper ly completed ap-
vehicles in this state, or by registration of a       plication form and upon being satisfied that
portion of such vehicles as above determined . . .    the applicant is entitled to reciprocity privileg-
   (7) Except as to foreign owned vehicless re-       es, the division shall issue to the applicant a
quired by s . : 341 . 07 to be registered in this     permit for each vehicle for which application is
                       d
state, vehicles owned or operated by a nonresi-       made .. The permit shall be in the form of a cer-
dent in interstate movement may be qualified          tificate of registration . If' reciprocity between
by advance purchase of a trip permit which au-
                                            h         this state and the other Jurisdiction ceases to
thorizes operation for a 72-hour period when          exist, the division shall forthwith cancel all
the vehicle is not eligible for reciprocal privi-     permits issued to residents of that jurisdiction .
leges The fee for such trip permits shall be de-        (4) Upon being issued a reciprocity permit,
termined by the administrator : The administra-       the perm ttee shall display such permit in the
tor, shall make rules and regulations for the is-     cab : of his motor truck, road tractor, truck
suance and use of such permits.                       tractor or motor bus, Any person who operates
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 341 .42 REG I STRATION OF VE H IC LES                                                                     3452


 on a highway in this state, and any owner who                          g
                                                            (c) Is being used by a manufacturer primari-
 consents to the operation of a vehicle for              ly for trial tests; or
 which a reciprocity permit has been issued                 (d) Is being repossessed, being reconditioned
 without displaying the permit as required by            for resale or being foreclosed or resold
 this subsection may be required to forfeit not              (2) A tow truck, service truck or pickup
 more than $200.                                         truck owned by a dealer, distributor or manu-
    (5) The owner and operator of a vehicle for          facturer must be registered in the same manner
                       y
 which a reciprocity permit has been issued is          as similar vehicles owned by other persons, ex-
        d
 entitled to any reciprocity privileges which           cept that a service or pickup truck actually for
 may be granted under a reciprocity agreement           sale and only incidentally used for business
as long as the permit remains in effect A per-          purposes may be operated under the conditions
mit expires upon transf er of the vehicle for           specified : in, sub . (1) .
which it is issued ... Any person who operates or
                                                             (3) A vehicle which is being transported in
any owner who consents to the operation in
                                                                                          r
                                                        tow on its own wheels or under its own power
this state of a vehicle for which a reciprocity
                                                        f r om the manufacturer to the distributor, deal-
permit is required when such permit has not  s
                                                        er or branch of the manufacturer, or from the
been.n obtained for the vehicle or when such
                                                        distributor: or dealer to another distributor or
permit has been canceled or for any other rea-
                                                        dealer or to the manufactureror branch of the
son is void is subject to the penalty for operat-
ing an unregistered vehicle and, in addition,           manufacturer, or from the branch of the man-
the court shall order the offender to immedi-           ufacturer to the distributor ; dealer or manufac-
ately register such vehicle as a Wisconsin resi-        turer by a transporter of vehicles need not be
dent vehicle                                            registered if such vehicle has displayed upon it
   (6) I f the operator or owner of a vehicle for       valid registration plates issued to the transport-
which a reciprocity permit has been issued is
      h                 y                               er, pursuant to s . 341 51 .
convicted a second or subsequent time of' vio-
                                                         341 . 51 When divisi on t o register dea ler,
lating the weight limitations imposed by s .
                                                         distributor , manufacturer or transporter;
348 . 15 or .348 ., 16, the division shall cancel the
                                                         application. (1) The division shall register a
permit of such owner or operator and order
                                                         person as a dealer, distributor or manufacturer
him to pay the same taxes and fees for- a period
                                                         of motor vehicles, trailers or semitrailers or as a
of one year as is required under chs 194 and
341 for, like vehicles owned by residents of this       transporter of vehicles upon receipt of a proper-
                                                        ly completed application form together with a
state..
  History: 1971 c . . 278..                             fee of $25 and upon being satisfied that the ap-
                                                        plicant is by law entitled to be registered . The
    REGISTRATION OF DEALERS,                            division shall register a person as a dealer, dis-
  DISTRIBUTORS, MANUFACTURERS,                          tributor or manufacturer of mobile homes upon
   TRANSPORTERS, AND FINANCE                            receipt of a properly completed application
           COMPANIES                                    form together with a fee of $2 and upon being
                                                        satisfied that the applicant is by law entitled to
 341 . 47 When veh icle s of dealers, distr i b-
 utors, manufacturers and transporters ex-
                         s                              be so registered . The division shall assign to
empt from general registration require -                each person registered under this section a dis-
 ments. (1) Except as provided in sub .. (2), any       tinctive registration number and shall issue to
motor vehicle, mobile home, trailer or semi-            him a certificate of registration bearing the reg-
trailer owned or repossessed by a dealer, dis-          istration number' assigned,:
tributor or manufacturer may be operated on                (2) Upon registering a dealer, distributor,
the highways of this state for either private or        manufacturer of transporter the division also
business purposes without being registered if           shall issue to him a registration plate . . . The divi-
such vehicle has displayed upon it valid regis-         sion, upon receiving a fee of $1 for each addi-
tration plates issued pursuant to s . 34151 to the      tional plate desired by a dealer, distributor or
dealer,, distributor or manufactur'er' who is the       manufacturer of motor vehicles, trailers or
ownerr of the vehicle or, holder of the repos-          semitrailers, $2 for each additional plate de-
sessed vehicle and such vehicle :                       sired by a dealer, distributor or manufacturer
   (a) Is actually offered for sale by a dealer,        of mobile homes and $3 for each additional
distributor or manufacturer ; or                        plate desired by a transporter shall issue to
   (b) Is in transit from the factory to a distrib-     such registered dealer, distributor, manufactur-
utor or dealer or from the dealer, to the pur-          er or transporter such additional plates as he
chaser; or                                              orders .
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    (2m) A motor vehicle dealer', distributor or          (c) I f'the applicant is a corporation, the cor-
 manufacturer, in case oftrucks and truck trac-        porate name under which it is authorized to
 tors over 8,000 pounds, may purchase a license        transact business and the names and addresses
 for demonstration purposes under s . 34125 to         of its principal officers, resident general agent
 determine the gross weight. . Such license shall      and attorney in fact .
 be a transferable license for demonstration pur-         (d) The place or places of business of the ap-
 poses and shall be 20% of the registration fee        plicant which, in the case of a dealer, distribu-
 set forth in s 341 . 25 .. In case of trailer's and   for, or manufacturer, must be an established
 semitrailer demonstrations, the license fee shall     place of business .
 be $10 and shall belong to the demonstrator .
                               g                          (e) If the applicant is a dealer, distributor' or
 Such demonstration vehicles shall carr y insur-       manufacturer, whether he is engaged, in whole-
 ance on behalf' of the dealer, distributor or         sale or retail selling or both .
 manufacturer and the prospective purchaser as            (5) Except as provided in sub . (6), any deal-
 provided' in s . 194 ..41 . . Such vehicle need not   er, distributorr or manufacturer engaged in
 obtain for-hire permits as provided in ch 194 . .     business in this state whoo fails to apply for reg-
 Such vehicle shall not be used by the prospec-        istration or fails to apply for separate registra-
 tive purchaser for more than 10 days . . When         tions for each Wisconsin municipality in which
 the vehicle is obtained from a dealer the pro-        such dealer, distributor or manufacturer has an
 spective purchaser shall sign a receipt showing       established place of business may be fined not
 the date, time and place the vehicle was ob-          more than $200 or imprisoned not more than 6
 tained from the dealer_ The dealer shall retain       months or both . .
 the or iginal of such receipt , for demonst r ation      (6) A person licensed under s . . 218 01 as a
 records and shall furnish a copy and the dem-         dealer, distributor or manufacturer of only
onstration plate certificate to the prospective        power driven cycles or motor bicycles may, but
purchaser , The prospective purchaser shall car-       need not, apply for registration under this sec-
ry such receipt and certificate in the vehicle         tion .
                                                         History : 1971 c 319,
during operation- on the highways, and the
dealer shall keep a record of such demonstra-          341 . 52 De sign of reg istra tion pla tes.
tions and such record shall be open to inspec-         Registration plates for dealers, distributors,
tion by the division .. A dealer, distributor or       manufacturers :andd transpoxtexs, are : subject ; to
manufacturer may operate on the highways               the provisions of s.:- .341 . .12 (2) and (3) . In addi-
under such a demonstration license a truck,            tion, each plate shall have displayed uponn it a
trailer or semitrailer on which is loaded a ma-        symbol capable of distinguishing it fromm any
chine or special equipment if the entire unit is       other plate which may be issued to the same
owned and offered for sale and i f the operation
                         r       e                     dealer, distributor, manufacturer or transpo c t-
on the highways involves delivery of the vehi-         ei . Plates issued to transporters also shall have
cle to or from a prospective purchaser The di-         displayed upon them the words " I N TRANS-
vision may issue any further - rules to accom-         IT" .             _
plish the intent of this subsection.
   (3) When a dealer, distributor, manufacturer        341 . 53 Expiration of registration ; trans -
or transporter has an established place of busi-       ferability of plates. Certificates of registration
ness in more than one Wisconsin municipality,          and registration plates issued to dealers, distrib-
he shall , make separate , applications for each       utois, manufacturers or transporters shall be is-
such municipality The division shall assign a          sued for the calendar year and are valid only
different registration number, issue a separate        duringg the calendar year for- which issued .. Reg-
                                                       istration plates are transferable from onee motor
certificate of ' xegistration and charge a separate
                                                       vehicle,, trailer or semitrailer to another motor
registration fee for ' each such municipality .
                                                       vehicle, trailer or' semitrailer and from one mo-
   (4) Except as provided in sub, (6), every
                                                       bile home to another . .
dealer, distributor and manufacturer shall file
with the division and every transporter may            341 .55 Penalty for misuse of plates . Any
file with the division a duly acknowledged ap-
        h                                              of the following may be required to forfeit not
plication forregistration which shall contain :        more than $200 :
   (a) The name under which the applicant is              (1) A dealer, distributor or manufacturer or
transacting business within the state                  an employe of any of them who operates or
   (b) If the applicant is a partnership, the          consents to the operation of a vehicle under
names and addresses of the several persons             purported authority of a registration plate is-
constituting the partnership . .                       sued to the dealer', distributor ox manufacturer
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  pursuant to s.. 341 .. 51 when such vehicle is not          (3) Any of the following may be required to
 owned or being repossessed by the dealer, dis-            forfeit not more than $200 :
 tributor or manufacturer - or, even though                   (a) Any person who makes a false statement
 owned or being repossessed by the dealer, dis-            in an application for registration under this
 tributor or manufacturer, does not come with-             section.
 in any of the exceptions listed in s . .341 . . 47 (1)       (b) Any person who uses a plate issued pur-
 (a) to (d) or is not in compliance with s 341 51          suant to this section otherwise than as author-
 (2m) ;                                                    iied by this section . .
    (2) Any person who operates a vehicle under               (c) Any person other than the registered
 purported authority of a registration plate is-           owner thereof who uses a plate issued pursuant
 sued to a dealer, distributor or manufacturer             to this section.
 pursuant to s . 341 . . 51, knowing that such vehi-          (4) Upon conviction of a licensee under sub . .
 cle is not owned or being repossessed by a                (3), the division may revoke or suspend the
 dealer, distributor ' or manufacturer- or does not        registration of the licensee and require surren-
come within any of the exceptions listed in s              der of the licensee's registration plates : issued
 341 . 47 (1) (a) to (d) or is not in compliance           pursuant to this section
with s . 34151 (2m);                                         History: 1971 c . 278 .
    (3) Any transporter who operates a vehicle                  ,PENALTY FOR FRAUDULENT
under purported authority of a registration          n                  PRACTICES
plate issued to him pursuant to s . 34151 for
any purpose other than that authorized by s ..
    y                                                     341 . 60 Fraudulent applicat i on for re gis-
341 47 (3), ,                                             tration or license. Any person who gives a
    (4) Any person not registered as a transport-         false or fictitious name or address in an applica-
er- .who operates a vehicle under purported au-           tion for license or registration or who makes
thority of a registr ation plate issued pursuant          application for license or registration in the
to s . 34151 to a transporter .                           name of a person other than the true owner, or
  History: 1971 c . 278, 319 .                            true owner and lessee, may be fined not more
                                                          than $200 or imprisoned not more than 6
 341 .57 Registration of finance compa-                   months or both.,
 nies and banks . (1) Any motor vehicle owned
 or being repossessed by a finance company li-             341 .61 Improper use of ev i dence of re gis-
 censed under s. 138 . 09 or 218 . . 01, or by a state    trat ion . Any person who does any of the fol-
 bank or a national bank with offices in this             lowing may be fined not more than $200 or im-
 state, may be operated on the highways of this
                                 e                        prisoned not more than 6 months or both :
 state for any necessary purpose in repossessing,            (1) Lends to another a registration plate,
 reconditioning or reselling such vehicle without         knowing that the persom borrowing the plate is
 such vehicle being registered if the vehicle has         not authorized by law to use it; or
displayed upon it a valid registration plate is-             (2) Displays upon a vehicle a registration
 sued to such licensee pursuant to this section :.        plate not issued for such vehicle "oi' not other-
     (2) A finance company licensed under s .             wise authorized by law to be used thereon . .
 138 09 or 218 ..01, or a state bank or a national
                               e                             (3) `Wilfully twists, paints, alters of adds to
bank with offices in this state, may apply to             or cuts off' any portion of a registration plate
the division for registration on such form as             or sticker ; or who places or deposits, or causes
                                                          to' be placed or deposited : on such plate or
the division provides . Upon receipt of the ap-
                                                          sticker any substance to hinder the normal
plication together with a registration fee of
                                                          reading of such :plate; or who defaces, disfig-
$25, the division shall register the applicant
                                                          ures, changes .s or attempts to change any letter
and shall issue one registration plate contain-
                                                          or figure thereon
ing the registration number assigned to the ap-
plicant The division upon receiving a fee of $1           341 . 62 False evidence of reg istration .
   r                                  d
for each additional plate desired by the appli-           Whoever operates or has in his possession a mo-
cant shall issue such additional plates as the            tor vehicle, mobile home, trailer or semitrailer
applicant orders Section 341 . 52 applies to the          having attached thereto any plate or similar de-
design of' the plates . The registration and plates       vice fashioned in imitation of or altered so as to
are valid only during the calendar year for               resemble the current registration plate issued by
which issued., Plates are transferable from one           the division'may be fined not more than $200 or
motor vehicle to another.                                 imprisoned not more than 6 months or both..
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341 . 63 When registration to be suspend - this section continues to be suspended until re-
ed . (1) The administrator shall suspend the reg- instated by the administrator . The administra-
istration of a vehicle when : for shall reinstate the registration when the
   (a) The registration was completed through reason for the suspension has been removed
fraud or eixor, and the person who registered (3) Whenever the registration of a vehicle is
the vehicle does not or cannot register the ve- suspended under, this section, the owner or
hicle properly ; or person in possession of the registration plates
  (b) The required fee has not been paid and shall forthwith return them to the division . .
                                                Any person who fails to return the plates as
the same is not paid upon reasonable notice required by this section may be required to for-
and demand ., felt not more than $200 .
  (2) Any registration suspended pursuant to History : 1971 c 278 .