Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Registration Rights Bill SB-462 / AB-580
URGENT ALLERT ** ACTION NEEDED!
UPDATE:Yesterday, the Bill was passed by the Senate Transportation Committee by a vote of 5-0, a unanimous vote!
Moments ago, the Bill just passed the full Senate with unanimous votes - 33-0!
This is great news, but we're not done yet.
DOT continually opposed the bill, and we were forced to make compromises at the request of various legislators. Multiple concessions were made, and we were ultimately left scrambling for even baby steps. Now that DOT has agreed to just one item, Assembly Republicans are blocking the bill by refusing to vote on it.
This is NOT the bill we wanted, but it is a step in the right direction, and it DOES help the most effected owners possible. (see details below) Assuming we are able to pass this bill, we can/will work next session to address the next item on the list.WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Contact these three guys. Cut and Paste the following message to them:
cut & paste:I STRONGLY SUPPORT SB-462/AB-580. It is a small, non-controversial bill which was passed unanimously by the Senate. It is supported by Rep. Petrowski and DOT-approved. I want you to do whatever it takes to secure a vote in the Assembly on this bill before the session ends this week.
Assy. Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald
Assy. Representative Scott Suder
Assy. Asst. Majority Leader Dan Knodl
Details on the amendments.
Amendment 1 was in response to DOT's concerns, as expressed in a meeting w/ Sen. Grothman.
Amendment 2 was reached with DOT, after the Public Hearing. Essentially, it deletes the inspection clause, and the change to Collector requirements. The bill now repeals just one of the statutes which direct DOT to refuse registration, 341.10(6m). Again, it's only one small step, but it is a change in the right direction.
This bill will effect Former Military Vehicles only. Please support this change for a small segment of our hobby, even if it isn't your own segment. We need to stay united to achieve the changes we want.
Due to opposition within various vehicle groups, we were forced to give up the other more controversial parts of the bill. We are disappointed, because we still believe the bill was good as written. But it faced too much opposition for passage. We will limit the scope of future legislative efforts, based on what we learned here.