2001 Wisconsin Act 16
(effective date: September 30, 2001)
With language included in the 2001 Governor’s budget, Wisconsin will
come into compliance with federal TEA-21 - chapter 164 requirements for
repeat offenders September 30, 2001. In short, any driver with 2
offenses in any 5 year period will not be eligible for an occupational
or hardship license for one year and will be subject to seizure,
immobilization or ignition interlock requirements on all vehicles for
which their name appears on the title or registration.
These statutory changes go into effect September 30, 2001 and impact
1999 Act 109 changes effective January 1, 2002. They apply to new
offenses (arrests that result in a conviction) that take place on or
after the effective dates, but take into account prior offenses that
are part of offender’s driving history.
Other OWI-Related Provisions
-OWI surcharge increases by $10 (from $345 to $355.)
-346.65(2g)(d) With respect to imprisonment under sub. (2)(b), the court shall ensure that the person is imprisoned for not less than 5 days or ordered to perform not less than 30 days of community service work under s. 973.03(3)(a).