Please review the new City of Milwaukee Legislation regarding limousines which took effect on July 1, 2011.
Attention all WLA members!!
Please view the attached brochure regarding Bus inspections.
From: Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Changes affecting Commercial Driver Licenses (CDLs)
2009 Wisconsin Act 28 (the biennial budget bill) included several legislative changes related to CDLs to improve Wisconsin's compliance with the federal regulations.
All of the changes below take effect January 1, 2010.
Failure to appear / Failure to comply / Failure to pay
A two year disqualification will be imposed for Wisconsin CDL drivers if the department receives notice from another jurisdiction for failing to appear to contest a citation, failure to pay a judgment entered against the person, or failing to comply with the penalties imposed by a court. Disqualifications will be reduced to 30 days when notice of compliance is received.
New residents applying for CDL
If a person is convicted of a disqualifying offense in another jurisdiction while they are not a resident of Wisconsin, and the other jurisdiction imposed a disqualification for that offense and the disqualification period has expired, Wisconsin will not impose a new disqualification as a result of that conviction.
- Administrative suspensions involving blood alcohol content (BAC) in any driving circumstance will now be treated as convictions.
- If a person is found innocent of the subsequent Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) or Prohibited Alcohol Concentration (PAC), or the court dismisses the OWI / PAC, the administrative suspension will not be purged without a court order.
- Credit for time served on the administrative suspension will be given for the disqualification arising out of the same incident.
- For Wisconsin CDL drivers, disqualifications will be imposed for out-of-state administrative suspensions.
- Disqualification periods for violating out-of-service orders increase. A disqualification of two years will be imposed for two out-of-service violations (one year previously), and a disqualification of three years will result for three or more out-of-service violations (two years previously).
- Disqualifications will be imposed for out-of-service violations that are received out of state.
- Forfeitures for operating while ordered out-of-service increase to $2,500 for the first offense and $5,000 for the second and subsequent offense within 10 years ($1,100 and $2,750 previously).
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WLA "City of Milwaukee" Committee
On February 18, 2009, the Milwaukee Committee members met to talk about the City of Milwaukee PPV permit and driver licenses. The meeting went well. The committe is in the process of drafting a letter to the Milwaukee City Council.
On March 11, 2009, Tom Delahunt drafted a letter to Rich Pfaff requesting more information of the interpretation of the PPV. The letter was discussed at the March 2009 WLA meeting during conference call. He will send the letter and attend any meetings to follow.
On April 9, 2009, Tom Delahunt received an email response from Rich Pfaff.
On April 23, 2009 there will be a meeting with the Milwaukee Public Safety Committee. WLA City of Milwaukee Permit Committee will attend.
January 19, 2010 - The WLA president, Rob Tatro, has been in contact with the NLA to find some solutions to the Milwaukee permit issue.
Please watch website and emails for updates.
Information provided by go Milwaukee > City of Milwaukee
The License Division is responsible for the administration and issuance of over 100 types of licenses and permits granted by the Common Council and the Office of the City Clerk. Applications, forms and additional information relating to most licenses and permits processed by the License Division are available online and can be accessed by selecting a specific license or permit. Click on the link below for the Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) Permit Information Sheet below.
Public Passenger Vehicle Driver License is required of every person driving a public passenger vehicle. Click on the link below for the Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) Driver License Information Sheet.
A flow chart is attached below from the City of Milwaukee determining shuttle and limousine permint classifications pursuant to 340.01(8)(c) Wis. Stats. The statute states "a vehicle is a commercial motor vehicle if the passenger-carrying capacity is 15 or more persons, excluding the driver".
Licenses and Permits
Permit required for persons engaged in a for-hire transportation business on a pre-reserved basis, using a vehicle classified as a luxury limousine. This permit is needed to enter the Milwaukee County General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). Permit is required for pick ups only. Public Passenger Vehicle License is required for driver for pick ups within the city and airport.
License Period: 12 Months*
Expiration Date: April 30*
License Fee: $175.00*
* Indicates change in license period, expiration date or fee that is effective January 1, 2009.
License is required for persons driving a Public Passenger Vehicle.
License Period: 24 Months
Expiration Date: October 31
License Fee: New $75.00, Renewal $50.00
PPV Driver Test Fee: $8.00