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349.135

349.135 Authority to regulate radios or other electric sound amplification devices.

349.135(1)

(1) Notwithstanding s. 346.94 (16), the governing body of any town, city, village or county may, by ordinance, provide that, except as provided in s. 347.38 (1), no person may operate or park, stop or leave standing a motor vehicle while using a radio or other electric sound amplification device emitting sound from the vehicle that is clearly audible under normal conditions from a distance of 50 or more feet, unless the electric sound amplification device is being used to request assistance or warn against an unsafe condition. The ordinance may provide that any person violating the ordinance may be required to forfeit not less than $40 nor more than $80 for the first violation and not less than $100 nor more than $200 for the 2nd or subsequent violation within a year.

349.135(2)

(2) Any ordinance enacted under sub. (1) may not apply to any of the following:

349.135(2)(a)

(a) The operator of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call or when in the pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon returning from a fire alarm.

349.135(2)(b)

(b) The operator of a vehicle of a public utility, as defined in s. 11.40 (1) (a).

349.135(2)(c)

(c) The operator of a vehicle that is being used for advertising purposes.

349.135(2)(d)

(d) The operator of a vehicle that is being used in a community event or celebration, procession or assemblage.

349.135(2)(e)

(e) The activation of a theft alarm signal device.

349.135(2)(f)

(f) The operator of a motorcycle being operated outside of a business or residence district.

349.135 - ANNOT.

History: 1995 a. 373; 1997 a. 35.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 349 > 349.135

349.135

349.135 Authority to regulate radios or other electric sound amplification devices.

349.135(1)

(1) Notwithstanding s. 346.94 (16), the governing body of any town, city, village or county may, by ordinance, provide that, except as provided in s. 347.38 (1), no person may operate or park, stop or leave standing a motor vehicle while using a radio or other electric sound amplification device emitting sound from the vehicle that is clearly audible under normal conditions from a distance of 50 or more feet, unless the electric sound amplification device is being used to request assistance or warn against an unsafe condition. The ordinance may provide that any person violating the ordinance may be required to forfeit not less than $40 nor more than $80 for the first violation and not less than $100 nor more than $200 for the 2nd or subsequent violation within a year.

349.135(2)

(2) Any ordinance enacted under sub. (1) may not apply to any of the following:

349.135(2)(a)

(a) The operator of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call or when in the pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon returning from a fire alarm.

349.135(2)(b)

(b) The operator of a vehicle of a public utility, as defined in s. 11.40 (1) (a).

349.135(2)(c)

(c) The operator of a vehicle that is being used for advertising purposes.

349.135(2)(d)

(d) The operator of a vehicle that is being used in a community event or celebration, procession or assemblage.

349.135(2)(e)

(e) The activation of a theft alarm signal device.

349.135(2)(f)

(f) The operator of a motorcycle being operated outside of a business or residence district.

349.135 - ANNOT.

History: 1995 a. 373; 1997 a. 35.

State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 349 > 349.135

349.135

349.135 Authority to regulate radios or other electric sound amplification devices.

349.135(1)

(1) Notwithstanding s. 346.94 (16), the governing body of any town, city, village or county may, by ordinance, provide that, except as provided in s. 347.38 (1), no person may operate or park, stop or leave standing a motor vehicle while using a radio or other electric sound amplification device emitting sound from the vehicle that is clearly audible under normal conditions from a distance of 50 or more feet, unless the electric sound amplification device is being used to request assistance or warn against an unsafe condition. The ordinance may provide that any person violating the ordinance may be required to forfeit not less than $40 nor more than $80 for the first violation and not less than $100 nor more than $200 for the 2nd or subsequent violation within a year.

349.135(2)

(2) Any ordinance enacted under sub. (1) may not apply to any of the following:

349.135(2)(a)

(a) The operator of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call or when in the pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon returning from a fire alarm.

349.135(2)(b)

(b) The operator of a vehicle of a public utility, as defined in s. 11.40 (1) (a).

349.135(2)(c)

(c) The operator of a vehicle that is being used for advertising purposes.

349.135(2)(d)

(d) The operator of a vehicle that is being used in a community event or celebration, procession or assemblage.

349.135(2)(e)

(e) The activation of a theft alarm signal device.

349.135(2)(f)

(f) The operator of a motorcycle being operated outside of a business or residence district.

349.135 - ANNOT.

History: 1995 a. 373; 1997 a. 35.

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