Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 102.02 - Definitions

Current through March 28, 2022

The words and phrases defined in ss. 340.01 and 343.01, Stats., have the same meaning in this chapter unless a different definition is specifically provided. In this chapter:

(1) "Administrator" means the administrator of the division of motor vehicles of the department.
(2) "AKA record" means an entry on a driver file which shows that the person currently uses or previously used an alias or a fictitious name. A person with a former name entry, resulting from a lawful change of name, does not have an AKA record.
(3) "Backup system" is the system used by the department to produce an acceptable operator's license or identification card when the computerized processing system is inoperative.
(4) "Centrally issued," when used with a reference to an operator's license or identification card, means those finished licenses or identification cards that are mailed from the central office in Madison.
(4g) "Driver file" means a person's driving record as kept by the department containing the driver record and maintained in accordance with s. 343.23, Stats., or the substantially identical record maintained for each person holding an identification card. An "existing driver file" is a driver file that has not been purged.
(4p) "Duplicate" means a license or identification card issued for a fee to replace one which has been lost, damaged or destroyed, or to replace one which is no longer accurate because of a change of the licensed person's operating authority, name or address, or at the person's request to have a photograph retaken.

Note: See ss. Trans 102.09(3) and 102.03(2), and s. 343.265(2), Stats.

(5) "Issuance period" means the period of time for which an operator's license or identification card is issued.
(5m) "Juvenile restricted license" means a license issued pursuant to s. 343.08, Stats.
(6) "License examiner" or "examiner" means an employee or agent of the department duly authorized by the administrator to process operator's license applications and other duties, regardless of the agent or employee's job title.
(6n) "Motor vehicle services center" means those locations within the state authorized by the department to provide driver licensing services, vehicle registration services, or both.
(6r) "Name" as used in ss. 341.08(2) (a) and (am) and 342.06(1) (a), Stats., or "full name" as used in s. 343.14(2) (a), Stats., means any of the following:
(a) In the case of an individual, the entire first and last name and middle initial, if any.
(b) In the case of any entity other than an individual, the entire name of the entity.
(7) "Original" when used to describe a license or identification card means the first Wisconsin license or identification card of that type issued to a person. The term also includes:
(a) A license or identification card issued to a person who previously held a license or identification card but who does not have an existing driver file; or
(b) A license or identification card issued to a person whose license or identification card has been canceled or revoked.
(7m) "Photograph" or "photo" means a printed image created by use of a photographic or digital camera process.
(8) "Reinstate" means the process of issuing a license to a person following a withdrawal of the person's operating privilege or license by cancellation, suspension, revocation, or disqualification. The term also includes the process of issuing an identification card to a person who previously had an identification card canceled or revoked.
(9) "Reissue" means the process of issuing a license or identification card because of any of the following:
(a) A change in license restrictions.
(b) Department errors or defects in the license such as an unrecognizable photograph.
(c) A change of address processed under s. 343.22(2m), Stats.

Note: Refer to s. 343.21(1) (h), Stats., regarding fees for changes in commercial driver license restrictions.

(10) "Special restrictions card" means a card prepared by the department and issued to a person when non-encoded or lengthy restrictions to a license are necessary.


Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 102.02
Cr. Register, September, 1982, No. 321, eff. 10-1-82; am. Register, January, 1984, No. 337, eff. 2-1-84; am. intro. and (3), r. (7) to (10), renum. (1) and (2) to be (2) and (10) and am., cr. (1), (4g), (4p), (5m), (6m), (6n), (7) to (9), Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91; r. (6), renum. (6m) to be (6), am. (9) (intro.), (a) and (b), Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00; CR 02-131: cr. (6r) Register April 2003 No. 568, eff. 5-1-03; CR 04-100: cr. (7m) Register June 2005 No. 594, eff. 7-1-05.

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