Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 128.02 - Definitions

Unless otherwise provided, the words and phrases in this chapter have the same meanings as provided in ss. 340.01 and 341.01, Stats., except ss. 340.01(24) and (42). In this chapter:

(1) "Applicant" means any person applying for Wisconsin vehicle registration.
(2) "Authority" or "local authority" means every county board, city council, town or village board or other local agency having authority under the constitution and laws of this state to adopt traffic regulations, a state agency, any campus of the University of Wisconsin System or any technical college district.

Note: This definition combines the statutory definitions found in ss. 340.01(26) and 345.28(1), Stats.

(3) "Case" or "TVRP case" means a suspension or refusal of vehicle registration triggered by a suspending authority's report that is processed under the procedures described in ss. 345.28 and 345.47, Stats., and the satisfaction or termination thereof.

Note: TVRP is an acronym for "Traffic Violation and Registration Program," the program under which registration may be suspended, revoked or denied under this rule.

(4) "Debtor" means a person who is liable for a judgment debt, unpaid citation or unpaid towing and storage charges associated with a parking citation.
(5) "Debtor registrant" means a registrant whose registration is subject to a TVRP case.
(6) "Delegated agency" means the entity designated by an authority to submit unpaid citation or unpaid towing and storage charges associated with a parking citation and satisfaction notices on behalf of a local authority.
(7) "Department" means the Wisconsin department of transportation.
(8) "DMV" means the department's division of motor vehicles.
(9) "License plate type" means a designation in the format required by the department of a specific style of registration plate with a particular size, color and design that is intended to provide visible evidence of the period for which the vehicle is registered, the fee class into which the vehicle falls, a means of identifying the specific vehicle or owner for which the plates were issued, and any affiliation with an authorized special group designated in accordance with s. 341.14(6r) (f), (fm) or (6w), Stats.
(10) "Local unit of government" means any county, city, village, town or other local agency having authority under the constitution and laws of this state to adopt traffic regulations.
(11) "Motor vehicle dealer" has the meaning given in s. 218.0101(23), Stats.
(12) "Own" or "owned" shall be construed in a manner consistent with s. 341.01(2) (b), Stats.

Note: The definition of "owner" in s. 341.01(2) (b), Stats., controls for purposes of this regulation. Long-term leaseholders are therefore considered "owners."

(13) "Person" has the meaning given in s. 990.01(26), Stats.
(14) "Registrant" means any person who is the holder of Wisconsin vehicle registration.
(15) "State agency" means any office, department, or independent agency of Wisconsin state government, including any subunit level with the authority to administer the provisions of this chapter.
(16) "Suspending authority" means the court or authority that issued a notice to suspend or refuse registration under this chapter.

Note: Authorities can both suspend and refuse registration.

(17) "TVRP suspension number" means a unique identifier generated and assigned to a TVRP case by a suspending authority in accordance with the numbering scheme required by the department for the TVRP program.

Note: At present, the TVRP Suspension Number is a 13 or 14 character alphanumeric string that includes a unique identifier assigned to each suspending authority, the date, and a serial number.

(18) "Unpaid citation or unpaid towing or storage charges associated with a parking citation" means a citation for a nonmoving traffic violation as defined in s. 345.28(1), Stats., that has not been paid and for which the person has not appeared in court, or any unpaid towing and storage charges associated with such a citation.
(19) "Unpaid judgment" means an unpaid traffic forfeiture judgment submitted to the department under ch. 345, Stats.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 128.02
CR 07-065: cr. Register December 2007 No. 624, eff. 1-1-08. 2015 Wis. Act 330 s. 20: am. (2) Register April 2016 No. 724, eff.5/1/2016

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