Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 128.13 - Cost of traffic violation and registration program

(1) GENERAL. In accordance with s. 85.13, Stats., the department shall charge the cost of the development and operation of the traffic violation and registration program to all participating local units of government or other authorities based on the number of cases processed on their behalf.
(2) DEVELOPMENT COST AMORTIZATION.
(a) The cost of development of systems for the traffic violation and registration program shall be amortized over the 4-year period following implementation of those systems.
(b) The cost of enhancements, improvements or additional development of the system shall be amortized over the 4-year period following the implementation of such enhancements, improvements or additional development.
(3) RATE OF PAYMENT.
(a) The department shall establish the rate of payment required for each TVRP case submitted by a suspending authority based on the following factors:
1. The estimated annual volume of cases that will be processed by the department as calculated under ss. Trans 128.04(2) to (5) and which serves 128.14 as the denominator in the rate calculation equation.
2. The estimated cost of operation, including employee salaries and fringe benefits, office space, office supplies and equipment, postage, computer charges, printing and forms, the annual amount of amortized enhancement, as described in sub. (2), any deficit from prior fiscal periods, and other necessary expenses which serves as the numerator in the rate calculation equation.
(b) The rate of payment may be recalculated from time to time to reflect the costs of the program to the department. Rate increases, if any, may be imposed only on or after the next July 1 following the recalculation.
(c) The department shall notify all participants of the rate of payment at least 30 days prior to the effective date of the rate.
(4) METHOD OF PAYMENT. Participants shall pay the department for cases processed by one of the following methods:
(a) Payment at the time the notice of unpaid judgment is submitted by a court to the department for processing.
(b) Payment at the time the notice of unpaid citation or unpaid towing and storage charges associated with a parking citation is submitted by an authority or delegated agency to the department for processing.
(c) Pre-payment by establishing an account with the department against which charges shall be made at the time any of the following occur:
1. Notice of unpaid judgment is processed for the local unit of government or other authority identified by a court on the notice of unpaid judgment form.
2. Notice of unpaid citation or unpaid towing and storage charges associated with a parking citation is processed for the authority or delegated agency of the local unit of government.
(d) Automatic debit of the participants banking account through the automated clearing house, or ACH, transaction system of the federal reserve bank.
(5) ACCOUNTING REPORT. The department shall provide to each active participant a monthly report on the status of their financial account established under sub. (4) (c).
(6) REFUNDS. When a participating local unit of government or other authority has elected to pay under sub. (4) (c), and later terminates participation as provided in s. Trans 128.03, any unused balance in the account shall be refunded by the department. An authority may request a refund of an unused balance under sub. (4) (c) at any time, but must elect another means of payment as a condition of continued participation in the program.

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Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 128.13
CR 07-065: cr. Register December 2007 No. 624, eff. 1-1-08.

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