Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 278.04 - Report preparation

(1) When a bill is introduced, the legislative reference bureau shall submit a copy of the bill to the chief counsel of the department, and to such other officials of the department as the legislative reference bureau deems appropriate.
(2) The chief counsel of the department shall distribute a copy of the bill to the divisions of highways, motor vehicles, and state patrol of the department.
(3) Each division shall make appropriate contact with the following:
(a) Interested parties identified by sponsoring legislators.
(b) Representatives of organizations with a probable interest in the legislation.
(c) Local governments and individuals with a probable interest in the legislation.
(d) Officials in other departments or nearby states who may have reviewed similar legislation.
(4) Individuals, organizations and governments contacted under sub. (3) shall be asked to provide either of the following:
(a) Any information that may assist the department in completion of its report as provided in s. Trans 278.03. Any information pertaining to cost or impact shall describe the method and assumptions used.
(b) A statement that the contacted individuals, organizations or governments do not have the requested information.
(5) Responses to department requests for information under sub. (4) shall be submitted within 2 weeks of the request date.
(6) The department shall prepare its report based on the best available information.
(7) Findings contained in the report shall be derived from reasonable and generally accepted engineering principles and cost calculation methodology.
(8) The department shall submit its report to the legislature within 6 weeks after the bill is introduced.


Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 278.04
Cr. Register, January, 1996, No. 481, eff. 2-1-96.

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