I have recently learned that Governor Scott Walker will be signing Senate Bill 179 into law next week Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 8 AM in the Governor’s Conference Room in Madison.
Senate Bill 179 will be signed along with a group of other bills starting at 8 AM that morning.
Those of us involved in the drafting of this bill are happy to see all of the hard work come to a close.
What most people want to know is if the Governor signs the bill into law on December 12th, when will the new law become effective?
All but one section of the new law will become effective as of March 1, 2014 (the 3rd month after enactment). The section dealing with the towing of vehicles (sec. 349. Wis. Stats.) will become effective as of July 1, 2014 (the 7th month after enactiment) as the Department of Transportation will need to draft several regulations to flesh out the new towing laws.