Posted: February 24, 2012
AB55 Passes Unanimously in the State Senate
By Dave "Chubby" Charlebois
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
it's on to the Governor's desk.
ABATE of Wisconsin members' hard work and
persistence helps AB55 pass through both the
Assembly and the Senate without opposition.
AB55, our bill that moves the license suspension
for Right of Way violations that cause serious
injury or death to an administrative function of
the DOT instead of relying on the court system to
sentence violators to the required suspension,
passed the State Assembly with a unanimous voice
vote on November 1, 2011.
On February 21, 2012 the State Senate also passed
AB55 unanimously with no amendments and the bill
is now headed to the desk of Governor Walker.
AB55 ensures that all drivers that commit a right
of way violation are held responsible for their
actions and also provides that the educational
elements for violations that were included in 2006
Wisconsin Act 466 are properly administered.
Members of ABATE of Wisconsin worked hard to get
this bill passed, not only with their persistent
grassroots lobbying, but also their efforts to
work with all parties involved in proper
enforcement of its provisions to provide a safer
environment for all roadway users in Wisconsin.
ABATE of Wisconsin, Inc. will continue to provide
you with updates as this very important
legislation makes its way to the Governor's desk.
Many thanks to all that helped make our efforts a