To answer questions about the new Wisconsin law, we are working on a complete article to be published in plane English in the next issues of the MVPA publication Supply Line and also in Military Vehicles Magazine.
I'll also put it on our Blog Site. Speaking of the issues and the blog site. Back in Nov 2009, we put together a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) page that answers most of the questions that are kicked around on the internet boards, back porch shop seminars and local bars.
Check our MV Blog for the FAQ document at http://wihmvbill.blogspot.com/2009/11/o ... -faqs.html
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We will update a few items as soon as I can get the articles done.
Regarding the effective date of the legislation, The Law becomes effective on September 1st, 2010. What can I say, the wheels of big government turn slowly!
Why the delay? Well, it takes that long for the DOT to get the plate design completed and approved, stamping dies manufactured and to get all the new computer code written, tested and loaded. Plus the new application forms must be created, written and made available.
We have already met with DOT managers since the bill was signed and are working with them to get the new plate and the forms right.
So if you are in Wisconsin and have Collector or Regular truck plates on your MV now, keep driving this summer and check the DMV site after Sept 1st. If you are waiting to apply for registration you will have to wait a few more months.
Remember, we have more to do and we intend to keep working on the issue. This is the next step toward establishing and EXPANDING how we can legaly use our our trucks and MV hobby for the future.