2015 Assembly BILL 876
February 8, 2016 – Introduced by Representatives Nerison, R. Brooks, Kleefisch, Kulp, Skowronski and Tauchen, cosponsored by Senators Marklein, Miller and Vukmir. Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
AB876,1,2 An Act to create 192.32 (1) (c) of the statutes; relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, with certain exceptions, no person may enter or remain on railroad tracks. The prohibition does not apply, among other things, to the use of public highways or to a person driving across a railroad from one part of the person’s land to another.
This bill provides that the prohibition on entering or remaining on railroad tracks does not apply to a person walking directly across the tracks or right-of-way of a railroad.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
AB876,1 Section 1. 192.32 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
AB876,1,5192.32 (1) (c) To prevent any person from walking directly across the tracks or right-of-way of any railroad.
192.32 Trespassing on railroad.
192.32(1) (1) No person, other than a licensee, authorized newspaper reporter or person connected with or employed upon the railroad, may walk, loiter or be upon or along the track of any railroad. The provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to do any of the following:
192.32(1)(a) (a) To interfere with the lawful use of a public highway by any person.
192.32(1)(b) (b) To prevent any person from driving across any railroad from one part of that person’s land to another part thereof.
192.32(1)(d) (d) To interfere with the use of the right-of-way or track by any person in connection with, either directly or indirectly, the shipping, loading or unloading of freight, seeking employment, the investigation or securing of evidence with respect to any accident or wreck or in conducting or transacting any other business for or with the railroad.
192.32(1)(e) (e) To interfere with the entry of any employee during or on account of labor disputes by employees.
192.32(2) (2) Each railroad corporation shall post notices containing substantially the provisions and penalties of this section, in one or more conspicuous places in or about each railroad station.
192.32 History History: 1993 a. 482, 490; 1997 a. 254; 2001 a. 38; 2005 a. 179.
An Act to create 192.32 (1) (c) of the statutes; Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.
Status: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
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