Department of Revenue
Updated IOH Ordinances Now Available
(10/2/15) The original Implements of Husbandry law came into being with 2013 Wisconsin Act 377. However, the law was significantly updated with 2015 Wisconsin Act 15. Act 15 changed several things, including the use of trailers to transport Implements of Husbandry (IOHs) and Agricultural Commercial Motor Vehicles (Ag CMVs). A new classification of Ag CMV called a Type 1 was also created to give some Ag CMVs the same legal treatment as Category B IOHs.
If your town currently is under Option F, the default under the law, and you want to remain under Option F you do not need to do anything at this time.
Any town that wants either to change to or even to simply stay in an existing Option B, C, D or E, is urged to adopt an updated ordinance prior to November 30 of this year. Act 15 moved up the deadline to adopt different options to November 30 of the prior year. Sample ordinances are available in word format by clicking on it below:
The Department of Transportation's Internet site on the IOH law is here:
There is an upcoming WisLine presentation including the recent changes to the IOH law on October 12. For more information on that, please CLICK HERE.
Finally, please note that there will be two workshops at the upcoming WTA Convention also covering the recent changes to the IOH law.
The 2015-16 Legislative Session concluded with over 1800 bills that were proposed. The WTA actively followed 225 of them. We took a primary lead on 10 bills and one budget related initiative that were adopted into law. Furthermore, along with you, we were successful on a vast majority of our defensive efforts. Overall, thanks to your support for local innovation and leadership, WTA worked with legislators on a very successful session.