New IoH Law Makes 20 Changes
When Act 377 — Wisconsin’s original Implements of Husbandry law — was signed it was considered to be a compromise between local officials who wanted to protect local roads and infrastructure, and agricultural interests who wanted to assure that farmers could get their equipment to their fields and do their work.
But as that bill became law a year ago there were immediately areas where lawmakers, officials and farmers saw potential problems.
Last week Gov. Walker signed Assembly Bill 113 into law. The measure, now Wisconsin Act 15, makes more than 20 adjustments to last year’s law, making changes that clarify the operation of agricultural commercial motor vehicles and implements of husbandry (IoH) on roadways in the state.