In my experience, yes, WI will revoke for an out of state refusal. If this is your first refusal, the revocation will be for one year; and you are not eligible for an occupational license the first 30 or 45 days of the revocation. You may also have to undergo an alcohol and other drug assessment and follow through with any recommended treatment before your regular driving privileges are reinstated.
The best way to confirm the above is to call the DOT and ask. Do not give personal information about yourself. Ask as a hypothetical for a friend. Or, have someone else call for you.
FYI: In WI, a refusal counts as a prior OWI conviction. So, if you arrested for another OWI in WI within 10 years of your out of state refusal conviction, it will be a second offense OWI.
I agree with the previous answer. Ms. Missimer is one of the best at what she does and her information and advice is spot on assuming that in fact what you are discussing is a "refusal." Your question is a bit confusing though because it sounds like you could be talking about what in WI is an administrative proceeding with DOT. If that is what you are talking about, Wi will not take action here. WI will only act against your license for an actual OWI or Refusal conviction. In WI, refusals are heard by a judge in court, not by DOT. What you really need to find out is what is actually the nature of your proceeding in KS and whether it is one that will have consequences here. Also, if KS can use the refusal against you to prosecute the OWI as well and you lose that then it may not matter anyway. Talk to your lawyer in KS and make sure you know what is really going on there. Good luck.
In addition to the above, you may also be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any car that you own or drive. Andrew Mishlove
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