27,3251 Section 3251. 51.04 of the statutes is amended to read:
51.04 (title) Outpatient treatment Treatment facility determination certification . Any treatment facility may apply to the department for determination of whether such facility is an outpatient treatment facility established and maintained according to rules promulgated by the department under s. 51.42 (7) (b) certification of the facility for the receipt of funds for services provided as a benefit to a medical assistance recipient under s. 49.46 (2) (b) 6. f. or to a community aids funding recipient under s. 51.423 (2) or provided as mandated coverage under s. 632.89. The department shall annually charge a fee for each such determination certification.
27,3251e Section 3251e. 51.15 (1) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
51.15 (1) (b) 2. A specific recent overt act or attempt or threat to act or omission by the individual which is reliably reported to the officer or person by any other person, including any probation and parole agent authorized by the department to exercise control and supervision over a probationer or parolee or a person on community supervision.
27,3251g Section 3251g. 51.30 (4) (b) 10. (intro.), a., b. and d. of the statutes are amended to read:
51.30 (4) (b) 10. (intro.) To a correctional facility or to a probation and parole agent who is responsible for the supervision of an individual who is receiving inpatient or outpatient evaluation or treatment under this chapter in a program that is operated by, or is under contract with, the department or a county department under s. 51.42 or 51.437, or in a treatment facility, as a condition of the probation and parole supervision plan or the community supervision plan, or whenever such an individual is transferred from a state or local correctional facility to such a treatment program and is then transferred back to the correctional facility. Every probationer or parolee or person on community supervision who receives evaluation or treatment under this chapter shall be notified of the provisions of this subdivision by the individual's probation and parole agent. Release of records under this subdivision is limited to:
a. The report of an evaluation which is provided pursuant to the written probation and parole supervision plan or the community supervision plan.
b. The discharge summary, including a record or summary of all somatic treatments, at the termination of any treatment which is provided as part of the probation and parole supervision plan or the community supervision plan.
d. Any information necessary to establish, or to implement changes in, the individual's treatment plan or the level and kind of supervision on probation, community supervision or parole, as determined by the director of the facility or the treatment director. In cases involving a person transferred back to a correctional facility, disclosure shall be made to clinical staff only. In cases involving a person on probation, community supervision or parole, disclosure shall be made to a probation and parole agent only. The department shall promulgate rules governing the release of records under this subdivision.
27,3258m Section 3258m. 51.35 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
51.35 (3) (a) A licensed psychologist of a juvenile correctional facility under s. 48.52 48.557 or a licensed physician of the department of corrections, who has reason to believe that any individual confined in the facility is, in his or her opinion, in need of services for developmental disability, alcoholism or drug dependency or in need of psychiatric services, and who has obtained voluntary consent to make a transfer for treatment, shall make a report, in writing, to the superintendent of the facility, stating the nature and basis of the belief and verifying the consent. In the case of a minor age 14 and over, the minor and the minor's parent or guardian shall consent unless the minor is admitted under s. 51.13 (1) (c); and in the case of a minor under the age of 14, only the minor's parent or guardian need consent. The superintendent shall inform, orally and in writing, the minor and the minor's parent or guardian, that transfer is being considered and shall inform them of the basis for the request and their rights as provided in s. 51.13 (3). If the department of corrections, upon review of a request for transfer, determines that transfer is appropriate, the that department shall immediately notify the department of health and social services and, if the department of health and social services consents, the department of corrections may immediately transfer the individual. The department of corrections shall file a petition under s. 51.13 (4) (a) in the court assigned to exercise jurisdiction under ch. 48 of the county where the treatment facility is located.
27,3259m Section 3259m. 51.35 (3) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
51.35 (3) (e) The department of corrections may authorize emergency transfer of an individual from a juvenile correctional facility to a state treatment facility if there is cause to believe that the individual is mentally ill, drug dependent or developmentally disabled and exhibits conduct which constitutes a danger as defined in s. 51.20 (1) (a) 2. to the individual or to others, or is an alcoholic and is dangerous as provided in s. 51.45 (13) (a) 1. and 2. The correctional custodian of the sending institution shall execute a statement of emergency detention or petition for emergency commitment for the individual and deliver it to the receiving state treatment facility. The department of health and social services shall file the statement or petition with the court within 24 hours after the subject individual is received for detention or commitment. The statement or petition shall conform to s. 51.15 (4) or (5) or 51.45 (12) (b). After an emergency transfer is made, the director of the receiving facility may file a petition for continued commitment under s. 51.20 (1) or 51.45 (13) or may return the individual to the institution from which the transfer was made. As an alternative to this procedure, the procedure provided in s. 51.15 or 51.45 (12) may be used, except that no prisoner may be released without the approval of the court which directed confinement in the correctional facility.
27,3260 Section 3260. 51.42 (3) (aw) 1. d. of the statutes is amended to read:
51.42 (3) (aw) 1. d. Provide treatment and services that are specified in a conditional release plan approved by a court for a person who is a county resident and is conditionally released under s. 971.17 (3) or (4). If the county department provides treatment and services under this subdivision, the department of health and social services shall, from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (7) (2) (bj), pay the county department for the costs of the treatment and services.
27,3261b Section 3261b. 51.42 (3) (d) 12. f. of the statutes is amended to read:
51.42 (3) (d) 12. f. The receiver shall, within 60 days after termination of the receivership, file a notice of any lien created under this subdivision. No action on a lien created under this subdivision may be brought more than 2 years after the date of filing. If the lien is on real property, the notice shall be filed with the clerk of circuit court for the county in which the county department of community programs or related program is located and entered on a lien docket kept under s. 779.07. If the lien is on personal property, the lien shall be filed with the secretary of state department of financial institutions. The secretary of state department of financial institutions shall place the lien on personal property in the same file as financing statements are filed under ss. 409.401 and 409.402. The notice shall specify the name of the county department of community programs or related program against which the lien is claimed, the name of the receiver, the dates of the petition for receivership and the termination of receivership, a description of the property involved and the amount claimed. No lien may exist under this subdivision against any person, on any property or for any amount not specified in the notice filed under this subd. 12. f. To the extent applicable, ch. 846 controls the foreclosure of liens under this subdivision that attach to real property.
27,3262 Section 3262. 51.42 (3) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
51.42 (3) (e) Exchange of information. Notwithstanding ss. 49.45 (4), 49.53 (1m) 49.83, 51.30, 51.45 (14) (a), 55.06 (17) (c), 146.82 and 252.11 (7), any subunit of a county department of community programs acting under this section may exchange confidential information about a client, without the informed consent of the client, with any other subunit of the same county department of community programs or with any person providing services to the client under a purchase of services contract with the county department of community programs, if necessary to enable an employe or service provider to perform his or her duties, or to enable the county department of community programs to coordinate the delivery of services to the client.
27,3263 Section 3263. 51.421 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
51.421 (1) Purpose. In order to provide the least restrictive and most appropriate care and treatment for persons with chronic mental illness, community support programs should be available in all parts of the state. In order to integrate community support programs with other long-term care programs, community support programs shall be coordinated, to the greatest extent possible, with the community options program under s. 46.27, with the protective services system in a county, with the medical assistance program under ss. 49.43 to 49.47 subch. IV of ch. 49 and with other care and treatment programs for persons with chronic mental illness.
27,3264m Section 3264m. 51.423 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
51.423 (2) From the appropriations under s. 20.435 (7) (b) and (o), the department shall distribute the funding for services provided or purchased by county departments under s. 46.23, 51.42 or 51.437 to such county departments as provided under s. 46.40. County matching funds are required for the distributions under s. 46.40 (2), (3), (5), (9) and (12). Each county's required match for a year equals 9.89% of the total of the county's distributions for that year for which matching funds are required plus the amount the county was required by s. 46.26 (2) (c), 1985 stats., to spend for juvenile delinquency-related services from its distribution for 1987. Matching funds may be from county tax levies, federal and state revenue sharing funds or private donations to the counties that meet the requirements specified in sub. (5). Private donations may not exceed 25% of the total county match. If the county match is less than the amount required to generate the full amount of state and federal funds distributed for this period, the decrease in the amount of state and federal funds equals the difference between the required and the actual amount of county matching funds.
27,3265 Section 3265. 51.423 (5) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
51.423 (5) (a) (intro.) A private donation to a county may be used to match the state grant-in-aid under s. 49.52 (1) (d) 46.495 (1) (d) or under sub. (2) only if the donation is both of the following:
27,3266m Section 3266m. 51.437 (4rm) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
51.437 (4rm) (a) A county department of developmental disabilities services shall authorize all care of any patient in a state, local or private facility under a contractual agreement between the county department of developmental disabilities services and the facility, unless the county department of developmental disabilities services governs the facility. The need for inpatient care shall be determined by the program director or designee in consultation with and upon the recommendation of a licensed physician trained in psychiatry and employed by the county department of developmental disabilities services or its contract agency prior to the admission of a patient to the facility except in the case of emergency services. In cases of emergency, a facility under contract with any county department of developmental disabilities services shall charge the county department of developmental disabilities services having jurisdiction in the county where the individual receiving care is found. The county department of developmental disabilities services shall reimburse the facility for the actual cost of all authorized care and services less applicable collections under s. 46.036, unless the department of health and social services determines that a charge is administratively infeasible, or unless the department of health and social services, after individual review, determines that the charge is not attributable to the cost of basic care and services. The exclusionary provisions of s. 46.03 (18) do not apply to direct and indirect costs which are attributable to care and treatment of the client. County departments of developmental disabilities services may not reimburse any state institution or receive credit for collections for care received therein by nonresidents of this state, interstate compact clients, transfers under s. 51.35 (3) (a), commitments under s. 975.01, 1977 stats., or s. 975.02, 1977 stats. or s. 971.14, 971.17 or 975.06, admissions under s. 975.17, 1977 stats., or children placed in the guardianship or legal custody of the department of health and social services under s. 48.355, 48.427 or 48.43 or under the supervision of the department of corrections under s. 48.355.
27,3267 Section 3267. 51.44 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
51.44 (3) (a) From the appropriations under s. 20.435 (7) (3) (bt) and (nL) the department shall allocate and distribute funds to counties to provide or contract for the provision of early intervention services to individuals eligible to receive the early intervention services.
27,3268 Section 3268. 51.45 (5) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
51.45 (5) (title) Community alcohol and other drug abuse prevention pilot program.
27,3269 Section 3269. 51.45 (5) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
51.45 (5) (b) (intro.) The department shall select, upon application by counties, county departments under s. 46.215, 46.22, 46.23, 51.42 or 51.437 in up to 8 counties representing various geographical regions and populations and shall, from the appropriation appropriations under s. 20.435 (7) (f) and (mb), award a total of not more than $500,000 in grants in each fiscal year to the selected county departments to participate in a pilot program to implement and coordinate alcohol and other drug abuse programs and services relating to primary prevention. The county department in each county receiving funding under this paragraph shall appoint or contract with an alcohol and other drug abuse prevention specialist whose duties shall include all of the following:
27,3270m Section 3270m. 51.62 (3m) of the statutes is created to read:
51.62 (3m) Funding. From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (7) (md), the department shall distribute $75,000 in each fiscal year to the protection and advocacy agency for performance of community mental health protection and advocacy services.
27,3271 Section 3271. 55.06 (8) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
55.06 (8) (intro.)  Before ordering the protective placement of any individual, the court shall direct a comprehensive evaluation of the person in need of placement, if such an evaluation has not already been made. The court may utilize available multidisciplinary resources in the community in determining the need for placement. The board designated under s. 55.02 or an agency designated by it shall cooperate with the court in securing available resources. Where applicable by reason of the particular disability, the appropriate board designated under s. 55.02 or an agency designated by it having responsibility for the place of legal residence of the individual as provided in s. 49.01 (8g) 49.001 (6) shall make a recommendation for placement. If the court is considering placement of the individual in a center for the developmentally disabled, the court shall request a statement from the department regarding whether the placement is appropriate for the person's needs and whether it is consistent with the purpose of the center under s. 51.06 (1) unless testimony was provided by the department under sub. (5). A copy of the comprehensive evaluation shall be provided to the guardian, the guardian ad litem, and to the individual or attorney at least 96 hours in advance of the hearing to determine placement. The court or the cooperating agency obtaining the evaluation shall request appropriate information which shall include at least the following:
27,3275 Section 3275. 59.07 (98) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.07 (98) Emergency energy relief. Regardless of the type of general relief system used within whether a county operates a relief program under sub. (154), appropriate money for making payments to individuals or providing grants to community action agencies, cities, villages and towns to assist persons and families in the purchase of emergency energy supplies.
27,3276 Section 3276. 59.07 (109) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.07 (109) Public assistance; false representation. Enact and enforce an ordinance to prohibit conduct that is the same as or similar to conduct that is prohibited by s. 49.12 49.95 (1) and provide a forfeiture for a violation of the ordinance.
27,3277 Section 3277. 59.07 (153) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.07 (153) (a) In counties having a population of 500,000 or more, determine policy for the operation, maintenance and improvement of the county hospital under s. 49.16 (2) 49.71 (2) and, notwithstanding the powers and duties specified under s. 46.21 (2) (k), (3r) and (6) with respect to the county hospital and the administrator and specified under s. 46.21 (2) (b), (L), (m), (n), (nm), (o), (p) and (q) and (3g), provide for the management of the county hospital as the board considers appropriate, except that the employe positions at the hospital will be county employe positions. If the board acts under this subsection, the board may not discontinue operation, maintenance and improvement of the county hospital under s. 49.16 49.71 (2) and shall exercise the duties under s. 46.21 (4m).
27,3278 Section 3278. 59.07 (153) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.07 (153) (b) This subsection does not apply if the board acts under s. 46.21 with respect to the county hospital under s. 49.16 (2) 49.71 (2).
27,3279 Section 3279. 59.07 (154) of the statutes is created to read:
59.07 (154) Operation of relief programs. Operate a program of relief to dependent persons residing in a county. The program may provide dependent persons with such services, commodities or money as the county determines to be reasonable and necessary under the circumstances. The program may include work components. The county may enact any ordinances necessary or useful to the operation of a relief program under this subsection. Counties may use vehicle registration information from the department of transportation in determining eligibility for relief programs under this subsection.
27,3279g Section 3279g. 59.07 (155) of the statutes is created to read:
59.07 (155) Collection of court imposed penalties. Adopt a resolution authorizing the clerk of circuit court, under s. 59.396, to contract with a collection agency for the collection of unpaid fines and forfeitures.
27,3280 Section 3280. 59.145 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.145 (title) Optical disk and electronic storage.
27,3281 Section 3281. 59.145 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.145 (1) Upon request of any office, department, commission, board or agency of the county, the board may authorize any county record that is in the custody of the office, department, commission, board or agency to be transferred to, or maintained in, optical disk or electronic storage in accordance with rules of the department of administration under s. 16.612. The board may thereafter authorize destruction of the original record, if appropriate, in accordance with ss. 16.61 (3) (e), 19.21 (5) and 59.715 to 59.717 unless preservation is required by law.
27,3282 Section 3282. 59.145 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.145 (2) (intro.)  Any copy of a county record generated from optical imaging or electronic formatting of an original record is deemed an original record if all of the following conditions are met:
27,3283 Section 3283. 59.145 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.145 (2) (a) The devices used to transform the record to optical disk or electronic format and to generate a copy of the record from optical disk or electronic format are ones which accurately reproduce the content of the original.
27,3284 Section 3284. 59.145 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.145 (2) (b) The optical disk or electronic copy and the copy generated from optical disk or electronic format comply with the minimum standards of quality for such copies, as established by the rule of the department of administration under s. 16.612.
27,3285 Section 3285. 59.145 (2) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.145 (2) (d) The legal custodian of the record executes a statement of intent and purpose describing the record to be transferred to optical disk or electronic format and the disposition of the original record, and executes a certificate verifying that the record was received or created and transferred to optical disk or electronic format in the normal course of business and that the statement of intent and purpose is properly recorded in his or her office.
27,3286 Section 3286. 59.145 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.145 (4) A copy of a record generated from an original record stored on an optical disk or in electronic format which conforms with the standards prescribed under sub. (2) shall be taken as and stand in lieu of and have all of the effect of the original record and shall be admissible in evidence in all courts and all other tribunals or agencies, administrative or otherwise, in all cases where the original document is admissible. A transcript, exemplification or certified copy of such a record so generated, for the purposes specified in this subsection, is deemed to be a transcript, exemplification or certified copy of the original. An enlarged copy of any record so generated, made in accordance with the standards prescribed under sub. (2) and certified by the custodian as provided in s. 889.18 (2), has the same effect as an actual-size copy.
27,3287 Section 3287. 59.15 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.15 (2) (c) The board may provide, fix or change the salary or compensation of any such office, board, commission, committee, position, employe or deputies to elective officers without regard to the tenure of the incumbent (except as provided in par. (d)) and also establish the number of employes in any department or office including deputies to elective officers, and may establish regulations of employment for any person paid from the county treasury, but no action of the board shall be contrary to or in derogation of the rules and regulations of the department of health and social services pursuant to s. 49.50 (2) to (5) 49.33 (4) to (7) relating to employes administering old-age assistance, aid to dependent children, aid to the blind and aid to totally and permanently disabled persons or ss. 63.01 to 63.17.
27,3287b Section 3287b. 59.175 of the statutes is amended to read:
59.175 Clerks of counties containing state institutions to make claims in certain cases. The county clerk of any county which is entitled to reimbursement under s. 16.51 (7) shall make a certified claim against the state, without direction from the county board, in all cases where the reimbursement is directed in that subsection, upon forms prescribed by the department of administration. The forms shall contain information required by the clerk and shall be filed annually with the department of corrections on or before June 1. If the claim is for reimbursement of expenses involving a prisoner in a state prison, as defined in s. 302.01, the form shall be filed with the department of corrections. If the claim is for reimbursement of expenses involving a child in a secured correctional facility, as defined in s. 48.02 (15m), the form shall be filed with the department of health and social services. If the claims are approved by the department of corrections or the department of health and social services, they shall be certified to the department of administration and paid from the appropriation made by under s. 20.410 (1) (c) or 20.435 (3) (c).
27,3287bm Section 3287bm. 59.175 of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed and recreated to read:
59.175 Clerks of counties containing state institutions to make claims in certain cases. The county clerk of any county which is entitled to reimbursement under s. 16.51 (7) shall make a certified claim against the state, without direction from the county board, in all cases where the reimbursement is directed in that subsection, upon forms prescribed by the department of administration. The forms shall contain information required by the clerk and shall be filed annually with the department of corrections on or before June 1. If the claims are approved by the department of corrections, they shall be certified to the department of administration and paid from the appropriation made by s. 20.410 (1) (c), if the claim is for reimbursement of expenses involving a prisoner in a state prison named in s. 302.01, or from the appropriation under s. 20.410 (3) (c), if the claim is for reimbursement of expenses involving a child in a secured correctional facility, as defined in s. 48.02 (15m).
27,3288 Section 3288. 59.23 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.23 (8) The sheriff is authorized to destroy all sheriff's dockets, daily jail records and cash books dated prior to 1901. It shall be the duty of the sheriff to hereafter retain and safely keep all such records for a period of 8 years, or a shorter period authorized by the public records and forms board under s. 16.61 (3) (b), after which the records may be destroyed.
27,3289 Section 3289. 59.23 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.23 (10) To enforce in the county all general orders of the department of industry, labor and human relations development relating to the sale, transportation and storage of explosives.
27,3290 Section 3290. 59.39 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.39 (1) File and keep all papers properly deposited with him or her in every action or proceeding unless required to transmit such papers. Such papers may be microfilmed or microphotographed, or transferred to optical disks or electronic format if authorized under s. 59.145, and the originals may thereafter be destroyed upon compliance with SCR chapter 72.
27,3291 Section 3291. 59.39 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.39 (2) Keep a court record and write therein names of parties in every civil action or proceeding in the court, the names of attorneys representing the parties, a brief statement of the nature of the action or proceeding, the date of filing every paper therein and of each proceeding taken, the file wherein the papers can be found, the time when put on the calendar for trial, and when and how disposed of; the location where minutes in every case can be found and the place in the judgment record or microfilm or optical disk or electronic file where any judgment, order or report has been recorded, so as to make the court record a history in brief of each action or proceeding from beginning to final disposition; and a complete index of all proceedings therein.
27,3291g Section 3291g. 59.396 of the statutes is created to read:
59.396 Clerk of circuit court; collection agency contract. If authorized by the county board under s. 59.07 (155), the clerk of circuit court may contract with a collection agency for the collection of unpaid fines and forfeitures. Any contract entered into shall provide that the collection agency shall be paid from the proceeds recovered by the collection agency. The net proceeds received by the clerk of circuit court after the payment to the collection agency shall be considered the amount of fines and forfeitures collected for purposes of distribution to the state and county under s. 59.395 (5).
27,3292 Section 3292. 59.51 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.51 (1) Record or cause to be recorded in suitable books to be kept in his or her office, correctly and legibly all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in his or her office and left with him or her for that purpose, provided such documents have plainly printed or typewritten thereon the names of the grantors, grantees, witnesses and notary. Any county, by board resolution duly adopted, may combine the separate books or volumes for deeds, mortgages, miscellaneous instruments, attachments, lis pendens, sales and notices, certificates of organization of corporations, plats or other recorded or filed instruments or classes of documents as long as separate indexes are maintained. Notwithstanding any other provisions of the statutes, any county adopting a system of microfilming or like process or a system of recording documents by optical imaging or electronic formatting pursuant to ch. 228 may substitute the headings, reel, or disk or electronic file name and microfilm image (frame) for volume and page where recorded and different classes of instruments may be recorded, reproduced or copied on or transferred to the same reel, or disk or electronic file or part of a reel or disk. All recordings made prior to June 28, 1961, which would have been valid under this paragraph, had this paragraph then been in effect, are hereby validated.
27,3293b Section 3293b. 59.51 (11) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.51 (11) File all documents pertaining to security interests in personal property, crops or fixtures that are required or authorized by law to be filed with the register. Except as otherwise prescribed by the secretary of state department of financial institutions pursuant to ss. 409.403 to 409.406, these documents shall be executed on white or light colored sheets of paper, 8 or 8-1/2 inches wide and 5, 7, 10-1/2 or 14 inches long. Whenever there is offered for filing any document that varies more than one-eighth of an inch from the approved size, or that is not on a standard form prescribed by the secretary of state department of financial institutions, then in addition to the regular filing fee an additional filing fee shall be charged by the register of deeds, as prescribed by s. 59.57. No assignment, release or other instrument shall be offered for filing that is executed or endorsed on any other document, but each shall be a separate and distinct document, except those assignments or notices that are printed or written on and immediately following the original agreement or financing statement, offered for filing at the same time, shall be considered as one document. All these documents shall be legibly written, and shall have the names of the debtor and secured party plainly printed or typed on the document and shall provide a space for filing data of the register of deeds on the outside of the document.
27,3294 Section 3294. 59.512 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.512 (title) Register of deeds; microfilming and optical imaging disk and electronic storage.
27,3295 Section 3295. 59.512 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.512 (1) Except as provided in sub. (2), upon the request of the register of deeds, any county, by board resolution, may authorize the register of deeds to photograph, microfilm or record on optical disks or in electronic format records of deeds, mortgages or other instruments relating to real property or may authorize the register of deeds to record on optical disks or in electronic format instruments relating to security interests in accordance with the requirements of s. 16.61 (7) or 59.145 and to store the original records within the county at a place designated by the board. The storage place for the original records shall be reasonably safe and shall provide for the preservation of the records authorized to be stored under this subsection. The register of deeds shall keep a photograph, microfilm or optical disk or electronic copy of such records in conveniently accessible files in his or her office and shall provide for examination of such reproduction or examination of a copy generated from an optical disk or electronic file in enlarged, easily readable form upon request. Compliance with this subsection satisfies the requirement of s. 59.51 (1) that the register of deeds shall keep such records in his or her office. The register of deeds may make certified copies reproduced from an authorized photograph, from a copy generated from an optical disk or electronic storage or from the original records.
27,3296 Section 3296. 59.512 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.512 (2) The register of deeds may microfilm or record on optical disks or in electronic format notices of lis pendens that are at least one year old, in accordance with the requirements of s. 16.61 (7) or 59.145 (2) to (4). The register of deeds shall keep a microfilm or optical disk or electronic copy of notices of lis pendens in conveniently accessible files in his or her office and shall provide for examination of such reproduction or examination of a copy generated from an optical disk or electronic storage in enlarged, easily readable form upon request. Compliance with this subsection satisfies the requirement of s. 59.51 (1) that the register of deeds shall keep such records in his or her office. The register of deeds may make certified copies reproduced from a copy generated from microfilm or from an optical disk or electronic storage. The register of deeds may destroy or move to off-site storage any notice of lis pendens that has been microfilmed or recorded on optical disk or in electronic format under this subsection.
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