1997 WISCONSIN ACT 223
An Act to renumber and amend 213.11 (2); to amend 213.11 (1), 213.11 (3) and 213.11 (5); and to create 213.11 (2) (b) and (c) of the statutes; relating to: various changes in the provisions regarding police relief associations.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
223, s. s. 1
213.11 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
213.11 (1) The members of the paid police department in any city heretofore or hereafter organized, who comply with the constitution and bylaws of the association hereinafter mentioned, are constituted a body corporate in such city under the name of "The Policemen
Police Relief Association of the City of ....," for the purpose of giving relief to the sick and disabled providing death benefits to the beneficiaries of the members of such association and their families and to such other persons as the constitution and bylaws of such association may provide. Provided, that where a member in good standing at the time of the member's death leaves no one entitled to relief under the constitution and bylaws of said association, such board is empowered to pay the expenses of the last illness and funeral costs of said deceased member, the amount to be paid hereunder in benefits to be limited to a sum to be fixed by the constitution and bylaws of said association.
223, s. s. 2
213.11 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 213.11 (2) (intro.) and amended to read:
213.11 (2) (intro.) In case any Any member of the policemen police relief association shall cease who, after at least 5 years of service, ceases to act with the police department of which that person has been a member, after five years of service, the person shall continue to enjoy all the advantages and benefits of the association as long as the person complies with the rules, regulations and bylaws of the same and pays dues, unless the connection of such person with said department was discontinued for the good of the service; provided, that all persons becoming members of such policemen relief association on and after the first day of May, 1899, shall not be entitled to any of the advantages and benefits of such association from and after the time when they cease to be active members of such police department of any city aforesaid, unless such member, and provided that the person ceases to be active in the active employment of the police department by reason of having been any of the following:
(a) The person is retired from active service on a pension or annuity.
223, s. s. 3
213.11 (2) (b) and (c) of the statutes are created to read:
213.11 (2) (b) The person is on a leave of absence for a purpose that is specified in the bylaws of the association.
(c) The person is serving as a liaison between the police department and the city in which the department is located.
223, s. s. 4
213.11 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
213.11 (3) Each A person becoming who becomes a member of such police department after this section comes into force and effect in any city in this state shall, within one year after becoming a member of such department, be required to join such association and to pay an initiation fee not exceeding fifty dollars $50 and annual dues so long as the person remains a member.
223, s. s. 5
213.11 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
213.11 (5) The control and disposal of the funds, property and estate and the direction and management of all the concerns of such corporation, under such direction and restrictions as may be imposed by the bylaws thereof, shall be vested in a board of trustees to consist of a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and executive committee of three 3, who shall be elected annually for such terms, at such time and place and by such members of the corporation as shall by the bylaws thereof be entitled to vote at such election of the corporation may provide; and such officers so elected shall hold their respective offices for one year and until their successors are elected and qualified; and such corporation may elect or appoint such other officers and for such terms as its bylaws may prescribe. The officers of such corporation shall give bonds for the faithful performance of their respective duties when required so to do by the laws thereof. No person shall may be elected to or hold any office in such corporation unless that person be is employed by the city to which this section becomes effective and in the active employment of the police department of the city to which this section becomes effective, and if or no longer in the active employment of the police department because the person is serving as a liaison between the police department and the city. If that person's employment with such city shall be is terminated while holding the office of trustee or any other office of such corporation, that person's term of office shall thereupon be terminated, and the members of such corporation as shall are, by the bylaws thereof, be entitled to vote, shall forthwith elect that person's successor in the manner prescribed by the constitution and bylaws of the corporation.