Date of enactment: June 8, 1998
1997 Assembly Bill 40 Date of publication*: June 22, 1998
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1995-96: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
1997 WISCONSIN ACT 257
An Act to amend 61.23 (1) and 62.09 (5) (d) of the statutes; relating to: the appointment of a person to act as a village trustee or common council member.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
257,1 Section 1. 61.23 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
61.23 (1) Except as otherwise provided by law, the term of office of all village officers is 2 years. Persons serving in appointive offices shall serve until their respective successors are appointed and qualify. If any officer other than a trustee is absent or temporarily incapacitated from any cause the board may appoint some person to discharge the officer's duties until the officer returns or until such disability is removed. If a trustee is temporarily incapacitated because of physical or mental disability, the board may appoint a person to discharge the trustee's duties until the disability is removed.
257,2 Section 2. 62.09 (5) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
62.09 (5) (d) If any officer be other than an alderperson is incapacitated or absent from any cause the common council may appoint some person to discharge the officer's duties until the officer returns or until such disability is removed. If an alderperson is temporarily incapacitated because of physical or mental disability, the common council may appoint a person to discharge the alderperson's duties until the disability is removed.
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