Date of enactment: December 17, 2001
2001 Assembly Bill 246 Date of publication*: January 4, 2002
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1999-00 : 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].
An Act to amend 801.07 (5) of the statutes; relating to: jurisdiction in divorces.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
42,1 Section 1. 801.07 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
801.07 (5) When the action is an action affecting the family under s. 767.02 (1) (a) to (d) and when the residence requirements of s. 767.05 (1m) have been met, a court having subject matter jurisdiction may exercise jurisdiction quasi in rem to determine questions of status if the respondent has been served under s. 801.11 (1). Notwithstanding s. 801.11 (intro.), the court need not have grounds for personal jurisdiction under s. 801.05 in order to make a determination of the status of a marriage under this subsection.
42,2 Section 2. Initial applicability.
(1) This act first applies to actions affecting the family commenced on the effective date of this subsection.