2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
January 25, 2001 - Introduced by Representatives Ward, Nass, Duff, Gronemus,
Gunderson, Hahn, Huber, Huebsch, Jeskewitz, Krawczyk, Ladwig, La Fave,
Lassa, Miller, Musser, Powers, Stone, Sykora, Townsend, Urban,
Wasserman and Williams, cosponsored by Senators Baumgart, Darling, S.
Fitzgerald, Huelsman, A. Lasee, Moen and Roessler. Referred to Committee
1An Act to amend
814.67 (1) (b) 1. of the statutes; relating to: fees paid to
2witnesses in courts other than municipal court.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the fee paid to a witness to attend a circuit court is $16 per
day of attendance. Current law also requires the payment of witness fees at the rate
paid by circuit courts to witnesses at administrative hearing and other proceedings
before state and local agencies, including the following:
1. County civil service commission hearings.
2. Tax appeal commission hearings.
3. Labor and industry review commission hearings.
4. Commissioner of railroads hearings.
This bill allows the county board to establish a higher fee. The amount
established for witness fees is also the fee paid to witnesses in hearing before office
of credit unions and before the savings bank review board.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB45, s. 1
814.67 (1) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 1. For witnesses, $16 per day
, or such higher fees as the county
2board for the county in which the witness testifies may establish