2003 WISCONSIN ACT 35
(Vetoed in Part)
An Act to create 5.05 (10m), 5.05 (11), 20.002 (11) (d) 2m., 20.510 (1) (x), 25.17 (1) (e) and 25.425 of the statutes; relating to: financing of election administration costs, creation of an election administration fund, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
5.05 (10m) of the statutes is created to read:
5.05 (10m) Allocation of expenditures from election administration fund. Prior to expending any moneys from the election administration fund in any fiscal year, the board shall, by rule, specify the moneys to be allocated for each specific purpose from the fund for that fiscal year. The board may promulgate rules under this subsection as emergency rules under s. 227.24, except that any proposed emergency rule shall be filed under s. 227.19 before promulgation. Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (1) (c) and (2), the emergency rules may remain in effect for 180 days or until the date on which permanent rules take effect. Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (1) (a) and (3), the board is not required to provide evidence that promulgating a rule under this subsection as an emergency rule is necessary for the preservation of public peace, health, safety, or welfare and is not required to provide a finding of emergency for a rule promulgated under this subsection.
5.05 (11) of the statutes is created to read:
5.05 (11) Aids to counties and municipalities. From the appropriation under s. 20.510 (1) (x), the board may provide financial assistance to eligible counties and municipalities for election administration costs.
20.002 (11) (d) 2m. of the statutes is created to read:
20.002 (11) (d) 2m. The election administration fund.
20.510 (1) (x) of the statutes is created to read:
(x) Federal aid.
From the election administration fund, all moneys received from the federal government, as authorized by the governor under s. 16.54, to be used for election administration costs under P.L. 107-252
in accordance with rules promulgated under s. 5.05 (1m)
25.17 (1) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
25.17 (1) (e) Election administration fund (s. 25.425);
25.425 of the statutes is created to read:
25.425 Election administration fund.
There is established a separate nonlapsible trust fund, designated the election administration fund, consisting of all moneys received from the federal government under P.L. 107-252