2003 - 2004 LEGISLATURE
February 5, 2004 - Introduced by Representatives Kaufert, Jeskewitz, Ainsworth,
Albers, Gundrum, Hahn, Hines, Krawczyk, M. Lehman, Nischke, Olsen,
Stone and Townsend, cosponsored by Senators Roessler and Ellis. Referred
to Committee on Corrections and the Courts.
1An Act to amend
814.65 (1) of the statutes; relating to: increasing filing fees
2for municipal court actions.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Current law provides that in most municipal court actions, the filing fee must
be at least $15 but not more than $23. This bill increases the upper limit to $28.
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:
814.65 (1) Court costs.
In a municipal court action, except for an action for 6
a first violation of s. 23.33 (4c) (a) 2., 30.681 (1) (b) 1., 346.63 (1) (b), or 350.101 (1) 7
(b), if the person who committed the violation had a blood alcohol concentration of 8
0.08 or more but less than 0.1 at the time of the violation, or for a violation of an
ordinance in conformity with s. 347.48 (2m), the municipal judge shall collect a fee 2
of not less than $15 nor more than $23 28
on each separate matter, whether it is on 3
default of appearance, a plea of guilty or no contest, on issuance of a warrant or 4
or the action is tried as a contested matter. Of each fee received by the 5
judge under this subsection, the municipal treasurer shall pay monthly $5 to the 6
secretary of administration for deposit in the general fund and shall retain the 7
balance for the use of the municipality.
(1) This act first applies to actions filed on the effective date of this subsection.
This act takes effect on July 1, 2004.