Date of enactment: May 30, 2006
2005 Senate Bill 680 Date of publication*: June 13, 2006
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2003-04 : 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 create 66.0602 (3) (h) of the statutes; relating to: creating an exception to the local levy limits for amounts assessed by a joint fire department.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
484,1 Section 1. 66.0602 (3) (h) of the statutes is created to read:
66.0602 (3) (h) 1. Subject to subd. 2., the limit otherwise applicable under this section does not apply to the amount that a city, village, or town levies in that year to pay for charges assessed by a joint fire department organized under s. 61.65 (2) (a) 3. or 62.13 (2m), but only to the extent that the amount levied to pay for such charges would cause the city, village, or town to exceed the limit that is otherwise applicable under this section.
2. The exception to the limit that is described under subd. 1. applies only if all of the following apply:
a. The total charges assessed by the joint fire department for the current year increase, relative to the total charges assessed by the joint fire department for the previous year, by a percentage that is less than or equal to the percentage change in the U.S. consumer price index for all urban consumers, U.S. city average, as determined by the U.S. department of labor, for the 12 months ending on September 30 of the year of the levy, plus 2 percent.
b. The governing body of each city, village, and town that is served by the joint fire department adopts a resolution in favor of exceeding the limit as described in subd. 1.