2009 WISCONSIN ACT 370
An Act to renumber and amend 66.1102 (1); to amend 19.35 (1) (b), 19.35 (1) (f) and 66.1102 (title); and to create 19.35 (3) (g), 66.1102 (1) (a) and 66.1102 (4) of the statutes; relating to: the format and fees for obtaining copies of public records.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
19.35 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
19.35 (1) (b) Except as otherwise provided by law, any requester has a right to inspect a record and to make or receive a copy of a record which appears in written form. If a requester appears personally to request a copy of a record that permits photocopying, the authority having custody of the record may, at its option, permit the requester to photocopy the record or provide the requester with a copy substantially as readable as the original.
19.35 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
19.35 (1) (f) Except Notwithstanding par. (b) and except as otherwise provided by law, any requester has a right to inspect any record not specified in pars. (b)
(c) to (e) the form of which does not permit copying. If a requester requests permission to photograph the record, the authority having custody of the record may permit the requester to photograph the record. If a requester requests that a photograph of the record be provided, the authority shall provide a good quality photograph of the record.
19.35 (3) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
19.35 (3) (g) Notwithstanding par. (a), if a record is produced or collected by a person who is not an authority pursuant to a contract entered into by that person with an authority, the authorized fees for obtaining a copy of the record may not exceed the actual, necessary, and direct cost of reproduction or transcription of the record incurred by the person who makes the reproduction or transcription, unless a fee is otherwise established or authorized to be established by law.
66.1102 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.1102 (title) Development of land, Land development; notification; records requests.
66.1102 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 66.1102 (1) (intro.) and amended to read:
66.1102 (1) Definition
Definitions. (intro.) In this section "political:
(b) "Political subdivision" means any city, village, town, or county.
66.1102 (1) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
66.1102 (1) (a) "Land information" has the meaning given in s. 59.72 (1) (a).
66.1102 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
66.1102 (4) Land information record requests. Whenever any office or officer of a political subdivision receives a request to copy a record containing land information, the requester has a right to receive a copy of the record in the same format in which the record is maintained by the custodian, unless the requester requests that a copy be provided in a different format that is authorized by law.