2009 - 2010 LEGISLATURE
March 2, 2010 - Introduced by Representatives Barca, Pasch, Zigmunt, Turner,
Hraychuck, A. Williams and Sinicki, cosponsored by Senators Vinehout and
Lehman. Referred to Committee on Insurance.
1An Act to amend
15.06 (1) (b) of the statutes; relating to: the term of office of
2the commissioner of insurance.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the commissioner of insurance is nominated by the governor
and appointed with the advice and consent of the senate. The commissioner does not
have a fixed term of office, but instead serves at the pleasure of the governor. This
bill provides that the commissioner must be appointed for a four-year term of office.
Under the bill, the governor still nominates and the senate still appoints the
commissioner, but the commissioner no longer serves at the pleasure of the governor.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB787, s. 1
15.06 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) The commissioner of insurance shall be nominated by the 5
governor, and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed,
to serve at the
6pleasure of the governor. The governor may remove from office the commissioner of
7insurance who was appointed for a fixed term before August 1, 1987
for a 4-year term
8expiring on March 1 of an odd-numbered year
(1) Initial term of office for commissioner of insurance.
the length of term of office for the commissioner of insurance under section 15.06 (1) 4
(b) of the statutes, as affected by this act, the term of office for the commissioner of 5
insurance first appointed after the effective date of this subsection shall expire on 6
March 1, 2013.