2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
February 8, 2012 - Introduced by Representatives Stroebel, Bernier, Bies,
Brooks, Craig, Kestell, LeMahieu, Litjens, A. Ott, Pridemore, Thiesfeldt,
Van Roy and Wynn, cosponsored by Senators Grothman, Galloway, Lasee,
Lazich and Leibham. Referred to Committee on Election and Campaign
1An Act to amend
12.60 (1) (b); and to create
12.13 (3) (zp) of the statutes; 2relating to: signing a petition to recall the same officer more than once and
3providing a penalty.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill prohibits any person from signing a petition for the recall of the same
officer more than once during the same 60-day circulation period. Violators are
guilty of a misdemeanor and may be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for
not more than six months, or both. Currently, no such prohibition applies.
Because this bill creates a new crime or revises a penalty for an existing crime,
the Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalties may be requested to prepare a
report concerning the proposed penalty and the costs or savings that are likely to
result if the bill is enacted.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB545, s. 1
12.13 (3) (zp) of the statutes is created to read:
(zp) Sign a petition for the recall of the same officer more than once 6
during the same circulation period under s. 9.10 (2) (d).
AB545, s. 2
12.60 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) Whoever violates s. 12.03, 12.05, 12.07, 12.08 or 12.13 (2) (b) 8., 3
(3) (b), (c), (d), (g), (i), (n) to (x), (ze), (zm) or
(zn), or (zp)
may be fined not more than 4
$1,000, or imprisoned not more than 6 months or both.