2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
September 1, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives C. Taylor, Wachs, Kessler,
Kolste, Genrich, Ohnstad, Hebl, Anderson, Considine, Brostoff, Pope,
Crowley, Hesselbein, Sargent, Berceau, Vruwink, Spreitzer and Subeck,
cosponsored by Senator Risser. Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
AB487,1,3 1An Act to create 165.25 (10g) of the statutes; relating to: requiring the
2Department of Justice to provide information to the Joint Committee on
3Finance relating to civil litigation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Justice to annually provide the Joint
Committee on Finance with an accounting of expenses related to each civil litigation
matter undertaken by the department in the preceding year.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB487,1 4Section 1 . 165.25 (10g) of the statutes is created to read:
AB487,2,25 165.25 (10g) Report on civil litigation expenses. Beginning on March 1, 2019,
6and annually thereafter, the department of justice shall submit to the joint
7committee on finance a report that contains an accounting of expenses related to civil
8litigation undertaken by the department in the preceding year. The report shall
9identify each civil matter litigated by the department, expenses related to each civil

1matter, staff hours expended on each civil matter and costs associated with those
2staff hours, and the status of each civil matter at the time the report is prepared.
AB487,2,33 (End)