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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
January 16, 2018 - Introduced by Law Revision Committee. Referred to Committee
on Rules.
AB847,1,2 1An Act relating to: revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose
2of making corrections and reconciling conflicts (Correction Bill).
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This correction bill, prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau under s.
13.92 (1) (bm) 1. and 2. and (2) (i) and (L), stats., is explained in the Notes in the body
of the bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB847,1 3Section 1 . 5.05 (1e) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB847,1,44 5.05 (1e) (title) Actions by the board commission.
Note: Replaces “board" with “commission" consistent with 2015 Wis. Act 118. Act
118 eliminates the Government Accountability Board and creates the Elections
Commission to administer ch. 5, effective 6-30-16.
AB847,2 5Section 2 . 5.05 (2m) (c) 7. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB847,1,86 5.05 (2m) (c) 7. No individual who is appointed or retained by the board
7commission to serve as special counsel or as a special investigator is subject to
8approval under s. 20.930.

Note: Replaces “board" with “commission" consistent with 2015 Wis. Act 118. Act
118 eliminates the Government Accountability Board and creates the Elections
Commission to administer ch. 5, effective 6-30-16.
AB847,3 1Section 3 . 5.05 (5e) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Acts 117 and
2118, is amended to read:
AB847,2,163 5.05 (5e) Annual report. The commission shall submit an annual report under
4s. 15.04 (1) (d) and shall include in its annual report the names and duties of all
5individuals employed by the commission and a summary of its determinations and
6advisory opinions issued under sub. (6a). Except as authorized or required under
7sub. (5s) (f), the commission shall make sufficient alterations in the summaries to
8prevent disclosing the identities of individuals or organizations involved in the
9decisions or opinions. 11.1304 (14) The commission shall identify in its report the
10statutory duties of the commission administrator, together with a description of the
11manner in which those duties are being fulfilled. Notwithstanding sub. (5s) and s.
1212.13 (5), the commission shall also specify in its report the total number of
13investigations conducted by the commission since the last annual report and a
14description of the nature of each investigation. The commission shall make such
15further reports on the matters within its jurisdiction and such recommendations for
16further legislation as it deems desirable.
Note: The stricken text was inserted by 2015 Wis. Act 117 but rendered without
effect by the treatment by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
AB847,4 17Section 4 . 6.275 (1) (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 2013 Wisconsin Act
18148
, is amended to read:
AB847,3,219 6.275 (1) (intro.) Except as provided in par. (f), no later than 30 days after each
20primary and election at which a state or national office is filled or a statewide
21referendum is held, including any special election, the municipal clerk or board of
22election commissioners shall submit electronically a report to the board commission

1and the county clerk or board of election commissioners of each county in which the
2municipality is located specifying:
Note: Replaces “board" with “commission" consistent with 2015 Wis. Act 118. Act
118 eliminates the Government Accountability Board and creates the Elections
Commission to administer ch. 6, effective 6-30-16.
AB847,5 3Section 5 . 6.36 (1) (b) 1. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB847,3,64 6.36 (1) (b) 1. b. No person other than an employee of the board commission,
5a municipal clerk, or an election official who is authorized by a municipal clerk may
6make a change in the list.
Note: Replaces “board" with “commission" consistent with 2015 Wis. Act 118. Act
118 eliminates the Government Accountability Board and creates the Elections
Commission to administer ch. 6, effective 6-30-16.
AB847,6 7Section 6 . 6.87 (3) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 117,
8is amended to read:
AB847,3,169 6.87 (3) (b) No elector may direct that a ballot be sent to the address of a
10committee registered with the board ethics commission under ch. 11 unless the
11elector permanently or temporarily resides at that address. Upon receipt of reliable
12information that an address given by an elector is not eligible to receive ballots under
13this subsection, the municipal clerk shall refrain from mailing or transmitting
14ballots to that address. Whenever possible, the municipal clerk shall notify an
15elector if his or her ballot cannot be mailed or transmitted to the address directed by
16the elector.
Note: Replaces “board" with “ethics commission" consistent with 2015 Wis. Act
118
. Act 118 eliminates the Government Accountability Board and creates the Ethics
Commission to administer ch. 11, effective 6-30-16.
AB847,7 17Section 7 . 7.08 (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118,
18is amended to read:
AB847,4,3
17.08 Elections commission. (intro.) In addition to its duties for ballot
2arrangement under ch. 5 and date and notice requirements under ch. 10, the board
3commission shall:
Note: Replaces “board" with “commission" consistent with 2015 Wis. Act 118. Act
118 eliminates the Government Accountability Board and creates the Elections
Commission to administer ch. 7, effective 6-30-16.
AB847,8 4Section 8 . 7.31 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB847,4,75 7.31 (3) The board commission shall, upon application, issue certificates to
6qualified individuals who meet the requirements to be certified as chief inspectors.
7Each certificate shall carry an expiration date.
Note: Replaces “board" with “commission" consistent with 2015 Wis. Act 118. Act
118 eliminates the Government Accountability Board and creates the Elections
Commission to administer ch. 7, effective 6-30-16.
AB847,9 8Section 9 . The treatment of 8.10 (5) of the statutes by 2015 Wisconsin Act 117
9is not repealed by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. As merged by the legislative reference
bureau, effective 6-30-16, s. 8.10 (5) reads:
(5) Nomination papers shall be accompanied by a declaration of candidacy under
s. 8.21. If a candidate has not filed a registration statement under s. 11.0202 (1) (a) at
the time he or she files nomination papers, the candidate shall file the statement with the
papers. A candidate for state office or municipal judge shall also file a statement of
economic interests with the ethics commission under s. 19.43 (4) no later than 4:30 p.m.
on the 3rd day following the last day for filing nomination papers under sub. (2) (a), or
no later than 4:30 p.m. on the next business day after the last day whenever that
candidate is granted an extension of time for filing nomination papers under sub. (2) (a).
AB847,10 10Section 10 . The treatment of 8.15 (4) (b) of the statutes by 2015 Wisconsin Act
11117
is not repealed by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. As merged by the legislative reference
bureau, effective 6-30-16, s. 8.15 (4) (b) reads:
(b) Nomination papers shall be accompanied by a declaration of candidacy under
s. 8.21. If a candidate for state or local office has not filed a registration statement under
s. 11.0202 (1) (a) at the time he or she files nomination papers, the candidate shall file the
statement with the papers. A candidate for state office shall also file a statement of
economic interests with the ethics commission under s. 19.43 (4) no later than 4:30 p.m.
on the 3rd day following the last day for filing nomination papers under sub. (1), or no
later than 4:30 p.m. on the next business day after the last day whenever that candidate
is granted an extension of time for filing nomination papers under sub. (1).
AB847,11
1Section 11. 8.185 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB847,5,92 8.185 (1) The names of candidates for president and vice president may be
3written in, in the place provided, on the general ballot at the general election for
4choosing the president and vice president of the United States. Write-in votes shall
5be listed as scattering unless the person whose name is written in has a list of
6presidential electors on file with the board commission in accordance with this
7section or unless the person whose name is written in has received more than 10
8percent of the total vote cast in the ward, or in the municipality if not divided into
9wards.
Note: Replaces “board" with “commission" consistent with 2015 Wis. Act 118. Act
118 eliminates the Government Accountability Board and creates the Elections
Commission to administer ch. 8, effective 6-30-16.
AB847,12 10Section 12 . The treatment of 8.20 (6) of the statutes by 2015 Wisconsin Act 117
11is not repealed by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. As merged by the legislative reference
bureau, effective 6-30-16, s. 8.20 (6) reads:
(6) Nomination papers shall be accompanied by a declaration of candidacy under
s. 8.21. If a candidate for state or local office has not filed a registration statement under
s. 11.0202 (1) (a) at the time he or she files nomination papers, the candidate shall file the
statement with the papers. A candidate for state office shall also file a statement of
economic interests with the ethics commission under s. 19.43 (4) no later than 4:30 p.m.
on the 3rd day following the last day for filing nomination papers under sub. (8) (a), or
no later than 4:30 p.m. on the next business day after the last day whenever that
candidate is granted an extension of time for filing nomination papers under sub. (8) (a).
AB847,13 12Section 13 . The treatment of 8.50 (3) (a) of the statutes by 2015 Wisconsin Act
13117
is not repealed by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. As merged by the legislative reference
bureau, effective 6-30-16, s. 8.50 (3) (a) reads:
(a) Nomination papers may be circulated no sooner than the day the order for the
special election is filed and shall be filed not later than 5 p.m. 28 days before the day that
the special primary will or would be held, if required, except when a special election is
held concurrently with the spring election or general election, the deadline for filing
nomination papers shall be specified in the order and the date shall be no earlier than the
date provided in s. 8.10 (2) (a) or 8.15 (1), respectively, and no later than 35 days prior to
the date of the spring primary or no later than June 1 preceding the partisan primary.
Nomination papers may be filed in the manner specified in s. 8.10, 8.15, or 8.20. Each
candidate shall file a declaration of candidacy in the manner provided in s. 8.21 no later

than the latest time provided in the order for filing nomination papers. If a candidate for
state or local office has not filed a registration statement under s. 11.0202 (1) (a) at the
time he or she files nomination papers, the candidate shall file the statement with the
papers. A candidate for state office shall also file a statement of economic interests with
the ethics commission no later than the end of the 3rd day following the last day for filing
nomination papers specified in the order.
AB847,14 1Section 14 . The treatment of 9.01 (5) (bm) of the statutes by 2015 Wisconsin
2Act 117
is not repealed by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118. Both treatments stand.
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