2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
April 5, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Tittl, Tusler, Ballweg, Edming,
Emerson, James, Krug, Murphy, Mursau, Petersen, Petryk, Pronschinske,
Ramthun, Skowronski, Snyder and VanderMeer, cosponsored by Senators
Jacque, Testin, Bernier, Carpenter, Olsen and Schachtner. Referred to
Committee on Judiciary.
AB153,1,5 1An Act to amend 753.06 (4) (a), 753.06 (4) (c), 753.06 (4) (dm), 753.06 (7) (ag),
2753.06 (7) (ar), 753.06 (7) (e), 753.06 (9) (e), 753.06 (9) (g), 753.06 (9) (L), 753.06
3(10) (f), 753.06 (10) (g) and 753.06 (10) (L) of the statutes; relating to: adding
4a circuit court branch in Adams, Calumet, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson,
5Langlade, Manitowoc, Marathon, Sawyer, Vilas, and Waushara counties.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill adds one additional circuit court branch for Adams, Calumet, Clark,
Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marathon, Sawyer, Vilas, and
Waushara counties effective August 1, 2020.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB153,1 6Section 1. 753.06 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB153,1,87 753.06 (4) (a) Calumet County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing
8August 1, 2020, the circuit has 2 branches.
AB153,2
1Section 2 . 753.06 (4) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 2019 Wisconsin Act ....
2(this act), is amended to read:
AB153,2,43 753.06 (4) (a) Calumet County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing
4August 1, 2020, the circuit has
2 branches.
AB153,3 5Section 3. 753.06 (4) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB153,2,76 753.06 (4) (c) Manitowoc County. The circuit has 3 branches. Commencing
7August 1, 2020, the circuit has 4 branches.
AB153,4 8Section 4 . 753.06 (4) (c) of the statutes, as affected by 2019 Wisconsin Act ....
9(this act), is amended to read:
AB153,2,1110 753.06 (4) (c) Manitowoc County. The circuit has 3 branches. Commencing
11August 1, 2020, the circuit has
4 branches.
AB153,5 12Section 5. 753.06 (4) (dm) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB153,2,1413 753.06 (4) (dm) Waushara County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing
14August 1, 2020, the circuit has 2 branches.
AB153,6 15Section 6 . 753.06 (4) (dm) of the statutes, as affected by 2019 Wisconsin Act
16.... (this act), is amended to read:
AB153,2,1817 753.06 (4) (dm) Waushara County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing
18August 1, 2020, the circuit has
2 branches.
AB153,7 19Section 7. 753.06 (7) (ag) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB153,2,2120 753.06 (7) (ag) Adams County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing
21August 1, 2020, the circuit has 2 branches.
AB153,8 22Section 8 . 753.06 (7) (ag) of the statutes, as affected by 2019 Wisconsin Act ....
23(this act), is amended to read:
AB153,2,2524 753.06 (7) (ag) Adams County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing
25August 1, 2020, the circuit has
2 branches.
AB153,9
1Section 9. 753.06 (7) (ar) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB153,3,32 753.06 (7) (ar) Clark County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing August
31, 2020, the circuit has 2 branches.
AB153,10 4Section 10 . 753.06 (7) (ar) of the statutes, as affected by 2019 Wisconsin Act
5.... (this act), is amended to read:
AB153,3,76 753.06 (7) (ar) Clark County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing August
71, 2020, the circuit has
2 branches.
AB153,11 8Section 11. 753.06 (7) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB153,3,109 753.06 (7) (e) Jackson County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing
10August 1, 2020, the circuit has 2 branches.
AB153,12 11Section 12 . 753.06 (7) (e) of the statutes, as affected by 2019 Wisconsin Act ....
12(this act), is amended to read:
AB153,3,1413 753.06 (7) (e) Jackson County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing
14August 1, 2020, the circuit has
2 branches.
AB153,13 15Section 13. 753.06 (9) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB153,3,1716 753.06 (9) (e) Langlade County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing
17August 1, 2020, the circuit has 2 branches.
AB153,14 18Section 14 . 753.06 (9) (e) of the statutes, as affected by 2019 Wisconsin Act ....
19(this act), is amended to read:
AB153,3,2120 753.06 (9) (e) Langlade County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing
21August 1, 2020, the circuit has
2 branches.
AB153,15 22Section 15. 753.06 (9) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB153,3,2423 753.06 (9) (g) Marathon County. The circuit has 5 branches. Commencing
24August 1, 2020, the circuit has 6 branches.
AB153,16
1Section 16 . 753.06 (9) (g) of the statutes, as affected by 2019 Wisconsin Act ....
2(this act), is amended to read:
AB153,4,43 753.06 (9) (g) Marathon County. The circuit has 5 branches. Commencing
4August 1, 2020, the circuit has
6 branches.
AB153,17 5Section 17. 753.06 (9) (L) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB153,4,76 753.06 (9) (L) Vilas County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing August
71, 2020, the circuit has 2 branches.
AB153,18 8Section 18 . 753.06 (9) (L) of the statutes, as affected by 2019 Wisconsin Act
9.... (this act), is amended to read:
AB153,4,1110 753.06 (9) (L) Vilas County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing August
111, 2020, the circuit has
2 branches.
AB153,19 12Section 19. 753.06 (10) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB153,4,1413 753.06 (10) (f) Dunn County. The circuit has 2 branches. Commencing August
141, 2020, the circuit has 3 branches.
AB153,20 15Section 20 . 753.06 (10) (f) of the statutes, as affected by 2019 Wisconsin Act
16.... (this act), is amended to read:
AB153,4,1817 753.06 (10) (f) Dunn County. The circuit has 2 branches. Commencing August
181, 2020, the circuit has
3 branches.
AB153,21 19Section 21. 753.06 (10) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB153,4,2120 753.06 (10) (g) Eau Claire County. The circuit has 5 branches. Commencing
21August 1, 2020, the circuit has 6 branches.
AB153,22 22Section 22 . 753.06 (10) (g) of the statutes, as affected by 2019 Wisconsin Act
23.... (this act), is amended to read:
AB153,4,2524 753.06 (10) (g) Eau Claire County. The circuit has 5 branches. Commencing
25August 1, 2020, the circuit has
6 branches.
AB153,23
1Section 23. 753.06 (10) (L) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB153,5,32 753.06 (10) (L) Sawyer County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing
3August 1, 2020, the circuit has 2 branches.
AB153,24 4Section 24 . 753.06 (10) (L) of the statutes, as affected by 2019 Wisconsin Act
5.... (this act), is amended to read:
AB153,5,76 753.06 (10) (L) Sawyer County. The circuit has one branch. Commencing
7August 1, 2020, the circuit has
2 branches.
AB153,25 8Section 25. Nonstatutory provisions.
AB153,5,119 (1) The initial election for circuit judge for branch 2 of the circuit court for
10Calumet County shall be at the spring election of 2020 for a term commencing August
111, 2020, and ending July 31, 2026.
AB153,5,1412 (2) The initial election for circuit judge for branch 4 of the circuit court for
13Manitowoc County shall be at the spring election of 2020 for a term commencing
14August 1, 2020, and ending July 31, 2026.
AB153,5,1715 (3) The initial election for circuit judge for branch 2 of the circuit court for
16Waushara County shall be at the spring election of 2020 for a term commencing
17August 1, 2020, and ending July 31, 2026.
AB153,5,2018 (4) The initial election for circuit judge for branch 2 of the circuit court for
19Adams County shall be at the spring election of 2020 for a term commencing August
201, 2020, and ending July 31, 2026.
AB153,5,2321 (5) The initial election for circuit judge for branch 2 of the circuit court for Clark
22County shall be at the spring election of 2020 for a term commencing August 1, 2020,
23and ending July 31, 2026.
AB153,6,3
1(6) The initial election for circuit judge for branch 2 of the circuit court for
2Jackson County shall be at the spring election of 2020 for a term commencing August
31, 2020, and ending July 31, 2026.
AB153,6,64 (7) The initial election for circuit judge for branch 2 of the circuit court for
5Langlade County shall be at the spring election of 2020 for a term commencing
6August 1, 2020, and ending July 31, 2026.
AB153,6,97 (8) The initial election for circuit judge for branch 6 of the circuit court for
8Marathon County shall be at the spring election of 2020 for a term commencing
9August 1, 2020, and ending July 31, 2026.
AB153,6,1210 (9) The initial election for circuit judge for branch 2 of the circuit court for Vilas
11County shall be at the spring election of 2020 for a term commencing August 1, 2020,
12and ending July 31, 2026.
AB153,6,1513 (10) The initial election for circuit judge for branch 3 of the circuit court for
14Dunn County shall be at the spring election of 2020 for a term commencing August
151, 2020, and ending July 31, 2026.
AB153,6,1816 (11) The initial election for circuit judge for branch 6 of the circuit court for Eau
17Claire County shall be at the spring election of 2020 for a term commencing August
181, 2020, and ending July 31, 2026.
AB153,6,2119 (12) The initial election for circuit judge for branch 2 of the circuit court for
20Sawyer County shall be at the spring election of 2020 for a term commencing August
211, 2020, and ending July 31, 2026.
AB153,7,222 (13) The authorized FTE positions for the circuit courts are increased by 12.0
23GPR circuit judge positions on August 1, 2020, to be funded from the appropriation
24under s. 20.625 (1) (a), to provide one circuit court judge in each of the circuit court

1branches created by this act in Adams, Calumet, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson,
2Langlade, Manitowoc, Marathon, Sawyer, Vilas, and Waushara counties.
AB153,7,73 (14) The authorized FTE positions for the circuit courts are increased by 12.0
4GPR court reporter positions on August 1, 2020, to be funded from the appropriation
5under s. 20.625 (1) (a), to provide one court reporter in each of the circuit court
6branches created by this act in Adams, Calumet, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson,
7Langlade, Manitowoc, Marathon, Sawyer, Vilas, and Waushara counties.
AB153,26 8Section 26. Effective date. This act takes effect on the day after publication,
9except as follows:
AB153,7,1410 (1) The treatment of s. 753.06 (4) (a) (by Section 2 ), (c) (by Section 4 ), and (dm)
11(by Section 6 ), (7) (ag) (by Section 8 ), (ar) (by Section 10 ), and (e) (by Section 12 ),
12(9) (e) (by Section 14 ), (g) (by Section 16 ), and (L) (by Section 18 ), and (10) (f) (by
13Section 20 ), (g) (by Section 22 ), and (L) (by Section 24 ) takes effect on August 1,
142020.
AB153,7,1515 (End)
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