15.467(4)(j) (j) A member designated by the director of state courts.
15.49 15.49 Department of veterans affairs; creation.
15.49(1) (1) In this section, "veteran" means a veteran, as defined in s. 45.01 (12) (a) to (f), who has served on active duty, as defined in s. 45.01 (1).
15.49(2) (2) There is created a department of veterans affairs and a board of veterans affairs. Except as otherwise provided by law, the department shall be under the direction and supervision of the secretary of veterans affairs, who shall be a veteran. The board shall consist of 9 members all of whom shall be veterans. The members shall be appointed for staggered 4-year terms. The board shall be composed so that for each congressional district in the state there is at least one member of the board who is a resident of that district. If a member ceases to reside within the boundaries of the congressional district where he or she resided as that district existed at the time that member's current term began, the member vacates his or her office.
15.49 History History: 1975 c. 77; 1981 c. 199; 1991 a. 165; 2011 a. 36.
15.497 15.497 Same; councils.
15.497(2)(2) Council on veterans programs. There is created in the department of veterans affairs a council on veterans programs consisting of all of the following representatives appointed for one-year terms by the organization that each member represents:
15.497(2)(a) (a) One representative each of the state departments of the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Marine Corps League, the Navy Club of the U.S.A., the Veterans of World War II (AMVETS), the American Ex-prisoners of War, the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Inc., the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., the Catholic War Veterans of the U.S.A., the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., the Polish Legion of American Veterans, the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc., the Army and Navy Union of the United States of America, the Wisconsin Association of Concerned Veteran Organizations, the United Women Veterans, Inc., the U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II, the Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans, Inc., and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
15.497(2)(b) (b) One representative of the American Red Cross.
15.497(2)(c) (c) One representative of the Wisconsin county veterans service officers.
15.497(2)(d) (d) One representative of the Wisconsin chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
15.497(2)(e) (e) One representative of the Wisconsin Council of the Military Officers Association of America.
15.497(2)(f) (f) One representative of The Retired Enlisted Association.
15.497(2)(g) (g) One representative of the Wisconsin American GI Forum.
15.497(2)(h) (h) One representative of the Blinded Veterans Association of Wisconsin.
subch. III of ch. 15 SUBCHAPTER III
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES
15.57 15.57 Educational communications board; creation. There is created an educational communications board consisting of:
15.57(1) (1) The secretary of administration, the state superintendent of public instruction, the president of the University of Wisconsin System and the director of the technical college system board, or their designees.
15.57(2) (2) Two public members appointed for 4-year terms.
15.57(3) (3) One representative of public schools and one representative of private schools or of tribal schools, as defined in s. 115.001 (15m), appointed for 4-year terms.
15.57(4) (4) One majority and one minority party senator and one majority and one minority party representative to the assembly, appointed as are the members of standing committees in their respective houses.
15.57(5) (5) One member appointed by the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System for a 4-year term.
15.57(6g) (6g) The president of the Wisconsin Public Radio Association.
15.57(6m) (6m) One member with a demonstrated interest in public television who resides within the coverage area of an education television channel subject to s. 39.11 (3).
15.57(7) (7) One member appointed by the technical college system board for a 4-year term.
15.57 History History: 1971 c. 100 s. 4; Stats. 1971 s. 15.57; 1977 c. 325; 1983 a. 27; 1985 a. 29; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 399; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27; 2009 a. 302.
15.60 15.60 Government accountability board; creation.
15.60(1)(1) There is created a government accountability board consisting of 6 persons. Members shall serve for 6-year terms.
15.60(2) (2) All members of the board shall be appointed from nominations submitted to the governor by a nominating committee to be called the governmental accountability candidate committee, which shall consist of one court of appeals judge from each of the court of appeals districts. The members of the committee shall serve for 2-year terms expiring on March 1. The court of appeals judges shall be chosen as members by lot by the chief justice of the supreme court in the presence of the other justices of the supreme court. Service on the committee is mandatory except as provided in s. 758.19 (9).
15.60(3) (3) Each member of the board shall be an individual who formerly served as a judge of a court of record in this state and who was elected to the position in which he or she served.
15.60(4) (4) No member may hold another office or position that is a state public office or a local public office, as defined in s. 19.42, except the office of circuit judge or court of appeals judge under s. 753.075.
15.60(5) (5) No member, for one year immediately prior to the date of nomination may have been, or while serving on the board may become, a member of a political party, an officer or member of a committee in any partisan political club or organization, or an officer or employee of a registrant under s. 11.05.
15.60(6) (6) No member, while serving on the board, may become a candidate, as defined in s. 11.01 (1), for state office or local office, as defined in s. 5.02.
15.60(7) (7) No member, while serving on the board, may make a contribution, as defined in s. 11.01 (6), to a candidate, as defined in s. 11.01 (1) for state office or local office, as defined in s. 5.02. No individual who serves as a member of the board, for 12 months prior to beginning that service, may have made a contribution, as defined in s. 11.01 (6), to a candidate for a partisan state or local office, as defined in s. 5.02.
15.60(8) (8) No member may be a lobbyist, as defined in s. 13.62 (11), or an employee of a principal, as defined in s. 13.62 (12), except that a member may serve as a circuit judge or court of appeals judge under s. 753.075.
15.60 History History: 2007 a. 1.
15.60 Annotation Membership on the board is an office of public trust but is not a judicial office within the meaning of Art. VII, s. 1. In conformity with Art. VII, s. 1, an individual who has resigned from the office of judge may not serve as a member of the board for the duration of the term to which the individual was elected to serve as a judge. OAG 4-08.
15.603 15.603 Same; specified divisions.
15.603(1) (1) Ethics and Accountability division. There is created in the government accountability board an ethics and accountability division. The ethics and accountability division shall be under the direction and supervision of an administrator, who shall be appointed by the board.
15.603(2) (2)Elections division. There is created in the government accountability board an elections division. The elections division shall be under the direction and supervision of an administrator, who shall be appointed by the board.
15.603 History History: 2007 a. 1.
15.607 15.607 Same; council.
15.607(1)(1) Election administration council. There is created in the government accountability board an election administration council consisting of members appointed by the administrator of the elections division of the government accountability board, including the clerk or executive director of the board of election commissioners of the 2 counties or municipalities in this state having the largest population, one or more election officials of other counties or municipalities, representatives of organizations that advocate for the interests of individuals with disabilities and organizations that advocate for the interests of the voting public, and other electors of this state.
15.607 History History: 2007 a. 1 s. 80; Stats. 2007 s. 15.607.
15.67 15.67 Higher educational aids board; creation.
15.67(1)(1) There is created a higher educational aids board consisting of the state superintendent of public instruction and the following members appointed for 3-year terms, except that the members specified under pars. (a) 5. and 6. and (b) 3. shall be appointed for 2-year terms:
15.67(1)(a) (a) To represent public institutions of higher education, all of the following:
15.67(1)(a)1. 1. One member of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
15.67(1)(a)2. 2. One member of the technical college system board.
15.67(1)(a)3. 3. One financial aids administrator within the University of Wisconsin System.
15.67(1)(a)4. 4. One financial aids administrator within the technical college system.
15.67(1)(a)5. 5. One undergraduate student enrolled at least half-time and in good academic standing at an institution within the University of Wisconsin System who is at least 18 years old and a resident of this state.
15.67(1)(a)6. 6. One student enrolled at least half-time and in good academic standing at a technical college who is at least 18 years old and a resident of this state.
15.67(1)(b) (b) To represent private, nonprofit institutions of higher education, all of the following:
15.67(1)(b)1. 1. One member of a board of trustees of an independent college or university in this state.
15.67(1)(b)2. 2. One financial aids administrator of a private nonprofit institution of higher education located in this state.
15.67(1)(b)3. 3. One undergraduate student enrolled at least half-time and in good academic standing at a private, nonprofit institution of higher education located in this state who is at least 18 years old and a resident of this state.
15.67(1)(c) (c) One member to represent the general public.
15.67(2) (2) If a student member under sub. (1) loses the status upon which the appointment was based, he or she shall cease to be a member of the higher educational aids board upon appointment to the higher educational aids board of a qualified successor.
15.67 History History: 1997 a. 27, 237.
15.70 15.70 Historical society. There is continued the state historical society of Wisconsin initially organized under chapter 17, laws of 1853, to be known for statutory purposes as the historical society, under the direction and supervision of a board of curators. The board of curators is not subject to s. 15.07. The board of curators shall consist of:
15.70(1) (1) The governor, or his or her designee.
15.70(2) (2) The speaker of the assembly or his or her designee chosen from the representatives to the assembly.
15.70(3) (3) The president of the senate or his or her designee chosen from the members of the senate.
15.70(4) (4) Three members nominated by the governor and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed for staggered 3-year terms.
15.70(5) (5) Members selected as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the historical society. After July 1, 1986, the number of members on the board of curators selected under this subsection may not exceed 30.
15.70(6) (6) One member of the senate from the minority party in the senate and one representative to the assembly from the minority party in the assembly, appointed as are members of standing committees in their respective houses.
15.70 History History: 1983 a. 27.
15.705 15.705 Same; attached boards.
15.705(1) (1) Burial sites preservation board. There is created a burial sites preservation board attached to the historical society under s. 15.03, consisting of the state archaeologist, as a nonvoting member, the director of the historical society if the director is not serving as the state historic preservation officer, the state historic preservation officer, or her or his formally appointed designee, who shall be a nonvoting member unless the director of the historical society is serving as the state historic preservation officer, and the following members appointed for 3-year terms:
15.705(1)(a) (a) Three members, selected from a list of names submitted by the Wisconsin archaeological survey, who shall have professional qualifications in the fields of archaeology, physical anthropology, history or a related field.
15.705(1)(b) (b) Three members who shall be members of federally recognized Indian tribes or bands in this state, selected from names submitted by the Great Lakes inter-tribal council and the Menominee tribe. Each such member shall be knowledgeable in the field of tribal preservation planning, history, archaeology or a related field or shall be an elder, traditional person or spiritual leader of his or her tribe.
15.705(2) (2)Historic preservation review board. There is created a historic preservation review board attached to the historical society under s. 15.03, consisting of 15 members appointed for staggered 3-year terms. At least 9 members shall be persons with professional qualifications in the fields of architecture, archaeology, art history and history and up to 6 members may be persons qualified in related fields including, but not limited to, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, law or real estate.
15.707 15.707 Same; councils.
15.707(3)(3) Historical society endowment fund council. There is created in the historical society a historical society endowment fund council consisting of 10 members, including at least one representative of each of the following:
15.707(3)(a) (a) The historical society.
15.707(3)(b) (b) The Wisconsin Humanities Council.
15.707(3)(c) (c) The Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters.
15.707(3)(d) (d) The arts board.
15.707(3)(e) (e) Wisconsin public radio.
15.707(3)(f) (f) Wisconsin public television.
15.73 15.73 Office of commissioner of insurance; creation. There is created an office of the commissioner of insurance under the direction and supervision of the commissioner of insurance. The commissioner shall not:
15.73(1) (1) Be a candidate for public office in any election;
15.73(2) (2) Directly or indirectly solicit or receive, or be in any manner concerned with soliciting or receiving any assessment, subscription, contribution or service, whether voluntary or involuntary, for any political purpose whatever, from any person within or without the state; nor
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Sept. 3, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Sept. 3, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-3-14)