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.
15.61 15.61 Elections commission; creation.
15.61(1) (1)
15.61(1)(a)(a) There is created an elections commission consisting of the following members who shall serve for 5-year terms:
15.61(1)(a)1. 1. One member appointed by the senate majority leader.
15.61(1)(a)2. 2. One member appointed by the senate minority leader.
15.61(1)(a)3. 3. One member appointed by the speaker of the assembly.
15.61(1)(a)4. 4. One member appointed by the assembly minority leader.
15.61(1)(a)5. 5. Two members who formerly served as county or municipal clerks and who are nominated by the governor, [and] with the advice and consent of a majority of the members of the senate confirmed. The legislative leadership of the 2 major political parties that received the largest number of votes for president shall prepare a list of 3 individuals such that each major political party has prepared one list. The governor shall choose one nominee from each list.
15.61 Note NOTE: A missing word is shown in brackets. Corrective legislation is pending.
15.61(1)(a)6. 6. For each political party, other than the 2 major political parties, qualifying for a separate ballot under s. 5.62 (1) (b) or (2) whose candidate for governor received at least 10 percent of the vote in the most recent gubernatorial election, one member, nominated by the governor from a list of 3 individuals selected by the chief officer of that political party and with the advice and consent of a majority of the members of the senate confirmed.
15.61(1)(b)1.1. The elections commission shall be under the direction and supervision of an administrator, who shall be appointed by a majority of the members of the commission, with the advice and consent of the senate, to serve for a 4-year term expiring on July 1 of the odd-numbered year. Until the senate has confirmed an appointment made under this subdivision, the elections commission shall be under the direction and supervision of an interim administrator selected by a majority of the members of the commission. If a vacancy occurs in the administrator position, the commission shall appoint a new administrator, and submit the appointment for senate confirmation, no later than 45 days after the date of the vacancy. If the commission has not appointed a new administrator at the end of the 45-day period, the joint committee on legislative organization shall appoint an interim administrator to serve until a new administrator has been confirmed by the senate but for a term of no longer than one year. If the administrator position remains vacant at the end of the one-year period, the process for filling the vacancy described in this subdivision is repeated until the vacancy is filled.
15.61(1)(b)2. 2. The administrator may be removed by the affirmative vote of a majority of all members of the commission voting at a meeting of the commission called for that purpose.
15.61(1m) (1m) Members appointed with the advice and consent of the senate may serve prior to senate confirmation.
15.61(2) (2) No member of the commission 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.
15.61(3) (3) No member, while serving on the board [commission], may become a candidate, as defined in s. 11.0101 (1), for state office or local office, as defined in s. 5.02.
15.61 Note NOTE: The correct word is shown in brackets. Corrective legislation is pending.
15.61(4) (4) No member may be a lobbyist, as defined in s. 13.62 (11), except that a member may serve as a circuit judge or court of appeals judge under s. 753.075.
15.61(5) (5)
15.61(5)(a)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., if a vacancy occurs for a member appointed under sub. (1) (a) 1. to 4., the individual responsible for making the appointment shall appoint a new member no later than 45 days after the date of the vacancy.
15.61(5)(a)2. 2. If the political party affiliation of the individual responsible for filling a vacancy under this paragraph is not the same as the political party affiliation of the individual who made the initial appointment, the legislative leader of the political party that made the initial appointment shall fill the vacancy.
15.61(5)(b) (b) If a vacancy occurs for a member appointed under sub. (1) (a) 5. or 6., a new member shall be selected, nominated, and submitted to the senate for confirmation no later than 45 days after the date of the vacancy.
15.61 History History: 2015 a. 118 ss. 155, 158, 160, 162, 167, 169 to 171.
15.62 15.62 Ethics commission; creation.
15.62(1) (1)
15.62(1)(a)(a) There is created an ethics commission consisting of the following members who shall serve for 5-year terms:
15.62(1)(a)1. 1. One member appointed by the senate majority leader.
15.62(1)(a)2. 2. One member appointed by the senate minority leader
15.62(1)(a)3. 3. One member appointed by the speaker of the assembly.
15.62(1)(a)4. 4. One member appointed by the assembly minority leader.
15.62(1)(a)5. 5. Two individuals who formerly served as judges for a court of record in this state, who were elected to the positions in which they served, and who are nominated by the governor[, and] with the advice and consent of a majority of the members of the senate confirmed. The legislative leadership of the 2 major political parties that received the largest number of votes for president shall prepare a list of 3 individuals such that each major political party has prepared one list. The governor shall choose one nominee from each list.
15.62 Note NOTE: A missing comma and word are shown in brackets. Corrective legislation is pending.
15.62(1)(a)6. 6. For each political party, other than the 2 major political parties, qualifying for a separate ballot under s. 5.62 (1) (b) or (2) whose candidate for governor received at least 10 percent of the vote in the most recent gubernatorial election, one member, nominated by the governor from a list of 3 individuals selected by the chief officer of that political party and with the advice and consent of a majority of the members of the senate confirmed.
15.62(1)(b)1.1. The ethics commission shall be under the direction and supervision of an administrator, who shall be appointed by a majority of the members of the commission, with the advice and consent of the senate, to serve for a 4-year term expiring on July 1 of the odd-numbered year. Until the senate has confirmed an appointment made under this subdivision, the ethics commission shall be under the direction and supervision of an interim administrator selected by a majority of the members of the commission. If a vacancy occurs in the administrator position, the commission shall appoint a new administrator, and submit the appointment for senate confirmation, no later than 45 days after the date of the vacancy. If the commission has not appointed a new administrator at the end of the 45-day period, the joint committee on legislative organization shall appoint an interim administrator to serve until a new administrator has been confirmed by the senate but for a term of no longer than one year. If the administrator position remains vacant at the end of the one-year period, the process for filling the vacancy described in this subdivision is repeated until the vacancy is filled.
15.62(1)(b)2. 2. The administrator may be removed by the affirmative vote of a majority of all members of the commission voting at a meeting of the commission called for that purpose.
15.62(1m) (1m) Members appointed with the advice and consent of the senate may serve prior to senate confirmation.
15.62(2) (2) No member of the commission 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.
15.62(3) (3) No member, while serving on the commission, may become a candidate, as defined in s. 11.0101 (1), for state office or local office, as defined in s. 5.02.
15.62(4) (4) 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.
15.62(5) (5)
15.62(5)(a)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., if a vacancy occurs for a member appointed under sub. (1) (a) 1. to 4., the individual responsible for making the appointment shall appoint a new member no later than 45 days after the date of the vacancy.
15.62(5)(a)2. 2. If the political party affiliation of the individual responsible for filling a vacancy under this paragraph is not the same as the political party affiliation of the individual who made the initial appointment, the legislative leader of the political party that made the initial appointment shall fill the vacancy.
15.62(5)(b) (b) If a vacancy occurs for a member appointed under sub. (1) (a) 5. or 6., a new member shall be selected, nominated, and submitted to the senate for confirmation no later than 45 days after the date of the vacancy.
15.62 History History: 2015 a. 118 ss. 165, 172.
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.
15.675 15.675 Same; attached board.
15.675(1) (1)Distance learning authorization board. There is created a distance learning authorization board, for higher education, that is attached to the higher educational aids board under s. 15.03 and that consists of all of the following members:
15.675(1)(a) (a) The president of the University of Wisconsin System or his or her designee.
15.675(1)(b) (b) The president of the technical college system as appointed under s. 38.04 (2) or his or her designee.
15.675(1)(c) (c) The president of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities or his or her designee.
15.675(1)(d) (d) The executive secretary of the educational approval board.
15.675(1)(e) (e) One person representing tribal colleges in this state, appointed for a 4-year term.
15.675 History History: 2015 a. 208.
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.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 20 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before June 24, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 24, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-24-17)