1995 WISCONSIN ACT 139
An Act to renumber and amend 808.03 (1); and to create 808.03 (1) (a) to (d) of the statutes; relating to: limiting appeals as a matter of right to traffic regulation cases in which the penalty is a forfeiture.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
Law revision committee prefatory note: This bill is introduced by the law revision committee under s. 13.83 (1) (c) 1., stats. After careful consideration of the decision in the court of appeals decision, State v. Borowski, 164 Wis. 2d 730 (Ct. App. 1991), the law revision committee has determined that codifying that decision is desirable as a matter of public policy.
808.03 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 808.03 (1) (intro.) and amended to read:
808.03 (1) Appeals as of right. (intro.) A final judgment or a final order of a circuit court may be appealed as a matter of right to the court of appeals unless otherwise expressly provided by law. A final judgment or final order is a judgment or, order entered in accordance with s. 806.06 (1) (b) or 807.11 (2) or a disposition
recorded in docket entries in ch. 799 cases or traffic regulation or municipal ordinance violation cases prosecuted in circuit court which that disposes of the entire matter in litigation as to one or more of the parties, whether rendered in an action or special proceeding., and that is one of following:
808.03 (1) (a) to (d) of the statutes are created to read:
808.03 (1) (a) Entered in accordance with s. 806.06 (1) (b) or 807.11 (2).
(b) Recorded in docket entries in ch. 799 cases.
(c) Recorded in docket entries in traffic regulation cases prosecuted in circuit court if a person convicted of a violation may be ordered to pay a forfeiture.
(d) Recorded in docket entries in municipal ordinance violation cases prosecuted in circuit court.
Note: This bill codifies that an appeal as of right of a final judgment or order in a traffic regulation case applies only in cases in which the penalty is a forfeiture.