Date of enactment: April 4, 1996
1995 Assembly Bill 271 Date of publication*: April 17, 1996
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1993-94: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
1995 WISCONSIN ACT 197
An Act to renumber and amend 611.11 (4); to amend 66.18, 611.23 (2) and 611.23 (3); and to create 611.11 (4) (a) and 611.11 (4) (b) 1. to 3. of the statutes; relating to: municipal insurance mutuals.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
197,1 Section 1. 66.18 of the statutes is amended to read:
66.18 (title) Liability and worker's compensation insurance. The state, or any municipality as defined in s. 345.05 (1) (c), is empowered to procure risk management services and liability insurance covering the state or municipality and its officers, agents and employes and worker's compensation insurance covering officers and employes of the state or municipality. A municipality may participate in and pay the cost of risk management services and liability and worker's compensation insurance through a municipal insurance mutual organized under s. 611.23.
197,2 Section 2. 611.11 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 611.11 (4) (b) (intro.) and amended to read:
611.11 (4) (b) (intro.) Any number of municipalities or associations of municipalities or both may organize a municipal insurance mutual under s. 611.13, subject to s. 611.23, to provide liability insurance and risk management services any of the following for its members .:
197,3 Section 3. 611.11 (4) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
611.11 (4) (a) In this subsection, "municipality" has the meaning given in s. 345.05 (1) (c).
197,4 Section 4. 611.11 (4) (b) 1. to 3. of the statutes are created to read:
611.11 (4) (b) 1. Worker's compensation insurance.
2. Liability insurance.
3. Risk management services.
197,5 Section 5. 611.23 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
611.23 (2) Regulation. Except under as provided in sub. (3), the provisions of chs. 600 to 646 applying that apply to other mutuals organized or operating under this chapter apply also to municipal insurance mutuals.
197,6 Section 6. 611.23 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
611.23 (3) Inapplicable provisions. Chapters 604 to 607, 612 to 619, 625, 626 and 646 do not apply to such mutuals. The commissioner may by order, after a hearing, exempt such a mutual from any other provisions on a finding that they are unnecessary for the protection of the interests of the municipalities and their citizens.
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