Date of enactment: April 19, 1996
1995 Senate Bill 419 Date of publication*: May 2, 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 247
An Act to amend 15.07 (1) (cm), 15.313 (1), 15.315 (1), 20.465 (3) (title), (a) and (g), 21.20, 66.146 (1) (a), 70.11 (23), 87.305 (1) (c) (intro.), 101.143 (3) (a) 5., 102.475 (title) and (1), 132.17, 146.53 (5) (i), chapter 166 (title), 166.01, 166.02 (3) and (4) (intro.), 166.03 (title), 166.03 (1) (a) 1. to 4., 166.03 (1) (b) 2. to 4., 166.03 (2) (a) 1. to 3., 166.03 (2) (b) 1. to 3., 166.03 (3) to (5), 166.03 (7) (a) and (b), 166.03 (8) (a) to (e) and (g), 166.03 (9), (10), (13) and (14), 166.05 (1), 166.06 (1), 166.15 (1) (d), 166.20 (3) (c), 166.22 (1) (c) and 343.055 (1) (b); to repeal and recreate 15.947 (1); and to create 15.07 (2) (k) of the statutes; relating to: changing the name of the division of emergency government in the department of military affairs, changing references to local emergency government agencies and changing the composition and terms of the state emergency response board.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
247,1 Section 1. 15.07 (1) (cm) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 95m, is amended to read:
15.07 (1) (cm) The term of one member of the ethics board shall expire on each May 1. The terms of 3 members of the development finance board appointed under s. 15.155 (1) (a) 6. shall expire on May 1 of every even-numbered year and the terms of the other 3 members appointed under s. 15.155 (1) (a) 6. shall expire on May 1 of every odd-numbered year. The terms of the 3 members of the land and water conservation board appointed under s. 15.135 (4) (b) 2. shall expire on January 1. The term of the member of the land and water conservation board appointed under s. 15.135 (4) (b) 2m. shall expire on May 1 of an even-numbered year. The terms of members of the real estate board shall expire on July 1. The terms of the appraiser members of the real estate appraisers board and the terms of the auctioneer and auction company representative members of the auctioneer board shall expire on May 1 in an even-numbered year. The terms of the 4 members of the educational technology board appointed under s. 15.105 (26) (a) 1., 3., 6. and 9. shall expire on May 1 in an even-numbered year. The terms of the members of the public intervenor board shall expire as provided in s. 15.345 (4) (b). The terms of 3 members of the gaming board appointed under s. 15.64 shall expire on July 1 of an even-numbered year and the terms of the other 2 members shall expire on July 1 of an odd-numbered year. The terms of 4 of the members of the state emergency response board, except the administrator of the division of emergency management in the department of military affairs, shall expire on May 1 of each year.
247,2 Section 2. 15.07 (2) (k) of the statutes is created to read:
15.07 (2) (k) The administrator of the division of emergency management in the department of military affairs shall serve as chairperson of the state emergency response board.
247,3 Section 3. 15.313 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.313 (1) (title) Division of emergency government management. There is created in the department of military affairs a division of emergency government management. The administrator of this division shall be nominated by the governor and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed, to serve at the pleasure of the governor.
247,4 Section 4. 15.315 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.315 (1) State emergency response board. There is created a state emergency response board, which is attached to the department of military affairs under s. 15.03. The state emergency response board shall consist of one representative the administrator of the division of emergency management in the department of military affairs, division of emergency government, one representative of the subunit of the department of health and family services that administers health-related programs, one representative of the department of commerce, one representative of the department of transportation, one representative of the department of natural resources, one representative of the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection, one representative each from fire fighting, law enforcement and public or community health services, 2 representatives of industry, one representative of small business, as defined in s. 15.227 (3), 2. representatives who are elected officials or employes of county and or municipal government, one representative of a farm or agricultural organization, one representative of a labor organization and one representative of an environmental organization. The members of the board shall serve at the pleasure of the governor 4-year terms, except that the administrator of the division of emergency management in the department of military affairs shall be a permanent member.
247,5 Section 5. 15.947 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is repealed and recreated to read:
15.947 (1) Council on fire service training programs. There is created in the technical college system board a council on fire service training programs consisting of a representative of the division of emergency management designated by the administrator thereof; a representative of the department of development designated by the secretary of development; a representative of the commissioner of insurance designated by the commissioner; and 4 bona fide members of volunteer fire departments and 2 bona fide members of paid fire departments appointed for staggered 6-year terms.
247,6 Section 6. 20.465 (3) (title), (a) and (g) of the statutes are amended to read:
20.465 (3) (title) Emergency government management services. (a) General program operations. The amounts in the schedule for the general program operations of the division of emergency government management including, but not limited to, central administrative support services by the department.
(g) Program services. The amounts in the schedule for conferences, training and other services provided by the division of emergency government management and for expenses incurred under s. 166.03 (2) (b) 6. and 7. All moneys received for conferences, training and other services provided by the division of emergency government management shall be credited to this appropriation. All moneys received from assessments and contributions under s. 166.03 (2) (b) 6. and 7. shall be credited to this appropriation.
247,7 Section 7. 21.20 of the statutes is amended to read:
21.20 Civil service status. All full-time state-paid employes of the department of military affairs shall be under the classified service, except the adjutant general, the executive assistant to the adjutant general, the deputy adjutants general for army and air and the administrator of the division of emergency government management.
247,8 Section 8. 66.146 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.146 (1) (a) "Public office" means the following positions or their equivalent: city engineer; city purchasing agent; commissioner of building inspection, of city development, of health or of public works; director of administration, of budget and management, of community development agency, of employe relations, of office of telecommunications, or of safety; emergency government management coordinator; employe benefits administrator; executive director of the commission on community relations; municipal port director; commissioner of assessments; director of liaison; city personnel director; executive director of the retirement board; executive director of the city board of election commissioners; city librarian; city labor negotiator; executive secretary of the board of fire and police commissioners; and supervisor of the central electronics board.
247,9 Section 9. 70.11 (23) of the statutes is amended to read:
70.11 (23) Shelters. Any shelter or portion of a structure constructed and used exclusively for the protection of human life and records against nuclear attack and approved as sufficient for such purpose by the local emergency government management authority and the local assessor.
247,10 Section 10. 87.305 (1) (c) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
87.305 (1) (c) (intro.) The department informs the U.S. army corps of engineers, the department of transportation, the division of emergency government management and the state historical society of its intention to authorize connection of sewer service and a water supply to the railroad depot and the Dousman hotel and occupancy of the hotel and either:
247,11 Section 11. 101.143 (3) (a) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
101.143 (3) (a) 5. The owner or operator or the person reports the discharge in a timely manner to the division of emergency government management in the department of military affairs or to the department of natural resources, according to the requirements under s. 144.76.
247,12 Section 12. 102.475 (title) and (1) of the statutes are amended to read:
102.475 (title) Death benefit; law enforcement and correctional officers, fire fighters, rescue squad members, national or state guard members and emergency government management personnel. (1) Special benefit. If the deceased employe is a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, fire fighter, rescue squad member, national guard member or state defense force member on state active duty as described in s. 102.07 (9) or if a deceased person is an employe or volunteer performing emergency government management activities under ch. 166 during a state of emergency or a circumstance described in s. 166.04, who sustained an accidental injury while performing services growing out of and incidental to that employment or volunteer activity so that benefits are payable under s. 102.46 or 102.47 (1), the department shall voucher and pay from the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (aa) a sum equal to 75% of the primary death benefit as of the date of death, but not less than $50,000 to the persons wholly dependent upon the deceased. For purposes of this subsection, dependency shall be determined under ss. 102.49 and 102.51.
247,13 Section 13. 132.17 of the statutes is amended to read:
132.17 Certain badges; penalty for unauthorized wearing. Any person who shall wilfully wear the insignia, rosette, or badge or any imitation thereof, of the military order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, the Grand Army of the Republic, the United Spanish War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, the Military Order of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, the Thirty-second Division Veteran Association, the American Veterans of World War II (AMVETS), or of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the United States, Knights of Columbus, Odd Fellows, Free Masons, Knights of Pythias, or of any other society, order or organization, operating under the lodge system, of 10 years' standing in this state, or of any duly incorporated fraternal, social, or service organization, or of the division of emergency government management in the department of military affairs or shall wilfully use the same to obtain aid or assistance thereby within this state, or shall wilfully use the name of such society, order or organization, the titles of its officers, or its insignia, unless entitled to use or wear the same under the constitution, bylaws, rules and regulations thereof, shall be imprisoned not more than 30 days or fined not exceeding $20, or both.
247,14 Section 14. 146.53 (5) (i) of the statutes is amended to read:
146.53 (5) (i) Provide advice to the adjutant general of the department of military affairs on the emergency medical aspects of the state plan of emergency government management under s. 166.03 (2) (a) 1. and coordinate emergency activities with the department of military affairs.
247,15 Section 15. Chapter 166 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
CHAPTER 166
EMERGENCY GOVERNMENT Management
247,16 Section 16. 166.01 of the statutes is amended to read:
166.01 Declaration of policy. To prepare the state and its subdivisions to cope with emergencies resulting from enemy action and natural or man-made disasters, it is declared to be necessary to establish an organization for emergency government management, conferring upon the governor and others specified the powers and duties provided by this chapter.
247,17 Section 17. 166.02 (3) and (4) (intro.) of the statutes are amended to read:
166.02 (3) "Division" means the division of emergency government management.
(4) (intro.) "Emergency government management" includes "civil defense" and means all measures undertaken by or on behalf of the state and its subdivisions:
247,18 Section 18. 166.03 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
166.03 (title) Emergency government management.
247,19 Section 19. 166.03 (1) (a) 1. to 4. of the statutes are amended to read:
166.03 (1) (a) 1. Review orders establishing or altering emergency government management areas.
2. Review state emergency government management plans and modifications thereof.
3. Employ the division of emergency government management during a state of emergency proclaimed by him or her, issue orders and delegate such authority as is deemed necessary to the administrator.
4. Determine responsibilities of state departments and independent agencies in respect to emergency government management and by order direct such departments and agencies in utilizing personnel, facilities, supplies and equipment before and during a state of emergency.
247,20 Section 20. 166.03 (1) (b) 2. to 4. of the statutes are amended to read:
166.03 (1) (b) 2. On behalf of the state, enter into mutual aid agreements concerning emergency government management with other states.
3. Accept from any source gifts and grants including services for emergency government management purposes and may authorize state, county, town and municipal officers to receive such gifts and grants. When grants require county, town or municipal participation, the state may transfer title to equipment acquired through such agreement to participating counties, towns and municipalities.
4. During a state of emergency, declare priority of emergency government management contracts over other contracts, allocate materials and facilities in his or her discretion, and take, use and destroy private property for emergency government management purposes. Such taking, use or destruction shall be in the name of the state. Records shall be kept of such action and such records shall be evidence of a claim against the state. Any such claim shall be referred to the claims board under s. 16.007.
247,21 Section 21. 166.03 (2) (a) 1. to 3. of the statutes are amended to read:
166.03 (2) (a) 1. Subject to approval by the governor, develop and promulgate a state plan of emergency government management for the security of persons and property which shall be mandatory during a state of emergency. In developing the plan, the adjutant general shall seek the advice of the department of health and social services with respect to the emergency medical aspects of the plan.
2. Prescribe and carry out statewide training programs and exercises to develop emergency government management proficiency, disseminate information including warnings of enemy action, serve as the principal assistant to the governor in the direction of emergency government management activities and coordinate emergency government management programs between counties.
3. Furnish guidance and develop and promulgate standards for emergency government management programs for counties, towns and municipalities, and prescribe nomenclature for all levels of emergency government management.
247,22 Section 22. 166.03 (2) (b) 1. to 3. of the statutes are amended to read:
166.03 (2) (b) 1. Divide the state into emergency government management areas composed of whole counties by general or special written orders subject to approval by the governor, and modify the boundaries thereof as changed conditions warrant. Such areas shall be classified and designated in accordance with standards promulgated under the federal civil defense act of 1950, as amended.
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