Date of enactment: April 17, 1998
1997 Assembly Bill 12   Date of publication*: May 1, 1998
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1995-96: 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].
An Act to renumber 19.83; to amend 19.84 (2); and to create 19.83 (2) of the statutes; relating to: public comments at meetings of governmental bodies.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
123,1 Section 1 . 19.83 of the statutes is renumbered 19.83 (1).
123,2 Section 2 . 19.83 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
19.83 (2) During a period of public comment under s. 19.84 (2), a governmental body may discuss any matter raised by the public.
123,3 Section 3 . 19.84 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
19.84 (2) Every public notice of a meeting of a governmental body shall set forth the time, date, place and subject matter of the meeting, including that intended for consideration at any contemplated closed session, in such form as is reasonably likely to apprise members of the public and the news media thereof. The public notice of a meeting of a governmental body may provide for a period of public comment, during which the body may receive information from members of the public.