27,2168 Section 2168. 59.53 (5m) of the statutes is repealed.
27,2169f Section 2169f. 59.53 (13) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.53 (13) (title) Subsidy of Payments for abortions and abortion-related activity restricted.
27,2169g Section 2169g. 59.53 (13) of the statutes is renumbered 59.53 (13) (a).
27,2169h Section 2169h. 59.53 (13) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
59.53 (13) (b) No county or agency or subdivision of a county may authorize payment of funds for a grant, subsidy or other funding involving a pregnancy program, project or service if s. 20.9275 (2) applies to the pregnancy program, project or service.
27,2169m Section 2169m. 59.54 (8) (a) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
59.54 (8) (a) 4. At least annually, submit to the state emergency response board division of emergency management in the department of military affairs a list of the members of the local emergency planning committee appointed by the county board under this paragraph, including the agency, organization or profession that each member represents.
27,2173 Section 2173. 59.58 (3) (d) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
59.58 (3) (d) 2. School bus transportation businesses or systems that are engaged primarily in the transportation of children to or from school, and which are subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the department of transportation and the department of education public instruction.
27,2174 Section 2174. 59.64 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.64 (1) (a) In general. Every person, except jurors, witnesses and interpreters, and except physicians or other persons who are entitled to receive from the county fees for reporting to the register of deeds births or deaths, which have occurred under their care, having any claim against any county shall comply with s. 893.80. This subsection paragraph does not apply to actions commenced under s. 19.37 or, 19.97 or 281.99.
27,2174p Section 2174p. 59.692 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.692 (1) (c) "Shoreland zoning standard" means a standard for ordinances enacted under this section that are is promulgated as rules a rule by the department.
27,2174pm Section 2174pm. 59.692 (1s) of the statutes is created to read:
59.692 (1s) (a) Restrictions that are applicable to damaged or destroyed nonconforming structures and that are contained in an ordinance enacted under this section may not prohibit the restoration of a nonconforming structure if the structure will be restored to the size, subject to par. (b), location and use that it had immediately before the damage or destruction occurred or impose any limits on the costs of the repair, reconstruction or improvement if all of the following apply:
1. The nonconforming structure was damaged or destroyed after the effective date of this subdivision .... [revisor inserts date].
2. The damage or destruction was caused by violent wind, vandalism, fire or a flood.
(b) An ordinance enacted under this section to which par. (a) applies shall allow for the size of a structure to be larger than the size it was immediately before the damage or destruction if necessary for the structure to comply with applicable state or federal requirements.
27,2174q Section 2174q. 59.692 (1t) of the statutes is created to read:
59.692 (1t) A county or the department may not commence an enforcement action against a person who owns a building or structure that is in violation of a shoreland zoning standard or an ordinance enacted under this section if the building or structure has been in place for more than 10 years.
27,2175aj Section 2175aj. 59.72 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.72 (1) (a) "Land information" has the meaning given in s. 16.967 (1) (b) means any physical, legal, economic or environmental information or characteristics concerning land, water, groundwater, subsurface resources or air in this state. "Land information" includes information relating to topography, soil, soil erosion, geology, minerals, vegetation, land cover, wildlife, associated natural resources, land ownership, land use, land use controls and restriction, jurisdictional boundaries, tax assessment, land value, land survey records and references, geodetic control networks, aerial photographs, maps, planimetric data, remote sensing data, historic and prehistoric sites and economic projections.
27,2175ak Section 2175ak. 59.72 (1) (am) of the statutes is repealed.
27,2175aL Section 2175aL. 59.72 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.72 (1) (b) "Land records" has the meaning given in s. 16.967 (1) (d) means maps, documents, computer files and any other storage medium in which land information is recorded.
27,2175am Section 2175am. 59.72 (3) (intro.), (a) and (b) of the statutes are consolidated, renumbered 59.72 (3) and amended to read:
59.72 (3)Land information office. The board may establish a separate county land information office or may direct that the functions and duties of the office be performed by an office be established within an existing department, board, commission, agency, institution, authority or office. The county land information office shall: (a) Coordinate coordinate land information projects within the county, between the county and local governmental units, between the state and local governmental units and among local governmental units, the federal government and the private sector. (b) Within If the board establishes a land information office, the board shall, within 2 years after the land information office is established, develop and receive approval for a countywide plan for land records modernization. The plan shall be submitted for approval to the land information board under s. 16.967 (3) (e).
Section 2175b 59.72 (3) (c) and (4) of the statutes are repealed.
27,2175c Section 2175c. 59.72 (5) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
59.72 (5) Land record modernization funding. A county which establishes a land information office shall use $4 of the $8 per page received under s. 59.43 (2) (ag) 1. and (e) to develop, implement and maintain a countywide plan for land records modernization.
27,2178c Section 2178c. 60.23 (25) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 289, is amended to read:
60.23 (25) Self-insured health plans. Provide health care benefits to its officers and employes on a self-insured basis if the self-insured plan complies with ss. 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 632.745 (2), (3) and (5) 632.746 (10) (a) 2. and (b) 2., 632.747 (3), 632.87 (4) and (5), 632.895 (9) and 632.896.
27,2178p Section 2178p. 60.23 (25) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is amended to read:
60.23 (25) Self-insured health plans. Provide health care benefits to its officers and employes on a self-insured basis if the self-insured plan complies with ss. 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 632.746 (10) (a) 2. and (b) 2., 632.747 (3), 632.87 (4) and (5), 632.895 (9) and (11) to (13) and 632.896.
27,2178s Section 2178s. 60.30 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
60.30 (2) (a) Only an elector of the town may hold a town office, other than an assessor appointed under s. 60.307 or a town clerk, town treasurer or combined town clerk and town treasurer appointed under sub. (1e).
27,2179 Section 2179. 60.33 (9) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
60.33 (9) (a) Perform the clerk's duties under chs. 115 to 121, relating to education public instruction.
27,2179m Section 2179m. 60.351 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
60.351 (1) Town constables shall collect the fees prescribed for sheriffs in s. 814.70 for similar services, unless a higher fee is applicable under s. 814.705 (4) (1) (d).
27,2180 Section 2180. 60.44 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
60.44 (1) (a) Claims for money against a town or against officers, officials, agents or employes of the town arising out of acts done in their official capacity shall be filed with the town clerk as provided under s. 893.80 (1) (b). This paragraph does not apply to actions commenced under s. 19.37 or, 19.97 or 281.99.
27,2181 Section 2181. 60.44 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
60.44 (3) Court actions to recover claims. Subsection (2), or an ordinance adopted under that subsection, does not affect the applicability of s. 893.80. No action may be brought or maintained against a town upon a claim unless the claimant complies with s. 893.80. This subsection does not apply to actions commenced under s. 19.37 or, 19.97 or 281.99.
27,2181c Section 2181c. 60.62 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
60.62 (1) Subject to subs. (2) and, (3) and (4), if a town board has been granted authority to exercise village powers under s. 60.10 (2) (c), the board may adopt zoning ordinances under s. 61.35.
27,2181i Section 2181i. 60.62 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
60.62 (4) (a) Notwithstanding ss. 61.35 and 62.23 (1) (a), a town with a population of less than 2,500 that acts under this section may create a "Town Plan Commission" under s. 62.23 (1) (a) that has 5 members, consisting of the town chairperson, who shall be its presiding officer, the town engineer, the president of the park board, another member of the town board and one citizen. If the town plan commission has only 5 members and the town has no engineer or park board, an additional citizen member shall be appointed so that the commission has at all times 5 members. All other provisions of ss. 61.35 and 62.23 shall apply to a town plan commission that has 5 members.
(b) If a town plan commission consists of 7 members and the town board enacts an ordinance or adopts a resolution reducing the size of the commission to 5 members, the commission shall continue to operate with 6 or 7 members until the expiration of the terms of the 2 citizen members, who were appointed under s. 62.23 (1) (c), whose terms expire soonest after the effective date of the ordinance or resolution that reduces the size of the commission.
(c) If a town plan commission consists of 5 members and the town board enacts an ordinance or adopts a resolution increasing the size of the commission to 7 members, the town board chairperson shall appoint the 2 new members under s. 62.23 (1) (c).
27,2181p Section 2181p. 61.28 of the statutes is amended to read:
61.28 Marshal. The village marshal shall execute and file an official bond. The marshal shall possess the powers, enjoy the privileges and be subject to the liabilities conferred and imposed by law upon constables, and be taken as included in all writs and papers addressed to constables. The marshal shall obey all lawful written orders of the village board; and arrest with or without process every person found in the village engaged in any disturbance of the peace or violating any law of the state or ordinance of the village. The marshal may command all persons present in that case to assist, and if any person, being so commanded, refuses or neglects to render assistance the person shall forfeit not exceeding $10. The marshal is entitled to the same fees prescribed for sheriffs in s. 814.70 for similar services, unless a higher fee is applicable under s. 814.705 (3) (1) (c); for other service rendered the village, compensation as the board fixes.
27,2182 Section 2182. 61.34 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
61.34 (4) Village finances. The village board may levy and provide for the collection of taxes and special assessments; may refund any tax or special assessment paid, or any part thereof, when satisfied that the same was unjust or illegal; and generally may manage the village finances. The village board may loan money to any school district located within the village or within which the village is wholly or partially located in such sums as are needed by such district to meet the immediate expenses of operating the schools thereof, and the board of the district may borrow money from such village accordingly and give its note therefor. No such loan shall be made to extend beyond August 30 next following the making thereof or in an amount exceeding one-half of the estimated receipts for such district as certified by the department of education state superintendent of public instruction and the local school clerk. The rate of interest on any such loan shall be determined by the village board.
27,2182m Section 2182m. 62.09 (13) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
62.09 (13) (a) The chief of police shall have command of the police force of the city under the direction of the mayor. The chief shall obey all lawful written orders of the mayor or common council. The chief and each police officer shall possess the powers, enjoy the privileges and be subject to the liabilities conferred and imposed by law upon constables, and be taken as included in all writs and papers addressed to constables; shall arrest with or without process and with reasonable diligence take before the municipal judge or other proper court every person found in the city engaged in any disturbance of the peace or violating any law of the state or ordinance of the city and may command all persons present in that case to assist, and if any person, being so commanded, refuses or neglects to render assistance the person shall forfeit not exceeding $10. They shall collect the same fees prescribed for sheriffs in s. 814.70 for similar services, unless a higher fee is applicable under s. 814.705 (2) (1) (b).
27,2183 Section 2183. 62.12 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
62.12 (9) Loans. The council may loan money to any school district located within the city, or within which the city is wholly or partially located, in such sums as are needed by such district to meet the immediate expenses of operating the schools thereof, and the board of the district may borrow money from such city accordingly and give its note therefor. No such loan shall be made to extend beyond August 30 next following the making thereof or in an amount exceeding one-half of the estimated receipts for such district as certified by the department of education state superintendent of public instruction and the local school clerk. The rate of interest on any such loan shall be determined by the city council.
27,2184 Section 2184. 62.25 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
62.25 (1) Claims. No action may be brought or maintained against a city upon a claim or cause of action unless the claimant complies with s. 893.80. This subsection does not apply to actions commenced under s. 19.37 or , 19.97 or 281.99.
27,2185 Section 2185. 65.90 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
65.90 (3) (c) The department of education public instruction under s. 115.28, the department of revenue under s. 73.10 and the technical college system board under s. 38.04 shall encourage and consult with interested public and private organizations regarding the budget summary information required under pars. (a) and (b). The department of education public instruction and the technical college system board shall specify the revenue and expenditure detail that is required under par. (b) 1. and 2. for school districts and for technical college districts.
27,2186 Section 2186. 66.013 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.013 (2) (a) "Department" means the department of commerce administration.
27,2187 Section 2187. 66.02 of the statutes is amended to read:
66.02 Consolidation. Subject to s. 66.023 (7), any town, village or city may be consolidated with a contiguous town, village or city, by ordinance, passed by a two-thirds vote of all the members of each board or council, fixing the terms of the consolidation and ratified by the electors at a referendum held in each municipality. The ballots shall bear the words, "for consolidation", and "against consolidation", and if a majority of the votes cast thereon in each municipality are for consolidation, the ordinances shall then be in effect and have the force of a contract. The ordinance and the result of the referendum shall be certified as provided in s. 66.018 (5); if a town the certification shall be preserved as provided in ss. 60.03 and 66.018 (5), respectively. Consolidation shall not affect the preexisting rights or liabilities of any municipality and actions thereon may be commenced or completed as though no consolidation had been effected. Any consolidation ordinance proposing the consolidation of a town and another municipality shall, within 10 days after its adoption and prior to its submission to the voters for ratification at a referendum, be submitted to the circuit court and the department of commerce administration for a determination whether such proposed consolidation is in the public interest. The circuit court shall determine whether the proposed ordinance meets the formal requirements of this section and shall then refer the matter to the department of commerce administration, which shall find as prescribed in s. 66.014 whether the proposed consolidation is in the public interest in accordance with the standards in s. 66.016. The department's findings shall have the same status as incorporation findings under ss. 66.014 to 66.019.
27,2188 Section 2188. 66.021 (7) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.021 (7) (a) An ordinance for the annexation of the territory described in the annexation petition may be enacted by a two-thirds vote of the elected members of the governing body not less than 20 days after the publication of the notice of intention to circulate the petition and not later than 120 days after the date of filing with the city or village clerk of the petition for annexation or of the referendum election if favorable to the annexation. If the annexation is subject to sub. (11) the governing body shall first review the reasons given by the department of commerce administration that the proposed annexation is against the public interest. Subject to s. 59.692 (7), such an ordinance may temporarily designate the classification of the annexed area for zoning purposes until the zoning ordinance is amended as prescribed in s. 62.23 (7) (d). Before introduction of an ordinance containing such temporary classification, the proposed classification shall be referred to and recommended by the plan commission. The authority to make such temporary classification shall not be effective when the county ordinance prevails during litigation as provided in s. 59.69 (7).
27,2189 Section 2189. 66.021 (8) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.021 (8) (b) Within 10 days of receipt of the ordinance, certificate and plat, the secretary of state shall forward 2 copies of the ordinance, certificate and plat to the department of transportation, one copy to the department of administration, one copy to the department of revenue, one copy to the department of education public instruction, one copy to the department of commerce, one copy to the department of natural resources, one copy to the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection and 2 copies to the clerk of the municipality from which the territory was annexed.
27,2190 Section 2190. 66.021 (11) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.021 (11) (a) Annexations within populous counties. No annexation proceeding within a county having a population of 50,000 or more shall be valid unless the person causing a notice of annexation to be published under sub. (3) shall within 5 days of the publication mail a copy of the notice, legal description and a scale map of the proposed annexation to the clerk of each municipality affected and the department of commerce administration. The department may within 20 days after receipt of the notice mail to the clerk of the town within which the territory lies and to the clerk of the proposed annexing village or city a notice that in its opinion the annexation is against the public interest. No later than 10 days after mailing the notice, the department shall advise the clerk of the town in which the territory is located and the clerk of the village or city to which the annexation is proposed of the reasons the annexation is against the public interest as defined in par. (c). The annexing municipality shall review the advice before final action is taken.
27,2191 Section 2191. 66.021 (11) (c) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.021 (11) (c) Definition of public interest. (intro.) For purposes of this subsection public interest is determined by the department of commerce administration after consideration of the following:
27,2192 Section 2192. 66.021 (12) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.021 (12) Unanimous approval. If a petition for direct annexation signed by all of the electors residing in the territory and the owners of all of the real property in the territory is filed with the city or village clerk, and with the town clerk of the town or towns in which the territory is located, together with a scale map and a legal description of the property to be annexed, an annexation ordinance for the annexation of the territory may be enacted by a two-thirds vote of the elected members of the governing body of the city or village without compliance with the notice requirements of sub. (3). In such annexations, subject to sub. (11), the person filing the petition with the city or village clerk and the town clerk shall, within 5 days of the filing, mail a copy of the scale map and a legal description of the territory to be annexed to the department of commerce administration and the governing body shall review the advice of the department, if any, before enacting the annexation ordinance.
27,2193 Section 2193. 66.021 (15) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.021 (15) Annexation of town islands. Upon its own motion, a city or village by a two-thirds vote of the entire membership of its governing body may enact an ordinance annexing territory which comprises a portion of a town or towns and which was completely surrounded by territory of the city or village on December 2, 1973. The ordinance shall include all surrounded town areas except those exempt by mutual agreement of all of the governing bodies involved. The annexation ordinance shall contain a legal description of the territory and the name of the town or towns from which the territory is detached. Upon enactment of the ordinance, the city or village clerk immediately shall file 6 certified copies of the ordinance in the office of the secretary of state, together with 6 copies of a scale map. The secretary of state shall forward 2 copies of the ordinance and scale map to the department of transportation, one copy to the department of natural resources, one copy to the department of revenue and one copy to the department of commerce administration. This subsection does not apply if the town island was created only by the annexation of a railroad right-of-way or drainage ditch. This subsection does not apply to land owned by a town government which has existing town government buildings located thereon. No town island may be annexed under this subsection if the island consists of over 65 acres or contains over 100 residents. After December 2, 1973, no city or village may, by annexation, create a town area which is completely surrounded by the city or village.
27,2194 Section 2194. 66.023 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.023 (1) (a) "Department" means the department of commerce administration.
27,2195 Section 2195. 66.025 of the statutes is amended to read:
66.025 Annexation of owned territory. In addition to other methods provided by law and subject to ss. 59.692 (7) and 66.023 (7), territory owned by and lying near but not necessarily contiguous to a village or city may be annexed to a village or city by ordinance enacted by the board of trustees of the village or the common council of the city, provided that in the case of noncontiguous territory the use of the territory by the city or village is not contrary to any town or county zoning regulation. The ordinance shall contain the exact description of the territory annexed and the names of the towns from which detached, and shall operate to attach the territory to the village or city upon the filing of 6 certified copies thereof in the office of the secretary of state, together with 6 copies of a plat showing the boundaries of the territory attached. Two copies of the ordinance and plat shall be forwarded by the secretary of state to the department of transportation, one copy to the department of natural resources, one copy to the department of revenue and one copy to the department of education public instruction.
27,2196 Section 2196. 66.03 (2c) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.03 (2c) (a) 2. The clerk of any school district to which territory is transferred, within 30 days of the effective date of the transfer, shall certify to the clerk of the municipality from which the territory was transferred a metes and bounds description of the land area involved. Upon receipt of the description the clerk of the municipality from which the territory was transferred shall certify to the department of revenue the latest assessed value of the real and personal property located within the transferred territory, file one copy of the certification with the school district clerk and one copy with the department of education public instruction and make such further reports as are needed by the department of revenue in the performance of duties required by law.
27,2197 Section 2197. 66.03 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.03 (3) (c) When as a result of any annexation whereby a school district is left without a school building, any moneys are received by such school district as a result of the division of assets and liabilities required by s. 66.03, which are derived from values that were capital assets, such moneys and interest thereon shall be held in trust by such school district and dispensed only for procuring new capital assets or remitted to an operating district as the remainder of the suspended district becomes a part of such operating district, and shall in no case be used to meet current operating expenditures. This shall include any funds in the hands of any district officers on July 1, 1953, resulting from such action previously taken under s. 66.03. The boards involved shall, as part of their duties in division of assets and liabilities in school districts, make a written report of the allocation of assets and liabilities to the department of education state superintendent of public instruction and any local superintendent of schools whose territory is involved in the division of assets.
27,2198 Section 2198. 66.03 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.03 (5) Apportionment board. The boards or councils of the municipalities, or committees, thereof selected for that purpose, acting together, shall constitute an apportionment board. When any municipality is dissolved by reason of all of its territory being so transferred the board or council thereof existing at the time of such dissolution shall, for the purpose of this section, continue to exist as the governing body of such municipality until there has been an apportionment of assets by agreement of the interested municipalities or by an order of the circuit court. After an agreement for apportionment of assets has been entered into between the interested municipalities, or an order of the circuit court becomes final, a copy of such apportionment agreement, or of such order, certified to by the clerks of the interested municipalities, shall be filed with the department of revenue, the department of natural resources, the department of transportation, the department of education state superintendent of public instruction, the department of administration, and with any other department or agency of the state from which the town may be entitled by law to receive funds or certifications or orders relating to the distribution or disbursement of funds, with the county treasurer, with the treasurer of any municipality, or with any other entity from which payment would have become due if such dissolved municipality from which such territory was transferred had continued in existence. Subject to ss. 79.006 and 86.303 (4), thereafter payments from the shared revenue account made pursuant to ch. 79, payments of forest crop taxes under s. 77.05, of transportation aids under s. 20.395, of state aids for school purposes under ch. 121, payments for managed forest land under subch. VI of ch. 77 and all payments due from a department or agency of the state, from a county, from a municipality, or from any other entity from which payments would have become due if such dissolved municipality from which such territory was transferred had continued in existence, shall be paid to the interested municipality as provided by such agreement for apportionment of assets or by any order of apportionment by the circuit court and such payments shall have the same force and effect as if made to the dissolved municipality from which such territory was transferred.
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