59.25 (3) (c) Pay all county orders described in sub. (2) par. (b) in the order of time in which they are presented for payment; but where 2 or more are presented at the same time, give precedence to the order of the oldest date, but the treasurer shall receive of municipal treasurers all county orders issued in the county, which the town, city and village municipal treasurers may present in payment of county taxes, to the amount of the county taxes actually collected by any municipal the town, city or village treasurer in the year for which the orders are offered in payment, which amount shall be determined by the affidavit of the municipal town, city and village treasurer.
Note: Reconciles the treatment of this provision by 1995 Wis. Acts 201 and 225.
35,176 Section 176. The treatment of 59.25 (3) (e) of the statutes, as renumbered, by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 269, is not repealed by 1995 Wisconsin Act 408, section 1. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance.
35,177 Section 177. The treatments of 59.25 (3) (f) 2. of the statutes, as renumbered, by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 269, and 1995 Wisconsin Act 227, section 202, are not repealed by 1995 Wisconsin Act 448, section 60. All treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. This provision was renumbered to s. 59.25 (3) (f) 2. by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201.
35,178 Section 178. 59.25 (3) (i) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 269, and 1995 Wisconsin Act 225, section 153, is amended to read:
59.25 (3) (i) Make annually, on the 3rd Monday of March, a certified statement, and forward it the statement to each municipal clerk in the county, showing the amount of money paid from the county treasury during the year next preceding to each municipal treasurer in the county. The statement shall specify the date of each payment, the amount thereof and the account upon which the payment was made. It shall be unlawful for any county treasurer to pay to the treasurer of any town any money in the hands of the county treasurer belonging to the town from the 3rd Monday of March until 10 days after the annual town meeting except upon the written order of the town board.
Note: Reconciles the treatment of this provision by 1995 Wis. Acts 201 and 225.
35,179 Section 179. 59.27 (5) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 276, is amended to read:
59.27 (5) Deliver on demand to the sheriff's successor in office, when the sheriff's successor has qualified according to law, the jail and other property of the county and all prisoners in the jail, and all books, records, writs, processes, orders and other papers belonging to the sheriff's office and in the possession of the sheriff, undersheriff, jailer or deputies, except as provided in s. 59.33, and upon the delivery of these items the successor in office shall execute a receipt to the sheriff therefor.
Note: Through an error in transcribing 1991 Wis. Act 316, "a receipt" was inadvertently deleted. This language was included in 1995 Wis. Act 201. It is underscored in this bill to confirm that its presence is correct. 1995 Wis. Act 201 deleted "therefor" without showing it as stricken. A change was not intended.
35,180 Section 180. 59.29 (2) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 290, is amended to read:
59.29 (2) (a) In all cases where by the laws of this state the governor is authorized to demand of the executive authority of any other state any fugitive from justice or any person charged with a crime in this state and to appoint an agent to receive such person, and such person is apprehended in any other state by the sheriff or deputy sheriff of the county in this state where the warrant for such fugitive from justice is properly issued, or such crime was committed, and such person voluntarily returns with said sheriff to this state without requisition, such sheriff shall be entitled to $8 per day for the time necessarily expended in traveling to, apprehending and returning with such person and the sheriff's actual and necessary expenses for such time, which compensation and expenses shall be allowed by the board of such county upon the presentation thereto of an itemized and verified account, stating the number of days that the sheriff was engaged, the number of miles traveled and each item of expense incurred in rendering such services, including the transportation and board of the person in custody. No allowance whatever shall be made to the sheriff as mileage.
Note: Inserts "a" for improved readability.
35,181 Section 181. 59.30 of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 286, is amended to read:
59.30 Not to act as attorney. No sheriff, undersheriff, deputy, coroner or medical examiner shall appear or practice as an attorney in any court, draw or fill up any writ, pleading or proceeding for a party in any action, nor, with the intent to be employed in the collection of any demand or the service of any process, advise or counsel any person to commence an action or proceeding; and for violation of this section every such officer shall forfeit not more than $50.
Note: Inserts "an" for improved readability.
35,182 Section 182. 59.34 (1) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, is amended to read:
59.34 (1) (a) Participate in inquest proceedings when required by law, except that in any county with a population of 500,000 or more and all counties which have instituted the medical examiner system this duty and the powers incident thereto shall be vested exclusively in the office of the medical examiner. Except as provided under s. 59.38 (5), the board shall appoint the medical examiner. The office may be occupied on a full-time or part-time basis and the officeholder shall be paid compensation as the board by ordinance provides. The duties performed by the county coroner and not vested in the medical examiner shall be performed by the clerk. The medical examiner may appoint such assistants as the board authorizes. Whenever requested by the court or district attorney, the medical examiner shall testify to facts and conclusions disclosed by autopsies performed by him or her, at his or her direction or in his or her presence; shall make physical examinations and tests incident to any matter of a criminal nature up for consideration before either the court or district attorney upon request; shall testify as an expert for either the court or the state in all matters where the examinations or tests have been made; and shall perform such other duties of a pathological or medicolegal nature as may be required.
Note: Inserts "officeholder" for improved readability.
35,183 Section 183. 59.35 (2) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 306, is amended to read:
59.35 (2) The coroner shall be responsible for every default or misconduct in office of a deputy coroner during the coroner's term of office, and after the death, resignation or removal from office of the coroner as well as before; and an action for any such default or misconduct may be prosecuted against the coroner and the sureties on the coroner's official bond or against the executors and administrators of the coroner.
Note: The word "coroner's" was deleted by 1995 Wis. Act 201 without being stricken. No change was intended.
35,184 Section 184. 59.38 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 302, is amended to read:
59.38 (1) Medical examiner, assistants; salaries; fees; report. The medical examiner and medical examiner's assistants authorized by the board shall be paid semimonthly out of the county treasury of the proper county, for the performance of all their official duties and in lieu of all other compensation, salaries to be fixed by the board. The medical examiner and medical examiner's assistants shall collect for all services performed, except in cases where the county is solely liable, all fees that coroners are by law entitled to receive, and shall keep accurate books of account in which shall be entered from day to day the items of services rendered, the titles of the proceedings in which and the names of the persons for whom rendered, and the fees charged and received, and shall, at the end of every 3 months, render to the board of the county and to the treasurer an accurate report or statement, verified by his or her oath, of all fees and income collected by them or for them during the 3 months; and at the same time they shall pay to the treasurer of the county all fees and incomes collected by them, or which they were entitled by law to charge or receive, not paid to the treasurer. The medical examiner or a medical examiner's assistant shall act as coroner in a nearby county when requested to do so under s. 59.34 (2) (b).
Note: Deletes spurplus language. "Board" and "treasurer" are defined under s. 59.001 (1) as the "county board of supervisors" and the "county treasurer", respectively.
35,185 Section 185. 59.39 (11) of the statutes, as created by 1995 Wisconsin Act 438, is renumbered 59.40 (2) (im).
Note: 1995 Wis. Act 201 renumbered s. 59.39 (1) to (10) to s. 59.40 (2) (a) to (i).
35,186 Section 186. 59.40 (2) (h) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 9126 (19), 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 317, and 1995 Wisconsin Act 279, section 8, is amended to read:
59.40 (2) (h) Except in counties that have designated a county support collection designee under s. 59.07 (97m) 59.53 (5m), keep a record of all payments and arrearages in payments ordered by the court under s. 948.22 (7) or ch. 767 or 769 and directed under s. 767.29 (1) to be paid to the clerk or county support collection designee or ordered by a court in another county or jurisdiction but enforced or received by the court of the clerk's county. If the department of health and family services operates a data system relating to those payments and arrearages, the clerk shall use that system to keep this record.
Note: Section 59.07 (97m) is renumbered s. 59.53 (5m) by this bill.
35,187 Section 187. The treatments of 59.40 (2) (m) of the statutes by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 320, and 1995 Wisconsin Act 227, section 203, are not repealed by 1995 Wisconsin Act 448, section 61. All treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. This provision was renumbered to s. 59.40 (2) (m) by 1995 Wis. Act 201.
35,188 Section 188. The treatment of 59.43 (1) (q) of the statutes, as renumbered, by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 346, is not repealed by 1995 Wisconsin Act 227, section 204. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. This provision was renumbered to s. 59.43 (1) (q) by 1995 Wis. Act 201.
35,189 Section 189. The treatment of 59.43 (2) (h) of the statutes, as renumbered, by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 382, is not repealed by 1995 Wisconsin Act 225, section 162. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance.
35,190 Section 190. 59.43 (2m) (a) (intro.), 4. a. and b. and 5., (b) (intro.) and 6., (c), (d) (intro.) and (e) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 352, are amended to read:
59.43 (2m) (a) (intro.) Except as provided in subs. (4) and (5) pars. (d) and (e), no document may be recorded in the office of a register of deeds unless it substantially complies with all of the following on the first page of the instrument:
4. a. Directly below the recording information area described under par. (c) subd. 3.
b. Directly below the document number area described under par. (b) subd. 2.
5. a. Subject to subds. 2. and 3. subd. 5. b. and c., a space and a line are provided directly below the return address information and the line is labeled as "parcel identifier number", "parcel identification number", "parcel ID number", "parcel number" or "PIN".
b. If multiple parcels are affected by the instrument, the line described under subd. 1. 5. a. may be used to refer the reader to another area of the instrument where the parcel identifier number is located.
c. Subdivision 1. 5. a. applies only in a county whose board requires the use of a parcel identifier number.
(b) (intro.) Except as provided in subs. (4) and (5) pars. (d) and (e), no document may be recorded in the office of a register of deeds unless it substantially complies with all of the following:
6. The top margin of each page is 0.5 inch, except that company logos may appear within this margin if they do not interfere with any of the other requirements of this section subsection.
(c) The register of deeds shall provide, upon request, a blank form which a person may complete and use as the first page of an instrument that the person seeks to record. The blank form shall be provided without charge and shall conform to the provisions of subs. (1) and (2) pars. (a) and (b).
(d) (intro.) Subsections (1) and (2) Paragraphs (a) and (b) do not apply to any of the following instruments:
(e) Every instrument that the register of deeds accepts for recordation under this section subsection shall be considered recorded despite its failure to conform to one or more of the requirements of this section subsection, if the instrument is properly indexed in a public index maintained in the office of the register of deeds.
Note: 1995 Wis. Act 201 renumbered s. 59.43 (2m) to a subsection from a section without adjusting the cross-references accordingly.
35,191 Section 191. 59.43 (12m) (d) 1. (intro.), 2., 3. and 4. of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 369, and 1995 Wisconsin Act 225, section 159, are amended to read:
59.43 (12m) (d) 1. (intro.) The county board of any county may at any meeting, by resolution, authorize a plan for a new and corrected set of tract indices and order new tract indices arranged and compiled according to the plan whenever, in the judgment of the board, any existing tract index or indices become unfit for use, because of any of the following:
2. The board may purchase suitable books for the new tract indices and may receive bids and contract with any competent person to the prepare the new tract indices, at a price not exceeding 5 cents per folio, which shall be paid out of the county treasury on acceptance of the new tract indices by the board.
3. The person contracting to the prepare the new tract indices, and the person's assistants, shall have access to and be entitled to the use of the old tract indices and other records in the register of deeds' office and other county records the.
4. When the new tract indices are completed and the approved and adopted by the board, the old tract indices shall be preserved as provided in s. 59.52 (3) (b). The resolutions of the board ordering, approving and adopting the new tract indices, duly certified by the clerk, shall be recorded in each volume of the new tract indices; and thereupon the the new tract indices shall become and be the only lawful tract indices in the register of deeds' office.
Note: Reconciles the treatment of this provision by 1995 Wis. Acts 201 and 225. Deletes surplus language. "Board" is defined as the county board by s. 59.001 (1).
35,192 Section 192. 59.44 (1) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 387, and 1995 Wisconsin Act 225, section 163, is amended to read:
59.44 (1) (a) Except as provided under par. (b), whenever any county adopts a tract index system or any recognized chain of title system, the board may create a department to be known as an abstract department, either in connection with or independent of the office of the register of deeds, as the board considers advisable. The county board may appoint a competent person for a term of 2 years, who shall be known as the county abstractor, and shall have charge of and operate the abstract department. The board shall furnish a seal for the abstractor, who shall place the seal on every abstract issued by the abstractor.
Note: Section 59.001 defines "board" as the county board.
35,193 Section 193. 59.45 (1) (a) 2. of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 391, is amended to read:
59.45 (1) (a) 2. Make, personally or by a deputy, a record, in books or on drawings and plats that are kept for that purpose, of all corners that are set and the manner of fixing the corners and of all bearings and the distances of all courses run, of each survey made personally, by deputies or by other land surveyors and arrange or index the record so it is an easy to use reference and file and preserve in the office the original field notes and calculation thereof. Within 60 days after completing any survey, the county surveyor shall make a true and correct copy of the foregoing record, in record books or on reproducible papers to be furnished by the county and kept in file files in the office of the county surveyor to be provided by the county. In a county with a population of 500,000 or more where there is no county surveyor, a copy of the record shall also be filed in the office of the regional planning commission which acts in the capacity of county surveyor for the county.
Note: Inserts correct word as indicated by drafting records for Chapter 499, Laws of 1969.
35,194 Section 194. 59.52 (3) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 414, is amended to read:
59.52 (3) (b) When any book, public record or the record of any city, village or town plat in any county office shall, from any cause, become unfit for use in whole or in part, the board shall order that the book, record or plat be rebound or transcribed. If the order is to rebind such book, record or plat, the rebinding must be done under the direction of the officer in charge of the book, record or plat, and in that officer's office. If the order is to transcribe such book, record or plat, the officer having charge of the same shall provide a suitable book for that purpose; and thereupon such officer shall transcribe the same in the book so provided and carefully compare the transcript with the originals, and make the same a correct copy thereof, and shall attach to the transcript a certificate over that officer's official signature that that officer has carefully compared the matter therein contained with, and that the same is a correct and literal copy of the book, record or plat from which the same was transcribed, naming such book. Such The certified copy of the book, record or plat, so certified, shall have the same effect in all respects as the original, and such the original book, record or plat shall be deposited with the treasurer and carefully preserved, except that in counties having a population of 500,000 or more where a book containing a tract index is rewritten or transcribed, the original book may be destroyed. The order of the board directing the transcribing of any book, record or plat duly certified by the clerk shall, with such certificate, be recorded in each copy of the book, record or plat transcribed. The fee of the officer for such service shall be fixed by the board, not exceeding 10 cents per folio, or if such books or any part thereof consist of printed forms, not to exceed 5 cents per folio for such books or records, to be paid by the county.
Note: Reorders, inserts and replaces language for improved readability and conformity with current style.
35,195 Section 195. 59.52 (6) (d) 1. of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 111, is amended to read:
59.52 (6) (d) 1. Construct, purchase, acquire, lease, develop, improve, extend, equip, operate and maintain all county buildings, structures and facilities hereinafter in this subsection referred to as "projects", including without limitation because of enumeration swimming pools, stadiums, golf courses, tennis courts, parks, playgrounds, bathing beaches, bathhouses and other recreational facilities, exhibition halls, convention facilities, convention complexes, including indoor recreational facilities, dams in county lands, garbage incinerators, courthouses, jails, schools, hospitals and facilities for medical education use in conjunction with such hospitals, home homes for the aged or indigent, regional projects, sewage disposal plants and systems, and including all property, real and personal, pertinent or necessary for such purposes.
Note: Corrects word form.
35,196 Section 196. The treatment of 59.52 (16) (a) of the statutes, as renumbered, by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 122, is not repealed by 1995 Wisconsin Act 225, section 135. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. This provision was renumbered to s. 59.52 (16) (a) by 1995 Wis. Act 201.
35,197 Section 197. The treatment of 59.53 (6) (b) of the statutes, as renumbered, by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 334, is not repealed by 1995 Wisconsin Act 404, section 186. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. This provision was renumbered to s. 59.53 (6) (b) by 1995 Wis. Act 201.
35,198 Section 198. 59.53 (16) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 413, is amended to read:
59.53 (16) (b) All isolation hospitals and other places, when erected or established in counties having a county board of administration, shall be conducted under the control and management of the board of administration in the same manner and to the same extent as other institutions under the control of the board of administration, and in other counties the isolation hospitals and other places shall be conducted under the control and management of the county board. Any resident of this state who is not indigent may be received into, treated and cared for in an isolation hospital or other place upon the terms and conditions and at the rate or pay established and fixed by the board having charge of the isolation hospital or other place; provided, however, that indigent and destitute sick persons shall be cared for and have preference of admission to such hospitals and places.
Note: Clarifies reference.
35,199 Section 199. 59.54 (15) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 404, is amended to read:
59.54 (15) Annual inspection. At least once each year the board of each county, or a committee thereof, shall visit, inspect and examine each jail maintained by the county, as to health, cleanliness and discipline, and the keeper of the jail shall lay before the board or the committee a calendar setting forth the name, age and cause of committal of each prisoner. If it appears to the board or committee that any of the provisions of law have been violated or neglected the board or the committee shall immediately give notice of the violation to the district attorney of the county.
Note: Deletes unnecessary language.
35,200 Section 200. The treatment of 59.54 (25) of the statutes, as renumbered, by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 210, is not repealed by 1995 Wisconsin Act 448, section 59. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. This provision was renumbered to s. 59.54 (25) by 1995 Wis. Act 201.
35,201 Section 201. 59.55 (4) (a) 1. of the statutes, as created by 1995 Wisconsin Act 225, is renumbered 59.43 (12m) (d) 1. a.
Note: 1995 Wis. Act 201 renumbered s. 59.55 to be s. 59.43 (12m).
35,202 Section 202. 59.56 (13) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 132, is amended to read:
59.56 (13) Celebrations and conventions. The board may appropriate money to defray the expense of national air shows or similar aeronautics activities held in the county, of municipal commemorative or patriotic celebrations or observance observances, of state or national conventions of war veterans, of national conventions of fraternal associations, of group entertainment for children on Halloween by county or municipal agencies within the county or of state or national conventions of county officers or employes or associations thereof or of bringing any of such conventions to the county.
Note: Corrects word form.
35,203 Section 203. 59.58 (3) (g) 3. of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 201, section 472, is amended to read:
59.58 (3) (g) 3. Delegate responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the system to an appropriate administrative officer, board or commission of the county notwithstanding s. 59.83 59.84 or any other statute.
Note: 1995 Wis. Act 201 changed this cross-reference to s. 59.83 from s. 59.965. Act 201 renumbered s. 59.965 to s. 59.84. There is no s. 59.83.
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