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(4) The board shall require each individual to whom a certificate is issued under this section to meet requirements to maintain that certification. The board shall renew the certificate of any individual who requests renewal and who meets the requirements prescribed under this subsection.
(5) The board shall conduct regular training and administer examinations to ensure that individuals who are certified by the board under this section are knowledgeable concerning their authority and responsibilities. The board shall pay all costs required to conduct the training and to administer the examinations from the appropriation under s. 20.510 (1) (b).
16,86 Section 86. 7.33 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
7.33 (1) (c) "State agency" has the meaning given under s. 20.001 (1) and includes an authority created under ch. 231, 232, 233 or, 234, or 237.
16,87f Section 87f. 7.33 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
7.33 (4) Each Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, each local governmental unit, as defined in s. 16.97 (7), may, and each state agency shall, upon proper application under sub. (3), permit each of its employees to serve as an election official without loss of fringe benefits or seniority privileges earned for scheduled working hours during the period specified in sub. (3), and without loss of pay for scheduled working hours during the period specified in sub. (3) except as provided in sub. (5), and shall not impose without any other penalty upon an employee who serves as an election official. For employees who are included in a collective bargaining unit for which a representative is recognized or certified under subch. V of ch. 111, this subsection shall apply unless otherwise provided in a collective bargaining agreement.
16,87m Section 87m. 7.33 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
7.33 (5) Any employee of the state a local governmental unit, as defined in s. 16.97 (7), or state agency who obtains a paid leave of absence under sub. (4) in order to serve as an election official under s. 7.30 shall certify in writing to the head of the local governmental unit or state agency by which he or she is employed the amount of compensation that the employee receives for such service. Upon receipt of the certification, the head of the local governmental unit or state agency shall deduct that amount from the employee's pay earned for scheduled working hours during the period specified in sub. (2) when the employee is on a paid leave of absence.
16,87o Section 87o. 7.37 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
7.37 (4) Balloting procedure. At polling places which utilize paper ballots or electronic voting systems in which ballots are distributed to electors, 2 inspectors shall be assigned to take charge of the official ballots. They shall write their initials on the back of each ballot and deliver to each elector as he or she enters the voting booth one ballot properly endorsed by each of them. Where paper ballots are used, the inspectors shall fold each ballot in the proper manner to be deposited before delivering it to the elector. If asked, inspectors may instruct any elector as to the proper manner of marking or punching the ballot, but they may not give advice, suggestions, express any preferences or make any requests as to the person for whom, the question on which or the ballot on which the elector shall vote.
16,87q Section 87q. 7.37 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
7.37 (8) Electronic voting systems. Prior to the opening of the polling place, wherever electronic voting systems employing voting devices are used, the inspectors shall place the voting devices in position for voting and examine them to see that they are in proper working order and that they have the correct ballot labels by comparing them with the sample ballots.
16,87s Section 87s. 7.50 (1) (d) and (2) (a), (b) and (d) of the statutes are amended to read:
7.50 (1) (d) Whenever an electronic voting system is used at a polling place in a partisan primary, and the same ballot is utilized to cast votes for candidates of more than one recognized political party or candidates of a party and independent candidates, if an elector designates a preference for a party or for independent candidates, only votes cast within that preference category may be counted. If an elector does not designate a preference and makes a mark or punch or affixes a sticker opposite candidates of more than one recognized political party or opposite a candidate in the independent candidates' column and a candidate of a recognized political party, no votes cast by the elector for any candidate for partisan office are valid. Votes for other candidates and votes on ballot questions, if any, shall be counted if otherwise valid.
(2) (a) At a general election, if the elector places a mark, symbol or sticker or punches a hole under a party designation at the head of a column in or near the space indicated for that purpose, it is a vote for all the candidates whose names appear in the marked or punched column except as otherwise provided in this paragraph. If a name is stricken, it is not a vote for that candidate. If a name is written in, it is a vote for the write-in candidate. If a sticker is attached it is a vote for the candidate whose name appears on the sticker. If in some other column there is a mark or punch in the square to the right of a specific candidate's name or at the place designated on the ballot for marking or punching a vote for a specific candidate for the same office, it is a vote for that specific candidate and no vote may be counted for the candidate for the same office in the column marked or punched for a straight party vote.
(b) A ballot cast without any marks, or stickers or punches may not be counted. A ballot without a mark or punch at the top of a party column may be counted only for persons for whom marks or punches are applicable.
(d) If an elector writes a person's name in the proper space for write-in candidates for an office, it is a vote for the person written in for the office indicated, regardless of whether the elector strikes the names appearing in the same column for the same office, or places a mark or punch by the same or any other name for the same office, or omits placing a mark or punch to the right of the name written in. If an elector is permitted to vote for more than one candidate for the same office in an election and casts one or more write-in votes which, when added to the votes cast for candidates whose names appear on the ballot, exceed the number of votes authorized to be cast for the office, the write-in votes shall be counted and the votes for candidates whose names appear on the ballot may not be counted, unless there are more write-in votes than votes authorized to be cast, in which case no votes may be counted for the office.
16,93m Section 93m. 9.01 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
9.01 (1) (a) Any candidate voted for at any election or any elector who voted upon any referendum question at any election may request a recount. The petitioner shall file a verified petition or petitions accompanied by the fee prescribed in par. (ag), if any, with the proper clerk or body under par. (ar) not earlier than the time of completion of the canvass and not later than 5 p.m. on the 3rd business day following the last meeting day of the municipal or county board of canvassers determining the election for that office or on that referendum question or, if more than one board of canvassers makes the determination not later than 5 p.m. on the 3rd business day following the last meeting day of the last board of canvassers which makes a determination. If the chairperson of the board or chairperson's designee makes the determination for the office or the referendum question, the petitioner shall file the petition not earlier than the last meeting day of the last county board of canvassers to make a statement in the election or referendum and not later than 5 p.m. on the 3rd business day following the day on which the elections board receives the last statement from a county board of canvassers for the election or referendum. Each verified petition shall state that at the election the petitioner was a candidate for the office in question or that he or she voted on the referendum question in issue; that the petitioner is informed and believes that a mistake or fraud has been committed in a specified ward or municipality in the counting and return of the votes cast for the office or upon the question; or shall specify any other defect, irregularity or illegality in the conduct of the election. The petition shall specify each ward, or each municipality where no wards exist, in which a recount is desired. If a recount is requested for all wards within a jurisdiction, each ward need not be specified. The petition may be amended to include information discovered as a result of the investigation of the board of canvassers or the chairperson of the board or chairperson's designee after the filing of the petition, if the petitioner moves to amend the petition as soon as possible after the petitioner discovered or reasonably should have discovered the information which is the subject of the amendment and the petitioner was unable to include information in the original petition.
16,93n Section 93n. 9.01 (1) (ad) of the statutes is created to read:
9.01 (1) (ad) Upon receiving a petition for a recount, the clerk or body receiving the petition shall calculate any fee due under par. (ag) 1m. or reasonably estimate any fee due under par. (ag) 2. The clerk or body shall provide the petitioner promptly with the total due or estimate.
16,93o Section 93o. 9.01 (1) (ag) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
9.01 (1) (ag) 1. Each petition for a recount shall be accompanied by the fee prescribed in this paragraph. If the difference between the votes cast for the leading candidate and those cast for the petitioner or the difference between the affirmative and negative votes cast upon any referendum question is less than 10 if 1,000 or less votes are cast or less not more than .5% 0.5% of the total votes cast for the office or on the question if more than 1,000 votes are cast, the petitioner is not required to pay a fee.
16,93p Section 93p. 9.01 (1) (ag) 1m. of the statutes is created to read:
9.01 (1) (ag) 1m. If the difference between the votes cast for the leading candidate and those cast for the petitioner or the difference between the affirmative and negative votes cast upon any referendum question is at least 10 if 1,000 or less votes are cast or is more than 0.5% but not more than 2% if more than 1,000 votes are cast, the petitioner shall pay a fee of $5 for each ward for which the petition requests a ballot recount, or $5 for each municipality for which the petition requests a recount where no wards exist.
16,93q Section 93q. 9.01 (1) (ag) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
9.01 (1) (ag) 2. If the difference between the votes cast for the leading candidate and those cast for the petitioner or the difference between the affirmative and negative votes cast upon any referendum question is at least 10 if 1,000 or less votes are cast or at least .5% more than 2% if more than 1,000 votes are cast, the petitioner shall pay a fee of $5 for equal to the actual cost of performing the recount in each ward for which the petition requests a ballot recount, or $5 for in each municipality for which the petition request a recount where no wards exist.
16,93r Section 93r. 9.01 (1) (ag) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
9.01 (1) (ag) 3. All fees calculated or estimated under par. (ad) shall be prepaid in cash or another form of payment which is acceptable to the officer to whom they are paid. No petition for which a fee is required is valid unless the proper calculated or estimated fee is paid at the time of filing.
16,93s Section 93s. 9.01 (1) (ag) 3m. of the statutes is created to read:
9.01 (1) (ag) 3m. The petitioner shall pay any balance owing toward the fee due under subd. 2. within 30 days after the clerk or body receiving the petition provides the petitioner with a written statement of the amount due. If the petitioner has overpaid the fee due under subd. 2. the clerk or body receiving the petition shall refund the amount overpaid within 30 days after the board of canvassers makes its determination in the recount.
16,93t Section 93t. 9.01 (1) (ar) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
9.01 (1) (ar) 3. Upon receipt of Whenever a clerk receives a valid petition and any payment under par. (ag) 3., the clerk shall thereupon notify the proper board of canvassers. Upon receipt of Whenever the board receives a valid petition by the board and any payment under par. (ag) 3., the board shall promptly by certified mail or other expeditious means order the proper county boards of canvassers to commence the recount. County boards of canvassers shall convene no later than 9 a.m. on the second day following after receipt of an order and may adjourn for not more than one day at a time until the recount is completed in the county, except that the board may permit extension of the time for adjournment. Returns from a recount ordered by the board shall be transmitted to the office of the board as soon as possible, but in no case later than 13 days from the date of the order of the board directing the recount. The chairperson of the board or the chairperson's designee may not make a determination in any election if a recount is pending before any county board of canvassers in that election. The chairperson of the board or the chairperson's designee need not recount actual ballots, but shall verify the returns of the county boards of canvassers in making his or her determinations.
16,94f Section 94f. 9.10 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
9.10 (2) (b) A recall petition for requesting the recall of a city, village, town or school district office officer shall contain a statement of a reason for the recall which is related to the official responsibilities of the official for whom removal is sought each cause for the recall and the specific allegations that constitute each cause. In this paragraph, "cause" means neglect of duty or official misconduct.
16,94i Section 94i. 9.10 (2) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
9.10 (2) (d) No petition may be offered for filing for the recall of an officer unless the petitioner first files a registration statement under s. 11.05 (1) or (2) with the filing officer with whom the petition is filed. The petitioner shall append to the registration a statement indicating his or her intent to circulate a recall petition, the name of the officer for whom recall is sought and, in the case of a petition for the recall of a city, village, town or school district officer, a statement of a reason for the recall which is related to the official responsibilities of the official for whom removal is sought each cause, as defined in par. (b), for the recall and the specific allegations that constitute each cause. No petitioner may circulate a petition for the recall of an officer prior to completing registration. The last date that a petition for the recall of a state, congressional, legislative, judicial or county officer may be offered for filing is 5 p.m. on the 60th day commencing after registration. The last date that a petition for the recall of a city, village, town or school district officer may be offered for filing is 5 p.m. on the 30th day commencing after registration. After the recall petition has been offered for filing, no name may be added or removed. No signature may be counted unless the date of the signature is within the period provided in this paragraph.
16,94L Section 94L. 9.10 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
9.10 (4) (a) Immediately after a petition for the recall of a city, village, town, or school district officer is offered for filing, the municipal clerk, board of election commissioners, or school district clerk shall notify the officer against whom the petition is filed. Within 10 days after a the petition for the recall of a city, village, town or school district official, is offered for filing, the officer against whom the petition is filed may file a written challenge with the municipal clerk or board of election commissioners or school district clerk with whom it is filed, specifying any alleged insufficiency. If a challenge is filed, the petitioner may file a written rebuttal to the challenge with the clerk or board of election commissioners within 5 days after the challenge is filed. If a rebuttal is filed, the officer against whom the petition is filed may file a reply to any new matter raised in the rebuttal within 2 days after the rebuttal is filed. Within 14 days after the expiration of the time allowed for filing a reply to a rebuttal, the clerk or board of election commissioners shall file the certificate or an amended certificate. Within 31 days after the petition is offered for filing, the clerk or board of election commissioners shall determine by careful examination of the face of the petition whether the petition is sufficient and shall so state in a certificate attached to the petition. If the petition is found to be insufficient, the certificate shall state the particulars creating the insufficiency. The petition may be amended to correct any insufficiency within 5 days following the affixing of the original certificate. Within 2 days after the offering of the amended petition for filing, the clerk or board of election commissioners shall again carefully examine the face of the petition to determine sufficiency and shall attach to the petition a certificate stating the findings. Immediately upon finding an original or amended petition sufficient, except in cities over 500,000 population, the municipal clerk or, school district clerk, or board of election commissioners shall notify, in writing, the officer against whom the petition is filed. Within 3 days following receipt of the notification, the officer shall inform the municipal clerk, school district clerk, or board of election commissioners, in writing, as to whether the officer contests the petition. If the officer fails to inform the municipal clerk, school district clerk, or board of election commissioners within 3 days following receipt of the notification, or if the officer does not contest the petition, the municipal clerk, school district clerk, or board of election commissioners shall issue a certificate declaring that an election will be held under this section. If the certificate is issued by the municipal clerk, the municipal clerk shall immediately transmit the petition and certificate to the governing body of the municipality. If the certificate is issued by the school district clerk, the school district clerk shall immediately transmit the petition and certificate to the school board. If the officer contests the petition, the municipal clerk, school district clerk, or board of election commissioners shall transmit the petition to the governing body or to the school board. Immediately upon finding an original or amended petition sufficient, in cities over 500,000 population, the board of election commissioners shall file the petition in its office circuit court for the county in which the office of the clerk or board of election commissioners is located.
16,94p Section 94p. 9.10 (4) (b) and (c) of the statutes are created to read:
9.10 (4) (b) Within 10 days after receipt of a petition under par. (a), the circuit court shall determine, after hearing, whether the allegations in the petition are true and, if true, whether the allegations constitute cause, as defined in sub. (2) (b), for the recall. The clerk of court shall notify the officer for whom the recall is sought of the hearing date. The officer and the person who offers the petition for filing may appear by counsel and the court may take testimony with respect to the petition. If the circuit court determines that the allegations in the petition are true and constitute cause, as defined in sub. (2) (b), for the recall, the court shall issue a certificate directing that an election be held under this section. If the petition concerns a city, village, or town office, the court shall transmit the petition and certificate to the governing body of the city, village, or town, except that in cities over 500,000 population the court shall transmit the petition and certificate to the board of election commissioners. If the petition concerns a school district office, the court shall transmit the petition and certificate to the school board. Upon receiving a petition and certificate, the governing body, board of election commissioners, or school board shall file the petition and certificate in its office. If the court determines that the allegations in the petition are not true or do not constitute cause, as defined in sub. (2) (b), for the recall, the court may not issue the certificate.
(c) Any party aggrieved by a circuit court determination under par. (b) may appeal to the court of appeals within the time period specified in s. 808.04 (2). An appeal under this paragraph shall be given precedence over other matters not accorded similar precedence by law. The appeal shall stay the holding of a recall primary and election under a certificate issued by the circuit court under par. (b) until the court of appeals determines the validity of the certificate, but other acts required to be undertaken to prepare for the primary and election shall proceed during the pendency of the appeal.
16,94s Section 94s. 9.10 (4) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
9.10 (4) (d) The governing body, school board or board of election commissioners, upon receiving the a certificate from the circuit court under par. (b) or upon receiving or issuing a certificate under par. (a), shall call an election to be held on the Tuesday of the 6th week commencing after the date of the certificate. If Tuesday is a legal holiday, the recall election shall be held on the first day after Tuesday which is not a legal holiday.
16,94sm Section 94sm. 10.01 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
10.01 (2) (b) Type B—The type B notice shall include the relevant facsimile ballots and the relevant portions of voting instructions to electors under s. 10.02 for each office or referendum and shall specify the date of the election. In counties or municipalities where an electronic voting system employing a ballot label and ballot card in which ballots are distributed to electors is used, the notice shall include the information specified in s. 5.94. The type B notice shall be published once by the county clerks, and for primaries and other elections in municipalities or special purpose districts, once by the clerk of the municipality or special purpose district on the day preceding each primary and other election.
16,95m Section 95m. 10.06 (3) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
10.06 (3) (e) When electronic or mechanical voting machines or electronic voting systems employing a ballot card or label in which ballots are distributed to electors are used in a municipality at a municipal election, the municipal clerk shall publish a type B notice on the Monday before the election. The notice shall include all offices and questions to be voted on at the election. The cost of this notice shall be shared under s. 5.68 (2) and (3).
16,95ms Section 95ms. 12.13 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
12.13 (1) (f) Shows his or her marked or punched ballot to any person or places a mark upon the ballot so it is identifiable as his or her ballot.
16,96m Section 96m. 12.13 (3) (e) and (j) of the statutes are amended to read:
12.13 (3) (e) Prepare or cause to be prepared an official ballot with intent to change the result of the election as to any candidate or referendum; prepare an official ballot which is premarked or prepunched or which has an unauthorized sticker affixed prior to delivery to an elector; or deliver to an elector an official ballot bearing a mark or punch opposite the name of a candidate or referendum question that might be counted as a vote for or against a candidate or question.
(j) When called upon to assist an elector who cannot read or write, has difficulty in reading, writing or understanding English, or is unable to mark or punch a ballot or depress a lever or button on a voting machine, inform the elector that a ballot contains names or words different than are printed or displayed on the ballot with the intent of inducing the elector to vote contrary to his or her inclination, intentionally fail to cast a vote in accordance with the elector's instructions or reveal the elector's vote to any 3rd person.
16,96w Section 96w. 13.093 (2) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
16,97m Section 97m. 13.0975 of the statutes is created to read:
13.0975 Prison impact assessments. (1) In this section:
(a) "Bureau" means the legislative fiscal bureau.
(b) "Prison" means a state prison described under s. 302.01.
(2) The bureau shall prepare a prison impact assessment for any bill or, if requested, for any bill draft that creates a felony or modifies the period of imprisonment for a felony. Except as otherwise provided by the joint rules of the legislature, the bureau shall prepare the assessment within 21 days after the date on which the bureau receives a copy of a bill under sub. (4) or the date on which the bureau receives a request to prepare the assessment from the requester of the bill draft, whichever occurs first. The assessment shall contain all of the following:
(a) Projections of the impact on statewide populations of prisoners, probationers, parolees, and persons on extended supervision.
(b) An estimate of the fiscal impact of population changes under par. (a) on state expenditures, including expenditures for the construction and operation of state prisons for the current fiscal year and on an annualized basis.
(c) A statement of the methodologies and assumptions that the bureau used in preparing the assessment.
(3) The legislature shall reproduce and distribute assessments under sub. (2) in the same manner as it reproduces and distributes amendments.
(4) A bill draft that requires an assessment by the bureau under this section shall have that requirement noted on its jacket when the jacket is prepared. When a bill that requires an assessment under this section is introduced, the legislative reference bureau shall submit a copy of the bill to the legislative fiscal bureau.
(5) No public hearing before a standing committee may be held and no committee vote may be taken regarding any bill or bill draft described in sub. (2) unless the assessment under sub. (2) has been prepared.
(6) The department of corrections shall provide the bureau with information on current and past admissions and on length of time served and any other information needed by the bureau in order to prepare assessments under sub. (2).
(7) The circuit courts and the office of justice assistance in the department of administration shall provide the bureau any information needed by the bureau in order to prepare assessments under sub. (2).
(8) This section applies to bills introduced or requests for assessments for bill drafts made on or after July 1, 2002.
16,98 Section 98. 13.101 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.101 (4) The committee may transfer between appropriations and programs if the committee finds that unnecessary duplication of functions can be eliminated, more efficient and effective methods for performing programs will result or legislative intent will be more effectively carried out because of such transfer, if legislative intent will not be changed as the result of such transfer and the purposes for which the transfer is requested have been authorized or directed by the legislature, or to implement s. 16.847 (8) (b) 3. The authority to transfer between appropriations includes the authority to transfer between 2 fiscal years of the same biennium, between 2 appropriations of the same agency and between an appropriation of one agency and an appropriation of a different agency. No transfer between appropriations or programs may be made to offset deficiencies arising from the lack of adequate expenditure controls by a department, board, institution, commission or agency. The authority to transfer between appropriations shall not include the authority to transfer from sum sufficient appropriations as defined under s. 20.001 (3) (d) to other types of appropriations.
16,99 Section 99. 13.101 (6) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.101 (6) (a) As an emergency measure necessitated by decreased state revenues and to prevent the necessity for a state tax on general property, the committee may reduce any appropriation made to any board, commission, department, or the University of Wisconsin System, or to any other state agency or activity, by such amount as it deems feasible, not exceeding 25% of the appropriations, except appropriations made by ss. 20.255 (2) (ac), (bc), (bh), (cg), and (cr) and (q), 20.395 (1), (2) (cq), (eq) to (ex) and (gq) to (gx), (3), (4) (aq) to (ax), and (6) (aq) and (ar), 20.435 (6) (a) and (7) (da), and 20.445 (3) (a) and (dz) or for forestry purposes under s. 20.370 (1), or any other moneys distributed to any county, city, village, town, or school district. Appropriations of receipts and of a sum sufficient shall for the purposes of this section be regarded as equivalent to the amounts expended under such appropriations in the prior fiscal year which ended June 30. All functions of said state agencies shall be continued in an efficient manner, but because of the uncertainties of the existing situation no public funds should be expended or obligations incurred unless there shall be adequate revenues to meet the expenditures therefor. For such reason the committee may make reductions of such appropriations as in its judgment will secure sound financial operations of the administration for said state agencies and at the same time interfere least with their services and activities.
16,99m Section 99m. 13.101 (6) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 2001 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is amended to read:
13.101 (6) (a) As an emergency measure necessitated by decreased state revenues and to prevent the necessity for a state tax on general property, the committee may reduce any appropriation made to any board, commission, department, or the University of Wisconsin System, or to any other state agency or activity by such amount as it deems feasible, not exceeding 25% of the appropriations, except appropriations made by ss. 20.255 (2) (ac), (bc), (bh), (cg), and (cr), 20.395 (1), (2) (cq), (fq) to (fx), and (gq) to (gx), (3), (4) (aq) to (ax), and (6) (aq) and (ar), 20.435 (6) (a) and (7) (da), and 20.445 (3) (a) and (dz) or for forestry purposes under s. 20.370 (1) 20.375 (2), or any other moneys distributed to any county, city, village, town, or school district. Appropriations of receipts and of a sum sufficient shall for the purposes of this section be regarded as equivalent to the amounts expended under such appropriations in the prior fiscal year which ended June 30. All functions of said state agencies shall be continued in an efficient manner, but because of the uncertainties of the existing situation no public funds should be expended or obligations incurred unless there shall be adequate revenues to meet the expenditures therefor. For such reason the committee may make reductions of such appropriations as in its judgment will secure sound financial operations of the administration for said state agencies and at the same time interfere least with their services and activities.
16,100 Section 100. 13.101 (14) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.101 (14) With the concurrence of the joint committee on information policy and technology, direct the department of administration electronic government to report to the committee concerning any specific information technology system project in accordance with s. 13.58 (5) (b) 4.
16,100m Section 100m. 13.101 (16) of the statutes is created to read:
13.101 (16) (a) Annually, on June 15, beginning in 2004, the committee shall transfer from the permanent endowment fund to the general fund an amount equal to the amount calculated by the investment board under s. 25.17 (16).
(b) Annually, on June 15, beginning in 2004, the committee shall transfer from the permanent endowment fund to the tobacco control fund the lesser of $25,000,000 or 8.5% of the market value of the investments in the permanent endowment fund on June 1 in that year.
16,102 Section 102. 13.123 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.123 (1) (a) 1. Any member of the legislature who has signified, by affidavit filed with the department of administration, the necessity of establishing a temporary residence at the state capital for the period of any regular or special legislative session shall be entitled to an allowance for expenses incurred for food and lodging for each day that he or she is in Madison on legislative business, but not including any Saturday or Sunday unless the legislator is in actual attendance on such day at a session of the legislature or a meeting of a standing committee of which the legislator is a member. The amount of the allowance for each biennial session shall be established under s. 20.916 (8) 90% of the per diem rate for travel for federal government business within the city of Madison, as established by the federal general services administration. For the purpose of determining the amount of the allowance, the secretary of employment relations shall certify to the chief clerk of each house the federal per diem rate in effect on December 1, or the first business day thereafter if December 1 is not a business day, in each even-numbered year. Each legislator shall file an affidavit with the chief clerk of his or her house certifying the specific dollar amount within the authorized allowance the member wishes to receive. Such affidavit, when filed, shall remain in effect for the biennial session, except that a new affidavit may be filed for any month following an adjustment in the amount of the authorized allowance under s. 20.916 (8).
16,102m Section 102m. 13.123 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.123 (3) (a) Any senator authorized by the committee on senate organization to attend a meeting outside the state capital, any representative to the assembly authorized by the committee on assembly organization to attend an out-of-state meeting or authorized by the speaker to attend a meeting within this state outside the state capital, and all members of the legislature required by law, legislative rule, resolution or joint resolution to attend such meetings, shall be paid no additional compensation for such services but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses from the appropriation under s. 20.765 (1) (a) or (b), but no legislator may be reimbursed under this subsection for expenses on any day for which the legislator submits a claim under sub. (1). Any expenses incurred by a legislator under s. 14.82 shall be reimbursed from the appropriation under s. 20.315 (1) (q).
16,102p Section 102p. 13.205 of the statutes is created to read:
13.205 Legislative hotline prohibited. (1) Except as provided in sub. (2), the joint committee on legislative organization, the assembly committee on organization, and the senate committee on organization may not maintain a toll-free telephone service for the use of members of the public to contact members of the legislature or for the use of members of the legislature to contact members of the public.
(2) An organization committee under sub. (1) may maintain or allow the maintenance of one toll-free telephone service per member of the legislature for the use of members of the public to contact the member of the legislature. The senate committee on organization and the assembly committee on organization shall publish the number of the toll-free telephone service of each member of its house.
16,103 Section 103. 13.40 of the statutes is created to read:
13.40 Limitation on state appropriations from general purpose revenue. (1) In this section:
(a) "Fiscal biennium" means a 2-year period beginning on July 1 of an odd-numbered year.
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