2003 WISCONSIN ACT 322
An Act relating to: revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting errors and supplying omissions (Revisor's Correction Bill).
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
59.20 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 59.20 (2) (a) and amended to read:
59.20 (2) (a) A Except as provided in par. (c), a county clerk, treasurer, sheriff, coroner, clerk of circuit court, register of deeds, and surveyor, who shall be a registered land surveyor, shall be elected in each county for full terms at the general election held in each even-numbered year. The regular term of office of each such officer shall commence on the first Monday of January next succeeding his or her election and shall continue 2 years and until his or her successor qualifies.
(c) In lieu of electing a surveyor in any county, the board may, by resolution, designate that the duties under ss. 59.45 (1) and 59.74 (2) be performed by any registered land surveyor employed by the county. In Except as provided in par. (b), in any county containing one town only, the county board may, by resolution, designate any county office a part-time position, combine 2 or more county offices, and, if concurred in by the town board, combine the offices of county clerk and town clerk and any other county and town offices, provided that the offices combined are not incompatible and the combination is not expressly forbidden by law. If the town board so concurs, the election may be for the combined office and no separate election for the town office shall be held until after the county board has by resolution decided to abandon the combination and the town board has concurred by resolution. In counties having a population of 500,000 or more, no county coroner or county surveyor may be elected. In any county in which a medical examiner system is instituted, no coroner may be elected.
59.20 (2) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
59.20 (2) (b) A sheriff shall be elected for each county at the general election in 2002 and quadrennially thereafter. The regular term of the office of sheriff commences on the first Monday in January next succeeding the sheriff's election and shall continue 4 years and until his or her successor qualifies.