2005 WISCONSIN ACT 191
An Act to amend 800.14 (1) and 800.14 (4) of the statutes; relating to: notice of appeal of a municipal court judgment and requesting a jury trial on appeal from that judgment.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
800.14 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
800.14 (1) Appeals from judgments of municipal courts may be taken by either party to the circuit court of the county where the offense occurred. The appellant shall appeal by giving the municipal judge and other party written notice of appeal within 20 days after judgment.
800.14 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
800.14 (4) Upon the request of either party within 20 days after notice of appeal under sub. (1), or on its own motion, the circuit court shall order that a new trial be held in circuit court. The new trial shall be conducted by the court without a jury unless the appellant either party requests a jury trial in the notice of appeal under sub. (1) within 10 days after the order for a new trial. The required fee for a jury is prescribed in s. 814.61 (4).
(1) This act first applies to municipal court actions commenced on the effective date of this subsection.