Date of enactment: March 23, 2006
2005 Assembly Bill 90 Date of publication*: April 6, 2006
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2003-04 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
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:
191,1 Section 1. 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.
191,2 Section 2. 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).
191,3 Section 3. Initial applicability.
(1) This act first applies to municipal court actions commenced on the effective date of this subsection.