2009 WISCONSIN ACT 366
An Act to amend 66.0217 (2) of the statutes; relating to: limiting a city's and village's use of direct annexation and authorizing limited town challenges to an annexation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
66.0217 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.0217 (2) Direct annexation by unanimous approval. Except as provided in this subsection and sub. (14), and subject to ss. 66.0301 (6) (d) and 66.0307 (7), if a petition for direct annexation signed by all of the electors residing in the territory and the owners of all of the real property in the territory is filed with the city or village clerk, and with the town clerk of the town or towns in which the territory is located, together with a scale map and a legal description of the property to be annexed, an annexation ordinance for the annexation of the territory may be enacted by a two-thirds vote of the elected members of the governing body of the city or village without compliance with the notice requirements of sub. (4). In an annexation under this subsection, subject to sub. (6), the person filing the petition with the city or village clerk and the town clerk shall, within 5 days of the filing, mail a copy of the scale map and a legal description of the territory to be annexed to the department and the governing body shall review the advice of the department, if any, before enacting the annexation ordinance. No territory may be annexed by a city or village under this subsection unless the territory to be annexed is contiguous to the annexing city or village.
(1) This act first applies to any annexation that commences on the effective date of this subsection.