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AB161-ASA1, s. 82 7Section 82. 8.50 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,39,238 8.50 (3) (a) Nomination papers may be circulated no sooner than the day the
9order for the special election is filed and shall be filed not later than 5 p.m. 28 days
10before the day that the special primary will or would be held, if required, except when
11a special election is held concurrently with the spring election or general election, the
12deadline for filing nomination papers shall be specified in the order and the date shall
13be no earlier than the date provided in s. 8.10 (2) (a) or 8.15 (1), respectively, and no
14later than 35 days prior to the date of the spring primary or September no later than
15June 1 preceding the partisan
primary. Nomination papers may be filed in the
16manner specified in s. 8.10, 8.15, or 8.20. Each candidate shall file a declaration of
17candidacy in the manner provided in s. 8.21 no later than the latest time provided
18in the order for filing nomination papers. If a candidate for state or local office has
19not filed a registration statement under s. 11.05 at the time he or she files nomination
20papers, the candidate shall file the statement with the papers. A candidate for state
21office shall also file a statement of economic interests with the board no later than
22the end of the 3rd day following the last day for filing nomination papers specified
23in the order.
AB161-ASA1, s. 83 24Section 83. 8.50 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
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18.50 (3) (b) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the provisions for
2September primaries the partisan primary under s. 8.15 are applicable to all
3partisan primaries held under this section, and the provisions for spring primaries
4under s. 8.10 are applicable to all nonpartisan primaries held under this section. In
5a special partisan primary or election, the order of the parties on the ballot shall be
6the same as provided under s. 5.62 (1) or 5.64 (1) (b). Independent candidates for
7state office at a special partisan election shall not appear on the primary ballot. No
8primary is required for a nonpartisan election in which not more than 2 candidates
9for an office appear on the ballot or for a partisan election in which not more than one
10candidate for an office appears on the ballot of each recognized political party. In
11every special election except a special election for nonpartisan state office where no
12candidate is certified to appear on the ballot, a space for write-in votes shall be
13provided on the ballot, regardless of whether a special primary is held.
AB161-ASA1, s. 84 14Section 84. 8.50 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,40,2115 8.50 (3) (c) Notwithstanding ss. 5.37 (4), 5.91 (6) and 6.80 (2) (f), whenever a
16special partisan primary is held concurrently with the presidential preference
17primary, an elector may choose the party column or ballot in which the elector will
18cast his or her vote separately for each of the 2 primaries. Whenever 2 or more special
19partisan primaries or one or more special partisan primaries and a September
20partisan primary are held concurrently, the procedure prescribed in ss. 5.37 (4), 5.91
21(6) and 6.80 (2) (f) applies.
AB161-ASA1, s. 85 22Section 85. 8.50 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,41,323 8.50 (4) (b) A vacancy in the office of U.S. senator or representative in congress
24occurring prior to the 2nd Tuesday in May April in the year of the general election
25shall be filled at a special primary and election. A vacancy in that office occurring

1between the 2nd Tuesday in May April and the 2nd Tuesday in July May in the year
2of the general election shall be filled at the September partisan primary and general
3election.
AB161-ASA1, s. 86 4Section 86. 8.50 (4) (fm) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,41,175 8.50 (4) (fm) A permanent vacancy in the office of municipal judge may be filled
6by temporary appointment of the municipal governing body, or, if the judge is elected
7under s. 755.01 (4), jointly by the governing bodies of all municipalities served by the
8judge. The office shall then be permanently filled by special election, which shall be
9held concurrently with the next spring election following the occurrence of the
10vacancy, except that a vacancy occurring during the period after December 1 and on
11or before the date of the spring election shall be filled at the 2nd succeeding spring
12election, and except that the governing body of a city or village or, if the judge is
13elected under s. 755.01 (4), the governing bodies of the participating cities or villages
14may, if the vacancy occurs before June May 1 in the year preceding expiration of the
15term of office, order a special election to be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday
16in November following the date of the order. A person so elected shall serve for the
17residue of the unexpired term.
AB161-ASA1, s. 87 18Section 87. 9.01 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,42,1019 9.01 (1) (a) 1. Any candidate voted for at any election or any elector who voted
20upon any referendum question at any election may petition for a recount. The
21petitioner shall file a verified petition or petitions with the proper clerk or body under
22par. (ar) not earlier than the time of completion of the canvass and not later than 5
23p.m. on the 3rd business day following the last meeting day of the municipal or
24county board of canvassers determining the election for that office or on that
25referendum question prior to issuance of any amended return under s. 6.221 7.515

1(6) (b) or, if more than one board of canvassers makes the determination, not later
2than 5 p.m. on the 3rd business day following the last meeting day of the last board
3of canvassers which makes a determination prior to issuance of any amended return
4under s. 6.221 7.515 (6) (b). If the chairperson of the board or chairperson's designee
5makes the determination for the office or the referendum question, the petitioner
6shall file the petition not earlier than the last meeting day of the last county board
7of canvassers to make a statement in the election or referendum and not later than
85 p.m. on the 3rd business day following the day on which the government
9accountability board receives the last statement from a county board of canvassers
10for the election or referendum.
AB161-ASA1, s. 88 11Section 88. 9.01 (1) (ag) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,42,1712 9.01 (1) (ag) 1. If the difference between the votes cast for the leading candidate
13and those cast for the petitioner or the difference between the affirmative and
14negative votes cast upon any referendum question is less than 10 if 1,000 or less votes
15are cast or not more than 0.5% of the total votes cast for the office or on the question
16if more than 1,000 votes are cast prior to issuance of any amended return under s.
176.221 7.515 (6) (b), the petitioner is not required to pay a fee.
AB161-ASA1, s. 89 18Section 89. 9.01 (1) (ag) 1m. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,43,219 9.01 (1) (ag) 1m. If the difference between the votes cast for the leading
20candidate and those cast for the petitioner or the difference between the affirmative
21and negative votes cast upon any referendum question is at least 10 if 1,000 or less
22votes are cast or is more than 0.5% but not more than 2% if more than 1,000 votes
23are cast prior to issuance of any amended return under s. 6.221 7.515 (6) (b), the
24petitioner shall pay a fee of $5 for each ward for which the petition requests a ballot

1recount, or $5 for each municipality for which the petition requests a recount where
2no wards exist.
AB161-ASA1, s. 90 3Section 90. 9.01 (1) (ag) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,43,104 9.01 (1) (ag) 2. If the difference between the votes cast for the leading candidate
5and those cast for the petitioner or the difference between the affirmative and
6negative votes cast upon any referendum question is more than 2% if more than
71,000 votes are cast prior to issuance of any amended return under s. 6.221 7.515 (6)
8(b), the petitioner shall pay a fee equal to the actual cost of performing the recount
9in each ward for which the petition requests a recount, or in each municipality for
10which the petition request a recount where no wards exist.
AB161-ASA1, s. 91 11Section 91. 9.01 (1) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,43,2012 9.01 (1) (b) (intro.) The proper board of canvassers shall reconvene no earlier
13than 9 a.m. on the day following delivery of notice to all candidates under sub. (2) and
14no later than 9 a.m. on the day following the last day for filing of a petition, or if the
15original canvass is subject to correction under s. 6.221 7.515 (6) (b), immediately after
16issuance of the amended statement and determination in the original canvass,
17whichever is later. The board of canvassers shall then proceed to recount the ballots
18in the wards or municipalities specified and to review the allegations of fact
19contained in the petition or petitions. The recount shall proceed for each ward or
20municipality as follows:
AB161-ASA1, s. 92 21Section 92. 10.01 (2) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,44,1122 10.01 (2) (d) Type D—The type D notice shall state the hours the polls will be
23open and the polling places to be utilized at the election or shall include a concise
24statement of how polling place information may be obtained. In cities over 500,000
25population, the board of election commissioners shall determine the form of the

1notice. In other municipalities and special purpose districts, the clerk of the
2municipality or special purpose district shall give the polling place information in the
3manner the governing body of the municipality or special purpose district decides
4will most effectively inform the electors. The type D notice shall be published by the
5municipal clerk or board of election commissioners of each municipality once on the
6day before each spring primary and election, each special national, state, county or
7municipal election at which the electors of that municipality are entitled to vote and
8each September partisan primary and general election. The clerk of each special
9purpose district which calls a special election shall publish a type D notice on the day
10before the election, and the day before the special primary, if any, except as
11authorized in s. 8.55 (3).
AB161-ASA1, s. 93 12Section 93. 10.01 (2) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,45,413 10.01 (2) (e) Type E—The type E notice shall state the qualifications for
14absentee voting, the procedures for obtaining an absentee ballot in the case of
15registered and unregistered voters, the places and the deadlines for application and
16return of application, including any alternate site under s. 6.855, and the office hours
17during which an elector may cast an absentee ballot in the municipal clerk's office
18or at an alternate site under s. 6.855. The municipal clerk shall publish a type E
19notice on the 4th Tuesday preceding each spring primary and election, on the 4th
20Tuesday preceding each September partisan primary and general election, on the
214th Tuesday preceding the primary for each special national, state, county or
22municipal election if any, on the 4th Tuesday preceding a special county or municipal
23referendum, and on the 3rd Tuesday preceding each special national, state, county
24or municipal election to fill an office which is not held concurrently with the spring
25or general election. The clerk of each special purpose district which calls a special

1election shall publish a type E notice on the 4th Tuesday preceding the primary for
2the special election, if any, on the 4th Tuesday preceding a special referendum, and
3on the 3rd Tuesday preceding a special election for an office which is not held
4concurrently with the spring or general election except as authorized in s. 8.55 (3).
AB161-ASA1, s. 94 5Section 94. 10.02 (3) (b) 2m. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,45,146 10.02 (3) (b) 2m. At the September partisan primary, the elector shall select the
7party ballot of his or her choice or the ballot containing the names of the independent
8candidates for state office, and make a cross (7) next to or depress the lever or button
9next to the candidate's name for each office for whom the elector intends to vote or
10insert or write in the name of the elector's choice for a party candidate, if any. In order
11to qualify for participation in the Wisconsin election campaign fund, a candidate for
12state office at the September partisan primary, other than a candidate for district
13attorney, must receive at least 6% of all votes cast on all ballots for the office for which
14he or she is a candidate, in addition to other requirements.
AB161-ASA1, s. 95 15Section 95. 10.06 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,45,1816 10.06 (1) (f) On or before the 2nd Tuesday in May April preceding a September
17partisan primary and general election the board shall send a type A notice to each
18county clerk.
AB161-ASA1, s. 96 19Section 96. 10.06 (1) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,45,2320 10.06 (1) (h) As soon as possible after the deadline for determining ballot
21arrangement for the September partisan primary on the 3rd Tuesday in July June
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, the board shall send a type B notice to each county clerk certifying the list of
23candidates for the September partisan primary.
AB161-ASA1, s. 97 24Section 97. 10.06 (1) (i) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,46,5
110.06 (1) (i) As soon as possible after the state canvass, but no later than the
24th Tuesday in September August, the board shall send a type B notice certifying the
3list of candidates and type A and C notices certifying each question for any
4referendum to each county clerk for the general election and a certified list of
5candidates under s. 11.50 to the state treasurer pursuant to s. 7.08 (2) (c).
AB161-ASA1, s. 98 6Section 98. 10.06 (2) (gm) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,46,97 10.06 (2) (gm) On the last Tuesday in May April the county clerk shall send
8notice of the coming September partisan primary and general election to each
9municipal clerk.
AB161-ASA1, s. 99 10Section 99. 10.06 (2) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,46,1411 10.06 (2) (h) On the last Tuesday in May April preceding a September partisan
12primary and general election, the county clerk shall publish a type A notice based on
13the notice received from the board for all national and state offices to be filled at the
14election by any electors voting in the county and incorporating county offices.
AB161-ASA1, s. 100 15Section 100. 10.06 (2) (j) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,46,1716 10.06 (2) (j) On the Monday preceding the September partisan primary the
17county clerk shall publish a type B notice.
AB161-ASA1, s. 101 18Section 101. 10.06 (3) (cm) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,46,2219 10.06 (3) (cm) On the 4th Tuesday preceding the September partisan primary
20and general election, when held, the municipal clerk shall publish a type E notice.
21If there are municipal referenda, the municipal clerk shall publish a type A notice
22of the referenda at the same time.
AB161-ASA1, s. 102 23Section 102. 11.06 (12) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,47,224 11.06 (12) (a) 1. "Election period" means the period between December 1 and
25the date of the spring election, the period between June May 1 and the day of the

1general election in any even-numbered year or the period between the first day for
2circulation of nomination papers and the day of a special election for any state office.
AB161-ASA1, s. 103 3Section 103. 11.26 (17) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,47,144 11.26 (17) (d) In the case of any candidate at the spring primary or election or
5the September partisan primary or general election, the "campaign" of the candidate
6ends on June 30 or December 31 following the date on which the election or primary
7is held in which the candidate is elected or defeated, or the date on which the
8candidate receives sufficient contributions to retire any obligations incurred in
9connection with that contest, whichever is later. In the case of any candidate at a
10special primary or election, the "campaign" of the candidate ends on the last day of
11the month following the month in which the primary or election is held in which the
12candidate is elected or defeated, or the date on which the candidate receives
13sufficient contributions to retire any obligations incurred in connection with that
14contest, whichever is later.
AB161-ASA1, s. 104 15Section 104. 11.31 (3m) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,48,216 11.31 (3m) Unopposed candidates; exception. Notwithstanding subs. (1) and
17(2), if all candidates for state senator or representative to the assembly in a
18legislative district who are certified under s. 7.08 (2) (a) to appear on the September
19partisan primary ballot of all parties recognized under s. 5.62 (1) (b) or (2) have no
20opponent who is certified to appear on the same primary ballot, or if no primary is
21required for all candidates of parties recognized under s. 5.62 (1) (b) or (2) for state
22senator or representative to the assembly in a legislative district who are certified
23under s. 8.50 (1) (d) to appear on a special partisan election ballot, then the separate
24limitation specified in sub. (1) for disbursements during the primary and election
25period does not apply to candidates for that office in that primary and election, and

1the candidates are bound only by the total limitations specified for the primary and
2election.
AB161-ASA1, s. 105 3Section 105. 11.31 (7) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,48,94 11.31 (7) (a) For purposes of this section, the "campaign" of a candidate extends
5from July 1 preceding the date on which the spring primary or election occurs or
6January 1 preceding the date on which the September partisan primary or general
7election occurs for the office which the candidate seeks, or from the date of the
8candidate's public announcement, whichever is earlier, through the last day of the
9month following the month in which the election or primary is held.
AB161-ASA1, s. 106 10Section 106. 11.50 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,48,1911 11.50 (1) (a) 1. With respect to a spring or general election, any individual who
12is certified under s. 7.08 (2) (a) as a candidate in the spring election for state
13superintendent, or an individual who receives at least 6% of the vote cast for all
14candidates on all ballots for any state office, except district attorney, for which the
15individual is a candidate at the September partisan primary and who is certified
16under s. 7.08 (2) (a) as a candidate for that office in the general election, or an
17individual who has been lawfully appointed and certified to replace either such
18individual on the ballot at the spring or general election; and who has qualified for
19a grant under sub. (2).
AB161-ASA1, s. 107 20Section 107. 11.50 (2) (b) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,48,2421 11.50 (2) (b) 4. The financial reports filed by or on behalf of the candidate as
22of the date of the spring or September partisan primary, or the date that the special
23primary is or would be held, if required, indicate that his or her statement filed with
24the application under par. (a) is true; and
AB161-ASA1, s. 108 25Section 108. 11.50 (2) (b) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,49,21
111.50 (2) (b) 5. The financial reports filed by or on behalf of the candidate as
2of the date of the spring or September partisan primary, or the date that the special
3primary is or would be held, if required, indicate that the candidate has received at
4least the amount provided in this subdivision, from contributions of money, other
5than loans, made by individuals, which have been received during the period ending
6on the date of the spring primary and July 1 preceding such date in the case of
7candidates at the spring election, or the date of the September partisan primary and
8January 1 preceding such date in the case of candidates at the general election, or
9the date that a special primary will or would be held, if required, and 90 days
10preceding such date or the date a special election is ordered, whichever is earlier, in
11the case of special election candidates, which contributions are in the aggregate
12amount of $100 or less, and which are fully identified and itemized as to the exact
13source thereof. A contribution received from a conduit which is identified by the
14conduit as originating from an individual shall be considered a contribution made by
15the individual. Only the first $100 of an aggregate contribution of more than $100
16may be counted toward the required percentage. For a candidate at the spring or
17general election for an office identified in s. 11.26 (1) (a) or a candidate at a special
18election, the required amount to qualify for a grant is 5 percent of the candidate's
19authorized disbursement limitation under s. 11.31. For any other candidate at the
20general election, the required amount to qualify for a grant is 10 percent of the
21candidate's authorized disbursement limitation under s. 11.31.
AB161-ASA1, s. 109 22Section 109. 11.50 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,50,1023 11.50 (2) (c) If a candidate has not filed financial reports as of the date of the
24spring primary, September partisan primary, special primary, or date that the
25special primary would be held, if required, which indicate that he or she has met the

1qualification under par. (b) 5., the candidate may file a special report with the board.
2Such report shall be filed not later than the 7th day after the primary, or 7th day after
3the date the primary would be held, if required, and shall include such
4supplementary information as to sources of contributions which may be necessary
5to complete the candidate's qualification. The special report shall cover the period
6from the day after the last date covered on the candidate's most recent report, or from
7the date on which the first contribution was received or the first disbursement was
8made, whichever is earlier, if the candidate has not previously filed a report, to the
9date of such report. All information included on the special report shall also be
10included in the candidate's next report under s. 11.20.
AB161-ASA1, s. 110 11Section 110. 11.50 (2) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,50,1812 11.50 (2) (f) The board shall inform each candidate in writing of the approval
13or disapproval of the candidate's application, as promptly as possible after the date
14of the spring primary, September partisan primary, special primary, or date that the
15primary would be held, if required. With respect to a candidate at a special election
16who applies for a postelection grant under sub. (1) (a) 2., the board shall inform the
17candidate in writing of the conditional approval or disapproval of the candidate's
18application at the same time.
AB161-ASA1, s. 111 19Section 111. 11.50 (2) (i) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,51,620 11.50 (2) (i) Notwithstanding par. (g), if an eligible candidate at the spring
21election or a special nonpartisan election who accepts a grant is opposed by one or
22more candidates in the election, or if an eligible candidate at the general election or
23a special partisan election who accepts a grant is opposed by one or more candidates
24in the election who receive at least 6 percent of the vote cast for all candidates for the
25same office on all ballots at the September partisan primary or a special partisan

1primary if a primary was held, and in either case if any such opponent of the eligible
2candidate does not accept a grant under this section in whole or in part, the eligible
3candidate is not bound by the pledge made in his or her application to adhere to the
4contribution limitations prescribed in s. 11.26 and the disbursement limitation
5prescribed under s. 11.31, unless each such opponent files an affidavit of voluntary
6compliance under s. 11.31 (2m).
AB161-ASA1, s. 112 7Section 112. 13.123 (3) (b) 1. a. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,51,118 13.123 (3) (b) 1. a. After the day of the September partisan primary, that the
9member either has not filed nomination papers for reelection or election to another
10legislative seat or has sought a party nomination for a legislative seat but it is
11generally acknowledged that the member has not won nomination.
AB161-ASA1, s. 113 12Section 113. 59.08 (7) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,51,2113 59.08 (7) (b) The question of the consolidation of the counties shall be submitted
14to the voters at the next election to be held on the first Tuesday in April, or the next
15regular election, or at a special election to be held on the day fixed in the order issued
16under par. (a), which day shall be the same in each of the counties proposing to
17consolidate. A copy of the order shall be filed with the county clerk of each of the
18counties as provided in s. 8.37. If the question of consolidation is submitted at a
19special election, it shall be held not less than 42 70 days nor more than 60 88 days
20from the completion of the consolidation agreement, but not within 60 days of any
21spring or general election.
AB161-ASA1, s. 114 22Section 114. 59.10 (3) (cm) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,53,2023 59.10 (3) (cm) 2. `Petition and referendum.' Except as provided in subd. 3., the
24electors of a county may, by petition and referendum, decrease the number of
25supervisors at any time after the first election is held following enactment of a

1decennial supervisory district plan under par. (b). A petition for a change in the
2number of supervisors may be filed with the county clerk. Prior to circulating a
3petition to decrease the number of supervisors in any county, a petitioner shall
4register with the county clerk, giving the petitioner's name and address and
5indicating the petitioner's intent to file such a petition. No signature on a petition
6is valid unless the signature is obtained within the 60-day period following such
7registration. The petition shall specify the proposed number of supervisors to be
8elected. Within 14 days after the last day for filing an original petition, any other
9petitioner may file an alternative petition with the county clerk proposing a different
10number of supervisors to be elected, and, if the petition is valid, the alternative
11proposed in the petition shall be submitted for approval at the same referendum. An
12alternative petition is subject to the same registration and signature requirements
13as an original petition. Each petition shall be in the form specified in s. 8.40 and shall
14contain a number of signatures of electors of the county equal to at least 25 percent
15of the total votes cast in the county for the office of supervisor at the most recent
16spring election preceding the date of filing. The county clerk shall promptly
17determine the sufficiency of a petition filed under this subdivision. Upon
18determination that a petition is sufficient, or if one or more valid alternative
19petitions are filed, upon determination that the petitions are sufficient, the county
20clerk shall call a referendum concurrently with the next spring or general election
21in the county that is held not earlier than 42 70 days after the determination is made.
22The question proposed at the referendum shall be: "Shall the board of supervisors
23of .... County be decreased from .... members to .... members?". If one or more
24alternative valid petitions are filed within 14 days after the last day that an original
25petition may be filed, the question relating to the number of supervisors shall appear

1separately. The first question shall be: "Shall the size of the county board of
2supervisors of .... County be decreased from its current membership of .... members?".
3Any subsequent question shall be: "If so, shall the size of the board be decreased to
4.... members?". Each elector may vote in the affirmative or negative on the first
5question and may then vote in the affirmative on one of the remaining questions. If
6the first question is not approved by a majority of the electors voting on the question,
7any subsequent question is of no effect. If the question is approved by a majority of
8the electors voting on the question, or, if more than one question is submitted, if the
9first question is approved by a majority of the electors voting on the question, the
10board shall enact an ordinance prescribing revised boundaries for the supervisory
11districts in the county. The ordinance shall be enacted in accordance with the
12approved question or, if more than one question is submitted, in accordance with the
13choice receiving a plurality of the votes cast. The districts are subject to the same
14requirements that apply to districts in any plan enacted by the board under subd. 1.
15If the board has determined under sub. (1) (b) to adopt staggered terms for the office
16of supervisor, the board may change the expiration date of the term of any supervisor
17to an earlier date than the date provided under current ordinance if required to
18implement the redistricting or to maintain classes of members. The county clerk
19shall file a certified copy of any redistricting plan enacted under this subdivision with
20the secretary of state.
AB161-ASA1, s. 115 21Section 115. 59.605 (3) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,54,722 59.605 (3) (a) 1. If the governing body of a county wishes to exceed the operating
23levy rate limit otherwise applicable to the county under this section, it shall adopt
24a resolution to that effect. The resolution shall specify either the operating levy rate
25or the operating levy that the governing body wishes to impose for either a specified

1number of years or an indefinite period. The governing body shall call a special
2referendum for the purpose of submitting the resolution to the electors of the county
3for approval or rejection. In lieu of a special referendum, the governing body may
4specify that the referendum be held at the next succeeding spring primary or election
5or September partisan primary or general election to be held not earlier than 42 70
6days after the adoption of the resolution of the governing body. The governing body
7shall file the resolution to be submitted to the electors as provided in s. 8.37.
AB161-ASA1, s. 116 8Section 116. 60.30 (1e) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,54,149 60.30 (1e) (b) An ordinance enacted under par. (a) may not take effect until it
10is approved in a referendum called by the town board for that purpose at the next
11spring or general election, to be held not sooner than 45 70 days after the referendum
12is called by the town board. The referendum question shall be: "Shall the person
13holding the office of ... [town clerk or town treasurer, or both; or the combined office
14of town clerk and town treasurer] in the town of ... be appointed by the town board?".
AB161-ASA1, s. 117 15Section 117. 62.13 (6) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,54,2416 62.13 (6) (b) The provisions of this subsection shall apply only if adopted by the
17electors. Whenever not less than 42 70 days prior to a regular city election a petition
18therefor, conforming to the requirements of s. 8.40 and signed by electors equal in
19number to not less than 20% of the total vote cast in the city for governor at the last
20general election, shall be filed with the clerk as provided in s. 8.37, the clerk shall give
21notice in the manner of notice of the regular city election of a referendum on the
22adoption of this subsection. Such referendum election shall be held with the regular
23city election, and the ballots shall conform with the provisions of ss. 5.64 (2) and
2410.02, and the question shall be "Shall s. 62.13 (6) of the statutes be adopted?"
AB161-ASA1, s. 118 25Section 118. 66.0217 (7) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,55,18
166.0217 (7) (a) 3. If the notice indicates that the petition is for a referendum
2on the question of annexation, the clerk of the city or village shall file the notice as
3provided in s. 8.37. If the notice indicates that the petition is for a referendum on the
4question of annexation, the town clerk shall give notice as provided in par. (c) of a
5referendum of the electors residing in the area proposed for annexation to be held not
6less than 42 70 days nor more than 72 100 days after the date of personal service or
7mailing of the notice required under this paragraph. If the notice indicates that the
8petition is for direct annexation, no referendum shall be held unless within 30 days
9after the date of personal service or mailing of the notice required under this
10paragraph, a petition conforming to the requirements of s. 8.40 requesting a
11referendum is filed with the town clerk as provided in s. 8.37, signed by at least 20%
12of the electors residing in the area proposed to be annexed. If a petition requesting
13a referendum is filed, the clerk shall give notice as provided in par. (c) of a referendum
14of the electors residing in the area proposed for annexation to be held not less than
1542 70 days nor more than 72 100 days after the receipt of the petition and shall mail
16a copy of the notice to the clerk of the city or village to which the annexation is
17proposed. The referendum shall be held at a convenient place within the town to be
18specified in the notice.
AB161-ASA1, s. 119 19Section 119. 66.0219 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,56,220 66.0219 (4) (b) The referendum election shall be held not less than 42 70 days
21nor more than 72 100 days after the filing of the order as provided in s. 8.37, in the
22territory proposed for annexation, by the electors of that territory as provided in s.
2366.0217 (7), so far as applicable. The ballots shall contain the words "For
24Annexation" and "Against Annexation". The certification of the election inspectors

1shall be filed with the clerk of the court, and the clerk of any municipality involved,
2but need not be filed or recorded with the register of deeds.
AB161-ASA1, s. 120 3Section 120. 66.0227 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,56,214 66.0227 (3) The governing body of a city, village or town involved may, or if a
5petition conforming to the requirements of s. 8.40 signed by a number of qualified
6electors equal to at least 5% of the votes cast for governor in the city, village or town
7at the last gubernatorial election, demanding a referendum, is presented to it within
830 days after the passage of either of the ordinances under sub. (2) shall, submit the
9question to the electors of the city, village or town whose electors petitioned for
10detachment, at a referendum election called for that purpose not less than 42 70 days
11nor more than 72 100 days after the filing of the petition, or after the enactment of
12either ordinance. The petition shall be filed as provided in s. 8.37. If a number of
13electors cannot be determined on the basis of reported election statistics, the number
14shall be determined in accordance with s. 60.74 (6). The governing body of the
15municipality shall appoint 3 election inspectors who are resident electors to
16supervise the referendum. The ballots shall contain the words "For Detachment"
17and "Against Detachment". The inspectors shall certify the results of the election by
18their attached affidavits and file a copy with the clerk of each town, village or city
19involved, and none of the ordinances may take effect nor be in force unless a majority
20of the electors approve the question. The referendum election shall be conducted in
21accordance with chs. 6 and 7 to the extent applicable.
AB161-ASA1, s. 121 22Section 121. 66.0305 (6) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,57,523 66.0305 (6) (b) The advisory referendum shall be held not less than 42 70 days
24nor more than 72 100 days after adoption of the resolution under par. (a) calling for
25the referendum or not less than 42 70 days nor more than 72 100 days after receipt

1of the petition under par. (a) by the municipal or county clerk. The municipal or
2county clerk shall give notice of the referendum by publishing a notice in a
3newspaper of general circulation in the political subdivision, both on the publication
4day next preceding the advisory referendum election and one week prior to that
5publication date.
AB161-ASA1, s. 122 6Section 122. 66.0307 (4) (e) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,57,137 66.0307 (4) (e) 2. The advisory referendum shall be held not less than 42 70
8days nor more than 72 100 days after adoption of the resolution under subd. 1. calling
9for the referendum or not less than 42 70 days nor more than 72 100 days after receipt
10of the petition by the municipal clerk. The municipal clerk shall give notice of the
11referendum by publishing a notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the
12municipality, both on the publication day next preceding the advisory referendum
13election and one week prior to that publication date.
AB161-ASA1, s. 123 14Section 123. 66.0602 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,58,215 66.0602 (4) (a) A political subdivision may exceed the levy increase limit under
16sub. (2) if its governing body adopts a resolution to that effect and if the resolution
17is approved in a referendum. The resolution shall specify the proposed amount of
18increase in the levy beyond the amount that is allowed under sub. (2), and shall
19specify whether the proposed amount of increase is for the next fiscal year only or if
20it will apply on an ongoing basis. With regard to a referendum relating to the 2005
21levy, or any levy in an odd-numbered year thereafter, the political subdivision may
22call a special referendum for the purpose of submitting the resolution to the electors
23of the political subdivision for approval or rejection. With regard to a referendum
24relating to the 2006 levy, or any levy in an even-numbered year thereafter, the

1referendum shall be held at the next succeeding spring primary or election or
2September partisan primary or general election.
AB161-ASA1, s. 124 3Section 124. 66.0619 (2m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,58,104 66.0619 (2m) (b) If a referendum is to be held on a resolution, the municipal
5governing body shall file the resolution as provided in s. 8.37 and shall direct the
6municipal clerk to call a special election for the purpose of submitting the resolution
7to the electors for a referendum on approval or rejection. In lieu of a special election,
8the municipal governing body may specify that the election be held at the next
9succeeding spring primary or election or September partisan primary or general
10election.
AB161-ASA1, s. 125 11Section 125. 66.0921 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB161-ASA1,58,1812 66.0921 (2) Facilities authorized. A municipality may enter into a joint
13contract with a nonprofit corporation organized for civic purposes and located in the
14municipality to construct or otherwise acquire, equip, furnish, operate and maintain
15a facility to be used for municipal and civic activities if a majority of the voters voting
16in a referendum at a special election or at a spring primary or election or September
17partisan primary or general election approve the question of entering into the joint
18contract.
AB161-ASA1, s. 126 19Section 126. 66.1113 (2) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
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