AB85,11,65 5. Introduce proposed ordinances and resolutions for consideration by the
AB85,11,107 6. Hire and supervise the number of employees that the county executive
8reasonably believes are necessary for him or her to carry out the duties of the county
9executive's office, subject to board approval of the county executive department
AB85,12 11Section 12. 59.17 (2) (bm) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,11,2212 59.17 (2) (bm) 2. Each appointment under subd. 1. is subject to the confirmation
13of the county board and is in the unclassified service, serving at the pleasure of the
14county executive and holding office until a new appointment is made by the county
15executive and confirmed by the board. An appointee of the county executive may
16assume his or her duties immediately, pending board action which shall take place
17within 60 days after the county executive submits the appointment to the board for
No prior appointee may serve longer than 6 months after the term for
19which he or she was appointed and confirmed expires, unless reappointed and
20reconfirmed. The term of each appointment is 4 years or less. The county executive
21shall comply with hiring policies set by the board when making appointments under
22subd. 1.
AB85,13 23Section 13. 59.22 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,12,624 59.22 (2) (a) Except for elective offices included under sub. (1), supervisors and
25circuit judges, and subject to s. 59.794 (3), the board has the powers set forth in this

1subsection, sub. (3) and s. 59.03 (1) as to any office, department, board, commission,
2committee, position or employee in county service created under any statute, the
3salary or compensation for which is paid in whole or in part by the county, and the
4jurisdiction and duties of which lie within the county or any portion thereof and the
5powers conferred by this section shall be in addition to all other grants of power and
6shall be limited only by express language.
AB85,14 7Section 14. 59.22 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,12,208 59.22 (3) Reimbursement for expense. The board may provide for
9reimbursement to any elective officer, deputy officer, appointive officer or employee
10for any out-of-pocket expense incurred in the discharge of that person's duty in
11addition to that person's salary or compensation, including without limitation
12because of enumeration, traveling expenses, tuition costs incurred in attending
13courses of instruction clearly related to that person's employment, and the board may
14establish standard allowances for mileage, room and meals, the purposes for which
15allowances may be made, and determine the reasonableness and necessity for such
16reimbursements, and also establish in advance a fair rate of compensation to be paid
17to the sheriff for the board and care of prisoners in the county jail at county expense.
18Any reimbursement paid under this subsection to an officer or employee of a county
19with a population of 750,000 or more is subject to the budget limitation described in
20s. 59.60 (7e).
AB85,15 21Section 15. 59.52 (6) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,13,622 59.52 (6) (a) How acquired; purposes. Take Except as provided in s. 59.17 (2)
23(b) 3., take
and hold land acquired under ch. 75 and acquire, lease or rent property,
24real and personal, for public uses or purposes of any nature, including without
25limitation acquisitions for county buildings, airports, parks, recreation, highways,

1dam sites in parks, parkways and playgrounds, flowages, sewage and waste disposal
2for county institutions, lime pits for operation under s. 59.70 (24), equipment for
3clearing and draining land and controlling weeds for operation under s. 59.70 (18),
4ambulances, acquisition and transfer of real property to the state for new collegiate
5institutions or research facilities, and for transfer to the state for state parks and for
6the uses and purposes specified in s. 23.09 (2) (d).
AB85,16 7Section 16. 59.52 (31) of the statutes is created to read:
AB85,13,98 59.52 (31) Public contracts, populous counties. (a) In this subsection,
9"county" means any county with a population of 750,000 or more.
AB85,13,1410 (b) 1. Any contract with a value of at least $100,000, but not more than
11$300,000, to which a county is a party and which satisfies any other statutory
12requirements, may take effect only if the board's finance committee does not vote to
13approve or reject the contract within 14 days after the contract is signed or
14countersigned by the county executive, or as described in subd. 2.
AB85,13,1915 2. If a board's finance committee votes to approve a contract described under
16subd. 1, the contract may take effect. If a board's finance committee votes to reject
17a contract described under subd. 1., the contract may take effect only if the contract
18is approved by a vote of the board within 30 days after the board's finance committee
19votes to reject the contract.
AB85,13,2320 (c) Any single contract, or group of contracts between the same parties which
21generally relate to the same transaction, with a value or aggregate value of more
22than $300,000, to which a county is a party and which satisfies any other statutory
23requirements, may take effect only if it is approved by a vote of the board.
AB85,14,224 (d) With regard to any contract to which a county is a party and which is subject
25to review by the board or by a committee of the board under this subsection, the

1board's finance committee is the only committee which has jurisdiction over the
AB85,17 3Section 17. 59.53 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,14,224 59.53 (5) (a) The board shall contract with the department of children and
5families to implement and administer the child and spousal support and
6establishment of paternity and the medical support liability programs provided for
7by Title IV of the federal social security act, except that in a county with a population
8of 750,000 or more the county executive, exclusively, shall exercise all of this
. The board may designate by board resolution any office, officer, board,
10department or agency, except the clerk of circuit court, as the county child support
11agency and, in a county with a population of 750,000 or more, the county executive
12shall administer the designated county child support agency
. The board or, county
13child support agency, or county executive of a county with a population of 750,000 or
shall implement and administer the programs in accordance with the contract
15with the department of children and families. The attorneys responsible for support
16enforcement under sub. (6) (a), circuit court commissioners and all other county
17officials shall cooperate with the county and the department of children and families
18as necessary to provide the services required under the programs. The county shall
19charge the fee established by the department of children and families under s. 49.22
20for services provided under this paragraph to persons not receiving benefits under
21s. 49.148 or 49.155 or assistance under s. 48.645, 49.19, 49.46, 49.465, 49.47, 49.471,
22or 49.472.
AB85,18 23Section 18. 59.53 (6) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,15,424 59.53 (6) (a) 1. Except as provided in subd. 2. and in a county with a population
25of 750,000 or more
, each board shall employ or contract with attorneys to provide

1support enforcement. In a county with a population of 750,000 or more, the county
2executive shall hire or contract with attorneys to provide support enforcement under
3this subdivision.
Section 59.42 (1), (2) (a) and (3) does not preclude a board from
4assigning these support enforcement duties to any attorney employed by the county.
AB85,19 5Section 19. 59.53 (6) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,15,176 59.53 (6) (a) 2. If on June 1, 1989, a county has 1.0 or more full-time equivalent
7attorney positions that have primary responsibility for handling cases described in
8par. (b), as determined by the district attorney of the prosecutorial unit, the county
9shall establish and maintain a support enforcement office consisting of support
10enforcement attorneys and office personnel. In counties having a population of less
11than 500,000, a county budget under s. 65.90 shall list the proposed appropriation
12under s. 65.90 (2) for the support enforcement office separate from any other office,
13department or activity. In counties having a population of 500,000 or more, a county
14budget shall treat a support enforcement office as a department, as defined in s.
1559.60 (2) (a), separate from all other departments, and administered by the county
. If a county ceases to employ 1.0 or more full-time equivalent attorney
17positions in the office, the county may provide support enforcement under subd. 1.
AB85,20 18Section 20. 59.53 (20) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,15,2219 59.53 (20) Work centers. The board may establish and operate a work center
20licensed under s. 104.07 to provide employment for severely handicapped
21individuals, except that in a county with a population of 750,000 or more, the county
22executive shall be in charge of the operation of the work center
AB85,21 23Section 21. 59.53 (21) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,16,824 59.53 (21) Operation of relief programs. The board may establish and operate
25a program of relief for a specific class or classes of persons residing in that county,

1except that in a county with a population of 750,000 or more, the county executive
2shall be in charge of the operation of the program of relief
. The county may set such
3eligibility criteria to obtain relief, and may provide such services, commodities or
4money as relief, as the county determines to be reasonable and necessary under the
5circumstances. The program may include work components. The county may enact
6any ordinances necessary or useful to the operation of a relief program under this
7subsection. Counties may use vehicle registration information from the department
8of transportation in determining eligibility for relief programs under this subsection.
AB85,22 9Section 22. 59.56 (11) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,16,1410 59.56 (11) Fish and game. The board may establish, maintain, and operate fish
11hatcheries and facilities for raising game birds, except that in a county with a
12population of 750,000 or more, the county may own the hatcheries and facilities, but
13must lease the hatcheries and facilities to another person who will maintain and
14operate them
AB85,23 15Section 23. 59.60 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,17,1416 59.60 (7) Publication of budget and public hearing. The board shall refer the
17executive's or administrator's budget to the finance committee and such committee
18shall publish as a class 1 notice, under ch. 985, a summary of the executive's or
19administrator's budget and comparative figures together with a statement of the
20county's bonded indebtedness, in the 2 daily newspapers having the largest
21circulation in the county, and shall make available to the general public reprinted
22copies of the summary as published. The publication shall also state the date, hour,
23and place of the public hearing to be held by the board on such executive's or
24administrator's budget. The board shall, not less than 14 days after publication of
25the summary of the executive's or administrator's budget, but not later than the first

1Monday in November of each year and prior to the adoption of the property tax levy,
2hold a public hearing on such executive's or administrator's budget, at which time
3citizens may appear and express their opinions. After such public hearing, and on
4or before the annual meeting, the finance committee shall submit to the board its
5recommendations for amendments to the executive's or administrator's budget, if
6any, and the board shall adopt the budget with such changes as it considers proper
7and advisable. Subject to sub. (7e), the board of a county with a population of at least
8500,000 may not adopt a budget in which the total amount of budgeted expenditures
9related to the compensation of county board members, and to any other costs that are
10directly related to the operation and functioning of the county board, including staff,
11is greater than 0.4 percent of the county portion of the tax levy for that year to which
12the budget applies.
When so adopted, the sums provided shall, subject to the
13provisions of sub. (8), constitute legal appropriations and anticipated revenues for
14the ensuing year.
AB85,24 15Section 24. 59.60 (7e) of the statutes is created to read:
AB85,17,1816 59.60 (7e) Milwaukee county budget cap. The 0.4 percent budget limitation
17for a county with a population of at least 500,000 that is described in sub. (7) does
18not apply to any of the following elements of the county's budget:
AB85,17,2019 (a) Any costs related to pension and health care payments for retired county
20officers, employees, and their families.
AB85,17,2221 (b) The costs for the salary of county board supervisors and the county board
22chairperson for any term that begins before April 2016.
AB85,17,2423 (c) Any costs associated with duties performed by the county clerk under s.
2459.23 (2).
AB85,25 25Section 25. 59.698 of the statutes is amended to read:
159.698 Zoning, building inspector. Except as provided under s. 59.69 (2)
2(bm), for the enforcement of all laws, ordinances, rules and regulations enacted
3under s. 59.69, the board may appoint a building inspector, define the building
4inspector's duties and fix the building inspector's term of office and compensation.
5This section does not apply to a county with a population of 750,000 or more.
AB85,26 6Section 26. 59.70 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,18,97 59.70 (7) Soil conservation. The board of any county with a population of less
8than 750,000
may contract to do soil conservation work on privately owned land
9either directly or through a committee designated by it.
AB85,27 10Section 27. 59.70 (8m) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,18,1611 59.70 (8m) Harbor improvement. The board may establish, own, operate,
12lease, equip, and improve harbor facilities on land owned by the county that is
13located in this state or in another state, subject to the laws of the state in which the
14land is located, and may appropriate money for the activities specified in this
15subsection, except that in a county with a population of 750,000 or more, the county
16executive shall be in charge of the operation of the harbor facilities
AB85,28 17Section 28. 59.70 (12) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,18,2118 59.70 (12) (a) A county or 2 or more contiguous counties may establish a district
19to control mosquitoes, upon a majority vote of each board, except that the board of
20a county with a population of 750,000 or more may not take any action under this
21subsection or sub. (13)
AB85,29 22Section 29. 59.79 (6) of the statutes is repealed.
AB85,30 23Section 30. 59.79 (11) of the statutes is repealed.
AB85,31 24Section 31. 59.79 (12) of the statutes is repealed.
AB85,32 25Section 32. 59.79 (13) of the statutes is repealed.
1Section 33. 59.794 of the statutes is created to read:
AB85,19,4 259.794 Milwaukee County; limitations on board authority and on
3intergovernmental cooperation, shared services.
(1) Definitions. In this
AB85,19,75 (a) "Agreement" means an intergovernmental cooperation agreement under s.
666.0301, or a contract to provide consolidated services under s. 59.03 (2) (e), entered
7into by a county and another local governmental unit.
AB85,19,88 (b) "Board" means the board of a county.
AB85,19,99 (c) "County" means a county with a population of 750,000 or more.
AB85,19,1210 (d) "Executive council" means a body that consists of the elected executive
11officer of every city and village that is wholly located within the county and who is
12also a member of the executive council as described in s. 200.23 (2) (b).
AB85,19,1313 (e) "Local governmental unit" has the meaning given in s. 66.0131 (1) (a).
AB85,19,17 14(2) Limitation on agreements. Before an agreement may take effect and
15become binding on a county, it must be approved by the executive council. If the
16county enters into an agreement, the executive council shall meet as soon as
17practicable to vote on the agreement.
AB85,19,21 18(3) Limitations on board authority. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of s.
1959.51, the board may not exercise day-to-day control of any county department or
20subunit of a department. Such control may be exercised only by the county executive
21as described in s. 59.17.
AB85,20,322 (b) A board may require, as necessary, the attendance of any county employee
23or officer at a board meeting to provide information and answer questions. Except
24as provided in par. (d), for the purpose of inquiry, or to refer a specific constituent
25concern, the board and its members may deal with county departments and subunits

1of departments solely through the county executive, and no supervisor may give
2instructions or orders to any subordinate of the county executive that would conflict
3with this section.
AB85,20,54 (c) The board may not create any county department or subunit of a
5department, except as provided in s. 59.17 (2) (b) 2.
AB85,20,76 (d) The board may use the legal services of the corporation counsel under s.
759.42 (2).
AB85,20,128 (e) The board may not terminate, lower the salary or benefits of, or eliminate
9the position of, any county employee who works in the office of the county executive
10unless a similar change is made which affects county employees, on a countywide
11basis, in all other county departments. This paragraph does not apply after the
12county board supervisors who are elected in the 2016 spring election take office.
AB85,34 13Section 34. 59.875 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,20,15 1459.875 (title) Payment of contributions in and employment of
15annuitants under
an employee retirement system of populous counties.
AB85,35 16Section 35. 59.875 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
AB85,20,2117 59.875 (3) No individual who is receiving an annuity under an employee
18retirement system of a county and who is reemployed by the county may continue to
19receive the annuity if a similarly situated individual who is receiving an annuity
20under the Wisconsin Retirement System and who was reemployed by a participating
21employer under that system would be required to terminate the annuity.
AB85,36 22Section 36. 66.0301 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,21,923 66.0301 (2) In Subject to s. 59.794 (2), and in addition to the provisions of any
24other statutes specifically authorizing cooperation between municipalities, unless
25those statutes specifically exclude action under this section, any municipality may

1contract with other municipalities and with federally recognized Indian tribes and
2bands in this state, for the receipt or furnishing of services or the joint exercise of any
3power or duty required or authorized by law. If municipal or tribal parties to a
4contract have varying powers or duties under the law, each may act under the
5contract to the extent of its lawful powers and duties. A contract under this
6subsection may bind the contracting parties for the length of time specified in the
7contract. This section shall be interpreted liberally in favor of cooperative action
8between municipalities and between municipalities and Indian tribes and bands in
9this state.
AB85,37 10Section 37. 111.70 (1) (j) of the statutes is renumbered 111.70 (1) (j) (intro.) and
11amended to read:
AB85,21,1212 111.70 (1) (j) (intro.) "Municipal employer" means any city, of the following:
AB85,21,13 132. a. Except as provided in subd. 2. b., any county .
AB85,21,19 141. Any city, village, town, metropolitan sewerage district, school district,
15long-term care district, transit authority under s. 59.58 (7) or 66.1039, local cultural
16arts district created under subch. V of ch. 229, or any other political subdivision of
17the state, or instrumentality of one or more political subdivisions of the state, that
18engages the services of an employee and includes any person acting on behalf of a
19municipal employer within the scope of the person's authority, express or implied.
AB85,38 20Section 38. 111.70 (1) (j) 2. b. of the statutes is created to read:
AB85,21,2221 111.70 (1) (j) 2. b. In a county with a population of 750,000 or more, the county
AB85,39 23Section 39. 289.33 (3) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB85,22,1624 289.33 (3) (d) "Local approval" includes any requirement for a permit, license,
25authorization, approval, variance or exception or any restriction, condition of

1approval or other restriction, regulation, requirement or prohibition imposed by a
2charter ordinance, general ordinance, zoning ordinance, resolution or regulation by
3a town, city, village, county or special purpose district, including without limitation
4because of enumeration any ordinance, resolution or regulation adopted under s.
591.73, 2007 stats., s. 59.03 (2), 59.11 (5), 59.42 (1), 59.48, 59.51 (1) and (2), 59.52 (2),
6(5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (11), (12), (13), (15), (16), (17), (18), (19), (20), (21), (22), (23), (24),
7(25), (26) and (27), 59.53 (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (7), (8), (9), (11), (12), (13), (14), (15), (19),
8(20) and (23), 59.535 (2), (3) and (4), 59.54 (1), (2), (3), (4), (4m), (5), (6), (7), (8), (10),
9(11), (12), (16), (17), (18), (19), (20), (21), (22), (23), (24), (25) and (26), 59.55 (3), (4),
10(5) and (6), 59.56 (1), (2), (4), (5), (6), (7), (9), (10), (11), (12), (12m), (13) and (16), 59.57
11(1), 59.58 (1) and (5), 59.62, 59.69, 59.692, 59.693, 59.696, 59.697, 59.698, 59.70 (1),
12(2), (3), (5), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (21), (22) and (23), 59.79 (1), (2), (3), (5), (6), (7), (8),
13and (10) and (11), 59.792 (2) and (3), 59.80, 59.82, 60.10, 60.22, 60.23, 60.54, 60.77,
1461.34, 61.35, 61.351, 61.354, 62.11, 62.23, 62.231, 62.234, 66.0101, 66.0415, 87.30,
15196.58, 200.11 (8), 236.45, 281.43 or 349.16, subch. VIII of ch. 60, or subch. III of ch.
AB85,40 17Section 40. 806.155 of the statutes is repealed.
AB85,41 18Section 41 . Nonstatutory provisions.
AB85,23,619 (1) (a) Notwithstanding section 8.37 of the statutes, if this act is enacted on or
20before February 18, 2014, there shall be submitted to a vote of the electors of each
21county with a population of at least 500,000 at the spring election to be held on
22April 1, 2014, the following question: "Shall that portion of 2013 Wisconsin Act ....
23(this act) which limits the compensation of members of the board of supervisors of ....
24(name of county) other than the chairperson of the board and chairperson of the
25finance committee to receipt of an annual salary of not more than the annual per

1capita income of this county and which limits the compensation of the chairperson
2of the board to not more than 150 percent of that amount and the chairperson of the
3finance committee to not more than 125 percent of that amount, subject to
4limitations and adjustments specified by law; and which prohibits supervisors from
5receiving any compensation or benefits not specifically authorized or required by law
6become effective in this county on April 18, 2016?"
AB85,23,107 (b) If the question under paragraph (a) is approved by a majority of all votes
8cast on the question at the election in the county, the portions of this act specified in
9paragraph (a) shall take effect in that county; otherwise, the portions of this act
10specified in paragraph (a) shall not take effect in that county.
AB85,23,1411 (2) Notwithstanding section 59.52 (25) of the statutes, the Milwaukee County
12board of supervisors may not schedule a referendum to be held on April 1, 2014, with
13respect to any matter that is subject to the approval of the electors of the county on
14that date under subsection (1).
AB85,42 15Section 42. Initial applicability.
AB85,23,2016 (1) The renumbering and amendment of section 111.70 (1) (j) of the statutes and
17the creation of section 111.70 (1) (j) 2. b. of the statutes first applies to employees
18covered by a collective bargaining agreement that is in effect on the effective date of
19this subsection upon the expiration, extension, renewal, or modification of the
AB85,23,2321 (2) Employment of annuitants in populous counties. The treatment of section
2259.875 (title) and (3) of the statutes first applies to employees of a populous county
23who terminate employment on the effective date of this subsection.
AB85,23,2424 (End)