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2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
April 1, 2013 - Introduced by Senators Harsdorf, Olsen and Schultz, cosponsored
by Representatives A. Ott, Bies, Brooks, Craig, Kestell, Kleefisch,
LeMahieu, Loudenbeck, Murphy, Murtha, Petersen, Ripp, Sanfelippo,
Schraa, Spiros, Strachota, Stroebel, Thiesfeldt, Tittl and Kapenga.
Referred to Elections and Urban Affairs.
SB114,1,2 1An Act to amend 9.10 (2) (b) and 9.10 (2) (d) of the statutes; relating to: recall
2petition requirements.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a petition for the recall of a city, village, town, town sanitary
district, or school district officer, in addition to other requirements, must indicate a
reason for the recall that is related to the officer's official responsibilities. Under this
bill, any person who wishes to circulate a petition for the recall of a city, village, town,
town sanitary district, or school district officer must include with the person's
registration under the campaign finance laws a statement indicating that the officer
for whom the recall is sought has been charged with committing a crime or violating
a code of ethics law applicable to local officials. The person must also include a copy
of the criminal or civil complaint alleging the crime or violation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB114, s. 1 3Section 1. 9.10 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB114,2,34 9.10 (2) (b) A recall petition for a city, village, town, town sanitary district, or
5school district office officer shall contain a statement of a reason for the recall which
6is related to the official responsibilities of
indicating that the official for whom

1removal is sought has been charged with committing a crime, as defined under s.
2939.12, violating s. 19.59 (1), or violating a local ordinance establishing a local code
3of ethics, as provided under s. 19.59 (1m)
.
SB114, s. 2 4Section 2. 9.10 (2) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB114,2,205 9.10 (2) (d) No petition may be offered for filing for the recall of an officer unless
6the petitioner first files a registration statement under s. 11.05 (1) or (2) with the
7filing officer with whom the petition is filed. The petitioner shall append to the
8registration a statement indicating his or her intent to circulate a recall petition, the
9name of the officer for whom recall is sought and, in the case of a petition for the recall
10of a city, village, town, town sanitary district, or school district officer, a statement
11of a reason for the recall which is related to the official responsibilities of indicating
12that
the official for whom removal is sought has been charged with committing a
13crime, as defined under s. 939.12, violating s. 19.59 (1), or violating a local ordinance
14establishing a local code of ethics, as provided under s. 19.59 (1m), and a copy of the
15criminal or civil complaint alleging the crime or violation
. No petitioner may
16circulate a petition for the recall of an officer prior to completing registration. The
17last date that a petition for the recall of an officer may be offered for filing is 5 p.m.
18on the 60th day commencing after registration. After the recall petition has been
19offered for filing, no name may be added or removed. No signature may be counted
20unless the date of the signature is within the period provided in this paragraph.
SB114,2,2121 (End)
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