2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 388
October 15, 2015 - Offered by Representatives Kessler, Berceau and Zamarripa.
1An Act to renumber and amend
15.60 (2); to amend
15.60 (1) and 15.60 (3); 2
and to create
15.60 (2) (b) of the statutes; relating to: the composition of the
3government accountability board.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This substitute amendment increases the membership of the Government
Accountability Board by six nonvoting members. The new members include two
former municipal or county clerks, selected by the leadership in both houses and
nominated by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate confirmed, and
one member appointed by each the president of the senate, the speaker of the
assembly, the minority leader of the senate, and the minority leader of the assembly.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
15.60 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
There is created a government accountability board consisting of 6 2persons voting members and 6 nonvoting members
. Members shall serve for 6-year 3
15.60 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 15.60 (2) (a) and amended 5
(a) All voting
members of the board shall be appointed from 7
nominations submitted to the governor by a nominating committee to be called the 8
governmental accountability candidate committee, which shall consist of one court 9
of appeals judge from each of the court of appeals districts. The members of the 10
committee shall serve for 2-year terms expiring on March 1. The court of appeals 11
judges shall be chosen as members by lot by the chief justice of the supreme court in 12
the presence of the other justices of the supreme court. Service on the committee is 13
mandatory except as provided in s. 758.19 (9).
15.60 (2) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) The 6 nonvoting members of the board shall be appointed as 16
1. The president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the minority leader 18
of the senate, and the minority leader of the assembly shall each appoint one 19
2. The legislative leadership of the 2 political parties that received the largest 21
number of votes for president shall prepare a list of not more than 3 individuals who 22
formerly served as county or municipal clerks such that each political party has 23
prepared one list. The governor shall choose one nominee from each list, with the 24
advice and consent of a majority of the members of the senate confirmed.
15.60 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
member of the board shall be an individual who formerly 2
served as a judge of a court of record in this state and who was elected to the position 3
in which he or she served.