2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
October 22, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives E. Brooks, Steffen, R. Brooks,
A. Ott, Tittl, Kessler, Jacque, Novak, Knodl, Skowronski and Hebl,
cosponsored by Senators Lassa, LeMahieu, Harris Dodd, Marklein, L.
, Petrowski and Bewley. Referred to Committee on State Affairs and
Government Operations.
AB439,1,3 1An Act to amend 65.90 (5) (a) of the statutes; relating to: changing the
2publication notice requirement for certain budget actions taken by local
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill changes the publication notice requirement from 10 days to 15 days
for most local governmental units which make certain specified changes to their
For further information see the local fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB439,1 4Section 1. 65.90 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB439,2,55 65.90 (5) (a) Except as provided in par. (b) and except for alterations made
6pursuant to a hearing under sub. (4), the amount of tax to be levied or certified, the
7amounts of the various appropriations and the purposes for such appropriations
8stated in a budget required under sub. (1) may not be changed unless authorized by

1a vote of two-thirds of the entire membership of the governing body of the
2municipality. Any municipality, except a town, which makes changes under this
3paragraph shall publish a class 1 notice thereof, under ch. 985, within 10 15 days
4after any change is made. Failure to give notice shall preclude any changes in the
5proposed budget and alterations thereto made under sub. (4).
AB439,2 6Section 2. Initial applicability.
AB439,2,87 (1) This act first applies to a municipal budget, the summary of which is
8published on the effective date of this subsection.
AB439,2,99 (End)