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.
Taylor, Petrowski and Bewley. Referred to Committee on State Affairs and
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:
65.90 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Except as provided in par. (b) and except for alterations made 6
pursuant to a hearing under sub. (4), the amount of tax to be levied or certified, the 7
amounts of the various appropriations and the purposes for such appropriations 8
stated in a budget required under sub. (1) may not be changed unless authorized by
a vote of two-thirds of the entire membership of the governing body of the 2
municipality. Any municipality, except a town, which makes changes under this 3
paragraph shall publish a class 1 notice thereof, under ch. 985, within
after any change is made. Failure to give notice shall preclude any changes in the 5
proposed budget and alterations thereto made under sub. (4).
(1) This act first applies to a municipal budget, the summary of which is 8
published on the effective date of this subsection.