2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
March 27, 2015 - Introduced by Senator Vukmir, cosponsored by Representatives
Kooyenga, Kleefisch, Knodl, Brandtjen, Steffen, Tittl, E. Brooks, T.
, Horlacher, Kerkman, Sanfelippo, Thiesfeldt, Murphy and
Ballweg. Referred to Committee on Education Reform and Government
SB85,1,2 1An Act to renumber and amend 120.10 (12) of the statutes; relating to: the
2sale of common or union high school district property.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, school districts are classified as common, union high,
unified, and first class city school districts. Current law requires a common and
union high school district to hold an annual meeting, at which every elector of the
school district is eligible to vote. Certain powers may be exercised at the annual
meeting, one of which is the power to authorize the sale of school district property
that is no longer needed by the school district. Under the bill, the school board of a
common or union high school district has the power to sell school district property
that is no longer needed by the school district without authorization from an annual
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:
SB85,1 3Section 1. 120.10 (12) of the statutes is renumbered 120.13 (19m) and
4amended to read:
1120.13 (19m) Sale of property. Authorize the sale of Sell any property
2belonging to and not needed by the school district. If a school site or other lands are
3to be abandoned which were acquired or are held upon condition that they revert to
4the prior owner when no longer used for school purposes, the school board shall sell
5any school buildings thereon or move them to another site within 8 months after the
6school buildings cease to be used for school purposes or the site ceases to be
7maintained as a school district playground or park.
SB85,2,88 (End)