2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
September 13, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Edming, Tauchen, Bernier,
E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Horlacher, Kitchens, Kremer, Krug, Kulp, Mursau,
Novak, Quinn, Rodriguez, Rohrkaste, Steffen, Summerfield, Tranel and
VanderMeer, cosponsored by Senators Testin,
L. Taylor, Darling, Marklein,
Olsen and Tiffany. Referred to Committee on Small Business Development.
1An Act to amend
183.0114 (1) (a); and to create
183.0114 (2m) of the statutes; 2relating to: the fee for filing limited liability company articles of organization
3with the Department of Financial Institutions.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill creates, for student entrepreneurs, an exemption to the $130 initial
filing fee for articles of organization to form a limited liability company. The fee
exemption is available to students enrolled in postsecondary institutions in this
state. The exemption is available to these students who form a limited liability
company as a business start-up.
For further information see the state 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:
183.0114 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Articles Except as provided in sub. (2m), articles
183.0114 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) In this subsection, “student entrepreneur" means a student 2
to whom all of the following apply:
1. The student is enrolled in a postsecondary institution in this state.
2. The student is an organizer of a limited liability company or will be a member 5
of the limited liability company upon its formation, and the limited liability company 6
is being formed as a business start-up.
(b) The department may not collect a fee for filing articles of organization if all 8
of the following apply:
1. All members of the limited liability company, upon its formation, are student 10
2. If the limited liability company is formed by any organizer who will not 12
become a member of the limited liability company upon its formation, all such 13
organizers of the limited liability company are student entrepreneurs.
(1) This act first applies to articles of organization filed on the effective date of 16
This act takes effect on the first day of the 2nd month beginning after 19