2019-2020 Wisconsin Legislature

Assembly Bill 661

An Act to renumber 60.61 (1m); to renumber and amend 17.25 (1); to amend 17.13 (3), 19.84 (1) (b), 60.30 (1e) (e), 60.307 (3) (b), 60.37 (4) (a), 60.61 (1m) (title), 62.23 (9) (title) and 70.47 (2); and to create 17.13 (2m), 17.25 (1) (a) 2., 60.30 (5) (c), 60.61 (1m) (b) and 62.23 (9) (c) of the statutes; Relating to: the way town board vacancies are filled; public notice requirements for governmental meetings; appointment and removal procedures for certain town officeholders; a process for an applicant to appeal a permit denial to the governing body of a city, village, or town; wages paid to an elected town officer who also serves as a town employee; and the term of appointed town assessors. (FE)

Status: A - Enacted into Law

Important Actions (newest first)

Date / House Action Journal
3/4/2020 Asm.Published 3-4-2020699
1/28/2020 Asm.Report passage recommended by Committee on Local Government, Ayes 9, Noes 0515


Date / House Action Journal
12/5/2019 Asm.Introduced by Representatives Quinn, Summerfield, Ballweg, Brooks, Doyle, Duchow, Edming, Felzkowski, James, Kitchens, Krug, Kulp, Kurtz, Magnafici, B. Meyers, Milroy, Mursau, Novak, Oldenburg, Petersen, Petryk, Schraa, Swearingen, Tittl, Tusler, VanderMeer, Wichgers, Wittke and Vruwink;
cosponsored by Senators Jacque, Tiffany, Bernier, Bewley, LeMahieu, Marklein, Ringhand and Schachtner
12/5/2019 Asm.Read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government419
12/12/2019 Asm.Representative Duchow withdrawn as a coauthor425
12/12/2019 Asm.Public hearing held 
12/13/2019 Asm.Fiscal estimate received 
1/3/2020 Asm.Fiscal estimate received 
1/23/2020 Asm.Executive action taken 
1/28/2020 Asm.Report passage recommended by Committee on Local Government, Ayes 9, Noes 0515
1/28/2020 Asm.Referred to committee on Rules515
2/6/2020 Asm.Assembly Amendment 1 offered by Representative Quinn542
2/18/2020 Asm.Rules suspended to withdraw from committee on Rules and take up627
2/18/2020 Asm.Read a second time627
2/18/2020 Asm.Assembly Amendment 1 adopted627
2/18/2020 Asm.Ordered to a third reading627
2/18/2020 Asm.Rules suspended627
2/18/2020 Asm.Read a third time and passed627
2/18/2020 Asm.Ordered immediately messaged627
2/19/2020 Sen.Received from Assembly692
2/19/2020 Sen.Read first time and referred to committee on Senate Organization693
2/19/2020 Sen.Available for scheduling 
2/19/2020 Sen.Rules suspended to withdraw from committee on Senate Organization and take up697
2/19/2020 Sen.Read a second time697
2/19/2020 Sen.Ordered to a third reading697
2/19/2020 Sen.Rules suspended697
2/19/2020 Sen.Read a third time and concurred in697
2/19/2020 Sen.Ordered immediately messaged699
2/20/2020 Asm.Received from Senate concurred in640
2/25/2020 Asm.LRB correction686
2/25/2020 Asm.LRB correction (Assembly Amendment 1)686
2/25/2020 Asm.Report correctly enrolled on 2-25-2020685
2/28/2020 Asm.Presented to the Governor on 2-28-2020 by directive of the Speaker692
3/4/2020 Asm.Report approved by the Governor on 3-3-2020. 2019 Wisconsin Act 140699
3/4/2020 Asm.Published 3-4-2020699
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