2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 11, 2020 - Introduced by
Law Revision Committee. Referred to
Committee on Rules.
1An Act to repeal
33.55 (1) (t); and
33.55 (1) (u) of the statutes; 2relating to: the composition of the Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River
3Commission (suggested as remedial legislation by the Law Revision
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill makes changes to the composition of the Southeastern Wisconsin Fox
River Commission for the Illinois Fox River basin.
Current law establishes the commission and grants to it the authority to
develop and carry out certain plans, projects, and programs to improve water quality
and recreation in the Fox River system between the northern boundary of the city
of Waukesha and the point immediately below the Waterford Dam. The commission
is governed by a board of commissioners consisting, among others, of the mayors,
village presidents, or town board chairpersons of each municipality adjacent to the
Fox River system in Waukesha and Racine counties, or their designees. This bill
removes from the commission the town board chairperson of the town of Salem or his
or her designee and the village president of the village of Silver Lake or his or her
designee, and adds to the commission the village president of the village of Salem
Lakes or his or her designee.
For further information, see the Notes provided by the Law Revision
Committee of the Joint Legislative Council.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
Law Revision Committee prefatory note: This bill is a remedial legislation
proposal, introduced by the Law Revision Committee under s. 13.83 (1) (c) 4. and 5., stats.
After careful consideration of the various provisions of the bill, the Law Revision
Committee has determined that this bill makes minor substantive changes in the
statutes, and that these changes are desirable as a matter of public policy.
33.55 (1) (t) of the statutes is repealed.
33.55 (1) (u) of the statutes is amended to read:
(u) The village president of the village of Silver Lake Salem Lakes
his or her designee.
Note: Sections 1 and 2 update the membership of the Southeastern Wisconsin Fox
River Commission to include the village president of the village of Salem Lakes. The
town of Salem and the village of Silver Lake merged in 2017 to create the village of Salem