2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
November 8, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Nass, Cowles and Olsen, cosponsored
by Representatives Horlacher, Dittrich, Krug, Loudenbeck, Plumer and
Tusler. Referred to Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform.
SB559,1,2 1An Act to amend 33.22 (1) of the statutes; relating to: bid requirements for
2public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a lake protection and rehabilitation district may be created
to carry out a program of lake protection and rehabilitation. Under current law, the
district must let to the lowest responsible bidder any contract in excess of $2,500 for
the performance of any work or the purchase of any materials. This bill increases
this threshold to $10,000.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB559,1 3Section 1. 33.22 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB559,2,24 33.22 (1) Any district organized under this chapter may select a name for the
5district, sue and be sued, make contracts, accept gifts, purchase, lease, devise or
6otherwise acquire, hold, maintain or dispose of property, disburse money, contract
7debt, and do any other acts necessary to carry out a program of lake protection and
8rehabilitation. All contracts in excess of $2,500 $10,000 for the performance of any

1work or the purchase of any materials shall be let by the commissioners to the lowest
2responsible bidder in the manner they prescribe.
SB559,2,33 (End)