Date of enactment: May 21, 2021
2021 Senate Bill 208   Date of publication*: May 22, 2021
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. “Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
An Act to amend 5.05 (5s) (a) of the statutes; relating to: publication of Elections Commission meeting minutes.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
38,1 Section 1. 5.05 (5s) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
5.05 (5s) (a) The commission shall permit inspection of records that are distributed or discussed in the course of a meeting or hearing by the commission in open session. The commission shall post on its Internet site the draft minutes of each meeting or hearing conducted by the commission in open session no later than 48 hours after the completion of the meeting or hearing. The commission shall post minutes approved by the commission no later than 48 hours after the minutes are approved. The commission may indicate whether minutes posted on its Internet site have been approved by the commission or are in draft form. Minutes posted pursuant to this paragraph shall include a summary of every action that the commission voted on, a record of each member's vote for or against every action requiring a vote, a record of all motions and seconds made by each member, including the full text of each motion debated and voted on by the commission, and a record of each member's status as being present or absent for any part of a meeting or hearing. The commission shall maintain all minutes published under this paragraph on its Internet site so that the minutes are accessible to the public at all times.