2023 - 2024 LEGISLATURE
October 18, 2023 - Introduced by Representatives Nedweski, August, Murphy,
O'Connor, Penterman, Rettinger, Schutt and Vos, cosponsored by Senators
Wanggaard and Marklein. Referred to Committee on Colleges and
AB545,1,2 1An Act to amend 38.08 (1) (a) 1. (intro.) and 38.08 (1) (a) 1g. (intro.) of the
2statutes; relating to: technical college district board membership.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, technical college district boards must be composed of nine
members who are residents of the district. This bill requires that technical college
district board members also be United States citizens.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB545,1 3Section 1. 38.08 (1) (a) 1. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB545,1,64 38.08 (1) (a) 1. (intro.) A district board shall administer the district and, except
5as provided in subd. 1g., shall be composed of 9 members who are U.S. citizens and
6residents of the district, consisting of the following:
AB545,2 7Section 2. 38.08 (1) (a) 1g. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB545,2,28 38.08 (1) (a) 1g. (intro.) The district board governing the Milwaukee area
9technical college shall be composed of 9 members who are U.S. citizens and residents

1of the district, 7 of whom are residents of Milwaukee County, consisting of the
AB545,3 3Section 3. Initial applicability.
AB545,2,54 (1) This act first applies to a technical college district board member who begins
5a term on or after the effective date of this bill.
AB545,2,66 (End)