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15.07(5)(z) (z) Members of the cemetery board, $25 per day.
15.07(5m) (5m)Limitations on salary and expenses.
15.07(5m)(b)(b) Lower Wisconsin state riverway board. The members, except for the chairperson, of the lower Wisconsin state riverway board shall be reimbursed under sub. (5) for only their necessary and actual travel expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, or shall be paid $25 plus mileage incurred in the performance of their duties, whichever is greater. The chairperson of the lower Wisconsin state riverway board shall be reimbursed for all his or her actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties. The lower Wisconsin state riverway board shall determine which expenses of the chairperson are actual and necessary before reimbursement.
15.07(5m)(c) (c) Board for people with developmental disabilities. A member of the board for people with developmental disabilities shall be reimbursed under sub. (5) (k) only if the member attends a meeting or event of the board and all of the following apply:
15.07(5m)(c)1. 1. The member's official duties related to the meeting or event occupy at least 4 hours in one day.
15.07(5m)(c)2. 2. Due to the member's official duties related to the meeting or event the member forfeits wages from other employment or the member is not otherwise employed for wages.
15.07(6) (6)Reports. Every board created in or attached to a department or independent agency shall submit to the head of the department or independent agency, upon request of that person not more often than annually, a report on the operation of the board.
15.07(7) (7)Official oath. Each member of a board shall take and file the official oath prior to assuming office.
15.07 Annotation "Membership" as used in sub. (4) means the authorized number of positions and not the number of positions that are currently occupied. 66 Atty. Gen. 192.
15.08 15.08 Examining boards and councils.
15.08(1) (1) Selection of members. All members of examining boards shall be residents of this state and shall, unless otherwise provided by law, be nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed. Appointments shall be for the terms provided by law. Terms shall expire on July 1. No member may serve more than 2 consecutive terms. No member of an examining board may be an officer, director or employee of a private organization which promotes or furthers the profession or occupation regulated by that board.
15.08(1m) (1m)Public members.
15.08(1m)(a)(a) Public members appointed under s. 15.405 or 15.407 shall have all the powers and duties of other members except they shall not prepare questions for or grade any licensing examinations.
15.08(1m)(am) (am) Public members appointed under s. 15.405 or 15.407 shall not be, nor ever have been, licensed, certified, registered or engaged in any profession or occupation licensed or otherwise regulated by the board, examining board or examining council to which they are appointed, shall not be married to any person so licensed, certified, registered or engaged, and shall not employ, be employed by or be professionally associated with any person so licensed, certified, registered or engaged.
15.08(1m)(b) (b) The public members of the chiropractic examining board, the dentistry examining board, the hearing and speech examining board, the medical examining board, the physical therapy examining board, perfusionists examining council, respiratory care practitioners examining council and council on physician assistants, the board of nursing, the nursing home administrator examining board, the veterinary examining board, the optometry examining board, the pharmacy examining board, the marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, and social work examining board, the psychology examining board, and the radiography examining board shall not be engaged in any profession or occupation concerned with the delivery of physical or mental health care.
15.08(1m)(c) (c) The membership of each examining board and examining council created in the department of safety and professional services after June 1, 1975, shall be increased by one member who shall be a public member appointed to serve for the same term served by the other members of such examining board or examining council, unless the act relating to the creation of such examining board or examining council provides that 2 or more public members shall be appointed to such examining board or examining council.
15.08(2) (2)Selection of officers. At its first meeting in each year, every examining board shall elect from among its members a chairperson, vice chairperson and, unless otherwise provided by law, a secretary. Any officer may be reelected to succeed himself or herself.
15.08(3) (3)Frequency of meetings.
15.08(3)(a)(a) Every examining board shall meet annually and may meet at other times on the call of the chairperson or of a majority of its members.
15.08(3)(b) (b) The medical examining board shall meet at least 12 times annually.
15.08(3)(c) (c) The hearing and speech examining board shall meet at least once every 3 months.
15.08(4) (4)Quorum.
15.08(4)(a)(a) A majority of the membership of an examining board constitutes a quorum to do business, and a majority of a quorum may act in any matter within the jurisdiction of the examining board.
15.08(4)(b) (b) Notwithstanding par. (a), no certificate or license which entitles the person certified or licensed to practice a trade or profession shall be suspended or revoked without the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the voting membership of the examining board.
15.08(5) (5)General powers. Each examining board:
15.08(5)(a) (a) May compel the attendance of witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony and receive proof concerning all matters within its jurisdiction.
15.08(5)(b) (b) Shall promulgate rules for its own guidance and for the guidance of the trade or profession to which it pertains, and define and enforce professional conduct and unethical practices not inconsistent with the law relating to the particular trade or profession.
15.08(5)(c) (c) May limit, suspend or revoke, or reprimand the holder of, any license, permit or certificate granted by the examining board.
15.08(6) (6)Improvement of the profession. In addition to any other duties vested in it by law, each examining board shall foster the standards of education or training pertaining to its own trade or profession, not only in relation of the trade or profession to the interest of the individual or to organized business enterprise, but also in relation to government and to the general welfare. Each examining board shall endeavor, both within and outside its own trade or profession, to bring about a better understanding of the relationship of the particular trade or profession to the general welfare of this state.
15.08(7) (7)Compensation and reimbursement for expenses. Each member of an examining board shall, unless the member is a full-time salaried employee of this state, be paid a per diem of $25 for each day on which the member was actually and necessarily engaged in the performance of examining board duties. Each member of an examining board shall be reimbursed for the actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of examining board duties.
15.08(8) (8)Official oath. Every member of an examining board shall take and file the official oath prior to assuming office.
15.08(9) (9)Annual reports. Every examining board shall submit to the head of the department in which it is created, upon request of that person not more often than annually, a report on the operation of the examining board.
15.08(10) (10)Seal. Every examining board may adopt a seal.
15.08 Annotation Selection and terms of officers of regulatory and licensing boards are discussed. 75 Atty. Gen. 247 (1986).
15.085 15.085 Affiliated credentialing boards.
15.085(1) (1) Selection of members. All members of affiliated credentialing boards shall be residents of this state and shall, unless otherwise provided by law, be nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed. Appointments shall be for the terms provided by law. Terms shall expire on July 1. No member may serve more than 2 consecutive terms. No member of an affiliated credentialing board may be an officer, director or employee of a private organization which promotes or furthers the profession or occupation regulated by that board.
15.085(1m) (1m)Public members.
15.085(1m)(a)(a) Public members appointed under s. 15.406 shall have all of the powers and duties of other members except that they shall not prepare questions for or grade any licensing examinations.
15.085(1m)(am) (am) Public members appointed under s. 15.406 shall not be, nor ever have been, licensed, certified, registered or engaged in any profession or occupation licensed or otherwise regulated by the affiliated credentialing board to which they are appointed, shall not be married to any person so licensed, certified, registered or engaged, and shall not employ, be employed by or be professionally associated with any person so licensed, certified, registered or engaged.
15.085(1m)(b) (b) The public members of the podiatry affiliated credentialing board or occupational therapists affiliated credentialing board shall not be engaged in any profession or occupation concerned with the delivery of physical or mental health care.
15.085(2) (2)Selection of officers. At its first meeting in each year, every affiliated credentialing board shall elect from among its members a chairperson, vice chairperson and, unless otherwise provided by law, a secretary. Any officer may be reelected to succeed himself or herself.
15.085(3) (3)Frequency of meetings.
15.085(3)(a)(a) Every affiliated credentialing board shall meet annually and may meet at other times on the call of the chairperson or of a majority of its members.
15.085(3)(b) (b) The chairperson of an affiliated credentialing board shall meet at least once every 6 months with the examining board to which the affiliated credentialing board is attached to consider all matters of joint interest.
15.085(4) (4)Quorum.
15.085(4)(a)(a) A majority of the membership of an affiliated credentialing board constitutes a quorum to do business, and a majority of a quorum may act in any matter within the jurisdiction of the affiliated credentialing board.
15.085(4)(b) (b) Notwithstanding par. (a), no certificate or license which entitles the person certified or licensed to practice a trade or profession shall be suspended or revoked without the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the membership of the affiliated credentialing board.
15.085(5) (5)General powers. Each affiliated credentialing board:
15.085(5)(a) (a) May compel the attendance of witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony and receive proof concerning all matters within its jurisdiction.
15.085(5)(b) (b) Shall promulgate rules for its own guidance and for the guidance of the trade or profession to which it pertains, and define and enforce professional conduct and unethical practices not inconsistent with the law relating to the particular trade or profession. In addition to any other procedure under ch. 227 relating to the promulgation of rules, when promulgating a rule, other than an emergency rule under s. 227.24, an affiliated credentialing board shall do all of the following:
15.085(5)(b)1. 1. Submit the proposed rule to the examining board to which the affiliated credentialing board is attached. The proposed rule shall be submitted under this subdivision at least 60 days before the proposed rule is submitted to the legislative council staff under s. 227.15 (1).
15.085(5)(b)2. 2. Consider any comments on a proposed rule made by the examining board to which the affiliated credentialing board is attached, if the examining board submits the comments to the affiliated credentialing board within 30 days after a public hearing on the proposed rule under s. 227.18 or, if no hearing is held, within 30 days after the proposed rule is published under s. 227.16 (2) (e).
15.085(5)(b)3. 3. Include, in the report submitted to the legislature under s. 227.19 (2), any comments on the proposed rule submitted by the examining board under subd. 2. and the affiliated credentialing board's responses to those comments.
15.085(5)(c) (c) May limit, suspend or revoke, or reprimand the holder of, any license, permit or certificate granted by the affiliated credentialing board.
15.085(6) (6)Improvement of the profession. In addition to any other duties vested in it by law, each affiliated credentialing board shall foster the standards of education or training pertaining to its own trade or profession, not only in relation of the trade or profession to the interest of the individual or to organized business enterprise, but also in relation to government and to the general welfare. Each affiliated credentialing board shall endeavor, both within and outside its own trade or profession, to bring about a better understanding of the relationship of the particular trade or profession to the general welfare of this state.
15.085(7) (7)Compensation and reimbursement for expenses. Each member of an affiliated credentialing board shall, unless the member is a full-time salaried employee of this state, be paid a per diem of $25 for each day on which the member was actually and necessarily engaged in the performance of affiliated credentialing board duties. Each member of an affiliated credentialing board shall be reimbursed for the actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of affiliated credentialing board duties.
15.085(8) (8)Official oath. Every member of an affiliated credentialing board shall take and file the official oath prior to assuming office.
15.085(9) (9)Annual reports. Every affiliated credentialing board shall submit to the head of the department in which it is created, upon request of that person not more often than annually, a report on the operation of the affiliated credentialing board.
15.085(10) (10)Seal. Every affiliated credentialing board may adopt a seal.
15.09 15.09 Councils.
15.09(1)(1) Selection of members.
15.09(1)(a)(a) Unless otherwise provided by law, the governor shall appoint the members of councils for terms prescribed by law. Except as provided in par. (b), fixed terms shall expire on July 1 and shall, if the term is for an even number of years, expire in an odd-numbered year.
15.09(1)(b) (b) The terms of the members of the council on recycling shall expire as specified under s. 15.347 (17) (c).
15.09(2) (2)Selection of officers. Unless otherwise provided by law, at its first meeting in each year every council shall elect a chairperson, vice chairperson and secretary from among its members. Any officer may be reelected for successive terms. For any council created under the general authority of s. 15.04 (1) (c), the constitutional officer or secretary heading the department or the chief executive officer of the independent agency in which such council is created shall designate an employee of the department or independent agency to serve as secretary of the council and to be a voting member thereof.
15.09(3) (3)Location and frequency of meetings. Unless otherwise provided by law, every council shall meet at least annually and shall also meet on the call of the head of the department or independent agency in which it is created, and may meet at other times on the call of the chairperson or a majority of its members. A council shall meet at such locations as may be determined by it unless the constitutional officer or secretary heading the department or the chief executive officer of the independent agency in which it is created determines a specific meeting place.
15.09(4) (4)Quorum. Except as otherwise expressly provided, a majority of the membership of a council constitutes a quorum to do business, and a majority of a quorum may act in any matter within the jurisdiction of the council.
15.09(5) (5)Powers and duties. Unless otherwise provided by law, a council shall advise the head of the department or independent agency in which it is created and shall function on a continuing basis for the study, and recommendation of solutions and policy alternatives, of the problems arising in a specified functional area of state government.
15.09(6) (6)Reimbursement for expenses. Members of a council shall not be compensated for their services, but, except as otherwise provided in this subsection, members of councils created by statute shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, such reimbursement in the case of an elective or appointive officer or employee of this state who represents an agency as a member of a council to be paid by the agency which pays his or her salary. Members of the agricultural education and workforce development council may not be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
15.09(7) (7)Reports. Unless a different provision is made by law for transmittal or publication of a report, every council created in a department or independent agency shall submit to the head of the department or independent agency, upon request of that person not more often than annually, a report on the operation of the council.
15.09(8) (8)Official oath. Each member of a council shall take and file the official oath prior to assuming office.
subch. II of ch. 15 SUBCHAPTER II
DEPARTMENTS
15.10 15.10 Department of administration; creation. There is created a department of administration under the direction and supervision of the secretary of administration. The secretary of administration shall be appointed on the basis of recognized interest, administrative and executive ability, training and experience in and knowledge of problems and needs in the field of general administration.
15.103 15.103 Same; specified divisions.
15.103(1) (1) Division of hearings and appeals. There is created a division of hearings and appeals which is attached to the department of administration under s. 15.03. The administrator of the division shall be appointed by the secretary of administration in the classified service.
15.103(1g) (1g)Division of legal services. There is created in the department of administration a division of legal services.
15.103(1m) (1m)Division of gaming. There is created in the department of administration a division of gaming.
15.103(4) (4)Division of trust lands and investments. There is created a division of trust lands and investments which is attached to the department of administration under s. 15.03. This division is under the direction and supervision of the board of commissioners of public lands.
15.103(5) (5)Division of enterprise technology. There is created in the department of administration a division of enterprise technology.
15.105 15.105 Same; attached boards, commissions, and offices.
15.105(1)(1) Tax appeals commission. There is created a tax appeals commission which is attached to the department of administration under s. 15.03. Members shall be appointed solely on the basis of fitness to perform the duties of their office, and shall be experienced in tax matters. The commission shall meet at the call of the chairperson or at the call of a majority of its members. The chairperson shall not serve on or under any committee of a political party. The commission shall include but not be limited to a small claims division.
15.105(2) (2)Claims board. There is created a claims board, attached to the department of administration under s. 15.03, consisting of a representative of the office of the governor designated by the governor, a representative of the department of administration designated by the secretary of administration, a representative of the department of justice designated by the attorney general and the chairpersons of the senate and assembly committees on finance or their designees appointed at the commencement of each legislative biennium from the membership of their respective committees on finance.
15.105(3) (3)Depository selection board. There is created a depository selection board which is attached to the department of administration under s. 15.03. The depository selection board shall consist of the state treasurer, the secretary of administration, and the secretary of revenue or their designees.
15.105(4) (4)Public records board. There is created a public records board which is attached to the department of administration under s. 15.03. The public records board shall consist of the governor, the director of the historical society, the attorney general, the state auditor, and the director of the legislative council staff, or their designated representatives, and a representative of the small business community, a representative of a school board or the governing body of a municipality, as defined in s. 281.59 (1) (c), other than a joint local water authority created under s. 66.0823, and one other member.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)