15.447(1)(1) Council on tourism. There is created in the department of tourism a council on tourism consisting of 14 members serving 3-year terms, and the secretary of tourism or the secretary's designee, one member of the majority party in each house and one member of the minority party in each house appointed as are members of standing committees in their respective houses, the executive secretary of the arts board and the director of the historical society. Nominations for appointments to the council of members, other than ex officio members, shall be sought from but not limited to multicounty regional associations engaged in promoting tourism, statewide associations of businesses related to tourism, area visitor and convention bureaus, arts organizations, chambers of commerce, the Great Lakes inter-tribal council and other agencies or organizations with knowledge of American Indian tourism activities, and persons engaged in the lodging, restaurant, campground, amusement establishment, recreation establishment or retail liquor or fermented malt beverages business. Nominations shall be sought from throughout this state, to ensure that council members live in different geographical areas of the state and that they reflect the tourism industry's diversity and its distribution throughout both urban and rural areas of the state. Each council member, other than ex officio members, shall have experience in marketing and promotion strategy.
15.447 History History: 1995 a. 27, ss. 128, 193; 1997 a. 36.
15.46 15.46 Department of transportation; creation. There is created a department of transportation under the direction and supervision of the secretary of transportation.
15.46 Annotation The department of transportation is entitled to sovereign immunity. It is not an independent going concern. Canadian National Railroad v. State, 2007 WI App 179, 304 Wis. 2d 218, 736 N.W.2d 900, 06-2617.
15.465 15.465 Same; attached board.
15.465(2) (2) Rustic roads board. There is created a rustic roads board in the department of transportation. The rustic roads board shall consist of the following members: the chairpersons of the senate and assembly standing committees having jurisdiction over transportation matters as determined by the speaker of the assembly and the president of the senate and 8 members appointed by the secretary of transportation for staggered 4-year terms of whom at least 4 members shall be selected from a list of nominees submitted by the Wisconsin Counties Association.
15.467 15.467 Same; councils.
15.467(3)(3) Council on highway safety. There is created in the department of transportation a council on highway safety. The council shall consist of 15 members, as follows:
15.467(3)(a) (a) Five citizen members appointed for staggered 3-year terms.
15.467(3)(b) (b) Five state officers, part of whose duties shall be related to transportation and highway safety, appointed for staggered 3-year terms.
15.467(3)(c) (c) Three representatives to the assembly, appointed as are the members of assembly standing committees, at least one of whom serves on any assembly standing committee dealing with transportation matters.
15.467(3)(d) (d) Two senators, appointed as are the members of senate standing committees, at least one of whom serves on any senate standing committee dealing with transportation matters.
15.467(4) (4)Council on uniformity of traffic citations and complaints. There is created in the department of transportation a council on uniformity of traffic citations and complaints. Notwithstanding s. 15.09 (6), members of the council shall not be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties on the council. The council shall consist of the following members:
15.467(4)(a) (a) The secretary, or his or her designee, as chairperson.
15.467(4)(b) (b) A member of the department of transportation responsible for law enforcement.
15.467(4)(c) (c) A member of the Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association, designated by the president thereof.
15.467(4)(d) (d) A member of the County Traffic Patrol Association, designated by the president thereof.
15.467(4)(e) (e) A member of the Chiefs of Police Association, designated by the president thereof.
15.467(4)(f) (f) A member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, designated by the president thereof.
15.467(4)(g) (g) A member of the Wisconsin council of safety, designated by the president thereof.
15.467(4)(h) (h) A member of the Wisconsin District Attorneys Association, designated by the president thereof.
15.467(4)(i) (i) A member of the judicial conference, designated by the chairperson of the conference.
15.467(4)(j) (j) A member designated by the director of state courts.
15.49 15.49 Department of veterans affairs; creation.
15.49(1) (1) In this section, "veteran" means a veteran, as defined in s. 45.01 (12) (a) to (f), who has served on active duty, as defined in s. 45.01 (1).
15.49(2) (2) There is created a department of veterans affairs and a board of veterans affairs. Except as otherwise provided by law, the department shall be under the direction and supervision of the secretary of veterans affairs, who shall be a veteran. The board shall consist of 9 members all of whom shall be veterans. The members shall be appointed for staggered 4-year terms. The board shall be composed so that for each congressional district in the state there is at least one member of the board who is a resident of that district. If a member ceases to reside within the boundaries of the congressional district where he or she resided as that district existed at the time that member's current term began, the member vacates his or her office.
15.49 History History: 1975 c. 77; 1981 c. 199; 1991 a. 165; 2011 a. 36.
15.497 15.497 Same; councils.
15.497(2)(2) Council on veterans programs. There is created in the department of veterans affairs a council on veterans programs consisting of all of the following representatives appointed for one-year terms by the organization that each member represents:
15.497(2)(a) (a) One representative each of the state departments of the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Marine Corps League, the Navy Club of the U.S.A., the Veterans of World War II (AMVETS), the American Ex-prisoners of War, the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Inc., the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., the Catholic War Veterans of the U.S.A., the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., the Polish Legion of American Veterans, the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc., the Army and Navy Union of the United States of America, the Wisconsin Association of Concerned Veteran Organizations, the United Women Veterans, Inc., the U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II, the Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans, Inc., and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
15.497(2)(b) (b) One representative of the American Red Cross.
15.497(2)(c) (c) One representative of the Wisconsin county veterans service officers.
15.497(2)(d) (d) One representative of the Wisconsin chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
15.497(2)(e) (e) One representative of the Wisconsin Council of the Military Officers Association of America.
15.497(2)(f) (f) One representative of The Retired Enlisted Association.
15.497(2)(g) (g) One representative of the Wisconsin American GI Forum.
15.497(2)(h) (h) One representative of the Blinded Veterans Association of Wisconsin.
subch. III of ch. 15 SUBCHAPTER III
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES
15.57 15.57 Educational communications board; creation. There is created an educational communications board consisting of:
15.57(1) (1) The secretary of administration, the state superintendent of public instruction, the president of the University of Wisconsin System and the director of the technical college system board, or their designees.
15.57(2) (2) Two public members appointed for 4-year terms.
15.57(3) (3) One representative of public schools and one representative of private schools or of tribal schools, as defined in s. 115.001 (15m), appointed for 4-year terms.
15.57(4) (4) One majority and one minority party senator and one majority and one minority party representative to the assembly, appointed as are the members of standing committees in their respective houses.
15.57(5) (5) One member appointed by the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System for a 4-year term.
15.57(6g) (6g) The president of the Wisconsin Public Radio Association.
15.57(6m) (6m) One member with a demonstrated interest in public television who resides within the coverage area of an education television channel subject to s. 39.11 (3).
15.57(7) (7) One member appointed by the technical college system board for a 4-year term.
15.57 History History: 1971 c. 100 s. 4; Stats. 1971 s. 15.57; 1977 c. 325; 1983 a. 27; 1985 a. 29; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 399; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27; 2009 a. 302.
15.60 15.60 Government accountability board; creation.
15.60(1)(1) There is created a government accountability board consisting of 6 persons. Members shall serve for 6-year terms.
Effective date note NOTE: Section 15.60 (title) is repealed and sub. (1) is renumbered s. 15.61 (1) (a) (intro.) and amended, all eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.60(2) (2) All members of the board shall be appointed from nominations submitted to the governor by a nominating committee to be called the governmental accountability candidate committee, which shall consist of one court of appeals judge from each of the court of appeals districts. The members of the committee shall serve for 2-year terms expiring on March 1. The court of appeals judges shall be chosen as members by lot by the chief justice of the supreme court in the presence of the other justices of the supreme court. Service on the committee is mandatory except as provided in s. 758.19 (9).
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (2) is repealed eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.60(3) (3) Each member of the board shall be an individual who formerly served as a judge of a court of record in this state and who was elected to the position in which he or she served.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (3) is repealed eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.60(4) (4) No member may hold another office or position that is a state public office or a local public office, as defined in s. 19.42, except the office of circuit judge or court of appeals judge under s. 753.075.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (4) is renumbered s. 15.61 (2) and amended eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.60(5) (5) No member, for one year immediately prior to the date of nomination may have been, or while serving on the board may become, a member of a political party, an officer or member of a committee in any partisan political club or organization, or an officer or employee of a committee registered under ch. 11.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (5) is repealed eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.60(6) (6) No member, while serving on the board, may become a candidate, as defined in s. 11.0101 (1), for state office or local office, as defined in s. 5.02.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (6) is renumbered s. 15.61 (3) eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.60(7) (7) No member, while serving on the board, may make a contribution, as defined in s. 11.0101 (8), to a candidate, as defined in s. 11.0101 (1), for state office or local office, as defined in s. 5.02. No individual who serves as a member of the board, for 12 months prior to beginning that service, may have made a contribution, as defined in s. 11.0101 (8), to a candidate for a partisan state or local office, as defined in s. 5.02.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (7) is repealed eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.60(8) (8) No member may be a lobbyist, as defined in s. 13.62 (11), or an employee of a principal, as defined in s. 13.62 (12), except that a member may serve as a circuit judge or court of appeals judge under s. 753.075.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (8) is renumbered s. 15.61 (4) and amended eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.60 History History: 2007 a. 1; 2015 a. 117, 118.
15.60 Annotation Membership on the board is an office of public trust but is not a judicial office within the meaning of Art. VII, s. 1. In conformity with Art. VII, s. 1, an individual who has resigned from the office of judge may not serve as a member of the board for the duration of the term to which the individual was elected to serve as a judge. OAG 4-08.
15.603 15.603 Same; specified divisions.
15.603(1) (1) Ethics and Accountability division. There is created in the government accountability board an ethics and accountability division. The ethics and accountability division shall be under the direction and supervision of an administrator, who shall be appointed by the board.
Effective date note NOTE: Section 15.603 (title) and (1) (title) are repealed and sub. (1) is renumbered s. 15.62 (1) (b) 1. and amended, all eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.603(2) (2)Elections division. There is created in the government accountability board an elections division. The elections division shall be under the direction and supervision of an administrator, who shall be appointed by the board.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (2) (title) is repealed and sub. (2) is renumbered s. 15.61 (1) (b) 1. and amended, all eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.603 History History: 2007 a. 1; 2015 a. 118.
15.607 15.607 Same; council.
15.607(1)(1) Election administration council. There is created in the government accountability board an election administration council consisting of members appointed by the administrator of the elections division of the government accountability board, including the clerk or executive director of the board of election commissioners of the 2 counties or municipalities in this state having the largest population, one or more election officials of other counties or municipalities, representatives of organizations that advocate for the interests of individuals with disabilities and organizations that advocate for the interests of the voting public, and other electors of this state.
Effective date note NOTE: This section is repealed eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.607 History History: 2007 a. 1 s. 80; Stats. 2007 s. 15.607; 2015 a. 118.
15.61 15.61 Elections commission; creation.
15.61(1) (1)
15.61(1)(a)(a) There is created an elections commission consisting of the following members who shall serve for 5-year terms:
Effective date note NOTE: Section 15.61 (title) is created and sub. (1) (a) (intro.) is shown as renumbered from s. 15.60 (1) and amended, all eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.61(1)(a)1. 1. One member appointed by the senate majority leader.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 1. is created eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.61(1)(a)2. 2. One member appointed by the senate minority leader.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 2. is created eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 149 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before February 9, 2016. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after February 9, 2016 are designated by NOTES. (Published 2-9-16)