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Effective date note NOTE: Section 15.60 (title) is repealed and sub.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 (2) is repealed eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis.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 (3) is repealed eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis.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 (5) is repealed eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis.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.
15.61(1)(a)3. 3. One member appointed by the speaker of the assembly.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 3. is created eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.61(1)(a)4. 4. One member appointed by the assembly minority leader.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 4. is created eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.61(1)(a)5. 5. Two members who formerly served as county or municipal clerks and who are nominated by the governor, [and] with the advice and consent of a majority of the members of the senate confirmed. The legislative leadership of the 2 major political parties that received the largest number of votes for president shall prepare a list of 3 individuals such that each major political party has prepared one list. The governor shall choose one nominee from each list.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 5. is created eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118. A missing word is shown in brackets. Corrective legislation is pending.
15.61(1)(a)6. 6. For each political party, other than the 2 major political parties, qualifying for a separate ballot under s. 5.62 (1) (b) or (2) whose candidate for governor received at least 10 percent of the vote in the most recent gubernatorial election, one member, nominated by the governor from a list of 3 individuals selected by the chief officer of that political party and with the advice and consent of a majority of the members of the senate confirmed.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 6. is created eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.61(1)(b)1.1. The elections commission shall be under the direction and supervision of an administrator, who shall be appointed by a majority of the members of the commission, with the advice and consent of the senate, to serve for a 4-year term expiring on July 1 of the odd-numbered year. Until the senate has confirmed an appointment made under this subdivision, the elections commission shall be under the direction and supervision of an interim administrator selected by a majority of the members of the commission. If a vacancy occurs in the administrator position, the commission shall appoint a new administrator, and submit the appointment for senate confirmation, no later than 45 days after the date of the vacancy. If the commission has not appointed a new administrator at the end of the 45-day period, the joint committee on legislative organization shall appoint an interim administrator to serve until a new administrator has been confirmed by the senate but for a term of no longer than one year. If the administrator position remains vacant at the end of the one-year period, the process for filling the vacancy described in this subdivision is repeated until the vacancy is filled.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 1. is shown as renumbered from s. 15.603 (2) and amended eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.61(1)(b)2. 2. The administrator may be removed by the affirmative vote of a majority of all members of the commission voting at a meeting of the commission called for that purpose.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 2. is created eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.61(1m) (1m) Members appointed with the advice and consent of the senate may serve prior to senate confirmation.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (1m) is created eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.61(2) (2) No member of the commission 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. (2) is shown as renumbered from 15.60 (4) and amended eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.61(3) (3) No member, while serving on the board [commission], 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. (3) is shown as renumbered from 15.60 (6) eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118. The correct word is shown in brackets. Corrective legislation is pending.
15.61(4) (4) No member may be a lobbyist, as defined in s. 13.62 (11), except that a member may serve as a circuit judge or court of appeals judge under s. 753.075.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (4) is shown as renumbered from 15.60 (8) and amended eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.61(5) (5)
15.61(5)(a)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., if a vacancy occurs for a member appointed under sub. (1) (a) 1. to 4., the individual responsible for making the appointment shall appoint a new member no later than 45 days after the date of the vacancy.
15.61(5)(a)2. 2. If the political party affiliation of the individual responsible for filling a vacancy under this paragraph is not the same as the political party affiliation of the individual who made the initial appointment, the legislative leader of the political party that made the initial appointment shall fill the vacancy.
15.61(5)(b) (b) If a vacancy occurs for a member appointed under sub. (1) (a) 5. or 6., a new member shall be selected, nominated, and submitted to the senate for confirmation no later than 45 days after the date of the vacancy.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (5) is created eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.61 History History: 2015 a. 118 ss. 155, 158, 160, 162, 167, 169 to 171.
15.62 15.62 Ethics commission; creation.
15.62(1) (1)
15.62(1)(a)(a) There is created an ethics commission consisting of the following members who shall serve for 5-year terms:
15.62(1)(a)1. 1. One member appointed by the senate majority leader.
15.62(1)(a)2. 2. One member appointed by the senate minority leader
15.62(1)(a)3. 3. One member appointed by the speaker of the assembly.
15.62(1)(a)4. 4. One member appointed by the assembly minority leader.
15.62(1)(a)5. 5. Two individuals who formerly served as judges for a court of record in this state, who were elected to the positions in which they served, and who are nominated by the governor[, and] with the advice and consent of a majority of the members of the senate confirmed. The legislative leadership of the 2 major political parties that received the largest number of votes for president shall prepare a list of 3 individuals such that each major political party has prepared one list. The governor shall choose one nominee from each list.
15.62 Note NOTE: A missing comma and word are shown in brackets. Corrective legislation is pending.
15.62(1)(a)6. 6. For each political party, other than the 2 major political parties, qualifying for a separate ballot under s. 5.62 (1) (b) or (2) whose candidate for governor received at least 10 percent of the vote in the most recent gubernatorial election, one member, nominated by the governor from a list of 3 individuals selected by the chief officer of that political party and with the advice and consent of a majority of the members of the senate confirmed.
15.62(1)(b)1.1. The ethics commission shall be under the direction and supervision of an administrator, who shall be appointed by a majority of the members of the commission, with the advice and consent of the senate, to serve for a 4-year term expiring on July 1 of the odd-numbered year. Until the senate has confirmed an appointment made under this subdivision, the ethics commission shall be under the direction and supervision of an interim administrator selected by a majority of the members of the commission. If a vacancy occurs in the administrator position, the commission shall appoint a new administrator, and submit the appointment for senate confirmation, no later than 45 days after the date of the vacancy. If the commission has not appointed a new administrator at the end of the 45-day period, the joint committee on legislative organization shall appoint an interim administrator to serve until a new administrator has been confirmed by the senate but for a term of no longer than one year. If the administrator position remains vacant at the end of the one-year period, the process for filling the vacancy described in this subdivision is repeated until the vacancy is filled.
15.62(1)(b)2. 2. The administrator may be removed by the affirmative vote of a majority of all members of the commission voting at a meeting of the commission called for that purpose.
15.62(1m) (1m) Members appointed with the advice and consent of the senate may serve prior to senate confirmation.
15.62(2) (2) No member of the commission 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.
15.62(3) (3) No member, while serving on the commission, may become a candidate, as defined in s. 11.0101 (1), for state office or local office, as defined in s. 5.02.
15.62(4) (4) 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.
15.62(5) (5)
15.62(5)(a)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., if a vacancy occurs for a member appointed under sub. (1) (a) 1. to 4., the individual responsible for making the appointment shall appoint a new member no later than 45 days after the date of the vacancy.
15.62(5)(a)2. 2. If the political party affiliation of the individual responsible for filling a vacancy under this paragraph is not the same as the political party affiliation of the individual who made the initial appointment, the legislative leader of the political party that made the initial appointment shall fill the vacancy.
15.62(5)(b) (b) If a vacancy occurs for a member appointed under sub. (1) (a) 5. or 6., a new member shall be selected, nominated, and submitted to the senate for confirmation no later than 45 days after the date of the vacancy.
Effective date note NOTE: This section is created eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118, except sub. (1) (b) 1. is renumbered from s. 15.603 (1) and amended eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
15.62 History History: 2015 a. 118 ss. 165, 172.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 392 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before May 10, 2016. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after May 10, 2016 are designated by NOTES. (Published 5-10-16)