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59.85(7)(a)(a) All appropriation bonds shall be registered by the county clerk or county treasurer of the county issuing the appropriation bonds, or such other officers or agents, including fiscal agents, as the board may determine. After registration, no transfer of an appropriation bond is valid unless made by the registered owner's duly authorized attorney, on the records of the county and similarly noted on the appropriation bond. The county may treat the registered owner as the owner of the appropriation bond for all purposes. Payments of principal and interest shall be by electronic funds transfer, check, share draft, or other draft to the registered owner at the owner's address as it appears on the register, unless the board has otherwise provided. Information in the register is not available for inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (1). The board may make any other provision respecting registration as it considers necessary or desirable.
59.85(7)(b) (b) The board may appoint one or more trustees or fiscal agents for each issue of appropriation bonds. The county treasurer may be designated as the trustee and the sole fiscal agent or as cofiscal agent for any issue of appropriation bonds. Every other fiscal agent shall be an incorporated bank or trust company authorized by the laws of the United States or of the state in which it is located to conduct banking or trust company business. There may be deposited with a trustee, in a special account, moneys to be used only for the purposes expressly provided in the resolution authorizing the issuance of appropriation bonds or an agreement between the county and the trustee. The board may make other provisions respecting trustees and fiscal agents as the board considers necessary or desirable and may enter into contracts with any trustee or fiscal agent containing such terms, including compensation, and conditions in regard to the trustee or fiscal agent as the board considers necessary or desirable.
59.85(7)(c) (c) If any appropriation bond is destroyed, lost, or stolen, the county shall execute and deliver a new appropriation bond, upon filing with the board evidence satisfactory to the board that the appropriation bond has been destroyed, lost, or stolen, upon providing proof of ownership thereof, and upon furnishing the board with indemnity satisfactory to it and complying with such other rules of the county and paying any expenses that the county may incur. The board shall cancel the appropriation bond surrendered to the county.
59.85(7)(d) (d) Unless otherwise directed by the board, every appropriation bond paid or otherwise retired shall be marked "canceled" and delivered to the county treasurer, or to such other fiscal agent as applicable with respect to the appropriation bond, who shall destroy them and deliver a certificate to that effect to the county clerk.
59.85(8) (8)Appropriation bonds as legal investments. Any of the following may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys, or other funds belonging to them or under their control in any appropriation bonds issued under this section:
59.85(8)(a) (a) The state, the investment board, public officers, municipal corporations, political subdivisions, and public bodies.
59.85(8)(b) (b) Banks and bankers, savings and loan associations, credit unions, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, investment companies, insurance companies, insurance associations, and other persons carrying on a banking or insurance business.
59.85(8)(c) (c) Personal representatives, guardians, trustees, and other fiduciaries.
59.85(9) (9)Moral obligation pledge. If the board considers it necessary or desirable to do so, it may express in a resolution authorizing appropriation bonds its expectation and aspiration to make timely appropriations sufficient to pay the principal and interest due with respect to such appropriation bonds, to make deposits into a reserve fund created under sub. (4) (a) with respect to such appropriation bonds, to make payments under any agreement or ancillary arrangement entered into under s. 59.86 with respect to such appropriation bonds, to make deposits into any stabilization fund established or continued under s. 59.87 with respect to such appropriation bonds, or to pay related issuance or administrative expenses.
59.85(10) (10)Pension study committee. The 2 public members of the pension study committee, created by chapter 405, laws of 1965, shall have at least 10 years of financial experience.
59.85(11) (11)Applicability. This section does not apply if a county does not issue appropriation bonds as authorized under sub. (2).
59.85 History History: 2007 a. 115; 2011 a. 62.
59.86 59.86 Agreements and ancillary arrangements for certain notes and appropriation bonds. At the time of issuance or in anticipation of the issuance of appropriation bonds under s. 59.85, or general obligation promissory notes under s. 67.12 (12), to pay unfunded prior service liability with respect to an employee retirement system, or at any time thereafter so long as the appropriation bonds or general obligation promissory notes are outstanding, a county having a population of 500,000 or more may enter into agreements or ancillary arrangements relating to the appropriation bonds or general obligation promissory notes, including trust indentures, liquidity facilities, remarketing or dealer agreements, letters of credit, insurance policies, guaranty agreements, reimbursement agreements, indexing agreements, and interest exchange agreements. Any payments made or amounts received with respect to any such agreement or ancillary arrangement shall be made from or deposited as provided in the agreement or ancillary arrangement.
59.86 History History: 2007 a. 115.
59.87 59.87 Employee retirement system liability financing in populous counties; additional powers.
59.87(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
59.87(1)(a) (a) "Board" means the county board of supervisors in any county.
59.87(1)(b) (b) "County" means any county having a population of 500,000 or more.
59.87(1)(c) (c) "Pension funding plan" means a strategic and financial plan related to the payment of all or part of a county's unfunded prior service liability with respect to an employee retirement system.
59.87(1)(d) (d) "Trust" means a common law trust organized under the laws of this state, by the county, as settlor, pursuant to a formal, written, declaration of trust.
59.87(2) (2)Special financing entities, funds, and accounts.
59.87(2)(a)(a) To facilitate a pension funding plan and in furtherance thereof, a board may create one or more of the following:
59.87(2)(a)1. 1. A trust.
59.87(2)(a)2. 2. A nonstock corporation under ch. 181.
59.87(2)(a)3. 3. A limited liability company under ch. 183.
59.87(2)(a)4. 4. A special fund or account of the county.
59.87(2)(b) (b) An entity described under par. (a) has all of the powers provided to it under applicable law and the documents pursuant to which it is created and established. The powers shall be construed broadly in favor of effectuating the purposes for which the entity is created. A county may appropriate funds to such entities and to such funds and accounts, under terms and conditions established by the board, consistent with the purposes for which they are created and established.
59.87(3) (3)Stabilization funds.
59.87(3)(a)(a) To facilitate a pension funding plan a board may establish a stabilization fund. Any such fund may be created as a trust, a special fund or account of the county established by a separate resolution or ordinance, or a fund or account created under an authorizing resolution or trust indenture in connection with the authorization and issuance of appropriation bonds under s. 59.85 or general obligation promissory notes under s. 67.12 (12). A county may appropriate funds for deposit to a stabilization fund established under this subsection.
59.87(3)(b) (b) Moneys in a stabilization fund established under this subsection may be used, subject to annual appropriation by the board, solely to pay principal or interest on appropriation bonds issued under s. 59.85 and general obligation promissory notes under s. 67.12 (12) issued in connection with a pension funding plan, for the redemption or repurchase of such appropriation bonds or general obligation promissory notes, to make payments under any agreement or ancillary arrangement entered into under s. 59.86 with respect to such appropriation bonds or general obligation promissory notes, or to pay annual pension costs other than normal costs. Moneys on deposit in a stabilization fund may not be subject to any claims, demands, or actions by, or transfers or assignments to, any creditor of the county, any beneficiary of the county's employee retirement system, or any other person, on terms other than as may be established in the resolution or ordinance creating the stabilization fund. Moneys on deposit in a stabilization fund established under this subsection may be invested and reinvested in the manner directed by the board or pursuant to delegation by the board as provided under s. 66.0603 (5).
59.87 History History: 2007 a. 115.
59.875 59.875 Payment of contributions in and employment of annuitants under an employee retirement system of populous counties.
59.875(1)(1) In this section, "county" means any county having a population of 500,000 or more.
59.875(2) (2)
59.875(2)(a)(a) Beginning on July 1. 2011, in any employee retirement system of a county, except as otherwise provided in a collective bargaining agreement entered into under subch. IV of ch. 111 and except as provided in par. (b), employees shall pay half of all actuarially required contributions for funding benefits under the retirement system. The employer may not pay on behalf of an employee any of the employee's share of the actuarially required contributions.
59.875(2)(b)1.1. An employer shall pay, on behalf of a nonrepresented law enforcement or fire fighting managerial employee, who was initially employed by the employer before July 1, 2011, the same contributions required by par. (a) that are paid by the employer for represented law enforcement or fire fighting personnel who were initially employed by the employer before July 1, 2011.
59.875(2)(b)2. 2. An employer shall pay, on behalf of a represented law enforcement or fire fighting employee, who was initially employed by the employer before July 1, 2011, and who on or after July 1, 2011, became employed in a nonrepresented law enforcement or fire fighting managerial position with the employer, or a successor employer in the event of a combined department that is created on or after July 1, 2011, the same contributions required by par. (a) that are paid by the employer for represented law enforcement or fire fighting personnel who were initially employed by the employer before July 1, 2011.
59.875(3) (3) No individual who is receiving an annuity under an employee retirement system of a county and who is reemployed by the county may continue to receive the annuity if a similarly situated individual who is receiving an annuity under the Wisconsin Retirement System and who was reemployed by a participating employer under that system would be required to terminate the annuity.
59.875 History History: 2011 a. 10, 32; 2013 a. 14.
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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)