66.0137(5)(c)3.a. a. The individual is a full-time student in a secondary school.
66.0137(5)(c)3.b. b. The individual is a full-time or part-time student in an accredited college or university, except that this subd. 3. b. does not apply to such an individual after the close of the calendar year in which the individual reaches the age of 27.
66.0137 Annotation Section 66.185 [now sub. (5)] does not prohibit providing health insurance benefits to persons not listed in the statute if authority is granted by other statutes. Sections 120.12, 120.13, and 120.44, broadly construed as required by s. 118.001, grant broad powers, including that of providing insurance to persons not listed in this section. Pritchard v. Madison Metropolitan School District, 2001 WI App 62, 242 Wis. 2d 301, 625 N.W.2d 613, 00-0848.
66.0137 Annotation This section authorizes the purchase of liability insurance for state officers, agents, and employees for errors or omissions in carrying out the responsibility of their governmental positions. 58 Atty. Gen. 150.
66.0139 66.0139 Disposal of abandoned property.
66.0139(1)(1)In this section, “political subdivision" means a city, village, town or county.
66.0139(2) (2)A political subdivision may dispose of any personal property which has been abandoned, or remained unclaimed for a period of 30 days, after the taking of possession of the property by an officer of the political subdivision by any means determined to be in the best interest of the political subdivision. If the property is not disposed of in a sale open to the public, the political subdivision shall maintain an inventory of the property, a record of the date and method of disposal, including the consideration received for the property, if any, and the name and address of the person taking possession of the property. The inventory shall be kept as a public record for a period of not less than 2 years from the date of disposal of the property. Any means of disposal other than public auction shall be specified by ordinance. If the disposal is in the form of a sale, all receipts from the sale, after deducting the necessary expenses of keeping the property and conducting the sale, shall be paid into the treasury of the political subdivision.
66.0139(3) (3)A political subdivision may safely dispose of abandoned or unclaimed flammable, explosive, or incendiary substances, materials, or devices that pose a danger to life or property in their storage, transportation, or use immediately after taking possession of the substances, materials, or devices without a public auction. The political subdivision, by ordinance or resolution, may establish disposal procedures. Procedures may include provisions authorizing an attempt to return to the rightful owner substances, materials, or devices that have a commercial value in normal business usage and do not pose an immediate threat to life or property. If enacted, a disposal procedure shall include a presumption that if the substance, material, or device appears to be or is reported stolen, an attempt will be made to return the substance, material, or device to the rightful owner.
66.0139(4) (4)Except as provided in s. 968.20 (3), a 1st class city shall dispose of abandoned or unclaimed dangerous weapons or ammunition without a public auction 12 months after taking possession of them if the owner has not requested their return. Disposal procedures shall be established by ordinance or resolution and may include provisions authorizing an attempt to return to the rightful owner any dangerous weapons or ammunition which appear to be stolen or are reported stolen. If enacted, a disposal procedure shall include a presumption that if the dangerous weapons or ammunition appear to be or are reported stolen an attempt will be made to return the dangerous weapons or ammunition to the rightful owner. The dangerous weapons or ammunition are subject to sub. (5).
66.0139(5) (5)A political subdivision may retain or dispose of any abandoned, unclaimed or seized dangerous weapon or ammunition only under s. 968.20.
66.0139 History History: 1979 c. 221, 222, 355; 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 203; 1991 a. 269; 1993 a. 90; 1995 a. 157; 1999 a. 150 ss. 35, 324, 325; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0139; 2001 a. 103.
66.0141 66.0141 Accident record systems. Every city, village and town having a population of 5,000 or more shall maintain a traffic accident record system whereby traffic accidents occurring within the city, village or town may be located within 100 feet of the occurrence and shall provide a copy of the record quarterly to the county traffic safety commission under s. 83.013 (1) (a).
66.0141 History History: 1975 c. 381; 1983 a. 291; 1993 a. 246; 1999 a. 150 s. 118; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0141.
66.0143 66.0143 Local appeals for exemption from state mandates.
66.0143(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
66.0143(1)(a) (a) “Political subdivision" means a city, village, town, or county.
66.0143(1)(b) (b) “State mandate" means a state law that requires a political subdivision to engage in an activity or provide a service, or to increase the level of its activities or services.
66.0143(2) (2)Appeals for exemptions.
66.0143(2)(a) (a) A political subdivision may file a request with the department of revenue for a waiver from a state mandate, except for a state mandate that is related to any of the following:
66.0143(2)(a)1. 1. Health.
66.0143(2)(a)2. 2. Safety.
66.0143(2)(b) (b) An administrative agency, or the department of revenue, may grant a political subdivision a waiver from a state mandate as provided in par. (c).
66.0143(2)(c) (c) The political subdivision shall specify in its request for a waiver its reason for requesting the waiver. Upon receipt of a request for a waiver, the department of revenue shall forward the request to the administrative agency that is responsible for administrating the state mandate. The agency shall determine whether to grant the waiver and shall notify the political subdivision and the department of revenue of its decision in writing. If no agency is responsible for administrating the state mandate, the department of revenue shall determine whether to grant the waiver and shall notify the political subdivision of its decision in writing.
66.0143(3) (3)Duration of waivers. A waiver is effective for 4 years. The administrative agency may renew the waiver for additional 4-year periods. If a waiver is granted by the department of revenue, the department may renew the waiver under this subsection.
66.0143(4) (4)Evaluation. By July 1, 2004, the department of revenue shall submit a report to the governor, and to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3). The report shall specify the number of waivers requested under this section, a description of each waiver request, the reason given for each waiver request, and the financial effects on the political subdivision of each waiver that was granted.
66.0143 History History: 2001 a. 109; 2003 a. 321.
subch. II of ch. 66 SUBCHAPTER II
INCORPORATION; MUNICIPAL BOUNDARIES
66.0201 66.0201 Incorporation of villages and cities; purpose and definitions.
66.0201(1)(1)Purpose. It is the policy of this state that the development of territory from town to incorporated status proceed in an orderly and uniform manner and that toward this end each proposed incorporation of territory as a village or city be reviewed as provided in ss. 66.0201 to 66.0213 to assure compliance with certain minimum standards which take into account the needs of both urban and rural areas.
66.0201(2) (2)Definitions. In ss. 66.0201 to 66.0213, unless the context requires otherwise:
66.0201(2)(am) (am) “Board" means the incorporation review board.
66.0201(2)(ar) (ar) “Department" means the department of administration.
66.0201(2)(bm) (bm) “Isolated municipality" means any existing or proposed village or city entirely outside any metropolitan community at the time of its incorporation.
66.0201(2)(c) (c) “Metropolitan community" means the territory consisting of any city having a population of 25,000 or more, or any 2 incorporated municipalities whose boundaries are within 5 miles of each other whose populations aggregate 25,000, plus all the contiguous area which has a population density of 100 persons or more per square mile, or which the department has determined on the basis of population trends and other pertinent facts will have a minimum density of 100 persons per square mile within 3 years.
66.0201(2)(d) (d) “Metropolitan municipality" means any existing or proposed village or city entirely or partly within a metropolitan community.
66.0201(2)(dm) (dm) “Population" means the population of a local unit as shown by the last federal census or by any subsequent population estimate certified as acceptable by the department.
66.0201 History History: 1977 c. 29; 1979 c. 361 s. 112; 1991 a. 39; 1995 a. 27 ss. 3306 and 9116 (5); 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 150 s. 33; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0201; 1999 a. 186; 2003 a. 171.
66.0203 66.0203 Procedure for incorporation of villages and cities.
66.0203(1)(1)Notice of intention. At least 10 days and not more than 20 days before the circulation of an incorporation petition, a notice setting forth that the petition is to be circulated and including an accurate description of the territory involved shall be published within the county in which the territory is located as a class 1 notice, under ch. 985.
66.0203(2) (2)Petition.
66.0203(2)(a) (a) The petition for incorporation of a village or city shall be in writing signed by 50 or more persons who are both electors and freeholders in the territory to be incorporated if the population of the proposed village or city includes 300 or more persons; otherwise by 25 or more persons who are both electors and freeholders in the territory to be incorporated.
66.0203(2)(b) (b) The petition shall be addressed to and filed with the circuit court of a county in which all or a major part of the territory to be incorporated is located. The incorporation petition is void unless filed within 6 months of the date of publication of the notice of intention to circulate.
66.0203(2)(c) (c) The petition shall designate a representative of the petitioners, and an alternate, who shall be an elector or freeholder in the territory, and state that person's address; describe the territory to be incorporated with sufficient accuracy to determine its location and have attached to the petition a scale map reasonably showing the boundaries of the territory; specify the current resident population of the territory by number in accordance with the definition given in s. 66.0201 (2) (dm); set forth facts substantially establishing the required standards for incorporation; and request the circuit court to order a referendum and to certify the incorporation of the village or city when it is found that all requirements have been met.
66.0203(2)(e) (e) No person who has signed a petition may withdraw his or her name from the petition. No additional signatures may be added after a petition is filed.
66.0203(2)(f) (f) The circulation of the petition shall commence not less than 10 days nor more than 20 days after the date of publication of the notice of intention to circulate.
66.0203(3) (3)Hearing; costs.
66.0203(3)(a) (a) Upon the filing of the petition the circuit court shall by order fix a time and place for a hearing giving preference to the hearing over other matters on the court calendar.
66.0203(3)(b) (b) The court may by order allow costs and disbursements as provided for actions in circuit court in any proceeding under this subsection.
66.0203(3)(c) (c) The court may, upon notice to all parties who have appeared in the hearing and after a hearing on the issue of bond, order the petitioners or any of the opponents to post bond in an amount that it considers sufficient to cover disbursements.
66.0203(4) (4)Notice.
66.0203(4)(a) (a) Notice of the filing of the petition and of the date of the hearing on the petition before the circuit court shall be published in the territory to be incorporated, as a class 2 notice, under ch. 985, and given by certified or registered mail to the clerk of each town in which the territory is located and to the clerk of each metropolitan municipality of the metropolitan community in which the territory is located. The mailing shall be not less than 10 days before the time set for the hearing.
66.0203(4)(b) (b) The notice shall contain:
66.0203(4)(b)1. 1. A description of the territory sufficiently accurate to determine its location and a statement that a scale map reasonably showing the boundaries of the territory is on file with the circuit court.
66.0203(4)(b)2. 2. The name of each town in which the territory is located.
66.0203(4)(b)3. 3. The name and post-office address of the representative of the petitioners.
66.0203(4m) (4m)Incorporations involving portions of 2 towns. If the territory designated in the petition is comprised of portions of only 2 towns, the territory may not be incorporated unless the town board of each town adopts a resolution approving the incorporation.
66.0203(5) (5)Parties. Any governmental unit entitled to notice pursuant to sub. (4), any school district which lies at least partly in the territory or any other person found by the court to be a party in interest may become a party to the proceeding prior to the time set for the hearing.
66.0203(6) (6)Annexation resolution. Any municipality whose boundaries are contiguous to the territory may also file with the circuit court a certified copy of a resolution adopted by a two-thirds vote of the elected members of the governing body indicating a willingness to annex the territory designated in the incorporation petition. The resolution shall be filed at or prior to the hearing on the incorporation petition, or any adjournment granted for this purpose by the court.
66.0203(7) (7)Action.
66.0203(7)(a) (a) No action to contest the validity of an incorporation on any grounds, whether procedural or jurisdictional, may be commenced after 60 days from the date of issuance of the certificate of incorporation by the secretary of administration.
66.0203(7)(b) (b) An action contesting an incorporation shall be given preference in the circuit court.
66.0203(8) (8)Function of the circuit court.
66.0203(8)(a) (a) After the filing of the petition and proof of notice, the circuit court shall conduct a hearing at the time and place specified in the notice, or at a time and place to which the hearing is duly adjourned.
66.0203(8)(b) (b) On the basis of the hearing the circuit court shall find if the standards under s. 66.0205 are met. If the court finds that the standards are not met, the court shall dismiss the petition. Subject to par. (c), if the court finds that the standards are met the court shall refer the petition to the board. Upon payment of any fee imposed under s. 16.53 (14), the board shall determine whether the standards under s. 66.0207 are met.
66.0203(8)(c)1.1. The court shall determine whether an annexation proceeding that affects any territory included in the incorporation petition has been initiated under s. 66.0217, 66.0219, or 66.0223. A court shall consider an annexation proceeding under s. 66.0223 to have been initiated upon the posting of a meeting notice by a city or village that states that the city or village is considering enacting an ordinance under s. 66.0223.
66.0203(8)(c)2. 2. If the court determines that an annexation proceeding described under subd. 1. was initiated before the publication of the notice under sub. (1), the court shall refer the petition to the board when the annexation proceeding is final. If the annexation is determined to be valid, the court shall exclude the annexed territory from the territory proposed to be incorporated when it refers the petition to the board.
66.0203(8)(c)3. 3. If the court determines that an annexation proceeding described under subd. 1. was initiated after, and within 30 days after, the publication of the notice under sub. (1), the annexation may not proceed until the validity of the incorporation has been determined. If the incorporation is determined to be valid and complete, the annexation is void. If the incorporation is determined to be invalid, the annexation may proceed.
66.0203(8)(c)4. 4. If the court determines that an annexation proceeding described under subd. 1. was initiated on the same date as the publication of the notice under sub. (1), the court shall determine which procedure was begun first on that date and that action may proceed and the other action may not proceed unless the first action fails.
66.0203(8)(c)5. 5. If the court determines that an annexation proceeding described under subd. 1. was initiated more than 30 days after the publication of the notice under sub. (1), the annexation is void.
66.0203(9) (9)Function of the board.
66.0203(9)(a) (a) Upon receipt of the petition from the circuit court and payment of any fee imposed under s. 16.53 (14), the board shall make any necessary investigation to apply the standards under s. 66.0207.
66.0203(9)(b) (b) Within 30 days after the receipt by the board of the petition from the circuit court and payment of any fee imposed under s. 16.53 (14), whichever is later, any party in interest may request a hearing. Upon receipt of the request, the board shall schedule a hearing at a place in or convenient to the territory sought to be incorporated.
66.0203(9)(c) (c) Notice of the hearing shall be given in the territory to be incorporated by publishing a class 2 notice, under ch. 985, and by mailing the notice to the designated representative of the petitioners or any 5 petitioners and to all town and municipal clerks entitled to receive mailed notice of the petition under sub. (4).
66.0203(9)(d) (d) Subject to par. (dm), unless the court sets a different time limit, the board shall prepare its findings and determination, citing the supporting evidence, within 180 days after receipt of the referral from the court and payment of any fee imposed under s. 16.53 (14), whichever is later. The findings and determination shall be forwarded by the board to the circuit court. Copies of the findings and determination shall be sent by certified or registered mail to the designated representative of the petitioners, and to all town and municipal clerks entitled to receive mailed notice of the petition under sub. (4).
66.0203(9)(dm) (dm) The time period specified or set by the court under par. (d) shall be stayed for a reasonable period of time to allow for alternative dispute resolution of any disagreements between interested parties that result from the filing of an incorporation petition if all interested parties agree to this stay and provide written notice of their agreement to the board and to the circuit court.
66.0203(9)(e) (e) The determination of the board made in accordance with the standards under ss. 66.0205, 66.0207 and 66.0217 (6) (c) shall be one of the following:
66.0203(9)(e)1. 1. The petition as submitted is dismissed.
66.0203(9)(e)2. 2. The petition as submitted is granted.
66.0203(9)(e)3. 3. The petition as submitted is dismissed with a recommendation that a new petition be submitted to include more or less territory as specified in the department's findings and determination.
66.0203(9)(f)1.1. If the board determines that the petition shall be dismissed under par. (e) 1., the circuit court shall issue an order dismissing the petition. Except as provided in subd. 2., if the board grants the petition, the circuit court shall order an incorporation referendum as provided in s. 66.0211.
66.0203(9)(f)2. 2. If sub. (4m) applies, the court shall dismiss the petition if the court does not find that the resolutions required under sub. (4m) have been adopted. Paragraph (g) does not apply to this subdivision.
66.0203(9)(g) (g) The findings of both the court and the board shall be based upon facts as they existed at the time of the filing of the petition.
66.0203(9)(h) (h) Except for an incorporation petition which describes the territory recommended by the board under sub. (9) (e) 3., no petition for the incorporation of the same or substantially the same territory may be entertained for one year following the date of dismissal under par. (f) of the petition or the date of any election at which incorporation was rejected by the electors.
66.0203(9)(i) (i) If the board fails to make a determination within the time limit under par. (d), the board shall refund the fees imposed by the board under s. 16.53 (14) and shall then make a determination as quickly as possible.
66.0203(10) (10)Certain towns may become a city or village. A town that is adjacent to a village that contains an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone that is designated under s. 238.396 (1m) may become a city or village if the town holds, and approves, an incorporation referendum as described in s. 66.0211 (3). None of the other procedures contained in ss. 66.0201 to 66.0213 need to be fulfilled, and no approval by the board under s. 66.0207 is necessary for the town to become a city or village.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 367 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before September 5, 2018. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after September 5, 2018 are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-5-18)