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  Date of enactment: February 4, 2016
2015 Senate Bill 279   Date of publication*: February 5, 2016
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
2015 WISCONSIN ACT 145
An Act to amend 77.255; and to create 77.256 of the statutes; relating to: real estate transfer fee returns for conveyances exempt from the fee.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
145,1 Section 1. 77.255 of the statutes is amended to read:
77.255 Exemptions from return. No return is required with respect to conveyances a conveyance exempt under s. 77.25 (1), (2r), (4) or (11) from the fee imposed under s. 77.22. No return is required with respect to conveyances exempt under s. 77.25 (2) unless the transferor is also a lender for the transaction.
145,1d Section 1d. 77.256 of the statutes is created to read:
77.256 Local fees prohibited. (1) No city, village, town, or county may impose a fee on a conveyance that is exempt from the real estate transfer fee under s. 77.25.
(2) If a city, village, town, or county has an ordinance in effect on the effective date of this subsection .... [LRB inserts date], that is inconsistent with the prohibition under sub. (1), the city, village, town, or county may not enforce the ordinance.
145,2 Section 2. Initial applicability.
(1) This act first applies to property conveyed on the effective date of this subsection.
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