3. Adminstrative review of appeals of the denial in whole or in part of a contract 9
award, an initial permit, license, right, privilege, or authority, except an alcohol 10
beverage license, for which a person applies through the county.
4. Actions taken under the administrative manual of operating procedures 12
related to the authority and powers granted to a county executive under the statutes 13
and under county ordinances. If an action taken by the county board conflicts with 14
an action taken by a county executive under this subdivision, the county executive's 15
action shall prevail over the county board's action to the extent that the county 16
executive's action and the county board's action conflict.
59.25 (3) (gm) of the statutes is created to read:
(gm) Deposit all moneys received under s. 973.0455 (2) into a crime 19
prevention fund and, on order of the crime board under s. 59.54 (28) (d), make grant 20
payments as the crime board directs.
59.26 (8) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) In any county with a population of less than 500,000, the board, 23
by ordinance, may fix the number of deputy sheriffs to be appointed in that county 24
at not less than that number required by sub. (1) (a) and (b) and may set the salary 25
of those deputies. Subject to sub. (10), the board may provide by ordinance that
deputy sheriff positions be filled by appointment by the sheriff from a list of all 2
persons with the 3 highest scores for each position based on a competitive 3
examination. Such competitive examinations may be by a county civil service 4
commission or by the division bureau
of merit recruitment and selection in the office
5of state employment relations department of administration
at the option of the 6
board and it shall so provide by ordinance. The division bureau
of merit recruitment 7
and selection in the office of state employment relations
shall, upon request of the 8
board, conduct such examination according to the methods used in examinations for 9
the state civil service and shall certify an eligible list of the names of all persons with 10
the 3 highest scores on that examination for each position to the sheriff of that county 11
who shall, subject to sub. (10), make an appointment from that list to fill the position 12
within 10 days after he or she receives the eligible list. The county for which such 13
examination is conducted shall pay the cost of that examination. If a civil service 14
commission is decided upon for the selection of deputy sheriffs, then ss. 63.01 to 63.17 15
shall apply so far as consistent with this subsection, except ss. 63.03, 63.04 and 63.15 16
and except the provision governing minimum compensation of the commissioners. 17
The ordinance or an amending ordinance may provide for employee grievance 18
procedures and disciplinary actions, for hours of work, for tours of duty according to 19
seniority and for other administrative regulations. Any board provision consistent 20
with this paragraph and existing on July 25, 1951, is validated. If the sheriff fills a 21
deputy sheriff position by promotion, the sheriff shall, subject to sub. (10), make the 22
appointment to the position from a list of 3 deputy sheriffs who receive the highest 23
scores in a competitive examination. Such competitive examinations may be by a 24
county civil service commission or by the division
of merit recruitment and
selection in the office of state employment relations
at the option of the board and 2
it shall so provide by ordinance.
459.365 Moratorium on fee increases. (1)
From the effective date of this 5
subsection .... [LRB inserts date], to April 17, 2017, the board may not charge a 6
funeral home, cemetery, or crematorium an amount that exceeds the amount that 7
was in effect on April 17, 2015, for any of the following fees:
(a) Fees for services rendered by a coroner.
(b) Fees assessed for the signing of a death certificate by a coroner or medical 10
(c) Fees assessed related to transportation services.
If on or after April 18, 2017, the board increases the amount of any of the 13
fees specified in sub. (1) (a) to (c), any such increase may not exceed the annual 14
percentage change in the U.S. consumer price index for all urban consumers, U.S. 15
city average, as determined by the U.S. department of labor, for the 12 months 16
ending on December 31 of the year before the increase.
59.40 (2) (n) of the statutes is amended to read:
(n) Pay monthly to the treasurer the amounts required by s. 302.46 19
(1) for the jail assessment surcharge and the amounts required by s. 973.0455 (2)
The payments shall be made by the 15th day of the month following receipt thereof.
59.40 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.40 (4) Clerk of circuit court; debt collector contract.
If authorized by 23
the board under s. 59.52 (28), the clerk of circuit court may contract with a debt 24
collector, as defined in s. 427.103 (3), or enter into an agreement with the department
25of revenue under s. 71.93 (8)
for the collection of unpaid fines and forfeitures debt
Any contract entered into with a debt collector
shall provide that the debt collector 2
shall be paid from the proceeds recovered by the debt collector.
Any contract entered
3into with the department shall provide that the department shall charge a collection
4fee, as provided under s. 71.93 (8) (b) 1.
The net proceeds received by the clerk of 5
circuit court after the payment to the debt collector shall be considered the amount 6
of fines and forfeitures debt
collected for purposes of distribution to the state and 7
county under sub. (2) (m).
59.51 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
59.51 (3) Populous counties, limitations on powers.
The board of any county 10
with a population of 750,000 or more may not enact an ordinance or adopt a 11
resolution or policy that conflicts or interferes, in form or function, with the statutory 12
authority of a county executive.
59.52 (6) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.52 (6) Property.
The Except as provided in s. 59.17 (2) (b) 3., the 15
59.52 (6) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) How acquired; purposes. Except as provided in s. 59.17 (2) (b) 3.,
and hold land acquired under ch. 75 and acquire, lease or rent property, 19
real and personal, for public uses or purposes of any nature, including without 20
limitation acquisitions for county buildings, airports, parks, recreation, highways, 21
dam sites in parks, parkways and playgrounds, flowages, sewage and waste disposal 22
for county institutions, lime pits for operation under s. 59.70 (24), equipment for 23
clearing and draining land and controlling weeds for operation under s. 59.70 (18), 24
ambulances, acquisition and transfer of real property to the state for new collegiate
institutions or research facilities, and for transfer to the state for state parks and for 2
the uses and purposes specified in s. 23.09 (2) (d).
59.52 (11) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) Employee insurance.
Provide for individual or group hospital, 5
and life insurance for county officers and employees and for payment of 6
premiums for county officers and employees. A county with at least 100 employees 7
may elect to provide health care benefits on a self-insured basis to its officers and 8
employees. A county and one or more cities, villages, towns, other counties, or
housing authorities, or school districts
that together have at least 100 employees 10
may jointly provide health care benefits to their officers and employees on a 11
self-insured basis. Counties that elect to provide health care benefits on a 12
self-insured basis to their officers and employees shall be subject to the 13
requirements set forth under s. 120.13 (2) (c) to (e) and (g).
59.52 (28) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.52 (28) Collection of court imposed penalties.
The board may adopt a 16
resolution authorizing the clerk of circuit court, under s. 59.40 (4), to contract with 17
a debt collector, as defined in s. 427.103 (3), or enter into an agreement with the
18department of revenue under s. 71.93 (8)
for the collection of
unpaid fines and
59.52 (31) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
59.52 (31) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
59.52 (31) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) With regard to any contract to which a county is a party and
24which is subject to review by the board or by a committee of the board under this
25subsection, the board's finance committee is the only committee which has
1jurisdiction over the contract, the board shall have no role in the review of the
2contract and the contract may take effect without approval by the board
59.54 (28) of the statutes is created to read:
59.54 (28) Crime prevention funding board.
(a) In this subsection:
1. "Chief elected official" means the mayor of a city or, if the city is organized 6
under subch. I of ch. 64, the president of the council of that city, the village president 7
of a village, or the town board chairperson of a town.
2. "Crime board" means a crime prevention funding board that is created under 9
3. "Municipality" means a city, village, or town.
(b) A county may create a crime board. In a county that creates a crime board, 12
the treasurer shall receive moneys and deposit them as described in s. 59.25 (3) (gm). 13
The funds in such an account may be distributed upon the direction of the crime 14
board under par. (d). The crime board shall meet, and its members may receive no 15
compensation, other than reimbursement for actual and reasonable expenses 16
incurred in the performance of their duties. Members shall serve for the terms that 17
are determined by the crime board.
(c) A county crime board shall consist of the following members:
1. The presiding judge of the circuit court, or his or her designee
2. The district attorney, or his or her designee.
3. The sheriff, or his or her designee.
4. One of the following county officials, or his or her designee:
a. The county executive.
b. If the county does not have a county executive, the county administrator.
c. The chairperson of the county board of supervisors, or his or her designee, 2
if the county does not have a county executive or a county administrator.
5. The chief elected official of the largest municipality in the county, as 4
determined by population, or his or her designee.
6. A person chosen by a majority vote of the sheriff and all of the chiefs of police 6
departments that are located wholly or partly within the county.
7. A person chosen by the county's public defender's office.
(d) 1. The crime board may solicit applications for grants in a format 9
determined by the crime board, and may vote to direct the treasurer to distribute 10
grants to applicants from moneys in the crime prevention fund under s. 59.25 (3) 11
(gm). The crime board may direct the treasurer to distribute grants to any of the 12
following entities, in amounts determined by the crime board:
a. One or more private nonprofit organizations within the county that has as 14
its primary purpose preventing crime, providing a funding source for crime 15
prevention programs, encouraging the public to report crime, or assisting law 16
enforcement agencies in the apprehension of criminal offenders.
b. A law enforcement agency within the county that has a crime prevention 18
fund, if the contribution is credited to the crime prevention fund and is used for crime 19
2. Not less than 50 percent of the payments made under subd. 1. shall be made 21
to one or more organizations described in subd. 1. a., except that if no organization 22
described in subd. 1. a. exists within the county, all of the payments may be made to 23
a law enforcement agency under subd. 1. b.
(e) Annually, the crime board shall submit a report on its activities to the clerk 25
of court for the county that distributed the funds, to the county board, and to the
legislative bodies of each municipality that is located wholly or partly within the 2
county. The report shall contain at least all of the following information for the year 3
to which the report relates:
1. The name and address of each entity that received a grant, including contact 5
information for the leadership of the entity.
2. A full accounting of all funds disbursed by the treasurer at the direction of 7
the crime board, including the amount of the funds disbursed, the dates of disbursal, 8
and the purposes for which the grant was made.
(f) Annually, each recipient of a grant awarded under this subsection shall 10
submit a report on its activities to all of the entities specified in par. (e). The report 11
shall contain at least all of the following information for the year to which the report 12
1. The name and address of the entity.
2. The name and address, and title, of each member of the governing body of 15
3. The purposes for which the grant money was spent.
4. A detailed accounting of all receipts and expenditures of the entity that relate 18
to the grant money.
5. The balance of any funds remaining.
(g) Upon the creation of a crime prevention funding board, the initial members 21
of the board specified under par. (c) shall declare that they are serving on the board, 22
or appoint their designees, not later than the first day of the 4th month beginning 23
after a board is created.
59.69 (2) (bs) of the statutes is created to read:
(bs) As part of its approval process for granting a conditional use 2
permit under this section, a county may not impose on a permit applicant a 3
requirement that is expressly preempted by federal or state law.
59.692 (1) (bn) of the statutes is amended to read:
(bn) "Shoreland setback area" means an area in a shoreland that is 6
within a certain distance of the ordinary high-water mark in which the construction 7
or placement of buildings or
structures has been limited or prohibited under an 8
ordinance enacted under this section.
59.692 (1) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
(e) "Structure" means a principal structure or any accessory 11
structure including a garage, shed, boathouse, sidewalk, stairway, walkway, patio, 12
deck, retaining wall, porch, or fire pit.
59.692 (1d) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) An ordinance enacted under this section may not regulate a 15
matter more restrictively than the matter is regulated by a shoreland zoning 16
(b) Paragraph (a) does not prohibit a county from enacting a shoreland zoning 18
ordinance that regulates a matter that is not regulated by a shoreland zoning 19
59.692 (1f) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) A county shoreland zoning ordinance may not require a person 22
to do any of the following:
1. Establish a vegetative buffer zone on previously developed land.
2. Expand an existing vegetative buffer zone.
(b) A county shoreland zoning ordinance may require a person to maintain a 2
vegetative buffer zone that exists on the effective date of this paragraph .... [LRB 3
inserts date], if the ordinance also does all of the following:
1. Allows the buffer zone to contain a viewing corridor that is at least 35 feet 5
wide for every 100 feet of shoreline frontage.
2. Allows a viewing corridor to run contiguously for the entire maximum width 7
established under subd. 1.
59.692 (1k) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 1. The department may not impair the interest of a landowner 10
in shoreland property by establishing a shoreland zoning standard, and a county 11
may not impair the interest of a landowner in shoreland property by enacting or 12
enforcing a shoreland zoning ordinance, that does any of the following:
a. Requires any approval to install or maintain outdoor lighting in shorelands, 14
imposes any fee or mitigation requirement to install or maintain outdoor lighting in 15
shorelands, or otherwise prohibits or regulates outdoor lighting in shorelands if the 16
lighting is designed or intended for residential use.
b. Except as provided in subd. 2., requires any approval or imposes any fee or 18
mitigation requirement for, or otherwise prohibits or regulates, the maintenance, 19
repair, replacement, restoration, rebuilding, or remodeling of all or any part of a 20
nonconforming structure if the activity does not expand the footprint of the 21
c. Requires any inspection or upgrade of a structure before the sale or other 23
transfer of the structure may be made.
d. Requires any approval or imposes any fee or mitigation requirement for, or 25
otherwise prohibits or regulates, the vertical expansion of a nonconforming
structure unless the vertical expansion would extend more than 35 feet above grade 2
e. Establishes standards for impervious surfaces unless the standards provide 4
that a surface is considered pervious if the runoff from the surface is treated by a 5
device or system, or is discharged to an internally drained pervious area, that retains 6
the runoff on or off the parcel to allow infiltration into the soil.
2. A county shoreland zoning ordinance shall allow an activity specified under 8
subd. 1. b. to expand the footprint of a nonconforming structure if the expansion is 9
necessary for the structure to comply with applicable state or federal requirements.
3. a. Nothing in this section prohibits the department from establishing a 11
shoreland zoning standard that allows the vertical or lateral expansion of a 12
b. Nothing in this section prohibits a county from enacting a shoreland zoning 14
ordinance that allows the vertical or lateral expansion of a nonconforming structure 15
if the ordinance does not conflict with shoreland zoning standards established by the 16
59.692 (1m) of the statutes is renumbered 59.692 (1c).