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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
February 8, 2016 - Introduced by Representatives Wachs, Hebl, Hesselbein,
Kessler, C. Taylor, Kahl, Goyke, Shankland, Berceau, Milroy, Sinicki,
Jorgensen, Ohnstad, Brostoff, Pope, Considine, Spreitzer and Subeck,
cosponsored by Senators Vinehout and C. Larson. Referred to Committee on
AB881,1,2 1An Act to amend 758.19 (5) (b) of the statutes; relating to: reimbursement of
2costs incurred by the county for a grand jury proceeding.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires that the state must make payments to counties for circuit
court costs incurred by the convening of a grand jury proceeding if the proceeding
involves an investigation of illegal activity under campaign finance laws or
misconduct involving a public officer or employee.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB881,1 3Section 1. 758.19 (5) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 55,
4section 4601e, is amended to read:
AB881,2,25 758.19 (5) (b) From the appropriation under s. 20.625 (1) (d), the director of
6state courts shall make payments to counties for circuit court costs. The director of
7state courts, at the direction of the supreme court, shall define circuit court costs for
8the purposes of this subsection, except that circuit court costs shall include costs that

1a county incurs for a proceeding convened under s. 968.40 if the proceeding involves
2an investigation of unlawful activity under ch. 11 or under subch. II of ch. 946
AB881,2,33 (End)