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Note: Replaces “board" with “ethics commission" consistent with 2015 Wis. Act 118. Act 118 eliminates the Government Accountability Board and creates the Ethics Commission to administer ch. 11, effective 6-30-16.
366,7 Section 7 . 7.08 (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118, is amended to read:
7.08 Elections commission. (intro.) In addition to its duties for ballot arrangement under ch. 5 and date and notice requirements under ch. 10, the board commission shall:
Note: Replaces “board" with “commission" consistent with 2015 Wis. Act 118. Act 118 eliminates the Government Accountability Board and creates the Elections Commission to administer ch. 7, effective 6-30-16.
366,8 Section 8 . 7.31 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
7.31 (3) The board commission shall, upon application, issue certificates to qualified individuals who meet the requirements to be certified as chief inspectors. Each certificate shall carry an expiration date.
Note: Replaces “board" with “commission" consistent with 2015 Wis. Act 118. Act 118 eliminates the Government Accountability Board and creates the Elections Commission to administer ch. 7, effective 6-30-16.
366,9 Section 9 . The treatment of 8.10 (5) of the statutes by 2015 Wisconsin Act 117 is not repealed by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. As merged by the legislative reference bureau, effective 6-30-16, s. 8.10 (5) reads:
(5) Nomination papers shall be accompanied by a declaration of candidacy under s. 8.21. If a candidate has not filed a registration statement under s. 11.0202 (1) (a) at the time he or she files nomination papers, the candidate shall file the statement with the papers. A candidate for state office or municipal judge shall also file a statement of economic interests with the ethics commission under s. 19.43 (4) no later than 4:30 p.m. on the 3rd day following the last day for filing nomination papers under sub. (2) (a), or no later than 4:30 p.m. on the next business day after the last day whenever that candidate is granted an extension of time for filing nomination papers under sub. (2) (a).
366,10 Section 10 . The treatment of 8.15 (4) (b) of the statutes by 2015 Wisconsin Act 117 is not repealed by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. As merged by the legislative reference bureau, effective 6-30-16, s. 8.15 (4) (b) reads:
(b) Nomination papers shall be accompanied by a declaration of candidacy under s. 8.21. If a candidate for state or local office has not filed a registration statement under s. 11.0202 (1) (a) at the time he or she files nomination papers, the candidate shall file the statement with the papers. A candidate for state office shall also file a statement of economic interests with the ethics commission under s. 19.43 (4) no later than 4:30 p.m. on the 3rd day following the last day for filing nomination papers under sub. (1), or no later than 4:30 p.m. on the next business day after the last day whenever that candidate is granted an extension of time for filing nomination papers under sub. (1).
366,11 Section 11 . 8.185 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
8.185 (1) The names of candidates for president and vice president may be written in, in the place provided, on the general ballot at the general election for choosing the president and vice president of the United States. Write-in votes shall be listed as scattering unless the person whose name is written in has a list of presidential electors on file with the board commission in accordance with this section or unless the person whose name is written in has received more than 10 percent of the total vote cast in the ward, or in the municipality if not divided into wards.
Note: Replaces “board" with “commission" consistent with 2015 Wis. Act 118. Act 118 eliminates the Government Accountability Board and creates the Elections Commission to administer ch. 8, effective 6-30-16.
366,12 Section 12 . The treatment of 8.20 (6) of the statutes by 2015 Wisconsin Act 117 is not repealed by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. As merged by the legislative reference bureau, effective 6-30-16, s. 8.20 (6) reads:
(6) Nomination papers shall be accompanied by a declaration of candidacy under s. 8.21. If a candidate for state or local office has not filed a registration statement under s. 11.0202 (1) (a) at the time he or she files nomination papers, the candidate shall file the statement with the papers. A candidate for state office shall also file a statement of economic interests with the ethics commission under s. 19.43 (4) no later than 4:30 p.m. on the 3rd day following the last day for filing nomination papers under sub. (8) (a), or no later than 4:30 p.m. on the next business day after the last day whenever that candidate is granted an extension of time for filing nomination papers under sub. (8) (a).
366,13 Section 13 . The treatment of 8.50 (3) (a) of the statutes by 2015 Wisconsin Act 117 is not repealed by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. As merged by the legislative reference bureau, effective 6-30-16, s. 8.50 (3) (a) reads:
(a) Nomination papers may be circulated no sooner than the day the order for the special election is filed and shall be filed not later than 5 p.m. 28 days before the day that the special primary will or would be held, if required, except when a special election is held concurrently with the spring election or general election, the deadline for filing nomination papers shall be specified in the order and the date shall be no earlier than the date provided in s. 8.10 (2) (a) or 8.15 (1), respectively, and no later than 35 days prior to the date of the spring primary or no later than June 1 preceding the partisan primary. Nomination papers may be filed in the manner specified in s. 8.10, 8.15, or 8.20. Each candidate shall file a declaration of candidacy in the manner provided in s. 8.21 no later than the latest time provided in the order for filing nomination papers. If a candidate for state or local office has not filed a registration statement under s. 11.0202 (1) (a) at the time he or she files nomination papers, the candidate shall file the statement with the papers. A candidate for state office shall also file a statement of economic interests with the ethics commission no later than the end of the 3rd day following the last day for filing nomination papers specified in the order.
366,14 Section 14 . The treatment of 9.01 (5) (bm) of the statutes by 2015 Wisconsin Act 117 is not repealed by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. As merged by the legislative reference bureau, effective 6-30-16, s. 9.01 (5) (bm) reads:
(bm) Upon the completion of its proceedings, a board of canvassers shall deliver to the commission one copy of the minutes of the proceedings kept under par. (a). In addition, in the case of a recount of an election for state or national office, for each candidate whose name appears on the ballot for that office under the name of a political party, the board of canvassers shall deliver one copy of the minutes to the chief officer, if any, who is named in any registration statement filed under s. 11.0302 by the state committee of that political party, and in the case of a recount of an election for county office, for each candidate whose name appears on the ballot for that office under the name of a political party, the board of canvassers shall deliver one copy of the minutes to the chief officer, if any, who is named in any registration statement filed under s. 11.0302 by the county committee of that political party.
366,15 Section 15 . 11.1113 (1) (title) and (2) (title) of the statutes are created to read:
11.1113 (1) (title) Sole proprietorships.
(2) (title) Partnerships.
Note: Gives titles to all subsections in s. 11.1113 consistent with current style.
366,16 Section 16 . 12.01 (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118, is amended to read:
12.01 Definitions. (intro.) The definitions given under s. 11.01 11.0101 apply to this chapter, except as follows:
Note: Corrects cross-reference. 2015 Wis. 117 repealed and recreated ch. 11 and numbered the section containing definitions for ch. 11 as s. 11.0101.
366,17 Section 17 . 13.621 (5) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118, is amended to read:
13.621 (5) Verified statements. Any principal who or which anticipates making expenditures or incurring obligations in an aggregate amount not exceeding $500 in a calendar year for the purpose of engaging in lobbying activities which are not exempt under this section may so indicate on a verified statement filed with the commission. The statement shall disclose the name, address and telephone number of the principal and a brief description of each cause or interest for which the principal employs a lobbyist. The statement shall also disclose the name and business address of any lobbyist who is employed by such principal to engage in lobbying activities which are not exempt under this section. A statement filed under this subsection expires at midnight on December 31 of each year, or upon revocation by the principal, whichever is earlier. Any principal and any lobbyist acting on behalf of a principal making such a statement is not subject to licensing under s. 13.63, registration under s. 13.64, or the reporting requirements under s. 13.68, if the statement is true. The statement may be revoked at any time by the principal and the principal and any lobbyist employed by the principal are then subject to such requirements as of the date of revocation. The statement shall be revoked no later than 10 days after the date the aggregate expenditures or obligations in the calendar year for the purpose of engaging in such lobbying activities exceed $500. The fee paid under s. 13.75 (3) (1g) (c) for filing a statement under this subsection shall be credited toward payment of the fee under s. 13.75 (2) (1g) (b) if the fee under s. 13.75 (2) (1g) (b) is paid within the same year.
Note: Corrects cross-references to reflect renumbering by 2015 Wis. Act 117.
366,18 Section 18 . 13.625 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.625 (6) Subsections (1) (b) and (c), (1m), (2), and (3) do not apply to the furnishing of anything of pecuniary value by an individual who is a lobbyist or principal to a relative of the individual or an individual who resides in the same household as the individual, nor to the receipt of anything of pecuniary value by that relative or individual residing in the same household as the individual.
Note: Corrects cross-reference to reflect renumbering by 2015 Wis. Act 117.
366,19 Section 19 . 13.63 (1) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118, is amended to read:
13.63 (1) (a) An applicant for a license to act as a lobbyist may obtain an application from and file the application with the commission. Except as authorized under par. (am), an applicant shall include his or her social security number on the application. The applicant shall, under the penalty for making false statements under s. 13.69 (6m), sign the application. The applicant shall submit with the application the applicable fee under s. 13.75 (1) or (1m) (1g) (a) or (am). Upon approval of the application by the commission, the commission shall issue a license to the applicant. A license issued under this paragraph entitles the licensee to practice lobbying on behalf of each registered principal for whom or which an authorization for that lobbyist, as required under s. 13.65, has been filed and for whom or which the authorization fee under s. 13.75 (4) (1g) (d) has been paid. A license issued under this paragraph shall expire on December 31 of each even-numbered year.
Note: Corrects cross-references to reflect renumbering by 2015 Wis. Act 117.
366,20 Section 20 . 13.67 (2) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118, is amended to read:
13.67 (2) Any person who is not a principal may, upon payment of the fee prescribed under s. 13.75 (5) (1g) (e), register with the commission an interest in any legislative proposal, proposed administrative rule, budget bill subject or other topic.
Note: Corrects cross-reference to reflect renumbering by 2015 Wis. Act 117.
366,21 Section 21 . 13.75 (1r) of the statutes, as created by 2015 Wisconsin Act 117, is amended to read:
13.75 (1r) The board commission may accept payment under this section by credit card, debit card, or other electronic payment mechanism, and may charge a surcharge to recover the actual cost associated with the acceptance of that electronic payment.
Note: Replaces “board" with “commission" consistent with 2015 Wis. Act 118. Act 118 eliminates the Government Accountability Board and creates the Ethics Commission to administer subch. III of ch. 13, effective 6-30-16.
366,22 Section 22 . 15.07 (3) (bm) 2. of the statutes is repealed.
Note: Section 15.07 (3) (bm) 2. reads: “The environmental education board shall meet 4 times each year and may meet at other times on the call of the chairperson." The environmental education board is eliminated effective July 1, 2017, as a result of the repeal of ss. 15.915 (6) and 36.54 by 2015 Wis. Act 55, leaving this provision without effect.
366,23 Section 23 . 15.61 (1) (a) 5. and 6. of the statutes, as created by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118, are amended to read:
15.61 (1) (a) 5. Two members who formerly served as county or municipal clerks and who are nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of a majority of the members of the senate confirmed. The legislative leadership of the 2 major political parties that received the largest number of votes for president shall prepare a list of 3 individuals such that each major political party has prepared one list. The governor shall choose one nominee from each list.
6. For each political party, other than the 2 major political parties, qualifying for a separate ballot under s. 5.62 (1) (b) or (2) whose candidate for governor received at least 10 percent of the vote in the most recent gubernatorial election, one member, nominated by the governor from a list of 3 individuals selected by the chief officer of that political party, and with the advice and consent of a majority of the members of the senate confirmed.
Note: Inserts “and" in s. 15.61 (1) (a) 5. and a comma in s. 15.61 (1) (a) 6. for internal consistency and consistency of construction with s. 15.62 and other similar statutes. See also the next section of this bill.
366,24 Section 24 . 15.62 (1) (a) 5. and 6. of the statutes, as created by 2015 Wisconsin Act 118, are amended to read:
15.62 (1) (a) 5. Two individuals who formerly served as judges for a court of record in this state, who were elected to the positions in which they served, and who are nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of a majority of the members of the senate confirmed. The legislative leadership of the 2 major political parties that received the largest number of votes for president shall prepare a list of 3 individuals such that each major political party has prepared one list. The governor shall choose one nominee from each list.
6. For each political party, other than the 2 major political parties, qualifying for a separate ballot under s. 5.62 (1) (b) or (2) whose candidate for governor received at least 10 percent of the vote in the most recent gubernatorial election, one member, nominated by the governor from a list of 3 individuals selected by the chief officer of that political party, and with the advice and consent of a majority of the members of the senate confirmed.
Note: Inserts “, and" in s. 15.62 (1) (a) 5. and a comma in s. 15.62 (1) (a) 6. for internal consistency and consistency of construction with s. 15.61 and other similar statutes. See also the previous section of this bill.
366,25 Section 25 . 19.49 (2g) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 117, section 2, and 2015 Wisconsin Act 118, section 12, is amended to read:
19.49 (2g) Auditing. In addition to the facial examination of reports and statements required under s. 11.1304 (9), the commission shall conduct an audit of reports and statements which are required to be filed with it to determine whether violations of ch. 11 have occurred. The commission may examine records relating to matters required to be treated in such reports and statements. The commission shall make official note in the file of a committee, as defined in s. 11.0101 (6), of any error or other discrepancy which the commission discovers and shall inform the person submitting the report or statement. The board commission may not audit reports, statements, or records beyond the 3-year period for which a committee must retain records under ch. 11.
Note: Replaces “board" with “commission" consistent with 2015 Wis. Act 118. Act 118 eliminates the Government Accountability Board and creates the Ethics Commission to administer subch. III of ch. 19, effective 6-30-16.
366,26 Section 26 . 20.115 (1) (gb) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 55, is amended to read:
20.115 (1) (gb) Food, lodging, and recreation. The amounts in the schedule for the regulation of food, lodging, and recreation under chs. 93, 97 and 98. All moneys received under ss. 93.06 (1r) and (1w), 93.09, 93.11, 93.12, 97.17, 97.175, 97.20, 97.21, 97.22, 97.24, 97.27, 97.29, 97.30 (3) (a), (b) and (c), 97.41, 97.60 to 97.653 97.65, 97.67, 98.145 and 98.146 for the regulation of food, lodging, and recreation shall be credited to this appropriation.
Note: Corrects cross-reference. There is no s. 97.653. A preliminary version of 2015 Wis. Act 55 contained a provision numbered s. 97.653. Sections 97.60 to 97.65 include all of the sections in subch. III of ch. 97.
366,27 Section 27 . 20.370 (9) (gb) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.370 (9) (gb) Education programs — program fees. Biennially, from the general fund, the amounts in the schedule for department educational activities at the MacKenzie environmental center. All moneys received from fees collected under s. 23.425 (2) for the use of the center shall be credited to this appropriation.
Note: Section 23.425 (2) is renumbered s. 23.425 by Section 37 of this bill.
366,28 Section 28 . 20.505 (1) (id) (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 55, is amended to read:
20.505 (1) (id) Justice information fee receipts. (intro.) All moneys less $700,000 received from the justice information surcharge under s. 814.86 (1) for the purpose of annually transferring the amounts indicated in subds. 1. to 7. 6. The following amounts shall be transferred to the following appropriation accounts:
Note: 2015 Wis. Act 55 repealed s. 20.505 (1) (id) 8. and changed the cross-reference in this provision from “subds. 1. to 8." to “subds. 1. to 7." There is no s. 20.505 (1) (id) 7.
366,29 Section 29 . 20.505 (4) (s) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 55, section 800d, is amended to read:
20.505 (4) (s) School districts; telecommunications access and teacher training grants. Biennially, from the universal service fund, the amounts in the schedule to make payments to telecommunications providers under contracts under s. 16.971 (13) to the extent that the amounts due are not paid from the appropriation under sub. (1) (is), to make grants to school district consortia under s. 16.997 (7), and to make educational technology teacher training grants under s. 16.996.
Note: Adds “to make" for parallel structure.
366,30 Section 30 . 20.510 (1) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 117, section 55, and 2015 Wisconsin Act 118, section 213, is amended to read:
20.510 (1) (a) General program operations; general purpose revenue. Biennially, the amounts in the schedule for general program operations of the commission, including the printing of forms, materials, manuals, and election laws under s. 7.08 (1) (b), (3), and (4) 11.1304, and the training of election officials under s. 5.05 (7).
Note: The stricken language was inserted by 2015 Wis. Act 117 but rendered without effect by the treatment by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
366,31 Section 31 . 20.510 (1) (e) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 117, section 56, and 2015 Wisconsin Act 118, section 220, is amended to read:
20.510 (1) (e) Elections administration. The amounts in the schedule for the administration of chs. 5 to 10 and 12. 11.0102 (2)
Note: The stricken language was inserted by 2015 Wis. Act 117 but rendered without effect by the treatment by 2015 Wis. Act 118.
366,32 Section 32 . 20.670 (1) (k) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.670 (1) (k) Director of state courts and law library transfer. All moneys received from the appropriations under s. 20.680 (2) (a) to (ke) and (4) (a) to (h) (L) for the purposes of the judicial council under s. 758.13.
Note: Corrects cross-reference. Section 20.680 (4) (a) to (h) consisted of s. 20.680 (4) (a), (g), and (h). Section 20.680 (4) (a) and (h) were repealed by 2015 Wis. Act 55. Section 20.680 (4) (g) was renumbered s. 20.680 (2) (L) by 2015 Wis. Act 55.
366,33 Section 33 . The treatment of 20.923 (7) (intro.) of the statutes by 2015 Wisconsin Act 55 is not repealed by 2015 Wisconsin Act 58. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. As merged by the legislative reference bureau, s. 20.923 (7) (intro.) reads:
(7) General senior executive positions. The salary ranges for the director and the executive assistant of the Wisconsin Technical College System and for the secretary, deputy secretary, and assistant deputy secretary of the department of employee trust funds shall be contained in the recommendations of the administrator of the division of personnel management in the department of administration under s. 230.12 (3) (e). The board of the Wisconsin Technical College System shall set the salaries for the director and executive assistant of the Wisconsin Technical College System within the range to which the positions are assigned to recognize merit, to permit orderly salary progression, and to recognize competitive factors. The employee trust funds board shall set the salary for the secretary of the department of employee trust funds within the range to which the position is assigned to recognize merit, to permit orderly salary progression, and to recognize competitive factors. The salary of the deputy secretary of the department of employee trust funds and the salary of the assistant deputy secretary of the department of employee trust funds shall be set in accordance with subs. (8) and (9), respectively. The salary of any incumbent in the positions identified in pars. (a) and (b) may not exceed the maximum of the salary range for the group to which the position is assigned. The positions are assigned as follows:
366,34 Section 34 . The treatment of 20.923 (8) of the statutes by 2015 Wisconsin Act 55 is not repealed by 2015 Wisconsin Act 58. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. As merged by the legislative reference bureau, s. 20.923 (8) reads:
(8) Deputies. Salaries for deputies appointed pursuant to ss. 13.94 (3) (b), 15.04 (2), and 551.601 (1) shall be set by the appointing authority. The salary, other than the salary of the deputy secretary of the department of employee trust funds, shall not exceed the maximum of the salary range one range below the salary range of the executive salary group to which the department or agency head is assigned. The associate director of the historical society shall be treated as an unclassified deputy for pay purposes under this subsection. The salary of the deputy director of the office of business development in the department of administration is assigned to executive salary group 2.
366,35 Section 35 . The treatment of 20.923 (9) of the statutes by 2015 Wisconsin Act 55 is not repealed by 2015 Wisconsin Act 58. Both treatments stand.
Note: There is no conflict of substance. As merged by the legislative reference bureau, s. 20.923 (9) reads:
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