Governor Signs Four New Bills Impacting Municipalities and Towns Into Law

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On Wednesday, November 11 the Governor signed four bills into law relating to municipalities and towns.

2015 Wisconsin Act 79 allows municipalities that opt to post legal notices to post the notice in one public place and publish the notice on the municipality’s Internet site, instead of posting the notice in three public places.

2015 Wisconsin Act 96 permits any town authorized to create a tax incremental financing district (TID) under Wis. Stat. § 66.1105(16) or § 60.85 to participate in a multijurisdictional TID created according to Wis. Stat. § 66.1105(18). Prior to 2015 Wisconsin Act 96, towns could not participate in multijurisdictional TIDs.

2015 Wisconsin Act 105 eliminates the monetary limit on town expenditures for material and equipment for construction and maintenance of highways previously required under Wis. Stat. § 82.03(2).

2015 Wisconsin Act 113 removes the requirement under Wis. Stat. § 256.15(4) that an ambulance transporting a sick, disabled, or injured individual must contain any two emergency medical technicians (EMTs), licensed registered nurses, licensed physician assistants, physicians, a combination of those individuals, or one EMT and one individual with an EMT training permit. An ambulance transporting a sick, disabled, or injured individual may now be staffed with one EMT and one first responder.

Each of these bills go into effect Friday, November 13. If you have questions about these bills, please contact any of Stafford Rosenbaum’s Government Law or Government Relations team members.

Filed Under: Scott Walker, Wisconsin municipalities, Wisconsin towns, TIF, municipal law, municipalities

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