MADISON – Governor Scott Walker signed 19 bills into law on Nov. 27 at the Wisconsin State Capitol, including the following, which unless otherwise noted, passed the Senate and Assembly on a voice vote:
Senate Bill 160 (Act 65)—Currently, Wisconsin law prohibits the state or local governments (including special districts) from selling an item to their employees. The bill creates an exception to this prohibition. This bill allows for the state or a local government to make a sale to their employee if the item for sale is at market price or allows for the sale of a surplus or discarded item if similar items are also publicly available for sale. Authored by Sen. Terry Moulton (R—Chippewa Falls) and Rep. Bob Kulp (R—Stratford).
Assembly Bill 479—AB 479 (Act 67), as amended, makes a number of changes to local government zoning authority, navigable water permits, inverse condemnation proceedings, and the right to display the flag of the United States. A number of the changes included in this bill address the recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Murr v. Wisconsin. Authored by Sen. Tom Tiffany (R—Hazelhurst) and Rep. Adam Jarchow (R—Balsam Lake).