The following bills were recently signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker:
Senate Bill 122 (Act 51) – allows cities and villages to acquire insurance policies to cover certain public officials instead of obtaining a bond. Authored by Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) and Rep. Robert Brooks (R-Saukville).
Senate Bill 123 (Act 52) – requires a municipal treasurer to execute and deliver to the county treasurer a surety bond for no less than the amount of state and county taxes apportioned, unless the municipality enacts an ordinance obligating the payment of state and county property taxes. This bill is designed to remedy outdated language and ensures property taxes are properly distributed to local taxing entities. Authored by Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) and Rep. Robert Brooks (R-Saukville).
Senate Bill 144 (Act 53) – allows waste heat recovery to be added to the list of renewable resources manufacturers can use to satisfy the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. Authored by Sen. Roger Roth (R-Appleton) and Rep. Robert Brooks (R-Saukville), the bill passed the Senate with a vote of 20-13 and was concurred by the Assembly with a vote of 62-35.