Governor Signs Official Notice Bill

Lassa proposal standardizes notice deadlines

Madison — A bill that standardizes the deadline by which municipal clerks must publish notice of official budget actions in local newspapers, authored by State Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point), was signed into law by Governor Scott Walker at a ceremony in the State Capitol today.

            Act 138 changes the publication notice requirement from 10 days to 15 days for most local governments which make certain specified changes to their budgets, which will standardize publication requirements for municipalities.   Current statutes contain various notice requirements and have not been updated in decades. Sen. Lassa introduced the measure along with Rep. Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg).

“After working in collaboration with local officials, we believe this legislation provides local governments with a suitable and uniform window to publish any action taken by their governing bodies while also ensuring the public is notified within an appropriate amount of time,” Sen Lassa said.

“With the final days of the current biennial session upon us, I’m working hard to advance bipartisan legislation that serves the public interest,” Sen. Lassa said.