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WISCONSIN

SESSION LAWS

Acts
Resolutions and Memorials

Passed at the Biennial Session of the

Legislature, 1915

The Acts are Numbered in Consecutive Chapters in the Order in

Which They are Received from the Governor

Published by Authority

MADISON, WIS.

DEMOCRAT PRINTING Co., STATE PRINTER

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Wisconsin Session Laws, 1915.

No. 28, A.]

(Published January 28, 1915

CHAPTER 1. AN ACT to amend section 1090 of the statutes, relating to pen

alty on taxes. The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 1090 of the statutes is amended to read: Section 1090. Taxes not paid before the first day of February shall be subject to a penalty of two per cent on the amount of the tax, which penalty shall be collected and paid into the treasury by the town, city or village treasurer. Provided that any town or village by a two-thirds vote of the town or village board, or any city of the second, third or fourth class, by a two-thirds tote of the council, may extend the time for the payment of tares without penalty until the first day of March.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage and publication.

Approved January 28, 1915.

No. 113, A.)

[Published February 10, 1915.

CHAPTER 2. AN ACT to amend section 707 of the statutes, relating to va

cancy in office of county clerk. The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 707 of the statutes is amended to read : Section 707. In case of a vacancy in the office of such clerk it shall be filled by the county board, and the person appointed shall hold for the unexpired portion of the term and until his successor shall be elected and qualified. If any county clerk shall be incapable of discharging the duties of his office such board may, if they see fit, appoint a person such clerk, who shall serve until such disability be removed. If the county board is not in session, at the time of such incapacity the chairman of said board may appoint such clerk, whose term shall not extend be. yond the nort regular or special meeting of the county board. In either such case the person so appointed, upon giving a bond with like šureties, penalty and conditions as that above required of such clerk, shall perform all the duties of such office; and thereupon the powers and duties of the deputy of the last clerk shail cease.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage and publi. cation.

Approved February 9, 1915.

No. 15, S.]

[Published February 10, 1915.

CHAPTER 3. AN ACT to amend section 1 of chapter 4, laws of 1911, provid

ing for the nomination of judicial officers in the counties having a population of over one hundred thousand inhabitants by

a nonpartisan primary election. The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 4, laws of 1911, is amended to read: (Chapter 4, laws of 1911). Section 1. In all counties having a population of over one hundred thousand inhabitants all judicial officers, except police justices and justices of the peace, shall be nominated at a primary election, which shall be held two weeks prior to the first Tuesday in April in each year in which any of said judicial officers are required to be elected. Except where inconsistent with the provisions of this act, and er. cept that the provisions for second choice voting shall not be applicable to the nomination of judicial officers in the counties having a population of over one hundred thousand inhabitants at non partisan primary elections, the law relating to the nomination of candidates at city primary elections shall apply to and govern said primary election.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage and pub. lication.

Approved February 9, 1915.

No. 16, S.]

[Published February 10, 1915.

CHAPTER 4. AN ACT to amend subsection 1 of section 4, of chapter 459, laws

of 1907, as created by chapter 5, laws of 1911, relating to nomination of candidates for members of the board of school directors in cities of the first class by a nonpartisan primary

election. The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Subsection 1 of section 4, chapter 459, laws of 1907, as created by chapter 5, laws of 1911, is amended to read: (Chapter 459, laws of 1907. Section 4.) 1. Candidates for members of the board of school directors shall be nominated at a primary election which shall be held two weeks prior to the first Tuesday of April in each year in which members of the board of school directors are required to be elected. Except * where inconsistent with this act, and except that the provisions for second choice voting shall not be applicable to the nomination of school directors in cities of the first class, the general law relating to nomination of candidates at city primary elections shall apply to and govern said primary election.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage and publication.

Approved February 9, 1915.

No. 17, S.]

[Published February 10, 1915.

CHAPTER 5. AN ACT to amend section 31 of the statutes, relating to the

nomination and election of judicial and school officers. The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 31 of the statutes is amended to read : Section 31. No candidate for any judicial or school office shall be nominated or elected upon any party ticket, nor shall any designation of party or principle represented, be used in the nomination or election of any such candidate. The statement "a nonpartisan judiciaryor a nonpartisan superintendency," shall not be deemed a designation of party or principle within the meaning of this section.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage and publication.

Approved February 9, 1915.

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