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66.0602(6)(c) (c) Ensure that the amount of the penalized excess is not included in determining the limit described under sub. (2) for the political subdivision for the following year.
66.0602(6)(d) (d) Ensure that, if a political subdivision's penalized excess exceeds the amount of aid payment that may be reduced under par. (a), the excess amount is subtracted from the aid payments under par. (a) in the following years until the total amount of penalized excess is subtracted from the aid payments.
66.0602(6m) (6m)Mistakes in levies. The department of revenue may issue a finding that a political subdivision is not liable for a penalty that would otherwise be imposed under sub. (6) if the department determines that the political subdivision's penalized excess is caused by one of the following clerical errors:
66.0602(6m)(a) (a) The department, through mistake or inadvertence, has assessed to any county or taxation district, in the current year or in the previous year, a greater or less valuation for any year than should have been assessed, causing the political subdivision's levy to be erroneous in a way that directly causes a penalized excess.
66.0602(6m)(b) (b) A taxation district clerk or a county clerk, through mistake or inadvertence in preparing or delivering the tax roll, causes a political subdivision's levy to be erroneous in a way that directly causes a penalized excess.
66.0603 66.0603 Investments.
66.0603(1g)(1g) Definition.
66.0603(1g)(a)(a) In this section, "governing board" has the meaning given under s. 34.01 (1) but does not include a local cultural arts district board created under subch. V of ch. 229.
66.0603(1m) (1m)Investments.
66.0603(1m)(a)(a) A county, city, village, town, school district, drainage district, technical college district or other governing board, other than a local professional football stadium district board created under subch. IV of ch. 229, may invest any of its funds not immediately needed in any of the following:
66.0603(1m)(a)1. 1. Time deposits in any credit union, bank, savings bank, trust company or savings and loan association which is authorized to transact business in this state if the time deposits mature in not more than 3 years.
66.0603(1m)(a)2. 2. Bonds or securities issued or guaranteed as to principal and interest by the federal government, or by a commission, board or other instrumentality of the federal government.
66.0603(1m)(a)3. 3. Bonds or securities of any county, city, drainage district, technical college district, village, town or school district of this state.
66.0603(1m)(a)3m. 3m. Bonds issued by a local exposition district under subch. II of ch. 229.
66.0603(1m)(a)3p. 3p. Bonds issued by a local professional baseball park district created under subch. III of ch. 229.
66.0603(1m)(a)3q. 3q. Bonds issued by a local professional football stadium district created under subch. IV of ch. 229.
66.0603(1m)(a)3s. 3s. Bonds issued by the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
66.0603(1m)(a)3t. 3t. Bonds issued by a local cultural arts district under subch. V of ch. 229.
66.0603(1m)(a)3u. 3u. Bonds issued by the Wisconsin Aerospace Authority.
66.0603(1m)(a)4. 4. Any security which matures or which may be tendered for purchase at the option of the holder within not more than 7 years of the date on which it is acquired, if that security has a rating which is the highest or 2nd highest rating category assigned by Standard & Poor's corporation, Moody's investors service or other similar nationally recognized rating agency or if that security is senior to, or on a parity with, a security of the same issuer which has such a rating.
66.0603(1m)(a)5. 5. Securities of an open-end management investment company or investment trust, if the investment company or investment trust does not charge a sales load, if the investment company or investment trust is registered under the investment company act of 1940, 15 USC 80a-1 to 80a-64, and if the portfolio of the investment company or investment trust is limited to the following:
66.0603(1m)(a)5.a. a. Bonds and securities issued by the federal government or a commission, board or other instrumentality of the federal government.
66.0603(1m)(a)5.b. b. Bonds that are guaranteed as to principal and interest by the federal government or a commission, board or other instrumentality of the federal government.
66.0603(1m)(a)5.c. c. Repurchase agreements that are fully collateralized by bonds or securities under subd. 5. a. or b.
66.0603(1m)(b)1.1. A town, city, or village may invest surplus funds in any bonds or securities issued under the authority of the municipality, whether the bonds or securities create a general municipality liability or a liability of the property owners of the municipality for special improvements, and may sell or hypothecate the bonds or securities. Funds of an employer, as defined by s. 40.02 (28), in a deferred compensation plan may also be invested and reinvested in the same manner authorized for investments under s. 881.01.
66.0603(1m)(b)2. 2. Funds of any school district operating under ch. 119, held in trust for pension plans intended to qualify under section 401 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code, other than funds held in the public employee trust fund, may be invested and reinvested in the same manner as is authorized for investments under s. 881.01.
66.0603(1m)(b)3. 3. A school district may invest and reinvest funds that are held in trust, other than funds held in the public employee trust fund, solely to provide any of the following benefits, in the same manner as is authorized for investments under s. 881.01:
66.0603(1m)(b)3.a. a. Post-employment health care benefits provided either separately or through a defined benefit pension plan.
66.0603(1m)(b)3.b. b. Other post-employment benefits provided separately from a defined benefit pension plan.
66.0603(1m)(b)4. 4. A school board may not discuss or vote on establishing a trust fund to provide the benefits described in subd. 3. unless the notice of the school board meeting at which the discussion or vote may occur includes the issue as a separate agenda item.
66.0603(1m)(b)5. 5. A city, village, town, county, drainage district, technical college district, or other governing board as defined by s. 34.01 (1) may invest and reinvest funds that are held in trust, other than funds held in the public employee trust fund, solely to provide any of the following benefits, in the same manner as is authorized for investments under s. 881.01:
66.0603(1m)(b)5.a. a. Post-employment health care benefits provided either separately or through a defined benefit pension plan.
66.0603(1m)(b)5.b. b. Other post-employment benefits provided separately from a defined benefit pension plan.
66.0603(1m)(b)6. 6. Funds that are held in trust to provide the benefits described in subds. 3. and 5. shall be held in a trust fund that is separate from all other trust funds created by, or under the control of, the local governmental unit.
66.0603(1m)(c) (c) A local government, as defined under s. 25.50 (1) (d), may invest surplus funds in the local government pooled-investment fund. Cemetery care funds, including gifts where the principal is to be kept intact, may also be invested under ch. 881.
66.0603(1m)(d) (d) A county, city, village, town, school district, drainage district, technical college district or other governing board as defined by s. 34.01 (1) may engage in financial transactions in which a public depository, as defined in s. 34.01 (5), agrees to repay funds advanced to it by the local government plus interest, if the agreement is secured by bonds or securities issued or guaranteed as to principal and interest by the federal government.
66.0603(1m)(e) (e) Subject to s. 67.11 (2) with respect to funds on deposit in a debt service fund for general obligation promissory notes issued under s. 67.12 (12), a county having a population of 500,000 or more, or a person to whom the county has delegated investment authority under sub. (5), may invest and reinvest in the same manner as is authorized for investments and reinvestments under s. 881.01, any of the following:
66.0603(1m)(e)1. 1. Moneys held in any stabilization fund established under s. 59.87 (3).
66.0603(1m)(e)2. 2. Moneys held in a fund or account, including any reserve fund, created in connection with the issuance of appropriation bonds under s. 59.85 or general obligation promissory notes under s. 67.12 (12) issued to provide funds for the payment of all or a part of the county's unfunded prior service liability.
66.0603(1m)(e)3. 3. Moneys appropriated or held by the county to pay debt service on appropriation bonds or general obligation promissory notes under s. 67.12 (12).
66.0603(1m)(e)4. 4. Moneys constituting proceeds of appropriation bonds or general obligation promissory notes described in subd. 2. that are available for investment until they are spent.
66.0603(1m)(e)5. 5. Moneys held in an employee retirement system of the county.
66.0603(1m)(f) (f) Subject to s. 67.11 (2) with respect to funds on deposit in a debt service fund for general obligation promissory notes issued under s. 67.12 (12), a 1st class city, or a person to whom the city has delegated investment authority under sub. (5), may invest and reinvest in the same manner as is authorized for investments and reinvestments under s. 881.01, any of the following:
66.0603(1m)(f)1. 1. Moneys held in any stabilization fund established under s. 62.622 (3).
66.0603(1m)(f)2. 2. Moneys held in a fund or account, including any reserve fund, created in connection with the issuance of appropriation bonds under s. 62.62 or general obligation promissory notes under s. 67.12 (12) issued to provide funds for the payment of all or a part of the city's unfunded prior service liability.
66.0603(1m)(f)3. 3. Moneys appropriated or held by the city to pay debt service on appropriation bonds or general obligation promissory notes under s. 67.12 (12).
66.0603(1m)(f)4. 4. Moneys constituting proceeds of appropriation bonds or general obligation promissory notes described in subd. 2. that are available for investment until they are spent.
66.0603(1m)(f)5. 5. Moneys held in an employee retirement system of the city.
66.0603(2) (2)Delegation of investment authority. A county, city, village, town, school district, drainage district, technical college district or other governing board, as defined in s. 34.01 (1), may delegate the investment authority over any of its funds not immediately needed to a state or national bank, or trust company, which is authorized to transact business in this state if all of the following conditions are met:
66.0603(2)(a) (a) The institution is authorized to exercise trust powers under s. 221.0316 or ch. 223.
66.0603(2)(b) (b) The governing board renews annually the investment agreement under which it delegates its investment authority, and reviews annually the performance of the institution with which its funds are invested.
66.0603(3) (3)Additional delegation of investment authority.
66.0603(3)(a)(a) In addition to the authority granted under sub. (2), a school district operating under ch. 119 may delegate the investment authority over any of its funds not immediately needed and held in trust for its qualified pension plans to an investment manager who meets the requirements and qualifications specified in the trust's investment policy and who is registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, 15 USC 80b-3.
66.0603(3)(b) (b) In addition to the authority granted under sub. (2), a school district may delegate the investment authority over the funds described under sub. (1m) (b) 3. to an investment manager who meets the requirements and qualifications specified in the trust's investment policy and who is registered as an investment adviser under 15 USC 80b-3.
66.0603(3)(c)1.1. In addition to the authority granted under sub. (2), a city, village, town, county, drainage district, technical college district, or other governing board as defined by s. 34.01 (1) may delegate the investment authority over the funds described under sub. (1m) (b) 5. to an investment manager who meets the requirements and qualifications specified in the trust's investment policy and who is registered as an investment adviser under 15 USC 80b-3.
66.0603(3)(c)2. 2. If a unit of government described under subd. 1. has established a trust described in sub. (1m) (b) 5., it shall annually publish a written report that states the amount in the trust, the investment return earned by the trust since the last report was published, the total disbursements made from the trust since the last report was published, and the name of the investment manager if investment authority has been delegated under subd. 1.
66.0603(4) (4)Invested fund proceeds in populous cities, use. In a 1st class city, all interest derived from invested funds held by the city treasurer in a custodial capacity on behalf of any political entity, except for pension funds, is general revenue of the city and shall revert to the city's general fund upon the approval by the political entity evidenced by a resolution adopted for that purpose.
66.0603(5) (5)Delegation of investment authority in connection with pension financing in populous cities and counties. The governing body of a county having a population of 500,000 or more, or a 1st class city, may delegate investment authority over any of the moneys described in sub. (1m) (e) or (f) to any of the following persons, which shall be responsible for the general administration and proper operation of the county's or city's employee retirement system, subject to the governing body's finding that such person has expertise in the field of investments:
66.0603(5)(a) (a) A public board that is organized for such purpose under county or city ordinances.
66.0603(5)(b) (b) A trustee, investment advisor, or investment banking or consulting firm.
66.0603 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. 157.50 (6) as to investment of municipal care funds.
66.0603 Annotation Based on the plain meaning of the word "investment," the exchange of surplus county funds for U.S. gold coins would be an investment within the meaning of s. 59.61 (3). This section provides the authorized list of investments that a county can make with county funds, and the statute does not authorize an investment in U.S. gold coins. OAG 2-13.
66.0605 66.0605 Local government audits and reports. Notwithstanding any other statute, the governing body of a county, city, village or town may require or authorize a financial audit of a municipal or county officer, department, board, commission, function or activity financed in whole or part from municipal or county funds, or if any portion of the funds are the funds of the county, city, village or town. The governing body may require submission of periodic financial reports by the officer, department, board, commission, function or activity.
66.0605 History History: 1977 c. 29; 1999 a. 150 s. 97; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0605.
66.0607 66.0607 Withdrawal or disbursement from local treasury.
66.0607(1)(1) Except as otherwise provided in subs. (2) to (5) and in s. 66.0608, in a county, city, village, town, or school district, all disbursements from the treasury shall be made by the treasurer upon the written order of the county, city, village, town, or school clerk after proper vouchers have been filed in the office of the clerk. If the statutes provide for payment by the treasurer without an order of the clerk, the clerk shall draw and deliver to the treasurer an order for the payment before or at the time that the payment is required to be made by the treasurer. This section applies to all special and general provisions of the statutes relative to the disbursement of money from the county, city, village, town, or school district treasury except s. 67.10 (2).
66.0607(2) (2) Notwithstanding other law, a county having a population of 500,000 or more may, by ordinance, adopt any other method of allowing vouchers, disbursing funds, reconciling outstanding county orders, reconciling depository accounts, examining county orders, and accounting consistent with accepted accounting and auditing practices, if the ordinance prior to its adoption is submitted to the department of revenue, which shall submit its recommendations on the proposed ordinance to the county board of supervisors.
66.0607(3) (3) Except as provided in subs. (2), (3m) and (5), disbursements of county, city, village, town or school district funds from demand deposits shall be by draft or order check and withdrawals from savings or time deposits shall be by written transfer order. Written transfer orders may be executed only for the purpose of transferring deposits to an authorized deposit of the public depositor in the same or another authorized public depository. The transfer shall be made directly by the public depository from which the withdrawal is made. No draft or order check issued under this subsection may be released to the payee, nor is the draft or order check valid, unless signed by the clerk and treasurer. No transfer order is valid unless signed by the clerk and the treasurer. Unless otherwise directed by ordinance or resolution adopted by the governing body, a certified copy of which shall be filed with each public depository concerned, the chairperson of the county board, mayor, village president, town chairperson or school district president shall countersign all drafts or order checks and all transfer orders. The governing body may also, by ordinance or resolution, authorize additional signatures. In lieu of the personal signatures of the clerk and treasurer and any other required signature, the facsimile signature adopted by the person and approved by the governing body may be affixed to the draft, order check or transfer order. The use of a facsimile signature does not relieve an official from any liability to which the official is otherwise subject, including the unauthorized use of the facsimile signature. A public depository is fully warranted and protected in making payment on any draft or order check or transferring pursuant to a transfer order bearing a facsimile signature affixed as provided by this subsection notwithstanding that the facsimile signature may have been affixed without the authority of the designated persons.
66.0607(3m) (3m) A county, city, village, town or school district may process periodic payments through the use of money transfer techniques, including direct deposit, electronic funds transfer and automated clearinghouse methods. The county, municipal or school district treasurer shall keep a record of the date, payee and amount of each disbursement made by a money transfer technique.
66.0607(4) (4) Except as provided in sub. (3m), if a board, commission or committee of a county, city, village, town or school district is vested by statute with exclusive control and management of a fund, including the audit and approval of payments from the fund, independently of the governing body, payments under this section shall be made by drafts or order checks issued by the county, city, village, town or school clerk upon the filing with the clerk of certified bills, vouchers or schedules signed by the proper officers of the board, commission or committee, giving the name of the claimant or payee, and the amount and nature of each payment.
66.0607(5) (5) In a 1st class city, municipal disbursements of public moneys shall be by draft, order, check, order check or as provided under sub. (3m). Checks or drafts shall be signed by the treasurer and countersigned by the comptroller. Orders shall be signed by the mayor and clerk and countersigned by the comptroller, as provided in the charter of the city. Disbursements of school moneys shall be as provided by s. 119.50.
66.0607(6) (6) Withdrawal or disbursement of moneys deposited in a public depository as defined in s. 34.01 (5) by a treasurer as defined in s. 34.01 (7), other than the elected, appointed or acting official treasurer of a county, city, village, town or school district, shall be by endorsement, written order, draft, share draft, check or other draft signed by the person or persons designated by written authorization of the governing board as defined in s. 34.01 (1). The authorization shall conform to any statute covering the disbursement of the funds. A public depository is fully warranted and protected in making payment in accordance with the latest authorization filed with it.
66.0607(7) (7) No order may be issued by a county, city, village, town, special purpose district, school district, cooperative education service agency or technical college district clerk in excess of funds available or appropriated for the purposes for which the order is drawn, unless authorized by a resolution adopted by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the entire membership of the governing body.
66.0608 66.0608 Separate accounts for municipal fire, emergency medical technician, and first responder volunteer funds.
66.0608(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
66.0608(1)(a) (a) "Emergency medical technician" has the meaning given in s. 256.01 (5).
66.0608(1)(b) (b) "Emergency medical technician volunteer funds" means funds of a municipality that are raised by employees of the municipality's emergency medical technician department, by volunteers, or by donation to the emergency medical technician department, for the benefit of the municipality's emergency medical technician department.
66.0608(1)(c) (c) "Fire volunteer funds" means funds of a municipality that are raised by employees of the municipality's fire department, by volunteers, or by donation to the fire department, for the benefit of the municipality's fire department.
66.0608(1)(d) (d) "First responder" has the meaning given in s. 256.01 (9).
66.0608(1)(e) (e) "First responder volunteer funds" means funds of a municipality that are raised by employees of the municipality's first responder department, by volunteers, or by donation to the first responder department, for the benefit of the municipality's first responder department.
66.0608(1)(f) (f) "Municipality" means any city, village, or town.
66.0608(1)(g) (g) "Public depository" has the meaning given in s. 34.01 (5).
66.0608(1)(h) (h) "Volunteer funds" means emergency medical technician volunteer funds, fire volunteer funds, or first responder volunteer funds.
66.0608(2) (2)General authority. Subject to subs. (3) and (4), the governing body of a municipality may enact an ordinance that does all of the following:
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)