2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 199. Citizens utility board.
199.03 Definitions.

199.03

199.03 Definitions. As used in this chapter:

199.03(1)

(1) "Board" means the board of directors of the corporation.

199.03(2)

(2) "Campaign contribution" means a gift, subscription, loan, advance or deposit of money or anything of value, made for the purpose of electing a candidate to the board; or a contract, promise or agreement, express or implied, whether or not legally enforceable, to make any campaign contribution; but does not include the value of services provided without compensation by individuals who volunteer a portion or all of their time on behalf of a candidate or political committee, or the use of real or personal property and the cost of invitations, food, and beverages, voluntarily provided by an individual to a candidate in rendering voluntary personal services on the individual's residential premises for candidate-related activities if the cumulative value of the activities to the individual on behalf of any candidate does not exceed $100 for any election.

199.03(3)

(3) "Campaign expenditure" means a purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, or gift of money or anything of value, made for the purpose of electing a candidate to the board; or a contract, promise, or agreement, express or implied, whether or not legally enforceable, to make any campaign expenditure; but does not include the use of real or personal property and the cost of invitations, food, and beverages, voluntarily provided by an individual to a candidate in rendering voluntary personal services on the individual's residential premises for candidate-related activities if the cumulative value of the activities by the individual on behalf of any candidate does not exceed $100 for any election.

199.03(4)

(4) "Class A utility" means any gas, electric or water utility with annual total gross operating revenues of $2.5 million or more or any telecommunications utility with annual total gross operating revenues of $1,600,000 or more on November 29, 1979.

199.03(5)

(5) "Corporation" means the citizens utility board.

199.03(6)

(6) "Director" means any member of the board.

199.03(7)

(7) "District" means a corporation district, the boundaries of which are congruent with the boundaries of the congressional districts in the state.

199.03(8)

(8) "Immediate family" of a person means the person's spouse and legal dependents.

199.03(9)

(9) "Member" means any person who satisfies the requirements for membership under s. 199.04 (1).

199.03(10)

(10) "Periodic customer billing" means a notice required by law or an invoice listing charges submitted to a residential utility customer on a monthly or other regular basis by a public utility to whom the corporation furnishes an enclosure under s. 199.10. "Periodic customer billing" does not mean any promotional or informational literature, invoice listing charges for any other person or any enclosure which describes current or future service charges.

199.03(11)

(11) "Political committee" means any committee, club, association or other group of persons which makes campaign expenditures or receives campaign contributions during the year before an election of the board.

199.03(12)

(12) "Public utility" means any person, except a town, village, city or sanitary district, who owns, operates, manages or controls any plant or equipment or any part of a plant or equipment, within the state for the production, transmission, delivery or furnishing of heat, light, water, telecommunications service or power either directly or indirectly to or for the public. "Public utility" includes any person engaged in the transmission or delivery of natural gas for compensation within this state by means of pipes or mains. "Public utility" does not include a cooperative organized under ch. 185 for the purpose of generating, distributing, or furnishing electric energy to its members only, or a cooperative organized under ch. 185 or 193 for the purpose of furnishing telecommunications service to its members only.

199.03(14)

(14) "Residential utility consumer" means any individual who lives in a dwelling which is located in this state and which is furnished with a utility service by a public utility. "Residential utility consumer" includes, but is not limited to, an individual engaged in farming as defined under s. 102.04 (3).

199.03(15)

(15) "Utility service" means electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunications service supplied by a public utility.

199.03 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 72; 1985 a. 29; 1985 a. 297 ss. 70, 76; 2005 a. 441.

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