2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 199. Citizens utility board.
199.11 Appointment of interim directors.

199.11

199.11 Appointment of interim directors.

199.11(1)

(1) Within 90 days after November 29, 1979 an interim board of directors shall be nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed to serve until the board is first elected under s. 199.12 as follows: one director shall be nominated by the governor; 2 directors each shall be nominated by the governor from each list of not more than 5 names per director position submitted individually by the president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly; one director each shall be nominated from each list of not more than 5 names submitted individually by the majority leader of the senate and the majority leader of the assembly and by the minority leader of the senate and the minority leader of the assembly. No person who is a director, employee or agent of any public utility is eligible to be a director appointed under this section. No interim director appointed under this section may hold an elective position, be a candidate for any elective position, or be a state public official as defined in s. 19.42 (14). No interim director may be a candidate in the first election under s. 199.12.

199.11(2)

(2) The interim board appointed under this section shall:

199.11(2)(a)

(a) As soon as possible after appointment, organize for the transaction of business.

199.11(2)(b)

(b) Inform the residential utility consumers of this state of the existence, nature and purposes of the corporation, and encourage residential utility consumers to join the corporation, to participate in the corporation's activities and to contribute to the corporation.

199.11(2)(c)

(c) Elect officers under s. 199.13.

199.11(2)(d)

(d) Employ such staff as the directors deem necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter. The interim board appointed under this section shall follow the procedures required under s. 199.075 if it hires an executive director of the corporation.

199.11(2)(e)

(e) Make all necessary preparations for the first election of directors, oversee the election campaign and tally the votes under s. 199.12.

199.11(2)(f)

(f) Solicit funds for the corporation.

199.11(2)(g)

(g) Designate by a random method in accordance with the requirements of s. 199.06 (1) (b) the length of the term of office of each director position to be filled in the first election of directors and include the designation with notice of the date of the first election of directors under s. 199.12 (1) (a).

199.11(2)(h)

(h) Carry out all other duties and exercise all other powers accorded to the board under this chapter.

199.11 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 72.

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