2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 14. Constitutional offices and interstate bodies.
14.45 Great and lesser seals.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 14.45 (2017)

14.45 Great and lesser seals.

(1) The state shall have a great seal and a lesser seal both of which shall be kept in the office of the secretary of state.

(2) The great seal of the state consists of a metallic disc, 2 3/8 inches in diameter, containing, within an ornamental border, the following devices and legend: The coat of arms of the state, as in s. 1.07 described; above the arms, in a line parallel with the border, the words, “Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin;" in the exergue, in a curved line, 13 stars.

(3) A lesser seal, 1 3/4 inches in diameter, engraved with the device of the great seal, with the words, “Seal of the Secretary of State," in a curved line above, and the words, “State of Wisconsin," in a curved line below such device, is the seal of the secretary of state, and may be used to authenticate all papers and documents issued by the secretary of state, except the official acts of the governor, and such copies of the laws and records in the office of said secretary as may be required for use as evidence in any other state, territory or country.

History: 1991 a. 316.

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