2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 14. Constitutional offices and interstate bodies.
14.95 Great Lakes — St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 14.95 (2017)

14.95 Great Lakes — St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council.

(1) There is created a Great Lakes — St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council as specified in s. 281.343 (2) (a). The governor may take such actions as are necessary for the initial organization and operation of the Great Lakes — St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council.

(2) The governor shall serve as this state's representative on the Great Lakes — St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council. In discharging his or her responsibilities under s. 281.343 (2) and (3), the governor may designate the secretary of natural resources as the governor's alternate to attend all meetings of the Great Lakes — St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council and to vote at all meetings of the Great Lakes — St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council in the absence of the governor. Any designee other than the secretary of natural resources shall be nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed, to serve at the pleasure of the governor.

(3) In discharging his or her responsibilities under s. 281.343 (2) and (3), the governor may appoint an advisor to attend all meetings of the Great Lakes — St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council and its committees. The governor's advisor may not vote at meetings of the council. If the governor appoints an advisor, the governor shall appoint an individual with knowledge of and experience with Great Lakes water management issues.

(3m)

(a) In this subsection, “standard of review and decision" means the exception standard under s. 281.343 (4n) (d), the decision-making standard under s. 281.343 (4r), and reviews under s. 281.343 (4) to (4z) that do not deal solely with the internal management of the council.

(b) Before voting on a rule or regulation under s. 281.343 (3) (c) 1., or on a regulation under s. 281.343 (3) (a) 2. that amends the standard of review and decision, other than a rule or regulation that deals solely with the internal management of the council or its property, the governor or his or her alternate shall submit a report describing the governor's or alternate's proposed vote on the proposed rule or regulation to the joint committee on legislative organization. The governor or his or her alternate may not vote on the rule or regulation before the 30th day after the date of submission. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the governor or his or her alternate within 30 days after the date of the submission that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed rule or regulation, the governor or his or her alternate may vote on the proposed rule or regulation in accordance with the report. If, within 30 days after the date of the submission by the governor or his or her alternate, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the governor or his or her alternate that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed rule or regulation, the governor or his or her alternate may not vote on the proposed rule or regulation before the 60th day after the date of submission. If, within 60 days after the date of submission, the committee does not take action on the report, the governor or his or her alternate may vote on the proposed rule or regulation in accordance with the report. If, within 30 days after the date of submission, the cochairpersons notify the governor or his or her alternate that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed rule or regulation and, within 60 days after the date of submission, the committee takes action on the proposed rule or regulation, the governor or his or her alternate may only vote on the proposed rule or regulation in accordance with the position expressed by majority vote of the committee.

History: 2007 a. 227.

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