2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 605. Local government property insurance fund.
605.21 Manner of participation in property fund.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 605.21 (2017)

605.21 Manner of participation in property fund.

(1)Placing insurance. Subject to s. 605.03 (1) (f), the property fund shall insure property described in s. 605.02 after receipt from the clerk of the local governmental unit of a certified copy of the resolution authorizing insurance in the property fund. The clerk shall report to the manager each policy then in force upon such property, stating the property covered by the policy and the dates of issue and of expiration, the amounts and rates of insurance and the premiums. Property already insured shall become insured by the property fund as existing policies expire or are canceled. Thereafter the insurance on all property described in s. 605.02 shall be provided. Premiums shall be certified by the manager to the clerk of the appropriate unit.

(2)Premium payment. Upon receipt of certification of premium due, the premium shall be paid into the state treasury for the benefit of the property fund, within 30 days after the date of certification or the effective date of the policy, whichever is the later. Premiums for property insured effective at a later date shall be paid within 30 days after the effective date of each addition. The amount of a premium in default shall be a special charge against the local governing unit, and be included in the next certification of state taxes and charged and collected as other special charges are collected, with interest from the due date at a rate set by the commissioner by rule or, in the absence of a rule, at twice the most common prime rate charged by major banks in this state.

(3)Withdrawal from the property fund. Any local governmental unit may terminate its insurance in the property fund by a majority vote, and upon certifying such action to the manager the insurance in force in the fund shall terminate upon expiration of the policy unless the unit specifies an earlier date for termination. In case of removal or sale of property, the board may terminate the insurance on that property without terminating its entire insurance in the property fund.

(4)Insurance of personal property. All personal property of the local governing unit is insured and premiums therefor must be paid under this section except to the extent that coverage is excluded by resolution under s. 605.02 (1).

History: 1973 c. 117, 333; 1979 c. 102, 221; 2007 a. 170; 2015 a. 90; 2017 a. 59.

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