Governor Doyle Signs Municipal Court Bill

On May 18th, 2010, Governor Doyle signed 2009 Senate Bill 383 into law. The new law makes a number of changes to Wisconsin Chapter 755 regarding the creation and operation of municipal courts, and Chapter 800 which defines municipal court procedure. The following links will provide you with a summary and detailed information on the new law. Most of the provisions of the new law go into effect on January 1, 2011.

Inside Track article. This article provides a good overview of the various changes.

Senate Bill with legislative analysis. This document provides the legislative analysis of the need for the new law and the major changes, as well as the actual test of the statutory revisions.

The act itself, 2009 Wisconsin Act 402 .

The legislative history of the bill can be found here.

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