2008 WI 26


Supreme Court of Wisconsin









This order is subject to further editing and modification.  The final version will appear in the bound volume of the official reports.




No.  07-14



In the matter of the Amendment to SCR 70.14(2) formalizing vice-chairperson position on the Planning and Policy Advisory Committee (PPAC)




APR 2, 2008


David R. Schanker

Clerk of Supreme Court

Madison, WI






On October 31, 2007, A. John Voelker, Director of State Courts, petitioned the court on behalf of the Planning and Policy Advisory Committee (PPAC) for an amendment to SCR 70.14(2) to formalize the position of PPAC vice-chairperson in SCR 70.14, which outlines the membership and role of PPAC.  A public hearing was held on Friday, March 14, 2008.  Mr. Voelker presented the petition, and there were no other appearances.  The court received no comments opposing the petition.

At the ensuing open administrative conference, the court voted unanimously to adopt the petition.  Accordingly, effective the date of this order, SCR 70.14 (2) of the Supreme Court Rules is amended to read:

SCR 70.14 (2).  The chief justice, or his or her designee, or such other member as the chief justice shall appoint will act as chairperson of the planning and policy advisory committee.  The chairperson shall appoint an existing judicial member of the planning and policy advisory committee to serve as vice-chairperson.  The vice-chairperson will act in a leadership capacity in the absence of the chairperson and will serve in this capacity at the discretion of the chairperson.

IT IS ORDERED that notice of this amendment of SCR 70.14(2) be given by a single publication of a copy of this order in the official state newspaper and in an official publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Dated at Madison, Wisconsin, this 2nd day of April, 2008.






David R. Schanker

Clerk of Supreme Court