2001 WI 13













MAR 1, 2001


Cornelia G. Clark

Clerk of Supreme Court

Madison, WI


In the Matter of the Amendment of Supreme Court Rules: SCR 75.02(2) Circuit Court Commissioners




No. 01-03


The court, on its own motion, has determined it advisable to amend the Supreme Court Rule, SCR 75.02(2), setting forth the approval procedure for new duties of the circuit court commissioners.

Section 1. IT IS ORDERED that, effective the date of this order, SCR 75.02(2) of the Supreme Court Rules is amended to read:

75.02(2) (a) The chief judge shall, by order, authorize each person appointed under sub. (1) to perform one or more specific duties allowed court commissioners by statute and approved by the supreme court.

(b) When a new duty of circuit court commissioners is created by statute, the director of state courts shall submit the statute to the supreme court for its consideration. If the court does not expressly approve or disapprove the duty or extend the time for its consideration within 30 days of its submission, the statutory duty will be deemed approved by the court and may be considered a duty that may, by order of the chief judge, be assigned to court commissioners.




IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that notice of this amendment of the Supreme Court Rules 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 1st day of March, 2001.






Cornelia G. Clark

Clerk of Court