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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Issues Formal Opinion Concerning Whether Certain Insurance or the Payment of Insurance Premiums for County Supervisors Is Considered Compensation

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued a formal opinion today to Brown County Corporation Counsel Juliana M. Ruenzel concerning whether health, dental, and life insurance or the payment of insurance premiums for county supervisors is “compensation” within the meaning of Wis. Stat. § 59.10(3). Van Hollen opined that those benefits are not compensation within the meaning of the statute. Thus, the procedural requirements of Wis. Stat. § 59.10(3) do not apply when the county board considers changes to those benefits.

 

A copy of the Attorney General's opinion is available at the following link: Opinion

 

A copy of the opinion request is available at the following link: Request

 

Formal and informal opinions issued by Attorney General Van Hollen are available here.