Co-op Law Revisions Signed
Monday, November 27, 2017
by: WECA Staff

Section: Legislative

Cooperative leaders gathered in Madison the Monday after Thanksgiving to witness Governor Walker applying his signature to changes in Wisconsin’s Chapter 185 co-op law, approved earlier in November by bipartisan majorities in both legislative houses. The last major revision of state law applying to cooperative governance took place in the 1980s, and the more modest recent changes update existing provisions. The most significant provision for electric cooperatives simplifies their existing authority to make consumer loans to their members to finance work by third parties for energy efficiency and conservation improvements, to improve electrical safety or achieve code compliance, or for emergency backup generation.  
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