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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1958
(1958)

The state government: administrative branch,   pp. [323]-484 PDF (46.9 MB)


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WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
     actions of any department or office upon direction of the
     Governor or legislature.
  8. Attends all public hearings of the Joint Committee on Finance
     and gives information requested by the committee relative to
     financial operations of the state and its several departments.
B. Specific Tasks of the Auditor Related to Local Governments
  1. Devises uniform systems of accounts for towns, villages, cities,
     counties, drainage districts and school districts upon request
     of the governing body.
  2. Audits the records of such units upon request of the local gov-
     erning body.
  3. Annually audits records of all county mental hospitals, county
     tuberculosis sanatoria and private tuberculosis sanatoria ap-
     proved by the State Board of Health, ascertains their compli-
     ance with the mandatory uniform system of accounts and veri-
     fies their actual per capita costs of maintenance, care and
     treatment of patients.
  4. May on his own motion, conduct audits of local units of govern-
     ment.
                  BANKING DEPARTMENT
Commissioner: GUERDON M. MATTHEWS.
Deputy Commissioner: WILLIAM E. NUESSE.
Chief Bank Examiner: JOHN E. JOHNSON.
Supervisor of Credit Unions: Ross S. RIcHARDSON.
Supervisor of Consumer Credit: JOHN F. DOYLE.
Banking Review Board: JOHN ROSE, chairman; W. A. CANARY; J. A.
    PUELICHER; MAX STEIG; STUART V. WILLSON.
Credit Union Review Board: FLOYD A. FULLER, chairman; E. I. CARR;
    ALBERT G. FAHRENKRUG; JOSEPH HAMELINK; THOMAS PATTERSON.
Consumer Credit Review Board: J. H. HENDEE, chairman; NORMAN B.
    CRITSER; FRANK LUIcK; JAMES F. MILLER; H. E. SEIDELL.
Office: State Office Building, Madison.
Publications: Annual Report on Banks and Trust Companies; An-
     nual Report on Credit Unions; Annual Report on Small Loan
     and Discount Loan Companies, Collection Agencies and Foreign
     Exchange Companies; Banking Laws.
  Article XI of the Constitution of Wisconsin adopted in 1848 pro-
vided that, "The legislature may submit to the voters at any general
election, the question of 'bank or no bank', and if at any such election
a number of votes equal to a majority of all votes cast at such elec-
tion on that subject shall be in favor of banks, then the legislature
shall have power to grant bank charters, or to pass a general banking
law, ....". Pursuant to this authority the legislature made pro-
vision for a referendum vote in the general election held Novem-
ber 4, 1851. A majority of ballots cast were in favor of "bank".
Chapter 479, Laws of 1852, created the office of Bank Comptroller,
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