The Assembly’s judiciary committee heard a bill Thursday that would allow district attorneys who are hired as an assistant district attorney after leaving office to count time spent as an elected official toward their pay scale.
The bill, introduced by Rep. Michael Schraa, R-Oshkosh, seeks to change existing law, which allows only time spent as an assistant district attorney to count toward determining pay.
Winnebago County District Attorney Christian Gossett admitted that the situation the bill seeks to clarify is rare, though it happens.
Wisconsin District Attorneys Association President Adam Gerol testified that his organization is for the bill, as is the Association of State Prosecutors.
The Senate is set to vote on its version of the bill Tuesday. It is sponsored by Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend.