The minority civil engineer scholarship and loan repayment incentive grant program is created to assist in improving the representation of minorities among employes of the department who are classified as civil engineers.
In this section, "minority" has the meaning specified for "minority group member" under s. 560.036 (1) (f)
Award scholarships to resident minority students enrolled fulltime and registered as sophomores, juniors or seniors in a civil engineering bachelor of science program offered by an accredited institution of higher education in this state. Scholarships under this paragraph shall not exceed the following amounts:
Make loan repayment grants to minority civil engineers who are employed by the department and have education loans outstanding. Subject to subd. 2.
, loan repayment grants under this subdivision shall not exceed the following amounts:
After 2 years of employment by the department, an additional $1,200.
After 3 years of employment by the department, an additional $1,700.
After 4 years of employment by the department, an additional $2,100.
The total amount of loan repayment grants under this paragraph made to an employe shall not exceed the amount of the employe's education loans outstanding.
(4) Rule making.
The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section.
History: 1987 a. 27
Statewide public safety radio management program. 85.12(1)(1)
The department shall administer a statewide public safety radio management program. From the appropriations under s. 20.395 (5) (dk)
, the department may provide statewide tower site management, public safety frequency management, public safety database administration and planning services related to statewide public safety radio management.
The department shall maintain any existing communications equipment at state patrol towers and stations that is used by emergency medical services programs under s. 146.55
unless the cost of maintaining the equipment exceeds the benefits that will result from such maintenance.
History: 1993 a. 16
Cost of traffic violation and registration program.
The department shall develop a system for charging local units of government or other authority as defined in s. 345.28 (1) (a)
for the cost of the development and operation of the traffic violation and registration program under ss. 341.08 (4m)
, 341.10 (7)
, 341.63 (1) (c)
, 345.28 (4)
and 345.47 (1) (d)
based on the number of transactions processed by the local unit of government or other authority. No notices under s. 345.28 (4)
submitted by an authority or under s. 345.47 (1) (d)
submitted by the court may be processed by the department unless the local unit of government or other authority involved has paid the department the appropriate amount determined by the department under this section.
Payments of fees and deposits by credit card. 85.14(1)(a)(a)
The department may accept payment by credit card of a fee that is required to be paid to the department under ch. 194
.The department shall determine which fees may be paid by credit card and the manner in which the payments may be made.
Except for charges associated with a contract under par. (c)
, the department shall pay to the state treasurer the amount of charges associated with the use of credit cards under par. (a)
that are assessed to the department.
The department may contract for services relating to the payment of fees by credit cards under this subsection. Any charges associated with a contract under this paragraph shall be paid from the appropriations under s. 20.395 (5) (cg)
The department shall certify to the state treasurer the amount of charges associated with the use of credit cards that is assessed to the department on deposits accepted under s. 345.26 (3) (a)
by state traffic patrol officers and state motor vehicle inspectors, and the state treasurer shall pay the charges from moneys under s. 59.25 (3) (j)
that are reserved for payment of the charges under s. 14.58 (21)
The department may improve, use, maintain or lease any property acquired for highway, airport or any other transportation purpose until the property is actually needed for any such purpose and may permit use of the property for purposes and upon such terms and conditions as the department deems in the public interest.
History: 1977 c. 29
; 1991 a. 269
Department rules and forms. 85.16(1)
The secretary may make reasonable and uniform orders and rules deemed necessary to the discharge of the powers, duties and functions vested in the department. The secretary may also prescribe forms for applications, notices and reports required by law to be made to the department or which are deemed necessary to the efficient discharge of all powers, duties and functions and prescribe the form and manner in which those applications, notices and reports may be filed or submitted.
Any person violating an order, determination or rule adopted under chs. 84
and not subject to another statutory penalty shall be required to forfeit not less than $20 nor more than $400.
History: 1983 a. 175
; 1983 a. 538
; 1989 a. 31
Storage of highway salt. 85.17(1)
In this section:
"Highway salt" means bulk quantities of a chloride intended for application to highways during winter months, and includes mixtures in any proportion of sand and chlorides.
(2) Storage of highway salt.
Every person who stores highway salt shall comply with the standards adopted under sub. (3)
The department shall adopt by rule standards for the storage of highway salt for the purpose of protecting the waters of the state from harm due to contamination by dissolved chlorides. The rule shall comply with ch. 160
. The rule may include different standards for various types of chlorides, or for mixtures of sand and chlorides. The rule may not require the storage of mixtures of sand and chlorides in a building or structure. The rule may include different standards for various storage facilities and conditions, quantities of highway salt and times during the year when salt is stored. All standards under this section shall provide substantially similar protection for the waters of the state.
The department may collect and publish information relating to this section and distribute it to municipalities and persons subject to this section.
The department shall enforce this section.
The department may enter and inspect, during regular business hours, places where highway salt is stored on private or public property.
The department shall conduct periodic inspections, at least once annually, of each location where highway salt is stored, to ascertain compliance with this section.
The department shall issue special orders directing and requiring compliance with the rules and standards of the department adopted under this section whenever, in the judgment of the department, the rules or standards are threatened with violation, are being violated or have been violated.
The circuit court for any county where violation of such an order occurs has jurisdiction to enforce the order by injunctive and other appropriate relief.
Any person who violates this section or any rule or order adopted under this section shall forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $1,000 for each violation. Each violation of this section or any rule or order under this section constitutes a separate offense and each day that a violation continues is a separate offense.
History: 1983 a. 410
; Stats. 1983 s. 85.16; 1983 a. 538
; Stats. 1983 s. 85.17; 1995 a. 227
The department shall comply with the requirements of ch. 160
in the administration of any program, responsibility or activity assigned or delegated to it by law.
History: 1983 a. 410
Construction site erosion control. 85.19(1)
The department, in consultation with the department of natural resources, shall, by rule, establish standards for the control of soil erosion related to highway and bridge construction that is funded in whole or in part with state or federal funds. At a minimum, the standards shall require the use of best management practices.
The department shall establish a program of training for persons who prepare plans for, review plans for, conduct inspections of or engage in construction activities subject to the standards under sub. (1)
. The department shall do all of the following:
Identify those persons involved in plan preparation, plan review, construction supervision or inspections who are required to be trained.
Identify other persons who may benefit from the training program, and encourage those persons to enroll in the training program.
The department may impose fees for the training program.
The department shall establish the training program in consultation with the department of natural resources.
Any training required under this subsection may be conducted by the department or by another person with the approval of the department.
History: 1991 a. 309
Urban mass transit operating assistance program. 85.20(1)(1)
In this section:
" Disabled persons" means individuals who, by reason of illness, injury, age, congenital malfunction, or other temporary or permanent incapacity or disability, are unable without special planning or design to use mass transit facilities and services as effectively as persons who are not so affected.
"Elderly persons" means individuals age 65 or over.
"Eligible applicant" means a local public body in an urban area which is served by an urban mass transit system incurring an operating deficit.
"Local public body" includes counties, municipalities or towns, or agencies thereof; transit or transportation commissions or authorities and public corporations established by law or by interstate compact to provide mass transportation services and facilities or 2 or more of any such bodies acting jointly under s. 66.30
"Mass transit system" means transportation by bus, shared-ride taxicab, rail, or other conveyance, either publicly or privately owned, that provides the public with general or special service on a regular and continuing basis.
"Operating deficit" means the amount by which the total operating expenses incurred in the operation of an urban mass transit system exceeds the amount of operating revenue derived therefrom.
"Operating expenses" mean costs accruing to an urban mass transit system by virtue of its operations, including costs to subsidize fares paid by disabled persons for transportation within the urban area of the eligible applicant. For a publicly owned system, operating expenses do not include profit, return on investment or depreciation as costs. If a local public body contracts for the services of a privately owned system on the basis of competitive bids, operating expenses may include as costs depreciation on the facilities and equipment that the privately owned system acquired without benefit of public financial assistance, profit and return on investment. If a local public body contracts for the services of a privately owned system on the basis of negotiated procurement, operating expenses may include as costs depreciation on the facilities and equipment that the privately owned system acquired without benefit of public financial assistance. In an urban area which is served exclusively by shared-ride taxicab systems, operating expenses may include costs to subsidize reasonable fares paid by all users for transportation within the urban area of the eligible applicant.
"Operating revenues" mean income accruing to an urban mass transit system by virtue of its operations.
"Reasonable fare" means a charge for mass transit service which complies with rules of the department relating to the fairness of such charges for purposes of this section.
"Revenue passenger trip" means a trip taken on an urban mass transit system by any passenger who pays a fare to use an urban mass transit system, or by any passenger for whom a fare has been paid by another under a contract or other arrangement with an urban mass transit system.
"Urban area" means any area that includes a city or village having a population of 2,500 or more that is appropriate, in the judgment of the department, for an urban mass transit system or an area that includes 2 American Indian reservations and that is served by a mass transit system operated by a transit commission.
"Urban mass transit system" means a mass transit system operating within an urban area.
The purpose of this section is to promote the general public good by preserving and improving existing urban mass transit systems in this state and encouraging their effective and efficient operation.
The department shall administer the urban mass transit operating assistance program and shall have all the powers necessary and convenient to implement this section, including the following powers:
To receive applications for aid under this section and to prescribe the form, nature and extent of information which shall be contained in applications.
To make and execute contracts with any eligible applicant to ensure the continuance and improvement of quality urban mass transit service at reasonable fares. No such contract may be effective for a period of more than one year in length and no such contract may be enforced against the state unless the following conditions are met:
The eligible applicant pays the operating deficit of the urban mass transit systems involved in accordance with a schedule approved by the department;
The participating urban mass transit system provides reduced fare programs for elderly and disabled persons during nonpeak hours. Such reduced fares may not exceed one-half of the full adult cash fare applicable during peak hours of operation; and
The eligible applicant establishes and maintains accounting procedures and documentation requirements as prescribed or approved by the department.
Except as provided in par. (cm)
, to audit the operating revenues and expenses of all urban mass transit systems participating in the program in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and practices. Except as provided in par. (cm)
, the audits shall be the basis for computing the maximum share of state and federal aids each eligible applicant can apply against operating deficits for each state aid contract period.
To conduct an audit of a privately owned urban mass transit system with which a local public body contracts for services on the basis of competitive bids to determine that system's compliance with the terms of that contract for services. An audit under this paragraph shall be the basis for computing the maximum share of state and federal aids that an eligible applicant that contracts with a privately owned urban mass transit system on the basis of competitive bids may apply against operating deficits for each state aid contract period.
To conduct a management performance audit of all urban mass transit systems participating in the program at least once every 5 years.
To apply for and receive federal grants for the department or as requested on behalf of eligible recipients.