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Date of enactment: June 29, 2009
2009 Assembly Bill 75 Date of publication*: June 29, 2009
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2007-08 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
2009 WISCONSIN ACT 28
(Vetoed in Part)
An Act relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2009 legislature.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
28,1k Section 1k. 5.05 (2m) (d) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
5.05 (2m) (d) 1. No individual who serves as the legal counsel to the board or as a division administrator for the board may have been a lobbyist, as defined in s. 13.62 (11). No such individual may have served in, or have been a candidate, as defined in s. 11.01 (1), for, a partisan state or local office.
28,2q Section 2q. 7.08 (11) of the statutes is created to read:
7.08 (11) Coordination with and assistance to local officials. Allocate and assign sufficient members of its staff to coordinate their activities with local election officials and maintain their availability to respond to inquiries from local election officials for each statewide election and each recount in progress.
28,3 Section 3. 7.33 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
7.33 (1) (c) "State agency" has the meaning given under s. 20.001 (1) and includes an authority created under subch. II of ch. 114 or ch. 52, 231, 232, 233, 234, or 237.
28,4 Section 4. 7.33 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
7.33 (4) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, each local governmental unit, as defined in s. 16.97 (7), may, and each state agency shall, upon proper application under sub. (3), permit each of its employees to serve as an election official under s. 7.30 without loss of fringe benefits or seniority privileges earned for scheduled working hours during the period specified in sub. (3), without loss of pay for scheduled working hours during the period specified in sub. (3) except as provided in sub. (5), and without any other penalty. For employees who are included in a collective bargaining unit for which a representative is recognized or certified under subch. V or VI of ch. 111, this subsection shall apply unless otherwise provided in a collective bargaining agreement.
28,5 Section 5. 13.101 (6) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.101 (6) (a) As an emergency measure necessitated by decreased state revenues and to prevent the necessity for a state tax on general property, the committee may reduce any appropriation made to any board, commission, department, or the University of Wisconsin System, or to any other state agency or activity, by such amount as it deems feasible, not exceeding 25% of the appropriations, except appropriations made by ss. 20.255 (2) (ac), (bc), (bh), (cg), and (cr), 20.395 (1), (2) (cq), (eq) to (ex) and (gq) to (gx), (3), (4) (aq) to (ax), and (6) (af), (aq), (ar), and (au), 20.435 (6) (7) (a) and (7) (da), and 20.437 (2) (a) and (dz) or for forestry purposes under s. 20.370 (1), or any other moneys distributed to any county, city, village, town, or school district. Appropriations of receipts and of a sum sufficient shall for the purposes of this section be regarded as equivalent to the amounts expended under such appropriations in the prior fiscal year which ended June 30. All functions of said state agencies shall be continued in an efficient manner, but because of the uncertainties of the existing situation no public funds should be expended or obligations incurred unless there shall be adequate revenues to meet the expenditures therefor. For such reason the committee may make reductions of such appropriations as in its judgment will secure sound financial operations of the administration for said state agencies and at the same time interfere least with their services and activities.
28,9 Section 9. 13.111 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.111 (2) Duties. The joint committee on employment relations shall perform the functions assigned to it under subch. subchs. V and VI of ch. 111, subch. II of ch. 230 and ss. 16.53 (1) (d) 1., 20.916, 20.917, 20.923 and 40.05 (1) (b).
28,10 Section 10. 13.172 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.172 (1) In this section, "agency" means an office, department, agency, institution of higher education, association, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, that is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, and any authority created in subch. II of ch. 114 or subch. III of ch. 149 or in ch. 52, 231, 233, 234, or 279.
28,11 Section 11. 13.40 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.40 (2) (intro.) Except as provided in subs. sub. (3) and (3m), the amount appropriated from general purpose revenue for each fiscal biennium, excluding any amount under an appropriation specified in sub. (3) (a) to (i), as determined under sub. (4), may not exceed the sum of:
28,12 Section 12. 13.40 (3) (k) of the statutes is created to read:
13.40 (3) (k) An appropriation under s. 20.505 (1) (bq).
28,16 Section 16. 13.48 (13) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.48 (13) (a) Except as provided in par. (b) or (c), every building, structure or facility that is constructed for the benefit of or use of the state, any state agency, board, commission or department, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Wisconsin Quality Home Care Authority, or any local professional baseball park district created under subch. III of ch. 229 if the construction is undertaken by the department of administration on behalf of the district, shall be in compliance with all applicable state laws, rules, codes and regulations but the construction is not subject to the ordinances or regulations of the municipality in which the construction takes place except zoning, including without limitation because of enumeration ordinances or regulations relating to materials used, permits, supervision of construction or installation, payment of permit fees, or other restrictions.
28,17 Section 17. 13.48 (14) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.48 (14) (a) In this subsection, "agency" has the meaning given for "state agency" in s. 20.001 (1), except that during the period prior to July 1, 2007, and the period beginning on October 27, 2007, and ending on June 30, 2009, and the period beginning on the effective date of this paragraph .... [LRB inserts date], the term does not include the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
28,18m Section 18m. 13.48 (25s) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (25s) Milwaukee initiative. There is created a program, to be known as the Milwaukee initiative, for the purpose of providing financial support to attract federal and private funds to construct research and academic facilities to spur science education and research activities at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Projects financed under the program shall be designed to provide engineering, science, freshwater science and health education and research facilities, ancillary systems, and supporting infrastructure. Projects shall be financed from the appropriation account under s. 20.866 (2) (s) or as otherwise provided in the authorized state building program, except that total funding commitments shall not exceed $240,000,000, with up to $123,410,000 in general fund supported borrowing; $55,590,000 in program revenue supported borrowing; $60,000,000 in funding from gifts, grants, and receipts; and $1,000,000 in funding from moneys in the state building trust fund.
28,19g Section 19g. 13.48 (39) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (39) AIDS Network, Inc. (a) The legislature finds and determines that providing comprehensive care and prevention services for individuals with human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and related illnesses, including core and support services facilitating the enhanced well-being and quality of life of affected individuals, is necessary for preserving public health in Wisconsin. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist the AIDS Network, Inc., in the construction and renovation of facilities and purchase of equipment for providing such care and prevention services.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $300,000 in general fund supported borrowing to aid in the construction and renovation of facilities and purchase of equipment for the AIDS Network, Inc. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to the AIDS Network, Inc. Before approving any state funding commitment under this paragraph, the building commission shall determine that the AIDS Network, Inc., has secured additional cash or goods from nonstate persons for the project.
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the AIDS Network, Inc., under par. (b) and if, for any reason, the facility that is constructed or renovated with funds from the grant, or the equipment that is purchased, is not used for providing comprehensive care and prevention services for individuals with human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and related illnesses, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the facility and equipment equal to the amount of the state's grant.
28,19gc Section 19gc. 13.48 (39c) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (39c) Grand Opera House in Oshkosh. (a) The legislature finds and determines that public support for the performing and cultural arts contributes to the education, enjoyment, and quality of life of Wisconsin residents. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist the city of Oshkosh in the repair and restoration of the Grand Opera House.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $500,000 in general fund supported borrowing to aid in the repair and restoration of the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to the city of Oshkosh. Before approving any state funding commitment under this paragraph, the building commission shall determine that the city of Oshkosh has secured at least $1,000,000 in additional funding from nonstate donations for the project.
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the city of Oshkosh under par. (b) and if, for any reason, the facility that is repaired and restored with funds from the grant is not used as a venue for the performing and cultural arts, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the facility equal to the amount of the state's grant.
28,19gd Section 19gd. 13.48 (39d) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (39d) Aldo Leopold climate change classroom and interactive laboratory. (a) The legislature finds and determines that studying the environment and connecting children and their families to the outdoors enhances the quality of life in Wisconsin. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Inc., in the construction of a climate change classroom and interactive laboratory.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $500,000 in general fund supported borrowing to aid in the construction of a climate change classroom and interactive laboratory that will border the cities of Madison and Monona. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Inc. Before approving any state funding commitment under this paragraph, the building commission shall determine that the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Inc., has secured at least $2,200,000 in additional funding from nonstate donations for the project.
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Inc., under par. (b) and if, for any reason, the facility that is constructed with funds from the grant is not used as a climate change classroom and interactive laboratory, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the facility equal to the amount of the state's grant.
28,19ge Section 19ge. 13.48 (39e) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (39e) L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. (a) The legislature finds and determines that increased access to public libraries strengthens education and increases the opportunities for civic engagement by residents of Wisconsin. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist the city of Eau Claire in the remodeling of the L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $125,000 in existing general fund supported borrowing to aid in the remodeling of the L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in the city of Eau Claire. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to the city of Eau Claire. Before approving any state funding commitment under this paragraph, the building commission shall determine that the city of Eau Claire has secured additional funding from nonstate donations for the project.
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the city of Eau Claire under par. (b) and if, for any reason, the facility that is remodeled with funds from the grant is not used as a public library, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the facility equal to the amount of the state's grant.
28,19gf Section 19gf. 13.48 (39f) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (39f) Stone Barn historic site in town of Chase. (a) The building commission may authorize up to $100,000 to aid in the restoration of the Stone Barn historic site in the town of Chase. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to the town of Chase. Before approving any state funding commitment under this paragraph, the building commission shall determine that the town of Chase has secured at least $300,000 in additional funding from nonstate donations for the project.
(b) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the town of Chase under par. (a) and if, for any reason, the historic site that is restored with funds from the grant is not used as a historic site, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the historic site equal to the amount of the state's grant.
28,19gg Section 19gg. 13.48 (39g) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (39g) City of Beloit Turtle Island Park. The building commission may authorize up to $35,000 to aid in the restoration of Turtle Island Park in the city of Beloit. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to the city of Beloit. Before approving any state funding commitment under this subsection, the building commission shall determine that the city of Beloit has secured additional funding from nonstate donations for the project.
28,19h Section 19h. 13.48 (40) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (40) AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc. (a) The legislature finds and determines that providing comprehensive care and prevention services for individuals with human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and related illnesses, including core and support services facilitating the enhanced well-being and quality of life of affected individuals, is necessary for preserving public health in Wisconsin. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc., in the construction and renovation of facilities in the cities of Green Bay, Milwaukee, or Kenosha and purchase of equipment for providing such care and prevention services.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $800,000 in general fund supported borrowing to aid in the construction and renovation of facilities in the cities of Green Bay, Milwaukee, or Kenosha and purchase of equipment for the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc. Before approving any state funding commitment under this paragraph, the building commission shall determine that the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc., has secured at least $800,000 in additional funding from nonstate donations for the project.
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc., under par. (b) and if, for any reason, the facility that is constructed or renovated with funds from the grant, or the equipment that is purchased, is not used for providing comprehensive care and prevention services for individuals with human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and related illnesses, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the facility and equipment equal to the amount of the state's grant.
28,19i Section 19i. 13.48 (41) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (41) Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation. (a) The legislature finds and determines that sports and entertainment facilities encourage economic development and tourism in this state, by reducing unemployment and by bringing needed capital into the city of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation in the capital maintenance and repair of its sports and entertainment facility under ch. 232.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $5,000,000 in general fund supported borrowing to aid the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation in the capital maintenance and repair of its sports and entertainment facility under ch. 232. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation. Before approving any state funding commitment under this paragraph, the building commission shall determine that the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation has secured additional funding from nonstate donations for the project.
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation under par. (b) and if, for any reason, the facility that is maintained or repaired with funds from the grant is not used as a sports and entertainment facility under ch. 232, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the facility equal to the amount of the state's grant.
28,19j Section 19j. 13.48 (42) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (42) Madison Children's Museum. (a) The legislature finds and determines that connecting children with their families, their communities, and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play enhances the intellectual and cultural development of children and builds strong communities. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist the Madison Children's Museum in the construction of a museum facility in Madison.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $250,000 in general fund supported borrowing to aid in the construction of a museum facility in Madison for the Madison Children's Museum. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to the Madison Children's Museum. Before approving any state funding commitment under this paragraph, the building commission shall determine that the Madison Children's Museum has secured additional funding from nonstate donations for the project.
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the Madison Children's Museum under par. (b) and if, for any reason, the facility that is constructed with funds from the grant, or the equipment that is purchased, is not used as a museum for the Madison Children's Museum, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the facility equal to the amount of the state's grant.
28,19k Section 19k. 13.48 (43) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (43) Dane County Yahara River Watershed Project. (a) The legislature finds and determines that the protection of water quality through reduction in manure nutrient loadings, in particular phosphorus, from agricultural enterprises is necessary for preserving public health in Wisconsin. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist Dane County in the construction of anaerobic digesters for the Dane County Yahara River Watershed Project.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $6,600,000 in general fund supported borrowing to aid Dane County in the construction of anaerobic digesters for the Dane County Yahara Watershed Project. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to Dane County. Before approving any state funding commitment under this paragraph, the building commission shall determine that Dane County has secured additional funding from nonstate donations for the project.
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to Dane County under par. (b) and if, for any reason, the anaerobic digesters that are constructed are not used for the purpose of protecting water quality in Dane County, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the digesters equal to the amount of the state's grant.
28,19L Section 19L. 13.48 (44) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (44) Myrick Hixon EcoPark, Inc. (a) The legislature finds and determines that creating a unique destination with dynamic educational programming on the environment, interactive displays, and live animal exhibits will advance the appreciation and conservation of this state's natural resources. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist Myrick Hixon EcoPark, Inc., in the construction of an educational center facility in the city of La Crosse.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $500,000 in general fund supported borrowing to aid in the construction of an educational center facility in the city of La Crosse for Myrick Hixon EcoPark, Inc. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to Myrick Hixon EcoPark, Inc. Before approving any state funding commitment under this paragraph, the building commission shall determine that Myrick Hixon EcoPark, Inc., has secured additional funding from nonstate donations for the project.
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to Myrick Hixon EcoPark, Inc., under par. (b) and if, for any reason, the facility that is constructed with funds from the grant is not used as an educational center facility, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the facility equal to the amount of the state's grant.
28,20 Section 20. 13.62 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.62 (2) "Agency" means any board, commission, department, office, society, institution of higher education, council, or committee in the state government, or any authority created in subch. II of ch. 114 or subch. III of ch. 149 or in ch. 52, 231, 232, 233, 234, 237, or 279, except that the term does not include a council or committee of the legislature.
28,20e Section 20e. 13.685 (8) of the statutes is created to read:
13.685 (8) The board shall not enter into any contract for the purpose of upgrading the board's lobbying database and Internet site unless the board first submits the proposed contract to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance for review of the committee. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the board that that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed contract within 14 working days after the date of the board's submittal, the board may enter into the contract as proposed. If, within 14 working days after the date of the board's submittal, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the board that that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed contract, the board shall not enter into the contract unless the committee approves the proposed contract or modifies and approves the proposed contract. If the committee modifies and approves the proposed contract, the board may enter into the contract only as modified by the committee.
28,20f Section 20f. 13.685 (8) of the statutes, as created by 2009 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
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