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  Date of enactment: March 21, 2016
2015 Assembly Bill 512   Date of publication*: March 22, 2016
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2015 WISCONSIN ACT 270
An Act to amend 41.11 (1) (h); and to create 84.10255 and 86.19 (1u) of the statutes; relating to: designating and marking a specified highway route in the counties of Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Jefferson, Dane, Iowa, Sauk, and Richland as the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
270,2m Section 2m. 41.11 (1) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
41.11 (1) (h) Annually report to the senate natural resources committee and the assembly committee on tourism the activities, marketing efforts, receipts , and disbursements of the department for the previous fiscal year. The report under this paragraph shall include information on the marketing efforts conducted for the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail established under s. 84.10255.
270,4 Section 4. 84.10255 of the statutes is created to read:
84.10255 Frank Lloyd Wright Trail. (1) The department shall designate and, subject to subs. (2) and (3), mark the following route, through Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Jefferson, Dane, Iowa, Sauk, and Richland counties, as the "Frank Lloyd Wright Trail":
(a) Commencing in Kenosha County, where STH 31 enters Wisconsin; turning onto and proceeding on STH 165 west; entering I 94 and then proceeding on I 94 to Dane County.
(b) In Dane County, proceeding on I 94; exiting to and proceeding on STH 30; exiting to USH 151 and then proceeding on USH 151 south; exiting to USH 14 west and then proceeding on USH 14 west to Richland County.
(c) In Richland County, proceeding on USH 14 west, ending at the junction of USH 14 and CTH "Q."
(d) In Sauk County, in addition to the route described in par. (b), turning from USH 14 onto STH 23 south and proceeding on STH 23 south to Iowa County.
(e) In Iowa County, proceeding on STH 23 south, ending at the junction of STH 23 and CTH "C" nearest to the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center.
(2) Subject to sub. (3), the department shall erect and maintain all of the following markers along the route specified in sub. (1):
(a) At the end of the route in Kenosha County, one marker facing each direction of travel to identify to motorists the designation of the route as the "Frank Lloyd Wright Trail."
(b) In Racine County, at the interchange of I 94 and STH 20, one marker facing each direction of travel to identify to motorists the location of the SC Johnson Administration Building and Research Tower at the headquarters of S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc., in the city of Racine and Wingspread in the village of Wind Point.
(c) In Dane County, on USH 151, one marker facing each direction of travel to identify to motorists the location of Monona Terrace in the city of Madison and the First Unitarian Society Meeting House in the village of Shorewood Hills.
(d) In Sauk County, at the junction of USH 14 and STH 23, one marker facing each direction of travel to identify to motorists the continuation of the route and Taliesin in Iowa County.
(e) In Iowa County, on STH 23, one marker facing each direction of travel to identify to motorists the designation of the route as the "Frank Lloyd Wright Trail" and the location of the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center and Taliesin in the town of Wyoming.
(f) In Richland County, at the junction of USH 14 and CTH "Q," a marker facing each direction of travel to identify to motorists the designation of the route as the "Frank Lloyd Wright Trail" and the location of the Richland Museum and Visitors Center in the city of Richland Center.
(3) (a) Subject to par. (b), upon receipt of sufficient contributions from interested parties, including any county, municipality, state agency other than the department, or federal agency, to cover the costs of fabricating, erecting, and maintaining markers along the route specified in sub. (1) to identify to motorists the designation of the route as the "Frank Lloyd Wright Trail" and the location of buildings designed or constructed by Frank Lloyd Wright that are open to the public and that are within 15 miles of the route specified in sub. (1), the department shall erect and maintain the markers.
(b) 1. Except as provided in subd. 2., the department may not encumber or expend any state funds from any appropriation to the department under s. 20.395 for the costs of fabrication, erection, maintenance, or replacement of markers identified in par. (a).
2. The department may encumber or expend funds received as contributions to cover the costs of fabrication, erection, maintenance, or replacement of markers identified in par. (a) that may include funds received from another state agency for this purpose.
3. The department may not encumber or expend any federal funds from any appropriation to the department under s. 20.395 for the costs of fabrication, erection, maintenance, or replacement of markers identified in par. (a) except federal funds expressly allocated by federal law or by the applicable federal agency for the markers identified in par. (a).
270,5 Section 5. 86.19 (1u) of the statutes is created to read:
86.19 (1u) Notwithstanding sub. (1), the department may erect and maintain directional signs along any highway along the route described in s. 84.10255 (1) to aid navigation to the locations described in s. 84.10255 (2) (b) to (e).
270,6m Section 6m. Nonstatutory provisions.
(1) The department of transportation shall determine the dollar amount necessary to fabricate and erect the signs required under section 84.10255 of the statutes, as created by this act, and report the amount to the department of tourism.
(2) From the appropriation under section 20.380 (1) (b) of the statutes, the department of tourism shall provide to the department of transportation an amount equal to the amount determined in subsection (1), but not to exceed $50,000.
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