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  Date of enactment: January 31, 2018
2017 Assembly Bill 532   Date of publication*: February 1, 2018
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: 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."
2017 WISCONSIN ACT 136
An Act to repeal 196.025 (4), 196.025 (5), 196.192 (2) (am) and 201.10 (1); to renumber 16.95 (12), 182.0175 (1) (bt) and 182.0175 (1) (bv); to renumber and amend 16.955, 182.0175 (2) (am) 3., 182.0175 (3) (a) (title), 182.0175 (3) (a), 182.0175 (3) (b), 196.192 (2) (bm) and 196.218 (3) (a) 2s.; to amend 20.155 (1) (q), 20.155 (3) (r), 20.155 (3) (rm), 20.255 (1) (q), 20.255 (3) (q), 20.255 (3) (qm), 20.255 (3) (r), 20.285 (1) (q), 20.505 (4) (s), 26.03 (1v) (b), 101.80 (1g), 182.0175 (2) (am) (title), 182.0175 (2) (am) 7., 182.0175 (2) (bm) (title), 182.0175 (2m) (b) (intro.), 182.0175 (4), 182.0175 (5), 196.192 (2) (c), 196.192 (3m), 196.193 (3), 196.218 (3) (a) 2e. a., b. and c., 196.218 (3) (a) 2m., 196.49 (5g) (ag), 196.49 (5g) (ar) 2m. b., 196.49 (5g) (ar) 2m. c., 196.491 (4) (c) 1m. (intro.), 196.491 (4) (c) 1m. a., 196.491 (4) (c) 1m. b., 196.595 (1) (c), 196.595 (2) (b) (intro.), 1. and 2., 196.595 (2) (b) 3., 4. and 5., 201.10 (2), 348.17 (3) and 348.17 (4); to repeal and recreate 20.505 (4) (s) and 182.0175 (3) (title); and to create 59.693 (11), 182.0175 (1) (aa), 182.0175 (1) (ab), 182.0175 (1) (ac), 182.0175 (1) (ag), 182.0175 (1) (bq), 182.0175 (1) (br), 182.0175 (1) (bw), 182.0175 (1) (by), 182.0175 (1) (bz), 182.0175 (1m) (d) 8. to 12., 182.0175 (2) (as) (title), 182.0175 (3) (bc), (bg), (br) and (c), 182.0175 (3) (d) 2., 182.0175 (3) (e), 182.0175 (3) (f), 182.0175 (3) (g), 182.0175 (3g), 196.025 (7), 196.026, 196.192 (2) (bm) 1. and 2., 196.218 (3) (a) 2s. a., 196.595 (2) (b) 2g. and 2r. and 196.595 (2m) of the statutes; relating to: one-call system enforcement and other requirements, Public Service Commission authority regarding state energy policy, settlements between parties in Public Service Commission dockets, various public utility regulatory requirements, the regulation of utility facilities under a county construction site erosion control and storm water management zoning ordinance, granting rule-making authority, making appropriations, and providing a penalty.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
136,1 Section 1. 16.95 (12) of the statutes is renumbered 196.025 (7) (a) 3.
136,2 Section 2. 16.955 of the statutes is renumbered 196.029, and 196.029 (1), (3) (a), (b) and (c) and (4) (a), (b) and (d), as renumbered, are amended to read:
196.029 (1) Information. If the governor determines that a disruption of energy supplies poses a serious risk to the economic well-being, health or welfare of the citizens of this state, the governor may issue an order declaring an energy alert. Upon declaration of an energy alert by the governor, the department commission may issue general or special orders, as defined in s. 101.01 (7), or promulgate emergency rules under ch. 227 to compel disclosure of information required for purposes of this section. Any person, or agent of the person, who produces, imports or sells, coal or other forms of fuel, other than electricity, natural gas or wood, who is subject to an emergency rule or general or special order of the department commission within reasonable time limits specified in the order shall file or furnish such reports, information, data, copies of extracts of originals as the department commission deems necessary relating to existing and future energy supplies, including but not limited to record of sales in years for 1970 and thereafter, storage capacity, supplies on hand and anticipated supplies, and anticipated demand. To the extent that the reports and data requested by the department commission are presently available from other state or federal agencies, the department commission shall coordinate its data reporting requirements with the agencies to avoid duplication of reporting.
(3) (a) Any person, or agent of a person, who produces, imports or sells, coal or other forms of fuel, other than electricity, natural gas or wood, who fails to provide information requested by the department commission at the time and in the manner specified by the department commission shall forfeit an amount not to exceed $1,000. Each day the violation of this section continues from the day notice has been received constitutes a separate offense.
(b) Upon request of the department commission, the attorney general or the district attorney of the proper county may aid in any investigation, enforce any request of the department commission for information under this section or seek forfeitures for violations of this section.
(c) Upon request of the department commission, the attorney general or the district attorney of the proper county may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for a temporary or permanent injunction restraining any person from violating this section.
(4) (a) The department commission or any of its authorized agents may, in relation to any matter arising under this section, conduct hearings, administer oaths, issue subpoenas and take testimony.
(b) The witnesses subpoenaed by the department commission or its agent and officers who serve subpoenas shall be entitled to the fees allowed in courts of record. The fees shall be audited and paid by the state in the same manner as other expenses of the department commission are audited and paid. No witness subpoenaed at the instance of any party other than the department commission is entitled to payment of fees by the state, unless the department commission certifies that the testimony of the witness was material.
(d) A record of all hearings shall be kept by the department commission. All hearings shall be public.
136,2b Section 2b. 20.155 (1) (q) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, is amended to read:
20.155 (1) (q) Universal telecommunications service; broadband service. From the universal service fund, the amounts in the schedule for the promotion of broadband service and universal telecommunications service for the purposes specified in s. 196.218 (5) (a) 1., 4., 8., 9., and 10. Notwithstanding s. 20.001 (3) (a), the unencumbered balance on June 30 of each year shall be transferred to the appropriation account under sub. (3) (r).
136,2d Section 2d. 20.155 (3) (r) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, is amended to read:
20.155 (3) (r) Broadband expansion grants; transfer funding. From the universal service fund, all moneys transferred from the appropriation accounts under par. (rm), sub. (1) (q), and ss. 20.255 (1) (q) and (3) (q), (qm), and (r), 20.285 (1) (q) and 20.505 (4) (s), under s. 196.218 (3) (a) 2s. a., 2015 Wisconsin Act 55, section 9236 (1v), and under 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, section 9237 (1) and (2) (a), for broadband expansion grants under s. 196.504.
136,2e Section 2e. 20.155 (3) (rm) of the statutes, as created by 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, is amended to read:
20.155 (3) (rm) Broadband grants; other funding. From the universal service fund, as a continuing appropriation, all moneys transferred under s. 196.218 (3) (a) 2s. b., for broadband expansion grants under s. 196.504. Notwithstanding s. 20.001 (3) (c), the unencumbered balance on June 30 of each year shall be transferred to the appropriation account under sub. (3) (r).
136,2h Section 2h. 20.255 (1) (q) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, is amended to read:
20.255 (1) (q) Digital learning collaborative. From the universal service fund, the amounts in the schedule for a digital learning collaborative for the statewide web academy and for the delivery of digital content and collaborative instruction under s. 115.28 (53) and (54). Notwithstanding s. 20.001 (3) (a), the unencumbered balance on June 30 of each year shall be transferred to the appropriation account under s. 20.155 (3) (r).
136,2L Section 2L. 20.255 (3) (q) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, is amended to read:
20.255 (3) (q) Periodical and reference information databases; Newsline for the Blind. From the universal service fund, the amounts in the schedule for the Newsline for the Blind, provided by the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and to contract for periodical and reference information databases under s. 115.28 (26). Notwithstanding s. 20.001 (3) (a), the unencumbered balance on June 30 of each year shall be transferred to the appropriation account under s. 20.155 (3) (r).
136,2m Section 2m. 20.255 (3) (qm) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, is amended to read:
20.255 (3) (qm) Aid to public library systems. From the universal service fund, the amounts in the schedule for state aid to public library systems under s. 43.24. Notwithstanding s. 20.001 (3) (a), the unencumbered balance on June 30 of each year shall be transferred to the appropriation account under s. 20.155 (3) (r).
136,2o Section 2o. 20.255 (3) (r) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, is amended to read:
20.255 (3) (r) Library service contracts. From the universal service fund, the amounts in the schedule for library service contracts under s. 43.03 (6) and (7). Notwithstanding s. 20.001 (3) (a), the unencumbered balance on June 30 of each year shall be transferred to the appropriation account under s. 20.155 (3) (r).
136,2r Section 2r. 20.285 (1) (q) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, is amended to read:
20.285 (1) (q) Telecommunications services. From the universal service fund, the amounts in the schedule to provide telecommunications services as specified in s. 196.218 (5) (a) 6. Notwithstanding s. 20.001 (3) (a), the unencumbered balance on June 30 of each year shall be transferred to the appropriation account under s. 20.155 (3) (r).
136,2u Section 2u. 20.505 (4) (s) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.505 (4) (s) Telecommunications access for educational agencies, infrastructure grants, and teacher training grants. Biennially, from the universal service fund, the amounts in the schedule to make payments to telecommunications providers under contracts under s. 16.971 (13), (14), and (15) to the extent that the amounts due are not paid from the appropriation under sub. (1) (is), to make payments to telecommunications providers under contracts under s. 16.971 (16) to the extent that the amounts due are not paid from the appropriation under sub. (1) (kL), to make grants to school district consortia under s. 16.997 (7), to make information technology infrastructure grants under s. 16.9945, and to make educational technology teacher training grants under s. 16.996. Notwithstanding s. 20.001 (3) (b), the unencumbered balance on June 30 of each odd-numbered year shall be transferred to the appropriation account under s. 20.155 (3) (r).
136,2y Section 2y. 20.505 (4) (s) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Acts 59 and .... (this act), is repealed and recreated to read:
20.505 (4) (s) Telecommunications access for educational agencies, infrastructure grants, and teacher training grants. Biennially, from the universal service fund, the amounts in the schedule to make payments to telecommunications providers under contracts under s. 16.971 (13), (14), and (15) to the extent that the amounts due are not paid from the appropriation under sub. (1) (is), to make payments to telecommunications providers under contracts under s. 16.971 (16) to the extent that the amounts due are not paid from the appropriation under sub. (1) (kL), to make grants to school district consortia under s. 16.997 (7), and to make educational technology teacher training grants under s. 16.996.
136,3 Section 3. 26.03 (1v) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
26.03 (1v) (b) An electric cooperative, as defined in s. 196.025 (5) (ag) 101.80 (1g).
136,4 Section 4. 59.693 (11) of the statutes is created to read:
59.693 (11) Utility facilities. (a) In this subsection, “facility" means any property or equipment of a public utility, as defined in s. 196.01 (5), or a cooperative association organized under ch. 185 for the purpose of producing or furnishing heat, light, or power to its members only, that is used for the transmission, delivery, or furnishing of natural gas, heat, light, or power.
(b) The construction and maintenance of a facility is considered to satisfy the requirements of this section and any county ordinance enacted under this section if any of the following applies:
1. The department has issued all required permits or approvals authorizing the construction or maintenance under ch. 30, 31, 281, or 283.
2. No department permit or approval under subd. 1. is required for the construction or maintenance and the construction or maintenance is conducted in a manner that employs best management practices to infiltrate or otherwise control storm water runoff from the facility.
136,5 Section 5. 101.80 (1g) of the statutes is amended to read:
101.80 (1g) “Electric cooperative" has the meaning given in s. 196.025 (5) (ag) means a cooperative association organized under ch. 185 for the purpose of generating, distributing, or furnishing electric energy at retail or wholesale to its members only.
136,6 Section 6. 182.0175 (1) (aa) of the statutes is created to read:
182.0175 (1) (aa) “Agricultural activity” has the meaning given in s. 101.10 (1) (a).
136,7 Section 7. 182.0175 (1) (ab) of the statutes is created to read:
182.0175 (1) (ab) “Commission” means the public service commission.
136,8 Section 8. 182.0175 (1) (ac) of the statutes is created to read:
182.0175 (1) (ac) “Complainant” means a person who files a complaint under sub. (3) (bg) 1. or 2.
136,9 Section 9. 182.0175 (1) (ag) of the statutes is created to read:
182.0175 (1) (ag) “Damage prevention fund" means the fund established under sub. (1m) (d) 11.
136,10 Section 10. 182.0175 (1) (bq) of the statutes is created to read:
182.0175 (1) (bq) “One-call system" means the system established under sub. (1m) (a).
136,11 Section 11. 182.0175 (1) (br) of the statutes is created to read:
182.0175 (1) (br) “Panel" means the panel appointed under sub. (1m) (d) 8.
136,12 Section 12. 182.0175 (1) (bt) of the statutes is renumbered 182.0175 (1) (bo).
136,13 Section 13. 182.0175 (1) (bv) of the statutes is renumbered 182.0175 (1) (bx).
136,14 Section 14. 182.0175 (1) (bw) of the statutes is created to read:
182.0175 (1) (bw) “Political subdivision” means a city, village, town, or county.
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