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August 2017 Special Session   Date of enactment: September 18, 2017
2017 Assembly Bill 1   Date of publication*: September 19, 2017
* 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 58
(Vetoed in Part)
An Act to renumber 196.192 (2) and 238.399 (4); to renumber and amend 30.195 (7), 61.57, 62.155, 196.192 (1), 196.192 (3) (a), 196.192 (3) (b) and 196.192 (4); to amend 30.123 (6m) (intro.), 66.1105 (2) (f) 1. (intro.), 66.1105 (2) (f) 1. b., 66.1105 (4) (gm) 4. c., 71.05 (6) (a) 15., 71.08 (1) (intro.), 71.10 (4) (i), 71.21 (4) (a), 71.26 (2) (a) 4., 71.30 (3) (f), 71.34 (1k) (g), 77.70, 79.05 (2) (c), 84.0145 (2), 180.0622 (2), 183.0304 (1), 196.491 (1) (f), 238.12 (1), 238.399 (5m), 281.346 (4) (c) 2m., 281.36 (3b) (b) and 281.36 (3m) (a); and to create 13.94 (1) (u), 16.297, 20.395 (6) (ad), 20.445 (1) (bg), 20.505 (1) (fr), 20.835 (2) (cp), 20.866 (2) (uuz), 30.12 (1g) (m), 30.123 (6) (f), 30.19 (1m) (h), 30.195 (7) (b), 61.57 (1) and (2), 62.155 (1) and (2), 66.0203 (2) (bm), 66.0203 (10), 66.0215 (1m), 66.02162 (1m), 66.0621 (3m), 66.1105 (20), 71.07 (3w) (bm) 5., 71.07 (3wm), 71.28 (3w) (bm) 5., 71.28 (3wm), 73.0306, 77.54 (65), 84.585, 106.271, 196.192 (1) (b), 196.192 (2m), 196.49 (5g) (ar) 3., 238.03 (5), 238.396, 238.399 (3) (e), 238.399 (4) (b), 238.399 (5) (f), 281.36 (4m), 808.04 (7p) and 809.104 of the statutes; relating to: authorizing the creation of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone and, in connection with that zone, authorizing certain tax benefits, creating special provisions for tax incremental districts, and creating exemptions from wetland and waterway permits and Public Service Commission certificates; making changes to the enterprise zone tax credit program; authorizing limited use of the design-build construction process; authorizing certain counties to issue debt backed by sales and use tax revenue; facilitating a worker training and employment program; making changes to town incorporation procedures; granting contingent highway bonding authority; and making appropriations.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
58,1m Section 1m. 13.94 (1) (u) of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (1) (u) Beginning in 2018, annually for 5 years, evaluate the process used by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to verify information under s. 238.396 (4) (d) and evaluate whether the corporation appropriately verified, in accordance with statutory and contractual requirements, the amount of tax credits eligible claimants may claim under ss. 71.07 (3wm) and 71.28 (3wm).
58,2 Section 2. 16.297 of the statutes is created to read:
16.297 Grants for local government expenditures; moral obligation pledge. (1) Definitions. In this section:
(a) “Local governmental unit” means a city, village, town, county, or technical college district that contains any part of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
(b) “Municipal obligation” has the meaning given in s. 67.01 (6).
(1m) Grants. From the appropriation under s. 20.505 (1) (fr), the department may make one or more grants to a local governmental unit for the local governmental unit's expenditures for costs the department determines are associated with development occurring in an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m), including costs related to infrastructure and public safety.
(2) Match. The department may require a local governmental unit to match in whole or in part a grant the department makes to the local governmental unit under sub. (1m).
(3) Moral obligation pledge. (a) Recognizing its moral obligation to do so, the legislature expresses its expectation and aspiration that, if ever called upon to do so, it shall make an appropriation to pay the principal and interest of a local governmental unit's municipal obligations, if all of the following apply:
1. The local governmental unit's municipal obligation is issued to finance costs related to development occurring in or for the benefit of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
2. The secretary designates the moral obligation pledge for the local governmental unit's municipal obligation before the municipal obligation is issued, based on a plan that the local governmental unit shall submit to the department on a form prescribed by the department.
(b) No more than 40 percent of a local governmental unit's aggregate municipal obligations under par. (a) shall be subject to the moral obligation pledge under that paragraph.
(c) The proceeds of municipal obligations issued by a local governmental unit under this subsection shall be used to finance costs related to development occurring in or for the benefit of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m). The legislature determines that the provision of assistance by state agencies to a local governmental unit under this section, any appropriation of funds to a local governmental unit under this section, and the moral obligation pledge under par. (a) serve a substantial statewide public purpose by assisting the development of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone in the state, by encouraging economic development, by reducing unemployment, and by bringing needed capital into the state for the benefit and welfare of people throughout the state.
(4) Contract. The secretary may contract with a local governmental unit to implement this section.
58,3 Section 3. 20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert the following amounts for the purposes indicated: - See PDF for table PDF
58,4 Section 4. 20.395 (6) (ad) of the statutes is created to read:
20.395 (6) (ad) Principal repayment and interest, contingent funding of southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects, state funds. From the general fund, a sum sufficient to reimburse s. 20.866 (1) (u) for the payment of principal and interest costs incurred in financing southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects, as provided under ss. 20.866 (2) (uuz) and 84.585 and 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 60 (1c), and to make payments under an agreement or ancillary arrangement entered into under s. 18.06 (8) (a).
58,4m Section 4m. 20.445 (1) (bg) of the statutes is created to read:
20.445 (1) (bg) Worker training and employment program. As a continuing appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for the worker training and employment program under s. 106.271.
58,5 Section 5. 20.505 (1) (fr) of the statutes is created to read:
20.505 (1) (fr) Grants for local government expenditures. As a continuing appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for grants to local governmental units under s. 16.297.
58,6 Section 6. 20.835 (2) (cp) of the statutes is created to read:
20.835 (2) (cp) Electronics and information technology manufacturing zone credit. A sum sufficient to make the payments under ss. 71.07 (3wm) (d) 2. and 71.28 (3wm) (d) 2.
58,7 Section 7. 20.866 (2) (uuz) of the statutes is created to read:
20.866 (2) (uuz) Transportation; southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects subject to contingency. From the capital improvement fund, a sum sufficient for the department of transportation to fund southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects as provided under s. 84.585. Subject to 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 60 (1c), the state may contract public debt in an amount not to exceed $252,400,000 for these purposes.
58,9 Section 9. 30.12 (1g) (m) of the statutes is created to read:
30.12 (1g) (m) A structure or deposit that is related to the construction, access, or operation of a new manufacturing facility in a navigable stream located in an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
58,10 Section 10. 30.123 (6) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
30.123 (6) (f) The construction or maintenance of bridges and the construction or placement and maintenance of culverts that are related to the construction, access, or operation of a new manufacturing facility and that affect a portion of a navigable stream within an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
58,11 Section 11. 30.123 (6m) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
30.123 (6m) Permits in lieu of exemptions. (intro.) The department may decide to require that a person engaged in an activity that is exempt under sub. (6) (d) or (f) apply for an individual permit or seek authorization under a general permit if the department has conducted an investigation and visited the site of the activity and has determined that conditions specific to the site require restrictions on the activity in order to prevent any of the following:
58,12 Section 12. 30.19 (1m) (h) of the statutes is created to read:
30.19 (1m) (h) Any activity that affects a portion of a navigable stream and that is related to the construction, access, or operation of a new manufacturing facility within an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
58,13 Section 13. 30.195 (7) of the statutes is renumbered 30.195 (7) (intro.) and amended to read:
30.195 (7) Application of section. (intro.) This section does not apply to municipal any of the following:
(a) Municipal or county-owned lands in counties having a population of 750,000 or more.
58,14 Section 14. 30.195 (7) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
30.195 (7) (b) Activity related to the construction, access, or operation of a new manufacturing facility located in an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
58,15 Section 15. 61.57 of the statutes is renumbered 61.57 (intro.) and amended to read:
61.57 Acquisition of recycling or resource recovery facilities without bids. (intro.) A village may contract for the acquisition of any element of a recycling or resource recovery facility the following without submitting the contract for bids as required under s. 61.54 if the village invites developers to submit proposals to provide a completed project and evaluates proposals according to site, cost, design and the developers' experience in other similar projects.:
58,16 Section 16. 61.57 (1) and (2) of the statutes are created to read:
61.57 (1) A recycling or resource recovery facility.
(2) If the village contains an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone that is designated under s. 238.396 (1m):
(a) Water and sewer systems.
(b) Wastewater treatment facilities.
58,17 Section 17. 62.155 of the statutes is renumbered 62.155 (intro.) and amended to read:
62.155 Acquisition of recycling or resource recovery facilities without bids. (intro.) A city may contract for the acquisition of any element of a recycling or resource recovery facility the following without submitting the contract for bids as required under s. 62.15 if the city invites developers to submit proposals to provide a completed project and evaluates proposals according to site, cost, design and the developers' experience in other similar projects.:
58,18 Section 18. 62.155 (1) and (2) of the statutes are created to read:
62.155 (1) A recycling or resource recovery facility.
(2) If the city contains an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone that is designated under s. 238.396 (1m):
(a) Water and sewer systems.
(b) Wastewater treatment facilities.
58,18d Section 18d. 66.0203 (2) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
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