1. For an urban mass transit system that is eligible to receive state aid under 9
s. 85.20 (4m) (a) 6. cm. or d. and serving a population exceeding 200,000, 75 percent 10
of the total amount of grants received under s. 16.047 (4m).
2. For an urban mass transit system that is eligible to receive state aid under 12
s. 85.20 (4m) (a) 7. and serving a population of at least 50,000, 20 percent of the total 13
amount of grants received under s. 16.047 (4m).
3. For an urban mass transit system that is eligible to receive state aid under 15
s. 85.20 (4m) (a) 8. and serving a population of less than 50,000, 10 percent of the total 16
amount of grants received under s. 16.047 (4m).
(b) Beginning with the first payment due under this section after the county 18
or municipality receives a grant under s. 16.047 (4m), the department of 19
administration shall apply the reduction determined under par. (a) for each county 20
and municipality by reducing 10 consecutive annual payments under this section to 21
the county or municipality by equal amounts. If in any year the reduction under this 22
paragraph for a county or municipality exceeds the payment under this section for 23
the county or municipality, the department of administration shall apply the excess 24
amount of the reduction to the payment to the county or municipality under s. 79.04.
79.04 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) An amount from the public utility account determined by 2
multiplying by 3 mills in the case of a town, and 6 mills in the case of a city or village, 3
the first $125,000,000 of the amount shown in the account, plus leased property, of 4
each public utility except qualified wholesale electric companies, as defined in s. 5
76.28 (1) (gm), on December 31 of the preceding year for “production plant, exclusive 6
of land," “general structures," and “substations," in the case of light, heat and power 7
companies, electric cooperatives or municipal electric companies, for all property 8
within a municipality in accordance with the system of accounts established by the 9
public service commission or rural electrification administration, less depreciation 10
thereon as determined by the department of revenue and less the value of treatment 11
plant and pollution abatement equipment, as defined under s. 70.11 (21), as 12
determined by the department of revenue plus an amount from the public utility 13
account determined by multiplying by 3 mills in the case of a town, and 6 mills in the 14
case of a city or village, of the first $125,000,000 of the total original cost of production 15
plant, general structures, and substations less depreciation, land and approved 16
waste treatment facilities of each qualified wholesale electric company, as defined in 17
s. 76.28 (1) (gm), as reported to the department of revenue of all property within the 18
municipality. The total of amounts, as depreciated, from the accounts of all public 19
utilities for the same production plant is also limited to not more than $125,000,000. 20
The amount distributable to a municipality under this subsection and sub. (6) in any 21
year shall not exceed $300 times the population of the municipality, except that, 22
beginning with payments in 2009, the amount distributable to a municipality under 23
this subsection and sub. (6) in any year shall not exceed $425 times the population 24
of the municipality, except as provided under par. (am)
79.04 (1) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
(am) The payment limitation under par. (a) does not apply to the 2
amounts distributable to a municipality under this subsection and sub. (6) if the first 3
distribution to the municipality that meets or exceeds the limitation occurs after 4
2010. This paragraph does not apply to distributions after 2022.
79.05 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) Beginning with the distributions in 2018 and ending with the 7
distributions in 2022, the annual payment under this section to the village of Maine 8
shall be the amount otherwise determined for the village under this section, plus 9
(b) Beginning with the distributions in 2018 and ending with the distributions 11
in 2022, the annual payment under this section to the city of Janesville shall be the 12
amount otherwise determined for the city under this section, plus $583,000.
79.095 (1) (bh) of the statutes is created to read:
(bh) “Inflation factor” means a percentage equal to the average 15
annual percentage change in the U.S. consumer price index for all urban consumers, 16
U.S. city average, as determined by the U.S. department of labor, for the 12 months 17
ending on September 30 of the year before the payment under sub. (4) (b), except that 18
the percentage under this paragraph shall not be less than zero.
79.095 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 79.095 (4) (a) and 20
amended to read:
(a) The Except as provided in par. (b), the
department shall calculate 22
the payments due each taxing jurisdiction under this section by multiplying the full 23
value as of the January 1 of the preceding year of the property that is exempt under 24
s. 70.11 (39) and (39m) and that is located in the jurisdiction by the full-value gross 25
tax rate of the jurisdiction for the preceding year.
The department shall certify the amount of the payment due each taxing 2
jurisdiction to the department of administration, which shall make the payments on 3
or before the 4th Monday in July. For purposes of ch. 121, school districts shall treat 4
the payments made in July under this subsection as if they had been received in the 5
previous school year.
79.095 (4) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) In 2018, each taxing jurisdiction shall receive a payment under 8
this section equal to the payment it received in 2017, multiplied by 1.0147. In 2019, 9
each taxing jurisdiction shall receive a payment under this section equal to the 10
payment it received in the previous year, multiplied by one plus the inflation factor. 11
In 2020, and in each year thereafter, each taxing jurisdiction shall receive a payment 12
under this section equal to the payment it received in the previous year.
79.095 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
79.095 (5) Sunset
. Subsections (2), (3), and (4) (a) do not apply with regard to 15
the payments made under this section after July 2017.
79.096 of the statutes is created to read:
1779.096 State aid; personal property. (1)
Beginning in 2019, and in each 18
year thereafter, the department of administration shall pay to each taxing 19
jurisdiction, as defined in s. 79.095 (1) (c), an amount equal to the property taxes 20
levied on the items of personal property described under s. 70.111 (27) (b) for the 21
property tax assessments as of January 1, 2017.
(a) Each municipality shall report to the department of revenue, in the time 23
and manner determined by the department, the amount of the property taxes levied 24
on the items of personal property described under s. 70.111 (27) (b) for the property
tax assessments as of January 1, 2017, on behalf of the municipality and on behalf 2
of other taxing jurisdictions.
(b) Each taxing jurisdiction shall report to the department of revenue, in the 4
time and manner determined by the department, any information the department 5
considers necessary to administer this section.
Each taxing jurisdiction shall attribute to each tax incremental district 7
within the taxing jurisdiction the district's proportionate share of the amount the 8
taxing jurisdiction receives under sub. (1), except that this subsection does not apply 9
after the district closes.
The department of revenue shall certify the amount of the payment due 11
each taxing jurisdiction under sub. (1) to the department of administration, and the 12
department of administration shall make the payment on or before the first Monday 13
79.10 (7m) (cm) 1. a. of the statutes is amended to read:
(cm) 1. a. If, in any year, the total of the amounts determined under 16
subs. (4), (5), and (5m) for any municipality is $3,000,000 or more, the municipality, 17
with the approval of the majority of the members of the municipality's governing 18
body, may notify the department of administration to distribute the amounts directly 19
to the municipality and the department of administration shall distribute the 20
amounts at the time and in the manner provided under pars. (a) 1., (b) 1., and (c) 1. 21Beginning in 2018, if the municipality approves the distribution under this subd. 1.
22a. by enacting an ordinance and provides a copy of the ordinance to the department
23of administration and the department of revenue, the department of administration
24shall distribute the amounts determined under subs. (4), (5), and (5m) to the
25municipality as provided under this subd. 1. a. for the year in which the municipality
1enacts the ordinance and in all subsequent years until the municipality notifies the
2department of administration and the department of revenue that the municipality
3has repealed the ordinance or until the total amounts under subs. (4), (5), and (5m)
4to be distributed to the municipality in a year is less than $3,000,000.
79.14 of the statutes is amended to read:
679.14 School levy tax credit.
The appropriation under s. 20.835 (3) (b), for 7
the payments under s. 79.10 (4), is $319,305,000 in 1994, 1995, and 1996; 8
$469,305,000 beginning in 1997 and ending in 2006; $593,050,000 in 2007; 9
$672,400,000 in 2008; $747,400,000 in 2009; $732,550,000 in 2010, 2011, and 2012; 10
$747,400,000 in 2013, 2014, and 2015; and
$853,000,000 in 2016 and 2017; and
11$940,000,000 in 2018
and in each year thereafter.
84.013 (3) (cb) of the statutes is created to read:
(cb) I 94 extending approximately 7.5 miles from US 12 to 130th 14
Street near STH 65 in St. Croix County.
84.013 (3) (km) of the statutes is repealed.
84.013 (3) (rb) of the statutes is repealed.
84.013 (3) (rj) of the statutes is repealed.
84.013 (3) (tc) of the statutes is repealed.
84.013 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
Commencing with the 1985-87 biennial budget bill and biennially 21
thereafter, the department shall request adjustments to the list of major highway 22
projects under sub. (3) as listed projects are completed, projects are approved under 23
sub. (6) and new projects are ready for construction. The department shall submit 24
the proposed biennial adjustments for major highway projects to the transportation 25
projects commission for review and recommendation as provided under s. 13.489.
1Submission of proposed adjustments to the transportation projects commission is not
2required after June 30, 2021.
84.013 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
If following the enactment of the biennial budget bill the department 5
determines that a highway project which was initially planned or designed as a 6
reconditioning, reconstruction or resurfacing project is a major highway project and 7
is ready for construction, the department shall submit the proposal for the specific 8
project to the transportation projects commission for review and recommendation as 9
provided under s. 13.489. After the transportation projects commission has 10
submitted its report on the project, the department may request approval of the 11
specific project as a major highway project from the joint committee on finance. If 12
the joint committee on finance approves the project, the committee shall make such 13
transfer of funds among the highway appropriations as deemed necessary and the 14
department may proceed with construction. This subsection does not apply after
15June 30, 2021.
84.02 (8) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) The department may make additions or deletions to the state 18
trunk highway system by entering into a jurisdictional transfer agreement with any
19local unit of government a municipality or county
. Addition to or deletion of any part 20
of the state trunk highway system under this subsection may be made without 21
regard to any mileage limitation or procedural requirement imposed under this 22
section or chapter 518, laws of 1947
84.02 (8) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) The transfer of a highway under a
jurisdictional transfer 25
agreement must be may not take effect until the agreement is
approved by the
department and by resolution of
the governing body of any the
municipality or county 2board involved before the transfer of any highway becomes effective that is a party
3to the agreement
84.02 (8) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) A jurisdictional transfer agreement
shall specify the length of time
6for which it is in effect and
may contain any other
terms and conditions that the
7department and the local unit of government may deem necessary
regarding the 8
maintenance or rehabilitation of any highway transferred under the agreement
84.02 (8) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
(d) The department and the municipality or county that is party to 11
a jurisdictional transfer agreement shall maintain a record of the agreement.
84.02 (8m) of the statutes is created to read:
84.02 (8m) Reversion of jurisdiction.
A highway that is under the jurisdiction 14
of a municipality or county and that satisfies all of the following requirements shall 15
be transferred to the jurisdiction of the department:
(a) Prior to the effective date of this paragraph .... [LRB inserts date], 17
jurisdiction of the highway was transferred under sub. (8) by the department to a 18
municipality or county under a jurisdictional transfer agreement to which more than 19
one municipality or county was party.
(b) The municipality or county to which jurisdiction of the highway was 21
transferred under par. (a) subsequently transferred under an agreement under s. 22
66.0307 territory in which the highway is located to another municipality or county 23
and the agreement under s. 66.0307 did not specifically address jurisdiction of the 24
(c) Not later than 6 months after the effective date of this paragraph .... [LRB 2
inserts date], the governing body of the transferor and transferee municipalities or 3
counties under par. (b) adopt resolutions stating the intent of the municipality or 4
county to revert jurisdiction of the highway to the department and provide a copy of 5
the resolution to the department.
84.06 (14) of the statutes is created to read:
84.06 (14) Replace-in-kind alternatives required.
(a) In this subsection, 8
“replace-in-kind alternative” means a project plan that does not include bicycle 9
lanes, added lanes of travel, or significant design modifications that would include 10
geometric or safety modifications, changes to highway alignment, or access points.
(b) The department shall conduct a study of and provide a cost estimate for a 12
replace-in-kind alternative for each highway improvement project.
84.07 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
84.07 (1) Routine maintenance.
Subject to sub. (1r), the state trunk highway 16
system shall be maintained by the state at state expense. The department shall 17
prescribe by rule specifications for such maintenance and may contract with any 18
county highway committee or municipality to have all or certain parts of the work 19
of maintaining the state trunk highways within or beyond the limits of the county 20
or municipality, including interstate bridges, performed by the county or 21
municipality, and any county or municipality may enter into such contract. 22
Maintenance activities include the application of protective coatings, the removal 23
and control of snow, the removal, treatment and sanding of ice, interim repair of 24
highway surfaces and adjacent structures, and all other operations, activities and 25
processes required on a regular, continuing basis for the preservation of the
highways on the state trunk system, and including the care and protection of trees 2
and other roadside vegetation and suitable planting to prevent soil erosion or to 3
beautify highways pursuant to s. 66.1037, and all routine measures deemed 4
necessary to provide adequate traffic service. Maintenance activities also include 5
the installation, replacement, rehabilitation, or maintenance of highway signs, 6
highway lighting, and pavement markings, and the maintenance of traffic control 7
signals and intelligent transportation systems. Maintenance activities do not
8include the removal and disposal of deer killed by vehicles on state trunk highways. 9
The department may contract with a private entity for services or materials or both 10
associated with the installation, replacement, rehabilitation, or maintenance of 11
highway signs, highway lighting, and pavement markings and the maintenance of 12
traffic control signals and intelligent transportation systems.
84.41 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
84.59 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
The building commission may contract revenue obligations when it 16
reasonably appears to the building commission that all obligations incurred under 17
this section can be fully paid from moneys received or anticipated and pledged to be 18
received on a timely basis. Except as provided in this subsection, the principal 19
amount of revenue obligations issued under this section may not exceed 20$3,931,472,900 $4,055,372,900
, excluding any obligations that have been defeased 21
under a cash optimization program administered by the building commission, to be 22
used for transportation facilities under s. 84.01 (28) and major highway projects for 23
the purposes under ss. 84.06 and 84.09. In addition to the foregoing limit on principal 24
amount, the building commission may contract revenue obligations under this 25
section as the building commission determines is desirable to refund outstanding
revenue obligations contracted under this section, to make payments under 2
agreements or ancillary arrangements entered into under s. 18.55 (6) with respect 3
to revenue obligations issued under this section, and to pay expenses associated with 4
revenue obligations contracted under this section.
85.062 (3) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
85.066 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 85.066 (3) (intro.) and 7
amended to read:
85.066 (3) Counties containing Expenditures related to certain
9transportation systems in a first class city.
(intro.) A county containing a 1st class
10city The following
may not incur any direct or indirect expenses, including the 11
forfeiture of any revenue, relating to the operation or construction
of a rail fixed 12
guideway transportation system in the a
1st class city unless the expense incurred 13
or revenue forfeited will be fully reimbursed by the 1st class city
85.066 (3) (a) to (c) of the statutes are created to read:
(a) Except as required to comply with the requirements under 59
, the state.
(b) An agency, as defined in s. 16.52 (7).
(c) A county in which the 1st class city is located.
85.066 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
85.066 (4) Reimbursement
. If a person restricted from incurring expenses 21
under sub. (3), with the approval of the 1st class city, incurs a direct or indirect 22
expense, including the forfeiture of any revenue, relating to the operation or 23
construction of a rail fixed guideway transportation system in a 1st class city, the 1st 24
class city shall fully reimburse the person for the expense.
85.09 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) The department of transportation shall have the first right to 2
acquire, for present or future transportational or recreational purposes, any 3
property used in operating a railroad or railway, including land and rails, ties, 4
switches, trestles, bridges, and the like located on that property, that has been 5
abandoned. The department of transportation may, in connection with abandoned 6
rail property, assign this right to a state agency, the board of regents of the University 7
of Wisconsin System, any county or municipality, or any transit commission. 8
Acquisition by the department of transportation may be by gift, purchase, or 9
condemnation in accordance with the procedure under s. 32.05, except that the power
10of condemnation may not be used to acquire property for the purpose of establishing
11or extending a recreational trail; a bicycle way, as defined in s. 340.01 (5s); a bicycle
12lane, as defined in s. 340.01 (5e); or a pedestrian way, as defined in s. 346.02 (8) (a)
In addition to its property management authority under s. 85.15, the department of 14
transportation may, subject to any prior action under s. 13.48 (14) (am) or 16.848 (1), 15
lease and collect rents and fees for any use of rail property pending discharge of the 16
department's duty to convey property that is not necessary for a public purpose. No 17
person owning abandoned rail property, including any person to whom ownership 18
reverts upon abandonment, may convey or dispose of any abandoned rail property 19
without first obtaining a written release from the department of transportation 20
indicating that the first right of acquisition under this subsection will not be 21
exercised or assigned. No railroad or railway may convey any rail property prior to 22
abandonment if the rail property is part of a rail line shown on the railroad's system 23
map as in the process of abandonment, expected to be abandoned, or under study for 24
possible abandonment unless the conveyance or disposal is for the purpose of 25
providing continued rail service under another company or agency. Any conveyance
made without obtaining such release is void. The first right of acquisition of the 2
department of transportation under this subsection does not apply to any rail 3
property declared by the department to be abandoned before January 1, 1977. The 4
department of transportation may acquire any abandoned rail property under this 5
section regardless of the date of its abandonment.
85.20 (9) of the statutes is created to read:
85.20 (9) Prohibited expenditures
. An eligible applicant may not use aids 8
provided under this section for any purpose related to the operation of a rail fixed 9
guideway transportation system, as defined in s. 85.066 (1), in a 1st class city.
86.07 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Subject to par. (b) and s. 86.16 (1m) (a) 2. and (c) and (6)
, no person 12
shall make any excavation or fill or install any culvert or make any other alteration 13
in any highway or in any manner disturb any highway or bridge without a permit 14
therefor from the highway authority maintaining the highway. Such permit shall 15
contain the statement and be subject to the condition that the work shall be 16
constructed subject to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by said 17
authority and be performed and completed to its satisfaction, and in the case of 18
temporary alterations that the highway or bridge shall be restored to its former 19
condition, and that the permittee shall be liable to the town or county or state, as the 20
case may be, for all damages which occur during the progress of said work or as a 21
result thereof. Nothing herein shall abridge the right of the department, the county 22
board or its highway committee, or any other local authority to make such additional 23
rules, regulations and conditions not inconsistent herewith as may be deemed 24
necessary and proper for the preservation of highways, or for the safety of the public, 25
and to make the granting of any such permit conditional thereon. If any culvert is
installed or any excavation or fill or any other alteration is made in violation of the 2
provisions of this paragraph, the highway or bridge may be restored to its former 3
condition by the highway authority in charge of the maintenance thereof at the 4
expense of the violator; and any person who violates this paragraph shall be 5
punished by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500, or by imprisonment not 6
exceeding 6 months, or both.
86.16 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
Any person, firm, or corporation, including any foreign corporation 9
authorized to transact business in this state, may, subject to ss. 30.44 (3m), 30.45 and 10
196.491 (3) (d) 3m., with the written consent of the department with respect to state 11
trunk highways, and with the written consent of local authorities with respect to 12
highways under their jurisdiction, including connecting highways, construct and 13
operate lines, wires, or fiber for telecommunications service, as defined in s. 182.017
telegraph, telephone, or electric lines, or pipes or pipelines, for the purpose 15
of transmitting voice, video, data,
messages, water, liquid manure, heat, light, or 16
power along, across, under,
or within the limits of the highway.
86.16 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
If the department consents under sub. (1) to the construction of 19
broadband infrastructure in underserved areas, as designated under s. 196.504 (2) 20
(d), the department may not charge any fee for the initial issuance of any permit 21
necessary to construct broadband infrastructure along, across, or within the limits 22
of a highway.
86.19 (1g) of the statutes is renumbered 86.19 (1g) (am) and 24
amended to read:
(am) 1. Subject to par. (b) subd. 2.
, the department shall erect and 2
maintain 2 directional signs along eastbound and westbound I 94 and 4 directional 3
signs along the exit ramps that correspond to the signs along the main roadway in 4
Milwaukee County for the Basilica of St. Josaphat.
2. Upon receipt of sufficient contributions from interested parties, including 6
any county, city, village, or town, to cover the costs of fabricating, erecting, and 7
maintaining the signs specified in par. (a) subd. 1.
, the department shall erect and 8
maintain the signs. No state funds, other than from the receipt of contributions 9
under this paragraph subdivision
, may be expended for the fabrication, erection, or 10
maintenance of the signs.
86.19 (1g) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
(d) 1. Subject to subd. 2., the department shall erect and maintain 13
2 directional signs along eastbound and westbound STH 54 for the Bergstrom 14
Waterfowl Complex in the town of Bovina in Outagamie County.
2. Upon receipt of sufficient contributions from interested parties, including 16
any county, city, village, or town, to cover the costs of fabricating, erecting, and 17
maintaining the signs specified in subd. 1., the department shall erect and maintain 18
the signs. No state funds, other than from the receipt of contributions under this 19
subdivision, may be expended for the fabrication, erection, or maintenance of the 20
86.19 (1g) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
(e) 1. Subject to subd. 2., the department shall erect and maintain 23
all of the following directional signs for Soldiers Walk Memorial Park: