2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 9,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 64
September 15, 2017 - Offered by Senators Larson, Ringhand, L. Taylor, Johnson,
Carpenter, Risser, Vinehout, Bewley, Wirch and Hansen.
At the locations indicated, amend the bill
, as shown by assembly substitute 2
amendment 1, as follows:
20.370 (6) (ad) of the statutes is created to read:
(ad) Environmental aids — lead service line replacement grants.
a continuing appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for lead service line 8
66.0602 (3) (e) 10. of the statutes is created to read:
(e) 10. The amount that a political subdivision levies in that year 2
for costs related to the replacement of lead water service lines. Any amount so levied 3
may be used only to benefit homeowners for such costs. If the political subdivision 4
imposes a fee or charge on homeowners to pay for the replacement of lead water 5
service lines, the fee or charge may not result in a lien on real property if unpaid, 6
notwithstanding ss. 66.0627 (4) and 66.0701 (1).”.
71.07 (8g) of the statutes is created to read:
71.07 (8g) Lead pipe replacement tax credit.
. In this 10
1. “Claimant" means an individual who files a claim under this subsection.
2. “Household” means an individual and his or her spouse.
3. “Lead pipe” means a pipe that contains lead and carries water to a principal 14
dwelling from a municipal water main.
4. “Municipality” means any city, village, or town.
5. “Order” means a municipality's requirement to a homeowner to replace a 17
lead pipe that carries water to the homeowner's principal dwelling that is located in 18
6. “Principal dwelling” means any dwelling that is used by the owner of the 20
dwelling as his or her primary residence.
7. “Replacement costs” means costs incurred by an individual to replace a lead 22
pipe that carries water to the individual's principal dwelling, provided that the costs 23
are incurred due to an order.
(b) Filing claims
. Subject to the limitations and conditions provided in this 2
subsection, for a taxable year in which a claimant makes a payment to a municipality 3
for replacement costs, the claimant may claim as a credit against the tax imposed 4
under s. 71.02, up to the amount of those taxes, an amount equal to the amount the 5
claimant paid for replacement costs.
(c) Limitations and conditions
. 1. The maximum credit that may be claimed 7
under this subsection each year is $200.
2. The maximum number of taxable years for which a claimant may file a claim 9
under this subsection for a particular principal dwelling is 10 years.
3. No credit may be allowed under this subsection unless it is claimed within 11
the period specified in s. 71.75 (2).
4. Part-year residents and nonresidents of this state are not eligible for the 13
credit under this subsection.
5. Only one credit may be claimed under this subsection by a household.
6. No credit may be allowed under this subsection for a taxable year covering 16
a period of less than 12 months, except for a taxable year closed by reason of the death 17
of the taxpayer.
. Subsection (9e) (d), to the extent that it applies to the credit 19
under that subsection, applies to the credit under this subsection.”.
71.10 (4) (em) of the statutes is created to read:
(em) Lead pipe replacement tax credit under s. 71.07 (8g).”.
79.05 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) Its municipal budget; exclusive of principal and interest on 2
long-term debt and exclusive of revenue sharing payments under s. 66.0305, 3expenditures from the amounts levied as described under s. 66.0602 (3) (e) 10., 4
recycling fee payments under s. 289.645, unreimbursed expenses related to an 5
emergency declared under s. 323.10, expenditures from moneys received pursuant 6
to P.L. 111-5
, and expenditures made pursuant to a purchasing agreement with a 7
school district whereby the municipality makes purchases on behalf of the school 8
district; for the year of the statement under s. 79.015 increased over its municipal 9
budget as adjusted under sub. (6); exclusive of principal and interest on long-term 10
debt and exclusive of revenue sharing payments under s. 66.0305,
11the amounts levied as described under s. 66.0602 (3) (e) 10.,
recycling fee payments 12
under s. 289.645, unreimbursed expenses related to an emergency declared under 13
s. 323.10, expenditures from moneys received pursuant to P.L. 111-5
, and 14
expenditures made pursuant to a purchasing agreement with a school district 15
whereby the municipality makes purchases on behalf of the school district; for the 16
year before that year by less than the sum of the inflation factor and the valuation 17
factor, rounded to the nearest 0.10 percent.”.
196.37 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
A rate increase proposed by a water public utility is not unjust, 21
unreasonable, insufficient, unfairly discriminatory, or preferential or otherwise 22
unreasonable or unlawful if the proceeds from the proposed increase are used for 23
private infrastructure improvements with the purpose of replacing lead service lines
containing lead or providing water filters or other public health measures related to 2
lead in the water supply of residential customers with service lines containing lead.”.
281.61 (8) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) Funds appropriated for the purpose of replacing service lines 6
containing lead shall be allocated based on the estimated number of lead service lines 7
in the city, village, or town in which the recipient of the funds is located.
281.62 (1) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
(am) “Municipality” means a city, village, or town.
281.62 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) The department shall allocate funds from the appropriation 12
account under s. 20.370 (6) (ad) to municipalities for the purposes of replacing service 13
lines containing lead. The amount allocated to a municipality under this paragraph 14
shall be based on the estimated number of lead service lines in the municipality.
(b) As a condition of receiving financial assistance under par. (a), a municipality 16
shall provide matching funds in an amount equal to at least 25 percent of the 17
financial assistance received under par. (a).”.
Levy limit exception.
The treatment of section 66.0602 (3) (e) 10. of the 20
statutes first applies to a levy that is imposed in December 2017.”.