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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
May 1, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Steffen, Kitchens, E. Brooks,
Horlacher, Kooyenga, Macco, Tittl and Ripp, cosponsored by Senator Lasee.
Referred to Committee on Corrections.
AB292,1,6 1An Act to repeal 13.48 (8) and 302.01 (4); to amend 302.02 (1m) (b) and 302.21
2(title) and (1); and to create 20.835 (5) (b), 70.1191, 301.16 (1p), 301.19 (3) (c)
3and 302.01 (1) (k) of the statutes; relating to: sale of Green Bay Correctional
4Institution and construction and lease with a purchase option of a correctional
5institution in Brown County or an adjacent county and making an
6appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Administration to solicit public bids to sell
the Green Bay Correctional Institution and other specified parcels of land in the
village of Allouez. This bill also requires DOA to solicit bids for a contract to build
per DOA's specifications, and lease to the state with an option to purchase, a prison
facility in Brown County or in an adjacent county to have an occupancy date of no
later than November 1, 2022. This bill requires that the facility be managed and
staffed by employees of the Department of Corrections. Under this bill, DOA must
also enter into a lease with the purchaser of the GBCI that will allow the state to
continue to use the institution and property until the occupancy date of the new
facility. If the state purchases the new facility, the state will make an annual
payment to the municipality where the facility is located equal to the property taxes
paid by the owner of the facility for the last year in which the property was subject
to taxation.

For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB292,1 1Section 1. 13.48 (8) of the statutes is repealed.
AB292,2 2Section 2. 20.835 (5) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
AB292,2,43 20.835 (5) (b) Payment in lieu of taxes; correctional institution. A sum sufficient
4to make the payments in lieu of taxes under s. 70.1191.
AB292,3 5Section 3. 70.1191 of the statutes is created to read:
AB292,2,15 670.1191 Payment in lieu of taxes; correctional institution. If the state
7exercises its option to purchase the facility described under 2017 Wisconsin Act ....
8(this act), section 9101 (1) (b), the department of administration shall make a
9payment from the appropriation account under s. 20.835 (5) (b) to the municipality
10where the facility is located equal to the amount of the property taxes paid by the
11previous owner of the facility for the last year in which the property was subject to
12taxation. The department shall make the payment on or before July 31 of each year
13beginning with the year in which the facility becomes exempt from taxation under
14s. 70.11 (1). The department shall make the payment under this section for every
15year in which the facility is exempt under s. 70.11 (1).
AB292,4 16Section 4. 301.16 (1p) of the statutes is created to read:
AB292,2,2017 301.16 (1p) In addition to the institutions under sub. (1), the department shall
18lease the facility under 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 9101 (1) (b), to use
19as a correctional institution. The institution shall be staffed with Wisconsin state
20employees in the classified service.
AB292,5 21Section 5. 301.19 (3) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
AB292,3,2
1301.19 (3) (c) A facility described under 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (this act),
2section 9101 (1) (b).
AB292,6 3Section 6. 302.01 (1) (k) of the statutes is created to read:
AB292,3,54 302.01 (1) (k) The correctional institution under 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (this
5act), section 9101 (1) (b).
AB292,7 6Section 7. 302.01 (4) of the statutes is repealed.
AB292,8 7Section 8. 302.02 (1m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB292,3,128 302.02 (1m) (b) Green Bay Correctional Institution. The Green Bay
9Correctional Institution
correctional institution under 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (this
10act), section 9101 (1) (b)
and its precincts are considered to be in Brown County, and
11the Brown County
the county in which the institution is physically located, and that
12county's
circuit court has jurisdiction of all crimes committed within the county.
AB292,9 13Section 9. 302.21 (title) and (1) of the statutes are amended to read:
AB292,3,21 14302.21 (title) Vocational education program in auto body repair at the
15Green Bay Correctional Institution
. (1) The department may maintain and
16operate a vocational education program in auto body repair at the Green Bay
17Correctional Institution
correctional institution under 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (this
18act), section 9101 (1) (b)
. Notwithstanding s. 303.06 (1), in connection with the
19vocational education program the institution may receive from licensed automobile
20dealers and regularly established automobile repair shops vehicles to be repaired,
21painted or otherwise processed by residents enrolled in the program.
AB292,9101 22Section 9101. Nonstatutory provisions; Administration.
AB292,3,2323 (1) Sale of Green Bay Correctional Institution; lease of new facility.
AB292,4,824 (a) Notwithstanding sections 13.48 (14) (am), 16.848 (1), and 301.24 (4) of the
25statutes, the department of administration shall solicit public bids for the purchase

1of the Green Bay Correctional Institution, including the parcels of land in the village
2of Allouez AL-119, AL-119-9, and AL-119-10, contingent upon a contract under
3paragraph (b). The department of administration reserves the right to reject any bid
4in the best interest of the state. If the department of administration receives no
5acceptable bid under this paragraph, paragraph (b ) does not apply. If the department
6of administration accepts a bid, the department shall enter into a lease with the
7purchaser that will allow the state to use the institution and parcels until November
81, 2022, or a later date as agreed upon by the department and the purchaser.
AB292,4,229 (b) Notwithstanding section 301.18 (4) of the statutes, the department of
10administration shall solicit bids to contract with a person to build and lease to the
11state, with the option to purchase, a prison facility in Brown County or an adjacent
12county that shall have an occupancy date of not later than November 1, 2022. The
13contract shall have a provision that its terms are contingent upon an accepted bid
14under paragraph (a). The department of administration shall, in consultation with
15the department of corrections, ensure that the contract establishes construction and
16design specifications for the prison facility, including a requirement that the facility's
17design and function shall reasonably accommodate at least 100 inmates, who may
18not be maximum security inmates in a segregated portion of the facility. The
19specifications shall be in compliance with American Corrections Association
20standards. The contract shall permit inspection of the site and facility by agents of
21the department of administration. The contract shall contain the requirement that
22the facility be managed and staffed by employees of the department of corrections.
AB292,5,223 (c) When the department of administration determines the occupancy date
24under paragraph (b), the department shall provide notice to the legislative reference
25bureau of the occupancy date. If the department does not provide notice by

1November 22, 2022, the treatment of sections 13.48 (8), 301.16 (1p), 301.19 (3) (c),
2302.01 (1) (k) and (4), 302.02 (1m) (b), and 302.21 (title) and (1) of the statutes is void.
AB292,9452 3Section 9452. Effective dates; Other.
AB292,5,74 (1) Correctional institutions. The treatment of sections 13.48 (8), 301.16 (1p),
5301.19 (3) (c), 302.01 (1) (k) and (4), 302.02 (1m) (b), and 302.21 (title) and (1) of the
6statutes takes effect on the day after the occupancy date provided by the department
7of administration under Section 9101 (1) (c ) of this act.
AB292,5,88 (End)
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