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  Date of enactment: August 12, 2015
2015 Senate Bill 209   Date of publication*: August 13, 2015
* 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."
2015 WISCONSIN ACT 60
An Act to repeal 16.004 (21), 16.004 (22), 20.855 (4) (cr), 20.855 (4) (cy), 20.855 (4) (dr), 66.0615 (1m) (f) 4., 77.983, 77.992, 79.035 (6), 232.07 (1) and 345.28 (4) (g); to renumber 229.47; to renumber and amend 229.42 (4) (f) and 232.07 (2); to amend 24.605, 24.61 (2) (cm) (intro.), 24.62 (3), 24.67 (1) (intro.), 24.67 (3), 66.0603 (1g) (a), 66.1105 (2) (f) 1. (intro.), 66.1105 (2) (f) 2. (intro.), 70.11 (37), 77.22 (1), 77.98 (3), 77.982 (3), 79.035 (5), 229.26 (4), 229.26 (4m), 229.26 (10), 229.41 (12), 229.42 (4) (intro.), 229.42 (4) (d), 229.42 (4) (e), 229.435, 229.44 (4) (intro.), 229.44 (4) (a), 229.44 (4) (b), 229.44 (4) (c), 229.44 (4) (d), 229.44 (5), 229.44 (6), 229.477, 229.48 (1) (intro.), 229.48 (1) (a), 229.48 (1) (b), 229.48 (1) (c), 229.48 (1) (d), 229.48 (1) (e), 229.48 (1m), 229.48 (2), 229.50 (1) (a) (intro.), 229.50 (1) (d), 229.50 (1) (f), 229.50 (7), 232.05 (3) (a), 232.05 (3) (b), 345.28 (2) (c), 345.37 (intro.), 846.16 (1) and 846.17; to repeal and recreate 24.61 (2) (a) and 79.035 (5); and to create 16.004 (21), 16.004 (22), 16.58 (3), 20.855 (4) (cr), 20.855 (4) (cy), 20.855 (4) (dr), 24.60 (2m) (e), 24.61 (3) (a) 14., 24.66 (3y), 24.67 (1) (q), 24.718, 66.1105 (2) (f) 1. p., 66.1105 (9) (a) 10., 66.1105 (17) (d), 71.05 (1) (c) 6p., 71.26 (1m) (n), 77.54 (62), 77.98 (4), 79.035 (6), 229.40, 229.41 (9e), 229.41 (11e), 229.41 (11g), 229.42 (4) (f) 2., 229.42 (4) (g), 229.42 (4) (h), 229.42 (4e), 229.42 (7) (b) 1m., 229.44 (4) (f), 229.445, 229.461, 229.47 (2), 229.48 (7), 229.54, 232.05 (2) (h), 342.41, 345.28 (2) (d), 349.13 (1d), 349.132, 846.16 (3) and 846.167 of the statutes; relating to: constructing a sports and entertainment arena and related facilities and making appropriations.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
60,1 Section 1. 16.004 (21) of the statutes is created to read:
16.004 (21) Payment to local exposition district. (a) Annually, as grants, the secretary shall remit the amounts appropriated under s. 20.855 (4) (cr) and (dr) to a local exposition district created under subch. II of ch. 229 to assist in the development and construction of sports and entertainment arena facilities, as defined in s. 229.41 (11g). The secretary may not remit moneys under this subsection until the secretary has determined that the sponsoring municipality has provided at least $47,000,000 for the development and construction of sports and entertainment arena facilities and the local exposition district has issued debt to fund the development and construction of sports and entertainment arena facilities. The secretary may not remit from the appropriation account under s. 20.855 (4) (dr) to a local exposition district more than a cumulative total of $80,000,000.
(b) The legislature finds and determines that sports and entertainment arena facilities, as defined in s. 229.41 (11g), encourage economic development and tourism in this state, reduce unemployment in this state, preserve business activities within this state, and bring needed capital into this state for the benefit and welfare of people throughout the state. It is therefore in the public interest and will serve a public purpose, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist a local exposition district in the development and construction of sports and entertainment arena facilities under subch. II of ch. 229.
60,2 Section 2. 16.004 (21) of the statutes, as created by 2015 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
60,3 Section 3. 16.004 (22) of the statutes is created to read:
16.004 (22) Payment to Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation. During the 2015-17 fiscal biennium, from the appropriation under s. 20.855 (4) (cy), the secretary may make one or more grants to the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation, created under ch. 232, for the purpose of assisting the corporation in retiring its obligations and any contractual liabilities.
60,4 Section 4. 16.004 (22) of the statutes, as created by 2015 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
60,5 Section 5. 16.58 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
16.58 (3) The department may provide financial consulting services to a local exposition district created under subch. II of ch. 229.
60,6 Section 6. 20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert the following amounts for the purposes indicated: - See PDF for table PDF
60,9 Section 9. 20.855 (4) (cr) of the statutes is created to read:
20.855 (4) (cr) Transfer to local exposition district. The amounts in the schedule to make payments to a local exposition district under s. 16.004 (21) (a).
60,10 Section 10. 20.855 (4) (cr) of the statutes, as created by 2015 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
60,11 Section 11. 20.855 (4) (cy) of the statutes is created to read:
20.855 (4) (cy) Payment to Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation. Biennially, the amounts in the schedule for the payment of grants to the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation under s. 16.004 (22).
60,12 Section 12. 20.855 (4) (cy) of the statutes, as created by 2015 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
60,13 Section 13. 20.855 (4) (dr) of the statutes is created to read:
20.855 (4) (dr) Transfer to local exposition district. The amounts in the schedule to make payments to a local exposition district under s. 16.004 (21) (a).
60,14 Section 14. 20.855 (4) (dr) of the statutes, as created by 2015 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
60,15 Section 15. 24.60 (2m) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
24.60 (2m) (e) It is made to a local exposition district created under subch. II of ch. 229 for the purpose of financing acquisition, construction, and equipment costs for sports and entertainment arena facilities, as defined in s. 229.41 (11g), and is secured by district revenues.
60,16 Section 16. 24.605 of the statutes is amended to read:
24.605 Accounts in trust funds for deposit of proceeds from sale of certain lands. The board shall establish in each of the trust funds an account to which are credited the proceeds from the sale of any public lands on or after May 3, 2006, that are required by law to be deposited in the funds. Moneys credited to the accounts in the funds may only be used to invest in land under s. 24.61 (2) (a) 10. and for the payment of expenses necessarily related to investing in land under s. 24.61 (2) (a) 10.
60,17 Section 17. 24.61 (2) (a) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
24.61 (2) (a) Authorized investments by board. The board shall manage and invest moneys belonging to the trust funds in good faith and with the care an ordinary prudent person in a like position would exercise under similar circumstances, in accordance with s. 112.11 (3).
60,18 Section 18. 24.61 (2) (cm) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
24.61 (2) (cm) Investments in land in this state. (intro.) The board may not invest moneys in the purchase of any land under par. (a) 10. unless all of the following occur:
60,19 Section 19. 24.61 (3) (a) 14. of the statutes is created to read:
24.61 (3) (a) 14. A local exposition district created under subch. II of ch. 229 for the purpose of financing acquisition, construction, and equipment costs for sports and entertainment arena facilities, as defined in s. 229.41 (11g).
60,20 Section 20. 24.62 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
24.62 (3) If any land purchased under s. 24.61 (2) (a) 10. was at the time of purchase subject to assessment or levy of a real property tax, the board shall make annual payments in lieu of property taxes from the proceeds from the sale of timber or from appropriate trust fund incomes to the appropriate local governmental unit in an amount equal to property taxes levied on the land in the year prior to the year in which the board purchased the land.
60,21 Section 21. 24.66 (3y) of the statutes is created to read:
24.66 (3y) Local exposition district. An application for a loan by a local exposition district created under subch. II of ch. 229 shall be accompanied by a certified copy of a resolution of the district board of the local exposition district approving the loan.
60,22 Section 22. 24.67 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
24.67 (1) (intro.) If the board approves the application, it shall cause certificates of indebtedness to be prepared in proper form and transmitted to the municipality, cooperative educational service agency, local exposition district created under subch. II of ch. 229, local professional baseball park district created under subch. III of ch. 229, or federated public library system submitting the application. The certificate of indebtedness shall be executed and signed:
60,23 Section 23. 24.67 (1) (q) of the statutes is created to read:
24.67 (1) (q) For a local exposition district created under subch. II of ch. 229, by the chairperson of the district board.
60,24 Section 24. 24.67 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
24.67 (3) If a municipality has acted under subs. (1) and (2), it shall certify that fact to the board. Upon receiving a certification from a municipality, or upon direction of the board if a loan is made to a cooperative educational service agency, drainage district created under ch. 88, local exposition district created under subch. II of ch. 229, local professional baseball park district created under subch. III of ch. 229, or a federated public library system, the board shall disburse the loan amount, payable to the treasurer of the municipality, cooperative educational service agency, drainage district, or federated public library system making the loan or as the treasurer of the municipality, cooperative educational service agency, drainage district, local exposition district, local professional baseball park district, or federated public library system directs. The certificate of indebtedness shall then be conclusive evidence of the validity of the indebtedness and that all the requirements of law concerning the application for the making and acceptance of the loan have been complied with.
60,25 Section 25. 24.718 of the statutes is created to read:
24.718 Collections from local exposition districts. (1) Applicability. This section applies to all outstanding trust fund loans to local exposition districts created under subch. II of ch. 229.
(2) Certified statement. If a local exposition district has a state trust fund loan, the board shall transmit to the local exposition district board a certified statement of the amount due on or before October 1 of each year until the loan is paid. The board shall furnish a copy of each certified statement to the department of administration.
(3) Payment to board. The local exposition district board shall remit to the board on its own order the full amount due for state trust fund loans within 15 days after March 15. Any payment not made by March 30 is delinquent and is subject to a penalty of 1 percent per month or fraction thereof, to be paid to the board with the delinquent payment.
60,30 Section 30. 66.0603 (1g) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.0603 (1g) (a) In this section, "governing board" has the meaning given under s. 34.01 (1) but does not include a local exposition district board created under subch. II of ch. 229 or a local cultural arts district board created under subch. V of ch. 229.
60,31 Section 31. 66.0615 (1m) (f) 4. of the statutes is repealed.
60,32 Section 32. 66.1105 (2) (f) 1. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.1105 (2) (f) 1. (intro.) "Project costs" mean any expenditures made or estimated to be made or monetary obligations incurred or estimated to be incurred by the city which are listed in a project plan as costs of public works or improvements within a tax incremental district or, to the extent provided in this subd. 1. (intro.) or subds. 1. k., 1. m., and 1. n., without the district, plus any incidental costs, diminished by any income, special assessments, or other revenues, including user fees or charges, other than tax increments, received or reasonably expected to be received by the city in connection with the implementation of the plan. For any tax incremental district for which a project plan is approved on or after July 31, 1981, only a proportionate share of the costs permitted under this subdivision may be included as project costs to the extent that they benefit the tax incremental district, except that expenditures made or estimated to be made or monetary obligations incurred or estimated to be incurred by a 1st class city, to fund parking facilities ancillary to and within one mile from public entertainment facilities, including a sports and entertainment arena, shall be considered to benefit any tax incremental district located in whole or in part within a one-mile radius of such parking facilities. To the extent the costs benefit the municipality outside the tax incremental district, a proportionate share of the cost is not a project cost. "Project costs" include:
60,33 Section 33. 66.1105 (2) (f) 1. p. of the statutes is created to read:
66.1105 (2) (f) 1. p. Notwithstanding subd. 2. a., a grant, loan, or appropriation of funds to assist a local exposition district created under subch. II of ch. 229 in the development and construction of sports and entertainment arena facilities, as defined in s. 229.41 (11g), provided that the city and the local exposition district enter into a development agreement.
60,34 Section 34. 66.1105 (2) (f) 2. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.1105 (2) (f) 2. (intro.) Notwithstanding subd. 1., except subd. 1. p., none of the following may be included as project costs for any tax incremental district for which a project plan is approved on or after July 31, 1981:
60,35 Section 35. 66.1105 (9) (a) 10. of the statutes is created to read:
66.1105 (9) (a) 10. With regard to a tax incremental district created by a 1st class city, payment out of the proceeds of revenue bonds issued by a redevelopment authority acting in concert with the city pursuant to a contract under s. 66.0301.
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