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SB21-SSA1,797,117 77.86 (1) (b) 1. Except as provided under sub. (6), an owner who intends to cut
8merchantable timber on managed forest land shall, at least 30 days before the
9cutting is to take place, on a form provided by the department, file a notice of intent
10to cut and, except as provided under subd. 2., request approval of the proposed
11cutting from the department.
SB21-SSA1,2528 12Section 2528. 77.86 (1) (b) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,797,1913 77.86 (1) (b) 2. An owner who is required under the terms of an approved
14management plan to cut merchantable timber on managed forest land is not required
15to obtain approval of the cutting of that timber before the cutting takes place if a
16cooperating forester authorized under s. 28.05 to assist the state in the harvesting
17and sale of timber, or a forester accredited by the Society of American Foresters,
18Association of Consulting Foresters, or Wisconsin Consulting Foresters, provided
19the required notice of intent to cut to the department under subd. 1.
SB21-SSA1,2529 20Section 2529. 77.86 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,797,2521 77.86 (3) Time limit. All cutting specified in the notice under sub. (1) (b) shall
22be commenced within one year after the date the proposed cutting is approved or, if
23approval is not required under sub. (1) (b) 2., within one year after the date on which
24the notice under sub. (1) (b) 1. is filed
. The owner shall report to the department the
25date on which the cutting is commenced.
SB21-SSA1,2530
1Section 2530. 77.86 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,798,72 77.86 (4) Reporting. Within 30 days after completion of any cutting approved
3under this section, the owner shall report to the department, on a form provided by
4the department, a description of the species of wood, kind of product and the quantity
5of each species cut as shown by the scale or measurement made on the ground as cut,
6skidded, loaded or delivered, or by tree scale certified by a forester acceptable to the
7department if the wood is sold by tree measurement.
SB21-SSA1,2530m 8Section 2530m. 77.89 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 77.89 (1) (a).
SB21-SSA1,2530p 9Section 2530p. 77.89 (1) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,798,1710 77.89 (1) (b) The department shall distribute from the appropriation under s.
1120.370 (1) (mv) of the statutes $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $1,000,000 in
12fiscal year 2016-17 among treasurers of each municipality in which is located land
13subject to a managed forest land order that is designated as closed to public access
14under s. 77.83 (1). The department shall distribute to each municipal treasurer an
15amount in proportion to the number of acres of closed land in that municipality. The
16department shall make the payments for fiscal year 2015-16 before July 1, 2016.
17The department shall make the payments for fiscal year 2016-17 before July 1, 2017.
SB21-SSA1,2530q 18Section 2530q. 77.89 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,798,2519 77.89 (2) (a) Each municipal treasurer shall pay 20% of each payment received
20under sub. (1) (a) and (b) and under ss. 77.84 (2) (a), (am), and (bp), 77.85, and 77.876
21to the county treasurer and shall deposit the remainder in the municipal treasury.
22The payment to the county treasurer for money received before November 1 of any
23year shall be made on or before the November 15 after its receipt. For money received
24on or after November 1 of any year, the payment to the county treasurer shall be
25made on or before November 15 of the following year.
SB21-SSA1,2530v
1Section 2530v. 77.895 (1) (a) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,2531c 2Section 2531c. 77.895 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,799,73 77.895 (2) Program. The department shall establish and administer a program
4to award grants to nonprofit conservation organizations, to local governmental
5units, and to itself to acquire land to be used for hunting, fishing, hiking, sightseeing,
6and cross-country skiing. The board shall administer the program and award the
7grants under the program.
SB21-SSA1,2531g 8Section 2531g. 77.895 (3) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,799,129 77.895 (3) Requirements. (intro.) The department, in consultation with the
10board,
shall promulgate rules establishing requirements for awarding grants under
11this section. The rules promulgated under this subsection shall include all of the
12following:
SB21-SSA1,2531n 13Section 2531n. 77.895 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,799,1514 77.895 (3) (a) A requirement that the board department give higher priority
15to counties over other grant applicants in awarding grants under this section.
SB21-SSA1,2531r 16Section 2531r. 77.895 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,799,1917 77.895 (3) (b) A requirement that, in awarding grants to counties under this
18section, the board department give higher priority to counties that have higher
19numbers of acres that are designated as closed under s. 77.83.
SB21-SSA1,2531w 20Section 2531w. 77.895 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,799,2321 77.895 (3) (c) A requirement that, in awarding grants to towns under this
22section, the board department give higher priority to towns that have higher
23numbers of acres that are designated as closed under s. 77.83.
SB21-SSA1,2531x 24Section 2531x. 77.91 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
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177.91 (7) Certification group opt-in. If the department establishes a group
2certification program under which land designated as managed forest land may be
3certified as meeting certain forest management standards, the department may
4enroll managed forest land in the program only if the owner of the managed forest
5land affirmatively elects to have the land enrolled.
SB21-SSA1,2532d 6Section 2532d. 79.05 (6) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,800,127 79.05 (6) (c) If a municipality receives payments from another governmental
8unit for providing a service to that other governmental unit, pursuant to a contract
9with the municipality, the municipality receiving the payments shall not include the
10amounts of the payments nor the costs for providing the service in its budget for the
11year in which it receives the payments, for the purpose of determining eligibility
12under sub. (2) (c).
SB21-SSA1,2539d 13Section 2539d. 79.14 of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,800,19 1479.14 School levy tax credit. The appropriation under s. 20.835 (3) (b), for
15the payments under s. 79.10 (4), is $319,305,000 in 1994, 1995, and 1996;
16$469,305,000 beginning in 1997 and ending in 2006; $593,050,000 in 2007;
17$672,400,000 in 2008; $747,400,000 in 2009; $732,550,000 in 2010, 2011, and 2012;
18and $747,400,000 in 2013, 2014, and 2015; and $853,000,000 in 2016 and in each
19year thereafter.
SB21-SSA1,2545o 20Section 2545o. 84.01 (35) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,800,2521 84.01 (35) (b) Except as provided in par. (c) (d), and notwithstanding any other
22provision of this chapter or ch. 82, 83, or 85, the department shall ensure that give
23due consideration to establishing
bikeways and pedestrian ways are established in
24all new highway construction and reconstruction projects funded in whole or in part
25from state funds or federal funds appropriated under s. 20.395 or 20.866.
SB21-SSA1,2545q
1Section 2545q. 84.01 (35) (c) (intro.) and 2. to 5. of the statutes are repealed.
SB21-SSA1,2545r 2Section 2545r. 84.01 (35) (c) 1. of the statutes is renumbered 84.01 (35) (d) 1.
SB21-SSA1,2545s 3Section 2545s. 84.01 (35) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,801,64 84.01 (35) (d) The department may not establish a bikeway or pedestrian way
5as a part of a new highway construction or reconstruction project if any of the
6following apply:
SB21-SSA1,801,127 2. The project is funded in whole or in part from state funds unless the
8governing body of each municipality in which a portion of the project will occur has
9adopted a resolution authorizing the department to establish the bikeway or
10pedestrian way. This subdivision does not apply if the federal government provides
11written notice to the department that establishment of a bikeway or pedestrian way
12as a part of a project is a condition of the use of federal funds for that project.
SB21-SSA1,2546 13Section 2546. 84.01 (36) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 84.01 (36) (d) 1. and
14amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,801,1715 84.01 (36) (d) 1. All Except as provided in subd. 2., all fees received under this
16subsection shall be deposited in the general fund and credited to the appropriation
17account under s. 20.395 (3) (eg).
SB21-SSA1,2547 18Section 2547. 84.01 (36) (d) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,801,2119 84.01 (36) (d) 2. All fees received under this subsection from sponsorship
20agreements under which the department displays information associated with the
21sponsor at a passenger railroad station shall be deposited in the transportation fund.
SB21-SSA1,2547d 22Section 2547d. 84.01 (37) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,802,223 84.01 (37) Freight optimization modeling. Using funds from the appropriation
24under s. 20.395 (4) (bk), the department may contract with a consultant to procure
25freight optimization modeling services. To procure services under this subsection,

1the department may issue a request for proposal or amend an existing contract with
2a consultant without issuing a request for proposal.
SB21-SSA1,2547g 3Section 2547g. 84.013 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,802,64 84.013 (2) (a) Subject to ss. 84.014 (6) (b), 84.555, and 86.255, major highway
5projects shall be funded from the appropriations under ss. 20.395 (3) (bq) to (bx) and
6(ct) and (4) (jq) and 20.866 (2) (ur) to (uum) and , (uus), and (uuu).
SB21-SSA1,2547t 7Section 2547t. 84.013 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,802,118 84.013 (2) (b) Except as provided in ss. 84.017 and 84.555, and subject to ss.
984.014 (6) (c) and 86.255, reconditioning, reconstruction and resurfacing of highways
10shall be funded from the appropriations under ss. 20.395 (3) (cq) to (cx) and 20.866
11(2) (uur) and, (uut), and (uuu).
SB21-SSA1,2548 12Section 2548. 84.013 (3) (ai) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,2548m 13Section 2548m. 84.013 (3) (bh) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,2549 14Section 2549. 84.013 (3) (kg) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,2549m 15Section 2549m. 84.013 (3) (rb) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,802,2016 84.013 (3) (rb) The Rock County transportation plan, consisting of STH 11
17extending southeasterly approximately 6.1 miles between STH 11 west of Janesville
18and the intersection of USH 51 and STH 351, designated as the Janesville bypass,
19and STH 81 and STH 213 extending southerly approximately 2.5 miles between STH
20213 west of Beloit and the state line, designated as the Beloit bypass,
in Rock County.
SB21-SSA1,2550 21Section 2550. 84.013 (3) (rm) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,2551 22Section 2551. 84.013 (3) (tr) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,2551m 23Section 2551m. 84.013 (3) (zd) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,2551u 24Section 2551u. 84.013 (3m) (j) of the statutes is created to read:
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184.013 (3m) (j) Notwithstanding s. 13.489 (1m) (e), the department shall, in the
22015-17 fiscal biennium, commence the preparation of an environmental impact
3statement, as defined in s. 13.489 (1c) (b), for a major highway project involving a
4proposed east arterial highway that begins at the intersection of STH 54 and STH
573 in the village of Port Edwards and extends to the intersection of STH 54 and CTH
6"W" in the city of Wisconsin Rapids and that includes a new crossing of the Wisconsin
7River.
SB21-SSA1,2564m 8Section 2564m. 84.10255 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,803,12 984.10255 Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage Trail. (1) The department shall
10designate and, subject to subs. (2) and (3), mark the following route, through
11Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Jefferson, Dane, Iowa, Sauk, and Richland
12counties, as the "Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage Trail":
SB21-SSA1,803,1413 (a) Commencing in Kenosha County, where I 94 enters Wisconsin and
14proceeding on I 94 to Dane County.
SB21-SSA1,803,1715 (b) In Dane County, proceeding on I 94; exiting to and proceeding on STH 30;
16exiting to USH 151 and then proceeding on USH 151 south; exiting to USH 14 west
17and then proceeding on USH 14 west to Richland County.
SB21-SSA1,803,1918 (c) In Richland County, proceeding on USH 14 west, ending at the junction of
19USH 14 and CTH "Q."
SB21-SSA1,803,2120 (d) In Sauk County, in addition to the route described in par. (b), turning from
21USH 14 onto STH 23 south and proceeding on STH 23 south to Iowa County.
SB21-SSA1,803,2322 (e) In Iowa County, proceeding on STH 23 south, ending at the junction of STH
2323 and CTH "C" nearest to the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center.
SB21-SSA1,803,25 24(2) The department shall erect and maintain all of the following markers along
25the route specified in sub. (1):
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1(a) At the end of the route in Kenosha County, one marker facing each direction
2of travel to identify to motorists the designation of the route as the "Frank Lloyd
3Wright Heritage Trail."
SB21-SSA1,804,74 (b) In Racine County, at the interchange of I 94 and STH 20, one marker facing
5each direction of travel to identify to motorists the location of the Frank Lloyd Wright
6Research Tower at the headquarters of S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc., in the city of
7Racine and Wingspread in the village of Wind Point.
SB21-SSA1,804,108 (c) In Dane County, on USH 151, one marker facing each direction of travel to
9identify to motorists the location of Monona Terrace in the city of Madison and the
10First Unitarian Society Meeting House in the village of Shorewood Hills.
SB21-SSA1,804,1311 (d) In Sauk County, at the junction of USH 14 and STH 23, one marker facing
12each direction of travel to identify to motorists the continuation of the route and
13Taliesin in Iowa County.
SB21-SSA1,804,1714 (e) In Iowa County, on STH 23, one marker facing each direction of travel to
15identify to motorists the designation of the route as the "Frank Lloyd Wright
16Heritage Trail" and the location of the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center and
17Taliesin in the town of Wyoming.
SB21-SSA1,804,2118 (f) In Richland County, at the junction of USH 14 and CTH "Q," a marker facing
19each direction of travel to identify to motorists the designation of the route as the
20"Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage Trail" and the location of the Richland Museum and
21Visitors Center in the city of Richland Center.
SB21-SSA1,804,25 22(3) The department may erect and maintain markers along the route specified
23in sub. (1) to identify to motorists the location of buildings designed or constructed
24by Frank Lloyd Wright that are open to the public and that are within 15 miles of the
25route specified in sub. (1).
SB21-SSA1,2569m
1Section 2569m. 84.28 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,805,212 84.28 (1) Moneys from the appropriation appropriations under s. 20.370 (7)
3(mc) and (mr) may be expended for the renovation, marking, and maintenance of a
4town or county highway located within the boundaries of any state park, state forest,
5or other property under the jurisdiction of the department of natural resources.
6Moneys from the appropriation appropriations under s. 20.370 (7) (mc) and (mr) may
7be expended for the renovation, marking, and maintenance of a town or county
8highway located in the lower Wisconsin state riverway as defined in s. 30.40 (15).
9Outside the lower Wisconsin state riverway as defined in s. 30.40 (15), or outside the
10boundaries of these parks, forests, or property, moneys from the appropriation
11appropriations under s. 20.370 (7) (mc) and (mr) may be expended for the renovation,
12marking, and maintenance of roads which that the department of natural resources
13certifies are utilized by a substantial number of visitors to state parks, state forests,
14or other property under the jurisdiction of the department of natural resources. The
15department of natural resources shall authorize expenditures under this subsection.
16The department of natural resources shall rank projects eligible for assistance under
17a priority system and funding may be restricted to those projects with highest
18priority. In ranking projects, the department of natural resources shall consider
19whether the project is for the renovation, marking, or maintenance of roads used for
20forestry management on property under the jurisdiction of the department of
21natural resources.
SB21-SSA1,2569u 22Section 2569u. 84.58 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,806,2 2384.58 Additional contingent funding for major highway and
24rehabilitation projects.
Subject to 2015 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 9145
25(1v), the proceeds of general obligation bonds issued under s. 20.866 (2) (uuu) may

1be used to fund major highway projects under s. 84.013 and state highway
2rehabilitation projects for the purposes specified in s. 20.395 (3) (cq).
SB21-SSA1,2572 3Section 2572. 84.59 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,806,184 84.59 (6) The building commission may contract revenue obligations when it
5reasonably appears to the building commission that all obligations incurred under
6this section can be fully paid from moneys received or anticipated and pledged to be
7received on a timely basis. Except as provided in this subsection, the principal
8amount of revenue obligations issued under this section may not exceed
9$3,768,059,300 $3,931,472,900, excluding any obligations that have been defeased
10under a cash optimization program administered by the building commission, to be
11used for transportation facilities under s. 84.01 (28) and major highway projects for
12the purposes under ss. 84.06 and 84.09. In addition to the foregoing limit on principal
13amount, the building commission may contract revenue obligations under this
14section as the building commission determines is desirable to refund outstanding
15revenue obligations contracted under this section, to make payments under
16agreements or ancillary arrangements entered into under s. 18.55 (6) with respect
17to revenue obligations issued under this section, and to pay expenses associated with
18revenue obligations contracted under this section.
SB21-SSA1,2573 19Section 2573. 85.0205 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,806,2320 85.0205 (1m) The department may not expend state moneys on elements of a
21highway improvement project that the department determines are primarily related
22to the aesthetic preferences of communities adjacent to the project, generally known
23as community sensitive solutions.
SB21-SSA1,2574 24Section 2574. 85.066 of the statutes is created to read:
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185.066 Transit safety oversight program. (1) Definition. In this section,
2" rail fixed guideway transportation system" means a public transportation system
3being designed, engineered, constructed, or operated that is intended to operate
4upon a fixed guideway, including a railway, and that is not subject to regulation by
5the federal railroad administration.
SB21-SSA1,807,9 6(2) Program and funding. The department shall develop and administer a
7transit safety oversight program. Under the program, the department may oversee,
8enforce, investigate, and audit all safety aspects of rail fixed guideway
9transportation systems.
SB21-SSA1,807,14 10(3) Counties containing a first class city. A county containing a 1st class city
11may not incur any direct or indirect expenses, including the forfeiture of any revenue,
12relating to the operation or accommodation of a rail fixed guideway transportation
13system in the 1st class city unless the expense incurred or revenue forfeited will be
14fully reimbursed by the 1st class city.
SB21-SSA1,2576k 15Section 2576k. 85.21 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,807,2216 85.21 (1) Purpose. The purpose of this section is to promote the general public
17health and welfare by providing financial assistance to counties providing
18transportation services for elderly seniors and disabled persons individuals with
19disabilities
, and to thereby improve and promote the maintenance of human dignity
20and self-sufficiency by affording the benefits of transportation services to those
21people who would not otherwise have an available or accessible method of
22transportation.
SB21-SSA1,2576m 23Section 2576m. 85.21 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,808,524 85.21 (2) (b) "County proportionate share" means the amount allocated to a
25county under this section which is based on the total amount appropriated for

1purposes of this section during the current fiscal year multiplied by the ratio of the
2number of elderly seniors and disabled persons individuals with disabilities in the
3county to the total number of elderly seniors and disabled persons individuals with
4disabilities
in this state and which provides for a minimum base amount for each
5county, as determined by the department.
SB21-SSA1,2576o 6Section 2576o. 85.21 (2) (cm) of the statutes is renumbered 85.21 (2) (fg) and
7amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,808,128 85.21 (2) (fg) "Disabled person Individual with a disability" means any
9individual who, because of any temporary or permanent physical or mental condition
10or institutional residence is unable without special facilities or special planning or
11design to use available transportation facilities and services as effectively as persons
12individuals who are not so affected.
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