(a) As an emergency measure necessitated by decreased state 14
revenues and to prevent the necessity for a state tax on general property, the 15
committee may reduce any appropriation made to any board, commission, 16
department, or the University of Wisconsin System, or to any other state agency or 17
activity, by such amount as it deems feasible, not exceeding 25% of the 18
appropriations, except appropriations made by ss. 20.255 (2) (ac), (bc), (bh), (cg), and 19
(cr), 20.395 (1), (2) (cq), (eq) to (ex) and (gq) to (gx), (3), (4) (aq) to (ax), and (6) (af), 20
(aq), (ar), and (au), 20.435 (7) (4)
(a) and (5)
(da), and 20.437 (2) (a) and (dz) or for 21
forestry purposes under s. 20.370 (1), or any other moneys distributed to any county, 22
city, village, town, or school district. Appropriations of receipts and of a sum 23
sufficient shall for the purposes of this section be regarded as equivalent to the 24
amounts expended under such appropriations in the prior fiscal year which ended 25
June 30. All functions of said state agencies shall be continued in an efficient
manner, but because of the uncertainties of the existing situation no public funds 2
should be expended or obligations incurred unless there shall be adequate revenues 3
to meet the expenditures therefor. For such reason the committee may make 4
reductions of such appropriations as in its judgment will secure sound financial 5
operations of the administration for said state agencies and at the same time 6
interfere least with their services and activities.
13.121 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.121 (4) Insurance.
For the purpose of premium determinations under s. 9
40.05 (4) and (5) each member of the legislature shall accrue sick leave at a rate 10
equivalent to a percentage of time worked recommended for such positions by the 11director of the office administrator of the division
of state employment relations 12personnel management in the department of administration
and approved by the 13
joint committee on employment relations in the same manner as compensation for 14
such positions is determined under s. 20.923. This percentage of time worked shall 15
be applied to the sick leave accrual rate established under s. 230.35 (2). The approved 16
percentage shall be incorporated into the compensation plan under s. 230.12 (1).
13.123 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 1. Any member of the legislature who has signified, by affidavit 19
filed with the department of administration, the necessity of establishing a 20
temporary residence at the state capital for the period of any regular or special 21
legislative session shall be entitled to an allowance for expenses incurred for food and 22
lodging for each day that he or she is in Madison on legislative business, but not 23
including any Saturday or Sunday unless the legislator is in actual attendance on 24
such day at a session of the legislature or a meeting of a standing committee of which 25
the legislator is a member. The amount of the allowance for each biennial session
shall be 90% of the per diem rate for travel for federal government business within 2
the city of Madison, as established by the federal general services administration. 3
For the purpose of determining the amount of the allowance, the
director of the office 4administrator of the division
of state employment relations personnel management
5in the department of administration
shall certify to the chief clerk of each house the 6
federal per diem rate in effect on December 1, or the first business day thereafter if 7
December 1 is not a business day, in each even-numbered year. Each legislator shall 8
file an affidavit with the chief clerk of his or her house certifying the specific dollar 9
amount within the authorized allowance the member wishes to receive. Such 10
affidavit, when filed, shall remain in effect for the biennial session.
13.20 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.20 (2) Pay ranges; duration of employment.
All legislative employees shall 13
be paid in accordance with the compensation and classification plan for employees 14
in the classified civil service within ranges approved by the joint committee on 15
legislative organization. The director of the office of state employment relations 16administrator of the division of personnel management in the department of
shall make recommendations concerning a compensation and 18
classification schedule for legislative employees if requested to do so by the joint 19
committee on legislative organization or by the committee on organization of either 20
house. If the joint committee does not approve pay ranges for legislative employees, 21
the committee on organization of either house may approve pay ranges for its 22
employees. Appointments shall be made for the legislative session, unless earlier 23
terminated by the appointing officer.
13.48 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.48 (3) State building trust fund.
In the interest of the continuity of the 2
program, the moneys appropriated to the state building trust fund under s. 20.867 3
(2) (f) shall be retained as a nonlapsing building depreciation reserve. Such moneys 4
shall be deposited into the state building trust fund. At such times as the building 5
commission directs, or in emergency situations under s. 16.855 (16) (b), the governor 6
shall authorize releases from this fund to become available for projects and shall 7
direct the department of administration to allocate from this fund such amounts as 8
are approved for these projects. In issuing such directions, the building commission 9
shall consider the cash balance in the state building trust fund, the necessity and 10
urgency of the proposed improvement, employment conditions and availability of 11
materials in the locality in which the improvement is to be made. The building 12
commission may authorize any project costing $760,000 or less in accordance with 13
priorities to be established by the building commission and may adjust the priorities 14
by deleting, substituting or adding new projects as needed to reflect changing 15
program needs and unforeseen circumstances. The building commission may enter 16
into contracts for the construction of buildings for any state agency, except a project 17
authorized under sub. (10) (c) or (e)
, and shall be responsible for accounting for all 18
funds released to projects. The building commission may designate the department 19
of administration or the agency for which the project is constructed to act as its 20
representative in such accounting.
13.48 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.48 (4) State agencies to report proposed projects.
Whenever any state 23
agency contemplates a project under the state building program it shall report the 24
project to the building commission. The report shall be made on such date and in
such manner as the building commission prescribes. This subsection does not apply 2
to projects identified in sub. (10) (c) and (e)
13.48 (10) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Except as provided in par. pars.
(c) and (e)
, no state board, agency, 5
officer, department, commission, or body corporate may enter into a contract for the 6
construction, reconstruction, remodeling of, or addition to any building, structure, 7
or facility, in connection with any building project which involves a cost in excess of 8
$185,000 without completion of final plans and arrangement for supervision of 9
construction and prior approval by the building commission. This section applies to 10
the department of transportation only in respect to buildings, structures, and 11
facilities to be used for administrative or operating functions, including buildings, 12
land, and equipment to be used for the motor vehicle emission inspection and 13
maintenance program under s. 110.20.
13.48 (10) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) Paragraph (a) does not apply to any contract for a building project
16involving a cost of less than $500,000 to be constructed for the University of
17Wisconsin System that is funded entirely from the proceeds of gifts and grants made
18to the system UW gifts and grants project, as defined in s. 16.855 (1g) (f), that the
19Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System lets through single prime
20contracting under s. 16.855 (12m)
13.48 (10) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
(e) Paragraph (a) does not apply to any contract for an eligible energy 23
conservation project approved by the president of the University of Wisconsin 24
System under s. 36.11 (26m) (b).
13.48 (12) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 1. A facility constructed by or for corporations a business entity 2
having condemnation authority under s. 32.02 (3) to (10) and (13) for purposes for 3
which the corporation it
would have condemnation authority.
13.48 (13) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Except as provided in par. (b)
or (c) to (d)
, every building, 6
structure or facility that is constructed for the benefit of or use of the state, any state 7
agency, board, commission or department, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and 8
Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Wisconsin 9
Economic Development Corporation, or any local professional baseball park district 10
created under subch. III of ch. 229 if the construction is undertaken by the 11
department of administration on behalf of the district, shall be in compliance with 12
all applicable state laws, rules, codes and regulations but the construction is not 13
subject to the ordinances or regulations of the municipality in which the construction 14
takes place except zoning, including without limitation because of enumeration 15
ordinances or regulations relating to materials used, permits, supervision of 16
construction or installation, payment of permit fees, or other restrictions.
13.48 (13) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
(d) The structure or facility that is to be constructed for the benefit, 19
or use, of the state and that was first enumerated under the 2007-09 building 20
program and last modified under the 2013-15 building program as State 21
Transportation Building replacement — Madison is not subject to any zoning 22
ordinance or regulation of any city, village, or town.
13.48 (19) of the statutes is renumbered 13.48 (19) (a) and 24
amended to read:
(a) Whenever the building commission determines that the use of 2
innovative types of design and construction processes will make better use of the 3
resources and technology available in the building industry, the building commission 4
may waive any or all of s. 16.855, except s. 16.855 (13) and (14m) (a) to (c), if such the 5
action is in the best interest of the state and if the waiver is accomplished through
6formal action of the building commission. The building commission may authorize
7the lease, lease purchase or acquisition of such facilities constructed in the manner
8authorized is approved
by the building commission.
Subject to the requirements of s. 20.924 (1) (i), the building commission may 10also
authorize the lease,
lease purchase or acquisition
facilities in lieu 11
of state construction of any project enumerated in the authorized state building 12
13.48 (26) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.48 (26) Environmental improvement annual finance plan approval.
building commission shall review the versions of the biennial finance plan and any 16
amendments to the biennial finance plan submitted to it by the department of 17
natural resources and the department of administration under s. 281.59 (3) (bm) and 18
the recommendations of the joint committee on finance and the standing committees 19
to which the versions of the biennial finance plan and any amendments were 20
submitted under s. 281.59 (3) (bm). The building commission shall consider the 21
extent to which that version of the biennial finance plan that is updated to reflect the 22
adopted biennial budget act will maintain the funding for the clean water fund 23
program and the safe drinking water loan program, in the environmental 24
improvement fund, in perpetuity. The building commission shall consider the extent 25
to which the implementation of the clean water fund program, the safe drinking
water loan program and the land recycling loan program, as set forth in the biennial 2
finance plan updated to reflect the adopted biennial budget act, implements 3
legislative intent on the clean water fund program, the safe drinking water loan 4
program and the land recycling loan program. The building commission shall, no 5
later than 60 days after the date of enactment of the biennial budget act, either 6
approve or disapprove the biennial finance plan that is updated to reflect the adopted 7
biennial budget act, except that the building commission may not disapprove those
8amounts that the legislature approves under s. 281.59 (3e) (a), (3m) (a) and (3s) (a)
If the building commission disapproves the version of the biennial finance plan that 10
is updated to reflect the adopted biennial budget act, it must notify the department 11
of natural resources and the department of administration of its reasons for 12
disapproving the plan, and those departments must revise that version of the 13
biennial finance plan and submit the revision to the building commission.
13.48 (28m) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (28m) Carroll University.
(a) The legislature finds and determines 16
that there is a growing shortage of primary medical care workers in this state, 17
particularly for medically underserved populations in rural and urban areas of the 18
state, and that assisting institutions of higher education in training primary medical 19
care workers is a statewide responsibility of statewide dimension. It is therefore in 20
the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist Carroll University 21
in the construction of a science laboratory facility.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $3,000,000 in general fund 23
supported borrowing to assist Carroll University in the construction of a science 24
laboratory facility. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to 25
Carroll University. Before approving any state funding commitment for construction
of such a facility, the building commission shall determine that Carroll University 2
has secured additional funding for the project of at least $23,500,000 from nonstate 3
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to Carroll University under 5
par. (b), and if, for any reason, the facility that is constructed with funds from the 6
grant is not used as a science laboratory facility, the state shall retain an ownership 7
interest in the facility equal to the amount of the state's grant.
13.48 (28p) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (28p) Eau Claire Confluence Arts, Inc.
(a) The legislature finds and 10
determines that providing education, programming, and access to arts and culture 11
vastly enriches the lives of the citizens of this state and is a statewide responsibility 12
of statewide dimension. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy 13
of this state, to assist Eau Claire Confluence Arts, Inc., in the construction of a 14
regional arts center in Eau Claire County.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $15,000,000 in general fund 16
supported borrowing to assist Eau Claire Confluence Arts, Inc., in the construction 17
of a regional arts center in Eau Claire County. The state funding commitment shall 18
be in the form of a grant to Eau Claire Confluence Arts, Inc. Before approving any 19
state funding commitment for construction of such a center, the building commission 20
shall determine that Eau Claire Confluence Arts, Inc., has secured additional 21
funding for the project from nonstate revenue sources at least equal to the state's 22
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the Eau Claire Confluence 24
Arts, Inc., under par. (b), and if, for any reason, the center that is constructed with
funds from the grant is not used as a regional arts center, the state shall retain an 2
ownership interest in the center equal to the amount of the state's grant.
13.48 (28r) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (28r) Wisconsin Agriculture Education Center, Inc.
(a) The 5
legislature finds and determines that educating the citizens of this state on where 6
our food comes from and its impact on our lives, and that promoting the dairy and 7
agriculture industries of this state is a statewide responsibility of statewide 8
dimension. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this 9
state, to assist the Wisconsin Agriculture Education Center, Inc., in the construction 10
of an agriculture education center in Manitowoc County.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $5,000,000 in general fund 12
supported borrowing to assist the Wisconsin Agriculture Education Center, Inc., in 13
the construction of an agriculture education center in Manitowoc County. The state 14
funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to the Wisconsin Agriculture 15
Education Center, Inc. Before approving any state funding commitment for 16
construction of such a center, the building commission shall determine that the 17
Wisconsin Agriculture Education Center, Inc., has secured additional funding for the 18
project of at least $6,626,800 from nonstate revenue sources.
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the Wisconsin Agriculture 20
Education Center, Inc., under par. (b), and if, for any reason, the center that is 21
constructed with funds from the grant is not used as an agriculture education center, 22
the state shall retain an ownership interest in the center equal to the amount of the 23
13.48 (29) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.48 (29) Small projects.
Except as otherwise required under s. 16.855 2
(10m), the building commission may prescribe simplified policies and procedures to 3
be used in lieu of the procedures provided in s. 16.855 for any project that does not 4
require prior approval of the building commission under sub. (10) (a), except projects 5
specified in sub. (10) (c) and (e)
13.48 (32) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) (intro.) The building commission may authorize up to 8$23,000,000 $25,000,000
of general fund supported borrowing to aid in the 9
construction of a dental clinic and education facility at Marquette University. The 10
state funding commitment for the construction of the facility shall be in the form of 11
a construction grant to Marquette University. Before approving any state funding 12
commitment for such a facility and before awarding the construction grant to 13
Marquette University, the building commission shall determine that all of the 14
following conditions have been met:
13.48 (32) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 1. Marquette University has secured additional funding 17
commitments of at least $23,000,000 $25,000,000
from nonstate revenue sources, 18
the nonstate revenue sources are reasonable and available and the total funding 19
commitments of the state and the nonstate sources will permit Marquette University 20
to enter into contracts for the construction of the dental clinic and education facility.
13.48 (33) of the statutes is repealed.
13.48 (36) (title) and (a) of the statutes are amended to read:
(title) Hmong cultural
(a) The legislature finds 24
and determines that a significant number of Hmong people are citizens of this state, 25
that the Hmong people have a proud heritage that needs to be recognized and
preserved, and that the Hmong people have experienced difficulties assimilating in 2
this state. The legislature finds that supporting the Hmong people in their efforts 3
to recognize their heritage and to realize the full advantages of citizenship in this 4
state is a statewide responsibility of statewide dimension. Because it will better 5
ensure that the heritage of the Hmong people is preserved and will better enable the 6
Hmong people to realize the full advantages of citizenship in this state, the 7
legislature finds that it will have a direct and immediate effect on a matter of 8
statewide concern for the state to facilitate the purchase or construction and 9
operation of a
Hmong cultural centers center
13.48 (36) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
13.48 (39h) of the statutes is repealed.
13.489 (5) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 1. Summarizes the current status of each project submitted by 14
the department that is under consideration by the commission under s. 13.489, 15
including any project approved by the commission under sub. (1m) (d), and of each 16
project enumerated under s. 84.013 (3) or 84.0145 (3) (b)
or approved under s. 84.013 17
13.50 (1) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
13.50 (1) Creation.
There is created a joint survey committee on retirement 20
systems, consisting of 5 senators and 5 representatives to the assembly, appointed 21
as are members of standing committees in their respective houses.
13.50 (1m) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.50 (1m) Officers
. The officers of this committee shall be a senate 24
cochairperson and vice cochairperson,
and an assembly cochairperson and vice 25
selected as are the officers of standing committees in their respective
houses, and a secretary elected by the committee from among its nonlegislator
13.50 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
13.50 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
13.92 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
613.92 Legislative reference bureau.
(intro.) There is created a bureau to 7
be known as the "Legislative Reference Bureau," headed by the chief of legislative 8
reference bureau. The legislative reference bureau shall be strictly nonpartisan and 9
shall at all times observe the confidential nature of the reference
requests received by it, and all drafting files and other records relating to
11those requests shall remain confidential at all times
13.92 (1) (a) 3. of the statutes is repealed.
13.92 (1) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
13.92 (1) (e) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
(e) 5. Microfilming, optical imaging or electronic formatting of 16
reference materials and legislative drafting records
under par. (a) 1. and 3.
13.94 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
1813.94 Legislative audit bureau.
(intro.) There is created a bureau to be 19
known as the "Legislative Audit Bureau," headed by a chief known as the "State 20
Auditor." The bureau shall be strictly nonpartisan and shall at all times observe the 21
confidential nature of any audit currently being performed. Subject to s. 230.35 (4) 22
(a) and (f), the state auditor or designated employees shall at all times with or 23
without notice have access to all departments and to any books, records or other 24
documents maintained by the departments and relating to their expenditures, 25
revenues, operations and structure, including specifically any such books, records,
or other documents that are confidential by law, except as provided in sub. (4) and 2
except that access to documents of counties, cities, villages, towns or school districts 3
is limited to work performed in connection with audits authorized under sub. (1) (m) 4and except that access to documents of the opportunity schools and partnership
5programs under s. 119.33, subch. IX of ch. 115, and subch. II of ch. 119 is limited to
6work performed in connection with audits authorized under sub. (1) (os)
. In the 7
discharge of any duty imposed by law, the state auditor may subpoena witnesses, 8
administer oaths and take testimony and cause the deposition of witnesses to be 9
taken as prescribed for taking depositions in civil actions in circuit courts.
13.94 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) At the state auditor's discretion or as the joint legislative audit 12
committee directs, audit the records of each department. Audits of the records of a 13
county, city, village, town, or school district may be performed only as provided in par. 14
(m). Audits of the records of the opportunity schools and partnership programs
15under s. 119.33, subch. IX of ch. 115, and subch. II of ch. 119 may be performed only
16as provided in par. (os).
After completion of any audit under this paragraph, the 17
bureau shall file with the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, the governor, 18
the department of administration, the legislative reference bureau, the joint 19
committee on finance, the legislative fiscal bureau, and the department audited, a 20
detailed report of the audit, including the bureau's recommendations for 21
improvement and efficiency and including specific instances, if any, of illegal or 22
improper expenditures. The chief clerks shall distribute the report to the joint 23
legislative audit committee, the appropriate standing committees of the legislature, 24
and the joint committee on legislative organization.
13.94 (1) (dL) of the statutes is amended to read:
(dL) Annually, conduct a financial audit of the governor's
read to lead 2
development fund. The legislative audit bureau shall file a copy of the report of the 3
audit under this paragraph with the distributees specified in par. (b).
13.94 (1) (dL) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 5
.... (this act), is repealed.
13.94 (1) (dp) of the statutes is amended to read:
(dp) In addition to any other audit to be performed under this section 8
relating to veterans homes, perform one or more financial audits of the operation of 9
the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls by any private entity with which 10
the department of veterans affairs enters into an agreement under s. 45.50 (2m) (c). 11
The audit shall be performed at such time as the governor or
13.94 (1) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
(e) Make such special examinations of the accounts and financial 14
transactions of any department, agency or officer as the governor,
legislature, joint 15
legislative audit committee or joint committee on legislative organization directs. If
16the governor directs that such an examination be conducted, the order from the
17governor shall provide for reimbursement of the legislative audit bureau's costs in
18making the examination from the appropriation under s. 20.525 (1) (a). No order
19from the governor for an examination under this paragraph may take precedence
20over an examination already scheduled by the legislative audit bureau without
21approval of the joint legislative audit committee.
Examinations of the accounts and 22
transactions of a county, city, village, town,
or, subject to par. (os), of a
may be performed only as authorized in par. (m).
13.94 (1) (os) of the statutes is created to read:
(os) Beginning in 2017, and biennially thereafter, prepare a 2
performance evaluation audit of the opportunity schools and partnership programs 3
under s. 119.33, subch. IX of ch. 115, and subch. II of ch. 119. The legislative audit 4
bureau shall file a copy of the report of the audit under this paragraph with the 5
distributees specified in par. (b).
13.94 (1s) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Except as otherwise provided in par. (c), the legislative audit 8
bureau may charge any department for the reasonable cost of auditing services 9
performed at the request of a department or at the request of the federal government 10
that the bureau is not required to perform under sub. (1) (b) or (c) or any other law. 11
This paragraph does not apply to counties, cities, villages, towns, or school districts 12or to the opportunity schools and partnership programs under sub. (1) (os)
13.96 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 13.96 (1) (intro.) and 14
amended to read:
13.96 (1) Duties of the staff.
(intro.) The legislative technology services 16
bureau shall provide:
and coordinate information technology support and services to the 18
13.96 (1) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) Upon receipt of municipal boundary information at each reporting 21
interval under s. 5.15 (4) (bg), reconcile and compile the information received to 22
produce a statewide data base consisting of municipal boundary information for the 23
13.96 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) Participate, on behalf of this state, in geographic boundary 2
information programs when offered by the U.S. bureau of the census.
13.97 of the statutes is created to read:
413.97 Confidentiality of privileged communications and records;
5collaboration among legislative service agencies. (1)
The legislative service 6
agencies under ss. 13.91, 13.92, 13.94, 13.95, and 13.96 shall at all times observe the 7
confidential nature of all communications, records, and information that may be 8
subject to the privilege under s. 905.17.