2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
Low revenue ceiling
Preliminary Draft - Not Ready For Introduction
November 20, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Bewley,
Hansen and Vinehout,
cosponsored by Representatives
Pope, Milroy, Anderson, C. Taylor, Hebl,
Kolste, Crowley, Hesselbein, Billings, Sinicki, Berceau, Spreitzer,
Considine, Sargent, Vruwink, Shankland and Subeck. Referred to
Committee on Education.
1An Act to amend
121.905 (1) of the statutes; relating to: the revenue limit
2ceiling for school districts and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill increases the revenue limit ceiling for school districts to $9,500 in the
2018-19 school year and to $9,900 in the 2019-20 school year and each school year
thereafter. This bill also provides an additional $34,200,000 to the Department of
Public Instruction in the 2018-19 school year for general school aids.
In general, a school district's revenue limit is a limitation on the amount of
revenue a school district can raise from general school aids, computer aid, and
property taxes. Under current law, the formula for determining a school district's
revenue limit does not apply to a school district with per pupil revenue that is less
than the revenue limit ceiling. Instead, the school district is allowed to increase its
per pupil revenue up to the revenue limit ceiling. The current revenue limit ceiling
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:
121.905 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
In this section, “revenue ceiling" means $9,000 in the 2011-12
3school year and $9,500
in the 2012-13 2018-19
school year and $9,100 $9,900
in the 42013-14 2019-20
school year and in any subsequent school year.
(1) General equalization aids.
In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the 7
statutes for the appropriation to the department of public instruction under section 8
20.255 (2) (ac) of the statutes, the dollar amount for fiscal year 2018-19 is increased 9
by $34,200,000 for the purposes for which the appropriation is made.
(1) The treatment of section 121.905 (1) of the statutes first applies to revenue 12
limits for the 2018-19 school year.