2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
November 27, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Larson,
Carpenter, Smith and
Wirch, cosponsored by Representatives Pope,
Hebl, Billings, Anderson,
Hesselbein, Dittrich, Subeck, C. Taylor, Considine, Milroy, Sargent,
Spreitzer, Shankland, Brostoff, Ohnstad, Crowley, Bowen, Sinicki,
Neubauer and Vruwink. Referred to Committee on Education.
1An Act to amend
121.91 (7); and
121.91 (4) (m) of the statutes; 2relating to: a school district revenue limit adjustment for the cost of employing
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Current law generally limits the total amount of revenue per pupil that a school
district may receive from general school aids and property taxes in a school year to
the amount of revenue allowed per pupil in the previous school year plus a per pupil
increase, if any, as provided by law. However, current law also includes several
adjustments to the general revenue limit. For example, if a school district increases
the services that it provides by adding responsibility for providing a service
transferred to it from another governmental unit, the school district's revenue limit
is increased by the cost of that service.
This bill creates a school district revenue limit adjustment for the costs of
employing school nurses. Under the bill, if a school board adopts a resolution, the
school district's revenue limit is increased by the amount the school district spent
during the second previous school year on salaries and benefits for school nurses.
For further information see the 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:
121.91 (4) (m) of the statutes is created to read:
(m) 1. If a school board adopts a resolution to do so, the limit 3
otherwise applicable to the school district under sub. (2m) in any school year is 4
increased by the amount spent by the school district in the 2nd previous school year 5
to pay the salary and fringe benefit costs of school nurses employed by the school 6
board and school nurses providing nursing services in the school district under a 7
contract with the school board.
2. Any additional revenue received by a school district under this paragraph 9
shall not be included in the base for determining the school district's limit under sub. 10
(2m) for the following school year
121.91 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
Except as provided in subs. (4) (f) 2. and (n) (m)
to (qe) and (8), if an 13
excess revenue is approved under sub. (3) for a recurring purpose or allowed under 14
sub. (4), the excess revenue shall be included in the base for determining the limit 15
for the next school year for purposes of this section. If an excess revenue is approved 16
under sub. (3) for a nonrecurring purpose, the excess revenue shall not be included 17
in the base for determining the limit for the next school year for purposes of this 18
(1) This act first applies to the calculation of a school district's revenue limit 21
for the school year beginning after the effective date of this subsection.