See also ch. Adm 50
, Wis. adm. code.
Cities, counties, and other local governmental entities are not “contracting agencies" under sub. (1). 68 Atty. Gen. 306.
All amounts owed by this state under this subchapter are subject to being set off under s. 73.12
History: 1985 a. 29
Audit of bills; illegal contracts; actions to recover. 16.77(1)(1)
No bill or statement for work or labor performed under purchase orders or contracts issued by the secretary or the secretary's designated agents, and no bill or statement for supplies, materials, equipment or contractual services purchased for and delivered to any agency may be paid until the bill or statement is approved through a preaudit or postaudit process determined by the secretary. This subsection does not apply to purchases made directly by the courts, the legislature or a legislative service or judicial branch agency under s. 16.74
Whenever any officer or any subordinate of an officer contracts for the purchase of supplies, material, equipment or contractual services contrary to ss. 16.705
or the rules promulgated pursuant thereto, the contract is void, and any such officer or subordinate is liable for the cost thereof, and if such supply, material, equipment or contractual services so unlawfully purchased have been paid for out of public moneys, the amount thereof may be recovered in the name of the state in an action filed by the attorney general against the officer or subordinate and his or her bonders. Such cause of action is deemed to have arisen in Dane County, and summons shall be served therein as in civil actions.
Purchases from department relating to information technology or telecommunications. 16.78(1)(1)
Every agency other than the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, or an agency making purchases under s. 16.74
shall make all purchases of materials, supplies, equipment, and contractual services relating to information technology or telecommunications from the department, unless the department requires the agency to purchase the materials, supplies, equipment, or contractual services pursuant to a master contract established under s. 16.972 (2) (h)
, or grants written authorization to the agency to procure the materials, supplies, equipment, or contractual services under s. 16.75 (1)
, to purchase the materials, supplies, equipment, or contractual services from another agency or to provide the materials, supplies, equipment, or contractual services to itself. The board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin-Madison may make purchases of materials, supplies, equipment, and contractual services relating to information technology or telecommunications from the department.
and 16.77 (1)
do not apply to the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, or contractual services by any agency from the department under sub. (1)
Duties of department of administration. 16.79(1)(1)
The department shall distribute so many copies of the Wisconsin reports as may be required by the state law librarian to make the exchanges provided for by law with other states and territories.
The department shall distribute in pamphlet form copies of the constitution and such laws as may be required to meet the public demand, including the election laws. The department shall distribute election manuals, forms, and supplies specified by the elections commission. The laws, manuals, forms, and supplies shall be sold by the department at cost, including distribution cost as determined under s. 35.80
. The elections commission shall inform the department in writing as to which election manuals, forms, and supplies shall be offered for distribution under this subsection.
Powers of department of administration.
In addition to other powers vested in the department of administration, it and its duly authorized representatives:
Shall have access at all reasonable times to all state offices.
May examine all books, records, papers and documents in any such office or institution as pertain directly or indirectly to the purchase of, control of, or distribution of supplies, materials and equipment.
May require any officer to furnish any and all reasonable data, information or statement relating to the work of the officer's department.
May produce or contract to have produced, printing of classes 1, 3 and 4, and excerpts from the statutes under class 2, and all materials offered by state agencies for production.
May determine the form, style, quantity and method of reproduction, when not specifically prescribed by law, of all materials offered by state agencies for production. Any state agency which objects to the determination made under this paragraph may appeal the decision of the department to the governor.
Agencies performing work under this section shall make reports as are required to the department which shall compile and prepare such summary reports as the joint committee on finance requests.
May, during a period when a contract for any class or subclass of public printing has expired and a new contract for the following biennium has not been entered into under ch. 35
, obtain public printing from private printers at prevailing commercial rates, or may produce public printing.
In deciding whether to use the discretion under pars. (a)
to produce graphic material, the department shall take into consideration the urgency of the work and the relative cost of production by the department as against the cost of outside work.
The cost of work done under pars. (a)
shall be charged to the agency ordering the work.
This subsection and s. 35.015
shall be liberally construed so as to effectuate the legislature's intent to vest broad discretion in the department to determine what public printing in the classes covered and what materials offered by state agencies for production shall be done by the state itself, and what shall be contracted. Such liberal construction shall extend to the department's determination to use the power conferred, to the determination of what work is to be included in the classes covered, and to the determination of whether a given process is similar to those enumerated.
To further legislative intent, the department shall impose all practical restraint on the capability for production by the state of the classes enumerated consistent with s. 16.001
Shall develop and implement a comprehensive group transportation program for state employees, in cooperation with all agencies, as defined in s. 16.52 (7)
, and shall promote and encourage participation in the group transportation program. The program may include car pooling and van pooling service. In addition, the department shall promote and encourage alternate means of transportation for state, municipal and federal employees and persons in the private sector including but not limited to mass transit and bicycle commuting. The department may provide contract group transportation of state employees from designated pickup points to work sites and return in the absence of convenient and public scheduled transportation. Any driver of a van that is utilized by the department for a van pool shall have completed a driver safety training course approved by the department. Nonstate employees may be permitted to participate in van pools when necessary in order to provide viable van pool service for state employees. Group transportation shall be provided for a fee which recovers the full cost of administration, maintenance, operation, insurance and depreciation of the group transportation program, plus interest for general purpose revenues utilized for the program, except as provided in s. 16.843 (2) (bm)
. The department shall calculate interest recoverable under this subsection by applying the average earnings rate of the state investment fund for each quarter to the average general purpose revenues utilized under s. 20.903 (2) (b)
from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (1) (im)
for group transportation purposes in the same quarter. No less often than annually, the department shall assess the interest payable under this subsection as of the most recently completed quarter and shall deposit the amounts collected into the general fund. No person is deemed to be in the course of employment while utilizing group transportation.
May provide any services to a local professional baseball park district created under subch. III of ch. 229
, for compensation to be agreed upon between the department and the district, if the district has entered into a lease agreement with the department under sub. (7)
, except that the department shall not act as a general contractor for any construction work undertaken by the district. No order or contract to provide any such services is subject to s. 16.705
, 16.75 (1)
May enter into a lease agreement with a local professional baseball park district created under subch. III of ch. 229
for the lease of land or other property granted to the state and especially dedicated by the grant to use for a professional baseball park. The lease agreement may be for such rental payments and for such term as the secretary determines.
State capitol and executive residence board. 16.83(1)(1)
The purpose of the state capitol and executive residence board is to direct the continuing and consistent maintenance of the property, decorative furniture and furnishings of the capitol and executive residence.
(2) Powers and duties.
No renovation, repairs except repairs of an emergency nature, installation of fixtures, decorative items or furnishings for the grounds and buildings of the capitol or executive residence may be performed by or become the property of the state by purchase wholly or in part from state funds, or by gift, loan or otherwise until approved by the board as to design, structure, composition and appropriateness. The board shall:
Annually thoroughly investigate the state of repair of the capitol and executive residence.
Project the necessary personnel, materials and supplies required annually to maintain the executive residence appropriately both for its public functions and as the residence of the governor, and make specific budget recommendations to the department of administration to accomplish this purpose.
Ensure the architectural and decorative integrity of the buildings, fixtures, decorative items, furnishings and grounds of the capitol and executive residence by setting standards and criteria for subsequent repair, replacement and additions.
Accept for the state donations or loans of works of art or other decorative items and fixtures consistent with par. (c)
to be used at the state capitol.
Accept for the state donations or loans of furnishings, works of art or other decorative items and fixtures consistent with par. (c)
Accept for the state all gifts, grants and bequests to the state capitol restoration fund, and authorize expenditures from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (4) (r)
for the purposes of maintenance, restoration, preservation and rehabilitation of the buildings and grounds of the state capitol, or of artifacts, documents and other historical objects or resources located within and around the state capitol, and for the purpose of the acquisition of replacement or reacquisition of original artifacts, documents and other historical objects or resources, including statuary and works of art, consistent with par. (c)
, for the state capitol.
(3) Swimming pool prohibited.
The board may not approve the construction or maintenance of a swimming pool on the grounds of or in the executive residence.
The board may organize or cooperate in the organization of a private foundation to be operated for the purposes specified in sub. (2) (e)
History: 1979 c. 34
; 1993 a. 477
Offices and rooms in capitol.
The office of the governor shall be located in the capitol. The attorney general, lieutenant governor and supreme court shall each keep a room in the capitol. The circular room on the 2nd floor of the capitol located between the assembly and senate chambers shall be made available for the use of the capitol press corps.
Historically significant furnishings. 16.838(1)(c)
“Historically significant furnishings" means furniture, fixtures, decorative objects or other items that are or were associated with the current or any prior state capitol and that possess historical significance.
Title to historically significant furnishings in the possession of any agency or authority, including the senate and assembly, is vested in the department.
The department may acquire any historically significant furnishing by purchase or gift. The department shall pay for any such furnishing from the appropriation under s. 20.855 (3) (c)
(4) Transfer of possession.
The department shall take possession of historically significant furnishings to which the department has title whenever the department is directed to do so by the joint committee on legislative organization. If a ceding agency or authority requires a replacement for a furnishing that is transferred to the department's possession, the department shall pay for a suitable replacement from the appropriation under s. 20.855 (3) (c)
The department shall restore any historically significant furnishing in its possession prior to relocation of the furnishing to the capitol if the joint committee on legislative organization so directs. The department shall pay the cost of such restoration from the appropriation under s. 20.855 (3) (c)
The department shall locate historically significant furnishings in its possession at the places in the capitol specified by the joint committee on legislative organization.
State facilities named.
The aviation facilities operated by the state of Wisconsin at the Dane County Regional Airport in the city of Madison are named the “Fritz E. Wolf Aviation Center."
History: 2005 a. 424
Real estate and physical plant management; protection of persons.
The department shall:
Have charge of, operate, maintain and keep in repair the state capitol building, the executive residence, any heating, cooling, and power plants serving state properties that are owned by this state except those that are operated by an agency, as defined in s. 16.52 (7)
, or by a lessee under s. 13.48 (14)
or 16.848 (1)
, the state office buildings and their power plants, the grounds connected therewith, and such other state properties as are designated by law. All costs of such operation and maintenance shall be paid from the appropriations under s. 20.505 (5) (ka)
, except for debt service costs paid under s. 20.866 (1) (u)
. The department shall transfer moneys from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (5) (ka)
to the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (5) (kc)
sufficient to make principal and interest payments on state facilities and payments to the United States under s. 13.488 (1) (m)
Appoint such number of police officers as is necessary to safeguard all public property placed by law in the department's charge, and provide, by agreement with any other state agency, police and security services at buildings and facilities owned, controlled, or occupied by the other state agency. The department may charge the other state agency for the cost of providing security services at multitenant buildings or multitenant state facilities. The governor or the department may, to the extent it is necessary, authorize police officers employed by the department to safeguard state officers, state employees, or other persons. A police officer who is employed by the department and who is performing duties that are within the scope of his or her employment as a police officer has the powers of a peace officer under s. 59.28
, except that the officer has the arrest powers of a law enforcement officer under s. 968.07
regardless of whether the violation is punishable by forfeiture or criminal penalty. The officer may exercise the powers of a peace officer and the arrest powers of a law enforcement officer while located anywhere within this state. Nothing in this subsection limits or impairs the duty of the chief and each police officer of the police force of the municipality in which the property is located to arrest and take before the proper court or magistrate persons found in a state of intoxication or engaged in any disturbance of the peace or violating any state law in the municipality in which the property is located, as required by s. 62.09 (13)
Send notice to the joint committee on legislative organization of any proposed changes to security at the capitol, including the posting of a firearm restriction under s. 943.13 (1m) (c) 2.
If, within 14 working days after the date of the notice, the cochairpersons of the joint committee on legislative organization do not notify the department that the committee has scheduled a meeting to review the department's proposal, the department may implement the changes as proposed in the notice. If, within 14 working days after the date of the department's notice, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the department that the committee has scheduled a meeting to review the department's proposal, the department may implement the proposed changes only upon approval of the committee. If there is a risk of imminent danger, the department may take any action related to security at the capitol that is necessary to prevent or mitigate the danger and the cochairpersons may review the action later if the cochairpersons determine review is necessary.
Contract for protection relating to ch. 565
, if so requested.
Have responsibility, subject to approval of the governor, for all functions relating to the leasing, acquisition, allocation, and utilization of all real property by the state, except where such responsibility is otherwise provided by the statutes. In exercising this responsibility, the department may not enter into, extend, or renew a lease involving an annual rent of more than $500,000 unless the secretary signs the lease, a copy of the proposed lease is submitted electronically to the chief clerk of each house for distribution, and the department notifies the joint committee on finance of the proposed lease and provides the committee with the information under par. (b)
as well as a summary report of that information, including the terms of the lease and the lease rate per square foot of the proposed property and the comparable options. If the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance do not notify the secretary that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed lease within 14 working days after the date of the notification, the lease may be entered into, extended, or renewed. If, within 14 working days after the date of the notification, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the secretary that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed lease, the lease may be entered into, extended, or renewed only upon approval of the committee.
Before entering into, extending, or renewing a lease, do all of the following:
Conduct a cost-benefit analysis comparing the lease with purchasing the space or another suitable space.
Evaluate comparable lease options within a 10-mile radius of the property proposed in the lease, or if there are not sufficient comparable properties within a 10-mile radius to perform a meaningful comparison, a wider radius as needed, to ensure the lease rate per square foot does not exceed the lease rate per square foot on comparable properties or the market rate by more than 5 percent.
When exercising the responsibility under par. (a)
, with the governor's approval, require physical consolidation of office space utilized by any executive branch agency, as defined in s. 16.70 (4)
, having fewer than 50 authorized full-time equivalent positions with office space utilized by another executive branch agency, whenever feasible.
Require of the several agencies of state government all information necessary for the planning and forecasting of the space needs of state government on a comprehensive long-range basis. To this end the department shall cooperate with the building commission in order that the projected program of new construction will conform with the state's long-range building plans.
Approve administrative district boundaries of the several state agencies unifying them where possible in order to facilitate the acquisition and maintenance of suitable district headquarters in the several parts of the state.
Let concessions for periods not exceeding 2 years in the capitol and state office buildings, under such terms and conditions as will in its judgment be most favorable to the state, and in accordance with s. 47.03 (4)
, and (7)
Prepare a Wisconsin state capitol guide book containing information regarding the state capitol and grounds, to be sold as near cost as practicable.
Approve the design, structure, composition, location and arrangements made for the care and maintenance of all public monuments, memorials, or works of art which shall be constructed by or become the property of the state by purchase wholly or in part from state funds, or by gift or otherwise. “Work of art" means any painting, portrait, mural decoration, stained glass, statue, bas-relief, ornament, tablets, fountain or any other article or structure of a permanent character intended for decoration or commemoration. This subsection does not apply to public monuments, memorials or works of art which are or will become property of the University of Wisconsin System or the historical society.
Provide for the establishment of procedures for the operation of the department's facility operations and maintenance appropriation under s. 20.505 (5) (ka)
There is a uniform revenue billing and expenditure allocation process for all state buildings whose operation and maintenance costs are financed from this appropriation;
Expenditure projections are made at a uniform time for all buildings in setting revenue billing rates; and
Whenever revenue billing rates need to be adjusted, the changes are made on a uniform basis for all buildings.
Establish bicycle storage racks adjacent to the capitol and all state office buildings.
Provide interagency mail delivery service for agencies, as defined in s. 16.70 (1e)
. The department may charge agencies for this service. Any moneys collected shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (1) (kb)
See also ch. Adm 2
, Wis. adm. code.
Control of at least legislative space in the capitol is a shared power between the legislature and executive branches. It logically follows that if the legislature can control the use of legislative space, as it already does in many ways, it can also control the security measures put in place for use of that space. Because there were at the very least some constitutional applications of this provision, the facial challenge to sub. (2m) could not succeed. Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 1 v. Vos, 2020 WI 67
, 393 Wis. 2d 38
, 946 N.W.2d 35
State capitol view preservation. 16.842(1)(1)
Except as authorized under this section, no portion of any building or structure located within one mile of the center of the state capitol building may exceed the elevation of 1,032.8 feet above sea level as established by the U.S. coast and geodetic survey.
This section does not apply to any building or structure erected prior to April 28, 1990.
The city of Madison may grant exceptions to the application of sub. (1)
for flagpoles, communications towers, church spires, elevator penthouses, screened air conditioning equipment or chimneys, subject to approval of any plan commission created under s. 62.23 (1)