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)
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)
History: 1989 a. 222
Capitol and state office buildings parking regulations. 16.843(1)(a)
Except as provided in par. (b)
, the parking of motor vehicles at the curb on the capitol park side of the 4 streets surrounding the state capitol park shall be subject to any police regulation that may be enacted by the city of Madison designating the manner of such parking or limiting the length of time which motor vehicles may be so parked in such public streets in the city.
Eight areas, for the parking of motor vehicles at the curb on the capitol park side of the 4 streets surrounding the state capitol park, each area as near as lawfully permissible to each near side of the intersections of the streets with the driveways leading to the capitol building, are reserved for the parking of motor vehicles by those persons designated in sub. (3)
and only emergency police regulations or city ordinances of the city of Madison are applicable to such areas. The number of motor vehicles to be parked in each area shall be designated in a parking plan approved by the joint committee on legislative organization. The department of administration shall mark and post the areas and number the parking spaces therein. Parking of motor vehicles in these areas is permitted only by persons whose motor vehicles are identified as specified in sub. (4)
, and the parking therein of any other vehicle is prohibited and any violation of this prohibition shall be punished as in sub. (2)
Except as authorized in sub. (3)
, the parking of any motor vehicle in any of the 4 driveways of the capitol park leading to the capitol building is prohibited. Parking of any motor vehicle on the grounds of any of the state office buildings shall be in accordance with rules and orders established by the department.
The department shall establish a schedule of fees for parking during the state office hours specified in s. 230.35 (4) (f)
at every state-owned office building for which the department has managing authority and which is located in a municipality served by an urban mass transit system for which state operating assistance is provided under s. 85.20
, if the mass transit system serves a street which passes within 500 feet of the building. In addition, the department shall establish a schedule of fees for parking located in the city of Madison. The department may establish a schedule of fees for parking during other hours at any state-owned office building located in a municipality served by an urban mass transit system for which state operating assistance is provided under s. 85.20
. In addition, the department may establish a schedule of fees for parking at other state facilities located in such a municipality.
Fees established under this subsection for parking at every facility, except the parking specified in par. (cm)
, shall be established so that the total amount collected equals the total costs of:
Notwithstanding par. (bm)
, except as provided in s. 13.488 (1) (L)
, fees need not be imposed by the department for parking in a facility at any state-owned office building in a fiscal year, except the parking specified in par. (cm)
, if the department determines that, for any fiscal year:
Operating expenditures, including administration, collection and maintenance costs, necessitated solely by the implementation of paid parking at the facility in the preceding fiscal year exceeded gross parking revenues for that year; or
Estimated operating expenditures, including administration, collection and maintenance costs, necessitated solely by the implementation of paid parking at the facility will exceed the estimated gross parking revenues for that year.
Fees established under this subsection for parking located in the city of Madison shall be set so that all costs of land acquisition and construction, financing, administration, maintenance and operation are recovered from fee revenue. The department shall review and establish fees under this paragraph on an annual basis such that the costs of administration, maintenance and operation are fully recovered on an annual basis and the costs of land acquisition, construction and financing are fully recovered at the earliest possible time.
Any person violating this subsection or any rule or order adopted pursuant thereto may be required to forfeit not less than $5 nor more than $25.
The following persons or their designees may park motor vehicles identified as provided by sub. (4)
in assigned parking stalls and spaces in the parking areas designated in subs. (1) (b)
Such state officers and employees as the governor directs, not to exceed 15.
To facilitate the administration of sub. (3)
, the state protective service shall procure numbered identification tags which correspond with the numbered parking stalls and spaces, and shall issue such tags to applicants eligible under sub. (3)
in accordance with the parking plan approved by the joint committee on legislative organization under sub. (1)
Notwithstanding the limited allocation of parking areas for state purposes under sub. (1)
, the enforcement of parking regulations on the capitol park side of the 4 streets surrounding the state capitol park is vested exclusively in the designated employees of the state protective service.
See also ch. Adm 1
, Wis. adm. code.
Burning bituminous coal near capitol. 16.844(1)(1)
It shall be unlawful to burn any bituminous coal for heating, power or any other purpose or purposes within any of the following blocks surrounding the capitol park in the city of Madison: Blocks 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 82, 83, 84, 85, 88, 89, 90, 91, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 109 and 110 or in the streets or alleys adjoining said blocks, except in smoke preventing furnaces of such an efficiency that no smoke shall be visible emitting from the top or outlet of the stack or chimney.
Any person who shall cause, allow, or permit bituminous coal to be burned in violation of this section shall forfeit the sum of $25 for each day or part thereof during which such violation continues.
The secretary of administration, with the assistance of the department of justice, shall institute proper proceedings to collect fines for and restrain violations of this section.
The limitations contained in this section are imposed for the protection of the state capitol and its contents.
History: 1975 c. 41
; 1989 a. 222
; Stats. 1989 s. 16.844.
Use of state facilities. 16.845(1)(1)
Except as elsewhere expressly prohibited, the managing authority of any facility owned by the state or by the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority or leased from the state by the Fox River Navigational System Authority may permit its use for free discussion of public questions, or for civic, social, recreational or athletic activities. No such use shall be permitted if it would unduly burden the managing authority or interfere with the prime use of such facility. The applicant for use shall be liable to the state, to the Fox River Navigational System Authority, or to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority for any injury done to its property, for any expense arising out of any such use and for such sum as the managing authority may charge for such use. All such sums payable to the state shall be paid into the general fund and credited to the appropriation account for the operation of the facility used. The managing authority may permit such use notwithstanding the fact that a reasonable admission fee may be charged to the public. Whoever does or attempts to do an act for which a permit is required under this section without first obtaining the permit may be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned not more than 30 days or both. This subsection applies only to those facilities for which a procedure for obtaining a permit has been established by the managing authority.
“Facility" includes buildings and surrounding and connecting grounds.
“Managing authority" means the board, commission, department or officer responsible by law for the management of the particular facility.
A group of churches is entitled to a permit under this section to use the capitol grounds for a civic or social activity even if the content of program is partly religious in nature. 68 Atty. Gen. 217.
Rules relating to use, care and preservation of property under department control. 16.846(1)(a)
The department shall promulgate under ch. 227
, and shall enforce or have enforced, rules of conduct for property leased or managed by the department. Unless the rule specifies a penalty as provided under par. (b)
, a person found guilty of violating a rule promulgated under this subsection shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned for not more than 30 days or both.
A rule promulgated under par. (a)
may provide that a person who violates the rule is subject to one of the following:
A lesser criminal penalty than the criminal penalty specified in par. (a)