It is intended that all nonprofit entities in this state be enabled to benefit from and participate in this chapter. To this end, all nonprofit entities operating, or authorized to be operated, under any law of this state may undertake projects and utilize the capital financing sources and methods of repayment provided by this chapter, the provisions of any other laws to the contrary notwithstanding.
This chapter, being necessary for the welfare of the state and its inhabitants, shall be liberally construed to effect its purposes.
History: 1973 c. 304
The exercise of the powers granted by this chapter will be in all respects for the benefit of the people of this state, for the increase of their commerce, welfare and prosperity, and for the improvement of their health and living conditions, and as the operation and maintenance of a project undertaken pursuant to this chapter will constitute the performance of an essential public function, neither the authority nor any agent with which it contracts to operate or maintain a project is required to pay any taxes or assessments, including mortgage recording taxes, upon or in respect of a project or any property acquired or used by the authority or its agent under this chapter and the authority's income therefrom shall at all times be free from taxation of every kind by the state and by political subdivisions of the state.
History: 1973 c. 304
; 1977 c. 29
Residential facility for the severely physically disabled. 231.26(1)(1)
If proper application is made in accordance with this chapter for a project meeting the requirements of this section, the authority shall undertake a project to provide a residential facility for severely physically disabled persons utilizing any capital finance sources, methods of repayment and operation specified in this chapter.
The proposed residential facility shall provide a stable, viable environment for severely physically disabled individuals in that, while attendants will be on call at all times and personal care assistance will be provided, the residents will be given the opportunity to fulfill useful and productive life styles.
The facility's design features shall accommodate the specific needs of the residents and provide opportunities for:
Assisted living services performed by resident staff; and
History: 1973 c. 304
; 1975 c. 277
Minority financial interests. 231.27(1)(1)
In this section, “minority business", “minority financial adviser" and “minority investment firm" mean a business, financial adviser and investment firm, respectively, certified by the department of administration under s. 16.287 (2)
The authority shall annually report to the department of administration the total amount purchased from and contracted or subcontracted under contracts made by the authority to minority businesses, the total amount of bonds issued by the authority with the underwriting services of minority investment firms and the total amount of moneys expended by the authority for the services of minority financial advisers during the preceding state fiscal year.
Minority business participation.
The authority shall ensure that, in any project that is financed under this chapter after January 8, 2004, and that relates to an educational facility, other than a postsecondary educational institution, all minority business participation requirements that apply to the project under state statute or administrative rule are complied with.
History: 2003 a. 109
Disabled veteran-owned business financial interests. 231.29(1)(1)
In this section, “business," “financial adviser," and “investment firm" mean a business, financial adviser, and investment firm certified by the department of administration under s. 16.283 (3)
The authority shall annually report to the department of administration the total amount purchased from and contracted or subcontracted under contracts made by the authority to businesses, the total amount of bonds issued by the authority with the underwriting services of investment firms, and the total amount of moneys expended by the authority for the services of financial advisers during the preceding state fiscal year.
Rural hospital loan guarantee. 231.35(1)(a)
“Guaranteed loan" means a loan that the authority guarantees under sub. (3)
“Hospital services" means medical or social services provided by a hospital and includes day care, hospice care and outpatient treatment.
“Participating lender" means any person, including the authority, who does all of the following:
Enters into a guarantee agreement with the authority under sub. (6)
“Rural" means outside a metropolitan statistical area specified under 42 CFR 412.62
(f) (ii) (A) or in a city, village, or town with a population of not more than 14,000.
A person is eligible for a guarantee under this section if the person is one of the following:
A nonprofit rural hospital with no more than 100 beds.
A cooperative organized under ch. 185
that consists of one or more rural hospitals, each with no more than 100 beds.
Subject to sub. (4)
, the authority may guarantee a loan under this section that is made on or before July 29, 1995, if all of the following apply:
The borrower will use the proceeds of the loan to finance the acquisition, construction, remodeling or conversion of space at a rural hospital, or the acquisition or construction of equipment for a rural hospital, to provide hospital services.
Not more than 25 percent of the proceeds of the loan will be used to refinance a previous loan that financed the acquisition, construction, remodeling or conversion of space at a rural hospital to provide hospital services.
The principal amount of the loan is at least $100,000, but not more than $1,500,000.
The loan is made by a participating lender.
The borrower pays to the authority, for deposit into the rural hospital loan fund, a service charge in an amount determined by the authority but not exceeding 0.5 percent of the total principal amount of the loan.
The borrower provides proof of local community support for the acquisition, construction, remodeling or conversion to be financed by the loan proceeds by obtaining a loan guarantee of at least 20 percent of the loan principal from the community or another 3rd party that is acceptable to the participating lender and to the authority.
The term of the loan is not longer than 10 years.
The borrower establishes a reserve fund of not less than 10 percent of the loan principal.
The total of the borrower's reserve fund under par. (i)
, the 3rd-party loan guarantee under par. (g)
and the guarantee under sub. (4) (a)
will not exceed 90 percent of the loan principal.
The authority shall guarantee payment or collection of 20 percent of the principal of loans guaranteed under sub. (3)
The total principal amount of all loans that the authority may guarantee under sub. (3)
may not exceed $5,000,000.
A participating lender shall determine when a guaranteed loan is in default, except that a guaranteed loan that is not repaid in full at the end of the loan's term is in default.
In the event of a default on a guaranteed loan, the authority shall pay to the participating lender, from the rural hospital loan fund and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the guarantee agreement entered into under sub. (6)
, 20 percent of the unpaid principal amount of the defaulted guaranteed loan.
Payments under par. (b)
may not include any interest, origination fees or other charges relating to the guaranteed loan or any collection costs incurred by the participating lender.
The authority shall enter into a guarantee agreement with any person who makes loans described under sub. (3) (b)
and who wishes to have those loans guaranteed under this section. The guarantee agreement shall comply with the rules promulgated by the department of administration under sub. (7) (b)
The authority may use money from the rural hospital loan fund to guarantee loans made for the purposes described in sub. (3) (b)
, if the authority sets out the terms and conditions of the guarantee in a guarantee agreement that complies with the rules promulgated by the department of administration under sub. (7) (b)
The authority may not use any moneys other than those in the rural hospital loan fund to guarantee a loan under this section.
With the advice of the rural health development council, the department of administration shall promulgate rules specifying all of the following:
With respect to a guarantee agreement entered into by the authority under sub. (6)
Any conditions upon which the authority may refuse to enter into such an agreement.
The procedure for making a demand for payment under the guarantee agreement, or for payment by the authority under the guarantee agreement, in the event of a default of a guaranteed loan.
Criteria for determining whether the guarantee is a guarantee of collection or payment.
Any procedures that the authority may impose to carry out the agreement.
Annually, the authority shall submit to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution under s. 13.172 (2)
a report on the number of loans guaranteed under this section, the annual gross revenues of the borrowers who have received the guaranteed loans, the default rate on those loans and any other information on the program under this section which the authority determines is significant.
See also ch. Adm 85
, Wis. adm. code.
Rural hospital loan fund.
There is established under the jurisdiction and control of the authority a rural hospital loan fund consisting of all of the following:
Any moneys appropriated to the authority under s. 20.440 (2) (a)
or received by the authority for the rural hospital loan fund.
Any income from investment of moneys in the rural hospital loan fund by the authority under s. 231.17
History: 1989 a. 317