Transfers ownership of managed forest land for a public purpose to a city, village, town, or county that is a taxing jurisdiction, as defined under s. 70.114 (1) (f)
, for the land.
The department may not order withdrawal of land remaining after a transfer of ownership is made under par. (a)
or after a lease is entered into under par. (a) 3.
unless the remainder fails to meet the eligibility requirements under s. 77.82 (1)
Order; miscellaneous provisions. 77.88(9)(a)(a)
Each withdrawal order issued under this section shall include the legal description of the land withdrawn.
The department shall notify the owner in writing of the withdrawal order, stating the reason for the withdrawal.
The department shall mail a copy of the withdrawal order to each person specified under s. 77.82 (8)
Except as provided in subd. 2.
, a withdrawal order issued before December 15 of any year takes effect on the January 1 after the date of issuance, and a withdrawal order issued on or after December 15 of any year takes effect on the 2nd January 1 after the date of issuance.
An order that is issued for a withdrawal of land that is located within a proposed ferrous mining site takes effect on the date the order is issued.
If less than a total parcel of managed forest land is withdrawn, the department shall amend the order under s. 77.82
and the management plan to correct the description of the remaining land.
applies to any land withdrawn from the managed forest land program under this section.
Liability for previous taxes.
Withdrawal of land under this section does not affect the liability of the owner for previously levied taxes under s. 77.84
The withdrawal provision of sub. (2) (f) is directory upon the DNR and therefore does not require the DNR to withdraw the subject property from the managed forest land program due to noncompliance with certification requirements. Warnecke v. Warnecke, 2006 WI App 62
, 292 Wis. 2d 438
, 713 N.W.2d 109
The department may not issue an order of withdrawal under s. 77.88 (1)
based on the cutting of timber or other activities on managed forest land if all of the following requirements are met:
The cutting or activity is necessary to engage in bulk sampling, as defined in s. 295.41 (7)
The area that will be affected by the cutting or the activity does not exceed 5 acres.
A bulk sampling plan has been filed with the department under s. 295.45
and all approvals that are required for bulk sampling have been issued by the department.
The revegetation plan that is part of the bulk sampling plan described under par. (c)
includes forestry practices that will ensure that the merchantable timber and other vegetation that will be cut or otherwise affected will be restored to the greatest extent possible.
The requirement under sub. (1) (d)
does not apply to managed forest land that is within a mining site described in a preapplication notification under s. 295.465
or in an application for a mining permit under s. 295.58
Section 77.86 (1) (c)
do not apply to cutting of timber or another activity on managed forest land if all of the requirements in sub. (1) (a)
History: 2013 a. 1
Withdrawal of tribal lands.
Upon request of an Indian tribe, the department shall order the withdrawal of land that is owned in fee that is designated as managed forest land from the managed forest land program. No withdrawal tax under s. 77.88 (5)
or withdrawal fee under s. 77.88 (5m)
may be assessed against an Indian tribe for the withdrawal of such land if all of the following apply:
The Indian tribe provides the department the date of the order to transfer the land to the United States to be held in trust for the tribe.
The tribe and the department have in effect a written agreement under which the tribe agrees that the land shall continue to be treated as managed forest land until the date on which the managed forest land order would have expired.
History: 2009 a. 28
Distribution of moneys received. 77.89(1)(a)
By June 30 of each year, the department, from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (5) (bv)
, shall pay 100 percent of each payment received under s. 77.84 (3) (b)
and 100 percent of each withdrawal tax payment received under s. 77.88 (7)
to the treasurer of each municipality in which is located the land to which the payment applies.
The department shall distribute from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (2) (mv)
of the statutes $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2016-17 among treasurers of each municipality in which is located land subject to a managed forest land order that is designated as closed to public access under s. 77.83 (1)
. The department shall distribute to each municipal treasurer an amount in proportion to the number of acres of closed land in that municipality. The department shall make the payments for fiscal year 2015-16 before July 1, 2016. The department shall make the payments for fiscal year 2016-17 before July 1, 2017.
Each municipal treasurer shall pay 20 percent of each payment received under sub. (1) (a)
and under ss. 77.84 (2) (a)
, and (bp)
, and 77.876
to the county treasurer and shall deposit the remainder in the municipal treasury. The payment to the county treasurer for money received before November 1 of any year shall be made on or before the November 15 after its receipt. For money received on or after November 1 of any year, the payment to the county treasurer shall be made on or before November 15 of the following year.
The municipal treasurer shall pay 20 percent of the amounts received under s. 77.84 (2) (b)
to the county treasurer, as provided under ss. 74.25
, and shall deposit the remainder in the municipal treasury.
“Each municipality" in sub. (1) means every municipality where the property is presently located, not every municipality where the property has ever been located. When a parcel was annexed by a village and removed from the program, the village, and not the town that previously contained the parcel, was entitled to the withdrawal tax payment under sub. (1). Town of Somerset v. DNR, 2011 WI App 55
, 332 Wis. 2d 777
, 798 N.W.2d 282
Grants for land acquisitions for outdoor activities. 77.895(1)(b)
“Land" means land in fee simple, conservation easements, and other easements in land.
“Local governmental unit" means a city, village, town, or county.
The department shall establish and administer a program to award grants to nonprofit conservation organizations, to local governmental units, and to itself to acquire land to be used for hunting, fishing, hiking, sightseeing, and cross-country skiing.
The department shall promulgate rules establishing requirements for awarding grants under this section. The rules promulgated under this subsection shall include all of the following:
A requirement that the department give higher priority to counties over other grant applicants in awarding grants under this section.
A requirement that, in awarding grants to counties under this section, the department give higher priority to counties that have higher numbers of acres that are designated as closed under s. 77.83
A requirement that, in awarding grants to towns under this section, the department give higher priority to towns that have higher numbers of acres that are designated as closed under s. 77.83
A requirement that no grant may be awarded under this section without it being approved by the board of each county in which the land to be acquired is located.
Requirements concerning the use of sound forestry practices on land acquired under this section.
A requirement that no more than 10 percent of grant funding available under this section may be used to acquire parcels of land that are less than 10 acres in size.
A requirement that land acquired with a grant under this section be open to hunting, fishing, and trapping during all applicable hunting, fishing, and trapping seasons.
Use of land.
Land acquired under this section may be used for purposes in addition to those specified in sub. (2)
if the additional uses are compatible with the purposes specified in sub. (2)
History: 2007 a. 20
; 2015 a. 55
Right to hearing.
An applicant under s. 77.82
or an owner of managed forest land who is adversely affected by a decision of the department under this subchapter is entitled to a contested case hearing under ch. 227
History: 1985 a. 29
; 2009 a. 365
Procedure in forfeiture actions.
The procedure in ss. 23.50
applies to actions to recover forfeitures brought under this subchapter.
History: 1989 a. 79
Miscellaneous provisions. 77.91(1)(1)
Each year the department shall establish reasonable stumpage values for the merchantable timber grown in the municipalities in which managed forest land is located. If the department finds that stumpage values vary in different parts of the state, it may establish different zones and specify the stumpage value for each zone. The stumpage value shall take effect on November 1 of each year. Notwithstanding s. 227.11
, the department may not promulgate or have in effect rules that established stumpage values.
Publication of information. 77.91(2)(a)
The department, with the cooperation of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, shall publish and distribute information describing the managed forest land program, including the applicable taxes and penalties and the forestry and resource management practices that are acceptable as part of a management plan.
The department shall prepare, update annually and, by March 31 of each year, offer for sale to the public information describing the location of managed forest land designated as open under s. 77.83
Report to legislature.
Beginning with calendar year 2015, the department shall calculate for each calendar year whether the amount of land exempt from penalty or tax under s. 77.10 (2) (c)
or 77.88 (8)
that is withdrawn during that calendar year under s. 77.10
exceeds 1 percent of the total amount of land that is subject to contracts under subch. I
or subject to orders under this subchapter on December 31 of that calendar year. If the amount of withdrawn or classified land that is so exempt exceeds 1 percent, the department shall make a report of its calculations to the governor and the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3)
Except as provided in sub. (5)
, the department's expenses for the administration of this subchapter shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (2) (mv)
Each register of deeds who receives notice of an order under this subchapter shall record the action as provided under s. 59.43 (1c)
. The department shall pay the register of deeds the fee specified under s. 59.43 (2) (ag) 1.
from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (2) (cr)
. If the amount in the appropriation under s. 20.370 (2) (cr)
in any fiscal year is insufficient to pay the full amount required under this subsection in that fiscal year, the department shall pay the balance from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (2) (mv)
The signature of an official or an employee of the department may be stamped, printed or otherwise reproduced on an order under this subchapter after the official or employee adopts the stamped, printed or otherwise reproduced signature as his or her facsimile signature.
The signature or the facsimile signature under par. (a)
of an official or an employee of the department meets the requirements under s. 706.05 (2) (a)
Any signature required of an official or employee of the department or a landowner under this subchapter may be satisfied by an electronic signature, as defined in s. 137.11 (8)
Certification group opt-in.
If the department establishes a group certification program under which land designated as managed forest land may be certified as meeting certain forest management standards, the department may enroll managed forest land in the program only if the owner of the managed forest land affirmatively elects to have the land enrolled.
The department may use the procedure under s. 227.24
to promulgate emergency rules under s. 77.82 (1) (bp) 2. f.
for the period before the date on which permanent rules under s. 77.82 (1) (bp) 2. f.
take effect. Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (1) (c)
, emergency rules promulgated under this subsection remain in effect until the first day of the 25th month beginning after the effective date of the emergency rule or the date on which the permanent rules take effect, whichever is earlier. Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (1) (a)
, the department is not required to provide evidence that promulgating rules under this subsection as emergency rules is necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, safety, or welfare and is not required to provide a finding of emergency for rules promulgated under this subsection.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SURCHARGE
In this subchapter:
“File" means mail or deliver a document that the department prescribes to the department or, if the department prescribes another method of submitting or another destination, use that other method or submit to that other destination.
“Gross tax liability" means a corporation's tax liability under ch. 71
, without regard to any tax credit.
History: 1989 a. 335
; 1991 a. 39
; 1993 a. 16
; 1995 a. 27
; 1997 a. 27
; 1999 a. 9
; 2001 a. 16
; 2003 a. 99
; 2005 a. 74
; 2007 a. 20
; 2009 a. 2
; 2011 a. 32
; 2011 a. 260
; 2013 a. 20
For the privilege of doing business in this state, there is imposed an economic development surcharge on the following entities:
All corporations required to file a return under subch. IV
or V of ch. 71
that have at least $4,000,000 in gross receipts from all activities for the taxable year except corporations that are exempt from taxation under s. 71.26 (1)
and that have no unrelated business income reportable under s. 71.24 (1m)
. The surcharge is imposed on the tax-option corporation, not on its shareholders, except that if a tax-option corporation's surcharge is delinquent, its shareholders are jointly and severally liable for it.
All insurers that are required to file a return under subch. VII of ch. 71
and that have at least $4,000,000 in gross receipts from all activities for the taxable year.
See also s. Tax 2.32
, Wis. adm. code.
This section does not violate the constitutional guaranty of equal protection. Love, Voss & Murray v. DOR, 195 Wis. 2d 189
, 536 N.W.2d 189
(Ct. App. 1995), 94-2185
A single-owner entity that is disregarded as a separate entity under ch. 71
is disregarded as a separate entity under this subchapter. The owner of that entity shall include the information from the entity on the owner's return under this subchapter.
History: 1997 a. 27
Surcharge determination. 77.94(1)(1)
Except as provided in sub. (2)
, the surcharge imposed under s. 77.93
is an amount equal to the amount calculated by multiplying gross tax liability for the taxable year of the corporation by 3 percent, or in the case of a tax-option corporation an amount equal to the amount calculated by multiplying net income under s. 71.34
by 0.2 percent, up to a maximum of $9,800, or $25, whichever is greater.