Disadvantaged business mobilization assistance program. 85.25(1)(1)
Findings and purpose.
The legislature finds that the lack of working capital is a major barrier to the participation of certain businesses in construction contracts with the department. This problem is most acute for newer, less experienced businesses, and, in particular, for disadvantaged businesses, many of which lack the assets necessary to obtain financing under normal business lending standards. The disadvantaged business mobilization assistance program is created to assist disadvantaged businesses in obtaining working capital in order to participate in construction contracts with the department and to increase the representation of disadvantaged businesses among contractors performing on construction projects for the department.
In this section:
“Business development organization" means the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority under s. 234.02
or any private organization that prepares business and loan plans for and provides other financial, management, and technical assistance to disadvantaged businesses.
“Deficiency" means the unpaid principal amount of a defaulted mobilization loan guaranteed under sub. (4)
. “Deficiency" does not include any interest, any origination fees or other charges relating to the guaranteed loan or any expenses incurred by the lender in enforcing the security interest taken in the capital equipment or other asset resulting from the proceeds of the guaranteed loan.
“Disadvantaged business" means any of the following:
A sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture or corporation that fulfills all of the following requirements:
“Guaranteed loan" means a mobilization loan which is guaranteed by a business development organization under a grant under sub. (3)
“Mobilization loan" means a short-term loan, as specified by the department by rule, to a disadvantaged business to provide working capital in order to finance the purchase of capital equipment, insurance or any other service or consumable good necessary to enable the disadvantaged business to participate in transportation-related construction contracts with the department.
“Participating lender" means a bank, credit union, savings bank, savings and loan association or other person who makes mobilization loans.
The department shall administer the disadvantaged business mobilization assistance program. Subject to sub. (4)
, the department may make grants for the purpose specified in sub. (1)
to a business development organization in order to provide funding for the guarantee by the business development organization of a mobilization loan made by a participating lender to a disadvantaged business certified by the department.
The department shall promulgate rules to implement the disadvantaged business mobilization assistance program. The rules shall specify all of the following:
Conditions for eligibility of a business development organization for a grant under sub. (3)
Conditions for eligibility of a disadvantaged business for a guaranteed loan. The conditions may include requirements relating to certification of a disadvantaged business by the department.
Conditions for the guarantee of a mobilization loan by a business development organization applying for a grant under sub. (3)
. The conditions shall include requirements relating to the term of a mobilization loan. The conditions may include a requirement for execution of a guarantee agreement between the business development organization and the participating lender and review of such an agreement by the department. The conditions may specify a percentage of principal of any mobilization loan which must be guaranteed by a business development organization applying for a grant under sub. (3)
. The conditions may include requirements relating to the rate of a mobilization loan. The conditions may include requirements relating to defaulted mobilization loans and deficiencies.
Conditions relating to the total principal amounts of all mobilization loans which may be guaranteed by business development organizations at one time, not to exceed $1,500,000.
Conditions under which a business development organization may not guarantee additional mobilization loans. The conditions shall include a prohibition on the guarantee of additional mobilization loans by a business development organization if the amount of the grant to the business development organization not yet expended under the disadvantaged business mobilization assistance program is equal to or less than $100,000.
Conditions under which a grant made under sub. (3)
to a business development organization may be required to be repaid.
Recognizing its moral obligation to do so, the legislature expresses its expectation and aspiration that, if ever called upon to do so, it shall make an appropriation from the transportation fund to meet all demands for funds relating to defaulted mobilization loans and deficiencies under this section.
See also ch. Trans 404
, Wis. adm. code.
Intercity bus assistance program. 85.26(1)(1)
In this section:
“Intercity bus service" means regularly scheduled bus service for the general public that operates with limited stops over fixed routes connecting 2 or more urban areas not in close proximity, that has the capacity for transporting baggage carried by passengers, and that makes meaningful connections with scheduled intercity bus service to more distant points if service to more distant points is available.
“Net operating loss" means the portion of the reasonable costs of operating an intercity bus service route that cannot reasonably be financed from revenues derived from the route.
“Political subdivision" means a city, village, town, or county.
The department shall develop and administer an intercity bus assistance program to increase the availability of intercity bus service in this state. Under this program, the department may do any of the following:
Contract with private providers of intercity bus service to support intercity bus service routes of the provider.
Make grants to political subdivisions to support intercity bus service routes having an origin or destination in the political subdivision.
All expenditures under the program shall be made from the appropriations under s. 20.395 (1) (bq)
, and (bx)
. The department may not enter into any contract under par. (a) 1.
, or award any grant under par. (a) 2.
, that provides funds to support any intercity bus service route in an amount exceeding the lesser of the following:
Fifty percent of the net operating loss of the intercity bus service route.
The portion of the net operating loss of the intercity bus service route for which federal funds are not available.
The department shall prescribe the form, nature, and extent of the information which shall be contained in an application for a grant under par. (a) 2.
The department shall establish criteria for evaluating applications for grants under par. (a) 2.
History: 2009 a. 28
Driver license reinstatement training program.
The department shall administer a driver license reinstatement training program. From the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (cq)
, the department may contract with public or private entities for programs that provide persons whose driver's license has been revoked or suspended under the laws of this state with training and assistance in meeting the requirements of ch. 343
for license reinstatement.
History: 1993 a. 16
Motorcycle, moped and motor bicycle safety program.
The department shall develop and administer a motorcycle, moped and motor bicycle safety program. The program shall include operational skills training, safety education and public awareness and such other elements as the department deems desirable. The safety education program for motorcycles shall include instruction as to the proper eye protection to be worn during hours of darkness. The department may make grants under this program for establishment of courses which further the aims of this program. The department shall adopt rules to implement this section.
Information for tax bills.
By October 1, the department shall provide to the department of revenue the information about the aids paid under s. 86.30
to each municipality and county that will enable the department of revenue to furnish to taxation districts the information required under s. 73.03 (31)
History: 1985 a. 12
Statewide trauma care system transfer.
Beginning July 1, 2000, and annually thereafter, the secretary shall transfer $80,000 from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (dq)
to the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (kx)
for the purposes of the statewide trauma care system under s. 256.25
History: 1999 a. 9
; 2007 a. 130
Motor carrier projects program.
The department may administer a program for the study of motor carrier operations and may participate in projects, including pilot projects in cooperation with other jurisdictions, for the evaluation of programs affecting motor carriers.
History: 1987 a. 27
State traffic patrol services. 85.51(1)(1)
Special events fee.
The department may charge an event sponsor, as defined by rule, a fee, in an amount calculated under a uniform method established by rule, for security and traffic enforcement services provided by the state traffic patrol at any public event for which an admission fee is charged for spectators. The department may not impose a fee for such services except as provided in this section.
Security and traffic enforcement services fee.
The department may charge any person a fee, in an amount calculated under a uniform method established by rule, for security and traffic enforcement services provided by the state traffic patrol during that person's installation, inspection, removal, relocation, or repair of a utility facility, as defined in s. 30.40 (19)
, located on a highway, as defined in s. 340.01 (22)
, if that person requests such services in writing.
Use of fees.
All moneys received under this section shall be deposited in the general fund and credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.395 (5) (dg)
History: 1997 a. 27
; 2001 a. 16
See also ch. Trans 320
, Wis. adm. code.
Transportation infrastructure loan program. 85.52(1)(1)
In this section:
“Eligible applicant" means a county, city, village, town or combination thereof, Amtrak, as defined in s. 85.061 (1)
, a railroad, as defined in s. 85.01 (5)
, a private nonprofit organization that is an eligible applicant under s. 85.22 (2) (am)
, or a transit commission created under s. 59.58 (2)
“Fund" means the transportation infrastructure loan fund established under s. 25.405
“Other assistance" has the meaning given in P.L. 104-59
, section 350 (L) (3).
Acceptance of federal capitalization grants.
The department may enter into an agreement with the U.S. department of transportation to receive a capitalization grant under P.L. 104-59
, section 350. The agreement may contain any provision required by P.L. 104-59
, section 350, and any regulation, guideline or policy adopted under that section.
The department shall administer a transportation infrastructure loan program to make loans, and to provide other assistance, to eligible applicants for highway projects or transit capital projects. The department of transportation may not make a loan or provide other assistance under the program unless the secretary of administration approves of the loan or other assistance and determines that the amounts in the fund, together with anticipated receipts, will be sufficient to fully pay principal and interest costs incurred on the revenue obligations issued under sub. (5)
. Loans or other assistance under the program for highway projects shall be credited to the highway account. Loans or other assistance under the program for transit capital projects shall be credited to the transit account.
Any loan made under the program shall comply with P.L. 104-59
, section 350, and any regulation, guideline or policy adopted under that section. The department may not provide other assistance under the program to an eligible applicant unless such assistance complies with P.L. 104-59
, section 350, and any regulation, guideline or policy adopted under that section.
The joint committee on finance may transfer moneys, at the request of the department, in amounts not to exceed the amounts necessary to meet the requirements under P.L. 104-59
, section 350, from the transportation fund to the transportation infrastructure loan fund. The department shall submit to the joint committee on finance for its review and approval proposed reductions among the transportation fund appropriations to the department equal to the amount transferred under this paragraph. The joint committee on finance may approve, disapprove or modify the proposed reductions. Upon approval of the proposed reductions, as may be modified by the committee, an amount equivalent to each approved reduction is lapsed from the appropriation account for each reduced appropriation to the transportation fund.
The department of transportation and the department of administration shall promulgate rules necessary to implement the transportation infrastructure loan program. The rules shall specify the terms and conditions of loans or other assistance provided under the program and shall establish criteria for determining which eligible applicants and which projects are eligible to receive loans or other assistance under the program. The criteria shall include all of the following:
The impact of funding a project under the program on accelerating the completion of a major highway project under s. 84.013
The statewide and local economic impact of the projects.
The level of commitment by the eligible applicant to the project.
The type and quality of intermodal transportation facilities affected by the project.
The department of transportation and the department of administration may charge and collect fees, established jointly by rules, from eligible applicants to recover the costs of administering the program.
The department of administration may:
Subject to par. (b)
, direct the investment board under s. 25.17 (2) (e)
to make any investment of the fund, or in the collection of the principal and interest of all moneys loaned or invested from such fund.
Subject to par. (b)
, purchase or acquire, commit on a standby basis to purchase or acquire, sell, discount, assign, negotiate, or otherwise dispose of, or pledge, hypothecate or otherwise create a security interest in, loans as the department of administration may determine, or portions or portfolios of participations in loans, made or purchased under this section. The disposition may be at the price and under the terms that the department of administration determines to be reasonable and may be at public or private sale.
The department of administration shall take an action under par. (a)
only if all of the following conditions occur:
The action provides a financial benefit to the transportation infrastructure fund.
The action does not contradict or weaken the purposes of the transportation infrastructure loan fund.
The building commission approves the action before the department of administration acts.
The transportation infrastructure loan program is a revenue-producing enterprise or program as defined in s. 18.52 (6)
Deposits, appropriations or transfers to the fund for the purposes specified in s. 20.395 (2) (pq)
may be funded with the proceeds of revenue obligations issued subject to and in accordance with subch. II of ch. 18
. Revenue obligations issued under this section shall not exceed $100 in principal amount, excluding obligations issued to refund outstanding revenue obligations.
The department of administration may, under s. 18.561
, deposit in a separate and distinct fund in the state treasury or in an account maintained by a trustee outside the state treasury, any portion of the revenues derived under s. 25.405 (2)
. The revenues deposited with a trustee outside the state treasury are the trustee's revenues in accordance with the agreement between this state and the trustee or in accordance with the resolution pledging the revenues to the repayment of revenue obligations issued under this subsection.
The building commission may pledge any portion of revenues received or to be received in the fund established in par. (c)
or the transportation infrastructure loan fund to secure revenue obligations issued under this subsection.
The department of administration has all other powers necessary and convenient to distribute the pledged revenues and to distribute the proceeds of the revenue obligations in accordance with subch. II of ch. 18