27,3321m Section 3321m. 66.407 (2) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.407 (2) (b) 3. Apply Subject to s. 44.65, apply for a grant or loan under s. 44.60 in connection with an arts incubator.
27,3322 Section 3322. 66.412 of the statutes is amended to read:
66.412 Urban redevelopment; transfer of land. Notwithstanding any requirement of law to the contrary or the absence of direct provision therefor in the instrument under which a fiduciary is acting, every executor, administrator, trustee, guardian or other person, holding trust funds or acting in a fiduciary capacity, unless the instrument under which such fiduciary is acting expressly forbids, the state, its subdivisions, cities, all other public bodies, all public officers, corporations organized under or subject to the provisions of the banking law, the commissioner division of banking as conservator, liquidator or rehabilitator of any such person, partnership or corporation, persons, partnerships and corporations organized under or subject to the provisions of the banking law, the commissioner of insurance as conservator, liquidator or rehabilitator of any such person, partnership or corporation, any of which owns or holds any real property within a development area, may grant, sell, lease or otherwise transfer any such real property to a redevelopment corporation, and receive and hold any cash, stocks, income debentures, mortgages, or other securities or obligations, secured or unsecured, exchanged therefor by such redevelopment corporation, and may execute such instruments and do such acts as may be deemed necessary or desirable by them or it and by the redevelopment corporation in connection with the development and the development plan.
27,3323 Section 3323. 66.416 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.416 (2) Certificates, bonds and notes, or part interests therein, or any part of an issue thereof, which are issued by a redevelopment corporation and secured by a first mortgage on the real property of the redevelopment corporation, or any part thereof, shall be securities in which all the following persons, partnerships or corporations and public bodies or public officers may legally invest the funds within their control, but the principal amount thereof shall not exceed the limits, if any, imposed by law for such investments by the person, partnership, corporation, public body or public officer making the investment: Every executor, administrator, trustee, guardian, committee or other person or corporation holding trust funds or acting in a fiduciary capacity; the state, its subdivisions, cities, all other public bodies, all public officers; persons, partnerships and corporations organized under or subject to the provisions of the banking law (including savings banks, savings and loan associations, trust companies, bankers and private banking corporations); the commissioner division of banking as conservator, liquidator or rehabilitator of any such person, partnership or corporation; persons, partnerships or corporations organized under or subject to chs. 600 to 646; and the commissioner of insurance as conservator, liquidator or rehabilitator of any such person, partnership or corporation.
27,3323m Section 3323m. 66.431 (4) (d) 7. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.431 (4) (d) 7. Studying the feasibility of and initial design for an arts incubator, developing and operating an arts incubator and, subject to s. 44.65, applying for a grant or loan under s. 44.60 in connection with an arts incubator.
27,3323p Section 3323p. 66.431 (5) (a) 4. c. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.431 (5) (a) 4. c. To issue bonds in its discretion to finance its activities under this section, including the payment of principal and interest upon any advances for surveys and plans, and may issue refunding bonds for the payment or retirement of such bonds previously issued by it. Such bonds shall be made payable, as to both principal and interest, solely from the income, proceeds, revenues, and funds of the authority derived from or held in connection with its undertaking and carrying out of projects or activities under this section; provided that payment of such bonds, both as to principal and interest, may be further secured by a pledge of any loan, grant or contribution from the federal government or other source, in aid of any projects or activities of the authority under this section, and by a mortgage of any such projects or activities, or any part thereof. Bonds issued under this section shall not constitute an indebtedness within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory debt limitation or restriction of the state, city or of any public body other than the authority issuing the bonds, and shall not be subject to any other law or charter relating to the authorization, issuance or sale of bonds. Bonds issued under this section are declared to be issued for an essential public and governmental purpose and, together with interest thereon and income therefrom, shall be exempt from all taxes. Bonds issued under this section shall be authorized by resolution of the authority and may be issued in one or more series and shall bear such date, be payable upon demand or mature at such time, bear interest at such rate, be in such denomination, be in such form either with or without coupon or registered, carry such conversion or registration privileges, have such rank or priority, be payable in such medium of payment, at such place, and be subject to such terms of redemption, with or without premium, be secured in such manner, and have such other characteristics, as is provided by the resolution, trust indenture or mortgage issued pursuant thereto. Bonds issued under this section shall be executed as provided in s. 67.08 (1) and may be registered under s. 67.09. The bonds may be sold or exchanged at public sale or by private negotiation with bond underwriters as the authority may provide. The bonds may be sold or exchanged at such price or prices as the authority shall determine. If sold or exchanged at public sale, the sale shall be held after a class 2 notice, under ch. 985, published prior to such sale in a newspaper having general circulation in the city and in such other medium of publication as the authority determines. Such bonds may be sold to the federal government at private sale, without publication of any notice, at not less than par, and, if less than all of the authorized principal amount of such bonds is sold to the federal government, the balance may be sold at private sale at not less than par at an interest cost to the authority of not to exceed the interest cost to the authority of the portion of the bonds sold to the federal government. Any provision of any law to the contrary notwithstanding, any bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be fully negotiable. In any suit, action or proceeding involving the validity or enforceability of any bond issued under this section or the security therefor, any such bond reciting in substance that it has been issued by the authority in connection with a project or activity under this section shall be conclusively deemed to have been issued for such purpose and such project or activity shall be conclusively deemed to have been planned, located and carried out in accordance with this section.
27,3324 Section 3324. 66.431 (5) (a) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.431 (5) (a) 5. To establish a procedure for preservation of the records of the authority by the use of microfilm, another reproductive device, or optical imaging or electronic formatting, if authorized under s. 19.21 (4) (c). Any such procedure shall assure that copies of such records that are open to public inspection continue to be available to members of the public requesting them. A photographic reproduction of a record or copy of a record generated from optical disk or electronic storage is deemed the same as an original record for all purposes if it meets the applicable standards established in ss. 16.61 and 16.612.
27,3325 Section 3325. 66.432 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.432 (1) Declaration of policy. The right of all persons to have equal opportunities for housing regardless of their sex, race, color, physical condition, disability as defined in s. 101.22 106.04 (1m) (g), sexual orientation as defined in s. 111.32 (13m), religion, national origin, marital status, family status as defined in s. 101.22 106.04 (1m) (k), lawful source of income, age or ancestry is a matter both of statewide concern under s. 101.22 106.04 and also of local interest under this section and s. 66.433. The enactment of s. 101.22 106.04 by the legislature shall not preempt the subject matter of equal opportunities in housing from consideration by political subdivisions, and shall not exempt political subdivisions from their duty, nor deprive them of their right, to enact ordinances which prohibit discrimination in any type of housing solely on the basis of an individual being a member of a protected class.
27,3326 Section 3326. 66.432 (1m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.432 (1m) (a) "Aggrieved person" has the meaning given in s. 101.22 106.04 (1m) (b).
27,3327 Section 3327. 66.432 (1m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.432 (1m) (b) "Complainant" has the meaning given in s. 101.22 106.04 (1m) (c).
27,3328 Section 3328. 66.432 (1m) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.432 (1m) (c) "Discriminate" has the meaning given in s. 101.22 106.04 (1m) (h).
27,3329 Section 3329. 66.432 (1m) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.432 (1m) (d) "Member of a protected class" has the meaning given in s. 101.22 106.04 (1m) (nm).
27,3330 Section 3330. 66.432 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.432 (2) Antidiscrimination housing ordinances. Political subdivisions may enact ordinances prohibiting discrimination in housing within their respective boundaries solely on the basis of an individual being a member of a protected class. Such an ordinance may be similar to s. 101.22 106.04 (1) to (8) or may be more inclusive in its terms or in respect to the different types of housing subject to its provisions, but any such ordinance establishing a forfeiture as a penalty for violation shall not be for an amount that is less than the statutory forfeitures under s. 101.22 106.04. Such an ordinance may permit a complainant, aggrieved person or respondent to elect to remove the action to circuit court after a finding has been made that there is reasonable cause to believe that a violation of the ordinance has occurred. Such an ordinance may also authorize the political subdivision, at any time after a complaint has been filed alleging an ordinance violation, to file a complaint in circuit court seeking a temporary injunction or restraining order pending final disposition of the complaint.
27,3330b Section 3330b. 66.4325 (5m) of the statutes is repealed.
27,3330c Section 3330c. 66.46 (2) (f) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
66.46 (2) (f) 3. Notwithstanding subd. 1., project costs may not include any expenditures made or estimated to be made or monetary obligations incurred or estimated to be incurred by the city for newly platted residential development for any tax incremental district for which a project plan is approved after September 30, 1995.
27,3330e Section 3330e. 66.46 (4) (h) of the statutes is renumbered 66.46 (4) (h) 1. and amended to read:
66.46 (4) (h) 1. The Subject to subd. 2., the planning commission may at any time, by resolution, adopt an amendment to a project plan, which amendment shall be subject to approval by the local legislative body and approval of the amendment shall require the same findings as provided in par. (g). Any amendment to a project plan is also subject to review by a joint review board, acting under sub. (4m). Adoption of an amendment to a project plan shall be preceded by a public hearing held by the plan commission at which interested parties shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to express their views on the amendment. Notice of the hearing shall be published as a class 2 notice, under ch. 985. The notice shall include a statement of the purpose and cost of the amendment and shall advise that a copy of the amendment will be provided on request. Prior to such publication, a copy of the notice shall be sent by 1st class mail to the chief executive officer or administrator of all local governmental entities having the power to levy taxes on property within the district and to the school board of any school district which includes property located within the proposed district. For any county with no chief executive officer or administrator, this notice shall be sent to the county board chairperson.
27,3330g Section 3330g. 66.46 (4) (h) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
66.46 (4) (h) 2. Not more than once during the 7 years after the tax incremental district is created, the planning commission may adopt an amendment to a project plan under subd. 1. to modify the district's boundaries by adding territory to the district that is contiguous to the district and that is served by public works or improvements that were created as part of the district's project plan. Expenditures for project costs that are incurred because of an amendment to a project plan to which this subdivision applies may be made for not more than 3 years after the date on which the local legislative body adopts a resolution amending the project plan.
27,3330i Section 3330i. 66.46 (4m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.46 (4m) (a) Any city that seeks to create a tax incremental district or amend a project plan shall convene a joint review board to review the proposal. The board shall consist of one representative chosen by the school district that has power to levy taxes on the property within the tax incremental district, one representative chosen by the technical college district that has power to levy taxes on the property within the tax incremental district, one representative chosen by the county that has power to levy taxes on the property within the tax incremental district, one representative chosen by the city and one public member. If more than one school district, more than one technical college district or more than one county has the power to levy taxes on the property within the tax incremental district, the unit in which is located property of the tax incremental district that has the greatest value shall choose that representative to the board. The public member and the board's chairperson shall be selected by a majority of the other board members before the public hearing under sub. (4) (a) or (h) 1. is held. All board members shall be appointed and the first board meeting held within 14 days after the notice is published under sub. (4) (a) or (h) 1. Additional meetings of the board shall be held upon the call of any member. The city that seeks to create the tax incremental district or to amend its project plan shall provide administrative support for the board. By majority vote, the board may disband following approval or rejection of the proposal.
27,3330k Section 3330k. 66.46 (4m) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.46 (4m) (b) 1. The board shall review the public record, planning documents and the resolution passed by the local legislative body or planning commission under sub. (4) (gm) or (h) 1. As part of its deliberations the board may hold additional hearings on the proposal.
27,3330L Section 3330L. 66.46 (4m) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.46 (4m) (b) 2. No tax incremental district may be created and no project plan may be amended unless the board approves the resolution adopted under sub. (4) (gm) or (h) 1. by a majority vote not less than 10 days nor more than 30 days after receiving the resolution.
27,3330m Section 3330m. 66.46 (5) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.46 (5) (c) If the city adopts an amendment to the original project plan for any district which includes additional project costs at least part of which will be incurred after the period specified in sub. (6) (am) 1, the tax incremental base for the district shall be redetermined, if sub. (4) (h) 2. applies to the amended project plan, by adding to the tax incremental base the value of the taxable property that is added to the existing district under sub. (4) (h) 2. or, if sub. (4) (h) 2. does not apply to the amended project plan, under par. (b), as of the January 1 following next preceding the effective date of the amendment, except that if the amendment becomes effective between January 2 and September 30, as of the next subsequent January 1 if the amendment becomes effective between October 1 and December 31 and if the effective date of the amendment is January 1 of any year, the redetermination shall be made on that date. The tax incremental base as redetermined under this paragraph is effective for the purposes of this section only if it exceeds the original tax incremental base determined under par. (b).
27,3330n Section 3330n. 66.46 (5) (ce) of the statutes is created to read:
66.46 (5) (ce) If the city adopts an amendment, to which sub. (4) (h) 2. applies, to the original project plan for any district which includes additional project costs, none of which will be incurred after the period specified in sub. (6) (am) 1., the tax incremental base for the district shall be redetermined, by adding to the tax incremental base the value of the taxable property that is added to the existing district under sub. (4) (h) 2., as of the January 1 next preceding the effective date of the amendment if the amendment becomes effective between January 2 and September 30, as of the next subsequent January 1 if the amendment becomes effective between October 1 and December 31 and if the effective date of the amendment is January 1 of any year, the redetermination shall be made on that date. The tax incremental base as redetermined under this paragraph is effective for the purposes of this section only if it exceeds the original tax incremental base determined under par. (b).
27,3331 Section 3331. 66.46 (6) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.46 (6) (a) If the joint review board approves the creation of the tax incremental district under sub. (4m), positive tax increments with respect to a tax incremental district are allocated to the city which created the district for each year commencing after the date when a project plan is adopted under sub. (4) (g). The department of revenue shall not authorize allocation of tax increments until it determines from timely evidence submitted by the city that each of the procedures and documents required under sub. (4) (d) to (f) have been completed and all related notices given in a timely manner. The department of revenue may authorize allocation of tax increments for any tax incremental district only if the city clerk and assessor annually submit to the department all required information on or before the 2nd Monday in June. The facts supporting any document adopted or action taken to comply with sub. (4) (d) to (f) shall not be subject to review by the department of revenue under this paragraph. Thereafter, the department of revenue shall annually authorize allocation of the tax increment to the city that created such a district until the department of revenue receives a notice under sub. (8) and the notice has taken effect under sub. (8) (b), 27 years after the tax incremental district is created if the district is created before October 1, 1995, or 23 years after the tax incremental district is created if the district is created after September 30, 1995, whichever is sooner.
27,3331m Section 3331m. 66.46 (6) (am) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.46 (6) (am) 1. No For a tax incremental district that is created after September 30, 1995, no expenditure may be made later than 7 years after the tax incremental district is created, and for a tax incremental district that is created before October 1, 1995, no expenditure may be made later than 10 years after the tax incremental district is created.
27,3332 Section 3332. 66.46 (6) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.46 (6) (c) Except for tax increments allocated under par. (d) or (e), all tax increments received with respect to a tax incremental district shall, upon receipt by the city treasurer, be deposited into a special fund for that district. The city treasurer may deposit additional moneys into such fund pursuant to an appropriation by the common council. No moneys may be paid out of such fund except to pay project costs with respect to that district, to reimburse the city for such payments, to pay project costs of a district under par. (d) or (e) or to satisfy claims of holders of bonds or notes issued with respect to such district. Subject to par. (d) or (e), moneys paid out of the fund to pay project costs with respect to a district may be paid out before or after the district is terminated under sub. (7). Subject to any agreement with bondholders, moneys in the fund may be temporarily invested in the same manner as other city funds if any investment earnings are applied to reduce project costs. After all project costs and all bonds and notes with respect to the district have been paid or the payment thereof provided for, subject to any agreement with bondholders, if there remain in the fund any moneys that are not allocated under par. (d) or (e), they shall be paid over to the treasurer of each county, school district or other tax levying municipality or to the general fund of the city in the amounts that belong to each respectively, having due regard for that portion of the moneys, if any, that represents tax increments not allocated to the city and that portion, if any, that represents voluntary deposits of the city into the fund.
27,3332m Section 3332m. 66.46 (6) (d) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.46 (6) (d) 1. After the date on which a tax incremental district pays off the aggregate of all of its project costs under its project plan, but not later than the date on which a tax incremental district terminates under sub. (7) (am), a planning commission may amend under sub. (4) (h) 1. the project plan of such a tax incremental district to allocate positive tax increments generated by that tax incremental district to another tax incremental district created by that planning commission in which soil affected by environmental pollution exists to the extent that development has not been able to proceed according to the project plan because of the environmental pollution.
27,3333 Section 3333. 66.46 (6) (d) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.46 (6) (d) 2. No Except as provided in subd. 2m., no tax increments may be allocated under this paragraph later than 16 years after the last expenditure identified in the project plan of the tax incremental district, the positive tax increments of which are to be allocated, is made.
27,3334 Section 3334. 66.46 (6) (d) 2m. of the statutes is created to read:
66.46 (6) (d) 2m. No tax increments may be allocated under this paragraph later than 20 years after the last expenditure identified in the project plan of the tax incremental district, the positive tax increments of which are to be allocated, is made if the district is created before October 1, 1995, except that in no case may the total number of years during which expenditures are made under par. (am) 1. plus the total number of years during which tax increments are allocated under this paragraph exceed 27 years.
27,3335 Section 3335. 66.46 (6) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
66.46 (6) (e) 1. Before the date on which a tax incremental district terminates under sub. (7) (a), but not later than the date on which a tax incremental district terminates under sub. (7) (am), a planning commission may amend under sub. (4) (h) the project plan of such a tax incremental district to allocate positive tax increments generated by that tax incremental district to another tax incremental district created by that planning commission if all of the following conditions are met:
a. The donor tax incremental district, the positive tax increments of which are to be allocated, and the recipient tax incremental district have the same overlying taxing jurisdictions.
b. The donor tax incremental district and the recipient tax incremental district have been created before October 1, 1995.
2. Each year, the city that created the tax incremental districts may determine the portion of the donor tax incremental district's positive tax increment that is in excess of the tax increment that is necessary to pay the donor's project costs in that year that shall be allocated to the recipient tax incremental district and shall inform the department of revenue of these amounts.
3. A project plan that is amended under sub. (4) (h) to authorize the allocation of positive tax increments under subd. 1. may authorize such an allocation for a period not to exceed 5 years, except that if the planning commission determines that the allocation may be needed for a period longer than 5 years, the planning commission may authorize such an allocation for up to an additional 5 years if the project plan is amended under sub. (4) (h) during the 4th year of the allocation. In no case may positive tax increments under subd. 1. be allocated from one donor tax incremental district for a period longer than 10 years.
27,3336 Section 3336. 66.46 (7) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.46 (7) (a) That time when the city has received aggregate tax increments with respect to such district in an amount equal to the aggregate of all project costs under the project plan and any amendments to the project plan for such district, except that this paragraph does not apply to a district whose positive tax increments have been allocated under sub. (6) (d) or (e) until the district to which the allocation is made has paid off the aggregate of all of its project costs under its project plan.
27,3337 Section 3337. 66.46 (7) (am) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.46 (7) (am) Sixteen years after the last expenditure identified in the project plan is made if the district to which the plan relates is created after September 30, 1995, or 20 years after the last expenditure identified in the project plan is made if the district to which the plan relates is created before October 1, 1995, except that in no case may the total number of years during which expenditures are made under par. (am) 1. plus the total number of years during which tax increments are allocated under this paragraph exceed 27 years.
27,3337e Section 3337e. 66.77 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.77 (title) Tax levy rate limit.
27,3337f Section 3337f. 66.77 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.77 (1) (c) "Excess over the limit" means the amount greater of the amounts of revenue received by a county that results from the county exceeding the limit under sub. (2) or (2m).
27,3337g Section 3337g. 66.77 (2) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.77 (2) (title) Limit Levy rate limit.
27,3337i Section 3337i. 66.77 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
66.77 (2m) Levy limit. Except as provided in sub. (3), beginning in 1995, no county may impose an operating levy that exceeds the amount calculated as follows:
(a) Determine the operating levy for the previous year or, for the 1995 calculation only, the operating levy for 1994 or the operating levy for 1993 increased by 4%, whichever is higher.
(b) Multiply the amount determined under par. (a) by 4%.
(c) Multiply the amount determined under par. (a) by the percentage change in the county's population between the previous year and the current year, as estimated by the department of administration under s. 16.96 (1), if the percentage change in the county's population is greater than zero.
(d) Add the results obtained under pars. (a), (b) and (c).
27,3337k Section 3337k. 66.77 (3) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.77 (3) (a) 1. If the governing body of a county wishes to exceed the operating levy rate limit or the levy limit otherwise applicable to the county under this section, it shall adopt a resolution to that effect. The resolution shall specify either the operating levy rate or the operating levy that the governing body wishes to impose for either a specified number of years or an indefinite period. The governing body shall call a special referendum for the purpose of submitting the resolution to the electors of the county for approval or rejection. In lieu of a special referendum, the governing body may specify that the referendum be held at the next succeeding spring primary or election or September primary or general election to be held not earlier than 30 days after the adoption of the resolution of the governing body.
27,3337m Section 3337m. 66.77 (3) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.77 (3) (a) 3. The referendum shall be held in accordance with chs. 5 to 12. The governing body shall provide the election officials with all necessary election supplies. The form of the ballot shall correspond substantially with the standard form for referendum ballots prescribed by the elections board under ss. 5.64 (2) and 7.08 (1) (a). If the resolution under subd. 1. specifies the operating levy rate, the question shall be submitted as follows: "Under state law, the operating levy rate for the .... (name of county), for the tax to be imposed for the year .... (year), is limited to $.... per $1,000 of equalized value. Shall the .... (name of county) be allowed to exceed this rate limit for .... (a specified number of years) (an indefinite period) by $.... per $1,000 of equalized value that results in an operating levy rate of $.... per $1,000 of equalized value?" If the resolution under subd. 1. specifies the operating levy, the question shall be submitted as follows one of the following: "Under state law, the operating levy rate for the .... (name of county), for the tax to be imposed for the year .... (year), is limited to $.... per $1,000 of equalized value. Notwithstanding the operating levy rate limit, shall the .... (name of county) be allowed to levy an amount not to exceed $.... (operating levy) for operating purposes for the year .... (year), which may increase the operating levy rate for .... (a specified number of years) (an indefinite period)? This would allow a ....% increase above the levy of $.... (preceding year operating levy) for the year .... (preceding year).", or "Under state law, the operating levy for the .... (name of county), for the tax to be imposed for the year .... (year), is limited to $.... , and the increase in the operating levy, compared to last year's levy, is limited to 3% plus the percentage increase in the county's population since last year. Notwithstanding the operating levy limit, shall the .... (name of county) be allowed to levy an amount not to exceed $.... (operating levy) for operating purposes for the year .... (year), which may increase the operating levy rate for .... (a specified number of years) (an indefinite period)? This would allow a ....% increase above the levy of $.... (preceding year operating levy) for the year .... (preceding year)."
27,3337n Section 3337n. 66.77 (3) (a) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.77 (3) (a) 4. Within 14 days after the referendum, the clerk of the county shall certify the results of the referendum to the department of revenue. A county may exceed the operating levy rate limit or operating levy limit otherwise applicable to it under this section in that year by an amount not exceeding the amount approved by a majority of those voting on the question.
27,3337o Section 3337o. 66.77 (3) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.77 (3) (b) 1. If an increased operating levy rate or operating levy is approved by a referendum under par. (a) for a specified number of years, the increased operating levy rate or operating levy shall be the operating levy rate limit or operating levy for that number of years for purposes of this section. If an increased operating levy rate or operating levy is approved by a referendum under par. (a) for an indefinite period, the increased operating levy rate or operating levy shall be the operating levy rate or operating levy limit for purposes of this section.
27,3337p Section 3337p. 66.77 (3) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.77 (3) (b) 2. If an increased operating levy is approved by a referendum under par. (a), the increased operating levy shall be used to calculate the operating levy rate, or the operating levy rate limit, for the approved year for purposes of this section. After the approved year, the operating levy rate or the operating levy rate limit in the approved year, or the operating levy rate or the operating levy rate limit that would have been applicable if there had been no referendum, whichever is greater, shall be the rate or the limit for the specified number of years or for an indefinite period for purposes of this section.
27,3337q Section 3337q. 66.77 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.77 (3) (c) 1. If a county transfers to another governmental unit responsibility for providing any service that the county provided in the preceding year, the levy rate limit or the operating levy limit otherwise applicable under this section to the county in the current year is decreased to reflect the cost that the county would have incurred to provide that service, as determined by the department of revenue.
2. If a county increases the services that it provides by adding responsibility for providing a service transferred to it from another governmental unit in any year, the levy rate limit or the operating levy limit otherwise applicable under this section to the county in the current year is increased to reflect the cost of that service, as determined by the department of revenue.
27,3337r Section 3337r. 66.77 (3) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
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