Date of enactment: June 6, 1996
1995 Assembly Bill 914 Date of publication*: June 20, 1996
1995 WISCONSIN ACT 406
An Act to create 84.09 (5r) and 700.16 (4) (bm) of the statutes; relating to: authorizing the department of transportation to donate property for veterans memorials.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
406, s. 1
84.09 (5r) of the statutes is created to read:
84.09 (5r) In lieu of the sale or conveyance of property under sub. (5) or (5m), the department may, subject to the approval of the governor, donate real property that is adjacent to the veterans memorial site located at The Highground in Clark County and owned by the state and under the jurisdiction of the department to the Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project, Inc., for the purpose of the veterans memorial site located at The Highground in Clark County for the purpose of a memorial hall specified in s. 70.11 (9). The department may donate property under this subsection only when the department determines that the property is no longer necessary for the state's use for highway purposes and is not the subject of a petition under s. 16.375 (2) and is transferred with a restriction that the donee may not subsequently transfer the real property to any person except to this state, which shall not be charged for any improvements thereon. Such restriction shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds in the county in which the property is located. The department shall present to the governor a full and complete report of the property to be donated, the reason for the donation, and the minimum price for which the property could likely be sold under sub. (5), together with an application for the governor's approval of the donation. The governor shall thereupon make such investigation as he or she considers necessary and approve or disapprove the application. Upon such approval, the department shall by appropriate deed or other instrument transfer the property to the donee. The approval of the governor is not required for donation of property having a fair market value at the time of donation of not more than $3,000. Any expense incurred by the department in connection with the donation shall be paid from the transportation fund.
406, s. 2
700.16 (4) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
700.16 (4) (bm) Transfers to a veteran's memorial organization under s. 84.09 (5r);