The expected short- and long-term energy conservation and renewable energy supply benefits to the state.
The accuracy and completeness of the written proposal.
The applicant's inability to obtain funding from other sources.
(6) Legislative review.
At least 30 days prior to the award of any grant, the secretary shall submit a summary of all applications for grants to the speaker of the assembly and the president of the senate, who each shall assign the summary to the appropriate committee of his or her respective house for review and comment. The secretary shall include with the summary a list of preliminary selections for the award of grants.
After receipt and consideration of the comments of the legislative committees under sub. (6)
, the secretary shall make the final award of grants. The amount of a grant may be decreased from the amount requested to account for moneys received from other sources, cost sharing by the applicant and the availability of other federal and state financial subsidies. Each grant shall be awarded by a contract between the department and the recipient.
The contract for every grant shall provide, without limitation because of enumeration, for the following:
A schedule for timely reporting by the grant recipient on the progress of the grant project and for termination of the contract if the recipient fails to comply with the schedule.
The ownership of patents and copyrights flowing from the grant project and the disposal of income derived from the marketing of the grant project. The secretary, on a case-by-case basis, shall consider the public interest and the equities of the grantee in providing for the ownership of copyrights, patents and disposal of project income.
(c) Sections 16.70
do not apply to any contract entered into by the department under this section.
(8) Biennial report.
Biennially by January 1 of odd-numbered years, the secretary shall report to the governor and the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2)
on the administration of the program under this section. The report shall include an evaluation of the necessity and effectiveness of the program.
(9) Public record.
The results of every grant project shall be a matter of public record.
The department shall:
Promote the use of wind energy systems. "Wind energy system" means equipment which converts and then transfers or stores energy from the wind into usable forms of energy.
Gather and disseminate information on wind characteristics and the economic feasibility of using wind energy systems in the state.
Offer assistance to persons interested in installing a wind energy conversion system.
Train university of Wisconsin system extension staff to assist persons interested in siting wind energy conversion systems.
Publish a list, at intervals not to exceed 6 months, of reputable manufacturers and distributors of wind energy conversion systems in the upper midwest region of the United States.
History: 1987 a. 142
The department of administration shall periodically make population estimates and projections. These population determinations shall be deemed to be the official state population estimates and projections. These determinations shall be used for all official estimate and projection purposes, except where otherwise directed by statute, but do not supersede s. 990.01 (29)
. The department shall:
Annually make estimates of the current number of persons residing in each municipality and county of the state, and periodically make projections of the anticipated future population of the state, counties and municipalities.
Prepare population estimates for purposes of state revenue sharing distribution under ch. 79
. For this purpose:
On or before August 10 of each year, the department shall make its preliminary population determinations and shall notify the clerk of each municipality and county of its preliminary population determinations. The reference date for all population determinations for state shared revenue distribution purposes shall be January 1.
Municipalities and counties believing that population determinations under par. (a)
are based upon incorrect information may, no later than September 15 of the same year in which the determination is made, challenge the determination by filing their specific objections, and evidence in support thereof, with the department. If the challenge is denied by the department, the municipality or county may appeal the denial, by October 1 of the same year, by notifying the department that the appellant intends to have a special census conducted by the U.S. bureau of the census in support of the appeal under par. (dm)
On or before October 10 of each year, the department shall make any necessary adjustments in its population determinations for the November distribution, and shall notify the clerk of any affected municipality or county of these adjustments. The adjusted population determinations shall be consistent with the methods used statewide for population determinations, and adjustments from the August 10 population determinations shall be made only to accommodate corrected information.
The July preliminary distribution shall be based on the final population determination of the previous year.
Except as authorized in pars. (dm)
, the population determinations shall be based upon the last previous federal decennial or special census or other official statewide census and shall take into consideration growth rates of municipalities.
The results of special censuses conducted for municipalities and counties under contract with the U.S. bureau of the census shall be used as a basis for the respective population determinations on August 10 if the final certified results of such censuses are received by the department before July 1 in the year in which the determination is made. The results of special censuses conducted for municipalities and counties under contract with the U.S. bureau of the census shall be used as a basis for the respective population determinations on October 10 if the final certified results of such censuses are received by the department before October 1 in the year in which the determination is made. If a municipality or county notifies the department in writing by October 1 of its intention to contract for a special census with the U.S. bureau of the census in support of a challenge to the August 10 population determination, and if the final certified results of such a special census are received by the department before July 15 in the following year, the department shall adjust the preceding October 10 population estimate to reflect the results of the special census. If a municipality or county notifies the department of its intention to contract for a special census but the results are not received by July 15 in the following year, the department may use the best information from the most recent federal census. The department shall report the adjusted population determination to the department of revenue before August 1 of the year subsequent to the challenge. The department shall prorate census results for census dates occurring after the reference date of any population determination back to the reference date of the estimate for all municipalities and counties under par. (a)
. Upon receiving an adjusted population determination, the department of revenue shall correct shared revenue distributions under subch. I of ch. 79
according to s. 79.08
. If a municipality contracts with the U.S. bureau of the census for a special census, the municipality shall assure that the results of such special census are certified to the department not later than 30 days after the release of the census results by the U.S. bureau of the census.
Before August 1 of the year following the year in which a federal decennial census is taken, the department shall adjust the October 10 population determinations of the decennial census year to correspond to the final federal decennial census results as reported to an agency of the state by the U.S. bureau of the census under 13 USC 141
(c). The department may use preliminary results from the decennial census for any municipality or a county for which the final results are not available before August 1 of the year following the decennial census year. The department shall prorate each population determination adjustment from the decennial census date back to the reference date of the estimate for all municipalities and counties under par. (a)
in the decennial census year. The department shall report the adjusted population determination to the department of revenue before August 1 of the year following the federal decennial census year. Upon receiving an adjusted population determination, the department of revenue shall correct shared revenue distributions under subch. I of ch. 79
according to s. 79.08
Persons who are members in the Wisconsin veterans home at King shall be considered residents of the town of Farmington and of Waupaca county for purposes of the state revenue sharing distribution under subch. II of ch. 79
Establish a demographic services center for the purpose of developing and administering systems needed to carry out the functions of the department under subs. (1)
, maintaining a current repository of appropriate published and computer retrievable federal census information and cooperating with state agencies and regional planning agencies so that the department's population estimates, projections and published reports are useful for planning and other purposes for which they are required. The center shall coordinate population information development and use. The center shall provide assistance to and encourage and coordinate efforts by state and local agencies, regional planning agencies and private businesses and associations to inform the public regarding the federal census process and the importance of obtaining a complete, accurate federal decennial census. The department may enter into agreements with state and local agencies or regional planning agencies for their assistance in the preparation of population estimates, projections and forecasts.
Maintain and keep current throughout the decade the maps of congressional and legislative district boundaries received from the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (a) 6.
and provide copies thereof to the elections board.
Serve as the state's liaison to the U.S. bureau of the census to facilitate accurate federal decennial census counts in this state.
Office of justice assistance. 16.964(1)
The office of justice assistance shall:
Serve as the state planning agency under the juvenile justice and delinquency prevention act of 1974, P.L. 93-415
Prepare a state comprehensive juvenile justice improvement plan on behalf of the governor. The plan shall be submitted to the joint committee on finance in accordance with s. 16.54
and to the appropriate standing committees of each house of the legislature as determined by the presiding officer of each house. The plan shall be updated periodically and shall be based on an analysis of the state's juvenile justice needs and problems.
Recommend appropriate legislation in the criminal and juvenile justice field to the governor and the legislature.
Cooperate with and render technical assistance to state agencies and units of local government and public or private agencies relating to the criminal and juvenile justice system.
Apply for contracts or receive and expend for its purposes any appropriation or grant from the state, a political subdivision of the state, the federal government or any other source, public or private, in accordance with the statutes.
Maintain a statistical analysis center to serve as a clearing house of justice system data and information and conduct justice system research and data analysis under this section.
Collect information concerning the number and nature of offenses known to have been committed in this state and such other information as may be useful in the study of crime and the administration of justice. The office may determine any other information to be obtained regarding crime and justice system statistics. The information shall include data requested by the federal bureau of investigation under its system of uniform crime reports for the United States.
Furnish all reporting officials with forms or instructions or both that specify the nature of the information required under par. (g)
, the time it is to be forwarded, the method of classifying and any other matters that facilitate collection and compilation.
All persons in charge of law enforcement agencies and other criminal and juvenile justice system agencies shall supply the office with the information described in sub. (1) (g)
on the basis of the forms or instructions or both to be supplied by the office under sub. (1) (g)
The office shall provide grants to local law enforcement agencies from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (6) (pb)
for payment of costs under par. (b)
. Local law enforcement agencies may submit a proposed plan for the expenditure of funds to the office. The office shall review any proposed plans to determine if the criteria under this subsection have been met.
A local law enforcement agency is eligible for a grant under par. (a)
The grant is to provide a multi-jurisdictional enforcement group for drug-related law enforcement activities; and
Local funding is provided for at least 10% of the cost of the services covered by the grant.
This subsection does not apply after June 30, 1993.
The governor shall appoint an executive director under s. 15.105 (19)
outside of the classified service.
The office shall provide grants from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (6) (c)
to cities to employ additional uniformed law enforcement officers whose primary duty is beat patrolling. A city is eligible for a grant under this subsection in fiscal year 1994-95 if the city has a population of 25,000 or more. A city may receive a grant for a calendar year if the city applies for a grant before September 1 of the preceding calendar year. Grants shall be awarded to the 10 eligible cities submitting an application for a grant that have the highest rates of violent crime index offenses in the most recent full calendar year for which data is available under the uniform crime reporting system of the federal bureau of investigation.
A city applying to the office for a grant under this subsection shall include a proposed plan of expenditure of the grant moneys. The grant moneys that a city receives under this subsection may be used for salary and fringe benefits only. Except as provided in par. (c)
, the positions for which funding is sought must be created on or after April 21, 1994, and result in a net increase in the number of uniformed law enforcement officers assigned to beat patrol duties.
During the first 6 months of the first year of a grant, a city may, with the approval of the office, use part of the grant for the payment of salary and fringe benefits for overtime provided by uniformed law enforcement officers whose primary duty is beat patrolling. A city may submit a request to the office for a 3-month extension of the use of the grant for the payment of overtime costs. To be eligible to use part of the first year's grant for overtime costs, the city shall provide the office with all of the following:
The reasons why uniformed law enforcement officers assigned to beat patrol duties need to work overtime.
The status of the hiring and training of new uniformed law enforcement officers who will have beat patrol duties.
Documentation that a sufficient amount of the grant for the first year will be available, during the period remaining after the payment of overtime costs, to pay the salary and fringe benefits of the same number of uniformed officers whose primary duty is beat patrolling that the grant originally planned to pay.
The office shall develop criteria which, notwithstanding s. 227.10 (1)
, need not be promulgated as rules under ch. 227
, for use in determining the amount to grant to cities under this subsection. The office may not award an annual grant in excess of $150,000 to any city. The office shall review any application and plan submitted under par. (b)
to determine if that application and plan meet the requirements of this subsection. The grant that a city receives under this subsection may not supplant existing local resources.
A city may receive a grant for 3 consecutive years without submitting a new application each year. For each year that a city receives a grant, the city shall provide matching funds of at least 25% of the amount of the grant.
The office may make grants to additional cities with a population of 25,000 or more after fiscal year 1994-95. Eligibility for grants under this paragraph shall be determined and allocations made as provided in this subsection.
Land information program. 16.967(1)(b)
"Land information" means any physical, legal, economic or environmental information or characteristics concerning land, water, groundwater, subsurface resources or air in this state. "Land information" includes information relating to topography, soil, soil erosion, geology, minerals, vegetation, land cover, wildlife, associated natural resources, land ownership, land use, land use controls and restrictions, jurisdictional boundaries, tax assessment, land value, land survey records and references, geodetic control networks, aerial photographs, maps, planimetric data, remote sensing data, historic and prehistoric sites and economic projections.
"Land information system" means an orderly method of organizing and managing land information and land records.
"Land records" means maps, documents, computer files and any other information storage medium in which land information is recorded.
"Systems integration" means land information that is housed in one jurisdiction or jurisdictional subunit and is available to other jurisdictions, jurisdictional subunits, public utilities and other private sector interests.
(3) Board duties.
The board shall direct and supervise the land information program and serve as the state clearinghouse for access to land information. In addition, the board shall:
Provide technical assistance and advice to state agencies and local governmental units with land information responsibilities.
Maintain and distribute an inventory of land information available for this state, land records available for this state and land information systems.
Prepare guidelines to coordinate the modernization of land records and land information systems.
Review project applications received under sub. (7)
and determine which projects are approved.
(4) Funding report.
The board shall identify and study possible program revenue sources or other revenue sources for the purpose of funding the operations of the board, including grants to counties under sub. (7)
By March 31, 1990, and biennially thereafter, the department of administration, the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection, the department of commerce, the department of health and family services, the department of natural resources, the department of tourism, the department of revenue, the department of transportation, the board of regents of the university of Wisconsin system, the public service commission and the board of curators of the historical society shall each submit to the board a plan to integrate land information to enable such information to be readily translatable, retrievable and geographically referenced for use by any state, local governmental unit or public utility.
A county board that has established a county land information office under s. 59.72 (3)
may apply to the board on behalf of any local governmental unit, as defined in s. 59.72 (1) (c)
, located wholly or partially within the county for a grant for any of the following projects:
The design, development and implementation of a land information system that contains and integrates, at a minimum, property and ownership records with boundary information, including a parcel identifier referenced to the U.S. public land survey; tax and assessment information; soil surveys, if available; wetlands identified by the department of natural resources; a modern geodetic reference system; current zoning restrictions; and restrictive covenants.
The preparation of parcel property maps that refer boundaries to the public land survey system and are suitable for use by local governmental units for accurate land title boundary line or land survey line information.
The preparation of maps that include a statement documenting accuracy if the maps do not refer boundaries to the public land survey system and that are suitable for use by local governmental units for planning purposes.
Grants shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (4) (im)
. A grant under this subsection may not exceed $100,000. The board may award more than one grant to a county board.
(8) Advice; cooperation.
In carrying out its duties under this section, the board may seek advice and assistance from the university of Wisconsin system, state agencies, local governmental units and other experts involved in collecting and managing land information. State agencies shall cooperate with the board in the coordination of land information collection.