27,9hm Section 9hm. 13.48 (10) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.48 (10) (a) No state board, agency, officer, department, commission or body corporate may enter into a contract for the construction, reconstruction, remodeling of or addition to any building, structure, or facility, which involves a cost in excess of $100,000, without completion of final plans and arrangement for supervision of construction and prior approval by the building commission. The building commission may not approve a contract for the construction, reconstruction, renovation or remodeling of or an addition to a state building as defined in s. 44.51 (2) unless it determines that s. 44.57 has been complied with or does not apply. This section applies to the department of transportation only in respect to buildings, structures and facilities to be used for administrative or operating functions, including buildings, land and equipment to be used for the motor vehicle emission inspection and maintenance program under s. 110.20.
27,9j Section 9j. 13.48 (10) (b) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (10) (b) 4. Build-operate-lease or transfer agreements by the department of transportation for transportation projects under s. 84.01 (30).
27,9m Section 9m. 13.48 (12) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.48 (12) (b) 2. A facility constructed by or for the state fair park board, if the cost of constructing the facility does not exceed $250,000 the amount specified in sub. (3).
27,9r Section 9r. 13.48 (12) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (12) (b) 3. A facility constructed pursuant to a build-operate-lease or transfer agreement under s. 84.01 (30).
27,9s Section 9s. 13.48 (25m) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (25m) Healthstar program. There is created a program, to be known as the healthstar program, for the purpose of providing financial support to attract federal and private funds to construct health science facilities to spur interdisciplinary education and research activities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Projects financed under the program shall be designed to provide interdisciplinary health sciences education and research facilities, ancillary systems and supporting infrastructure. Projects shall be financed from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (z) or as otherwise provided in the authorized state building program.
27,10 Section 10. 13.48 (26) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.48 (26) (title) Clean water Environmental improvement annual finance plan approval. The building commission shall review the versions of the biennial finance plan and any amendments to the biennial finance plan submitted to it by the department of natural resources and the department of administration under s. 281.59 (3) (bm) and the recommendations of the joint committee on finance and the standing committees to which the versions of the biennial finance plan and any amendments were submitted under s. 281.59 (3) (bm). The building commission shall consider the extent to which that version of the biennial finance plan that is updated to reflect the adopted biennial budget act will maintain the funding for the clean water fund program and the safe drinking water loan program, in the environmental improvement fund, in perpetuity. The building commission shall consider the extent to which the implementation of the clean water fund program, the safe drinking water loan program and the land recycling loan program, as set forth in the biennial finance plan updated to reflect the adopted biennial budget act, implements legislative intent on the clean water fund program, the safe drinking water loan program and the land recycling loan program. The building commission shall, no later than 60 days after the date of enactment of the biennial budget act, either approve or disapprove the biennial finance plan that is updated to reflect the adopted biennial budget act, except that the building commission may not disapprove those amounts that the legislature approves under s. 281.59 (3) (c) (3e) (a), (3m) (a) and (3s) (a). If the building commission disapproves the version of the biennial finance plan that is updated to reflect the adopted biennial budget act, it must notify the department of natural resources and the department of administration of its reasons for disapproving the plan, and those departments must revise that version of the biennial finance plan and submit the revision to the building commission.
27,10d Section 10d. 13.48 (29) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (29) Small projects. Except as otherwise required under s. 16.855 (10m), the building commission may prescribe simplified policies and procedures to be used in lieu of the procedures provided in s. 16.855 for any project the estimated construction cost of which does not exceed $100,000.
27,10g Section 10g. 13.489 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.489 (2) Department to report proposed projects. The Subject to s. 85.05, the department of transportation shall report to the commission not later than September 15 of each even-numbered year and at such other times as required under s. 84.013 (6) concerning its recommendations for adjustments in the major highway projects program under s. 84.013.
27,10j Section 10j. 13.489 (4) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 13.489 (4) (a) 1. (intro.) and amended to read:
13.489 (4) (a) 1. (intro.) All reports submitted as provided by sub. (2) shall be reviewed by the commission. The commission shall report its recommendations concerning major highway projects to the governor or governor-elect, the legislature and the joint committee on finance no later than December 15 of each even-numbered year or within 30 days following submission of a report under s. 84.013 (6). The commission may recommend approval, approval with modifications, or disapproval of any project., except that the commission may not recommend the approval, with or without modifications, of any project unless any of the following applies:
27,10m Section 10m. 13.489 (4) (a) 1. a. and b. of the statutes are created to read:
13.489 (4) (a) 1. a. The commission determines that, within 6 years after the first July 1 after the date on which the commission recommends approval of the project, construction will be commenced on all projects enumerated under s. 84.013 (3) and on the project recommended for approval.
b. The report recommending approval of the project is accompanied by a financing proposal that, if implemented, would provide funding in an amount sufficient to ensure that construction will commence on all projects enumerated under s. 84.013 (3) and on the project within 6 years after the first July 1 after the date on which the commission recommends approval of the project.
27,10p Section 10p. 13.489 (4) (a) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (4) (a) 2. In determining the commencement date for projects under subd. 1. a. and b., the commission shall assume that the appropriation amounts under s. 20.395 (3) (bq) to (bx) for the current fiscal year will be adjusted annually to reflect adjustments to the U.S. consumer price index for all urban consumers, U.S. city average, as determined by the U.S. department of labor.
27,10q Section 10q. 13.489 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (5) Moratoria on activities. (a) Notwithstanding sub. (2) and s. 84.013 (5) and (6), the department of transportation may not report its recommendations for adjustments in the major highway projects program under s. 84.013 before August 15, 2002.
(b) Notwithstanding sub. (3), the department of transportation may not assist the transportation projects commission with any study or cost estimate with respect to any project that is not enumerated under s. 84.013 (3), except that the department may complete any study or cost estimate concerning a proposed major highway project if the study or cost estimate was commenced before the effective date of this paragraph .... [revisor inserts date]. This paragraph does not apply after June 30, 1999.
(c) Notwithstanding sub. (4), the transportation projects commission may not review any report submitted by the department of transportation under sub. (2) on or after the effective date of this paragraph .... [revisor inserts date], and before August 15, 2002, and shall not report its recommendations concerning major highway projects, nor the designation of a highway improvement project as a major highway project, before November 15, 2002.
27,10r Section 10r. 13.53 (2) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
13.53 (2) (d) Direct the legislative audit bureau to monitor the program under s. 299.80 and to submit annual reports to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) regarding its findings from monitoring the program.
27,10rm Section 10rm. 13.58 (5) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.58 (5) (b) 1. Direct the council on information technology or the subunit in the department of administration with policy-making responsibility related to information technology to conduct studies or prepare reports on items related to the committee's duties under par. (a).
27,10s Section 10s. 13.58 (5) (b) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
13.58 (5) (b) 4. With the concurrence of the joint committee on finance, direct the department of administration to report semiannually to the committee and the joint committee on finance concerning any specific information technology system project which is being designed, developed, tested or implemented and which the committees anticipate will have a total cost to the state exceeding $1,000,000 in the current or any succeeding fiscal biennium. The report shall include all of the following:
a. The major stages and substages of the project, including an assessment of need, design, implementation and testing stages and their major substages.
b. The scheduled, estimated and actual completion dates for each major stage and substage of the project.
c. The budgeted amounts and amounts actually expended on each major stage and substage of the project.
d. An evaluation of the project, including any problems encountered or risks associated with proceeding to the next stage of the project, if any.
27,14 Section 14. 13.83 (3) (f) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.83 (3) (f) 5. The department of education public instruction.
27,14g Section 14g. 13.90 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.90 (1) (intro.) The joint committee on legislative organization shall be the policy-making board for the legislative reference bureau, the revisor of statutes bureau, the legislative fiscal bureau and, the legislative audit bureau and the integrated legislative information system staff. The committee shall:
27,14h Section 14h. 13.90 (1) (a), (b) and (d) of the statutes are amended to read:
13.90 (1) (a) Determine the types of tasks to be assigned to each legislative service bureau or staff within statutory limitations, and the quantity and quality thereof.
(b) Consider and approve the budget of each bureau or staff.
(d) Promulgate rules under ch. 227 required for the proper operation of each legislative service bureau or staff.
27,14i Section 14i. 13.90 (1) (gr) of the statutes is repealed.
27,14j Section 14j. 13.90 (1m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.90 (1m) (a) In this subsection, "legislative service agency" means the legislative council staff, the legislative audit bureau, the legislative fiscal bureau, the legislative reference bureau and, the revisor of statutes bureau and the integrated legislative information system staff.
27,14m Section 14m. 13.90 (8) of the statutes is created to read:
13.90 (8) The joint committee on legislative organization may designate a joint committee or another body within the legislative branch to oversee the provision of information technology support and services by the integrated legislative information system staff.
27,14mm Section 14mm. 13.92 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.92 Legislative reference bureau. (intro.) There is created a bureau to be known as the "Legislative Reference Bureau," headed by the chief of legislative reference bureau under the classified service. The legislative reference bureau shall be strictly nonpartisan and shall at all times observe the confidential nature of the reference or drafting requests received by it.
27,14n Section 14n. 13.92 (1) (b) 1. of the statutes is renumbered 13.92 (1) (b) 1. (intro.) and amended to read:
13.92 (1) (b) 1. (intro.) Prepare in the proper form all legislation to be introduced in the legislature. Only the following persons may use the drafting services of the bureau for this purpose:
27,14np Section 14np. 13.92 (1) (b) 1. a. to d. of the statutes are created to read:
13.92 (1) (b) 1. a. Any member or member-elect of the legislature and, on behalf of each committee thereof, the chairperson.
b. Any agency, as defined in s. 16.70 (1), created under ch. 13, 14, 15 or 758.
c. The chief clerk of either house of the legislature for requests pertaining to the operation of the legislature.
d. A party caucus of either house of the legislature.
27,14p Section 14p. 13.92 (1) (d) of the statutes is repealed.
27,14r Section 14r. 13.93 (2) (k) of the statutes is created to read:
13.93 (2) (k) Pay, from the appropriation under s. 20.765 (3) (a), the expenses of attendance at meetings of members of the Commission on Uniform State Laws who are appointed by the governor.
27,15 Section 15. 13.94 (1) (eg) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (1) (eg) Annually conduct a financial audit of the gaming board division of gaming in the department of administration and biennially conduct a performance evaluation audit of the gaming board division of gaming in the department of administration. The legislative audit bureau shall file a copy of each audit report under this paragraph with the department of justice and with the distributees specified in par. (b).
27,16 Section 16. 13.94 (1) (em) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (1) (em) Annually conduct a financial audit of the state lottery, and, to the extent of the department of revenue's participation, of any multistate multijurisdictional lotteries in which the state participates under ch. 565, and biennially conduct a performance audit of the state lottery and, to the extent of the department of revenue's participation, of those multistate multijurisdictional lotteries, as provided in s. 565.37 (1). The legislative audit bureau shall file a copy of each audit report under this paragraph with the department of justice and with the distributees specified in par. (b).
27,17 Section 17. 13.94 (1s) (bm) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (1s) (bm) The legislative audit bureau may charge the gaming board department of administration for the cost of the audits required to be performed under sub. (1) (eg).
27,18 Section 18. 13.94 (7) of the statutes is repealed.
27,18g Section 18g. 13.94 (11) of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (11) Open enrollment. By July 1, 2002, the legislative audit bureau shall conduct a performance evaluation audit of the full-time open enrollment program under s. 118.51. The audit shall evaluate the effects of the program on the quality of elementary and secondary education in this state, including all of the following:
(a) The extent to which the program has resulted in the creation of new or innovative programs by school districts.
(b) The satisfaction of participating and nonparticipating pupils and parents with the program.
(c) The fiscal effect of the program on school districts.
(d) The socioeconomic effect of the program on school districts.
(e) Other issues affecting the quality of education.
27,18m Section 18m. 13.96 of the statutes is created to read:
13.96 Integrated legislative information system staff. There is created a service agency known as the "Integrated Legislative Information System Staff", headed by a director. The integrated legislative information system staff shall be strictly nonpartisan and shall at all times observe the confidential nature of the data and information originated, maintained or processed by electronic equipment supported by it.
(1) Duties of the staff. The integrated legislative information system staff shall provide and coordinate information technology support and services to the legislative branch.
(2) Duties of the director. The director of the integrated legislative information system staff shall:
(a) Direct the operations of the staff.
(b) Employ, train and supervise the personnel assigned to the director.
(c) Supervise all expenditures of the integrated legislative information system staff.
(d) Oversee the execution and completion of all contracts for legislative information technology-related equipment, software or services.
(e) Plan for and execute such electronic information programs and services as are needed within the legislative branch.
(f) Participate in such midwest and national meetings and organizations as will benefit the operations of the integrated legislative information system staff.
27,19m Section 19m. 14.015 (2) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
14.015 (2) (c) This subsection does not apply after June 30, 1999.
27,20 Section 20. 14.017 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
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