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(2e) Gaming law enforcement position authorization. The authorized FTE positions for the department of justice are increased by 2.75 GPR positions to be funded from the appropriation under section 20.455 (2) (fm) of the statutes, as created by this act, for the purpose of gaming law enforcement.
(2m) Memorandum of understanding regarding certain consumer complaints. Not later than the first day of the 13th month after the effective date of this sub section, the department of justice shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection and the public service commission for the purpose of coordinating each party's efforts to respond to and address consumer complaints regarding telecommunication services.
9,9131 Section 9131. Nonstatutory provisions; legislature.
(1g) Audit of emergency response programs. The joint legislative audit committee is requested to, and may, direct the legislative audit bureau to perform a financial and performance evaluation audit of the programs in the department of military affairs, division of emergency management, funded under section 20.465 (3) (dd), (dh), (dp), (dr), (dt), (jt) and (t) of the statutes. If the committee directs the legislative audit bureau to perform the requested audit, the bureau shall file its report as described under section 13.94 (1) (b) of the statutes by January 31, 2000.
(1t) Audit of Milwaukee child welfare administration. The joint legislative audit committee is requested to, and may, direct the legislative audit bureau to perform a performance evaluation audit of the administration of child welfare services in Milwaukee County by the department of health and family services. If the committee directs the legislative audit bureau to perform the audit, the audit shall include an evaluation of the use of private agencies in providing those child welfare services; the provision of services to children who are placed in out-of-home care, including case management services and services provided to the families of those children; safety services provided to children who are placed in their own homes; and the use of termination of parental rights and adoption as a permanency planning goal for children who are placed in out-of-home care. If the committee directs the legislative audit bureau to perform the audit, the bureau shall file its report as described under section 13.94 (1) (b) of the statutes by January 1, 2003.
(1x) Economic development audit.
(a) The joint legislative audit committee is requested to consider requesting the legislative audit bureau to perform a performance evaluation audit of the state's economic development programs to determine whether the state:
1. Has a comprehensive economic development strategy that enables the state to compete effectively with other states.
2. Has a comprehensive state economic development budget that accounts for development-related expenditures by all relevant agencies and that plans adequately for future economic development investments.
3. Is using both tax policies and performance-based incentives to foster and improve future competition and economic growth.
4. Has existing incentive programs that complement and further the state's overall economic development goals.
5. Clearly defines strategic economic development goals for the state's economic development finance programs and manages and monitors the programs on that basis.
6. Could effectively implement a performance-based economic development strategy.
(b) If the joint legislative audit committee requests the legislative audit bureau to perform an audit and the bureau performs an audit, the bureau shall file its report as provided in section 13.94 (1) (b) of the statutes.
(2g) Financial audits of the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin center for tobacco research and intervention.
(a) Beginning on July 1, 2001, the legislative audit bureau shall conduct a financial audit of the Medical College of Wisconsin that examines the use of funds appropriated under section 20.250 (1) (k) of the statutes, as created by this act, and shall file its report as described under section 13.94 (1) (b) of the statutes by June 30, 2002.
(b) Beginning on July 1, 2000, the legislative audit bureau shall conduct a financial audit of the tobacco research and intervention center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that examines the use of funds appropriated under section 20.285 (1) (kr) of the statutes, as created by this act, and shall file its report as described under section 13.94 (1) (b) of the statutes by June 30, 2001.
(2t) Audit of air management program. The joint legislative audit committee is requested to, and may, direct the legislative audit bureau to perform a performance evaluation audit of the department of natural resource's air management program, including a comparison of federally required aspects of the program and aspects required only by state law. If the committee directs the legislative audit bureau to perform an audit, the bureau shall file its report as described in section 13.94 (1) (b) of the statutes.
(3e) Radio body alarm system for Mendota Mental Health Institute.
(a) In this subsection:
1. "Hertz" means a unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second.
2. "Megahertz" means a unit of frequency equal to 1,000,000 hertz.
(b) During state fiscal biennium 1999-2001, from the appropriation under section 20.865 (4) (a) of the statutes, the joint committee on finance may, notwithstanding section 13.101 (3) (a) (intro.), 1. and 2. of the statutes, supplement the appropriation to the Mendota Mental Health Institute under section 20.435 (2) (a) of the statutes, as affected by this act, by $233,000 for the purchase or lease, as recommended by the committee, of an 800 megahertz radio body alarm system for use by staff members of the institute who have direct contact with patients.
(3m) Evaluation of family care pilot projects. As soon as possible, the legislative audit bureau shall contract with an organization other than an agency of the state to evaluate the pilot projects under section 46.281 (1) (d) of the statutes, as created by this act, and pilot projects under Section 9123 (1n) of this act as to cost-effectiveness, client access to services and quality of care. The evaluation shall compare the costs of care in a nursing home, as defined in section 50.01 (3) of the statutes, to the costs of care in a community setting and shall provide a breakdown of individual costs involved.
(3z) Study of special transfer program. The joint legislative council is requested to conduct a study of the special transfer program under subchapter VI of chapter 121 of the statutes. If the joint legislative council conducts the study, it shall report its findings, conclusions and recommendations to the legislature in the manner provided under section 13.172 (2) of the statutes by July 1, 2000.
(4c) Graduate medical education study. The joint legislative council is requested to conduct a study to explore funding sources alternative to assessments imposed on hospitals to support the training of providers that serve medical assistance recipients or practice in areas of the state that have a shortage of health care providers, including the feasibility of establishing a trust fund for graduate medical education to provide a broadly based funding source of state, federal and private funds. If the joint legislative council conducts the study, it shall report its findings, conclusions and recommendations to the legislature in the manner provided under section 13.172 (2) of the statutes by January 1, 2001.
9,9135 Section 9135. Nonstatutory provisions; military affairs.
(1z) Request for additional funding for tuition grant program. If the department of military affairs determines that the amount appropriated under section 20.465 (2) (a) of the statutes for the payment of national guard tuition grants is anticipated to be insufficient to fully fund the eligible tuition costs under section 21.49 of the statutes in fiscal year 1999-2000 or in fiscal year 2000-01, the department shall, during that fiscal year, request the additional funding necessary to fully fund the eligible tuition costs from the joint committee on finance.
(2e) Badger Challenge program. The authorized FTE positions for the department of military affairs are increased by 0.90 GPR position, to be funded from the appropriation under section 20.465 (4) (b) of the statutes, and 0.10 PR position, to be funded from the appropriation under section 20.465 (4) (k) of the statutes, for a mentorship coordinator in the Badger Challenge program. In 2000-01 the authorized FTE positions for the department of military affairs are decreased by 0.15 GPR position and increased by 0.15 PR position to reflect modified funding of the mentorship coordinator position.
9,9136 Section 9136. Nonstatutory provisions; natural resources.
(1) Rules for safety programs of instruction. The department of natural resources may use the procedure under section 227.24 of the statutes to promulgate rules under sections 23.33 (5) (d), 29.591 (3), 30.74 (1) (b) and 350.055 of the statutes, as affected by this act. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (c) and (2) of the statutes, the emergency rules may remain in effect until April 1, 2000, or the date on which permanent rules take effect, whichever is sooner. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (a) and (3) of the statutes, the department is not required to provide evidence that promulgating a rule under this subsection as an emergency rule is necessary for the preservation of public peace, health, safety or welfare and is not required to provide a finding of emergency for a rule promulgated under this subsection.
(2) Emergency rules for brownfield site assessment grant program. Using the procedure under section 227.24 of the statutes, the department of natural resources shall promulgate rules required under section 292.75 of the statutes, as created by this act, for the period before permanent rules become effective, but not to exceed the period authorized under section 227.24 (1) (c) and (2) of the statutes. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (a), (2) (b) and (3) of the statutes, the department is not required to provide evidence that promulgating a rule under this subsection as an emergency rule is necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, safety or welfare and is not required to provide a finding of emergency for a rule promulgated under this subsection.
(2e) Study of landfill remediation. The department of natural resources shall enter into a contract for a study of the landfill cleanup issue in this state. The study shall identify all closed landfills and estimate the cost of remedial action at all of those landfills. The department of natural resources shall also identify potential mechanisms for funding that remedial action, including mechanisms used successfully in other states. The department shall report the results of the study to the legislature in the manner provided under section 13.172 (2) of the statutes no later than January 1, 2001.
(2g) Computer upgrades excluded from base. Notwithstanding section 16.42 (1) (e) of the statutes, in submitting information under section 16.42 of the statutes for purposes of the 2001-03 biennial budget bill, the department of natural resources shall submit a dollar amount for the appropriation under section 20.370 (2) (hq) of the statutes that is $325,000 less than the total amount appropriated under section 20.370 (2) (hq) of the statutes for the 2001-01 fiscal year, before submitting any information relating to any increase or decrease in the dollar amount for that appropriation for the 2001-03 fiscal biennium.
(3) Rules concerning natural attenuation of groundwater contamination. Using the procedure under section 227.24 of the statutes, the department of natural resources shall promulgate the rules required under section 292.15 (2) (ae) of the statutes, as created by this act, for the period before the effective date of the permanent rules under that provision, but not to exceed the period authorized under section 227.24 (1) (c) and (2) of the statutes. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (a), (2) (b) and (3) of the statutes, the department is not required to provide evidence that promulgating rules under this subsection is necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, safety or welfare and is not required to provide a finding of emergency for rules promulgated under this subsection.
(3d) Funding and positions for air pollution control construction permit program. If a rule modifying the fees under section 285.69 (1) (a) of the statutes for reviewing and acting upon air pollution control construction permits takes effect during the 1999-2001 fiscal biennium, the department of natural resources shall do all of the following:
(a) Request the governor under section 16.505 of the statutes to increase the authorized level of full-time equivalent positions funded from the appropriation account under section 20.370 (2) (ci) of the statutes for reviewing and acting upon air pollution control construction permits.
(b) Request the secretary of administration under section 16.515 of the statutes to supplement the appropriation under section 20.370 (2) (ci) of the statutes for the purpose of increasing funding for reviewing and acting upon air pollution control construction permits.
(3x) Wastewater discharge fees.
(a) Report. The department of natural resources shall prepare a report on wastewater discharge fees under section 299.15 (3) (am) of the statutes. The department shall include any recommendation for statutory changes needed to implement section 299.15 (3) (e) of the statutes, as created by this act. The department shall submit its report to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature in the manner provided under section 13.172 (3) of the statutes and to the joint committee on finance no later than May 1, 2000.
(b) Rules. The department of natural resources shall submit in proposed form the rules required under section 299.15 (3) (e) of the statutes, as created by this act, to the legislative council staff under section 227.15 (1) of the statutes no later than May 1, 2000, and shall promulgate the rules no later than January 1, 2001, unless action by the legislature under chapter 227 of the statutes prevents the department from meeting this deadline.
(3yt) Rules related to petroleum storage remedial action program. The department of natural resources shall submit in proposed form any changes in its rules necessary to conform to the rules under section 101.143 (2) (h), (i) and (j) of the statutes, as created by this act, to the legislature under section 227.19 of the statues no later than June 1, 2000.
(4) Drinking water study. During the 1999-2001 fiscal biennium, the department of natural resources shall provide a grant from the appropriation under section 20.370 (6) (ck) of the statutes, as created by this act, to the town of Swiss, Burnett County, and the St. Croix band of Chippewa for a study to determine the best technological approaches to addressing water quality problems threatening drinking water and overall water quality problems of the St. Croix, Namekagon and Yellow rivers and for engineering design and feasibility activities related to construction of wastewater and drinking water treatment facilities. The town and the band shall submit a report describing the findings of the study to the department of natural resources and the department of administration no later than January 1, 2001.
(4x) Land recycling loan for the city of Kenosha.
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), the department of natural resources and the department of administration shall provide a loan bearing no interest under section 281.60 of the statutes to the city of Kenosha in the amount of $3,000,000. Section 281.60 (2r) to (11) of the statutes, as affected by this act, does not apply to the loan under this paragraph. The department of natural resources, the department of administration and the city of Kenosha shall enter into a financial assistance agreement that specifies the use of the loan, the terms of repayment of the loan and a schedule for the dispersal of funds and for completion of the activities to be funded by the loan.
(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply if the department of natural resources, the department of administration and the city of Kenosha do not enter into the financial assistance agreement before July 1, 2000.
(5) Radio services.
(a) Position increases. The authorized FTE positions for the department of natural resources are decreased by 7.0 SEG positions, funded from the appropriation under section 20.370 (8) (mu) of the statutes, for the performance of duties primarily related to radio services.
(b) Employe transfers. There are transferred from the department of natural resources to the department of transportation 7.0 FTE incumbent employes holding positions in the department of natural resources performing duties primarily related to radio services.
(c) Employe status. Employes transferred under paragraph (b) have all the rights and the same status under subchapter V of chapter 111 and chapter 230 of the statutes in the department of transportation that they enjoyed in the department of natural resources immediately before the transfer. Notwithstanding section 230.28 (4) of the statutes, no employe so transferred who has attained permanent status in class is required to serve a probationary period.
(d) Payments to the department of transportation. If the department of transportation provides radio services to the department of natural resources under section 85.12 of the statutes in fiscal years 1999-2000 and 2000-01, the department of natural resources shall make payments to the department of transportation for these services from the appropriations under section 20.370 (8) (mt) of the statutes, as affected by this act, and section 20.370 (8) (mu) of the statutes on the first day of each quarter of fiscal years 1999-2000 and 2000-01, except that the department of natural resources shall make its first payment in fiscal year 1999-2000 on July 31, 1999, or 10 days after the effective date of this paragraph, whichever occurs later.
(6) Database of properties on which groundwater standards are exceeded. Using the procedure under section 227.24 of the statutes, the department of natural resources may promulgate a rule under section 292.57 (2) of the statutes, as created by this act, for the period before the effective date of the rule promulgated under section 292.57 (2) of the statutes, as created by this act, but not to exceed the period authorized under section 227.24 (1) (c) and (2) of the statutes. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (a), (2) (b) and (3) of the statutes, the department is not required to provide evidence that promulgating a rule under this subsection as an emergency rule is necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, safety or welfare and is not required to provide a finding of emergency for a rule promulgated under this subsection.
(6g) Local governmental unit negotiation and cost recovery process. No later than January 1, 2001, the department of natural resources shall submit to the legislature, in the manner provided under section 13.172 (2) of the statutes, proposed legislation to make the process for local governmental unit negotiation and cost recovery under section 292.35 of the statutes more efficient and clear. The department shall propose legislation that includes provisions that do all of the following:
(a) Provide a more efficient method of providing notice to all parties.
(b) Clarify the liability provisions.
(c) Clarify the provisions related to the identification of responsible parties.
(d) Provide local governmental units with a clear method of dealing with information discovered late in the negotiation and cost recovery process.
(e) Require responsible parties to state the basis for their objection to a local governmental unit's offer to settle before seeking designation of an umpire.
(f) Require potential umpires to be environmental experts.
(g) Require an umpire to submit a proposed recommendation under section 292.35 (6) (a) of the statutes and give the parties a period for making comments before the umpire finalizes the recommendation.
(6h) Bibliography of groundwater information. During the 1999-2001 fiscal biennium, the department of natural resources shall create a bibliography of information, on a geographic basis, that identifies all sources of general and site-specific information about groundwater.
(7) Study of land application of septage. The department of natural resources shall study this state's program for regulating the application of septage to land. No later than September 1, 2000, the department shall submit a report presenting the results of the study, including relevant data, identification of problems and recommendations to improve the program, to the legislature in the manner provided in section 13.172 (2) of the statutes, to the governor and to the department of administration.
(7g) Rules for urban storm water loan program. The department of natural resources shall submit in proposed form the rules required under section 281.595 (12) of the statutes, as created by this act, to the legislative council staff under section 227.15 (1) of the statutes no later than February 1, 2000, and shall promulgate the rules no later than December 31, 2000, unless action by the legislature under chapter 227 of the statutes prevents the department from meeting this deadline.
(8tt) Air emission fee rules. The department of natural resources shall submit in proposed form the rules required under section 285.69 (2) (a) 7. to 11. of the statutes, as created by this act, to the legislative council staff under section 227.15 (1) of the statutes no later than July 1, 2001, and shall promulgate the rules no later than March 1, 2002, unless action by the legislature under chapter 227 of the statutes prevents the department from meeting this deadline.
(8tu) Air emission fee statutory changes. Notwithstanding section 16.42 (1) of the statutes, in submitting information under section 16.42 of the statutes for purposes of the 2001-03 biennial budget act, the department of natural resources shall include any proposed statutory changes that the department determines are necessary to implement the proposed rules under section 285.69 (2) (a) 7. to 11. of the statutes, as created by this act.
(8tv) Advisory committee for air management performance standards. The natural resources board shall establish a committee under section 15.04 (1) (c) of the statutes to advise the department of natural resources in the development of the performance measurements under section 285.11 (18) of the statutes, as created by this act. The board shall include on the committee industry representatives who are knowledgeable about performance and productivity assessment in the area of environmental management, as well as other interested persons.
(9) Grants for Wheelchair Recycling Project. From the appropriation under section 20.370 (6) (br) of the statutes, as affected by this act, the department of natural resources shall award the following grants to the Wheelchair Recycling Project, a part of the Madison chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, for the purpose of refurbishing used wheelchairs and other mobility devices and returning them to use by persons who otherwise would not have access to needed or appropriate equipment:
(a) On the first day of the first month beginning after the effective date of this paragraph, $75,000.
(b) On July 1, 2000, $50,000.
(9c) Oconto County boat landing project. From the appropriation under section 20.370 (5) (cq) of the statutes, as affected by this act, the department of natural resources shall provide to Oconto County funding for a boat landing and breakwall in Park 2 in Oconto County. Oconto County and the department shall contribute funding for the project. The department's contribution shall equal 80% of the project's costs or $727,200, whichever is less. Oconto County's contribution may be in matching funds or may be in-kind contributions or both. The amount expended under this subsection shall be considered an expenditure for a Great Lakes project as provided in section 30.92 (4) (b) 6. of the statutes. This project need not be placed on the priority list under section 30.92 (3) (a) of the statutes. This subsection does not apply after June 30, 2001.
(9cm) Matching grants for Wheelchair Recycling Project. From the appropriation account under section 20.370 (6) (br) of the statutes, the department of natural resources shall award the following grants to the Wheelchair Recycling Project, a part of the Madison chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, for the purpose of opening a facility in Milwaukee for refurbishing used wheelchairs and other mobility devices and returning them to use by persons who otherwise would not have access to needed or appropriate equipment:
(a) On June 15, 2000, $100,000, if the project raises $100,000 for this purpose from any source by June 15, 2000.
(b) On June 15, 2001, $100,000, if the project raises $100,000 for this purpose from any source by June 15, 2001, in addition to the $100,000 required under paragraph (a).
(9d) McDill Lake dredging project. From the appropriation under section 20.370 (5) (cq) of the statutes, as affected by this act, and before applying the percentages under section 30.92 (4) (b) 6. of the statutes, the department of natural resources shall provide to the McDill Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District the amount that is necessary for the dredging of McDill Lake in Portage County but the amount may not exceed $250,000. The McDill Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District shall contribute funding for the project equal to 50% of the project's cost. The McDill Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District's contribution may be in matching funds or may be in-kind contributions or both. Notwithstanding section 30.92 (4) (b) 7. or 8. a. of the statutes, the dredging project specified under this subsection qualifies as a recreational boating project for the purpose of expending moneys under this subsection. This project need not be placed on the priority list under section 30.92 (3) (a) of the statutes. This subsection does not apply after June 30, 2001.
(9f) Riverfront parkway development project. From the appropriation under section 20.370 (5) (cq) of the statutes, as affected by this act, the department of natural resources shall provide $350,000 to the city of Janesville for a project to develop the riverfront parkway that includes the development of a marina with a boat launch and transient boat slips. The amount expended under this subsection shall be considered an expenditure for an inland water project under section 30.92 (4) (b) 6. of the statutes. Notwithstanding section 30.92 (4) (b) 4., 7. or 8. of the statutes, the project specified under this subsection qualifies as a recreational boating project for the purpose of expending moneys under this subsection. Notwithstanding section 30.92 (4) (b) 2. of the statutes, the city of Janesville need not contribute any moneys to match the amount expended from the appropriation under section 20.370 (5) (cq) of the statutes. This project need not be placed on the priority list under section 30.92 (3) (a) of the statutes. This subsection does not apply after June 30, 2001.
(9g) Milwaukee harbor project. From the appropriation under section 20.370 (5) (cq) of the statutes, as affected by this act, the department of natural resources shall provide to Milwaukee County funding for a dredging project of a navigable channel on Lake Michigan within Milwaukee harbor. Milwaukee County and the department shall contribute funding for the project. The department shall contribute funding for the project equal to 50% of the project's cost or $212,000, whichever is less. Milwaukee County's contribution may be in matching funds or may be in-kind contributions or both. The amount expended under this subsection shall be considered an expenditure for a Great Lakes project as provided in section 30.92 (4) (b) 6. of the statutes. Notwithstanding section 30.92 (4) (b) 7. or 8. of the statutes, the dredging project specified under this subsection qualifies as a recreational boating project for the purpose of expending moneys under this subsection. The project need not be placed on the priority list under section 30.92 (3) (a) of the statutes. This subsection does not apply after June 30, 2000.
(9s) Kemper Center erosion control study. From the appropriation under section 20.370 (5) (cq) of the statutes, as affected by this act, the department of natural resources shall provide to Kenosha County $50,000 for an erosion control study under section 30.92 (2) of the statutes of a park owned by Kenosha County that is located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the city of Kenosha and that is known as Kemper Center. Notwithstanding section 30.92 (4) (b) 2. of the statutes, Kenosha County need not contribute any moneys to match the amount expended from the appropriation under section 20.370 (5) (cq) of the statutes, as affected by this act. The Wisconsin waterways commission need not approve the study under section 30.92 (2) (a) of the statutes. This subsection does not apply after June 30, 2000.
(10d) Urban forestry grant for Milwaukee. From the appropriation under section 20.370 (5) (bw) of the statutes, the department of natural resources shall provide $50,000 in fiscal year 1999-2000 and $50,000 in fiscal year 2000-01 to the city of Milwaukee for a tree planting demonstration project.
(10g) Stewardship programs. The department of natural resources may promulgate emergency rules under section 227.24 of the statutes implementing sections 23.09 (20m) and 30.24 of the statutes, as created by this act. The department may also promulgate emergency rules under section 227.24 of the statutes implementing any provisions of section 23.0915 of the statutes, as affected by this act, or section 23.0917 of the statutes, as created by this act, if the rules are necessary for the department to act as authorized or required under section 23.0915 of the statutes, as affected by this act, or section 23.0917 of the statutes, as created by this act. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (c) and (2) of the statutes, the emergency rules promulgated under this subsection may remain in effect until June 30, 2001, or until the date on which the permanent rules take effect, whichever is sooner. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (a) and (3) of the statutes, the department is not required to provide evidence that promulgating a rule under this subsection as an emergency rule is necessary for the preservation of public peace, health, safety or welfare and is not required to provide a finding of emergency for a rule promulgated under this subsection.
(10m) Study on wild cranes. From the appropriation under section 20.370 (1) (Lk) of the statutes, as created by this act, the department of natural resources shall provide in fiscal year 1999-2000 a total of $55,000 and in fiscal year 2000-01 a total of $60,000 to the University of Wisconsin and the International Crane Foundation jointly for a study of crop damage caused in this state by cranes. The study shall be completed before July 1, 2001.
(10v) Administrative funding limit. The department of natural resources shall, on or before April 1, 2000, under section 13.101 of the statutes, request that the joint committee on finance change the authorized level of full-time equivalent positions in the department, or portions of those positions, and transfer funds between appropriations as a result of the expenditure limit imposed under section 25.29 (3m) of the statutes, as created by this act. Notwithstanding section 13.101 (3) (a) of the statutes, the committee is not required to find that an emergency exists before acting upon any such request.
(10z) Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River commission. The department of natural resources shall set aside in fiscal year 1999-2000, from the appropriation under section 20.370 (5) (cq) of the statutes, as affected by this act, $300,000 for the Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River commission. The commission may use these funds for its activities authorized under subchapter VI of chapter 33 of the statutes and for providing matching funding for any grants that the commission may be able to obtain. This subsection does not apply after June 30, 2001.
(11d) Scenic development along St. Croix. From the appropriation under section 20.370 (5) (bw) of the statutes, the department of natural resources in fiscal year 1999-2000 shall provide an urban forestry grant of $10,000 to the city of Hudson for scenic development along the St. Croix River adjacent to the wastewater treatment plant that is located on STH 35. The scenic development is considered to be a tree project for purposes of section 23.097 of the statutes. The city of Hudson does not need to contribute any matching funding for this grant.
(11g) Forestry division position. The authorized FTE positions for the department of natural resources are increased by 1.0 SEG position, to be funded from the appropriation under section 20.370 (1) (mu) of the statutes for the purpose of the administration of the division of forestry in the department of natural resources.
(11m) Use of trust fund. The department of natural resources may not direct that any funds in the trust fund established under the case of State v. Menard, Inc., Eau Claire County Circuit Court case number 97 CF 657, be used to provide grants for municipal household hazardous waste disposal programs until the joint committee on finance approves an expenditure plan for those funds. The department shall ensure that any funds remaining in the trust fund on December 31, 2002, are paid into the common school fund.
9,9139 Section 9139. Nonstatutory provisions; public instruction.
(1d) Newsline. In consultation with the Wisconsin Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in the city of Milwaukee, the department of public instruction shall enter into a 2-year extension of the contract specified in 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, section 9140 (5m), with the National Federation of the Blind to provide the Newsline electronic information service. The department of public instruction shall use the moneys transferred to the appropriation account under section 20.255 (1) (ke) of the statutes under Section 9241 (1d) of this act to pay the costs incurred under this subsection.
(1e) Definition of state school aids. Notwithstanding section 121.15 (3m) (a) 2. of the statutes, as affected by this act, the definition of state school aids under section 121.15 (3m) (a) 2. of the statutes, as affected by this act, includes all of the following:
(a) In the 1999-2000 school year, $927,100.
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