2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
April 18, 2001 - Introduced by Representative Albers, cosponsored by Senator
Burke, by request of Claims Board. Referred to Joint committee on Finance.
AB330,1,3 1An Act relating to: expenditure of $76,150 from moneys appropriated to the
2department of transportation in payment of a claim against the state made by
3Walworth County.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill directs expenditure of $76,150 from moneys appropriated to the
department of transportation (DOT) for the current fiscal biennium for improvement
of existing state trunk highways and connecting highways and bridges, for
construction and rehabilitation of interstate highways, and for certain related
programs in payment of a claim against DOT by Walworth County. In 1994, the
county incurred real estate acquisition costs in connection with an improvement
project for CTH "H" between Genoa City and Lake Geneva, 80% of which would have
been eligible for federal and state financial participation if an application for
approval of federal financial participation had been timely filed. The county relied
upon DOT to file the application, but due to an oversight by a DOT employee, the
application was not filed in a timely manner. On October 19, 1999, the claims board
recommended payment of this claim (see 1999 Senate Journal, p. 309).
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB330, s. 1
1Section 1. Claim against the state. There is directed to be expended from the
2appropriation under section 20.395 (3) (cq) of the statutes, as affected by the acts of
31999 and 2001, $76,150 in payment of a claim against the state made by Walworth
4County as reimbursement for 80% of the real estate acquisition costs incurred by the
5county in the improvement of CTH "H" between Genoa City and Lake Geneva in
61994, which would have been paid with federal and state aid but for the failure of an
7employee of the department of transportation to obtain prior approval for federal
8financial participation in the improvement project. Acceptance of this payment
9releases this state and its officers, employees and agents from any further liability
10resulting from expenses incurred by the county in constructing this improvement
AB330,2,1212 (End)