2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
January 12, 2001 - Introduced by Senators Baumgart, Shibilski, Plache,
Grobschmidt, Risser and Robson, cosponsored by Representatives Berceau,
Young, Pocan, Turner, Gronemus, Black, Boyle and Miller. Referred to
Committee on Education.
1An Act to amend
119.44 (2) (c); and
120.18 (1) (j) and 121.91 (4) (i) of 2
the statutes; relating to: increasing a school district's revenue limit by the
3amount spent to initiate a school breakfast or school lunch program and
4requiring a report on pupil nourishment.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Current law generally limits the total amount of revenue per pupil that a school
district may receive from general school aids and property taxes in a school year to
the amount of revenue allowed per pupil in the previous school year increased by the
percentage change in the consumer price index. Several exceptions are provided.
For example, if a school district increases the services that it provides by adding
responsibility for providing a service transferred to it from another governmental
unit, its revenue limit is increased by the cost of that service.
This bill provides that a school district's revenue limit is increased by an
amount equal to the cost incurred by the school district to establish a school breakfast
program, a school lunch program, or both programs. The bill also directs each school
district that has neither a school breakfast program nor a school lunch program to
include in its annual report to the department of public instruction an evaluation of
how well nourished the pupils are who are enrolled in the school district.
For further information see the state and local 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:
SB4, s. 1
119.44 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) The information specified under s. 120.18 (1) (gm) and (i) to (j)
SB4, s. 2
120.18 (1) (j) of the statutes is created to read:
(j) If the school district has neither a school breakfast program under 5
s. 115.341 or a school lunch program under s. 115.34, an evaluation of how well 6
nourished the pupils are who are enrolled in the school district.
SB4, s. 3
121.91 (4) (i) of the statutes is created to read:
(i) The limit otherwise applicable to a school district under sub. (2m) 9
in any school year is increased by an amount equal to the cost incurred by the school 10
district in that school year to initiate a school breakfast program under s. 115.341, 11
a school lunch program under s. 115.34, or both programs, as determined by the 12
SB4, s. 4
(1) This act first applies to a school district's revenue limit for the school year 15
beginning after the effective date of this subsection.