2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
February 20, 2001 - Introduced by
Joint committee on Finance, by request of
Governor Scott McCallum. Referred to Joint committee on Finance.
1An Act relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the
2executive budget act of the 2001 legislature.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill is the "executive budget bill" under section 16.47 (1) of the statutes.
It contains the governor's recommendations for appropriations for the 2001-2003
The bill repeals and recreates the appropriation schedule in chapter 20 of the
statutes, thereby setting the appropriation levels for the 2001-2003 fiscal biennium.
The descriptions that follow relate to the most significant changes in the law that are
proposed in the bill. In most cases, changes in the amounts of existing spending
authority and changes in the amounts of bonding authority under existing bonding
programs are not discussed.
For additional information concerning this bill, see the department of
administration's publication Budget in Brief and the executive budget books, the
legislative fiscal bureau's summary document, and the legislative reference bureau's
drafting files, which contain separate drafts on each policy item. In most cases, the
policy item drafts contain a more detailed analysis than is printed with this bill.
Guide to the bill
As is the case for all other bills, the sections of the budget bill that affect statutes
are organized in ascending numerical order of the statutes affected.
Treatments of prior session laws (styled "laws of [year], chapter ...." from 1848
to 1981, and "[year] Wisconsin Act ...." beginning with 1983) are displayed next by
year of original enactment and by act number.
The remaining sections of the budget bill are organized by type of provision and,
within each type, alphabetically by state agency. The first two digits of the four-digit
section number indicate the type of provision:
91XX Nonstatutory provisions.
92XX Appropriation changes.
93XX Initial applicability.
94XX Effective dates.
The remaining two digits indicate the state agency to which the provision
XX02 Adolescent pregnancy prevention and pregnancy services
XX03 Aging and long-term care board.
XX04 Agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
XX05 Arts board.
XX06 Boundary area commission, Minnesota-Wisconsin.
XX07 Building commission.
XX08 Child abuse and neglect prevention board.
XX09 Circuit courts.
XX12 Court of appeals.
XX13 District attorneys.
XX14 Educational communications board.
XX15 Elections board.
XX16 Employee trust funds.
XX17 Employment relations commission.
XX18 Employment relations department.
XX19 Ethics board.
XX20 Financial institutions.
XX22 Health and Educational Facilities Authority.
XX23 Health and family services.
XX24 Higher educational aids board.