2005 WISCONSIN ACT 269
An Act to create 20.465 (3) (b) and (s), 166.02 (6u) and 166.03 (2) (b) 9. of the statutes; relating to: payments to local governmental units for natural disasters, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
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20.465 (3) (b) and (s) of the statutes are created to read:
20.465 (3) (b) Major disaster assistance. The amounts in the schedule to provide payments under s. 166.03 (2) (b) 9. for damages and costs incurred as the result of a major disaster.
(s) Major disaster assistance; petroleum inspection fund. From the petroleum inspection fund, the amounts in the schedule to provide payments for damages and costs incurred as the result of a major disaster.
166.02 (6u) of the statutes is created to read:
"Major catastrophe" means a disaster, including a drought, earthquake, flood, high water, high wind, hurricane, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, or tornado, that results in the governor requesting a presidential declaration of a major disaster under 42 USC 5170
166.03 (2) (b) 9. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 9. From the appropriations under s. 20.465 (3) (b) and (s), make payments to local governmental units, as defined in s. 19.42 (7u), for the damages and costs incurred as the result of a major catastrophe if federal disaster assistance is not available for that catastrophe because the governor's request that the president declare the catastrophe a major disaster under 42 USC 5170
has been denied or because the disaster does not meet the statewide or countywide per capita impact indicator under the public assistance program that is issued by the federal emergency management agency. To be eligible for a payment under this subdivision, the local governmental unit shall pay 30 percent of the amount of the damages and costs resulting from the natural disaster. The department of military affairs shall promulgate rules establishing the application process and the criteria for determining eligibility for payments under this subdivision.
(1) This act takes effect retroactively to January 1, 2005.