2005 - 2006 LEGISLATURE
February 16, 2006 - Introduced by Representatives Nerison, Hebl, Richards,
Lehman, Seidel, Sheridan, Parisi, Pocan, Molepske, Gronemus,
Pope-Roberts, Sinicki, Wasserman, Sherman, Zepnick, Kessler, Black,
Cullen, Staskunas, Nelson, Fields, Benedict, Berceau, Schneider, Travis,
Toles, Turner, Freese, Montgomery, Musser, Hahn, Wood, Ward,
McCormick, Gunderson, Davis, Albers, Boyle and Van Akkeren, cosponsored
by Senators Kapanke, Miller, Jauch, Brown, Roessler, Hansen, Risser and
Erpenbach. Referred to Committee on Military Affairs.
1An Act to create
20.465 (3) (b) and (s), 166.02 (6u) and 166.03 (2) (b) 9. of the 2
statutes; relating to: payments for natural disasters, granting rule-making
3authority, and making appropriations.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Currently, the Division of Emergency Management in the Department of
Military Affairs (DMA) provides grants to counties for emergency management
programs, including programs related to hazardous substance releases and planning
and responding to natural disasters. Funding for these programs comes from
federal, state, and county funds and from fees paid by private businesses. The
adjutant general of DMA provides the state share of grants to individuals and
contributions to local governments for major disaster recovery assistance in the
event of a presidential disaster declaration.
This bill allows the adjutant general, based on rules promulgated by DMA, to
make payments to individuals and local units of government for the losses or costs
they incurred as the result of a major catastrophe if the governor requests a
presidential disaster declaration and that declaration is denied.
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:
AB1028, s. 1
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 2
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
AB1028, s. 2
20.465 (3) (b) and (s) of the statutes are created to read:
(b) Major disaster assistance.
The amounts in the schedule to 5
provide payments under s. 166.03 (2) (b) 9. for damages and costs incurred as the 6
result of a major disaster.
(s) Major disaster assistance; petroleum inspection fund.
From the petroleum 8
inspection fund, the amounts in the schedule to provide payments for damages and 9
costs incurred as the result of a major disaster.
AB1028, s. 3
166.02 (6u) of the statutes is created to read:
"Major catastrophe" means a disaster, including a drought, 12
earthquake, flood, high water, high wind, hurricane, landslide, mudslide, 13
snowstorm, or tornado, that results in the governor requesting a presidential 14
declaration of a major disaster under 42 USC 5170
AB1028, s. 4
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 17
payments to individuals and local units of government for the losses and costs 18
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 2
declare the catastrophe a major disaster under 42 USC 5170
has been denied. The 3
department of military affairs shall promulgate rules establishing the application 4
process and the criteria for determining eligibility for payments under this 5