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Date of enactment: April 6, 2012
2011 Assembly Bill 508 Date of publication*: April 19, 2012
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2009-10 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
2011 WISCONSIN ACT 239
An Act to repeal 231.01 (3c) and 231.01 (3m); to amend 66.0304 (1) (f), 66.0621 (1) (b), 231.01 (4) (a), 231.01 (4) (b) 1., 231.01 (4) (b) 2., 231.01 (4) (b) 5., 231.01 (4) (c), 231.01 (7) (a) 1., 231.01 (7) (a) 2., 231.01 (7) (a) 4., 231.01 (7) (c), 231.02 (6) (b), 231.03 (5), 231.03 (6) (b), 231.03 (6) (g), 231.03 (7), 231.03 (8), 231.03 (11), 231.03 (13), 231.03 (14), 231.03 (15), 231.03 (16), 231.03 (17), 231.03 (18), 231.03 (19), 231.04, 231.05 (1), 231.06, 231.07 (1) (b), 231.07 (2) (a), 231.08 (3), 231.08 (5), 231.10 (1), 231.12, 231.13 (1) (intro.), 231.13 (2), 231.16 (1), 231.16 (3), 231.20 and 231.23; and to create 231.01 (5) (a) 7. of the statutes; relating to: miscellaneous changes for bonds issued by the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
239,1e Section 1e. 66.0304 (1) (f) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 32, is amended to read:
66.0304 (1) (f) "Political subdivision" means any city, village, town, or county in this state or any city, village, town, county, district, office, department, authority, agency, commission, or other similar governmental entity in another state or office, department, authority, or agency of any such other state or territory of the United States.
239,1m Section 1m. 66.0621 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.0621 (1) (b) "Public utility" means any revenue producing facility or enterprise owned by a municipality and operated for a public purpose as defined in s. 67.04 (1) (b) including garbage incinerators, toll bridges, swimming pools, tennis courts, parks, playgrounds, golf links, bathing beaches, bathhouses, street lighting, city halls, village halls, town halls, courthouses, jails, schools, cooperative educational service agencies, hospitals, homes for the aged or indigent, child care centers, as defined in s. 231.01 (3c), regional projects, waste collection and disposal operations, sewerage systems, local professional baseball park facilities, local professional football stadium facilities, local cultural arts facilities, and any other necessary public works projects undertaken by a municipality.
239,2 Section 2. 231.01 (3c) of the statutes is repealed.
239,3 Section 3. 231.01 (3m) of the statutes is repealed.
239,4 Section 4. 231.01 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.01 (4) (a) "Cost" means the sum of all costs incurred by a participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider, as approved by the authority, as are reasonable and necessary to accomplish the project, exclusive of any private or federal, state, or local financial assistance received by the participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider for the payment of the project cost.
239,5 Section 5. 231.01 (4) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
231.01 (4) (b) 1. The cost incurred by or on behalf of the participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider of all necessary developmental, planning, and feasibility studies, surveys, plans, and specifications, architectural, engineering, legal, or other special services, the cost of acquisition of land and any buildings and improvements on the land, site preparation, and development including demolition or removal of existing structures, construction, reconstruction, and equipment, including machinery, fixed equipment, and personal property.
239,6 Section 6. 231.01 (4) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
231.01 (4) (b) 2. The reasonable cost of financing incurred by a participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider in the course of the development of the project to the occupancy date.
239,7 Section 7. 231.01 (4) (b) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
231.01 (4) (b) 5. Working capital not exceeding 3% of the estimated total project cost or 3% of the actual total final cost, whichever is larger the amounts permitted under 26 CFR 1.148-6 (d) (3).
239,8 Section 8. 231.01 (4) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.01 (4) (c) All rents and other net revenues from the operation of the real property, improvements, or personal property on the project site by a participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider on and after the date on which the contract between a participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider and the authority was entered into, but prior to the occupancy date, shall reduce the sum of all costs in this subsection.
239,9 Section 9. 231.01 (5) (a) 7. of the statutes is created to read:
231.01 (5) (a) 7. Any hospital, ambulatory surgical center, skilled nursing facility, community-based residential facility, assisted living facility, home health agency, hospice, rehabilitation facility, medical office or clinic, or other similar facility that is located outside of this state.
239,14 Section 14. 231.01 (7) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
231.01 (7) (a) 1. A specific health facility, educational facility, or research facility, or child care center work or improvement to be refinanced, acquired, constructed, enlarged, remodeled, renovated, improved, furnished, or equipped by the authority with funds provided in whole or in part under this chapter.
239,15 Section 15. 231.01 (7) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
231.01 (7) (a) 2. One or more structures suitable for use as a child care center, research facility, health facility, laboratory, laundry, nurses' or interns' residence or other multi-unit housing facility for staff, employees, patients or relatives of patients admitted for treatment or care in a health facility, physician's facility, administration building, research facility, maintenance, storage, or utility facility.
239,16 Section 16. 231.01 (7) (a) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
231.01 (7) (a) 4. Any structure useful for the operation of a health facility, educational facility, or research facility, or child care center, including facilities or supporting service structures essential or convenient for the orderly conduct of the health facility, educational facility, or research facility, or child care center.
239,17 Section 17. 231.01 (7) (c) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 32, is amended to read:
231.01 (7) (c) "Project" may include more than one project, and it may include any combination of projects undertaken jointly by any participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider with one or more other participating health institutions, participating educational institutions, or participating research institutions, or participating child care providers.
239,18 Section 18. 231.02 (6) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.02 (6) (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it is not a conflict of interest or violation of this section or of any other law for a trustee, director, officer, or employee of a participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider or for a person having the required favorable reputation for skill, knowledge, and experience in state and municipal finance or for a person having the required favorable reputation for skill, knowledge, and experience in the field of health facility, educational facility, or research facility, or child care center architecture to serve as a member of the authority; if in each case to which par. (a) is applicable, the trustee, director, officer, or employee of the participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution , or participating child care provider abstains from discussion, deliberation, action, and vote by the authority in specific respect to any undertaking pursuant to this chapter in which his or her participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider has an interest, or the person having the required favorable reputation for skill, knowledge, and experience in state and municipal finance abstains from discussion, deliberation, action, and vote by the authority in specific respect to any sale, purchase, or ownership of bonds of the authority in which any business of which such person is a participant, owner, officer, or employee has a past, current, or future interest, or such person having the required favorable reputation for skill, knowledge, and experience in the field of health facility, educational facility, or research facility, or child care center architecture abstains from discussion, deliberation, action, and vote by the authority in specific respect to construction or acquisition of any project of the authority in which any business of which such person is a participant, owner, officer, or employee has a past, current, or future interest.
239,19 Section 19. 231.03 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.03 (5) Determine the location and character of any project to be financed under this chapter, and construct, reconstruct, remodel, maintain, enlarge, alter, add to, repair, lease as lessee or lessor and regulate the same, enter into contracts for any such purpose, enter into contracts for the management and operation of a project or other health facilities, educational facilities, or research facilities, or child care centers owned by the authority, and designate a participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider as its agent to determine the location and character of a project undertaken by the participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider under this chapter and as the agent of the authority, to construct, reconstruct, remodel, maintain, manage, enlarge, alter, add to, repair, operate, lease as lessee or lessor and regulate the same, and as the agent of the authority, to enter into contracts for any such purpose, including contracts for the management and operation of such project or other health facilities, educational facilities, or research facilities, or child care centers owned by the authority.
239,20 Section 20. 231.03 (6) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 32, is amended to read:
231.03 (6) (b) Refinance outstanding debt of any participating health institution if the department of health services certifies that refinancing will result in a reduction in the participating health institution's rates below the rates which would have otherwise prevailed, except that the authority may not refinance any office or clinic of a person licensed under ch. 446, 447, 448, 449 or 455, or the substantially equivalent laws or rules of another state, and except that this certification is not required for the refinancing for a participating health institution that operates a facility as defined under s. 49.45 (6m) (a) 3, or for a participating health institution that is located in another state.
239,21 Section 21. 231.03 (6) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.03 (6) (g) Finance a purchase, or make a loan, under sub. (20). Bonds issued under this paragraph shall be payable from, or secured by interests in, tobacco settlement revenues and such other property pledged under the bond resolution and, notwithstanding s. 231.08 (3), are not required to mature in 30 50 years or less from the date of issue.
239,24 Section 24. 231.03 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.03 (7) Fix and revise from time to time and charge and collect rates, rents, fees, and charges for the use of and for the services furnished or to be furnished by a project or other health facilities, educational facilities, or research facilities, or child care centers owned by the authority or any portion thereof, contract with any person in respect thereto and coordinate its policies and procedures, and cooperate with recognized health facility, educational facility, or research facility, or child care center rate setting mechanisms.
239,25 Section 25. 231.03 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.03 (8) Adopt rules for the use of a project or other health facility, educational facility, or research facility, or child care center or any portion of the project or facility owned, financed, or refinanced in whole or in part by the authority, including any property used as security for a loan secured through, from, or with the assistance of the authority. The authority may designate a participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider as its agent to establish rules for the use of a project or other health facilities, educational facilities, or research facilities, or child care centers undertaken for that participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider. The rules shall ensure that a project, health facility, educational facility, research facility, child care center, or property may not be used primarily for sectarian instruction or study or as a place for devotional activities or religious worship.
239,26 Section 26. 231.03 (11) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.03 (11) Establish or contract with others to carry out on its behalf a health facility, educational facility, or research facility, or child care center project cost estimating service, and make this service available on all projects to provide expert cost estimates and guidance to the participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution , or participating child care provider and to the authority. To implement this service and, through it, to contribute to cost containment, the authority may require such reasonable reports and documents from health facility, educational facility, or research facility, or child care center projects as are required for this service and for the development of cost reports and guidelines. The authority shall appoint a technical committee on health facility, educational facility, or research facility, or child care center project costs and cost containment.
239,27 Section 27. 231.03 (13) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.03 (13) Make loans to any participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or, before May 1, 2000, participating child care provider for the cost of a project in accordance with an agreement between the authority and the participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider. The authority may secure the loan by a mortgage or other security arrangement on the health facility, educational facility, or research facility, or child care center granted by the participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution , or participating child care provider to the authority. The loan may not exceed the total cost of the project as determined by the participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider and approved by the authority.
239,28 Section 28. 231.03 (14) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.03 (14) Make loans to a health facility, educational facility, or research facility, or, before May 1, 2000, child care center for which bonds may be issued under sub. (6) (b) or, (d), or under s. 231.03 (6) (f), 1999 stats. (i), to refinance the health facility's, educational facility's, or research facility's, or child care center's outstanding debt. The authority may secure the loan or bond by a mortgage or other security arrangement on the health facility, educational facility, or research facility , or child care center granted by the participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider to the authority.
239,29 Section 29. 231.03 (15) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.03 (15) Mortgage all or any portion of a project and other health facilities, educational facilities, or research facilities, or child care centers and the site thereof, whether owned or thereafter acquired, for the benefit of the holders of bonds issued to finance the project, health facilities, educational facilities, or research facilities, or child care centers or any portion thereof or issued to refund or refinance outstanding indebtedness of participating health institutions, educational institutions, or research institutions, or child care providers as permitted by this chapter.
239,30 Section 30. 231.03 (16) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.03 (16) Lease to a participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider the project being financed or other health facilities, educational facilities, or research facilities, or child care centers conveyed to the authority in connection with such financing, upon such terms and conditions as the authority deems proper, and charge and collect rents therefor, and terminate any such lease upon the failure of the lessee to comply with any of the obligations thereof; and include in any such lease, if desired, provisions that the lessee thereof shall have options to renew the term of the lease for such periods and at such rent as the authority determines or to purchase all or any part of the health facilities, educational facilities, or research facilities, or child care centers or that, upon payment of all of the indebtedness incurred by the authority for the financing of such project or health facilities, educational facilities, or research facilities, or child care centers or for refunding outstanding indebtedness of a participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider, the authority may convey all or any part of the project or such other health facilities, educational facilities, or research facilities, or child care centers to the lessees thereof with or without consideration.
239,31 Section 31. 231.03 (17) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.03 (17) Charge to and apportion among participating health institutions, participating educational institutions, and participating research institutions, and participating child care providers its administrative costs and expenses incurred in the exercise of the powers and duties conferred by this chapter.
239,32 Section 32. 231.03 (18) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.03 (18) Make studies of needed health facilities, educational facilities, and research facilities, and child care centers that could not sustain a loan were it made under this chapter and recommend remedial action to the legislature; and do the same with regard to any laws or rules that prevent health facilities, educational facilities, and research facilities, and child care centers from benefiting from this chapter.
239,33 Section 33. 231.03 (19) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.03 (19) Obtain, or aid in obtaining, from any department or agency of the United States or of this state or any private company, any insurance or guaranty concerning the payment or repayment of, interest or principal, or both, or any part thereof, on any loan, lease, or obligation or any instrument evidencing or securing the same, made or entered into under the provisions of this chapter; and notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, to enter into any agreement, contract, or other instrument with respect to that insurance or guaranty, to accept payment in the manner and form provided therein in the event of default by a participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider, and to assign the insurance or guaranty as security for the authority's bonds.
239,34 Section 34. 231.04 of the statutes is amended to read:
231.04 Expenses. All expenses of the authority incurred in carrying out this chapter shall be payable solely from funds provided under the authority of this chapter, and no liability may be incurred by the authority beyond the extent to which moneys have been provided under this chapter except that, for the purposes of meeting the necessary expenses of initial organization and operation of the authority for the period commencing on June 19, 1974 and continuing until such date as the authority derives moneys from funds provided to it under the authority of this chapter, the authority may borrow such moneys as it requires to supplement the funds provided under s. 20.440. Such moneys borrowed by the authority shall subsequently be charged to and apportioned among participating health institutions, participating educational institutions, and participating research institutions, and participating child care providers in an equitable manner, and repaid with appropriate interest over a reasonable period of time.
239,35 Section 35. 231.05 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
231.05 (1) By means of this chapter, it is the intent of the legislature to provide assistance and alternative methods of financing to nonprofit health institutions to aid them in providing needed health services consistent with the state's health plan, to nonprofit educational institutions to aid them in providing needed educational services, and to nonprofit research institutions to aid them in providing needed research facilities, and to nonprofit child care providers to aid them in providing needed child care services.
239,36 Section 36. 231.06 of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 32, is amended to read:
231.06 Property acquisition. The authority may acquire, directly or by and through a participating health institution, participating educational institution, or participating research institution, or participating child care provider as its agent, by purchase or by gift or devise, such lands, structures, property, rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements, and other interests in lands, including lands lying under water and riparian rights, as it deems necessary or convenient for the construction or operation of a project, upon such terms and at such prices as it considers reasonable and can be agreed upon between it and the owner thereof, and take title thereto in the name of the authority or in the name of a health facility, educational facility, or research facility, or child care center as its agent.
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