2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO SENATE BILL 407
February 12, 2016 - Offered by Senator Kapenga.
1An Act to create
16.42 (4) of the statutes; relating to: biennial budget requests
2of state agencies.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This substitute amendment requires each executive state agency to submit
proposals to reduce its state operations budget or maintain that budget at current
Under current law, no later than September 15 of each even-numbered year,
each executive state agency must file with the Department of Administration the
agency's budget request for the succeeding biennium. This substitute amendment
requires each agency to include with its biennial budget request, and to submit to the
governor and the legislature, all of the following:
1. A proposal to reduce the agency's state operations budget for each fiscal year
of the succeeding fiscal biennium by a total of 5 percent of the agency's state
operations budget for the current fiscal year.
2. A proposal to maintain the agency's current state operations budget levels
for each fiscal year of the succeeding fiscal biennium.
An agency's state operations budget excludes aids to local governments,
individuals, and organizations. The substitute amendment additionally excludes
from the proposals described above standard budget adjustments and certain
expenditures for state operations, including expenditures from federal revenues and
for debt service.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
16.42 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) In this section, "state operations" has the meaning given in s. 3
16.413 (1) (e).
(b) Each agency required to submit a budget request under sub. (1) shall 5
include with its request, and shall submit to the governor and to the legislature 6
under s. 13.172 (2), all of the following:
1. A proposal to reduce the agency's state operations budget for each fiscal year 8
of the succeeding fiscal biennium by an amount equal to a total of 5 percent of the 9
agency's base level for its state operations budget for the current fiscal year. An 10
agency's base level shall be agreed to by the secretary of administration and the 11
director of the legislative fiscal bureau.
2. A proposal to maintain during each fiscal year of the succeeding fiscal 13
biennium the agency's base level for its state operations budget for the current fiscal 14
year. An agency's base level shall be agreed to by the secretary of administration and 15
the director of the legislative fiscal bureau.
(c) For purposes of the proposals under par. (b) 1. and 2., an agency shall exclude 17
from its state operations budget all of the following:
1. Expenditures funded by federal revenues.
2. Expenditures for principal, interest, and premium costs on public debt and 20
state-issued revenue bonds.
3. Expenditures under s. 20.505 (1) (bq), (br), (iq), (it), and (iw).
4. Expenditures under s. 20.855 (1) (a) and (b).
5. Standard budget adjustments, as agreed to by the secretary of 3
administration and the director of the legislative fiscal bureau.