2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
December 4, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives R. Brooks, Kremer, Ballweg,
Bernier, Born, Brandtjen, Craig, Duchow, Gannon, Horlacher, Jacque,
Jarchow, Katsma, Kitchens, Kooyenga, Knodl, Knudson, T. Larson, Murphy,
Neylon, J. Ott, Quinn, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Schraa, Tittl, Vorpagel and
Steffen, cosponsored by Senators Stroebel,
Gudex, Darling, Harsdorf,
Kapenga, Lasee, LeMahieu, Marklein, Olsen, Petrowski, Tiffany, Vukmir
and Wanggaard. Referred to Committee on Transportation.
1An Act to create
20.395 (2) (fq) of the statutes; relating to: funding for the
2Department of Transportation and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill decreases the amount of state moneys appropriated to the Department
of Transportation (DOT) for state highway rehabilitation, major highway
development, and southeast freeway megaprojects and increases the amount of state
moneys appropriated to DOT for local transportation facility improvement. This bill
requires the Legislative Fiscal Bureau to adjust the amounts of federal moneys
appropriated for these programs such that the combined amount of state and federal
moneys in each program remains unchanged. This bill also prohibits DOT from
entering into new contracts after June 30, 2016, that would obligate federal moneys
for local transportation facility improvement.
For further information see the state 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:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 4
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
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20.395 (2) (fq) of the statutes is created to read:
(fq) Local transportation facility improvement assistance, state
As a continuing appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for providing 4
public access roads to navigable waters and for the purposes of ss. 84.27 and 84.28 5
and for improving transportation facilities, including facilities funded under 6
applicable federal acts or programs, that are not state trunk or connecting highways.
For fiscal year 2016-17, the department of transportation shall determine 9
the amounts by which the appropriation accounts under ss. 20.395 (3) (ax), (bx), and 10
(cx) of the statutes shall be increased and by which the appropriation account under 11
s. 20.395 (2) (fx) of the statutes shall be decreased so as to maintain the total of state 12
and federal funding for each of the programs funded by those appropriations at the 13
level reflected in the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes immediately 14
before the fiscal changes in Section
. The legislative fiscal bureau shall adjust the 15
amounts in those appropriation accounts accordingly.
Notwithstanding section 16.42 (1) (e) of the statutes, in submitting 17
information under section 16.42 of the statutes for purposes of the 2017-19 biennial 18
budget bill, the department of transportation shall submit information concerning
the appropriation under section 20.395 (3) (cq) of the statutes as though the amount 2
of that appropriation for fiscal year 2016-17 was $266,002,300.
Notwithstanding section 20.395 (2) (fx) of the statutes, the department of 4
transportation may not enter into any new contracts after June 30, 2016, that 5
obligate moneys in this appropriation account.
In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation 8
to the department of transportation under section 20.395 (3) (aq) of the statutes, as 9
affected by the acts of 2015, the dollar amount for fiscal year 2016-17 is decreased 10
In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation 12
to the department of transportation under section 20.395 (3) (bq) of the statutes, as 13
affected by the acts of 2015, the dollar amount for fiscal year 2016-17 is decreased 14