2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
December 3, 2015 - Introduced by Senators Kapenga,
Stroebel, Gudex, Lasee and
Vukmir, cosponsored by Representatives
Hutton, Kooyenga, Allen,
Brandtjen, R. Brooks, Craig, Czaja, Duchow, Gannon, Horlacher, Jarchow,
Katsma, Knudson, Kleefisch, Kremer, Murphy, Murtha, Quinn, Rohrkaste,
Sanfelippo, Tittl and Vorpagel. Referred to Committee on Government
Operations and Consumer Protection.
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 bill requires each executive state agency to submit proposals to reduce its
budget or maintain its budget at current levels.
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 bill 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 budget for the succeeding fiscal biennium
by a total of 5 percent of the agency's budget for the current fiscal biennium.
2. A proposal to maintain the agency's current budget levels for the succeeding
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:
16.42 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
Each agency required to submit a budget request under sub. (1) shall 2
include with its request, and shall submit to the governor and to the legislature 3
under s. 13.172 (2), all of the following:
(a) A proposal to reduce the agency's budget for the succeeding fiscal biennium 5
by an amount equal to a total of 5 percent of the agency's budget for the current fiscal 6
(b) A proposal to maintain during the succeeding fiscal biennium the agency's 8
budget for the current fiscal biennium.