2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 917
March 20, 2018 - Offered by Senators Vinehout, Johnson, Schachtner, Larson,
Taylor, Hansen, Bewley and Shilling.
21. Page 1, line 2
: before “Telecommuter" insert “various changes to the 3
broadband expansion grant program; local government telecommunications, video, 4
or broadband service facilities; claiming the manufacturing and agriculture tax 5
credit; advertising broadband and other Internet speeds and providing a 6
standardized broadband label;".
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, 11
insert the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
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20.155 (3) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) Broadband expansion grants; general purpose revenue funding. 3
Biennially, the amounts in the schedule for making broadband expansion grants 4
under s. 196.504 and for reimbursing electric providers under s. 196.504 (3) (e).
20.155 (3) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
(g) Broadband expansion grants; program revenue funding.
moneys received as broadband grant reimbursements under s. 196.504 (2g) (c) for 8
making broadband expansion grants under s. 196.504.
66.0422 (2) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
66.0422 (4) of the statutes is repealed.
66.0422 (5) of the statutes is repealed.
71.07 (5n) (c) 6. of the statutes is created to read:
(c) 6. For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017, no 14
individual may claim the credit under this subsection for a taxable year in which the 15
individual's adjusted gross income is greater than $2,000,000.
71.28 (5n) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
Partnerships, limited liability companies, and 18
tax-option corporations may not claim the credit under this subsection, but the
eligibility for, and the amount of, the credit are based on their share of the income 2
described under par. (b). A partnership, limited liability company, or tax-option 3
corporation shall compute the amount of credit that each of its partners, members, 4
or shareholders may claim and shall provide that information to each of them. 5
Partners, members of limited liability companies, and shareholders of tax-option 6
corporations may claim the credit in proportion to their ownership interests, but, for
7taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017, no partner, member, or
8shareholder may claim the credit for a taxable year in which the adjusted gross
9income of the partner, member, or shareholder is greater than $2,000,000
It is an unfair method of competition in business or an unfair trade 13
practice for a person or business entity to violate s. 100.2085 (1) or (2) or
Any person suffering pecuniary loss because of a violation by any 17
other person of s. 100.2085 or
100.70 or any order issued under this section may sue 18
for damages therefor in any court of competent jurisdiction and shall recover twice 19
the amount of such pecuniary loss, together with costs, including a reasonable 20
The department may commence an action in circuit court in the 24
name of the state to restrain by temporary or permanent injunction the violation of 25
s. 100.2085 or
100.70 or any order issued under this section. The court may in its
discretion, prior to entry of final judgment make such orders or judgments as may 2
be necessary to restore to any person any pecuniary loss suffered because of the acts 3
or practices involved in the action, provided proof thereof is submitted to the 4
satisfaction of the court. The department may use its authority in ss. 93.14 and 93.15 5
to investigate violations of s. 100.2085 or
100.70 or any order issued under this 6
100.2085 of the statutes is created to read:
8100.2085 Broadband and other Internet services. (1) Broadband and
9other Internet speeds.
No person may do any of the following:
(a) Advertise or otherwise represent that the person provides broadband 11
service unless a service provided by the person is capable of consistently providing 12
a minimum download speed of 25 megabits per second and a minimum upload speed 13
of 3 megabits per second.
(b) Sell or offer to sell a service that the person represents, to a consumer 15
purchasing the service, as being broadband service, unless the service is capable of 16
consistently providing that consumer with a minimum download speed of 25 17
megabits per second and a minimum upload speed of 3 megabits per second.
(c) Advertise or otherwise represent that the person provides Internet service 19
at a specific minimum speed unless a service provided by the person is capable of 20
consistently providing that speed.
(d) Sell or offer to sell Internet service that the person represents, to a consumer 22
purchasing the service, as being a specific minimum speed, unless the service is 23
capable of consistently providing that consumer with that speed.
24(2) Broadband labels.
No person may sell or offer to sell broadband service in 25
this state unless the person makes broadband labels easily available to potential
consumers and provides a broadband label to every consumer before sale of the 2
service to the consumer. A broadband label provided under this subsection shall use 3
the templates for consumer labels for broadband service provided by the federal 4
communications commission. A broadband label provided under this subsection 5
may not contain any misleading or inaccurate information.
6(3) Contract termination and refund.
If a person makes a sale to a consumer 7
in violation of sub. (1) (b) or (d), the consumer notifies the person in writing of the 8
violation, and the person fails to remedy the violation within one month after 9
receiving the notice, the consumer may terminate the consumer's contract with the 10
person and receive a refund for all charges and fees that the consumer paid to the 11
196.504 (1) (ac) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act
, is renumbered 196.504 (1) (g), and 196.504 (1) (g) 2. and 3., as renumbered, are 16
amended to read:
(g) 2. A telecommunications utility
that has not received or applied
18for A-CAM or phase II support
3. A political subdivision that submits an application in partnership with an
20eligible applicant under subd. 1. or 2
196.504 (1) (ae) of the statutes is renumbered 196.504 (1) (j).
196.504 (1) (af) of the statutes is created to read:
(af) “A-CAM support” means support for the deployment of voice 2
and broadband-capable networks from the federal Connect America Fund that is 3
made to telecommunications utilities regulated as rate-of-return carriers by the 4
federal communications commission and that is based on the federal 5
communications commission's Alternative Connect America Cost Model.
196.504 (1) (am) of the statutes is renumbered 196.504 (1) (k).
196.504 (1) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 196.504 (1) (L).
196.504 (1) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
(d) “Broadband infrastructure” means infrastructure for the 12
provision of broadband service at a minimum download speed of 25 megabits per 13
second and a minimum upload speed of 3 megabits per second.
196.504 (1) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
(f) “Electric provider” means a retail electric public utility or retail 16