August 2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 1
September 6, 2017 - Offered by
Joint Committee on Finance.
At the locations indicated, amend the engrossed bill
13.94 (1) (u) of the statutes is created to read:
(u) Beginning in 2018, annually for 5 years, evaluate the process used 5
by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to verify information under s. 6
238.396 (4) (d) and evaluate whether the corporation appropriately verified, in 7
accordance with statutory and contractual requirements, the amount of tax credits 8
eligible claimants may claim under ss. 71.07 (3wm) and 71.28 (3wm).”.
. The secretary may contract with a local governmental unit to 3
implement this section.”.
66.0621 (3m) of the statutes is created to read:
A county in which an electronics and information technology 8
manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m) exists may issue bonds under 9
this section whose principal and interest are paid only through sales and use tax 10
revenues imposed by the county under s. 77.70. The county shall be and continue 11
without power to repeal such tax or obstruct the collection of the tax until all such 12
payments have been made or provided for.”.
66.1105 (2) (f) 1. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
(f) 1. b. Financing costs, including, but not limited to, all interest 16
paid to holders of evidences of indebtedness issued to pay for project costs and,
premium paid over the principal amount of the obligations because of the redemption 18
of the obligations prior to maturity, and payments made by the city or village to a
19county or other municipality that issues obligations to finance project costs of a
20district pursuant to sub. (20)
“2. No tax incremental district described under this subsection may allocate 24
positive tax increments as provided under sub. (4e) or (6) (d), (dm), (e), or (f).”.
79.05 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) Its municipal budget; exclusive of principal and interest on 7
long-term debt and exclusive of revenue sharing payments under s. 66.0305, 8
recycling fee payments under s. 289.645, expenditures of grant payments under s.
unreimbursed expenses related to an emergency declared under s. 10
323.10, expenditures from moneys received pursuant to P.L. 111-5
, and expenditures 11
made pursuant to a purchasing agreement with a school district whereby the 12
municipality makes purchases on behalf of the school district; for the year of the 13
statement under s. 79.015 increased over its municipal budget as adjusted under 14
sub. (6); exclusive of principal and interest on long-term debt and exclusive of 15
revenue sharing payments under s. 66.0305, recycling fee payments under s. 16
289.645, expenditures of grant payments under s. 16.297 (1m),
expenses related to an emergency declared under s. 323.10, expenditures from 18
moneys received pursuant to P.L. 111-5
, and expenditures made pursuant to a 19
purchasing agreement with a school district whereby the municipality makes 20
purchases on behalf of the school district; for the year before that year by less than 21
the sum of the inflation factor and the valuation factor, rounded to the nearest 0.10 22
“(1m) Eligible grant recipients.
The persons eligible to apply for and receive 2
grants made by the department under this section shall include institutions of higher 3
education, as defined in s. 106.57 (1) (c).”.
415. Page 35, line 12
: delete “zone." and substitute “zone in this state. The zone 5
may not include any area outside this state.".
616. Page 36, line 10
: after “years." insert “Before certifying a business to 7
receive tax benefits under this subsection, the corporation shall attempt to ensure 8
that the business has sought and is seeking to satisfy certain hiring goals in this 9
state, as identified by the corporation, in connection with the business's capital 10
expenditures in the zone.".
“(c) The corporation may not certify a business to claim tax benefits under ss. 13
71.07 (3wm) (b) and 71.28 (3wm) (b) for services performed outside this state.”.
“(fm) The corporation shall cooperate with the legislative audit bureau for 16
purposes of the audit bureau's performance of its duties under s. 13.94 (1) (u).
(fs) The corporation shall contract with a business certified under sub. (3).”.
1819. Page 37, line 11
: delete the material beginning with “certified" and ending 19
with “(3)" on line 12 and substitute “under par. (fs)”.
808.055 of the statutes is created to read:
1808.055 Direct review of decisions relating to electronics and
2information technology manufacturing zone. (1)
Supreme court appeal as of
(a) The supreme court shall take jurisdiction of an appeal filed under this 4
(b) Notwithstanding s. 808.03, any party may immediately appeal as of right 6
to the supreme court from any order of a circuit court vacating, enjoining, reviewing, 7
or otherwise relating to a decision by a state or local official, board, commission, 8
condemnor, authority, or department concerning an electronics and information 9
technology manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
(c) The parties and the court shall proceed according to the rules governing 11
procedure in the court of appeals, except as described under this section or as 12
otherwise ordered by the supreme court in a particular case. Unless otherwise 13
ordered by the supreme court, the parties shall comply with the requirements for 14
form of papers under s. 809.81.
15(2) Stay pending appeal.
Any order of a circuit court vacating, enjoining, 16
reviewing, or otherwise relating to a decision by a state or local official, board, 17
commission, condemnor, authority, or department concerning an electronics and 18
information technology manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m) shall 19
be stayed automatically upon the filing of an appeal as provided under this section. 20
Any party to the proceeding may apply to the supreme court to request that the stay 21
be modified or vacated.
809.62 (1r) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
809.62 (1r) Criteria for granting review.
(intro.) Supreme Except as provided
24under s. 808.055, supreme
court review is a matter of judicial discretion, not of right, 25
and will be granted only when special and important reasons are presented. The
following, while neither controlling nor fully measuring the court's discretion, 2
indicate criteria that will be considered:”.
The department of transportation may not expend the proceeds of general 5
obligation bonds issued under section 20.866 (2) (uuz) of the statutes unless the state 6
receives an award of federal moneys for the I 94 north-south corridor project under 7
section 84.0145 (3) (b) 1. of the statutes and submits a request to expend the proceeds 8
to the joint committee on finance. The department may not expend the proceeds of 9
general obligation bonds issued under section 20.866 (2) (uuz) of the statutes if, 10
within 14 days of receiving the request to expend proceeds, the joint committee on 11
finance objects to the request and, within 30 days of objecting, the joint committee 12
on finance votes to deny the request to expend proceeds.”.