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August 2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 1
September 6, 2017 - Offered by Joint Committee on Finance.
AB1-SSA1,2,11 1An Act to renumber 196.192 (2) and 238.399 (4); to renumber and amend
230.195 (7), 61.57, 62.155, 196.192 (1), 196.192 (3) (a), 196.192 (3) (b) and 196.192
3(4); to amend 30.123 (6m) (intro.), 66.1105 (2) (f) 1. (intro.), 66.1105 (2) (f) 1. b.,
466.1105 (4) (gm) 4. c., 71.05 (6) (a) 15., 71.08 (1) (intro.), 71.10 (4) (i), 71.21 (4)
5(a), 71.26 (2) (a) 4., 71.30 (3) (f), 71.34 (1k) (g), 77.70, 79.05 (2) (c), 84.0145 (2),
6180.0622 (2), 183.0304 (1), 196.491 (1) (f), 238.12 (1), 238.399 (5m), 281.346 (4)
7(c) 2m., 281.36 (3b) (b), 281.36 (3m) (a) and 809.62 (1r) (intro.); and to create
813.94 (1) (u), 16.297, 20.395 (6) (ad), 20.445 (1) (bg), 20.505 (1) (fr), 20.835 (2)
9(cp), 20.866 (2) (uuz), 30.12 (1g) (m), 30.123 (6) (f), 30.19 (1m) (h), 30.195 (7) (b),
1061.57 (1) and (2), 62.155 (1) and (2), 66.0203 (2) (bm), 66.0203 (10), 66.0215 (1m),
1166.02162 (1m), 66.0621 (3m), 66.1105 (20), 71.07 (3w) (bm) 5., 71.07 (3wm),
1271.28 (3w) (bm) 5., 71.28 (3wm), 73.0306, 77.54 (65), 84.585, 106.271, 196.192
13(1) (b), 196.192 (2m), 196.49 (5g) (ar) 3., 238.03 (5), 238.396, 238.399 (3) (e),

1238.399 (4) (b), 238.399 (5) (f), 281.36 (4m) and 808.055 of the statutes; relating
2to:
authorizing the creation of an electronics and information technology
3manufacturing zone and, in connection with that zone, authorizing certain tax
4benefits, creating special provisions for tax incremental districts, and creating
5exemptions from wetland and waterway permits and Public Service
6Commission certificates; making changes to the enterprise zone tax credit
7program; authorizing limited use of the design-build construction process;
8authorizing certain counties to issue debt backed by sales and use tax revenue;
9facilitating a worker training and employment program; making changes to
10town incorporation procedures; granting contingent highway bonding
11authority; and making appropriations.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB1-SSA1,1m 12Section 1m. 13.94 (1) (u) of the statutes is created to read:
AB1-SSA1,2,1713 13.94 (1) (u) Beginning in 2018, annually for 5 years, evaluate the process used
14by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to verify information under s.
15238.396 (4) (d) and evaluate whether the corporation appropriately verified, in
16accordance with statutory and contractual requirements, the amount of tax credits
17eligible claimants may claim under ss. 71.07 (3wm) and 71.28 (3wm).
AB1-SSA1,2 18Section 2. 16.297 of the statutes is created to read:
AB1-SSA1,2,20 1916.297 Grants for local government expenditures; moral obligation
20pledge. (1)
Definitions. In this section:
AB1-SSA1,2,2321 (a) “Local governmental unit” means a city, village, town, county, or technical
22college district that contains any part of an electronics and information technology
23manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
AB1-SSA1,3,1
1(b) “Municipal obligation” has the meaning given in s. 67.01 (6).
AB1-SSA1,3,7 2(1m) Grants. From the appropriation under s. 20.505 (1) (fr), the department
3may make one or more grants to a local governmental unit for the local governmental
4unit's expenditures for costs the department determines are associated with
5development occurring in an electronics and information technology manufacturing
6zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m), including costs related to infrastructure and
7public safety.
AB1-SSA1,3,10 8(2) Match. The department may require a local governmental unit to match
9in whole or in part a grant the department makes to the local governmental unit
10under sub. (1m).
AB1-SSA1,3,14 11(3) Moral obligation pledge. (a) Recognizing its moral obligation to do so, the
12legislature expresses its expectation and aspiration that, if ever called upon to do so,
13it shall make an appropriation to pay the principal and interest of a local
14governmental unit's municipal obligations, if all of the following apply:
AB1-SSA1,3,1715 1. The local governmental unit's municipal obligation is issued to finance costs
16related to development occurring in or for the benefit of an electronics and
17information technology manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
AB1-SSA1,3,2118 2. The secretary designates the moral obligation pledge for the local
19governmental unit's municipal obligation before the municipal obligation is issued,
20based on a plan that the local governmental unit shall submit to the department on
21a form prescribed by the department.
AB1-SSA1,3,2422 (b) No more than 40 percent of a local governmental unit's aggregate municipal
23obligations under par. (a) shall be subject to the moral obligation pledge under that
24paragraph.
AB1-SSA1,4,11
1(c) The proceeds of municipal obligations issued by a local governmental unit
2under this subsection shall be used to finance costs related to development occurring
3in or for the benefit of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone
4designated under s. 238.396 (1m). The legislature determines that the provision of
5assistance by state agencies to a local governmental unit under this section, any
6appropriation of funds to a local governmental unit under this section, and the moral
7obligation pledge under par. (a) serve a substantial statewide public purpose by
8assisting the development of an electronics and information technology
9manufacturing zone in the state, by encouraging economic development, by reducing
10unemployment, and by bringing needed capital into the state for the benefit and
11welfare of people throughout the state.
AB1-SSA1,4,13 12(4) Contract. The secretary may contract with a local governmental unit to
13implement this section.
AB1-SSA1,3 14Section 3. 20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert
15the following amounts for the purposes indicated: - See PDF for table PDF
AB1-SSA1,4 1Section 4. 20.395 (6) (ad) of the statutes is created to read:
AB1-SSA1,5,82 20.395 (6) (ad) Principal repayment and interest, contingent funding of
3southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects, state funds
. From the general fund, a sum
4sufficient to reimburse s. 20.866 (1) (u) for the payment of principal and interest costs
5incurred in financing southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects, as provided under
6ss. 20.866 (2) (uuz) and 84.585 and 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 60 (1c),
7and to make payments under an agreement or ancillary arrangement entered into
8under s. 18.06 (8) (a).
AB1-SSA1,4m 9Section 4m. 20.445 (1) (bg) of the statutes is created to read:
AB1-SSA1,5,1210 20.445 (1) (bg) Worker training and employment program. As a continuing
11appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for the worker training and employment
12program under s. 106.271.
AB1-SSA1,5 13Section 5. 20.505 (1) (fr) of the statutes is created to read:
AB1-SSA1,5,1614 20.505 (1) (fr) Grants for local government expenditures. As a continuing
15appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for grants to local governmental units
16under s. 16.297.
AB1-SSA1,6 17Section 6. 20.835 (2) (cp) of the statutes is created to read:
AB1-SSA1,6,3
120.835 (2) (cp) Electronics and information technology manufacturing zone
2credit
. A sum sufficient to make the payments under ss. 71.07 (3wm) (d) 2. and 71.28
3(3wm) (d) 2.
AB1-SSA1,7 4Section 7. 20.866 (2) (uuz) of the statutes is created to read:
AB1-SSA1,6,105 20.866 (2) (uuz) Transportation; southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects
6subject to contingency
. From the capital improvement fund, a sum sufficient for the
7department of transportation to fund southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects as
8provided under s. 84.585. Subject to 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 60 (1c),
9the state may contract public debt in an amount not to exceed $252,400,000 for these
10purposes.
AB1-SSA1,9 11Section 9. 30.12 (1g) (m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB1-SSA1,6,1512 30.12 (1g) (m) A structure or deposit that is related to the construction, access,
13or operation of a new manufacturing facility in a navigable stream located in an
14electronics and information technology manufacturing zone designated under s.
15238.396 (1m).
AB1-SSA1,10 16Section 10. 30.123 (6) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
AB1-SSA1,6,2117 30.123 (6) (f) The construction or maintenance of bridges and the construction
18or placement and maintenance of culverts that are related to the construction,
19access, or operation of a new manufacturing facility and that affect a portion of a
20navigable stream within an electronics and information technology manufacturing
21zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
AB1-SSA1,11 22Section 11. 30.123 (6m) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB1-SSA1,7,323 30.123 (6m) Permits in lieu of exemptions. (intro.) The department may
24decide to require that a person engaged in an activity that is exempt under sub. (6)
25(d) or (f) apply for an individual permit or seek authorization under a general permit

1if the department has conducted an investigation and visited the site of the activity
2and has determined that conditions specific to the site require restrictions on the
3activity in order to prevent any of the following:
AB1-SSA1,12 4Section 12. 30.19 (1m) (h) of the statutes is created to read:
AB1-SSA1,7,85 30.19 (1m) (h) Any activity that affects a portion of a navigable stream and that
6is related to the construction, access, or operation of a new manufacturing facility
7within an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone designated
8under s. 238.396 (1m).
AB1-SSA1,13 9Section 13. 30.195 (7) of the statutes is renumbered 30.195 (7) (intro.) and
10amended to read:
AB1-SSA1,7,1211 30.195 (7) Application of section. (intro.) This section does not apply to
12municipal any of the following:
AB1-SSA1,7,14 13(a) Municipal or county-owned lands in counties having a population of
14750,000 or more.
AB1-SSA1,14 15Section 14. 30.195 (7) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
AB1-SSA1,7,1816 30.195 (7) (b) Activity related to the construction, access, or operation of a new
17manufacturing facility located in an electronics and information technology
18manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
AB1-SSA1,15 19Section 15. 61.57 of the statutes is renumbered 61.57 (intro.) and amended
20to read:
AB1-SSA1,8,2 2161.57 Acquisition of recycling or resource recovery facilities without
22bids.
(intro.) A village may contract for the acquisition of any element of a recycling
23or resource recovery facility
the following without submitting the contract for bids
24as required under s. 61.54 if the village invites developers to submit proposals to

1provide a completed project and evaluates proposals according to site, cost, design
2and the developers' experience in other similar projects. :
AB1-SSA1,16 3Section 16. 61.57 (1) and (2) of the statutes are created to read:
AB1-SSA1,8,44 61.57 (1) A recycling or resource recovery facility.
AB1-SSA1,8,6 5(2) If the village contains an electronics and information technology
6manufacturing zone that is designated under s. 238.396 (1m):
AB1-SSA1,8,77 (a) Water and sewer systems.
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