August 2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 1
September 6, 2017 - Offered by
Joint Committee on Finance.
1An Act to renumber
196.192 (2) and 238.399 (4); to renumber and amend
30.195 (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., 4
66.1105 (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), 6
180.0622 (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
13.94 (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), 10
61.57 (1) and (2), 62.155 (1) and (2), 66.0203 (2) (bm), 66.0203 (10), 66.0215 (1m), 11
66.02162 (1m), 66.0621 (3m), 66.1105 (20), 71.07 (3w) (bm) 5., 71.07 (3wm), 12
71.28 (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),
238.399 (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:
13.94 (1) (u) of the statutes is created to read:
(u) Beginning in 2018, annually for 5 years, evaluate the process used 14
by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to verify information under s. 15
238.396 (4) (d) and evaluate whether the corporation appropriately verified, in 16
accordance with statutory and contractual requirements, the amount of tax credits 17
eligible claimants may claim under ss. 71.07 (3wm) and 71.28 (3wm).
16.297 of the statutes is created to read:
1916.297 Grants for local government expenditures; moral obligation
20pledge. (1) Definitions.
In this section:
(a) “Local governmental unit” means a city, village, town, county, or technical 22
college district that contains any part of an electronics and information technology 23
manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
(b) “Municipal obligation” has the meaning given in s. 67.01 (6).
From the appropriation under s. 20.505 (1) (fr), the department 3
may make one or more grants to a local governmental unit for the local governmental 4
unit's expenditures for costs the department determines are associated with 5
development occurring in an electronics and information technology manufacturing 6
zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m), including costs related to infrastructure and 7
The department may require a local governmental unit to match 9
in whole or in part a grant the department makes to the local governmental unit 10
under sub. (1m).
11(3) Moral obligation pledge
. (a) Recognizing its moral obligation to do so, the 12
legislature expresses its expectation and aspiration that, if ever called upon to do so, 13
it shall make an appropriation to pay the principal and interest of a local 14
governmental unit's municipal obligations, if all of the following apply:
1. The local governmental unit's municipal obligation is issued to finance costs 16
related to development occurring in or for the benefit of an electronics and 17
information technology manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
2. The secretary designates the moral obligation pledge for the local 19
governmental unit's municipal obligation before the municipal obligation is issued, 20
based on a plan that the local governmental unit shall submit to the department on 21
a form prescribed by the department.
(b) No more than 40 percent of a local governmental unit's aggregate municipal 23
obligations under par. (a) shall be subject to the moral obligation pledge under that 24
(c) The proceeds of municipal obligations issued by a local governmental unit 2
under this subsection shall be used to finance costs related to development occurring 3
in or for the benefit of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone 4
designated under s. 238.396 (1m). The legislature determines that the provision of 5
assistance by state agencies to a local governmental unit under this section, any 6
appropriation of funds to a local governmental unit under this section, and the moral 7
obligation pledge under par. (a) serve a substantial statewide public purpose by 8
assisting the development of an electronics and information technology 9
manufacturing zone in the state, by encouraging economic development, by reducing 10
unemployment, and by bringing needed capital into the state for the benefit and 11
welfare of people throughout the state.
. The secretary may contract with a local governmental unit to 13
implement this section.
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 15
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.395 (6) (ad) of the statutes is created to read:
(ad) Principal repayment and interest, contingent funding of
3southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects, state funds
. From the general fund, a sum 4
sufficient to reimburse s. 20.866 (1) (u) for the payment of principal and interest costs 5
incurred in financing southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects, as provided under 6
ss. 20.866 (2) (uuz) and 84.585 and 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 60 (1c), 7
and to make payments under an agreement or ancillary arrangement entered into 8
under s. 18.06 (8) (a).
20.445 (1) (bg) of the statutes is created to read:
(bg) Worker training and employment program.
As a continuing 11
appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for the worker training and employment 12
program under s. 106.271.
20.505 (1) (fr) of the statutes is created to read:
(fr) Grants for local government expenditures.
As a continuing 15
appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for grants to local governmental units 16
under s. 16.297.
20.835 (2) (cp) of the statutes is created to read:
(cp) Electronics and information technology manufacturing zone
. A sum sufficient to make the payments under ss. 71.07 (3wm) (d) 2. and 71.28 3
(3wm) (d) 2.
20.866 (2) (uuz) of the statutes is created to read:
(uuz) Transportation; southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects
6subject to contingency
. From the capital improvement fund, a sum sufficient for the 7
department of transportation to fund southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects as 8
provided under s. 84.585. Subject to 2017 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 60 (1c), 9
the state may contract public debt in an amount not to exceed $252,400,000 for these 10
30.12 (1g) (m) of the statutes is created to read:
(m) A structure or deposit that is related to the construction, access, 13
or operation of a new manufacturing facility in a navigable stream located in an 14
electronics and information technology manufacturing zone designated under s. 15
30.123 (6) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
(f) The construction or maintenance of bridges and the construction 18
or placement and maintenance of culverts that are related to the construction, 19
access, or operation of a new manufacturing facility and that affect a portion of a 20
navigable stream within an electronics and information technology manufacturing 21
zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
30.123 (6m) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
30.123 (6m) Permits in lieu of exemptions.
(intro.) The department may 24
decide 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
if the department has conducted an investigation and visited the site of the activity 2
and has determined that conditions specific to the site require restrictions on the 3
activity in order to prevent any of the following:
30.19 (1m) (h) of the statutes is created to read:
(h) Any activity that affects a portion of a navigable stream and that 6
is related to the construction, access, or operation of a new manufacturing facility 7
within an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone designated 8
under s. 238.396 (1m).
30.195 (7) of the statutes is renumbered 30.195 (7) (intro.) and 10
amended to read:
30.195 (7) Application of section.
(intro.) This section does not apply to 12municipal any of the following:
or county-owned lands in counties having a population of 14
750,000 or more.
30.195 (7) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) Activity related to the construction, access, or operation of a new 17
manufacturing facility located in an electronics and information technology 18
manufacturing zone designated under s. 238.396 (1m).
61.57 of the statutes is renumbered 61.57 (intro.) and amended 20
2161.57 Acquisition of recycling or resource recovery facilities without
(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 24
as required under s. 61.54 if the village invites developers to submit proposals to
provide a completed project and evaluates proposals according to site, cost, design 2
and the developers' experience in other similar projects.
61.57 (1) and (2) of the statutes are created to read:
A recycling or resource recovery facility.
If the village contains an electronics and information technology 6
manufacturing zone that is designated under s. 238.396 (1m):
(a) Water and sewer systems.