2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
January 12, 2017 - Introduced by Representative Ott, by request of Department
of Transportation. Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
1An Act to amend
85.07 (7) (a) of the statutes; relating to: planning for certain
2federal highway money distribution transfers (suggested as remedial
3legislation by the Department of Transportation).
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current federal law, if a state does not have a qualifying safety belt
statute, as a penalty certain federal highway moneys distributed to the state may be
transferred from, generally, highway construction funding to highway safety
funding. Currently, the Department of Transportation must annually prepare a plan
to use, for purposes of state and local emergency medical services, at least 25 percent
of the federal funds that would be transferred under this federal penalty provision
were it to be applied to the state. Current law also requires DOT to consult with the
Council on Highway Safety, the Department of Health Services, and the Emergency
Medical Services Board before preparing the plan.
Under this bill, DOT must prepare the plan only in years in which DOT expects
that federal funds distributed to the state will be transferred under the penalty
provision and DOT is not required to consult with the Council on Highway Safety
before preparing the plan.
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:
85.07 (7) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) The In any year that the department expects that federal funds
3will be transferred under 23 USC 153 (h), the
prepare a 4
plan to use, for purposes of state and local emergency medical services, at least 25 5
percent of any federal the
funds transferred under 23 USC 153
(h). The department 6
shall prepare the plan after consulting with the council on highway safety,
department of health services and the emergency medical services board. Funds 8
expended under the plan may not be used to supplant other federal and state funds 9
used for emergency medical services purposes. Funds may not be expended under 10
the plan unless any necessary federal approval of the plan has been obtained.