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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 13, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Sanfelippo, Allen, Duchow,
Gannon, Hutton, Kremer, Murphy, Quinn, Skowronski, Steffen and
Thiesfeldt, cosponsored by Senators Craig, Feyen, Nass, Stroebel and L.
Taylor
. Referred to Committee on Government Accountability and Oversight.
AB66,1,3 1An Act to renumber and amend 16.84 (5); and to create 16.84 (5) (a) 2. of the
2statutes; relating to: leases of real property for executive agencies and a plan
3to relocate the Department of Children and Families headquarters.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires that the Department of Administration, when entering into
or renewing a lease of real property for an executive branch agency, perform a
cost-benefit analysis for that agency and the Joint Committee on Finance of any
savings that would accrue to the state if the agency were relocated. In performing
the cost-benefit analysis, this bill requires DOA to solicit at least three lease options.
Two options must be in the two counties, other than Dane and Milwaukee, in which
the executive branch agency provides the greatest number of services, and the third
option may be in Dane or Milwaukee County.
This bill also requires the Department of Children and Families to develop a
plan to move DCF headquarters from the city of Madison to Milwaukee County. The
bill requires DCF to include in the plan the costs of relocating the headquarters, a
timeline for implementing the relocation, and a list of options for Milwaukee County
locations. The bill requires DCF to complete the plan in time for the plan to be
included in DCF's 2019-21 biennial budget request.

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:
AB66,1 1Section 1. 16.84 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 16.84 (5) (a) 1. and amended
2to read:
AB66,2,63 16.84 (5) (a) 1. Have responsibility, subject to approval of the governor, for all
4functions relating to the leasing, acquisition, allocation and utilization of all real
5property by the state, except where such responsibility is otherwise provided by the
6statutes. In this connection, the department shall, with the governor's approval
AB66,2,11 7(b) When exercising the responsibility under par. (a) 1., require, with the
8governor's approval,
physical consolidation of office space utilized by any executive
9branch agency, as defined in s. 16.70 (4), having fewer than 50 authorized full-time
10equivalent positions with office space utilized by another executive branch agency,
11whenever feasible. The department shall lease
AB66,2,14 12(c) Lease or acquire office space for legislative offices or legislative service
13agencies at the direction of the joint committee on legislative organization. In this
14subsection, “executive branch agency" has the meaning given in s. 16.70 (4).
AB66,2 15Section 2. 16.84 (5) (a) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
AB66,3,416 16.84 (5) (a) 2. Before entering into or renewing a lease for an executive branch
17agency, as defined in s. 16.70 (4), provide to the agency and the joint committee on
18finance a cost-benefit analysis that considers any savings that would accrue to the
19state if the executive branch agency were relocated. As part of the cost-benefit
20analysis, the department shall identify counties in which the executive branch
21agency provides the greatest number of services. The department shall solicit at

1least 3 lease options, 2 of which shall be in the 2 counties, excluding Dane and
2Milwaukee counties, in which the executive branch agency provides the greatest
3number of services, and one of which may be in Dane or Milwaukee County. The lease
4options shall, if possible, include proposals from qualified property owners.
AB66,3 5Section 3. Nonstatutory provisions.
AB66,3,136 (1) Relocation of department of children and families headquarters. The
7department of children and families shall develop a plan to move the department's
8headquarters from the city of Madison to Milwaukee County. In the plan, the
9department of children and families shall provide in detail the costs of relocating the
10headquarters, a timeline for implementing the relocation, and a list of options for
11Milwaukee County locations. The department of children and families shall
12complete the plan in time for the plan to be included in the department of children
13and families' 2019-21 biennial budget request.
AB66,3,1414 (End)
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