LRB-2115/1
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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
December 7, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Kulp, Quinn, E. Brooks,
Tranel, Ballweg, Bernier, Felzkowski, Edming, Krug, Mursau, Nerison,
Novak, Petryk, Pronschinske, Ripp, Spiros, Summerfield, Swearingen,
Tauchen, Tusler and Milroy, cosponsored by Senator Testin. Referred to
Committee on Local Government.
AB729,1,2 1An Act to create 121.91 (4) (s) of the statutes; relating to: revenue limit
2adjustment for certain school district workforce development improvements.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill creates a school district revenue limit adjustment for workforce
development improvements to support vocational or technical education.
Current law generally limits the total amount of revenue per pupil a school
district may receive from general school aids and property taxes in a school year to
the amount of revenue received per pupil in the previous school year. Current law
provides several exceptions to the revenue limit. Under one such exception, a school
district may pass a resolution and submit the resolution to the electors of the school
district in a referendum election. If a majority of the electors of the school district
votes to approve the referendum, the revenue limit of the school district is increased
as specified in the referendum question.
Under this bill, a school board that receives a petition and that adopts a
resolution to initiate workforce development improvements may increase its
revenue limit by the amount the school district spends on the improvements in a
school year, including amounts spent for debt service on a bond, note, or state trust
fund loan used to finance the improvements. The term of the bond, note, or trust fund
loan may not exceed 20 years. The petition must be filed jointly by the president of
a local chamber of commerce or a chamber of commerce that serves the geographic
area encompassing any portion of the school district and the executive director of a
regional workforce development board.

For further information see the local 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:
AB729,1 1Section 1. 121.91 (4) (s) of the statutes is created to read:
AB729,2,42 121.91 (4) (s) 1. a. In this paragraph, “workforce development improvements”
3includes work stations, machinery, and equipment purchased by a school district to
4support vocational or technical education.
AB729,2,195 b. Except as provided in subd. 2., upon receipt of a petition filed jointly by the
6president of a local chamber of commerce or a chamber of commerce that serves the
7geographic area encompassing any portion of the school district and the executive
8director of a regional workforce development board established under 29 USC 2832,
9if the school board of a school district adopts a resolution to do so, the limit otherwise
10applicable to a school district under sub. (2m) in any school year is increased by the
11amount spent by the school district in that school year on workforce development
12improvements, including the payment of debt service on a bond or note issued, or a
13state trust fund loan obtained, to finance the workforce development improvements.
14The term of a bond or note issued or state trust fund loan obtained to finance
15workforce development improvements may not exceed 20 years. If a school board
16issues a bond or note or obtains a state trust fund loan to finance workforce
17development improvements, a resolution adopted by the school board under this
18subd. 1. b. is valid for each school year in which the school board pays debt service
19on the bond, note, or state trust fund loan.
AB729,3,320 2. If a school district issues a bond or note or obtains a state trust fund loan to
21finance workforce development improvements described in subd. 1., the amount of

1debt service included in the amount spent by the school district under subd. 1. b. is
2the amount paid in the calendar year that begins on January 1 of the school year in
3which the school district's revenue limit is increased under this paragraph.
AB729,3,64 3. Any additional revenue received by a school district under this paragraph
5shall not be included in the base for determining the school district's limit under sub.
6(2m) for the following school year.
AB729,3,77 (End)
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