2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
October 18, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Erpenbach, Vinehout, Hansen,
Ringhand and Wirch, cosponsored by Representatives Shankland,
Anderson, Berceau, Billings, Brostoff, Considine, Crowley, Fields,
Genrich, Goyke, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Kolste, Mason, Ohnstad, Pope,
Sinicki, Spreitzer, C. Taylor, Vruwink, Wachs and Zamarripa. Referred to
Committee on Transportation and Veterans Affairs.
1An Act to renumber and amend
45.57 (1); and to create
45.57 (1) (b) of the 2
statutes; relating to: transfer of the unencumbered balance of certain
3appropriations for veterans homes.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to give the financial needs
of veterans homes first consideration for the use of any unencumbered balance of
certain appropriations for veterans homes before DVA transfers that unencumbered
balance to the veterans trust fund or the veterans mortgage loan repayment fund.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
45.57 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 45.57 (1) (a) and amended 5
(a) The Subject to par. (b), the
department may transfer all or part 7
of the unencumbered balance of any of the appropriations under s. 20.485 (1) (g), (gd), 8
(gk), or (i) to the veterans trust fund or to the veterans mortgage loan repayment 9
45.57 (1) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) Before transferring all or part of the unencumbered balance of an 3
appropriation under par. (a), the department shall give the financial needs of 4
veterans homes first consideration for the use of that unencumbered balance.