2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 56
June 11, 2019 - Offered by Joint Committee on Finance.
1An Act relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the
2executive budget act of the 2019 legislature.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
13.48 (20m) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (20m) Grants for local projects.
(a) The building commission shall 5
establish and operate a grant program under this subsection to assist nonstate 6
organizations to carry out construction projects having a public purpose. The 7
building commission may not award a grant for a construction project under this 8
subsection unless the building commission first determines that the project is in the 9
public interest and serves one or more public purposes that are statewide 10
responsibilities of statewide dimension.
(b) The building commission may award a grant to any nonstate organization 12
for a construction project that satisfies par. (a). The municipality, as defined in s.
59.001 (3), in which the construction project is or will be located shall apply to the 2
building commission for the grant on behalf of the nonstate organization carrying out 3
the construction project.
(c) The building commission may authorize up to $25,000,000 in general fund 5
supported borrowing for grants awarded under par. (b). Each grant award may not 6
exceed $5,000,000. Before considering each grant application, the building 7
commission shall determine that the organization carrying out the project has 8
secured additional funding for the project from nonstate revenue sources in an 9
amount that is equal to at least 50 percent of the total cost of the project.
(d) If the building commission awards a grant under par. (b), and if, for any 11
reason, the space that is constructed with funds from the grant is not used for one 12
or more public purposes determined by the building commission under par. (a), the 13
state shall retain an ownership interest in the constructed space equal to the amount 14
of the state's grant.
(e) The building commission may not award a grant under par. (b) unless the 16
department of administration has reviewed and approved plans for the construction 17
project associated with the grant. Notwithstanding ss. 16.85 (1) and 16.855 (1m), the 18
department of administration may not supervise any services or work or let any 19
contract for the project. Section 16.87 does not apply to the project.
13.48 (20s) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (20s) Northern Wisconsin regional crisis center.
(a) The building 22
commission may award a grant under this subsection to a nonstate organization for 23
the establishment of a northern Wisconsin regional crisis center. The building 24
commission may not award a grant under this subsection unless the building
commission first determines that the project is in the public interest and serves one 2
or more public purposes that are statewide responsibilities of statewide dimension.
(b) Subject to approval of the joint committee on finance, the building 4
commission may authorize up to $15,000,000 in general fund supported borrowing 5
for a grant awarded under par. (a).
(c) If the building commission awards a grant under par. (a), and if, for any 7
reason, the space that is constructed with funds from the grant is not used for one 8
or more public purposes determined by the building commission under par. (a), the 9
state shall retain an ownership interest in the constructed space equal to the amount 10
of the state's grant.
13.48 (27m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) The building commission may authorize up to a total of 13$40,000,000 $80,000,000
in general fund supported borrowing to assist counties in 14
establishing or constructing secured residential care centers for children and youth 15
and attached juvenile detention facilities. Any such state funding commitment shall 16
be in the form of a grant to a county issued under 2017 Wisconsin Act 185
, section 17110 (4)
13.48 (31) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
(title) Debt increase for construction of a biomedical research
20and technology incubator and for a cancer research facility at the Medical
21College of Wisconsin, Inc.
13.48 (31) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
(e) The legislature finds and determines that cancer is the leading 24
cause of death of the citizens of this state and that research into the causes, 25
prevention, and cures of cancer is of vital importance to the health and well-being
of all citizens of this state and is a statewide responsibility of statewide dimension. 2
It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist 3
the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., in the construction of a cancer research 4
facility in Milwaukee County.
13.48 (31) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
(f) The building commission may authorize up to $10,000,000 in 7
general fund supported borrowing to assist the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., 8
in the construction of a cancer research facility in Milwaukee County. The state 9
funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to the Medical College of 10
Wisconsin, Inc. Before approving any state funding commitment for the construction 11
of the cancer research facility, the building commission shall determine that the 12
Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., has secured additional funding for the project of 13
at least $90,000,000 from nonstate revenue sources.
13.48 (31) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
(g) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the Medical 16
College of Wisconsin, Inc., under par. (f), and if, for any reason, the space that is 17
constructed with funds from the grant is not used for cancer research, the state shall 18
retain an ownership interest in the constructed space equal to the amount of the 19
15.207 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
15.463 of the statutes is created to read:
2215.463 Same; offices. (1) Office of innovative program delivery.
There is 23
created an office of innovative program delivery in the department of transportation. 24
The director of the office shall be appointed by, and report directly to, the secretary 25
16.009 (2) (em) of the statutes is amended to read:
(em) Monitor, evaluate, and make recommendations concerning 3
long-term community support services received by clients of the long-term support
4community options program under s. 46.27 the self-directed services option
, the 5
family care program, the Family Care Partnership Program, and the program of 6
all-inclusive care for the elderly.
16.047 (4m) (e) of the statutes is repealed.
16.047 (4s) of the statutes is created to read:
16.047 (4s) School bus replacement grants.
(a) In this subsection:
1. “School board” has the meaning given in s. 115.001 (7).
2. “School bus” has the meaning given in s. 121.51 (4).
(b) The department shall establish a program to award grants of settlement 13
funds from the appropriation under s. 20.855 (4) (h) to school boards for the 14
replacement of school buses owned and operated by the school boards with school 15
buses that are energy efficient, including school buses that use alternative fuels. Any 16
school board may apply for a grant under the program.
(c) As a condition of receiving a grant under this subsection, the school board 18
shall provide matching funds equal to the amount of the grant award.
(d) A school board may use settlement funds awarded under this subsection 20
only for the payment of costs incurred by the school board to replace school buses in 21
accordance with the settlement guidelines.
16.643 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.643 (2) Eligibility for long-term care programs.
A person who is 24
determining eligibility for an individual for a long-term care program under s. 46.27, 25
or 46.277, the family care benefit under s. 46.286, the family care partnership
program, the long-term care program defined in s. 46.2899 (1), or any other 2
demonstration program or program operated under a waiver of federal medicaid law 3
that provides long-term care benefits shall exclude from the determination any 4
income from assets accumulated in an account that is part of a qualified ABLE 5
program under section 529A
of the Internal Revenue Code.
16.705 (1b) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
(f) The department of workforce development for the Project 8
SEARCH program under s. 47.07.
16.848 (2) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
(g) Subsection (1) does not apply to property that is subject to sale 11
by the department of veterans affairs under s. 45.32 (7), 2017 stats
16.99 (6) of the statutes is repealed.
16.9945 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.9945 (1) Competitive grants.
(intro.) In fiscal years 2017-18 and,
2018-19, 152019-20, and 2020-21,
the department may annually award grants on a competitive 16
basis to eligible school districts and to eligible public libraries for the purpose of 17
improving information technology infrastructure. For purposes of awarding grants 18
under this section, “improving information technology infrastructure” includes 19
purchasing and installing on a bus a portable device that creates an area of wireless 20
Internet coverage and purchasing for individuals to temporarily borrow from a 21
school or for patrons to check out from a public library a portable device that creates 22
an area of wireless Internet coverage. In awarding grants to eligible school districts 23
under this section, the department shall give priority to applications for school 24
districts in which the percentage of pupils who satisfy the income eligibility criteria 25
under 42 USC 1758
(b) (1) for a free or reduced-price lunch is greater than in other
applicant school districts. The department shall require an applicant for a grant 2
under this section to provide all of the following:
16.9945 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 16.9945 (2) and 4
amended to read:
A school district is eligible for a grant under this section in a
if the school district's membership in the previous school year divided 7
by the school district's area in square miles is 16 or less.