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2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO SENATE BILL 59
June 19, 2019 - Offered by Joint Committee on Finance.
SB59-SSA1,1,2 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:
SB59-SSA1,26m 3Section 26m. 13.48 (20m) of the statutes is created to read:
SB59-SSA1,1,104 13.48 (20m) Grants for local projects. (a) The building commission shall
5establish and operate a grant program under this subsection to assist nonstate
6organizations to carry out construction projects having a public purpose. The
7building commission may not award a grant for a construction project under this
8subsection unless the building commission first determines that the project is in the
9public interest and serves one or more public purposes that are statewide
10responsibilities of statewide dimension.
SB59-SSA1,2,311 (b) The building commission may award a grant to any nonstate organization
12for a construction project that satisfies par. (a). The municipality, as defined in s.

159.001 (3), in which the construction project is or will be located shall apply to the
2building commission for the grant on behalf of the nonstate organization carrying out
3the construction project.
SB59-SSA1,2,94 (c) The building commission may authorize up to $25,000,000 in general fund
5supported borrowing for grants awarded under par. (b). Each grant award may not
6exceed $5,000,000. Before considering each grant application, the building
7commission shall determine that the organization carrying out the project has
8secured additional funding for the project from nonstate revenue sources in an
9amount that is equal to at least 50 percent of the total cost of the project.
SB59-SSA1,2,1410 (d) If the building commission awards a grant under par. (b), and if, for any
11reason, the space that is constructed with funds from the grant is not used for one
12or more public purposes determined by the building commission under par. (a), the
13state shall retain an ownership interest in the constructed space equal to the amount
14of the state's grant.
SB59-SSA1,2,1915 (e) The building commission may not award a grant under par. (b) unless the
16department of administration has reviewed and approved plans for the construction
17project associated with the grant. Notwithstanding ss. 16.85 (1) and 16.855 (1m), the
18department of administration may not supervise any services or work or let any
19contract for the project. Section 16.87 does not apply to the project.
SB59-SSA1,26o 20Section 26o. 13.48 (20s) of the statutes is created to read:
SB59-SSA1,3,221 13.48 (20s) Northern Wisconsin regional crisis center. (a) The building
22commission may award a grant under this subsection to a nonstate organization for
23the establishment of a northern Wisconsin regional crisis center. The building
24commission may not award a grant under this subsection unless the building

1commission first determines that the project is in the public interest and serves one
2or more public purposes that are statewide responsibilities of statewide dimension.
SB59-SSA1,3,53 (b) Subject to approval of the joint committee on finance, the building
4commission may authorize up to $15,000,000 in general fund supported borrowing
5for a grant awarded under par. (a).
SB59-SSA1,3,106 (c) If the building commission awards a grant under par. (a), and if, for any
7reason, the space that is constructed with funds from the grant is not used for one
8or more public purposes determined by the building commission under par. (a), the
9state shall retain an ownership interest in the constructed space equal to the amount
10of the state's grant.
SB59-SSA1,27c 11Section 27c. 13.48 (27m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB59-SSA1,3,1712 13.48 (27m) (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
14establishing or constructing secured residential care centers for children and youth
15and attached juvenile detention facilities. Any such state funding commitment shall
16be in the form of a grant to a county issued under 2017 Wisconsin Act 185, section
17110 (4).
SB59-SSA1,27d 18Section 27d. 13.48 (31) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB59-SSA1,3,2119 13.48 (31) (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.
SB59-SSA1,27e 22Section 27e. 13.48 (31) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
SB59-SSA1,4,423 13.48 (31) (e) The legislature finds and determines that cancer is the leading
24cause of death of the citizens of this state and that research into the causes,
25prevention, and cures of cancer is of vital importance to the health and well-being

1of all citizens of this state and is a statewide responsibility of statewide dimension.
2It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist
3the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., in the construction of a cancer research
4facility in Milwaukee County.
SB59-SSA1,27f 5Section 27f. 13.48 (31) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
SB59-SSA1,4,136 13.48 (31) (f) The building commission may authorize up to $10,000,000 in
7general fund supported borrowing to assist the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.,
8in the construction of a cancer research facility in Milwaukee County. The state
9funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to the Medical College of
10Wisconsin, Inc. Before approving any state funding commitment for the construction
11of the cancer research facility, the building commission shall determine that the
12Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., has secured additional funding for the project of
13at least $90,000,000 from nonstate revenue sources.
SB59-SSA1,27g 14Section 27g. 13.48 (31) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
SB59-SSA1,4,1915 13.48 (31) (g) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the Medical
16College of Wisconsin, Inc., under par. (f), and if, for any reason, the space that is
17constructed with funds from the grant is not used for cancer research, the state shall
18retain an ownership interest in the constructed space equal to the amount of the
19state's grant.
SB59-SSA1,39 20Section 39. 15.207 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
SB59-SSA1,46m 21Section 46m. 15.463 of the statutes is created to read:
SB59-SSA1,4,25 2215.463 Same; offices. (1) Office of innovative program delivery. There is
23created an office of innovative program delivery in the department of transportation.
24The director of the office shall be appointed by, and report directly to, the secretary
25of transportation.
SB59-SSA1,48
1Section 48. 16.009 (2) (em) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB59-SSA1,5,62 16.009 (2) (em) Monitor, evaluate, and make recommendations concerning
3long-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
5family care program, the Family Care Partnership Program, and the program of
6all-inclusive care for the elderly.
SB59-SSA1,55 7Section 55. 16.047 (4m) (e) of the statutes is repealed.
SB59-SSA1,55c 8Section 55c. 16.047 (4s) of the statutes is created to read:
SB59-SSA1,5,99 16.047 (4s) School bus replacement grants. (a) In this subsection:
SB59-SSA1,5,1010 1. “School board” has the meaning given in s. 115.001 (7).
SB59-SSA1,5,1111 2. “School bus” has the meaning given in s. 121.51 (4).
SB59-SSA1,5,1612 (b) The department shall establish a program to award grants of settlement
13funds from the appropriation under s. 20.855 (4) (h) to school boards for the
14replacement of school buses owned and operated by the school boards with school
15buses that are energy efficient, including school buses that use alternative fuels. Any
16school board may apply for a grant under the program.
SB59-SSA1,5,1817 (c) As a condition of receiving a grant under this subsection, the school board
18shall provide matching funds equal to the amount of the grant award.
SB59-SSA1,5,2119 (d) A school board may use settlement funds awarded under this subsection
20only for the payment of costs incurred by the school board to replace school buses in
21accordance with the settlement guidelines.
SB59-SSA1,60 22Section 60. 16.643 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB59-SSA1,6,523 16.643 (2) Eligibility for long-term care programs. A person who is
24determining eligibility for an individual for a long-term care program under s. 46.27,
2546.275, or 46.277, the family care benefit under s. 46.286, the family care partnership

1program, the long-term care program defined in s. 46.2899 (1), or any other
2demonstration program or program operated under a waiver of federal medicaid law
3that provides long-term care benefits shall exclude from the determination any
4income from assets accumulated in an account that is part of a qualified ABLE
5program under section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code.
SB59-SSA1,61 6Section 61. 16.705 (1b) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
SB59-SSA1,6,87 16.705 (1b) (f) The department of workforce development for the Project
8SEARCH program under s. 47.07.
SB59-SSA1,67 9Section 67. 16.848 (2) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB59-SSA1,6,1110 16.848 (2) (g) Subsection (1) does not apply to property that is subject to sale
11by the department of veterans affairs under s. 45.32 (7), 2017 stats.
SB59-SSA1,88 12Section 88. 16.99 (6) of the statutes is repealed.
SB59-SSA1,89 13Section 89. 16.9945 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB59-SSA1,7,214 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
16basis to eligible school districts and to eligible public libraries for the purpose of
17improving information technology infrastructure. For purposes of awarding grants
18under this section, “improving information technology infrastructure” includes
19purchasing and installing on a bus a portable device that creates an area of wireless
20Internet coverage and purchasing for individuals to temporarily borrow from a
21school or for patrons to check out from a public library a portable device that creates
22an area of wireless Internet coverage. In awarding grants to eligible school districts
23under this section, the department shall give priority to applications for school
24districts in which the percentage of pupils who satisfy the income eligibility criteria
25under 42 USC 1758 (b) (1) for a free or reduced-price lunch is greater than in other

1applicant school districts. The department shall require an applicant for a grant
2under this section to provide all of the following:
SB59-SSA1,90 3Section 90. 16.9945 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 16.9945 (2) and
4amended to read:
SB59-SSA1,7,75 16.9945 (2) A school district is eligible for a grant under this section in a fiscal
6year 2017-18 if the school district's membership in the previous school year divided
7by the school district's area in square miles is 16 or less.
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