2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
DOA:......Potts, BB0246 - Increase contaminated sediment bonding authority
For 2019-2021 Budget -- Not Ready For Introduction
An Act ...; relating to: the budget.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Water quality
1. Contaminated sediment removal
Under current law, the state may contract up to $32,000,000 in public debt to pay a portion of the costs of a project to remove contaminated sediment from Lake Michigan or Lake Superior, or a tributary of Lake Michigan or Lake Superior, if DNR has identified the body of water as being impaired by the sediment. This bill increases the bonding authority for sediment removal projects by $25,000,000.
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:
Section 1. 20.866 (2) (ti) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.866 (2) (ti) Natural resources; contaminated sediment removal. From the capital improvement fund, a sum sufficient for the department of natural resources to fund removal of contaminated sediment under s. 281.87. The state may contract public debt in an amount not to exceed $32,000,000 $57,000,000 for this purpose.