2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
July 24, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Quinn, Billings, Edming,
Horlacher, Kulp, Kurtz, Murphy, Mursau, Neylon, Petryk, Skowronski,
Spiros, Spreitzer, Tranel, Tusler, VanderMeer and Wittke, cosponsored by
Senators Petrowski, Carpenter, Bewley, Feyen, Miller, Olsen, Ringhand,
Schachtner and Wanggaard. Referred to Committee on Transportation.
1An Act to amend
84.185 (1) (am), 84.185 (2) (b) 3. and 84.185 (3) (a) 2. of the 2
statutes; relating to: the transportation facilities economic assistance and
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Department of Transportation administers a
transportation facilities economic assistance and development program (TEA). As
part of an economic development project under TEA, DOT may improve a highway,
airport, or harbor, or provide other assistance for the improvement of such
transportation facilities or certain rail property or railroad tracks. DOT may also
make loans for the improvement of any of these transportation facilities. The state
share of costs for the improvement of any transportation facility (grant ceiling) may
generally not exceed the lesser of 50 percent of the cost of the improvement or $5,000
for each job resulting from the improvement or the economic development project.
This bill specifies that both jobs created and jobs retained resulting from the
improvement or economic development project may be used in setting the grant
For further information see the state and 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:
84.185 (1) (am) of the statutes is amended to read:
(am) “Economic development project" means a business 3
development that directly and significantly
retains jobs or
increases the number of 4
jobs in this state.
84.185 (2) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 3. The ratio of the cost of the improvement to the increase in
number of jobs retained or created
in this state resulting directly from the 8
improvement or economic development project.
84.185 (3) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 2. Five thousand dollars for each job retained or created
in this 11
state resulting directly from the improvement or economic development project.