2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
October 1, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Brooks, Hesselbein, Katsma,
Gundrum, Allen, Anderson, Ballweg, Dittrich, Duchow, Knodl, Krug,
Kuglitsch, Kulp, Loudenbeck, Ohnstad, Petersen, Rodriguez, Sanfelippo,
Snyder, Subeck, Tusler, Zimmerman, Macco and Steffen, cosponsored by
Senators Kooyenga, Miller, Petrowski, Wanggaard and Darling. Referred
to Committee on Local Government.
1An Act to repeal
66.0602 (3) (a) of the statutes; relating to: changes to the local
2levy limit calculation for a political subdivision that transfers responsibility to
3provide a governmental service to another governmental unit.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Generally under current law, local levy limits are applied to the property tax
levies that are imposed by a political subdivision in December of each year. Current
law prohibits any political subdivision from increasing its levy by a percentage that
exceeds its “valuation factor," which is defined as the greater of either zero percent
or the percentage change in the political subdivision's equalized value due to new
construction, less improvements removed.
Also under current law, if a political subdivision transfers to another
governmental unit the responsibility to provide a service that it provided in the
previous year, the levy increase limit otherwise applicable in the current year is
decreased to reflect the cost that the political subdivision would have incurred to
provide that service. This bill repeals that provision.
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:
66.0602 (3) (a) of the statutes is repealed.