January 2020 Special Session
2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 5, 2020 - Introduced by
Committee on Senate Organization, by request
of Governor Tony Evers. Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Revenue and
1An Act to amend
93.40 (1) (g) of the statutes; relating to: grants to dairy
2processing plants and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under this bill, in awarding grants to dairy processing plants, the Department
of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection must give preference to small dairy
processing plants. Under current law, DATCP promotes the growth of the dairy
industry through research, planning, and assistance by making grants to persons
operating dairy processing plants and making grants and loans to dairy producers.
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:
93.40 (1) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
(g) Promote the growth of the dairy industry through research, 5
planning, and assistance, including grants and loans to dairy producers and grants 6
to persons operating processing plants. In awarding grants to persons operating
1processing plants, the department shall give preference to persons operating small
(1) Dairy processor grants.
In the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) for the 5
appropriation to the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection 6
under s. 20.115 (4) (dm), the dollar amount for fiscal year 2019-20 is increased by 7
$600,000 for the purpose for which the appropriation is made. In the schedule under 8
s. 20.005 (3) for the appropriation to the department of agriculture, trade and 9
consumer protection under s. 20.115 (4) (dm), the dollar amount for fiscal year 10
2020-21 is increased by $600,000 for the purpose for which the appropriation is 11