2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
September 25, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Petrowski and Bewley, cosponsored
by Representative Spiros. Referred to Committee on Transportation,
Veterans and Military Affairs.
1An Act to amend
86.30 (3) (a) of the statutes; relating to: supplemental
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Department of Transportation administers a general
transportation aids program that makes transportation aid payments to a county
based on a share-of-costs formula, and to a municipality based on the greater of a
share-of-costs formula or an aid rate per mile. Under the program, no municipality
may be paid an amount greater than 85 percent of its three-year average costs.
Under current law, DOT is required to make supplemental aid payments to
towns receiving aid on a share-of-costs basis that are limited by the average costs
threshold. This bill modifies the supplemental aid payments to instead require DOT
to make the payments to towns receiving aid based on mileage that are limited by
the average costs threshold.
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:
(a) Amount of aids payments.
Notwithstanding sub. (2) and subject 2
to pars. (b) and (c), for a town for which the amount of aid determined under sub. (2) 3
(a) 2. 3.
is limited by sub. (2) (d), the amount of aid under this subsection is calculated 4
by dividing $2,500,000 by the total mileage of town roads in towns eligible to receive 5
aid under this subsection and then multiplying that amount by the total mileage of 6
town roads in the town receiving aid. The department shall determine the amount 7
of aid payable under this paragraph prior to the calender year in which the aid would 8