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2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
March 7, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Feyen, Bewley, Petrowski, Tiffany and
Bernier, cosponsored by Representatives Kitchens, Petryk, Allen, Billings,
Duchow, Krug, Kulp, Ohnstad, Rohrkaste, Shankland, Snyder, C. Taylor
and Thiesfeldt. Referred to Committee on Local Government, Small
Business, Tourism and Workforce Development.
SB82,1,2 1An Act to create 20.380 (3) (dm) and 41.567 of the statutes; relating to: creative
2economy development initiative grants and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill creates a grant program administered by the Arts Board in the
Department of Tourism. The bill requires the Arts Board to award grants on a
competitive basis to businesses, whether operated for profit or not for profit, local
governmental agencies, and business development organizations or associations
that work to promote any of the following in Wisconsin:
1. Individuals or organizations whose products or services have an origin in
artistic, cultural, creative, or aesthetic content.
2. Job creation.
3. Economic development.
4. Arts education.
5. Workforce training and development.
Under the bill, such a grant may not exceed $40,000, and the bill prohibits the
Arts Board from awarding a grant unless the proposed grant recipient has secured
from nonstate sources an amount equal to at least twice the amount of the proposed
grant.
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:
SB82,1
1Section 1. 20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert
2the following amounts for the purposes indicated: - See PDF for table PDF
SB82,2 3Section 2. 20.380 (3) (dm) of the statutes is created to read:
SB82,2,64 20.380 (3) (dm) Creative economy development initiative grants. As a
5continuing appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for creative economy
6development initiative grants under s. 41.567.
SB82,3 7Section 3. 41.567 of the statutes is created to read:
SB82,2,10 841.567 Creative economy development initiative grants. (1) In this
9section, “creative industry" means any of the following whose products or services
10have an origin in artistic, cultural, creative, or aesthetic content:
SB82,2,1111 (a) An organization or business, whether operated for profit or not for profit.
SB82,2,1212 (b) An individual.
SB82,2,19 13(2) From the appropriation under s. 20.380 (3) (dm), the board shall award
14creative economy development initiative grants on a competitive basis to businesses,
15whether operated for profit or not for profit, municipal and county governmental
16agencies, and business development organizations or associations that work to
17promote creative industries, job creation, arts education, workforce training and
18development, or economic development in this state. A grant awarded under this
19subsection may not exceed $40,000.
SB82,3,4
1(3) The board may not award a grant under sub. (2) unless the business,
2governmental agency, or business development organization or association has
3secured from nonstate sources an amount equal to at least twice the amount of the
4proposed grant.
SB82,4 5Section 4. Nonstatutory provision.
SB82,3,106 (1) Effectiveness report. The arts board shall develop a matrix to evaluate
7the effectiveness of creative economy development initiative grants awarded under
8s. 41.567 and shall submit a report on the effectiveness of the creative economy
9development initiative grants, as determined using the matrix developed under this
10subsection, to the joint committee on finance no later than May 1, 2021.
SB82,5 11Section 5. Effective date.
SB82,3,1312 (1) This act takes effect on the day after publication, or on the 2nd day after
13publication of the 2019 biennial budget act, whichever is later.
SB82,3,1414 (End)
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