13.48(2)(h)1.d. d. “Photovoltaic solar energy system" means a solar energy system which converts solar energy directly into electricity.
13.48(2)(h)1.e. e. “Renewable energy resource system" means a solar energy system or a wind energy system. “Renewable energy resource system" does not include any equipment which would be present as part of a conventional energy system; any equipment which would be present as part of a system primarily used to heat a swimming pool; or a passive solar system which serves a dual purpose, as defined by the building commission by rule. “Dual purpose" includes, but is not limited to, a passive solar system serving also as a structural component, a greenhouse or a living space.
13.48(2)(h)1.f. f. “Solar energy" means radiant energy received from the sun.
13.48(2)(h)1.g. g. “Solar energy system" means equipment which directly converts and then transfers or stores solar energy into usable forms of thermal or electrical energy.
13.48(2)(h)2. 2. The building commission may not authorize the release of funds for bidding and construction of any new building, structure, major remodeling or building addition as enumerated in the authorized state building program as required by s. 20.924 (1) (a) and (b), or such other projects as the building commission determines to be appropriate, unless the design concept does all of the following for purposes of space heating and cooling and water heating:
13.48(2)(h)2.a. a. Provide maximum practical use of passive solar energy system design elements, including daylight lighting designs.
13.48(2)(h)2.b. b. Offer life-cycle cost estimates of the energy resource consuming system of the facility.
13.48(2)(h)2.c. c. Unless not justified on the basis of a technical and economic feasibility evaluation, incorporate an active solar energy system or photovoltaic solar energy system or other renewable energy resource system.
13.48(2)(i) (i) In this paragraph, “ life-cycle costing" means an economic evaluation of purchases or capital construction which considers all relevant costs associated with each purchase or building during its economic life, including, but not limited to, energy costs, acquisition and conversion, money, transportation, warehousing and distribution, training, operation and maintenance and disposition or resale. The building commission shall establish procedures requiring life-cycle costing for the design and location of any new building, structure, major remodeling or building addition as enumerated in the authorized state building program under s. 20.924 (1) (a) and (b), and for such other projects as the building commission determines to be appropriate. The building commission may not authorize the release of funds for construction of any new building, structure, major remodeling or building addition unless the requirements of the life-cycle costing procedures have been satisfied.
13.48(2)(k)1.1. In designing the construction or renovation of central steam generating facilities, the building commission shall employ a design for the cogeneration of steam and electricity unless the building commission determines that such a design is not cost-effective and technically feasible. The building commission may not release funds for the construction of a new central steam generating facility unless the requirements of this subdivision have been satisfied.
13.48(2)(k)2. 2. To the greatest extent cost-effective and technically feasible, the building commission shall ensure that state owned or operated steam generating facilities are designed to allow the use of biomass fuels and refuse-derived fuels.
13.48(3) (3)State building trust fund. In the interest of the continuity of the program, the moneys appropriated to the state building trust fund under s. 20.867 (2) (f) shall be retained as a nonlapsing building depreciation reserve. Such moneys shall be deposited into the state building trust fund. At such times as the building commission directs, or in emergency situations under s. 16.855 (16) (b), the governor shall authorize releases from this fund to become available for projects and shall direct the department of administration to allocate from this fund such amounts as are approved for these projects. In issuing such directions, the building commission shall consider the cash balance in the state building trust fund, the necessity and urgency of the proposed improvement, employment conditions and availability of materials in the locality in which the improvement is to be made. The building commission may authorize any project costing $1,000,000 or less in accordance with priorities to be established by the building commission and may adjust the priorities by deleting, substituting or adding new projects as needed to reflect changing program needs and unforeseen circumstances. The building commission may enter into contracts for the construction of buildings for any state agency, except a project authorized under sub. (10) (c), and shall be responsible for accounting for all funds released to projects. The building commission may designate the department of administration or the agency for which the project is constructed to act as its representative in such accounting.
13.48(4) (4)State agencies to report proposed projects. Whenever any state agency contemplates a project under the state building program it shall report the project to the building commission. The report shall be made on such date and in such manner as the building commission prescribes. This subsection does not apply to projects identified in sub. (10) (c).
13.48(5) (5)Assistance to building commission.
13.48(5)(a)(a) The department of administration shall assist the building commission in the performance of its duties. The department of administration shall, when requested by the building commission, make or cause to be made such studies, preliminary plans and specifications and cost estimates with respect to any proposed project as are necessary to permit the building commission to consider intelligently the approval or disapproval of the project and the appropriation of funds. The costs of such studies shall be charged against the building trust fund.
13.48(5)(b) (b) Whenever the building commission considers any proposal for the construction of a new correctional institution or the expansion of an existing correctional institution, the department of administration shall provide the commission with information concerning annual operating costs, including staffing costs, that will result from such construction or expansion in connection with consideration of that proposal.
13.48(6) (6)Review of projects. All reports submitted as provided by sub. (4) shall be reviewed by the building commission, which shall make its report as soon after November 20 as is possible. Such report shall include specific recommendations and establish priorities for the next 3 biennia from among all projects submitted which the building commission deems essential and shall recommend additional appropriations if necessary for the execution thereof. The building commission shall include in the report any projects proposed by the state fair park board involving a cost of not more than $300,000, together with the method of financing proposed for those projects by the board, without recommendation. The building commission shall include in its report an appraisal and recommendation of available and alternative methods of financing buildings for the use of state agencies and shall file copies of its report with the governor-elect.
13.48(7) (7)Biennial recommendations. The building commission shall prepare and formally adopt recommendations for the long-range state building program on a biennial basis. The building commission shall include in its report any projects proposed by the state fair park board involving a cost of not more than $300,000, together with the method of financing those projects proposed by the board, without recommendation. Unless a later date is requested by the building commission and approved by the joint committee on finance, the building commission shall, no later than the first Tuesday in April of each odd-numbered year, transmit the report prepared by the department of administration under s. 16.40 (20) and the commission's recommendations for the succeeding fiscal biennium that require legislative approval to the joint committee on finance in the form of proposed legislation prepared in proper form.
13.48(8) (8)Expansion at Green Bay Correctional Institution outside of walls prohibited. Further expansion at Green Bay Correctional Institution outside of the walls is prohibited.
13.48(10) (10)Approval by building commission.
13.48(10)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (c), no state board, agency, officer, department, commission, or body corporate may enter into a contract for the construction, reconstruction, remodeling of, or addition to any building, structure, or facility, in connection with any building project which involves a cost in excess of $300,000 without completion of final plans and arrangement for supervision of construction and prior approval by the building commission. This section applies to the department of transportation only in respect to buildings, structures, and facilities to be used for administrative or operating functions, including buildings, land, and equipment to be used for the motor vehicle emission inspection and maintenance program under s. 110.20.
13.48(10)(b) (b) This subsection does not apply to any of the following:
13.48(10)(b)1. 1. Contracts by the department of natural resources for construction work related to hazardous substance spill response under s. 292.11 or environmental repair under s. 292.31.
13.48(10)(b)2. 2. Projects approved by the governor in response to emergency situations under s. 16.855 (16) (b) or to allocations from the appropriation made under s. 20.867 (2) for special category projects when the building commission has released funds under sub. (3) and has also approved a plan for the expenditure of those funds. “Special category projects" for the purpose of this subdivision include projects such as special maintenance, energy conservation, handicapped access and advance property acquisition designated by the building commission.
13.48(10)(b)3. 3. Construction or improvement projects of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
13.48(10)(b)3m. 3m. Rehabilitation projects of the Fox River Navigational System Authority.
13.48(10)(b)4. 4. Build-operate-lease or transfer agreements by the department of transportation for transportation projects under s. 84.01 (30).
13.48(10)(b)5. 5. Contracts for construction of any building, structure or facility for the state fair park board involving a cost of not more than $300,000.
13.48(10)(b)6. 6. Projects of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
13.48(10)(c) (c) Paragraph (a) does not apply to any contract for a UW gifts and grants project, as defined in s. 16.855 (1g) (f), that the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System lets through single prime contracting under s. 16.855 (12m).
13.48(11) (11)Exceptions. Nothing in this section prohibits the use of past policies and existing statutory authority to borrow funds for the construction of buildings.
13.48(12) (12)Privately owned or operated facilities.
13.48(12)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), no state board, agency, officer, department, commission or body corporate which has authority to permit a privately owned or operated facility to be constructed on state-owned land may permit a facility that would be privately owned or operated to be constructed on state-owned land without prior approval of the building commission.
13.48(12)(b) (b) This subsection does not apply to any of the following:
13.48(12)(b)1. 1. A facility constructed by or for a business entity having condemnation authority under s. 32.02 (3) to (10) and (13) for purposes for which it would have condemnation authority.
13.48(12)(b)2. 2. A facility constructed by or for the state fair park board, if the cost of constructing the facility does not exceed the amount specified in sub. (3).
13.48(12)(b)3. 3. A facility constructed pursuant to a build-operate-lease or transfer agreement under s. 84.01 (30).
13.48(12)(b)4. 4. A facility constructed by or for the Fox River Navigational System Authority.
13.48(12)(b)5. 5. A facility constructed by or for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
13.48(13) (13)Application of laws, rules, codes, ordinances and regulations.
13.48(13)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b) or (c), every building, structure or facility that is constructed for the benefit of or use of the state, any state agency, board, commission or department, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, or any local professional baseball park district created under subch. III of ch. 229 if the construction is undertaken by the department of administration on behalf of the district, shall be in compliance with all applicable state laws, rules, codes and regulations but the construction is not subject to the ordinances or regulations of the municipality in which the construction takes place except zoning, including without limitation because of enumeration ordinances or regulations relating to materials used, permits, supervision of construction or installation, payment of permit fees, or other restrictions.
13.48(13)(b) (b) Every building, structure or facility that is constructed at state fair park shall be in compliance with all applicable state laws, rules and codes but is not subject to zoning or any other ordinances or regulations of the municipality in which the park is located.
13.48(13)(c) (c) No construction undertaken by the state for the purpose of renovation of the state capitol building is subject to any state law, rule, code or regulation, or any zoning ordinance or regulation of the city of Madison, governing such construction.
13.48(14) (14)Sale or lease of property.
13.48(14)(a) (a) In this subsection, “agency" has the meaning given in s. 16.52 (7).
13.48(14)(am)1.1. Except as provided in this paragraph, the building commission shall have the authority to sell or lease all or any part of state-owned real property unless the sale or lease is prohibited under the state or federal constitution or federal law or the sale is conducted as a part of a procedure to enforce an obligation to this state, and may transfer real property under its jurisdiction among agencies. The commission may sell or lease property under this paragraph with or without the approval of the agency having jurisdiction over the property and regardless of whether the property is included in an inventory submitted under par. (d). The building commission does not have the authority to sell or lease any state-owned real property under this paragraph after the department of administration notifies the commission in writing that an offer of sale or sale or lease agreement with respect to a property is pending under s. 16.848 (1). If the sale or lease is not completed and no further action is pending with respect to the property, the authority of the building commission under this paragraph is restored.
13.48(14)(am)2. 2. If the building commission proposes to sell or lease any property identified in subd. 1., the commission shall first notify the joint committee on finance in writing of its proposed action. The commission shall not proceed with the proposed action unless the proposed action is approved by the committee. Together with any notification, the commission shall also provide all of the following:
13.48(14)(am)2.a. a. The estimated value of the property as determined by the department of administration and by at least one qualified privately owned assessor.
13.48(14)(am)2.b. b. The full cost of retiring any remaining public debt incurred to finance the acquisition, construction, or improvement of the property.
13.48(14)(am)2.c. c. A cost-benefit analysis that considers the short-term and long-term costs and benefits to the state from selling or leasing the property.
13.48(14)(am)2.d. d. The length and conditions of any proposed sale or lease between this state and a proposed purchaser or lessee.
13.48(14)(am)2.e. e. The estimated budgetary impact of the proposed sale or lease upon affected state agencies for at least the current and following fiscal biennium.
13.48(14)(am)2.em. em. The methodology to ensure the competitive and transparent sale of the property.
13.48(14)(am)2.f. f. Any other information requested by the committee.
13.48(14)(am)3. 3. Except with respect to property identified in s. 16.848 (2), if any agency has authority to sell or lease real property under any other law, the authority of that agency does not apply after the commission notifies the agency in writing that an offer of sale or sale, or a lease agreement, is pending with respect to the property under this subdivision. If the sale or lease is not completed and no further action is pending with respect to the property, the authority of the agency to sell or lease the property is restored. If the commission sells or leases any state-owned real property under this subdivision, the commission may attach such conditions to the sale or lease as it finds to be necessary or appropriate to carry out the sale or lease in the best interest of the state.
13.48(14)(am)4. 4. This paragraph does not apply to real property that is exempted from sale or lease by the department of administration under s. 16.848.
13.48(14)(am)5. 5. This paragraph does not apply to agricultural land acquired by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System under s. 36.33 (1).
13.48(14)(b) (b) The building commission shall sell on the basis of either public bids, with the building commission reserving the right to reject any or all bids in the best interest of the state, or on the basis of negotiated prices as determined through a competitive or transparent process. Buildings, structures and land mentioned in this subsection shall be subject to general property taxes levied by those taxing bodies within whose area they lie if used for commercial purposes, and shall be subject to special assessments for public improvements in the same manner and to the same extent as privately owned real property, subject to approval of the building commission when required under s. 66.0703 (6).
13.48(14)(bg) (bg) If any property that is proposed to be sold by the commission under par. (am) is co-owned by a nonstate entity, the commission shall afford to that entity the right of first refusal to purchase the share of the property owned by the state on reasonable financial terms established by the commission.
13.48(14)(br) (br) If the building commission sells or leases any real property under par. (am) that was under the jurisdiction of an agency prior to the sale or lease, the agency shall convey all systems, fixtures, or additional property interests specified by the commission to the purchaser or lessee of the property on terms specified by the commission. If the commission sells or leases a state-owned heating, cooling, or power plant that is under the jurisdiction of an agency, the agency shall convey all real and personal property associated with the plant to the purchaser or lessee on terms specified by the commission.
13.48(14)(c) (c) Except as provided in par. (e), if there is any outstanding public debt used to finance the acquisition, construction, or improvement of any property that is sold or leased under par. (am), the building commission shall deposit a sufficient amount of the net proceeds from the sale or lease of the property in the bond security and redemption fund under s. 18.09 to repay the principal and pay the interest on the debt, and any premium due upon refunding any of that debt. If there is any outstanding public debt used to finance the acquisition, construction, or improvement of any property that is sold or leased under par. (am), the building commission shall then provide a sufficient amount of the net proceeds from the sale or lease of the property for the costs of maintaining federal tax law compliance applicable to the debt. If the property was acquired, constructed, or improved with federal financial assistance, the commission shall pay to the federal government any of the proceeds required by federal law. If the property was acquired by gift or grant or with gift or grant funds, the commission shall adhere to any restriction governing use of the proceeds. Except as required under par. (e) and ss. 20.395 (9) (qd) and 51.06 (6), if there is no such debt outstanding, there are no moneys payable to the federal government, and there is no restriction governing use of the proceeds, and if the net proceeds exceed the amount required to be deposited, paid, or used for another purpose under this subsection, the building commission shall use the net proceeds or remaining net proceeds to pay principal and interest costs on outstanding public debt issued to finance the acquisition, construction, or improvement of property. If any net proceeds remain thereafter, the commission shall use the proceeds to pay principal and interest costs on other outstanding public debt. For the purpose of paying principal and interest costs on other outstanding public debt under this paragraph, the commission may cause outstanding bonds to be called for redemption on or following their optional redemption date, establish one or more escrow accounts to redeem bonds at their optional redemption date, or purchase bonds in the open market. To the extent practical, the commission shall consider all of the following in determining which public debt to redeem:
13.48(14)(c)1. 1. To the extent that debt service on the property being sold or leased was paid from a segregated fund, other outstanding public debt related to that segregated fund should be redeemed.
13.48(14)(c)2. 2. The extent to which general obligation debt that was issued to acquire, build, or improve the property being sold or leased is subject to current optional redemption, would require establishment of an escrow, or could be assigned for accounting purposes to another statutory bond purpose.
13.48(14)(c)3. 3. The fiscal benefit of redeeming outstanding debt with higher interest costs.
13.48(14)(c)4. 4. The costs of maintaining federal tax law compliance in the selection of general obligation debt to be redeemed.
13.48(14)(cm) (cm) If there are any outstanding revenue obligations, issued pursuant to subch. II of ch. 18, used to finance the acquisition, construction, or improvement of any property that is sold or leased under par. (am), the commission shall deposit a sufficient amount of the net proceeds from the sale or lease of the property in the respective redemption fund provided under s. 18.561 (5) or 18.562 (3) to repay the principal and pay the interest on the revenue obligations, and any premium due upon refunding any of the revenue obligations. If there are any outstanding revenue obligations, issued pursuant to subch. II of ch. 18, used to finance the acquisition, construction, or improvement of any property that is sold or leased under par. (am), the commission shall then provide a sufficient amount of the net proceeds from the sale or lease of the property for the costs of maintaining federal tax law compliance applicable to the revenue obligations. For the purpose of paying principal and interest costs on other outstanding revenue obligations, the commission may cause outstanding revenue obligations to be called for redemption on or following their optional redemption date, establish one or more escrow accounts to redeem obligations at their optional redemption date, or purchase bonds on the open market. Except as required under par. (e) and ss. 20.395 (9) (qd) and 51.06 (6), if the net proceeds exceed the amount required to be deposited, paid, or used for another purpose under this paragraph, the department shall use the net proceeds or the remaining net proceeds to pay principal and interest costs on other similar revenue obligations.
13.48(14)(d) (d) Biennially, beginning on January 1, 2014, each agency other than the investment board shall submit to the department of administration an inventory of all real property under its jurisdiction. Except with respect to the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, the inventory shall include the estimated fair market value of each property. The agency shall specifically identify any underutilized assets in the inventory. No later than July 1 following receipt of the inventories, the department of administration shall obtain appraisals of all properties in the inventories that are identified by the department for potential sale and shall submit to the building commission an inventory containing the location, description and fair market value of each parcel of property identified for potential sale. This paragraph does not apply to the agricultural land acquired by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System under s. 36.33 (1).
13.48(14)(e) (e) If the state office building located at 3319 West Beltline Highway in Dane County is sold by the state, the building commission shall ensure that the transferee pays $476,228 from the proceeds of the sale to the Wisconsin Public Broadcasting Foundation, if the foundation exists at the time of the transfer.
13.48(15) (15)Acquisition of leasehold interests. Subject to the requirements of s. 20.924 (1) (i), the building commission shall have the authority to acquire leasehold interests in land and buildings where such authority is not otherwise provided to an agency by law.
13.48(16) (16)Madison downtown state office facilities. The eminent domain authority of the building commission under ch. 32 is limited to the acquisition of such parcels of land as it deems necessary for a site for Madison downtown state office facilities, whenever the building commission is unable to agree with the owner upon the compensation therefor, or whenever the absence or legal incapacity of such owner, or other cause prevents or unreasonably delays such agreement.
13.48(17) (17)Advanced land acquisition. In the interest of preventing land speculation the building commission may acquire property within the blocks bordered by East Washington Avenue, South Webster Street, East Wilson Street and South Hancock Street in the city of Madison for possible future construction.
13.48(18) (18)Acquisition of open spaces. The building commission may acquire property adjacent to or within 2 blocks of any state facility for the purpose of establishing and developing open green spaces or possible future construction. Any acquisition in the city of Madison within block number 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 83, 84, 89, 90, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103 or 104 of the original plat of the city is exempt from enumeration under s. 20.924 (1) if such acquisition is to be solely used to meet the space needs of the state law library, the legislative reference bureau library and legislative and judicial branch agencies and support staffs.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (18) is amended by 1997 Wis. Act 5, eff. 7-1-02 or upon completion of acquisition of property sufficient for the construction of a facility to meet the space needs of the state law library, the legislative reference bureau library and legislative and judicial branch agencies and support staffs, to read:
13.48 Note (18) Acquisition of open spaces. The building commission may acquire property adjacent to or within 2 blocks of any state facility for the purpose of establishing and developing open green spaces or possible future construction.
13.48(19) (19)Alternatives to state construction.
13.48(19)(a)(a) Whenever the building commission determines that the use of innovative types of design and construction processes will make better use of the resources and technology available in the building industry, the building commission may waive any or all of s. 16.855, except s. 16.855 (13) and (14m) (a) to (c), if the action is in the best interest of the state and is approved by the building commission.
13.48(19)(b) (b) Subject to the requirements of s. 20.924 (1) (i), the building commission may authorize the lease, lease purchase or acquisition of facilities in lieu of state construction of any project enumerated in the authorized state building program.
13.48(20) (20)Residence halls. Except as provided in sub. (14) (am), the building commission may approve the sale or lease of state-owned residence halls by the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System to another state agency or a nonstate nonprofit agency for purposes provided in s. 36.11 (1) (e).
13.48(21) (21)Debt increase for Medical College of Wisconsin.
13.48(21)(a)(a) The building commission may authorize up to $8,000,000 of general fund supported borrowing to aid in the construction of a basic science education facility at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Prior to the approval of any state funding commitment, the building commission must satisfy itself that the Medical College of Wisconsin has secured additional funding commitments of at least $34,000,000 from other nonstate revenue sources; that such revenue sources are reasonable and available; that the nonstate funding commitments will not exceed $10,000,000 in borrowed funds, the repayment of which shall be amortized over a period of years equal to at least three-fourths of the amortization period for retirement of the bond issue authorized under s. 20.866 (2) (zb), and that the nonstate funding commitment will not jeopardize the operating funds of the medical college; and that the total funding commitments will enable the signing of contracts for the construction of a complete basic sciences educational facility. If the building commission authorizes a construction grant to the Medical College of Wisconsin, the medical college, in return, shall provide the state with an option-to-purchase with the following provisions:
13.48(21)(a)1. 1. The option price shall be the appraised fair market value at the time the option is exercised, less a credit recognizing the amount of the state's initial grant. The option shall be subject to any mortgage or other security interest of any private lenders and to the lease existing between the college and Milwaukee County.
13.48(21)(a)2. 2. The option could be exercised only upon the occurrence of any one of the 3 following events:
13.48(21)(a)2.a. a. Suspension of operation of a medical school by the Medical College of Wisconsin or any successor organization;
13.48(21)(a)2.b. b. Foreclosure of the mortgage by a private lender; or
13.48(21)(a)2.c. c. Termination of the lease by Milwaukee County.
13.48(21)(b) (b) If the state does not wish to exercise the option, and if the building is sold to any 3rd party, such agreement shall provide that the state has the right to receive an amount equal to construction grant from the net proceeds of any such sale after the mortgage has been satisfied and all other secured debts have been paid. This right shall be paramount to the right of the college to the proceeds upon such sale.
13.48(22) (22)Sale or lease of capitol area lands. The building commission may lease or resell lands acquired in the capitol planning area for public or private redevelopment and may set such conditions of sale or lease as it deems necessary to ensure development compatible with the needs of the community and the state. This subsection does not apply to lands that are authorized to be sold or leased under s. 16.848 while an offer of sale, sale, or lease agreement is pending or while the lands are leased.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 367 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before August 13, 2018. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 13, 2018 are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-13-18)