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.
13.48(23) (23) Lease of space for commercial use. Except as provided in sub. (14) (am), the building commission may lease space in state office buildings for commercial use, including without limitation because of enumeration, retail, service and office uses. In doing so the building commission shall consider the cost and fair market value of the space as well as the desirability of the proposed use. Such leases may be negotiated or awarded by competitive bid procedures. All such leases of space in state office buildings shall provide for payments in lieu of property taxes.
13.48(24) (24) Terms on debt for maintenance projects. The building commission shall limit the term of debt issued to finance maintenance projects.
13.48(25) (25) Wisconsin initiative for state technology and applied research. There is created a program, to be known as the Wisconsin initiative for state technology and applied research, for the purpose of providing financial support to maintain the ability of the University of Wisconsin System and other state agencies, as defined in s. 20.001 (1), to attract federal and private research funds which enable the state to engage in high-technology endeavors, which expand the state's economy and which influence the ability of the state and nation to compete in an increasingly complex world. To carry out the program, the building commission may authorize new construction projects and projects to repair and renovate existing research facilities and supporting systems. Projects shall be financed from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (z) or as otherwise provided in the authorized state building program.
13.48(25m) (25m) Healthstar program. There is created a program, to be known as the healthstar program, for the purpose of providing financial support to attract federal and private funds to construct health science facilities to spur interdisciplinary education and research activities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Projects financed under the program shall be designed to provide interdisciplinary health sciences education and research facilities, ancillary systems and supporting infrastructure. Projects shall be financed from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (z) or as otherwise provided in the authorized state building program.
13.48(25p) (25p) Biostar initiative. There is created a program, to be known as the biostar initiative, for the purpose of providing financial support to attract federal and private funds to construct biological sciences facilities to spur biological sciences education and research activities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Projects financed under the program shall be designed to provide biological sciences education and research facilities, ancillary systems, and supporting infrastructure. Projects shall be financed from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (z) or as otherwise provided in the authorized state building program.
13.48(25r) (25r) Wisconsin Institute for Discovery initiative. There is created a program, to be known as the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery initiative, for the purpose of providing financial support to attract federal and private funds to construct facilities for biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology education and research activities at the University of Wisconsin. Projects financed under the program shall be designed to provide computational and biological sciences education and research facilities, ancillary systems, and supporting infrastructure. Projects shall be financed from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (z) or as otherwise provided in the authorized state building program.
13.48(25s) (25s) Milwaukee initiative. There is created a program, to be known as the Milwaukee initiative, for the purpose of providing financial support to attract federal and private funds to construct research and academic facilities to spur science education and research activities at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Projects financed under the program shall be designed to provide engineering, science, freshwater science and health education and research facilities, ancillary systems, and supporting infrastructure. Projects shall be financed from the appropriation account under s. 20.866 (2) (s) or as otherwise provided in the authorized state building program, except that total funding commitments shall not exceed $240,000,000, with up to $123,410,000 in general fund supported borrowing; $55,590,000 in program revenue supported borrowing; $60,000,000 in funding from gifts, grants, and receipts; and $1,000,000 in funding from moneys in the state building trust fund.
13.48(25t) (25t) Wisbuild initiative. There is created a program, to be known as the “Wisbuild initiative", for the purpose of providing financial support for the maintenance, repair and renovation of state-owned buildings. Funding may be provided under the initiative for high priority, comprehensive building renovation projects, as well as for the maintenance and repair of the exterior components of buildings and, without limitation because of enumeration, systems such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing and other building systems. Funding may also be provided under the initiative for projects to remove barriers that reduce access to and use of state facilities by persons with disabilities. The building commission shall allocate available funding for the initiative. Projects funded as a part of the initiative shall be financed from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (z) or as otherwise provided in the authorized state building program.
13.48(25x) (25x) History preservation partnership initiative. There is created a program, to be known as the “History Preservation Partnership Initiative," for the purpose of providing financial support to attract private and federal funds to acquire, construct, develop, enlarge, and improve facilities for collections care, public programs, and visitor services at the historic sites owned by the historical society and at the headquarters of the historical society. Projects financed under the program shall be designed to provide facilities for collections care, public programs, and visitor services at those historic sites and at that headquarters, ancillary systems, and supporting infrastructure. Projects shall be financed from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (zfm) or as otherwise provided in the authorized state building program.
13.48(26) (26) Environmental improvement annual finance plan approval. The building commission shall review the versions of the biennial finance plan and any amendments to the biennial finance plan submitted to it by the department of natural resources and the department of administration under s. 281.59 (3) (bm) and the recommendations of the joint committee on finance and the standing committees to which the versions of the biennial finance plan and any amendments were submitted under s. 281.59 (3) (bm). The building commission shall consider the extent to which that version of the biennial finance plan that is updated to reflect the adopted biennial budget act will maintain the funding for the clean water fund program and the safe drinking water loan program, in the environmental improvement fund, in perpetuity. The building commission shall consider the extent to which the implementation of the clean water fund program, the safe drinking water loan program and the land recycling loan program, as set forth in the biennial finance plan updated to reflect the adopted biennial budget act, implements legislative intent on the clean water fund program, the safe drinking water loan program and the land recycling loan program. The building commission shall, no later than 60 days after the date of enactment of the biennial budget act, either approve or disapprove the biennial finance plan that is updated to reflect the adopted biennial budget act. If the building commission disapproves the version of the biennial finance plan that is updated to reflect the adopted biennial budget act, it must notify the department of natural resources and the department of administration of its reasons for disapproving the plan, and those departments must revise that version of the biennial finance plan and submit the revision to the building commission.
13.48(27) (27) Lease of correctional facilities. Subject to the requirements of s. 20.924 (1) (i), the building commission may lease any facility for use of the department of corrections as a part of the authorized state building program, with an option to purchase the facility by the state. Any lease shall provide for the facility to be constructed in accordance with requirements and specifications approved by the department of administration and shall permit inspection of the site and facility by agents of the department.
13.48(27m) (27m) Secured residential care centers for children and youth.
13.48(27m)(a)(a) The legislature finds and determines that the legislative intent set forth under s. 938.01 (2) is served by the design and construction of secured residential care centers for children and youth and attached juvenile detention facilities and that the design and construction of such facilities is a statewide concern of statewide dimension. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist counties in designing and constructing secured residential care centers for children and youth and attached juvenile detention facilities.
13.48(27m)(b) (b) The building commission may authorize up to a total of $40,000,000 in general fund supported borrowing to assist counties in establishing or constructing secured residential care centers for children and youth and attached juvenile detention facilities. Any such state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to a county issued under 2017 Wisconsin Act 185, section 110 (4).
13.48(27m)(c) (c) If for any reason, the facility that is constructed with funds from the grant is not used for the purposes identified in the grant under 2017 Wisconsin Act 185, section 110 (4), the state shall retain an ownership interest in the facility equal to the amount of the state's grant.
13.48(28) (28) State property leased to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority. The building commission may not authorize public debt to construct or improve any on-campus facilities, as defined under s. 233.01 (7), if the building commission believes, at the time that the public debt is authorized, that the facilities are or will be leased to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
13.48(28m) (28m) Carroll University.
13.48(28m)(a)(a) The legislature finds and determines that there is a growing shortage of primary medical care workers in this state, particularly for medically underserved populations in rural and urban areas of the state, and that assisting institutions of higher education in training primary medical care workers is a statewide responsibility of statewide dimension. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist Carroll University in the construction of a science laboratory facility.
13.48(28m)(b) (b) The building commission may authorize up to $3,000,000 in general fund supported borrowing to assist Carroll University in the construction of a science laboratory facility. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to Carroll University. Before approving any state funding commitment for construction of such a facility, the building commission shall determine that Carroll University has secured additional funding for the project of at least $23,500,000 from nonstate revenue sources.
13.48(28m)(c) (c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to Carroll University under par. (b), and if, for any reason, the facility that is constructed with funds from the grant is not used as a science laboratory facility, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the facility equal to the amount of the state's grant.
13.48(28p) (28p) Eau Claire Confluence Arts, Inc.
13.48(28p)(a) (a) The legislature finds and determines that providing education, programming, and access to arts and culture vastly enriches the lives of the citizens of this state and is a statewide responsibility of statewide dimension. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist Eau Claire Confluence Arts, Inc., in the construction of a regional arts center in Eau Claire County.
13.48(28p)(b) (b) The building commission may authorize up to $15,000,000 in general fund supported borrowing to assist Eau Claire Confluence Arts, Inc., in the construction of a regional arts center in Eau Claire County. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to Eau Claire Confluence Arts, Inc. Before approving any state funding commitment for construction of such a center, the building commission shall determine that Eau Claire Confluence Arts, Inc., has secured additional funding for the project from nonstate revenue sources at least equal to the state's grant.
13.48(28p)(c) (c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the Eau Claire Confluence Arts, Inc., under par. (b), and if, for any reason, the center that is constructed with funds from the grant is not used as a regional arts center, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the center equal to the amount of the state's grant.
13.48(28r) (28r) Wisconsin Agriculture Education Center, Inc.
13.48(28r)(a) (a) The legislature finds and determines that educating the citizens of this state on where our food comes from and its impact on our lives, and that promoting the dairy and agriculture industries of this state is a statewide responsibility of statewide dimension. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist the Wisconsin Agriculture Education Center, Inc., in the construction of an agriculture education center in Manitowoc County.
13.48(28r)(b) (b) The building commission may authorize up to $5,000,000 in general fund supported borrowing to assist the Wisconsin Agriculture Education Center, Inc., in the construction of an agriculture education center in Manitowoc County. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to the Wisconsin Agriculture Education Center, Inc. Before approving any state funding commitment for construction of such a center, the building commission shall determine that the Wisconsin Agriculture Education Center, Inc., has secured additional funding for the project of at least $6,626,800 from nonstate revenue sources.
13.48(28r)(c) (c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the Wisconsin Agriculture Education Center, Inc., under par. (b), and if, for any reason, the center that is constructed with funds from the grant is not used as an agriculture education center, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the center equal to the amount of the state's grant.
13.48(29) (29) Simplified policies and procedures for construction projects. Except as otherwise required under s. 16.855 (10m), the building commission may prescribe simplified policies and procedures to be used in lieu of the procedures provided in s. 16.855 for any construction project involving a cost of not more than $300,000, except projects specified in sub. (10) (c).
13.48(31) (31) Debt increase for construction of a biomedical research and technology incubator at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
13.48(31)(a) (a) The legislature finds and determines that it is in the public interest to promote the public health and welfare and to provide for economic development in this state by ensuring a fundamental and expanding capacity to conduct biomedical research and to create new technologies; by training students in the substance and methodology of biomedical research; and by providing scientific support to individuals and organizations in this state who are engaged in biomedical research and technological innovation. It is therefore the public policy of this state to assist the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., in the construction of and installation of equipment at facilities that will be used for biomedical research and the creation of new technologies.
13.48(31)(b) (b) On or after July 1, 2003, the building commission may authorize up to $35,000,000 of general fund supported borrowing to aid in the construction of and installation of equipment at a biomedical research and technology incubator at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. The state funding commitment for the construction of and installation of equipment at the incubator shall be in the form of a grant to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. Before the building commission may award the grant under this paragraph, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., must certify to the building commission that the total funding commitments of the state and nonstate sources will pay for the construction cost of and the cost of installation of equipment at the incubator.
13.48(31)(c) (c) If the building commission awards a grant to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., under this subsection, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., shall provide the state with an option to purchase the biomedical research and technology incubator under the following conditions:
13.48(31)(c)1. 1. The option price shall be the appraised fair market value at the time that the option is exercised, less a credit recognizing the amount of the state's construction grant. The option shall be subject to any mortgage or other security interest of any private lenders.
13.48(31)(c)2. 2. The option may be exercised only upon the occurrence of any of the following:
13.48(31)(c)2.a. a. Suspension of operation of a program of biomedical research and technology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., or any successor organization.
13.48(31)(c)2.b. b. Foreclosure of any mortgage on the incubator by a private lender.
13.48(31)(d) (d) If the state does not exercise the option to purchase the biomedical research and technology incubator under par. (c), and if the incubator is sold to any 3rd party, any agreement to sell the incubator shall provide that the state has the right to receive an amount equal to the grants awarded to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., under this subsection from the net proceeds of any such sale after any mortgage on the incubator has been satisfied and all other secured debts have been paid. This right shall be paramount to the right of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., to the proceeds upon such sale.
13.48(32) (32) Debt increase for construction of a dental clinic and education facility at Marquette University.
13.48(32)(a)(a) The legislature finds and determines that it is in the public interest to promote the health and well-being of residents of this state by ensuring the availability of a sufficient number of dentists to meet the needs of residents of this state; it is in the public interest, advantage and welfare to ensure the continued availability of dental education in this state; and Marquette University operates the only dental school in this state. It is, therefore, the public policy of this state to assist private institutions in this state, including Marquette University, in the construction of facilities that will be used to provide dental education.
13.48(32)(b) (b) The building commission may authorize up to $25,000,000 of general fund supported borrowing to aid in the construction of a dental clinic and education facility at Marquette University. The state funding commitment for the construction of the facility shall be in the form of a construction grant to Marquette University. Before approving any state funding commitment for such a facility and before awarding the construction grant to Marquette University, the building commission shall determine that all of the following conditions have been met:
13.48(32)(b)1. 1. Marquette University has secured additional funding commitments of at least $25,000,000 from nonstate revenue sources, the nonstate revenue sources are reasonable and available and the total funding commitments of the state and the nonstate sources will permit Marquette University to enter into contracts for the construction of the dental clinic and education facility.
13.48(32)(b)2. 2. The dental clinic and education facility will not be used for the purpose of devotional activities, religious worship or sectarian instruction.
13.48(32)(b)3. 3. No religious instruction shall be required as a condition for admission to, or graduation from, the Marquette University School of Dentistry.
13.48(32)(c) (c) If the building commission authorizes a construction grant to Marquette University under par. (b), Marquette University shall provide the state with an option to purchase the dental clinic and education facility under the following conditions:
13.48(32)(c)1. 1. The option price shall be the appraised fair market value at the time that the option is exercised, less a credit recognizing the amount of the state's construction grant. The option shall be subject to any mortgage or other security interest of any private lenders.
13.48(32)(c)2. 2. The option may be exercised only upon the occurrence of any of the following:
13.48(32)(c)2.a. a. Suspension of operation of a program of dental education at Marquette University or any successor organization.
13.48(32)(c)2.b. b. Foreclosure of the mortgage by a private lender.
13.48(32)(d) (d) If the state does not exercise the option to purchase the dental clinic and education facility, and if the facility is sold to any 3rd party, any agreement to sell the facility shall provide that the state has the right to receive an amount equal to the construction grant under par. (b) 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 Marquette University to the proceeds upon such sale.
13.48(33e) (33e) La Crosse Center.
13.48(33e)(a)(a) The legislature finds and determines that the meetings and conventions and the sports and entertainment industries are of vital importance in creating jobs and contributing to economic development and tourism in this state and are statewide responsibilities of statewide dimension. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist the city of La Crosse in the remodeling and expansion of the La Crosse Center.
13.48(33e)(b) (b) The building commission may authorize up to $5,000,000 in general fund supported borrowing to assist the city of La Crosse in the remodeling and expansion of the La Crosse Center. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to the city of La Crosse. Before approving any state funding commitment for the remodeling and expansion of the La Crosse Center, the building commission shall determine that the city of La Crosse has secured additional funding for the project of at least $42,000,000 from nonstate revenue sources.
13.48(33e)(c) (c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the city of La Crosse under par. (b), and if, for any reason, the space that is remodeled and expanded with funds from the grant is not used for meetings and conventions or sports and entertainment, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the remodeled and expanded space equal to the amount of the state's grant.
13.48(33m) (33m) St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Inc.; Bucyrus Campus.
13.48(33m)(a) (a) The legislature finds and determines that the improvement of the health and well-being of residents of all ages of this state and the promotion of community and economic development are statewide responsibilities of statewide dimension. The legislature further finds and determines that St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Inc., provides vital intergenerational care at its Bucyrus Campus in the city of Milwaukee that includes services for individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia, services for individuals with mental and physical disabilities, services for minority and economically disadvantaged children and their families, and services that encourage entrepreneurship and business development. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Inc., in the completion of its Bucyrus Campus.
13.48(33m)(b) (b) The building commission may authorize up to $5,000,000 in general fund supported borrowing to assist St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Inc., in the completion of its Bucyrus Campus. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Inc. Before approving any state funding commitment for completion of the Bucyrus Campus, the building commission shall determine that St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Inc., has secured additional funding for the project of at least $20,268,200 from nonstate revenue sources.
13.48(33m)(c) (c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Inc., under par. (b), and if, for any reason, the Bucyrus Campus is not used for the provision of intergenerational care, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the Bucyrus Campus equal to the amount of the state's grant.
13.48(33s) (33s) Brown County innovation center.
13.48(33s)(a) (a) The legislature finds and determines that meeting manufacturing workforce needs and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the manufacturing industry in this state are of vital importance in expanding the manufacturing industry in this state, creating jobs, and improving the municipal, regional, and state economies and are statewide responsibilities of statewide dimension. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist Brown County in the construction of a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics innovation center located on or adjacent to the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay campus.
13.48(33s)(b) (b) The building commission may authorize up to $5,000,000 in general fund supported borrowing to assist Brown County in the construction of a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics innovation center located on or adjacent to the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay campus. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant to Brown County. Before approving any state funding commitment for the construction of the innovation center, the building commission shall determine that Brown County has secured additional funding for the project of at least $10,000,000 from nonstate revenue sources.
13.48(33s)(c) (c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to Brown County under par. (b), and if, for any reason, the center that is constructed with funds from the grant is not used as a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics innovation center, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the center equal to the amount of the state's grant.
13.48(34) (34) Debt increase for the construction of a youth activities center by the Milwaukee Police Athletic League.
13.48(34)(a)(a) The legislature finds and determines that preventing youth from engaging in delinquent behavior, encouraging positive moral development in youth and providing youth with opportunities for positive interaction with the police are statewide responsibilities of statewide dimension. The legislature also finds and determines that the youth of the city of Milwaukee are disproportionately represented in the state's juvenile correctional system and that, because those youth are so disproportionately represented, the state has a specific concern in preventing those youth from engaging in delinquent behavior, encouraging positive moral development in those youth and providing those youth with opportunities for positive interaction with the police. In addition, the legislature finds and determines that the Milwaukee Police Athletic League prevents that delinquent behavior, encourages that positive moral development and provides those opportunities for positive interaction through the recreational, educational, social and cultural activities that it provides for the youth of the greater Milwaukee community. The legislature, therefore, finds and determines that assisting the Milwaukee Police Athletic League in the construction of a youth activities center at which the Milwaukee Police Athletic League will provide recreational, educational, social and cultural activities for the youth of the greater Milwaukee community under the supervision of volunteer police officers of the city of Milwaukee will have a direct and immediate effect on that specific statewide concern and on those state responsibilities of statewide dimension.
13.48(34)(b) (b) The building commission may authorize up to $1,000,000 in general fund supported borrowing to aid in the construction of a youth activities center by the Milwaukee Police Athletic League at the northeast corner of N. 24th Street and Burleigh Street in the city of Milwaukee. The state funding commitment for the construction of the center shall be in the form of a grant to the Milwaukee Police Athletic League. Before approving any state funding commitment for the center, the building commission shall determine that the Milwaukee Police Athletic League has secured additional funding at least equal to $4,074,000 from nonstate donations for the purpose of constructing the youth activities center.
13.48(34)(c) (c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the Milwaukee Police Athletic League under par. (b) and if, for any reason, the facility that is constructed with funds from the grant is not used as a youth activities center, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the facility equal to the amount of the state's grant.
13.48(35) (35) HR Academy, Inc., youth and family center.
13.48(35)(ah) (ah) The legislature finds and determines that deterring delinquent behavior, building strong families, and creating viable communities are statewide responsibilities of statewide dimension. The legislature finds and determines also that community centers, where youth and families may gather, deter delinquent behavior by permitting youth to gather at locations that are supervised by adults, strengthen families by offering programs and activities that increase parenting and other life skills, and increase the viability of communities by providing accessible and safe meeting places. In addition, the legislature finds and determines that HR Academy, Inc., has the expertise and commitment to successfully operate a community center in the city of Milwaukee. The legislature, therefore, finds and determines that assisting HR Academy, Inc., in the construction of a youth and family center in the city of Milwaukee will deter delinquent behavior, build strong families, and create viable communities and will have a direct and immediate effect on these state responsibilities of statewide dimension.
13.48(35)(am) (am) The building commission may authorize up to $1,500,000 in general fund supported borrowing to aid in the construction of a youth and family center to be open to the public and operated by HR Academy, Inc., in the city of Milwaukee. The state funding commitment under this paragraph shall be in the form of a grant to HR Academy, Inc. Before any such state funding commitment is made, the secretary of administration shall determine that HR Academy, Inc., has secured additional funding at least equal to $3,500,000 from nonstate donations for the purpose of constructing a youth and family center, that no part of the youth and family center will be used for the purpose of devotional activities, religious worship, or sectarian instruction, and that HR Academy, Inc., owns interests in real estate that are adequate for the siting and operation of the center.
13.48(35)(b) (b) If the building commission authorizes a grant to HR Academy, Inc., under par. (am), HR Academy, Inc., shall enter into a land use restriction agreement limiting the use of the facilities funded by the grant to a youth and family center. The land use restriction agreement shall provide that, if for any reason the facility that is constructed with funds from the grant is not operated as a youth and family center that is open to the public or if it is used for the purpose of devotional activities, religious worship, or sectarian instruction, the state, at the option of the secretary of administration, may pursue any legal remedies available including requiring specific performance of the covenants contained in the agreement.
13.48(36) (36) Hmong cultural center.
13.48(36)(a)(a) The legislature finds and determines that a significant number of Hmong people are citizens of this state, that the Hmong people have a proud heritage that needs to be recognized and preserved, and that the Hmong people have experienced difficulties assimilating in this state. The legislature finds that supporting the Hmong people in their efforts to recognize their heritage and to realize the full advantages of citizenship in this state is a statewide responsibility of statewide dimension. Because it will better ensure that the heritage of the Hmong people is preserved and will better enable the Hmong people to realize the full advantages of citizenship in this state, the legislature finds that it will have a direct and immediate effect on a matter of statewide concern for the state to facilitate the purchase or construction and operation of a Hmong cultural center.
13.48(36)(c)1.1. The building commission may authorize up to $250,000 in general fund supported borrowing to make a grant to an organization designated by the secretary of administration that represents the cultural interests of Hmong people for purchase or construction of a Hmong cultural center in La Crosse County. Before awarding the grant, the organization shall submit to the building commission and the commission shall review and approve an initial budget and business plan for the operation of the center that is acceptable to the commission. As a condition of receiving the grant, the organization must enter into an agreement with the secretary guaranteeing that the center will be operated to serve the nonsectarian cultural interests of the Hmong people.
13.48(36)(c)2. 2. If, for any reason, the facility that is purchased or constructed with funds from the grant under subd. 1. is not used as a Hmong cultural center in La Crosse County, or the center is not operated to serve the nonsectarian cultural interests of the Hmong people, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the facility equal to the amount of the state's grant.
13.48(36p) (36p) Bond Health Center.
13.48(36p)(a)(a) The legislature finds and determines that improving the health of the citizens of this state and increasing access to health care in this state is a statewide responsibility of statewide dimension. In addition, the legislature finds and determines that the Bond Health Center in the city of Oconto plays a vital role in improving the health of the citizens of this state and is a quality health care facility. The legislature, therefore, finds and determines that assisting the Bond Health Center in the city of Oconto in expanding a health care facility will have a direct and immediate effect on this state responsibility of statewide dimension.
13.48(36p)(b) (b) The building commission may authorize up to $1,000,000 in general fund supported borrowing to make a grant to the Bond Health Center in the city of Oconto for construction costs related to hospital expansion. Before approving any state funding commitment for construction costs relating to the hospital expansion and before awarding the grant, the building commission shall determine that the Bond Health Center has secured all necessary additional funding commitments from nonstate revenue sources for the expansion.
13.48(36p)(c) (c) If, for any reason, the facility that is expanded with funds from the grant under par. (b) is not used as a hospital, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the facility equal to the amount of the state's grant.
13.48(37) (37) Children's research institute.
13.48(37)(a) (a) The legislature finds and determines that there is a critical need for pediatric research to be conducted in the Milwaukee metropolitan area at a unified site and that state support for the construction of a children's research institute at a location that permits interconnection with functionally related facilities of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., will contribute to the advancement of public health in this state. The legislature further finds that pediatric research is a statewide responsibility of statewide dimension. Because it will better ensure that this important responsibility is undertaken in the manner that is most advantageous to the people of this state, the legislature finds that it will have a direct and immediate effect on a matter of statewide concern for the state to facilitate the construction and operation of a children's research institute.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 7 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on July 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-19)