13.48 Annotation The requirement of “final plans" under sub. (10) was satisfied when plans were adequate to award a contract under design/build process. Waiver standards under sub. (19) are sufficient. This section does not violate the separation of powers doctrine. J. F. Ahern Co. v. Building Commission, 114 Wis. 2d 69, 336 N.W.2d 679 (Ct. App. 1983).
13.48 Annotation State building projects that necessitate construction of utility services, sidewalks, driveway entrances, etc. are not subject to municipal control or regulation. 59 Atty. Gen. 62. See also Hartford Union H.S. v. Hartford, 51 Wis. 2d 591, 187 N.W.2d 849 (1971).
13.48 Annotation The building commission has the power of condemnation under sub. (16) for the acquisitions authorized by sub. (17), and also for acquisitions under sub. (18), provided that the acquisitions fall within the criteria of sub. (16). The commission must file the plan called for in s. 32.25 whenever it contemplates engaging in land acquisition activities for which the power of condemnation exists under law. 63 Atty. Gen. 290.
13.48 Annotation Under sub. (13), the state is subject to local zoning when remodeling a newly acquired or leased facility. 67 Atty. Gen. 251.
13.48 Annotation Subject to certain limitations, the lease of state office building space to a commercial enterprise serving both state employees and the general public is constitutional. Such leases do not require bidding. 69 Atty. Gen. 121.
13.48 Annotation Sub. (13) does not subject DNR to local zoning with respect to its construction of any facility whose purpose is to assure public access to outdoor recreational areas, rather than to facilitate DNR's internal operations. 81 Atty. Gen. 56.
13.482 13.482 State Public Building Corporation.
13.482(1)(1)Organization. The building commission is authorized to organize a nonprofit-sharing corporation to be known as the Wisconsin State Public Building Corporation. When so requested by the building commission, such corporation shall have authority to lease any state-owned land that may be available for the purposes of this section and to construct thereon such building projects, including all necessary buildings, improvements, facilities, equipment and other capital items as are required for the proper use and operation of such building projects after their completion. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit the building commission from exercising the powers conferred upon it by this section and s. 13.488 with nonstock, nonprofit corporations other than the Wisconsin state public building corporation.
13.482(2) (2)Building commission may acquire and lease lands.
13.482(2)(a)(a) For the purpose of providing housing for state departments and agencies, including housing for state offices and the completion of the state office building, and to enable the construction, financing and ultimate acquisition thereof by the state, the building commission may acquire any necessary lands, and, subject to s. 13.48 (14) (am), lease and re-lease any lands owned by the state and available for the purpose to the Wisconsin State Public Building Corporation or other nonstock corporation organized under ch. 181 that is a nonprofit corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (17). The lease and re-lease shall be for a term or terms not exceeding 50 years each and shall be made on the condition that such corporation shall construct and provide on such leased lands such building projects, including buildings, improvements, facilities or equipment or other capital items, as the building commission requires, and shall re-lease the same to the building commission upon satisfactory terms as to the rental, maintenance and ultimate acquisition by the state as is in its best interests in the judgment of the building commission. After such leases and re-leases are executed and until the projects are acquired by the state, they shall be operated by the building commission through the department of administration, which shall have charge of such property as provided in ss. 16.85 and 16.8511. The building commission shall operate the projects in such manner as to provide revenues therefrom sufficient to pay the costs of operation and maintenance of the project and to provide for the payments due the Wisconsin State Public Building Corporation or other nonstock, nonprofit corporation but if the building commission finds and declares that the housing available in any such project is in excess of the current housing needs or requirements of the state departments and agencies occupying or availing themselves of the space in or capacity of such project, the building commission need not operate such project in a manner to provide revenues therefrom sufficient to pay the costs of operation and maintenance of the project and to provide for the rental payments due the Wisconsin State Public Building Corporation or other nonstock, nonprofit corporation.
13.482(2)(b) (b) The building commission shall annually determine and fix the rate of annual rental and the share which shall be paid by each state department and agency occupying the building project. Such share shall be computed on a basis of square feet of floor space occupied or used by each department and agency, giving proper weight to the quality of space occupied. The building commission may continue to charge each such department and agency such rental after the project has been completed and acquired by the state. Such rentals shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (5) (ka). Plans for projects and all contracts and leases and re-leases made pursuant to this section shall, before becoming effective, have the written approval of the secretary of administration and the governor. This paragraph does not authorize the building commission to incur any state debt for the construction, lease or re-lease of such buildings, improvements, facilities or equipment for the housing of state departments and agencies.
13.482(3) (3)Powers. In exercising the powers, functions and duties conferred upon the building commission pursuant to this section, the building commission shall have and may exercise all of the powers conferred upon it pursuant to s. 13.488 not inconsistent with this section. The state shall be liable for accrued rentals and for any other default under any lease or re-lease made with the Wisconsin State Public Building Corporation or other nonstock, nonprofit corporation under this section and may be sued therefor on contract as in other contract actions pursuant to ch. 775, except that it shall not be necessary for the Wisconsin State Public Building Corporation or other nonstock, nonprofit corporation or any assignee of any such corporation or any person or other legal entity proceeding on behalf of any such corporation to file any claim with the legislature prior to the commencement of any such action.
13.482 History History: 1979 c. 32 s. 92 (5); 1983 a. 36 ss. 21, 96 (3), (4); 1987 a. 27; 1997 a. 79; 2005 a. 149; 2013 a. 20.
13.484 13.484 Limitation on certain building projects.
13.484(1)(1)This section does not apply to building projects which are amortized from private user charges such as, without limitation because of enumeration, student dormitories and food service buildings.
13.484(2) (2)No state building corporation may undertake any project or the financing of any project that would increase the total outstanding bonded indebtedness of all state building corporations to an amount in excess of 200 percent of that portion of all state taxes which were retained by the state during the preceding fiscal year and which became general purpose revenues in the general fund. Any project for which binding commitments have been made before July 1, 1966 and which is not in compliance with this section may be completed.
13.485 13.485 Parking structure funding.
13.485(1)(1)The parking facility that is enumerated for construction in the 1985-87 authorized state building program and that is located in Milwaukee County on Lake Michigan may be the subject of an agreement under sub. (4) and s. 59.79 (7) and may be funded from the proceeds of revenue obligations issued subject to and in accordance with subch. II of ch. 18.
13.485(2) (2)The building commission may, under ss. 18.561 and 18.562, deposit in a separate and distinct fund, outside the state treasury, in an account maintained by a trustee, fees and charges derived from the facilities or from agreements entered into under sub. (4). The fees and charges deposited are the trustee's moneys in accordance with the agreement between this state and the trustee or in accordance with the resolution pledging the fees and charges to the repayment of revenue obligations issued under this section.
13.485(3) (3)The building commission may pledge fees and charges received or to be received in the fund established in sub. (2) to secure revenue obligations issued under this section and the building commission shall have all other powers necessary and convenient to distribute the pledged fees and charges and to distribute the proceeds of revenue obligations in accordance with subch. II of ch. 18.
13.485(4) (4)The building commission may enter into agreements with the federal government or its agencies, political subdivisions of this state or private individuals or entities to insure, guaranty or in any other manner provide security for the revenue obligations issued under this section or to construct, operate, maintain or manage the facilities under sub. (1).
13.485(5) (5)Revenue obligations may be contracted by the building commission if it reasonably appears to the building commission that all obligations incurred under this section can be fully paid from moneys received or anticipated and pledged to be received on a timely basis. Revenue obligations issued under this section may not exceed $14,541,200 in principal amount, excluding obligations issued to fund, refund or refinance outstanding revenue obligations.
13.485 History History: 1985 a. 29; 1995 a. 201; 1997 a. 35; 1999 a. 9.
13.486 13.486 State office building, completion of.
13.486(1)(1)The building commission is authorized to proceed with the completion of the state office building. The project shall be effected in accordance with s. 13.482.
13.486(2) (2)The entire property including the building and land shall be operated by the building commission through the department of administration as provided in s. 13.482 (2). Section 13.482 shall apply to the building and land.
13.486(4) (4)All acts or parts thereof, conflicting with this section are, insofar as they conflict with this section and no further, superseded by this section.
13.486 History History: 1979 c. 102; 1983 a. 36 s. 96 (4); 1987 a. 27.
13.488 13.488 Building commission; powers and duties.
13.488(1)(1)For the purpose of providing housing for state departments and agencies, including housing for state offices anywhere in the state and the completion of the state office building, and all buildings, improvements, facilities or equipment or other capital items required in connection therewith, for the acquisition of lands for future office building development, and to refinance indebtedness previously or hereafter created by a nonprofit-sharing corporation for the purpose of providing a state office building or buildings or additions or improvements thereto which are located on land owned by the state or by the nonprofit-sharing corporation, or for any one or more of said purposes, the building commission shall have the following powers and duties:
13.488(1)(a) (a) Without limitation by reason of any other statutes except s. 13.48 (14) (am), the power to sell and to convey title in fee simple to a nonprofit-sharing corporation any land and any existing buildings thereon owned by the state for such consideration and upon such terms and conditions as in the judgment of the building commission are in the public interest.
13.488(1)(b) (b) Except as provided in s. 13.48 (14) (am), the power to lease to a nonprofit-sharing corporation for terms not exceeding 50 years each any land and existing buildings thereon owned by the state upon such terms, conditions and rentals as in the judgment of the building commission are in the public interest.
13.488(1)(c) (c) The power to lease or sublease from such nonprofit-sharing corporation, and to make available for public use, any lands or any such land and existing buildings conveyed or leased to such corporation under pars. (a) and (b), and any new buildings erected upon such land or upon any other land owned by such corporation, upon such terms, conditions and rentals, subject to available appropriations, as in the judgment of the building commission are in the public interest. With respect to any property conveyed to such corporation under par. (a), such lease from such corporation may be subject or subordinated to one or more mortgages of such property granted by such corporation.
13.488(1)(d) (d) The duty to submit the plans and specifications for all such new buildings and all conveyances, leases and subleases made pursuant to this section to the department of administration and the governor for written approval before they are finally adopted, executed and delivered.
13.488(1)(e) (e) The duty to apply all of the net revenues derived from the operation of any lands or such new buildings to the payment of rentals due and to become due under any lease or sublease of such new buildings made under par. (c).
13.488(1)(f) (f) The power to pledge and assign all or any part of the revenues derived from the operation of any lands or such new buildings as security for the payment of rentals due and to become due under any lease or sublease of such new buildings made under par. (c).
13.488(1)(g) (g) The power to covenant and agree in any lease or sublease of any lands or of such new buildings made under par. (c) to impose fees, rentals or other charges for the use and occupancy or other operation of such new buildings in an amount which together with other moneys of the building commission available for such purpose will produce net revenue sufficient to pay the rentals due and to become due under such lease or sublease.
13.488(1)(h) (h) The power to apply all or any part of the revenues derived from the operation of any lands or existing buildings to the payment of rentals due and to become due under any lease or sublease made under par. (c).
13.488(1)(i) (i) The power to pledge and assign all or any part of the revenues derived from the operation of any lands or existing buildings to the payment of rentals due and to become due under any lease or sublease made under par. (c).
13.488(1)(j) (j) The power to covenant and agree in any lease or sublease made under par. (c) to impose fees, rentals or other charges for the use and occupancy or other operation of any lands or existing buildings in an amount calculated to produce net revenues sufficient to pay the rentals due and to become due under such lease or sublease.
13.488(1)(k) (k) The power and duty, upon receipt of notice of any assignment by any such corporation of any lease or sublease made under par. (c), or of any of its rights under any such lease or sublease, to recognize and give effect to such assignment, and to pay to the assignee thereof rentals or other payments then due or which may become due under any such lease or sublease which has been so assigned by such corporation.
13.488(1)(L) (L) The duty to prohibit the use of general fund supported borrowing for the construction of parking facilities for new or existing buildings, unless fees will be charged for parking privileges sufficient to recover the costs of maintenance necessary for the parking facilities. Nothing in this paragraph shall be deemed to require that all users of the parking facilities be charged a parking fee.
13.488(1)(m) (m) The duty to determine and make payments to the United States required so as to avoid an adverse effect on any exclusion of interest from gross income for federal income tax purposes on public debt, revenue obligations, and operating notes issued pursuant to ch. 18, master lease obligations issued pursuant to s. 16.76, and appropriation obligations issued pursuant to s. 16.527 and to make any payments to advisors that assist in making the determination. If the proceeds of an obligation are utilized for an activity that is financed from program revenue, the building commission shall make the payments required under this paragraph from that revenue, to the extent it is available.
13.488(2) (2)The state shall be liable for accrued rentals and for any other default under any lease or sublease made under sub. (1) (c) and may be sued therefor on contract as in other contract actions pursuant to ch. 775, except that it shall not be necessary for the lessor under any such lease or sublease or any assignee of such lessor or any person or other legal entity proceeding on behalf of such lessor to file any claim with the legislature prior to the commencement of any such action.
13.488(3) (3)Nothing in this section empowers the building commission to incur any state debt.
13.488(4) (4)All laws, conflicting with this section are, insofar as they conflict with this section and no further, superseded by this section.
13.488(5) (5)Unless the context requires otherwise, in this section, “building," “new buildings," and “existing buildings" include all buildings, structures, improvements, facilities, equipment, or other capital items as the building commission determines to be necessary or desirable for the purpose of providing housing for state departments and agencies.
13.488(6) (6)If the building commission finds and declares that the housing available in any building leased or subleased from a nonprofit-sharing corporation under sub. (1) (c) is in excess of the current housing needs or requirements of the state departments and agencies occupying or availing themselves of the space in or capacity of such building, the building commission need not operate such building in a manner to provide revenue therefrom sufficient to pay the costs of operation and maintenance of such building and to provide for the rental payments due a nonprofit-sharing corporation.
13.488(7) (7)In proceeding with development of new facilities at state fair park in West Allis, the building commission shall employ the following procedures:
13.488(7)(a) (a) The building commission, with advice from the state fair park board, shall examine and review detailed design requirements for all state-owned facilities involving a cost of more than $300,000 to be included in the development of state fair park.
13.488(7)(b) (b) Final approval by the building commission for the construction of any facility specified in par. (a) at state fair park shall be contingent upon a finding by the building commission that the proposed project is consistent with the overall objectives of the state fair park and that actual lease commitments and the probability of future lease commitments are such that the building commission may reasonably determine that the facility will be completely self-amortizing, including principal and interest payments covering the life of any bond issue.
13.489 13.489 Transportation projects commission.
13.489(1c)(1c)Definitions. In this section:
13.489(1c)(a) (a) “Environmental assessment" means an analysis of a proposed action to determine whether the proposed action constitutes a major action significantly affecting the human environment under s. 1.11 (2) (c).
13.489(1c)(b) (b) “Environmental impact statement" means a detailed statement required under s. 1.11 (2) (c).
13.489(1c)(c) (c) “Major highway project" has the meaning given in s. 84.013 (1) (a).
13.489(1g) (1g)Creation. There is created a transportation projects commission consisting of the governor, 3 citizen members appointed by the governor to serve at his or her pleasure, and 5 senators and 5 representatives to the assembly appointed as are the members of standing committees in their respective houses. Of the members from each house, 3 shall be chosen from the majority party and 2 shall be chosen from the minority party. The secretary of transportation shall serve as a nonvoting member. The governor shall serve as chairperson. Citizen members of the commission shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred as members of the commission from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (4) (aq).
13.489(1m) (1m)Approval of commission required for study of potential major highway projects.
13.489(1m)(b) (b) Not later than October 15 of each odd-numbered year, the department of transportation shall provide to the commission a list of potential major highway projects that the department has initially determined may be recommended under par. (c) for approval to prepare an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment and a list of potential major highway projects that could be studied for possible recommendation under sub. (4). The commission may conduct public hearings on potential major highway projects identified by the department of transportation or by the commission.
13.489(1m)(c) (c) Not later than March 15 of each even-numbered year, the department of transportation shall report to the commission those potential major highway projects that the department recommends be approved by the commission for preparation of an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment.
13.489(1m)(d) (d) Not later than April 15 of each even-numbered year, the commission shall notify the department of those potential major highway projects that the commission approves for preparation of an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment or shall notify the department that it does not approve any potential major highway projects for preparation of an environmental impact statement or environmental assessment.
13.489(1m)(e) (e) The department of transportation may not prepare an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment for a potential major highway project unless the commission notifies the department under par. (d) that the project is approved.
13.489(1m)(f) (f) This subsection does not apply to major highway projects described in s. 84.013 (1) (a) 2m.
13.489(2) (2)Department to report proposed projects. Subject to s. 85.05, the department of transportation shall report to the commission not later than September 15 of each even-numbered year and at such other times as required under s. 84.013 (6) concerning its recommendations for adjustments in the major highway projects program under s. 84.013.
13.489(3) (3)Assistance to commission.
13.489(3)(a) (a) The department of transportation shall assist the commission in the performance of its duties.
13.489(3)(b)1.1. The department of transportation shall, when requested by the commission, make or cause to be made any studies and cost estimates with respect to any proposed project that are necessary to permit the commission to consider the project.
13.489(3)(b)2. 2. When the department provides a full project cost estimate under this paragraph, the estimate shall include all costs associated with the project, including all costs before enumeration, design engineering and construction engineering costs, the costs of environmental studies, and costs of the project that are paid by another program of the department. A full project cost estimate under this paragraph shall include the expected date of completion and an estimate of the effects of construction cost inflation and unexpected costs on the cost of the project.
13.489(3)(b)3. 3. The costs of studies under this paragraph shall be charged to the appropriate program appropriation under s. 20.395.
13.489(4) (4)Review of projects.
13.489(4)(a)1.1. All reports submitted as provided by sub. (2) shall be reviewed by the commission. The commission shall report its recommendations concerning major highway projects to the governor or governor-elect, the legislature and the joint committee on finance no later than December 15 of each even-numbered year or within 30 days following submission of a report under s. 84.013 (6). The commission may recommend approval, approval with modifications, or disapproval of any project, except that the commission may not recommend the approval, with or without modifications, of any project unless any of the following applies:
13.489(4)(a)1.a. a. The commission determines that, within 6 years after the first July 1 after the date on which the commission recommends approval of the project, construction will be commenced on all projects enumerated under s. 84.013 (3) and on the project recommended for approval and the commission has been notified that a final environmental impact statement or environmental assessment for the project has been approved by the federal highway administration.
13.489(4)(a)1.b. b. The report recommending approval of the project is accompanied by a financing proposal that, if implemented, would provide funding in an amount sufficient to ensure that construction will commence on all projects enumerated under s. 84.013 (3) and on the project within 6 years after the first July 1 after the date on which the commission recommends approval of the project and the commission has been notified that a final environmental impact statement or environmental assessment for the project has been approved by the federal highway administration.
13.489(4)(a)2. 2. In determining the commencement date for projects under subd. 1. a. and b., the commission shall assume that the appropriation amounts under s. 20.395 (3) (bq) to (bx) for the current fiscal year will be adjusted annually to reflect adjustments to the U.S. consumer price index for all urban consumers, U.S. city average, as determined by the U.S. department of labor.
13.489(4)(b) (b) The commission may include in the report in par. (a) its designation of highway improvement projects under s. 84.013 (6m) as major highway projects.
13.489(4)(c) (c) No project may be enumerated under s. 84.013 (3) or approved under s. 84.013 (6) unless the commission recommends approval, with or without modifications, of the project under par. (a) or, with respect to a project under s. 84.013 (6m), designates the project under par. (b).
13.489(4)(d) (d) This subsection does not apply to major highway projects described in s. 84.013 (1) (a) 2m.
13.489(4m) (4m)Review of high-cost major highway projects.
13.489(4m)(a)(a) Notwithstanding sub. (4), for any major highway project described in s. 84.013 (1) (a) 2m., the department of transportation shall submit a report to the commission, prior to construction of the project, which report may request the commission's approval to proceed with the project. The department may submit this request at any time following completion by the department of a draft environmental impact statement or environmental assessment for the project.
13.489(4m)(b) (b) After receiving a request under par. (a) for approval to proceed with a major highway project described in s. 84.013, the commission shall meet to approve, approve with modifications, or disapprove the request. The department may implement the request only as approved by the commission, including approval after modification by the commission.
13.489(4m)(c) (c) The department of transportation may not proceed with construction of a major highway project described in s. 84.013 (1) (a) 2m. unless the project is approved by the commission as provided in par. (b).
13.489(4m)(d) (d) The procedures specified in this subsection shall apply to all major highway projects described in s. 84.013 (1) (a) 2m. in lieu of the procedures described in sub. (4).
13.489(5) (5)Department to report project status and costs.
13.489(5)(a)(a) By February 1, 2005, and every 6 months thereafter, the department of transportation shall submit to the commission and, under s. 13.172 (2) to the joint committee on finance, the joint legislative audit committee, and the standing committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over transportation matters a report that does all of the following:
13.489(5)(a)1. 1. Summarizes the current status of each project submitted by the department that is under consideration by the commission under s. 13.489, including any project approved by the commission under sub. (1m) (d), and of each project enumerated under s. 84.013 (3) or 84.0145 (3) (b) or approved under s. 84.013 (6).
13.489(5)(a)2. 2. For each project specified under subd. 1., provides all of the following information:
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)