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acts or parts thereof, conflicting with this section are, insofar as they conflict with this section and no further, superseded by this section.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, the terms "building", "new buildings" and "existing buildings", as used in this section, 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 $250,000 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) 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. The department of transportation shall assist the commission in the performance of its duties. The department of transportation shall, when requested by the commission, make or cause to be made such studies and cost estimates with respect to any proposed project as are necessary to permit the commission to consider the project. The costs of such studies 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 a report to the commission 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 approved under s. 84.013 (6).
13.489(5)(a)2. 2. For each project specified under subd. 1., identifies all actual and estimated project costs, itemized by major cost categories, as of the date of preparation of the report. To the extent feasible, the department shall separately track and report the costs of environmental assessments, compliance, and mitigation.
13.489(5)(b) (b) All project information included in any report required under par. (a) shall be reported on both a cumulative basis from the inception of the project and on an updated basis for the period since the department's last report under this subsection.
13.489(5)(c) (c) With the report submitted under par. (a), by February 1 of each year, the department of transportation shall include a current project schedule for all projects enumerated under s. 84.013 (3) or approved under s. 84.013 (6), showing the annual funding required until completion for each project.
13.489(6) (6)Department to make information available. Notwithstanding s. 19.35, the department of transportation shall make all of the following information available to the public, including making the information available at no charge on the department's Internet site, within the following time periods:
13.489(6)(a) (a) Any report prepared by the department for the commission under sub. (5) shall be available within 5 business days of the report's completion and transmittal to the commission.
13.489(6)(b) (b) Any materials or documents prepared by the department, except the department's recommendations, for use at a meeting of the commission shall be available at least 2 business days prior to the meeting.
13.489(6)(c) (c) Any other information directed by the commission to be made available by the department under this subsection shall be available within the time specified by the commission.
13.50 13.50 Joint survey committee on retirement systems.
13.50(1)(1) Creation. There is created a joint survey committee on retirement systems composed of 10 members, as follows:
13.50(1)(a) (a) Two majority party senators, one minority party senator, 2 majority party representatives to the assembly and one minority party representative to the assembly, appointed as are the members of standing committees in their respective houses.
13.50(1)(b) (b) An assistant attorney general to be appointed by the attorney general.
13.50(1)(c) (c) A member of the public who is not a participant in any public retirement system in this state, to be selected by the governor. It is the intent of the legislature that the member appointed under this paragraph shall represent the interests of the taxpayers of this state and shall not be representative of public employee or employer interests.
13.50(1)(d) (d) The commissioner of insurance or an experienced actuary in the commissioner's office designated by the commissioner.
13.50(1)(e) (e) The secretary of employee trust funds or his or her designee.
13.50(1m) (1m)Officers. The officers of this committee shall be a senate cochairperson and vice cochairperson, and an assembly cochairperson and vice cochairperson selected as are the officers of standing committees in their respective houses, and a secretary elected by the committee from among its nonlegislator members.
13.50(2) (2)Terms of committee. Each appointment under sub. (1) (a), (b) and (c) shall be for a period of 4 years and until a successor is appointed and qualified. Any member shall cease to be a member of the committee upon losing the status upon which the appointment was based.
13.50(3) (3)Membership compatible with other public office. Membership on the committee shall not be incompatible with any other public office.
13.50(4) (4)Staff. The legislative council staff shall provide staff to assist the committee in the performance of its functions. The committee may contract for actuarial assistance outside the classified service.
13.50(5) (5)Committee action. All actions of the committee shall require the approval of a majority of all the members.
13.50(6) (6)Powers and duties. The committee shall have the following powers and duties:
13.50(6)(a) (a) No bill or amendment thereto creating or modifying any system for, or making any provision for, the retirement of or payment of pensions to public officers or employees, shall be acted upon by the legislature until it has been referred to the joint survey committee on retirement systems and such committee has submitted a written report on the bill or amendment. Such report shall pertain to the probable costs involved, the effect on the actuarial soundness of the retirement system and the desirability of such proposal as a matter of public policy.
13.50(6)(am) (am) The cochairpersons of the joint survey committee on retirement systems or the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance, with respect to any bill or amendment specified in par. (a), or the presiding officer of either house of the legislature, with respect to any bill or amendment specified in par. (a) that is pending in his or her house, may make a determination, based on any available information, that the bill or amendment may have a significant fiscal impact on the costs, actuarial balance or goals of the Wisconsin Retirement System and order the attachment of an independent actuarial opinion on such impact. The cochairpersons or presiding officer ordering such an opinion shall direct the staff under sub. (4) to obtain the opinion. The staff shall make payment for the opinion from the appropriation under s. 20.765 (3) (ec).
13.50(6)(b) (b) No bill or amendment thereto creating or modifying any system for the retirement of public employees shall be considered by either house until the written report required by par. (a) and the actuarial opinion ordered under par. (am), if any, have been submitted to the chief clerk. Each such bill or amendment shall then be referred to a standing committee of the house in which introduced. The report of the joint survey committee and actuarial opinion, if any, shall be printed as an appendix to the bill and attached thereto as are amendments.
13.50 Annotation A bill would probably result in a valid law even if the procedures specified in sub. (6) were disregarded by the legislature. When an act is passed by both houses, in accordance with constitutional requirements, the courts will not inquire into whether statutory legislative procedures were followed. 63 Atty. Gen. 305.
13.52 13.52 Joint survey committee on tax exemptions.
13.52(1)(1) Creation. There is created a joint survey committee on tax exemptions composed of 9 members, as follows:
13.52(1)(a) (a) Two majority party senators, one minority party senator, 2 majority party representatives to the assembly and one minority party representative to the assembly, selected as are the members of standing committees in their respective houses;
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)