16.967(6)(b) (b) No later than January 1, 2017, the department shall submit to the members of the joint committee on finance a report on the progress in developing a statewide digital parcel map.
16.967(7) (7)Aid to counties.
16.967(7)(a)(a) A county board that has established a county land information office under s. 59.72 (3) may apply to the department on behalf of any local governmental unit, as defined in s. 59.72 (1) (c), located wholly or partially within the county for a grant for any of the following projects, except that a county shall complete the project under subd. 1. and make public records in the land information system accessible on the Internet before the county may expend any grant moneys under this paragraph for any other purpose:
16.967(7)(a)1. 1. The design, development, and implementation of a land information system that contains and integrates, at a minimum, property and ownership records with boundary information, including a parcel identifier referenced to the U.S. public land survey; tax and assessment information; soil surveys, if available; wetlands identified by the department of natural resources; a modern geodetic reference system; current zoning restrictions; and restrictive covenants.
16.967(7)(a)2. 2. The preparation of parcel property maps that refer boundaries to the public land survey system and are suitable for use by local governmental units for accurate land title boundary line or land survey line information.
16.967(7)(a)2m. 2m. In coordination with the department, the creation, maintenance, or updating of a digital parcel map.
16.967(7)(a)3. 3. The preparation of maps that include a statement documenting accuracy if the maps do not refer boundaries to the public land survey system and that are suitable for use by local governmental units for planning purposes.
16.967(7)(a)4. 4. Systems integration projects.
16.967(7)(a)5. 5. To support technological developments and improvements for the purpose of providing Internet-accessible housing assessment and sales data.
16.967(7)(am)1.1. Subject to subds. 2. and 3., the department shall award land information system base budget grants for eligible projects under par. (a) to enable a county land information office to develop, maintain, and operate a basic land information system.
16.967(7)(am)2. 2. The minimum amount of a grant under this paragraph is determined by subtracting the amount of fees that the county retained under s. 59.72 (5) (b) in the preceding fiscal year from $100,000. The department is not required to award a grant to a county that retained at least $100,000 in fees under s. 59.72 (5) (b) in the preceding fiscal year.
16.967(7)(am)3. 3. If the moneys available for grants under this paragraph in a fiscal year are insufficient to pay all amounts determined under subd. 2., the department shall establish a system to prorate the grants.
16.967(7)(b) (b) In addition to any other grant received under this subsection, the department may award a grant to any county in an amount not less than $1,000 per year to be used for the training and education of county employees for the design, development, and implementation of a land information system.
16.967(7m) (7m)Suspension of aid.
16.967(7m)(a)(a) If the department determines that grants under sub. (7) or retained fees under s. 59.72 (5) (b) have been used for unauthorized purposes, the department shall notify the county or local governmental unit of the determination. The notice shall include a listing of unauthorized expenditures. The county or local governmental unit shall have not less than 30 days to contest the determination or resolve the unauthorized expenditures. If the unauthorized expenditures are not resolved in a manner acceptable to the department, the department may suspend the eligibility of the county or local governmental unit that made unauthorized expenditures to receive further grants or to retain further fee revenues.
16.967(7m)(b) (b) If the department determines that a county has violated s. 59.72, the department shall suspend the eligibility of the county to receive grants under sub. (7) and, after June 30, 2017, the county shall be eligible to retain only $6 of the portion of each fee submitted to the department under s. 59.72 (5) (a). After not less than one year, if the department determines that the county has resolved the violation, the department may reinstate the eligibility of the county for grants under sub. (7) and for retaining $8 of the portion of each fee submitted to the department under s. 59.72 (5) (a).
16.967(8) (8)Advice; cooperation. In carrying out its duties under this section, the department may seek advice and assistance from the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System and other agencies, local governmental units, and other experts involved in collecting and managing land information. Agencies shall cooperate with the department in the coordination of land information collection.
16.967(9) (9)Technical assistance; education. The department may provide technical assistance to counties and conduct educational seminars, courses, or conferences relating to land information. The department shall charge and collect fees sufficient to recover the costs of activities authorized under this subsection.
16.967 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Adm 47, Wis. adm. code.
16.9675 16.9675 Land activities. The department shall do all of the following:
16.9675(1) (1) Identify state land use goals and recommend these goals to the governor.
16.9675(2) (2) Identify state land use priorities to further the state's land use goals and recommend to the governor legislation to implement these priorities.
16.9675(3) (3) Study areas of cooperation and coordination in the state's land use statutes and recommend to the governor legislation to harmonize these statutes to further the state's land use goals.
16.9675(4) (4) Study areas of the state's land use statutes that conflict with each other and recommend to the governor legislation to resolve these conflicts to further the state's land use goals.
16.9675(5) (5) Identify areas of the state's land use statutes that conflict with county or municipal land use ordinances, and areas of county or municipal land use ordinances that conflict with each other, and recommend to the governor legislation to resolve these conflicts.
16.9675(6) (6) Establish a state agency resource working group that is composed of representatives of the departments of administration; agriculture, trade and consumer protection; commerce; natural resources; revenue; transportation; and other appropriate agencies to discuss, analyze, and address land use issues and related policy issues, including the following:
16.9675(6)(a) (a) Gathering information about the land use plans of state agencies.
16.9675(6)(b) (b) Establishing procedures for the distribution of the information gathered under par. (a) to other state agencies, local units of government, and private persons.
16.9675(6)(c) (c) Creating a system to facilitate, and to provide training and technical assistance for the development of, local intergovernmental land use planning.
16.9675(7) (7) Study the activities of local units of government in the land use area to determine how these activities impact on state land use goals, and recommend to the governor legislation that fosters coordination between local land use activities and state land use goals.
16.9675(8) (8) Identify procedures for facilitating local land use planning efforts, including training and technical assistance for local units of government, and recommend to the governor legislation to implement such procedures.
16.9675(9) (9) Gather and analyze information about the land use activities in this state of the federal government and American Indian governments and inform the governor of the impact of these activities on state land use goals.
16.9675(10) (10) Study any other issues that are reasonably related to the state's land use goals, including methods for alternative dispute resolution for disputes involving land use issues, and recommend to the governor legislation in the areas studied by the department that would further the state's land use goals.
16.9675(11) (11) Gather information about land use issues in any reasonable way, including the following:
16.9675(11)(a) (a) Establishing a state-local government-private sector working group to study and advise the department on land use issues.
16.9675(11)(b) (b) Holding public hearings or information meetings on land use issues.
16.9675(11)(c) (c) Conducting surveys on land use issues.
16.9675(11)(d) (d) Consulting with any person who is interested in land use issues.
16.9675 History History: 2005 a. 25.
16.968 16.968 Groundwater survey and analysis. The department shall allocate funds for programs of groundwater survey and analysis to the department of natural resources and the geological and natural history survey following review and approval of a mutually agreed upon division of responsibilities concerning groundwater programs between the department of natural resources and the geological and natural history survey, a specific expenditure plan and groundwater data collection standards. State funds allocated under this section shall be used to match available federal funds prior to being used for solely state-funded activities.
16.968 History History: 1979 c. 34; 1997 a. 27 ss. 142, 142am, 9456 (3m); 2003 a. 33 s. 2811; 2003 a. 48 ss. 10, 11; 2003 a. 206 s. 23.
16.969 16.969 Fees for certain high-voltage transmission lines.
16.969(1)(1) In this section:
16.969(1)(a) (a) "Commission" means the public service commission.
16.969(1)(b) (b) "High-voltage transmission line" means a high-voltage transmission line, as defined in s. 196.491 (1) (f), that is designed for operation at a nominal voltage of 345 kilovolts or more.
16.969(2) (2) The department shall promulgate rules that require a person who is issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity by the commission under s. 196.491 (3) for a high-voltage transmission line to pay the department the following fees:
16.969(2)(a) (a) An annual impact fee in an amount equal to 0.3% of the cost of the high-voltage transmission line, as determined by the commission under s. 196.491 (3) (gm).
16.969(2)(b) (b) A one-time environmental impact fee in an amount equal to 5% of the cost of the high-voltage transmission line, as determined by the commission under s. 196.491 (3) (gm).
16.969(3) (3)
16.969(3)(a)(a) The department shall distribute the fees that are paid by a person under the rules promulgated under sub. (2) (a) to each town, village and city that is identified by the commission under s. 196.491 (3) (gm) in proportion to the amount of investment that is allocated by the commission under s. 196.491 (3) (gm) to each such town, village and city.
16.969(3)(b) (b) The fee that is paid by a person under the rules promulgated under sub. (2) (b) shall be distributed as follows:
16.969(3)(b)1. 1. The department shall pay 50% of the fee to each county that is identified by the commission under s. 196.491 (3) (gm) in proportion to the amount of investment that is allocated by the commission under s. 196.491 (3) (gm) to each such county.
16.969(3)(b)2. 2. The department shall pay 50% of the fee to each town, village and city that is identified by the commission under s. 196.491 (3) (gm) in proportion to the amount of investment that is allocated by the commission under s. 196.491 (3) (gm) to each such town, village and city.
16.969(4) (4) A county, town, village, or city that receives a distribution under sub. (3) (b) may use the distribution only for park, conservancy, wetland or other similar environmental programs, unless the commission approves a different use under this subsection. A county, town, village, or city that receives a distribution may request in writing at any time that the commission approve a different use. The commission shall make a decision no later than 14 days after receiving such a request. The commission shall approve a request if it finds that the request is in the public interest.
16.969 History History: 1999 a. 9; 2003 a. 89.
16.969 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also Adm 46, Wis. adm. code.
subch. VII of ch. 16 SUBCHAPTER VII
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
16.97 16.97 Definitions. In this subchapter:
16.97(1m) (1m) "Agency" has the meaning given in s. 16.70 (1e).
16.97(2) (2) "Authority" has the meaning given in s. 16.70 (2).
16.97(2m) (2m) "Board" means the information technology management board.
16.97(3) (3) "Computer services" means any services in which a computer is utilized other than for personal computing purposes.
16.97(4) (4) "Data processing" means the delivery of information processing services.
16.97(5m) (5m) "Executive branch agency" has the meaning given in s. 16.70 (4).
16.97(5p) (5p) "Form" means any written material, by whatever means printed, generated or reproduced, with blank spaces left for the entry of additional information to be used for the purpose of providing information, collecting information or requiring action in any transaction involving this state.
16.97(5s) (5s) "Forms management" means the system of providing forms to accomplish necessary operations efficiently and economically, including analysis and design of forms, improvement of methods of procurement, distribution and disposition of forms and improvement of methods to keep to a reasonable level the public's duty to report. "Forms management" includes the elimination of unnecessary forms and of unnecessary data collection and standardizing, consolidating and simplifying forms and related procedures.
16.97(6) (6) "Information technology" means the electronic processing, storage and transmission of information including data processing and telecommunications.
16.97(6m) (6m) "Information technology portfolio" means information technology systems, applications, infrastructure, and information resources and human resources devoted to developing and maintaining information technology systems.
16.97(7) (7) "Local governmental unit" means a political subdivision of this state, a special purpose district in this state, an instrumentality or corporation of such a political subdivision or special purpose district, a combination or subunit of any of the foregoing or an instrumentality of the state and any of the foregoing.
16.97(8) (8) "Personal computing" means utilizing a computer that is located at the same work station where the input or output of data is conducted.
16.97(8m) (8m) "Public contact form" means a form generated and used by any agency in transactions between the agency and a member of the public.
16.97(9) (9) "Supercomputer" means a special purpose computer that performs in a scientific environment and that is characterized by a very high processing speed and power.
16.97(10) (10) "Telecommunications" means all services and facilities capable of transmitting, switching, or receiving information in any form by wire, radio, or other electronic means.
16.97 History History: 2001 a. 16 ss. 346, 347, 348, 1027; Stats. 2001 s. 22.01; 2003 a. 33 ss. 232, 752 to 756; Stats. 2003 s. 16.97.
16.971 16.971 Responsibilities of department.
16.971(2) (2) The department shall:
16.971(2)(a) (a) Ensure that an adequate level of information technology services is made available to all agencies by providing systems analysis and application programming services to augment agency resources, as requested. The department shall also ensure that executive branch agencies, other than the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, make effective and efficient use of the information technology resources of the state. The department shall, in cooperation with agencies, establish policies, procedures and planning processes, for the administration of information technology services, which executive branch agencies shall follow. The policies, procedures and processes shall address the needs of agencies, other than the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, to carry out their functions. The department shall monitor adherence to these policies, procedures and processes.
16.971(2)(ae) (ae) Except as provided in sub. (2m), review and approve, modify or reject all forms approved by a records and forms officer for jurisdiction, authority, standardization of design and nonduplication of existing forms. Unless the department rejects for cause or modifies the form within 20 working days after receipt, it is considered approved. The department's rejection of any form is appealable to the public records board. If the head of an agency certifies to the department that the form is needed on a temporary basis, approval by the department is not required.
16.971(2)(am) (am) Make as cost effective as possible the procurement and use of forms by agencies.
16.971(2)(ap) (ap) Prescribe a forms management program for agencies.
16.971(2)(b) (b) Develop and maintain information technology resource planning and budgeting techniques at all levels of state government.
16.971(2)(c) (c) Develop and maintain procedures to ensure information technology resource planning and sharing between executive branch agencies. The procedures shall ensure the interconnection of information technology resources of executive branch agencies, if interconnection is consistent with the strategic plans formulated under pars. (L) and (m).
16.971(2)(cf) (cf) Implement, operate, maintain, and upgrade an enterprise resource planning system capable of providing information technology services to all agencies in the areas of accounting, auditing, payroll and other financial services; procurement; human resources; and other administrative processes. The department may provide information technology services under this subsection to any executive branch agency under s. 16.70 (4). The department may also provide information technology services to any local governmental unit under this subsection.
16.971(2)(cm) (cm) Prescribe standards for data, application, and business process integration that shall be used by executive branch agencies, to the extent consistent with the statewide strategic plan formulated under par. (m), and that enable local governmental units to integrate their data, application, and business processes into state systems whenever feasible.
16.971(2)(d) (d) Develop review and approval procedures which encourage timely and cost-effective hardware, software, and professional services acquisitions, and review and approve the acquisition of such items and services under those procedures.
16.971(2)(e) (e) Collect, analyze and interpret, in cooperation with agencies, that data necessary to assist the information technology resource planning needs of the governor and legislature.
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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)