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79.005(1m) (1m) "Municipality" means any town, village or city in this state. If a municipality is located in more than one county, payments under this subchapter shall be computed using data for the municipality as a whole.
79.005(2) (2) "Population" means the number of persons residing in each municipality and county of the state as last determined by the department of administration under s. 16.96.
79.005(2m) (2m) "Power generation unit" means a complete set of electric generating equipment, as defined in s. 196.52 (9) (a) 1., that, collectively, is sufficient to generate electric power.
79.005(3) (3) "Production plant" does not include substations and general structures.
79.005(4) (4) "Repowered" means any of the following:
79.005(4)(a) (a) Replacing the boiler on an existing fossil fuel steam unit with a combustion turbine and heat recovery steam generator and reusing the steam turbine and heat rejection system.
79.005(4)(b) (b) Adding a heat recovery steam generator to a simple cycle combustion turbine.
79.005(4)(c) (c) Demolishing or abandoning an existing power generation unit and replacing it with a new power generation unit at the same site.
79.005(4)(d) (d) Replacing steam generating equipment at a combustion-based renewable facility, as defined in s. 196.378 (1) (g), that is located in this state, to increase efficiency or capacity, if the facility remains a combustion-based renewable facility, as defined in s. 196.378 (1) (g), after replacing the equipment.
79.006 79.006 New incorporations. The information needed for the determinations under this chapter shall be calculated as follows: for those years for which the necessary data does not exist, the data for the new municipality and the municipality from which it was formed shall be combined and the sum shall be apportioned to each municipality in proportion to its respective full value in the first year of assessment of the new municipality; if the municipality is formed before April 1, the department of administration shall certify the population of the newly created municipality, and the corrected population of the municipality from which it was formed, and those figures shall be used for distributions under this chapter in the year after the incorporation.
79.006 History History: 1981 c. 20; 1995 a. 216.
79.01 79.01 Accounts established.
79.01(1) (1) There is established an account in the general fund entitled the "Expenditure Restraint Program Account." There shall be appropriated to that account $25,000,000 in 1991, in 1992, and in 1993; $42,000,000 in 1994; $48,000,000 in each year beginning in 1995 and ending in 1999; $57,000,000 in the year 2000 and in the year 2001; $57,570,000 in 2002; and $58,145,700 in 2003 and in each year thereafter.
79.01(2d) (2d) There is established an account in the general fund entitled the "County and Municipal Aid Account." The total amount to be distributed in 2011 to counties and municipalities from the county and municipal aid account is $824,825,715 and the total amount to be distributed to counties and municipalities in 2012, and in each year thereafter, from the county and municipal aid account is $748,075,715.
79.01(2m) (2m) There is established an account in the general fund entitled the "Public Utility Distribution Account," referred to in this chapter as the "public utility account." There shall be appropriated to the public utility account the sums specified in s. 79.04.
79.015 79.015 Statement of estimated payments. The department of revenue, on or before September 15 of each year, shall provide to each municipality and county a statement of estimated payments to be made in the next calendar year to the municipality or county under ss. 79.035, 79.04, and 79.05.
79.02 79.02 Shared revenue distributions.
79.02(1) (1) The department of administration, upon certification by the department of revenue, shall distribute shared revenue payments to each municipality and county on the 4th Monday in July and the 3rd Monday in November.
79.02(2) (2)
79.02(2)(a)(a) In this subsection, "estimated payments" means the amounts in the statement provided to the county or municipality under s. 79.015.
79.02(2)(b) (b) Subject to ss. 59.605 (4) and 70.995 (14) (b), payments in July shall equal 15% of the municipality's or county's estimated payments under ss. 79.035 and 79.04 and 100% of the municipality's estimated payments under s. 79.05.
79.02(3) (3)
79.02(3)(a)(a) Subject to s. 59.605 (4), payments to each municipality and county in November shall equal that municipality's or county's entitlement under ss. 79.035, 79.04, and 79.05 for the current year, minus the amount distributed to the municipality or county in July.
79.02(3)(e) (e) For the distribution in 2004 and subsequent years, the total amount of the November payments to each county and municipality under s. 79.035 shall be reduced by an amount equal to the amount of supplements paid from the appropriation accounts under s. 20.435 (4) (b) and (gm) that the county or municipality received for the fiscal year in which a payment is made under this section, as determined under s. 49.45 (51).
79.035 79.035 County and municipal aid.
79.035(1) (1) Each county and municipality shall receive a payment from the county and municipal aid account and from the appropriation account under s. 20.835 (1) (r) in an amount determined under this section.
79.035(3) (3) For the distribution in 2011, each county and municipality shall receive a payment under this section that is equal to the amount of the payment determined for the county or municipality under s. 79.02 (4), 2009 stats., in 2010.
79.035(4) (4)
79.035(4)(a)(a) For the distribution in 2012, the total amount of the payments to all municipalities under this section shall be reduced by $47,663,400 and the total amount of the payments to all counties under this section shall be reduced by $29,086,600.
79.035(4)(b)1.1. To calculate the reduction under this subsection for each municipality, the department of revenue shall first divide $47,663,400 by the total population of all municipalities. The department shall then adjust the result of the calculation to establish a per capita amount applied to all municipalities so that the reduction for each municipality is no more than the maximum allowable reduction under this subsection for that municipality and so that the total reductions to county and municipal aid payments for municipalities under this subsection is $47,663,400.
79.035(4)(b)2. 2. To calculate the reduction under this subsection for each county, the department of revenue shall first divide $29,086,600 by the total population of all counties. The department shall then adjust the result of the calculation to establish a per capita amount applied to all counties so that the reduction for each county is no more than the maximum allowable reduction under this subsection for that county and so that the total reductions to county and municipal aid payments for counties under this subsection is $29,086,600.
79.035(4)(c)1.1. The reduction for a municipality that has a population of less than 2,500 is the amount calculated by multiplying the amount determined under par. (b) 1. by the municipality's population, multiplied by the quotient of the municipality's population divided by 2,500.
79.035(4)(c)2. 2. Except as provided under par. (h), the reduction determined under this paragraph may not exceed the lesser of an amount equal to 15 percent of the municipality's payment under this section in 2011, prior to any reduction under s. 79.02 (3) (e), or 10 cents for each $1,000 of the municipality's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57.
79.035(4)(d)1.1. The reduction for a municipality that has a population of at least 2,500, but no greater than 10,000, is the amount equal to 10 cents for each $1,000 of the municipality's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57, plus the amount determined as follows:
79.035(4)(d)1.a. a. Multiply the amount determined under par. (b) 1. by the municipality's population.
79.035(4)(d)1.b. b. Subtract 2,500 from the municipality's population.
79.035(4)(d)1.c. c. Divide the number determined under subd. 1. b. by 7,500.
79.035(4)(d)1.d. d. Multiply the number determined under subd. 1. a. by the number determined under subd. 1. c.
79.035(4)(d)2. 2. Except as provided in par. (h), the reduction determined under this paragraph may not exceed the lesser of an amount equal to 15 percent of the municipality's payment under this section in 2011, prior to any reduction under s. 79.02 (3) (e), or 15 cents for each $1,000 of the municipality's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57.
79.035(4)(e)1.1. The reduction for a municipality that has a population greater than 10,000, but no greater than 50,000, is the amount equal to 15 cents for each $1,000 of the municipality's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57, plus the amount determined as follows:
79.035(4)(e)1.a. a. Multiply the amount determined under par. (b) 1. by the municipality's population.
79.035(4)(e)1.b. b. Subtract 10,000 from the municipality's population.
79.035(4)(e)1.c. c. Divide the number determined under subd. 1. b. by 40,000.
79.035(4)(e)1.d. d. Multiply the number determined under subd. 1. a. by the number determined under subd. 1. c.
79.035(4)(e)2. 2. Except as provided in par. (h), the reduction determined under this paragraph may not exceed the lesser of an amount equal to 15 percent of the municipality's payment under this section in 2011, prior to any reduction under s. 79.02 (3) (e), or 25 cents for each $1,000 of the municipality's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57.
79.035(4)(f)1.1. The reduction for a municipality that has a population greater than 50,000, but no greater than 110,000, is the amount equal to 25 cents for each $1,000 of the municipality's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57, plus the amount determined as follows:
79.035(4)(f)1.a. a. Multiply the amount determined under par. (b) 1. by the municipality's population.
79.035(4)(f)1.b. b. Subtract 50,000 from the municipality's population.
79.035(4)(f)1.c. c. Divide the number determined under subd. 1. b. by 60,000.
79.035(4)(f)1.d. d. Multiply the number determined under subd. 1. a. by the number determined under subd. 1. c.
79.035(4)(f)2. 2. Except as provided in par. (h), the reduction determined under this paragraph may not exceed the lesser of an amount equal to 15 percent of the municipality's payment under this section in 2011, prior to any reduction under s. 79.02 (3) (e), or 30 cents for each $1,000 of the municipality's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57.
79.035(4)(g) (g) The reduction for a municipality that has a population greater than 110,000 is an amount equal to 30 cents for each $1,000 of the municipality's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57, plus an amount equal to the municipality's population multiplied by the amount determined under par. (b) 1., except that the reduction determined under this paragraph may not exceed the lesser of an amount equal to 25 percent of the municipality's payment under this section in 2011, prior to any reduction under s. 79.02 (3) (e), or 35 cents for each $1,000 in equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57.
79.035(4)(h) (h) The reduction determined under par. (c), (d), (e), or (f) for a town or village may not exceed the lesser of an amount equal to 25 percent of the town's or village's payment under this section in 2011, prior to any reduction under s. 79.02 (3) (e), or the amount determined under par. (c) 2., (d) 2., (e) 2., or (f) 2. based on equalized value.
79.035(4)(i) (i) The reduction for a county is the amount determined under par. (b) 2. multiplied by the county's population, except that the reduction determined under this paragraph may not exceed the lesser of an amount equal to 25 percent of the county's payment under this section in 2011, prior to any reduction under s. 79.02 (3) (e), or 15 cents for each $1,000 of the county's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57.
79.035(5) (5) For the distribution in 2013 and subsequent years, each county and municipality shall receive a payment under this section that is equal to the amount of the payment determined for the county or municipality under this section for 2012.
79.035 History History: 2001 a. 109; 2003 a. 33, 164, 320, 327; 2009 a. 28; 2011 a. 32 ss. 2191b to 2191k, 2193d.
79.04 79.04 Public utility distribution.
79.04(1) (1) Annually, except for production plants that begin operation after December 31, 2003, or begin operation as a repowered production plant after December 31, 2003, and except as provided in sub. (4m), the department of administration, upon certification by the department of revenue, shall distribute to a municipality having within its boundaries a production plant, general structure, or substation, used by a light, heat, or power company assessed under s. 76.28 (2) or 76.29 (2), except property described in s. 66.0813 unless the production plant or substation is owned or operated by a local governmental unit located outside of the municipality, or by an electric cooperative assessed under ss. 76.07 and 76.48, respectively, or by a municipal electric company under s. 66.0825 the amount determined as follows:
79.04(1)(a) (a) An amount from the public utility account determined by multiplying by 3 mills in the case of a town, and 6 mills in the case of a city or village, the first $125,000,000 of the amount shown in the account, plus leased property, of each public utility except qualified wholesale electric companies, as defined in s. 76.28 (1) (gm), on December 31 of the preceding year for "production plant, exclusive of land," "general structures," and "substations," in the case of light, heat and power companies, electric cooperatives or municipal electric companies, for all property within a municipality in accordance with the system of accounts established by the public service commission or rural electrification administration, less depreciation thereon as determined by the department of revenue and less the value of treatment plant and pollution abatement equipment, as defined under s. 70.11 (21), as determined by the department of revenue plus an amount from the public utility account determined by multiplying by 3 mills in the case of a town, and 6 mills in the case of a city or village, of the first $125,000,000 of the total original cost of production plant, general structures, and substations less depreciation, land and approved waste treatment facilities of each qualified wholesale electric company, as defined in s. 76.28 (1) (gm), as reported to the department of revenue of all property within the municipality. The total of amounts, as depreciated, from the accounts of all public utilities for the same production plant is also limited to not more than $125,000,000. The amount distributable to a municipality under this subsection and sub. (6) in any year shall not exceed $300 times the population of the municipality, except that, beginning with payments in 2009, the amount distributable to a municipality under this subsection and sub. (6) in any year shall not exceed $425 times the population of the municipality.
79.04(1)(b)1.1. Beginning with the distribution under this subsection in 1991, and ending with the distribution under this subsection in 2008, the amount determined under par. (a) to value property used by a light, heat or power company in a municipality may not be less than the amount determined to value the property for the distribution to the municipality under this subsection in 1990, subject to subds. 2., 3. and 4.
79.04(1)(b)2. 2. When a light, heat or power company no longer uses property described under par. (a) as production plant, substation, or general structure in a municipality, the amount established under subd. 1. shall be reduced by the proportion that the property that is no longer used bears to the total value of all property described in par. (a) in the municipality. The proportion shall be determined according to the proportional value of the property when the light, heat or power company stops using the property.
79.04(1)(b)3. 3. The amount of a distribution under this paragraph, as affected by subd. 1., may not exceed the per capita amount established under par. (a).
79.04(1)(b)4. 4. If property of a light, heat or power company described under par. (a) is included in the value of property for the distribution to the municipality under this subsection in 1990 and is located in territory annexed by another municipality after December 31, 1989, the amount established under subd. 1. shall be reduced annually by one-fifth of the value of the property located in the annexed territory for 5 consecutive years, beginning with the distribution in 1994 or with the first distribution after the year in which the annexation occurs, whichever is later.
79.04(1)(c)1.1. The payment for any municipality in which a production plant is located, which the public service commission certifies to the department of revenue will produce a nominal rated capacity of 200 megawatts or more, shall be no less than $75,000 annually, except that the amount distributable to a municipality in any year shall not exceed the per capita limit specified in par. (a).
79.04(1)(c)2. 2. If a production plant is located in more than one municipality, the total payment under subd. 1. shall be apportioned according to the amounts shown on the preceding December 31 for the production plant in the account described in par. (a) for "production plant exclusive of land" within each municipality for all public utilities except qualified wholesale electric companies, as defined in s. 76.28 (1) (gm), or according to the value as reported to the department of revenue under par. (a) of the production plant within each municipality for each qualified wholesale electric company. The payment to each municipality under this subdivision shall be no less than $15,000 annually.
79.04(1)(c)3. 3. If a production plant with a nominal rated capacity of 200 megawatts or more is decommissioned or becomes nonutility property, the $75,000 minimum guaranteed payment under subd. 1. shall continue but diminish by $7,500 annually, except that the minimum guaranteed payment under this subdivision shall cease in the year following the first year in which the property becomes taxable by the taxation district. In this subdivision, "nonutility property" has the meaning set forth in the uniform system of accounts established by the public service commission. This subdivision does not apply after the distributions in 2004.
79.04(2) (2)
79.04(2)(a)(a) Annually, except for production plants that begin operation after December 31, 2003, or begin operation as a repowered production plant after December 31, 2003, and except as provided in sub. (4m), the department of administration, upon certification by the department of revenue, shall distribute from the public utility account to any county having within its boundaries a production plant, general structure, or substation, used by a light, heat or power company assessed under s. 76.28 (2) or 76.29 (2), except property described in s. 66.0813 unless the production plant or substation is owned or operated by a local governmental unit that is located outside of the municipality in which the production plant or substation is located, or by an electric cooperative assessed under ss. 76.07 and 76.48, respectively, or by a municipal electric company under s. 66.0825 an amount determined by multiplying by 6 mills in the case of property in a town and by 3 mills in the case of property in a city or village the first $125,000,000 of the amount shown in the account, plus leased property, of each public utility except qualified wholesale electric companies, as defined in s. 76.28 (1) (gm), on December 31 of the preceding year for "production plant, exclusive of land," "general structures," and "substations," in the case of light, heat and power companies, electric cooperatives or municipal electric companies, for all property within the municipality in accordance with the system of accounts established by the public service commission or rural electrification administration, less depreciation thereon as determined by the department of revenue and less the value of treatment plant and pollution abatement equipment, as defined under s. 70.11 (21), as determined by the department of revenue plus an amount from the public utility account determined by multiplying by 6 mills in the case of property in a town, and 3 mills in the case of property in a city or village, of the total original cost of production plant, general structures, and substations less depreciation, land and approved waste treatment facilities of each qualified wholesale electric company, as defined in s. 76.28 (1) (gm), as reported to the department of revenue of all property within the municipality. The total of amounts, as depreciated, from the accounts of all public utilities for the same production plant is also limited to not more than $125,000,000. The amount distributable to a county under this subsection and sub. (6) in any year shall not exceed $100 times the population of the county, except that, beginning with payments in 2009, the amount distributable to a county under this subsection and sub. (6) in any year shall not exceed $125 times the population of the county.
79.04(2)(am)1.1. Beginning with the distribution under this subsection in 1991, and ending with the distribution under this subsection in 2008, the amount determined under par. (a) to value property used by a light, heat or power company in a county may not be less than the amount determined to value the property for the distribution to the county under this subsection in 1990, subject to subds. 2. and 3.
79.04(2)(am)2. 2. When a light, heat or power company no longer uses property described under par. (a) as production plant, substation, or general structure in a county, the amount established under subd. 1. shall be reduced by the proportion that the property that is no longer used bears to the total value of all property described in par. (a) in the county. The proportion shall be determined according to the proportional value of the property when the light, heat or power company stops using the property.
79.04(2)(am)3. 3. The amount of a distribution under this paragraph, as affected by subd. 1., may not exceed the per capita amount established under par. (a).
79.04(2)(b) (b) The payment under par. (a) for any county in which a production plant is located, which the public service commission certifies to the department of revenue will produce a nominal rated capacity of 200 megawatts or more, shall be not less than $75,000 annually, except that the amount distributable to a county in any year shall not exceed the per capita limit specified in par. (a).
79.04(3m) (3m) For purposes of determining the amount of the payments under subs. (1) and (2), the payments for a municipality and county in which an ash disposal facility that is owned and operated by an electric cooperative is operating prior to July 30, 2003, shall be calculated to include an amount that is equal to the net book value of the ash disposal facility multiplied by 2.
79.04(4) (4)
79.04(4)(a)(a) Annually, in addition to the amounts distributed under subs. (1), (5), (6), and (7), the department of administration shall distribute $50,000 to a municipality if spent nuclear fuel is stored within the municipality on December 31 of the preceding year. If a spent nuclear fuel storage facility is located within one mile of a municipality, that municipality shall receive $10,000 annually and the municipality where that storage facility is located shall receive $40,000 annually.
79.04(4)(b) (b) Annually, in addition to the amounts distributed under subs. (2), (5), (6), and (7), the department of administration shall distribute $50,000 to a county if spent nuclear fuel is stored within the county on December 31 of the preceding year. If a spent nuclear fuel storage facility is located at a production plant located in more than one county, the payment shall be apportioned according to the formula under sub. (1) (c) 2., except that the formula, as it applies to municipalities in that subdivision, applies to counties in this paragraph. The payment under this paragraph may not be less than $10,000 annually.
79.04(4m) (4m)
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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)