1995 WISCONSIN ACT 452
An Act to amend 20.866 (2) (tc) and 144.2415 (3) (d) 1. of the statutes; relating to: requiring the award of clean water fund financial assistance and granting bonding authority.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
(tc) Clean water fund.
From the capital improvement fund, a sum sufficient to be transferred to the clean water fund for the purposes of ss. 144.241 and 144.2415. The state may contract public debt in an amount not to exceed $549,194,000 $553,194,000
for this purpose. Of this amount, the amount needed to meet the requirements for state deposits under 33 USC 1382
is allocated for those deposits. Of this amount, $8,250,000 is allocated to fund the minority business development and training program under s. 66.905 (2) (b).
144.2415 (3) (d) 1. Equal to $80,000,000 $83,400,000 during the 1995-97 biennium.
(1) Clean water fund hardship funding.
(a) In this subsection, "municipality" has the meaning given in section 144.01 (6) of the statutes.
(b) Notwithstanding section 144.241 (13) (b) and (e) of the statutes, the department of natural resources and the department of administration shall approve up to $4,000,000 in financial hardship assistance under section 144.241 (13) of the statutes during the 1995-97 fiscal biennium for the costs of all of the following:
1. A project of up to $400,000 in financial hardship assistance in the village of Wheeler in Dunn County.
2. Projects to serve 2 or more municipalities if all of the following conditions apply:
a. The population within the boundaries of the area to be served by the project is less than 700.
b. The monthly wastewater treatment charges per household in one of the municipalities to be served by the project would exceed $75 if the project were completed without financial hardship assistance.
c. The project will serve a school that has at least 100 students in elementary grades and that is served by a septic system that is at least 20 years old.
d. Before January 1, 1996, the school board for the district in which the school described in subdivision 2. c. is located, or the municipality proposing to serve the school, approved by resolution, or discharged, moneys for sewerage planning.
e. At least one of the municipalities to be served by the project applied for financial hardship assistance for fiscal year 1996.
(c) If more than one project satisfies the requirements in paragraph (b), the department of natural resources and the department of administration shall give first priority to a project for which costs will increase if the project is not constructed at the same time as a highway reconstruction project which is scheduled for the 1996-97 construction season.
(d) The limit under section 144.2415 (3) (f) of the statutes may be exceeded by the amount necessary to fund a project under paragraph (b)