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167,35 Section 35. 66.066 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 66.066 (5) (a).
167,36 Section 36. 66.066 (5) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
66.066 (5) (b) Revenue bonds issued by a local professional football stadium district created under subch. IV of ch. 229 are subject to the provisions in ss. 229.829 to 229.834.
167,37 Section 37. 66.067 of the statutes is amended to read:
66.067 Public works projects. For financing purposes, garbage incinerators, toll bridges, swimming pools, tennis courts, parks, playgrounds, golf links, bathing beaches, bathhouses, street lighting, city halls, village halls, town halls, courthouses, jails, schools, cooperative educational service agencies, hospitals, homes for the aged or indigent, child care centers, as defined in s. 231.01 (3c), regional projects, waste collection and disposal operations, systems of sewerage, local professional baseball park facilities, local professional football stadium facilities and any and all other necessary public works projects undertaken by any municipality are public utilities within the meaning of s. 66.066.
167,38 Section 38. 66.30 (1) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 1999 Wisconsin Act 9, is amended to read:
66.30 (1) (a) In this section "municipality" means the state or any department or agency thereof, or any city, village, town, county, school district, public library system, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district, sanitary district, farm drainage district, metropolitan sewerage district, sewer utility district, solid waste management system created under s. 59.70 (2), local exposition district created under subch. II of ch. 229, local professional baseball park district created under subch. III of ch. 229, local professional football stadium district created under subch. IV of ch. 229, family care district under s. 46.2895, water utility district, mosquito control district, municipal electric company, county or city transit commission, commission created by contract under this section, taxation district or regional planning commission.
167,39 Section 39. 70.11 (36) of the statutes is renumbered 70.11 (36) (a) and amended to read:
70.11 (36) (a) Professional sports and entertainment home stadiums. Property consisting of or contained in a sports and entertainment home stadium, except a football stadium as defined in s. 229.821 (6); including but not limited to parking lots, garages, restaurants, parks, concession facilities, entertainment facilities, transportation facilities, and other functionally related or auxiliary facilities and structures; including those facilities and structures while they are being built; constructed by, leased to or primarily used by a professional athletic team that is a member of a league that includes teams that have home stadiums in other states, and the land on which that stadium and those structures and facilities are located. Leasing or subleasing the property; regardless of the lessee, the sublessee and the use of the leasehold income; does not render the property taxable.
167,40 Section 40. 70.11 (36) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
70.11 (36) (b) Property consisting of or contained in a football stadium, as defined in s. 229.821 (6), and related facilities and structures, including those facilities and structures while they are being built or constructed, primarily used by a professional football team described in s. 229.823, and the land, including parking lots, on which that stadium and those facilities and structures are located. Related facilities and structures are limited to improvements that share common structural supports with the stadium or are physically attached to the stadium. Using the property for garages, restaurants, parks, concession facilities, entertainment facilities, transportation facilities, or other functionally related or auxiliary facilities does not render the property taxable. Leasing or subleasing the property; regardless of the lessee, the sublessee and the use of the leasehold income; does not render the property taxable.
167,41 Section 41. 71.05 (1) (c) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
71.05 (1) (c) 5. A local professional football stadium district created under subch. IV of ch. 229.
167,42 Section 42. 71.10 (5e) of the statutes is created to read:
71.10 (5e) Local professional football stadium district donation. (a) Definitions. In this subsection:
1. "Department" means the department of revenue.
2. "Football donation" means a designation made under this subsection, the net proceeds of which shall be deposited into the fund under s. 229.8257 to be used for maintenance and operating costs of a football stadium under s. 229.821 (6).
(b) Voluntary payments. 1. `Designation on return.' Every individual filing an income tax return who has a tax liability or is entitled to a tax refund may designate on the return any amount of additional payment or any amount of a refund due that individual as a football donation.
2. `Designation added to tax owed.' If the individual owes any tax, the individual shall remit in full the tax due and the amount designated on the return as a football donation when the individual files a tax return.
3. `Designation deducted from refund.' Except as provided under par. (d), if the individual is owed a refund for that year after crediting under ss. 71.75 (9) and 71.80 (3), the department shall deduct the amount designated on the return as a football donation from the amount of the refund.
(c) Errors; failure to remit correct amount. If an individual who owes taxes fails to remit an amount equal to or in excess of the total of the actual tax due, after error corrections, and the amount designated on the return as a football donation:
1. The department shall reduce the designation for the football donation to reflect the amount remitted in excess of the actual tax due, after error corrections, if the individual remitted an amount in excess of the actual tax due, after error corrections, but less than the total of the actual tax due, after error corrections, and the amount originally designated on the return as a football donation.
2. The designation for the football donation is void if the individual remitted an amount equal to or less than the actual tax due, after error corrections.
(d) Errors; insufficient refund. If an individual who is owed a refund that does not equal or exceed the amount designated on the return as a football donation, after crediting under ss. 71.75 (9) and 71.80 (3) and after error corrections, the department shall reduce the designation for the football donation to reflect the actual amount of the refund the individual is otherwise owed, after crediting under ss. 71.75 (9) and 71.80 (3) and after error corrections.
(e) Conditions. If an individual places any conditions on a designation for the football donation, the designation is void.
(f) Void designation. If a designation for the football donation is void, the department shall disregard the designation and determine amounts due, owed, refunded and received without regard to the void designation.
(g) Tax return. The secretary of revenue shall provide a place for the designations under this subsection on the individual income tax return, and the secretary shall highlight that place on the return by a symbol chosen by the department that relates to a football stadium, as defined in s. 229.821 (6).
(h) Certification of amounts. Annually, on or before September 15, the secretary of revenue shall certify to the district board under subch. IV of ch. 229, the department of administration and the state treasurer:
1. The total amount of the administrative costs, including data processing costs, incurred by the department in administering this subsection during the previous fiscal year.
2. The total amount received from all designations for football donations made by taxpayers during the previous fiscal year.
3. The net amount remaining after the administrative costs, including data processing costs, under subd. 1. are subtracted from the total received under subd. 2.
4. From the moneys received from designations for football donations, an amount equal to the sum of administrative expenses, including data processing costs, certified under subd. 1. shall be deposited into the general fund and credited to the appropriation under s. 20.566 (1) (hp), and the net amount remaining that is certified under subd. 3. shall be deposited into the fund created under s. 229.8257 and credited for maintenance and operating costs of a football stadium under s. 229.821 (6).
(i) Amounts subject to refund. Amounts designated for football donations under this subsection are not subject to refund to the taxpayer unless the taxpayer submits information to the satisfaction of the department within 18 months after the date on which taxes are due or the date on which the return is filed, whichever is later, that the amount designated is clearly in error. Any refund granted by the department under this paragraph shall be deducted from the moneys received under this subsection in the fiscal year that the refund is certified.
167,43 Section 43. 71.26 (1) (bm) of the statutes is amended to read:
71.26 (1) (bm) Certain local districts. Income of a local exposition district created under subch. II of ch. 229 or, a local professional baseball park district created under subch. III of ch. 229 or a local professional football stadium district created under subch. IV of ch. 229.
167,44 Section 44. 71.26 (1m) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
71.26 (1m) (g) Those issued under s. 66.066 by a local professional baseball park district or a local professional football stadium district.
167,45 Section 45. 71.36 (1m) of the statutes is amended to read:
71.36 (1m) A tax-option corporation may deduct from its net income all amounts included in the Wisconsin adjusted gross income of its shareholders, the capital gain deduction under s. 71.05 (6) (b) 9. and all amounts not taxable to nonresident shareholders under ss. 71.04 (1) and (4) to (9) and 71.362. For purposes of this subsection, interest on federal obligations, obligations issued under s. 66.066 by a local professional baseball park district or a local professional football stadium district, obligations issued under ss. 66.40, 66.431 and 66.4325, obligations issued under s. 234.65 to fund an economic development loan to finance construction, renovation or development of property that would be exempt under s. 70.11 (36) and obligations issued under subch. II of ch. 229 is not included in shareholders' income. The proportionate share of the net loss of a tax-option corporation shall be attributed and made available to shareholders on a Wisconsin basis but subject to the limitation and carry-over rules as prescribed by section 1366 (d) of the internal revenue code. Net operating losses of the corporation to the extent attributed or made available to a shareholder may not be used by the corporation for further tax benefit. For purposes of computing the Wisconsin adjusted gross income of shareholders, tax-option items shall be reported by the shareholders and those tax-option items, including capital gains and losses, shall retain the character they would have if attributed to the corporation, including their character as business income. In computing the tax liability of a shareholder, no credit against gross tax that would be available to the tax-option corporation if it were a nontax-option corporation may be claimed.
167,46 Section 46. 71.45 (1t) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
71.45 (1t) (g) Those issued under s. 66.066 by a local professional baseball park district or a local professional football stadium district.
167,47 Section 47. 77.54 (45) of the statutes is created to read:
77.54 (45) The gross receipts from the sale of and the use or other consumption of a onetime license or similar right to purchase admission to professional football games at a football stadium, as defined in s. 229.821 (6), that is granted by a municipality; a local professional football stadium district; or a professional football team or related party, as defined in s. 229.821 (12); if the person who buys the license or right is entitled, at the time the license or right is transferred to the person, to purchase admission to at least 3 professional football games in this state during one football season. The exemption under this subsection does not apply to a license or right that is sold after December 31, 2003.
167,48 Section 48. 77.705 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
77.705 (title) Adoption by resolution; baseball park district.
167,49 Section 49. 77.706 of the statutes is created to read:
77.706 Adoption by resolution; football stadium district. A local professional football stadium district created under subch. IV of ch. 229, by resolution under s. 229.824 (15), may impose a sales tax and a use tax under this subchapter at a rate of 0.5% of the gross receipts or sales price. Those taxes may be imposed only in their entirety. The imposition of the taxes under this section shall be effective on the first day of the first month that begins at least 30 days after the certification of the approval of the resolution by the electors in the district's jurisdiction under s. 229.824 (15).
167,50 Section 50. 77.707 of the statutes is renumbered 77.707 (1).
167,51 Section 51. 77.707 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
77.707 (2) Retailers and the department of revenue may not collect a tax under s. 77.706 for any local professional football stadium district created under subch. IV of ch. 229 after the calendar quarter during which the local professional football stadium district board makes all of the certifications to the department of revenue under s. 229.825 (3), except that the department of revenue may collect from retailers taxes that accrued before that calendar quarter and fees, interest and penalties that relate to those taxes.
167,52 Section 52. 77.71 of the statutes is amended to read:
77.71 Imposition of county and special district sales and use taxes. Whenever a county sales and use tax ordinance is adopted under s. 77.70 or a special district resolution is adopted under s. 77.705 or 77.706, the following taxes are imposed:
(1) For the privilege of selling, leasing or renting tangible personal property and for the privilege of selling, performing or furnishing services a sales tax is imposed upon retailers at the rate of 0.5% in the case of a county tax or at the rate under s. 77.705 or 77.706 in the case of a special district tax of the gross receipts from the sale, lease or rental of tangible personal property, except property taxed under sub. (4), sold, leased or rented at retail in the county or special district or from selling, performing or furnishing services described under s. 77.52 (2) in the county or special district.
(2) An excise tax is imposed at the rate of 0.5% in the case of a county tax or at the rate under s. 77.705 or 77.706 in the case of a special district tax of the sales price upon every person storing, using or otherwise consuming in the county or special district tangible personal property or services if the property or service is subject to the state use tax under s. 77.53, except that a receipt indicating that the tax under sub. (1), (3) or (4) has been paid relieves the buyer of liability for the tax under this subsection and except that if the buyer has paid a similar local tax in another state on a purchase of the same property or services that tax shall be credited against the tax under this subsection and except that for motor vehicles that are used for a purpose in addition to retention, demonstration or display while held for sale in the regular course of business by a dealer the tax under this subsection is imposed not on the sales price but on the amount under s. 77.53 (1m).
(3) An excise tax is imposed upon a contractor engaged in construction activities within the county or special district, at the rate of 0.5% in the case of a county tax or at the rate under s. 77.705 or 77.706 in the case of a special district tax of the sales price of tangible personal property that is used in constructing, altering, repairing or improving real property and that becomes a component part of real property in that county or special district, unless except that if the contractor has paid the sales tax of a county in the case of a county tax or of a special district in the case of a special district tax in this state on that property, and except that if the buyer or has paid a similar local sales tax in another state on a purchase of the same property, that tax shall be credited against the tax under this subsection.
(4) An excise tax is imposed at the rate of 0.5% in the case of a county tax or at the rate under s. 77.705 or 77.706 in the case of a special district tax of the sales price upon every person storing, using or otherwise consuming a motor vehicle, boat, snowmobile, mobile home not exceeding 45 feet in length, trailer, semitrailer, all-terrain vehicle or aircraft, if that property must be registered or titled with this state and if that property is to be customarily kept in a county that has in effect an ordinance under s. 77.70 or in a special district that has in effect a resolution under s. 77.705 or 77.706, except that if the buyer has paid a similar local sales tax in another state on a purchase of the same property that tax shall be credited against the tax under this subsection.
167,53 Section 53. 77.76 (3m) of the statutes is amended to read:
77.76 (3m) From the appropriation under s. 20.835 (4) (gb) the department, for the first 2 years of collection, shall distribute 97% of the special district taxes reported for each special local professional baseball park district that has imposed taxes under this subchapter, minus the special district portion of the retailers' discounts, to the special local professional baseball park district no later than the end of the 3rd month following the end of the calendar quarter in which such amounts were reported. From the appropriation under s. 20.835 (4) (gb) the department, after the first 2 years of collection, shall distribute 98.5% of the special district taxes reported for each special local professional baseball park district that has imposed taxes under this subchapter, minus the special district portion of the retailers' discount, to the special local professional baseball park district no later than the end of the 3rd month following the end of the calendar quarter in which such amounts were reported. At the time of distribution the department shall indicate the taxes reported by each taxpayer. In this subsection, the "special district portion of the retailers' discount" is the amount determined by multiplying the total retailers' discount by a fraction the numerator of which is the gross special local professional baseball park district sales and use taxes payable and the denominator of which is the sum of the gross state and special local professional baseball park district sales and use taxes payable. The special local professional baseball park district taxes distributed shall be increased or decreased to reflect subsequent refunds, audit adjustments and all other adjustments of the special local professional baseball park district taxes previously distributed. Interest paid on refunds of special local professional baseball park district sales and use taxes shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.835 (4) (gb) at the rate paid by this state under s. 77.60 (1) (a). Any special local professional baseball park district receiving a report under this subsection is subject to the duties of confidentiality to which the department of revenue is subject under s. 77.61 (5).
167,54 Section 54. 77.76 (3p) of the statutes is created to read:
77.76 (3p) From the appropriation under s. 20.835 (4) (ge) the department of revenue shall distribute 98.5% of the taxes reported for each local professional football stadium district that has imposed taxes under this subchapter, minus the district portion of the retailers' discount, to the local professional football stadium district no later than the end of the 3rd month following the end of the calendar quarter in which such amounts were reported. At the time of distribution the department of revenue shall indicate the taxes reported by each taxpayer. In this subsection, the "district portion of the retailers' discount" is the amount determined by multiplying the total retailers' discount by a fraction the numerator of which is the gross local professional football stadium district sales and use taxes payable and the denominator of which is the sum of the gross state and local professional football stadium district sales and use taxes payable. The local professional football stadium district taxes distributed shall be increased or decreased to reflect subsequent refunds, audit adjustments and all other adjustments of the local professional football stadium district taxes previously distributed. Interest paid on refunds of local professional football stadium district sales and use taxes shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.835 (4) (ge) at the rate paid by this state under s. 77.60 (1) (a). Any local professional football stadium district receiving a report under this subsection is subject to the duties of confidentiality to which the department of revenue is subject under s. 77.61 (5).
167,55 Section 55. 77.76 (4) of the statutes, as affected by 1999 Wisconsin Act 9, is amended to read:
77.76 (4) There shall be retained by the state 1.5% of the taxes collected for taxes imposed by special districts under s. ss. 77.705 and 77.706 and 1.75% of the taxes collected for taxes imposed by counties under s. 77.70 to cover costs incurred by the state in administering, enforcing and collecting the tax. All interest and penalties collected shall be deposited and retained by this state in the general fund.
167,56 Section 56. 85.605 of the statutes is created to read:
85.605 Professional football stadium maintenance and operating costs. (1) In this section:
(am) "District board" has the meaning given in s. 229.821 (5).
(b) "Football stadium" has the meaning given in s. 229.821 (6).
(c) "Football stadium facilities" has the meaning given in s. 229.821 (7).
(d) "Professional football team" means a professional football team described in s. 229.823.
(2) From the appropriation under s. 20.395 (1) (ig), the department annually shall deposit payments into the fund established under s. 229.8257 by each local professional football stadium district created under subch. IV of ch. 229. The amount of any deposit under this section shall be the sum of money credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.395 (1) (ig) during the previous fiscal year that is attributable to the professional football team whose home stadium, as defined in s. 229.821 (8), is located in the local professional football stadium district over which the district board that established the fund has jurisdiction.
167,57 Section 57. 103.49 (3) (ar) of the statutes, as affected by 1999 Wisconsin Act .... (Assembly Bill 409), is amended to read:
103.49 (3) (ar) In determining prevailing wage rates under par. (a) or (am), the department may not use data from projects that are subject to this section, s. 66.293 or, 103.50 or 229.8275 or 40 USC 276a unless the department determines that there is insufficient wage data in the area to determine those prevailing wage rates, in which case the department may use data from projects that are subject to this section, s. 66.293 or, 103.50 or 229.8275 or 40 USC 276a.
167,58 Section 58. 109.09 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
109.09 (1) The department shall investigate and attempt equitably to adjust controversies between employers and employes as to alleged wage claims. The department may receive and investigate any wage claim which is filed with the department, or received by the department under s. 109.10 (4), no later than 2 years after the date the wages are due. The department may, after receiving a wage claim, investigate any wages due from the employer against whom the claim is filed to any employe during the period commencing 2 years before the date the claim is filed. The department shall enforce this chapter and ss. 66.293, 103.02, 103.49, 103.82 and , 104.12 and 229.8275. In pursuance of this duty, the department may sue the employer on behalf of the employe to collect any wage claim or wage deficiency and ss. 109.03 (6) and 109.11 (2) and (3) shall apply to such actions. Except for actions under s. 109.10, the department may refer such an action to the district attorney of the county in which the violation occurs for prosecution and collection and the district attorney shall commence an action in the circuit court having appropriate jurisdiction. Any number of wage claims or wage deficiencies against the same employer may be joined in a single proceeding, but the court may order separate trials or hearings. In actions that are referred to a district attorney under this subsection, any taxable costs recovered by the district attorney shall be paid into the general fund of the county in which the violation occurs and used by that county to meet its financial responsibility under s. 978.13 (2) for the operation of the office of the district attorney who prosecuted the action.
167,59 Section 59. 111.322 (2m) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
111.322 (2m) (c) The individual files a complaint or attempts to enforce a right under s. 66.293 or, 103.49 or 229.8275 or testifies or assists in any action or proceeding under s. 66.293 or, 103.49 or 229.8275.
167,60 Section 60. 219.09 (1) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
219.09 (1) (d) A local professional football stadium district created under subch. IV of ch. 229.
167,61 Section 61. 227.01 (13) (t) of the statutes is amended to read:
227.01 (13) (t) Ascertains and determines prevailing wage rates and prevailing hours of labor under ss. 66.293, 103.49 and, 103.50 and 229.8275, except that any action or inaction which ascertains and determines prevailing wage rates and prevailing hours of labor under ss. 66.293, 103.49 and, 103.50 and 229.8275 is subject to judicial review under s. 227.40.
167,62 Section 62. Subchapter IV of chapter 229 [precedes 229.820] of the statutes is created to read:
chapter 229
Subchapter IV
Local Professional
Football stadium districts
229.820 Legislative declaration. (1) The legislature determines that the provision of assistance by state agencies to a district under this subchapter, any appropriation of funds to a district under this subchapter and the moral obligation pledge under s. 229.830 (7) serve a statewide public purpose by assisting the development of professional football stadium facilities in the state for providing recreation, by encouraging economic development and tourism, by reducing unemployment and by bringing needed capital into the state for the benefit and welfare of people throughout the state. The legislature determines that the taxes that may be imposed by a district under subch. V of ch. 77 are special taxes that are generated apart from any direct annual tax on taxable property.
(2) The legislature determines that a district serves a public purpose in the district's jurisdiction by providing recreation, by encouraging economic development and tourism, by reducing unemployment and by bringing needed capital into the district's jurisdiction for the benefit of people in the district's jurisdiction.
229.821 Definitions. In this subchapter:
(1) "Bond" means any bond, note or other obligation issued under s. 66.066 by a district.
(2) "Bond resolution" means a resolution of the district board authorizing the issuance of, or providing terms and conditions related to, bonds and includes, where appropriate, any trust agreement, trust indenture, indenture of mortgage or deed of trust providing terms and conditions for bonds.
(3) "Chief elected official" means the mayor of a city or, if the city is organized under subch. I of ch. 64, the president of the council of that city, the village president of a village, the town board chair of a town or the county executive of a county or, if the county does not have a county executive, the chairperson of the county board of supervisors.
(4) "District" means a special purpose district created under this subchapter.
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