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23.0917(4m)(c)1.1. The department may obligate not more than $5,000,000 under the subprogram for the Baraboo Hills.
23.0917(4m)(c)2. 2. The amount of moneys, other than federal moneys, that may be used by local governmental units or nonprofit conservation organizations to make land acquisitions that are certified as qualifying matching land acquisitions under par. (e) may not exceed $2,500,000.
23.0917(4m)(c)3. 3. Land that is either certified as a qualifying matching land acquisition under par. (e) or (h) 2. or acquired with moneys made available for expenditure under par. (g) or (h) 2. may not be department land or land that is otherwise owned or under the jurisdiction of the state on October 29, 1999.
23.0917(4m)(d) (d) Matching land acquisitions; requirements. The department may only certify as a qualifying matching land acquisition in the Baraboo Hills an acquisition to which all of the following apply:
23.0917(4m)(d)1. 1. The land is being acquired for conservation purposes.
23.0917(4m)(d)2. 2. The land is being acquired by the federal government, by a local governmental unit or by a nonprofit conservation organization.
23.0917(4m)(d)3. 3. Any federal moneys being used for the acquisition are federal nontransportation moneys.
23.0917(4m)(e) (e) Matching land acquisitions; certification. The department shall certify which land acquisitions qualify as matching land acquisitions for the subprogram for the Baraboo Hills and shall determine the values of these matching land acquisitions as provided in par. (f).
23.0917(4m)(f) (f) Matching land acquisitions; valuation. The value of a land acquisition that is certified as a qualifying matching land acquisition under par. (e), shall be calculated as follows:
23.0917(4m)(f)1. 1. For land that is acquired by purchase at fair market value, the value shall equal the sum of the purchase price and the costs incurred by the federal government, local governmental unit or nonprofit conservation organization in acquiring the land.
23.0917(4m)(f)2. 2. For land that is acquired by gift or bequest or by purchase at less than fair market value, the value shall equal the sum of the appraised fair market value of the land at the time of the acquisition and the costs incurred by the acquiring entity in acquiring the land. The acquiring entity shall supply the appraisal upon which the appraised fair market value is based.
23.0917(4m)(g) (g) Matching land acquisitions; available moneys. For each land acquisition that is certified as a qualifying matching land acquisition under par. (e), the department shall make available for expenditure moneys in an amount that equals the value of the land acquisition, as calculated under par. (f). This paragraph does not apply to a land acquisition that is acquired with moneys committed by the federal government, local governmental unit or nonprofit conservation organization under par. (h).
23.0917(4m)(h) (h) Matching land acquisitions; future commitments.
23.0917(4m)(h)1.1. In addition to the moneys made available for expenditure under par. (g), the department shall set aside moneys in amounts that equal amounts that the federal government, local governmental units or nonprofit conservation organizations commit for the acquisition of land in the Baraboo Hills for conservation purposes. Federal moneys that are committed under this paragraph shall be federal nontransportation moneys. The department may set aside moneys under this paragraph only for commitments that are made before January 1, 2006.
23.0917(4m)(h)2. 2. For each land acquisition that is made by using moneys that are committed by the federal government, a local governmental unit or a nonprofit conservation organization under this paragraph and that is certified as a qualifying matching land acquisition under par. (e), the department shall make available for expenditure moneys in an amount that equals the value of the land acquisition, as calculated under par. (f), after the acquisition is certified.
23.0917(4m)(i) (i) Available moneys; uses. The moneys made available for expenditure under par. (g) or (h) 2. may be used by the department to acquire land in the Baraboo Hills for conservation purposes and to award grants to local governmental units and nonprofit conservation organizations.
23.0917(4m)(j) (j) Available moneys; grant requirements. A local governmental unit or nonprofit conservation organization that receives a grant under par. (i) does not need to provide any matching funding. Land acquired with moneys from a grant awarded under par. (i) may not be certified by the department as a qualifying matching land acquisition under par. (e). Grants awarded under par. (i) shall be used to acquire land for conservation purposes in the Baraboo Hills.
23.0917(4m)(k) (k) Unassigned amount. If the assigned amount for the subprogram for the Baraboo Hills on January 1, 2006, is less than the available bonding authority, the department shall calculate the unassigned amount by subtracting the assigned amount from the available bonding authority. The department shall then adjust the annual bonding authority for the subprogram for land acquisition by increasing its annual bonding authority by an amount equal to this unassigned amount. The department shall expend any assigned amount that has not been expended before January 1, 2006, for acquisitions, by the department, of land for conservation purposes and for grants that meet the requirements under par. (j).
23.0917(4m)(L) (L) Highway construction required. No moneys may be obligated for the subprogram for the Baraboo Hills before the department of transportation certifies to the department of natural resources that highway construction that will result in at least 4 traffic lanes has begun on the portion of USH 12 between the city of Middleton and the village of Sauk City.
23.0917(5) (5)Adjustments for subsequent fiscal years.
23.0917(5)(a)(a) If for a given fiscal year the department obligates an amount from the moneys appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) for a subprogram under sub. (3) or (4) that is less than the annual bonding authority for that subprogram for that given fiscal year, the department shall adjust the annual bonding authority for that subprogram by raising the annual bonding authority, as it may have been previously adjusted under this paragraph and par. (b), for the next fiscal year by the amount that equals the difference between the amount authorized for that subprogram and the obligated amount for that subprogram in that given fiscal year.
23.0917(5)(b) (b) If for a given fiscal year the department obligates an amount from the moneys appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) for a subprogram under sub. (3) or (4) that is more than the annual bonding authority for that subprogram for that given fiscal year, the department shall adjust the annual bonding authority for that subprogram by lowering the annual bonding authority, as it may have been previously adjusted under this paragraph and par. (a), for the next fiscal year by an amount equal to the remainder calculated by subtracting the amount authorized for that subprogram from the obligated amount, as it may be affected under par. (c) or (d), for that subprogram in that given fiscal year.
23.0917(5)(c) (c) The department may not obligate for a fiscal year an amount from the moneys appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) for a subprogram under sub. (3) or (4) that exceeds the amount equal to the annual bonding authority for that subprogram as it may have been previously adjusted under pars. (a) and (b), except as provided in par. (d).
23.0917(5)(d) (d) For a given fiscal year, in addition to obligating the amount of the annual bonding authority for a subprogram under sub. (3) or (4), or the amount equal to the annual bonding authority for that subprogram, as adjusted under pars. (a) and (b), whichever amount is applicable, the department may also obligate for that subprogram up to 100% of the annual bonding authority for that subprogram for that given fiscal year for a project or activity if the natural resources board determines that all of the following conditions apply:
23.0917(5)(d)1. 1. That moneys appropriated for that subprogram to the department under s. 20.370 and the moneys appropriated for that subprogram under s. 20.866 (2) (ta), (tp) to (tw), (ty) and (tz) do not provide sufficient funding for the project or activity.
23.0917(5)(d)2. 2. That any land involved in the project or activity covers a large area or the land is uniquely valuable in conserving the natural resources of the state.
23.0917(5)(d)3. 3. That delaying or deferring all or part of the cost to a subsequent fiscal year is not reasonably possible.
23.0917(5m) (5m)Adjustments for land acquisitions.
23.0917(5m)(a)(a) Beginning in fiscal year 1999-2000, the department, subject to the approval of the governor and the joint committee on finance under sub. (6), may obligate under the subprogram for land acquisition any amount not in excess of the total bonding authority for that subprogram for the acquisition of land.
23.0917(5m)(b) (b) For each land acquisition transaction under this subsection, all of the following apply:
23.0917(5m)(b)1. 1. The department shall sell a portion of the acquired land.
23.0917(5m)(b)2. 2. All proceeds from the sale of the land, up to the amount obligated under par. (a) as determined by the secretary of administration, shall be deposited in the general fund and credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (7) (ag). Notwithstanding s. 25.29 (1) (a), the proceeds in excess of the amount obligated under par. (a) shall be deposited in the general fund.
23.0917(5m)(b)3. 3. For bonds that are retired from the proceeds of the sale of the acquired land within 3 years after the date on which the land was acquired by the department, the department shall adjust the available bonding authority for the subprogram for land acquisition by increasing the available bonding authority for the fiscal year in which the bonds are retired by an amount equal to the total amount of the bonds issued for the sale that have been retired in that fiscal year.
23.0917(5m)(b)4. 4. For bonds that are not retired from the proceeds of the sale of the acquired land within 3 years after the date on which the land was acquired by the department, the department shall adjust the available bonding authority for the subprogram for land acquisition by decreasing the available bonding authority for the next fiscal year beginning after the end of that 3-year period by an amount equal to the total amount of the bonds that have not been retired from such proceeds in that fiscal year and, if necessary, shall decrease for each subsequent fiscal year the available bonding authority in an amount equal to that available bonding authority or equal to the amount still needed to equal the total amount of the bonds that have not been retired from such proceeds, whichever is less, until the available bonding authority has been decreased by an amount equal to the total of the bonds that have not been retired.
23.0917(5m)(c) (c) Notwithstanding sub. (2) (a) 1., land acquired under this subsection need not be for conservation or recreational purposes.
23.0917(5m)(d) (d) The department of administration shall monitor all transactions under this subsection to ensure compliance with federal law and to ensure that interest on the bonds is tax-exempt for the holders of the bonds.
23.0917(6) (6)Review by joint committee on finance.
23.0917(6)(a)(a) The department may not obligate from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) for a given project or activity any moneys unless it first notifies the joint committee on finance in writing of the proposal. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the department within 14 working days after the date of the department's notification that the committee has scheduled a meeting to review the proposal, the department may obligate the moneys. If, within 14 working days after the date of the notification by the department, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the department that the committee has scheduled a meeting to review the proposal, the department may obligate the moneys only upon approval of the committee.
23.0917(6)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) applies only to an amount for a project or activity that exceeds $250,000, except as provided in par. (c).
23.0917(6)(c) (c) Paragraph (a) applies to any land acquisition under sub. (5m).
23.0917(7) (7)Calculation of grant amounts; appraisals.
23.0917(7)(a)(a) Except as provided in pars. (b) and (c), for purposes of calculating the acquisition costs for acquisition of land under ss. 23.09 (19), (20) and (20m), 23.092 (4), 23.094 (3g), 23.096, 30.24 (4) and 30.277 from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta), the acquisition costs shall equal the sum of the land's current fair market value and other acquisition costs, as determined by rule by the department.
23.0917(7)(b) (b) For land that has been owned by the current owner for less than one year, the acquisition costs of the land shall equal the owner's acquisition price.
23.0917(7)(c) (c) For land that has been owned by the current owner for one year or more but for less than 3 years, the acquisition costs of the land shall equal the sum of the current owner's acquisition price and the annual adjustment increase.
23.0917(7)(d) (d) For purposes of par. (c), the annual adjustment increase shall be calculated by multiplying the owner's acquisition price by 5% and by then multiplying that product by one of the following numbers:
23.0917(7)(d)1. 1. By one if the land has been owned by the current owner for one year or more but for less than 2 years.
23.0917(7)(d)2. 2. By 2 if the land has been owned by the current owner for 2 years or more but for less than 3 years.
23.0917(7)(e) (e) For any land for which moneys are proposed to be obligated from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) in order to provide a grant or state aid to a governmental unit under s. 23.09 (19), (20) or (20m) or 30.277 or to a nonprofit conservation organization under s. 23.096, the governmental unit or nonprofit conservation organization shall submit to the department two appraisals if the department estimates that the fair market value of the land exceeds $200,000.
23.0917(8) (8)Prohibitions and limitations.
23.0917(8)(a)(a) The department may not obligate moneys from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) for the acquisition of land for golf courses or for the development of golf courses.
23.0917(8)(c) (c) The department may not obligate moneys from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) for the acquisition by a city, village or town of land that is outside the boundaries of the city, village or town unless the city, village or town acquiring the land and the city, village or town in which the land is located approve the acquisition.
23.0917(8)(d) (d) The department may not acquire land using moneys from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) without the prior approval of a majority of the members-elect, as defined in s. 59.001 (2m), of the county board of supervisors of the county in which the land is located if at least 66% of the land in the county is owned or under the jurisdiction of the state, the federal government or a local governmental unit, as defined in s. 66.299 (1) (a) [s. 66.0131 (1) (a)]. Before determining whether to approve the acquisition, the county in which the land is located shall post notices that inform the residents of the community surrounding the land of the possible acquisitions.
23.0917 Note NOTE: The bracketed language indicates the correct cross-reference. Corrective legislation is pending.
23.0917(12) (12)Expenditures after June 30, 2010. If the remaining bonding authority for a subprogram under sub. (3) or (4) on June 30, 2010, is an amount greater than zero, the department may expend any portion of this remaining bonding authority for that subprogram in one or more subsequent fiscal years.
23.0917 History History: 1999 a. 9, 185.
23.0918 23.0918 Natural resources land endowment fund.
23.0918(1)(1) In this section, "land" includes any buildings, facilities or other structures located on the land.
23.0918(2) (2) Unless the natural resources board determines otherwise in a specific case, only the income from the gifts, grants or bequests in the fund is available for expenditure. The natural resources board may authorize expenditures only for preserving, developing, managing or maintaining land under the jurisdiction of the department that is used for any of the purposes specified in s. 23.09 (2) (d). In this subsection, unless otherwise provided in a gift, grant or bequest, principal and income are determined as provided under s. 701.20 (3).
23.0918 History History: 1999 a. 9.
23.092 23.092 Habitat areas.
23.092(1)(1) The department shall designate habitat areas in order to enhance wildlife-based recreation in this state, including hunting, fishing, nature appreciation and the viewing of game and nongame species. The department may not designate an area as a habitat area under this subsection if the area is located within the boundaries of a project established by the department before August 9, 1989.
23.092(2) (2) For each area designated under sub. (1), the department shall prepare a plan, based upon the specific qualities of the area designated, that is designed to protect, enhance or restore the habitat in the designated area. After preparation of a plan for a designated area, the department shall encourage landowners to use specific management practices that are designed to implement the plan.
23.092(3) (3) The department may acquire easements for habitat areas by gift or devise or beginning on July 1, 1990, by purchase. The department may acquire land for habitat areas by gift, devise or purchase.
23.092(4) (4) The department may share the costs of implementing land management practices with landowners, or with nonprofit organizations that are qualified to enhance wildlife-based recreation if these organizations have the landowner's permission to implement the practices. The department may share the costs of acquiring easements for habitat areas with landowners or with these nonprofit organizations. If the funding for cost-sharing under this subsection will be expended from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta), the amount expended for the cost-sharing may not exceed 50% of the cost of the management practices or of the acquisition costs for the easement.
23.092(5) (5)
23.092(5)(a)(a) The department shall determine the value of land or an easement donated to the department that is within a habitat area and is dedicated for purposes of habitat protection, enhancement or restoration. For an easement, the valuation shall be based on the extent to which the fair market value of the land is diminished by the transfer. Except as provided in par. (b), an amount of money equal to the value of the donation shall be released from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) or (tz) or both to be used for habitat protection, enhancement or restoration activities for the same habitat area in which any donation was made on or after August 9, 1989. The department shall determine how the moneys being released are to be allocated from these appropriations.
23.092(5)(b)1.1. If the moneys allocated under par. (a) for release from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) to match a donation under par. (a) will exceed the expenditure limit under sub. (6) for a given fiscal year, as adjusted under s. 23.0915 (2), the department shall release from the moneys appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) the remaining amount available under the expenditure limit under sub. (6), as adjusted under s. 23.0915 (2), for the given fiscal year and shall release in each following fiscal year from the moneys appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) an amount equal to the expenditure limit under sub. (6), as adjusted under s. 23.0915 (2), or equal to the amount still needed to match the donation, whichever is less, until the entire amount necessary to match the donation is released. This subdivision does not apply after June 30, 2000.
23.092(5)(b)2. 2. If the moneys allocated under par. (a) for release from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) to match a donation under par. (a) will exceed the annual bonding authority for the subprogram under s. 23.0917 (3) for a given fiscal year, as adjusted under s. 23.0917 (5), the department shall release from the moneys appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) the remaining amount available under that annual bonding authority, as adjusted under s. 23.0917 (5), for the given fiscal year and shall release in each following fiscal year from the moneys appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) an amount equal to that annual bonding authority, as adjusted under s. 23.0917 (5), or equal to the amount still needed to match the donation, whichever is less, until the entire amount necessary to match the donation is released.
23.092(6) (6) Except as provided in s. 23.0915 (2), the department may not expend from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) more than $1,500,000 under this section for fisheries, for habitat areas and for grants for this purpose under s. 23.096 in each fiscal year.
23.092(7) (7) To the greatest extent practicable, the department shall encourage and utilize the Wisconsin conservation corps for appropriate activities.
23.092 History History: 1989 a. 31; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 16, 343; 1995 a. 27; 1999 a. 9.
23.093 23.093 Carp control research. The department of natural resources may enter into contracts with public or private agencies for the accelerated research and development of a specific toxic material for the control and eradication of carp in the waters of the state.
23.094 23.094 Stream bank protection program.
23.094(1) (1)Definition. In this section, "political subdivision" means city, village, town, county, lake sanitary district, as defined in s. 30.50 (4q), or public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district.
23.094(1m) (1m)Creation. In order to protect the water quality and the fish habitat of the streams in this state, there is created a stream bank protection program to be administered by the department.
23.094(2) (2)Identification of priority streams.
23.094(2)(a)(a) The department shall identify as priority streams those streams in this state that are in most need of protection from degradation of water quality caused by agricultural or urban runoff.
23.094(2)(b) (b) In identifying priority streams under par. (a), the department shall give higher priority to those streams that are affected by a federal or state program or plan that protects water quality or fish habitat.
23.094(2)(c) (c) The federal or state programs or plans under par. (b) include:
23.094(2)(c)1. 1. The conservation reserve program under 16 USC 3831 to 3836.
23.094(2)(c)2. 2. The land and resource management planning program under s. 92.10.
23.094(2)(c)3. 3. A soil and water conservation plan under s. 92.104.
23.094(2)(c)4. 4. The soil and water resource management program under s. 92.14.
23.094(2)(c)5. 5. The nonpoint source pollution abatement grant program under s. 281.65.
23.094(2m) (2m)Acquisition of land. For a stream identified as a priority stream under sub. (2), the department may acquire land adjacent to the stream by gift or devise or by purchase. Whenever possible, the land acquired shall include the area within at least 66 feet from either side of the stream.
23.094(3) (3)State easements. For a stream identified as a priority stream under sub. (2), the department may acquire a permanent stream bank easement from the owner of land adjacent to the priority stream by gift or devise or beginning July 1, 1990, by purchase. Whenever possible, the easement shall include the land within at least 66 feet from either side of the stream.
23.094(3g) (3g)Acquisition by political subdivision. A political subdivision may acquire by gift, devise or purchase land adjacent to a stream identified as a priority stream under sub. (2) or acquire by gift, devise or purchase a permanent stream bank easement from the owner of the land. The department may make grants from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) to political subdivisions to purchase these lands and easements. The department may make grants under s. 23.096 from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) or (tz) or both. Whenever possible, the land or easement shall include the land within at least 66 feet from either side of the stream.
23.094(3m) (3m)Limits. A grant under sub (3g) may not exceed 50% of the acquisition costs for the land or the easement.
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