16.964 (9) of the statutes is repealed.
16.964 (12) of the statutes is created to read:
16.964 (12) (a) In this subsection, "violent offender" means a person to whom one of the following applies:
1. The person has been charged with or convicted of an offense in a pending case and, during the course of the offense, the person carried, possessed, or used a dangerous weapon, the person used force against another person, or a person died or suffered serious bodily harm.
2. The person has one or more prior convictions for a felony involving the use or attempted use of force against another person with the intent to cause death or serious bodily harm.
(b) The office shall make grants to counties to enable them to establish and operate programs, including suspended and deferred prosecution programs and programs based on principles of restorative justice, that provide alternatives to prosecution and incarceration for criminal offenders who abuse alcohol or other drugs. The office shall make the grants from the appropriations under s. 20.505 (6) (b) and (ku). The office shall collaborate with the departments of corrections and health and family services in establishing this grant program.
(c) A county shall be eligible for a grant under par. (b) if all of the following apply:
1. The county's program is designed to meet the needs of a person who abuses alcohol or other drugs and who may be or has been charged with or who has been convicted of a crime in that county related to the person's use or abuse of alcohol or other drugs.
2. The program is designed to promote public safety, reduce prison and jail populations, reduce prosecution and incarceration costs, reduce recidivism, and improve the welfare of participants' families by meeting the comprehensive needs of participants.
3. The program establishes eligibility criteria for a person's participation. The criteria shall specify that a violent offender is not eligible to participate in the program.
4. Services provided under the program are consistent with evidence-based practices in substance abuse and mental health treatment, as determined by the department of health and family services, and the program provides intensive case management.
5. The program uses graduated sanctions and incentives to promote successful substance abuse treatment.
6. The program provides holistic treatment to its participants and provides them services that may be needed, as determined under the program, to eliminate or reduce their use of alcohol or other drugs, improve their mental health, facilitate their gainful employment or enhanced education or training, provide them stable housing, facilitate family reunification, ensure payment of child support, and increase the payment of other court-ordered obligations.
7. The program is designed to integrate all mental health services provided to program participants by state and local government agencies and other organizations. The program shall require regular communication among a participant's substance abuse treatment providers, other service providers, the case manager, and any person designated under the program to monitor the person's compliance with his or her obligations under the program and any probation, extended supervision, and parole agent assigned to the participant.
8. The program provides substance abuse and mental health treatment services through providers that are certified by the department of health and family services.
9. The program requires participants to pay a reasonable amount for their treatment, based on their income and available assets, and pursues and uses all possible resources available through insurance and federal, state, and local aid programs, including cash, vouchers, and direct services.
10. The program is developed with input from, and implemented in collaboration with, one or more circuit court judges, the district attorney, the state public defender, local law enforcement officials, county agencies responsible for providing social services, including services relating to alcohol and other drug addiction, child welfare, mental health, and the Wisconsin Works program, the departments of corrections and health and family services, private social services agencies, and substance abuse treatment providers.
11. The county complies with other eligibility requirements established by the office to promote the objectives listed in subds. 1. and 2.
(d) In implementing a program that meets the requirements of par. (c), a county department may contract with or award grants to a religious organization under s. 59.54 (27).
(e) 1. A county that receives a grant under this subsection shall create an oversight committee to advise the county in administering and evaluating its program. Each committee shall consist of a circuit court judge, the district attorney or his or her designee, the state public defender or his or her designee, a local law enforcement official, a representative of the county, a representative of each other county agency responsible for providing social services, including services relating to child welfare, mental health, and the Wisconsin Works program, representatives of the departments of corrections and health and family services, a representative from private social services agencies, a representative of substance abuse treatment providers, and other members to be determined by the county.
2. A county that receives a grant under this subsection shall comply with state audits and shall submit an annual report to the office and to the oversight committee created under subd. 1. regarding the impact of the program on jail and prison populations and its progress in attaining the goals specified in par. (c) 2. and 6.
(f) Two or more counties may jointly apply for and receive a grant under this subsection. If counties submit a joint application, they shall include with their application a written agreement specifying each county department's role in developing, administering, and evaluating the program. The oversight committee established under par. (e) 1. shall consist of representatives from each county.
(g) Grants provided under this subsection shall be provided on a calendar year basis beginning on January 1, 2007. If the office decides to make a grant to a county under this subsection, the office shall notify the county of its decision and the amount of the grant no later than September 1 of the year preceding the year for which the grant will be made.
(h) The office shall assist a county receiving a grant under this subsection in obtaining funding from other sources for its program.
(i) The office shall inform any county that is applying for a grant under this subsection whether the county meets the requirements established under par. (c), regardless of whether the county receives a grant.
(j) The office shall enter into one or more contracts with another person for the purpose of evaluating the grant program established under this subsection. The office shall fund such contracts from moneys appropriated under s. 20.505 (6) (b) and (ku) with 1 percent of the amount awarded as grants under par. (b).
(k) By December 31, 2011, the office, in collaboration with the departments of corrections and health and family services, shall submit a report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under section 13.172 (3), regarding savings that have been generated through the implementation of the grant program. The report shall also include recommendations regarding how the grant program should be structured in the future.
16.965 of the statutes is repealed.
16.9651 of the statutes is repealed.
16.966 of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
16.966 Geographic information systems. The department may develop and maintain geographic information systems relating to land in this state for the use of governmental and nongovernmental units.
16.967 of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
16.967 Land information program. (1) Definitions. In this section:
(a) "Agency" has the meaning given in s. 16.70 (1e).
(b) "Land information" means any physical, legal, economic, or environmental information or characteristics concerning land, water, groundwater, subsurface resources, or air in this state. "Land information" includes information relating to topography, soil, soil erosion, geology, minerals, vegetation, land cover, wildlife, associated natural resources, land ownership, land use, land use controls and restrictions, jurisdictional boundaries, tax assessment, land value, land survey records and references, geodetic control networks, aerial photographs, maps, planimetric data, remote sensing data, historic and prehistoric sites, and economic projections.
(c) "Land information system" means an orderly method of organizing and managing land information and land records.
(d) "Land records" means maps, documents, computer files, and any other information storage medium in which land information is recorded.
(e) "Systems integration" means land information that is housed in one jurisdiction or jurisdictional subunit and is available to other jurisdictions, jurisdictional subunits, public utilities, and other private sector interests.
(3) Duties of department. The department shall direct and supervise the land information program and serve as the state clearinghouse for access to land information. In addition, the department shall:
(a) Provide technical assistance and advice to state agencies and local governmental units with land information responsibilities.
(b) Maintain and distribute an inventory of land information available for this state, land records available for this state, and land information systems.
(c) Prepare guidelines to coordinate the modernization of land records and land information systems.
(d) Review project applications received under sub. (7) and determine which projects are approved.
(e) Review for approval a countywide plan for land records modernization prepared under s. 59.72 (3) (b).
(4) Funding report. The department shall identify and study possible program revenue sources or other revenue sources for the purpose of funding the operations of the land information program, including grants to counties under sub. (7).
(5) Fee revenue. From the fee revenue received by the department under s. 59.72 (5) (a), the department shall annually deposit the lessor of $2,000,000 or the amount received in the general fund. From any remaining revenue, the department shall credit the amounts appropriated under s. 20.505 (1) (ie) to that appropriation account and shall then credit any remaining revenue to the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (1) (ij).
(6) Reports. By March 31 of each year, the department of administration, the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection, the department of commerce, the department of health and family services, the department of natural resources, the department of tourism, the department of revenue, the department of transportation, the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, the public service commission, and the board of curators of the historical society shall each submit to the department a plan to integrate land information to enable such information to be readily translatable, retrievable, and geographically referenced for use by any state, local governmental unit, or public utility. Upon receipt of this information, the department shall integrate the information to enable the information to be used to meet land information data needs. The integrated information shall be readily translatable, retrievable, and geographically referenced to enable members of the public to use the information.
(7) Aid to counties. (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:
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.
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.
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.
4. Systems integration projects.
5. To support technological developments and improvements for the purpose of providing Internet-accessible housing assessment and sales data.
Grants shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (1) (ij).
Except as authorized in this paragraph, no county that has retained total revenues under s. 59.72 (5) (b) exceeding $45,000 in any year may receive any grant under this subsection for the succeeding year. Except as authorized in this paragraph, a county that has retained total revenues under s. 59.72 (5) (b) of not more than $45,000 in any year may receive one or more grants under this subsection for the succeeding year in a total amount not greater than the difference between $45,000 and the amount retained by the county in the preceding year. In addition to any other grant received under this subsection, the department may award a grant to any county in an amount not exceeding $300 per year to be used for the training and education of county employees for the design, development, and implementation of a land information system.
(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.
(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.
16.9675 of the statutes is created to read:
16.9675 Land activities. The department shall do all of the following:
(1) Identify state land use goals and recommend these goals to the governor.
(2) Identify state land use priorities to further the state's land use goals and recommend to the governor legislation to implement these priorities.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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:
(a) Gathering information about the land use plans of state agencies.
(b) Establishing procedures for the distribution of the information gathered under par. (a) to other state agencies, local units of government, and private persons.
(c) Creating a system to facilitate, and to provide training and technical assistance for the development of, local intergovernmental land use planning.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(11) Gather information about land use issues in any reasonable way, including the following:
(a) Establishing a state-local government-private sector working group to study and advise the department on land use issues.
(b) Holding public hearings or information meetings on land use issues.
(c) Conducting surveys on land use issues.
(d) Consulting with any person who is interested in land use issues.
16.969 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.969 (2) (a) An annual impact fee in an amount equal to 0.3% of the cost net book value of the high-voltage transmission line, as determined by the commission under s. 196.491 (3) (gm).
16.971 (17) of the statutes is created to read:
Provide educational agencies that are eligible for a rate discount on telecommunications services under 47 USC 254
with additional telecommunications access under s. 16.998 and contract with telecommunications providers to provide that access.
16.972 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.972 (2) (a) Provide such telecommunications services to agencies as the department considers to be appropriate. An agency may use telecommunications services, including data and voice over Internet services, provided to the agency by or through the department only for the purpose of carrying out its functions. No agency may offer, resell, or provide telecommunications services, including data and voice over Internet services, that are available from a private telecommunications carrier to the general public or to any other public or private entity
except pursuant to a consortium agreement that is in effect on June 1, 2005, to provide services to member organizations .
16.972 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.972 (2) (b) Provide Except as provided in par. (a), provide such computer services and telecommunications services to local governmental units and the broadcasting corporation and provide such telecommunications services to qualified private schools, postsecondary institutions, museums and zoos, as the department considers to be appropriate and as the department can efficiently and economically provide. The department may exercise this power only if in doing so it maintains the services it provides at least at the same levels that it provides prior to exercising this power and it does not increase the rates chargeable to users served prior to exercise of this power as a result of exercising this power. The department may charge local governmental units, the broadcasting corporation, and qualified private schools, postsecondary institutions, museums and zoos, for services provided to them under this paragraph in accordance with a methodology determined by the department. Use of telecommunications services by a qualified private school or postsecondary institution shall be subject to the same terms and conditions that apply to a municipality using the same services. The department shall prescribe eligibility requirements for qualified museums and zoos to receive telecommunications services under this paragraph.
16.993 (9) of the statutes is repealed.
16.995 (3m) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.995 (3m) Public debt repayment. To the extent that sufficient moneys for the provision of educational telecommunications access under s. 16.997 are available in the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (4) (mp) after payment of the administrative expenses specified in s. 20.505 (4) (mp), the department shall use those available moneys to reimburse s. 20.505 (4) (es) and (et) for the payment of principal and interest costs incurred in financing educational technology infrastructure financial assistance under this section and to make full payment of the amounts determined by the building commission under s. 13.488 (1) (m).
16.997 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 16.997 (2) (a) (intro.) and amended to read:
16.997 (2) (a) (intro.) Allow an educational agency to make a request to the department for access to either one data line or one video link, except that any