2009 - 2010 LEGISLATURE
February 17, 2009 - Introduced by Joint Committee on Finance, by request of
Governor James E. Doyle. Referred to Joint Committee on Finance.
AB75,1,2 1An Act relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the
2executive budget act of the 2009 legislature.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill is the executive budget bill under section 16.47 (1) of the statutes. It
contains the governor's recommendations for appropriations for the 2009-2011 fiscal
The bill repeals and recreates the appropriation schedule in chapter 20 of the
statutes, thereby setting the appropriation levels for the 2009-2011 fiscal biennium.
The descriptions that follow relate to the most significant changes in the law that are
proposed in the bill. In most cases, changes in the amounts of existing spending
authority and changes in the amounts of bonding authority under existing bonding
programs are not discussed.
For additional information concerning this bill, see the Department of
Administration's publication Budget in Brief and the executive budget books, the
Legislative Fiscal Bureau's summary document, and the Legislative Reference
Bureau's drafting files, which contain separate drafts on each policy item. In most
cases, the policy item drafts contain a more detailed analysis than is printed with this
Guide to the bill
As is the case for all other bills, the sections of the budget bill that affect statutes
are organized in ascending numerical order of the statutes affected.

Treatments of prior session laws (styled "laws of [year], chapter ...." from 1848
to 1981, and "[year] Wisconsin Act ...." beginning with 1983) are displayed next by
year of original enactment and by act number.
The remaining sections of the budget bill are organized by type of provision and,
within each type, alphabetically by state agency. The first two digits of the four-digit
section number indicate the type of provision:
91XX Nonstatutory provisions.
92XX Fiscal changes.
93XX Initial applicability.
94XX Effective dates.
The remaining two digits indicate the state agency or subject area to which the
provision relates:
XX01 Administration.
XX02 Aging and Long-Term Care Board.
XX03 Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
XX04 Arts Board.
XX05 Board for People with Developmental Disabilities.
XX06 Building Commission.
XX07 Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board.
XX08 Children and Families.
XX09 Circuit Courts.
XX10 Commerce.
XX11 Corrections.
XX12 Court of Appeals.
XX13 District Attorneys.
XX14 Educational Communications Board.
XX15 Employee Trust Funds.
XX16 Employment Relations Commission.
XX17 Financial Institutions.
XX18 Fox River Navigational System Authority.
XX19 Government Accountability Board.
XX20 Governor.
XX21 Health and Educational Facilities Authority.
XX22 Health Services.
XX23 Higher Educational Aids Board.
XX24 Historical Society.
XX25 Housing and Economic Development Authority.
XX26 Insurance.
XX27 Investment Board.
XX28 Joint Committee on Finance.
XX29 Judicial Commission.