2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 8,
TO 2011 ASSEMBLY BILL 426
January 20, 2012 - Offered by Representative Williams.
70.375 (1) (as) of the statutes is amended to read:
(as) "Mine" means an excavation in or at the earth's surface made 5
to extract metalliferous minerals for which a permit has been issued under s. 293.49 6or 295.58
(bm) "Mining-related purposes" means activities which are directly 9
in response to the application for a mining permit under s. 293.37
; directly 10
in response to construction, operation, curtailment of operation or cessation of 11
operation of a metalliferous mine site; or directly in response to conditions at a 12
metalliferous mine site which is not in operation. "Mining-related purposes" also 13
includes activities which anticipate the economic and social consequences of the
cessation of mining. "Mining-related purposes" also includes the purposes under s. 2
70.395 (2) (g).
70.38 (2) Combined reporting.
If the same person extracts metalliferous 5
minerals from different sites in this state, the net proceeds for each site for which a 6
permit has been issued under s. 293.49 or 295.58
shall be reported separately for the 7
purposes of computing the amount of the tax under s. 70.375 (5).".
70.395 (2) (dc) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(dc) 1. Each person intending to submit an application for a mining 11
permit under s. 293.49 or 295.47
shall pay $50,000 to the department of revenue for 12
deposit in the investment and local impact fund at the time that the person notifies 13
the department of natural resources under s. 293.31 (1) or 295.465
of that intent.
AB426-AA8, s. 16f
70.395 (2) (dc) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
(dc) 4. Six months after the signing of a local agreement under s. 16
293.41 or 295.443
for the proposed mine for which the payment is made, the board 17
shall refund any funds paid under this paragraph but not distributed under par. (fm) 18
from the investment and local impact fund to the person making the payment under 19
(fm) The board may distribute a payment received under par. (dc) 22
to a county, town, village, city, tribal government or local impact committee 23
authorized under s. 293.41 (3) or 295.443
only for legal counsel, qualified technical 24
experts in the areas of transportation, utilities, economic and social impacts,
environmental impacts and municipal services and other reasonable and necessary 2
expenses incurred by the recipient that directly relate to the good faith negotiation 3
of a local agreement under s. 293.41 or 295.443
for the proposed mine for which the 4
payment is made.
AB426-AA8, s. 16j
70.395 (2) (h) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(h) 1. Distribution shall first be made to those municipalities in 7
which metalliferous minerals are extracted or were extracted within 3 years 8
previous to December 31 of the current year, or in which a permit has been issued 9
under s. 293.49 or 295.58
to commence mining;".