2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
March 1, 2011 - Introduced by Joint Committee on Finance. Referred to Joint
Committee on Finance. Referred to Joint Survey Committee on Tax
AB40,1,2 1An Act relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the
2executive budget act of the 2011 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 2011-2013
fiscal biennium.
The bill repeals and recreates the appropriation schedule in chapter 20 of the
statutes, thereby setting the appropriation levels for the 2011-2013 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 Government Accountability Board.
XX19 Governor.
XX20 Health and Educational Facilities Authority.
XX21 Health Services.
XX22 Higher Educational Aids Board.
XX23 Historical Society.
XX24 Housing and Economic Development Authority.
XX25 Insurance.
XX26 Investment Board.
XX27 Joint Committee on Finance.
XX28 Judicial Commission.
XX29 Justice.
XX30 Legislature.

XX31 Lieutenant Governor.
XX32 Local Government.
XX33 Medical College of Wisconsin.
XX34 Military Affairs.
XX35 Natural Resources.
XX36 Public Defender Board.
XX37 Public Instruction.
XX38 Public Lands, Board of Commissioners of.
XX39 Public Service Commission.
XX40 Regulation and Licensing.
XX41 Revenue.
XX42 Secretary of State.
XX43 State Employment Relations, Office of.