2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 2,
TO ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 40
June 18, 2013 - Offered by Representative Hulsey.
"1. "Tax Hike Reversal Amendment"—Restore Homestead Tax and
5Earned Income Tax Credits
The 2011-13 biennial budget cut $9 million from the Homestead Tax Credit and 7
$16 million from the Earned Income Tax Credit.2
This amendment restores these 8
funds to the Homestead Tax and Earned Income Tax Credits, putting $25 million in 9
the hands of seniors, homeowners, and Wisconsin's working families immediately.
102. "Support our School Children Amendment"—Restore Funding for
11Our Public School Children
The 2011-13 biennial budget cut $792 million in direct state aid to public school 2
This amendment takes $792 million from GPR and gives it public school 3
districts in the form of direct aid.
43. "Invest in College Students Amendment"—Restore Funding to UW
The 2011-13 biennial budget cut $250 million from the UW System budget. 7
Later in 2011, additional cuts to the UW System totaled $65.8 million.
amendment restores $273.8 million to the UW system budget.
94. "Invest in Worker Training Amendment"—Restore Funding for
10Technical College Job Training
The 2011-2013 biennial budget cut $71.6 million in general state aid to the 12
technical college system.5
This amendment restores $71.6 million in general state 13
aid to the technical college system.
145. "Illegal Pay-Cut Restoration Fund"—Restore $330 Million to
15130,000 State Workers
This amendment restores the unnecessary pay cuts of the Unfair Despair Act 17
10 that forced state public servants to foot the bill for 12.6% of their health insurance 18
premiums and 50% of their annual pension payment.6
These benefits were legally 19
bargained for in past contracts in lieu of pay increases. Governor Walker statement 20
that we were "broke" was ruled to be "false" by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 21
The Institute for Wisconsin's Future estimated that these cuts 22
will ultimately cost the state 9,000 jobs.8
236. "Energy Jobs Fund"—Create Revolving Loan Fund to Make State
24Buildings and Schools More Energy Efficient
Start a revolving loan fund from the State Building commission for up to $700 2
million annually for use in making government buildings energy efficient. All state, 3
county and municipal and school buildings would be eligible for the loans. The loans 4
would be paid back through the realized energy savings and would feature low 5
closing costs fees (2%) and no service fees as payments would be made electronically. 6
The Energy Center of Wisconsin found that investing $700 million dollars could 7
return a net savings of $1.9 billion and create between 11-13,000 jobs now.9
program can be administered through DOA/Focus on Energy.
97. "Responsible Frac Sand Oversight Fund"—$1 per ton Tax on Frac
10Sand Mining to Fund DNR Oversight
This amendment levies a $1 per ton fee on frac sand mining, the proceeds of 12
which will fund 10.0 positions at the DNR Bureau of Air Management to perform 13
permitting, monitoring, and compliance related to sand mining operations.
Any left-over revenue will go to a fund devoted to local community impacts 15
caused by frac sand mining such as road repair, sand clean-up, mudslide mitigation, 16
wetland repair, and other local impacts related to frac sand mining operations.".