2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 571
January 13, 2016 - Offered by Representative Jagler.
1An Act to renumber and amend
101.63 (7); to amend
101.65 (3); and to create
101.63 (7) (b) and 101.63 (7m) of the statutes; relating to: information required
3on building permit forms, requiring the establishment of an electronic system
4for building permits, and granting rule-making authority.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This substitute amendment requires the Department of Safety and
Professional Services to establish by rule an electronic processing system for
building permits for new one-family and two-family dwellings. Current law allows
cities, villages, towns, and counties (municipal authorities) to enact ordinances
regarding the construction of such dwellings. However, an ordinance must meet the
requirements of the one-family and two-family dwelling code adopted by DSPS.
Current law requires DSPS to prescribe and furnish to municipal authorities a
standard building permit form for such dwellings.
The substitute amendment requires DSPS, by January 1, 2017, to furnish in
electronic format to municipal authorities the standard building permit form. Also,
by that same date, the substitute amendment requires DSPS to establish by rule a
system that allows a person to electronically submit to a municipal authority an
application for a building permit for a new one-family or two-family dwelling.
DSPS's rule must prescribe a standard application form to be used by applicants,
except that DSPS may approve a municipal authority's use of a different form. Also,
the system established by DSPS must allow a municipal authority to electronically
issue building permits to applicants and electronically submit copies of issued
permits to DSPS. A municipal authority must use the standard building permit form
prescribed by DSPS, unless DSPS allows the municipal authority to use a different
form. The substitute amendment requires a municipal authority to begin
implementation of the system no later than January 2, 2018.
Beginning on the date that a municipal authority begins implementation of the
system described above, the municipal authority must electronically submit to DSPS
copies of the permits the municipal authority issues. A copy must be submitted no
later than the 15th day of the first month beginning after issuance of a permit. In
addition, if a municipal authority fails to submit a copy by the last day of that month,
the municipal authority must provide a refund to the permittee. The amount of the
refund must equal the difference between the following: 1) the amount the permittee
paid the municipal authority for the permit; and 2) the portion of the permit fee that
the municipal authority remitted to DSPS, if any.
Finally, current law prohibits a person from obtaining a building permit for a
new one-family or two-family dwelling unless DSPS has issued a certificate of
financial responsibility to the person. The substitute amendment requires DSPS to
include in its standard building permit form a space for a municipal authority to
insert the name of the person to whom the building permit is issued, as well as the
number and expiration date of the certificate of financial responsibility that DSPS
issued to the person.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
101.63 (7) of the statutes is renumbered 101.63 (7) (intro.) and 2
amended to read:
(intro.) Prescribe and furnish to
a standard 4
building permit form for all new one- and 2-family dwellings. On or before January
52, 2017, the department shall furnish to municipal authorities the standard building
6permit form prescribed under this subsection in electronic form.
The standard 7
permit form shall include a all of the following:
space in which the municipal authority issuing the permit shall insert the 9
name and license number of the master plumber engaged in supervising the
installation of plumbing or installing the plumbing at a new one- or 2-family 2
101.63 (7) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) A space in which the municipal authority issuing the permit shall 5
insert the name of the person to whom the building permit is issued and the number 6
and expiration date of the certificate of financial responsibility issued to that person 7
under s. 101.654.
101.63 (7m) of the statutes is created to read:
On or before January 2, 2017, establish by rule a system through 10
which a person may electronically submit an application to a municipal authority for 11
a building permit, through which the person may be issued the building permit in 12
electronic form from the municipal authority, and through which the municipal 13
authority may submit copies of issued building permits to the department. The rule 14
shall prescribe a standard building permit application form that shall be furnished 15
to all municipal authorities and used by all applicants for building permits for new 16
one- and 2-family dwellings, except that the department may approve a municipal 17
authority's use of a different application form. The rule shall require a municipal 18
authority to use the standard building permit form prescribed under sub. (7), unless 19
the department approves a municipal authority's use of a different form. A 20
municipal authority shall begin implementation of the system established under this 21
subsection no later than January 2, 2018.
101.65 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
Shall use the standard building permit form prescribed and 24
furnished by the department and.
1(4) Not later than the 15th day of the first month beginning after issuance of
2each building permit, electronically
file a copy of each such the
the department. If a city, village, town, or county fails to file with the department
4an electronic copy of an issued permit not later than the last day of the first month
5beginning after the issuance of the permit, the city, village, town, or county shall
6refund to the person to whom the building permit was issued an amount equal to the
7difference between the amount paid by that person to the respective city, village,
8town, or county for that permit and the portion of the permit fee remitted by the city,
9village, town, or county to the department, if any. This subsection first applies to a
10city, village, town, or county beginning on the date the city, village, town, or county
11begins implementation of the system required under s. 101.63 (7m).
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 9th month beginning after 14