(e) 6. Notwithstanding subd. 2., each municipal governing body that 2
has designated a premier economic development district under sub. (4) (u) 2. shall 3
establish the fee, in an amount not less than $30,000, for initial issuance of a reserve 4
"Class B" license under sub. (4) (u) 3. A municipality may not rebate or refund to a 5
"Class B" licensee or a person affiliated with the "Class B" licensee or with the license 6
application process, including through any grant or tax credit program, the fee paid 7
by the licensee under this subdivision for initial issuance of a reserve "Class B" 8
license under sub. (4) (u) 3. The annual fee for renewal of a reserve "Class B" license 9
issued under sub. (4) (u) 3. is the fee established under subd. 1.
125.51 (4) (br) 1. g. and h. of the statutes are created to read:
(br) 1. g. Add one license for each license transferred to the 12
municipality under par. (e).
h. Subtract one license for each license transferred from the municipality under 14
125.51 (4) (br) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(br) 2. Notwithstanding subd. 1., if the difference between the 17
number of licenses determined under par. (b) 1g. and under par. (bm) 1. is 3 or fewer, 18
the number of reserve "Class B" licenses authorized to be issued by that municipality 19
is the difference between the number of licenses determined under par. (b) 1g. and 20
under par. (bm) 1., plus one per each increase of 500 population to the population 21
recorded under par. (bm), plus one for each license transferred to the municipality
22under par. (e), minus one for each license transferred from the municipality under
plus one if the municipality had issued a license under s. 125.51 (4) (br) 2., 24
1999 stats., based on a fraction of 500 population but only as long as the total number
of licenses issued by the municipality equals the maximum number of licenses 2
125.51 (4) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
(e) 1. A municipality may make a request to another municipality 5
that is contiguous with, or within 2 miles of, the requesting municipality that the 6
other municipality transfer a reserve "Class B" license to the requesting 7
municipality. If the request is granted, the reserve "Class B" license shall be 8
2. A municipality may transfer or receive more than one reserve "Class B" 10
license under this paragraph as long as each transfer meets the requirements of this 11
paragraph, but a municipality may not transfer more than 3 reserve "Class B" 12
licenses under this paragraph.
3. After transfer of a reserve "Class B" license under this paragraph, the 14
municipality receiving the reserve "Class B" license may issue and renew the reserve 15
"Class B" license in the same manner as other reserve "Class B" licenses that have 16
not been so transferred, except that the fee under sub. (3) (e) 4., not sub. (3) (e) 2., 17
applies upon issuance of the reserve "Class B" license by the receiving municipality 18
after the transfer. Upon receipt of the issuance fee from the licensee, the receiving 19
municipality shall remit this issuance fee to the municipality that transferred the 20
4. Notwithstanding subds. 1. to 3., if a municipality has not issued any licenses, 22
the municipality may not transfer any licenses under this paragraph.
125.51 (4) (u) of the statutes is created to read:
(u) 1. In this paragraph:
a. "Economic development project" means a project or projects within a premier 2
economic development district that, alone or together, have an estimated 3
comprehensive new construction assessed valuation increase of at least $20,000,000, 4
as established and certified by an independent 3rd-party appraiser or market 5
research firm that provides a written report regarding the estimated value to be 6
created by the project or projects.
b. "Premier economic development district" means a geographic area 8
designated under subd. 2.
2. A municipality may, by ordinance enacted by at least a two-thirds vote of the 10
municipality's governing body, designate a geographic area within the municipality 11
as a premier economic development district if all of the following apply:
a. The geographic area does not exceed 40 acres and the boundaries of the 13
geographic area are precisely identified in the ordinance.
b. No part of the geographic area is physically separated from the rest of the 15
geographic area so that, except for public streets, similar community infrastructure, 16
and rivers and other waterways, each portion of the geographic area is contiguous 17
with some other portion of the geographic area.
c. The geographic area does not include any land that is zoned exclusively for 19
industrial use or zoned exclusively for single-family or 2-family residences.
3. Notwithstanding pars. (am) to (d) and s. 125.185 (5), a municipality that has 21
designated a premier economic development district may issue up to 2 "Class B" 22
licenses in connection with an economic development project within the premier 23
economic development district, in addition to the number of licenses determined for 24
the municipality's quota under pars. (b) to (d) and in addition to any license under 25
par. (v) or (w).
4. A "Class B" license issued under subd. 3. may not be transferred under s. 2
125.04 (12) (b) 4. If a "Class B" license issued under subd. 3. is surrendered to the 3
issuing municipality, revoked, or not renewed, the municipality may reissue the 4
license only for premises located within the premier economic development district.
5. A municipality may not designate more than one premier economic 6
development district under this paragraph.
6. Not more than 2 "Class B" licenses may be issued under this paragraph for 8
premises within a premier economic development district, regardless of the number 9
of economic development projects within the premier economic development district.
125.51 (4) (v) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(v) 1. A full-service restaurant that has a an interior, permanent 12
seating capacity of 300 or more persons.
(1) The treatment of section 125.51 (3) (e) 2. of the statutes first applies to 15
licenses initially issued on the effective date of this subsection.
(2) The treatment of section 125.51 (4) (v) 1. of the statutes first applies to 17
licenses initially issued under section 125.51 (4) (v) 1. of the statutes on the effective 18
date of this subsection.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 3rd month beginning after 21