2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 64
September 5, 2017 - Offered by
Joint Committee on Finance.
1An Act relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the
2executive budget act of the 2017 legislature.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
7.52 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
The board of absentee ballot canvassers shall make full and accurate 5
return of the votes cast for each candidate and proposition on the tally sheet forms. 6
Each tally sheet shall record the returns for each office or referendum by ward, 7
unless combined returns are authorized in accordance with s. 5.15 (6) (b), in which 8
case the tally sheet shall record the returns for each group of combined wards. After 9
recording the votes, the board of absentee ballot canvassers shall seal in a carrier 10
envelope outside the ballot bag or container one inspector's statement under sub. (4) 11
(d), one tally sheet, and one poll list for delivery to the county clerk, unless the
election relates only to municipal or
school district offices or referenda or municipal
referenda. The board of absentee ballot canvassers shall also similarly seal 3
one statement, one tally sheet, and one poll list for delivery to the municipal clerk.
8.06 of the statutes is amended to read:
58.06 Special elections may be called.
Towns, cities, villages,
6to ss. 67.05 (6a) (a) 2. and 121.91 (3) (a),
may call special elections 7
for any purpose authorized by law. If an election is called for a special referendum, 8
the election shall be noticed under s. 8.55.
13.093 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Any bill making an appropriation, any bill increasing or 11
decreasing existing appropriations or state or general local government fiscal 12
liability or revenues, and any bill that modifies an existing surcharge or creates a 13
new surcharge that is imposed under ch. 814, shall, before any vote is taken thereon 14
by either house of the legislature if the bill is not referred to a standing committee, 15
or before any public hearing is held before any standing committee or, if no public 16
hearing is held, before any vote is taken by the committee, incorporate a reliable 17
estimate of the anticipated change in appropriation authority or state or general 18
local government fiscal liability or revenues under the bill, including to the extent 19
possible a projection of such changes in future biennia. The estimate shall also 20
indicate whether any increased costs incurred by the state under the bill can be 21
mitigated through the use of contractual service contracts let in accordance with 22
competitive procedures. For purposes of this paragraph, a bill increasing or 23
decreasing the liability or revenues of the unemployment reserve fund is considered 24
to increase or decrease state fiscal liability or revenues. Except as otherwise 25
provided by joint rules of the legislature or this paragraph, such estimates shall be
made by the department or agency administering the appropriation or fund or 2
collecting the revenue. The legislative council staff shall prepare the fiscal estimate 3
with respect to the provisions of any bill referred to the joint survey committee on 4
retirement systems which create or modify any system for, or make any provision for, 5
the retirement of or payment of pensions to public officers or employees. The director 6
of state courts shall prepare the fiscal estimate with respect to the provisions of any 7
bill that modifies an existing surcharge or creates a new surcharge that is imposed 8
under ch. 814. The executive director of the state prosecutors office shall prepare the
9fiscal estimate with respect to the provisions of any bill that affects prosecutors or
10the state prosecutors office, including bills modifying or creating crimes or
When a fiscal estimate is prepared after the bill has been 12
introduced, it shall be printed and distributed as are amendments.
13.0967 of the statutes is created to read:
1413.0967 Review of bills affecting state prosecutors office.
Any bill that 15
is introduced in either house of the legislature that directly affects the state 16
prosecutors office shall have a notation to that effect on its jacket when the jacket is 17
prepared. When a bill that has that notation on the jacket is introduced, the 18
legislative reference bureau shall submit a copy of the bill to the state prosecutors 19
13.101 (6) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) As an emergency measure necessitated by decreased state 22
revenues and to prevent the necessity for a state tax on general property, the 23
committee may reduce any appropriation made to any board, commission, 24
department, or the University of Wisconsin System, or to any other state agency or 25
activity, by such amount as it deems feasible, not exceeding 25 percent of the
appropriations, except appropriations made by ss. 20.255 (2) (ac), (bc), (bh), (cg), and 2
(cr), 20.395 (1), (2) (cq), (eq) to (ex) and (gq) to (gx), (3), (4) (aq) to (ax), and (6) (af), 3
(aq), (ar), and (au), 20.435 (4) (a) and (5) (da), and 20.437 (2) (a) and (dz) or for forestry 4
purposes under s. 20.370 (1) (2)
, or any other moneys distributed to any county, city, 5
village, town, or school district. Appropriations of receipts and of a sum sufficient 6
shall for the purposes of this section be regarded as equivalent to the amounts 7
expended under such appropriations in the prior fiscal year which ended June 30. 8
All functions of said state agencies shall be continued in an efficient manner, but 9
because of the uncertainties of the existing situation no public funds should be 10
expended or obligations incurred unless there shall be adequate revenues to meet the 11
expenditures therefor. For such reason the committee may make reductions of such 12
appropriations as in its judgment will secure sound financial operations of the 13
administration for said state agencies and at the same time interfere least with their 14
services and activities.
13.48 (33e) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (33e) La Crosse Center.
(a) The legislature finds and determines that 17
the meetings and conventions and the sports and entertainment industries are of 18
vital importance in creating jobs and contributing to economic development and 19
tourism in this state and are statewide responsibilities of statewide dimension. It 20
is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist the 21
city of La Crosse in the remodeling and expansion of the La Crosse Center.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $5,000,000 in general fund 23
supported borrowing to assist the city of La Crosse in the remodeling and expansion 24
of the La Crosse Center. The state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant 25
to the city of La Crosse. Before approving any state funding commitment for the
remodeling and expansion of the La Crosse Center, the building commission shall 2
determine that the city of La Crosse has secured additional funding for the project 3
of at least $42,000,000 from nonstate revenue sources.
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the city of La Crosse under 5
par. (b), and if, for any reason, the space that is remodeled and expanded with funds 6
from the grant is not used for meetings and conventions or sports and entertainment, 7
the state shall retain an ownership interest in the remodeled and expanded space 8
equal to the amount of the state's grant.
13.48 (33m) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (33m) St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Inc.; Bucyrus
(a) The legislature finds and determines that the improvement of the health 12
and well-being of residents of all ages of this state and the promotion of community 13
and economic development are statewide responsibilities of statewide dimension. 14
The legislature further finds and determines that St. Ann Center for 15
Intergenerational Care, Inc., provides vital intergenerational care at its Bucyrus 16
Campus in the city of Milwaukee that includes services for individuals suffering from 17
Alzheimer's disease and dementia, services for individuals with mental and physical 18
disabilities, services for minority and economically disadvantaged children and their 19
families, and services that encourage entrepreneurship and business development. 20
It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist 21
St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Inc., in the completion of its Bucyrus 22
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $5,000,000 in general fund 24
supported borrowing to assist St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Inc., in the 25
completion of its Bucyrus Campus. The state funding commitment shall be in the
form of a grant to St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Inc. Before approving 2
any state funding commitment for completion of the Bucyrus Campus, the building 3
commission shall determine that St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Inc., 4
has secured additional funding for the project of at least $20,268,200 from nonstate 5
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to St. Ann Center for 7
Intergenerational Care, Inc., under par. (b), and if, for any reason, the Bucyrus 8
Campus is not used for the provision of intergenerational care, the state shall retain 9
an ownership interest in the Bucyrus Campus equal to the amount of the state's 10
13.48 (33s) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (33s) Brown County innovation center.
(a) The legislature finds and 13
determines that meeting manufacturing workforce needs and supporting innovation 14
and entrepreneurship in the manufacturing industry in this state are of vital 15
importance in expanding the manufacturing industry in this state, creating jobs, and 16
improving the municipal, regional, and state economies and are statewide 17
responsibilities of statewide dimension. It is therefore in the public interest, and it 18
is the public policy of this state, to assist Brown County in the construction of a 19
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics innovation center located on or 20
adjacent to the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay campus.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $5,000,000 in general fund 22
supported borrowing to assist Brown County in the construction of a science, 23
technology, engineering, and mathematics innovation center located on or adjacent 24
to the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay campus. The state funding commitment 25
shall be in the form of a grant to Brown County. Before approving any state funding
commitment for the construction of the innovation center, the building commission 2
shall determine that Brown County has secured additional funding for the project 3
of at least $10,000,000 from nonstate revenue sources.
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to Brown County under par. 5
(b), and if, for any reason, the center that is constructed with funds from the grant 6
is not used as a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics innovation center, 7
the state shall retain an ownership interest in the center equal to the amount of the 8
13.489 (1g) of the statutes is renumbered 13.489 (1g) (a) and 10
amended to read:
(a) There is created a transportation projects commission 12consisting.
13(b) The commission consists
of the governor, 3 2
citizen members appointed 14
by the governor to serve at his or her pleasure, and 5 3
senators and 5
representatives to the assembly appointed as are the members of standing 16
committees in their respective houses, and 4 citizen members, one appointed by each
17the senate majority leader, the senate minority leader, the speaker of the assembly,
18and the assembly minority leader
. Of the members from each house, 3 shall be
19chosen from the majority party and 2 shall be chosen from the minority party the
20senate and the assembly, 2 shall be appointed by each the speaker of the assembly
21and the senate majority leader and one shall be appointed by each the assembly
22minority leader and senate minority leader
. The governor shall appoint the 23
secretary of transportation shall serve or the secretary of administration
as a 24
The governor shall serve as chairperson
of the commission
Citizen members of the commission shall be reimbursed for their actual and 2
necessary expenses incurred as members of the commission from the appropriation 3
under s. 20.395 (4) (aq).
13.489 (1i) of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (1i) Staff.
(a) The commission shall appoint a director and submit the 6
appointment to the senate for confirmation. The director may serve prior to senate 7
confirmation. The commission shall make the initial appointment of a director under 8
this paragraph no later than January 12, 2018.
(b) The director shall appoint staff necessary for performing the duties of the 10
commission. Staff appointed under this paragraph shall include an engineer, legal 11
counsel, and a financial auditor. Staff appointed under this paragraph report to and 12
serve at the pleasure of the director.
13.489 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 13.489 (2) (a).
13.489 (2) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 1. Annually, the department of transportation shall provide the 16
commission with a list of potential major highway projects and southeast Wisconsin 17
freeway megaprojects that are not yet being considered for an environmental impact 18
statement or an environmental assessment or enumeration under s. 84.013 (3) or 19
approval under s. 84.013 (6) and the estimated cost and scope of each project.
2. In each even-numbered year, the department of transportation shall provide 21
the commission with a list of proposed or planned state highway rehabilitation 22
projects and southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects, the estimated cost and 23
scope of each project, and the location of each project.
13.489 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 13.489 (3) (a).
13.489 (3) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) When the department of transportation submits its biennial 2
budget request under s. 16.42, the department shall provide a copy of the request to 3
13.489 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (7) Review of department accounts and records.
(a) The commission 6
shall periodically review the records and accounts of the department of 7
(b) Annually, the commission shall evaluate the department of transportation 9
based on goals and performance measures established by the commission. Not later 10
than December 31 of each year, the commission shall submit the evaluation to the 11
governor, the joint committee on finance, the standing committees of the legislature 12
with jurisdiction over transportation matters, and the department of transportation.
(c) The director of the commission may periodically enter into a contract for an 14
independent audit of the department of transportation.
13.489 (8) of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (8) Meetings.
(a) The commission shall meet at least twice each year.
(b) The commission may hold public meetings.