August 2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 26,
TO ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 1
August 17, 2017 - Offered by Representatives Mason,
Milroy, Ohnstad, Stuck,
Fields, Crowley, Sinicki, Barca, Bowen, Hebl, Hesselbein, Kessler, Pope,
Shankland, Spreitzer, Vruwink, Zamarripa, Zepnick and Kolste.
(gc) Administration of transit authority taxes.
From the moneys 4
received from the appropriation account under s. 20.835 (4) (gc), the amounts in the 5
schedule for the purpose of administering the transit authority taxes imposed under 6
s. 77.708. Notwithstanding s. 20.001 (3) (a), at the end of the fiscal year the 7
unencumbered balance in this appropriation account shall be transferred to the 8
appropriation account under s. 20.835 (4) (gc).”.
(gc) Transit authority taxes.
All moneys received from the taxes 12
imposed under s. 77.708, and from the appropriation account under s. 20.566 (1) (gc), 13
for the purpose of distribution to the transit authorities that adopt a resolution 14
imposing taxes under subch. V of ch. 77, except that 1.5 percent of those tax revenues 15
collected under subch. V of ch. 77 shall be credited to the appropriation account under 16
s. 20.566 (1) (gc).”.
Any housing authority created under ss. 66.1201 to 66.1211; 22
redevelopment authority created under s. 66.1333; community development 23
authority created under s. 66.1335; local cultural arts district created under subch.
V of ch. 229, subject to s. 229.844 (4) (c); or
local exposition district created under 2
subch. II of ch. 229; or transit authority created under s. 66.1039
(a) Except as provided under par. (b), a county board of supervisors 5
or a county highway committee when so authorized by the county board of 6
supervisors, a city council, a village board, a town board, a sewerage commission 7
governing a metropolitan sewerage district created by ss. 200.05 or 200.21 to 200.65, 8
the secretary of transportation, a commission created by contract under s. 66.0301, 9
a joint local water authority created by contract under s. 66.0823,
a transit authority
10created under s. 66.1039,
a housing authority under ss. 66.1201 to 66.1211, a local 11
exposition district created under subch. II of ch. 229, a local cultural arts district 12
created under subch. V of ch. 229, a redevelopment authority under s. 66.1333 or a 13
community development authority under s. 66.1335 shall make an order providing 14
for the laying out, relocation and improvement of the public highway, street, alley, 15
storm and sanitary sewers, watercourses, water transmission and distribution 16
facilities, mass transit facilities, airport, or other transportation facilities, gas or 17
leachate extraction systems to remedy environmental pollution from a solid waste 18
disposal facility, housing project, redevelopment project, cultural arts facilities, 19
exposition center or exposition center facilities which shall be known as the 20
relocation order. This order shall include a map or plat showing the old and new 21
locations and the lands and interests required. A copy of the order shall, within 20 22
days after its issue, be filed with the county clerk of the county wherein the lands are 23
located or, in lieu of filing a copy of the order, a plat may be filed or recorded in 24
accordance with s. 84.095.
The petitioner shall determine necessity if application is by the state 2
or any commission, department, board or other branch of state government or by a 3
city, village, town, county, school district, board, commission, public officer, 4
commission created by contract under s. 66.0301, joint local water authority under 5
s. 66.0823, transit authority created under s. 66.1039,
redevelopment authority 6
created under s. 66.1333, local exposition district created under subch. II of ch. 229, 7
local cultural arts district created under subch. V of ch. 229, housing authority 8
created under ss. 66.1201 to 66.1211 or for the right-of-way of a railroad up to 100 9
feet in width, for a telegraph, telephone or other electric line, for the right-of-way 10
for a gas pipeline, main or service or for easements for the construction of any 11
elevated structure or subway for railroad purposes.
“Employer" means the state, including each state agency, any 14
county, city, village, town, school district, other governmental unit or 15
instrumentality of 2 or more units of government now existing or hereafter created 16
within the state, any federated public library system established under s. 43.19 17
whose territory lies within a single county with a population of 500,000 or more, a 18
local exposition district created under subch. II of ch. 229, a transit authority created
19under s. 66.1039,
and a long-term care district created under s. 46.2895, except as 20
provided under ss. 40.51 (7) and 40.61 (3). “Employer" does not include a local 21
cultural arts district created under subch. V of ch. 229. Each employer shall be a 22
separate legal jurisdiction for OASDHI purposes.”.
(a) Except as provided in pars. (b) and (c), in this section 2
“municipality" means the state or any department or agency thereof, or any city, 3
village, town, county, or school district, the opportunity schools and partnership 4
programs under subch. IX of ch. 115 and subch. II of ch. 119, the superintendent of 5
schools opportunity schools and partnership program under s. 119.33, or any public 6
library system, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district, sanitary 7
district, farm drainage district, metropolitan sewerage district, sewer utility district, 8
solid waste management system created under s. 59.70 (2), local exposition district 9
created under subch. II of ch. 229, local professional baseball park district created 10
under subch. III of ch. 229, local professional football stadium district created under 11
subch. IV of ch. 229, local cultural arts district created under subch. V of ch. 229, 12transit authority created under s. 66.1039,
long-term care district under s. 46.2895, 13
water utility district, mosquito control district, municipal electric company, county 14
or city transit commission, commission created by contract under this section, 15
taxation district, regional planning commission, housing authority created under s. 16
66.1201, redevelopment authority created under s. 66.1333, community 17
development authority created under s. 66.1335, or city-county health department.
(d) “Local governmental unit" means a political subdivision of this 20
state, a special purpose district in this state, an instrumentality or corporation of 21
such a political subdivision or special purpose district, a combination or subunit of 22
any of the foregoing or an instrumentality of the state and any of the foregoing. 23“Local governmental unit" includes a regional transit authority created under s.
166.1039 Transit authorities. (1) Definitions.
In this section:
(a) “Authority" means a transit authority created under this section.
(b) “Bonds" means any bonds, interim certificates, notes, debentures, or other 4
obligations of an authority issued under this section.
(c) “Common carrier" means any of the following:
1. A common motor carrier, as defined in s. 194.01 (1).
2. A contract motor carrier, as defined in s. 194.01 (2).
3. A railroad subject to ch. 195, as described in s. 195.02 (1) and (3).
4. A water carrier, as defined in s. 195.02 (5).
(d) “Comprehensive unified local transportation system" means a 11
transportation system that is comprised of motor bus lines and any other local public 12
transportation facilities, the major portion of which is located within, or the major 13
portion of the service of which is supplied to the inhabitants of, the jurisdictional area 14
of the authority.
(e) “Municipality" means any city, village, or town.
(f) “Participating political subdivision" means a political subdivision that is a 17
member of an authority, either from the time of creation of the authority or by later 18
joining the authority.
(g) “Political subdivision" means a municipality or county.
(h) “Transportation system" means all land, shops, structures, equipment, 21
property, franchises, and rights of whatever nature required for transportation of 22
passengers within the jurisdictional area of the authority and, only to the extent 23
specifically authorized under this section, outside the jurisdictional area of the 24
authority. “Transportation system" includes elevated railroads, subways, 25
underground railroads, motor vehicles, motor buses, and any combination thereof,
and any other form of mass transportation, but does not include transportation 2
excluded from the definition of “common motor carrier" under s. 194.01 (1) or charter 3
or contract operations to, from, or between points that are outside the jurisdictional 4
area of the authority.
5(2) Creation of transit authorities.
(k) Regional transit authority in
6Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, and Waukesha Counties
. 1. Except as provided in 7
subds. 5. and 6., any 2 or more political subdivisions located in whole or in part within 8
Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, and Waukesha Counties may join together to jointly 9
create a public body corporate and politic and a separate governmental entity, known 10
as a “regional transit authority," if the governing body of each such political 11
subdivision adopts a resolution authorizing the political subdivision to become a 12
member of the authority and all such resolutions are identical to each other. 13
However, Milwaukee County may create an authority if the governing body of 14
Milwaukee County adopts a resolution authorizing the creation of the authority. 15
Except as provided in subd. 2. and sub. (13), once created, the members of the 16
authority shall consist of all political subdivisions that adopt resolutions, as provided 17
in this subdivision. Once created, the authority may transact business and exercise 18
any powers granted to it under this section.
2. Except as provided in subds. 5. and 6., after an authority is created under 20
subd. 1., any political subdivision located in whole or in part within Kenosha, Racine, 21
Milwaukee, or Waukesha County may join the authority if the governing body of the 22
political subdivision adopts a resolution identical to the existing resolutions of the 23
authority's participating political subdivisions or, if Milwaukee County is the only 24
member of the authority, identical to the Milwaukee County board's existing
resolution, and the authority's board of directors adopts a resolution allowing the 2
political subdivision to join the authority.
3. a. Except as provided in subd. 3. b. and c., the jurisdictional area of an 4
authority created under this paragraph is the geographic area formed by the 5
combined territorial boundaries of all participating political subdivisions of the 6
b. If the authority includes a county other than Milwaukee County as a 8
participating political subdivision, the jurisdictional area of the authority includes 9
only that portion of the county that is within the territorial boundaries of 10
municipalities in the county that are also participating political subdivisions.
c. If a municipality that is a participating political subdivision of the authority 12
is located in more than one county, the resolutions creating or joining the authority 13
and the authority's bylaws may declare that, for purposes of the authority's 14
jurisdictional area, the municipality's territorial boundaries are limited to only one 15
of those counties.
4. If a political subdivision joins an authority under subd. 2. after it is created, 17
the authority shall provide the department of revenue with a certified copy of the 18
resolution that approves the joining and the resolution of the authority's board of 19
directors allowing the political subdivision to join the authority. The political 20
subdivision's joining of the authority shall take effect on the first day of the calendar 21
quarter that begins at least 120 days after the department receives this information. 22
The authority shall also provide the department with a description of the new 23
boundaries of the authority's jurisdictional area, as provided under sub. (4) (s) 2.
5. A political subdivision may not create or join more than one authority under 25
6. A county other than Milwaukee County may not create or join an authority 2
under this paragraph unless a municipality located in whole or in part within the 3
county is a participating political subdivision in the authority.