2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 7, 2018 - Introduced by Senator Testin, cosponsored by Representatives
Kulp, Horlacher, Spiros, Rohrkaste and Wichgers. Referred to Committee
on Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism.
1An Act to create
20.115 (4) (fm) and 93.58 of the statutes; relating to: grants
2for obtaining farm tractor rollover protective structures and making an
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection to make a grant to an organization that uses the grant funds to reimburse
the costs of purchasing and installing rollover protective structures for farm tractors.
Under the bill, an organization with a purpose of addressing human health and
safety associated with rural and agricultural work, life, and environments receives
the grant and must spend at least 70 percent of the grant funds to reimburse the costs
of purchasing and installing rollover protective structures for farm tractors. The bill
provides that for each reimbursement made, the organization must pay 70 percent
of the first $1,670 in purchase and installation costs and all of the costs in excess of
$1,670. The bill also requires the organization to report annually to DATCP on its
expenditures of grant funds until all of the grant funds are expended.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 2
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.115 (4) (fm) of the statutes is created to read:
(fm) Farm tractor rollover protection grants.
The amounts in the 5
schedule for grants under s. 93.58 (2).
93.58 of the statutes is created to read:
793.58 Farm tractor rollover protection grants. (1) Definitions.
In this 8
(a) “Farm tractor” has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (16).
(b) “Rollover protective structure” means a structure installed on a farm tractor 11
that protects a person operating a farm tractor from injuries caused by the 12
overturning of the farm tractor and that meets the standard of specifications 13
established by a national or international organization with a purpose of developing 14
and publishing industrial standards.
15(2) Grant program.
(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.115 (4) (fm), the 16
department shall provide grants to an organization with a purpose of addressing 17
human health and safety associated with rural and agricultural work, life, and 18
(b) An organization receiving a grant under par. (a) shall expend not less than 2
70 percent of the amount of the grant to reimburse, as provided under par. (c), the 3
costs of purchasing and installing rollover protective structures.
(c) For each reimbursement made with funds received under par. (a), the 5
organization shall pay the following amounts:
1. Seventy percent of the first $1,670 of the cost of purchasing and installing 7
a rollover protective structure.
2. One hundred percent of the cost of purchasing and installing a rollover 9
protective structure in excess of $1,670.
(d) An organization receiving a grant under par. (a) shall annually submit a 11
report to the department describing the expenditures of the grant funds until all of 12
the grant funds are expended.