2019 WISCONSIN ACT 159
An Act to renumber and amend 323.30; to amend 323.13 (1) (c) and 323.13 (2) (h); and
to create 323.26, 323.27 and 323.30 (2) of the statutes; relating to: federal emergency management assistance payments to municipalities.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
323.13 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
323.13 (1) (c) Prescribe and carry out statewide training programs and exercises to develop emergency management proficiency, disseminate information, and coordinate emergency management programs. The training programs shall include training in managing emergency operations utilizing the incident command system for local unit of government officials, officers, and employees whose duties include responding to a disaster or the imminent threat of a disaster, including officers and employees of local health departments, and shall include training on how to create an account with and use the federal System for Award Management Internet site to apply for federal emergency management assistance. The adjutant general shall consult with the administrator, with the department of health services regarding the provision of incident command system training to local health department personnel, and with the department of administration regarding the provision of incident command system training for emergencies related to computer or telecommunication systems. To the extent possible, the adjutant general shall utilize federal funding to provide incident command system training.
323.13 (2) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
323.13 (2) (h) Make payments for disaster assistance under ss. 323.30 (1) and 323.31.
323.26 of the statutes is created to read:
323.26 Electronic communications. The adjutant general shall provide an option for the head of emergency management for each local unit of government to elect to receive all emergency management correspondence via electronic mail, including project worksheets and other administrative documents.
323.27 of the statutes is created to read:
323.27 Electronic payments. The adjutant general shall notify each local unit of government that it may receive payment from the division of emergency management via electronic means. At the request of a local unit of government, the adjutant general shall authorize the issuing of payment to the local unit of government through the use of money transfer techniques including, without limitation because of enumeration, direct deposit, electronic funds transfer, and automated clearinghouse procedures.
323.30 of the statutes is renumbered 323.30 (1) and amended to read:
323.30 (1) The adjutant general shall make payments from the appropriation under s. 20.465 (3) (e) to pay this state's share of grants to individuals and to provide a share of any required state share of contributions to local governments, as defined in 42 USC 5122 (6) (8), for major disaster recovery assistance. Payment of this state's share of any contribution to a local government under this section subsection is contingent upon copayment of that share by the local government, but not to exceed 12.5 percent of the total eligible cost of assistance. No payment may be made under this section subsection without the prior approval of the secretary of administration.
323.30 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
323.30 (2) Payment under sub. (1) shall be issued to a local unit of government within 30 days after the completion of all of the following:
(a) The federal emergency management agency has approved a project and distributed federal emergency assistance funding to the state.
(b) The adjutant general has received all appropriate state and federal forms from the local unit of government.
(c) The local unit of government has fulfilled all other state and federal requirements.
(1) Division of emergency management federal System for Award Management Internet site training. The division of emergency management shall, by June 30, 2021, provide the training under s. 323.13 (1) (c) on how to create an account with and use the federal System for Award Management Internet site to apply for federal emergency management assistance and shall attempt in due diligence to ensure that all local units of government have created an account with the Internet site.