2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
January 6, 2020 - Offered by Senator Petrowski.
SB252-SSA2,1,2 1An Act to amend 20.370 (6) (dq) of the statutes; relating to: a flood risk
2reduction pilot project and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB252-SSA2,1 3Section 1 . 20.370 (6) (dq) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB252-SSA2,1,104 20.370 (6) (dq) Environmental aids — urban nonpoint source. Biennially, from
5the environmental fund, the amounts in the schedule to provide financial assistance
6for urban nonpoint source water pollution abatement and storm water management
7under s. 281.66 and for municipal flood control and riparian restoration under s.
8281.665, for the flood risk reduction pilot project under 2019 Wisconsin Act .... (this
9act), section 2,
and to make the grants under 2009 Wisconsin Act 28, section 9137 (5q)
10and (6i) and 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, section 9133 (8t).
SB252-SSA2,2 11Section 2 . Nonstatutory provisions.
1(1) Flood risk reduction pilot project. In the 2019-21 fiscal biennium, the
2department of natural resources shall allocate $150,000 from the appropriation
3under s. 20.370 (6) (dq) to Ashland County to design, implement, and evaluate not
4more than three demonstration projects that test natural flood risk reduction
5practices in that county. Project expenditures for the moneys allocated may be used
6include engineering and design, materials, construction, pre-construction and
7post-construction monitoring, and project management. The department shall
8require Ashland County to submit to the department a progress report summarizing
9the results to date of its demonstration projects no later than June 30, 2021. The
10department shall submit to the legislature, in the manner provided under s. 13.172
11(2), and to the division of emergency management in the department of military
12affairs a report summarizing the results of the demonstration projects and
13recommendations for how existing state policies or funding streams could be adapted
14to create incentives to protect and restore natural infrastructure and reduce floods.
SB252-SSA2,3 15Section 3 . Fiscal changes.
SB252-SSA2,2,1916 (1) Flood risk reduction pilot project. In the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) for
17the appropriation to the department of natural resources under s. 20.370 (6) (dq), the
18dollar amount for fiscal year 2019-20 is increased by $150,000 to for the flood risk
19reduction pilot project under 2019 Wisconsin Act ... (this act), section 2.