2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 2,
TO SENATE BILL 437
January 21, 2020 - Offered by Senators Schachtner, Bewley, Smith,
Miller, Ringhand, Risser, Erpenbach, Carpenter and Larson.
1An Act to repeal
121.905 (1) (b) 1. and 121.905 (1) (b) 2. and 3. of the statutes; 2relating to: the revenue limit ceiling for school districts.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the formula for determining a school district's revenue limit
does not apply to a school district with per pupil revenue that is less than the revenue
ceiling. Instead, the school district is allowed to increase its per pupil revenue up to
the revenue ceiling.
Under current law, the per pupil revenue ceiling is $9,700 in the 2019-20 school
year and $10,000 in each school year thereafter. However, under current law, the
general per pupil revenue ceiling amount does not apply to a school district in which,
in any of the three preceding school years, a referendum question to exceed the
district's revenue limit for operating costs was rejected. For such a school district,
the per pupil revenue ceiling amount is the per pupil revenue ceiling amount that
applied in the school year in which the operating referendum was rejected (revenue
This bill eliminates the revenue ceiling freeze.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
121.905 (1) (b) 1. of the statutes is repealed.
(1) This act first applies to the revenue ceiling for the school year beginning 6