2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 28, 2019 - Introduced by Joint Committee on Finance, by request of
Governor Tony Evers. Referred to Joint Committee on Finance. Referred to
Joint Survey Committee on Tax Exemptions. Referred to Joint Survey
Committee on Retirement Systems.
AB56,1,2 1An Act relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the
2executive budget act of the 2019 legislature.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill is the executive budget bill under section 16.47 (1) of the statutes. It
contains the governor's recommendations for appropriations for the 2019-21 fiscal
The bill sets the appropriation levels in chapter 20 of the statutes for the
2019-21 fiscal biennium. The descriptions that follow in this analysis relate to the
most significant changes in the law that are proposed in the bill.
For additional information concerning the bill, see the Department of
Administration's publication Budget in Brief and the executive budget books, the
Legislative Fiscal Bureau's summary document, and the Legislative Reference
Bureau's drafting files, which contain separate drafts on each policy item.
Guide to the bill
The budget bill is organized like other bills. First, treatments of statutes
appear in ascending numerical order of the statute affected. Next, any treatments
of prior session laws appear ordered by the year of original enactment and then by
act number (for instance, a treatment of 2015 Wisconsin Act 15 would precede a
treatment of 2017 Wisconsin Act 6).
The remaining sections of the budget bill are organized by type of provision and,
within each type, alphabetically by state agency. The first two digits of the four-digit

section number indicate the type of provision:
91XX   Nonstatutory provisions.
92XX   Fiscal changes.
93XX   Initial applicability.
94XX   Effective dates.
The remaining two digits indicate the state agency or subject area to which the
provision relates:
XX01 Administration.
XX02 Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
XX03 Arts Board.
XX04 Building Commission.
XX05 Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board.
XX06 Children and Families.
XX07 Circuit Courts.
XX08 Corrections.
XX09 Court of Appeals.
XX10 District Attorneys.
XX11 Educational Communications Board.
XX12 Elections Commission.
XX13 Employee Trust Funds.
XX14 Employment Relations Commission.
XX15 Ethics Commission.
XX16 Financial Institutions.
XX17 Governor.
XX18 Health and Educational Facilities Authority.
XX19 Health Services.
XX20 Higher Educational Aids Board.
XX21 Historical Society.
XX22 Housing and Economic Development Authority.
XX23 Insurance.
XX24 Investment Board.
XX25 Joint Committee on Finance.
XX26 Judicial Commission.
XX27 Justice.
XX28 Legislature.
XX29 Lieutenant Governor.
XX30 Local Government.
XX31 Military Affairs.
XX32 Natural Resources.
XX33 Public Defender Board.
XX34 Public Instruction.
XX35 Public Lands, Board of Commissioners of.
XX36 Public Service Commission.

XX37 Revenue.
XX38 Safety and Professional Services.
XX39 Secretary of State.
XX40 State Fair Park Board.
XX41 Supreme Court.
XX42 Technical College System.
XX43 Tourism.
XX44 Transportation.
XX45 Treasurer.
XX46 University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority;
  Medical College of Wisconsin.
XX47 University of Wisconsin System.
XX48 Veterans Affairs.
XX49 Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
XX50 Workforce Development.
XX51 Other.
For example, for general nonstatutory provisions relating to the State
Historical Society, see Section 9121. For any agency not assigned a two-digit
identification number or any provision that does not relate to the functions of a
particular agency, see number 51 (Other) within each type of provision. Separate
section numbers and headings appear for each type of provision and for each state
agency, even if there are no provisions included in that section number and heading.
Following is a list of the most commonly used abbreviations appearing in the
DATCP   Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
DCF   Department of Children and Families
DETF   Department of Employee Trust Funds
DFI   Department of Financial Institutions
DHS   Department of Health Services
DMA   Department of Military Affairs