2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
January 24, 2020 - Introduced by Representatives Brooks, Ballweg, Brandtjen,
Edming, Knodl, Kulp, Loudenbeck, Magnafici, Mursau, Oldenburg, Petryk,
Plumer, Ramthun, Sinicki, Skowronski, Sortwell, Tranel, Tusler,
Zimmerman, Gundrum, Born, Allen, Ott and Spiros, cosponsored by Senators
Marklein, Olsen and Wanggaard. Referred to Committee on Environment.
AB793,1,3 1An Act to create 281.665 (5) (c) 5. of the statutes; relating to: priorities and
2criteria for the municipal flood control and riparian restoration program and
3amending administrative rules.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
The Department of Natural Resources, under its current rules, provides a list
of activities that are eligible for municipal flood control grants. These activities are
listed in priority order. When DNR receives an application for a municipal flood
control grant, it must score the application based on that priority order.
This bill provides that any of the activities listed in DNR's rules are eligible for
municipal flood control grants, and clarifies that the listed activities are not in
priority order. The bill also requires DNR, when scoring applications for municipal
flood control grants, to consider the cost-effectiveness of the proposed activity. In
addition, if an application proposes to acquire and remove structures, the bill
requires DNR, when scoring the application, to consider the loss of tax base to be an
adverse impact.
For further information see the state and local 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:
1Section 1. 281.665 (5) (c) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
AB793,2,32 281.665 (5) (c) 5. The cost-effectiveness of the project, including any loss to the
3tax base.
AB793,2 4Section 2. NR 199.05 (1) (intro.) of the administrative code is amended to read:
AB793,2,65 NR 199.05 (1) (intro.) The following activities , in priority order, are eligible for
6funding under this section:
AB793,3 7Section 3. NR 199.07 of the administrative code is amended to read:
AB793,2,16 8NR 199.07 Determination of project eligibility. After receiving the
9application, the department shall determine eligible projects by considering the
10factors identified in ss. NR 199.01 and 199.05. The department may accept the
11application as eligible and score it based on priority projects identified in s. NR
12199.05 (1)
or deny the application as ineligible. In scoring applications, the
13department shall consider the cost-effectiveness of the proposed activity. For
14proposed activities that involve the acquisition and removal of structures, the
15department, in scoring the application, shall consider the loss of tax base to be an
16adverse impact.
AB793,2,1717 (End)