2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 11, 2020 - Introduced by Representatives Knodl, Fields, Loudenbeck
and Vruwink, cosponsored by Senators Testin and Darling. Referred to
Committee on State Affairs.
1An Act to amend
20.866 (1) (u); and
13.48 (20e), 20.866 (2) (zcv) and 2
20.867 (3) (cv) of the statutes; relating to: construction of or improvements to
3indoor, athletic or aquatic athletic facilities, granting bonding authority, and
4making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill amends the 2019-21 Authorized State Building Program to add grants
to assist in constructing or making improvements to indoor, athletic or aquatic
athletic facilities statewide. The bill authorizes $5,000,000 in general fund
supported borrowing for the grants. Each grant may not exceed $1,000,000, and each
grant recipient is required to raise nonstate funding in an amount equal to at least
50 percent of the total cost of the project for which the grant is awarded.
For further information see the state 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:
13.48 (20e) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (20e) Grants for construction of or improvements to athletic or
7aquatic athletic facilities.
(a) The legislature finds and determines that the
improvement of the health and well-being of residents of all ages of this state and 2
the promotion of community and economic development are statewide 3
responsibilities of statewide dimension. The legislature further finds and 4
determines that indoor, athletic or aquatic athletic facilities provide vital 5
opportunities year-round for residents of this state to improve their health and 6
well-being through increased fitness and exercise and promote community and 7
economic development. It is therefore in the public interest, and it is the public policy 8
of this state, to assist in constructing or making improvements to such facilities.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $5,000,000 in general fund 10
supported borrowing to assist in constructing or making improvements to publicly 11
or privately owned, indoor, athletic or aquatic athletic facilities in this state. The 12
state funding commitment shall be in the form of a grant. Each grant may not exceed 13
$1,000,000. Before considering each grant application, the building commission 14
shall determine that the organization carrying out the project has secured additional 15
funding for the project from nonstate revenue sources in an amount that is equal to 16
at least 50 percent of the total cost of the project.
(c) If the building commission awards a grant under par. (b), and if, for any 18
reason, the construction or improvements carried out with funds from the grant are 19
not used as part of an indoor, athletic or aquatic athletic facility, the state shall retain 20
an ownership interest in the construction or improvements equal to the amount of 21
the state's grant.
(d) The building commission may not award a grant under par. (b) unless the 23
department of administration has reviewed and approved plans for the project 24
associated with the grant. Notwithstanding ss. 16.85 (1) and 16.855 (1m), the
department of administration may not supervise any services or work or let any 2
contract for the project. Section 16.87 does not apply to the project.
(u) Principal repayment and interest.
A sum sufficient from moneys 6
appropriated under sub. (2) (zp) and ss. 20.115 (2) (d) and (7) (b) and (s), 20.190 (1) 7
(c), (d), (i), and (j), 20.225 (1) (c) and (i), 20.245 (1) (e) and (j), 20.250 (1) (c) and (e), 8
20.255 (1) (d), 20.285 (1) (d), (gj), and (je), 20.320 (1) (c) and (t) and (2) (c), 20.370 (7) 9
(aa), (ad), (ag), (aq), (ar), (at), (au), (bq), (br), (cb), (cc), (cd), (cg), (cq), (cr), (cs), (ct), (ea), 10
(eq), and (er), 20.395 (6) (af), (aq), (ar), and (au), 20.410 (1) (e), (ec), and (ko) and (3) 11
(e) and (fm), 20.435 (2) (ee), 20.465 (1) (d), 20.485 (1) (f) and (go) and (4) (qm), 20.505 12
(4) (es), (et), (ha), and (hb) and (5) (c), (g), and (kc), 20.855 (8) (a), and 20.867 (1) (a) 13
and (b) and (3) (a), (b), (bb), (bc), (bd), (be), (bf), (bg), (bh), (bj), (bL), (bm), (bn), (bq), 14
(br), (bt), (bu), (bv), (bw), (bx), (cb), (cd), (cf), (ch), (cj), (cq), (cr), (cs), (cv),
(cw), (cx), 15
(g), (h), (i), (kd), and (q) for the payment of principal, interest, premium due, if any, 16
and payment due, if any, under an agreement or ancillary arrangement entered into 17
under s. 18.06 (8) (a) relating to any public debt contracted under subchs. I and IV 18
of ch. 18.
20.866 (2) (zcv) of the statutes is created to read:
(zcv) Indoor, athletic or aquatic athletic facilities.
From the capital 21
improvement fund, a sum sufficient for the building commission to provide grants 22
for construction of or improvements to indoor, athletic or aquatic athletic facilities, 23
as specified in s. 13.48 (20e). The state may contract public debt in an amount not 24
to exceed $5,000,000 for this purpose.
20.867 (3) (cv) of the statutes is created to read:
(cv) Principal repayment, interest, and rebates; Indoor, athletic or
2aquatic athletic facilities.
A sum sufficient to reimburse s. 20.866 (1) (u) for the 3
payment of principal and interest costs incurred in financing construction of or 4
improvements to indoor, athletic or aquatic athletic facilities, as specified in s. 13.48 5
(20e), to make the payments determined by the building commission under s. 13.488 6
(1) (m) that are attributable to the proceeds of obligations incurred in financing the 7
construction or improvements, and to make payments under an agreement or 8
ancillary arrangement entered into under s. 18.06 (8) (a).
(1) In 2019 Wisconsin Act 9
, section 9104 (1)
, the following new paragraph is 11
created to add the following new project to the 2019-21 Authorized State Building 12
Program and the appropriate totals are increased by the amount shown:
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