229.42(4)(f)2. 2. Two members, one of whom shall be the minority leader of the assembly, or his or her designee, and one of whom shall be the senate minority leader, or his or her designee, if the designee is a member of the same house of the legislature as the minority leader who makes the designation.
229.42(4)(g) (g) Upon the secretary of administration issuing the certification described in sub. (4e) (d):
229.42(4)(g)1. 1. One member who shall be appointed by the county executive of the most populous county in which the sponsoring municipality is located and who shall be either primarily an employee or officer of a private sector entity. The appointee shall own, operate, or manage an enterprise that is located within the district's jurisdiction and that has either significant involvement with the food and beverage industry or significant involvement with the lodging industry. The appointee under this subdivision shall reside in the district's jurisdiction but may not reside in the sponsoring municipality.
229.42(4)(g)2. 2. One member who shall be appointed by the county executive of the most populous county in which the sponsoring municipality is located and who is the chief executive officer, or his or her designee, of a municipality that contributes a minimum of five-fourteenths of its room tax to an entity that promotes tourism and conventions within the jurisdiction of the district, as that term is used in s. 229.43. If no municipality makes this minimum contribution, the county executive shall appoint an additional member who shall be a resident of the district. The room tax contribution shall be at least $150,000 each year. The chief executive officer described under this subdivision shall serve a term that is concurrent with his or her term of elective office.
229.42(4)(h) (h) Upon the secretary of administration issuing the certification described in sub. (4e) (d), one member shall be the comptroller of the most populous county in which the sponsoring municipality is located, except that if that county does not have a comptroller, one member shall be the chief financial officer of the most populous county in which the sponsoring municipality is located.
229.42(4e) (4e)
229.42(4e)(a)(a) With regard to a district that exists on August 14, 2015, notwithstanding the provisions of subs. (4) (a) to (f) and (7) (b), the terms of office of all members of the board of directors shall expire on August 14, 2015, except that the secretary of administration shall continue as a board member and he or she shall become chairperson of the board of directors, notwithstanding sub. (8).
229.42(4e)(b) (b) Not later than 30 days after August 14, 2015, each appointing authority under sub. (4) (a) to (e) shall appoint and certify new members of the board of directors as provided in sub. (4) and s. 229.435, except that the secretary of administration who continues in office as provided in par. (a) need not be reappointed under sub. (4) (e). The members described in sub. (4) (c) and (f) shall become members of the board of directors on August 14, 2015.
229.42(4e)(c) (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub. (3), the secretary of administration may act before all board members appointed as provided in par. (b) are certified.
229.42(4e)(d) (d) The secretary of administration shall serve as chairperson of the board of directors until the secretary certifies that a sports and entertainment arena, the construction of which commences on or after August 14, 2015, is completed. The secretary of administration shall make the certification described under this paragraph as soon as he or she determines that the sports and entertainment arena is completed, but not later than the first game played in the sports and entertainment arena by the professional basketball team that uses the arena as its home arena.
229.42(4e)(e) (e) The terms of board members appointed under par. (b) shall expire or terminate upon the earliest occurrence of one of the following:
229.42(4e)(e)1. 1. Two years after the member is certified under s. 229.435.
229.42(4e)(e)2. 2. The secretary of administration makes the certification described in par. (d).
229.42(4e)(e)3. 3. One of the provisions described in sub. (7) (b) 2. or 3. occurs.
229.42(4e)(f) (f) Upon the secretary of administration issuing the certification described in par. (d), which shall cause the expiration or termination of the terms of all board members as provided in this subsection, each appointing authority under sub. (4) shall appoint and certify new members of the board of directors, as provided in sub. (4) and s. 229.435, not later than 30 days after the secretary issues the certification. The secretary of administration or the secretary's designee, and the persons described in sub. (4) (c), (f), and (h), are considered to be certified upon the secretary issuing the certification described in par. (d). A board of directors consisting of members whose appointments are described under this paragraph may not take any action until a majority of board members so appointed are certified. No individual appointive board member may act until he or she is appointed and certified.
229.42(5) (5)
229.42(5)(a)(a) If a district has 2 or more sponsoring municipalities, one of which is a 1st class city, the board of directors shall consist of 8 members appointed by the chief executive officers of the sponsoring municipalities. The allocation of appointments by the chief executive officers and the expiration dates of the terms of office shall be specified in the enabling resolutions. The directors shall be subject to sub. (7) (a).
229.42(5)(b) (b) If a district has 2 or more sponsoring municipalities, none of which is a 1st class city, the board of directors shall consist of 6 members appointed by the chief executive officer of each sponsoring municipality. The allocation of appointments by the chief executive officers and the expiration dates of the terms of office shall be specified in the enabling resolutions. The directors shall be subject to sub. (7) (a).
229.42(6) (6) If the sole sponsoring municipality is not a 1st class city, the board of directors shall consist of 6 members, all of whom shall reside in the area of the district's jurisdiction and shall be appointed by the sponsoring municipality's chief executive officer, subject to sub. (7) (a). The expiration dates of the members' terms of office shall be specified in the enabling resolution. Three of the directors shall be elected or appointed public officials of the sponsoring municipality, one shall own, operate or manage an enterprise that is located within the district's jurisdiction and that has a significant involvement with the hotel, motel and lodging industry, one shall own, operate or manage an enterprise that is located within the district's jurisdiction and that has a significant involvement with the food and beverage industry and one shall be an at-large appointment who is an employee or officer of a private sector entity.
229.42(7) (7)
229.42(7)(a)(a) Appointments by the chief executive officer under subs. (5) and (6) shall be subject to confirmation by the governing body of the sponsoring municipality. The terms of office of the public sector members of the board of directors shall be 3 years and shall expire upon the earlier of a date specified in the enabling resolution or the expiration of their respective terms of public office. The terms of office of the members who are officers or employees of a private sector entity shall be 3 years, except that for the initial appointments for a newly created district one-third of the appointments of such members shall be for one year, one-third shall be for 2 years and one-third shall be for 3 years. If the number of members who are officers or employees of a private sector entity is not divisible by 3, for the initial appointments of such members for a newly created district, approximately one-third of the appointments shall be for one year, approximately one-third shall be for 2 years and approximately one-third shall be for 3 years. No members who are officers or employees of a private sector entity may serve more than 2 consecutive full terms. Members may be removed from the board of directors prior to the expiration of their terms only by the chief executive officer and only for malfeasance or nonfeasance in office.
229.42(7)(b)1.1. Subject to subds. 2. and 3., the terms of office of the members of the board shall be 3 years, except that for the initial appointments for a newly created district, as specified in the enabling resolution, 4 of the appointments shall be for one year, 4 appointments, including the 3 members appointed under sub. (4) (d), shall be for 2 years and 4 appointments shall be for 3 years. The cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance or their designees shall serve on the board for a term that is concurrent with their terms in office and the comptroller's appointment shall be for the comptroller's tenure in his or her position.
229.42(7)(b)1m. 1m. Subject to subds. 2. and 3. and sub. (4) (g), the terms of office of the members of the board of directors shall be 3 years, except that for the initial appointments that occur following the secretary of administration issuing the certification described in sub. (4e) (d), 3 of the appointments shall be for one year, 3 appointments shall be for 2 years, and 3 appointments shall be for 3 years. The comptroller's appointments shall be for the comptroller's tenure in his or her position. The term of the secretary of administration or his or her designee shall be concurrent with the secretary's term in office, and the terms of the persons described in sub. (4) (f) shall be their terms in office or the term of the person who designated the board members under sub. (4) (f). The length of the initial terms shall be determined jointly by the secretary of administration and the county executive of the most populous county in which the sponsoring municipality is located. With regard to appointed board members to whom this subdivision applies, no individual may serve on the board of directors for more than 6 years.
229.42(7)(b)2. 2. The term of a public sector member shall expire or terminate upon the earliest occurrence of one of the following:
229.42(7)(b)2.a. a. The term for which he or she was appointed expires.
229.42(7)(b)2.b. b. The member's term in public office expires.
229.42(7)(b)2.c. c. The member is removed by his or her appointing authority for malfeasance or nonfeasance in office.
229.42(7)(b)3. 3. The term of a member who is an officer or employee of a private sector entity shall expire or terminate upon the earliest occurrence of one of the following:
229.42(7)(b)3.a. a. The term for which he or she was appointed expires.
229.42(7)(b)3.b. b. A member that is subject to a residency requirement establishes a nonqualifying residence.
229.42(7)(b)3.c. c. A member that is appointed as a member from the food and beverage industry or the lodging industry no longer qualifies as an industry representative as described in sub. (4) (e).
229.42(7)(b)3.d. d. The member is removed by his or her appointing authority for malfeasance or nonfeasance in office.
229.42(8) (8) The board of directors shall elect from its membership a chairperson, a vice chairperson, a secretary and a treasurer. A majority of the current membership of the board of directors constitutes a quorum to do business. Except as provided in ss. 66.0615 (1m) (b) and 77.981, the district may take action based on the affirmative vote of a majority of a quorum.
229.42(9) (9) The members of the board of directors shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
229.42 History History: 1993 a. 263; 1995 a. 134; 1999 a. 9; 1999 a. 150 s. 672; 2015 a. 60.
229.43 229.43 Jurisdiction. A district's jurisdiction is the sponsoring municipality's geographical area, except that, if the sponsoring municipality is a 1st class city, the district's jurisdiction is that city and each city and village that is wholly or partly contained within the most populous county in which that city is located and except that no territory may be included within the jurisdiction of more than one district.
229.43 History History: 1993 a. 263.
229.435 229.435 Certification of board members. Within 30 days following the expiration of terms as described in s. 229.42 (4e) (a), and upon the secretary of administration issuing the certification described in s. 229.42 (4e) (d), each person who may appoint members to a board of directors under s. 229.42 (4), (5) or (6) shall certify to the department of administration the names of the persons appointed to the board of directors under s. 229.42 (5) or (6) or, if the sole sponsoring municipality is a 1st class city, the names of the persons appointed to the board of directors under s. 229.42 (4).
229.435 History History: 1993 a. 263; 2015 a. 60.
229.44 229.44 Powers of a district. A district has all of the powers necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes and provisions of this subchapter. In addition to all other powers granted by this subchapter, a district may do any of the following:
229.44(1) (1) Adopt and alter an official seal.
229.44(2) (2) Sue and be sued in its own name, plead and be impleaded.
229.44(3) (3) Maintain an office.
229.44(4) (4) Do any of the following in connection with an exposition center and exposition center facilities and sports and entertainment arena and sports and entertainment arena facilities:
229.44(4)(a) (a) Acquire, construct, equip, maintain, improve, operate and manage the exposition center and exposition center facilities, or engage other persons to do these things. Acquire, construct, and equip the sports and entertainment arena and sports and entertainment arena facilities, or engage other persons to do these things. If the professional basketball team or its affiliate breaches the non-relocation agreement or lease under s. 229.461, the district may equip, maintain, improve, operate, and manage the sports and entertainment arena and sports and entertainment arena facilities, or engage other persons to do these things, but only from moneys received from the parent company of the professional basketball team, the professional basketball team, or its affiliate resulting from the breach of the non-relocation agreement or lease.
229.44(4)(b) (b) Acquire; lease, as lessor or lessee; use; or transfer or accept transfers of property. With the approval of all sponsoring municipalities of the district, the district may acquire property by condemnation using the procedure under s. 32.05 or 32.06.
229.44(4)(c) (c) Improve, maintain, and repair real property, except that the district may only improve, maintain, and repair the sports and entertainment arena facilities, or engage other persons to do these things, if the professional basketball team or its affiliate breaches the non-relocation agreement or lease under s. 229.461 and only from moneys received from the parent company of the professional basketball team, the professional basketball team, or its affiliate resulting from the breach of the non-relocation agreement or lease.
229.44(4)(d) (d) Enter into contracts. Except as provided in s. 229.461, all contracts, the estimated costs of which exceed $100,000, except contracts subject to s. 229.46 (5) and contracts for personal or professional services, shall be subject to bid and shall be awarded to the lowest qualified and competent bidder. The district may reject any bid that is submitted under this paragraph.
229.44(4)(e) (e) Grant concessions.
229.44(4)(f) (f) Sell or otherwise dispose of unneeded or unwanted property.
229.44(5) (5) Employ personnel, and fix and regulate their compensation; and provide, either directly or subject to an agreement under s. 66.0301 or 229.47 (1) as a participant in a benefit plan of another governmental entity, any employee benefits, including an employee pension plan.
229.44(6) (6) Purchase insurance, establish and administer a plan of self-insurance or, subject to an agreement with another governmental entity under s. 66.0301 or 229.47 (1), participate in a governmental plan of insurance or self-insurance.
229.44(7) (7) Mortgage, pledge or otherwise encumber the district's property or funds.
229.44(8) (8) Issue bonds under ss. 229.48 to 229.56 and enter into agreements related to the issuance of bonds, including liquidity and credit facilities, remarketing agreements, insurance policies, guaranty agreements, letter of credit or reimbursement agreements, indexing agreements, interest exchange agreements and currency exchange agreements.
229.44(9) (9) Maintain funds and invest the funds in any investment that the board considers appropriate.
229.44(10) (10) Direct its agents or employees, if properly identified in writing, to enter upon real property within its jurisdiction to make surveys and examinations before locating or constructing an exposition center or exposition center facilities, without incurring liability by the district, its agents or employees except for actual damage done. Before directing anyone to enter real property under this subsection, the district shall give the owner and occupant of the property at least 5 days' written notice.
229.44(11) (11) Promote, advertise and publicize its exposition center, exposition center facilities and related activities.
229.44(12) (12) Set standards governing the use of, and the conduct within, its exposition center and exposition center facilities in order to promote public safety and convenience and to maintain order.
229.44(13) (13) Establish rates or other charges for the use of its exposition center and exposition center facilities or for services rendered by the district.
229.44(14) (14) Enter into partnerships, joint ventures or other arrangements with other persons, including other districts created under this subchapter, to further the district's purposes.
229.44(15) (15) If the district's sponsoring municipality adopts a resolution described under s. 229.50 (1) (a), and if the district's sponsoring municipality agrees to stop imposing and collecting its room tax under s. 66.0615 (1m) (a), adopt a resolution to impose the taxes under ss. 66.0615 (1m), 77.98 and 77.99, except that, if a district adopts a resolution under this subsection, it shall deliver a certified copy of the resolution to the secretary of revenue at least 120 days before its effective date.
229.44 History History: 1993 a. 263; 1999 a. 150 s. 672; 2015 a. 60.
229.445 229.445 Ticket surcharge. The board of directors shall require the sponsor of an event held at a sports and entertainment arena to impose a $2 surcharge on each ticket that is sold to the event. The event sponsor shall forward to the board of directors any surcharges collected under this section. The board of directors shall submit 25 percent of the amount received under this section to the department of administration for deposit into the general fund and shall retain the remainder for the district.
229.445 History History: 2015 a. 60.
229.45 229.45 Powers granted to sponsoring municipality. In addition to any powers that it may otherwise have, a sponsoring municipality may do any of the following:
229.45(1) (1) Make grants or loans to a district upon terms that the sponsoring municipality considers appropriate.
229.45(2) (2) Expend public funds to subsidize a district.
229.45(3) (3) Borrow money under ss. 67.04 and 67.12 (12) for exposition center facilities or to fund grants, loans or subsidies to a district.
229.45 History History: 1993 a. 263.
229.46 229.46 Certain contracting requirements.
229.46(1) (1) In this section:
229.46(1)(ag) (ag) "Disabled veteran-owned business" means a business certified by the department of administration under s. 16.283 (3).
229.46(1)(am) (am) "Minority business" has the meaning given in s. 200.49 (1) (a).
229.46(1)(b) (b) "Minority group member" has the meaning given in s. 16.287 (1) (f).
229.46(1)(c) (c) "Women's business" means a sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture or corporation that is at least 51% owned, controlled and actively managed by women.
229.46(2) (2) A person who is awarded a contract by a district shall agree, as a condition to receiving the contract, that at least 25 percent of the employees hired because of the contract will be minority group members, at least 5 percent of the employees hired because of the contract will be women, and at least 1 percent of the employees hired because of the contract will be employees of a disabled veteran-owned business, if any of the following applies:
229.46(2)(a) (a) The contract is for the construction of any part of an exposition center.
229.46(2)(b) (b) The contract results in the hiring of individuals who will work at the exposition center.
229.46(3) (3) At least 25 percent of the aggregate dollar value of contracts awarded by the district in the following areas shall be awarded to minority businesses, at least 5 percent of the aggregate dollar value of contracts awarded by the district in the following areas shall be awarded to women's businesses, and at least 1 percent of the aggregate dollar value of contracts awarded by the district in the following areas shall be awarded to disabled veteran-owned businesses:
229.46(3)(a) (a) Contracts for the construction of an exposition center.
229.46(3)(b) (b) Contracts entered into by the district for the purchase of services to be performed at the exposition center.
229.46(3)(c) (c) Contracts for the underwriting of bonds.
229.46(3m) (3m) It shall be a goal of a district, with regard to each of the contracts described under sub. (3) (a), (b) and (c), to award at least 25% of the dollar value of such contracts to minority businesses.
229.46(4) (4) This section applies only to an exposition center that is being constructed under contracts that are funded by the proceeds of a bond issue that is secured by a special debt service reserve fund under s. 229.50.
229.46(5) (5) Before a district initially constructs an exposition center or exposition center facilities, or enters into contracts for such initial construction, the district shall do all of the following:
229.46(5)(a) (a) Adopt or revise a program statement that includes all of the following:
229.46(5)(a)1. 1. An identification of the functions to be conducted in the exposition center or exposition center facilities.
229.46(5)(a)2. 2. An estimate of the space requirements for the functions described under subd. 1.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 60 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before August 26, 2015. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 26, 2015 are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-26-15)