229.70(1)(1)In this section:
229.70(1)(ag) (ag) “Disabled veteran-owned business" means a business certified by the department of administration under s. 16.283 (3).
229.70(1)(am) (am) “Minority business" has the meaning given in s. 16.287 (1) (e).
229.70(1)(b) (b) “Minority group member" has the meaning given in s. 16.287 (1) (f).
229.70(1)(c) (c) “Women's business" means a sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture or corporation that is at least 51 percent owned, controlled and actively managed by women.
229.70(2) (2)The district shall ensure that, for construction work and professional services contracts, a person who is awarded such a contract by a district shall agree, as a condition to receiving the contract, that his or her goal shall be to ensure that at least 25 percent of the employees hired because of the contract will be minority group members, at least 1 percent of the employees hired because of the contract will be employees of a disabled veteran-owned business, and at least 5 percent of the employees hired because of the contract will be women if the contract is for the construction of any part of baseball park facilities.
229.70(3) (3)It shall be a goal of the district to ensure that 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 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, and 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:
229.70(3)(a) (a) Contracts for the construction of baseball park facilities.
229.70(3)(b) (b) Contracts for professional services related to the construction of baseball park facilities.
229.70(3)(c) (c) Contracts for the development of baseball park facilities.
229.70(4) (4)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 percent of the dollar value of such contracts to minority businesses, at least 1 percent of the dollar value of such contracts to disabled veteran-owned businesses, and at least 5 percent of the dollar value of such contracts to women's businesses.
229.70(4m) (4m)
229.70(4m)(a)(a) The district shall ensure that, for construction work and professional services contracts, a person who is awarded such a contract by a district shall agree, as a condition to receiving the contract, that if he or she is unable to meet the goal under sub. (2), he or she shall make a good faith effort to contract with the technical college district board of the technical college district in which the facilities are to be constructed or the professional services contract is to be performed, to develop appropriate training programs designed to increase the pool of minority group members, disabled veterans, and women who are qualified to perform the construction work or professional services.
229.70(4m)(b) (b) If the district is unable to meet the goals under subs. (3) and (4), the district shall make a good faith effort to contract with the technical college district board of the technical college district in which the contracts described under sub. (3) (a), (b) and (c) are to be performed, to develop appropriate training programs designed to increase the pool of minority group members, disabled veterans, and women who are qualified to perform the contracts described under sub. (3) (a), (b) and (c).
229.70(5) (5)
229.70(5)(a)(a) The district shall hire an independent person to monitor the district's compliance with minority contracting goals under subs. (2), (3) and (4) and the department of administration's compliance with minority contracting goals under s. 16.854 (2) and (3). The person hired shall have previous experience working with minority group members. The district shall develop a mechanism to receive regular reports from the person hired with respect to the results of the person's studies of compliance with minority contracting goals.
229.70(5)(b) (b) If the district or a contractor is unable to meet the goals under sub. (2), (3) or (4), the person hired under par. (a) shall assess whether the district or contractor made a good faith effort to reach the goals. In determining whether a good faith effort was made to meet the goals, the person hired shall consider all of the following:
229.70(5)(b)1. 1. The supply of eligible minority businesses, disabled veteran-owned businesses, and women's businesses that have the financial capacity, technical capacity and previous experience in the areas in which contracts were awarded.
229.70(5)(b)2. 2. The competing demands for the services provided by eligible minority businesses, disabled veteran-owned businesses, and women's businesses, as described in subd. 1., in areas in which contracts were awarded.
229.70(5)(b)3. 3. The extent to which the district or contractors advertised for and aggressively solicited bids from eligible minority businesses, disabled veteran-owned businesses, and women's businesses, as described in subd. 1., and the extent to which eligible minority businesses, disabled veteran-owned businesses, and women's businesses submitted bids.
229.70(6) (6)The district shall solicit from any major league baseball club to whom the district leases baseball park facilities its minority hiring goals in connection with the operation of a baseball stadium and its minority contracting goals in connection with vending contractors at a baseball stadium.
229.71 229.71 Dissolution of a district. Subject to providing for the payment of its bonds, including interest on the bonds, and the performance of its other contractual obligations, a district may be dissolved by the action of the district board. If the district is dissolved, the property of the district shall be transferred to the counties in the jurisdiction, based on the tax revenues derived from each county, as determined by the secretary of administration.
229.71 History History: 1995 a. 56.
229.72 229.72 Issuance and negotiability of bonds.
229.72(1m)(1m)Negotiability. All bonds are negotiable for all purposes, notwithstanding their payment from a limited source.
229.72(2) (2)Employment of financial consultant. A district may retain the building commission or any other person as its financial consultant to assist with and coordinate the issuance of bonds.
229.72(6) (6)Liability. Neither the members of the district board nor any person executing the bonds is liable personally on the bonds or subject to any personal liability or accountability by reason of the issuance of the bonds, unless the personal liability or accountability is the result of willful misconduct.
229.72 History History: 1995 a. 56.
229.74 229.74 Special debt service reserve funds.
229.74(1)(1)Designation of special debt service reserve funds. A district may designate one or more accounts in funds created under s. 66.0621 (4) (e) as special debt service reserve funds, if, prior to each issuance of bonds to be secured by the special debt service reserve fund, the secretary of administration determines that all of the following conditions are met with respect to the bonds:
229.74(1)(a) (a) Purpose. The proceeds of the bonds, other than refunding bonds, will be used for baseball park facilities.
229.74(1)(b) (b) Feasibility. The proceeds of bonds, other than refunding bonds, will be used for feasible projects and there is a reasonable likelihood that the bonds will be repaid without the necessity of drawing on funds in the special debt service reserve fund that secures the bonds. The secretary of administration may make the determinations required under this paragraph only after considering all of the following:
229.74(1)(b)1. 1. Whether a pledge of the tax revenues of the district is made under the bond resolution.
229.74(1)(b)2. 2. How the tax revenues of the district are pledged to the payment of the bonds.
229.74(1)(b)3. 3. Revenue projections for the project to be financed by the bonds, including tax revenues, and the reasonableness of the assumptions on which these revenue projections are based.
229.74(1)(b)4. 4. The proposed interest rates of the bonds and the resulting cash-flow requirements.
229.74(1)(b)5. 5. The projected ratio of annual tax revenues to annual debt service of the district, taking into account capitalized interest.
229.74(1)(b)6. 6. Whether an understanding exists providing for repayment by the district to the state of all amounts appropriated to the special debt service reserve fund pursuant to sub. (7).
229.74(1)(b)8. 8. Whether the district has agreed that the department of administration will have direct and immediate access, at any time and without notice, to all records of the district.
229.74(1)(c) (c) Limit on bonds issued. The amount of all bonds, other than refunding bonds, that would be secured by all special debt service reserve funds of the district will not exceed $160,000,000. In determining compliance with the limitation under this paragraph, the secretary of administration need not include bonds that are secured by a special debt service reserve fund to the extent that proceeds of the bonds are for the following purposes:
229.74(1)(c)1. 1. To make a deposit into a special debt service reserve fund.
229.74(1)(c)2. 2. To pay issuance costs of bonds secured by a special debt service reserve fund.
229.74(1)(c)3. 3. To pay capitalized interest costs on bonds secured by a special debt service reserve fund.
229.74(1)(c)4. 4. To pay any original issue discount.
229.74(1)(d) (d) Date of issuance. The bonds, other than refunding bonds, will be issued no later than December 31, 2000.
229.74(1)(e) (e) Refunding bonds. All refunding bonds to be secured by the special debt service reserve fund meet all of the following conditions:
229.74(1)(e)1. 1. The refunding bonds are to be issued to fund, refund or advance refund bonds secured by a special debt service reserve fund.
229.74(1)(e)2. 2. The refunding of bonds by the refunding bonds will not adversely affect the risk that the state will be called on to make a payment under sub. (7).
229.74(1)(f) (f) Approval of outstanding debt. All outstanding debt of the district has been reviewed and approved by the secretary of administration. In determining whether to approve outstanding debt under this paragraph, the secretary may consider any factor which the secretary determines to have a bearing on whether the state moral obligation pledge under sub. (7) should be granted with respect to an issuance of bonds.
229.74(1)(g) (g) Financial reports. The district has agreed to provide to the department of administration, the legislative fiscal bureau and the legislative audit bureau all financial reports of the district and all regular monthly statements of any trustee of the bonds on a direct and ongoing basis.
229.74(2) (2)Payment of funds into a special debt service reserve fund. A district shall pay into any special debt service reserve fund of the district any moneys appropriated and made available by the state for the purposes of the special debt service reserve fund, any proceeds of a sale of bonds to the extent provided in the bond resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds and any other moneys that are made available to the district for the purpose of the special debt service reserve fund from any other source.
229.74(3) (3)Use of moneys in the special debt service reserve fund. All moneys held in any special debt service reserve fund of a district, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall be used, as required, solely for the payment of the principal of bonds secured in whole or in part by the special debt service reserve fund, the making of sinking fund payments with respect to these bonds, the purchase or redemption of these bonds, the payment of interest on these bonds or the payment of any redemption premium required to be paid when these bonds are redeemed prior to maturity. If moneys in a special debt service reserve fund at any time are less than the special debt service reserve fund requirement under sub. (5) for the special debt service reserve fund, the district may not use these moneys for any optional purchase or optional redemption of the bonds. Any income or interest earned by, or increment to, any special debt service reserve fund due to the investment of moneys in the special debt service reserve fund may be transferred by the district to other funds or accounts of the district to the extent that the transfer does not reduce the amount of the special debt service reserve fund below the special debt service reserve fund requirement under sub. (5) for the special debt service reserve fund.
229.74(4) (4)Limitation on bonds secured by a special debt service reserve fund. A district shall accumulate in each special debt service reserve fund an amount equal to the special debt service reserve fund requirement under sub. (5) for the special debt service reserve fund. A district may not at any time issue bonds secured in whole or in part by a special debt service reserve fund if upon the issuance of these bonds the amount in the special debt service reserve fund will be less than the special debt service reserve fund requirement under sub. (5) for the special debt service reserve fund.
229.74(5) (5)Special debt service reserve fund requirement. The special debt service reserve fund requirement for a special debt service reserve fund, as of any particular date of computation, is equal to an amount of money, as provided in the bond resolution authorizing the bonds with respect to which the special debt service reserve fund is established, that may not exceed the maximum annual debt service on the bonds of the district for that fiscal year or any future fiscal year of the district secured in whole or in part by that special debt service reserve fund. In computing the annual debt service for any fiscal year, bonds deemed to have been paid in accordance with the defeasance provisions of the bond resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds shall not be included in bonds outstanding on such date of computation. The annual debt service for any fiscal year is the amount of money equal to the aggregate of all of the following calculated on the assumption that the bonds will, after the date of computation, cease to be outstanding by reason, but only by reason, of the payment of bonds when due, and the payment when due, and application in accordance with the bond resolution authorizing those bonds, of all of the sinking fund payments payable at or after the date of computation:
229.74(5)(a) (a) All interest payable during the fiscal year on all bonds that are secured in whole or in part by the special debt service reserve fund and that are outstanding on the date of computation.
229.74(5)(b) (b) The principal amount of all of the bonds that are secured in whole or in part by the special debt service reserve fund, are outstanding on the date of computation and mature during the fiscal year.
229.74(5)(c) (c) All amounts specified in bond resolutions of the district authorizing any of the bonds that are secured in whole or in part by the special debt service reserve fund to be payable during the fiscal year as a sinking fund payment with respect to any of the bonds that mature after the fiscal year.
229.74(6) (6)Valuation of securities. In computing the amount of a special debt service reserve fund for the purposes of this section, securities in which all or a portion of the special debt service reserve fund is invested shall be valued at par, or, if purchased at less than par, at their cost to the district.
229.74(7) (7)State moral obligation pledge. If at any time of valuation the special debt service reserve fund requirement under sub. (5) for a special debt service reserve fund exceeds the amount of moneys in the special debt service reserve fund, the district board shall certify to the secretary of administration, the governor, the joint committee on finance and the governing body of each county in the district the amount necessary to restore the special debt service reserve fund to an amount equal to the special debt service reserve fund requirement under sub. (5) for the special debt service reserve fund. If this certification is received by the secretary of administration in an even-numbered year prior to the completion of the budget compilation under s. 16.43, the secretary shall include the certified amount in the budget compilation. In any case, the joint committee on finance shall introduce in either house, in bill form, an appropriation of the amount so certified to the appropriate special debt service reserve fund of the district. Recognizing its moral obligation to do so, the legislature hereby expresses its expectation and aspiration that, if ever called upon to do so, it shall make this appropriation.
229.74(8) (8)Information to joint committee on finance. The district shall provide to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance information concerning the district's projected cashflows and security features underlying each issuance of bonds under this subchapter.
229.74 History History: 1995 a. 56; 1999 a. 150 s. 672.
229.75 229.75 Bonds not public debt.
229.75(1)(1)The state and each county in the district's jurisdiction are not liable on bonds and the bonds are not a debt of the state or any county in the district. All bonds shall contain a statement to this effect on the face of the bond. A bond issue does not, directly or indirectly or contingently, obligate the state or a political subdivision of the state to levy any tax or make any appropriation for payment of the bonds.
229.75(2) (2)Nothing in this subchapter authorizes a district to create a debt of the state or a county in the district's jurisdiction, and all bonds issued by a district are payable, and shall state that they are payable, solely from the funds pledged for their payment in accordance with the bond resolution authorizing their issuance or in any trust indenture or mortgage or deed of trust executed as security for the bonds. The state and each county in the district's jurisdiction are not liable for the payment of the principal of or interest on a bond or for the performance of any pledge, mortgage, obligation or agreement that may be undertaken by a district. The breach of any pledge, mortgage, obligation or agreement undertaken by a district does not impose pecuniary liability upon the state or a county in the district's jurisdiction or a charge upon its general credit or against its taxing power.
229.75(3) (3)Bonds issued by the district shall be secured only by the district's interest in any baseball park facilities, including any interest in a lease with the department of administration under s. 16.82 (7); by income from these facilities; by proceeds of bonds issued by the district and other amounts placed in a special redemption fund and investment earnings on such amounts; and by the taxes imposed by the district under subch. V of ch. 77. The district may not pledge its full faith and credit on the bonds and the bonds are not a liability of the district.
229.75 History History: 1995 a. 56.
229.76 229.76 State pledge. The state pledges to and agrees with the bondholders, and persons that enter into contracts with a district under this subchapter, that the state will not limit or alter the rights and powers vested in a district by this subchapter, including the rights and powers under s. 229.68 (15), before the district has fully met and discharged the bonds, and any interest due on the bonds, and has fully performed its contracts, unless adequate provision is made by law for the protection of the bondholders or those entering into contracts with a district.
229.76 History History: 1995 a. 56.
229.77 229.77 Trust funds. All moneys received under this subchapter, whether as proceeds from the sale of bonds or from any other source, are trust funds to be held and applied solely as provided in this subchapter. Any officer with whom, or any bank or trust company with which, those moneys are deposited shall act as trustee of those moneys and shall hold and apply the moneys for the purposes of this subchapter, subject to this subchapter and the bond resolution authorizing issuance of the bonds.
229.77 History History: 1995 a. 56.
229.79 229.79 Budgets; rates and charges; audit. A district shall adopt a calendar year as its fiscal year for accounting purposes. The district board shall annually prepare a budget for the district. Rates and other charges received by the district shall be used for the general expenses and capital expenditures of the district and to pay interest, amortization, and retirement charges on bonds. A district shall maintain an accounting system in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and shall have its financial statements and debt covenants audited annually by an independent certified public accountant.
229.79 History History: 1995 a. 56.
229.81 229.81 Assistance by state agencies.
229.81(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “state agency" has the meaning given in s. 20.001 (1).
229.81(2) (2)Assistance with respect to granted land or property. All state agencies may provide assistance to a district if the district has entered into a lease agreement with the department of administration under s. 16.82 (7).
229.81 History History: 1995 a. 56.
subch. IV of ch. 229 SUBCHAPTER IV
LOCAL PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL
STADIUM DISTRICTS
229.820 229.820 Legislative declaration.
229.820(1)(1)The legislature determines that the provision of assistance by state agencies to a district under this subchapter, any appropriation of funds to a district under this subchapter and the moral obligation pledge under s. 229.830 (7) serve a statewide public purpose by assisting the development of professional football stadium facilities in the state for providing recreation, by encouraging economic development and tourism, by reducing unemployment and by bringing needed capital into the state for the benefit and welfare of people throughout the state. The legislature determines that the taxes that may be imposed by a district under subch. V of ch. 77 are special taxes that are generated apart from any direct annual tax on taxable property.
229.820(2) (2)The legislature determines that a district serves a public purpose in the district's jurisdiction by providing recreation, by encouraging economic development and tourism, by reducing unemployment and by bringing needed capital into the district's jurisdiction for the benefit of people in the district's jurisdiction.
229.820 History History: 1999 a. 167.
229.821 229.821 Definitions. In this subchapter:
229.821(1) (1)“Bond" means any bond, note, or other obligation issued under s. 66.0621 by a district.
229.821(2) (2)“Bond resolution" means a resolution of the district board authorizing the issuance of, or providing terms and conditions related to, bonds and includes, where appropriate, any trust agreement, trust indenture, indenture of mortgage or deed of trust providing terms and conditions for bonds.
229.821(3) (3)“Chief elected official" means the mayor of a city or, if the city is organized under subch. I of ch. 64, the president of the council of that city, the village president of a village, the town board chair of a town or the county executive of a county or, if the county does not have a county executive, the chairperson of the county board of supervisors.
229.821(4) (4)“District" means a special purpose district created under this subchapter.
229.821(5) (5)“District board" means the governing board of a district.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 20 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on November 11, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 11, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-11-19)