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229.826 History History: 1999 a. 167.
229.827 229.827 Contracting.
229.827(1)(1) Unless a district board determines that it is not feasible to do so, the district shall enter into a contract with a professional football team, as described in s. 229.823, or a related party, that requires the team or related party to acquire, construct or renovate football stadium facilities that are part of any facilities that are leased by the district to the team or to a related party, without regard to whether the football stadium facilities are financed by the district.
229.827(2) (2) Unless otherwise provided in an agreement with a professional football team, as described in s. 229.823, the district shall be responsible only for the maintenance and operating costs of the football stadium facilities up to an amount that is in the fund established under s. 229.8257 plus the amounts applied under s. 229.825 (2) (b).
229.827(3) (3) A district and the county located within a district's jurisdiction may enter into an agreement in which the county agrees to use the proceeds from a loan obtained by the county from the board of commissioners of public lands under s. 24.61 (3) (a) 2. for purposes related to the acquisition, renovation or construction of football stadium facilities and the district agrees to pay the county the amount required to be paid under s. 229.825 (2) (ae). Before entering into an agreement under this subsection, the district board shall consider the relative costs to taxpayers in the county of using the proceeds from the loans obtained by the county from the board of commissioners of public lands or having the district issue bonds for the purpose of acquiring, renovating or constructing the football stadium facilities.
229.827 History History: 1999 a. 167.
229.8273 229.8273 Minority, disabled veteran, and women contracting.
229.8273(1)(1) In this section:
229.8273(1)(a) (a) "Contractor" means a professional football team, as described under s. 229.823, or a related party, or any other person who enters into a contract for construction or renovation work or professional services contracts, as described in sub. (2).
229.8273(1)(am) (am) "Disabled veteran-owned business" means a business certified by the department of administration under s. 16.283 (3).
229.8273(1)(b) (b) "Minority business" has the meaning given in s. 16.287 (1) (e).
229.8273(1)(c) (c) "Minority group member" has the meaning given in s. 16.287 (1) (f).
229.8273(1)(d) (d) "Women's business" means a sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture or corporation that is at least 51% owned, controlled and actively managed by women.
229.8273(2) (2) A district shall ensure that, for construction or renovation work and professional services contracts that relate to the construction or renovation of football stadium facilities that are financed by the proceeds of bonds issued under s. 229.824 (8), a person who is awarded such a contract by the district or by a contractor shall agree, as a condition to receiving the contract, that his or her goal shall be to ensure that at least 15 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.
229.8273(3) (3) It shall be a goal of the district to ensure that at least 15 percent of the aggregate dollar value of contracts that relate to the construction or renovation of football stadium facilities that are financed by the proceeds of bonds issued under s. 229.824 (8), shall be awarded to minority businesses, at least 1 percent of the aggregate dollar value of contracts awarded by the board shall be awarded to disabled veteran-owned businesses, and at least 5 percent of the aggregate dollar value of contracts awarded by the board shall be awarded to women's businesses.
229.8273(4)(a)(a) The district shall ensure that, for construction or renovation work and professional services contracts described under sub. (2), a person who is awarded such a contract by the district or by a contractor 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 football stadium facilities are to be constructed or renovated, 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.
229.8273(4)(b) (b) If the district is unable to meet the goals under sub. (3), 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) 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).
229.8273(5)(a)(a) The district shall hire an independent person to monitor and a project coordinator to satisfy the district's and the contractor's compliance with minority contracting goals under subs. (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.
229.8273(5)(b) (b) If the district or a contractor is unable to meet the goals under sub. (2) or (3), 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 factors:
229.8273(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.
229.8273(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.
229.8273(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.
229.8273(7) (7) The goals under subs. (2) and (3) shall apply to all of the following:
229.8273(7)(a) (a) Any insurance-funded repair work on football stadium facilities.
229.8273(7)(b) (b) Any post-construction contract related to football stadium facilities for management of the facilities, for professional services and for development services, except that this paragraph does not apply to a post-construction contract for general maintenance of football stadium facilities that is provided by a political subdivision.
229.8273(7)(c) (c) Any contractor, subcontractor or any other person who is awarded or enters into a contract that relates to the construction or renovation of football stadium facilities that are financed by the proceeds of bonds issued under s. 229.824 (8), or any subcontractor of such a person.
229.8273 History History: 1999 a. 167; 2009 a. 299; 2011 a. 32; 2011 a. 260 s. 80; 2013 a. 8, 192.
229.8275 229.8275 Prevailing wage. A district may not enter into a contract under s. 229.827 with a professional football team, as described in s. 229.823, or a related party that requires the team or related party to acquire and construct or renovate football stadium facilities that are part of any facilities that are leased by the district to the team or to a related party unless the professional football team or related party agrees as follows:
229.8275(1) (1) Not to permit any employee working on the football stadium facilities who would be entitled to receive the prevailing wage rate under s. 66.0903 and who would not be required or permitted to work more than the prevailing hours of labor, if the football stadium facilities were a project of public works subject to s. 66.0903, to be paid less than the prevailing wage rate or to be required or permitted to work more than the prevailing hours of labor, except as permitted under s. 66.0903 (4) (a).
229.8275(2) (2) To require any contractor, subcontractor, or agent thereof performing work on the football stadium facilities to keep and permit inspection of records in the same manner as a contractor, subcontractor, or agent thereof performing work on a project of public works that is subject to s. 66.0903 is required to keep and permit inspection of records under s. 66.0903 (10).
229.8275(3) (3) Otherwise to comply with s. 66.0903 in the same manner as a local governmental unit contracting for the erection, construction, remodeling, repairing, or demolition of a project of public works is required to comply with s. 66.0903 and to require any contractor, subcontractor, or agent thereof performing work on the football stadium facilities to comply with s. 66.0903 in the same manner as a contractor, subcontractor, or agent thereof performing work on a project of public works that is subject to s. 66.0903 is required to comply with s. 66.0903.
229.8275 History History: 1999 a. 167; 2001 a. 38.
229.828 229.828 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 a district board adopts a resolution that imposes taxes and the resolution is not approved by the electors, as described in s. 229.824 (15), the district is dissolved. If the district is dissolved, the property of the district shall be transferred to the political subdivisions that compose the district's jurisdiction in such proportions as the secretary of administration determines fairly and reasonably represent the contributions of each political subdivision to the development or improvement of the football stadium facilities.
229.828 History History: 1999 a. 167.
229.829 229.829 Issuance and negotiability of bonds.
229.829(1)(1) Negotiability. All bonds are negotiable for all purposes, notwithstanding their payment from a limited source.
229.829(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.
229.829(3) (3)No personal 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.
229.829(4) (4)Limit on bonds.
229.829(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (c), the principal amount of bonds, other than refunding bonds, that are issued by a district may not exceed $160,000,000. The limitation under this subsection does not include the principal amount of any bonds that are to be used for any of the following purposes:
229.829(4)(a)1. 1. To pay issuance costs of the bonds.
229.829(4)(a)2. 2. To pay any original issue discount.
229.829(4)(a)3. 3. To make a deposit into a debt service reserve fund.
229.829(4)(a)4. 4. To pay costs of credit enhancement.
229.829(4)(b) (b) Between the time of the first issuance of bonds and the end of the 3rd year that occurs immediately after the year in which the tax is first imposed under s. 77.706, there shall be set aside in a construction reserve fund the amount of $10,000,000 from funds raised pursuant to s. 229.826 (5). The investment earnings on the construction reserve fund shall be used to pay costs of constructing football stadium facilities. The corpus of the construction reserve fund shall be applied to the final costs of completing the football stadium facilities financed with bonds if and to the extent that the legislative audit bureau upon request of the district, or the district board upon the affirmative vote of at least 5 of its members, determines that such costs were necessary to complete the football stadium facilities as contemplated in the original agreement between the district and the football team or a related party under s. 229.827. Any balance in the construction reserve fund remaining following final completion and payment for the football stadium facilities shall be applied to the early retirement of bonds.
229.829(4)(c) (c) The principal amount of bonds, other than refunding bonds, that may be issued by a district under pars. (a) and (b) shall be reduced by the amount of any proceeds from a loan obtained by a county located within a district's jurisdiction from the board of commissioners of public lands under s. 24.61 (3) (a) 2. that are used for purposes related to the acquisition, renovation or construction of football stadium facilities pursuant to an agreement under s. 229.827 (3).
229.829(5) (5)Date of issuance. All bonds, other than refunding bonds, that are issued by a district shall be issued no later than December 31, 2004.
229.829 History History: 1999 a. 167.
229.830 229.830 Special debt service reserve funds for moral obligation pledge.
229.830(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 each special debt service reserve fund, the secretary of administration determines that all of the following conditions are met with respect to the bonds:
229.830(1)(a) (a) Purpose. The proceeds of the bonds, other than refunding bonds, will be used for purposes related to football stadium facilities.
229.830(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:
229.830(1)(b)1. 1. Whether a pledge of the tax revenues of the district is made under the bond resolution.
229.830(1)(b)2. 2. How the tax revenues of the district are pledged to the payment of the bonds.
229.830(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.
229.830(1)(b)4. 4. The proposed interest rates of the bonds and the resulting cash-flow requirements.
229.830(1)(b)5. 5. The projected ratio of annual tax revenues to annual debt service of the district, taking into account capitalized interest.
229.830(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).
229.830(1)(b)7. 7. 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.
229.830(1)(c) (c) Limit on bonds issued backed by moral obligation pledge. The principal 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 the amount of bonds, other than refunding bonds, that may be issued under s. 229.829 (4).
229.830(1)(d) (d) Date of issuance. The bonds, other than refunding bonds, will be issued no later than December 31, 2004.
229.830(1)(e) (e) Refunding bonds. All refunding bonds to be secured by the special debt service reserve fund meet all of the following conditions:
229.830(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.
229.830(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).
229.830(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.
229.830(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.
229.830(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 under sub. (7) 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.
229.830(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.
229.830(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.
229.830(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 the fiscal year in which the computation is made 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 the 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:
229.830(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.
229.830(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.
229.830(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.
229.830(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.
229.830(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 the 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.
229.830(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.
229.830 History History: 1999 a. 167; 2001 a. 38.
229.831 229.831 Bonds not public debt.
229.831(1) (1) The state and the county and municipalities located wholly or partly within the district's jurisdiction are not liable on bonds and the bonds are not a debt of the state or the county or any municipality located wholly or partly within 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.
229.831(2) (2) Nothing in this subchapter authorizes a district to create a debt of the state or the county or any municipality located wholly or partly within 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. Neither the state nor the county or any such municipality is 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 the county or any such municipality in the district's jurisdiction or a charge upon its general credit or against its taxing power.
229.831(3) (3) Bonds issued by the district may be secured only by the district's interest in any football stadium facilities, by income from these facilities, by proceeds of bonds issued by the district and by other amounts placed in a special redemption fund and investment earnings on such amounts, including any 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 general obligation liability of the district.
229.831 History History: 1999 a. 167.
229.832 229.832 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. 229.824 (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.
229.832 History History: 1999 a. 167.
229.833 229.833 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.
229.833 History History: 1999 a. 167.
229.834 229.834 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.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)