79.035(4)(e)1.1. The reduction for a municipality that has a population greater than 10,000, but no greater than 50,000, is the amount equal to 15 cents for each \$1,000 of the municipality's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57, plus the amount determined as follows:
79.035(4)(e)1.a. a. Multiply the amount determined under par. (b) 1. by the municipality's population.
79.035(4)(e)1.b. b. Subtract 10,000 from the municipality's population.
79.035(4)(e)1.c. c. Divide the number determined under subd. 1. b. by 40,000.
79.035(4)(e)1.d. d. Multiply the number determined under subd. 1. a. by the number determined under subd. 1. c.
79.035(4)(e)2. 2. Except as provided in par. (h), the reduction determined under this paragraph may not exceed the lesser of an amount equal to 15 percent of the municipality's payment under this section in 2011, prior to any reduction under s. 79.02 (3) (e), or 25 cents for each \$1,000 of the municipality's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57.
79.035(4)(f)1.1. The reduction for a municipality that has a population greater than 50,000, but no greater than 110,000, is the amount equal to 25 cents for each \$1,000 of the municipality's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57, plus the amount determined as follows:
79.035(4)(f)1.a. a. Multiply the amount determined under par. (b) 1. by the municipality's population.
79.035(4)(f)1.b. b. Subtract 50,000 from the municipality's population.
79.035(4)(f)1.c. c. Divide the number determined under subd. 1. b. by 60,000.
79.035(4)(f)1.d. d. Multiply the number determined under subd. 1. a. by the number determined under subd. 1. c.
79.035(4)(f)2. 2. Except as provided in par. (h), the reduction determined under this paragraph may not exceed the lesser of an amount equal to 15 percent of the municipality's payment under this section in 2011, prior to any reduction under s. 79.02 (3) (e), or 30 cents for each \$1,000 of the municipality's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57.
79.035(4)(g) (g) The reduction for a municipality that has a population greater than 110,000 is an amount equal to 30 cents for each \$1,000 of the municipality's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57, plus an amount equal to the municipality's population multiplied by the amount determined under par. (b) 1., except that the reduction determined under this paragraph may not exceed the lesser of an amount equal to 25 percent of the municipality's payment under this section in 2011, prior to any reduction under s. 79.02 (3) (e), or 35 cents for each \$1,000 in equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57.
79.035(4)(h) (h) The reduction determined under par. (c), (d), (e), or (f) for a town or village may not exceed the lesser of an amount equal to 25 percent of the town's or village's payment under this section in 2011, prior to any reduction under s. 79.02 (3) (e), or the amount determined under par. (c) 2., (d) 2., (e) 2., or (f) 2. based on equalized value.
79.035(4)(i) (i) The reduction for a county is the amount determined under par. (b) 2. multiplied by the county's population, except that the reduction determined under this paragraph may not exceed the lesser of an amount equal to 25 percent of the county's payment under this section in 2011, prior to any reduction under s. 79.02 (3) (e), or 15 cents for each \$1,000 of the county's equalized value, as determined under s. 70.57.
79.035(5) (5)Except as provided in subs. (6), (7), and (8), for the distribution in 2013 and subsequent years, each county and municipality shall receive a payment under this section that is equal to the amount of the payment determined for the county or municipality under this section for 2012.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (5) is repealed and recreated eff. 6-30-36 by 2019 Wis. Act 19 to read:
Effective date text (5) Except as provided in subs. (7) and (8), for the distribution in 2013 and subsequent years, each county and municipality shall receive a payment under this section that is equal to the amount of the payment determined for the county or municipality under this section in 2012.
79.035(6) (6)Beginning with the distributions in 2016 and ending with the distributions in 2035, the annual payment under this section to a county in which a sports and entertainment arena, as defined in s. 229.41 (11e), is located shall be the amount otherwise determined for the county under this section, minus \$4,000,000.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (6) is repealed eff. 6-30-36 by 2015 Wis. Act 60.
79.035(7) (7)
79.035(7)(a)(a) The department of administration shall reduce the payment under this section to each county and municipality that receives a grant under s. 16.047 (4m) for replacement of public transit vehicles in an urban mass transit system by an amount determined as follows:
79.035(7)(a)1. 1. For an urban mass transit system that is eligible to receive state aid under s. 85.20 (4m) (a) 6. cm. or d. and serving a population exceeding 200,000, 75 percent of the total amount of grants received under s. 16.047 (4m).
79.035(7)(a)2. 2. For an urban mass transit system that is eligible to receive state aid under s. 85.20 (4m) (a) 7. and serving a population of at least 50,000, 20 percent of the total amount of grants received under s. 16.047 (4m).
79.035(7)(a)3. 3. For an urban mass transit system that is eligible to receive state aid under s. 85.20 (4m) (a) 8. and serving a population of less than 50,000, 10 percent of the total amount of grants received under s. 16.047 (4m).
79.035(7)(b) (b) Beginning with the first payment due under this section after the county or municipality receives a grant under s. 16.047 (4m), the department of administration shall apply the reduction determined under par. (a) for each county and municipality by reducing 10 consecutive annual payments under this section to the county or municipality by equal amounts. If in any year the reduction under this paragraph for a county or municipality exceeds the payment under this section for the county or municipality, the department of administration shall apply the excess amount of the reduction to the payment to the county or municipality under s. 79.04.
79.035(8) (8)Beginning with the distributions in 2021, the department of revenue shall increase the payment to each county and municipality under this section by the amount the county or municipality reported under s. 66.0137 (5) (d) for the year prior to the previous calendar year. The department shall decrease the total amount to be distributed to all counties and municipalities by the total of all amounts reported under s. 66.0137 (5) (d) for the year prior to the previous calendar year and reduce each payment to a county or municipality under this section in proportion to the entity's share of the total distribution.
79.04 79.04 Public utility distribution.
79.04(1)(1)Annually, except for production plants that begin operation after December 31, 2003, or begin operation as a repowered production plant after December 31, 2003, and except as provided in sub. (4m), the department of administration, upon certification by the department of revenue, shall distribute to a municipality having within its boundaries a production plant, general structure, or substation, used by a light, heat, or power company assessed under s. 76.28 (2) or 76.29 (2), except property described in s. 66.0813 unless the production plant or substation is owned or operated by a local governmental unit located outside of the municipality, or by an electric cooperative assessed under ss. 76.07 and 76.48, respectively, or by a municipal electric company under s. 66.0825 the amount determined as follows:
79.04(1)(a) (a) An amount from the public utility account determined by multiplying by 3 mills in the case of a town, and 6 mills in the case of a city or village, the first \$125,000,000 of the amount shown in the account, plus leased property, of each public utility except qualified wholesale electric companies, as defined in s. 76.28 (1) (gm), on December 31 of the preceding year for “production plant, exclusive of land," “general structures," and “substations," in the case of light, heat and power companies, electric cooperatives or municipal electric companies, for all property within a municipality in accordance with the system of accounts established by the public service commission or rural electrification administration, less depreciation thereon as determined by the department of revenue and less the value of treatment plant and pollution abatement equipment, as defined under s. 70.11 (21), as determined by the department of revenue plus an amount from the public utility account determined by multiplying by 3 mills in the case of a town, and 6 mills in the case of a city or village, of the first \$125,000,000 of the total original cost of production plant, general structures, and substations less depreciation, land and approved waste treatment facilities of each qualified wholesale electric company, as defined in s. 76.28 (1) (gm), as reported to the department of revenue of all property within the municipality. The total of amounts, as depreciated, from the accounts of all public utilities for the same production plant is also limited to not more than \$125,000,000. The amount distributable to a municipality under this subsection and sub. (6) in any year shall not exceed \$300 times the population of the municipality, except that, beginning with payments in 2009, the amount distributable to a municipality under this subsection and sub. (6) in any year shall not exceed \$425 times the population of the municipality, except as provided under par. (am).
79.04(1)(am) (am) The payment limitation under par. (a) does not apply to the amounts distributable to a municipality under this subsection and sub. (6) if the first distribution to the municipality that meets or exceeds the limitation occurs after 2010. This paragraph does not apply to distributions after 2022.
79.04(1)(b)1.1. Beginning with the distribution under this subsection in 1991, and ending with the distribution under this subsection in 2008, the amount determined under par. (a) to value property used by a light, heat or power company in a municipality may not be less than the amount determined to value the property for the distribution to the municipality under this subsection in 1990, subject to subds. 2., 3. and 4.
79.04(1)(b)2. 2. When a light, heat or power company no longer uses property described under par. (a) as production plant, substation, or general structure in a municipality, the amount established under subd. 1. shall be reduced by the proportion that the property that is no longer used bears to the total value of all property described in par. (a) in the municipality. The proportion shall be determined according to the proportional value of the property when the light, heat or power company stops using the property.
79.04(1)(b)3. 3. The amount of a distribution under this paragraph, as affected by subd. 1., may not exceed the per capita amount established under par. (a).
79.04(1)(b)4. 4. If property of a light, heat or power company described under par. (a) is included in the value of property for the distribution to the municipality under this subsection in 1990 and is located in territory annexed by another municipality after December 31, 1989, the amount established under subd. 1. shall be reduced annually by one-fifth of the value of the property located in the annexed territory for 5 consecutive years, beginning with the distribution in 1994 or with the first distribution after the year in which the annexation occurs, whichever is later.
79.04(1)(c)1.1. The payment for any municipality in which a production plant is located, which the public service commission certifies to the department of revenue will produce a nominal rated capacity of 200 megawatts or more, shall be no less than \$75,000 annually, except that the amount distributable to a municipality in any year shall not exceed the per capita limit specified in par. (a).
79.04(1)(c)2. 2. If a production plant is located in more than one municipality, the total payment under subd. 1. shall be apportioned according to the amounts shown on the preceding December 31 for the production plant in the account described in par. (a) for “production plant exclusive of land" within each municipality for all public utilities except qualified wholesale electric companies, as defined in s. 76.28 (1) (gm), or according to the value as reported to the department of revenue under par. (a) of the production plant within each municipality for each qualified wholesale electric company. The payment to each municipality under this subdivision shall be no less than \$15,000 annually.
79.04(1)(c)3. 3. If a production plant with a nominal rated capacity of 200 megawatts or more is decommissioned or becomes nonutility property, the \$75,000 minimum guaranteed payment under subd. 1. shall continue but diminish by \$7,500 annually, except that the minimum guaranteed payment under this subdivision shall cease in the year following the first year in which the property becomes taxable by the taxation district. In this subdivision, “nonutility property" has the meaning set forth in the uniform system of accounts established by the public service commission. This subdivision does not apply after the distributions in 2004.
79.04(2) (2)
79.04(2)(a)(a) Annually, except for production plants that begin operation after December 31, 2003, or begin operation as a repowered production plant after December 31, 2003, and except as provided in sub. (4m), the department of administration, upon certification by the department of revenue, shall distribute from the public utility account to any county having within its boundaries a production plant, general structure, or substation, used by a light, heat or power company assessed under s. 76.28 (2) or 76.29 (2), except property described in s. 66.0813 unless the production plant or substation is owned or operated by a local governmental unit that is located outside of the municipality in which the production plant or substation is located, or by an electric cooperative assessed under ss. 76.07 and 76.48, respectively, or by a municipal electric company under s. 66.0825 an amount determined by multiplying by 6 mills in the case of property in a town and by 3 mills in the case of property in a city or village the first \$125,000,000 of the amount shown in the account, plus leased property, of each public utility except qualified wholesale electric companies, as defined in s. 76.28 (1) (gm), on December 31 of the preceding year for “production plant, exclusive of land," “general structures," and “substations," in the case of light, heat and power companies, electric cooperatives or municipal electric companies, for all property within the municipality in accordance with the system of accounts established by the public service commission or rural electrification administration, less depreciation thereon as determined by the department of revenue and less the value of treatment plant and pollution abatement equipment, as defined under s. 70.11 (21), as determined by the department of revenue plus an amount from the public utility account determined by multiplying by 6 mills in the case of property in a town, and 3 mills in the case of property in a city or village, of the total original cost of production plant, general structures, and substations less depreciation, land and approved waste treatment facilities of each qualified wholesale electric company, as defined in s. 76.28 (1) (gm), as reported to the department of revenue of all property within the municipality. The total of amounts, as depreciated, from the accounts of all public utilities for the same production plant is also limited to not more than \$125,000,000. The amount distributable to a county under this subsection and sub. (6) in any year shall not exceed \$100 times the population of the county, except that, beginning with payments in 2009, the amount distributable to a county under this subsection and sub. (6) in any year shall not exceed \$125 times the population of the county.
79.04(2)(am)1.1. Beginning with the distribution under this subsection in 1991, and ending with the distribution under this subsection in 2008, the amount determined under par. (a) to value property used by a light, heat or power company in a county may not be less than the amount determined to value the property for the distribution to the county under this subsection in 1990, subject to subds. 2. and 3.
79.04(2)(am)2. 2. When a light, heat or power company no longer uses property described under par. (a) as production plant, substation, or general structure in a county, the amount established under subd. 1. shall be reduced by the proportion that the property that is no longer used bears to the total value of all property described in par. (a) in the county. The proportion shall be determined according to the proportional value of the property when the light, heat or power company stops using the property.
79.04(2)(am)3. 3. The amount of a distribution under this paragraph, as affected by subd. 1., may not exceed the per capita amount established under par. (a).
79.04(2)(b) (b) The payment under par. (a) for any county in which a production plant is located, which the public service commission certifies to the department of revenue will produce a nominal rated capacity of 200 megawatts or more, shall be not less than \$75,000 annually, except that the amount distributable to a county in any year shall not exceed the per capita limit specified in par. (a).
79.04(3m) (3m)For purposes of determining the amount of the payments under subs. (1) and (2), the payments for a municipality and county in which an ash disposal facility that is owned and operated by an electric cooperative is operating prior to July 30, 2003, shall be calculated to include an amount that is equal to the net book value of the ash disposal facility multiplied by 2.
79.04(4) (4)
79.04(4)(a)(a) Annually, in addition to the amounts distributed under subs. (1), (5), (6), and (7), the department of administration shall distribute \$50,000 to a municipality if spent nuclear fuel is stored within the municipality on December 31 of the preceding year. If a spent nuclear fuel storage facility is located within one mile of a municipality, that municipality shall receive \$10,000 annually and the municipality where that storage facility is located shall receive \$40,000 annually.
79.04(4)(b) (b) Annually, in addition to the amounts distributed under subs. (2), (5), (6), and (7), the department of administration shall distribute \$50,000 to a county if spent nuclear fuel is stored within the county on December 31 of the preceding year. If a spent nuclear fuel storage facility is located at a production plant located in more than one county, the payment shall be apportioned according to the formula under sub. (1) (c) 2., except that the formula, as it applies to municipalities in that subdivision, applies to counties in this paragraph. The payment under this paragraph may not be less than \$10,000 annually.
79.04(4m) (4m)
79.04(4m)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), beginning with distributions in 2009, for production plants described under subs. (1) and (2), if in any year the payments to the municipality and county in which the production plant is located would be greater under subs. (6) and (7) (c) 1. based on the production plant's name-plate capacity than under sub. (1) or (2) based on the depreciated net book value of the production plant, the municipality and county shall receive payments under subs. (6) and (7) (c) 1., rather than under sub. (1) or (2), beginning in that year and in each year thereafter.
79.04(4m)(b) (b) For municipalities where production plants are located, if the combination of amounts determined for production plants under sub. (1) or under subs. (6) and (7) (c) 1. and the amounts determined for substations and general structures under sub. (1) are less for a municipality than the amount determined under sub. (1) based on the value of the property used to calculate the municipality's payment in 1990, reduced to reflect the value of property that is no longer in use, the municipality's payment shall be calculated under sub. (1) using the value of the property used to calculate the municipality's payment in 1990, reduced to reflect the value of property no longer in use.
79.04(5) (5)
79.04(5)(a)(a) If property that was exempt from the property tax under s. 70.112 (4) and that was used to generate power by a light, heat, or power company, except property under s. 66.0813, unless the production plant is owned or operated by a local governmental unit located outside of the municipality, or by an electric cooperative, or by a municipal electric company under s. 66.0825, is decommissioned or closed, the municipality shall be paid, from the public utility account, an amount equal to the following percentages of the payment that the municipality received under this section during the last year that the property was exempt from the property tax:
79.04(5)(a)1. 1. In the first year that the property is taxable, 100 percent.
79.04(5)(a)2. 2. In the 2nd year that the property is taxable, 80 percent.
79.04(5)(a)3. 3. In the 3rd year that the property is taxable, 60 percent.
79.04(5)(a)4. 4. In the 4th year that the property is taxable, 40 percent.
79.04(5)(a)5. 5. In the 5th year that the property is taxable, 20 percent.
79.04(5)(b) (b) If property that was exempt from the property tax under s. 70.112 (4) and that was used to generate power by a light, heat, or power company, except property under s. 66.0813, unless the production plant is owned or operated by a local governmental unit located outside of the municipality, or by an electric cooperative, or by a municipal electric company under s. 66.0825, is decommissioned or closed, the county shall be paid, from the public utility account, an amount equal to the following percentages of the payment the county received under this section during the last year that the property was exempt from the property tax:
79.04(5)(b)1. 1. In the first year that the property is taxable, 100 percent.
79.04(5)(b)2. 2. In the 2nd year that the property is taxable, 80 percent.
79.04(5)(b)3. 3. In the 3rd year that the property is taxable, 60 percent.
79.04(5)(b)4. 4. In the 4th year that the property is taxable, 40 percent.
79.04(5)(b)5. 5. In the 5th year that the property is taxable, 20 percent.
79.04(6) (6)
79.04(6)(a)(a) Annually, beginning in 2005, for production plants that begin operation after December 31, 2003, or begin operation as a repowered production plant after December 31, 2003, except as provided in sub. (4m), the department of administration, upon certification by the department of revenue, shall distribute payments from the public utility account, as determined under par. (b), to each municipality and county in which a production plant is located, if the production plant has a name-plate capacity of at least one megawatt and is used by a light, heat, or power company assessed under s. 76.28 (2) or 76.29 (2), except property described in s. 66.0813, unless the production plant is owned or operated by a local governmental unit located outside of the municipality; by a qualified wholesale electric company, as defined in s. 76.28 (1) (gm); by a wholesale merchant plant, as defined in s. 196.491 (1) (w); by an electric cooperative assessed under ss. 76.07 and 76.48, respectively; or by a municipal electric company under s. 66.0825.
79.04(6)(b) (b) Subject to pars. (c) and (d), each municipality entitled to a payment under par. (a) and each county in which such a municipality is located shall receive a payment equal to a portion of an amount that is equal to the number of megawatts that represents the production plant's name-plate capacity, multiplied by \$2,000.
79.04(6)(c)1.1. If the production plant is located in a city or village, the city or village receives a payment equal to two-thirds of the amount determined under par. (b) and the county in which the city or village is located receives a payment equal to one-third of the amount determined under par. (b). If the production plant is located in a town, the town receives a payment equal to one-third of the amount determined under par. (b), and the county in which the town is located receives a payment equal to two-thirds of the amount determined under par. (b). If a municipality is located in more than one county, the county in which the production plant is located shall receive the county portion of the payment.
79.04(6)(c)2. 2. For the purpose of determining the amount of the payment under par. (b), if a production plant is located in more than one municipality, the payment amount under par. (b) shall be divided among the municipalities in which the plant is located based on the net book value of that portion of the plant located in each municipality as of December 31, 2004, or as of the date on which the plant is operational, whichever is later.
79.04(6)(c)3. 3. For the purpose of determining the amount of the payment under par. (b), if a production plant is located in more than one county, the payment amount under par. (b) shall be divided among the counties in which the plant is located based on the net book value of that portion of the plant located in each county as of December 31, 2004, or as of the date on which the plant is operational, whichever is later.
79.04(6)(d) (d) The total amount distributable to a municipality under this subsection and sub. (1) in any fiscal year shall not exceed an amount equal to the municipality's population multiplied by \$300, and the total amount distributable to a county under this subsection and sub. (2) in any year shall not exceed an amount equal to the county's population multiplied by \$100.
79.04(7) (7)
79.04(7)(a)(a) Beginning with payments in 2005, if a production plant, as described in sub. (6) (a), other than a nuclear-powered production plant, is built on the site of, or on a site adjacent to, an existing or decommissioned production plant; or is built on a site purchased by a public utility before January 1, 1980, that was identified in an advance plan as a proposed site for a production plant; or is built on, or on a site adjacent to, brownfields, as defined in s. 238.13 (1) (a) or s. 560.13 (1) (a), 2009 stats., after December 31, 2003, and has a name-plate capacity of at least one megawatt, each municipality and county in which such a production plant is located shall receive annually from the public utility account a payment in an amount that is equal to the number of megawatts that represents the production plant's name-plate capacity, multiplied by \$600.
79.04(7)(b) (b) Beginning with payments in 2005, if a production plant, as described in sub. (6) (a), that is a baseload electric generating facility is built after December 31, 2003, and has a name-plate capacity of at least 50 megawatts, each municipality and county in which such a production plant is located shall receive annually from the public utility account a payment in an amount that is equal to the number of megawatts that represents the production plant's name-plate capacity, multiplied by \$600.
79.04(7)(c)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., beginning with payments in 2005, if a production plant, as described in sub. (6) (a), that derives energy from an alternative energy resource is built after December 31, 2003, and has a name-plate capacity of at least one megawatt, each municipality and county in which such a production plant is located shall receive annually from the public utility account a payment in an amount that is equal to the number of megawatts that represents the production plant's name-plate capacity, multiplied by \$1,000.
79.04(7)(c)1m. 1m. Beginning with payments in 2005, if a cogeneration production plant, as described in sub. (6) (a), is built and completed after December 31, 2003, and has a name-plate capacity of at least one megawatt, each municipality and county in which such a cogeneration production plant is located shall receive annually from the public utility account a payment in an amount that is equal to the number of megawatts that represents the cogeneration production plant's name-plate capacity, multiplied by \$1,000. Any municipality or county that receives a payment under this subdivision in any year may not receive a payment under subd. 1. in that year, if the payment under subd. 1. is based on the same production plant as the payment under this subdivision.
79.04(7)(c)2. 2. If a production plant as described under subd. 1. fires an alternative energy resource together with a fuel other than an alternative energy resource, the number of megawatts used to calculate the payment under subd. 1. is the number of megawatts that represents the production plant's name-plate capacity multiplied by a percentage that represents the energy content of the alternative energy resource in the year prior to the year in which the payment is made as compared to the total energy content of the alternative energy resource and the other fuel in the year prior to the year in which the payment is made.
79.04(7)(d) (d) For the purpose of determining the amount of any payment under this subsection, if a production plant is located in more than one municipality or county, the payment amount shall be divided among the municipalities or counties in which the plant is located based on the net book value of that portion of the plant located in each municipality or county as of December 31, 2004, or as of the date on which the plant is operational, whichever is later.
79.05 79.05 Expenditure restraint program.
79.05(1)(1)In this section:
79.05(1)(a) (a) “Full value" means the value determined under s. 70.57 including the value of tax increments under s. 66.1105.
2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on January 1, 2021. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after January 1, 2021, are designated by NOTES. (Published 1-1-21)