Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Moving the 2020 presidential primary to a separate stand alone date between the February primary and the April general spring elections.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 11/19/2018
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposal under consideration by Legislative Council Study Committee on the Investment and Use of the School Trust Funds that would prohibit municipalities from using BCPL loans for TIF cash grants as incentives for economic development.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 11/19/2018
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Limiting ability of municipalities to charge for public safety services in conjunction with traffic accidents.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 9/12/2018
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creating an incentive for communities to allow narrower streets than usual in new subdivisions.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 9/12/2018
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Draft legislation rewriting sec. 17.24(2) relating to filling vacancies in city offices.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 9/12/2018
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Clarifying DOR's plan for distributing personal property aid payments to local governments.
Action Intended To Affect: Both Legislative matter and rule
Reporting Date: 9/12/2018
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Activities of the Legislative Council Study Committee on the Investment and Use of the School Trust Funds
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 9/12/2018
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Activities of the Legislative Council Study Committee on Alcohol Beverages Enforcement.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 9/12/2018
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Activities of the Legislative Council Study Committee on Property Tax Assessment Practices.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 9/12/2018
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Restoring to municipalities the ability to use condemnation powers to extend bike lanes and sidewalks.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 1/23/2018
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2582 -- limiting municipal authority to regulate landlords and inspect apartments. Limiting ability of local governments to charge fees.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 12/5/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 3663, making various changes to laws governing development such as impact fees. The bill also limits municipal powers to regulate development.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 12/5/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-4780/1, increasing the limit on tax credits that may be certified under the historic rehabilitation tax credit
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 12/5/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Clarifying access and title to filled lakeshore and river front property to better enable redevelopment of urban shorelands.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 10/11/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Limits on local government authority to regulate the location and operations of non-metallic mines (gravel pits).
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 9/12/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Clarifying that the fair dealership law doesn't apply to governmental entities.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 8/10/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Clarifying that courts may consider expert testimony (appraisals) offered by the municipality in cases involving challenges to a property's assessed value even when appraisals exceed assessed value.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 8/10/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Requiring courts to accept as evidence in assessment challenges appraisals submitted by the municipality's experts that exceed the city's assessed value of the property.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 5/17/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Municipal authority to regulate small cell facilities in the right of way.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 5/17/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Takings standards, standards for issuing a variance, and standards for issue a conditional use permit.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 5/8/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Clarifying that in cases in which property owners are challenging the assessed value of their property any appraisals submitted by experts hired by the city that exceed the assessed value as determined by the assessor may be considered by the court.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 5/8/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2626, relating to impact fees and workforce housing TIF authority.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 4/19/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2630, relating to changes to local zoning and land use regulatory authority.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 4/19/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2285, allowing persons who refuse an assessor's request to view the interior of their property to nevertheless appeal the assessment.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 3/31/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Applying wis. stats. sec. 84.01(30) to cities and villages and allowing municipalities to enter into build-operate-lease or transfer agreements with private entities for the construction of transportation, utility, and building projects.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/27/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Requiring municipal judges to be attorneys.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/9/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Explicitly prohibit "balloon on a string" annexations.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/9/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Modify the levy limit law by making the limit based on new construction rather than net new construction.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/9/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Clarifying the method of assessing commercial properties for property tax purposes.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/9/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Adequately funding the Payment for Municipal Services program to ensure it reimburses 100% of municipal costs of serving state facilities.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/9/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Establishing a CPI floor for the Expenditure Restraint Program spending limits.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/9/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Room tax law changes, including redefining "tourism promotion and tourism development."
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/9/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Restoring municipal authority to regulate the location of cell towers within residential districts.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/9/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Allow a municipality to post meeting minutes on its web site and in one public place in lieu of paying for publication in the official newspaper.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/5/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding levels of state aid programs that go to municipalities, including general transportation aids, shared revenue, payment for municipal services, and expenditure restraint programs.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/5/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Exempt from definition of fire protection fee for levy limit purposes, any fire protection or fire hydrant rental fees attached to water utility bills.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/5/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Allowing a community to increase its allowable levy by 50% of value increment growth in territory subtracted from a TID.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/5/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Making various improvements to TIF law, including passing 4 of the 8 bills recommended by the 2014 TIF Study Committee that failed to pass during the 2015-2016 session, such as increasing maximum equalized value in TIDS from 12% to 15%.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/5/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Clarifying that municipalities may focus their program of regular rental inspections in neighborhoods with more code violations.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/5/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Making the requirement that certain city and village officers obtain and file bonds optional at the discretion of the governing body.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/5/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Requiring assessors, when using comparable sales to determine the value of commercial properties like big box chains, to use comparables properties within the same market segment as the property being assessed.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/5/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Reversing Walgreens v. City of Madison (2008), a decision relating to assessing the value of retail pharmacies that rent their buildings.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/5/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Allowing municipal water utilities to use rate payer revenue to establish a financial assistance program for helping property owners replace lead service laterals.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 2/5/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Allowing municipal governing body members to participate in meetings by phone.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 1/10/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Changing the process by which a mayor notifies governing body members of a special meeting.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 1/10/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increasing from $25,000 to $100,000 the competitive bidding threshold for municipal construction projects.
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 1/10/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DOR's new interpretation of expenditure restraint program budget test.
Action Intended To Affect: Both Legislative matter and rule
Reporting Date: 1/10/2017
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Allowing cities and villages with populations under 4,000 the same type of flexibility with regard to exceeding levy limits that small towns have under sec. 66.0602(5).
Action Intended To Affect: Legislative matter
Reporting Date: 1/10/2017