Wanggaard Bills Signed into Law
Earlier this week two bills I co-authored this session were signed into law. The first is Senate Bill 174 (Wisconsin Act 68
), which extends the time for Mount Pleasant to utilize the Electronics and Information Technology Manufacturing Zone (EITM) TIF funds from 84 to 180 months.
As you may be aware, this TIF District was created in September of 2017, as part of the Foxconn development in Mount Pleasant. Since that announcement, Mount Pleasant is seeing tremendous growth, and not just because of Foxconn. Businesses and residents are rushing into Mount Pleasant, changing the footprint of Mount Pleasant. New homes and businesses are springing up all around Mount Pleasant.
Under the TIF law for the EITM Zone, Mount Pleasant would have to begin the process of designing, purchasing and building a fire station now, before the growth and development is completed. It is putting the cart before the horse. This bill allows Mount Pleasant to use the EITM TIF growth at any time during the TIF’s existence rather than in the next 3 years.
The second is Senate Bill 66 (Wisconsin Act 65
), which would allow voice recording testimony as a basis of an application for a search warrant. This bill will help the courts streamline their proceedings by eliminating an unnecessary provision regarding telephone-sworn search warrants that can hinder Wisconsin’s circuit courts.