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File #: 61587    Version: Name: SUBSTITUTE Requesting WI State Legislature to pass a bill to create a refundable tax credit for home improvements to residences near Truax Field due to the placement of F-35 fighter wing aircrafts
Type: Resolution Status: Defeated
File created: 7/28/2020 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action: 10/6/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Requesting the Wisconsin State Legislature pass a bill to create a refundable tax credit for home improvements to residents near Truax Field necessitated by the placement of F-35 fighter wing aircrafts.
Sponsors: Michael J. Tierney, Max Prestigiacomo, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Attachments: 1. Economic Development Committee Emails Legistar #61587.pdf, 2. Emailed Public Comments 9-24-20 Housing Strategy Committee.pdf, 3. RegistrantsReport-558PM 9-24-20.pdf, 4. 61587 v1.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution requests that the Wisconsin State Legislature create a tax credit program to assist residents impacted by the placement of F-35 aircrafts at Truax Field. No City appropriation is required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE - Requesting the Wisconsin State Legislature pass a bill to create a refundable tax credit for home improvements to residents near Truax Field necessitated by the placement of F-35 fighter wing aircrafts.
Body
Whereas, the Wisconsin State Legislature went on record supporting the placement of F-35 fighter aircraft at Truax Field when it adopted 2019 Senate Joint Resolution 69and the US Air Force subsequently chose to place an F-35 fighter wing at Truax Field; and

WHEREAS, in addition to arguments made in support of national defense and security efforts, state officials believe the placement of the F-35s at Truax will have a significant economic benefit to the entire State of Wisconsin; and

Whereas, the placement of F-35s, to commence in 2023, created concern among residents of neighborhoods in close proximity to Truax Field due to the potential for increased noise levels along flight paths - noise levels that the US Air Force identified as "incompatible" for residential areas; and

Whereas, during the debate on bringing F-35s to Madison, state legislators, local officials and community members stated their concern for the well-being of residents most likely to be impacted by the F-35 placement as their homes may not have adequate insulation, and doors and windows that effectively dampen sound; and

Whereas, persons with lower incomes very likely do not have the financial resources to add insulation to their homes, install doors and windows capable of deadening sound, install HVAC systems that allow for windows to remain closed during warmer weather, and undertake other sound mitigation efforts; and

Whereas, having an opportunity to install insulation, windows, doors, HVAC and other sound mitigation equipment would pr...

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