The secretary may issue a certificate of self-insurance under sub. 5
(2) to a religious sect if all of the following apply:
(a) The secretary determines that the members of the religious sect have a 7
history of not less than 25 years of mutual financial assistance in time of need to the 8
extent that they share in financial obligations of other members who would 9
otherwise be unable to meet their obligations.
(b) The department receives an application for a certificate of self-insurance 11
from the religious sect within one year after the effective date of this paragraph .... 12
[LRB inserts date].".