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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 2,
TO SENATE BILL 540
January 27, 2016 - Offered by Senators Hansen and Bewley.
SB540-SSA2,1,4 1An Act to amend 39.435 (7) (b) 2. and 39.435 (7) (b) 2m.; and to create 39.435
2(7) (b) 3. and 3m. of the statutes; relating to: funding for Wisconsin grants for
3technical college and University of Wisconsin System students and making an
4appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This substitute amendment increases the appropriation for Wisconsin grants
for technical college and University of Wisconsin System students.
Under current law, the Wisconsin grant program, administered by the Higher
Educational Aids Board, provides grants to postsecondary resident students
enrolled at least half time and registered as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or
seniors in specified postsecondary institutions, including technical colleges and UW
System institutions. Wisconsin grants for UW System students are funded from an
appropriation in which the appropriation amount is calculated by HEAB by adding
the average percentage increase in undergraduate academic fees at the institutions
within the UW System to the amount appropriated in the previous year.
This substitute amendment increases HEAB's biennial appropriation for
Wisconsin grants for technical college students by $27,849,500 in fiscal year 2015-16

and in fiscal year 2016-17 and adds $2,895,400 annually to HEAB's appropriation
for Wisconsin grants for UW System students.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB540-SSA2,1 1Section 1. 39.435 (7) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540-SSA2,2,82 39.435 (7) (b) 2. The Subject to subd. 3., the appropriation for the first fiscal
3year of the next biennium shall be the result obtained by increasing, to the nearest
4$100, the base amount by the average of the percentage increases determined under
5subd. 1., except that, if the undergraduate academic fees for the next academic year
6are estimated to decrease or not change from the undergraduate academic fees
7charged for the current academic year at each institution specified in subd. 1., the
8appropriation shall be the base amount.
SB540-SSA2,2 9Section 2. 39.435 (7) (b) 2m. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540-SSA2,2,1610 39.435 (7) (b) 2m. The Subject to subd. 3m., the appropriation for the 2nd fiscal
11year of the next biennium shall be the result obtained by increasing, to the nearest
12$100, the base amount by the average of the percentage increases determined under
13subd. 1m., except that, if the undergraduate academic fees for the academic year
14after the next academic year are estimated to decrease or not change from the
15estimated undergraduate academic fees charged for the next academic year at each
16institution specified in subd. 1m., the appropriation shall be the base amount.
SB540-SSA2,3 17Section 3. 39.435 (7) (b) 3. and 3m. of the statutes are created to read:
SB540-SSA2,2,1918 39.435 (7) (b) 3. To the amount calculated under subd. 2., the board shall add
19$2,895,400.
SB540-SSA2,2,2020 3m. To the amount calculated under subd. 2m., the board shall add $2,895,400.
SB540-SSA2,4 21Section 4. Nonstatutory provisions.
SB540-SSA2,3,7
1(1) Notwithstanding the date specified in section 39.435 (7) (b) (intro.) of the
2statutes, the higher educational aids board shall, within 10 days after the effective
3date of this subsection, recalculate the amount to be appropriated under section
420.235 (1) (fe) of the statutes for fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17 according to the
5formula set forth in section 39.435 (7) of the statutes, as affected by this act, and the
6amount calculated under this subsection shall be the amount used for purposes of
7section 20.235 (1) (fe) of the statutes for these fiscal years.
SB540-SSA2,5 8Section 5. Fiscal changes.
SB540-SSA2,3,179 (1) Grants to technical college students. In the schedule under section
1020.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation to the higher educational aids board
11under section 20.235 (1) (ff) of the statutes, as affected by the acts of 2015, the dollar
12amount for fiscal year 2015-16 is increased by $27,849,500 to increase funding for
13the purpose for which the appropriation is made. In the schedule under section
1420.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation to the higher educational aids board
15under section 20.235 (1) (ff) of the statutes, as affected by the acts of 2015, the dollar
16amount for fiscal year 2016-17 is increased by $27,849,500 to increase funding for
17the purpose for which the appropriation is made.
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