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LRB-3110/1
MDK:amn
2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
January 8, 2016 - Introduced by Senators Harsdorf, Gudex, L. Taylor and
Ringhand, cosponsored by Representatives Heaton, Bernier, A. Ott, Petryk,
E. Brooks, Skowronski and Czaja. Referred to Committee on Universities and
Technical Colleges.
SB540,1,6 1An Act to amend 20.292 (1) (a), 20.292 (1) (am), 20.292 (1) (d), 20.292 (1) (f),
220.292 (1) (g), 20.292 (1) (ga), 20.292 (1) (h), 20.292 (1) (i), 20.292 (1) (k), 20.292
3(1) (L), 20.292 (1) (q), 38.28 (2) (b) (intro.), 38.28 (2) (be) 1. (intro.) and 38.28 (2)
4(bm) 1.; and to create 20.235 (1) (fr), 20.235 (1) (j), 20.235 (1) (kr) and 38.04 (7r)
5of the statutes; relating to: Wisconsin grants for technical college students and
6making appropriations.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill provides for additional funding for Wisconsin grants to technical
college students. Under current law, the Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB)
administers the Wisconsin grants program, which provides grants to resident
postsecondary students enrolled in institutions of higher education, including
technical colleges. The bill provides additional funding for Wisconsin grants to
technical college students by allowing the Technical College System Board (TCSB)
to solicit contributions from technical college district boards to HEAB to provide
funding for the grants. In addition, the bill allows the TCSB to transfer money from
certain of its appropriations for the grants. The bill limits the total amount the TCSB
may transfer in a fiscal year based on the amount of contributions by district boards
in the fiscal year. Under that limit, the amount of contributions is subtracted from
$1,000,000, and the transfers may not exceed the difference.
The bill also provides additional general purpose revenue (GPR) for the grants
to technical college students, but only if the TCSB makes transfers or district boards

make contributions in a fiscal year. The bill provides GPR in a fiscal year in an
amount equal to the sum of the transfers and contributions in the fiscal year, except
that the GPR may not exceed $1,000,000.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB540,1 1Section 1. 20.235 (1) (fr) of the statutes is created to read:
SB540,2,62 20.235 (1) (fr) Wisconsin grants; technical college students; sum sufficient
3match.
A sum sufficient equal to the amounts appropriated under pars. (kr) and (j)
4in a fiscal year for the Wisconsin grant program under s. 39.435 for technical college
5students, except for grants awarded under s. 39.435 (2) or (5). The amount
6appropriated under this paragraph in a fiscal year may not exceed $1,000,000.
SB540,2 7Section 2. 20.235 (1) (j) of the statutes is created to read:
SB540,2,118 20.235 (1) (j) Wisconsin grants; technical college students; program revenue.
9All moneys received from technical college district boards under s. 38.04 (7r) (b) for
10the Wisconsin grant program under s. 39.435 for technical college students, except
11for grants awarded under s. 39.435 (2) or (5).
SB540,3 12Section 3. 20.235 (1) (kr) of the statutes is created to read:
SB540,2,1713 20.235 (1) (kr) Wisconsin grants; technical college students; program
14revenue-service.
All moneys transferred from the appropriation accounts under ss.
1520.292 (1) (a) to (d), (f) to (ga), (h), (i), (k), (L), and (q) for the Wisconsin grant program
16under s. 39.435 for technical college students, except for grants awarded under s.
1739.435 (2) or (5).
SB540,4 18Section 4. 20.292 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540,3,6
120.292 (1) (a) General program operations. The amounts in the schedule for
2general program operations and for transfers under s. 38.04 (7r) (a). In case any
3allotment under this paragraph is made to a state university or any other wholly
4state-controlled educational institution, the program appropriations for the
5operation of such school or institution for the year in which such allotment was made
6shall be reduced by an amount equal to the amount of such allotment.
SB540,5 7Section 5. 20.292 (1) (am) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540,3,98 20.292 (1) (am) Fee remissions. The amounts in the schedule for the fee
9remissions under s. 38.24 (5) and for transfers under s. 38.04 (7r) (a).
SB540,6 10Section 6. 20.292 (1) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540,3,2211 20.292 (1) (d) State aid for technical colleges; statewide guide. The amounts in
12the schedule for state aids for technical college districts and technical colleges,
13including area schools and programs established and maintained under the
14supervision of the board, under s. 38.28 (2) (b), (be), and (bm), and for production and
15distribution of the statewide guide under s. 38.04 (18), and for transfers under s.
1638.04 (7r) (a)
. Of the amount in the schedule for each fiscal year not exceeding
17$50,000 may be spent by the board to match federal funds made available for
18technical education by any act of congress for the purposes set forth in such act and
19no more than $125,000 may be spent by the board to produce and distribute the
20statewide guide under s. 38.04 (18). If, in any fiscal year, actual program fees raised
21under s. 38.24 (1m) exceed board estimates, the increase shall be used to offset actual
22district aidable cost.
SB540,7 23Section 7. 20.292 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540,4,224 20.292 (1) (f) Grants to district boards. As a continuing appropriation, the
25amounts in the schedule for aids and grants to technical college districts under ss.

138.04 (13) (a), (20), (28), and (32) (a), 38.26, 38.27, 38.272, 38.28 (4), 38.29, 38.32,
238.33, 38.38, 38.40 (4m), and 38.41 and for transfers under s. 38.04 (7r) (a).
SB540,8 3Section 8. 20.292 (1) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540,4,74 20.292 (1) (g) Text materials. The amounts in the schedule for the preparation,
5publication and distribution of text material and for transfers under s. 38.04 (7r) (a).
6All moneys received from technical college district boards shall be credited to this
7appropriation.
SB540,9 8Section 9. 20.292 (1) (ga) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540,4,119 20.292 (1) (ga) Auxiliary services. All moneys received from fees collected
10under s. 38.40 (4r), for the delivery of services under s. 38.40 (4r) and for transfers
11under s. 38.04 (7r) (a)
.
SB540,10 12Section 10. 20.292 (1) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540,4,1513 20.292 (1) (h) Gifts and grants. All moneys received from gifts, grants,
14bequests and devises to be used in the execution of the technical college program and
15for transfers under s. 38.04 (7r) (a)
.
SB540,11 16Section 11. 20.292 (1) (i) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540,4,1817 20.292 (1) (i) Conferences. All moneys received from the conduct of conferences
18for the conduct of conferences and for transfers under s. 38.04 (7r) (a).
SB540,12 19Section 12. 20.292 (1) (k) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540,4,2220 20.292 (1) (k) Gifts and grants. All moneys received from gifts and grants to
21be paid to individuals or to nongovernmental organizations and for transfers under
22s. 38.04 (7r) (a)
.
SB540,13 23Section 13. 20.292 (1) (L) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540,5,324 20.292 (1) (L) Services for district boards. The amounts in the schedule for
25services provided to technical college district boards and for transfers under s. 38.04

1(7r) (a)
. All moneys received from technical college district boards or other persons
2for services provided to the district boards to pay for the cost of such services shall
3be credited to this appropriation.
SB540,14 4Section 14. 20.292 (1) (q) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540,5,75 20.292 (1) (q) Agricultural education consultant. The amounts in the schedule
6for an agricultural education consultant at the technical college system board and
7for transfers under s. 38.04 (7r) (a)
.
SB540,15 8Section 15. 38.04 (7r) of the statutes is created to read:
SB540,5,139 38.04 (7r) Wisconsin grants supplemental funding. (a) The board may
10transfer funds from the appropriation accounts under s. 20.292 (1) (a) to (d), (f) to
11(ga), (h), (i), (k), (L), and (q) to the appropriation account under s. 20.325 (1) (kr). The
12total amount transferred under this paragraph in a fiscal year may not exceed an
13amount equal to $1,000,000 less the amount received under par. (b) in the fiscal year.
SB540,5,1814 (b) The board may solicit contributions from district boards to provide funding
15to the higher educational aids board for the Wisconsin grant program under s. 39.435
16for technical college students, except for grants awarded under s. 39.435 (2) or (5).
17All moneys received from district boards under this paragraph shall be deposited in
18the general fund and credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (j).
SB540,16 19Section 16. 38.28 (2) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540,5,2220 38.28 (2) (b) (intro.) Subject to par. (bm) and any transfers under s. 38.04 (7r)
21(a)
, each district's share of the amount appropriated under s. 20.292 (1) (d) shall be
22computed as follows:
SB540,17 23Section 17. 38.28 (2) (be) 1. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540,6,324 38.28 (2) (be) 1. (intro.) Subject to subd. 1m. and par. (bm) and any transfers
25under s. 38.04 (7r) (a)
, the board shall establish a formula for allocating the amount

1appropriated under s. 20.292 (1) (d) in a fiscal year to each district based on a
2district's performance in the 3 previous fiscal years with respect to the following
3criteria:
SB540,18 4Section 18. 38.28 (2) (bm) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB540,6,65 38.28 (2) (bm) 1. In this paragraph, "amount appropriated" means the amount
6appropriated under s. 20.292 (1) (d) less any transfers under s. 38.04 (7r) (a).
SB540,19 7Section 19. Effective date.
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