(b) The structure is used principally for recreational activity.
(c) Excluding a basement, the structure does not exceed 2 stories in height.
(d) The structure satisfies any of the following:
1. The structure was constructed before the effective date of this subdivision 8
.... [LRB inserts date].
2. The structure results from alterations made to a structure described in subd. 10
3. The structure replaces a structure described in subd. 1.
101.63 (11) of the statutes is created to read:
Develop and maintain computer software available to the public 14
that provides the information, tools, and calculations required for a person to 15
determine whether plans for the construction of, addition to, or alteration of a 16
dwelling comply with the energy efficiency requirements of the uniform dwelling 17
code promulgated under sub. (1).
101.65 (1g) of the statutes is created to read:
May not exercise jurisdiction over the construction or inspection 20
of primitive cabins.
101.82 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
Promulgate by rule a state electrical wiring code that establishes 23
standards for installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical wiring. The rules 24
shall include separate standards, established in consultation with the uniform 25
dwelling code council, that apply only to electrical wiring in camping units that are
set in a fixed location in a campground for which a permit is issued under s. 254.47 297.67
, that contain a sleeping place, and that are used for seasonal overnight 3
camping. The rules do not apply to electrical wiring in primitive cabins, as defined
4in s. 101.61 (3).
Where feasible, the rules shall reflect nationally recognized 5
102.07 (12m) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 1. “Institution of higher education" means an institution 8
within the University of Wisconsin System, a technical college, a tribally controlled 9
college controlled by an Indian tribe that has elected under s. 102.05 (2) to become 10
subject to this chapter, a school approved under s. 38.50 440.52
, or a private, 11
nonprofit institution of higher education located in this state.
103.503 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) “Accident" means an incident caused, contributed to, or 14
otherwise involving an employee that resulted or could have resulted in death, 15
personal injury, or property damage and that occurred while the employee was 16
performing the work described in s. 66.0903 (4), 2013 stats., or s. 16.856 (2m), 2015
on a project of public works or while the employee was performing work on a 18
public utility project.
103.503 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) “Contracting agency" means a local governmental unit, as
21defined in s. 66.0903 (1) (d),
or a state agency, as defined in s. 16.856 (1) (h),
that has 22
contracted for the performance of work on a project of public works or a public utility 23
that has contracted for the performance of work on a public utility project.
103.503 (1) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
(e) “Employee" means a laborer, worker, mechanic, or truck driver 2
who performs the work described in s. 66.0903 (4), 2013 stats., or s. 16.856 (2m), 2015
on a project of public works or on a public utility project.
103.503 (1) (fm) of the statutes is created to read:
(fm) “Local governmental unit" means a political subdivision of this 6
state, a special purpose district in this state, an instrumentality or corporation of 7
such a political subdivision or special purpose district, a combination or subunit of 8
any of the foregoing, or an instrumentality of the state and any of the foregoing.
103.503 (1) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
(g) “Project of public works" means a project of public works that 11is subject to s. 16.856 or that
would be subject to s. 66.0903, 2013 stats., if the project 12
were erected, constructed, repaired, remodeled, or demolished prior to January 1, 13
2017, or that would be subject to s. 16.856, 2015 stats., if the project were erected,
14constructed, repaired, remodeled, or demolished prior to the effective date of this
15paragraph .... [LRB inserts date]
103.503 (1) (j) of the statutes is created to read:
(j) “State agency" means any office, department, independent 18
agency, institution of higher education, association, society, or other body in state 19
government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, 20
including the legislature and the courts. “State agency" also includes the University 21
of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System 22
Authority, and the Wisconsin Aerospace Authority.
103.503 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.503 (2) Substance abuse prohibited.
No employee may use, possess, 25
attempt to possess, distribute, deliver, or be under the influence of a drug, or use or
be under the influence of alcohol, while performing the work described in s. 66.0903 2
(4), 2013 stats., or s. 16.856 (2m), 2015 stats.,
on a project of public works or while 3
performing work on a public utility project. An employee is considered to be under 4
the influence of alcohol for purposes of this subsection if he or she has an alcohol 5
concentration that is equal to or greater than the amount specified in s. 885.235 (1g) 6
103.503 (3) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 2. A requirement that employees performing the work described 9
in s. 66.0903 (4), 2013 stats., or s. 16.856 (2m), 2015 stats.,
on a project of public works 10
or performing work on a public utility project submit to random, reasonable 11
suspicion, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing and to drug and alcohol testing 12
before commencing work on the project, except that testing of an employee before 13
commencing work on a project is not required if the employee has been participating 14
in a random testing program during the 90 days preceding the date on which the 15
employee commenced work on the project.
106.125 of the statutes is created to read:
18106.125 Early college credit program.
On behalf of the school board of a 19
school district and on behalf of the governing body of a participating private school, 20
as defined in s. 118.55 (1) (c), the department of workforce development shall pay to 21
the department of public instruction the costs of tuition for a pupil who attends an 22
institution of higher education under the program under s. 118.55 as provided under 23
s. 118.55 (5) (e) 2. and 3.
106.27 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 106.27 (1) (intro.) and 25
amended to read:
106.27 (1) Workforce training grants.
(intro.) From the appropriation under 2
s. 20.445 (1) (b), the department shall award grants to public and private 3
organizations for the development and implementation of workforce training 4
programs. An organization that is awarded a grant under this subsection may use 5
the grant for the training of unemployed and underemployed workers and 6
incumbent employees of businesses in this state. As a condition of receiving a grant 7
under this subsection, the department may require a public or private organization 8
to provide matching funds at a percentage to be determined by the department. 9Grants awarded under this subsection may include any of the following:
106.27 (1) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) Grants for collaborative projects among school districts, technical 12
colleges, and businesses to provide high school students with industry-recognized 13
certifications in high-demand fields, as determined by the department.
106.27 (1) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 1. Grants for programs that train teachers and that train 16
individuals to become teachers, including teachers in dual enrollment programs.
2. In this paragraph:
a. “Dual enrollment program" means a program or course of study designed to 19
provide high school students the opportunity to gain credits in both technical college 20
and high school, including transcripted credit programs or other educational 21
services provided by contract between a school district and a technical college.
b. “Teacher” includes an instructor at a technical college under ch. 38.
106.27 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) Grants for the development of public-private partnerships 25
designed to improve workforce retention through employee support and training.
106.27 (1) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
(d) Grants to nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher 3
education, as defined in 20 USC 1001
(a) and (b), and employers to increase the 4
number of students who are placed with employers for internships.
106.27 (1) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
(e) Grants to community-based organizations for public-private 7
partnerships to create and implement a nursing training program for middle school 8
and high school students.
106.27 (1) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
(f) Grants to school districts to fund building modifications needed 11
to support school districts' technical education programs.
106.27 (1j) of the statutes is created to read:
106.27 (1j) Workforce training program; mobile classrooms.
(a) Of the 14
amounts appropriated under s. 20.445 (1) (b), the department shall allocate up to 15
$1,000,000 for grants to the department of corrections to fund the creation and 16
operation of mobile classrooms.
(am) Of the amounts appropriated under s. 20.445 (1) (b), the department may 18
allocate up to $50,000 in each fiscal year for grants to fund the upkeep and 19
maintenance of the mobile classrooms described under par. (a).
(b) The mobile classrooms described under par. (a) shall be used to provide job 21
skills training to individuals in underserved areas of this state, including inmates 22
at correctional facilities who are preparing for reentry into the workforce.
(c) The department of corrections may use the grant money awarded under par. 24
(a) to purchase capital equipment, such as a mobile or modular unit, that will be used 25
as a mobile classroom, including costs to modify the equipment to make it suitable
for classroom instruction, and to purchase and install any furniture, equipment, and 2
supplies necessary or desirable for outfitting the mobile classroom for the job skills 3
training that will be provided in the mobile classroom.
106.27 (1r) of the statutes is amended to read:
106.27 (1r) Student internship coordination.
From the appropriation under 6
s. 20.445 (1) (b), the department shall provide coordination between
institutions of higher education, as defined in 20 USC 1001
(a) and 8
(b), and employers to increase the number of students who are placed with employers 9
106.27 (2g) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 2. Receive and review applications for grants under subs. (1) 12and,
(1g), and (1j) (am)
and prescribe the form, nature, and extent of the information 13
that must be contained in an application for a grant under sub. (1)
(1g), or (1j)
106.27 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
106.27 (3) Annual report.
Annually, by December 31, the department shall 17
submit a report to the governor and the cochairpersons of the joint committee on 18
finance providing an account of the department's activities and expenditures under 19
this section during the preceding fiscal year and detailing the amounts allocated to 20
and expended for each of the programs, grants, and services specified in s. 20.445 (1) 21
(b) and (bm) for that fiscal year. The report shall include information on the number 22
of unemployed and underemployed workers and incumbent employees who 23
participate in training programs under sub. (1) or (1j)
; the number of unemployed 24
workers who obtain gainful employment, underemployed workers who obtain new 25
employment, and incumbent employees who receive increased compensation after
participating in such a training program; and the wages earned by those workers and 2
employees both before and after participating in such a training program. The report 3
shall also include information on the extent to which waiting lists for enrollment in 4
courses and programs provided by technical colleges in high-demand fields are 5
reduced as a result of grants under sub. (1g) (a), on the number of
high school pupils 6students
who participate in certification or training
programs under sub. (1) (a) or
(1g) (b), on the building modifications funded under sub. (1) (f) and the effect
8of those building modifications on the school districts' technical education programs, 9
and on the number of persons with disabilities who participate in employment 10
enhancement activities under sub. (1g) (c). In addition, the report shall provide 11
information on the number of student interns who are placed with employers as a 12
result of the coordination activities conducted under sub. (1r)
or the grants awarded
13under sub. (1) (d)
106.272 of the statutes is created to read:
15106.272 Teacher development program grants. (1)
From the 16
appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (b), the department shall award grants to the school 17
board of a school district or to the governing body of a private school, as defined under 18
s. 115.001 (3d), or to a charter management organization that has partnered with an 19
educator preparation program approved by the department of public instruction and 20
headquartered in this state to design and implement a teacher development 21
In awarding a grant under this section, the department shall do all of the 23
(a) Consult with the department of public instruction to confirm that the 25
teacher development program satisfies the requirements under s. 118.196 (2).
(b) Consider the methods by which the school board, governing body, or charter 2
management organization and the educator preparation program under sub. (1) will 3
make the teacher development program affordable to participating employees.
(c) Consider whether the school board, governing body, or charter management 5
organization has agreed to contribute matching funds towards the teacher 6
106.273 (3) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) (intro.) From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (b), the 9
department shall allocate not less than $3,000,000
in each fiscal year for 10
incentive grants to school districts under this section. From that allocation, the 11
department shall, subject to par. (am),
annually award to a school district $1,000 per 12
pupil for each pupil in the school district who, in the prior school year, obtained a high 13
school diploma or a technical education high school diploma from a school in the 14
school district, if all of the following apply:
106.273 (3) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
(am) The department may not make a per pupil award of $1,000 17
to a school district under par. (a) if the industry-recognized certification program 18
completed by the pupil as a condition of the award under par. (a) 2. is an information 19
technology instructional program developed under s. 115.455.
106.275 of the statutes is created to read:
21106.275 Technical education equipment grants. (1) Awarding of grants. 22
(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (b), the department may allocate up 23
to $500,000 in each fiscal year for technical education equipment grants to school 24
districts under this section. From that allocation, the department may award grants
in the amount of not more than $50,000 to school districts whose grant applications 2
are approved under sub. (2) (b).
(b) A school district that is awarded a grant under this section shall use the 4
grant moneys awarded for the acquisition of equipment that is used in advanced 5
manufacturing fields in the workplace, together with any software necessary for the 6
operation of that equipment and any instructional material necessary to train pupils 7
in the operation of that equipment.
(c) As a condition of receiving a grant under this section, a school district shall 9
provide matching funds equal to 200 percent of the grant amount awarded. The 10
match may be in the form of money, or the monetary value of equipment, contributed 11
from private sources, the school district, or both.
12(2) Grant application process
. (a) A school district that wishes to receive a 13
grant under this section shall apply for the grant in accordance with procedures and 14
requirements established by the department under rules promulgated under sub. (4) 15
(b) 1. A grant application shall describe the purpose and need for the grant, the 16
projected outcomes that the school district is seeking to achieve as a result of 17
receiving the grant, the amount and source of the matching funds required under 18
sub. (1) (c), and any other information that the department may require under rules 19
promulgated under sub. (4) (b) 1.
(b) The department, in consultation with the advisory committee created under 21
sub. (4) (a), shall review and evaluate a grant application submitted under par. (a) 22
in accordance with procedures and criteria established by the department under 23
rules promulgated under sub. (4) (b) 2. After completing that review and evaluation, 24
the department shall notify the school district of the department's decision on the 25
1(3) Reporting requirements.
Each school district that receives a grant under 2
this section shall file a report with the department by September 1 of each of the first 3
3 fiscal years following the fiscal year in which the grant was received. The report 4
shall describe how the grant moneys were expended, describe the outcomes achieved 5
as a result of receiving the grant, share the best practices employed by the school 6
district regarding the training of pupils in the use of the equipment acquired with 7
the grant moneys, include a plan for sustainability of that training, and provide such 8
other information as the department may require under rules promulgated under 9
sub. (4) (b) 3.
10(4) Implementation of grant program.
(a) The secretary of workforce 11
development shall create an advisory committee under s. 15.04 (1) (c) to assist the 12
department in reviewing and evaluating grant applications under sub. (2) (b). The 13
committee shall consist of 5 individuals appointed by the secretary each of whom 14
represents a different industrial sector of the economy and a different geographic 15
region of the state.
(b) The department shall promulgate rules to implement this section. Those 17
rules shall include all of the following:
1. Rules establishing the procedures and requirements for applying for a grant 19
under sub. (2) (a), including the information that must be submitted with a grant 20
2. Rules establishing the procedures and criteria for awarding a grant under 22
sub. (2) (b).
3. Rules governing the reporting requirements under sub. (3), including the 24
information that must be provided in a report submitted under sub. (3).
106.277 of the statutes is created to read:
1106.277 Grants for teacher training and recruitment. (1)
From the 2
appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (bt), the department shall award a grant to a 3
nonprofit organization that applies on a form prepared by the department to receive 4
a grant under this section if all of the following apply:
(a) The organization is described under section 501
(c) (3) or (4) of the Internal 6
Revenue Code and exempt from taxation under section 501
(a) of the Internal 7
(b) The organization operates a program to recruit and prepare individuals to 9
teach in public or private schools located in low-income or urban school districts in 10
(c) The organization submits an application no later than January 15 in the 12
year for which the organization seeks a grant under this section and includes with 13
its application a description of the organization and its program and the manner in 14
which grant funding will benefit the organization or has benefited the organization 15
in the past.
The department shall establish a process for evaluating and assigning a 17
score to each organization eligible to receive a grant under sub. (1). If the amount 18
appropriated under s. 20.445 (1) (bt) is insufficient to make the payments required 19
under sub. (1), the department shall give preference in evaluating grants under this 20
section to a nonprofit organization for each of the following: