2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
May 1, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Sargent, Genrich, Subeck,
C. Taylor, Fields, Spreitzer, Ohnstad, Zepnick, Crowley, Wachs, Billings,
Stuck, Brostoff, Novak, Berceau and Anderson, cosponsored by Senators
Hansen, Wirch, Bewley, C. Larson and Vinehout. Referred to Committee on
1An Act to create
20.435 (5) (em) and 46.483 of the statutes; relating to: sober
2living residences and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Health Services to encourage the
development, expansion, and quality control of networks of sober living residences
and to allocate moneys to create a revolving loan fund for establishing sober living
residences or a network of sober living residences or to award grants for purposes
specified in the bill.
For further information see the state 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:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 4
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.435 (5) (em) of the statutes is created to read:
(em) Sober living residences.
Biennially, the amounts in the 3
schedule to support sober living residences or sober living residence networks under 4
46.483 of the statutes is created to read:
646.483 Sober living residences.
In this section, “sober living 7
residence" means a residential dwelling unit or other form of group housing that is 8
offered or advertised by a person as a residence that provides a peer-supported, 9
alcohol-free, and drug-free living environment where no treatment services are 10
provided on-site and that would qualify for a loan under 42 USC 300x-25
11(2) Requirement; funding support.
The department shall encourage the 12
development, expansion, and quality control of networks of sober living residences. 13
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (em), the department shall allocate 14
moneys for any of the following purposes:
(a) Creating a revolving loan fund for establishing a sober living residence or 16
a network of sober living residences.
(b) Awarding grants to train and supervise field workers to provide technical 18
assistance to sober living residences.
(c) Awarding grants to entities that establish sober living residences or to sober 2
living residences to support the development, expansion, and quality operation of 3
sober living residences.