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LRB-5223/1
MPG:klm/wlj/amn
January 2018 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
January 26, 2018 - Introduced by Committee on Assembly Organization,
Representatives Vos, Felzkowski, Thiesfeldt, Jagler, Sanfelippo, Tusler,
Petersen, Duchow, Petryk, Kuglitsch, Tittl, Horlacher, Knodl,
Brandtjen, Murphy, Spiros, Wichgers, Bernier, Krug, Kleefisch,
Rohrkaste, Katsma, Born, Kremer and Swearingen, cosponsored by
Senators Kapenga, Craig, Darling, LeMahieu, Nass and Wanggaard, by
request of Governor Scott Walker. Referred to Committee on Public Benefit
Reform.
AB4,1,2 1An Act to create 16.314 of the statutes; relating to: employment screening of
2and employability plans for residents in public housing.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under this bill, to the extent allowed under federal law, the Department of
Administration shall require that public housing authorities do all of the following:
1. Conduct screening of adult residents to determine whether a resident is
able-bodied and either unemployed or underemployed.
2. Create an employability plan for each resident the housing authority
determines is able-bodied and either unemployed or underemployed and require the
resident to participate in the plan.
3. Require each resident the housing authority determines is able-bodied and
either unemployed or underemployed to complete a questionnaire or other screening
instrument concerning the abuse of controlled substances. If, on the basis of
screening results, the housing authority determines that there is a reasonable
suspicion that a resident is abusing a controlled substance, the housing authority
must require the resident to undergo a test for the use of a controlled substance. If
a resident tests positive for the use of a controlled substance, the housing authority
must offer the resident the opportunity to participate in substance abuse treatment
unless the resident has a valid prescription for the controlled substance.

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:
AB4,1 1Section 1. 16.314 of the statutes is created to read:
AB4,2,3 216.314 Employability plans for public housing residents. (1) In this
3section:
AB4,2,44 (a) “Controlled substance" has the meaning given in s. 961.01 (4).
AB4,2,75 (b) “Controlled substance abuse screening” means a questionnaire, a criminal
6background check, or any other controlled substance abuse screening mechanism
7identified by the department.
AB4,2,9 8(2) To the extent allowed under federal law, the department shall require that
9each housing authority do all of the following:
AB4,2,1210 (a) Conduct screening to determine whether each adult resident in public
11housing administered by the housing authority is able-bodied and either
12unemployed or underemployed.
AB4,2,1513 (b) For each resident the housing authority determines under par. (a) is
14able-bodied and either unemployed or underemployed, create an employability plan
15for the resident and require the resident to participate in the plan.
AB4,3,216 (c) 1. For each resident the housing authority determines under par. (a) is
17able-bodied and either unemployed or underemployed, require the resident to
18complete a controlled substance abuse screening. If, on the basis of the controlled
19substance abuse screening results, the housing authority determines that there is
20a reasonable suspicion that the resident is abusing a controlled substance, the

1housing authority shall require the resident to undergo a test for the use of a
2controlled substance.
AB4,3,73 2. If a resident who undergoes a test under subd. 1. tests positive for the use
4of a controlled substance without presenting evidence satisfactory to the housing
5authority that the resident possesses a valid prescription for each controlled
6substance for which he or she tests positive, the housing authority shall offer the
7resident the opportunity to participate in substance abuse treatment.
AB4,3,88 (End)
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