2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 2,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 744
February 16, 2016 - Offered by Representatives Shankland, Wachs, Danou,
Hesselbein, Doyle, Mason, Goyke, Hintz, Meyers, Kessler, Spreitzer, Pope,
Johnson, Berceau, Stuck, Hebl, Kolste, Billings, Young, Subeck, C.
Taylor, Sargent and Bowen.
1An Act to amend
39.435 (7) (b) 2. and 39.435 (7) (b) 2m.; and to create
(7) (b) 3. and 3m. of the statutes;
relating to: funding for Wisconsin grants for
3University of Wisconsin System students and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This substitute amendment increases the appropriation for Wisconsin grants
for University of Wisconsin System students.
Under current law, the Wisconsin grant program, administered by the Higher
Educational Aids Board (HEAB), provides grants to postsecondary resident students
enrolled at least half time and registered as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or
seniors in specified postsecondary institutions, including 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 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:
39.435 (7) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 2. The Subject to subd. 3., the
appropriation for the first fiscal 3
year 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 5
subd. 1., except that, if the undergraduate academic fees for the next academic year 6
are estimated to decrease or not change from the undergraduate academic fees 7
charged for the current academic year at each institution specified in subd. 1., the 8
appropriation shall be the base amount.
39.435 (7) (b) 2m. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 2m. The Subject to subd. 3m., the
appropriation for the 2nd fiscal 11
year 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 13
subd. 1m., except that, if the undergraduate academic fees for the academic year 14
after the next academic year are estimated to decrease or not change from the 15
estimated undergraduate academic fees charged for the next academic year at each 16
institution specified in subd. 1m., the appropriation shall be the base amount.
39.435 (7) (b) 3. and 3m. of the statutes are created to read:
(b) 3. To the amount calculated under subd. 2., the board shall add 19
3m. To the amount calculated under subd. 2m., the board shall add $2,895,400.
(1) Notwithstanding the date specified in section 39.435 (7) (b) (intro.) of the 23
statutes, the higher educational aids board shall, within 10 days after the effective 24
date of this subsection, recalculate the amount to be appropriated under section 25
20.235 (1) (fe) of the statutes for fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17 according to the
formula set forth in section 39.435 (7) of the statutes, as affected by this act, and the 2
amount calculated under this subsection shall be the amount used for purposes of 3
section 20.235 (1) (fe) of the statutes for these fiscal years.