2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 6,
TO SENATE BILL 21
July 8, 2015 - Offered by Representatives Pope,
Hebl, Bowen and Sargent.
At the locations indicated, amend the bill
, as shown by senate substitute 2
amendment 1, as follows:
At the appropriate places, insert all of the following:
20.255 (2) (aj) of the statutes is created to read:
(aj) Hold harmless aid.
A sum sufficient for hold harmless aid to 8
school districts under s. 121.10.
20.255 (2) (cd) of the statutes is created to read:
(cd) Bilingual-bicultural education grants.
The amounts in the 2
schedule for bilingual-bicultural education grants
under s. 115.957.
20.255 (2) (dh) of the statutes is created to read:
(dh) Violence prevention and reduction grants.
The amounts in the 5
schedule for grants to school districts under s. 115.369.
49.45 (23) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) The department shall request a waiver from the secretary of the 8
federal department of health and human services to permit the department to 9
conduct a demonstration project to provide health care coverage to adults who are 10
under the age of 65, who have family incomes not to exceed 100 133
percent of the 11
poverty line before application of the 5 percent income disregard under 42 CFR
12435.603 (d), except as provided in s. 49.471 (4g)
, and who are not otherwise eligible 13
for medical assistance under this subchapter, the Badger Care health care program 14
under s. 49.665, or Medicare under 42 USC 1395
49.471 (1) (cr) of the statutes is created to read:
(cr) "Enhanced federal medical assistance percentage" means a 17
federal medical assistance percentage described under 42 USC 1396d
(y) or (z).
49.471 (4) (a) 4. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 4. b. The
Except as provided in sub. (4g), the
individual's family 20
income does not exceed 100 133
percent of the poverty line before application of the
215 percent income disregard under 42 CFR 435.603 (d)
49.471 (4g) of the statutes is created to read:
49.471 (4g) Medicaid expansion; federal medical assistance percentage.
For services provided to individuals described under sub. (4) (a) 4. and s. 49.45 (23), 25
the department shall comply with all federal requirements to qualify for the highest
available enhanced federal medical assistance percentage. The department shall 2
submit any amendment to the state medical assistance plan, request for a waiver of 3
federal Medicaid law, or other approval required by the federal government to 4
provide services to the individuals described under sub. (4) (a) 4. and s. 49.45 (23) and 5
qualify for the highest available enhanced federal medical assistance percentage.
(b) If the department does not qualify for an enhanced federal medical 7
assistance percentage, or if the enhanced federal medical assistance percentage 8
obtained by the department is lower than printed in federal law as of July 1, 2013, 9
for individuals eligible under sub. (4) (a) 4. or s. 49.45 (23), the department shall 10
submit to the joint committee on finance a fiscal analysis comparing the cost to 11
maintain coverage for adults who are not pregnant and not elderly at up to 133 12
percent of the poverty line to the cost of limiting eligibility to those adults with family 13
incomes up to 100 percent of the poverty line. The department may reduce income 14
eligibility for adults who are not pregnant and not elderly from up to 133 percent of 15
the poverty line to up to 100 percent of the poverty line only if this reduction in income 16
eligibility levels is approved by the joint committee on finance.
71.05 (6) (b) 49. a. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 49. a. Subject to the definitions provided in subd. 49. b. to g. and 19
the limitations specified in subd. 49. h. to j. for taxable years beginning after 20
December 31, 2013, and before January 1, 2015,
tuition expenses that are paid by 21
a claimant for tuition for a pupil to attend an eligible institution.
79.10 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
79.10 (4) School levy tax credit.
Except as provided in sub. (5m), the amount 24
appropriated under s. 20.835 (3) (b) shall be distributed to municipalities in
proportion to their share of the sum of average school tax levies for all municipalities. 2No municipality shall receive a payment under this subsection after 2015.
79.10 (5m) of the statutes is amended to read:
79.10 (5m) First dollar credit.
Each municipality shall receive, from the 5
appropriation under s. 20.835 (3) (b), an amount determined by multiplying the 6
school tax rate by the estimated fair market value, not exceeding the value 7
determined under sub. (11) (d), of every parcel of real property with improvements 8
that is located in the municipality. No municipality shall receive a payment under
9this subsection after 2015.
79.15 of the statutes is amended to read:
1179.15 Improvements credit.
The total amount paid each year to 12
municipalities from the appropriation account under s. 20.835 (3) (b) for the 13
payments under s. 79.10 (5m) is $75,000,000 in 2009, $145,000,000 in 2010, and 14
in 2011 and in each year thereafter ending in 2015
115.369 of the statutes is created to read:
16115.369 Violence prevention and reduction grants
The department 17
shall award grants to school districts on a competitive basis to develop and 18
implement programs to prevent and reduce violence in schools.
The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this 20
section, including rules that specify the criteria for receiving a grant under this 21
115.957 of the statutes is created to read:
23115.957 Bilingual-bicultural education grants. (1)
A school board may 24
apply to the department for a grant to provide services to limited-English proficient
pupils attending public school in the school district for whom the school board is not 2
required to provide a bilingual-bicultural education program under s. 115.97.
From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (cd), the department shall award 4
grants under sub. (1) in an amount up to $100 multiplied by the number of 5
limited-English proficient pupils enrolled in the school district for whom the school 6
board is not required to provide a bilingual-bicultural education program under s. 7
If the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (cd) in any fiscal year is insufficient 9
to pay the full amount of grants awarded under this section, the department shall 10
prorate the grant amounts provided to school districts entitled to grants in that fiscal 11
The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this 13
119.04 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
Subchapters IV, V and VII of ch. 115, ch. 121 and ss. 66.0235 (3) (c), 16
66.0603 (1m) to (3), 115.01 (1) and (2), 115.28, 115.31, 115.33, 115.34, 115.343, 17
115.345, 115.363, 115.365 (3), 115.369,
115.38 (2), 115.415, 115.445, 118.001 to 18
118.04, 118.045, 118.06, 118.07, 118.075, 118.076, 118.10, 118.12, 118.125 to 118.14, 19
118.145 (4), 118.15, 118.153, 118.16, 118.162, 118.163, 118.164, 118.18, 118.19, 20
118.20, 118.223, 118.225, 118.24 (1), (2) (c) to (f), (6), (8), and (10), 118.245, 118.255, 21
118.258, 118.291, 118.292, 118.293, 118.30 to 118.43, 118.46, 118.51, 118.52, 118.53, 22
118.55, 118.56, 120.12 (2m), (4m), (5), and (15) to (27), 120.125, 120.13 (1), (2) (b) to 23
(g), (3), (14), (17) to (19), (26), (34), (35), (37), (37m), and (38), 120.137, 120.14, 120.21 24
(3), and 120.25 are applicable to a 1st class city school district and board.
121.004 (7) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) "Pupils enrolled" is the total number of pupils, as expressed by 2
official enrollments, in all schools of the school district, except as provided in pars. 3
(b) to (f) (g)
. If such total contains a fraction, it shall be expressed as the nearest whole 4
number. The same method shall be used in computing the number of pupils enrolled 5
for resident pupils, nonresident pupils or both.
121.004 (7) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
(g) A pupil who is eligible for a free or reduced-price lunch under 842 USC 1758
(b) shall be counted as the number specified in this subsection for the 9
pupil plus an additional 30 percent of that number.
121.07 (6) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) The "secondary ceiling cost per member" in the 2001-02 2015-16 12
school year and in each school year thereafter is an amount determined by dividing 13
the state total shared cost in the previous school year by the state total membership 14
in the previous school year and multiplying the result by 0.90
121.10 of the statutes is created to read:
16121.10 Hold harmless aid.
In this section, "state aid" means the sum of 17
(a) The payments made to a school district under ss. 121.08 and 121.105 and 19
(b) The payments that would be made to a school district under s. 121.136 if 21
payments were made under s. 121.136.
(c) The amount that would be received by a school district under s. 79.10 (4) and 23
(5m) if payments were made to municipalities under s. 79.10 (4) and (5m).
(a) Except as provided in par. (b), in the 2016-17 school year, if the amount 25
a school district would receive in equalization aid under s. 121.08 in the current
school year before any adjustment is made under s. 121.15 (4) (b) is less than the 2
amount the school district would have received in state aid in the current school year, 3
the department shall pay to the school district the amount equal to the difference.
(b) If the amount a school district from which territory was detached to create 5
a new school district under s. 117.105 would receive in equalization aid under s. 6
121.08 in the school year beginning on the first July 1 following the effective date of 7
the reorganization is less than the amount determined as follows, the department 8
shall pay to the school district the difference between the former amount and the 9
amount determined as follows:
1. Divide the school district's membership in the preceding school year by the 11
school district's membership in the 2nd preceding school year.
2. Multiply the amount of state aid that would have been received by the school 13
district in the preceding school year, as adjusted under s. 121.15 (4) (b) in the current 14
school year, by the quotient under subd. 1.
In the school year in which a school district consolidation takes effect under 16
s. 117.08 or 117.09 and in each of the subsequent 4 school years, if the consolidated 17
school district's equalization aid is less than the aggregate state aid for which the 18
consolidating school districts would have been eligible in the school year prior to the 19
school year in which the consolidation takes effect, the department shall pay the 20
difference to the consolidated school district.
Additional aid under this section shall be paid from the appropriation under 22
s. 20.255 (2) (aj). No aid may be paid under this section after the 2016-17 school year.
121.105 (2) (am) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(am) 1. Except as provided in subd. 2., if a school district would 25
receive less in state aid in the current school year before any adjustment is made
under s. 121.15 (4) (b) than an amount equal to 85% 90 percent
of the amount of state 2
aid that it received in the previous school year, as adjusted under s. 121.15 (4) (b) in 3
the current school year, its state aid for the current school year shall be increased to 4
an amount equal to 85% 90 percent
of the state aid received in the previous school 5
121.105 (2) (am) 2. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(am) 2. (intro.) If a school district from which territory was detached 8
to create a new school district under s. 117.105 would receive in state aid in the school 9
year beginning on the first July 1 following the effective date of the reorganization 10
less than 85 90
percent of the amount determined as follows, its state aid in the school 11
year beginning on the first July 1 following the effective date of the reorganization 12
shall be increased to an amount equal to 85 90
percent of the amount determined as 13
121.105 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
A school district's state aid in any school year may not be less than 16
an amount equal to $3,000 multiplied by the school district's membership.
121.136 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
No aid may be paid under this section after June 30, 2015.