2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 30,
TO SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO SENATE BILL 21
July 7, 2015 - Offered by Senators
Vinehout, Risser, Lassa, Carpenter, Wirch,
Hansen, Ringhand, Bewley, Miller, Shilling, C. Larson and Harris Dodd.
Legislative council study.
The joint legislative council is requested to 4
establish a study committee to review issues related to the educational 5
communications board and to make recommendations regarding the educational 6
communications board's funding, duties, and organization no later than December 7
1, 2016. The committee should consider all of the following issues:
The appropriate level of state funding for the educational communications 9
If a lower amount of state funding is appropriate, over what period of time 11
should funding be reduced.
Whether the educational communications board should continue to be a 13
provider of materials for elementary and secondary education for grades 14
kindergarten through 12.
Whether the educational communications board should continue to serve 16
as the state relay for the emergency alert system and Amber alert system and what 17
other networks, if any, could perform this function.
Whether the educational communications board should continue to operate 19
as an independent board or be merged with the broadcast and media innovations 20
division of University of Wisconsin-Extension either as a part of the University of 21
Wisconsin System or as an independent state agency.".
"(5u) Programming position authorizations.
The authorized FTE positions for 24
the educational communications board, funded from the appropriation under section
20.225 (1) (f) of the statutes, are increased by 7.2 GPR positions for the purpose of 2