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SB21-SSA1,434,6 4(3) (a) Loans under sub. (1) shall be made from the appropriation under s.
520.235 (1) (ct). Except as provided in par. (b), loans under sub. (1) shall be repaid at
6an annual interest rate of 5 percent.
SB21-SSA1,434,87 (b) The board shall forgive 25 percent of the loan and 25 percent of the interest
8on the loan for each school year the recipient satisfies all of the following:
SB21-SSA1,434,119 1. The recipient is employed by a public or private elementary or secondary
10school in the city of Milwaukee as a full-time teacher in a high-demand area related
11to the recipient's discipline under sub. (1) (b).
SB21-SSA1,434,1412 2. The recipient receives a rating of proficient or distinguished on the educator
13effectiveness system or the equivalent in a school that does not use the educator
14effectiveness system.
SB21-SSA1,434,17 15(4) The board shall deposit in the general fund as general purpose
16revenue-earned all repayments of loans made under sub. (1) and the interest on the
17loans.
SB21-SSA1,1372p 18Section 1372p. 39.40 (2) (a), (b), (c) and (d) of the statutes are repealed.
SB21-SSA1,1372r 19Section 1372r. 39.40 (2) (am), (bm), (cm) and (dm) of the statutes are created
20to read:
SB21-SSA1,434,2321 39.40 (2) (am) Are residents of this state enrolled at least half-time as
22sophomores, juniors, or seniors in an institution of higher education, as defined in
2320 USC 1001 (a) and (b), located in this state.
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1(bm) Are enrolled in programs of study leading to a teacher's license in a
2discipline identified as a teacher shortage area for this state by the federal
3department of education.
SB21-SSA1,435,64 (cm) Are enrolled in programs of study that include a student teaching
5component located at a public or private elementary or secondary school in the city
6of Milwaukee.
SB21-SSA1,435,87 (dm) Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale or the
8equivalent.
SB21-SSA1,1372t 9Section 1372t. 39.40 (2m) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
SB21-SSA1,435,1210 39.40 (2m) A student eligible for a loan under sub. (2) may be awarded loans
11of up to $10,000 annually for not more than 3 years, with a maximum of $30,000 in
12loans to a student under this section.
SB21-SSA1,1372v 13Section 1372v. 39.40 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 39.40 (3) (a) and
14amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,435,1715 39.40 (3) (a) Loans under sub. (2) shall be made from the appropriation under
16s. 20.235 (1) (cr). Except as provided in par. (b), loans under sub. (2) shall be repaid
17at an annual interest rate of 5 percent.
SB21-SSA1,435,20 18(b) The board shall forgive 25% of the loan and 25% of the interest on the loan
19for each school year the recipient teaches in a school district described under sub. (2)
20(d).
satisfies all of the following:
SB21-SSA1,1372x 21Section 1372x. 39.40 (3) (b) 1. and 2. of the statutes are created to read:
SB21-SSA1,435,2422 39.40 (3) (b) 1. The recipient is employed by a public or private elementary or
23secondary school in the city of Milwaukee as a full-time teacher in a high-demand
24area related to the recipient's discipline under sub. (2) (bm).
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12. The recipient receives a rating of proficient or distinguished on the educator
2effectiveness system or the equivalent in a school that does not use the educator
3effectiveness system.
SB21-SSA1,1382d 4Section 1382d. 40.02 (25) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,436,75 40.02 (25) (a) 1. Any participating state employee who has been participating
6under the Wisconsin retirement system for a period of at least 6 months prior to
7attainment of age 70 not including any period of leave of absence without pay
.
SB21-SSA1,1382g 8Section 1382g. 40.02 (25) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,436,169 40.02 (25) (a) 3. The blind employees of the Wisconsin workshop for the blind
10authorized under s. 47.03 (1) (b), 1989 stats., or of the nonprofit corporation with
11which the department of workforce development contracts under s. 47.03 (1m) (a),
121989 stats., as of the beginning of the calendar month following completion of 1,000
13hours of service.
Persons employed by an employer who are blind when hired shall
14not be eligible for life insurance premium waiver because of any disability that is
15directly or indirectly attributed to blindness and may convert life insurance coverage
16only once under the contract.
SB21-SSA1,1382i 17Section 1382i. 40.02 (25) (a) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,436,2218 40.02 (25) (a) 5. Any participating state employee who has been participating
19under the Wisconsin retirement system for a period of at least 6 months prior to
20attaining age 70 not including any period of leave of absence without pay and
who
21is on union service leave except the cost for premium payments shall be entirely the
22responsibility of the state employee on union service leave.
SB21-SSA1,1382L 23Section 1382L. 40.02 (25) (a) 6. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,437,624 40.02 (25) (a) 6. Any participating state employee of the office of district
25attorney, other than the district attorney, in a county having a population of 500,000

1or more who did not elect under s. 978.12 (6) to continue insurance coverage with that
2county, or who did elect such coverage but has terminated that election under s.
3978.12 (6), and who has participated under the retirement system established under
4chapter 201, laws of 1937, and under the Wisconsin retirement system for a
5combined and consecutive period, of at least 6 months prior to attainment of age 70,
6not including any period of leave of absence without pay
.
SB21-SSA1,1385b 7Section 1385b. 40.02 (42) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,437,108 40.02 (42) (b) The date on which a participant attains the age of 62 years for
9a participant who was an elected official or an executive participating employee
10before January 1, 2017, except as provided in par. (g).
SB21-SSA1,1389f 11Section 1389f. 40.03 (2) (x) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,437,2012 40.03 (2) (x) 1. May enter into a memorandum of understanding with the
13commissioner of the opportunity schools and partnership program under subch. IX
14of ch. 115 to include the commissioner and individuals employed at schools
15transferred to the program as participating employees and eligible for health care
16coverage under s. 40.51 (7). For purposes of s. 40.21 (1), a memorandum of
17understanding under this subdivision shall be considered a resolution adopted by a
18governing body. The secretary may not enter into the memorandum of
19understanding under this subdivision if the memorandum of understanding would
20result in the violation s. 40.015.
SB21-SSA1,438,421 2. May enter into a memorandum of understanding with the superintendent
22of schools of the school district operating under ch. 119 to include individuals
23employed at schools transferred to the superintendent of schools opportunity schools
24and partnership program under s. 119.33 as participating employees and eligible for
25health care coverage under s. 40.51 (7). For purposes of s. 40.21 (1), a memorandum

1of understanding under this subdivision shall be considered a resolution adopted by
2a governing body. The secretary may not enter into the memorandum of
3understanding under this subdivision if the memorandum of understanding would
4result in the violation s. 40.015.
SB21-SSA1,438,135 3. May enter into a memorandum of understanding with the commissioner of
6the opportunity schools and partnership program under subch. II of ch. 119 to include
7the commissioner and individuals employed at schools transferred to the program
8as participating employees and eligible for health care coverage under s. 40.51 (7).
9For purposes of s. 40.21 (1), a memorandum of understanding under this subdivision
10shall be considered a resolution adopted by a governing body. The secretary may not
11enter into a memorandum of understanding under this subdivision if the
12memorandum of understanding under this subdivision would result in a violation of
13s. 40.015.
SB21-SSA1,1389h 14Section 1389h. 40.03 (5) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,438,2215 40.03 (5) (c) Shall determine the proper rates of premiums and contributions
16required, or advise as to the appropriateness of premium rates proposed by
17independent insurers, for each of the benefit plans provided for by this chapter. For
18the purpose of determining separate required contribution rates for participants
19under s. 40.05 (1) (a) 1. and 2., and for employers under s. 40.05 (2) (a), the actuary
20or actuarial firm may recommend, and the board may approve, combining the
21participant groups under s. 40.05 (1) (a) 1. and 2. if the combination is in the actuarial
22interest of the fund and would result in administrative efficiency.
SB21-SSA1,1389r 23Section 1389r. 40.03 (6) (L) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,439,1224 40.03 (6) (L) In consultation with the division of personnel management in the
25department of administration, annually, by April 1, shall submit any proposed

1changes to the group health insurance programs under subch. IV, other than
2programs under ss. 40.51 (7) and 40.55, to the joint committee on employment
3relations. The group insurance board may not implement any changes in the group
4health insurance programs unless approved by the joint committee on employment
5relations. The joint committee on employment relations shall hold a public hearing
6on the proposed changes. Annually, before May 1, the joint committee on
7employment relations shall approve, disapprove, or approve with modifications the
8proposed changes and shall notify the governor of its actions. Within 10 calendar
9days of the notification under this paragraph, the governor shall approve or reject
10in its entirety the proposed changes approved by the joint committee on employment
11relations. A vote of 6 members of the joint committee on employment relations may
12override any rejection of the governor.
SB21-SSA1,1391 13Section 1391. 40.05 (4) (ag) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,439,1914 40.05 (4) (ag) 1. For insured part-time employees other than employees
15specified in s. 40.02 (25) (b) 2., including those in project positions as defined in s.
16230.27 (1), who are appointed to work less than 1,044 hours per year, an amount
17determined annually by the director of the office administrator of the division of state
18employment relations
personnel management in the department of administration
19under par. (ah).
SB21-SSA1,1392 20Section 1392. 40.05 (4) (ag) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,439,2521 40.05 (4) (ag) 2. For eligible employees not specified in subd. 1. and s. 40.02 (25)
22(b) 2., an amount not more than 88 percent of the average premium cost of plans
23offered in each tier under s. 40.51 (6), as determined annually by the director
24administrator of the office division of state employment relations personnel
25management in the department of administration
under par. (ah).
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1Section 1393. 40.05 (4) (ah) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,440,62 40.05 (4) (ah) 1. Annually, the director of the office administrator of the division
3of state employment relations personnel management in the department of
4administration
shall establish the amount that employees are required to pay for
5health insurance premiums in accordance with the maximum employer payments
6under par. (ag).
SB21-SSA1,1398 7Section 1398. 40.05 (4g) (a) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,440,138 40.05 (4g) (a) 4. Has received a military leave of absence under s. 230.32 (3) (a)
9or 230.35 (3), under a collective bargaining agreement under subch. V of ch. 111 or
10under rules promulgated by the director of the office administrator of the division of
11state employment relations personnel management in the department of
12administration
or is eligible for reemployment with the state under s. 321.64 after
13completion of his or her service in the U.S. armed forces.
SB21-SSA1,1398m 14Section 1398m. 40.05 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,440,1915 40.05 (5) (a) For teachers in the unclassified service of the state employed by
16the board of regents of the university, no contribution if the teacher has less than one
17year of state creditable service and an amount equal to the gross premium for
18coverage subject to a 130-day waiting period if the teacher has one year or more of
19state creditable service.
SB21-SSA1,1400 20Section 1400. 40.06 (1) (dm) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,441,221 40.06 (1) (dm) Each determination by a department head regarding the
22classification of a state employee as a protective occupation participant shall be
23reviewed by the office division of state employment relations personnel management
24in the department of administration
. A state employee's name may not be certified
25to the fund as a protective occupation participant under par. (d) until the office

1division of state employment relations personnel management in the department of
2administration
approves the determination.
SB21-SSA1,1401 3Section 1401. 40.08 (1c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,441,104 40.08 (1c) Withholding of annuity and certain benefit payments.
5Notwithstanding sub. (1), any monthly annuity paid under s. 40.23, 40.24, 40.25 (1)
6or (2), or 40.63 and any benefit paid under s. 40.62 or duty disability payment paid
7under s. 40.65
is subject to s. 767.75. The board and any member or agent thereof
8and the department and any employee or agent thereof are immune from civil
9liability for any act or omission while performing official duties relating to
10withholding any annuity payment pursuant to s. 767.57.
SB21-SSA1,1405d 11Section 1405d. 40.51 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,442,212 40.51 (2) Except as provided in subs. (10), (10m), (11) and (16), any eligible
13employee may become covered by group health insurance by electing coverage within
1430 days of being hired, to be effective as of the first day of the month which begins
15on or after the date the application is received by the employer
that first occurs
16during the 30-day period
, or by electing coverage prior to becoming eligible for
17employer contribution towards the premium cost as provided in s. 40.05 (4) (a) to be
18effective upon becoming eligible for employer contributions. An eligible employee
19who is not insured, but who is eligible for an employer contribution under s. 40.05
20(4) (ag) 1., may elect coverage prior to becoming eligible for an employer contribution
21under s. 40.05 (4) (ag) 2., with the coverage to be effective upon becoming eligible for
22the increase in the employer contribution. Any employee who does not so elect at one
23of these times, or who subsequently cancels the insurance, shall not thereafter
24become insured unless the employee furnishes evidence of insurability satisfactory
25to the insurer, at the employee's own expense or obtains coverage subject to

1contractual waiting periods. The method to be used shall be specified in the health
2insurance contract.
SB21-SSA1,1406 3Section 1406. 40.513 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,442,7 440.513 Payment of stipend in lieu of health care coverage for state
5employees.
(1) Subject to sub. (3), a state employee who is eligible to receive health
6care coverage under s. 40.51 (6) may elect not to receive that coverage and instead
7be paid an annual stipend equal to $2,000 if all of the following occur:
SB21-SSA1,442,88 (a) The employee is eligible for an employer contribution under s. 40.05 (4) (ag).
SB21-SSA1,442,99 (b) The employee makes the election on a form provided by the department.
SB21-SSA1,442,1610 (c) The employee makes the election within 30 days of being hired or during any
11applicable enrollment period established by the department. If the employee makes
12the election within 30 days of being hired, the employee may not receive health care
13coverage under s. 40.51 (6) during the calendar year in which the election is made.
14If the employee makes the election during any annual applicable enrollment period
15established by the department, the employee may not receive health care coverage
16under s. 40.51 (6) during the succeeding calendar year.
SB21-SSA1,442,22 17(2) A stipend paid to an employee under sub. (1) shall be paid from the
18appropriation account that would otherwise have been used to pay the employer
19contribution toward premium payments under s. 40.05 (4) (ag) for that employee.
20If an employee makes the election within 30 days of being hired, the employer shall
21prorate the $2,000 stipend according to the remaining number of months in the
22calendar year in which the election is made.
SB21-SSA1,442,24 23(3) A state employee may not be paid an annual stipend under sub. (1) if any
24of the following occurs:
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1(a) The employee was eligible for an employer contribution under s. 40.05 (4)
2(ag) during the 2015 calendar year and elected not to receive health care coverage
3in that calendar year.
SB21-SSA1,443,54 (b) The employee's spouse or domestic partner is receiving health care coverage
5under s. 40.51 (6).
SB21-SSA1,1407 6Section 1407. 40.515 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,443,177 40.515 (1) In addition to the health care coverage plans offered under s. 40.51
8(6), beginning on January 1, 2015, the group insurance board shall offer to all state
9employees the option of receiving health care coverage through a high-deductible
10health plan and the establishment of a health savings account. Under this option,
11each employee shall receive health care coverage through a high-deductible health
12plan. The state shall make contributions into each employee's health savings
13account in an amount specified by the director of the office administrator of the
14division
of state employment relations personnel management in the department of
15administration
under s. 40.05 (4) (ah) 4. In designing a high-deductible health plan,
16the group insurance board shall ensure that the plan may be used in conjunction with
17a health savings account.
SB21-SSA1,1408 18Section 1408. 40.52 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,444,319 40.52 (3) The group insurance board, after consulting with the board of regents
20of the University of Wisconsin System, shall establish the terms of a health insurance
21plan for graduate assistants, for teaching assistants, and for employees-in-training
22designated by the board of regents, who are employed on at least a one-third
23full-time basis and for teachers who are employed on at least a one-third full-time
24basis by the University of Wisconsin System with an expected duration of
25employment of at least 6 months but less than one year. Annually, the director of the

1office
administrator of the division of state employment relations personnel
2management in the department of administration
shall establish the amount that
3the employer is required to pay in premium costs under this subsection.
SB21-SSA1,1409m 4Section 1409m. 40.61 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,444,225 40.61 (2) Except as provided in sub. (4), any eligible employee may become
6covered by income continuation insurance by electing coverage within 30 days of
7initial eligibility, to be effective as of the first day of the month which begins on or
8after the date the application is received by the employer
that first occurs during the
930-day period
, or by electing coverage within 30 60 days of initially becoming eligible
10for a higher level of employer contribution towards the premium cost to be effective
11as of the first day of the month following the date the application is received by the
12employer
of eligibility for teachers employed by the university and effective as of the
13following April 1 for all other employees. Any employee who does not so elect at one
14of these times, or who subsequently cancels the insurance, may not thereafter
15become insured unless the employee furnishes evidence of insurability under the
16terms of the contract, or as otherwise provided by rule for employees under sub. (3),
17at the employee's own expense or obtains coverage subject to contractual waiting
18periods if contractual waiting periods are provided for by the contract or by rule for
19employees under sub. (3). An employee who furnishes satisfactory evidence of
20insurability under the terms of the contract shall become insured as of the first day
21of the month following the date of approval of evidence. The method to be used shall
22be determined by the group insurance board under sub. (1).
SB21-SSA1,1412d 23Section 1412d. 40.65 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,445,1324 40.65 (2) (a) This paragraph applies to participants who first apply for benefits
25before May 3, 1988. Any person desiring a benefit under this section must apply to

1the department of workforce development, which department shall determine
2whether the applicant is eligible to receive the benefit and the participant's monthly
3salary. Appeals from the eligibility decision shall follow the procedures under ss.
4102.16 to 102.26. If it is determined that an applicant is eligible, the department of
5workforce development shall notify the department of employee trust funds and
6shall certify the applicant's monthly salary. If at the time of application for benefits
7an applicant is still employed in any capacity by the employer in whose employ the
8disabling injury occurred or disease was contracted, that continued employment
9shall not affect that applicant's right to have his or her eligibility to receive those
10benefits determined in proceedings before the department of workforce development
11division of hearings and appeals in the department of administration or the labor and
12industry review commission or in proceedings in the courts. The department of
13workforce development may promulgate rules needed to administer this paragraph.
SB21-SSA1,1413 14Section 1413. 40.65 (2) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,445,1915 40.65 (2) (b) 3. The department shall determine whether or not the applicant
16is eligible for benefits under this section on the basis of the evidence in subd. 2. An
17applicant may appeal a determination under this subdivision to the department of
18workforce development
division of hearings and appeals in the department of
19administration
.
SB21-SSA1,1414 20Section 1414. 40.65 (2) (b) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,445,2321 40.65 (2) (b) 4. In hearing an appeal under subd. 3., the department of
22workforce development
division of hearings and appeals in the department of
23administration
shall follow the procedures under ss. 102.16 to 102.26.
SB21-SSA1,1420 24Section 1420. 41.11 (6) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,1421 25Section 1421. 41.16 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
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141.16 (1) (a) 1. A nonprofit organization, as defined in s. 106.13 (4) (3m) (a) 1r.,
2whose purposes include tourism to or within the state or a particular region in the
3state.
SB21-SSA1,1422m 4Section 1422m. 41.25 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,446,8 541.25 Frank Lloyd Wright promotion. (1) In the 2015-17 fiscal biennium,
6from the appropriation under s. 20.380 (1) (b), the department shall expend $500,000
7to promote, advertise, and publicize buildings designed or constructed by Frank
8Lloyd Wright that are open to the public.
SB21-SSA1,1424m 9Section 1424m. 41.41 (4) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,446,1210 41.41 (4) (d) Notwithstanding s. 15.03, the department shall process and
11forward all personnel and biennial budget requests by the board without change
12except as requested or concurred in by the board.
SB21-SSA1,1430 13Section 1430. 44.11 of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
SB21-SSA1,446,15 1444.11 Central depository library. (1) In this section, "board" means the
15board of curators of the historical society.
SB21-SSA1,447,4 16(2) The board may participate in the formation and maintenance of a
17nonprofit-sharing corporation sponsored by participating colleges, universities, and
18libraries for the purpose of providing and operating a central library depository at
19a location in a midwestern state for the storage of little used books and other library
20and research materials of participating institutions, and which corporation may also
21perform any other functions for the benefit of participating institutions, including
22correlating library catalogs of the participating institutions, coordinating and
23planning the purchasing by each institution of costly or infrequently used books and
24research materials in order to avoid unnecessary duplication, and facilitating the
25loaning of library books and other library and research materials between

1participating institutions. The board shall possess all powers necessary or
2convenient to accomplish the foregoing, including the authority to designate
3representatives or members of such corporation in accordance with its articles and
4bylaws.
SB21-SSA1,447,11 5(3) The board may make use of and pay for the use of the facilities and services
6of such nonprofit-sharing corporation, but the board shall retain title to all books
7and materials deposited with such corporation for storage or loaned to other
8participating institutions and the authority of the board to expend funds for the
9purchase of land, the construction of buildings and additions to buildings and the
10purchase of equipment for the purpose of providing such facilities shall be limited to
11funds appropriated under s. 20.245.
SB21-SSA1,1439 12Section 1439. 45.10 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,447,15 1345.10 Veteran appearances. The department may reimburse any veteran
14who incurred travel expenses relating to an appearance that occurred at the request
15of the state, subject to the following:
SB21-SSA1,447,17 16(1) A veteran seeking reimbursement shall submit to the department
17documentation of travel expenses incurred.
SB21-SSA1,447,20 18(2) Notwithstanding ss. 16.53 (12) (c) and 20.916 (8) and (9), the department
19may reimburse all documented travel expenses but reimbursement shall not exceed
20$2,000 annually per veteran.
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