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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.
SB21-SSA1,1447m 21Section 1447m. 45.205 of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,1453 22Section 1453. 45.44 (1) (a) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,447,2523 45.44 (1) (a) 5. A license, certification, registration, or permit issued under s.
2489.06, 89.072, 94.10 (2), (3), or (3g), 94.50 (2), 94.704, 95.60, 97.17 (2), 97.175 (2),
2597.22 (2), 98.145, 98.146, 98.18 (1) (a), or 168.23 (3).
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1Section 1454 . 45.44 (1) (a) 14. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,448,32 45.44 (1) (a) 14. A license, certification, certification card, or permit issued
3under s. 252.23, 252.24, 254.176, 254.178, 254.20, 254.71, and 256.15.
SB21-SSA1,1455 4Section 1455 . 45.44 (1) (a) 14. of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin
5Act .... (this act), is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,448,76 45.44 (1) (a) 14. A license, certification, certification card, or permit issued
7under s. ss. 97.33, 254.176, 254.178, 254.20, 254.71, and 256.15.
SB21-SSA1,1458 8Section 1458. 45.51 (2) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,448,109 45.51 (2) (a) 3. A spouse, or surviving spouse, or parent of a person under subd.
101. or 2 or a parent of a person who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
SB21-SSA1,1458r 11Section 1458r. 45.58 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,448,14 1245.58 Grants to local governments. From the appropriation under s. 20.485
13(1) (kj), the department may make grants to cities, villages, and towns that provide
14services to veterans homes.
SB21-SSA1,1458rb 15Section 1458rb. 45.58 of the statutes, as created by 2015 Wisconsin Act ....
16(this act), is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,1459 17Section 1459. 45.60 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 45.60 (1) (a) (intro.)
18and amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,448,2219 45.60 (1) (a) (intro.) The department shall administer a program to coordinate
20the provision of military funeral honors in this state to deceased veterans and to
21deceased persons who have served under honorable conditions in any national guard
22or in a reserve component of the U.S. armed forces.
all of the following:
SB21-SSA1,1460 23Section 1460. 45.60 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,448,2424 45.60 (1) (a) 1. Military personnel on active duty.
SB21-SSA1,1461 25Section 1461. 45.60 (1) (a) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
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145.60 (1) (a) 2. Former military members who served on active duty and were
2discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
SB21-SSA1,1462 3Section 1462. 45.60 (1) (a) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,449,44 45.60 (1) (a) 3. Members of the selective service.
SB21-SSA1,1463 5Section 1463. 45.60 (1) (a) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,449,86 45.60 (1) (a) 4. Former members of the selected reserve and national guard who
7served at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service and were
8discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
SB21-SSA1,1464 9Section 1464. 45.60 (1) (a) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,449,1210 45.60 (1) (a) 5. Former members of the selected reserve or national guard who
11were discharged due to a service-connected disability or for a disability subsequently
12adjudicated to have been service-connected.
SB21-SSA1,1465 13Section 1465. 45.82 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,450,614 45.82 (2) The department of veterans affairs shall award a grant annually, on
15a reimbursable basis as specified in this subsection,
to a county that meets the
16standards developed under this section and if the county executive, administrator,
17or administrative coordinator certifies to the department that it
employs a county
18veterans service officer who, if chosen after August 9, 1989 April 15, 2015, is chosen
19from a list of candidates who have taken a civil service examination for the position
20of county veterans service officer developed and administered by the division bureau
21of merit recruitment and selection in the office of state employment relations
22department of administration, or is appointed under a civil service competitive
23examination procedure under s. 59.52 (8) or ch. 63. The grant shall be The
24department of veterans affairs shall twice yearly reimburse grant recipients for
25documented expenses under sub. (5), subject to the following annual reimbursement

1limits:
$8,500 for a county with a population of less than 20,000, $10,000 for a county
2with a population of 20,000 to 45,499, $11,500 for a county with a population of
345,500 to 74,999, and $13,000 for a county with a population of 75,000 or more. The
4department of veterans affairs shall use the most recent Wisconsin official
5population estimates prepared by the demographic services center when making
6grants under this subsection.
SB21-SSA1,1465m 7Section 1465m. 45.82 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,450,188 45.82 (4) The department shall provide grants on a reimbursable basis as
9specified in this subsection
to the governing bodies of federally recognized American
10Indian tribes and bands from the appropriation under s. 20.485 (2) (km) or (vw) if
11that governing body enters into an agreement with the department regarding the
12creation, goals, and objectives of a tribal veterans service officer, appoints a veteran
13to act as a tribal veterans service officer, and gives that veteran duties similar to the
14duties described in s. 45.80 (5), except that the veteran shall report to the governing
15body of the tribe or band. The department may make annual grants of up to shall
16twice yearly reimburse grant recipients for documented expenses under sub. (5), not
17to exceed
$15,000 per grant under this subsection and shall promulgate rules to
18implement this subsection.
SB21-SSA1,1465n 19Section 1465n. 45.82 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,450,2120 45.82 (5) Only the following expenses are eligible for reimbursement under
21subs. (2) and (4):
SB21-SSA1,450,2222 (a) Information technology.
SB21-SSA1,450,2323 (b) Transportation for veterans and service to veterans with barriers.
SB21-SSA1,450,2424 (c) Special outreach to veterans.
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1(d) Training and services provided by the department and the federal
2department of veterans affairs.
SB21-SSA1,451,83 (e) Salary and fringe benefit expenses incurred in 2015; salary and fringe
4benefit expenses incurred in 2016, except that total reimbursement for such
5expenses shall not exceed 50 percent of the applicable maximum grant under sub.
6(2) or (4); and salary and fringe benefit expenses incurred in 2017, except that total
7reimbursement for such expenses shall not exceed 25 percent of the applicable
8maximum grant under sub. (2) or (4).
SB21-SSA1,1465o 9Section 1465o. 45.82 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,451,1110 45.82 (6) The department shall promulgate rules establishing criteria and
11procedures for reimbursement under subs. (2) and (4).
SB21-SSA1,1466 12Section 1466. 46.011 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 46.011 (1e).
SB21-SSA1,1467 13Section 1467. 46.011 (1c) of the statutes is created to read:
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