A state employee may not be paid an annual stipend under sub. (1) if any 24
of the following occurs:
(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 3
in that calendar year.
(b) The employee's spouse or domestic partner is receiving health care coverage 5
under s. 40.51 (6).
40.515 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
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 9
employees the option of receiving health care coverage through a high-deductible 10
health plan and the establishment of a health savings account. Under this option, 11
each employee shall receive health care coverage through a high-deductible health 12
plan. The state shall make contributions into each employee's health savings 13
account in an amount specified by the director of the office administrator of the
of state employment relations personnel management in the department of
under s. 40.05 (4) (ah) 4. In designing a high-deductible health plan, 16
the group insurance board shall ensure that the plan may be used in conjunction with 17
a health savings account.
40.52 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
The group insurance board, after consulting with the board of regents 20
of the University of Wisconsin System, shall establish the terms of a health insurance 21
plan for graduate assistants, for teaching assistants, and for employees-in-training 22
designated by the board of regents, who are employed on at least a one-third 23
full-time basis and for teachers who are employed on at least a one-third full-time 24
basis by the University of Wisconsin System with an expected duration of 25
employment 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 3
the employer is required to pay in premium costs under this subsection.
40.61 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
Except as provided in sub. (4), any eligible employee may become 6
covered by income continuation insurance by electing coverage within 30 days of 7
initial 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
, or by electing coverage within 30
days of initially becoming eligible 10
for a higher level of employer contribution towards the premium cost to be effective 11
as 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 13
following April 1 for all other employees. Any employee who does not so elect at one 14
of these times, or who subsequently cancels the insurance, may not thereafter 15
become insured unless the employee furnishes evidence of insurability under the 16
terms of the contract, or as otherwise provided by rule for employees under sub. (3), 17
at the employee's own expense or obtains coverage subject to contractual waiting 18
periods if contractual waiting periods are provided for by the contract or by rule for 19
employees under sub. (3). An employee who furnishes satisfactory evidence of 20
insurability under the terms of the contract shall become insured as of the first day 21
of the month following the date of approval of evidence. The method to be used shall 22
be determined by the group insurance board under sub. (1).
40.65 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) This paragraph applies to participants who first apply for benefits 25
before May 3, 1988. Any person desiring a benefit under this section must apply to
the department of workforce development, which department shall determine 2
whether the applicant is eligible to receive the benefit and the participant's monthly 3
salary. Appeals from the eligibility decision shall follow the procedures under ss. 4
102.16 to 102.26. If it is determined that an applicant is eligible, the department of 5
workforce development shall notify the department of employee trust funds and 6
shall certify the applicant's monthly salary. If at the time of application for benefits 7
an applicant is still employed in any capacity by the employer in whose employ the 8
disabling injury occurred or disease was contracted, that continued employment 9
shall not affect that applicant's right to have his or her eligibility to receive those 10
benefits determined in proceedings before the department of workforce development 11division of hearings and appeals in the department of administration
or the labor and 12
industry review commission or in proceedings in the courts. The department of 13
workforce development may promulgate rules needed to administer this paragraph.
40.65 (2) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 3. The department shall determine whether or not the applicant 16
is eligible for benefits under this section on the basis of the evidence in subd. 2. An 17
applicant may appeal a determination under this subdivision to the
18workforce development division of hearings and appeals in the department of
40.65 (2) (b) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 4. In hearing an appeal under subd. 3., the department of
22workforce development division of hearings and appeals in the department of
shall follow the procedures under ss. 102.16 to 102.26.
41.16 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 1. A nonprofit organization, as defined in s. 106.13 (4) (3m)
(a) 1r., 2
whose purposes include tourism to or within the state or a particular region in the 3
541.25 Frank Lloyd Wright promotion. (1)
In the 2015-17 fiscal biennium, 6
from the appropriation under s. 20.380 (1) (b), the department shall expend $500,000 7
to promote, advertise, and publicize buildings designed or constructed by Frank 8
Lloyd Wright that are open to the public.
41.41 (4) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
(d) Notwithstanding s. 15.03, the department shall process and 11
forward all personnel and biennial budget requests by the board without change 12
except as requested or concurred in by the board.
44.11 of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
1444.11 Central depository library.
In this section, "board" means the 15
board of curators of the historical society.
The board may participate in the formation and maintenance of a 17
nonprofit-sharing corporation sponsored by participating colleges, universities, and 18
libraries for the purpose of providing and operating a central library depository at 19
a location in a midwestern state for the storage of little used books and other library 20
and research materials of participating institutions, and which corporation may also 21
perform any other functions for the benefit of participating institutions, including 22
correlating library catalogs of the participating institutions, coordinating and 23
planning the purchasing by each institution of costly or infrequently used books and 24
research materials in order to avoid unnecessary duplication, and facilitating the 25
loaning of library books and other library and research materials between
participating institutions. The board shall possess all powers necessary or 2
convenient to accomplish the foregoing, including the authority to designate 3
representatives or members of such corporation in accordance with its articles and 4
The board may make use of and pay for the use of the facilities and services 6
of such nonprofit-sharing corporation, but the board shall retain title to all books 7
and materials deposited with such corporation for storage or loaned to other 8
participating institutions and the authority of the board to expend funds for the 9
purchase of land, the construction of buildings and additions to buildings and the 10
purchase of equipment for the purpose of providing such facilities shall be limited to 11
funds appropriated under s. 20.245.
45.10 of the statutes is created to read:
1345.10 Veteran appearances.
The department may reimburse any veteran 14
who incurred travel expenses relating to an appearance that occurred at the request 15
of the state, subject to the following:
A veteran seeking reimbursement shall submit to the department 17
documentation of travel expenses incurred.
Notwithstanding ss. 16.53 (12) (c) and 20.916 (8) and (9), the department 19
may reimburse all documented travel expenses but reimbursement shall not exceed 20
$2,000 annually per veteran.
45.44 (1) (a) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
(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), 25
97.22 (2), 98.145, 98.146, 98.18 (1) (a), or 168.23 (3).
45.44 (1) (a) 14. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 14. A license, certification, certification card, or permit issued 3
under s. 252.23, 252.24,
254.176, 254.178, 254.20, 254.71, and 256.15.
45.44 (1) (a) 14. of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin 5
Act .... (this act), is amended to read:
(a) 14. A license, certification, certification card, or permit issued 7
under s. ss. 97.33,
254.176, 254.178, 254.20, 254.71,
45.51 (2) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 3. A spouse,
surviving spouse, or parent
of a person under subd. 10
1. or 2 or a parent of a person who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces
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 14
services to veterans homes.
45.58 of the statutes, as created by 2015 Wisconsin Act .... 16
(this act), is repealed.
45.60 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 45.60 (1) (a) (intro.) 18
and amended to read:
(a) (intro.) The department shall administer a program to coordinate 20
the 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:
45.60 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 1. Military personnel on active duty.
45.60 (1) (a) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 2. Former military members who served on active duty and were 2
discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
45.60 (1) (a) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 3. Members of the selective service.
45.60 (1) (a) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 4. Former members of the selected reserve and national guard who 7
served at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service and were 8
discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
45.60 (1) (a) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 5. Former members of the selected reserve or national guard who 11
were discharged due to a service-connected disability or for a disability subsequently 12
adjudicated to have been service-connected.
45.82 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
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 16
standards developed under this section and if the county executive, administrator,
17or administrative coordinator certifies to the department that it
employs a county 18
veterans service officer who, if chosen after August 9, 1989 April 15, 2015
, is chosen 19
from a list of candidates who have taken a civil service examination for the position 20
of county veterans service officer developed and administered by the
division bureau 21
of merit recruitment and selection in the office of state employment relations 22department of administration
, or is appointed under a civil service competitive 23
examination 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
$8,500 for a county with a population of less than 20,000, $10,000 for a county 2
with a population of 20,000 to 45,499, $11,500 for a county with a population of 3
45,500 to 74,999, and $13,000 for a county with a population of 75,000 or more. The 4
department of veterans affairs
shall use the most recent Wisconsin official 5
population estimates prepared by the demographic services center when making 6
grants under this subsection.
45.82 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
The department shall provide grants
on a reimbursable basis as
9specified in this subsection
to the governing bodies of federally recognized American 10
Indian tribes and bands from the appropriation under s. 20.485 (2) (km) or (vw) if 11
that governing body enters into an agreement with the department regarding the 12
creation, goals, and objectives of a tribal veterans service officer, appoints a veteran 13
to act as a tribal veterans service officer, and gives that veteran duties similar to the 14
duties described in s. 45.80 (5), except that the veteran shall report to the governing 15
body 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
$15,000 per grant under this subsection and shall promulgate rules to 18
implement this subsection.
45.82 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
Only the following expenses are eligible for reimbursement under 21
subs. (2) and (4):
(a) Information technology.
(b) Transportation for veterans and service to veterans with barriers.
(c) Special outreach to veterans.
(d) Training and services provided by the department and the federal 2
department of veterans affairs.
(e) Salary and fringe benefit expenses incurred in 2015; salary and fringe 4
benefit expenses incurred in 2016, except that total reimbursement for such 5
expenses 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 7
reimbursement for such expenses shall not exceed 25 percent of the applicable 8
maximum grant under sub. (2) or (4).
45.82 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
The department shall promulgate rules establishing criteria and 11
procedures for reimbursement under subs. (2) and (4).
46.011 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 46.011 (1e).
46.011 (1c) of the statutes is created to read:
"Community-based juvenile delinquency-related services" means 15
juvenile delinquency-related services provided under ch. 938 other than juvenile 16
46.011 (1p) of the statutes is created to read:
"Juvenile correctional services" means services provided for a 19
juvenile who is under the supervision of the department of corrections under s. 20
938.183, 938.34 (2), (4h), (4m), (4n) (a), or (7g), or 938.357 (4).
46.011 (1p) of the statutes, as created by 2015 Wisconsin Act 22
.... (this act), is amended to read:
"Juvenile correctional services" means services provided for a 24
juvenile who is under the supervision of the department of corrections under s. 25
938.183, 938.34 (2), (4h), (4m), (4n) (a)
, or (7g), or 938.357 (4).
46.03 (18) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Except as provided in s. 46.10 (14) (b) and (c), the department 3
shall establish a uniform system of fees for services provided or purchased by the 4
department, or a county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, 51.42, or 51.437, except 5
for services provided under ch. 48 and subch. III of ch. 49; community-based juvenile
6delinquency-related services; juvenile correctional services;
services provided to 7
and referral services; or when, as determined by 8
the department, a fee is administratively unfeasible or would significantly prevent 9
accomplishing the purpose of the service. A county department under s. 46.215, 10
46.22, 51.42, or 51.437 shall apply the fees that it collects under this program to cover 11
the cost of those services.
46.03 (20) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Except for payments provided under ch. 48 or subch. III of ch. 49,
department may make payments directly to recipients of public assistance 15
or to such
persons authorized to receive such those
payments in accordance with law 16
and rules of the department on behalf of the counties. Except for payments provided
17under ch. 48 or subch. III of ch. 49, the The
department may charge the counties for 18
the cost of operating public assistance systems which that
make such those 19
46.036 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Purchase of service contracts Contracts under this section
be written in accordance with rules promulgated and procedures established by the 23
department. Contracts for client services shall show the total dollar amount to be 24
purchased and; shall show
for each service the number of clients to be served, 25
number of client service units, the unit rate per client service
and the total dollar
amount for each service; shall permit the provider of a rate-based service to generate
2a surplus of revenue earned under the contract over allowable costs incurred in the
3contract period; and shall permit a nonprofit corporation that is a provider of a
4rate-based service or a rate-regulated service to retain from that surplus the
5amounts specified in sub. (5m) (b), (c), (d), or (em), whichever is applicable. Nothing
6in this paragraph shall be construed to guarantee the generation of a surplus by a
7provider of a rate-based service
46.036 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) For proprietary agencies, contracts may include a percentage 10
add-on for profit according to rules promulgated by the department.
11profits generated by a rate-regulated service, a proprietary agency may combine
12revenues in the same manner that a nonprofit corporation is permitted to combine
13revenues under sub. (5m) (c) 1. and may offset surpluses generated by affiliated
14providers against deficits generated by such providers in the same manner that a
15nonprofit corporation is permitted to offset surpluses against deficits under sub. (5m)
16(c) 2. In calculating profits generated by a rate-based service, a proprietary agency
17that is a successor provider following a merger, acquisition, consolidation,
18reorganization, sale, or other transfer may offset surpluses generated by a
19preexisting provider against deficits generated by such a provider in the same
20manner that a nonprofit corporation is permitted to offset surpluses against deficits
21under sub. (5m) (d).
46.036 (5m) (a) 1. of the statutes is renumbered 46.036 (5m) 23
46.036 (5m) (a) 1d. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 1d. "Affiliated provider" means a provider that has control of, 2
is subject to the control of, or is under common control with another provider.
46.036 (5m) (a) 1g. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 1g. "Combined revenues" means the aggregate revenues 5
received by a provider from all purchasers of all rate-regulated services provided by 6
46.036 (5m) (a) 1j. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 1j. "Control" means the possession of the power, directly or 9
indirectly, to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a 10
provider through the ownership of more than 50 percent of the voting rights of the 11
provider, by contract, or otherwise.