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SB21-SSA1,1696m 17Section 1696m. 48.78 (2) (L) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,513,1918 48.78 (2) (L) 1. In this paragraph, "qualified independent researcher" means
19a faculty member of a university who satisfies all of the following:
SB21-SSA1,513,2220 a. The faculty member has an approved protocol from an institutional review
21board for human subjects research to work with data containing personal
22information for the purposes of evaluating the program under s. 119.23.
SB21-SSA1,513,2523 b. The faculty member has received from the state and properly managed data
24containing personal information for the purposes of evaluating the program under
25s. 119.23 before the effective date of this subd. 1. b. .... [LRB inserts date].
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12. Notwithstanding par. (a), the department shall permit a qualified
2independent researcher to have access to any database maintained by the
3department for the purpose of cross-matching information contained in any such
4database with a database that both is in the possession of the qualified independent
5researcher and contains information regarding pupils participating in the program
6under s. 119.23. The department may charge a fee to the qualified independent
7researcher for the information that does not exceed the cost incurred by the
8department to provide the information.
SB21-SSA1,1697 9Section 1697. 48.975 (3m) of the statutes is renumbered 48.975 (3m) (intro.)
10and amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,514,1311 48.975 (3m) Duration. (intro.) The adoption assistance may be continued after
12the adoptee reaches the age of 18 if that adoptee is a full-time high school student.
13attains 18 years of age if any of the following applies:
SB21-SSA1,1698 14Section 1698. 48.975 (3m) (a), (b) and (c) of the statutes are created to read:
SB21-SSA1,514,1715 48.975 (3m) (a) The adoptee is under 19 years of age, is a full-time student at
16a secondary school or its vocational or technical equivalent, and is reasonably
17expected to complete the program before reaching 19 years of age.
SB21-SSA1,514,2418 (b) The adoptee is under 21 years of age, is a full-time student at a secondary
19school or its vocational or technical equivalent, has a mental or physical disability
20that warrants the continuation of adoption assistance as determined by the
21department, is not eligible for social security disability insurance under 42 USC 401
22to 433 or supplemental security income under 42 USC 1381 to 1385 based on
23disability, and otherwise lacks adequate resources to continue in secondary school
24or its vocational or technical equivalent.
SB21-SSA1,515,5
1(c) The adoptee is under 21 years of age, is a full-time student at a secondary
2school or its vocational or technical equivalent, an individualized education program
3under s. 115.787 is in effect for the adoptee, and the adoption assistance agreement
4for the adoptee became effective on or after the date on which the adoptee attained
516 years of age.
SB21-SSA1,1699 6Section 1699. 48.975 (5) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,515,87 48.975 (5) (f) Rules governing the provision of adoption assistance for the care
8of a child after the child attains 18 years of age.
SB21-SSA1,1700 9Section 1700. 48.981 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,515,2510 48.981 (1) (b) "Community placement" means probation; extended supervision;
11parole; aftercare; conditional transfer into the community under s. 51.35 (1);
12conditional transfer or discharge under s. 51.37 (9); placement in a Type 2 residential
13care center for children and youth or a Type 2 juvenile correctional facility
14authorized under s. 938.539 (5); conditional release under s. 971.17; supervised
15release under s. 980.06 or 980.08; participation in the community residential
16confinement program under s. 301.046, the intensive sanctions program under s.
17301.048, the corrective sanctions program community supervision under s. 938.533,
18the intensive supervision program under s. 938.534, or the serious juvenile offender
19program under s. 938.538; or any other placement of an adult or juvenile offender in
20the community under the custody or supervision of the department of corrections, the
21department of health services, a county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, 46.23,
2251.42, or 51.437 or any other person under contract with the department of
23corrections, the department of health services or a county department under s.
2446.215, 46.22, 46.23, 51.42, or 51.437 to exercise custody or supervision over the
25offender.
SB21-SSA1,1700m
1Section 1700m. 48.981 (2m) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,516,42 48.981 (2m) (b) 1. "Health care provider" means a physician, as defined under
3s. 448.01 (5), a physician assistant, as defined under s. 448.01 (6), or a nurse holding
4a certificate of registration under s. 441.06 (1) or a license under s. 441.10 (3).
SB21-SSA1,1701 5Section 1701. 48.985 of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,1702 6Section 1702. 49.11 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 49.11 (1e).
SB21-SSA1,1703b 7Section 1703b. 49.11 (1c) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,516,118 49.11 (1c) "Community-based juvenile delinquency-related services" means
9juvenile delinquency-related services provided under ch. 938 other than services
10provided for a juvenile who is under the supervision of the department of corrections
11under s. 938.183, 938.34 (2), (4h), (4m), (4n) (a), or (7g), or 938.357 (4).
SB21-SSA1,1704b 12Section 1704b. 49.11 (1c) of the statutes, as created by 2015 Wisconsin Act ....
13(this act), is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,516,1714 49.11 (1c) "Community-based juvenile delinquency-related services" means
15juvenile delinquency-related services provided under ch. 938 other than services
16provided for a juvenile who is under the supervision of the department of corrections
17under s. 938.183, 938.34 (2), (4h), (4m), (4n) (a), or (7g), or 938.357 (4).
SB21-SSA1,1705 18Section 1705. 49.138 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,516,2319 49.138 (5) (a) The department shall recover from an individual receiving
20emergency assistance under this section an overpayment of the emergency
21assistance if the overpayment resulted from a misrepresentation by the individual
22applying for the assistance with respect to any fact having an effect on the
23individual's eligibility for, or the amount of, the assistance granted.
SB21-SSA1,517,324 (b) If an overpayment of emergency assistance provided under this section
25resulted from an error made by a Wisconsin Works agency, the department shall

1recover the overpayment from the Wisconsin Works agency and may do so by
2offsetting the amount from amounts otherwise due the agency under a contract
3under s. 49.143.
SB21-SSA1,517,74 (c) The department may recover overpayments of emergency assistance under
5par. (a) or (b) in the manners provided in ss. 49.195 (3m) and 49.85. Nothing in this
6paragraph or par. (b) precludes the department from recovering emergency
7assistance overpayments through any other legal means.
SB21-SSA1,1706 8Section 1706. 49.141 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,517,99 49.141 (1) Definitions. (intro.) As used in ss. 49.141 to 49.161 and 49.26:
SB21-SSA1,1706m 10Section 1706m. 49.141 (1) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,517,1311 49.141 (1) (g) "Minimum wage" means the state minimum hourly wage under
12ch. 104 s. 104.035 (1) or the federal minimum hourly wage under 29 USC 206 (a) (1),
13whichever is applicable.
SB21-SSA1,1707 14Section 1707. 49.143 (2) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,517,2015 49.143 (2) (a) (intro.) Establish a at least one community steering committee
16within 60 days after the date on which the contract is awarded signed. A Wisconsin
17Works agency must establish as many committees as necessary to allow the
18representation required under subd. 1m. on each committee without exceeding the
19maximum number of members under subd. 1m. All of the following apply to a
20community steering committee created under this paragraph:
SB21-SSA1,518,6 211m. The Wisconsin works Works agency shall recommend the members of the
22committee to the chief executive officer of each county served by the Wisconsin works
23agency. The chief executive officer of each county shall
appoint the members of the
24committee. The number of members that each chief executive officer appoints to the
25committee shall be in proportion to the population of that officer's county relative to

1the population of each other county served by the Wisconsin works agency, except
2that the chief executive officer of a county that is not a Wisconsin works agency shall
3appoint the director of the county department under s. 46.215, 46.22 or 46.23, or his
4or her designee, and one other representative of the county department under s.
546.215, 46.22 or 46.23. The committee shall consist of at least 12 members, but not
6more than 15 members.
within the following parameters:
SB21-SSA1,518,8 72m. The members of the committee shall appoint a chairperson who shall be
8a person who represents business interests.
SB21-SSA1,518,9 94m. The committee shall do all of the following:
SB21-SSA1,1708 10Section 1708. 49.143 (2) (a) 1. of the statutes is renumbered 49.143 (2) (a) 4m.
11a.
SB21-SSA1,1709 12Section 1709. 49.143 (2) (a) 1m. a. of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,518,1413 49.143 (2) (a) 1m. a. The total number of members on the committee may not
14exceed 20.
SB21-SSA1,1710 15Section 1710. 49.143 (2) (a) 1m. b. of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,518,2116 49.143 (2) (a) 1m. b. Each county that the Wisconsin Works agency serves must
17be represented on a committee by a member who is a representative of a county
18department responsible for economic development, of a city department responsible
19for economic development for a city that is in that county, or of the business
20community in that county. The Wisconsin Works agency shall appoint at least one
21representative of business interests as a member of the committee.
SB21-SSA1,1711 22Section 1711. 49.143 (2) (a) 2. of the statutes is renumbered 49.143 (2) (a) 4m.
23b. and amended to read:
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149.143 (2) (a) 4m. b. Identify and encourage employers to provide permanent
2jobs for persons who are eligible for trial employment match program jobs or
3community service jobs
Wisconsin Works.
SB21-SSA1,1712 4Section 1712. 49.143 (2) (a) 3. of the statutes is renumbered 49.143 (2) (a) 4m.
5c. and amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,519,86 49.143 (2) (a) 4m. c. Create, and encourage others to create, subsidized jobs for
7persons who are eligible for trial employment match program jobs or community
8service jobs
Wisconsin Works.
SB21-SSA1,1713 9Section 1713. 49.143 (2) (a) 4. of the statutes is renumbered 49.143 (2) (a) 4m.
10d. and amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,519,1411 49.143 (2) (a) 4m. d. Create, and encourage others to create, on-the-job
12training sites
work experience opportunities, including supported work experience,
13for persons who are eligible for trial employment match program jobs or community
14service jobs
Wisconsin Works.
SB21-SSA1,1714 15Section 1714. 49.143 (2) (a) 5. and 6. of the statutes are consolidated,
16renumbered 49.143 (2) (a) 3m. and amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,519,2417 49.143 (2) (a) 3m. Foster The committee may foster and guide the
18entrepreneurial efforts of participants who are eligible for trial employment match
19program jobs or community service jobs. 6. Provide
Wisconsin Works and provide
20mentors, both from its membership and from recruitment of members of the
21community, to provide job-related guidance, including assistance in resolving
22job-related issues and the provision of job leads or references, to persons who are
23eligible for trial employment match program jobs or community service jobs
24Wisconsin Works.
SB21-SSA1,1715
1Section 1715. 49.143 (2) (a) 7. of the statutes is renumbered 49.143 (2) (a) 4m.
2e. and amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,520,53 49.143 (2) (a) 4m. e. Coordinate with the council on workforce investment local
4workforce development boards
established under 29 USC 2821 2832 to ensure
5compatibility of purpose and no duplication of effort.
SB21-SSA1,1716 6Section 1716. 49.143 (2) (a) 8. of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,1717 7Section 1717. 49.143 (2) (a) 10. of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,1718 8Section 1718. 49.145 (2) (n) 1. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,520,149 49.145 (2) (n) 1. (intro.) Except as provided in subd. 4., beginning on the date
10on which the individual has attained the age of 18, the total number of months in
11which the individual or any adult member of the individual's Wisconsin works Works
12group has participated in, or has received benefits under, any of the following or any
13combination of the following does not exceed 60 48 months, whether or not
14consecutive:
SB21-SSA1,1719 15Section 1719. 49.145 (2) (n) 1. a. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,520,1816 49.145 (2) (n) 1. a. The job opportunities and basic skills program under s.
1749.193, 1997 stats. Active participation on or after October 1, 1996, in the job
18opportunities and basic skills program counts toward the 60-month 48-month limit.
SB21-SSA1,1720 19Section 1720. 49.145 (2) (n) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,520,2520 49.145 (2) (n) 3. A Wisconsin works Works agency may extend the time limit
21under this paragraph only if the Wisconsin works Works agency determines, in
22accordance with rules promulgated by the department, that unusual circumstances
23exist that warrant an extension of the participation period
the individual is
24experiencing hardship or that the individual's family includes an individual who has
25been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty
.
SB21-SSA1,1721
1Section 1721. 49.147 (3) (ac) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,521,132 49.147 (3) (ac) Employer subsidies and reimbursements. (intro.) The
3Wisconsin Works agency shall pay to an employer that employs a participant under
4this subsection a wage subsidy in an amount that is negotiated between the
5Wisconsin Works agency and the employer but that is not less more than the state
6or federal minimum wage that applies to the participant. The wage subsidy shall be
7paid for each hour that the participant actually works, up to a maximum of 40 hours
8per week. The employer shall pay the participant any difference between the wage
9subsidy amount and the participant's wage and must pay the participant at least
10minimum wage.
In addition to paying the wage subsidy, the Wisconsin Works agency
11may, as negotiated between the Wisconsin Works agency and the employer,
12reimburse the employer for all or a portion of other costs that are attributable to the
13employment of the participant, including any of the following:
SB21-SSA1,1722 14Section 1722. 49.147 (4) (at) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,521,2015 49.147 (4) (at) Motivational training. A Wisconsin works Works agency may
16require a participant, during the first 2 weeks of participation under this subsection,
17to participate in an assessment and motivational training program identified by the
18community steering committee under s. 49.143 (2) (a) 10
. The Wisconsin works
19Works agency may require not more than 40 hours of participation per week under
20this paragraph in lieu of the participation requirement under par. (as).
SB21-SSA1,1723 21Section 1723. 49.147 (5) (bt) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,522,222 49.147 (5) (bt) Motivational training. A Wisconsin works Works agency may
23require a participant, during the first 2 weeks of participation under this subsection,
24to participate in an assessment and motivational training program identified by the
25community steering committee under s. 49.143 (2) (a) 10
. The Wisconsin works

1Works agency may require not more than 40 hours of participation per week under
2this paragraph in lieu of the participation requirement under par. (bs).
SB21-SSA1,1724 3Section 1724. 49.151 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 49.151 (1m)
4(intro.).
SB21-SSA1,1725 5Section 1725. 49.151 (1) (a) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,1726 6Section 1726. 49.151 (1) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 49.151 (1m) (a)
7(intro.) and amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,522,118 49.151 (1m) (a) (intro.) The participant, or an individual who is in the
9participant's Wisconsin Works group and who is subject to the work requirement
10under s. 49.15 (2), fails, without good cause, as determined by the Wisconsin Works
11agency, to appear do any of the following:
SB21-SSA1,522,13 121. Appear for an interview with a prospective employer or, if the participant is
13in a Wisconsin Works transitional placement, the participant fails to appear
.
SB21-SSA1,522,16 142. Appear for an assigned work activity, including an activity under s. 49.147
15(5) (b) 1. a. to d., without good cause, as determined
as defined in 42 USC 607 (d), or
16for an activity assigned
by the Wisconsin Works agency.
SB21-SSA1,1727 17Section 1727. 49.151 (1) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 49.151 (1m) (b) and
18amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,522,2219 49.151 (1m) (b) The participant, or an individual who is in the participant's
20Wisconsin works Works group and who is subject to the work requirement under s.
2149.15 (2), voluntarily leaves appropriate employment or training without good cause,
22as determined by the Wisconsin works Works agency.
SB21-SSA1,1728 23Section 1728. 49.151 (1) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 49.151 (1m) (d) and
24amended to read:
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149.151 (1m) (d) The participant, or an individual who is in the participant's
2Wisconsin works Works group and who is subject to the work requirement under s.
349.15 (2), loses is discharged from appropriate employment as a result of being
4discharged
or training for cause.
SB21-SSA1,1729 5Section 1729. 49.151 (1) (e) of the statutes is renumbered 49.151 (1m) (f) and
6amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,523,117 49.151 (1m) (f) The participant, or an individual who is in the participant's
8Wisconsin works Works group and who is subject to the work requirement under s.
949.15 (2), demonstrates through other behavior or action, as specified by the
10department by rule, that he or she refuses to participate in a Wisconsin works Works
11employment position.
SB21-SSA1,1730 12Section 1730. 49.151 (1c) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,523,1313 49.151 (1c) Definitions. In this section:
SB21-SSA1,523,1514 (a) "Employer" means a subsidized or unsubsidized employer or a work
15experience provider.
SB21-SSA1,523,1716 (b) "Employment" means subsidized or unsubsidized employment or an
17assigned work experience activity.
SB21-SSA1,1731 18Section 1731. 49.151 (1m) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,523,2219 49.151 (1m) (c) The participant, or an individual who is in the participant's
20Wisconsin Works group and who is subject to the work requirement under s. 49.15
21(2), voluntarily leaves a work experience site without good cause, as determined by
22the Wisconsin Works agency.
SB21-SSA1,1732 23Section 1732. 49.151 (1m) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,524,3
149.151 (1m) (e) The participant, or an individual who is in the participant's
2Wisconsin Works group and who is subject to the work requirement under s. 49.15
3(2), is discharged from a work experience site for cause.
SB21-SSA1,1733 4Section 1733. 49.1515 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,524,85 49.1515 (1) Guidelines by rule. The department shall by rule specify
6guidelines for determining when a participant, or individual in the participant's
7Wisconsin Works group, who engages in a behavior specified in s. 49.151 (1) (1m) (a),
8(b), (c), (d), or (e), or (f) is demonstrating a refusal to participate.
SB21-SSA1,1734g 9Section 1734g. 49.153 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,524,1410 49.153 (1) Written and oral notice. (intro.) Before Except as provided in sub.
11(1m), before
taking any action against a participant that would result in a 20 percent
12or more reduction in the participant's benefits or in termination of the participant's
13eligibility to participate in Wisconsin Works, a Wisconsin Works agency shall do all
14of the following:
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