15.165 (2) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
15.165 (2) Group insurance board.
There is created in the department of 7
employee trust funds a group insurance board. The board shall consist of the 8
(a) The governor or his or her designee.
(b) The attorney general or his or her designee.
(c) The secretary of administration or his or her designee.
(d) The administrator of the division of personnel management in the 13
department of administration or his or her designee.
(e) The commissioner of insurance or his or her designee.
(f) One representative to the assembly appointed by the speaker of the 16
(g) One representative to the assembly appointed by the minority leader of the 18
(h) One senator appointed by the majority leader of the senate.
(i) One senator appointed by the minority leader of the senate.
(j) Six persons appointed for 2-year terms, of whom one shall be an insured 22
participant in the Wisconsin Retirement System who is not a teacher, one shall be 23
an insured participant in the Wisconsin Retirement System who is a teacher, one 24
shall be an insured participant in the Wisconsin Retirement System who is a retired 25
employee, one shall be an insured employee of a local unit of government, and one
shall be the chief executive or a member of the governing body of a local unit of 2
government that is a participating employer in the Wisconsin Retirement System.
15.225 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 15.105 (15) and 4
amended to read:
15.105 (15) Labor and industry review commission.
There is created a labor 6
and industry review commission which is attached to the department of workforce
under s. 15.03, except the budget of the labor and 8
industry review commission shall be transmitted by the department to the governor 9
without change or modification by the department, unless agreed to by the labor and 10
industry review commission. The governor shall appoint an individual to serve at
11the pleasure of the governor as general counsel for the commission.
15.227 (17) of the statutes is repealed.
15.345 (6) of the statutes is repealed.
15.347 (15) of the statutes is repealed.
15.405 (5g) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.405 (5g) Controlled substances board.
There is created in the department 17
of safety and professional services a controlled substances board consisting of the 18
attorney general, the secretary of health services,
and the secretary of agriculture, 19
trade and consumer protection, or their designees; the chairperson of the pharmacy 20
examining board, the chairperson of the medical examining board, the chairperson
21of the dentistry examining board, and the chairperson of the board of nursing,
or a 22
designee; and one psychiatrist and one pharmacologist appointed for 3-year terms.
15.405 (12) of the statutes is renumbered 15.135 (5) (a) (intro.) 24
and amended to read:
(a) Veterinary examining board.
(intro.) There is created a 2
veterinary examining board in the department of safety and professional services 3agriculture, trade and consumer protection
. The veterinary examining board shall 4
consist of the following
8 members appointed for staggered 4-year terms.:
Five of the members shall be licensed
in this state.
One member shall be a
veterinary technician certified in this state.
Two members shall be
No member of the examining board may in any way be financially interested 9
in any school having a veterinary department or a course of study in veterinary or 10
15.407 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
15.407 (6) of the statutes is repealed.
15.407 (8) of the statutes is repealed.
15.407 (12) of the statutes is repealed.
15.407 (17) of the statutes is repealed.
15.445 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 15.345 (8), and 15.345 17
(8) (a), as renumbered, is amended to read:
(a) There is created a lower Wisconsin state riverway board, which 19
is attached to the department of tourism natural resources
under s. 15.03.
15.79 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
There is created a public service commission. No member of the
23commission consisting of one chairperson and 2 commissioners. The chairperson and
have a financial interest in a railroad, water carrier, or 25
public utility. If any member the chairperson or a commissioner
so interested, the member's chairperson's or commissioner's
office shall become 2
vacant. If the member chairperson or commissioner
involuntarily becomes so 3
interested, the member's chairperson's or commissioner's
office shall become vacant 4
unless the member chairperson or commissioner
divests himself or herself of the 5
interest within a reasonable time. Each The chairperson and each
shall hold office until a successor is appointed and qualified.
15.79 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(intro.) A The chairperson and each
commissioner of the public 9
service commission may not do any of the following:
15.915 (6) of the statutes is repealed.
16.003 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.003 (2) Staff.
Except as provided in ss. 16.548, 16.57,
978.03 (1), (1m) and 13
(2), 978.04 and 978.05 (8) (b), the secretary shall appoint the staff necessary for 14
performing the duties of the department. All staff shall be appointed under the 15
classified service except as otherwise provided by law.
16.004 (7) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) The secretary shall establish and maintain a personnel 18
management information system which shall be used to furnish the governor, the 19
legislature and the office division
of state employment relations personnel
20management in the department
with current information pertaining to authorized 21
positions, payroll and related items for all civil service employees, except employees 22
of the office of the governor, the courts and judicial branch agencies, and the 23
legislature and legislative service agencies. It is the intent of the legislature that the 24
University of Wisconsin System provide position and other information to the 25
department and the legislature, which includes appropriate data on each position,
facilitates accountability for each authorized position and traces each position over 2
time. Nothing in this paragraph may be interpreted as limiting the authority of the 3
board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System to allocate and reallocate 4
positions by funding source within the legally authorized levels.
16.004 (13) of the statutes is created to read:
16.004 (13) Amortization schedule for commercial paper principal.
(a) In 7
this subsection, "short-term commercial paper program" means a short-term, 8
general obligation debt issued in lieu of long-term, state general obligation debt.
(b) The secretary shall establish an amortization schedule for the repayment 10
of principal repayment on short-term commercial paper programs so that a uniform 11
portion of the principal amount of the obligation is planned to be retired annually.
16.004 (16) of the statutes is repealed.
16.25 (1) (a) of the statutes is repealed.
16.25 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
The board shall establish by rule department shall administer
program to provide length-of-service awards, described in 26 USC 457
(e) (11), to 19
volunteer fire fighters in municipalities that operate volunteer fire departments or 20
that contract with volunteer fire companies organized under ch. 181 or 213, to first 21
responders in any municipality that authorizes first responders to provide first 22
responder services, and to volunteer emergency medical technicians in any 23
municipality that authorizes volunteer emergency medical technicians to provide 24
emergency medical technical services in the municipality. To the extent permitted 25
by federal law, the board shall design department shall administer
the program so
as to treat the length-of-service awards as a tax-deferred benefit under the Internal 2
16.25 (3) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(intro.) The board
shall promulgate rules to include the
5following design features for administer
the program so as to include all of the
16.25 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) The municipality may select from among the plans offered by 9
individuals or organizations under contract with the board department
under sub. 10
(4) for the volunteer fire fighters, first responders, and emergency medical 11
technicians who perform services for the municipality. The municipality shall pay 12
the annual contributions directly to the individual or organization offering the plan 13
selected by the municipality.
16.25 (3) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) 1. Subject to subd. 2., the board department
shall match all annual 16
municipal contributions paid for volunteer fire fighters, first responders, and 17
emergency medical technicians up to $250 per fiscal year, other than contributions 18
paid for the purchase of additional years of service under par. (e), to be paid from the 19
appropriation account under s. 20.505 (4) (er). This amount shall be adjusted 20
annually on July 1 to reflect any changes in the U.S. consumer price index for all 21
urban consumers, U.S. city average, as determined by the U.S. department of labor, 22
for the 12-month period ending on the preceding December 31. The
shall pay all amounts that are matched under this paragraph to the 24
individuals and organizations offering the plans selected by the municipalities.
2. If the moneys appropriated under s. 20.505 (4) (er) are not sufficient to fully 2
fund the contributions required to be paid by the board department
under subd. 1., 3
the board department
shall prorate the contributions paid for the volunteer fire 4
fighters, first responders, and emergency medical technicians.
16.25 (3) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
(g) A volunteer fire fighter, first responder, or emergency medical 7
technician shall be paid a length of service award either in a lump sum or in a manner 8
specified by rule, consisting of all municipal and state contributions made on behalf 9
of the volunteer fire fighter, first responder, or emergency medical technician and all 10
earnings on the contributions, less any expenses incurred in the investment of the 11
contributions and earnings, after the volunteer fire fighter, first responder, or 12
emergency medical technician attains 20 years of service for a municipality and 13
reaches the age of 60. If a volunteer fire fighter, first responder, or emergency 14
medical technician has satisfied all vesting requirements under the program but has 15
less than 20 years of service for a municipality or has not reached the age of 60, the 16
program shall provide for the payment of a length of service award either in a lump 17
sum or in a manner specified by rule in an amount to be determined by the board 18department
, but less than the amount paid to a volunteer fire fighter, first responder, 19
or emergency medical technician who has attained 20 years of service for a 20
municipality and has reached the age of 60.
16.25 (3) (i) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(i) 2. A volunteer fire fighter, first responder, or emergency medical 23
technician who becomes disabled during his or her service as a volunteer fire fighter, 24
first responder, or emergency medical technician for the municipality shall be paid
a length of service award either in a lump sum or in a manner specified by rule, in 2
an amount to be determined by the board department
16.25 (3) (k) of the statutes is amended to read:
(k) The board department
shall equitably allocate all moneys in 5
accounts of volunteer fire fighters, first responders, and emergency medical 6
technicians that have been closed to the accounts of volunteer fire fighters, first 7
responders, and emergency medical technicians that have not been forfeited or 8
16.25 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) The board department
shall establish by rule the requirements 11
for, and the qualifications of, the individuals and organizations in the private sector 12
that are eligible to provide administrative services and investment plans under the 13
program, other than services funded from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (4) (ec). 14
In establishing the requirements and qualifications, the board department
develop criteria of financial stability that each individual and organization must 16
meet in order to offer the services and plans under the program.
16.25 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) The board department
may contract with any individual or 19
organization in the private sector that seeks to provide administrative services and 20
investment plans required for the program, other than services funded from the 21
appropriation under s. 20.505 (4) (ec), if the individual or organization fulfills the 22
requirements and has the qualifications established by the board department
par. (a). Section 16.72 (2) (b) does not apply to any such contract.
16.25 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
shall establish by rule a process by which a 2
volunteer fire fighter, first responder, or emergency medical technician may appeal 3
to the board secretary
any decision made by the department or by an individual or 4
organization under contract with the board department
under sub. (4) that affects 5
a substantial interest of the volunteer fire fighter, first responder, or emergency 6
medical technician under the program.
16.25 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
Annually, on or before December 31, the board department
submit a report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) 10
describing the activities of the board department under this section
16.40 (18) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.40 (18) Require agencies to provide copies.
Require each state agency, at 13
the time that the agency submits a request to the department for an increased 14
appropriation to be provided in an executive budget bill which is necessitated by the 15
compensation plan under s. 230.12 or a collective bargaining agreement approved 16
under s. 111.92, to provide a copy of the request to the director of the office 17administrator of the division
of state employment relations personnel management 18in the department
and the joint committee on employment relations.
16.415 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
Neither the secretary nor any other fiscal officer of this state may 21
draw, sign, or issue, or authorize the drawing, signing, or issuing of any warrant on 22
any disbursing officer of the state to pay any compensation to any person in the 23
classified service of the state unless an estimate, payroll, or account for such 24
compensation, containing the names of every person to be paid, bears the certificate 25
of the appointing authority that each person named in the estimate, payroll, or
account has been appointed, employed, or subject to any other personnel transaction 2
in accordance with, and that the pay for the person has been established in 3
accordance with, the law, compensation plan, or applicable collective bargaining 4
agreement, and applicable rules of the director of the office administrator of the
of state employment relations personnel management in the department 6
and the administrator of the division director of the bureau
of merit recruitment and 7
selection in the office of state employment relations department
then in effect.
16.415 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
Any sums paid contrary to this section may be recovered from any 10
appointing authority making such appointments in contravention of law or of the 11
rules promulgated pursuant thereto, or from any appointing authority signing or 12
countersigning or authorizing the signing or countersigning of any warrant for the 13
payment of the same, or from the sureties on the official bond of any such appointing 14
authority, in an action in the circuit court for any county within the state, maintained 15
by the director of the office administrator of the division
of state employment
16relations personnel management in the department
, or by a citizen resident therein, 17
who is assessed for, and liable to pay, or within one year before the commencement 18
of the action has paid, a state, city or county tax within this state. All moneys 19
recovered in any action brought under this section when collected, shall be paid into 20
the state treasury except that if a citizen taxpayer is plaintiff in any such action he 21
or she shall be entitled to receive for personal use the taxable cost of such action and 22
5% of the amount recovered as attorney fees.
16.42 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
An agency making a request under sub. (1) shall submit 3 proposals 25
(a) A proposal written as if there would be no increase in expenditures of 2
general purpose revenue, program revenue, or segregated revenue from the base 3
levels for the current fiscal year.
(b) A proposal written as if the only increase in expenditures of general purpose 5
revenue, program revenue, or segregated revenue from base levels would be for the 6
cost to continue programs, including standard budget adjustments and increases in 7
costs due to case load or population adjustments, and for the amounts necessary to 8
fund previously enacted program commitments.
(c) The proposal submitted in par. (b) but modified to include increases in 10
expenditures of general purpose revenue, program revenue, or segregated revenue 11
from base levels for programmatic changes.
16.42 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
The department of safety and professional services
shall include in 14
its agency request under sub. (1) a proposal to eliminate any council, board, or 15
commission that has not held a meeting since the preceding September 15, unless 16
the council, board, or commission is required to exist under federal law.
16.43 of the statutes is amended to read:
The secretary shall compile and submit to the governor or the 19
governor-elect and to each person elected to serve in the legislature during the next 20
biennium, not later than November 20 of each even-numbered year, a compilation 21
giving all of the data required by s. 16.46 to be included in the state budget report, 22
except the recommendations of the governor and the explanation thereof.
The secretary shall not include in the compilation any provision for the 24
development or implementation of an information technology development project 25
for an executive branch agency that is not consistent with the strategic plan of the
agency, as approved under s. 16.976. The secretary may distribute the budget 2
compilation in printed or optical disk format.
16.43 (2) of the statutes is created to read: