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SB21-SSA1,836,2522 (b) "Dwelling construction standard" means a requirement imposed under s.
23101.645 (3) or 101.647 (3) or a requirement imposed under any provision of ch.101
24or 145 or under any ordinance of a political subdivision relating to standards for
25electrical wiring or plumbing in one- and 2-family dwellings.
SB21-SSA1,837,1
1(c) "Political subdivision" means a city, village, town, or county.
SB21-SSA1,837,4 2(2) Except as provided in sub. (9), a person who is issued a waiver from a
3requirement to comply with a dwelling construction standard under this section is
4not required to comply with that standard.
SB21-SSA1,837,11 5(3) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), a person is eligible to obtain a waiver from
6the requirement to comply with a dwelling construction standard if the person
7submits a signed application form requesting the waiver to the political subdivision
8that is responsible for issuing building permits for dwellings. The application shall
9include an attachment containing the address or other identifying information that
10describes the location of the dwelling and specifying the dwelling construction
11standard from which the person seeks a compliance waiver.
SB21-SSA1,837,1412 (b) If the department issues building permits for dwellings in a political
13subdivision, a person applying for the waiver shall submit the application to the
14department.
SB21-SSA1,837,18 15(4) The department shall prescribe and furnish a waiver application form to
16each political subdivision that issues building permits for dwellings. The form shall
17be written in simple and plain language and shall list, in a check-off format, each
18of the following statements:
SB21-SSA1,837,2119 (a) The person's religious beliefs and the established tenets or teachings of the
20religious sect of which the person is a member conflict with one or more dwelling
21construction standards.
SB21-SSA1,837,2322 (b) The dwelling for which the waiver is requested will be used solely as a
23residence for the person or members of the person's household.
SB21-SSA1,838,224 (c) The waiver is requested based upon the long-established tenets and
25teachings of the religious sect of which the person is a member and the religious sect

1did not establish these tenets and teachings solely to avoid compliance with dwelling
2construction standards.
SB21-SSA1,838,63 (d) The person agrees to modify the dwelling for which the waiver is requested
4to comply with dwelling construction standards if the person ceases to adhere to the
5tenets or teachings of the religious sect of which the person is a member and upon
6which the waiver is requested.
SB21-SSA1,838,9 7(5) A political subdivision that issues building permits and that receives a
8completed and signed waiver application form shall promptly issue a waiver to the
9applicant if all of the following apply:
SB21-SSA1,838,1110 (a) The political subdivision has no reason to believe that the statements
11provided by the applicant on the waiver application form are untrue.
SB21-SSA1,838,1312 (b) The political subdivision is satisfied that the waiver will not result in an
13unreasonable risk of harm to public health or safety.
SB21-SSA1,838,1514 (c) The waiver specifies those dwelling construction standards with which the
15applicant is not required to comply.
SB21-SSA1,838,24 16(6) A political subdivision that finds that an applicant is not entitled to receive
17a waiver under this section shall promptly notify the department of its finding
18together with a description of the political subdivision's basis for its finding. If the
19department agrees with the political subdivision's finding, it shall deny the waiver
20and notify the applicant that the waiver is denied. If the department disagrees with
21the political subdivision's finding, it shall issue the waiver to the applicant and notify
22the political subdivision that the department has issued the waiver. Upon receipt
23of the notice, the political subdivision shall waive the applicant's requirement to
24comply with the dwelling construction standards specified in the waiver.
SB21-SSA1,839,2
1(7) A person is entitled to obtain a waiver under this section before, during, or
2after construction of a one- or 2-family dwelling.
SB21-SSA1,839,4 3(8) Neither a municipality nor the department may charge a person a fee to
4apply for or to receive a waiver under this section.
SB21-SSA1,839,6 5(9) A waiver issued under this section is invalid if the political subdivision that
6issued the waiver or the department find that any of the following applies:
SB21-SSA1,839,87 (a) A statement on the waiver form submitted by the person to whom the waiver
8was issued is untrue.
SB21-SSA1,839,99 (b) The basis upon which the waiver was issued no longer applies.
SB21-SSA1,839,1110 (c) The dwelling is occupied by a person who does not hold the religious beliefs
11that form the basis for issuing the waiver.
SB21-SSA1,839,16 12(10) Neither the department nor a political subdivision may take any
13enforcement action, nor proceed with any enforcement action initiated on or before
14the effective date of this subsection .... [LRB inserts date], against a person with
15respect to a dwelling construction standard if the person has a valid waiver issued
16under this section that waives compliance with the requirement.
SB21-SSA1,2716 17Section 2716. 101.654 (1m) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,839,2118 101.654 (1m) (e) The continuing education approved by the department under
19par. (b) 1. shall include courses offered by private organizations with whom the
20department contracts under s. 101.657.
The department may approve continuing
21education
courses that are offered by other states.
SB21-SSA1,2717 22Section 2717. 101.657 of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,2717m 23Section 2717m. 101.66 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,840,3
1101.66 (1) Except as provided in sub. subs. (1m) and (1r), every builder,
2designer, and owner shall use building materials, methods, and equipment which are
3in conformance with the one- and 2-family dwelling code.
SB21-SSA1,2718d 4Section 2718d. 101.66 (1r) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,840,75 101.66 (1r) A builder, designer, or owner is not required to comply with those
6requirements of the one- and 2-family dwelling code for which a waiver is issued
7under s. 101.648.
SB21-SSA1,2718f 8Section 2718f. 101.86 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,840,159 101.86 (1) (a) Enact an electrical code or otherwise exercise jurisdiction over
10electrical wiring and inspection of electrical wiring by enactment of ordinances. An
11ordinance enacted under this paragraph may not be less restrictive than this
12subchapter
, provided that the electrical code or ordinance strictly conforms with the
13state electrical wiring code promulgated by the department under s. 101.82 (1)
. A
14county ordinance shall apply in any city, village or town which has not enacted such
15an ordinance.
SB21-SSA1,2718g 16Section 2718g. 101.862 (4) (p) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,840,2117 101.862 (4) (p) A person engaged in installing, repairing, or maintaining a
18private on-site wastewater treatment system, as defined in s. 145.01 (12), if the
19activity only involves installing or modifying a conductor going from the system's
20junction, pull, or device box to the nearest disconnecting point and the conductor is
21buried with the system.
SB21-SSA1,2718h 22Section 2718h. 101.862 (4) (q) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,841,223 101.862 (4) (q) A person engaged in installing, repairing, or maintaining a
24pump for a well if the activity only involves installing or modifying a conductor going

1from the pump's junction, pull, or device box to the nearest disconnecting point and
2the conductor is buried with the pump.
SB21-SSA1,2720 3Section 2720 . 101.935 (2) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,841,74 101.935 (2) (e) Section 254.69 (2) 97.615 (2), as it applies to an agent for the
5department of health services agriculture, trade and consumer protection in the
6administration of s. 254.47 97.67, applies to an agent for the department of safety
7and professional services in the administration of this section.
SB21-SSA1,2724m 8Section 2724m. 101.972 of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,2725m 9Section 2725m. 101.974 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,841,1110 101.974 (2) Promulgate the rules under this subchapter after consultation with
11the multifamily dwelling code council
.
SB21-SSA1,2727 12Section 2727. 102.01 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 102.01 (2) (af).
SB21-SSA1,2728 13Section 2728. 102.01 (2) (ad) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,841,1514 102.01 (2) (ad) "Administrator" means the administrator of the division of
15hearings and appeals in the department of administration.
SB21-SSA1,2731 16Section 2731. 102.01 (2) (ar) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,841,1817 102.01 (2) (ar) "Division" means the division of hearings and appeals in the
18department of administration.
SB21-SSA1,2735d 19Section 2735d. 102.01 (2) (dm) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,841,2220 102.01 (2) (dm) "Order" means any decision, rule, regulation, direction,
21requirement, or standard of the department or the division, or any other
22determination arrived at or decision made by the department or the division.
SB21-SSA1,2744d 23Section 2744d. 102.07 (8) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,842,224 102.07 (8) (c) The department division may not admit in evidence any state or
25federal laws, regulations, documents law, regulation, or document granting

1operating authority, or licenses license when determining whether an independent
2contractor meets the conditions specified in par. (b) 1. or 3.
SB21-SSA1,2746 3Section 2746. 102.07 (12m) of the statutes is renumbered 102.07 (12m) (b) and
4amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,842,135 102.07 (12m) (b) A student of a public school, as described in s. 115.01 (1), or
6a private school, as defined in s. 115.001 (3r), or an institution of higher education,
7while he or she is engaged in performing services as part of a school work training,
8work experience, or work study program, and who is not on the payroll of an employer
9that is providing the work training or work experience or who is not otherwise
10receiving compensation on which a worker's compensation carrier could assess
11premiums on that employer, is an employee of a school district or, private school, or
12institution of higher education
that elects under s. 102.077 to name the student as
13its employee.
SB21-SSA1,2747 14Section 2747. 102.07 (12m) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,842,1515 102.07 (12m) (a) In this subsection:
SB21-SSA1,842,2016 1. "Institution of higher education" means an institution within the University
17of Wisconsin System, a technical college, a tribally controlled college controlled by
18an Indian tribe that has elected under s. 102.05 (2) to become subject to this chapter,
19a school approved under s. 38.50, or a private, nonprofit institution of higher
20education located in this state.
SB21-SSA1,842,2121 2. "Private school" has the meaning given in s. 115.001 (3r).
SB21-SSA1,842,2222 3. "Public school" means a school described in s. 115.01 (1).
SB21-SSA1,2749 23Section 2749. 102.077 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,843,1024 102.077 (1) A school district or a , private school, as defined in s. 115.001 (3r),
25or institution of higher education may elect to name as its employee for purposes of

1this chapter a student described in s. 102.07 (12m) (b) by an endorsement on its policy
2of worker's compensation insurance or, if the school district or, private school, or
3institution of higher education
is exempt from the duty to insure under s. 102.28 (2)
4(a), by filing a declaration with the department in the manner provided in s. 102.31
5(2) (a) naming the student as an employee of the school district or, private school, or
6institution of higher education
for purposes of this chapter. A declaration under this
7subsection shall list the name of the student to be covered under this chapter, the
8name and address of the employer that is providing the work training or work
9experience for that student, and the title, if any, of the work training, work
10experience, or work study program in which the student is participating.
SB21-SSA1,2751 11Section 2751. 102.077 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,843,1712 102.077 (2) A school district or , private school, or institution of higher
13education
may revoke a declaration under sub. (1) by providing written notice to the
14department in the manner provided in s. 102.31 (2) (a), the student , and the employer
15who is providing the work training or work experience for that student. A revocation
16under this subsection is effective 30 days after the department receives notice of that
17revocation.
SB21-SSA1,2754d 18Section 2754d. 102.11 (1) (am) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,843,2519 102.11 (1) (am) 1. The employee is a member of a class of employees that does
20the same type of work at the same location and, in the case of an employee in the
21service of the state, is employed in the same office, department, independent agency,
22authority, institution, association, society, or other body in state government or, if the
23department or the division determines appropriate, in the same subunit of an office,
24department, independent agency, authority, institution, association, society, or other
25body in state government.
SB21-SSA1,2755d
1Section 2755d. 102.12 of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,844,21 2102.12 Notice of injury, exception, laches. No claim for compensation may
3be maintained unless, within 30 days after the occurrence of the injury or within 30
4days after the employee knew or ought to have known the nature of his or her
5disability and its relation to the employment, actual notice was received by the
6employer or by an officer, manager or designated representative of an employer. If
7no representative has been designated by posters placed in one or more conspicuous
8places where notices to employees are customarily posted, then notice received by
9any superior is sufficient. Absence of notice does not bar recovery if it is found that
10the employer was not misled thereby by that absence. Regardless of whether notice
11was received, if no payment of compensation, other than medical treatment or burial
12expense, is made, and if no application is filed with the department within 2 years
13from after the date of the injury or death, or from or the date the employee or his or
14her dependent knew or ought to have known the nature of the disability and its
15relation to the employment, the right to compensation therefor for the injury or death
16is barred, except that the right to compensation is not barred if the employer knew
17or should have known, within the 2-year period, that the employee had sustained
18the injury on which the claim is based. Issuance of notice of a hearing on the
19department's own motion of the department or the division has the same effect for
20the purposes of this section as the filing of an application. This section does not affect
21any claim barred under s. 102.17 (4).
SB21-SSA1,2757d 22Section 2757d. 102.13 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,845,523 102.13 (1) (c) So long as the employee, after a written request of the employer
24or insurer which that complies with par. (b), refuses to submit to or in any way
25obstructs the examination, the employee's right to begin or maintain any proceeding

1for the collection of compensation is suspended, except as provided in sub. (4). If the
2employee refuses to submit to the examination after direction by the department, the
3division,
or an examiner, or in any way obstructs the examination, the employee's
4right to the weekly indemnity which that accrues and becomes payable during the
5period of that refusal or obstruction, is barred, except as provided in sub. (4).
SB21-SSA1,2758 6Section 2758. 102.13 (1) (d) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,845,117 102.13 (1) (d) 2. Any physician, chiropractor, psychologist, dentist, physician
8assistant, advanced practice nurse prescriber, or podiatrist who attended a worker's
9compensation claimant for any condition or complaint reasonably related to the
10condition for which the claimant claims compensation may be required to testify
11before the department division when the department division so directs.
SB21-SSA1,2759d 12Section 2759d. 102.13 (1) (d) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,845,1913 102.13 (1) (d) 3. Notwithstanding any statutory provisions except par. (e), any
14physician, chiropractor, psychologist, dentist, physician assistant, advanced
15practice nurse prescriber, or podiatrist attending a worker's compensation claimant
16for any condition or complaint reasonably related to the condition for which the
17claimant claims compensation may furnish to the employee, employer, worker's
18compensation insurer, or the department, or division information and reports
19relative to a compensation claim.
SB21-SSA1,2760d 20Section 2760d. 102.13 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,845,2321 102.13 (1) (f) If an employee claims compensation under s. 102.81 (1), the
22department or the division may require the employee to submit to physical or
23vocational examinations under this subsection.
SB21-SSA1,2761d 24Section 2761d. 102.13 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,846,11
1102.13 (2) (a) An employee who reports an injury alleged to be work-related
2or files an application for hearing waives any physician-patient,
3psychologist-patient, or chiropractor-patient privilege with respect to any condition
4or complaint reasonably related to the condition for which the employee claims
5compensation. Notwithstanding ss. 51.30 and 146.82 and any other law, any
6physician, chiropractor, psychologist, dentist, podiatrist, physician assistant,
7advanced practice nurse prescriber, hospital, or health care provider shall, within a
8reasonable time after written request by the employee, employer, worker's
9compensation insurer, or department, or division, or its representative, provide that
10person with any information or written material reasonably related to any injury for
11which the employee claims compensation.
SB21-SSA1,2763d 12Section 2763d. 102.13 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,846,2513 102.13 (3) If 2 or more physicians, chiropractors, psychologists, dentists, or
14podiatrists disagree as to the extent of an injured employee's temporary disability,
15the end of an employee's healing period, an employee's ability to return to work at
16suitable available employment or the necessity for further treatment or for a
17particular type of treatment, the department or the division may appoint another
18physician, chiropractor, psychologist, dentist, or podiatrist to examine the employee
19and render an opinion as soon as possible. The department or the division shall
20promptly notify the parties of this appointment. If the employee has not returned
21to work, payment for temporary disability shall continue until the department or the
22division
receives the opinion. The employer or its insurance carrier, or both, shall
23pay for the examination and opinion. The employer or insurance carrier , or both,
24shall receive appropriate credit for any overpayment to the employee determined by
25the department or the division after receipt of the opinion.
SB21-SSA1,2764d
1Section 2764d. 102.13 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,847,162 102.13 (4) The rights of employees right of an employee to begin or maintain
3proceedings for the collection of compensation and to receive weekly indemnities
4which that accrue and become payable shall not be suspended or barred under sub.
5(1) when an employee refuses to submit to a physical examination, upon the request
6of the employer or worker's compensation insurer or at the direction of the
7department, the division, or an examiner, which that would require the employee to
8travel a distance of 100 miles or more from his or her place of residence, unless the
9employee has claimed compensation for treatment from a practitioner whose office
10is located 100 miles or more from the employee's place of residence or the department,
11division,
or examiner determines that any other circumstances warrant the
12examination. If the employee has claimed compensation for treatment from a
13practitioner whose office is located 100 miles or more from the employee's place of
14residence, the employer or insurer may request, or the department , the division, or
15an examiner may direct, the employee to submit to a physical examination in the
16area where the employee's treatment practitioner is located.
SB21-SSA1,2765d 17Section 2765d. 102.13 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,848,218 102.13 (5) The department or the division may refuse to receive testimony as
19to conditions determined from an autopsy if it appears that the party offering the
20testimony had procured the autopsy and had failed to make reasonable effort to
21notify at least one party in adverse interest or the department or the division at least
2212 hours before the autopsy of the time and place it at which the autopsy would be
23performed, or that the autopsy was performed by or at the direction of the coroner
24or medical examiner or at the direction of the district attorney for purposes not

1authorized by under ch. 979. The department or the division may withhold findings
2until an autopsy is held in accordance with its directions.
SB21-SSA1,2766d 3Section 2766d. 102.14 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,848,5 4102.14 (title) Jurisdiction of department and division; advisory
5committee.
SB21-SSA1,2767d 6Section 2767d. 102.14 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,848,87 102.14 (1) This Except as otherwise provided, this chapter shall be
8administered by the department and the division.
SB21-SSA1,2768d 9Section 2768d. 102.14 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,848,1810 102.14 (2) The council on worker's compensation shall advise the department
11and the division in carrying out the purposes of this chapter. Such council, shall
12submit its recommendations with respect to amendments to this chapter to each
13regular session of the legislature, and shall report its views upon any pending bill
14relating to this chapter to the proper legislative committee. At the request of the
15chairpersons of the senate and assembly committees on labor, the department shall
16schedule a meeting of the council with the members of the senate and assembly
17committees on labor to review and discuss matters of legislative concern arising
18under this chapter.
SB21-SSA1,2769 19Section 2769. 102.15 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,848,2120 102.15 (1) Subject to this chapter, the department division may adopt its own
21rules of procedure and may change the same from time to time.
SB21-SSA1,2770 22Section 2770. 102.15 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
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