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SB21-SSA1,3781 3Section 3781. 230.35 (2r) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1215,94 230.35 (2r) (b) The director administrator may establish, by rule, a
5catastrophic leave program that permits employees to donate certain types and
6amounts of leave credits to other employees who have been absent from pay status
7because of a catastrophic need for which there is no paid leave benefits or
8replacement income available. The director administrator shall determine the types
9and amounts of leave credits that may be donated.
SB21-SSA1,3782 10Section 3782. 230.35 (3) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1215,1411 230.35 (3) (d) Employees of the state are entitled to reasonable paid leaves of
12absence to compete in promotional examinations and interviews. The director
13administrator shall promulgate rules governing the lengths of time allowable for
14such leaves, their frequency and the provisions for their use.
SB21-SSA1,3783 15Section 3783. 230.35 (3) (e) 2. e. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1215,1816 230.35 (3) (e) 2. e. The leave of absence conforms with any rules of the director
17administrator regarding leaves of absence to provide specialized disaster relief
18services.
SB21-SSA1,3784 19Section 3784. 230.35 (3) (e) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1215,2120 230.35 (3) (e) 5. The director administrator may promulgate any rules
21necessary to implement this paragraph.
SB21-SSA1,3785 22Section 3785. 230.35 (5) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1216,323 230.35 (5) (b) The standard basis of employment shall be divided into 5 work
24days of 8 hours each except as provided under s. 230.215 (5), and except that when
25the conditions of employment cannot be satisfied by adhering to this division or when

1the public would not be inconvenienced, deviations may be permitted upon
2recommendation of the appointing authority and subsequent approval by the
3director administrator.
SB21-SSA1,3788 4Section 3788. 230.37 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1216,105 230.37 (1) In cooperation with appointing authorities the director
6administrator shall establish an employee performance evaluation program to
7provide a continuing record of employee development and, when applicable, to serve
8as a basis for pertinent personnel actions. Similar evaluations shall be conducted
9during the probationary period but may not infringe upon the authority of the
10appointing authority to retain or dismiss employees during the probationary period.
SB21-SSA1,3789 11Section 3789. 230.40 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1216,1212 230.40 (6) The administrator director shall administer this section.
SB21-SSA1,3790 13Section 3790. 230.43 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1216,2214 230.43 (5) Taxpayers' suits. The right of any taxpayer to bring any action to
15restrain the payment of compensation to any person appointed to or holding any
16office or place of employment in violation of this subchapter shall not be limited or
17denied by reason of the fact that the office or place of employment has been classified
18as, or determined to be, not subject to competitive examination; however, any
19judgment or injunction in any such action shall be prospective only, and shall not
20affect payments already made or due to such persons by the proper disbursing
21officers, in accordance with the rules of the director administrator in force at the time
22of such payments.
SB21-SSA1,3791 23Section 3791. 230.44 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1217,224 230.44 (1) (a) Decision made or delegated by administrator director . Appeal of
25a personnel decision under this subchapter made by the administrator director or by

1an appointing authority under authority delegated by the administrator director
2under s. 230.05 (2).
SB21-SSA1,3792 3Section 3792. 230.44 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1217,74 230.44 (1) (b) Decision made or delegated by director administrator . Appeal of
5a personnel decision under s. 230.09 (2) (a) or (d) or 230.13 (1) made by the director
6administrator or by an appointing authority under authority delegated by the
7director administrator under s. 230.04 (1m).
SB21-SSA1,3793 8Section 3793. 230.44 (1) (dm) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1217,129 230.44 (1) (dm) Noncompetitive appointment of certain disabled veterans. A
10personnel action under s. 230.275 by an appointing authority that is alleged to be
11illegal or an abuse of discretion. The administrator director and the office division
12may not be a party to any such appeal.
SB21-SSA1,3794 13Section 3794. 230.44 (4) (bm) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1218,314 230.44 (4) (bm) Upon request of an employee who files an appeal of the decision
15of the director administrator made under s. 230.09 (2) (a) or (d), the appeal shall be
16heard by a commissioner or attorney employed by the commission serving as
17arbitrator under rules promulgated for this purpose by the commission. In such an
18arbitration, the arbitrator shall orally render a decision at the conclusion of the
19hearing affirming, modifying or rejecting the decision of the director administrator.
20The decision of the arbitrator is final and is not subject to review by the commission.
21An arbitrator's decision may not be cited as precedent in any other proceeding before
22the commission or before any court. The arbitrator shall promptly file his or her
23decision with the commission. The decision of the arbitrator shall stand as the
24decision of the commission. The decision of the commission is subject to review under
25ss. 227.53 to 227.57 only on the ground that the decision was procured by corruption,

1fraud or undue means or that the arbitrator or the commission exceeded the
2arbitrator's or the commission's power. The record of a proceeding under this
3paragraph shall be transcribed as provided in s. 227.44 (8).
SB21-SSA1,3795 4Section 3795. 230.46 of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1218,14 5230.46 Duties of council on affirmative action. The council on affirmative
6action in the office shall serve in a direct advisory capacity to the director
7administrator and as part of that relationship shall evaluate the progress of
8affirmative action programs throughout the civil service system, seek compliance
9with state and federal regulations and recommend improvements in the state's
10affirmative action efforts as an employer. In carrying out its responsibilities, the
11council may recommend legislation, consult with agency personnel and other
12interested persons, conduct hearings and take other appropriate action to promote
13affirmative action. The council shall report at least once per year to the governor and
14the legislature.
SB21-SSA1,3796 15Section 3796. 230.48 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1218,2116 230.48 (2) Personnel, facilities and equipment. The office administrator shall
17appoint, under the classified service, a secretary and such other employees as are
18necessary to carry out the duties of the state employees suggestion board, and shall
19provide such facilities and equipment as that board requires for the proper
20performance of its work. The state employees suggestion board may request and
21shall receive from any state department any assistance that it requires.
SB21-SSA1,3796g 22Section 3796g. 230.80 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1219,223 230.80 (3) (b) A person who is, or whose immediate supervisor is, assigned to
24an executive salary group or university senior executive salary group under s. 20.923

1or a person who has, or whose immediate supervisor has, a position specified in s.
236.115 (3m) (ae) to (f)
.
SB21-SSA1,3796r 3Section 3796r. 230.90 (1) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1219,74 230.90 (1) (b) 2. A person who is, or whose immediate supervisor is, assigned
5to an executive salary group or university senior executive salary group under s.
620.923 or a person who has, or whose immediate supervisor has, a position specified
7in s. 36.115 (3m) (ae) to (f)
.
SB21-SSA1,3798 8Section 3798. 230.90 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1219,199 230.90 (2) An employee may bring an action in circuit court against his or her
10employer or employer's agent, including this state, if the employer or employer's
11agent retaliates, by engaging in a disciplinary action, against the employee because
12the employee exercised his or her rights under the first amendment to the U.S.
13constitution or article I, section 3, of the Wisconsin constitution by lawfully disclosing
14information or because the employer or employer's agent believes the employee so
15exercised his or her rights. The employee shall bring the action within 2 years after
16the action allegedly occurred or after the employee learned of the action, whichever
17occurs last. No employee may bring an action against the office division of state
18employment relations
personnel management in the department of administration
19as an employer's agent.
SB21-SSA1,3799 20Section 3799. 231.02 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1220,1121 231.02 (2) The authority shall appoint an executive director and associate
22executive director who shall not be members of the authority and who shall serve at
23the pleasure of the authority. They shall receive such compensation as the authority
24fixes, except that the compensation of the executive director shall not exceed the
25maximum of the salary range established under s. 20.923 (1) for positions assigned

1to executive salary group 4 6 and the compensation of each other employee of the
2authority shall not exceed the maximum of the salary range established under s.
320.923 (1) for positions assigned to executive salary group 3. The executive director
4or associate executive director or other person designated by resolution of the
5authority shall keep a record of the proceedings of the authority and shall be
6custodian of all books, documents, and papers filed with the authority, the minute
7book or journal of the authority, and its official seal. The executive director or
8associate executive director or other person may cause copies to be made of all
9minutes and other records and documents of the authority and may give certificates
10under the official seal of the authority to the effect that such copies are true copies,
11and all persons dealing with the authority may rely upon such certificates.
SB21-SSA1,3805 12Section 3805. 233.10 (3) (c) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1220,1913 233.10 (3) (c) 4. Grant to the carry-over employee military leave, treatment of
14military leave, jury service leave and voting leave in accordance with s. 230.35 (3)
15and (4) (e) and, to the extent applicable, rules of the office division of state
16employment relations
personnel management in the department of administration
17governing such leaves for employees in the classified service as of the last day of the
18employee's employment as a state employee if the employee was entitled to those
19benefits on that day.
SB21-SSA1,3810 20Section 3810. 233.10 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1221,221 233.10 (4) Notwithstanding the requirement that an employee be a state
22employee, a carry-over employee of the authority who was employed in a position in
23the classified service immediately prior to beginning employment with the authority
24shall, from June 29, 1996, to June 30, 1997, have the same transfer rights under s.
25230.29 and the rules of the office division of state employment relations personnel

1management in the department of administration
governing transfers as a person
2who holds a position in the classified service.
SB21-SSA1,3918 3Section 3918. 234.86 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1221,64 234.86 (1) (c) "Local governmental unit" has the meaning given in s. 281.61 (1)
5(a) (am), except that the term does not include a joint local water authority created
6under s. 66.0823.
SB21-SSA1,3947g 7Section 3947g. 234.94 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1221,118 234.94 (5) "Primary employment" means work which that pays at least the
9minimum wage as established under ch. 104 s. 104.035 (1) or under federal law,
10whichever is greater, offers adequate fringe benefits, including health insurance,
11and is not seasonal or part time.
SB21-SSA1,3947r 12Section 3947r. 234.94 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1221,1813 234.94 (8) "Target group" means a population group for which the
14unemployment level is at least 25% 25 percent higher than the statewide
15unemployment level, or a population group for which the average wage received is
16less than 1.2 times the minimum wage as established under ch. 104 s. 104.035 (1) or
17under federal law, whichever is greater. No population group is required to be located
18within a contiguous geographic area to be considered a target group.
SB21-SSA1,3949 19Section 3949. 237.07 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1221,2420 237.07 (3) (a) For each fiscal year, the authority shall submit to the department
21of administration an audited financial statement of the funding received by the
22authority from the department of natural resources under s. 237.08 (2) and by the
23authority
from contributions and other funding accepted by the authority under s.
24237.08 (3).
SB21-SSA1,3950 25Section 3950. 237.08 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,3956c
1Section 3956c. 238.02 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1222,152 238.02 (1) There is created an authority, which is a public body corporate and
3politic, to be known as the "Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation." The
4members of the board shall consist of the governor, who shall serve as chairperson
5of the board, and
6 members nominated by the governor, and with the advice and
6consent of the senate appointed, to serve at the pleasure of the governor; 3 members
7appointed by the speaker of the assembly, consisting of one majority and one minority
8party representative to the assembly, appointed as are the members of standing
9committees in the assembly, and one person employed in the private sector, to serve
10at the speaker's pleasure; and 3 members appointed by the senate majority leader,
11consisting of one majority and one minority party senator, appointed as are members
12of standing committees in the senate, and one person employed in the private sector,
13to serve at the majority leader's pleasure. The secretary of administration and the
14secretary of revenue shall also serve on the board as nonvoting members. The board
15shall elect a chairperson from among its nonlegislative voting members.
SB21-SSA1,3956g 16Section 3956g. 238.02 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1222,1917 238.02 (4) All powers and duties assigned to the corporation under this chapter
18shall be exercised or carried out by the board, unless the board delegates the power
19or duty to an employee of the corporation or a committee established by the board.
SB21-SSA1,3960g 20Section 3960g. 238.03 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,1222,2421 238.03 (4) (a) In this subsection, "unassigned balance" means all moneys held
22by the corporation that the corporation is not obligated by law or by contract to
23expend for a particular purpose or that the corporation has not otherwise assigned
24to be expended for a particular purpose.
SB21-SSA1,1223,2
1(b) The board shall establish policies and procedures for maintaining and
2expending any unassigned balance that satisfy all of the following requirements:
SB21-SSA1,1223,43 1. The policies and procedures shall be consistent with best practices
4recommended by the Government Finance Officers Association.
SB21-SSA1,1223,75 2. The policies and procedures shall establish as a target that the corporation's
6unassigned balance on June 30 of each fiscal year be an amount equal to or less than
7one-sixth of the corporation's total administrative expenditures for that fiscal year.
SB21-SSA1,3961b 8Section 3961b. 238.115 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,1223,11 9238.115 Tax credit reporting. (1) Corporation obligations. No later than
10the end of the first month following each quarter, the corporation shall provide to the
11department of revenue all of the following information for the previous quarter:
SB21-SSA1,1223,1312 (a) The identity of each person the corporation certified for tax credits under
13this chapter and, for each person, the amount certified.
SB21-SSA1,1223,1614 (b) The identity of each person the corporation verified to claim tax credits
15under this chapter based on the person's satisfaction of all applicable requirements
16to be eligible to claim the tax credits and, for each person, the amount verified.
SB21-SSA1,1223,2017 (c) The identity of each person, whether an entity or individual, who may claim
18tax credits as the result of each verification of each person identified under par. (b).
19The information provided under this paragraph shall specify the taxable year that
20applies for each of those persons.
SB21-SSA1,1223,2421 (d) The identity of each person, whether an entity or individual, who may claim
22tax credits as the result of a transfer of tax credits under this chapter and, for each
23person, the amount transferred. The information provided under this paragraph
24shall specify the taxable year that applies for each of those persons.
SB21-SSA1,1224,2
1(e) The identity of each person for whom the corporation revoked a certification
2for tax credits and, for each person, the amount revoked.
SB21-SSA1,1224,43 (f) The amount of tax credits already claimed that must be repaid as the result
4of a revocation for each person identified under par. (e).
SB21-SSA1,1224,75 (g) Any other information the department of revenue and the corporation agree
6is necessary to accurately track certification, verification, transfer, and usage of tax
7credits under this chapter.
SB21-SSA1,1224,10 8(2) Taxpayer obligations. Each person the corporation certifies for tax credits
9under this chapter shall provide all information necessary for the corporation to
10comply with the reporting requirements under sub. (1).
SB21-SSA1,1224,14 11(3) Department of revenue's obligation. The department of revenue shall
12track the amount of all tax credits administered by the corporation that have been
13claimed or used to offset tax liability and the amount of all available unused tax
14credits under this chapter.
SB21-SSA1,3971b 15Section 3971b. 238.12 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1224,1916 238.12 (1) In this section, "tax benefits" means the credits under ss. 71.07 (2dd),
17(2de), (2di), (2dj), (2dL),
(2dm), (2dr), (2ds), (2dx), (3g), and (3t), 71.28 (1dd), (1de),
18(1di), (1dj), (1dL),
(1dm), (1ds), (1dx), (3g), and (3t), 71.47 (1dd), (1de), (1di), (1dj),
19(1dL),
(1dm), (1ds), (1dx), (3g), and (3t), and 76.636.
SB21-SSA1,3971r 20Section 3971r. 238.123 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,1224,24 21238.123 Loan reduction. (1) Except for loans made under sub. (2), the
22corporation may not originate more than $10,000,000 in new loans in fiscal year
232015-16, may not originate more than $5,000,000 in loans in fiscal year 2016-17,
24and may not originate any new loan after June 30, 2017.
SB21-SSA1,1225,5
1(2) The corporation may continue to administer its technology development
2loan program as that program was constituted on January 1, 2015. The corporation
3may not originate more than $3,000,000 annually in loans under that program,
4except that all loan amounts funded from federal revenue do not count toward that
5limit.
SB21-SSA1,3975 6Section 3975. 238.13 (2) (b) 2. of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,3976 7Section 3976. 238.13 (2) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,1225,98 238.13 (2) (b) 3. The recipient of a grant under this section shall contribute to
9the project an amount that is equal to at least 50 percent of the amount of the grant.
SB21-SSA1,3977 10Section 3977. 238.13 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,1225,1311 238.13 (5) Before the corporation awards a grant under this section, the
12corporation shall consider the recommendations of the department of administration
13and
the department of natural resources.
SB21-SSA1,3977m 14Section 3977m. 238.14 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,1225,19 15238.14 St. Croix Valley Business Incubator. From the appropriation under
16s. 20.192 (1) (a), the corporation shall make a grant of $250,000 to the River Falls
17Economic Development Corporation to construct the St. Croix Valley Business
18Incubator. The corporation may award the grant under this section only if federal
19moneys are secured for the same purpose.
SB21-SSA1,3979n 20Section 3979n. 238.145 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,1225,21 21238.145 Grants for fabrication laboratories. (1) In this section:
SB21-SSA1,1225,2322 (a) "Eligible recipient" means a person the corporation certifies under sub. (2)
23(b) as eligible to receive grants under this section.
SB21-SSA1,1226,224 (b) "Fabrication laboratory" means a medium-scale, high-technology
25workshop equipped with computer-controlled additive and subtractive

1manufacturing components, including 3-dimensional printers, laser engravers,
2computer numerical control routers, or plasma cutters.
SB21-SSA1,1226,4 3(2) (a) The corporation shall implement an economic development program to
4award grants under this section.
SB21-SSA1,1226,75 (b) The corporation may certify a person as eligible to receive grants under this
6section as provided in policies and procedures adopted by the corporation under sub.
7(6).
SB21-SSA1,1226,88 (c) The corporation may not certify a person under par. (b) after June 30, 2017.
SB21-SSA1,1226,10 9(3) (a) From the appropriation under s. 20.192 (1) (a), the corporation may
10award up to a total of $500,000 in grants to eligible recipients.
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