shall administer this section.
230.43 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
230.43 (5) Taxpayers' suits.
The right of any taxpayer to bring any action to 15
restrain the payment of compensation to any person appointed to or holding any 16
office or place of employment in violation of this subchapter shall not be limited or 17
denied by reason of the fact that the office or place of employment has been classified 18
as, or determined to be, not subject to competitive examination; however, any 19
judgment or injunction in any such action shall be prospective only, and shall not 20
affect payments already made or due to such persons by the proper disbursing 21
officers, in accordance with the rules of the director administrator
in force at the time 22
of such payments.
230.44 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Decision made or delegated by administrator director
Appeal of 25
a personnel decision under this subchapter made by the administrator director
an appointing authority under authority delegated by the
administrator director 2
under s. 230.05 (2).
230.44 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) Decision made or delegated by director administrator
Appeal of 5
a 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).
230.44 (1) (dm) of the statutes is amended to read:
(dm) Noncompetitive appointment of certain disabled veterans.
personnel action under s. 230.275 by an appointing authority that is alleged to be 11
illegal or an abuse of discretion. The administrator director
and the office division 12
may not be a party to any such appeal.
230.44 (4) (bm) of the statutes is amended to read:
(bm) Upon request of an employee who files an appeal of the decision 15
of the director administrator
made under s. 230.09 (2) (a) or (d), the appeal shall be 16
heard by a commissioner or attorney employed by the commission serving as 17
arbitrator under rules promulgated for this purpose by the commission. In such an 18
arbitration, the arbitrator shall orally render a decision at the conclusion of the 19
hearing affirming, modifying or rejecting the decision of the director administrator
The decision of the arbitrator is final and is not subject to review by the commission. 21
An arbitrator's decision may not be cited as precedent in any other proceeding before 22
the commission or before any court. The arbitrator shall promptly file his or her 23
decision with the commission. The decision of the arbitrator shall stand as the 24
decision of the commission. The decision of the commission is subject to review under 25
ss. 227.53 to 227.57 only on the ground that the decision was procured by corruption,
fraud or undue means or that the arbitrator or the commission exceeded the 2
arbitrator's or the commission's power. The record of a proceeding under this 3
paragraph shall be transcribed as provided in s. 227.44 (8).
230.46 of the statutes is amended to read:
5230.46 Duties of council on affirmative action.
The council on affirmative 6
action 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 8
affirmative action programs throughout the civil service system, seek compliance 9
with state and federal regulations and recommend improvements in the state's 10
affirmative action efforts as an employer. In carrying out its responsibilities, the 11
council may recommend legislation, consult with agency personnel and other 12
interested persons, conduct hearings and take other appropriate action to promote 13
affirmative action. The council shall report at least once per year to the governor and 14
230.48 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
230.48 (2) Personnel, facilities and equipment.
The office administrator
appoint, under the classified service, a secretary and such other employees as are 18
necessary to carry out the duties of the state employees suggestion board, and shall 19
provide such facilities and equipment as that board requires for the proper 20
performance of its work. The state employees suggestion board may request and 21
shall receive from any state department any assistance that it requires.
230.80 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) A person who is, or whose immediate supervisor is, assigned to 24
an 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)
230.90 (1) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 2. A person who is, or whose immediate supervisor is, assigned 5
to an executive salary group or university senior executive salary group
under s. 6
20.923 or a person who has, or whose immediate supervisor has, a position specified
7in s. 36.115 (3m) (ae) to (f)
230.90 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
An employee may bring an action in circuit court against his or her 10
employer or employer's agent, including this state, if the employer or employer's 11
agent retaliates, by engaging in a disciplinary action, against the employee because 12
the employee exercised his or her rights under the first amendment to the U.S. 13
constitution or article I, section 3, of the Wisconsin constitution by lawfully disclosing 14
information or because the employer or employer's agent believes the employee so 15
exercised his or her rights. The employee shall bring the action within 2 years after 16
the action allegedly occurred or after the employee learned of the action, whichever 17
occurs last. No employee may bring an action against the office division
18employment relations personnel management in the department of administration 19
as an employer's agent.
231.02 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
The authority shall appoint an executive director and associate 22
executive director who shall not be members of the authority and who shall serve at 23
the pleasure of the authority. They shall receive such compensation as the authority 24
fixes, except that the compensation of the executive director shall not exceed the 25
maximum of the salary range established under s. 20.923 (1) for positions assigned
to executive salary group 4 6
and the compensation of each other employee of the 2
authority shall not exceed the maximum of the salary range established under s. 3
20.923 (1) for positions assigned to executive salary group 3. The executive director 4
or associate executive director or other person designated by resolution of the 5
authority shall keep a record of the proceedings of the authority and shall be 6
custodian of all books, documents,
and papers filed with the authority, the minute 7
book or journal of the authority,
and its official seal. The executive director or 8
associate executive director or other person may cause copies to be made of all 9
minutes and other records and documents of the authority and may give certificates 10
under the official seal of the authority to the effect that such copies are true copies, 11
and all persons dealing with the authority may rely upon such certificates.
233.10 (3) (c) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) 4. Grant to the carry-over employee military leave, treatment of 14
military leave, jury service leave and voting leave in accordance with s. 230.35 (3) 15
and (4) (e) and, to the extent applicable, rules of the office division
16employment relations personnel management in the department of administration 17
governing such leaves for employees in the classified service as of the last day of the 18
employee's employment as a state employee if the employee was entitled to those 19
benefits on that day.
233.10 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
Notwithstanding the requirement that an employee be a state 22
employee, a carry-over employee of the authority who was employed in a position in 23
the classified service immediately prior to beginning employment with the authority 24
shall, from June 29, 1996, to June 30, 1997, have the same transfer rights under s. 25
230.29 and the rules of the office division
of state employment relations personnel
1management in the department of administration
governing transfers as a person 2
who holds a position in the classified service.
234.86 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(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 6
under s. 66.0823.
234.94 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
"Primary employment" means work
pays at least the 9
minimum wage as established under ch. 104 s. 104.035 (1)
or under federal law, 10
whichever is greater, offers adequate fringe benefits, including health insurance, 11
and is not seasonal or part time.
234.94 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
"Target group" means a population group for which the 14
unemployment level is at least 25% 25 percent
higher than the statewide 15
unemployment level, or a population group for which the average wage received is 16
less than 1.2 times the minimum wage as established under ch. 104 s. 104.035 (1)
under federal law, whichever is greater. No population group is required to be located 18
within a contiguous geographic area to be considered a target group.
237.07 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) For each fiscal year, the authority shall submit to the department 21
of administration an audited financial statement of the funding received by the 22
authority from the department of natural resources under s. 237.08 (2) and by the
from contributions and other funding accepted by the authority under s. 24
237.08 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
238.02 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
There is created an authority, which is a public body corporate and 3
politic, to be known as the "Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation." The 4
members 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 6
consent of the senate appointed, to serve at the pleasure of the governor; 3 members 7
appointed by the speaker of the assembly, consisting of one majority and one minority 8
party representative to the assembly, appointed as are the members of standing 9
committees in the assembly, and one person employed in the private sector, to serve 10
at the speaker's pleasure; and 3 members appointed by the senate majority leader, 11
consisting of one majority and one minority party senator, appointed as are members 12
of standing committees in the senate, and one person employed in the private sector, 13
to serve at the majority leader's pleasure. The secretary of administration and the 14
secretary of revenue shall also serve on the board as nonvoting members. The board
15shall elect a chairperson from among its nonlegislative voting members.
238.02 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
All powers and duties assigned to the corporation under this chapter 18
shall be exercised or carried out by the board, unless the board delegates the power 19
or duty to an employee of the corporation or a committee established by the board
238.03 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) In this subsection, "unassigned balance" means all moneys held 22
by the corporation that the corporation is not obligated by law or by contract to 23
expend for a particular purpose or that the corporation has not otherwise assigned 24
to be expended for a particular purpose.
(b) The board shall establish policies and procedures for maintaining and 2
expending any unassigned balance that satisfy all of the following requirements:
1. The policies and procedures shall be consistent with best practices 4
recommended by the Government Finance Officers Association.
2. The policies and procedures shall establish as a target that the corporation's 6
unassigned balance on June 30 of each fiscal year be an amount equal to or less than 7
one-sixth of the corporation's total administrative expenditures for that fiscal year.
238.115 of the statutes is created to read:
9238.115 Tax credit reporting.
(1) Corporation obligations.
No later than 10
the end of the first month following each quarter, the corporation shall provide to the 11
department of revenue all of the following information for the previous quarter:
(a) The identity of each person the corporation certified for tax credits under 13
this chapter and, for each person, the amount certified.
(b) The identity of each person the corporation verified to claim tax credits 15
under this chapter based on the person's satisfaction of all applicable requirements 16
to be eligible to claim the tax credits and, for each person, the amount verified.
(c) The identity of each person, whether an entity or individual, who may claim 18
tax credits as the result of each verification of each person identified under par. (b). 19
The information provided under this paragraph shall specify the taxable year that 20
applies for each of those persons.
(d) The identity of each person, whether an entity or individual, who may claim 22
tax credits as the result of a transfer of tax credits under this chapter and, for each 23
person, the amount transferred. The information provided under this paragraph 24
shall specify the taxable year that applies for each of those persons.
(e) The identity of each person for whom the corporation revoked a certification 2
for tax credits and, for each person, the amount revoked.
(f) The amount of tax credits already claimed that must be repaid as the result 4
of a revocation for each person identified under par. (e).
(g) Any other information the department of revenue and the corporation agree 6
is necessary to accurately track certification, verification, transfer, and usage of tax 7
credits under this chapter.
8(2) Taxpayer obligations.
Each person the corporation certifies for tax credits 9
under this chapter shall provide all information necessary for the corporation to 10
comply with the reporting requirements under sub. (1).
11(3) Department of revenue's obligation.
The department of revenue shall 12
track the amount of all tax credits administered by the corporation that have been 13
claimed or used to offset tax liability and the amount of all available unused tax 14
credits under this chapter.
238.12 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
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),
(1dx), (3g), and (3t), 71.47 (1dd), (1de), (1di), (1dj),
(1dx), (3g), and (3t), and 76.636.
238.123 of the statutes is created to read:
21238.123 Loan reduction. (1)
Except for loans made under sub. (2), the 22
corporation may not originate more than $10,000,000 in new loans in fiscal year 23
2015-16, may not originate more than $5,000,000 in loans in fiscal year 2016-17, 24
and may not originate any new loan after June 30, 2017.
The corporation may continue to administer its technology development 2
loan program as that program was constituted on January 1, 2015. The corporation 3
may not originate more than $3,000,000 annually in loans under that program, 4
except that all loan amounts funded from federal revenue do not count toward that 5
238.13 (2) (b) 2. of the statutes is repealed.
238.13 (2) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 3. The recipient of a grant under this section shall contribute to 9
the project an amount that is equal to at least 50 percent of the amount of the grant.
238.13 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
Before the corporation awards a grant under this section, the 12
corporation shall consider the recommendations of the department of administration
the department of natural resources.
238.14 of the statutes is created to read:
15238.14 St. Croix Valley Business Incubator.
From the appropriation under 16
s. 20.192 (1) (a), the corporation shall make a grant of $250,000 to the River Falls 17
Economic Development Corporation to construct the St. Croix Valley Business 18
Incubator. The corporation may award the grant under this section only if federal 19
moneys are secured for the same purpose.
238.145 of the statutes is created to read:
21238.145 Grants for fabrication laboratories. (1)
In this section:
(a) "Eligible recipient" means a person the corporation certifies under sub. (2) 23
(b) as eligible to receive grants under this section.
(b) "Fabrication laboratory" means a medium-scale, high-technology 25
workshop equipped with computer-controlled additive and subtractive
manufacturing components, including 3-dimensional printers, laser engravers, 2
computer numerical control routers, or plasma cutters.
(a) The corporation shall implement an economic development program to 4
award grants under this section.
(b) The corporation may certify a person as eligible to receive grants under this 6
section as provided in policies and procedures adopted by the corporation under sub. 7
(c) The corporation may not certify a person under par. (b) after June 30, 2017.
(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.192 (1) (a), the corporation may 10
award up to a total of $500,000 in grants to eligible recipients.
(b) The corporation may not award grants totaling more than $75,000 to each 12
eligible recipient, and the corporation may not award a grant of more than $25,000 13
to an eligible recipient in any year.
An eligible recipient of a grant under this section shall use all grant moneys 15
for the purchase of equipment used for instructional and educational purposes in one 16
or more fabrication laboratories by elementary, middle, junior, or senior high school 17
(a) The corporation shall award grants under this section annually, on a 19
competitive basis, based on an eligible recipient's financial need; and, subject to the 20
limitations under par. (b), the corporation may not take into account whether an 21
eligible recipient was previously awarded a grant under this section in determining 22
whether to award a grant to the eligible recipient.
(b) The corporation may award no more than 3 annual grants to each eligible 24
recipient, as follows:
1. In the first grant year, the corporation may contribute up to 75 percent of the 2
eligible recipient's equipment expenditures under sub. (4).
2. In the 2nd grant year, the corporation may contribute up to 50 percent of the 4
eligible recipient's equipment expenditures under sub. (4).
3. In the 3rd grant year, the corporation may contribute up to 25 percent of the 6
eligible recipient's equipment expenditures under sub. (4).
The corporation shall adopt policies and procedures to implement the grant 8
program under this section.
238.15 (1) (f) 1. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
(f) 1. b. Processing or assembling products, including medical 11
devices, pharmaceuticals, computer software, computer hardware, semiconductors, 12
any other innovative technology products, or other products that are produced using 13
manufacturing methods that are enabled by applying proprietary differentiating 14
238.15 (1) (f) 1. c. of the statutes is amended to read:
(f) 1. c. Services that are enabled by applying proprietary 17differentiating
238.15 (1) (f) 2. of the statutes is amended to read: