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SB21-SSA1,56k 22Section 56k. 13.48 (36) (title) and (a) of the statutes are amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,15,923 13.48 (36) (title) Hmong cultural centers center. (a) The legislature finds
24and determines that a significant number of Hmong people are citizens of this state,
25that the Hmong people have a proud heritage that needs to be recognized and

1preserved, and that the Hmong people have experienced difficulties assimilating in
2this state. The legislature finds that supporting the Hmong people in their efforts
3to recognize their heritage and to realize the full advantages of citizenship in this
4state is a statewide responsibility of statewide dimension. Because it will better
5ensure that the heritage of the Hmong people is preserved and will better enable the
6Hmong people to realize the full advantages of citizenship in this state, the
7legislature finds that it will have a direct and immediate effect on a matter of
8statewide concern for the state to facilitate the purchase or construction and
9operation of a Hmong cultural centers center.
SB21-SSA1,56m 10Section 56m. 13.48 (36) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,56s 11Section 56s. 13.48 (39h) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,57b 12Section 57b. 13.489 (5) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,15,1713 13.489 (5) (a) 1. Summarizes the current status of each project submitted by
14the department that is under consideration by the commission under s. 13.489,
15including any project approved by the commission under sub. (1m) (d), and of each
16project enumerated under s. 84.013 (3) or 84.0145 (3) (b) or approved under s. 84.013
17(6).
SB21-SSA1,57d 18Section 57d. 13.50 (1) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
SB21-SSA1,15,2119 13.50 (1) Creation. There is created a joint survey committee on retirement
20systems, consisting of 5 senators and 5 representatives to the assembly, appointed
21as are members of standing committees in their respective houses.
SB21-SSA1,57e 22Section 57e. 13.50 (1m) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,16,223 13.50 (1m) Officers. The officers of this committee shall be a senate
24cochairperson and vice cochairperson, and an assembly cochairperson and vice
25cochairperson, selected as are the officers of standing committees in their respective

1houses, and a secretary elected by the committee from among its nonlegislator
2members
.
SB21-SSA1,57f 3Section 57f. 13.50 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,57g 4Section 57g. 13.50 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,63d 5Section 63d. 13.92 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,16,11 613.92 Legislative reference bureau. (intro.) There is created a bureau to
7be known as the "Legislative Reference Bureau," headed by the chief of legislative
8reference bureau. The legislative reference bureau shall be strictly nonpartisan and
9shall at all times observe the confidential nature of the reference or, drafting, and
10research
requests received by it, and all drafting files and other records relating to
11those requests shall remain confidential at all times
.
SB21-SSA1,63e 12Section 63e. 13.92 (1) (a) 3. of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,63f 13Section 63f. 13.92 (1) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,63g 14Section 63g. 13.92 (1) (e) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,16,1615 13.92 (1) (e) 5. Microfilming, optical imaging or electronic formatting of
16reference materials and legislative drafting records under par. (a) 1. and 3.
SB21-SSA1,63m 17Section 63m. 13.94 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,17,9 1813.94 Legislative audit bureau. (intro.) There is created a bureau to be
19known as the "Legislative Audit Bureau," headed by a chief known as the "State
20Auditor." The bureau shall be strictly nonpartisan and shall at all times observe the
21confidential nature of any audit currently being performed. Subject to s. 230.35 (4)
22(a) and (f), the state auditor or designated employees shall at all times with or
23without notice have access to all departments and to any books, records or other
24documents maintained by the departments and relating to their expenditures,
25revenues, operations and structure, including specifically any such books, records,

1or other documents that are confidential by law, except as provided in sub. (4) and
2except that access to documents of counties, cities, villages, towns or school districts
3is limited to work performed in connection with audits authorized under sub. (1) (m)
4and except that access to documents of the opportunity schools and partnership
5programs under s. 119.33, subch. IX of ch. 115, and subch. II of ch. 119 is limited to
6work performed in connection with audits authorized under sub. (1) (os)
. In the
7discharge of any duty imposed by law, the state auditor may subpoena witnesses,
8administer oaths and take testimony and cause the deposition of witnesses to be
9taken as prescribed for taking depositions in civil actions in circuit courts.
SB21-SSA1,64m 10Section 64m. 13.94 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,17,2411 13.94 (1) (b) At the state auditor's discretion or as the joint legislative audit
12committee directs, audit the records of each department. Audits of the records of a
13county, city, village, town, or school district may be performed only as provided in par.
14(m). Audits of the records of the opportunity schools and partnership programs
15under s. 119.33, subch. IX of ch. 115, and subch. II of ch. 119 may be performed only
16as provided in par. (os).
After completion of any audit under this paragraph, the
17bureau shall file with the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, the governor,
18the department of administration, the legislative reference bureau, the joint
19committee on finance, the legislative fiscal bureau, and the department audited, a
20detailed report of the audit, including the bureau's recommendations for
21improvement and efficiency and including specific instances, if any, of illegal or
22improper expenditures. The chief clerks shall distribute the report to the joint
23legislative audit committee, the appropriate standing committees of the legislature,
24and the joint committee on legislative organization.
SB21-SSA1,65 25Section 65. 13.94 (1) (dL) of the statutes is amended to read:
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113.94 (1) (dL) Annually, conduct a financial audit of the governor's read to lead
2development fund. The legislative audit bureau shall file a copy of the report of the
3audit under this paragraph with the distributees specified in par. (b).
SB21-SSA1,65b 4Section 65b. 13.94 (1) (dL) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act
5.... (this act), is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,65n 6Section 65n. 13.94 (1) (dp) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,18,117 13.94 (1) (dp) In addition to any other audit to be performed under this section
8relating to veterans homes, perform one or more financial audits of the operation of
9the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls by any private entity with which
10the department of veterans affairs enters into an agreement under s. 45.50 (2m) (c).
11The audit shall be performed at such time as the governor or legislature directs.
SB21-SSA1,66d 12Section 66d. 13.94 (1) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,18,2313 13.94 (1) (e) Make such special examinations of the accounts and financial
14transactions of any department, agency or officer as the governor, legislature, joint
15legislative audit committee or joint committee on legislative organization directs. If
16the governor directs that such an examination be conducted, the order from the
17governor shall provide for reimbursement of the legislative audit bureau's costs in
18making the examination from the appropriation under s. 20.525 (1) (a). No order
19from the governor for an examination under this paragraph may take precedence
20over an examination already scheduled by the legislative audit bureau without
21approval of the joint legislative audit committee.
Examinations of the accounts and
22transactions of a county, city, village, town, or, subject to par. (os), of a school district ,
23may be performed only as authorized in par. (m).
SB21-SSA1,67g 24Section 67g. 13.94 (1) (os) of the statutes is created to read:
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113.94 (1) (os) Beginning in 2017, and biennially thereafter, prepare a
2performance evaluation audit of the opportunity schools and partnership programs
3under s. 119.33, subch. IX of ch. 115, and subch. II of ch. 119. The legislative audit
4bureau shall file a copy of the report of the audit under this paragraph with the
5distributees specified in par. (b).
SB21-SSA1,67r 6Section 67r. 13.94 (1s) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,19,127 13.94 (1s) (a) Except as otherwise provided in par. (c), the legislative audit
8bureau may charge any department for the reasonable cost of auditing services
9performed at the request of a department or at the request of the federal government
10that the bureau is not required to perform under sub. (1) (b) or (c) or any other law.
11This paragraph does not apply to counties, cities, villages, towns, or school districts
12or to the opportunity schools and partnership programs under sub. (1) (os).
SB21-SSA1,75 13Section 75. 13.96 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 13.96 (1) (intro.) and
14amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,19,1615 13.96 (1) Duties of the staff. (intro.) The legislative technology services
16bureau shall provide:
SB21-SSA1,19,18 17(a) Provide and coordinate information technology support and services to the
18legislative branch.
SB21-SSA1,76 19Section 76. 13.96 (1) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,19,2320 13.96 (1) (b) Upon receipt of municipal boundary information at each reporting
21interval under s. 5.15 (4) (bg), reconcile and compile the information received to
22produce a statewide data base consisting of municipal boundary information for the
23entire state.
SB21-SSA1,77 24Section 77. 13.96 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,20,2
113.96 (1) (c) Participate, on behalf of this state, in geographic boundary
2information programs when offered by the U.S. bureau of the census.
SB21-SSA1,77b 3Section 77b. 13.97 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,20,8 413.97 Confidentiality of privileged communications and records;
5collaboration among legislative service agencies.
(1) The legislative service
6agencies under ss. 13.91, 13.92, 13.94, 13.95, and 13.96 shall at all times observe the
7confidential nature of all communications, records, and information that may be
8subject to the privilege under s. 905.17.
SB21-SSA1,20,15 9(2) The confidentiality requirements imposed on nonpartisan legislative
10service agencies under sub. (1) and ss. 13.91, 13.92, 13.94, 13.95, and 13.96 shall not
11be construed to prohibit any staff member of a nonpartisan legislative service agency
12from communicating with any staff member of another nonpartisan legislative
13service agency for the purpose of serving the legislature and its members or from
14disclosing any communication, record, or information in accord with a rule, custom,
15policy, or practice of the legislature.
SB21-SSA1,77m 16Section 77m. 14.017 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,78 17Section 78. 14.017 (5) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (3) (title).
SB21-SSA1,79 18Section 79. 14.017 (5) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (3)
19(intro.) and amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,20,2220 15.207 (3) (intro.) There is created in the office of the governor department of
21children and families
a read to lead development council consisting of all of the
22following:
SB21-SSA1,80 23Section 80. 14.017 (5) (a) 1. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (3) (a) and
24amended to read:
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115.207 (3) (a) The governor secretary of children and families or his or her
2designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the council.
SB21-SSA1,81 3Section 81. 14.017 (5) (a) 2. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (3) (b).
SB21-SSA1,82 4Section 82. 14.017 (5) (a) 3. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (3) (c).
SB21-SSA1,83 5Section 83. 14.017 (5) (a) 4. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (3) (d) and
6amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,21,97 15.207 (3) (d) The ranking minority members of each of the committees under
8subd. 3. par. (c) or members of those committees designated by the ranking minority
9members.
SB21-SSA1,84 10Section 84. 14.017 (5) (a) 5. (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (3)
11(e) (intro.) and amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,21,1312 15.207 (3) (e) (intro.) The following members appointed by the governor
13secretary of children and families for 3-year terms:
SB21-SSA1,85 14Section 85. 14.017 (5) (a) 5. a. to k. of the statutes are renumbered 15.207 (3)
15(e) 1. to 11.
SB21-SSA1,86 16Section 86. 14.017 (5) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,87 17Section 87. 14.065 of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,88 18Section 88. 14.20 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 48.53 (title).
SB21-SSA1,89 19Section 89. 14.20 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 48.53 (1).
SB21-SSA1,90 20Section 90. 14.20 (1m) of the statutes is renumbered 48.53 (2) and amended
21to read:
SB21-SSA1,22,222 48.53 (2) The council shall make recommendations to the governor secretary
23and state superintendent regarding recipients of grants under sub. (2) (3). The
24amount of each grant awarded shall be determined jointly by the governor secretary
25and the state superintendent. In addition to reports required under s. 15.09 (7),

1annually the council shall submit a report on its operation to the appropriate
2standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3).
SB21-SSA1,91b 3Section 91b. 14.20 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 48.53 (3) (a) (intro.)
4and amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,22,65 48.53 (3) (a) (intro.) From the appropriation under s. 20.525 (1) (f) 20.437 (1)
6(fm)
, the governor secretary may award a all of the following:
SB21-SSA1,22,8 71. A grant to any person other than a school board for support of a literacy
8improvement or early childhood development program.
SB21-SSA1,92 9Section 92. 14.20 (2) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 48.53 (3) (b) and
10amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,22,1311 48.53 (3) (b) From the appropriation under s. 20.525 20.437 (1) (q), the governor
12secretary may award a grant to any person other than a school board for support of
13a literacy or early childhood development program.
SB21-SSA1,93 14Section 93. 14.20 (2) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 48.53 (3) (c).
SB21-SSA1,93m 15Section 93m. 14.23 of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,94m 16Section 94m. 14.38 (10) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,95m 17Section 95m. 14.40 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,22,2518 14.40 (1) Annually not later than July 1, each legislative, administrative and
19judicial agency of the state government shall submit to the secretary of state a list
20of all positions within that agency outside the classified service and above the clerical
21level, excluding the faculties under the jurisdiction of the board of regents of the
22University of Wisconsin System and the department of public instruction, and
23excluding university staff, as defined in s. 36.05 (15),
which are filled by
24appointment, and the term if there is one, together with the name of the incumbent
25and the date of his or her appointment.
SB21-SSA1,96
1Section 96. 14.46 of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,96j 2Section 96j. 14.49 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,23,5 314.49 Office space. The office of the secretary of state shall be accessible to
4the public. That office may not be located in the same room as the office of any other
5member of the board of commissioners of public lands.
SB21-SSA1,97 6Section 97. 14.58 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,23,77 14.58 (1) (a) By the state treasurer personally ;.
SB21-SSA1,98 8Section 98. 14.58 (1) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,99 9Section 99. 14.58 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,23,1110 14.58 (1) (c) In the name of the state treasurer, by any clerk in the treasurer's
11office designated by the treasurer; or.
SB21-SSA1,100 12Section 100. 14.62 of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,100m 13Section 100m. 15.01 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,23,2114 15.01 (4) "Council" means a part-time body appointed to function on a
15continuing basis for the study, and recommendation of solutions and policy
16alternatives, of the problems arising in a specified functional area of state
17government, except the Milwaukee River revitalization council has the powers and
18duties specified in s. 23.18,
the council on physical disabilities has the powers and
19duties specified in s. 46.29 (1) and (2), the state council on alcohol and other drug
20abuse has the powers and duties specified in s. 14.24, and the electronic recording
21council has the powers and duties specified in s. 706.25 (4).
SB21-SSA1,103e 22Section 103e. 15.06 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,23,2523 15.06 (1) (c) 1. Each commissioner of the public service commission shall be
24nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed,
25for a 6-year term expiring on March 1 of the odd-numbered years.
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12. The governor shall appoint an individual who is a commissioner of the public
2service commission to the office of chairperson of the commission for a 2-year term
3expiring on March 1 of each odd-numbered year. Upon expiration of that term, if the
4individual's appointment under subd. 1. has not expired, the individual shall resume
5his or her appointment as commissioner for a term expiring on the same date as the
6expiration of the individual's term of appointment under subd. 1.
SB21-SSA1,103m 7Section 103m. 15.06 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,24,168 15.06 (2) Selection of officers. Each commission may annually elect officers
9other than a chairperson from among its members as its work requires. Any officer
10may be reappointed or reelected. At the time of making new nominations to
11commissions, the governor shall designate a member or nominee of each commission,
12other than the public service commission,
to serve as the commission's chairperson
13for a 2-year term expiring on March 1 of the odd-numbered year except that the
14labor and industry review commission shall elect one of its members to serve as the
15commission's chairperson for a 2-year term expiring on March 1 of the
16odd-numbered year.
SB21-SSA1,103s 17Section 103s. 15.06 (4m) of the statutes is amended to read:
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