13.50 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
13.92 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
613.92 Legislative reference bureau.
(intro.) There is created a bureau to 7
be known as the "Legislative Reference Bureau," headed by the chief of legislative 8
reference bureau. The legislative reference bureau shall be strictly nonpartisan and 9
shall at all times observe the confidential nature of the reference
requests received by it, and all drafting files and other records relating to
11those requests shall remain confidential at all times
13.92 (1) (a) 3. of the statutes is repealed.
13.92 (1) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
13.92 (1) (e) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
(e) 5. Microfilming, optical imaging or electronic formatting of 16
reference materials and legislative drafting records
under par. (a) 1. and 3.
13.94 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
1813.94 Legislative audit bureau.
(intro.) There is created a bureau to be 19
known as the "Legislative Audit Bureau," headed by a chief known as the "State 20
Auditor." The bureau shall be strictly nonpartisan and shall at all times observe the 21
confidential 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 23
without notice have access to all departments and to any books, records or other 24
documents maintained by the departments and relating to their expenditures, 25
revenues, operations and structure, including specifically any such books, records,
or other documents that are confidential by law, except as provided in sub. (4) and 2
except that access to documents of counties, cities, villages, towns or school districts 3
is 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 7
discharge of any duty imposed by law, the state auditor may subpoena witnesses, 8
administer oaths and take testimony and cause the deposition of witnesses to be 9
taken as prescribed for taking depositions in civil actions in circuit courts.
13.94 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) At the state auditor's discretion or as the joint legislative audit 12
committee directs, audit the records of each department. Audits of the records of a 13
county, 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 17
bureau shall file with the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, the governor, 18
the department of administration, the legislative reference bureau, the joint 19
committee on finance, the legislative fiscal bureau, and the department audited, a 20
detailed report of the audit, including the bureau's recommendations for 21
improvement and efficiency and including specific instances, if any, of illegal or 22
improper expenditures. The chief clerks shall distribute the report to the joint 23
legislative audit committee, the appropriate standing committees of the legislature, 24
and the joint committee on legislative organization.
13.94 (1) (dL) of the statutes is amended to read:
(dL) Annually, conduct a financial audit of the governor's
read to lead 2
development fund. The legislative audit bureau shall file a copy of the report of the 3
audit under this paragraph with the distributees specified in par. (b).
13.94 (1) (dL) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act 5
.... (this act), is repealed.
13.94 (1) (dp) of the statutes is amended to read:
(dp) In addition to any other audit to be performed under this section 8
relating to veterans homes, perform one or more financial audits of the operation of 9
the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls by any private entity with which 10
the department of veterans affairs enters into an agreement under s. 45.50 (2m) (c). 11
The audit shall be performed at such time as the governor or
13.94 (1) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
(e) Make such special examinations of the accounts and financial 14
transactions of any department, agency or officer as the governor,
legislature, joint 15
legislative 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 22
transactions of a county, city, village, town,
or, subject to par. (os), of a
may be performed only as authorized in par. (m).
13.94 (1) (os) of the statutes is created to read:
(os) Beginning in 2017, and biennially thereafter, prepare a 2
performance evaluation audit of the opportunity schools and partnership programs 3
under s. 119.33, subch. IX of ch. 115, and subch. II of ch. 119. The legislative audit 4
bureau shall file a copy of the report of the audit under this paragraph with the 5
distributees specified in par. (b).
13.94 (1s) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Except as otherwise provided in par. (c), the legislative audit 8
bureau may charge any department for the reasonable cost of auditing services 9
performed at the request of a department or at the request of the federal government 10
that the bureau is not required to perform under sub. (1) (b) or (c) or any other law. 11
This paragraph does not apply to counties, cities, villages, towns, or school districts 12or to the opportunity schools and partnership programs under sub. (1) (os)
13.96 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 13.96 (1) (intro.) and 14
amended to read:
13.96 (1) Duties of the staff.
(intro.) The legislative technology services 16
bureau shall provide:
and coordinate information technology support and services to the 18
13.96 (1) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) Upon receipt of municipal boundary information at each reporting 21
interval under s. 5.15 (4) (bg), reconcile and compile the information received to 22
produce a statewide data base consisting of municipal boundary information for the 23
13.96 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) Participate, on behalf of this state, in geographic boundary 2
information programs when offered by the U.S. bureau of the census.
13.97 of the statutes is created to read:
413.97 Confidentiality of privileged communications and records;
5collaboration among legislative service agencies. (1)
The legislative service 6
agencies under ss. 13.91, 13.92, 13.94, 13.95, and 13.96 shall at all times observe the 7
confidential nature of all communications, records, and information that may be 8
subject to the privilege under s. 905.17.
The confidentiality requirements imposed on nonpartisan legislative 10
service agencies under sub. (1) and ss. 13.91, 13.92, 13.94, 13.95, and 13.96 shall not 11
be construed to prohibit any staff member of a nonpartisan legislative service agency 12
from communicating with any staff member of another nonpartisan legislative 13
service agency for the purpose of serving the legislature and its members or from 14
disclosing any communication, record, or information in accord with a rule, custom, 15
policy, or practice of the legislature.
14.017 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
14.017 (5) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (3) (title).
14.017 (5) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (3) 19
(intro.) and amended to read:
(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 22
14.017 (5) (a) 1. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (3) (a) and 24
amended to read:
(a) The governor secretary of children and families
or his or her 2
designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the council.
14.017 (5) (a) 2. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (3) (b).
14.017 (5) (a) 3. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (3) (c).
14.017 (5) (a) 4. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (3) (d) and 6
amended to read:
(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 9
14.017 (5) (a) 5. (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (3) 11
(e) (intro.) and amended to read:
(e) (intro.) The following members appointed by the governor 13secretary of children and families
for 3-year terms:
14.017 (5) (a) 5. a. to k. of the statutes are renumbered 15.207 (3) 15
(e) 1. to 11.
14.017 (5) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
14.065 of the statutes is repealed.
14.20 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 48.53 (title).
14.20 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 48.53 (1).
14.20 (1m) of the statutes is renumbered 48.53 (2) and amended 21
The council shall make recommendations to the governor secretary
and state superintendent regarding recipients of grants under sub. (2) (3)
. The 24
amount of each grant awarded shall be determined jointly by the
governor secretary 25
and the state superintendent. In addition to reports required under s. 15.09 (7),
annually the council shall submit a report on its operation to the appropriate 2
standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3).
14.20 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 48.53 (3) (a) (intro.) 4
and amended to read:
(a) (intro.) From the appropriation under s. 20.525 (1) (f) 20.437 (1)
, the governor secretary
may award a all of the following:
71. A grant
to any person other than a school board for support of a literacy 8improvement or early childhood development
14.20 (2) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 48.53 (3) (b) and 10
amended to read:
(b) From the appropriation under s.
(1) (q), the governor 12secretary
may award a grant to any person other than a school board for support of 13
a literacy or early childhood development program.
14.20 (2) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 48.53 (3) (c).
14.38 (10) of the statutes is repealed.
14.40 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
Annually not later than July 1, each legislative, administrative and 19
judicial agency of the state government shall submit to the secretary of state a list 20
of all positions within that agency outside the classified service and above the clerical 21
level, excluding the faculties under the jurisdiction of the board of regents of the 22
University of Wisconsin System and the department of public instruction, and
23excluding university staff, as defined in s. 36.05 (15),
which are filled by 24
appointment, and the term if there is one, together with the name of the incumbent 25
and the date of his or her appointment.
14.46 of the statutes is repealed.
14.49 of the statutes is created to read:
314.49 Office space.
The office of the secretary of state shall be accessible to 4
the public. That office may not be located in the same room as the office of any other 5
member of the board of commissioners of public lands.
14.58 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) By the state treasurer personally
14.58 (1) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
14.58 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) In the name of the state treasurer, by any clerk in the treasurer's 11
office designated by the treasurer; or.
15.01 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
"Council" means a part-time body appointed to function on a 15
continuing basis for the study, and recommendation of solutions and policy 16
alternatives, of the problems arising in a specified functional area of state 17
government, 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 19
duties specified in s. 46.29 (1) and (2), the state council on alcohol and other drug 20
abuse has the powers and duties specified in s. 14.24, and the electronic recording 21
council has the powers and duties specified in s. 706.25 (4).
15.06 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) 1. Each commissioner of the public service commission shall be 24
nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed, 25
for a 6-year term expiring on March 1 of the odd-numbered years.
2. The governor shall appoint an individual who is a commissioner of the public 2
service commission to the office of chairperson of the commission for a 2-year term 3
expiring on March 1 of each odd-numbered year. Upon expiration of that term, if the 4
individual's appointment under subd. 1. has not expired, the individual shall resume 5
his or her appointment as commissioner for a term expiring on the same date as the 6
expiration of the individual's term of appointment under subd. 1.
15.06 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.06 (2) Selection of officers.
Each commission may annually elect officers 9
other than a chairperson from among its members as its work requires. Any officer 10
may be reappointed or reelected. At the time of making new nominations to 11
commissions, the governor shall designate a member or nominee of each commission,
12other than the public service commission,
to serve as the commission's chairperson 13
for a 2-year term expiring on March 1 of the odd-numbered year except that the 14
labor and industry review commission shall elect one of its members to serve as the 15
commission's chairperson for a 2-year term expiring on March 1 of the 16
15.06 (4m) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.06 (4m) Executive assistant.
Each The chairperson and each
of the public service commission may appoint an executive assistant to serve at his 20
or her pleasure outside the classified service. The executive assistant shall perform 21
duties as the chairperson or
15.07 (1) (b) 15. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 15. The 3 members of the lower Wisconsin state riverway board 24
appointed under s. 15.445 (3) 15.345 (8)
15.07 (1) (b) 24. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 24. The group insurance board.
15.07 (2) (L) of the statutes is repealed.
15.07 (2) (n) of the statutes is repealed.
15.07 (3) (bm) 4. of the statutes is repealed.
15.103 (6m) of the statutes is created to read:
15.103 (6m) Division of personnel management.
There is created in the 7
department of administration a division of personnel management. The 8
administrator shall serve at the pleasure of the secretary of administration.
15.105 (title) of the statutes is amended to read: