Comprehensive quality assurance and oversight procedures.
No later than April 1, 2016, and before the department 11
submits any proposed changes to the state waiver or state plan amendment under 12
paragraph (c), the department shall submit a summary of the proposed concept plan 13
for the waiver amendment request under paragraph (c) to the joint committee on 14
finance for approval or disapproval by the joint committee on finance. The 15
procedures under section 13.10 of the statutes do not apply to this paragraph and the 16
joint committee on finance may not modify the summary of the proposed concept plan 17
submitted under this paragraph. The department may not submit any proposed 18
changes to the state waiver or state plan amendment under paragraph (c) unless the 19
proposed concept plan is approved by the joint committee on finance.
Implementation of waiver; conformation with statutes.
1. Notwithstanding sections 46.2803 to 46.2895 of the statutes and any rules 22
promulgated under those sections, if the federal department of health and human 23
services approves of a waiver or state plan amendment substantially similar to that 24
requested in paragraph (c) and approved by the joint committee on finance under
paragraph (e), the department may implement any changes to the family care 2
program and IRIS in accordance with the approved waiver or state plan amendment.
If the waiver or state plan amendment request is not approved by the federal 4
department of health and human services or if the approved waiver or state plan 5
amendment is not substantially similar to that requested under paragraph (c), the 6
department may not implement the waiver or state plan amendment and the family 7
care program and IRIS shall operate under the statutes in effect on July 1, 2015.
The department shall include in its 2017-19 biennial budget request any 9
proposed statutory changes necessary to conform the statutes to the approved waiver 10
or state plan amendment. The department shall maintain statutory language in 11
section 46.2895 of the statutes relating to long-term care districts created by tribes 12
or bands until the federal department of health and human services approves a 13
waiver request related to those long-term care districts, if such a waiver request is 14
Other long-term care programs.
If the federal department of health and 16
human services does not disapprove the request to administer the family care 17
program in every county in the state under paragraph (b), the department may elect 18
to discontinue enrollment of participants in or administration of any of the programs 19
under section 46.271, 46.275, 46.277, 46.278, or 46.2785 of the statutes in a county 20
at any time determined by the department that is after the date that the family care 21
program is available to all eligible residents of that county.
22(9q) Aging and disability resource centers.
(a) By January 1, 2017, the department of health services shall evaluate the 24
functional screening and options counseling for reliability and consistency among
resource centers, as defined in section 46.2805 (10) of the statutes, and submit a 2
report to the joint committee on finance on that evaluation.
By no later than July 1, 2016, the department of health services shall assess 4
which responsibilities of resource center governing boards described under section 5
46.283 (6) of the statutes are duplicative of functions performed by the department 6
of health services and shall propose changes to the statutory requirements for the 7
resource center governing boards to remove any duplication of functions.
By no later than April 1, 2016, the department shall study the integration 9
of income maintenance consortia and aging and disability resource centers, as 10
defined in section 46.2805 (10) of the statutes, and shall present a report to the joint 11
committee on finance with recommendations regarding potential efficiencies that 12
may be gained, if any, from the integration of these entities and whether an 13
integration would be appropriate considering the responsibilities of each entity.
(10) Merger of divisions into Medicaid services division.
Before March 31, 15
2016, the department of health services shall submit to the state budget office in the 16
department of administration a report of the final organization of the merger of the 17
division of the department of health services relating to long-term care and the 18
division of the department of health services relating to health care access and 19
accountability into a single division of the department of health services relating to 20
21(10u) Food safety fees.
During the period beginning on the effective date of 22
this subsection and ending on July 1, 2016, neither the department of health services 23
nor any local health department designated as an agent of the department may 24
modify any fee established under section 254.71 of the statutes or, with respect to
restaurants and temporary restaurants, under section 254.68 or 254.69 (2) of the 2
3(11f) Medical Assistance nonemergency medical transportation.
(a) The department of health services shall, to the extent permitted by the 5
contract, modify the contract that is in effect on the effective date of this paragraph 6
for the arrangement and reimbursement of nonemergency medical transportation 7
services to recipients of Medical Assistance under subchapter IV of chapter 49 of the 8
statutes to exclude recipients of Medical Assistance residing in Jefferson, Kenosha, 9
Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha counties from 10
If the department of health services modifies the contract under paragraph 12
(a), the department of health services shall make alternative arrangements with 13
counties, health maintenance organizations, or transportation providers to provide 14
nonemergency medical transportation services to Medical Assistance recipients who 15
reside in the counties specified in paragraph (a) no later than January 1, 2016.
Nonstatutory provisions; Higher Educational Aids
Nonstatutory provisions; Historical Society.
Nonstatutory provisions; Housing and Economic
(1v) Emergency rule for independent dispute resolution process.
Using the 21
procedure under section 227.24 of the statutes, the commissioner of insurance may 22
promulgate the rules required under section 632.876 of the statutes, as created by 23
this act, for the period before the effective date of the permanent rules promulgated
under section 632.876 of the statutes, as created by this act, but not to exceed the 2
period authorized under section 227.24 (1) (c) of the statutes, subject to extension 3
under section 227.24 (2) of the statutes. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (a), (2) 4
(b), and (3) of the statutes, the commissioner is not required to provide evidence that 5
promulgating a rule under this subsection as an emergency rule is necessary for the 6
preservation of the public peace, health, safety, or welfare and is not required to 7
provide a finding of emergency for a rule promulgated under this subsection.
Nonstatutory provisions; Investment Board.
Nonstatutory provisions; Joint Committee on Finance.
Nonstatutory provisions; Judicial Commission.
12(1c) Youth diversion grant reductions.
Notwithstanding the amount specified under section 165.987 (1) of the 14
statutes, the department of justice shall reduce the amount of money allocated under 15
section 165.987 (1) of the statutes by $179,600 in each of the fiscal years 2015-16 and 16
Notwithstanding the amount specified under section 165.987 (2) of the 18
statutes, the department of justice shall reduce the amount of money allocated under 19
section 165.987 (2) of the statutes by $18,400 in each of the fiscal years 2015-16 and 20
Notwithstanding the amounts specified under section 165.987 (3) of the 22
statutes, the department of justice shall reduce the amount of money allocated for 23
each of the contracts for a specified county that are funded under that section by 24
$53,800 in each of the fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17 and shall reduce the amount
of money allocated for a contract with an unspecified organization that is funded 2
under that section by $36,600 in each of the fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17.
3(1q) Drug law enforcement and interdiction grants.
From the appropriation 4
account under section 20.455 (2) (kd) of the statutes, the department of justice shall 5
award to the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, for drug law enforcement and 6
drug interdiction services, a grant in the amount of $50,000 in fiscal year 2015-16 7
and a grant in the amount of $50,000 in fiscal year 2016-17.
9(1j) 100th anniversary state capitol commemoration commission.
The joint committee on legislative organization shall establish a committee, 11
to be known as the 100th anniversary state capitol commemoration commission, 12
consisting of 9 members. Each of the following shall appoint one member: the 13
speaker of the assembly, the minority leader of the assembly, the president of the 14
senate, the minority leader of the senate, the governor, the supreme court, the 15
secretary of administration, the state capitol and executive residence board, and the 16
director of the state historical society. The members of the commission shall elect a 17
The 100th anniversary state capitol commemoration commission shall plan 19
events, including educational programs for children and students, to be held in 2017 20
for commemorating the 100th anniversary of the completion of the state capitol. The 21
commission may request that individuals and organizations with knowledge of the 22
history, construction, and renovation of the state capitol assist the commission in 23
planning and executing the commemoration.
Upon completion of the commemoration, the 100th anniversary state capitol 25
commemoration commission is dissolved.
Nonstatutory provisions; Lieutenant Governor.
Nonstatutory provisions; Local Government.
(1) Crime prevention funding board
. Upon the creation of a crime prevention 4
funding board, the initial members of the board specified under section 59.54 (28) (c) 5
of the statutes shall declare that they are serving on the board, or appoint their 6
designees, not later than the first day of the 4th month beginning after a board is 7
(3f) Local room tax.
With regard to a municipality which collects a room tax 9
on May 13, 1994, with the form that the municipality submits to the department of 10
revenue on or before May 1, 2016, as described under section 66.0615 (4) (a) of the 11
statutes, the municipality shall also include a copy of its room tax ordinance that was 12
in effect on May 13, 1994. In addition, the municipality shall also include with the 13
form a copy of the municipality's financial statement that was completed nearest in 14
time to May 13, 1994, and that shows the percentage of room tax revenue that the 15
municipality retained for its own purposes other than purposes related to tourism 16
promotion and development.
(3u) Metropolitan sewerage districts.
(a) Notwithstanding section 200.09 (1) (a) of the statutes, as affected by this act, 19
the terms of the members of a metropolitan sewerage district that contains a 2nd 20
class city with a population of 200,000 or more expire on the effective date of this 21
(b) Notwithstanding section 200.09 (1) (b) of the statutes, as created by this act, 23
the initial members of a commission appointed under section 200.09 (1) (b) of the 24
statutes, as created by this act, shall be appointed for the following terms:
1. One member appointed by the executive council of the towns, one member 2
appointed by the executive council of the cities and villages, and one member 3
appointed by the mayor of the 2nd class city, for a term expiring 3 years after the 4
2. One member appointed by the executive council of the cities and villages and 6
2 members appointed by the mayor of the 2nd class city, for a term expiring 2 years 7
after the initial appointment.
3. One member appointed by the executive council of the cities and villages and 9
2 members appointed by the mayor of the 2nd class city, for a term expiring one year 10
after the initial appointment.
Nonstatutory provisions; Medical College of Wisconsin.
Nonstatutory provisions; Military Affairs.
Nonstatutory provisions; Natural Resources.
(1) Relocation of division of forestry headquarters.
The department of 15
natural resources shall develop a plan to move the headquarters of the division of 16
forestry from the city of Madison to a northern location in this state. In the plan, the 17
department of natural resources shall provide in detail the costs of relocating the 18
headquarters, a timeline for implementing the relocation, and a list of options for 19
northern locations in this state. The department of natural resources shall complete 20
the plan in time for the plan to be included in the department of natural resources' 21
2017-19 biennial budget request.
22(1q) Car-killed deer report.
The department of natural resources shall 23
prepare a report on the program under section 29.349 (4) of the statutes, as created 24
by this act, including an account of the cost-effectiveness of the program, the number 25
of deer collected, and any recommendations regarding the program. Before January
1, 2017, the department shall submit the report to the governor, to the joint 2
committee on finance, and to appropriate standing committees of the legislature, as 3
determined by the speaker of the assembly and the president of the senate.
4(1v) Report on funding of fish and wildlife management activities.
department of natural resources shall prepare a report on a plan to address the 6
insufficiency of revenues from hunting and fishing approval fees to cover the cost of 7
activities of the department that relate to fish and wildlife management. The 8
department shall prepare this report in consultation with stakeholders, including 9
hunters, anglers, trappers, and conservationists. The report shall include 10
recommendations for program reductions and hunting and fishing approval fee 11
increases necessary to ensure that the revenue from hunting and fishing approval 12
fees is sufficient to cover the cost of fish and wildlife management activities. Before 13
January 1, 2017, the department of natural resources shall submit the report to the 14
joint committee on finance.
15(3d) Layoff procedures for certain employees of the department of natural
The layoff procedures under section 230.34 (2) (a) of the statutes shall 17
not apply to employees holding the 11.0 FTE SEG education-related positions and 18
the 18.4 FTE SEG science services positions, funded from the appropriation accounts 19
under section 20.370 (1) (mu), (2) (hq), (3) (fj), (mt), (mu), and (my), (4) (mu) and (mz), 20
and (9) (iq), (mu), and (mz) of the statutes during the 2013-15 fiscal biennium, that 21
are eliminated by this act.
22(3f) Audit of moneys received for forestry activities.
The joint legislative 23
audit committee is requested to direct the legislative audit bureau to perform an 24
audit of the moneys received by the department of natural resources for forestry 25
activities and how those moneys are spent. If the committee directs the legislative
audit bureau to perform an audit, the bureau shall file its report as described under 2
section 13.94 (1) (b) of the statutes on or before June 30, 2017.
(4c) Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River commission.
The department of 4
natural resources shall provide in fiscal year 2015-16, from the appropriation under 5
section 20.370 (5) (cq) of the statutes, as affected by this act, $200,000 to the 6
Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River commission. The commission may use this 7
funding for activities that are required or authorized under subchapter VI of chapter 8
33 of the statutes and that are consistent with the commission's implementation 9
plan. The activities for which this funding is used may include the activities required 10
under section 33.56 (1), (2), and (3) of the statutes.
11(4f) State parks study and report.
In this subsection, "department" means the department of natural 13
The department shall study options for additional sources of revenue for 15
operating and maintaining state parks. The department shall study at least all of 16
the following options:
Using revenue generated from a program under which a person may 18
voluntarily purchase a state park vehicle admission sticker when the person 19
registers a vehicle with the department of transportation.
Using revenue generated from increased camping fees at state parks based 21
on local market conditions or seasonal demand, based on the amenities or facilities 22
offered by a park, or based on other features or conditions of a park.
The department shall prepare a report containing the results of its study 24
conducted under paragraph (b). The report shall include revenue estimates from the 25
options studied under paragraph (b) and shall include recommendations for closing
the structural imbalance between the revenue generated from state park and 2
camping fees and the cost to operate and maintain state parks.
The department shall submit the report under paragraph (c) on or before 4
December 1, 2016, to the joint committee on finance, the governor, and the 5
appropriate standing committees of the legislature, as determined by the speaker of 6
the assembly and the president of the senate, in the manner provided under section 7
13.172 (3) of the statutes.
8(4v) Initial funding of forest management activities on federal land.
(a) The department of natural resources shall submit to the cochairpersons of 10
the joint committee on finance before January 1, 2016, a report on activities 11
conducted under section 28.15 of the statutes since the effective date of this 12
paragraph that were funded by the appropriation account under section 20.370 (1) 13
(mv) of the statutes. The department shall include in the report a plan for use of 14
moneys allocated for the purpose of supporting activities under section 28.15 of the 15
statutes in fiscal year 2016-17.
(b) The department shall submit to the cochairpersons of the joint committee 17
on finance before January 1, 2016, a written request to supplement the appropriation 18
under section 20.370 (1) (mv) of the statutes for the 2016-17 fiscal year for the 19
purpose of paying the initial costs of administering and implementing a cooperative 20
agreement and any contracts entered into under section 28.15 of the statutes.
(c) If the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance do not notify the 22
department that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing 23
the request within 14 working days after the date on which the department submits 24
the request, the supplement is approved. If, within 14 working days after the date 25
on which the department submits the request, the cochairpersons notify the
department that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing 2
the request, the supplement may occur only as approved by the committee.
(d) The supplement shall be paid from the appropriation account under section 4
20.865 (4) (u) of the statutes.
5(4vw) State forest plan variance.
On or before June 30, 2016, the department 6
of natural resources shall propose a variance to the master plans of all state forests 7
except for the southern state forests, as defined in section 27.016 (1) (c) of the 8
statutes, and except for Governor Knowles State Forest to incorporate the 9
requirements in section 28.04 (3) (am) of the statutes, as created by this act, with 10
respect to land classified as a forest production area.
11(4vx) State forest plan amendment.
Before March 1, 2017, the department of 12
natural resources shall amend the master plans of all state forests except for the 13
southern state forests, as defined in section 27.016 (1) (c) of the statutes, and except 14
for Governor Knowles State Forest so that 75 percent of all the land in those state 15
forests combined is classified as a forest production area.
Nonstatutory provisions; Public Defender Board
Nonstatutory provisions; Public Instruction.
(2) Optional participation in cooperative educational service agencies. 19
Notwithstanding section 116.065 (2) of the statutes, if a school board adopts a 20
resolution to withdraw from a cooperative education service agency under section 21
116.065 (1) of the statutes, as affected by this act, by no later than 30 days after the 22
effective date of this subsection, the resolution is effective July 1, 2015.
(5f) Representation and apportionment plans for election of members of
24certain unified school districts.
Notwithstanding section 120.42 (1m) (a) and (b) 25
of the statutes, as created by this act, the school board of a unified school district
described in section 120.42 (1) (d) 2. of the statutes, as created by this act, shall both 2
establish a representation plan pursuant to section 120.42 (1m) (a) of the statutes, 3
as created by this act, and adopt a district apportionment plan pursuant to section 4
120.42 (1m) (b) of the statutes, as created by this act, before November 1, 2015. 5
Nothwithstanding section 120.42 (2) of the statutes, the members of the school board 6
of a unified school district described in section 120.42 (1) (d) 2. of the statutes, as 7
created by this act, who hold office on the effective date of this subsection shall cease 8
to hold office on the 4th Monday in April 2016. At the 2016 spring election, 9 9
members shall be elected to the school board of the unified school district for terms 10
established pursuant to the district apportionment plan and commencing on the 4th 11
Monday in April 2016.
12(6q) Special Needs Scholarship Program.
Notwithstanding section 115.7915 13
(2) of the statutes, as created by this act, the department shall award a scholarship 14
to a child to attend an eligible school in the 2016-17 school year under section 15
115.7915 of the statutes, as created by this act, if the child satisfies the eligibility 16
requirements under section 115.7915 (2) (b) to (d) and (f) of the statutes, as created 17
by this act, and all of the following conditions are met:
The child applied to attend a public school in one or more nonresident school 19
districts under section 118.51 of the statutes for the 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 20
2014-15, or 2015-16 school year.
The conditions under section 115.7915 (2) (a) 1. and 2. of the statutes, as 22
created by this act, are satisfied for any of the school years specified in paragraph (a).
The child will attend a public school in this state for the entire 2015-16 24
Nonstatutory provisions; Public Lands, Board of
Nonstatutory provisions; Public Service Commission.
3(1j) Industrial wind turbines.
The public service commission shall conduct a 4
review of studies conducted to ascertain the health effects of industrial wind turbines 5
on persons residing near the turbine installations. If the review shows that there are 6
substantially negative health effects on persons residing beyond the 1,250-foot 7
setback distance specified in the rules promulgated by the public service commission 8
under section 196.378 (4g) (b) of the statutes, the commission may, no later than 6 9
months after completing the review, submit in proposed form any necessary 10
revisions to those rules to the legislative council staff under section 227.15 (1) of the 11
12(2c) Commission members.
Notwithstanding section 15.06 (1) (c) of the statutes, 13
as created by this act, the commissioners of the public service commission appointed 14
under section 15.06 (1) (a) of the statutes and the chairperson of the commission 15
designated under section 15.06 (2), 2013 stats., shall remain in office until the 16
expiration of their terms specified in section 15.06 (1) (a) of the statutes and in section 17
15.06 (2), 2013 stats.
18(2q) State broadband office funding.
Notwithstanding section 16.42 (1) (e) of 19
the statutes, the public service commission, in submitting information under section 20
16.42 of the statutes for purposes of the 2017-19 biennial budget bill, shall submit 21
information concerning the appropriation under section 20.155 (1) (g) of the statutes, 22
as affected by this act, as though the amount appropriated for the 2016-17 fiscal year 23
had been $125,000 less than was actually appropriated.
24(2u) Universal service fund.
In this subsection:
"Commission" means the public service commission.
"Contribution rates" means the rates of contribution to the fund that the 4
commission requires for telecommunications providers under section 196.218 (3) of 5
"Fund" means the universal service fund.
"Telecommunication provider" has the meaning given in section 196.01 (8p) 8
of the statutes.
The commission shall submit a report to the joint committee on 10
finance on the causes of unencumbered balances in the fund and the changes that 11
could be made to the procedures for setting budgets for programs funded by the fund 12
and establishing contribution rates that would reduce future unencumbered 13
balances. The report shall recommend the level of fund balance that is appropriate 14
to accommodate timing imbalances between revenues and expenditures. The report 15
shall also explain how the commission incorporates unspent revenues in the fund's 16
balance, in excess of any revenues needed to accommodate timing imbalances 17
between revenues and expenditures, into contribution rates the commission requires 18
for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The commission shall submit the report to the joint 19
committee on finance prior to the committee's 3rd quarterly meeting in 2015 under 20
section 13.10 of the statutes.
Notwithstanding section 196.218 (3) of the statutes, the 22
commission may not revise contribution rates for fiscal year 2015-16 unless the joint 23
committee on finance approves the report submitted under paragraph (b).