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SB21-SSA1,1501,9 9j. Comprehensive quality assurance and oversight procedures.
SB21-SSA1,1501,19 10(e) Committee approval. No later than April 1, 2016, and before the department
11submits any proposed changes to the state waiver or state plan amendment under
12paragraph (c), the department shall submit a summary of the proposed concept plan
13for the waiver amendment request under paragraph (c) to the joint committee on
14finance for approval or disapproval by the joint committee on finance. The
15procedures under section 13.10 of the statutes do not apply to this paragraph and the
16joint committee on finance may not modify the summary of the proposed concept plan
17submitted under this paragraph. The department may not submit any proposed
18changes to the state waiver or state plan amendment under paragraph (c) unless the
19proposed concept plan is approved by the joint committee on finance.
SB21-SSA1,1501,20 20(f) Implementation of waiver; conformation with statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1502,2 211. Notwithstanding sections 46.2803 to 46.2895 of the statutes and any rules
22promulgated under those sections, if the federal department of health and human
23services approves of a waiver or state plan amendment substantially similar to that
24requested in paragraph (c) and approved by the joint committee on finance under

1paragraph (e), the department may implement any changes to the family care
2program and IRIS in accordance with the approved waiver or state plan amendment.
SB21-SSA1,1502,7 32. If the waiver or state plan amendment request is not approved by the federal
4department of health and human services or if the approved waiver or state plan
5amendment is not substantially similar to that requested under paragraph (c), the
6department may not implement the waiver or state plan amendment and the family
7care program and IRIS shall operate under the statutes in effect on July 1, 2015.
SB21-SSA1,1502,14 83. The department shall include in its 2017-19 biennial budget request any
9proposed statutory changes necessary to conform the statutes to the approved waiver
10or state plan amendment. The department shall maintain statutory language in
11section 46.2895 of the statutes relating to long-term care districts created by tribes
12or bands until the federal department of health and human services approves a
13waiver request related to those long-term care districts, if such a waiver request is
14being pursued.
SB21-SSA1,1502,21 15(g) Other long-term care programs. If the federal department of health and
16human services does not disapprove the request to administer the family care
17program in every county in the state under paragraph (b), the department may elect
18to discontinue enrollment of participants in or administration of any of the programs
19under section 46.271, 46.275, 46.277, 46.278, or 46.2785 of the statutes in a county
20at any time determined by the department that is after the date that the family care
21program is available to all eligible residents of that county.
SB21-SSA1,1502,22 22(9q) Aging and disability resource centers.
SB21-SSA1,1503,2 23(a) By January 1, 2017, the department of health services shall evaluate the
24functional screening and options counseling for reliability and consistency among

1resource centers, as defined in section 46.2805 (10) of the statutes, and submit a
2report to the joint committee on finance on that evaluation.
SB21-SSA1,1503,7 3(b) By no later than July 1, 2016, the department of health services shall assess
4which responsibilities of resource center governing boards described under section
546.283 (6) of the statutes are duplicative of functions performed by the department
6of health services and shall propose changes to the statutory requirements for the
7resource center governing boards to remove any duplication of functions.
SB21-SSA1,1503,13 8(c) By no later than April 1, 2016, the department shall study the integration
9of income maintenance consortia and aging and disability resource centers, as
10defined in section 46.2805 (10) of the statutes, and shall present a report to the joint
11committee on finance with recommendations regarding potential efficiencies that
12may be gained, if any, from the integration of these entities and whether an
13integration would be appropriate considering the responsibilities of each entity.
SB21-SSA1,1503,20 14(10) Merger of divisions into Medicaid services division. Before March 31,
152016, the department of health services shall submit to the state budget office in the
16department of administration a report of the final organization of the merger of the
17division of the department of health services relating to long-term care and the
18division of the department of health services relating to health care access and
19accountability into a single division of the department of health services relating to
20Medicaid services.
SB21-SSA1,1504,2 21(10u) Food safety fees. During the period beginning on the effective date of
22this subsection and ending on July 1, 2016, neither the department of health services
23nor any local health department designated as an agent of the department may
24modify any fee established under section 254.71 of the statutes or, with respect to

1restaurants and temporary restaurants, under section 254.68 or 254.69 (2) of the
2statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1504,3 3(11f) Medical Assistance nonemergency medical transportation.
SB21-SSA1,1504,10 4(a) The department of health services shall, to the extent permitted by the
5contract, modify the contract that is in effect on the effective date of this paragraph
6for the arrangement and reimbursement of nonemergency medical transportation
7services to recipients of Medical Assistance under subchapter IV of chapter 49 of the
8statutes to exclude recipients of Medical Assistance residing in Jefferson, Kenosha,
9Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha counties from
10that contract.
SB21-SSA1,1504,15 11(b) If the department of health services modifies the contract under paragraph
12(a), the department of health services shall make alternative arrangements with
13counties, health maintenance organizations, or transportation providers to provide
14nonemergency medical transportation services to Medical Assistance recipients who
15reside in the counties specified in paragraph (a) no later than January 1, 2016.
SB21-SSA1,9119 16Section 9119. Nonstatutory provisions; Higher Educational Aids
Board.
SB21-SSA1,9120 17Section 9120. Nonstatutory provisions; Historical Society.
SB21-SSA1,9121 18Section 9121. Nonstatutory provisions; Housing and Economic
Development Authority.
SB21-SSA1,9122 19Section 9122. Nonstatutory provisions; Insurance.
SB21-SSA1,1505,7 20(1v) Emergency rule for independent dispute resolution process. Using the
21procedure under section 227.24 of the statutes, the commissioner of insurance may
22promulgate the rules required under section 632.876 of the statutes, as created by
23this act, for the period before the effective date of the permanent rules promulgated

1under section 632.876 of the statutes, as created by this act, but not to exceed the
2period authorized under section 227.24 (1) (c) of the statutes, subject to extension
3under 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
5promulgating a rule under this subsection as an emergency rule is necessary for the
6preservation of the public peace, health, safety, or welfare and is not required to
7provide a finding of emergency for a rule promulgated under this subsection.
SB21-SSA1,9123 8Section 9123. Nonstatutory provisions; Investment Board.
SB21-SSA1,9124 9Section 9124. Nonstatutory provisions; Joint Committee on Finance.
SB21-SSA1,9125 10Section 9125. Nonstatutory provisions; Judicial Commission.
SB21-SSA1,9126 11Section 9126. Nonstatutory provisions; Justice.
SB21-SSA1,1505,12 12(1c) Youth diversion grant reductions.
SB21-SSA1,1505,16 13(a) Notwithstanding the amount specified under section 165.987 (1) of the
14statutes, the department of justice shall reduce the amount of money allocated under
15section 165.987 (1) of the statutes by $179,600 in each of the fiscal years 2015-16 and
162016-17.
SB21-SSA1,1505,20 17(b) Notwithstanding the amount specified under section 165.987 (2) of the
18statutes, the department of justice shall reduce the amount of money allocated under
19section 165.987 (2) of the statutes by $18,400 in each of the fiscal years 2015-16 and
202016-17.
SB21-SSA1,1506,2 21(c) Notwithstanding the amounts specified under section 165.987 (3) of the
22statutes, the department of justice shall reduce the amount of money allocated for
23each 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

1of money allocated for a contract with an unspecified organization that is funded
2under that section by $36,600 in each of the fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17.
SB21-SSA1,1506,7 3(1q) Drug law enforcement and interdiction grants. From the appropriation
4account under section 20.455 (2) (kd) of the statutes, the department of justice shall
5award to the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, for drug law enforcement and
6drug interdiction services, a grant in the amount of $50,000 in fiscal year 2015-16
7and a grant in the amount of $50,000 in fiscal year 2016-17.
SB21-SSA1,9127 8Section 9127. Nonstatutory provisions; Legislature.
SB21-SSA1,1506,9 9(1j) 100th anniversary state capitol commemoration commission.
SB21-SSA1,1506,17 10(a) The joint committee on legislative organization shall establish a committee,
11to be known as the 100th anniversary state capitol commemoration commission,
12consisting of 9 members. Each of the following shall appoint one member: the
13speaker of the assembly, the minority leader of the assembly, the president of the
14senate, the minority leader of the senate, the governor, the supreme court, the
15secretary of administration, the state capitol and executive residence board, and the
16director of the state historical society. The members of the commission shall elect a
17chairperson.
SB21-SSA1,1506,23 18(b) The 100th anniversary state capitol commemoration commission shall plan
19events, including educational programs for children and students, to be held in 2017
20for commemorating the 100th anniversary of the completion of the state capitol. The
21commission may request that individuals and organizations with knowledge of the
22history, construction, and renovation of the state capitol assist the commission in
23planning and executing the commemoration.
SB21-SSA1,1506,25 24(c) Upon completion of the commemoration, the 100th anniversary state capitol
25commemoration commission is dissolved.
SB21-SSA1,9128
1Section 9128. Nonstatutory provisions; Lieutenant Governor.
SB21-SSA1,9129 2Section 9129. Nonstatutory provisions; Local Government.
SB21-SSA1,1507,7 3(1) Crime prevention funding board. Upon the creation of a crime prevention
4funding board, the initial members of the board specified under section 59.54 (28) (c)
5of the statutes shall declare that they are serving on the board, or appoint their
6designees, not later than the first day of the 4th month beginning after a board is
7created.
SB21-SSA1,1507,16 8(3f) Local room tax. With regard to a municipality which collects a room tax
9on May 13, 1994, with the form that the municipality submits to the department of
10revenue on or before May 1, 2016, as described under section 66.0615 (4) (a) of the
11statutes, the municipality shall also include a copy of its room tax ordinance that was
12in effect on May 13, 1994. In addition, the municipality shall also include with the
13form a copy of the municipality's financial statement that was completed nearest in
14time to May 13, 1994, and that shows the percentage of room tax revenue that the
15municipality retained for its own purposes other than purposes related to tourism
16promotion and development.
SB21-SSA1,1507,17 17(3u) Metropolitan sewerage districts.
SB21-SSA1,1507,2118 (a) Notwithstanding section 200.09 (1) (a) of the statutes, as affected by this act,
19the terms of the members of a metropolitan sewerage district that contains a 2nd
20class city with a population of 200,000 or more expire on the effective date of this
21subsection.
SB21-SSA1,1507,24 22(b) Notwithstanding section 200.09 (1) (b) of the statutes, as created by this act,
23the initial members of a commission appointed under section 200.09 (1) (b) of the
24statutes, as created by this act, shall be appointed for the following terms:
SB21-SSA1,1508,4
11. One member appointed by the executive council of the towns, one member
2appointed by the executive council of the cities and villages, and one member
3appointed by the mayor of the 2nd class city, for a term expiring 3 years after the
4initial appointment.
SB21-SSA1,1508,7 52. One member appointed by the executive council of the cities and villages and
62 members appointed by the mayor of the 2nd class city, for a term expiring 2 years
7after the initial appointment.
SB21-SSA1,1508,10 83. One member appointed by the executive council of the cities and villages and
92 members appointed by the mayor of the 2nd class city, for a term expiring one year
10after the initial appointment.
SB21-SSA1,9130 11Section 9130. Nonstatutory provisions; Medical College of Wisconsin.
SB21-SSA1,9131 12Section 9131. Nonstatutory provisions; Military Affairs.
SB21-SSA1,9132 13Section 9132. Nonstatutory provisions; Natural Resources.
SB21-SSA1,1508,21 14(1) Relocation of division of forestry headquarters. The department of
15natural resources shall develop a plan to move the headquarters of the division of
16forestry from the city of Madison to a northern location in this state. In the plan, the
17department of natural resources shall provide in detail the costs of relocating the
18headquarters, a timeline for implementing the relocation, and a list of options for
19northern locations in this state. The department of natural resources shall complete
20the plan in time for the plan to be included in the department of natural resources'
212017-19 biennial budget request.
SB21-SSA1,1509,3 22(1q) Car-killed deer report. The department of natural resources shall
23prepare a report on the program under section 29.349 (4) of the statutes, as created
24by this act, including an account of the cost-effectiveness of the program, the number
25of deer collected, and any recommendations regarding the program. Before January

11, 2017, the department shall submit the report to the governor, to the joint
2committee on finance, and to appropriate standing committees of the legislature, as
3determined by the speaker of the assembly and the president of the senate.
SB21-SSA1,1509,14 4(1v) Report on funding of fish and wildlife management activities. The
5department of natural resources shall prepare a report on a plan to address the
6insufficiency of revenues from hunting and fishing approval fees to cover the cost of
7activities of the department that relate to fish and wildlife management. The
8department shall prepare this report in consultation with stakeholders, including
9hunters, anglers, trappers, and conservationists. The report shall include
10recommendations for program reductions and hunting and fishing approval fee
11increases necessary to ensure that the revenue from hunting and fishing approval
12fees is sufficient to cover the cost of fish and wildlife management activities. Before
13January 1, 2017, the department of natural resources shall submit the report to the
14joint committee on finance.
SB21-SSA1,1509,21 15(3d) Layoff procedures for certain employees of the department of natural
16resources.
The layoff procedures under section 230.34 (2) (a) of the statutes shall
17not apply to employees holding the 11.0 FTE SEG education-related positions and
18the 18.4 FTE SEG science services positions, funded from the appropriation accounts
19under section 20.370 (1) (mu), (2) (hq), (3) (fj), (mt), (mu), and (my), (4) (mu) and (mz),
20and (9) (iq), (mu), and (mz) of the statutes during the 2013-15 fiscal biennium, that
21are eliminated by this act.
SB21-SSA1,1510,2 22(3f) Audit of moneys received for forestry activities. The joint legislative
23audit committee is requested to direct the legislative audit bureau to perform an
24audit of the moneys received by the department of natural resources for forestry
25activities and how those moneys are spent. If the committee directs the legislative

1audit bureau to perform an audit, the bureau shall file its report as described under
2section 13.94 (1) (b) of the statutes on or before June 30, 2017.
SB21-SSA1,1510,10 3(4c) Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River commission. The department of
4natural resources shall provide in fiscal year 2015-16, from the appropriation under
5section 20.370 (5) (cq) of the statutes, as affected by this act, $200,000 to the
6Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River commission. The commission may use this
7funding for activities that are required or authorized under subchapter VI of chapter
833 of the statutes and that are consistent with the commission's implementation
9plan. The activities for which this funding is used may include the activities required
10under section 33.56 (1), (2), and (3) of the statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1510,11 11(4f) State parks study and report.
SB21-SSA1,1510,13 12(a) In this subsection, "department" means the department of natural
13resources.
SB21-SSA1,1510,16 14(b) The department shall study options for additional sources of revenue for
15operating and maintaining state parks. The department shall study at least all of
16the following options:
SB21-SSA1,1510,19 171. Using revenue generated from a program under which a person may
18voluntarily purchase a state park vehicle admission sticker when the person
19registers a vehicle with the department of transportation.
SB21-SSA1,1510,22 202. Using revenue generated from increased camping fees at state parks based
21on local market conditions or seasonal demand, based on the amenities or facilities
22offered by a park, or based on other features or conditions of a park.
SB21-SSA1,1511,2 23(c) The department shall prepare a report containing the results of its study
24conducted under paragraph (b). The report shall include revenue estimates from the
25options studied under paragraph (b) and shall include recommendations for closing

1the structural imbalance between the revenue generated from state park and
2camping fees and the cost to operate and maintain state parks.
SB21-SSA1,1511,7 3(d) The department shall submit the report under paragraph (c) on or before
4December 1, 2016, to the joint committee on finance, the governor, and the
5appropriate standing committees of the legislature, as determined by the speaker of
6the assembly and the president of the senate, in the manner provided under section
713.172 (3) of the statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1511,8 8(4v) Initial funding of forest management activities on federal land.
SB21-SSA1,1511,15 9(a) The department of natural resources shall submit to the cochairpersons of
10the joint committee on finance before January 1, 2016, a report on activities
11conducted under section 28.15 of the statutes since the effective date of this
12paragraph 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
14moneys allocated for the purpose of supporting activities under section 28.15 of the
15statutes in fiscal year 2016-17.
SB21-SSA1,1511,20 16(b) The department shall submit to the cochairpersons of the joint committee
17on finance before January 1, 2016, a written request to supplement the appropriation
18under section 20.370 (1) (mv) of the statutes for the 2016-17 fiscal year for the
19purpose of paying the initial costs of administering and implementing a cooperative
20agreement and any contracts entered into under section 28.15 of the statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1512,2 21(c) If the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance do not notify the
22department that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing
23the request within 14 working days after the date on which the department submits
24the request, the supplement is approved. If, within 14 working days after the date
25on which the department submits the request, the cochairpersons notify the

1department that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing
2the request, the supplement may occur only as approved by the committee.
SB21-SSA1,1512,4 3(d) The supplement shall be paid from the appropriation account under section
420.865 (4) (u) of the statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1512,10 5(4vw) State forest plan variance. On or before June 30, 2016, the department
6of natural resources shall propose a variance to the master plans of all state forests
7except for the southern state forests, as defined in section 27.016 (1) (c) of the
8statutes, and except for Governor Knowles State Forest to incorporate the
9requirements in section 28.04 (3) (am) of the statutes, as created by this act, with
10respect to land classified as a forest production area.
SB21-SSA1,1512,15 11(4vx) State forest plan amendment. Before March 1, 2017, the department of
12natural resources shall amend the master plans of all state forests except for the
13southern state forests, as defined in section 27.016 (1) (c) of the statutes, and except
14for Governor Knowles State Forest so that 75 percent of all the land in those state
15forests combined is classified as a forest production area.
SB21-SSA1,9133 16Section 9133. Nonstatutory provisions; Public Defender Board
SB21-SSA1,9134 17Section 9134. Nonstatutory provisions; Public Instruction.
SB21-SSA1,1512,22 18(2) Optional participation in cooperative educational service agencies.
19Notwithstanding section 116.065 (2) of the statutes, if a school board adopts a
20resolution to withdraw from a cooperative education service agency under section
21116.065 (1) of the statutes, as affected by this act, by no later than 30 days after the
22effective date of this subsection, the resolution is effective July 1, 2015.
SB21-SSA1,1513,11 23(5f) Representation and apportionment plans for election of members of
24certain unified school districts.
Notwithstanding section 120.42 (1m) (a) and (b)
25of the statutes, as created by this act, the school board of a unified school district

1described in section 120.42 (1) (d) 2. of the statutes, as created by this act, shall both
2establish a representation plan pursuant to section 120.42 (1m) (a) of the statutes,
3as created by this act, and adopt a district apportionment plan pursuant to section
4120.42 (1m) (b) of the statutes, as created by this act, before November 1, 2015.
5Nothwithstanding section 120.42 (2) of the statutes, the members of the school board
6of a unified school district described in section 120.42 (1) (d) 2. of the statutes, as
7created by this act, who hold office on the effective date of this subsection shall cease
8to hold office on the 4th Monday in April 2016. At the 2016 spring election, 9
9members shall be elected to the school board of the unified school district for terms
10established pursuant to the district apportionment plan and commencing on the 4th
11Monday in April 2016.
SB21-SSA1,1513,17 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
14to a child to attend an eligible school in the 2016-17 school year under section
15115.7915 of the statutes, as created by this act, if the child satisfies the eligibility
16requirements under section 115.7915 (2) (b) to (d) and (f) of the statutes, as created
17by this act, and all of the following conditions are met:
SB21-SSA1,1513,20 18(a) The child applied to attend a public school in one or more nonresident school
19districts under section 118.51 of the statutes for the 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14,
202014-15, or 2015-16 school year.
SB21-SSA1,1513,22 21(b) The conditions under section 115.7915 (2) (a) 1. and 2. of the statutes, as
22created by this act, are satisfied for any of the school years specified in paragraph (a).
SB21-SSA1,1513,24 23(c) The child will attend a public school in this state for the entire 2015-16
24school year.
SB21-SSA1,9135
1Section 9135. Nonstatutory provisions; Public Lands, Board of
Commissioners of.
SB21-SSA1,9136 2Section 9136. Nonstatutory provisions; Public Service Commission.
SB21-SSA1,1514,11 3(1j) Industrial wind turbines. The public service commission shall conduct a
4review of studies conducted to ascertain the health effects of industrial wind turbines
5on persons residing near the turbine installations. If the review shows that there are
6substantially negative health effects on persons residing beyond the 1,250-foot
7setback distance specified in the rules promulgated by the public service commission
8under section 196.378 (4g) (b) of the statutes, the commission may, no later than 6
9months after completing the review, submit in proposed form any necessary
10revisions to those rules to the legislative council staff under section 227.15 (1) of the
11statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1514,17 12(2c) Commission members. Notwithstanding section 15.06 (1) (c) of the statutes,
13as created by this act, the commissioners of the public service commission appointed
14under section 15.06 (1) (a) of the statutes and the chairperson of the commission
15designated under section 15.06 (2), 2013 stats., shall remain in office until the
16expiration of their terms specified in section 15.06 (1) (a) of the statutes and in section
1715.06 (2), 2013 stats.
SB21-SSA1,1514,23 18(2q) State broadband office funding. Notwithstanding section 16.42 (1) (e) of
19the statutes, the public service commission, in submitting information under section
2016.42 of the statutes for purposes of the 2017-19 biennial budget bill, shall submit
21information concerning the appropriation under section 20.155 (1) (g) of the statutes,
22as affected by this act, as though the amount appropriated for the 2016-17 fiscal year
23had been $125,000 less than was actually appropriated.
SB21-SSA1,1514,24 24(2u) Universal service fund.
SB21-SSA1,1515,1
1(a) Definitions. In this subsection:
SB21-SSA1,1515,2 21. "Commission" means the public service commission.
SB21-SSA1,1515,5 32. "Contribution rates" means the rates of contribution to the fund that the
4commission requires for telecommunications providers under section 196.218 (3) of
5the statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1515,6 63. "Fund" means the universal service fund.
SB21-SSA1,1515,8 74. "Telecommunication provider" has the meaning given in section 196.01 (8p)
8of the statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1515,20 9(b) Report. The commission shall submit a report to the joint committee on
10finance on the causes of unencumbered balances in the fund and the changes that
11could be made to the procedures for setting budgets for programs funded by the fund
12and establishing contribution rates that would reduce future unencumbered
13balances. The report shall recommend the level of fund balance that is appropriate
14to accommodate timing imbalances between revenues and expenditures. The report
15shall also explain how the commission incorporates unspent revenues in the fund's
16balance, in excess of any revenues needed to accommodate timing imbalances
17between revenues and expenditures, into contribution rates the commission requires
18for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The commission shall submit the report to the joint
19committee on finance prior to the committee's 3rd quarterly meeting in 2015 under
20section 13.10 of the statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1515,23 21(c) Prohibition. Notwithstanding section 196.218 (3) of the statutes, the
22commission may not revise contribution rates for fiscal year 2015-16 unless the joint
23committee on finance approves the report submitted under paragraph (b).
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