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SB21-SSA1,1519,21 19(a) Assets and liabilities. On the effective date of this paragraph, the assets and
20liabilities of the office of state employment relations become the assets and liabilities
21of the department of administration.
SB21-SSA1,1520,3 22(b) Positions and employees. On the effective date of this paragraph, all
23positions and all incumbent employees in the classified service of the state civil
24service holding those positions in the office of state employment relations are

1transferred to the department of administration, except for 6.95 PR FTE positions,
2funded from the appropriation under s. 20.545 (1) (k), 2013 stats., that are identified
3by the secretary of administration.
SB21-SSA1,1520,9 4(c) Employee status. Employees transferred under paragraph (b) have all the
5rights and the same status under chapter 230 of the statutes in the department of
6administration that they enjoyed in the office of state employment relations
7immediately before the transfer. Notwithstanding section 230.28 (4) of the statutes,
8no employee so transferred who has attained permanent status in class is required
9to serve a probationary period.
SB21-SSA1,1520,12 10(d) Tangible personal property. On the effective date of this paragraph, all
11tangible personal property, including records, of the office of state employment
12relations is transferred to the department of administration.
SB21-SSA1,1520,17 13(e) Pending matters. Any matter pending with the office of state employment
14relations on the effective date of this paragraph is transferred to the department of
15administration. All materials submitted to or actions taken by the office of state
16employment relations are considered as having been submitted to or taken by the
17department of administration.
SB21-SSA1,1520,22 18(f) Contracts. All contracts entered into by the office of state employment
19relations in effect on the effective date of this paragraph remain in effect and are
20transferred to the department of administration. The department of administration
21shall carry out any obligations under those contracts unless modified or rescinded
22by that department to the extent allowed under the contract.
SB21-SSA1,1521,3 23(g) Rules and orders. All rules promulgated by the office of state employment
24relations in effect on the effective date of this paragraph remain in effect until their
25specified expiration dates or until amended or repealed by the department of

1administration. All orders issued by the office of state employment relations in effect
2on the effective date of this paragraph remain in effect until their specified expiration
3dates or until modified or rescinded by the department of administration.
SB21-SSA1,9141 4Section 9141. Nonstatutory provisions; State Fair Park Board.
SB21-SSA1,9142 5Section 9142. Nonstatutory provisions; Supreme Court.
SB21-SSA1,9143 6Section 9143. Nonstatutory provisions; Technical College System.
SB21-SSA1,1521,13 7(3j) Report relating to performance-based funding. In the 2015-17 fiscal
8biennium, the technical college system board shall review, and submit to the joint
9committee on finance a report on, the performance-based funding formula
10established under section 38.28 (2) (be) 1. of the statutes, as affected by this act. The
11report shall include possible changes to the performance-based funding formula and
12additional performance criteria that could be included under section 38.28 (2) (be)
131. of the statutes, as affected by this act.
SB21-SSA1,9144 14Section 9144. Nonstatutory provisions; Tourism.
SB21-SSA1,1521,16 15(2) Transfer of lower Wisconsin state riverway board to department of
16natural resources.
SB21-SSA1,1521,20 17(a) Assets and liabilities. On the effective date of this paragraph, the assets and
18liabilities of the department of tourism primarily related to the functions of the lower
19Wisconsin state riverway board, as determined by the secretary of administration,
20become the assets and liabilities of the department of natural resources.
SB21-SSA1,1521,25 21(b) Tangible personal property. On the effective date of this paragraph, all
22tangible personal property, including records, of the department of tourism that is
23primarily related to the functions of the lower Wisconsin state riverway board, as
24determined by the secretary of administration, is transferred to the department of
25natural resources.
SB21-SSA1,1522,7
1(c) Contracts. All contracts entered into by the department of tourism in effect
2on the effective date of this paragraph that are primarily related to the functions of
3the lower Wisconsin state riverway board, as determined by the secretary of
4administration, remain in effect and are transferred to the department of natural
5resources. The department of natural resources shall carry out any obligations
6under such a contract until the contract is modified or rescinded by the department
7of natural resources to the extent allowed under the contract.
SB21-SSA1,1522,14 8(3j) Study concerning tourism marketing expenditures; report. The
9department of tourism shall conduct a study of the statewide benefits of the
10marketing expenditures required under section 41.11 (6) of the statutes and any
11possible alternative marketing expenditures that could be made with the same
12funds. No later than January 1, 2017, the department of tourism shall submit to the
13joint committee on finance a report detailing its findings from the study conducted
14under this subsection.
SB21-SSA1,9145 15Section 9145. Nonstatutory provisions; Transportation.
SB21-SSA1,1522,23 16(1c) City of Kewaunee harbor assistance grant. In the 2015-16 fiscal year,
17from the appropriations under sections 20.395 (2) (cq) and 20.866 (2) (uv) of the
18statutes, as affected by this act, notwithstanding the eligibility criteria under section
1985.095 of the statutes, the department of transportation shall award a grant under
20section 85.095 (2) (a) of the statutes to the city of Kewaunee for harbor infrastructure
21improvements and repair and restoration of harbor facilities. The amount of the
22grant awarded under this subsection shall be $4,220,000 or the total cost of the
23project, whichever is less.
SB21-SSA1,1523,4 24(1d) State highway program audit. The joint legislative audit committee is
25requested to direct the legislative audit bureau to conduct a performance evaluation

1audit of the state highway program. If the committee directs the legislative audit
2bureau to conduct the audit, the bureau shall file its reports in the manner described
3under section 13.94 (1) (b) of the statutes by January 1, 2017. If conducted, the audit
4shall do all of the following:
SB21-SSA1,1523,9 5(a) Evaluate the department of transportation's traffic forecasting
6methodologies, assess the accuracy of its forecasts as compared to those produced by
7other states, assess the conformity of the department's traffic forecasting
8methodologies with relevant professional standards, and consider any other factor
9relevant to the assessment of the department's traffic forecasting methodologies.
SB21-SSA1,1523,13 10(b) The evaluation under paragraph (a) shall include a comparison of traffic
11forecasts provided by the department of transportation from 1990 to 2014 during
12federal environmental project reviews with postconstruction traffic counts in
13corresponding completed project locations.
SB21-SSA1,1523,18 14(c) The comparison under paragraph (b) shall include a comparison of the
15accuracy of the department of transportation's traffic forecasts for projects in the
16state highway rehabilitation program, the major highway development program, the
17southeast Wisconsin freeway rehabilitation program, and the southeast Wisconsin
18freeway megaprojects program.
SB21-SSA1,1523,25 19(d) Evaluate the processes and factors that the department of transportation
20uses to select the timing, type, and scope of highway improvements. The types of
21improvements evaluated shall include lane additions, increasing highway shoulder
22width, purchase of additional right-of-way, construction of bicycle and pedestrian
23facilities, changes to roadway geometric alignments, use of dynamic and static
24messaging signs, and inclusion of ramp gates, barriers, roundabouts, diverging
25diamond intersections, or aesthetic design elements in projects.
SB21-SSA1,1524,3
1(e) The evaluation under paragraph (d) shall include the total amount
2expended for each highway improvements type from fiscal year 2005-06 to fiscal
3year 2014-15 by fiscal year.
SB21-SSA1,1524,6 4(f) Assess whether the department of transportation could reduce state
5highway program expenditures on safety-related improvements without
6significantly reducing public safety.
SB21-SSA1,1524,11 7(g) Evaluate the extent to which the department of transportation has met,
8failed to meet, or exceeded minimum federal and state requirements for highway
9design and construction for fiscal year 2005-06 to fiscal year 2014-15 and the costs
10or savings associated with the department's practices related to compliance with
11highway design and construction requirements.
SB21-SSA1,1524,14 12(h) Audit the department of transportation's bidding practices related to the
13state highway program for fiscal year 2005-06 to fiscal year 2014-15 and assess the
14extent to which these practices have complied with state statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1524,16 15(i) Provide recommendations for the improvement or correction of practices of
16the department of transportation related to the components of this audit.
SB21-SSA1,1524,22 17(1f) General transportation aid payment to the town of Kendall.
18Notwithstanding any provision of section 86.30 of the statutes relating to amount of
19or eligibility for aids payments under that section, in the 2015-16 fiscal year, from
20the appropriation under section 20.395 (1) (ar) of the statutes, as affected by this act,
21the department of transportation shall make an aid payment of $24,800 to the town
22of Kendall in Lafayette County to correct a prior aid payment by the department.
SB21-SSA1,1524,2323 (1v) Contingent transportation bonding.
SB21-SSA1,1525,1324 (a) The department of transportation may submit a request to use the proceeds
25of general obligation bonds issued under section 20.866 (2) (uuu) of the statutes to

1the joint committee on finance. If paragraph (d) 2. applies, the request shall include
2a recommendation regarding whether section 20.395 (6) (ae) or (av) of the statutes
3should be used to pay principal and interest costs. If the cochairpersons of the joint
4committee on finance do not notify the department of transportation within 14
5working days after the submission of the request that the committee intends to
6schedule a meeting to review the request, the department of transportation may
7expend the bond proceeds as requested and any recommendation by the department
8regarding the appropriation to be used to pay principal and interest costs is
9approved. If, within 14 working days after the date of the submission of the request,
10the cochairpersons of the committee notify the department that the committee
11intends to schedule a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the request, the
12department of transportation may not expend the bond proceeds, except as the
13committee determines.
SB21-SSA1,1525,1614 (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the joint committee on finance may not
15approve the use of more than $200,000,000 in state debt under section 20.866 (2)
16(uuu) of the statutes in fiscal year 2015-16.
SB21-SSA1,1525,2317 (c) For fiscal year 2016-17, the modification amount is equal to the amount by
18which total state revenues for the transportation fund as shown in the annual fiscal
19report for fiscal year 2015-16 exceed $1,661,562,400, except that the modification
20amount may not exceed $150,000,000. Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the total
21amount of debt authorization under section 20.866 (2) (uuu) of the statutes that the
22joint committee on finance may approve in fiscal year 2016-17 is reduced by the
23modification amount.
SB21-SSA1,1526,3
1(d) Principal and interest costs incurred in financing major highway and
2rehabilitation projects under section 20.866 (2) (uuu) of the statutes shall be paid as
3follows:
SB21-SSA1,1526,64 1. For costs related to the first $175,000,000 in state debt incurred under
5section 20.866 (2) (uuu) of the statutes, from the appropriation under section 20.395
6(6) (ae) of the statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1526,107 2. For costs related to state debt incurred under section 20.866 (2) (uuu) of the
8statutes other than that described under subdivision 1., from the appropriations
9under section 20.395 (6) (ae) or (av) of the statutes, as the joint committee on finance
10directs in approving a request under paragraph (a).
SB21-SSA1,1526,2311 (e) If the modification amount under paragraph (c) is greater than zero, the
12department of transportation may submit a request to the joint committee on finance
13to supplement appropriations under section 20.395 (3) (bq) and (cq) of the statutes
14for additional major highway development or state highway rehabilitation funding
15up to the amount of the modification amount. If the cochairpersons of the joint
16committee on finance do not notify the department of transportation within 14
17working days after the submission of the request that the committee intends to
18schedule a meeting to review the request, the appropriations shall be supplemented
19as requested. If, within 14 working days after the date of the submission of the
20request, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the department that the
21committee intends to schedule a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the request,
22the appropriations requested to be supplemented shall not be supplemented, except
23as the committee determines.
SB21-SSA1,1526,2424 (f) This subsection does not apply after June 30, 2017.
SB21-SSA1,1527,7
1(2f) General transportation aid payment to the village of Lake Hallie.
2Notwithstanding any provision of section 86.30 of the statutes relating to amount of
3or eligibility for aids payments under that section, in the 2015-16 fiscal year, from
4the appropriation under section 20.395 (1) (ar) of the statutes, as affected by this act,
5the department of transportation shall make an aid payment of $168,700 to the
6village of Lake Hallie in Chippewa County to correct a prior aid payment by the
7department.
SB21-SSA1,1527,18 8(3f) Payments to replace young road bridge in the town of Seneca.
9Notwithstanding eligibility requirements for receiving aid or limitations on the
10amount and use of aid provided under section 84.18 of the statutes, in the 2015-16
11fiscal year, from the appropriation under section 20.395 (2) (eq) of the statutes, as
12affected by this act, the department of transportation shall provide to the town of
13Seneca in Wood County a grant of $85,000, or an amount equal to the share of the
14total project cost paid by the town of Seneca, whichever is less, for the replacement
15of the Young Road Bridge in the town of Seneca. The grant under this subsection
16shall be paid from amounts allocated under section 20.395 (2) (eq) of the statutes, as
17affected by this act, for bridge development, construction, and rehabilitation under
18section 84.18.
SB21-SSA1,1527,19 19(4f) Freight optimization modeling report.
SB21-SSA1,1528,6 20(a) The department of transportation and the Wisconsin Economic
21Development Corporation shall conduct a study and prepare a report analyzing
22possible applications of freight optimization modeling for the purposes of economic
23development and transportation infrastructure prioritization in the state. The
24report shall include a description of how the department and the Wisconsin
25Economic Development Corporation would use freight optimization consultant

1services for the purposes of economic development and transportation infrastructure
2prioritization and a recommendation regarding the use of available funding for
3contracting with one or more consultants for providing freight optimization
4modeling services. No later than June 30, 2016, the department and the Wisconsin
5Economic Development Corporation shall complete the study and submit the report
6to the joint committee on finance.
SB21-SSA1,1528,13 7(b) The department of transportation may submit together with the report
8under paragraph (a) a request under section 13.10 of the statutes to supplement the
9appropriation under section 20.395 (4) (bk) of the statutes from the appropriation
10under section 20.865 (4) (a) of the statutes for the purpose of contracting with a
11consultant for freight optimization modeling. Notwithstanding section 13.101 (3) (a)
12of the statutes, the joint committee on finance is not required to find that an
13emergency exists prior to making a supplementation under this paragraph.
SB21-SSA1,1528,20 14(5f) Transportation fund solvency study. The department of transportation
15shall study methods of improving the solvency of the transportation fund and, not
16later than January 1, 2017, shall submit to the joint committee on finance a report
17detailing the use of funds allocated for this study, describing the study that was
18conducted, including the results and conclusions of the study, and making
19recommendations for statutory modifications needed to improve the solvency of the
20transportation fund.
SB21-SSA1,9146 21Section 9146. Nonstatutory provisions; Treasurer.
SB21-SSA1,9147 22Section 9147. Nonstatutory provisions; University of Wisconsin
Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
SB21-SSA1,9148 23Section 9148. Nonstatutory provisions; University of Wisconsin
System.
SB21-SSA1,1529,7
1(2d) Procurement policies. The Board of Regents shall submit to the joint
2committee on finance its procurement policies required under section 36.11 (56m) (b)
3of the statutes. The joint committee on finance shall submit its approval of the
4procurement policies to the legislative reference bureau. Upon receipt of the
5approval, the legislative reference bureau shall publish the approval as a notice in
6the Wisconsin Administrative Register that states the date on which the approval
7was submitted.
SB21-SSA1,1529,8 8(3d) General purpose revenue allocation.
SB21-SSA1,1529,11 9(a) In this subsection, "institution" has the meaning given in section 36.05 (9)
10of the statutes, and includes the extension, as defined in section 36.05 (7) of the
11statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1529,15 12(b) The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System shall allocate
13the $50,000,000 increase in general purpose revenues under motion number 521
14adopted by the Joint Committee on Finance on May 29, 2015, to the institutions that
15are most impacted by reductions in general purpose revenue spending under this act.
SB21-SSA1,1529,21 16(4) Resident undergraduate tuition. Notwithstanding section 36.27 (1) (a) of
17the statutes, and except as provided in subsection (4d), the Board of Regents of the
18University of Wisconsin System may not charge resident undergraduates enrolled
19in an institution or college campus in the 2015-16 or 2016-17 academic year more
20in academic fees than it charged resident undergraduates enrolled in that institution
21or college campus in the 2014-15 academic year.
SB21-SSA1,1530,2 22(4d) University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point differential tuition. The Board
23of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System may increase resident
24undergraduate tuition at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the 2015-16

1and 2016-17 academic years to implement a differential tuition that is approved by
2students in a referendum held after the effective date of this subsection.
SB21-SSA1,1530,6 3(4g) Director of the office of educational opportunity. The president of the
4University of Wisconsin System shall appoint a special assistant to serve as the
5director of the office of educational opportunity under section 36.09 (2) (c) of the
6statutes by no later than 120 days after the effective date of this subsection.
SB21-SSA1,1530,8 7(5) Capitalization change. Wherever "board of regents" appears in the
8statutes, "Board of Regents" is substituted.
SB21-SSA1,1530,13 9(6d) Supplements from compensation reserve during 2015-17 fiscal biennium.
10Notwithstanding section 20.928 of the statutes, the Board of Regents of the
11University of Wisconsin System may not certify any amount to supplement its
12agency budget to the department of administration under section 20.928 (1) of the
13statutes for the 2015-17 fiscal biennium.
SB21-SSA1,1530,14 14(7j) Annual financial audit of the University of Wisconsin System.
SB21-SSA1,1530,15 15(a) Definitions. In this subsection:
SB21-SSA1,1530,16 161. "Board" has the meaning given in section 36.05 (2) of the statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1530,17 172. "System" has the meaning given in section 36.05 (12) of the statutes.
SB21-SSA1,1530,20 18(b) No financial audit by legislative audit bureau. Notwithstanding section
1913.94 (1) (t) of the statutes, the legislative audit bureau shall not conduct a financial
20audit of the system for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 fiscal years.
SB21-SSA1,1531,2 21(c) Contract for financial audit. The board shall contract with an independent
22accounting firm licensed under chapter 442 of the statutes for purposes of conducting
23an annual financial audit of the system for fiscal year 2015-16 and fiscal year
242016-17. This accounting firm shall report to the board and shall provide all of the

1following to the board, the governor, the joint legislative audit committee, and the
2joint committee on finance:
SB21-SSA1,1531,3 31. The audited financial statements.
SB21-SSA1,1531,4 42. Performance improvement observations.
SB21-SSA1,1531,6 53. A management letter complete with internal control deficiencies and audit
6differences.
SB21-SSA1,1531,10 7(d) Legislative audit bureau assistance. The accounting firm with which the
8board contracts under paragraph (c) may use the legislative audit bureau to assist
9in conducting the audit to the extent the work relied upon does not modify the audit
10opinion with the exception of accepting the prior year's unqualified opinion.
SB21-SSA1,1531,11 11(8u) Accountability measures.
SB21-SSA1,1531,13 12(a) The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System shall identify
13accountability measures in all of the following areas:
SB21-SSA1,1531,14 141. Financial management.
SB21-SSA1,1531,15 152. Administrative management.
SB21-SSA1,1531,16 163. Educational performance.
SB21-SSA1,1531,17 174. Research and economic development.
SB21-SSA1,1531,22 18(b) By October 1, 2015, the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin
19System shall submit the accountability measures identified under paragraph (a) to
20the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the appropriate
21standing committees in the manner provided under section 13.172 (3) of the statutes,
22for approval by these committees.
SB21-SSA1,9149 23Section 9149. Nonstatutory provisions; Veterans Affairs.
SB21-SSA1,9150 24Section 9150. Nonstatutory provisions; Wisconsin Economic
Development Corporation.
SB21-SSA1,1532,5
1(5d) Policy concerning unassigned balance. No later than October 1, 2015,
2the board of directors of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation shall
3submit its policies and procedures established under section 238.03 (4) of the
4statutes, as created by this act, to the joint committee on finance and the joint
5legislative audit committee.
SB21-SSA1,1532,8 6(5dc) Economic development grants. In fiscal year 2015-16, from the
7appropriation under section 20.192 (1) (a) of the statutes, the Wisconsin Economic
8Development Corporation shall do all of the following:
SB21-SSA1,1532,19 9(a) Grant $250,000 to the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium to support
10the growth, training, and research and development of private businesses in the
11energy, power, and control sector that are headquartered in Wisconsin. The
12Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation shall develop policies and procedures
13for determining whether a business is headquartered in Wisconsin and otherwise
14eligible to receive grant moneys under this paragraph. The Mid-West Energy
15Research Consortium may not expend any grant moneys under this paragraph after
16June 30, 2017; shall repay any grant moneys not expended under this paragraph to
17the secretary of administration for deposit in the general fund; and shall comply with
18all record-keeping and reporting requirements applicable to other recipients of
19grants from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
SB21-SSA1,1532,22 20(b) Grant $250,000 to Prosperity Southwest Wisconsin for a new revolving loan
21program in the southwest region of the state to promote regional economic
22development and entrepreneurial start-ups.
SB21-SSA1,1532,25 23(c) Grant $150,000 to the Northcentral Technical College for the purchase of
24commercial stoves, ovens, and other equipment for that college's culinary arts
25program and business incubator facilities.
SB21-SSA1,1533,5
1(d) Grant $100,000 to the Marathon County Economic Development
2Corporation for a revolving loan fund to support minority-owned businesses in
3Marathon County. A business is considered to be minority owned for purposes of this
4paragraph if the business is at least 30 percent owned by a minority group member,
5as defined in section 16.287 (1) (f) of the statutes.
SB21-SSA1,9151 6Section 9151. Nonstatutory provisions; Workforce Development.
SB21-SSA1,1533,7 7(2) Transfer of worker's compensation adjudicatory functions.
SB21-SSA1,1533,13 8(a) Assets and liabilities. On the effective date of this paragraph, the assets and
9liabilities of the department of workforce development that are primarily related to
10the adjudicatory functions of the division of worker's compensation in that
11department, as determined by the secretary of administration, shall become the
12assets and liabilities of the division of hearings and appeals in the department of
13administration.
SB21-SSA1,1533,24 14(bu) Positions and employees. On the effective date of this paragraph, not less
15than 18.0 FTE SEG administrative law judge positions, and all incumbent
16employees holding those positions, in the department of workforce development
17performing duties that are primarily related to the adjudicatory functions of the
18division of worker's compensation in that department, as determined by the
19secretary of administration, are transferred to the division of hearings and appeals
20in the department of administration. In determining the number of administrative
21law positions to be transferred under this paragraph, the secretary of administration
22shall ensure that not less than 6.0 FTE SEG administrative law judge positions and
232.0 FTE SEG legal support staff positions remain at the department of workforce
24development.
SB21-SSA1,1534,6
1(c) Employee status. Employees transferred under paragraph (bu) have all the
2rights and the same status under chapter 230 of the statutes in the division of
3hearings and appeals in the department of administration that they enjoyed in the
4department of workforce development immediately before the transfer.
5Notwithstanding section 230.28 (4) of the statutes, no employee so transferred who
6has attained permanent status in class is required to serve a probationary period.
SB21-SSA1,1534,12 7(d) Tangible personal property. On the effective date of this paragraph, all
8tangible personal property, including records, of the department of workforce
9development that is primarily related to the adjudicatory functions of the division
10of worker's compensation in that department, as determined by the secretary of
11administration, is transferred to the division of hearings and appeals in the
12department of administration.
SB21-SSA1,1534,20 13(e) Pending matters. Any matter pending with the department of workforce
14development on the effective date of this paragraph that is primarily related to the
15adjudicatory functions of the division of worker's compensation in that department,
16as determined by the secretary of administration, is transferred to the division of
17hearings and appeals in the department of administration. All materials submitted
18to or actions taken by the department of workforce development with respect to the
19pending matter are considered as having been submitted to or taken by the division
20of hearings and appeals in the department of administration.
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