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SB21,1385 3Section 1385. 40.02 (41n) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,588,64 40.02 (41n) "Municipal employer" has the meaning given in s. 111.70 (1) (j),
5except that "municipal employer" does not include the University of Wisconsin
6System Authority
.
SB21,1386 7Section 1386. 40.02 (48) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,588,198 40.02 (48) (c) In s. 40.65, "protective occupation participant" means a
9participating employee who is a police officer, fire fighter, an individual determined
10by a participating employer under par. (a) or (bm) to be a protective occupation
11participant, county undersheriff, deputy sheriff, state probation and parole officer,
12county traffic police officer, conservation warden, state forest ranger, field
13conservation employee of the department of natural resources who is subject to call
14for forest fire control or warden duty, member of the state traffic patrol, state motor
15vehicle inspector, University of Wisconsin System Authority full-time police officer,
16guard or any other employee whose principal duties are supervision and discipline
17of inmates at a state penal institution, excise tax investigator employed by the
18department of revenue, person employed under s. 60.553 (1), 61.66 (1), or 62.13 (2e)
19(a), or special criminal investigation agent employed by the department of justice.
SB21,1387 20Section 1387. 40.02 (54) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,588,2221 40.02 (54) (b) The Forward Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development
22Authority.
SB21,1388 23Section 1388. 40.02 (54) (m) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,588,2424 40.02 (54) (m) The University of Wisconsin System Authority.
SB21,1389 25Section 1389. 40.02 (57) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,589,2
140.02 (57) "University" means the University of Wisconsin System Authority
2under ch. 36.
SB21,1390 3Section 1390. 40.05 (2) (bw) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,589,84 40.05 (2) (bw) The employer contribution rate determined under par. (b) for the
5University of Wisconsin System Authority shall be adjusted to reflect the cost of
6granting creditable service under s. 40.285 (2) (e) and that rate shall be sufficient to
7amortize the unfunded prior service liability of the employers over the remainder of
8the 40-year amortization period under s. 40.05 (2) (b), 2005 stats.
SB21,1391 9Section 1391. 40.05 (4) (ag) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,589,1510 40.05 (4) (ag) 1. For insured part-time employees other than employees
11specified in s. 40.02 (25) (b) 2., including those in project positions as defined in s.
12230.27 (1), who are appointed to work less than 1,044 hours per year, an amount
13determined annually by the director of the office administrator of the division of state
14employment relations
personnel management in the department of administration
15under par. (ah).
SB21,1392 16Section 1392. 40.05 (4) (ag) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,589,2117 40.05 (4) (ag) 2. For eligible employees not specified in subd. 1. and s. 40.02 (25)
18(b) 2., an amount not more than 88 percent of the average premium cost of plans
19offered in each tier under s. 40.51 (6), as determined annually by the director
20administrator of the office division of state employment relations personnel
21management in the department of administration
under par. (ah).
SB21,1393 22Section 1393. 40.05 (4) (ah) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,590,223 40.05 (4) (ah) 1. Annually, the director of the office administrator of the division
24of state employment relations personnel management in the department of
25administration
shall establish the amount that employees are required to pay for

1health insurance premiums in accordance with the maximum employer payments
2under par. (ag).
SB21,1394 3Section 1394. 40.05 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,591,124 40.05 (4) (b) Except as provided under pars. (bc) and (bp), accumulated unused
5sick leave under ss. 13.121 (4), 36.30, 230.35 (2), 233.10, 238.04 (8), and 757.02 (5)
6and subch. V of ch. 111 of any eligible employee, and of any eligible employee of the
7Wisconsin Forward Development Authority,
shall, at the time of death, upon
8qualifying for an immediate annuity or for a lump sum payment under s. 40.25 (1)
9or upon termination of creditable service and qualifying as an eligible employee
10under s. 40.02 (25) (b) 6. or 10., be converted, at the employee's highest basic pay rate
11he or she received while employed by the state, to credits for payment of health
12insurance premiums on behalf of the employee or the employee's surviving insured
13dependents. Any supplemental compensation that is paid to a state employee who
14is classified under the state classified civil service as a teacher, teacher supervisor,
15or education director for the employee's completion of educational courses that have
16been approved by the employee's employer is considered as part of the employee's
17basic pay for purposes of this paragraph. The full premium for any eligible employee
18who is insured at the time of retirement, or for the surviving insured dependents of
19an eligible employee who is deceased, shall be deducted from the credits until the
20credits are exhausted and paid from the account under s. 40.04 (10), and then
21deducted from annuity payments, if the annuity is sufficient. The department shall
22provide for the direct payment of premiums by the insured to the insurer if the
23premium to be withheld exceeds the annuity payment. Upon conversion of an
24employee's unused sick leave to credits under this paragraph or par. (bf), the
25employee or, if the employee is deceased, the employee's surviving insured

1dependents may initiate deductions from those credits or may elect to delay
2initiation of deductions from those credits, but only if the employee or surviving
3insured dependents are covered by a comparable health insurance plan or policy
4during the period beginning on the date of the conversion and ending on the date on
5which the employee or surviving insured dependents later elect to initiate
6deductions from those credits. If an employee or an employee's surviving insured
7dependents elect to delay initiation of deductions from those credits, an employee or
8the employee's surviving insured dependents may only later elect to initiate
9deductions from those credits during the annual enrollment period under par. (be).
10A health insurance plan or policy is considered comparable if it provides hospital and
11medical benefits that are substantially equivalent to the standard health insurance
12plan established under s. 40.52 (1).
SB21,1395 13Section 1395. 40.05 (4) (bm) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,592,314 40.05 (4) (bm) Except as provided under par. (bp), accumulated unused sick
15leave under ss. 36.30 and 230.35 (2), or 233.10, or 238.04 (8) of any eligible employee,
16and of any eligible employee of the Forward Wisconsin Development Authority,
shall,
17upon request of the employee at the time the employee is subject to layoff under s.
1840.02 (40), be converted at the employee's highest basic pay rate he or she received
19while employed by the state to credits for payment of health insurance premiums on
20behalf of the employee. Any supplemental compensation that is paid to a state
21employee who is classified under the state classified civil service as a teacher, teacher
22supervisor or education director for the employee's completion of educational courses
23that have been approved by the employee's employer is considered as part of the
24employee's basic pay for purposes of this paragraph. The full amount of the required
25employee contribution for any eligible employee who is insured at the time of the

1layoff shall be deducted from the credits until the credits are exhausted, the
2employee is reemployed, or 5 years have elapsed from the date of layoff, whichever
3occurs first.
SB21,1396 4Section 1396. 40.05 (4) (bp) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,592,125 40.05 (4) (bp) 2. The limits on conversion of accumulated unused sick leave
6which are specified under subd. 1. may be waived for nonteaching faculty who are
7appointed to work 52 weeks per year and nonteaching academic staff personnel if the
8secretary of administration determines that a sick leave accounting system
9comparable to the system used by the state for employees in the classified service is
10in effect at the institution, as defined in s. 36.05 (9), and if the institution regularly
11reports on the operation of its sick leave accounting system to the board of regents
12of the University of Wisconsin System Authority.
SB21,1397 13Section 1397. 40.05 (4) (bp) 3. c. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,592,1614 40.05 (4) (bp) 3. c. That the institution regularly reports on the operation of its
15sick leave accounting system to the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin
16System Authority.
SB21,1398 17Section 1398. 40.05 (4g) (a) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,592,2318 40.05 (4g) (a) 4. Has received a military leave of absence under s. 230.32 (3) (a)
19or 230.35 (3), under a collective bargaining agreement under subch. V of ch. 111 or
20under rules promulgated by the director of the office administrator of the division of
21state employment relations personnel management in the department of
22administration
or is eligible for reemployment with the state under s. 321.64 after
23completion of his or her service in the U.S. armed forces.
SB21,1399 24Section 1399. 40.05 (5) (b) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,593,4
140.05 (5) (b) 4. The accrual and crediting of sick leave shall be determined in
2accordance with ss. 13.121 (4), 36.30, 230.35 (2), 233.10, 238.04 (8), and 757.02 (5)
3and subch. V of ch. 111 and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the
4Forward Wisconsin Development Authority for any of its employees it deems eligible
.
SB21,1400 5Section 1400. 40.06 (1) (dm) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,593,126 40.06 (1) (dm) Each determination by a department head regarding the
7classification of a state employee as a protective occupation participant shall be
8reviewed by the office division of state employment relations personnel management
9in the department of administration
. A state employee's name may not be certified
10to the fund as a protective occupation participant under par. (d) until the office
11division of state employment relations personnel management in the department of
12administration
approves the determination.
SB21,1401 13Section 1401. 40.08 (1c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,593,2014 40.08 (1c) Withholding of annuity and certain benefit payments.
15Notwithstanding sub. (1), any monthly annuity paid under s. 40.23, 40.24, 40.25 (1)
16or (2), or 40.63 and any benefit paid under s. 40.62 or duty disability payment paid
17under s. 40.65
is subject to s. 767.75. The board and any member or agent thereof
18and the department and any employee or agent thereof are immune from civil
19liability for any act or omission while performing official duties relating to
20withholding any annuity payment pursuant to s. 767.57.
SB21,1402 21Section 1402. 40.22 (2) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,594,222 40.22 (2) (g) The employee is appointed by the university under s. 36.19, or by
23the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, as a student assistant
24or employee in training or is appointed by a school or other education system in which

1the person is regularly enrolled as a student and is attending classes to perform
2services incidental to the person's course of study at that school or education system.
SB21,1403 3Section 1403. 40.285 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,594,174 40.285 (2) (c) Uncredited elected official and executive participating employee
5service.
Each executive participating employee whose creditable service terminates
6on or after May 3, 1988, and each participating employee who is a present or former
7elected official or an appointee of a present or former elected official and who did not
8receive creditable service under s. 40.02 (17) (e), 1987 stats., or s. 40.02 (17) (e), 1989
9stats., and whose creditable service terminates on or after August 15, 1991, who was
10previously in the position of the president of the University of Wisconsin System
11created under s. 36.03, 2013 stats., or in a position designated under s. 20.923 (4),
12(8), or (9), but did not receive creditable service because of age restrictions, may
13receive creditable service equal to the period of executive service not credited if the
14participant pays to the department a lump sum payment equal to 5.5% of
15one-twelfth of the employee's highest earnings in a single annual earnings period
16multiplied by the number of months of creditable service granted under this
17paragraph.
SB21,1404 18Section 1404. 40.285 (2) (e) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,594,2119 40.285 (2) (e) 1. The participant meets the requirements of this paragraph and
20submits an application to the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System
21Authority.
SB21,1405 22Section 1405. 40.285 (2) (e) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,594,2423 40.285 (2) (e) 2. The board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System
24Authority certifies the creditable service requested under subd. 1.
SB21,1406 25Section 1406. 40.513 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,595,4
140.513 Payment of stipend in lieu of health care coverage for state
2employees.
(1) A state employee who is eligible to receive health care coverage
3under s. 40.51 (6) may elect not to receive that coverage and instead be paid an
4annual stipend equal to $2,000 if all of the following occur:
SB21,595,55 (a) The employee is eligible for an employer contribution under s. 40.05 (4) (ag).
SB21,595,66 (b) The employee makes the election on a form provided by the department.
SB21,595,137 (c) The employee makes the election within 30 days of being hired or during any
8applicable enrollment period established by the department. If the employee makes
9the election within 30 days of being hired, the employee may not receive health care
10coverage under s. 40.51 (6) during the calendar year in which the election is made.
11If the employee makes the election during any annual applicable enrollment period
12established by the department, the employee may not receive health care coverage
13under s. 40.51 (6) during the succeeding calendar year.
SB21,595,19 14(2) A stipend paid to an employee under sub. (1) shall be paid from the
15appropriation account that would otherwise have been used to pay the employer
16contribution toward premium payments under s. 40.05 (4) (ag) for that employee.
17If an employee makes the election within 30 days of being hired, the employer shall
18prorate the $2,000 stipend according to the remaining number of months in the
19calendar year in which the election is made.
SB21,1407 20Section 1407. 40.515 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,596,621 40.515 (1) In addition to the health care coverage plans offered under s. 40.51
22(6), beginning on January 1, 2015, the group insurance board shall offer to all state
23employees the option of receiving health care coverage through a high-deductible
24health plan and the establishment of a health savings account. Under this option,
25each employee shall receive health care coverage through a high-deductible health

1plan. The state shall make contributions into each employee's health savings
2account in an amount specified by the director of the office administrator of the
3division
of state employment relations personnel management in the department of
4administration
under s. 40.05 (4) (ah) 4. In designing a high-deductible health plan,
5the group insurance board shall ensure that the plan may be used in conjunction with
6a health savings account.
SB21,1408 7Section 1408. 40.52 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,596,178 40.52 (3) The group insurance board, after consulting with the board of regents
9of the University of Wisconsin System, shall establish the terms of a health insurance
10plan for graduate assistants, for teaching assistants, and for employees-in-training
11designated by the board of regents, who are employed on at least a one-third
12full-time basis and for teachers who are employed on at least a one-third full-time
13basis by the University of Wisconsin System with an expected duration of
14employment of at least 6 months but less than one year. Annually, the director of the
15office
administrator of the division of state employment relations personnel
16management in the department of administration
shall establish the amount that
17the employer is required to pay in premium costs under this subsection.
SB21,1409 18Section 1409 . 40.52 (3) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act ....
19(this act), is amended to read:
SB21,597,420 40.52 (3) The group insurance board, after consulting with the board of regents
21of the University of Wisconsin System Authority, shall establish the terms of a health
22insurance plan for graduate assistants, for teaching assistants, and for
23employees-in-training designated by the board of regents, who are employed on at
24least a one-third full-time basis and for teachers who are employed on at least a
25one-third full-time basis by the University of Wisconsin System Authority with an

1expected duration of employment of at least 6 months but less than one year.
2Annually, the administrator of the division of personnel management in the
3department of administration shall establish the amount that the employer is
4required to pay in premium costs under this subsection.
SB21,1410 5Section 1410. 40.62 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,597,116 40.62 (2) Sick leave accumulation shall be determined in accordance with rules
7of the department, any collective bargaining agreement under subch. V of ch. 111,
8and ss. 13.121 (4), 36.30, 49.825 (4) (d) and (5) (d), 49.826 (4) (d), 230.35 (2), 233.10,
9238.04 (8), 757.02 (5) and 978.12 (3) and in accordance with the policies and
10procedures of the Forward Wisconsin Development Authority for any of its
11employees it deems eligible
.
SB21,1411 12Section 1411. 40.63 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,598,213 40.63 (6) Any person entitled to payments under this section who may
14otherwise be entitled to payments under s. 66.191, 1981 stats., may file with the
15department and the department of workforce development office of the commissioner
16of insurance
a written election to waive payments due under this section and accept
17in lieu of the payments under this section payments as may be payable under s.
1866.191, 1981 stats., but no person may receive payments under both s. 66.191, 1981
19stats., and this section. However any person otherwise entitled to payments under
20this section may receive the payments, without waiver of any rights under s. 66.191,
211981 stats., during any period as may be required for a determination of the person's
22rights under s. 66.191, 1981 stats. Upon the final adjudication of the person's rights
23under s. 66.191, 1981 stats., if waiver is filed under this section, the person shall
24immediately cease to be entitled to payments under this section and the system shall

1be reimbursed from the award made under s. 66.191, 1981 stats., for all payments
2made under this section.
SB21,1412 3Section 1412. 40.65 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,598,204 40.65 (2) (a) This paragraph applies to participants who first apply for benefits
5before May 3, 1988. Any person desiring a benefit under this section must apply to
6the department of workforce development office of the commissioner of insurance,
7which department office shall determine whether the applicant is eligible to receive
8the benefit and the participant's monthly salary. Appeals from the eligibility decision
9shall follow the procedures under ss. 102.16 to 102.26. If it is determined that an
10applicant is eligible, the department of workforce development office of the
11commissioner of insurance
shall notify the department of employee trust funds and
12shall certify the applicant's monthly salary. If at the time of application for benefits
13an applicant is still employed in any capacity by the employer in whose employ the
14disabling injury occurred or disease was contracted, that continued employment
15shall not affect that applicant's right to have his or her eligibility to receive those
16benefits determined in proceedings before the department of workforce development
17division of hearings and appeals in the department of administration or the labor and
18industry review commission or in proceedings in the courts. The department of
19workforce development
office of the commissioner of insurance may promulgate
20rules needed to administer this paragraph.
SB21,1413 21Section 1413. 40.65 (2) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,599,222 40.65 (2) (b) 3. The department shall determine whether or not the applicant
23is eligible for benefits under this section on the basis of the evidence in subd. 2. An
24applicant may appeal a determination under this subdivision to the department of

1workforce development
division of hearings and appeals in the department of
2administration
.
SB21,1414 3Section 1414. 40.65 (2) (b) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,599,64 40.65 (2) (b) 4. In hearing an appeal under subd. 3., the department of
5workforce development
division of hearings and appeals in the department of
6administration
shall follow the procedures under ss. 102.16 to 102.26.
SB21,1415 7Section 1415. 40.81 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,599,148 40.81 (1) An employer other than the state, the university, or the University
9of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority may provide for its employees the
10deferred compensation plan established under s. 40.80. Any employer, including this
11state, the university, and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
12Authority, who makes the plan under s. 40.80 available to any of its employees shall
13make it available to all of its employees under procedures established by the
14department under this subchapter.
SB21,1416 15Section 1416. 40.95 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,599,1716 40.95 (1) (a) 1. The employee accrues accumulated unused sick leave under s.
1713.121 (4), 36.30, 230.35 (2), 233.10, 238.04 235.03 (8), or 757.02 (5).
SB21,1417 18Section 1417. 41.11 (1g) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,599,2219 41.11 (1g) (b) (intro.) The department, in consultation with the Wisconsin
20Economic Development Corporation
Forward Wisconsin Development Authority,
21shall do all of the following for each economic development program administered by
22the department:
SB21,1418 23Section 1418. 41.11 (1r) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,600,3
141.11 (1r) (a) The department shall coordinate any economic development
2assistance with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Forward
3Wisconsin Development Authority
.
SB21,1419 4Section 1419. 41.11 (1r) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,600,135 41.11 (1r) (b) Annually, no later than October 1, the department shall submit
6to the joint legislative audit committee and to the appropriate standing committees
7of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3) a comprehensive report assessing economic
8development programs, as defined in sub. (1g) (a), administered by the department.
9The report shall include all of the information required under s. 238.07 235.016 (2).
10The department shall collaborate with the Wisconsin Economic Development
11Corporation
Forward Wisconsin Development Authority to make readily accessible
12to the public on an Internet-based system the information required under this
13subsection.
SB21,1420 14Section 1420. 41.11 (6) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21,1421 15Section 1421. 41.16 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,600,1816 41.16 (1) (a) 1. A nonprofit organization, as defined in s. 106.13 (4) (3m) (a) 1r.,
17whose purposes include tourism to or within the state or a particular region in the
18state.
SB21,1422 19Section 1422. 41.23 of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,601,2 2041.23 Sale of excess or surplus property. The department may acquire
21excess or surplus property from the department of administration under ss. s. 16.72
22(4) (b) and 16.98 (1) or from the department of transportation under s. 84.09 (5s) and,
23subject to any prior action under s. 13.48 (14) (am) or 16.848 (1), the department may
24sell the property acquired under this section to any person at a price determined by
25the department of tourism. All proceeds received by the department of tourism from

1the sale of property under this section shall be credited to the appropriation account
2under s. 20.380 (1) (h).
SB21,1423 3Section 1423. 41.40 of the statutes is renumbered 23.0925, and 23.0925 (1),
4as renumbered, is amended to read:
SB21,601,75 23.0925 (1) The department may acquire land from the federal government
6adjacent to the Kickapoo River, and may determine the boundaries of the Kickapoo
7valley reserve under s. 41.41 23.0927 (2).
SB21,1424 8Section 1424. 41.41 of the statutes is renumbered 23.0927, and 23.0927 (1) (a),
9as renumbered, is amended to read:
SB21,601,1110 23.0927 (1) (a) "Board" Notwithstanding s. 24.01 (2), "board" means the
11Kickapoo reserve management board.
SB21,1425 12Section 1425. 41.53 (1) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,601,1713 41.53 (1) (h) Annually, award an amount equal to at least 5% of all state and
14federal funds received by the board in that year for grants to artists and arts
15organizations to artists who are minority group members and arts groups composed
16principally of minority group members. In this paragraph, "minority group member"
17has the meaning specified in s. 16.287 203.07 (1) (f).
SB21,1426 18Section 1426. 41.60 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,601,2419 41.60 (1) (c) "Nonprofit business development organization" means a housing
20and community development authority created under s. 66.1335 (1), redevelopment
21corporation, as defined in s. 66.1301 (3) (s), redevelopment authority created under
22s. 66.1333 (3), community development corporation, as defined in s. 234.94 235.94
23(2), or any nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to promote the economic
24development of a particular area or region in the state.
SB21,1427 25Section 1427. 42.09 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
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