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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:
SB21,602,9
142.09 (3) (b) The board shall develop policies encouraging each private person
2entering into an agreement with the board under this subsection to agree that his
3or her goal shall be to ensure that at least 25% of the employees hired to perform
4construction work in connection with state fair park facilities or to perform
5professional services in connection with the construction or development of those
6facilities will be minority group members, as defined in s. 16.287 203.07 (1) (f), and
7that at least 5% of the employees hired to perform construction work in connection
8with state fair park facilities or to perform professional services in connection with
9the construction or development of those facilities will be women.
SB21,1428 10Section 1428. 43.58 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,602,1811 43.58 (5) The library board may employ competent persons to deliver lectures
12upon scientific, literary, historical or educational subjects; and may cooperate with
13the University of Wisconsin System Authority, technical college district boards, the
14historical society, the department, cooperative educational service agencies, school
15boards and other educational institutions to secure such lectures or to foster and
16encourage by other means the wider use of books and other resource, reference and
17educational materials upon scientific, historical, economic, literary, educational and
18other useful subjects.
SB21,1429 19Section 1429. 44.10 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,603,1120 44.10 (1) The historical society, through its board of curators, in its corporate
21capacity and as trustee of the state may enter into agreements with the University
22of Wisconsin System Authority or such other public or quasi-public institutions,
23agencies or corporations as the board of curators of the society shall designate to
24serve as the regional records depository for a given area. Said agreements shall
25specify the area to be served by the depository, and the methods of accessioning,

1cataloging, care, housing, preservation and servicing of these and such other
2material as may be placed by the historical society or in the name of the historical
3society in such regional depositories under such agreements, it being the intent of
4this section to provide an orderly, uniform statewide system for the retention and
5preservation of important court, county and local public records on a manageable
6basis and under proper professional care in the region of origin. Only where such
7arrangements cannot be accomplished may the said society transfer such records to
8the state archives. Said society shall compile and maintain for reference purposes
9as soon as may be convenient a union list of the records of county, city, village, town,
10school district, or other local governmental unit, or court, title to which is transferred
11to it under s. 44.09 (1).
SB21,1430 12Section 1430. 44.11 of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
SB21,603,14 1344.11 Central depository library. (1) In this section, "board" means the
14board of curators of the historical society.
SB21,604,3 15(2) The board may participate in the formation and maintenance of a
16nonprofit-sharing corporation sponsored by participating colleges, universities, and
17libraries for the purpose of providing and operating a central library depository at
18a location in a midwestern state for the storage of little used books and other library
19and research materials of participating institutions, and which corporation may also
20perform any other functions for the benefit of participating institutions, including
21correlating library catalogs of the participating institutions, coordinating and
22planning the purchasing by each institution of costly or infrequently used books and
23research materials in order to avoid unnecessary duplication, and facilitating the
24loaning of library books and other library and research materials between
25participating institutions. The board shall possess all powers necessary or

1convenient to accomplish the foregoing, including the authority to designate
2representatives or members of such corporation in accordance with its articles and
3bylaws.
SB21,604,10 4(3) The board may make use of and pay for the use of the facilities and services
5of such nonprofit-sharing corporation, but the board shall retain title to all books
6and materials deposited with such corporation for storage or loaned to other
7participating institutions and the authority of the board to expend funds for the
8purchase of land, the construction of buildings and additions to buildings and the
9purchase of equipment for the purpose of providing such facilities shall be limited to
10funds appropriated under s. 20.245.
SB21,1431 11Section 1431. 44.14 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,604,2312 44.14 (1) It is the purpose of this section to establish a more economical system
13of handling federal documents in this state in such a way as to effect savings of staff
14and space to the participating libraries, both state and local; to make such documents
15more available to more of the people, colleges and libraries of the state, in accordance
16with the purposes of the federal depository act of 1895 and the needs of the citizens
17of the state; and to make possible substantial economies in the publication costs of
18such documents at the federal level as well. To this end the state documents
19depository established by s. 44.06 may acquire and establish a central state
20depository and loan collection of federal documents for the benefit of the University
21of Wisconsin System Authority, the state law library, the depository libraries and
22such other college and public libraries in this state as may desire to share in the
23benefits of this loan collection.
SB21,1432 24Section 1432. 44.14 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,605,6
144.14 (2) The University of Wisconsin System Authority and the public and
2other participating libraries, federal regulations permitting, may transfer outright
3or may loan indefinitely to this central depository any or all federal documents now
4in their possession which in their opinion are so little used for ready reference
5purposes as to make their retention unnecessary if copies are available on loan from
6the central depository loan collection.
SB21,1433 7Section 1433. 44.31 (1r) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,605,98 44.31 (1r) "Division of hearings and appeals" means the division of hearings
9and appeals in the department of administration.
SB21,1434 10Section 1434. 44.40 (3m) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,605,1211 44.40 (3m) A state agency may appeal to the division of hearings and appeals
12under ch. 227 any determination made by the officer under this section.
SB21,1435 13Section 1435. 44.42 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,605,1614 44.42 (3) A political subdivision or school board may appeal to the division of
15hearings and appeals under ch. 227 any determination made by the officer under this
16section.
SB21,1436 17Section 1436. 45.03 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,605,22 1845.03 Department of veterans affairs. (1) Policy. It is the policy of the
19state to give provide health, educational, and economic assistance to veterans and
20their dependents who are residents of this state to the extent and under the
21conditions determined by the board department within the limitations set forth in
22this section.
SB21,1437 23Section 1437. 45.03 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,606,1024 45.03 (6) Coordination duties. The department shall coordinate the activities
25of all state agencies and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority

1performing functions relating to the medical, hospital, or other remedial care;
2placement and training; and educational, economic, or vocational rehabilitation of
3veterans. In particular, the department shall coordinate the activities of the
4technical college system board, state selective service administration, department
5of health services, department of workforce development, department of public
6instruction, the University of Wisconsin System Authority and other educational
7institutions, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, and all
8other departments or agencies performing any of the functions specified, to the end
9that the benefits provided in this section may be made available to veterans as
10promptly and effectively as possible.
SB21,1438 11Section 1438. 45.03 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,606,1912 45.03 (10) Training and employment of veterans. The department, in
13cooperation with the
shall operate programs in this state to enhance the employment
14opportunities of veterans of the U.S. armed forces, including the employment
15program funded under 38 U.S.C. 41 and 42. Such programs shall be administered
16by state employees and shall provide services only to eligible individuals. The

17department of workforce development and state selective service administration and
18any other federal, state, or local agency, shall cooperate with the department to
19formulate and carry out plans for the training and employment of veterans.
SB21,1439 20Section 1439. 45.10 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,606,23 2145.10 Veteran appearances. The department may reimburse any veteran
22who incurred travel expenses relating to an appearance that occurred at the request
23of the state, subject to the following:
SB21,606,25 24(1) A veteran seeking reimbursement shall submit to the department
25documentation of travel expenses incurred.
SB21,607,3
1(2) Notwithstanding ss. 16.53 (12) (c) and 20.916 (8) and (9), the department
2may reimburse all documented travel expenses but reimbursement shall not exceed
3$2,000 annually per veteran.
SB21,1440 4Section 1440. 45.20 (1) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,607,105 45.20 (1) (d) "Tuition," when referring to the University of Wisconsin System,
6means academic fees and segregated fees; when referring to the technical colleges,
7means "program fees" and "additional fees" as described in s. 38.24 (1m) and (1s); and
8when referring to a high school, a school that is approved under s. 45.03 (11), or a
9proprietary school that is approved authorized under s. 38.50 440.52, means the
10charge for the courses for which a person is enrolled.
SB21,1441 11Section 1441 . 45.20 (2) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,607,1812 45.20 (2) (a) 1. The department shall administer a tuition reimbursement
13program for eligible veterans enrolling as undergraduates in any institution of
14higher education in this state, enrolling in a school that is approved under s. 45.03
15(11), enrolling in a proprietary school that is approved authorized under s. 38.50
16440.52, enrolling in a public or private high school, enrolling in a tribal school, as
17defined in s. 115.001 (15m), in any grade from 9 to 12, or receiving a waiver of
18nonresident tuition under s. 39.47.
SB21,1442 19Section 1442 . 45.20 (2) (a) 1. of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act
20.... (this act), is amended to read:
SB21,608,221 45.20 (2) (a) 1. The department shall administer a tuition reimbursement
22program for eligible veterans enrolling as undergraduates in any institution of
23higher education in this state, enrolling in a school that is approved under s. 45.03
24(11), enrolling in a proprietary school that is authorized under s. 440.52, enrolling
25in a public or private high school, enrolling in a tribal school, as defined in s. 115.001

1(15m), in any grade from 9 to 12, or receiving a waiver of nonresident tuition under
2s. 39.47 36.27 (7).
SB21,1443 3Section 1443. 45.20 (2) (a) 2. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,608,94 45.20 (2) (a) 2. (intro.) A veteran who is a resident of this state and otherwise
5qualified to receive benefits under this subsection may receive the benefits under
6this subsection upon the completion of any correspondence courses or part-time
7classroom study from an institution of higher education located outside this state,
8from a school that is approved under s. 45.03 (11), or from a proprietary school that
9is approved authorized under s. 38.50 440.52, if any of the following applies:
SB21,1444 10Section 1444 . 45.20 (2) (c) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,608,2311 45.20 (2) (c) 1. A veteran who meets the eligibility requirements under par. (b)
121. may be reimbursed upon satisfactory completion of an undergraduate semester in
13any institution of higher education in this state, or upon satisfactory completion of
14a course at any school that is approved under s. 45.03 (11), any proprietary school
15that is approved authorized under s. 38.50 440.52, any public or private high school,
16any tribal school, as defined in s. 115.001 (15m), that operates any grade from 9 to
1712, or any institution from which the veteran receives a waiver of nonresident tuition
18under s. 39.47. Except as provided in par. (e), the amount of reimbursement may not
19exceed the total cost of the veteran's tuition minus any grants or scholarships that
20the veteran receives specifically for the payment of the tuition, or, if the tuition is for
21an undergraduate semester in any institution of higher education, the standard cost
22of tuition for a state resident for an equivalent undergraduate semester at the
23University of Wisconsin-Madison, whichever is less.
SB21,1445 24Section 1445 . 45.20 (2) (c) 1. of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin Act
25.... (this act), is amended to read:
SB21,609,13
145.20 (2) (c) 1. A veteran who meets the eligibility requirements under par. (b)
21. may be reimbursed upon satisfactory completion of an undergraduate semester in
3any institution of higher education in this state, or upon satisfactory completion of
4a course at any school that is approved under s. 45.03 (11), any proprietary school
5that is authorized under s. 440.52, any public or private high school, any tribal
6school, as defined in s. 115.001 (15m), that operates any grade from 9 to 12, or any
7institution from which the veteran receives a waiver of nonresident tuition under s.
839.47 36.27 (7). Except as provided in par. (e), the amount of reimbursement may not
9exceed the total cost of the veteran's tuition minus any grants or scholarships that
10the veteran receives specifically for the payment of the tuition, or, if the tuition is for
11an undergraduate semester in any institution of higher education, the standard cost
12of tuition for a state resident for an equivalent undergraduate semester at the
13University of Wisconsin-Madison, whichever is less.
SB21,1446 14Section 1446 . 45.20 (2) (d) 1. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,609,2115 45.20 (2) (d) 1. (intro.) Subject to subd. 1m., a veteran's eligibility for
16reimbursement under this subsection at any institution of higher education in this
17state, at a school that is approved under s. 45.03 (11), at a proprietary school that is
18approved authorized under s. 38.50 440.52, at a public or private high school, at a
19tribal school, as defined in s. 115.001 (15m), that operates any grade from 9 to 12, or
20at an institution where he or she is receiving a waiver of nonresident tuition under
21s. 39.47 is limited to the following:
SB21,1447 22Section 1447 . 45.20 (2) (d) 1. (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 2015
23Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is amended to read:
SB21,610,524 45.20 (2) (d) 1. (intro.) Subject to subd. 1m., a veteran's eligibility for
25reimbursement under this subsection at any institution of higher education in this

1state, at a school that is approved under s. 45.03 (11), at a proprietary school that is
2authorized under s. 440.52, at a public or private high school, at a tribal school, as
3defined in s. 115.001 (15m), that operates any grade from 9 to 12, or at an institution
4where he or she is receiving a waiver of nonresident tuition under s. 39.47 36.27 (7)
5is limited to the following:
SB21,1448 6Section 1448. 45.21 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,610,127 45.21 (2) (a) The veteran is enrolled in a training course in a technical college
8under ch. 38 or in a proprietary school in the state approved authorized by the
9educational approval board under s. 38.50 department of financial institutions and
10professional standards under s. 440.52
, other than a proprietary school offering a
114-year degree or 4-year program, or is engaged in a structured on-the-job training
12program that meets program requirements promulgated by the department by rule.
SB21,1449 13Section 1449. 45.31 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,610,1514 45.31 (2) "Authority" means the Forward Wisconsin Housing and Economic
15Development Authority.
SB21,1450 16Section 1450. 45.34 (1) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,610,1817 45.34 (1) (a) 2. A home and eligible rehabilitation of a home, as defined in s.
18234.49 235.49 (1) (d).
SB21,1451 19Section 1451. 45.37 (6) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,611,220 45.37 (6) (b) Loans made under this section may be purchased by the authority
21from the veterans housing loan fund under s. 234.41 235.41. All receipts of interest,
22except amounts retained as servicing fees by the authorized lenders servicing the
23loans purchased by the authority, and principal on the loans, payments of losses by
24insurers not used for restoration of the property securing the loans, and any other
25collections, shall be deposited by the authority into the veterans housing bond

1redemption fund under s. 234.43 235.43 and shall be disbursed from the fund as
2provided in s. 234.43 235.43 (2).
SB21,1452 3Section 1452. 45.40 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,611,54 45.40 (6) Expanded eligibility. The eligibility requirements under s. 45.02 (2)
5do not apply to a person applying for assistance under this section.
SB21,1453 6Section 1453. 45.44 (1) (a) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,611,97 45.44 (1) (a) 5. A license, certification, registration, or permit issued under s.
889.06, 89.072, 94.10 (2), (3), or (3g), 94.50 (2), 94.704, 95.60, 97.17 (2), 97.175 (2),
997.22 (2), 98.145, 98.146, 98.18 (1) (a), or 168.23 (3).
SB21,1454 10Section 1454 . 45.44 (1) (a) 14. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,611,1211 45.44 (1) (a) 14. A license, certification, certification card, or permit issued
12under s. 252.23, 252.24, 254.176, 254.178, 254.20, 254.71, and 256.15.
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