2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO SENATE BILL 228
January 14, 2020 - Offered by Senator Testin.
1An Act to amend
39.465 (1) (a), 39.465 (1) (d), 39.465 (2), 39.465 (3) (a), 39.465 2
(3) (b) and 39.465 (4); and to create
39.465 (1) (b), 39.465 (1) (e) and 39.465 (5) 3
of the statutes; relating to: scholarships for Marquette University School of
4Dentistry students who practice in dental health shortage areas.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
(a) “Actual practice total” is the total number of months that a 8
student upon graduation practices dentistry
in a dental
health shortage area in this 9
state. For purposes of this paragraph, a fraction of a month is counted as one month.
39.465 (1) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
(b) “Dental health shortage area” has the meaning given in s. 36.60 2
(1) (ad), except that “dental health shortage area” does not include an area in the 3
county of Brown, Dane, Kenosha, Milwaukee, or Waukesha.
(d) “Required practice total” means the total number of months a 7
student upon graduation is required under sub. (3) to practice
in a dental 8
health shortage area in this state.
39.465 (1) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
(e) “School” means the Marquette University School of Dentistry.
39.465 (2) Scholarships.
In consultation with the department of health 14
services, the board shall establish a program for awarding to no more than 5
15first-year students at the school
an annual scholarship, including a stipend, equal
for each year of a student's enrollment but not exceeding 4 years. The 17
board shall pay the scholarships from the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) 18
(a) A student is not eligible for a scholarship under the program 22
established under sub. (2) unless he or she is a resident of the state and enters into 23
an agreement with the
board in which he or she agrees upon graduation to practice 24dentistry
in a dental
health shortage area in this state for a period equal to 18 12
months multiplied by the number of annual scholarships the board awards to the 2
student under the program.
(b) An agreement under par. (a) shall specify that if a student fails 6
to practice dentistry
in a dental
health shortage area in this state for the period 7
required under par. (a), he or she is liable to the state for an amount equal to the total 8
dollar amount of annual scholarships awarded to the student multiplied by the 9
student's repayment liability percentage.
39.465 (4) Geographic diversity. The In cooperation with the school, the
shall make every effort to ensure that students who are awarded scholarships under 14
the program established under sub. (2) practice dentistry
upon graduation in 15
geographically diverse dental
health shortage areas in this state.
39.465 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
39.465 (5) Recruitment and training.
From the appropriation account under 18
s. 20.235 (1) (dg), the board shall provide the school $350,000 annually for the 19
development and operation of programs to support the recruitment and training of 20
students in rural dentistry.