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AB56,425,10 6(12) Except if the action is brought by the attorney general or the person
7bringing the action is an original source of the information, the court shall dismiss
8an action or claim under this section, unless opposed by the state, if substantially the
9same allegations or transactions as alleged in the action or claim were publicly
10disclosed in any of the following ways:
AB56,425,1211 (a) In a federal criminal, civil, or administrative hearing in which the state or
12its agent is a party.
AB56,425,1413 (b) In a congressional, government accountability office, or other federal report,
14hearing, audit, or investigation.
AB56,425,1515 (c) From the news media.
AB56,425,17 16(13) The state is not liable for any expenses incurred by a private person in
17bringing an action under sub. (5).
AB56,426,7 18(14) Any employee, contractor, or agent who is discharged, demoted,
19suspended, threatened, harassed, or in any other manner discriminated against in
20the terms and conditions of employment because of lawful actions taken by the
21employee, contractor, agent, or by others in furtherance of an action or claim filed
22under this section or on behalf of the employee, contractor, or agent, including
23investigation for, initiation of, testimony for, or assistance in an action or claim filed
24or to be filed under sub. (5) is entitled to all necessary relief to make the employee,
25contractor, or agent whole. Such relief shall in each case include reinstatement with

1the same seniority status that the employee, contractor, or agent would have had but
2for the discrimination, 2 times the amount of back pay, interest on the back pay at
3the legal rate, and compensation for any special damages sustained as a result of the
4discrimination, including costs and reasonable attorney fees. An employee,
5contractor, or agent may bring an action to obtain the relief to which the employee,
6contractor, or agent is entitled under this subsection within 3 years after the date the
7retaliation occurred.
AB56,426,10 8(15) A civil action may be brought based upon acts occurring prior to the
9effective date of this subsection .... [LRB inserts date], if the action is brought within
10the period specified in s. 893.9815.
AB56,426,14 11(16) A judgment of guilty entered against a defendant in a criminal action in
12which the defendant is charged with fraud or making false statements estops the
13defendant from denying the essential elements of the offense in any action under sub.
14(5) that involves the same elements as in the criminal action.
AB56,426,16 15(17) The remedies provided for under this section are in addition to any other
16remedies provided for under any other law or available under the common law.
AB56,426,19 17(18) This section shall be liberally construed and applied to promote the public
18interest and to effect the congressional intent in enacting 31 USC 3729 to 3733, as
19reflected in the act and the legislative history of the act.
AB56,318 20Section 318. 20.940 of the statutes is repealed.
AB56,319 21Section 319. 23.09 (2) (d) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,427,322 23.09 (2) (d) Lands, acquisition. (intro.) Acquire by purchase, lease or
23agreement, and receive by gifts or devise, lands or waters suitable for the purposes
24enumerated in this paragraph, and maintain such lands and waters for such
25purposes; and, except for the purpose specified under subd. 12., may condemn lands

1or waters suitable for such purposes after obtaining approval of the appropriate
2standing committees of each house of the legislature as determined by the presiding
3officer thereof:
AB56,320 4Section 320 . 23.0915 (2c) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,427,65 23.0915 (2c) (d) No moneys may be committed for expenditure from the
6appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) after June 30, 2020 2022.
AB56,321 7Section 321 . 23.0917 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,427,128 23.0917 (3) (a) Beginning with fiscal year 2000-01 and ending with fiscal year
92019-20
2021-22, the department may obligate moneys under the subprogram for
10land acquisition to acquire land for the purposes specified in s. 23.09 (2) (d) and
11grants for these purposes under s. 23.096, except as provided under ss. 23.197 (2m),
12(3m) (b), (7m), and (8) and 23.198 (1) (a).
AB56,322 13Section 322 . 23.0917 (3) (bm) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,427,1814 23.0917 (3) (bm) During the period beginning with fiscal year 2001-02 and
15ending with fiscal year 2019-20 2021-22, in obligating money under the subprogram
16for land acquisition, the department shall set aside not less than a total of $ 2,000,000
17that may be obligated only to provide matching funds for grants awarded to the
18department for the purchase of land or easements under 16 USC 2103c.
AB56,323 19Section 323 . 23.0917 (3) (br) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,427,2120 23.0917 (3) (br) 2. For each fiscal year beginning with 2015-16 and ending with
212019-20 2021-22, $7,000,000.
AB56,324 22Section 324 . 23.0917 (3) (bt) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,427,2423 23.0917 (3) (bt) 2. For each fiscal year beginning with 2015-16 and ending with
24fiscal year 2019-20 2021-22, $9,000,000.
AB56,325 25Section 325 . 23.0917 (3) (bw) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,428,4
123.0917 (3) (bw) In obligating moneys under the subprogram for land
2acquisition, the department shall set aside $5,000,000 for each fiscal year beginning
3with 2015-16 and ending with 2019-20 2021-22 to be obligated only to provide
4grants to counties under s. 23.0953.
AB56,326 5Section 326 . 23.0917 (3) (dm) 7. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,428,76 23.0917 (3) (dm) 7. For each fiscal year beginning with 2015-16 and ending
7with fiscal year 2019-20 2021-22, $21,000,000.
AB56,327 8Section 327 . 23.0917 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,428,139 23.0917 (4) (a) Beginning with fiscal year 2000-01 and ending with fiscal year
102019-20
2021-22, the department may obligate moneys under the subprogram for
11property development and local assistance. Moneys obligated under this
12subprogram may be only used for nature-based outdoor recreation, except as
13provided under par. (cm).
AB56,328 14Section 328 . 23.0917 (4) (d) 1m. e. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,428,1615 23.0917 (4) (d) 1m. e. For each fiscal year beginning with 2015-16 and ending
16with fiscal year 2019-20 2021-22, $9,750,000.
AB56,329 17Section 329 . 23.0917 (4) (d) 2r. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,428,2018 23.0917 (4) (d) 2r. Beginning with fiscal year 2013-14 and ending with fiscal
19year 2019-20 2021-22, the department shall obligate $6,000,000 in each fiscal year
20for local assistance.
AB56,330 21Section 330 . 23.0917 (4) (d) 3. a. and b. of the statutes are amended to read:
AB56,428,2322 23.0917 (4) (d) 3. a. Beginning with fiscal year 2013-14 and ending with fiscal
23year 2014-15, $7,000,000 in each fiscal year.
AB56,428,2524 b. Beginning with fiscal year 2015-16 and ending with fiscal year 2019-20
252021-22, $3,750,000 in each fiscal year.
AB56,331
1Section 331. 23.0917 (4j) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,429,72 23.0917 (4j) (b) For fiscal year 2007-08, the department may not obligate more
3than $1,500,000 for cost-sharing with local governmental units for recreational
4boating projects under s. 30.92. For each fiscal year beginning with fiscal year
52008-09 and ending with fiscal year 2019-20 2021-22, the department may not
6obligate more than $2,500,000 for cost-sharing with local governmental units for
7recreational boating projects under s. 30.92.
AB56,332 8Section 332. 23.0917 (5g) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,429,159 23.0917 (5g) (a) Except as provided in pars. (b), (c), (d), and (e), if for a given
10fiscal year, the department obligates an amount from the moneys appropriated
11under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) for a subprogram under sub. (3) or (4) that is less than the
12annual bonding authority under that subprogram for that given fiscal year, the
13department may not obligate the unobligated amount in subsequent fiscal years.
14This subsection applies beginning with fiscal year 2011-12 and ending with fiscal
15year 2019-20 2021-22.
AB56,333 16Section 333 . 23.0917 (12) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,429,1817 23.0917 (12) Expenditures after 2020 2022. No moneys may be obligated from
18the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) after June 30, 2020 2022.
AB56,334 19Section 334 . 23.0953 (2) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,429,2220 23.0953 (2) (a) (intro.) Beginning with fiscal year 2010-11 and ending with
21fiscal year 2019-20 2021-22, the department shall establish a grant program under
22which the department may award a grant to a county for any of the following:
AB56,335 23Section 335 . 23.096 (2m) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,430,324 23.096 (2m) (intro.) Notwithstanding sub. (2) (b), in each fiscal year beginning
25with fiscal year 2010-11 and ending with fiscal year 2019-20 2021-22, the

1department may award grants under this section that equal up to 75 percent of the
2acquisition costs of the property if the natural resources board determines that all
3of the following apply:
AB56,336 4Section 336. 25.17 (1) (ge) of the statutes is repealed.
AB56,337 5Section 337. 25.17 (1) (xp) of the statutes is repealed.
AB56,338 6Section 338. 25.36 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,431,27 25.36 (1) Except as provided in sub. (2), all moneys appropriated or transferred
8by law shall constitute the veterans trust fund which shall be used for the lending
9of money to the mortgage loan repayment fund under s. 45.37 (5) (a) 12. and for the

10veterans programs under ss. 20.485 (2) (m), (tm), (u), and (z), and (5) (mn), (v), (vo),
11and (zm), 45.03 (19), 45.07, 45.20, 45.21, 45.40 (1m), 45.41, 45.42, 45.43, and 45.82
12and administered by the department of veterans affairs, including all moneys
13received from the federal government for the benefit of veterans or their dependents,
14and for the veteran grant jobs pilot program under s. 38.31 administered by the
15technical college system board; all moneys paid as interest on and repayment of loans
16under the post-war rehabilitation fund; soldiers rehabilitation fund, veterans
17housing funds as they existed prior to July 1, 1961; all moneys paid as interest on
18and repayment of loans under this fund; all moneys paid as expenses for, interest on,
19and repayment of veterans trust fund stabilization loans under s. 45.356, 1995 stats.;
20all moneys paid as expenses for, interest on, and repayment of veterans personal
21loans; the net proceeds from the sale of mortgaged properties related to veterans
22personal loans; all mortgages issued with the proceeds of the 1981 veterans home
23loan revenue bond issuance purchased with moneys in the veterans trust fund; all
24moneys received from the state investment board under s. 45.42 (8) (b); all moneys
25received from the veterans mortgage loan repayment fund under s. 45.37 (7) (a) and

1(c);
and all gifts of money received by the board of veterans affairs for the purposes
2of this fund.
AB56,339 3Section 339. 25.43 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,431,84 25.43 (3) Except for the purpose of investment as provided in s. 25.17 (2) (d),
5the environmental improvement fund may be used only for the purposes authorized
6under ss. 20.320 (1) (r), (s), (sm), (t), and (x) and (2) (r), (s), and (x), 20.370 (4) (mt),
7(mx) and (nz), (8) (mr) and (9) (mt), (mx) and (ny), 20.505 (1) (v), (x) and (y), 281.58,
8281.59, 281.60, 281.61, 281.62, and 283.31.
AB56,340 9Section 340. 25.47 (4m) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,431,1010 25.47 (4m) The payments under s. 292.64 168.225 (3).
AB56,341 11Section 341. 25.79 of the statutes is repealed.
AB56,342 12Section 342. 27.01 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,431,1913 27.01 (2) (a) Acquire by purchase, lease or agreement lands or waters suitable
14for state park purposes and may acquire such lands and waters by condemnation
15after obtaining approval of the senate and assembly committees on natural
16resources. The power of condemnation may not be used for the purpose of
17establishing or extending a recreational trail; a bicycle way, as defined in s. 340.01
18(5s); a bicycle lane, as defined in s. 340.01 (5e); or a pedestrian way, as defined in s.
19346.02 (8) (a).
AB56,343 20Section 343. 27.019 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,432,621 27.019 (10) Acquisition of land. Any county in which there does not exist a
22county park commission acting through its rural planning committee may acquire
23by gift, grant, devise, donation, purchase, condemnation or otherwise, with the
24consent of the county board, a sufficient tract or tracts of land for the reservation for
25public use of river fronts, lake shores, picnic groves, outlook points from hilltops,

1places of special historic interest, memorial grounds, parks, playgrounds, sites for
2public buildings, and reservations in and about and along and leading to any or all
3of the same, and to develop and maintain the same for public use. The power of
4condemnation may not be used for the purpose of establishing or extending a
5recreational trail; a bicycle way, as defined in s. 340.01 (5s); a bicycle lane, as defined
6in s. 340.01 (5e); or a pedestrian way, as defined in s. 346.02 (8) (a).
AB56,344 7Section 344. 27.05 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,432,178 27.05 (3) Acquire, in the name of the county, by purchase, land contract, lease,
9condemnation, or otherwise, with the approval and consent of the county board, such
10tracts of land or public ways as it deems suitable for park purposes; including lands
11in any other county not more than three-fourths of a mile from the county line; but
12no land so acquired shall be disposed of by the county without the consent of said
13commission, and all moneys received for any such lands, or any materials, so
14disposed of, shall be paid into the county park fund hereinafter established. The
15power of condemnation may not be used for the purpose of establishing or extending
16a recreational trail; a bicycle way, as defined in s. 340.01 (5s); a bicycle lane, as
17defined in s. 340.01 (5e); or a pedestrian way, as defined in s. 346.02 (8) (a).
AB56,345 18Section 345. 27.065 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,433,1119 27.065 (1) (a) The county board of any county which shall have adopted a
20county system of parks or a county system of streets and parkways, pursuant to s.
2127.04, may acquire the lands necessary for carrying out all or part of such plan by
22gift, purchase, condemnation or otherwise; provided, however, that no lands shall be
23acquired by condemnation unless and until the common council of the city or the
24board of trustees of the village or the board of supervisors of the town wherein such
25land is situated shall consent thereto. The power of condemnation may not be used

1for the purpose of establishing or extending a recreational trail; a bicycle way, as
2defined in s. 340.01 (5s); a bicycle lane, as defined in s. 340.01 (5e); or a pedestrian
3way, as defined in s. 346.02 (8) (a).
The cost of acquiring such lands by purchase or
4condemnation may be paid in whole or in part by the county or by the property to be
5benefited thereby, as the county board shall direct but in no case shall the amount
6assessed to any parcel of real estate exceed the benefits accruing thereto; provided,
7that no assessment for paying the cost of acquiring lands may be levied or collected
8against the property to be benefited until the governing body of the city, village or
9town where such lands are located has by resolution determined that the public
10welfare will be promoted thereby. Title to all lands acquired hereunder shall be an
11estate in fee simple.
AB56,346 12Section 346. 27.08 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,433,2513 27.08 (2) (b) To acquire in the name of the city for park, parkway, boulevard or
14pleasure drive purposes by gift, devise, bequest or condemnation, either absolutely
15or in trust, money, real or personal property, or any incorporeal right or privilege;
16except that no lands may be acquired by condemnation for the purpose of
17establishing or extending a recreational trail; a bicycle way, as defined in s. 340.01
18(5s); a bicycle lane, as defined in s. 340.01 (5e); or a pedestrian way, as defined in s.
19346.02 (8) (a)
. Gifts to any city of money or other property, real or personal, either
20absolutely or in trust, for park, parkway, boulevard or pleasure drive purposes shall
21be accepted only after they shall have been recommended by the board to the common
22council and approved by said council by resolution. Subject to the approval of the
23common council the board may execute every trust imposed upon the use of property
24or property rights by the deed, testament or other conveyance transferring the title
25of such property to the city for park, parkway, boulevard or pleasure drive purposes.
AB56,347
1Section 347. 27.08 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,434,122 27.08 (2) (c) Subject to the approval of the common council to buy or lease lands
3in the name of the city for park, parkway, boulevard or pleasure drive purposes
4within or without the city and, with the approval of the common council, to sell or
5exchange property no longer required for its purposes. Every city is authorized, upon
6recommendation of its officers, board or body having the control and management
7of its public parks, to acquire by condemnation in the name of the city such lands
8within or without its corporate boundaries as it may need for public parks, parkways,
9boulevards and pleasure drives. The power of condemnation may not be used for the
10purpose of establishing or extending a recreational trail; a bicycle way, as defined in
11s. 340.01 (5s); a bicycle lane, as defined in s. 340.01 (5e); or a pedestrian way, as
12defined in s. 346.02 (8) (a).
AB56,348 13Section 348. 29.024 (11) of the statutes is created to read:
AB56,434,1814 29.024 (11) Automatic reissuance of approvals. The department may develop
15a system under which, when a person purchases an approval, the person may opt to
16automatically purchase the same approval for subsequent years. The department
17may contract with a 3rd party to store customer information in order to carry out this
18system.
AB56,349 19Section 349. 32.015 of the statutes is repealed.
AB56,350 20Section 350. 32.51 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,434,2321 32.51 (1) Purposes. (intro.) In addition to the powers granted under subch. I
22and subject to the limitations under s. 32.015, any city may condemn or otherwise
23acquire property under this subchapter for:
AB56,351 24Section 351 . 35.93 (2) (b) 3. im. of the statutes is repealed.
AB56,352 25Section 352. 36.11 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,435,5
136.11 (3) (a) The Subject to s. 36.25 (56), the board shall establish the policies
2for admission within the system and within these policies each institution shall
3establish specific requirements for admission to its courses of instruction. No
4sectarian or partisan tests or any tests based upon race, religion, national origin of
5U.S. citizens or sex shall ever be allowed in the admission of students thereto.
AB56,353 6Section 353. 36.11 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,435,167 36.11 (3) (b) Subject to s. 36.31 (2m), the board shall establish policies for the
8appropriate transfer of credits between institutions within the system, including
9postsecondary credits earned by a high school pupil enrolled in a course at an
10institution within the system under the program under s. 118.55 36.25 (56). If the
11board determines that postsecondary credits earned by a high school pupil under the
12program under s. 118.55 36.25 (56) are not transferable under this paragraph, the
13board shall permit the individual to take an examination to determine the
14individual's competency in the subject area of the course and, if the individual
15receives a passing score on the examination, shall award equivalent credits to the
16individual.
AB56,354 17Section 354. 36.11 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB56,436,218 36.11 (3) (c) Subject to s. 36.31 (2m), the board may establish policies for the
19appropriate transfer of credits with other educational institutions outside the
20system, including postsecondary credits earned by a high school pupil enrolled in a
21course at an educational institution outside the system through the program under
22s. 118.55 36.25 (56). If the board determines that postsecondary credits earned by
23a high school pupil under the program under s. 118.55 36.25 (56) are not transferable
24under this paragraph, the board shall permit the individual to take an examination
25to determine the individual's competency in the subject area of the course and, if the

1individual receives a passing score on the examination, shall award equivalent
2credits to the individual.
AB56,355 3Section 355. 36.112 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 36.112 (1) (intro.) and
4amended to read:
AB56,436,55 36.112 (1) Definition Definitions. (intro.) In this section,:
AB56,436,7 6(a) Notwithstanding s. 36.05 (9), “institution” includes the extension. means
7any of the following:
AB56,356 8Section 356. 36.112 (1) (a) 1., 2. and 3. and (b) of the statutes are created to
9read:
AB56,436,1110 36.112 (1) (a) 1. Any university, including any branch campus associated with
11the university as a result of the system restructuring.
AB56,436,1412 2. Any operational unit of the University of Wisconsin-Madison assigned
13former functions of the University of Wisconsin-Extension as a result of the system
14restructuring.
AB56,436,1615 3. Any operational unit of system administration assigned former functions of
16the University of Wisconsin-Extension as a result of the system restructuring.
AB56,436,1817 (b) “System restructuring” means the system's restructuring plan approved by
18the Higher Learning Commission on or about June 28, 2018.
AB56,357 19Section 357. 36.112 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
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