2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
August 22, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Hansen,
Smith, Larson, Ringhand,
Schachtner and L. Taylor, cosponsored by Representatives Shankland,
Skowronski, Anderson, Billings, Bowen, Cabrera, Emerson, Fields,
Hesselbein, Kolste, Neubauer, Sargent, Sinicki, Stubbs, Spreitzer, Subeck,
C. Taylor, Vruwink, Zamarripa and Brostoff. Referred to Committee on
Universities, Technical Colleges, Children and Families.
1An Act to create
36.27 (1m) of the statutes; relating to: resident undergraduate
2tuition freezes for the University of Wisconsin System.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill prohibits from taking effect any limitation on the amount the Board
of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System may charge for resident
undergraduate tuition unless the limitation is offset by a corresponding increase in
the amount of general purpose revenues appropriated to the Board of Regents. The
prohibition first applies beginning in the 2021-22 academic year.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
36.27 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
36.27 (1m) Resident undergraduate tuition freezes.
Beginning in the 5
2021-22 academic year, no limitation on the amount the Board of Regents may 6
charge for resident undergraduate tuition for an institution or college campus may
take effect unless the limitation is offset by a corresponding increase in the amount 2
of general purpose revenues appropriated to the Board of Regents.