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The scope statement for this rule, SS 067-16, was published in Register No. 728A1, on August 1, 2016, and approved by State Superintendent Tony Evers on August 15, 2016. Pursuant to Coyne v. Walker, the Department of Public Instruction is not required to obtain the Governor’s approval for the statement of scope for this rule. Coyne v. Walker, 2016 WI 38.
The State Superintendent of Public Instruction hereby creates chapter PI 29, relating to robotics competition grants.
Statute interpreted: s. 115.45, Stats.
Statutory authority: s. 227.11 (2) (a) (intro.), Stats.
Explanation of agency authority:
Under s. 227.11 (2) (a) (intro.), Stats., “Each agency may promulgate rules interpreting the provisions of any statute enforced or administered by the agency, if the agency considers it necessary to effectuate the purpose of the statute, but a rule is not valid if the rule exceeds the bounds of correct interpretation.” As such, a rule is required to effectively implement and administer the payment of grants for participation in robotics competitions under s. 115.45, Stats.
Related statute or rule: N/A
Plain language analysis:
The emergency rule will create a new rule chapter, PI 29, to implement the robotics competition grants for the 2016-17 school year. The rule will also provide clarification to ensure that the Department’s implementation of the program meets legislative intent.
Summary of, and comparison with, existing or proposed federal regulations: N/A
Comparison with rules in adjacent states: N/A
Summary of factual data and analytical methodologies:
The proposed rule is needed to implement the payment of grants for participation in robotics competitions that was created by 2015 Wisconsin Act 280. Unless a rule is in place, the Department may be prevented from efficiently implementing and administering this program and grant applicants may not have clear guidance on criteria for grant eligibility.
Analysis and supporting documents used to determine effect on small business or in preparation of economic impact report: N/A
Anticipated costs incurred by private sector: N/A
Effect on small business:
The proposed rules will have no significant economic impact on small businesses, as defined in s. 227.114 (1), Stats.
Agency contact person: (including email and telephone)
Carl Bryan
Budget and Policy Analyst
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
(608) 267-9127
Place where comments are to be submitted and deadline for submission:
Comments should be submitted to Carl Bryan using the contact information above. The Department will publish a hearing notice in the Administrative Register which will provide information on the deadline for the submission of comments.
SECTION 1. PI 29 is created to read:
PI 29.01 Purpose. This chapter establishes the procedures and criteria for awarding grants under s. 115.45, Stats.
Links to Admin. Code and Statutes in this Register are to current versions, which may not be the version that was referred to in the original published document.