27, s. 1994m
44.60 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
44.60 (5) This section is subject to s. 44.65.
27, s. 1995
44.62 of the statutes is created to read:
44.62 Wisconsin regranting program. (1) In this section:
(a) "Local arts agency" has the meaning given in s. 44.565 (1).
(b) "Municipality" means any city, village, town, county or federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state.
(2) Subject to sub. (3)
and s. 44.65, the board shall award grants under the Wisconsin regranting program to local arts agencies and municipalities. Grants shall be awarded from the appropriation under s. 20.215 (1) (f).
(3) No grant may be distributed under sub. (2) unless the local arts agency or municipality makes a matching fund contribution that is equal to the amount of the grant awarded under this section. Private funds and in-kind contributions may be applied to meet the requirement of this subsection.
(4) The board shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section.
27, s. 1995g
44.65 of the statutes is created to read:
44.65 Applicability. This subchapter does not apply after June 30, 1997, unless the joint committee on finance has approved the funding report of the arts board under 1995 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 9105 (3g) (a).
27, s. 1995k
45.25 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.25 (3) (a) An individual who meets the requirements under sub. (2), upon satisfactory completion of an undergraduate semester in any institution or center within the university of Wisconsin system or a semester at any technical college district school under ch. 38, may be reimbursed for up to 25% 35% of the individual's tuition and fees, other than textbooks and other costs, charged by the institution, center or school, or the difference between the individual's tuition and fees and the grants or scholarships, including those made under s. 21.49, that the individual receives specifically for the payment of the tuition or fees, whichever is less. Reimbursement is available only for tuition and fees that are part of a curriculum that is relevant to a degree in a particular course of study at the institution, center or school.
27, s. 1995q
45.25 (4) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
45.25 (4) (d) The department may provide reimbursement under sub. (2) from the appropriation account under s. 20.485 (2) (tf) for the fiscal year in which the course was completed or in which the academic term during which the course was taken ended, whichever is earlier.
27, s. 1996
45.35 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.35 (6) Coordination duties. The department shall coordinate the activities of all state agencies and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority performing functions relating to the medical, hospital, or other remedial care, placement and training, educational, economic or vocational rehabilitation of persons who served in the armed forces of the United States at any time and who were honorably discharged, including such persons with disabilities whether or not service-connected or war-connected. In particular it shall coordinate the activities of the technical college system board, state selective service administration, department of health and social services, department of industry, labor and human relations, department of public instruction, the university of Wisconsin system and other educational institutions, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, and all other departments or agencies performing any of the functions specified, to the end that the benefits provided in this section may be made available to veterans as promptly and effectively as possible.
27, s. 1997
45.35 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.35 (9) Vocational training. The department in cooperation with the department of health and social services industry, labor and human relations shall make available to disabled veterans the benefits of vocational training and guidance, including veterans who have filed claims for federal rehabilitation benefits and during the pendency of such claims. In cases where such claims are allowed and federal reimbursement is made to the state, such money shall be paid into and become a part of the veterans trust fund.
27, s. 1998
45.35 (13) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.35 (13) (a) The department may receive money, lands or other, gifts and bequests in its name for the benefit of Wisconsin veterans and their dependents, or either, in accordance with policies adopted by the board. Such money shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the veterans trust fund and is appropriated therefrom by s. 20.485 (2) (z) to the department to be used in accordance with such policies.
27, s. 1999
45.35 (13) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.35 (13) (b) The department may also receive moneys or other gifts and bequests in its name for the benefit of the Wisconsin veterans museum. All moneys so received shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the veterans trust fund and is appropriated therefrom by s. 20.485 (2) (z) (zm) to the department to be used, as far as practicable in accordance with the wishes of the donors, and in accordance with the policies adopted by the board.
27, s. 1999g
45.351 (1g) of the statutes is created to read:
45.351 (1g) Health care aid grants. (a) The department may grant to any veteran or dependents such temporary health care aid as the department deems advisable to prevent want or distress. Health care aid to meet medical or hospital bills under this paragraph is limited to a payment of up to $5,000 per veteran or dependent for a maximum of 30 days within a 12-month period for the same condition or conditions. Health care aid may be used to provide payment for the treatment of alcoholism or other drug addiction or to provide payment for health care required because of alcoholism or other drug addiction or alcohol or other drug abuse. The department may not grant health care aid under this paragraph unless the aid recipient's health care provider agrees to accept, as full payment for the medical treatment for which the aid is to be granted, the amount of the grant, the amount of the recipient's health insurance or other 3rd-party payments, if any, and the amount which the department determines the aid recipient is capable of paying.
(b) This subsection does not apply after June 30, 1997.
27, s. 2000
45.351 (2) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
45.351 (2) (a) 1. The department may lend any veteran not more than $4,000 $4,500 on loans approved before August 9, 1989 the effective date of this subdivision .... [revisor inserts date], and $4,500 $5,000 on loans approved during the period beginning on August 9, 1989 and after the effective date of this subdivision .... [revisor inserts date]. The loan is to be used for the purchase of a business or business property or the repairing of or adding to his or her home or business property, the construction of a garage, the education of the veteran or his or her children or to provide essential economic assistance if the department determines, after disregarding any payment described under s. 45.85, that the veteran satisfies the need requirements established by the department by rule. The need requirements may include, but are not limited to, consideration of the veteran's resources and credit available upon manageable terms. The department may prescribe loan conditions, but the interest rate shall be 6% per year for loan applications received by the department on or after July 20, 1985, and the term shall not exceed 10 years. The department may lend not more than the loan amount available to a veteran under this subdivision to a veteran's surviving spouse, whether remarried or not, or to the parent of a deceased veteran's children for the education of the minor or dependent children if the surviving spouse or parent is a resident of and living in this state on the date of application.
27, s. 2000d
45.351 (2) (a) 2. of the statutes is repealed.
27, s. 2000g
45.351 (2) (a) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
45.351 (2) (a) 4. Nothing in this paragraph prohibits a veteran from receiving loans a loan under subds. subd. 1. and 2. for any purpose specified in those subdivisions that subdivision.
27, s. 2001m
45.352 of the statutes is repealed.
27, s. 2004
45.358 of the statutes is renumbered 45.358 (2).
27, s. 2005
45.358 (1) of the statutes is created to read:
45.358 (1) Definition. In this section, "veteran" means a person who has served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces.
27, s. 2006
45.358 (2) (title) of the statutes is created to read:
45.358 (2) (title) Construction and operation of cemeteries.
27, s. 2007
45.358 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
45.358 (3) Eligibility. The following persons are eligible for burial at a cemetery constructed and operated under sub. (2):
(a) A veteran who died while on active duty and who was a resident of this state at the time of his or her entry or reentry into active service and his or her children and unremarried surviving spouse who are residents of this state at the time of their deaths.
(b) A veteran who was discharged or released from active duty in the U.S. armed forces under conditions other than dishonorable and who was a resident of this state at the time of his or her death and his or her children and unremarried surviving spouse who are residents of this state at the time of their deaths.
(c) The spouse of a veteran who is serving an active duty at the time of the spouse's death if the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of the veteran's entry or reentry into active service and if the spouse was a resident of this state at the time of the spouse's death.
(d) The spouse of a veteran if the veteran was discharged or released from active duty in the U.S. armed forces under conditions other than dishonorable and if the veteran and spouse were residents of this state at the time of the spouse's death.
27, s. 2007m
45.358 (3m) of the statutes is created to read:
45.358 (3m) Fees. The department may charge a fee for burials under this section and may promulgate rules for the assessment of the fee.
27, s. 2008
45.358 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
45.358 (4) Gifts, grants and bequests. The department of veterans affairs may accept for the state all gifts, grants and bequests for the purposes of maintenance, restoration, preservation and rehabilitation of the veterans cemeteries constructed under sub. (2).
27, s. 2008g
45.36 (4m) of the statutes is created to read:
45.36 (4m) Vital records. The service office may obtain a copy of a vital record under s. 69.30 (2) and may transmit the copy to the department or to the U.S. department of veterans affairs to assist a veteran or his or her dependent in obtaining a benefit to which he or she may be entitled.
27, s. 2008n
45.375 of the statutes is created to read:
45.375 Hospital at Wisconsin Veterans Home. (1) The department of veterans affairs may establish a hospital at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King.
(2) A hospital established under sub. (1) may not have an approved bed capacity, as defined in s. 150.01 (4m), greater than 16 beds. The approved bed capacity of the nursing home licensed under s. 50.03 on the effective date of this subsection .... [revisor inserts date], and operated at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King is reduced by one bed for each approved bed at the hospital established under sub. (1).
27, s. 2009
45.396 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 45.396 (1) (b), and 45.396 (1) (b) (intro.), as renumbered, is amended to read:
45.396 (1) (b) (intro.) In this section, "part-time "Part-time classroom study" means any of the following:
27, s. 2010
45.396 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is created to read:
45.396 (1) (intro.) In this section:
27, s. 2011
45.396 (1) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
45.396 (1) (a) "Institution of higher education" means an educational institution meeting the requirements of P.L. 89-329 for institutions covered therein and of P.L. 89-287 for business, trade, technical or vocational schools and full-time post-high school technical colleges.
27, s. 2012
45.396 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.396 (2) Any veteran upon the completion of any correspondence course or part-time classroom study from an institution of higher education, as defined in s. 39.32 (1) (a), located in this state or from any public or private high school may be reimbursed in whole or in part for the cost of the course, including necessary textbooks, by the department upon presentation to the department of a certificate from the school indicating that the veteran has completed the course and stating the cost of the course and necessary textbooks and upon application for reimbursement completed by the veteran and received by the department no later than 60 days after the termination of the course for which the application for reimbursement is made. The department shall accept and process an application received more than 60 days after the termination of the course if the applicant shows good cause for the delayed receipt. The department may not require that an application be received sooner than 60 days after a course is completed. Benefits granted under this section shall be paid out of the appropriation under s. 20.485 (2) (vm).
27, s. 2013
45.396 (3) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.396 (3) (intro.) A veteran who is a resident of this state and otherwise qualified to receive benefits under this section may receive the benefits under sub. (2) upon the completion of any correspondence courses or part-time classroom study from an educational institution
of higher education located outside this state which is accredited by the north central association of colleges and schools or, if outside the jurisdiction of that accrediting association, by an equivalent accrediting association, if any of the following applies:
27, s. 2014
45.397 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.397 (2) (a) The veteran is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an institution of higher education, as defined in s. 39.32 (1) (a), in the state or is engaged in a structured on-the-job training program certified by the department of industry, labor and human relations, the department of health and social services or the U.S. department of veterans affairs.
27, s. 2015
45.397 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.397 (2) (c) The veteran is unemployed, underemployed, as defined by administrative rule, or has received a notice of termination of employment.
27, s. 2021t
46.001 of the statutes is amended to read:
46.001 Purposes of chapter. The purposes of this chapter are to conserve human resources in Wisconsin; to provide a just and humane program of services to children in need of protection or services and nonmarital children; to prevent dependency, mental illness, developmental disability, mental infirmity, delinquency and other forms of social maladjustment by a continuous attack on causes; to provide effective aid and services to all persons in need thereof and to assist those persons to achieve or regain self-dependence at the earliest possible date; to provide a just, humane and efficient program for the rehabilitation of juvenile delinquents; to avoid duplication and waste of effort and money on the part of public and private agencies; and to coordinate and integrate a social welfare program.
27, s. 2022
46.011 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.011 Definitions. (intro.) In chs. 46 to, 48, 50, 51, 55 and 58, unless the context requires otherwise:
27, s. 2023m
46.016 of the statutes is amended to read:
46.016 Cooperation with federal government. The department may cooperate with the federal government in carrying out federal acts concerning public assistance, social security, child welfare and youth services, youth corrections, mental hygiene, services for the blind, vocational rehabilitation, and in other matters of mutual concern pertaining to public welfare.
27, s. 2025
46.02 of the statutes is amended to read:
46.02 Agency powers and duties. Any institution which is subject to chs. 46, 48 to 51, 55 and 58 and to regulation under ch. 150 shall, in cases of conflict between chs. 46, 48 to 51, 55 and 58 and ch. 150, be governed by ch. 150. The department shall promulgate rules and establish procedures for resolving any such controversy.
27, s. 2026
46.025 of the statutes is repealed.
27, s. 2026g
46.027 of the statutes is repealed.
27, s. 2026m
46.03 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.03 (1) Institutions governed. Maintain and govern all secured correctional facilities, as defined in s. 48.02 (15m), that are operated by the department; the Mendota and the Winnebago mental health institutes; and the centers for the developmentally disabled.
27, s. 2026p
46.03 (4) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
46.03 (4) (b) 1. The department, in order to discharge more effectively its responsibilities under this chapter and ch. 48 and other relevant provisions of the statutes, is authorized to study causes and methods of prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency, mental illness, mental deficiency, mental infirmity, and related social problems, including establishment of demonstration projects to apply and evaluate such methods in actual cases. The department is directed and authorized to utilize all powers provided by the statutes, including the authority under sub. (2a), to accept grants of money or property from federal, state or private sources, and to enlist the cooperation of other appropriate agencies and state departments; it may enter into agreements with local government subdivisions, departments and agencies for the joint conduct of such projects; and it may purchase services when deemed appropriate.
27, s. 2026r
46.03 (6) of the statutes, as affected by 1993 Wisconsin Acts 377 and 385, is repealed.
27, s. 2027m
46.03 (7) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.03 (7) (a) Promote the enforcement of laws for the protection of developmentally disabled children, delinquent children, children in need of protection or services and nonmarital children; and to this end cooperate with courts assigned to exercise jurisdiction under ch. 48 and licensed child welfare agencies and institutions (public and private) and take the initiative in all matters involving the interests of such children where adequate provision therefor has not already been made, including the establishment and enforcement of standards for services provided under ss. 48.34 and s. 48.345.
27, s. 2028m
46.03 (7) (e) of the statutes is repealed.
27, s. 2029
46.03 (7m) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.03 (7m) Foster care. For the In each federal fiscal years commencing October 1, 1994, and October 1, 1995 year, ensure that there are no more than 2,200 children in foster care and treatment foster care placements for more than 24 months, consistent with the best interests of each child. Services provided in connection with this requirement shall comply with the requirements under P.L. 96-272.
27, s. 2030
46.03 (8) of the statutes is renumbered 103.005 (17) and amended to read:
103.005 (17) Administer The department shall administer those programs of public assistance, as provided in that are specified in subch. III of ch. 49.