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.
45.351 (2) (a) 2. of the statutes is repealed.
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.
45.352 of the statutes is repealed.
45.358 of the statutes is renumbered 45.358 (2).
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.
45.358 (2) (title) of the statutes is created to read:
45.358 (2) (title) Construction and operation of cemeteries.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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:
45.396 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is created to read:
45.396 (1) (intro.) In this section:
45.396 (1) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
(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.
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).
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
46.025 of the statutes is repealed.
46.027 of the statutes is repealed.
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.
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.
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.
46.03 (7) (e) of the statutes is repealed.
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
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.
46.03 (12) of the statutes is repealed.
46.03 (13) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.03 (13) Charges. In compliance with the compensation plan established under s. 230.12 (3), have authority to make and determine charges for meals, living quarters, laundry and other services furnished to employes of the several institutions and members of the employe's family maintained as such. All moneys received from each person on account of these services shall be used for operation of the institutions under s. 20.435 (2) (a) and (gk) and (3) (a), (hm) and (j). If a chaplain employed in any state institution administered by the department is not furnished a residence by the state, $1,800 or 20% of the chaplain's salary, whichever is greater, is designated as his or her housing allowance.
46.03 (18) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.03 (18) (a) Except as provided in s. 46.10 (14) (b) and (c), the department of health and social services shall establish a uniform system of fees for services provided or purchased by the department of health and social services, or a county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, 51.42 or 51.437, except for services provided under subch. III of ch. 49; services relating to adoption, or; services provided to courts, for provision of; child support and paternity establishment services to recipients of aid to families with dependent children or for; outreach, information and referral services,; or where, as determined by the department of health and social services, a fee is administratively unfeasible or would significantly prevent accomplishing the purpose of the service. A county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, 51.42 or 51.437 shall apply the fees which it collects under this program to cover the cost of such services. The department of health and social services shall report to the joint committee on finance no later than March 1 of each year on the number of children placed for adoption by the department of health and social services during the previous year and the costs to the state for services relating to such adoptions.
46.03 (18) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.03 (18) (f) Notwithstanding par. (a), any person who submits to an assessment or driver safety plan under s. 23.33 (13) (e), 30.80 (6) (d), 343.16 (5) (a), 343.30 (1q), 343.305 (10) or 350.11 (3) (d) shall pay a reasonable fee therefor to the appropriate county department under s. 51.42 or traffic safety school under s. 345.60. A county may allow the person to pay the assessment fee in 1, 2, 3 or 4 equal instalments. The fee for the driver safety plan may be reduced or waived if the person is unable to pay the complete fee, but no fee for assessment or attendance at a traffic safety school under s. 345.60 may be reduced or waived. Nonpayment of the assessment fee is noncompliance with the court order that required completion of an assessment and driver safety plan. Upon a finding that the person has the ability to pay, nonpayment of the driver safety plan fee is noncompliance with the court order that required completion of an assessment and driver safety plan.
46.03 (20) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.03 (20) (a) The Except for payments provided under subch. III of ch. 49, the department may make payments directly to recipients of public assistance or to such persons authorized to receive such payments in accordance with law and rules of the department on behalf of the counties. The Except for payments provided under subch. III of ch. 49, the department may charge the counties for the cost of operating public assistance systems which make such payments.
46.03 (20) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.03 (20) (d) The department shall disburse from state or federal funds or both the entire amount and charge the county for its share under s. 49.52 46.495.
46.03 (23) of the statutes is renumbered 49.32 (3) and amended to read:
49.32 (3) Uniform manual. Adopt The department shall adopt policies and procedures and a uniform county policy and procedure manual to minimize unnecessary variations between counties in the administration of the aid to families with dependent children program. The department shall also require each county to use the manual in the administration of the program.
46.03 (32) of the statutes is repealed.
46.03 (35) of the statutes is renumbered 49.32 (4) and amended to read:
49.32 (4) Employment of aid recipients.
Assist The department shall assist state agencies in efforts under s. 230.147 to employ recipients of aid under s. 49.19.
46.03 (36) of the statutes is renumbered 49.32 (5) and amended to read:
49.32 (5) Employment and training and education manual. In conjunction with the department of industry, labor and human relations, produce The department shall produce a manual describing employment and training and education programs for which recipients of public assistance benefits under ch. 49 this subchapter may qualify. The department shall distribute the manual, free of charge, to each county department under s. 46.215, 46.22 or 46.23.
46.03 (38) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.03 (38) Welfare reform studies. Request proposals from persons in this state for studies of the effectiveness of various program changes, referred to as welfare reform, to the aid to families with dependent children program and the medical assistance program, including the requirement that certain recipients of aid to families with dependent children with children under age 6 participate in training programs, the requirement under s. 49.50 (7) (g) that certain teenage recipients of aid to families with dependent children remain in school, the modification of the earned income disregard under s. 49.19 (5) (am) and the extension of medical assistance benefits under ss. 49.46 (1) (co) and 49.47 (4) (am). The studies shall evaluate the effectiveness of the various efforts, including their cost-effectiveness, in helping individuals gain independence through the securing of jobs, the availability of health insurance coverage and providing financial incentives and in identifying barriers to independence.
46.031 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 46.031 (1) (a) (intro.) and amended to read:
46.031 (1) (a) (intro.) Each county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, 46.23, 51.42 or 51.437 shall submit its final budget for services directly provided or purchased to the department by December 31 annually. The final budget shall be submitted on a uniform budget reporting form that the department shall develop and distribute for use and that shall include all of the following:
46.031 (1) (a) 1. to 3. of the statutes are created to read:
46.031 (1) (a) 1. Uniform definitions of target populations and of programs and services that a county provides or purchases using funds allocated and distributed under s. 46.40.
2. Planned expenditures for the programs and services specified in subd. 1. that are separately identified by at least the following sources of funding:
a. State-distributed funds.