c. Whether If the commission intends to transfer use of the parcel from one agency to another agency, whether transfer of the parcel for use by another state agency is critical or desirable, if the commission intends to transfer the parcel.
27,25 Section 25. 13.48 (26) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.48 (26) Clean water annual finance plan approval. The building commission shall review the versions of the biennial finance plan and any amendments to the biennial finance plan submitted to it by the department of natural resources and the department of administration under s. 144.2415 (3) (bm) and the recommendations of the joint committee on finance and the standing committees to which the versions of the biennial finance plan and any amendments were submitted under s. 144.2415 (3) (bm). The building commission shall consider the extent to which that version of the biennial finance plan that is updated to reflect the adopted biennial budget act will maintain the clean water fund in perpetuity, maintain the purchasing power of the clean water fund, meet the requirements of ss. 144.241 and 144.2415 to provide financial assistance for water quality pollution abatement needs and nonpoint source water pollution management needs, and provide a stable and sustainable annual level of financial assistance under ss. 144.241 and 144.2415 proportional to the state's long-term water pollution abatement and management needs and priorities. The building commission shall also consider the extent to which the implementation of the clean water fund, as set forth in that version of the biennial finance plan updated to reflect the adopted biennial budget act, implements legislative intent on the clean water fund program. The building commission shall, no later than 60 days after the date of enactment of the biennial budget act, either approve or disapprove the biennial finance plan that is updated to reflect the adopted biennial budget act, except that the building commission may not disapprove those amounts that the legislature approves under s. 144.2415 (3) (c). If the building commission disapproves the version of the biennial finance plan that is updated to reflect the adopted biennial budget act, it must notify the department of natural resources and the department of administration of its reasons for disapproving the plan, and those departments must revise that version of the biennial finance plan and submit the revision to the building commission.
27,26 Section 26. 13.48 (28) of the statutes is created to read:
13.48 (28) State property leased to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority. The building commission may not authorize public debt to construct or improve any on-campus facilities, as defined under s. 233.01 (7), if the building commission believes, at the time that the public debt is authorized, that the facilities are or will be leased to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
27,27 Section 27. 13.53 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.53 (2) (b) Study and review the postaudit or other reports submitted by the legislative audit bureau, confer with the state auditor and assistants and with other legislative committees in regard to such reports and, when necessary, confer with representatives of the state agency entities audited in order to obtain full and complete information in regard to any fiscal transactions and governmental operations within the state.
27,28 Section 28. 13.53 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.53 (2) (c) Refer to the legislature or to an appropriate standing committee information that, in its opinion, warrants action by the legislature or by the committee. It may request from a standing committee information on such action as is taken. The committee shall seek the advice of the appropriate standing committees with respect to the program portion of an audit relating to a state department or agency an entity which is within the purview of such committee.
27,29 Section 29. 13.53 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.53 (3) (a) In any instance in which a postaudit report of the legislative audit bureau cites cases of improper payments; inadequate accounting, operating, or administrative system controls, procedures, or related records; inaccuracies; waste or extravagance; unauthorized or unintended activities or programs; or other deficiencies required by statute to be reported, the head of the state department or agency entity to which the audit report pertains shall, within a time period specified by the committee, advise the cochairpersons of the committee, the chairperson of the joint committee on legislative organization and to each appropriate standing committee of any remedial actions taken or to be taken on matters cited in the report. Where such advice is not forthcoming from the head of the state department or agency entity within the time period specified by the committee, or where the committee determines that suitable action has not been taken, the committee may report the matter immediately to the joint committee on legislative organization and to each appropriate standing committee.
27,30 Section 30. 13.53 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.53 (3) (b) The committee may, in any case, propose specific corrective action to remedy undesirable practices, including changes in applicable laws, rules and procedures, but with respect to the program portion of audit, it shall first seek the advice of the appropriate standing committees which have purview over the state department or agency entity under review. If the committee introduces a bill, it shall be referred to the appropriate standing committee. The appropriate standing committees may propose corrective legislation wherever they find that the program portion of the audit indicates that a law is not being implemented in the manner intended by the legislature when the law was enacted.
27,31 Section 31. 13.53 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.53 (4) Fiscal and performance evaluations. The committee may at any time, without regard to whether the legislature is then in session, request the joint committee on legislative organization to investigate any matter within the scope of a postaudit completed or being conducted by the legislative audit bureau. It may also request investigation and consideration of any matter relative to the expenditures and revenues as well as the fiscal and performance activities of state departments and agencies entities pursuant to the objectives of the committee and the legislative audit bureau.
27,31g Section 31g. 13.58 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.58 (1) Creation. (intro.) There is created a joint standing committee on information policy composed of the following members:
27,31h Section 31h. 13.58 (1) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
27,31i Section 31i. 13.58 (1) (d) of the statutes is repealed.
27,31j Section 31j. 13.58 (5) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.58 (5) (a) 1. Review information management and technology systems, plans, practices and policies of state and local units of government, including their responsiveness to the needs of state and local units of government for delivery of high-quality services on an efficient, effective and economical basis, to ensure their data security and integrity and to protect, their protection of the personal privacy of individuals who are subjects of data bases of state and local governmental agencies and their provision of access to public records under s. 19.35 (1).
27,32 Section 32. 13.58 (5) (a) 4. of the statutes is repealed.
27,32m Section 32m. 13.58 (5) (a) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
13.58 (5) (a) 5. Upon receipt of strategic plans from the department of administration, the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, the joint committee on legislative organization and the director of state courts, review and transmit comments concerning the plans to the entities submitting the plans.
27,33 Section 33. 13.58 (5) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.58 (5) (b) 1. Direct the privacy advocate, the council on information technology or the subunit in the department of administration with policy-making responsibility related to information technology to conduct studies or prepare reports on items related to the committee's duties under par. (a).
27,33g Section 33g. 13.58 (5) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
13.58 (5) (b) 3. Direct the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System to prepare and submit to the committee such reports as the committee requests pursuant to the committee's responsibilities under par. (a).
27,33h Section 33h. 13.58 (6) of the statutes is repealed.
27,34 Section 34. 13.62 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.62 (2) "Agency" means any board, commission, department, office, society, institution of higher education, council or committee in the state government, or any authority created in ch. 231, 232, 233 or 234, except that the term does not include a council or committee of the legislature.
27,35 Section 35. 13.625 (8m) of the statutes is created to read:
13.625 (8m) Subsection (3) does not apply to the solicitation of anything of pecuniary value to pay the costs of remedying environmental contamination, as defined in s. 144.968 (1), by an agency official of the department of natural resources.
27,36 Section 36. 13.625 (10) of the statutes is created to read:
13.625 (10) This section does not apply to the solicitation, acceptance or furnishing of anything of pecuniary value by the department of tourism, or to a principal furnishing anything of pecuniary value to the department of tourism, under s. 19.56 (3) (em) or (f) for the activity specified in s. 19.56 (3) (em).
27,37 Section 37. 13.63 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.63 (1) Licenses. An application for a license to act as a lobbyist may be obtained from and filed with the board. The application shall be signed, under the penalty for making false statements under s. 13.69 (6m), by the lobbyist. Upon approval of the application and payment of the applicable license fee under s. 13.75 (1) or (1m) to the board, the board shall issue a license which entitles the licensee to practice lobbying on behalf of one or more each registered principals principal who or which have has filed an authorization under s. 13.65 for that lobbyist and paid the authorization fee under s. 13.75 (4). The license shall expire on December 31 of each even-numbered year. No application may be disapproved by the board except an application for a license by a person who is ineligible for licensure under s. 13.69 (4) or lobbyist whose license has been revoked under s. 13.69 (7) and only for the period of such ineligibility or revocation. Denial of a license may be reviewed under ch. 227.
27,38 Section 38. 13.75 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.75 (1) Obtaining a license under s. 13.63 (1), $200 to act on behalf of one principal, $250.
27,39 Section 39. 13.75 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
13.75 (1m) Obtaining a license under s. 13.63 (1) to act on behalf of 2 or more principals, $400.
27,40 Section 40. 13.75 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.75 (2) Filing the principal registration form under s. 13.64, $300 $375.
27,41 Section 41. 13.75 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.75 (4) Filing an authorization statement under s. 13.65, $100 $125.
27,41g Section 41g. 13.81 (7) of the statutes is repealed.
27,41h Section 41h. 13.81 (8) of the statutes is created to read:
13.81 (8) Conference on legislative procedures. Following each general election, the joint legislative council shall sponsor a conference to acquaint new legislators or legislators-elect with legislative procedures. Expenses for the conference shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.765 (3) (e).
27,41m Section 41m. 13.90 (1) (L) of the statutes is created to read:
13.90 (1) (L) Determine the method of sale and prices for subscriptions to legislative documents and the operational responsibility for any legislative document subscription services provided under s. 35.87.
27,41p Section 41p. 13.90 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
13.90 (6) The joint committee on legislative organization shall adopt, revise biennially and submit to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on information policy, the governor and the secretary of administration, no later than September 15 of each even-numbered year, a strategic plan for the utilization of information technology to carry out the functions of the legislature and legislative service agencies, as defined in section 16.70 (6) of the statutes. The plan shall address the business needs of the legislature and legislative service agencies and shall identify all resources relating to information technology which the legislature and legislative service agencies desire to acquire, contingent upon funding availability, the priority for such acquisitions and the justification for such acquisitions. The plan shall also identify any changes in the functioning of the legislature and legislative service agencies under the plan.
27,42 Section 42. 13.92 (1) (e) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.92 (1) (e) 5. Microfilming, or optical imaging or electronic formatting of reference materials and legislative drafting records under par. (a) 1. and 3.
27,42m Section 42m. 13.92 (2) (h) of the statutes is created to read:
13.92 (2) (h) Recommend to the joint committee on legislative organization prices for subscriptions to the legislative document distribution service under s. 35.87, including any portion of the service provided separately.
27,43g Section 43g. 13.94 (1) (eg) of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (1) (eg) Annually conduct a financial audit of the gaming board and biennially conduct a performance evaluation audit of the gaming board. The legislative audit bureau shall file a copy of each audit report under this paragraph with the department of justice and with the distributees specified in par. (b).
27,43r Section 43r. 13.94 (1) (em) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (1) (em) Annually conduct a financial audit of the gaming commission that includes a financial audit of the state lottery, and, to the extent of the gaming commission's department of revenue's participation, of any multistate lotteries in which the state participates, and biennially conduct a performance audit of the gaming commission that includes a performance audit of the state lottery and, to the extent of the gaming commission's department of revenue's participation, of those multistate lotteries, as provided in s. 565.37 (1). The legislative audit bureau shall file a copy of each audit report under this paragraph with the department of justice and with the distributees specified in par. (b).
27,44 Section 44. 13.94 (1) (n) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (1) (n) Provide periodic performance audits of any division of the department of industry, labor and human relations development that is responsible for inspections of multifamily housing under s. 101.973 (11).
27,44m Section 44m. 13.94 (1) (o) of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (1) (o) Prior to negotiation of an extension or renewal of the initial lease agreement under s. 233.04 (7) or the initial affiliation agreement under s. 233.04 (7m) between the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, perform a performance evaluation audit and distribute a report of its findings to the distributees specified in par. (b).
27,44q Section 44q. 13.94 (1s) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (1s) (b) The legislative audit bureau may charge the gaming commission department of revenue for the reasonable costs of the audits required to be performed under sub. (1) (em) and for verification of the odds of winning a lottery game under s. 565.37 (5).
27,44r Section 44r. 13.94 (1s) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (1s) (bm) The legislative audit bureau may charge the gaming board for the cost of the audits required to be performed under sub. (1) (eg).
27,45 Section 45. 13.94 (4) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (4) (a) 1. Every state department, board, examining board, affiliated credentialing board, commission, independent agency, council or office in the executive branch of state government; all bodies created by the legislature in the legislative or judicial branch of state government; any public body corporate and politic created by the legislature; every provider of medical assistance under subch. IV of ch. 49; technical college district boards; development zones designated under s. 560.71; every county department under s. 51.42 or 51.437; every nonprofit corporation or cooperative to which moneys are specifically appropriated by state law; and every corporation, institution, association or other organization which receives more than 50% of its annual budget from appropriations made by state law, including subgrantee or subcontractor recipients of such funds.
27,45m Section 45m. 13.94 (4) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (4) (a) 2. Any foundation, nonstock or nonprofit corporation or partnership created by an entity specified under subd. 1.
27,46 Section 46. 13.94 (4) (a) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (4) (a) 5. A local service agency as defined in s. 101.35 106.20 (1) (d).
27,47 Section 47. 13.94 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (4) (b) In performing audits of providers of medical assistance under subch. IV of ch. 49, corporations, institutions, associations, or other organizations, and their subgrantees or subcontractors, the legislative audit bureau shall audit only the records and operations of such providers and organizations which pertain to the receipt, disbursement or other handling of appropriations made by state law.
27,47m Section 47m. 13.94 (8) of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (8) County and municipal best practices reviews. (a) In this subsection, "municipality" means a city, village or town.
(b) The state auditor shall undertake periodic reviews to:
1. Examine the procedures and practices used by counties and municipalities to deliver governmental services.
2. Determine the methods of governmental service delivery.
3. Identify variations in costs and effectiveness of such services between counties and municipalities.
4. Recommend practices to save money or provide more effective service delivery.
(c) The state auditor shall determine the frequency, scope and subject of any reviews conducted under par. (b).
(d) To assist the state auditor with the selection of county and municipal practices to be reviewed by the auditor, the auditor shall establish an advisory council consisting of the following members appointed by the auditor:
1. Two members chosen from among 6 names submitted by the Wisconsin Counties Association.
2. One member chosen from among 3 names submitted by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.
3. One member chosen from among 3 names submitted by the Wisconsin Alliance of Cities.
4. One member chosen from among 3 names submitted by the Wisconsin Towns Association.
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