49.191 (2) Child care funds for former recipients of aid to families with dependent children. The department shall pay the child care costs of an individual who secures unsubsidized employment and loses eligibility for aid to families with dependent children because of earned income or number of hours worked for up to 12 months following the loss of eligibility if the child care is provided by a child care provider. The department shall establish a formula for assistance based on ability to pay. The rates for child care services under this subsection shall be determined under s. 46.98 49.132 (4) (d), (dg) or (dm), whichever is applicable, or, if a higher rate is established under s. 46.98 49.132 (4) (e) and if the child care services meet the quality standards established under s. 46.98 49.132 (4) (e), the rates for child care services under this subsection that meet those standards shall be determined under s. 46.98 49.132 (4) (e). The department shall promulgate rules for the disbursement of funds under this subsection. This subsection does not apply beginning on the first day of the 6th month beginning after the date stated in the notice under s. 49.141 (2) (d).
404,172 Section 172. 49.193 (8) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 289, is amended to read:
49.193 (8) (a) The department shall pay child care costs of persons with approved employability plans who are participating in the program under this section and of persons who are participating in orientation and job search activities required under sub. (3m). Payment or reimbursement shall be in an amount based on need, with the maximum amount per child equal to the lesser of the actual cost of care or the rate established under s. 46.98 49.132 (4) (d), (dg) or (dm), whichever is applicable, or, if a higher rate is established under s. 46.98 49.132 (4) (e) and if the child care meets the quality standards established under s. 46.98 49.132 (4) (e), payment or reimbursement for child care that meets those standards shall be in an amount based on need, with the maximum amount per child equal to the lesser of the actual cost of the care or the rate established under s. 46.98 49.132 (4) (e).
404,173 Section 173. 49.22 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
49.22 (7) The department may represent the state in any action to establish paternity or to establish or enforce a support or maintenance obligation. The department may delegate its authority to represent the state in any action to establish paternity or to establish or enforce a support or maintenance obligation under this section to an attorney responsible for support enforcement under s. 59.458 (1) pursuant to a contract entered into under s. 59.07 (97). The department shall ensure that any such contract is for an amount reasonable and necessary to assure quality service. The department may, by such a contract, authorize a county to contract with any attorney, collection agency or other person to collect unpaid child support or maintenance. If a county fails to fully implement the programs under s. 59.07 (97), the department may implement them and may contract with any appropriate person to obtain necessary services. The department shall establish a formula for disbursing funds appropriated under s. 20.445 (3) (p) to carry out a contract under this subsection.
404,174 Section 174. 49.22 (7) of the statutes, as created by 1995 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is amended to read:
49.22 (7) The department may represent the state in any action to establish paternity or to establish or enforce a support or maintenance obligation. The department may delegate its authority to represent the state in any action to establish paternity or to establish or enforce a support or maintenance obligation under this section to an attorney responsible for support enforcement under s. 59.458 (1) 59.53 (6) (a) pursuant to a contract entered into under s. 59.07 (97) 59.53 (5). The department shall ensure that any such contract is for an amount reasonable and necessary to assure quality service. The department may, by such a contract, authorize a county to contract with any attorney, collection agency or other person to collect unpaid child support or maintenance. If a county fails to fully implement the programs under s. 59.07 (97) 59.53 (5), the department may implement them and may contract with any appropriate person to obtain necessary services. The department shall establish a formula for disbursing funds appropriated under s. 20.445 (3) (p) to carry out a contract under this subsection.
404,175 Section 175. 49.25 (8) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 2896b, is amended to read:
49.25 (8) (a) From the appropriation under s. 20.435 20.445 (3) (cb), the department of health and social services shall provide funds to pilot counties for assistance in establishing paternity and obtaining child support.
404,176 Section 176. 49.25 (8) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 2898b, is amended to read:
49.25 (8) (b) From the appropriation under s. 20.435 20.445 (3) (cb), the department of health and social services shall provide funds to Milwaukee county to fund an additional family court commissioner.
404,177 Section 177. 49.27 (6) (c) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Acts 27 and 289, is amended to read:
49.27 (6) (c) Benefits. A county department under s. 46.215, 46.22 or 46.23 shall provide assistance in paying the child care costs of a work-not-welfare group that is eligible to receive benefits under this paragraph if the child care is provided by a child care provider, as defined in s. 46.98 49.132 (1) (am). The formula for determining the amount of assistance shall be the same as the formula established by the department under s. 49.191 (2). The rates for child care services under this paragraph shall be determined under s. 46.98 49.132 (4) (d), (dg) or (dm), whichever is applicable, or, if a higher rate is established under s. 46.98 49.132 (4) (e) and if the child care services meet the quality standards established under s. 46.98 49.132 (4) (e), the rates for child care services under this paragraph that meet those standards shall be determined under s. 46.98 49.132 (4) (e). The department shall promulgate rules for the disbursement of funds under this paragraph.
404,178 Section 178. 49.27 (10) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.27 (10) (c) Children's services network. Each county department under s. 46.215, 46.22 or 46.23 entering into a contract with the department under par. (a) shall establish a children's services network. The children's services network shall provide information about community resources available to the children in a work-not-welfare group during the work-not-welfare group's benefit period and the work-not-welfare group's period of ineligibility under sub. (4) (f), including charitable food and clothing centers; the state supplemental food program for women, infants and children under s. 253.06; and child care programs under s. 46.98 49.132.
404,179 Section 179. 49.27 (10) (e) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 2915b, is amended to read:
49.27 (10) (e) Child support assistance. From the appropriation under s. 20.435 20.445 (3) (cb), the department of health and social services may provide funds to pilot counties for assistance in establishing paternity and obtaining child support.
404,180 Section 180. 49.32 (1) (a) of the statutes, as created by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
49.32 (1) (a) The department shall establish a uniform system of fees for services provided or purchased under this subchapter by the department, or a county department under s. 46.215, 46.22 or 46.23, except as provided in s. 49.22 (6) and except where, as determined by the department, a fee is administratively unfeasible or would significantly prevent accomplishing the purpose of the service. A county department under s. 46.215, 46.22 or 46.23 shall apply the fees which it collects under this program to cover the cost of such services.
404,181 Section 181. 49.83 of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 289, is amended to read:
49.83 Limitation on giving information. Except as provided under s. 49.32 (9) and (10), no person may use or disclose information concerning applicants and recipients of relief funded by a relief block grant, aid to families with dependent children, Wisconsin works under ss. 49.141 to 49.161, social services, child and spousal support and establishment of paternity services under s. 49.22 or supplemental payments under s. 49.77, for any purpose not connected with the administration of the programs. Any person violating this subsection section may be fined not less than $25 nor more than $500 or imprisoned in the county jail not less than 10 days nor more than one year or both.
404,182 Section 182. 49.90 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.90 (2) Upon failure of these relatives to provide maintenance the authorities or board shall submit to the corporation counsel a report of its findings. Upon receipt of the report the corporation counsel shall, within 60 days, apply to the circuit court for the county in which the dependent person under sub. (1) (a) 1. or the child of a dependent person under sub. (1) (a) 2. resides for an order to compel the maintenance. Upon such an application the corporation counsel shall make a written report to the county department under s. 46.215, 46.22 or 46.23, with a copy to the chairperson of the county board of supervisors in a county with a single-county department or the county boards of supervisors in counties with a multicounty department, and to the department of health and social services or the department of industry, labor and job development, whichever is appropriate.
404,183 Section 183. 49.90 (2g) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
49.90 (2g) In addition to the remedy specified in sub. (2), upon failure of a grandparent to provide maintenance under sub. (1) (a) 2., another grandparent who is or may be required to provide maintenance under sub. (1) (a) 2., a child of a dependent minor or the child's parent may apply to the circuit court for the county in which the child resides for an order to compel the provision of maintenance. A county department under s. 46.215, 46.22 or 46.23, a county child support agency or the department of health and social services industry, labor and job development may initiate an action to obtain maintenance of the child by the child's grandparent under sub. (1) (a) 2., regardless of whether the child receives public assistance.
404,184 Section 184. 59.07 (97) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 289, is amended to read:
59.07 (97) Child and spousal support; paternity program; medical support liability program. The county board shall contract with the department of health and social services industry, labor and job development to implement and administer the child and spousal support and establishment of paternity and the medical support liability programs provided for by Title IV of the federal social security act. The board may designate by board resolution any office, officer, board, department or agency as the county designee. The board or its designee shall implement and administer the programs in accordance with the contract with the state department of health and social services industry, labor and job development. The attorneys responsible for support enforcement under s. 59.458 (1), family court commissioner, clerk of court and all other county officials shall cooperate with the county and the department of industry, labor and job development as necessary to provide the services required under the programs. The county shall charge the fee established by the department of industry, labor and job development under s. 46.25 49.22 for services provided under this subsection to persons not receiving benefits under s. 49.148, 49.153 or 49.155 or assistance under s. 46.261, 49.19 or 49.47.
404,185 Section 185. 59.395 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.395 (7) Cooperate with the department of health and social services industry, labor and job development with respect to the child and spousal support and establishment of paternity and medical liability support program under ss. 46.25 49.22 and 59.07 (97), and provide that department with any information from court records which it requires to administer that program.
404,186 Section 186. 59.458 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.458 (2) Attorneys responsible for support enforcement under sub. (1) shall institute, commence, appear in or perform other prescribed duties in actions or proceedings under ss. 46.25 49.22 (7), 59.07 (97), 767.075, 767.08 and 767.45 and ch. 769.
404,187 Section 187. 69.03 (14) of the statutes is amended to read:
69.03 (14) Provide hospitals with a pamphlet containing information for parents about birth certificates including how to add the name of the father of a child whose parents were not married at any time from the conception to the birth of the child to the birth certificate under s. 69.15 (3) (b) or, if the father will not sign an affidavit, through a paternity action; the legal significance and future medical advantages to the child of having the father's name inserted on the birth certificate; and the availability of services under s. 46.25 49.22.
404,188 Section 188. 69.15 (3) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
69.15 (3) (b) 3. Except as provided under par. (c), if the state registrar receives a statement acknowledging paternity on a form prescribed by the state registrar and signed by both parents, along with the fee under s. 69.22, the state registrar shall insert the name of the father under subd. 1. The state registrar shall mark the certificate to show that the form is on file. The form shall be available to the department of industry, labor and job development or its designee under s. 59.07 (97) pursuant to the program responsibilities under s. 46.25 49.22 or to any other person with a direct and tangible interest in the record. The state registrar shall include on the form for the acknowledgment a notice of the information in ss. 767.458 (1) (a) to (e) and 767.62.
404,189 Section 189. 71.75 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
71.75 (1) Except as provided in ss. 46.255 49.855, 71.77 (5) and (7) (b) and 71.935, the provisions for refunds and credits provided in this section shall be the only method for the filing and review of claims for refund of income and surtaxes, and no person may bring any action or proceeding for the recovery of such taxes other than as provided in this section.
404,190 Section 190. 71.75 (9) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
71.75 (9) All refunds under this chapter are subject to attachment under ss. 46.255 49.855, 71.93 and 71.935.
404,191 Section 191. 71.78 (4) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
71.78 (4) (g) Employes of this state, to the extent that the department of revenue deems the examination necessary for the employes to perform their duties under contracts or agreements between the department and any other department, division, bureau, board or commission of this state relating to the administration of tax laws or child and spousal support enforcement under s. 46.25 49.22.
404,192 Section 192. 71.80 (3) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
71.80 (3) Crediting of overpayments on individual or separate returns. In the case of any overpayment, refundable credit or refund on an individual or separate return, the department of revenue, within the applicable period of limitations, may credit the amount of overpayment, refundable credit or refund including any interest allowed, against any liability in respect to any tax collected by the department, a debt under s. 71.93 or 71.935 or a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 on the part of the person who made the overpayment or received the refundable credit or the refund and shall refund any balance to the person. The department shall presume that the overpayment, refundable credit or refund is nonmarital property of the filer. Within 2 years after the crediting, the spouse or former spouse of the person filing the return may file a claim for a refund of amounts credited by the department if the spouse or former spouse shows by clear and convincing evidence that all or part of the state tax overpayment, refundable credit or refund was nonmarital property of the nonobligated spouse.
404,193 Section 193. 71.80 (3m) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
71.80 (3m) (a) Against any liability of either spouse or both spouses in respect to an amount owed the department, a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 that is subject to s. 766.55 (2) (b) or a debt under s. 71.93 or 71.935 that is subject to s. 766.55 (2) (b) and that was incurred during marriage by a spouse after December 31, 1985, or after both spouses are domiciled in this state, whichever is later, except as provided in s. 71.10 (6) (a) and (b) and (6m).
404,194 Section 194. 71.80 (3m) (b) 2. of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
71.80 (3m) (b) 2. In respect to a debt under s. 71.93 or 71.935 or a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 if that debt or certification is not subject to s. 766.55 (2) (b).
404,195 Section 195. 71.88 (1) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
71.88 (1) (a) Contested assessments and claims for refund. Except for refunds set off under s. 71.93 in respect to which appeal is to the agency to which the debt is owed, except for refunds set off under s. 71.935 in respect to which an appeal is held under procedures that the department of revenue establishes and except for refunds set off under s. 46.255 49.855 in respect to which a hearing is held before the circuit court, any person feeling aggrieved by a notice of additional assessment, refund, or notice of denial of refund may, within 60 days after receipt of the notice, petition the department of revenue for redetermination. A petition or an appeal by one spouse is a petition or an appeal by both spouses. The department shall make a redetermination on the petition within 6 months after it is filed.
404,196 Section 196. 71.93 (1) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
71.93 (1) (a) 2. A delinquent child support or spousal support obligation that has been reduced to a judgment and has been submitted by an agency of another state to the department of health and social services industry, labor and job development for certification under this section.
404,197 Section 197. 77.59 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
77.59 (5) The department may offset the amount of any refund for a period, together with interest on the refund, against deficiencies for another period, and against penalties and interest on the deficiencies, or against any amount of whatever kind, due and owing on the books of the department from the person claiming the refund. If the refund is to be paid to a buyer, the department may also set off amounts in the manner in which it sets off income tax and franchise tax refunds under s. 71.93 and may set off amounts for child support or maintenance or both in the manner in which it sets off income taxes under ss. 46.255 49.855 and 71.93 (3), (6) and (7).
404,198 Section 198. 101.123 (1) (ad) of the statutes is amended to read:
101.123 (1) (ad) "Day care center" has the meaning given in s. 46.986 49.136 (1) (d).
404,199 Section 199. 103.005 (18) of the statutes is created to read:
103.005 (18) The department shall administer the child support and paternity establishment programs under subch. III of ch. 49, as well as perform other functions related to child support that are specified in ch. 49.
404,200 Section 200. 108.13 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.13 (4) (b) A claimant filing a new claim for unemployment compensation shall, at the time of filing the claim, disclose whether or not he or she owes child support obligations. If any such claimant discloses that he or she owes child support obligations and is determined to be eligible for unemployment compensation, the department of industry, labor and human relations shall, upon request of the department of health and social services, notify the state or local child support enforcement agency enforcing the obligations that the claimant has been determined to be eligible for unemployment compensation.
404,201 Section 201. 108.13 (4) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.13 (4) (f) This subsection applies only if appropriate arrangements are made for the state or local child support enforcement agency to reimburse the department for administrative costs incurred by the department that are attributable to the interception of unemployment compensation for child support obligations.
404,202 Section 202. 119.72 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
119.72 (2) (a) Children with a parent eligible for day care funds under s. 46.98 49.132 (4) (a) 1. to 3.
404,203 Section 203. 119.72 (2) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
119.72 (2) (b) Children with a parent in need of child care services funded under s. 46.40 (2) 49.132.
404,204 Section 204. 144.25 (8) (L) of the statutes is amended to read:
144.25 (8) (L) A grant may not be made to an individual if the department receives a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 (7) that the individual is delinquent in child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses.
404,205 Section 205. 145.245 (5m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
145.245 (5m) (b) The department shall notify a governmental unit if it receives a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 (7) that an individual is delinquent in child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses. The department or a governmental unit shall deny an application under this section if the department receives a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 (7) that the applicant or an individual who would be directly benefited by the grant is delinquent in child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses.
404,206 Section 206. 234.04 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
234.04 (2) The authority may make or participate in the making and enter into commitments for the making of long-term mortgage loans to eligible sponsors of housing projects for occupancy by persons and families of low and moderate income, or for the making of homeownership mortgage loans or housing rehabilitation loans to persons and families of low and moderate income, an applicant under s. 234.59 or other eligible beneficiaries as defined in s. 234.49. The loans may be made only upon the determination by the authority that they are not otherwise available from private lenders upon reasonably equivalent terms and conditions. The authority may not make a loan to a person if it receives a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 (7) that the person is delinquent in child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses. The authority may employ, for such compensation as it determines, the services of any financial institution in connection with any loan.
404,207 Section 207. 234.49 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
234.49 (1) (c) "Eligible beneficiary" means a person for whom the authority has not received a certification from the department of health and social services industry, labor and job development under s. 46.255 49.855 (7) or a family who or which falls within the income limits specified in par. (f).
404,208 Section 208. 234.59 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
234.59 (3) (c) The authority shall notify an eligible lender if it receives a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 (7) that a person is delinquent in child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses. An eligible lender may not make a loan to an applicant if it receives notification under this paragraph concerning the applicant.
404,209 Section 209. 234.65 (3) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
234.65 (3) (f) The authority has not received a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 (7) that the person receiving the loan is delinquent in child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses.
404,210 Section 210. 234.90 (3) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
234.90 (3) (d) The authority has not received a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 (7) that the farmer is delinquent in making child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses.
404,211 Section 211. 234.90 (3g) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
234.90 (3g) (c) The authority has not received a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 (7) that the farmer is delinquent in making child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses.
404,212 Section 212. 234.905 (3) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
234.905 (3) (d) The authority has not received a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 (7) that the farmer is delinquent in making child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses.
404,213 Section 213. 565.30 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
565.30 (5) Withholding of delinquent state taxes, child support or debts owed the state. The administrator shall report the name, address and social security number of each winner of a lottery prize equal to or greater than $1,000 to the department of revenue to determine whether the payee of the prize is delinquent in the payment of state taxes under ch. 71, 72, 76, 77, 78 or 139 or in court-ordered payment of child support or has a debt owing to the state. Upon receipt of a report under this subsection, the department of revenue shall first ascertain based on certifications by the department of health and social services industry, labor and job development under s. 46.255 49.855 (2) whether any person named in the report is currently delinquent in court-ordered payment of child support and shall next certify to the administrator whether any person named in the report is delinquent in court-ordered payment of child support or payment of state taxes under ch. 71, 72, 76, 77, 78 or 139. Upon this certification by the department of revenue or upon court order the administrator shall withhold the certified amount and send it to the department of revenue for remittance to the appropriate agency or person. At the time of remittance, the department of revenue shall charge its administrative expenses to the state agency that has received the remittance. The administrative expenses received by the department of revenue shall be credited to the appropriation under s. 20.566 (1) (h). In instances in which the payee of the prize is delinquent both in payments for state taxes and in court-ordered payments of child support, or is delinquent in one or both of these payments and has a debt owing to the state, the amount remitted to the appropriate agency or person shall be in proportion to the prize amount as is the delinquency or debt owed by the payee.
404,214 Section 214. 565.30 (5m) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 225, is amended to read:
565.30 (5m) Withholding of child support, spousal support, maintenance or family support. The administrator shall report to the department of health and social services industry, labor and job development the name, address and social security number of each winner of a lottery prize that is payable in instalments. Upon receipt of the report, the department of health and social services industry, labor and job development shall certify to the administrator whether any payee named in the report is obligated to provide child support, spousal support, maintenance or family support under s. 767.02 (1) (f) or (g), 767.10, 767.23, 767.25, 767.26, 767.261, 767.465 (2m), 767.51 (3) or 948.22 (7) or ch. 769 and the amount required to be withheld from the lottery prize under s. 767.265. The administrator shall withhold the certified amount from each payment made to the winner and remit the certified amount to the department of health and social services industry, labor and job development.
404,215 Section 215. 767.001 (1d) of the statutes is created to read:
767.001 (1d) "Department" means the department of industry, labor and job development.
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