20.855 (7) (j) Delinquent support and maintenance payments. All moneys received under s. 46.255 49.855 for child support, maintenance, medical expenses or birth expenses, to be distributed to clerks of court.
404,19 Section 19. 21.49 (2) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
21.49 (2) (e) Delinquent in child support or maintenance payments and who does not owe past support, medical expenses or birth expenses, as established by the receipt by the department of a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 (7).
404,20 Section 20. 36.11 (6) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
36.11 (6) (b) The board may not make a grant under par. (a) 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.
404,21 Section 21. 36.25 (14) of the statutes is amended to read:
36.25 (14) Graduate student financial aid. The board shall establish a grant program for minority and disadvantaged graduate students enrolled in the system. The grants shall be awarded from the appropriation under s. 20.285 (4) (b). The board shall give preference in awarding grants under this subsection to residents of this state. The board may not make a grant under this subsection 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.
404,22 Section 22. 36.34 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
36.34 (1) (b) The board shall establish a grant program for minority undergraduates enrolled in the system. The board shall designate all grants under this subsection as Lawton grants. Grants shall be awarded from the appropriation under s. 20.285 (4) (dd). The board may not make a grant under this subsection 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.
404,23 Section 23. 39.30 (2) (e) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
39.30 (2) (e) The department may not make a grant to a student if the department receives a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 (7) that the student is delinquent in child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses.
404,24 Section 24. 39.38 (2) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 1887g, is amended to read:
39.38 (2) Grants under this section shall be based on financial need, as determined by the department. The maximum grant shall not exceed $2,200 per year, of which not more than $1,100 may be from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (fb). State aid from this appropriation may be matched by a contribution from a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band that is deposited in the general fund and credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (gm). Grants shall be awarded to students for full-time or part-time attendance at any accredited institution of higher education in this state. The department may not make a grant under this section to a student if the department receives a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 (7) that the student is delinquent in child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses. Grants shall be renewable for up to 5 years if a recipient remains in good academic standing at the institution that he or she is attending. The American Indian language and culture education board shall advise the department on the allocation of grants to students enrolled less than half-time.
404,25 Section 25. 39.435 (6) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
39.435 (6) The department may not make a grant under this section to a person if the department 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.
404,26 Section 26. 39.44 (4) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
39.44 (4) The department shall notify an institution or school receiving funds under sub. (2) if the department receives a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 (7) that a student is delinquent in child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses. An institution or school may not award a grant under this section to a student if it receives a notification under this subsection concerning that student.
404,27 Section 27. 39.47 (2m) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
39.47 (2m) No resident of this state may receive a waiver of nonresident tuition under this section if the department receives a certification under s. 46.255 49.855 (7) that the resident is delinquent in child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses.
404,28 Section 28. 45.25 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.25 (4) (b) The department may not provide reimbursement under sub. (2) to an individual who is delinquent in child support or maintenance payments or who owes past support, medical expenses or birth expenses, as established by the receipt by the department of a certification under s. 46.255 49.855.
404,29 Section 29. 45.351 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.351 (2) (c) No person may receive a loan under this subsection if the department 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.
404,30 Section 30. 45.356 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.356 (6) No person may receive a loan under this section if the department 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.
404,31 Section 31. 45.396 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.396 (6) The department may not make a grant to a person under this section 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.
404,32 Section 32. 45.74 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
45.74 (6) Delinquent support payments. It has received 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.
404,33 Section 33. 46.03 (7) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 225, is repealed.
404,34 Section 34. 46.03 (7) (bm) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.03 (7) (bm) Maintain a file containing records of artificial inseminations under s. 891.40 and records of declarations of paternal interest under s. 48.025 and of statements acknowledging paternity under s. 69.15 (3) (b). The department shall release these records only upon an order of the court except that the department may use nonidentifying information concerning artificial inseminations for the purpose of compiling statistics and except that records relating to declarations of paternal interest and statements acknowledging paternity may be used shall be released to the department of industry, labor and job development or its designee under s. 59.07 (97) without a court order upon the request of 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 by any other person with a direct and tangible interest in the record.
404,35 Section 35. 46.03 (18) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
46.03 (18) (a) Except as provided in s. 46.10 (14) (b) and (c), the department of health and family services shall establish a uniform system of fees for services provided or purchased by the department of health and family 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; services provided to courts; child support and paternity establishment services to recipients of aid to families with dependent children; outreach, information and referral services; or where, as determined by the department of health and family 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 family 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 family services during the previous year and the costs to the state for services relating to such adoptions.
404,36 Section 36. 46.10 (14) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 77, is amended to read:
46.10 (14) (b) Except as provided in par. (c) and subject to par. (cm), liability of a parent specified in sub. (2) or s. 46.03 (18) for the care and maintenance of the parent's minor child who has been placed by a court order under s. 48.355, 48.357, 938.183 (2), 938.355 or 938.357 in a residential, nonmedical facility such as a group home, foster home, treatment foster home, child caring institution or juvenile correctional institution shall be determined by the court by using the percentage standard established by the department of industry, labor and job development under s. 46.25 49.22 (9) (a) and by applying the percentage standard in the manner established by the department under s. 46.25 (9) (b) 46.247.
404,37 Section 37. 46.215 (1) (p) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.215 (1) (p) To establish and administer the child care program under s. 46.98 49.132.
404,38 Section 38. 46.22 (1) (b) 1. f. of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
46.22 (1) (b) 1. f. To establish and administer the child care program under s. 46.98 49.132.
404,39 Section 39. 46.25 (title), (1) and (2) of the statutes are renumbered 49.22 (title), (1) and (2), and 49.22 (1), as renumbered, is amended to read:
49.22 (1) There is created a child and spousal support and establishment of paternity and medical liability support program in the department. The purpose of this program is to establish paternity when possible, to establish or modify support obligations, to enforce support obligations owed by parents to their children and maintenance obligations owed to spouses or former spouses with whom the children reside in this state or owed in other states if the support order was issued in this state or owed in other states if the parent, spouse or former spouse resides in this state, to locate persons who are alleged to have taken their child in violation of s. 948.31 or of similar laws in other states, and to locate and value property of any person having a support duty. To accomplish the objectives of this program and of other assistance programs under ch. 49 this chapter, county and state agencies will cooperate with one another to implement a child and spousal support and paternity establishment program in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations and rules and to assure proper distribution of benefits of all assistance programs authorized under ch. 49 this chapter.
404,40 Section 40. 46.25 (2m) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 187, is renumbered 49.22 (2m).
404,41 Section 41. 46.25 (2p) of the statutes, as created by 1995 Wisconsin Act 187, is renumbered 49.22 (2p).
404,42 Section 42. 46.25 (3) and (4) of the statutes are renumbered 49.22 (3) and (4).
404,43 Section 43. 46.25 (6) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 289, is renumbered 49.22 (6).
404,44 Section 44. 46.25 (7) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 225, section 98, is repealed.
404,45 Section 45. 46.25 (7m) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 289, is renumbered 49.22 (7m).
404,46 Section 46. 46.25 (8) and (9) (a) of the statutes are renumbered 49.22 (8) and (9), and 49.22 (8), as renumbered, is amended to read:
49.22 (8) The department may charge other states and counties seeking collection of child and spousal support for any administrative costs it incurs in providing services related to interstate child support collections, the federal parent locator service under 42 USC 653, the interception of unemployment compensation under 42 USC 654 or the withholding of state and federal income tax refunds under s. 46.255 49.855 and 42 USC 664.
404,47 Section 47. 46.25 (9) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 77, is renumbered 46.247 and amended to read:
46.247 (title) Application of child support standard for certain children. For purposes of determining child support under s. 46.10 (14) (b), the department shall promulgate separate rules related to the application of the standard established by the department of industry, labor and job development under par. (a) s. 49.22 (9) to a child support obligation for the care and maintenance of a child who is placed by a court order under s. 48.355, 48.357, 938.183 (2), 938.355 or 938.357 in a residential, nonmedical facility. The rules shall take into account the needs of any person, including dependent children other than the child, whom either parent is legally obligated to support.
404,48 Section 48. 46.25 (11) of the statutes is renumbered 49.22 (11).
404,49 Section 49. 46.252 of the statutes, as created by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is repealed.
404,50 Section 50. 46.255 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 49.855 (title).
404,51 Section 51. 46.255 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 279, is renumbered 49.855 (1) and amended to read:
49.855 (1) If a person obligated to provide child support or maintenance is delinquent in making court-ordered payments, or owes an outstanding amount that has been ordered by the court for past support, medical expenses or birth expenses, the clerk of circuit court or county support collection designee under s. 59.07 (97m), whichever is appropriate, upon application of the county designee under s. 59.07 (97) or the department of industry, labor and job development, shall certify the delinquent payment or outstanding amount to the department of industry, labor and job development.
404,52 Section 52. 46.255 (2) and (2m) of the statutes are renumbered 49.855 (2) and (2m), and 49.855 (2), as renumbered, is amended to read:
49.855 (2) At least annually, the department of health and social services industry, labor and job development shall provide to the department of revenue the certifications that it receives under sub. (1) and any certifications of delinquencies or outstanding amounts that it receives from another state because the obligor resides in this state.
404,53 Section 53. 46.255 (3) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 279, is renumbered 49.855 (3).
404,54 Section 54. 46.255 (4) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 279, is renumbered 49.855 (4) and amended to read:
49.855 (4) The department of revenue shall send that portion of any state or federal tax refunds or credits withheld for delinquent child support or maintenance or past support, medical expenses or birth expenses to the department of health and social services industry, labor and job development for distribution to the appropriate clerk of circuit court or county support collection designee under s. 59.07 (97m). The department of health and social services industry, labor and job development shall make a settlement at least annually with the department of revenue and with each clerk of circuit court or county support collection designee under s. 59.07 (97m) who has certified a delinquent obligation or outstanding amount for past support, medical expenses or birth expenses. The settlement shall state the amounts certified, the amounts deducted from tax refunds and credits and returned to the clerk of circuit court or county support collection designee under s. 59.07 (97m) and the administrative costs incurred by the department of revenue. The department of health and social services industry, labor and job development may charge the county whose clerk of circuit court or county support collection designee under s. 59.07 (97m) certified the obligation or outstanding amount the related administrative costs incurred by the department of health and social services industry, labor and job development and the department of revenue.
404,55 Section 55. 46.255 (4m) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 49.855 (4m) (a).
404,56 Section 56. 46.255 (4m) (b) and (c) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 279, are renumbered 49.855 (4m) (b) and (c) and amended to read:
49.855 (4m) (b) The department of revenue may provide a certification that it receives under sub. (2) or (2m) to the department of administration. Upon receipt of the certification, the department of administration shall determine whether the obligor is a vendor or is receiving any other payments from this state, except for wages, retirement benefits or assistance under s. 45.352, 1971 stats., s. 45.351 (1), this chapter or ch. 49 46 or 108. If the department of administration determines that the obligor is a vendor or is receiving payments from this state, except for wages, retirement benefits or assistance under s. 45.352, 1971 stats., s. 45.351 (1), this chapter or ch. 49 46 or 108, it shall begin to withhold the amount certified from those payments and shall notify the obligor that the state intends to reduce any payments due the obligor by the amount the obligor is delinquent under the support or maintenance order, by the outstanding amount for past support, medical expenses or birth expenses under the court order or by the amount due under s. 46.10 (4). The notice shall provide that within 20 days after receipt of the notice the obligor may request a hearing before the circuit court rendering the order. An obligor may, within 20 days after receiving notice, request a hearing under this paragraph. Within 10 days after receiving a request for hearing under this paragraph, the court shall set the matter for hearing. The family court commissioner may conduct the hearing. Pending further order by the court or family court commissioner, the clerk of circuit court or county support collection designee under s. 59.07 (97m) may not disburse the payments withheld from the obligor. The sole issues at the hearing are whether the obligor owes the amount certified and, if not and it is a support or maintenance order, whether the money withheld shall be paid to the obligor or held for future support or maintenance.
(c) Except as provided by order of the court after hearing under par. (b), the department of administration shall continue withholding until the amount certified is recovered in full. The department of administration shall transfer the amounts withheld under this paragraph to the department of health and social services industry, labor and job development for distribution to the appropriate clerk of court or, county support collection designee under s. 59.07 (97m) or department of health and family services, whichever is appropriate.
404,57 Section 57. 46.255 (4m) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 49.855 (4m) (d).
404,58 Section 58. 46.255 (5) and (6) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 279, are renumbered 49.855 (5) and (6), and 49.855 (5), as renumbered, is amended to read:
49.855 (5) Certification of an obligation to the department of health and social services industry, labor and job development does not deprive any party of the right to collect the obligation or to prosecute the obligor. The clerk of court or county support collection designee under s. 59.07 (97m), whichever is appropriate, shall immediately notify the department of industry, labor and job development of any collection of an obligation that has been certified by the clerk of court or county support collection designee under s. 59.07 (97m). The department of industry, labor and job development shall correct the certified obligation according to the amount the county has collected and report the correction to the department of revenue.
404,59 Section 59. 46.255 (7) of the statutes is renumbered 49.855 (7) and amended to read:
49.855 (7) The department of industry, labor and job development may provide a certification under sub. (1) to a state agency or authority under s. 21.49 (2) (e), 36.11 (6) (b), 36.25 (14), 36.34 (1), 39.30 (2) (e), 39.38 (2), 39.435 (6), 39.44 (4), 39.47 (2m), 45.351 (2) (c), 45.356 (6), 45.396 (6), 45.74 (6), 144.25 (8) (L), 145.245 (5m) (b), 234.04 (2), 234.49 (1) (c), 234.59 (3) (c), 234.65 (3) (f), 234.90 (3) (d) or (3g) (c), 234.905 (3) (d) or 949.08 (2) (g).
404,60 Section 60. 46.258 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 49.23 (title).
404,61 Section 61. 46.258 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 289, is renumbered 49.23 (1) and amended to read:
49.23 (1) From the appropriation under s. 20.435 20.445 (3) (cb), the department shall award grants to counties for programs to revise child support orders. Each county receiving a grant shall review child support orders awarded to persons who receive benefits under s. 48.57 (3m) or 49.148 or whose children receive benefits under s. 49.19 and to persons who do not receive benefits under s. 48.57 (3m) or 49.148 and whose children do not receive benefits under s. 49.19 and shall initiate actions to revise the orders based on that review. Each county receiving a grant shall review child support orders awarded to persons who receive benefits under s. 48.57 (3m) or 49.148 or whose children receive benefits under s. 49.19 and child support orders awarded to persons who do not receive benefits under s. 48.57 (3m) or 49.148 and whose children do not receive benefits under s. 49.19 in proportion to the number of those 2 categories of orders in the county's child support case load. Before a county may initiate an action to revise a child support order under this subsection for a person who does not receive benefits under s. 48.57 (3m) or 49.148 and whose children do not receive benefits under s. 49.19, the custodial parent of the children must voluntarily consent to the revision.
404,62 Section 62. 46.258 (2) (a) (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 2160b, is renumbered 49.23 (2) (a) (intro.) and amended to read:
49.23 (2) (a) (intro.) From the appropriation under s. 20.435 20.445 (3) (cb), the department shall provide state incentive payments, in a total amount of not less than $259,000 in each fiscal year, to counties that meet the child support collection and child support administrative efficiency criteria, according to a distribution formula determined by the department that does all of the following:
404,63 Section 63. 46.258 (2) (a) 1. of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 289, is renumbered 49.23 (2) (a) 1.
404,64 Section 64. 46.258 (2) (a) 2. and 3. and (b) of the statutes are renumbered 49.23 (2) (a) 2. and 3. and (b), and 49.23 (2) (a) 3. and (b), as renumbered, are amended to read:
49.23 (2) (a) 3. Provides for state incentive payments to a county in an amount such that the total of state and federal incentive payments to the county is not more than 5% more than the costs of the county's child support program under s. 46.25 49.22.
(b) A county that receives a state incentive payment under par. (a) may use the funds only to pay the costs of its child support program under s. 46.25 49.22.
404,65 Section 65. 46.40 (1) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
46.40 (1) (a) Within the limits of available federal funds and of the appropriations under s. 20.435 (7) (b) and (o), the department shall distribute funds for community social, mental health, developmental disabilities and alcohol and other drug abuse services and for services under ss. 46.51, 46.87, 46.98 (2m), (3) and (4g), 46.985 and 51.421 to county departments under ss. 46.215, 46.22, 46.23, 51.42 and 51.437, and to county aging units and to private nonprofit organizations as authorized under s. 46.98 (2) (a), as provided in subs. (2) to (8).
404,66 Section 66. 46.40 (4m) of the statutes, as created by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is repealed.
404,67 Section 67. 46.45 (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
46.45 Carry-over of community aids funds. (intro.) Funds allocated by the department under ss. 46.495 (1) (d), 46.87 (3) (c) 4. and (4), 46.98 (2) (a) and 51.423 (2) but not spent or encumbered by counties, governing bodies of federally recognized American Indian tribes or private nonprofit organizations by December 31 of each year and funds recovered under ss. 46.495 (2) (b) and 51.423 (15) and deposited in the appropriation under s. 20.435 (7) (b) lapse to the general fund on the succeeding January 1 unless carried forward to the next calendar year under s. 20.435 (7) (b) or as follows:
404,68 Section 68. 46.45 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is repealed.
404,69 Section 69. 46.45 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.45 (6) The department may carry forward 10% of any funds not carried forward under subs. (1) and sub. (3) for emergencies, for justifiable unit services costs above planned levels and to provide compensation for increased costs due to population shifts.
404,70 Section 70. 46.49 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
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