Date of enactment: April 15, 1998
1997 Senate Bill 447 Date of publication*: April 29, 1998
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1995-96: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
1997 WISCONSIN ACT 112
An Act to repeal 111.335 (1) (d); to renumber and amend 47.01 (4) and 104.01 (4); and to amend 20.445 (5) (bm), chapter 47 (title), 47.01 (3), 47.01 (5), 47.01 (6), 47.02 (2), 47.02 (3) (a) 1., 47.02 (3) (a) 4., 47.02 (3) (b), 47.02 (3) (c), 47.02 (3) (d), 47.02 (3) (f), 47.02 (3) (h), 47.02 (3) (j), 47.02 (4) (a), 47.02 (4) (c), 47.03 (title), 47.03 (11) (a), 47.035 (title), 102.61 (1), 104.01 (6), 104.07 (2), 106.04 (2r) (a) 3., 106.11 (2) (a) 1. e., 106.11 (2) (a) 3., 106.11 (3) (a), 111.31 (1), 111.31 (2), 111.31 (3), 111.32 (8) (intro.), 111.321, 111.34 (title), 111.34 (1) (intro.), 111.34 (1) (a), 111.34 (1) (b), 111.34 (2) (a), 111.34 (2) (b), 111.34 (2) (c), 230.24 (1m), 230.28 (1) (bm) (intro.), 230.28 (1) (bm) 2. and 560.20 (1) (e) of the statutes; relating to: updating obsolete terminology in the fair employment, vocational rehabilitation, worker's compensation, minimum wage and fair housing laws and deleting an obsolete reference in the fair employment law (suggested as remedial legislation by the department of workforce development).
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
Law revision committee prefatory note: This bill is a remedial legislation proposal, requested by the department of workforce development (DWD) and introduced by the law revision committee under s. 13.83 (1) (c) 4., stats. After careful consideration of the various provisions of the bill, the law revision committee has determined that this bill makes minor substantive changes in the statutes, and that these changes are desirable as a matter of public policy.
112,1 Section 1 . 20.445 (5) (bm) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.445 (5) (bm) Purchased services for clients. The amounts in the schedule for the purchase of goods and services authorized under ch. 47 and for vocational rehabilitation and other independent living services to handicapped persons with disabilities. Notwithstanding ss. 20.001 (3) (a) and 20.002 (1), the department may transfer funds between fiscal years under this paragraph. All funds appropriated for a particular fiscal year that are transferred to the next fiscal year and are not spent or encumbered by September 30 of that next fiscal year shall lapse to the general fund on the succeeding October 1.
112,2 Section 2. Chapter 47 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
CHAPTER 47
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION;
SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS FOR
HANDICAPPED PERSONS with
disabilities
112,3 Section 3. 47.01 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.01 (3) "Handicapped person" "Person with a disability" means any person who has a physical or mental disability which that constitutes or results in a substantial handicap barrier to employment and who can reasonably be expected to benefit in terms of employability from the provision of vocational rehabilitation services.
112,4 Section 4. 47.01 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 47.01 (3g) and amended to read:
47.01 (3g) "Severely handicapped person" "Person with a severe disability" means any handicapped person with a disability who has a severe disability which that seriously limits one or more functional capacities, including mobility, communication, self-care, self-direction, work tolerance, or work skills, in terms of employability, whose vocational rehabilitation can be expected to require multiple vocational rehabilitation services over an extended period of time and who has one or more physical or mental disabilities determined on the basis of an evaluation of rehabilitation potential to cause comparable substantial functional limitation.
112,5 Section 5. 47.01 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.01 (5) "Visually impaired" means a loss of vision that can reasonably be expected to lead to blindness or a loss of vision that represents a handicap barrier to employment or other major life activities.
112,6 Section 6. 47.01 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.01 (6) "Vocational rehabilitation" means assisting a handicapped person with a disability to become capable of competing in the labor market, practicing a profession, being self-employed, raising a family and making a home, participating in sheltered employment or other gainful work.
112,7 Section 7. 47.02 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.02 (2) This section only applies to handicapped and severely handicapped persons with disabilities and persons with severe disabilities except that each person has a right to be evaluated by the department to determine whether the person is a handicapped person with a disability.
112,8 Section 8. 47.02 (3) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
47.02 (3) (a) 1. Advise and assist any handicapped person with a disability who applies to the department concerning his or her rehabilitation.
112,9 Section 9. 47.02 (3) (a) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
47.02 (3) (a) 4. Register and keep records for each handicapped person with a disability who uses the vocational rehabilitation services provided under this chapter.
112,10 Section 10. 47.02 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.02 (3) (b) Promote the establishment of local resources for the vocational rehabilitation of handicapped persons with disabilities.
112,11 Section 11. 47.02 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.02 (3) (c) Provide assessment and evaluation services appropriate to each individual, develop an individualized written rehabilitation program with each handicapped person with a disability and develop and supervise services that are part of any handicapped person's the vocational rehabilitation program of any person with a disability.
112,12 Section 12. 47.02 (3) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.02 (3) (d) Aid handicapped persons with disabilities in securing the services needed to make them more employable, place handicapped persons with disabilities in suitable occupations and provide postemployment services, as defined in the handicapped person's rehabilitation program developed under par. (c) of a person with a disability, necessary to maintain employment.
112,13 Section 13. 47.02 (3) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.02 (3) (f) Make vocational rehabilitation services under this chapter available in every county to all handicapped persons with disabilities who are present in the state, regardless of residency.
112,14 Section 14. 47.02 (3) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.02 (3) (h) Provide that severely handicapped persons with severe disabilities will receive priority for services under this chapter.
112,15 Section 15. 47.02 (3) (j) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.02 (3) (j) Except as provided in par. (o), determine the financial need of handicapped persons with disabilities based upon a uniform fee schedule as provided under s. 46.03 (18) for the provision or purchase of vocational rehabilitation services specified in the person's rehabilitation program developed under par. (c) of the person with a disability.
112,16 Section 16. 47.02 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.02 (4) (a) From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (5) (bm), provide financial aid to any handicapped person with a disability who is receiving vocational rehabilitation training and who has no other source of aid.
112,17 Section 17. 47.02 (4) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.02 (4) (c) Provide personal assistance services to any handicapped person with a disability through county departments of human services or social services under s. 46.215, 46.22 or 46.23, aging units as defined in s. 46.82 (1) (a) or other persons.
112,18 Section 18. 47.03 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.03 (title) Specialized programs for handicapped persons with disabilities.
112,19 Section 19. 47.03 (11) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.03 (11) (a) The department shall provide services, including vocational training, craft instruction and a supervised business initiatives program for severely handicapped persons with severe disabilities who are eligible for vocational rehabilitation services. Under this subsection, the department may own, lease, manage, supervise or operate businesses for the benefit of severely handicapped persons with severe disabilities, including home-based employment and craft work, with the ultimate objective of enabling severely handicapped persons with severe disabilities to operate their own businesses. The department shall assist persons with severe disabilities who receive these services in marketing the finished products.
112,20 Section 20. 47.035 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.035 (title) Fiscal agents for handicapped persons with disabilities.
112,21 Section 21. 102.61 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
102.61 (1) Subject to sub. (1m), an employe who is entitled to receive and has received compensation under this chapter, and who is entitled to and is receiving instructions under 29 USC 701 to 797b, as administered by the state in which the employe resides or in which the employe resided at the time of becoming physically handicapped disabled, shall, in addition to other indemnity, be paid the actual and necessary expenses of travel and, if the employe receives instructions elsewhere than at the place of residence, the actual and necessary costs of maintenance, during rehabilitation, subject to the conditions and limitations specified in sub. (1r).
112,22 Section 22. 104.01 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 104.01 (10) and amended to read:
104.01 (10) "Handicapped" worker means one "Worker with a disability" means a worker whose earning capacity is impaired by age or physical or mental deficiency or injury and who is being served in accordance with the recognized rehabilitation program of a sheltered workshop within the facilities of such agency or in or about the home of the handicapped person worker.
112,23 Section 23. 104.01 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
104.01 (6) "Sheltered workshop" means a charitable organization or institution conducted not for profit, but for the purpose of carrying out a recognized program of rehabilitation for handicapped workers with disabilities and of providing such workers with disabilities with remunerative employment or other occupational rehabilitating activity of an educational or therapeutic nature.
112,24 Section 24. 104.07 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
104.07 (2) The department shall make rules and grant licenses to sheltered workshops to permit the employment of handicapped workers with disabilities who are unable to earn the living-wage theretofore determined upon permitting such persons to work for at a wage which shall be that is commensurate with his or her their ability and productivity. A license granted to a sheltered workshop, under this section, may be issued for the entire workshop or a department thereof of the workshop.
112,25 Section 25. 106.04 (2r) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
106.04 (2r) (a) 3. "ANSI A117.1" means the 1986 edition of the American national standards institute's code for buildings and facilities providing accessibility and usability for physically handicapped people with physical disabilities.
112,26 Section 26. 106.11 (2) (a) 1. e. of the statutes is amended to read:
106.11 (2) (a) 1. e. In cases permitted by regulations of the U.S. secretary of labor, the individual is an adult handicapped individual with a disability whose own income meets the requirements of subd. 1. a. or b., but who is a member of a family whose income does not meet those requirements.
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