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(b) Not later than October 15 of each odd-numbered year, the department of transportation shall provide to the commission a list of potential major highway projects that the department has initially determined may be recommended under par. (c) for approval to prepare an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment and a list of potential major highway projects that could be studied for possible recommendation under sub. (4). The commission may conduct public hearings on potential major highway projects identified by the department of transportation or by the commission.
(c) Not later than March 15 of each even-numbered year, the department of transportation shall report to the commission those potential major highway projects that the department recommends be approved by the commission for preparation of an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment.
(d) Not later than April 15 of each even-numbered year, the commission shall notify the department of those potential major highway projects that the commission approves for preparation of an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment or shall notify the department that it does not approve any potential major highway projects for preparation of an environmental impact statement or environmental assessment.
(e) The department of transportation may not prepare an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment for a potential major highway project unless the commission notifies the department under par. (d) that the project is approved.
9,3k Section 3k. 13.62 (4m) of the statutes is created to read:
13.62 (4m) "Budget bill subject" means a subject specified by the board which is included in the executive budget bill or bills introduced under s. 16.47.
9,3m Section 3m. 13.62 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.62 (8) "Legislative action" means the development, drafting, introduction, consideration, modification, adoption, rejection, review, enactment or defeat of any bill, resolution, amendment, report, nomination, proposed administrative rule or other matter by the legislature or by either house or any committee, subcommittee, joint or select committee thereof, or by a legislator or employe of the legislature acting in an official capacity. "Legislative action" also means the action of the governor in approving or vetoing any bill or portion thereof, and the action of the governor or any agency in the development of a proposal for introduction in the legislature.
9,3mi Section 3mi. 13.62 (8s) of the statutes is created to read:
13.62 (8s) "Legislative proposal" means a bill, resolution or joint resolution.
9,3mj Section 3mj. 13.63 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.63 (1) (a) An application for a license to act as a lobbyist may be obtained from and filed with the board. An Except as authorized under par. (am), an applicant shall include his or her social security number on the application. 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 each registered principal who or which 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.
9,3mk Section 3mk. 13.63 (1) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
13.63 (1) (am) If an individual who applies for a license under this section does not have a social security number, the individual, as a condition of obtaining that license, shall submit a statement made or subscribed under oath or affirmation to the board that the individual does not have a social security number. The form of the statement shall be prescribed by the department of workforce development. A license issued in reliance upon a false statement submitted under this paragraph is invalid.
9,3mL Section 3mL. 13.63 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.63 (1) (b) The Except as provided under par. (am), the board shall not issue a license to an applicant who does not provide his or her social security number. The board shall not issue a license to an applicant or shall revoke any license issued to a lobbyist if the department of revenue certifies to the board that the applicant or lobbyist is liable for delinquent taxes under s. 73.0301. The board shall refuse to issue a license or shall suspend any existing license for failure of an applicant or licensee to pay court-ordered payments of child or family support, maintenance, birth expenses, medical expenses or other expenses related to the support of a child or former spouse or failure of an applicant or licensee to comply, after appropriate notice, with a subpoena or warrant issued by the department of workforce development or a county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and related to paternity or child support proceedings, as provided in a memorandum of understanding entered into under s. 49.857. No other application may be disapproved by the board except an application for a license by a person who is ineligible for licensure under this subsection or s. 13.69 (4) or an application by a lobbyist whose license has been revoked under this subsection or s. 13.69 (7) and only for the period of such ineligibility or revocation.
9,3mm Section 3mm. 13.64 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.64 (1) (a) If the principal is an individual, the name and address of the individual's employer, if any, or the individual's principal place of business if self-employed, a description of the business activity in which the individual or the individual's employer is engaged and, except as authorized in sub. (2m), the individual's social security number.
9,3mn Section 3mn. 13.64 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.64 (2) The registration shall expire on December 31 of each even-numbered year. The Except as provided in sub. (2m), the board shall refuse to accept a registration statement filed by an individual who does not provide his or her social security number. The board shall refuse to accept a registration statement filed by an individual or shall suspend any existing registration of an individual for failure of the individual or registrant to pay court-ordered payments of child or family support, maintenance, birth expenses, medical expenses or other expenses related to the support of a child or former spouse or failure of the individual or registrant to comply, after appropriate notice, with a subpoena or warrant issued by the department of workforce development or a county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and related to paternity or child support proceeding, as provided in a memorandum of understanding entered into under s. 49.857. If all lobbying by or on behalf of the principal which is not exempt under s. 13.621 ceases, the board shall terminate the principal's registration and any authorizations under s. 13.65 as of the day after the principal files a statement of cessation and expense statements under s. 13.68 for the period covering all dates on which the principal was registered. Refusal to accept a registration statement or suspension of an existing registration pursuant to a memorandum of understanding under s. 49.857 is not subject to review under ch. 227.
9,3mo Section 3mo. 13.64 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
13.64 (2m) If an individual who applies for registration under this section does not have a social security number, the individual, as a condition of obtaining registration, shall submit a statement made or subscribed under oath or affirmation to the board that the individual does not have a social security number. The form of the statement shall be prescribed by the department of workforce development. A registration accepted in reliance upon a false statement submitted under this subsection is invalid.
9,3n Section 3n. 13.67 of the statutes is amended to read:
13.67 Identification of legislative and administrative proposals and topics. (1) Except as authorized under s. 13.621, no person may engage in lobbying as a lobbyist on behalf of a principal and no principal may authorize a lobbyist to engage in lobbying on its behalf unless the principal reports to the board, in such manner as the board may prescribe, each bill or legislative proposal, budget bill subject and proposed administrative rule number in connection with which the principal has made or intends to make a lobbying communication or, if the lobbying does not relate to a legislative proposal or proposed administrative rule that has been numbered or a budget bill subject, each topic of a lobbying communication made or intended to be made by the principal. A principal shall describe any topic of a lobbying communication with reasonable specificity, sufficient to identify the subject matter of the lobbying communication and whether the communication is an attempt to influence legislative or administrative action, or both. The principal shall file the report no later than the end of the 15th day after the date on which the principal makes a lobbying communication with respect to a legislative proposal or, proposed administrative rule, budget bill subject or other topic not previously reported by the principal under this section during the biennial period for which the principal is registered. With respect to a lobbying communication relating to the executive budget bill or bills introduced under s. 16.47, the principal shall further identify from among topics provided by the board the topic or topics of its lobbying communications, if any. The report shall be made by a person who is identified by the principal under s. 13.64 (1) (e).
(2) Any person who is not a principal may, upon payment of the fee prescribed under s. 13.75 (5), register with the board an interest in any bill or legislative proposal, proposed administrative rule, budget bill subject or other topic.
9,3o Section 3o. 13.68 (1) (bn) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.68 (1) (bn) For each bill or legislative proposal, proposed administrative rule, budget bill subject or other topic that accounts for 10% or more of the principal's time spent in lobbying during the reporting period, the principal's reasonable estimate of the proportion of its time spent in lobbying associated with that bill or legislative proposal, proposed administrative rule. With respect to the executive budget bill or bills introduced under s. 16.47, the principal shall further identify from topics provided by the board each topic that accounts for 10% or more of the principal's time spent in lobbying during the reporting period and the principal's reasonable estimate of the proportion of its time spent in lobbying associated with that topic, budget bill subject or other topic.
9,3p Section 3p. 13.685 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
13.685 (4) The board shall, by rule, define what constitutes a "topic" for purposes of ss. 13.67 and 13.68 (1) (bn).
9,3q Section 3q. 13.75 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.75 (5) Registering an interest in a bill or legislative proposal, proposed administrative rule, budget bill subject or other topic under 13.67 (2), $10.
9,4m Section 4m. 13.94 (1) (p) of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (1) (p) No later than January 1, 2008, prepare a program evaluation audit of the private employer health care coverage program established under subch. X of ch. 40. The legislative audit bureau shall file a copy of the audit report under this paragraph with the distributees specified in par. (b).
9,4r Section 4r. 13.94 (1) (p) of the statutes, as created by 1999 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 4m, is repealed.
9,5 Section 5. 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 including specifically a professional baseball park district and a family care district under s. 46.2895; every Wisconsin works agency under subch. III of ch. 49; 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.
9,6 Section 6. 13.94 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (4) (b) In performing audits of family care districts under s. 46.2895, Wisconsin works agencies under subch. III of ch. 49, 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.
9,6g Section 6g. 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.
(e) The members of the council appointed under par. (d) shall serve without compensation.
9,7m Section 7m. 14.035 of the statutes is renumbered 14.035 (1) and amended to read:
14.035 (1) The Subject to sub. (2), the governor may, on behalf of this state, enter into any compact that has been negotiated under 25 USC 2710 (d).
9,7n Section 7n. 14.035 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
14.035 (2) Before entering into any compact negotiated under sub. (1), the governor shall submit the proposed compact to the legislature for approval. The governor may not enter into any compact until the legislature approves the compact by joint resolution. If the legislature does not approve without change the proposed compact, the proposed compact shall be returned to the governor for renegotiation.
9,7q Section 7q. 14.037 of the statutes is created to read:
14.037 Indian gaming on lands taken into trust after October 17, 1988. The governor may not concur with the determination of the U.S. secretary of the interior, as described in 25 USC 2719 (b) (1) (A), that an Indian gaming establishment proposed to be located on lands acquired by the U.S. secretary of the interior in trust for the benefit of an Indian tribe after October 17, 1988, except an Indian gaming establishment proposed to be located at Dairyland Greyhound Park, would not be detrimental to the surrounding community unless the legislature approves the proposed gaming establishment by joint resolution.
9,8 Section 8. 14.06 of the statutes is created to read:
14.06 Gifts, grants and bequests. The governor may accept gifts, grants and bequests, and may expend the proceeds to carry out the purposes for which received.
9,11 Section 11. 14.18 of the statutes is created to read:
14.18 Assistance from department of workforce development. The governor may enter into a cooperative arrangement with the department of workforce development under which the department assists the governor in providing temporary assistance for needy families under 42 USC 601 et. seq.
9,11ac Section 11ac. 14.18 of the statutes, as created by 1999 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
9,11d Section 11d. 14.20 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
14.20 (title) Literacy improvement aids.
9,11g Section 11g. 14.20 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
14.20 (2) From the appropriation appropriations under s. 20.525 (1) (f) and (kf), the governor may provide a grant to any local governmental unit or nonprofit organization for support of a literacy improvement program.
9,11n Section 11n. 14.20 (3) and (4) of the statutes are repealed.
9,11p Section 11p. 14.26 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
14.26 (7) Notwithstanding sub. (6), the secretary of administration may expend from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (1) (s) for the payment of obligations incurred by the Wisconsin sesquicentennial commission that remain unpaid as of the effective date of this subsection .... [revisor inserts date].
9,12e Section 12e. 14.82 (1) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
9,12g Section 12g. 14.82 (1) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
14.82 (1) (d) Beginning on July 1, 1999, the total amount that may be expended in a fiscal year from the appropriation account under s. 20.315 (1) (q) for the joint Minnesota-Wisconsin boundary area commission may not exceed the total amount expended by the state of Minnesota in the same fiscal year for the joint Minnesota-Wisconsin boundary area commission.
9,12m Section 12m. 15.01 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.01 (4) "Council" means a part-time body appointed to function on a continuing basis for the study, and recommendation of solutions and policy alternatives, of the problems arising in a specified functional area of state government, except the Wisconsin land council has the powers specified in s. 16.965 (3) and (5) and the powers granted to agencies under ch. 227, the Milwaukee river revitalization council has the powers and duties specified in s. 23.18, the council on physical disabilities has the powers and duties specified in s. 46.29 (1) and (2), the state council on alcohol and other drug abuse has the powers and duties specified in s. 14.24 and, before January 1, 2001, the council on health care fraud and abuse has the powers and duties specified in s. 146.36.
9,12n Section 12n. 15.01 (4) of the statutes, as affected by 1999 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is amended to read:
15.01 (4) "Council" means a part-time body appointed to function on a continuing basis for the study, and recommendation of solutions and policy alternatives, of the problems arising in a specified functional area of state government, except the Wisconsin land council has the powers specified in s. 16.965 (3) and (5) and the powers granted to agencies under ch. 227, the Milwaukee river revitalization council has the powers and duties specified in s. 23.18, the council on physical disabilities has the powers and duties specified in s. 46.29 (1) and (2), the state council on alcohol and other drug abuse has the powers and duties specified in s. 14.24 and, before January 1, 2001, the council on health care fraud and abuse has the powers and duties specified in s. 146.36.
9,13m Section 13m. 15.03 of the statutes is amended to read:
15.03 Attachment for limited purposes. Any division, office, commission, council or board attached under this section to a department or independent agency or a specified division thereof shall be a distinct unit of that department, independent agency or specified division. Any division, office, commission, council or board so attached shall exercise its powers, duties and functions prescribed by law, including rule making, licensing and regulation, and operational planning within the area of program responsibility of the division, office, commission, council or board, independently of the head of the department or independent agency, but budgeting, program coordination and related management functions shall be performed under the direction and supervision of the head of the department or independent agency, except that with respect to the office of the commissioner of railroads, all personnel and biennial budget requests by the office of the commissioner of railroads shall be provided to the department of transportation as required under s. 189.02 (7) and shall be processed and properly forwarded by the public service commission without change except as requested and concurred in by the office of the commissioner of railroads.
9,14g Section 14g. 15.07 (1) (a) 7. of the statutes is created to read:
15.07 (1) (a) 7. The members of the Milwaukee school construction board shall be appointed as provided in s. 15.77.
9,14j Section 14j. 15.07 (1) (b) 19. of the statutes is repealed.
9,14p Section 14p. 15.07 (1) (b) 22. of the statutes is created to read:
15.07 (1) (b) 22. Private employer health care coverage board.
9,14r Section 14r. 15.07 (1) (b) 22. of the statutes, as created by 1999 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 14p, is repealed.
9,15 Section 15. 15.07 (2) (k) of the statutes is created to read:
15.07 (2) (k) The governor shall serve as chairperson of the governor's work-based learning board.
9,15m Section 15m. 15.07 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.07 (4) Quorum. A majority of the membership of a board constitutes a quorum to do business and, unless a more restrictive provision is adopted by the board, a majority of a quorum may act in any matter within the jurisdiction of the board. This subsection does not apply to actions of the ethics board or, the school district boundary appeal board or the Milwaukee school construction board as provided in ss. 15.77 (2), 19.47 (4) and 117.05 (2) (a).
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