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(a) "Brand name" has the meaning given in s. 450.12 (1) (a).
(b) "Eligible party" means an employer, other than the state, or a person doing business or operating an organization in this state, including a self-employed individual .
(c) "Generic name" has the meaning given in s. 450.12 (1) (b).
(d) "Prescription drug" has the meaning given in s. 450.01 (20).
(2) Beginning on January 1, 2005, the group insurance board shall develop a purchasing pool for pharmacy benefits that uses a preferred list of covered prescription drugs. The pool shall consist of the state and any eligible party that satisfies the conditions established under sub. (3) for joining the pool. The group insurance board shall seek to develop the preferred list of covered prescription drugs under an evidence-based analysis that first identifies the relative effectiveness of prescription drugs within therapeutic classes for particular diseases and conditions and next identifies the least costly prescription drugs, including prescription drugs with generic names that are alternatives to prescription drugs with brand names, among those found to be equally effective.
(3) The group insurance board shall propose conditions that an eligible party must satisfy to join the purchasing pool established under sub. (2) and shall submit the proposed conditions to the joint committee on finance. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the group insurance board within 14 working days after the date of the group insurance board's submittal that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed conditions, the conditions may be implemented as proposed by the group insurance board. If, within 14 working days after the date of the group insurance board's submittal, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the group insurance board that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed conditions, the conditions may be implemented only upon approval of the committee .
33,1026t Section 1026t. 40.95 (1) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.95 (1) (a) (intro.) Subject to sub. (2), the department shall administer a program that provides health insurance premium credits for the purchase of health insurance for a retired employee, or the retired employee's surviving insured dependents, and for an eligible employee under s. 40.02 (25) (b) 6e., or the eligible employee's surviving insured dependents, for the benefit of an eligible employee whose compensation includes such health insurance premium credits and who satisfies at least one of the following:
33,1027 Section 1027. 40.98 (2) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
40.98 (2) (h) The department may seek funding from any person for the payment of costs of designing, marketing, and contracting for or providing administrative services under the health care coverage program and for lapsing to the general fund any amount required under sub. (6m). Any moneys received by the department under this paragraph shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.515 (2) (g).
33,1028 Section 1028. 40.98 (6m) of the statutes is repealed.
33,1029r Section 1029r. 43.17 (9) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
43.17 (9) (a) All contracts for public construction made by a federated public library system whose territory lies within 2 or more counties or by a federated public library system whose territory lies within a single county with a population of at least 500,000 shall be let by the public library system board to the lowest responsible bidder, and may be awarded to a minority business that is certified by the department of commerce under s. 560.036 (2), in accordance with s. 62.15 (1) to (11) and (14). For purposes of this section, the system board possesses the powers conferred by s. 62.15 on the board of public works and the common council. All contracts made under this section shall be made in the name of the federated public library system and shall be executed by the system board president and such other board officer as the system board designates.
33,1030 Section 1030. 43.24 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
43.24 (1) (c) Beginning in the fiscal year in which the total amount of state aid appropriated for public library systems under s. 20.255 (3) (e) and (qm), as determined by the department, equals at least 11.25% of the total operating expenditures for public library services from local and county sources in the calendar year ending in that fiscal year, the amount paid to each system shall be determined by adding the result of each of the following calculations:
1. Multiply the system's percentage of the state's population by the product of the amount appropriated under s. 20.255 (3) (e) and (qm) and 0.85.
2. Multiply the system's percentage of the state's geographical area by the product of the amount appropriated under s. 20.255 (3) (e) and (qm) and 0.075.
3. Divide the sum of the payments to the municipalities and counties in the system under subch. I of ch. 79 for the current fiscal year, as reflected in the statement of estimated payments under s. 79.015, by the total of all payments under subch. I of ch. 79 for the current fiscal year, as reflected in the statement of estimated payments under s. 79.015, and multiply the result by the product of the amount appropriated under s. 20.255 (3) (e) and (qm) and 0.075.
33,1031 Section 1031. 43.24 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
43.24 (3) Annually, the division shall review the reports and proposed service plans submitted by the public library systems under s. 43.17 (5) for conformity with this chapter and such rules and standards as are applicable. Upon approval, the division shall certify to the department of administration an estimated amount to which each system is entitled under this section. Annually on or before December 1 of the year immediately preceding the year for which aids are to be paid, the department of administration shall pay each system 75% of the certified estimated amount from the appropriation appropriations under s. 20.255 (3) (e) and (qm). The division shall, on or before the following April 30, certify to the department of administration the actual amount to which the system is entitled under this section. On or before July 1, the department of administration shall pay each system the difference between the amount paid on December 1 of the prior year and the certified actual amount of aid to which the system is entitled from the appropriation appropriations under s. 20.255 (3) (e) and (qm). The division may reduce state aid payments when any system or any participant thereof fails to meet the requirements of sub. (2). Beginning September 1, 1991, the division may reduce state aid payments to any system if the system or any participant in the system fails to meet the requirements of s. 43.15 (4).
33,1032 Section 1032. 43.24 (3m) of the statutes is amended to read:
43.24 (3m) If the appropriation appropriations under s. 20.255 (3) (e) and (qm) in any one year is are insufficient to pay the full amount under sub. (1), state aid payments shall be prorated among the library systems entitled to such aid.
33,1033 Section 1033. 43.70 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
43.70 (3) Immediately upon making such apportionment, the state superintendent shall certify to the department of administration the estimated amount that each school district is entitled to receive under this section and shall notify each school district administrator of the estimated amount so certified for his or her school district. The department of administration shall issue its warrants upon which the state treasurer shall distribute each school district's aid entitlement in one payment on or before May 1. The amount paid to each school district shall be based upon the amount in the appropriation account under s. 20.255 (2) (s) on April 15. All moneys distributed under this section shall be expended for the purchase of instructional materials from the state historical society for use in teaching Wisconsin history and for the purchase of library books and other instructional materials for school libraries, but not for public library facilities operated by school districts under s. 43.52, in accordance with rules promulgated by the state superintendent. Appropriate records of such purchases shall be kept and necessary reports thereon shall be made to the state superintendent.
33,1034 Section 1034. Chapter 44 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
CHAPTER 44
HISTORICAL SOCIETIES, and ARTS
BOARD and technology for
educational achievement in
Wisconsin board
33,1034s Section 1034s. 44.53 (1) (fm) of the statutes is repealed.
33,1034t Section 1034t. 44.53 (2) (am) of the statutes is repealed.
33,1035 Section 1035. Subchapter IV (title) of chapter 44 [precedes 44.70] of the statutes is repealed.
33,1036d Section 1036d. 44.70 (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 16.99 (intro.).
33,1037 Section 1037. 44.70 (1) of the statutes is repealed.
33,1038d Section 1038d. 44.70 (1d) of the statutes is renumbered 16.99 (1d).
33,1039d Section 1039d. 44.70 (1m) of the statutes is renumbered 16.99 (1m).
33,1040 Section 1040. 44.70 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
33,1041d Section 1041d. 44.70 (2g) of the statutes is renumbered 16.99 (2g) and amended to read:
16.99 (2g) "Educational agency" means a school district, charter school sponsor, secured correctional facility, private school, cooperative educational service agency, technical college district, private college, public library system, public library board, public museum, the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, or the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
33,1042d Section 1042d. 44.70 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 16.99 (3).
33,1043d Section 1043d. 44.70 (3d) of the statutes is renumbered 16.99 (3d).
33,1044d Section 1044d. 44.70 (3g) of the statutes is renumbered 16.99 (3g).
33,1045d Section 1045d. 44.70 (3j) of the statutes is renumbered 16.99 (3j).
33,1046d Section 1046d. 44.70 (3m) of the statutes is renumbered 16.99 (3m).
33,1047d Section 1047d. 44.70 (3r) of the statutes is renumbered 16.99 (3r).
33,1048d Section 1048d. 44.70 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 16.99 (4).
33,1049d Section 1049d. 44.70 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 16.99 (5).
33,1050d Section 1050d. 44.70 (6) of the statutes is renumbered 16.99 (6).
33,1051 Section 1051. 44.71 (title) of the statutes is repealed.
33,1052 Section 1052. 44.71 (1) of the statutes is repealed.
33,1053d Section 1053d. 44.71 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 16.993 (intro.) and amended to read:
16.993 Duties Technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin; departmental duties. (intro.) The board department shall do all of the following:
33,1054d Section 1054d. 44.71 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 16.993 (1) and amended to read:
16.993 (1) In cooperation with school districts, cooperative educational service agencies, the technical college system board, and the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System and the department, promote the efficient, cost-effective procurement, installation, and maintenance of educational technology by school districts, cooperative educational service agencies, technical college districts, and the University of Wisconsin System.
33,1055d Section 1055d. 44.71 (2) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 16.993 (2).
33,1056d Section 1056d. 44.71 (2) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 16.993 (3) and amended to read:
16.993 (3) With the consent of the department, enter Enter into cooperative purchasing agreements under s. 16.73 (1) under which participating school districts and cooperative educational service agencies may contract for their professional employees to receive training concerning the effective use of educational technology.
33,1057d Section 1057d. 44.71 (2) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 16.993 (4) and amended to read:
16.993 (4) In cooperation with the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, the technical college system board, the department of public instruction and other entities, support the development of courses for the instruction of professional employees who are licensed by the state superintendent of public instruction concerning the effective use of educational technology .
33,1058d Section 1058d. 44.71 (2) (e) of the statutes is renumbered 16.993 (5) and amended to read:
16.993 (5) Subject to s. 44.73 (5), in cooperation with the department, provide Provide telecommunications access to educational agencies under the program established under s. 44.73 16.997.
33,1059d Section 1059d. 44.71 (2) (f) of the statutes is renumbered 16.993 (6) and amended to read:
16.993 (6) No later than October 1 of each even-numbered year, submit a biennial report concerning the board's department's activities under this subchapter to the governor, and to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3).
33,1060d Section 1060d. 44.71 (2) (g) of the statutes is renumbered 16.993 (7) and amended to read:
16.993 (7) Coordinate the purchasing of Purchase educational technology materials, supplies, equipment, and contractual services for school districts, cooperative educational service agencies, technical college districts, and the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System by the department under s. 16.72 (8), and, in cooperation with the department and subject to the approval of the department of electronic government, establish standards and specifications for purchases of educational technology hardware and software by school districts, cooperative educational service agencies, technical college districts, and the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
33,1061d Section 1061d. 44.71 (2) (h) of the statutes is renumbered 16.993 (8) and amended to read:
16.993 (8) With the approval of the department of electronic government, purchase Purchase educational technology equipment for use by school districts, cooperative educational service agencies, and public educational institutions in this state and permit the districts, agencies, and institutions to purchase or lease the equipment, with an option to purchase the equipment at a later date. This paragraph subsection does not require the purchase or lease of any educational technology equipment from the board department.
33,1062d Section 1062d. 44.71 (2) (i) of the statutes is renumbered 16.993 (9).
33,1063 Section 1063. 44.71 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
33,1064 Section 1064. 44.72 (title) of the statutes is repealed.
33,1065 Section 1065. 44.72 (1) of the statutes is repealed.
33,1066 Section 1066. 44.72 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
33,1067 Section 1067. 44.72 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
33,1068d Section 1068d. 44.72 (4) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 16.995 (title).
33,1069d Section 1069d. 44.72 (4) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 16.995 (1) and amended to read:
16.995 (1) Financial assistance authorized. The board department may provide financial assistance under this subsection section to school districts and charter school sponsors from the proceeds of public debt contracted under s. 20.866 (2) (zc) and to public library boards from the proceeds of public debt contracted under s. 20.866 (2) (zcm). Financial assistance under this subsection section may be used only for the purpose of upgrading the electrical wiring of school and library buildings in existence on October 14, 1997, and installing and upgrading computer network wiring. The department may not provide any financial assistance under this section after the effective date of this subsection .... [revisor inserts date].
33,1070d Section 1070d. 44.72 (4) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 16.995 (2) and amended to read:
16.995 (2) Financial assistance applications, terms, and conditions. The board department shall establish application procedures for, and the terms and conditions of, financial assistance under this subsection, including a condition requiring a charter school sponsor to use financial assistance under this subsection for wiring upgrading and installation that benefits pupils attending the charter school section. The board department shall make a loan to a school district, charter school sponsor, or public library board, or to a municipality on behalf of a public library board, in an amount equal to 50% of the total amount of financial assistance for which the board department determines the school district or public library board is eligible and provide a grant to the school district or public library board for the remainder of the total. The terms and conditions of any financial assistance under this subsection section may include the provision of professional building construction services under s. 16.85 (15). The board department shall determine the interest rate on loans under this subsection section. The interest rate shall be as low as possible but shall be sufficient to fully pay all interest expenses incurred by the state in making the loans and to provide reserves that are reasonably expected to be required in the judgment of the board department to ensure against losses arising from delinquency and default in the repayment of the loans. The term of a loan under this subsection section may not exceed 10 years.
33,1071d Section 1071d. 44.72 (4) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 16.995 (3) and amended to read:
16.995 (3) Repayment of loans. The board department shall credit all moneys received from school districts and charter school sponsors for repayment of loans under this subsection section to the appropriation account under s. 20.275 (1) (h) 20.505 (4) (ha). The board department shall credit all moneys received from public library boards or from municipalities on behalf of public library boards for repayment of loans under this subsection section to the appropriation account under s. 20.275 (1) 20.505 (4) (hb).
33,1072d Section 1072d. 44.72 (4) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 16.995 (4) and amended to read:
16.995 (4) Funding for financial assistance. The board, with the approval of the governor and department, subject to the limits of s. 20.866 (2) (zc) and (zcm), may request that the building commission contract public debt in accordance with ch. 18 to fund financial assistance under this subsection section.
33,1073d Section 1073d. 44.73 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 16.997 (title).
33,1074d Section 1074d. 44.73 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 16.997 (1) and amended to read:
16.997 (1) Except as provided in s. 196.218 (4t), the board, in consultation with the department and subject to the approval of the department of electronic government, department shall promulgate rules establishing an educational telecommunications access program to provide educational agencies with access to data lines and video links.
33,1075d Section 1075d. 44.73 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 16.997 (2) (intro.).
33,1076d Section 1076d. 44.73 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 16.997 (2) (a) and amended to read:
16.997 (2) (a) Allow an educational agency to make a request to the board department for access to either one data line or one video link, except that any educational agency may request access to additional data lines if the agency shows to the satisfaction of the board department that the additional data lines are more cost-effective than a single data line and except that a school district that operates more than one high school or a public library board that operates more than one library facility may request access to both a data line and a video link and access to more than one data line or video link.
33,1077d Section 1077d. 44.73 (2) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 16.997 (2) (b).
33,1078d Section 1078d. 44.73 (2) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 16.997 (2) (c).
33,1079d Section 1079d. 44.73 (2) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 16.997 (2) (d).
33,1080d Section 1080d. 44.73 (2) (e) of the statutes is renumbered 16.997 (2) (e).
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