2003 - 2004 LEGISLATURE
February 20, 2003 - Introduced by Representatives Schneider, M. Lehman, Hines,
Balow, Sinicki, Hahn, Cullen, Plouff, Bies, Jeskewitz, Coggs, Colon, Albers,
Plale, Van Roy, Grothman and Boyle, cosponsored by Senator Erpenbach.
Referred to Committee on Colleges and Universities.
1An Act to renumber
36.11 (35) (title);
to renumber and amend
36.11 (35); and 2to create
36.32 (1) of the statutes; relating to: the use of a person's social
3security number in his or her student identification number at a private
4institution of higher education.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the University of Wisconsin System, a technical college
district board, a school board, and the governing body of a private school may not
assign to any student an identification number that is identical to or incorporates the
student's social security number.
Beginning on July 1, 2004, this bill extends this prohibition to private
institutions of higher education located in this state.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB84, s. 1
36.11 (35) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 36.32 (title).
AB84, s. 2
36.11 (35) of the statutes is renumbered 36.32 (2) and amended to 7
36.32 (2) The board An institution of higher education
may assign to each 2
student enrolled in the system institution
a unique identification number. The board 3An institution of higher education
shall not assign to any student an identification 4
number that is identical to or incorporates the student's social security number. This 5
subsection does not prohibit the board an institution of higher education
requiring a student to disclose his or her social security number, nor from using a 7
student's social security number if such use is required by a federal or state agency 8
or private organization in order for the system institution
or the student to 9
participate in a particular program.
AB84, s. 3
36.32 (1) of the statutes is created to read:
In this section, "institution of higher education" means an institution 12
within the system or a private educational institution located in this state that 13
awards a bachelor's or higher degree or provides a program that is acceptable toward 14
such a degree.
This act takes effect on July 1, 2004.