February 2006 Special Session
Date of enactment: March 8, 2006
Senate Bill 1
Date of publication*: March 9, 2006
2005 WISCONSIN ACT 124
An Act to create 20.505 (1) (qm) of the statutes; relating to: increasing low-income energy assistance and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
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20.505 (1) (qm) of the statutes is created to read:
20.505 (1) (qm) Low-income energy assistance; petroleum inspection fund. From the petroleum inspection fund, the amounts in the schedule for low-income energy assistance under 2005 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 3 (1).
(1) Notwithstanding section 16.27 (5) of the statutes, in fiscal year 2005-06, a household with an annual income that is not less than 150 percent of the federal poverty line but does not exceed 175 percent of the federal poverty line is eligible to receive low-income energy assistance under section 16.27 of the statutes. Notwithstanding section 16.27 (4) of the statutes, a household may apply for low-income energy assistance under this subsection no later than May 15, 2006. Notwithstanding section 16.27 (2), (3), and (6) of the statutes, after reviewing all timely applications for low-income energy assistance under this subsection, the department of administration shall establish a benefit schedule for low-income energy assistance under this subsection based on household income, family size, and energy costs, and shall pay low-income energy assistance benefits under this subsection according to the schedule from the appropriation account under section 20.505 (1) (qm) of the statutes, as affected by this act.