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(b) Capturing in-state at least 10 percent of the national emerging bioindustry and renewable energy markets by 2030.
(c) Ensuring that Wisconsin is a national leader in groundbreaking research that will make alternative energies more affordable and create well-paying jobs in this state.
(3) The office shall do all of the following:
(a) Ensure and facilitate the implementation of the initiatives specified in sub. (2) and identify barriers to the implementation of such initiatives.
(b) Serve as a single point of contact to assist businesses, local units of government, and nongovernmental organizations that are pursuing biodevelopment, energy efficiency, and energy independence.
(c) Develop energy independence policy options for consideration by the governor and state agencies.
(d) Identify federal funding opportunities and facilitate applications for federal funding by private, and state and local governmental, entities.
(e) Perform duties necessary to maintain federal energy funding and any designations required for such funding.
20,118 Section 118. 16.957 (3) of the statutes, as affected by 2005 Wisconsin Act 141, is amended to read:
16.957 (3) The department shall, on the basis of competitive bids, contract with community action agencies described in s. 46.30 49.265 (2) (a) 1., nonstock, nonprofit corporations organized under ch. 181, or local units of government to provide services under the programs established under sub. (2) (a).
20,123 Section 123. 16.964 (12) (c) 10. of the statutes is amended to read:
16.964 (12) (c) 10. The program is developed with input from, and implemented in collaboration with, one or more circuit court judges, the district attorney, the state public defender, local law enforcement officials, county agencies responsible for providing social services, including services relating to alcohol and other drug addiction, child welfare, mental health, and the Wisconsin Works program, the departments of corrections, children and families, and health and family services, private social services agencies, and substance abuse treatment providers.
20,124 Section 124. 16.964 (12) (e) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
16.964 (12) (e) 1. A county that receives a grant under this subsection shall create an oversight committee to advise the county in administering and evaluating its program. Each committee shall consist of a circuit court judge, the district attorney or his or her designee, the state public defender or his or her designee, a local law enforcement official, a representative of the county, a representative of each other county agency responsible for providing social services, including services relating to child welfare, mental health, and the Wisconsin Works program, representatives of the departments of corrections, children and families, and health and family services, a representative from private social services agencies, a representative of substance abuse treatment providers, and other members to be determined by the county.
20,125g Section 125g. 16.964 (14) of the statutes is created to read:
16.964 (14) Beginning in fiscal year 2008-09, from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (6) (f), the office shall in each fiscal year provide $20,000 to each of the following child advocacy centers for education, training, medical advice, and quality assurance activities:
(a) Care House in Rock County.
(b) Child Protection Center in Milwaukee County.
(c) Safe Harbor in Dane County.
(d) Kenosha Child Advocacy Center in Kenosha County.
(e) Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center in Winnebago County.
(f) Stepping Stones in La Crosse County.
(g) CARE Center in Waukesha County.
(h) Child Advocacy Center of Northeastern Wisconsin in Marathon County.
(i) Chippewa County Child Advocacy Center in Chippewa County.
(j) A child advocacy center in Brown County.
(k) A child advocacy center in Racine County.
(L) A child advocacy center in Walworth County.
20,128c Section 128c. 16.971 (2) (cf) of the statutes is created to read:
16.971 (2) (cf) Implement, operate, maintain, and upgrade an integrated business information system capable of providing information technology services to all agencies in the areas of accounting, auditing, payroll and other financial services; procurement; human resources; and other administrative processes. The department may provide information technology services under this subsection to any executive branch agency under s. 16.70 (4). The department may also provide information technology services to any local governmental unit under this subsection.
20,128d Section 128d. 16.971 (2) (Lg) of the statutes is created to read:
16.971 (2) (Lg) 1. Develop, in consultation with each executive branch agency, other than the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, and adopt the following written policies for information technology development projects included in the strategic plan required of each executive branch agency under par. (L) and that either exceed $1,000,000 or that are vital to the functions of the executive branch agency:
a. A standardized reporting format.
b. A requirement that both proposed and ongoing information technology development projects be included.
2. The department shall submit for review by the joint legislative audit committee and for approval by the joint committee on information policy and technology any proposed policies required under subd. 1. and any proposed revisions to the policies.
20,128m Section 128m. 16.971 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.971 (6) Notwithstanding sub. (2), the revisor of statutes legislative reference bureau shall approve the specifications for preparation and schedule for delivery of computer databases containing the Wisconsin statutes.
20,128t Section 128t. 16.973 (10) to (14) of the statutes are created to read:
16.973 (10) In consultation with the legislative audit bureau and the joint legislative audit committee, promulgate administrative rules applicable to each executive branch agency, other than the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, pertaining to large, high-risk information technology projects that shall include :
(a) A definition of and methodology for identifying large, high-risk information technology projects.
(b) Standardized, quantifiable project performance measures for evaluating large, high-risk information technology projects.
(c) Policies and procedures for routine monitoring of large, high-risk information technology projects.
(d) A formal process for modifying information technology project specifications when necessary to address changes in program requirements.
(e) Requirements for reporting changes in estimates of cost or completion date to the department and the joint committee on information policy and technology.
(f) Methods for discontinuing projects or modifying projects that are failing to meet performance measures in such a way to correct the performance problems.
(g) Policies and procedures for the use of master leases under s. 16.76 (4) to finance new large, high-risk information technology system costs and maintain current large, high-risk information technology systems.
(h) A standardized progress point in the execution of large, high-risk information technology projects at which time the estimated costs and date of completion of the project is reported to the department and the joint committee on information policy and technology.
(11) Promulgate administrative rules applicable to each executive branch agency, other than the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, pertaining to the use of commercially available information technology products, which shall include all of the following :
(a) A requirement that each executive branch agency review commercially available information technology products prior to initiating work on a customized information technology development project to determine whether any commercially available product could meet the information technology needs of the agency.
(b) Procedures and criteria to determine when a commercially available information technology product must be used and when an executive branch agency may consider the modification or creation of a customized information technology product.
(c) A requirement that each executive branch agency submit for approval by the department and prior to initiating work on a customized information technology product a justification for the modification or creation by the agency of a customized information technology product.
(12) (a) In this subsection, "master lease" has the meaning given under s. 16.76 (4).
(b) Annually, no later than October 1, submit to the governor and the members of the joint committee on information policy and technology a report documenting the use by each executive branch agency, other than the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, of master leases to fund information technology projects in the previous fiscal year. The report shall contain all of the following information:
1. The total amount paid under master leases towards information technology projects in the previous fiscal year.
2. The master lease payment amounts approved to be applied to information technology projects in future years.
3. The total amount paid by each executive branch agency on each information technology project for which debt is outstanding, as compared to the total financing amount originally approved for that information technology project.
4. A summary of repayments made towards any master lease in the previous fiscal year.
(13) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), include in each contract with a vendor of information technology that involves a large, high-risk information technology project under sub. (10) or that has a projected cost greater than $1,000,000, and require each executive branch agency authorized under s. 16.71 (1m) to enter into a contract for materials, supplies, equipment, or contractual services relating to information technology to include in each contract with a vendor of information technology that involves a large, high-risk information technology project under sub. (10) or that has a projected cost greater than $1,000,000 a stipulation requiring the vendor to submit to the department for approval any order or amendment that would change the scope of the contract and have the effect of increasing the contract price. The stipulation shall authorize the department to review the original contract and the order or amendment to determine all of the following and, if necessary, to negotiate with the vendor regarding any change to the original contract price:
1. Whether the work proposed in the order or amendment is within the scope of the original contract.
2. Whether the work proposed in the order or amendment is necessary.
(b) The department or an executive branch agency may exclude from a contract described in par. (a) the stipulation required under par. (a) if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
1. Including such a stipulation would negatively impact contract negotiations or significantly reduce the number of bidders on the contract.
2. If the exclusion is sought by an executive branch agency, that agency submits to the department a plain-language explanation of the reasons the stipulation was excluded and the alternative provisions the executive branch agency will include in the contract to ensure that the contract will be completed on time and within the contract budget.
3. If the exclusion is sought by the department, the department prepares a plain-language explanation of the reasons the stipulation was excluded and the alternative provisions the department will include in the contract to ensure that the contract will be completed on time and within the contract budget.
4. The department submits for approval by the joint committee on information policy and technology any explanation and alternative contract provisions required under subd. 2. or 3. If, within 14 working days after the date that the department submits any explanation and alternative contract provisions required under this subdivision, the joint committee on information policy and technology does not contact the department, the explanation and alternative contract provisions shall be deemed approved.
(14) (a) Require each executive branch agency, other than the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin system, that has entered into an open-ended contract for the development of information technology to submit to the department quarterly reports documenting the amount expended on the information technology development project. In this subsection, "open-ended contract" means a contract for information technology that includes one or both of the following:
1. Stipulations that provide that the contract vendor will deliver information technology products or services but that do not specify a maximum payment amount.
2. Stipulations that provide that the contract vendor shall be paid an hourly wage but that do not set a maximum limit on the number of hours required to complete the information technology project.
(b) Compile and annually submit to the joint committee on information technology the reports required under par. (a).
20,128u Section 128u. 16.973 (15) of the statutes is created to read:
16.973 (15) Post on its Internet site and periodically revise as necessary all of the following pertaining to information technology services and projects provided, managed, or supervised by the department:
(a) The total anticipated cost of each information technology service or project.
(b) The total amount that will be assessed by the department for the information technology service or project.
(c) Whether a flat rate or fee-for-service billing method will be utilized by the department for the information technology service or project and the amount that will be assessed to any agency, any authority, any unit of the federal government, any local governmental unit, or any entity in the private sector that receives information technology services or enters into an information technology project with the department using that billing method.
20,128v Section 128v. 16.973 (16) of the statutes is created to read:
16.973 (16) No later than March 1 and September 1 of each year, submit to the joint committee on information policy and technology a report that documents for each executive branch agency information technology project with an actual or projected cost greater than $1,000,000 or that the department of administration has identified as a large, high-risk information technology project under sub. (10) (a) all of the following:
(a) Original and updated project cost projections.
(b) Original and updated completion dates for the project and any stage of the project.
(c) An explanation for any variation between the original and updated costs and completion dates under pars. (a) and (b).
(d) A copy of any contract entered into by the department for the project and not provided in a previous report.
(e) All sources of funding for the project.
(f) The amount of any funding provided for the project through a master lease under s. 16.76 (4).
(g) Information about the status of the project, including any portion of the project that has been completed.
(h) Any other information about the project, or related information technology projects, requested by the joint committee on information policy and technology.
20,128w Section 128w. 16.974 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.974 (2) Subject to s. 16.972 (2) (b), enter into and enforce an agreement with any agency, any authority, any unit of the federal government, any local governmental unit, or any entity in the private sector to provide services authorized to be provided by the department to that agency, authority, unit, or entity at a cost specified in the agreement. Assessments and charges for information technology projects may not exceed 110 percent of the amount appropriated for the project or the estimated costs of the project, whichever is less.
20,129 Section 129. 16.997 (6) of the statutes is repealed.
20,131 Section 131. 17.13 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
17.13 Removal of village, town, town sanitary district, school district, and technical college and family care district officers. (intro.) Officers of towns, town sanitary districts, villages, school districts, and technical college districts and family care districts may be removed as follows:
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