Period ending December 31, 2012
Prepared by Patricia Reichert, Librarian
Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau
"Act" at the end of each entry refers to one of the 2011 Wisconsin Acts (e.g. "Act 32" is a reference to 2011 WisAct 32). Any number preceded by "JR-" is a reference to an enrolled Joint Resolution deposited with the Secretary of State. The reference "SCO" indicates a change in a statutory court rule, effective beginning on the date shown, made by Supreme Court Order.
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abandoned propertyAbandoned property, see Housing
Coverage of abortions by a qualified health plan through a health benefit exchange prohibited -  Act 218
``Family planning" changed to ``women's health block grants" and funding provisions revised [Sec. 635b, 2875c-r]  -  Act 32
Public funding for abortions at UWHC prohibited [Sec. 817m] -  Act 32
Voluntary and informed consent to an abortion revisions; restrictions on the use of abortion-inducing drugs; repeal of certain abortion prohibitions -  Act 217
access to public recordsAccess to public records, see Public record
acquired immunodeficiency syndromeAcquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Inmates with contagious diseases: disclosure to correctional officer who has custodial authority permitted [Sec. 2648q, 2873q, 3051h-L] -  Act 32
actions against the stateActions against the state, see Claims
administration, department of _ agency and general functionsAdministration, Department of — Agency and general functions
Administrative services functions in the Office of the Secretary of State transferred to DOA [Sec. 9142 (2)]  -  Act 32
Annexation by city or village: county board approval of cross-county annexation no longer needed; town may ask DOA to review proposed annexation and if a requirement is violated, the town may challenge in circuit court  -  Act 128
Child care facilities for state employees in the Madison area: DOA contract authority eliminated [Sec. 39, 43, 264, 267, 727, 776-778, 9401 (1)] -  Act 32
Comm.Dept economic development business certifications and certain grant programs transferred to DOA; women's business initiative corporation grants and small business innovation research assistance grants repealed; diesel truck idling reduction grants transferred to DSPS [for section numbers, see entry under ``Commerce, Department of"] -  Act 32
Community partnerships between school districts and foster home agencies and community-based nongovernmental agencies: DOA to submit funding plans prepared by DPI and DCF to JCF [Sec. 9101 (3i)] -  Act 32
Division administrator: additional position for DWD and WERC, attorney provision; salary group for positions with information technology management responsibility changed; Division of Enterprise Technology created in DOA [Sec. 91m, 805, 809, 2754, 2755a, 2763, 2763m]  -  Act 32
DRL name changed to Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) and some Comm.Dept functions transferred; certain unfair trade practice rules transferred from DATCP; administration of laws re erosion control at commercial building construction sites transferred from DNR; technical assistance for American Indian economic development; manufactured housing rehabilitation and recycling program transferred from Comm.Dept; DOA provisions [for section numbers and vetoes, see entry under ``Reorganization of state government"] -  Act 32
Energy efficiency study of state-owned buildings by DOA [Sec. 9101 (1u)] [vetoed] -  AB-40
General program operations funding reductions: Board of Regents to submit to DOA Secretary a plan to allocate, JCF approval [Sec. 9152 (3)] -  Act 32
Housing assistance programs transferred from Comm.Dept to DOA; DSPS provisions [Sec. 19m-25, 435m-446m, 738m, 856, 1648, 1664, 2227-2229, 2238, 2433, 2713, 2730e-s, 2738m, 2821-2823, 2827, 2895k, 3268-3274m, 3450m-3462m, 3474, 3475, 3540, 9110 (1)]  -  Act 32
Human resources: 2 FTE positions transferred from DOA to DORL and State Fair Park Board [Sec. 9101 (4q)]  -  Act 32
Management service functions in the Office of the State Treasurer transferred to DOA [Sec. 9149 (3)]  -  Act 32
Penalty surcharge deficit plan report [Sec. 221e, r, 9401 (1f)]  -  Act 32
Relocation assistance and payments re eminent domain: authority transferred from Comm.Dept to DOA [Sec. 448d, 716m, 923-945, 9110 (9u)] -  Act 32
Rural hospital loan guarantee program transferred from Comm.Dept to DOA [Sec. 2785-2787, 9110 (8)]  -  Act 32
State building and lease back study by DOA [Sec. 9101 (5q)] [vetoed] -  AB-40
Surplus positions in state agencies: DOA report modified [Sec. 218h] [vetoed] -  AB-40
Traffic stop information collection and analysis requirements, law enforcement training programs, and reports: 2009 WisAct 28 provisions repealed -  Act 29
Unclassified division administrators: FTE positions increased and DOA to decrease FTE positions in executive branch agencies; OSER provision -  Act 10
Wetland permitting and mitigation revisions; fees, surcharge, wetland map review, and administrative and judicial review provisions -  Act 118
WRS eligibility revised, DETF duties and emergency rules promulgation; WRS structure and benefits study and health insurance options study required; JCF, reports, and audit provisions [Sec. 1153d, h, 1156c-t, 9115 (1q)-(4q), 9143 (2q)] [1156k, t, 9143 (2q) — partial veto] -  Act 32
administration, department of _ boards and other subdivisionsAdministration, Department of — Boards and other subdivisions
Business Development, Office of, created in DOA [Sec. 96, 213, 807, 814, 2761] -  Act 32
College savings programs and College Savings Program Board transferred to DOA from Office of the State Treasurer; certain family members who are not account members allowed to contribute and claim deductions [Sec. 74, 75-77, 207, 208, 758-766, 868, 904-907, 1756-1760, 3491, 3492, 9149 (1), 9341 (5f)] -  Act 32
OEI and certain duties eliminated; state agency requirements re alternative fuels and hybrid-electric vehicles revised; goals to reduce usage of gasoline and diesel fuel modified; DOA duties set and certain annual report requirement eliminated [Sec. 94, 191, 193-202, 323-325, 2298, 2309]  -  Act 32
Small Business Regulatory Review Board membership and rule making considerations for small businesses revised; state agency administrative law considerations for small businesses; small business regulatory coordinators and Office of Regulatory Assistance duties -  Act 46
Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program, Office of, eliminated and administration of the program transferred to HEAB; students prohibited from enrolling after set date [Sec. 83, 84, 95, 209, 725, 1125-1132, 9101 (3)] -  Act 32
administration, department of _ budget and fiscal issuesAdministration, Department of — Budget and fiscal issues
Administrative rule revisions re state agency authority to promulgate and implement standards, gubernatorial approval, economic impact analysis, legislative review of proposed rules, JCRAR duties, and venue in judicial review actions and in actions against the state -  Act 21
Appropriation transfer from certain DOJ fund re federal resource acquisition activities, AG duty [Sec. 336, 694, 721] -  Act 32
Base budget review report requirements for state agencies [Sec. 218d, e] [vetoed] -  AB-40
Clean Water Fund Program and Safe Drinking Water Loan Program: funding and bonding authority changes; DNR and DOA duties [Sec. 780p, 781, 2913-2923, 2925, 9135 (3c), (3d)] -  Act 32
DOA Secretary required lapse to the general fund for the 2009-11 fiscal biennium: 2011 WisAct 13 amount further reduced -  Act 27
DOA Secretary required to lapse to the general fund from unencumbered balances of executive branch agencies, other than sum sufficient and federal revenue appropriations, for fiscal biennia 2011-13 and 2013-15, U.W. System exception; JCLO lapse for 2011-13 and 2013-15 biennia required [Sec. 9230 (1), 9255 (1)] -  Act 32
DOA Secretary required transfers or lapses to the general fund for the 2009-11 fiscal biennium revised  -  Act 13
Justice information surcharge revenue structure revised; OJA funding re statistics on civil legal services to indigent persons eliminated; child advocacy center grants, justice information sharing program appropriation, drug offender surcharge fund deficit plan and Milwaukee County grant provisions [for section numbers and vetoes, see entry under ``Justice Assistance, Office of"] -  Act 32
Lapses to general fund re employer savings in fringe benefit costs -  Act 10
Lapses to general fund re employer savings in fringe benefit costs: 2011 WisAct 10 provisions repealed  -  Act 27
Local government pooled-investment fund: State Treasurer duties transferred to DOA [Sec. 755, 896, 898-903, 9149 (2) -  Act 32
Low-income assistance for weatherization and other energy conservation services funding [Sec. 325d-326m]  -  Act 32
State agency operations, contracts, and grants: disclosure of expenditures, Internet provision, computer upgrade exemption with JCF approval [Sec. 215m] [partial veto]  -  Act 32
State procurement: DOA to maintain list of parties who violate a contract or statutory provision; ineligibility for state contracts provision [Sec. 240, 9301 (3)] -  Act 32
Temporary reallocations to general fund modified [Sec. 367m] -  Act 32
Transportation fund: DOA Secretary to transfer certain amount from general fund [Sec. 221s, 9201 (1q)]  -  Act 32
administrative codeAdministrative code
Landlord-tenant relations: laws revised re disposal of tenant's personal property, security deposit, standardized check-in sheet, disclosure of uncorrected building code violations, repair or maintenance requests, voiding a rental agreement, damages for tenant's failure to vacate, and eviction for nonpayment of rent; local governments prohibited from enacting or enforcing an ordinance placing a moratorium on evictions  -  Act 143
administrative rulesAdministrative rules, see also specific agency or department
Administrative rule revisions re state agency authority to promulgate and implement standards, gubernatorial approval, economic impact analysis, legislative review of proposed rules, JCRAR duties, and venue in judicial review actions and in actions against the state -  Act 21
Agricultural enterprise areas: DATCP allowed to use emergency rule-making procedures to designate  -  Act 253
Carrying a concealed weapon licensing provisions created, background check and training required; other provisions re electric weapons, transporting unloaded firearms and unstrung bow or crossbow, disorderly conduct, photo ID cards for former law enforcement officers, prohibited places and sign specifications, and out-of-state licensees and reciprocity; exemption from emergency rules and penalty provisions; DOJ duties and report required -  Act 35
Construction of one- and two-family dwellings: rules promulgation that would increase costs provisions, DSPS and JCRAR duties [Sec. 2738k, 2739c-L, 9310 (1i)]  -  Act 32
DOR duties re administering taxes or fees revised re assessments, penalty for negligence, Tax Appeals Commission rulings, petition for declaratory ruling, petition to adopt a standard by rule, inspection of tax returns or claims, and prohibiting class action lawsuits against the state in certain cases; 2013-15 budget proposal provision re relying on past audits  -  Act 68
Emergency rule promulgation revisions [Sec. 2739n, p] -  Act 32