2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO 2011 ASSEMBLY BILL 558
February 22, 2012 - Offered by
Committee on Education.
1An Act to repeal
20.505 (4) (c); to renumber and amend
14.20 (2); to amend
14.20 (title), 20.525 (1) (f), 115.28 (7) (a), 115.28 (7) (e) 2., 119.04 (1) and 121.02 3
(1) (c) (intro.); to repeal and recreate
14.20 (1); and to create
14.017 (5), 14.20 4
(1m), 14.20 (2) (b) and (c), 20.255 (1) (f), 20.255 (2) (q), 20.525 (1) (q), 25.17 (1) 5
(ge), 25.79, 115.28 (7g), 115.28 (12) (ag), 115.415, 118.016, 118.19 (14), 120.12 6
(2m) and 121.02 (1) (c) 3. of the statutes; relating to: the governor's read to lead
7development fund, the Read to Lead Development Council, grants in support
8of literacy and early childhood development programs, teacher licensure,
9screening kindergarten pupils for reading readiness, interventions or remedial
10reading services for certain pupils, evaluating teacher preparatory programs
11and educator effectiveness, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority,
12and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
14.017 (5) Read to lead development council.
(a) There is created in the office 3
of the governor a read to lead development council consisting of all of the following:
1. The governor or his or her designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the 5
2. The state superintendent of public instruction or his or her designee, who 7
shall serve as vice-chair of the council.
3. The chairpersons of the committees in the assembly and the senate whose 9
subject matter is elementary and secondary education or members of those 10
committees designated by those chairpersons.
4. The ranking minority members of each of the committees under subd. 3. or 12
members of those committees designated by the ranking minority members.
5. The following members appointed by the governor for 3-year terms:
a. Two practicing elementary and secondary education teachers or principals.
b. One practicing preschool teacher.
c. Three persons representing this state's philanthropic community.
d. Three persons representing this state's business community.
e. One person representing the Wisconsin State Reading Association.
f. One person representing the Wisconsin Reading Coalition.
g. One person representing the International Dyslexia Association.
h. One person representing Wisconsin Literacy, Inc.
i. One person representing the Wisconsin Library Association.
j. One person representing this state's research community.
k. One person representing an organization that has as its mission service to 2
children with various types of disabilities.
(b) Section 15.09 applies to the read to lead development council.
(title) Literacy improvement aids and early childhood
AB558-ASA1, s. 3
14.20 (1) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
In this section:
(a) "Council" means the read to lead development council.
(b) "State superintendent" means the state superintendent of public 11
The council shall make recommendations to the governor and state 14
superintendent regarding recipients of grants under sub. (2). The amount of each 15
grant awarded shall be determined jointly by the governor and the state 16
superintendent. In addition to reports required under s. 15.09 (7), annually the 17
council shall submit a report on its operation to the appropriate standing committees 18
of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3).
AB558-ASA1, s. 5
14.20 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 14.20 (2) (a) and amended 20
(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.525 (1) (f), the governor may 22provide award
a grant to any local governmental unit or nonprofit organization 23person other than a school board
for support of a literacy improvement program.
AB558-ASA1, s. 6
14.20 (2) (b) and (c) of the statutes are created to read:
(b) From the appropriation under s. 20.525 (1) (q), the governor may 2
award a grant to any person other than a school board for support of a literacy or early 3
childhood development program.
(c) From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (q), the state superintendent 5
may award a grant to a school board for support of a literacy or early childhood 6
AB558-ASA1, s. 7
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 8
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
(f) Assessments of reading readiness.
The amounts in the schedule 11
to provide school districts and independent charter schools with the assessments of 12
reading readiness under s. 118.016.
AB558-ASA1, s. 9
20.255 (2) (q) of the statutes is created to read:
(q) Grants for literacy and early childhood development programs. 15
From the governor's read to lead development fund, a sum sufficient for grants to 16
support literacy and early childhood development programs under s. 14.20 (2) (c).
(f) Literacy improvement aids.
The amounts in the schedule for the
2governor to provide
grants for to support
literacy improvement under s. 14.20 (2) (a)
(q) Grants for literacy and early childhood development programs. 5
From the governor's read to lead development fund, a sum sufficient for grants to 6
support literacy and early childhood development programs under s. 14.20 (2) (b).
(ge) Governor's read to lead development fund.