13.489 (1g) (a) There is created a transportation projects commission consisting.
(b) The commission consists of the governor, 3 2 citizen members appointed by the governor to serve at his or her pleasure, and 5 3 senators and 5 3 representatives to the assembly appointed as are the members of standing committees in their respective houses, and 4 citizen members, one appointed by each the senate majority leader, the senate minority leader, the speaker of the assembly, and the assembly minority leader. Of the members from each house, 3 shall be chosen from the majority party and 2 shall be chosen from the minority party the senate and the assembly, 2 shall be appointed by each the speaker of the assembly and the senate majority leader and one shall be appointed by each the assembly minority leader and senate minority leader. The governor shall appoint the secretary of transportation shall serve or the secretary of administration as a nonvoting member.
(c) The governor shall serve as chairperson of the commission.
(d) Citizen members of the commission shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred as members of the commission from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (4) (aq).
59,8c Section 8c. 13.489 (1i) of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (1i) Staff. (a) The commission shall appoint a director and submit the appointment to the senate for confirmation. The director may serve prior to senate confirmation. The commission shall make the initial appointment of a director under this paragraph no later than January 12, 2018.
(b) The director shall appoint staff necessary for performing the duties of the commission. Staff appointed under this paragraph shall include an engineer, legal counsel, and a financial auditor. Staff appointed under this paragraph report to and serve at the pleasure of the director.
59,8d Section 8d. 13.489 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 13.489 (2) (a).
59,8e Section 8e. 13.489 (2) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (2) (b) 1. Annually, the department of transportation shall provide the commission with a list of potential major highway projects and southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects that are not yet being considered for an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment or enumeration under s. 84.013 (3) or approval under s. 84.013 (6) and the estimated cost and scope of each project.
2. In each even-numbered year, the department of transportation shall provide the commission with a list of proposed or planned state highway rehabilitation projects and southeast Wisconsin freeway megaprojects, the estimated cost and scope of each project, and the location of each project.
59,8f Section 8f. 13.489 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 13.489 (3) (a).
59,8g Section 8g. 13.489 (3) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (3) (b) When the department of transportation submits its biennial budget request under s. 16.42, the department shall provide a copy of the request to the commission.
59,8h Section 8h. 13.489 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (7) Review of department accounts and records. (a) The commission shall periodically review the records and accounts of the department of transportation.
(b) Annually, the commission shall evaluate the department of transportation based on goals and performance measures established by the commission. Not later than December 31 of each year, the commission shall submit the evaluation to the governor, the joint committee on finance, the standing committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over transportation matters, and the department of transportation.
(c) The director of the commission may periodically enter into a contract for an independent audit of the department of transportation.
59,8i Section 8i. 13.489 (8) of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (8) Meetings. (a) The commission shall meet at least twice each year.
(b) The commission may hold public meetings.
59,8j Section 8j. 13.489 (9) of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (9) Deenumeration. In each even-numbered year the commission shall consider recommending the removal of projects that are at least 10 years old from the schedule of enumerated projects.
59,8k Section 8k. 13.489 (10) of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (10) Commission reports. The commission shall prepare all of the following reports:
(a) A report describing the short-term and long-term impacts of each department of transportation biennial budget request on state and local roads. The commission shall submit the report under this paragraph to the governor and the standing committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over transportation matters no later than 30 days after the department of transportation submits its biennial budget request under s. 16.42.
(b) A report describing the short-term and long-term impacts of the executive budget bill on state and local roads. The commission shall submit the report under this paragraph to the governor and the standing committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over transportation matters no later than 30 days after the executive budget bill is introduced under s. 16.47.
59,8L Section 8L. 13.489 (11) of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (11) Long-range planning. If the commission issues long-range planning recommendations, the department of transportation, to the extent permitted by state and federal law, shall adopt the recommendations.
59,8m Section 8m. 13.489 (12) of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (12) Budget request. The commission shall submit a biennial budget request under s. 16.42 for commission operations.
59,8n Section 8n. 13.489 (13) of the statutes is created to read:
13.489 (13) Sunset. Subsections (1g) (b), (1m), (3), (4), (4m), (7), (8), (9), (10), and (11) do not apply after June 30, 2021.
59,8p Section 8p. 13.90 (10) of the statutes is created to read:
13.90 (10) The cochairpersons of the joint committee on legislative organization shall authorize all expenditures from the appropriation under s. 20.765 (4) (b).
59,8s Section 8s. 13.94 (1) (u) of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (1) (u) Audit the financial records of a commission created under s. 66.0304 and any entity created under s. 66.0304 (4e) at the direction of the joint legislative audit committee.
59,9 Section 9. 15.01 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.01 (2) “Commission" means a 3-member governing body in charge of a department or independent agency or of a division or other subunit within a department, except for the employment relations commission which shall consist of one chairperson, the Wisconsin waterways commission which shall consist of 5 members, the elections commission which shall consist of at least 6 members, the ethics commission which shall consist of at least 6 members, and the parole commission which shall consist of 8 4 members. A Wisconsin group created for participation in a continuing interstate body, or the interstate body itself, shall be known as a “commission", but is not a commission for purposes of s. 15.06. The parole commission created under s. 15.145 (1) shall be known as a “commission", but is not a commission for purposes of s. 15.06.
59,12 Section 12. 15.06 (1) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
15.06 (1) (bm) The employment relations commission shall consist of a chairperson, nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed, for a 6-year term, except that the term of the first chairperson appointed after the effective date of this paragraph .... [LRB inserts date], expires on March 1, 2023.
59,14 Section 14. 15.06 (3) (a) 4. of the statutes is repealed.
59,15 Section 15. 15.06 (3) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
59,17 Section 17. 15.06 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.06 (10) Compensation. Members A member of the elections commission and members a member of the ethics commission shall receive a per diem of $ 227 for each day they were actually and necessarily engaged in performing their duties a per diem equal to the amount prescribed under s. 753.075 (3) (a) for reserve judges sitting in circuit court on which the member attends or participates by audio or video conference call in a meeting of the member's commission.
59,17m Section 17m. 15.07 (1) (a) 6. of the statutes is created to read:
15.07 (1) (a) 6. Members of the public leadership board appointed under s. 15.915 (7) (d) and (e) shall be appointed by the governor without senate confirmation.
59,17n Section 17n. 15.07 (1) (b) 24. of the statutes is created to read:
15.07 (1) (b) 24. The 6 members of the group insurance board appointed under s. 15.165 (2) (j).
59,22 Section 22. 15.07 (5) (i) of the statutes is repealed.
59,31 Section 31. 15.105 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
59,31n Section 31n. 15.105 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
15.105 (7) State prosecutors office. There is created a prosecutors office that is attached to the department of administration under s. 15.03. The executive director shall be appointed by the prosecutor board.
59,32 Section 32. 15.105 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.105 (10) Board on aging and long-term care. There is created a board on aging and long-term care, attached to the department of administration under s. 15.03. The board shall consist of 7 members who are members of the public and who are appointed for staggered 5-year terms. Members shall have demonstrated a continuing interest in the problems of providing delivering and financing long-term care for the aged or disabled. At least 4 members shall be public members with no interest in or affiliation with any nursing home persons who are 60 years of age or older or who are beneficiaries of the Medicare program. No person who currently owns or who, within the previous 5 years, owned or who had any operational or substantial financial or employment interest in or any other affiliation with any long-term care provider or health care insurance company may be appointed to or retained as a member of the board. No person who is or has been an employee or volunteer of the board may be appointed to or retained as a member.
59,34 Section 34. 15.105 (25m) of the statutes is renumbered 15.185 (5), and 15.185 (5) (intro.) and (a), as renumbered, are amended to read:
15.185 (5) College savings program board. (intro.) There is created a college savings program board that is attached to the department of administration financial institutions under s. 15.03 and that consists of all of the following members:
(a) The secretary of administration financial institutions or his or her designee.
59,34m Section 34m. 15.107 (18) of the statutes is renumbered 15.315 (1), and 15.315 (1) (a), as renumbered, is amended to read:
15.315 (1) (a) There is created an interoperability council, attached to the department of administration military affairs under s. 15.03.
59,35 Section 35. 15.137 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 15.227 (15), and 15.227 (15) (a) (intro.), as renumbered, is amended to read:
15.227 (15) (a) (intro.) There is created in the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection workforce development an agricultural education and workforce development council consisting of the following members:
59,38j Section 38j. 15.145 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.145 (1) Parole commission. There is created in the department of corrections a parole commission consisting of 8 4 members. Members shall have knowledge of or experience in corrections or criminal justice. The members shall include a chairperson who is nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed, for a 2-year term expiring March 1 of the odd-numbered years, subject to removal under s. 17.07 (3m), and the remaining members in the classified service appointed by the chairperson.
59,39d Section 39d. 15.165 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 15.165 (2) (intro.) and amended to read:
15.165 (2) Group insurance board. (intro.) There is created in the department of employee trust funds a group insurance board. The board shall consist of the following members:
(a) The governor, the or his or her designee.
(b) The attorney general, the or his or her designee.
(c) The secretary of administration, the director of the office of state employment relations, and the or his or her designee.
(e) The commissioner of insurance or their designees, and 6 persons his or her designee.
(j) Six individuals appointed for 2-year terms, of whom one shall be an insured participant in the Wisconsin Retirement System who is not a teacher, one shall be an insured participant in the Wisconsin Retirement System who is a teacher, one shall be an insured participant in the Wisconsin Retirement System who is a retired employee, one shall be an insured employee of a local unit of government, and one shall be the chief executive or a member of the governing body of a local unit of government that is a participating employer in the Wisconsin Retirement System.
59,39f Section 39f. 15.165 (2) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
15.165 (2) (d) The administrator of the division of personnel management in the department of administration or his or her designee.
59,39g Section 39g. 15.165 (2) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
15.165 (2) (f) One member appointed by the speaker of the assembly.
59,39h Section 39h. 15.165 (2) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
15.165 (2) (g) One member appointed by the minority leader of the assembly.
59,39j Section 39j. 15.165 (2) (h) of the statutes is created to read:
15.165 (2) (h) One member appointed by the majority leader of the senate.
59,39k Section 39k. 15.165 (2) (i) of the statutes is created to read:
15.165 (2) (i) One member appointed by the minority leader of the senate.
59,39m Section 39m. 15.315 of the statutes is created to read:
15.315 Same; councils. (2) 911 subcommittee. (a) There is created a 911 subcommittee of the interoperability council, attached to the department of military affairs under s. 15.03. The 911 subcommittee consists of one member serving a 3-year term who is appointed by the adjutant general and the following members serving 3-year terms who are appointed by the governor:
1. An individual recommended by an association of Wisconsin cities, villages, or towns.
2. An individual recommended by an association of Wisconsin counties.
3. An individual recommended by a Wisconsin association, or a Wisconsin chapter of an association, that promotes a universal emergency telephone number system.
4. An individual recommended by an association of Wisconsin county sheriffs.
5. Two individuals, each of whom represents a different commercial mobile radio service provider, as defined in s. 196.01 (2g), operating in Wisconsin: one serving a primarily regional market and one serving a national market.
6. Two individuals recommended by a Wisconsin association, or a Wisconsin chapter of an association, of public safety communications professionals.
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