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MES/KRP/TJD:wlj/amn/klm
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 944
February 22, 2018 - Offered by Representatives Doyle, C. Taylor, Barca, Billings,
Crowley, Genrich, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Kolste, Meyers, Ohnstad,
Pope, Shankland, Spreitzer and Vruwink.
AB944-ASA1,1,4 1An Act to amend 49.45 (23) (a), 49.471 (4) (a) 4. b. and 71.05 (23) (b) 1.; and to
2create
49.471 (1) (cr), 49.471 (4g) and 71.05 (23) (be) of the statutes; relating
3to:
increasing the personal exemption for certain individuals, Medicaid
4expansion, and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB944-ASA1,1 5Section 1. 49.45 (23) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB944-ASA1,2,26 49.45 (23) (a) The department shall request a waiver from the secretary of the
7federal department of health and human services to permit the department to
8conduct a demonstration project to provide health care coverage to adults who are
9under the age of 65, who have family incomes not to exceed 100 133 percent of the
10poverty line before application of the 5 percent income disregard under 42 CFR
11435.603 (d)
, except as provided in s. 49.471 (4g), and who are not otherwise eligible

1for medical assistance under this subchapter, the Badger Care health care program
2under s. 49.665, or Medicare under 42 USC 1395 et seq.
AB944-ASA1,2 3Section 2. 49.471 (1) (cr) of the statutes is created to read:
AB944-ASA1,2,54 49.471 (1) (cr) “Enhanced federal medical assistance percentage" means a
5federal medical assistance percentage described under 42 USC 1396d (y) or (z).
AB944-ASA1,3 6Section 3. 49.471 (4) (a) 4. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB944-ASA1,2,97 49.471 (4) (a) 4. b. The Except as provided in sub. (4g), the individual's family
8income does not exceed 100 133 percent of the poverty line before application of the
95 percent income disregard under 42 CFR 435.603 (d)
.
AB944-ASA1,4 10Section 4. 49.471 (4g) of the statutes is created to read:
AB944-ASA1,2,1911 49.471 (4g) Medicaid expansion; federal medical assistance percentage. (a)
12For services provided to individuals described under sub. (4) (a) 4. and s. 49.45 (23),
13the department shall comply with all federal requirements to qualify for the highest
14available enhanced federal medical assistance percentage. The department shall
15submit any amendment to the state medical assistance plan, request for a waiver of
16federal Medicaid law, or other approval request required by the federal government
17to provide services to the individuals described under sub. (4) (a) 4. and s. 49.45 (23)
18and qualify for the highest available enhanced federal medical assistance
19percentage.
AB944-ASA1,3,620 (b) If the department does not qualify for an enhanced federal medical
21assistance percentage, or if the enhanced federal medical assistance percentage
22obtained by the department is lower than printed in federal law as of July 1, 2013,
23for individuals eligible under sub. (4) (a) 4. or s. 49.45 (23), the department shall
24submit to the joint committee on finance a fiscal analysis comparing the cost to
25maintain coverage for adults who are not pregnant and not elderly with family

1incomes up to 133 percent of the poverty line to the cost of limiting eligibility to those
2adults with family incomes up to 100 percent of the poverty line. The department
3may reduce income eligibility for adults who are not pregnant and not elderly from
4family incomes of up to 133 percent of the poverty line to family incomes of up to 100
5percent of the poverty line only if this reduction in income eligibility levels is
6approved by the joint committee on finance.
AB944-ASA1,5 7Section 5. 71.05 (23) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB944-ASA1,3,128 71.05 (23) (b) 1. A personal exemption of $700 if the taxpayer is required to file
9a return under s. 71.03 (2) (a) 1. or 2. and $700 for the taxpayer's spouse, except if
10the spouse is filing separately or as a head of household. For taxable years beginning
11after December 31, 2017, the exemption under this subdivision may not be claimed
12by a taxpayer who is eligible for, and claims, the exemption under par. (be).
AB944-ASA1,6 13Section 6. 71.05 (23) (be) of the statutes is created to read:
AB944-ASA1,3,1614 71.05 (23) (be) For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017, a personal
15exemption calculated as follows if the taxpayer is required to file a return under s.
1671.03 (2) (a) 1. or 2.:
AB944-ASA1,3,2417 1. For a single individual who has a Wisconsin adjusted gross income of less
18than $12,000, an exemption of $8,260. For a single individual who has a Wisconsin
19adjusted gross income of at least $12,000, the exemption is the amount obtained by
20subtracting from $8,260 15.75 percent of Wisconsin adjusted gross income in excess
21of $12,000 but not less than $0, except that if the single individual's Wisconsin
22adjusted gross income is more than $60,000, the individual may not claim the
23exemption under this paragraph but the individual may claim the exemption under
24par. (b).
AB944-ASA1,4,8
12. For a head of household who has a Wisconsin adjusted gross income of less
2than $14,000, an exemption of $8,260. For a head of household who has a Wisconsin
3adjusted gross income of at least $14,000, the exemption is the amount obtained by
4subtracting from $8,260 13.50 percent of Wisconsin adjusted gross income in excess
5of $14,000 but not less than $0, except that if the head of household's Wisconsin
6adjusted gross income is more than $70,000, the individual may not claim the
7exemption under this paragraph but the head of household may claim the exemption
8under par. (b).
AB944-ASA1,4,179 3. For a married couple filing jointly that has an aggregate Wisconsin adjusted
10gross income of less than $20,000, an exemption of $16,520 for the married couple.
11For a married couple filing jointly that has an aggregate Wisconsin adjusted gross
12income of at least $20,000, the exemption is the amount obtained by subtracting, for
13the married couple, from $16,520 18.90 percent of aggregate Wisconsin adjusted
14gross income in excess of $20,000 but not less than $0, except that if the married
15couple's Wisconsin aggregate adjusted gross income is more than $100,000, the
16couple may not claim the exemption under this paragraph but the married couple
17may claim the exemption under par. (b).
AB944-ASA1,4,2518 4. For a married individual filing separately who has a Wisconsin adjusted
19gross income of less than $10,000, an exemption of $8,260. For a married individual
20filing separately who has a Wisconsin adjusted gross income of at least $10,000, the
21exemption is the amount obtained by subtracting from $8,260 18.90 percent of
22Wisconsin adjusted gross income in excess of $10,000 but not less than $0, except that
23if the individual's Wisconsin adjusted gross income is more than $50,000, the
24individual may not claim the exemption under this paragraph but the individual
25may claim the exemption under par. (b).
AB944-ASA1,7
1Section 7 . Fiscal changes.
AB944-ASA1,5,62 (1) Medicaid expansion. In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes
3for the appropriation to the department of health services under section 20.435 (4)
4(b) of the statutes, the dollar amount for fiscal year 2018-19 is decreased by
5$203,000,000 to provide Medical Assistance to certain adults with family incomes up
6to 133 percent of the federal poverty line.
AB944-ASA1,8 7Section 8. Effective date.
AB944-ASA1,5,108 (1) Medicaid expansion. The treatment of sections 49.45 (23) (a) and 49.471 (1)
9(cr), (4) (a) 4. b., and (4g) of the statutes and Section 7 (1 ) of this act take effect on
10July 1, 2018, or on the day after publication, whichever is later.
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