2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
December 27, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Crowley, Rodriguez,
Billings, Katsma, Subeck, Kitchens, Doyle, Ballweg, Meyers, Novak,
Snyder, Pronschinske, Barca, Jagler, Krug, Kulp, Petryk, Ripp, Rohrkaste,
Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Steineke, Summerfield, Swearingen,
Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, VanderMeer, Vruwink, Zamarripa and Stuck,
cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Johnson, Larson, Ringhand, L. Taylor and
Vinehout. Referred to Committee on Children and Families.
1An Act to create
20.435 (1) (fe) and 46.94 of the statutes; relating to: grant to
2organization to provide referrals to community-based services and making an
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Health Services to award grants to a
nonprofit organization for operation of a statewide Internet site and
telephone-based system to provide information on and referrals to
community-based services among other services. As a condition of receiving a grant,
the organization must allocate moneys for promoting and marketing the system to
make the public aware of its existence and purposes.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 5
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.435 (1) (fe) of the statutes is created to read:
(fe) Referral system for community-based services.
The amounts in 3
the schedule for grants to a nonprofit organization for a referral system for 4
community-based services under s. 46.94.
46.94 of the statutes is created to read:
646.94 Referral system for community-based services.
From the 7
appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (fe), the department shall provide grants to a 8
nonprofit organization to operate a statewide Internet site and telephone-based 9
system to provide information on and referrals to community-based services, 10
advocacy in accessing services, connection to crisis intervention, and follow-up 11
contact. As a condition of receiving a grant under this section, the nonprofit 12
organization shall agree to allocate moneys for promoting and marketing the system 13
to make the public aware of its existence and purposes.