2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
March 2, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Johnson, Shilling, Carpenter,
Erpenbach, Vinehout, Risser, C. Larson, Ringhand, Hansen and Bewley,
cosponsored by Representatives
C. Taylor, Zamarripa, Kolste, Riemer,
Goyke, Anderson, Berceau, Sinicki, Sargent, Wachs, Hintz, Zepnick, Bowen,
Considine, Pope, Brostoff, Subeck, Billings, Fields, Spreitzer, Genrich,
Mason, Stuck, Vruwink, Crowley, Hesselbein and Ohnstad. Referred to
Committee on Health and Human Services.
1An Act to repeal
253.07 (5) and 253.075; to amend
20.435 (1) (f), 253.07 (1) (c), 2
253.07 (2) (b), 253.07 (2) (c), 253.07 (4) (intro.) and 253.07 (4) (b) to (d); to repeal
253.07 (title); and to create
253.07 (1) (a) 3m. and 253.07 (1) (b) 4
3m. of the statutes; relating to: family planning services and making an
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill eliminates the restriction that the Department of Health Services may
distribute funds appropriated for family planning services, including federal funds
received under Title V of the federal Social Security Act and Title X of the federal
Public Health Service Act, only to public entities and eliminates the restriction that
a recipient of these funds may provide the funds only to entities that meet specific
criteria. This bill also eliminates the term “women's health block grant." Finally, this
bill increases the funding for family planning services during the 2017-19 fiscal
Under current law, women's health funds, which include state moneys and
federal funds received under Title V of the federal Social Security Act, are
appropriated to DHS to provide the following services: counseling by trained
personnel regarding family planning; distribution of information relating to family
planning; and referral to licensed nurse practitioners within the scope of their
practice, licensed physicians, or local health departments for consultation,
examination, medical treatment, and prescriptions for the purpose of family
planning. Under current law, DHS may distribute women's health funds only to
public entities. Current law further provides that a public entity that receives
women's health funds may provide the funds to other entities but only if the recipient
does not provide abortion services, make referrals for abortion services, or have an
affiliate that provides abortion services or makes referrals for abortion services. The
state portion of this funding is referred to as the women's health block grant.
Current law requires DHS to apply for grant funds under Title X of the federal
Public Health Service Act and to distribute funds received to public entities and the
Wisconsin Well-Woman Program and, if funds remain, to nonpublic hospitals and
federally qualified health centers. A public entity that receives funds may provide
some or all of those funds to other public or private entities that do not provide
abortion services or have an affiliate that provides abortion services.
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:
20.435 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
(f) Women's health block grant Family planning.
The amounts in the 3
schedule to provide women's health family planning
services under s. 253.07. 4
Notwithstanding ss. 20.001 (3) (a) and 20.002 (1), the department may transfer funds 5
between fiscal years under this paragraph. All funds distributed by the department 6
under s. 253.07 (2) (b) and (4) but not encumbered by December 31 of each year lapse 7
to the general fund on the next January 1 unless transferred to the next calendar 8
year by the joint committee on finance.
253.07 (title) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
(title) Family planning.
253.07 (1) (a) 3m. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 3m. Pregnancy termination.
253.07 (1) (b) 3m. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 3m. Pregnancy termination.
253.07 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) “Women's health State and federal family planning
funds" means 3includes
state funds appropriated under s. 20.435 (1) (f) or,
federal funds received by 4
the state under Title V of the federal Social Security Act, 42 USC 701
5federal funds received by the state under Title X of the federal Public Health Service
6Act, 42 USC 300 to 300a-6,
that are allocated for the purposes described in this 7
253.07 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) The department shall allocate
women's health state and federal
funds under its control in a manner which will promote the 11
development and maintenance of an integrated system of community health 12
services. It shall maximize the use of existing community family planning services 13
by encouraging local contractual arrangements.
253.07 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) The department shall coordinate the delivery of family planning 16
services by allocating women's health state and federal family planning
funds in a 17
manner which maximizes coordination between the agencies.
253.07 (4) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
253.07 (4) Women's health block grant Family planning services.
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (f) and subject to sub. (5)
, the department 21
shall distribute the following amounts for all of the following:
253.07 (4) (b) to (d) of the statutes are amended to read:
(b) In each fiscal year, $67,500 to subsidize the provision of 24
papanicolaou tests to individuals with low income by entities that receive women's
25health funds family planning agencies under this section
. In this paragraph, “low
income" means adjusted gross income that is less than 200 percent of the poverty line 2
established under 42 USC 9902
(c) In each fiscal year, $54,000 to subsidize the provision of follow-up cancer 4
screening by entities that receive women's health funds family planning agencies
5under this section
(d) In each fiscal year, $31,500 as grants to applying family planning agencies
7under this section
for employment in communities of licensed registered nurses, 8
licensed practical nurses, certified nurse-midwives, or licensed physician assistants 9
who are members of a racial minority.
253.07 (5) of the statutes is repealed.
253.075 of the statutes is repealed.
(1) Family planning.
In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes 14
for the appropriation to the department of health services under section 20.435 (1) 15
(f) of the statutes the dollar amount for fiscal year 2017-18 is increased by $193,600 16
to increase funding for providing family planning services. In the schedule under 17
section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation to the department of health 18
services under section 20.435 (1) (f) of the statutes the dollar amount for fiscal year 19
2018-19 is increased by $193,600 to increase funding for providing family planning 20