2. “School bus” has the meaning given in s. 121.51 (4).
(b) The department shall establish a program to award grants of settlement funds from the appropriation under s. 20.855 (4) (h)
to school boards for
the replacement of school buses owned and operated by the school boards with school buses that are energy efficient, including school buses that use alternative fuels.
Any school board may apply for a grant under the program.
(c) As a condition of receiving a grant under this subsection, the school board shall provide matching funds equal to the amount of the grant award.
(d) A school board may use settlement funds awarded under this subsection only for the payment of costs incurred by the school board to replace school buses in accordance with the settlement guidelines.
16.643 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.643 (2) Eligibility for long-term care programs.
A person who is determining eligibility for an individual for a long-term care program under s. 46.27,
or 46.277, the family care benefit under s. 46.286, the family care partnership program, the long-term care program defined in s. 46.2899 (1), or any other demonstration program or program operated under a waiver of federal medicaid law that provides long-term care benefits shall exclude from the determination any income from assets accumulated in an account that is part of a qualified ABLE program under section 529A
of the Internal Revenue Code.
16.705 (1b) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
16.705 (1b) (f) The department of workforce development for the Project SEARCH program under s. 47.07.
16.848 (2) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.848 (2) (g) Subsection (1) does not apply to property that is subject to sale by the department of veterans affairs under s. 45.32 (7), 2017 stats.
16.99 (6) of the statutes is repealed.
16.9945 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.9945 (1) Competitive grants.
(intro.) In fiscal years 2017-18 and,
2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21,
the department may annually award grants on a competitive basis to eligible school districts and to eligible public libraries for the purpose of improving information technology infrastructure. For purposes of awarding grants under this section, “improving information technology infrastructure” includes purchasing and installing on a bus a portable device that creates an area of wireless Internet coverage and purchasing for individuals to temporarily borrow from a school or for patrons to check out from a public library a portable device that creates an area of wireless Internet coverage. In awarding grants to eligible school districts under this section, the department shall give priority to applications for school districts in which the percentage of pupils who satisfy the income eligibility criteria under 42 USC 1758
(b) (1) for a free or reduced-price lunch is greater than in other applicant school districts. The department shall require an applicant for a grant under this section to provide all of the following:
16.9945 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 16.9945 (2) and amended to read:
16.9945 (2) A school district is eligible for a grant under this section in a fiscal year 2017-18 if the school district's membership in the previous school year divided by the school district's area in square miles is 16 or less.
16.9945 (2) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
16.9945 (2m) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.9945 (2m) (b) (intro.) A public library, including the branch of a public library a library branch, is eligible for a grant under this section in a fiscal year
2017-18 or in fiscal year 2018-19 or in both fiscal years if the population of the municipality within which the library or branch of the library library branch is located is 20,000 or less and if the public library or branch library branch is located in one of the following areas of the state:
16.9945 (4) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
16.9945 (4) Funding limitation. The department cannot award grants under this section that total more than $3,000,000 in the 2019-20 or 2020-21 fiscal year.
16.9945 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.9945 (5) Sunset. The department may not award grants under this section after July 1, 2019
June 30, 2021.
16.996 of the statutes is repealed.
16.997 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.997 (1) Except as provided in s. 196.218 (4t), the department shall promulgate rules establishing an educational telecommunications access program to provide educational agencies with access to data lines and video links.
16.997 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.997 (2) (a) Allow an educational agency to make a request to the department for access to data lines and video links.
16.997 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.997 (2) (b) Establish eligibility requirements for an educational agency to participate in the program established under sub. (1) and to receive additional telecommunications access under s. 16.998, including a requirement that a charter school sponsor use data lines and video links to benefit pupils attending the charter school and a requirement that Internet access to material that is harmful to children, as defined in s. 948.11 (1) (b), is blocked on the computers of juvenile correctional facilities that are served by data links and video links subsidized under this section.
16.997 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.997 (2) (c) Establish specifications for data lines and video links for which access is provided to an educational agency under the program established under sub. (1) or for which additional access is provided to an educational agency under s. 16.998.
16.997 (2) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.997 (2) (d) Require an educational agency to pay the department not more than $250 per month for each data line or video link that is provided to the educational agency under the program established under sub. (1), except that the charge may not exceed $100 per month for each data line or video link that relies on a transport medium that operates at a speed of 1.544 megabits per second.
16.997 (2) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.997 (2) (f) Ensure that juvenile correctional facilities that receive access under this section to data lines and video links or that receive additional access under s. 16.998 to data lines, video links, and bandwidth use those data lines and video links and that bandwidth only for educational purposes.
16.997 (2c) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.997 (2c) The department shall develop criteria to use to evaluate whether to provide more than one data line and video link to an educational agency. The department shall include in the criteria an educational agency's current bandwidth, equipment, and readiness, and the available providers and any other economic development in the geographic area that the educational agency serves.
16.997 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.997 (3) The department shall prepare an annual report on the status of providing data lines and video links that are requested under sub. (2) (a) and the impact on the universal service fund of any payment under contracts under s. 16.974.
16.997 (7) of the statutes is repealed.
16.998 of the statutes is amended to read:
16.998 Educational telecommunications; additional access.
An educational agency that is eligible for a rate discount for telecommunications services under 47 USC 254
may request data lines, video links,
and bandwidth access that is in addition to what is provided under the program under s. 16.997 (1). The department shall apply for aid under 47 USC 254
to cover the costs of the data lines, video links,
and bandwidth access that are provided under this section and shall credit any aid received to the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (4) (mp). To the extent that the aid does not fully cover those costs, the department shall require an educational agency to pay the department a monthly fee that is sufficient to cover those costs and shall credit any monthly fee received to the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (4) (Lm).
18.04 (5) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
18.04 (5) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
18.04 (5) (d) To acquire public debt contracted for any of the purposes under pars. (a) to (c) and (b).
18.04 (6) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
18.04 (6) (b) The commission may direct that moneys resulting from any public debt contracted under this section be deposited in the funds or accounts created or designated by resolution of the commission or established by resolution under s. 45.37 (7), including escrow accounts established under refunding escrow agreements that are authorized by the commission.
18.04 (6) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
18.04 (6) (c) Notwithstanding s. 25.17, moneys deposited or held in funds or accounts under par. (b) and all other moneys received under s. 45.37 (7) (a) (intro.) may be invested in any obligations, either through cash purchase or exchange, as specified by resolution of the commission.
18.06 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
18.06 (9) Clean water fund program
and safe drinking water loan program bonds. Notwithstanding sub. (4), the sale of bonds under this subchapter to provide revenue for the clean water fund program or the safe drinking water loan program may be a private sale to the environmental improvement fund under s. 25.43, if the bonds sold are held or owned by the environmental improvement fund, or a public sale, as provided in the authorizing resolution.
20.005 (1) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
20.005 (1) Summary of all funds. The budget governing fiscal operations for the state of Wisconsin for all funds beginning on July 1, 2019, and ending on June 30, 2021, is summarized as follows: [See Figure 20.005 (1) following]
Figure: 20.005 (1)
GENERAL FUND SUMMARY
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SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS — ALL FUNDS
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SUMMARY OF COMPENSATION RESERVES — ALL FUNDS
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LOTTERY FUND SUMMARY
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20.005 (2) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
20.005 (2) State borrowing program summary. The following schedule sets forth the state borrowing program summary: [See Figures 20.005 (2) (a) and (b) following]
Figure: 20.005 (2) (a)
SUMMARY OF BONDING AUTHORITY MODIFICATIONS
2019-21 FISCAL BIENNIUM
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Figure: 20.005 (2) (b)
GENERAL OBLIGATION DEBT SERVICE
FISCAL YEARS 2019-20 AND 2020-21
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20.005 (3) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
20.005 (3) Appropriations. The following schedule sets forth all annual, biennial, and sum certain continuing appropriations and anticipated expenditures from other appropriations for the programs and other purposes indicated. All appropriations are made from the general fund unless otherwise indicated. The letter abbreviations shown designating the type of appropriation apply to both fiscal years in the schedule unless otherwise indicated. [See Figure 20.005 (3) following]
Figure: 20.005 (3)
20.115 (3) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
20.115 (3) (c) Farmer mental health assistance. The amounts in the schedule for mental health assistance to farmers and farm families.
20.115 (7) (qf) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.115 (7) (qf) Soil and water management; aids. From the environmental fund, the amounts in the schedule for cost-sharing grants and contracts under the soil and water resource management program under s. 92.14, but not for the support of local land conservation personnel, and for producer led watershed protection grants under s. 93.59. The department shall allocate funds, in an amount that does not exceed
$750,000 in each fiscal year of the 2017-19 fiscal biennium and $250,000
$500,000 in each fiscal year thereafter, for the producer led watershed protection grants.
20.155 (3) (r) of the statutes is amended to read:
(r) Broadband expansion grants; transfers.
From the universal service fund, all moneys transferred under s. 196.218 (3) (a) 2s. a., 2015 Wisconsin Act 55
, section 9236 (1v)
, and 2017 Wisconsin Act 59
, section 9237 (1)
and (2) (a), and 2019 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 9201 (1),
for broadband expansion grants under s. 196.504.
20.165 (1) (gc) of the statutes is repealed.
20.192 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.192 (1) (a) Operations and programs. A sum sufficient in each fiscal year 2017-18 equal to the amount obtained by subtracting from $35,250,700 $41,550,700 an amount equal to the sum of the amounts expended in that fiscal year from the appropriations under pars. (r) and (s); and in fiscal year 2018-19 equal to the amount obtained by subtracting from $41,550,700 the sum of the amounts expended in that fiscal year from the appropriations under pars. (r) and (s);, for the operations of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and for funding economic development programs developed and implemented under s. 238.03. No more than $16,512,500 may be expended from this appropriation in any fiscal year, and no moneys may be expended from this appropriation unless the balance of only if there are no unencumbered moneys available in the appropriation account under par. (r) is $0.
20.225 (1) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.225 (1) (g) Gifts, grants, contracts, leases, instructional material, and copyrights. Except as provided in par. (i), all moneys received from gifts, grants, contracts, the lease of excess capacity, the sale of instructional material under s. 39.11 (16), and the use of copyrights under s. 39.115 (1), to carry out the purposes for which received.