2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 8, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Rohrkaste, Gundrum, Kulp and
Ramthun, cosponsored by Senators Feyen, Darling and Wanggaard. Referred
to Committee on Workforce Development.
1An Act to create
20.192 (1) (c) and 238.137 of the statutes; relating to: new
2internship grants and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under this bill, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the
office of economic development within the office of university relations of the
University of Wisconsin System must jointly administer a program to award grants
to businesses operating in this state for legal, human resources, and staff training
expenses related to beginning an internship program after the bill's effective date.
The bill provides that a business is not eligible for a grant unless it plans to hire at
least three paid interns in the state during the three-year period following receipt
of a grant.
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 4
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.192 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) New internship grants.
The amounts in the schedule for grants 3
under s. 238.137.
238.137 of the statutes is created to read:
5238.137 New internship grants.
In this section, “office” means the office 6
of economic development within the office of university relations of the University 7
of Wisconsin System.
The corporation and office shall jointly administer a program to award 9
grants from the appropriation under s. 20.192 (1) (c) to businesses operating in this 10
state that begin internship programs after the effective date of this subsection .... 11
[LRB inserts date]. A business is not eligible for a grant under this subsection unless 12
the business plans to hire at least 3 paid interns in this state during the 3-year period 13
following receipt of a grant. A business may use a grant under this subsection only 14
for legal, human resources, and staff training expenses related to beginning an 15
This act takes effect on the day after publication, or on the 2nd day after 18
publication of the 2019 biennial budget act, whichever is later.