2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
October 7, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Zamarripa, Anderson, Bowen,
Crowley, Emerson, Haywood, Hebl, Neubauer, Ohnstad, Sargent, Sinicki,
Spreitzer, Steffen, C. Taylor, Vining and Gruszynski, cosponsored by
Senators Carpenter, Ringhand, Risser, L. Taylor and Larson. Referred to
Committee on Education.
1An Act relating to: funding for bilingual-bicultural education programs and
2making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill provides additional funding to the Department of Public Instruction
for bilingual-bicultural education programs in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal
years. A bilingual-bicultural education program is a program designed to improve
the ability of limited-English proficient pupils to speak, read, and write in the
English language, so that the pupils will be able to perform classwork in English.
For further information see the state and local 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:
(1) Bilingual-bicultural education aids.
In the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) 5
for the appropriation to the department of public instruction under s. 20.255 (2) (cc), 6
the dollar amount for fiscal year 2019-20 is increased by $8,510,200 for the purpose 7
for which the appropriation is made. In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the
statutes for the appropriation to the department of public instruction under s. 20.255 2
(2) (cc), the dollar amount for fiscal year 2020-21 is increased by $26,810,200 for the 3
purposes for which the appropriation is made.