2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
March 7, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Testin,
Feyen, Olsen, Jacque and Nass,
cosponsored by Representatives
Oldenburg, Petryk, VanderMeer, Dittrich,
Kulp, Murphy, Ballweg, Edming, Felzkowski, James, Kitchens, Krug, Kurtz,
Mursau, Ramthun, Rohrkaste, Skowronski, Spiros, Summerfield, Tauchen,
Tranel, Tusler, Wichgers, Allen, Brandtjen, Kuglitsch, Schraa and
Plumer. Referred to Committee on Local Government, Small Business,
Tourism and Workforce Development.
1An Act to renumber and amend
106.13 (2m); to amend
106.13 (1), 106.13 (2), 2
106.13 (3) and 106.13 (3m) (d); and to create
20.445 (1) (eg) and 106.13 (2m) 3
(a), (b), (c) of the statutes; relating to: youth apprenticeship programs and
4making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
The bill increases the appropriation for youth apprenticeship grants for fiscal
year 2018-19 by $2,766,300 and provides that any unencumbered amount from the
appropriation does not lapse to the general fund at the end of that fiscal year.
The bill also creates an appropriation for $100,000 in the 2019-21 fiscal
biennium for the development of youth apprenticeship curricula, and sets priorities
for curricula development.
The bill also increases the maximum amount of a youth apprenticeship grant
from $900 to $1,000.
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 6
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.445 (1) (eg) of the statutes is created to read:
(eg) Local youth apprenticeship curricula development.
the amounts in the schedule for local youth apprenticeship curriculum development 4
under s. 106.13 (2m).
106.13 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
The department may
provide a youth apprenticeship program.
7If the department provides that program, the program may, which shall
include 8under that program
the grant program under sub. (3m).
106.13 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
The council on workforce investment established under 29 USC 112821 3111
, the technical college system board, and the department of public 12
instruction shall assist the department in providing the youth apprenticeship 13
program under sub. (1).
106.13 (2m) of the statutes is renumbered 106.13 (2m) (intro.) and 15
amended to read:
(intro.) The department shall approve occupations and maintain 17
a list of approved occupations for the youth apprenticeship program. From the 18
appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (a) (eg)
, the department shall develop curricula for 19
youth apprenticeship programs for occupations approved under this subsection. The
1department may contract with a 3rd party to develop the curricula. The department
2shall develop the curricula considering each of the following:
106.13 (2m) (a), (b), (c) of the statutes are created to read:
(a) To meet high-demand fields and local workforce needs, as 5
determined by the department pursuant to its activities under s. 106.17.
(b) To meet state and local workforce needs in the fields of science, technology, 7
engineering, and mathematics.
(c) To replace outdated curricula that no longer serve state or local workforce 9
106.13 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
The youth apprenticeship program under sub. (1) shall not affect any 12
apprenticeship program that is governed by subch. I, except that an apprenticeship 13
program that is governed by subch. I may shall
grant credit toward the completion 14
of an apprenticeship for the successful completion of a youth apprenticeship under 15
sub. (1). The department shall create standards for granting credit under this
106.13 (3m) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) The amount of a grant awarded under par. (b) may not exceed 19
per youth apprentice. A local partnership that is awarded a grant under 20
par. (b) shall provide matching funds equal to 50 percent of the grant amount 21
(1) Local youth apprenticeship grants.
In the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) for 24
the appropriation to the department of workforce development under s. 20.445 (1) 25
(e), the dollar amount for fiscal year 2018-19 is increased by $2,766,300 for local
youth apprenticeship grants under s. 106.13 (3m). Notwithstanding s. 20.001 (3) (a), 2
at the end of fiscal year 2018-19, any unencumbered balance from the appropriation 3
under s. 20.445 (1) (e) does not revert to the general fund, and the department of 4
workforce development may in the 2019-21 fiscal biennium expend the amount 5
equal to this unencumbered balance in addition to the amount in the schedule under 6
s. 20.005 (3) for the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (e) for state fiscal years 2019-20 7
(1) The treatment of s. 106.13 (3m) (d) first applies to a grant that is awarded 10
on the effective date of this act.
This act takes effect on the day after publication, 12
except as follows:
The treatment of s. 20.445 (1) (eg) takes effect on the day after publication, 14
or on the 2nd day after publication of the 2019 biennial budget act, whichever is later.