224.42 224.42 Disclosure of financial records for Medical Assistance and food stamp program eligibility.
224.42(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
224.42(1)(a) (a) “Financial institution" has the meaning given in s. 49.45 (4m) (a) 3.
224.42(1)(b) (b) “Financial record" has the meaning given in 12 USC 3401 (2).
224.42(2) (2) Financial record matching agreements. A financial institution is required to enter into an agreement with the department of health services under ss. 49.45 (4m) and 49.79 (1t).
224.42(3) (3) Limited liability. A financial institution is not liable for any of the following:
224.42(3)(a) (a) Disclosing a financial record of an individual or other information to the department of health services in accordance with an agreement, and its participation in the program, under s. 49.45 (4m) or 49.79 (1t).
224.42(3)(b) (b) Any other action taken in good faith to comply with s. 49.45 (4m) or 49.79 (1t).
224.42 History History: 2011 a. 192; 2013 a. 20; 2017 a. 59.
224.44 224.44 Disclosure of financial records for collection of unemployment insurance debt.
224.44(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
224.44(1)(a) (a) “Financial institution" has the meaning given in 12 USC 3401 (1).
224.44(1)(b) (b) “Financial record" has the meaning given in 12 USC 3401 (2).
224.44(2) (2) Financial record matching agreements. A financial institution is required to enter into an agreement with the department of workforce development under s. 108.223.
224.44(3) (3) Limited liability. A financial institution is not liable for any of the following:
224.44(3)(a) (a) Disclosing a financial record of an individual or other information to the department of workforce development in accordance with an agreement, and its participation in the program, under s. 108.223.
224.44(3)(b) (b) Any other action taken in good faith to comply with s. 108.223.
224.44 History History: 2013 a. 36.
224.46 224.46 Independent data processing servicers.
224.46(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
224.46(1)(a) (a) “Financial institution" has the meaning given in s. 214.01 (1) (jn).
224.46(1)(b) (b) “Independent data processing servicer" means an entity that provides to a financial institution electronic data processing services, but not including the exchange of data and settlement of funds between 2 or more unaffiliated financial institutions resulting from transactions involving remote terminals under s. 186.113 (15), remote service units under s. 214.04 (21) or 215.13 (46), or customer bank communications terminals under s. 221.0303 (2).
224.46(1)(c) (c) “Interface agreement" means a written agreement specifying the terms and conditions under which an interface of communications, data, or systems between independent data processing servicers shall be accomplished.
224.46(2) (2) Ownership of financial institution data. If a financial institution transfers or otherwise makes available to an independent data processing servicer any data from the financial institution's records, this data shall remain the property of the financial institution. The independent data processing servicer has no right, title, or interest in, or claim to legal ownership of, the data. The transfer of the data by the financial institution authorizes the independent data processing servicer only to exercise temporary control of the data for the limited purpose of performing the contracted services requested by the financial institution. This subsection also applies with respect to an independent data processing servicer that receives a financial institution's data under an interface agreement or other agreement with another independent data processing servicer.
224.46(3) (3) Contract disclosures by independent data processing servicers. No independent data processing servicer may enter into a contract with a financial institution, or renew or amend such a contract, unless the contract discloses, in separate contract provisions, all of the following:
224.46(3)(a) (a) All fees or charges, including any fee schedule, that the independent data processing servicer may impose on the financial institution.
224.46(3)(b) (b) Any formula or other grounds that the independent data processing servicer may apply or rely upon to terminate the contract.
Effective date note NOTE: This section is created eff. 3-1-20 by 2019 Wis. Act 65.
224.46 History History: 2019 a. 65.
224.48 224.48 College tuition and expenses program.
224.48(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
224.48(1)(a) (a) “Board" means the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
224.48(1)(am) (am) “Department” means the department of financial institutions.
224.48(1)(b) (b) “Institution of higher education" means an eligible educational institution, as defined under 26 USC 529.
224.48(2) (2) Weighted average tuition; tuition unit cost. Annually, the department and the board jointly shall determine all of the following:
224.48(2)(a) (a) The weighted average tuition of bachelor's degree-granting institutions within the University of Wisconsin System for the academic year that begins on or after the first day of August of the current year. The amount shall be calculated as follows:
224.48(2)(a)1. 1. For each such institution, multiply the tuition charged a full-time undergraduate who is a resident of this state by the number of full-time equivalent resident undergraduates attending the institution.
224.48(2)(a)2. 2. Add the products under subd. 1.
224.48(2)(a)3. 3. Divide the sum under subd. 2. by the total number of full-time equivalent resident undergraduates attending such institutions.
224.48(2)(b) (b) The price of a tuition unit, which shall be valid for a period determined jointly by the department and the board. The price shall be sufficient to ensure the ability of the department to meet its obligations under this section. To the extent possible, the price shall be set so that the value of the tuition unit in the anticipated academic year of its use will be equal to 1 percent of the weighted average tuition for that academic year plus the costs of administering the program under this section attributable to the unit.
224.48(3) (3) College tuition and expenses contracts.
224.48(3)(a) (a) An individual, trust, legal guardian, or entity described under 26 USC 529 (e) (1) (C) may enter into a contract with the department for the sale of tuition units on behalf of a beneficiary.
224.48(3)(b) (b) The contract shall specify the anticipated academic year of the beneficiary's initial enrollment in an institution of higher education.
224.48(3)(c) (c) The department may charge a purchaser an enrollment fee.
224.48(3)(d) (d) The department shall promulgate rules authorizing a person who has entered into a contract under this subsection to change the beneficiary named in the contract.
224.48(4) (4) Number of tuition units purchased. A person who enters into a contract under sub. (3) may purchase tuition units at any time and in any number, or may authorize a parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, or uncle of the beneficiary to purchase tuition units, except that the total number of tuition units purchased on behalf of a single beneficiary may not exceed the number necessary to cover tuition, fees and the costs of room and board, books, supplies and equipment required for enrollment or attendance of the beneficiary at an institution of higher education.
224.48(5) (5) Payment of tuition.
224.48(5)(a)(a) Except as provided in sub. (7m), if an individual named as beneficiary in a contract under sub. (3) attends an institution of higher education in the United States, each tuition unit purchased on his or her behalf entitles that beneficiary to apply toward the payment of tuition, fees and the costs of room and board, books, supplies and equipment required for enrollment or attendance at the institution an amount equal to 1 percent of the anticipated weighted average tuition of bachelor's degree-granting institutions within the University of Wisconsin System for the year of attendance, as estimated under sub. (2) in the year in which the tuition unit was purchased.
224.48(5)(b) (b) Upon request by the beneficiary, the department shall pay to the institution or beneficiary, whichever is appropriate, in each semester of attendance the lesser of the following:
224.48(5)(b)1. 1. An amount equal to the value of each tuition unit, as determined under par. (a), multiplied by the number of tuition units purchased on behalf of the beneficiary and not used.
224.48(5)(b)2. 2. An amount equal to the sum of the institution's tuition, fees and the costs described in par. (a) for that semester.
224.48(6) (6) Termination of contract.
224.48(6)(a)(a) A contract under sub. (3) may be terminated by the person entering into the contract if any of the following occurs:
224.48(6)(a)1. 1. The beneficiary dies or is permanently disabled.
224.48(6)(a)2. 2. The beneficiary graduates from high school but is unable to gain admission to an institution of higher education after a good faith effort.
224.48(6)(a)3. 3. The beneficiary attended an institution of higher education but involuntarily failed to complete the program in which he or she was enrolled.
224.48(6)(a)4. 4. The beneficiary is at least 18 years old and one of the following applies:
224.48(6)(a)4.a. a. The beneficiary has not graduated from high school.
224.48(6)(a)4.b. b. The beneficiary has decided not to attend an institution of higher education.
224.48(6)(a)4.c. c. The beneficiary attended an institution of higher education but voluntarily withdrew without completing the program in which he or she was enrolled.
224.48(6)(a)5. 5. Other circumstances determined by the department to be grounds for termination.
224.48(6)(b) (b) The department may terminate a contract under sub. (3) if any of the tuition units purchased under the contract remain unused 10 years after the anticipated academic year of the beneficiary's initial enrollment in an institution of higher education, as specified in the contract.
224.48(7) (7) Refunds.
224.48(7)(a)(a) Except as provided in sub. (7m), the department shall do all of the following:
224.48(7)(a)1. 1. When a beneficiary completes the program in which he or she is enrolled, if the beneficiary has not used all of the tuition units purchased on his or her behalf, refund to the person who entered into the contract an amount equal to 1 percent of the anticipated weighted average tuition in the academic year in which the beneficiary completed the program, as estimated under sub. (2) in the year in which the tuition units were purchased, multiplied by the number of tuition units purchased by the person and not used by the beneficiary.
224.48(7)(a)2. 2. If a contract is terminated under sub. (6) (a) 1., 2. or 3., refund to the person who entered into the contract an amount equal to 1 percent of the anticipated weighted average tuition in the academic year in which the contract is terminated, as estimated under sub. (2) in the year in which the tuition units were purchased, multiplied by the number of tuition units purchased by the person and not used by the beneficiary.
224.48(7)(a)3. 3. If a contract is terminated under sub. (6) (a) 4. or (b), refund to the person who entered into the contract an amount equal to 99 percent of the amount determined under subd. 2.
224.48(7)(a)4. 4. If a contract is terminated under sub. (6) (a) 5., refund to the person who entered into the contract the amount under subd. 2. or under subd. 3., as determined by the department.
224.48(7)(a)5. 5. If the beneficiary is awarded a scholarship, tuition waiver or similar subsidy that cannot be converted into cash by the beneficiary, refund to the person who entered into the contract, upon the person's request, an amount equal to the value of the tuition units that are not needed because of the scholarship, waiver or similar subsidy and that would otherwise have been paid by the department on behalf of the beneficiary during the semester in which the beneficiary is enrolled.
224.48(7)(b) (b) The department shall determine the method and schedule for the payment of refunds under this subsection.
224.48(7m) (7m) Tuition unit value adjustment; refund adjustment.
224.48(7m)(a)(a) The department may adjust the value of a tuition unit based on the actual earnings attributable to the tuition unit less the costs of administering the program under this section that are attributable to the tuition unit if any of the following applies:
224.48(7m)(a)1. 1. The individual named as the beneficiary in a contract under sub. (3) wishes to use the tuition unit for the payment of tuition in a year other than the anticipated academic year of attendance, as specified in the contract.
224.48(7m)(a)2. 2. The individual named as the beneficiary in a contract under sub. (3), or the person who entered into the contract, wishes to receive a refund under sub. (7) in a year other than the anticipated academic year of the beneficiary's attendance, as specified in the contract.
224.48(7m)(b) (b) The department may not increase the value of a tuition unit under par. (a) to an amount that exceeds the value of a tuition unit that was purchased at a similar time, held for a similar period and used or refunded in the anticipated academic year of the beneficiary's attendance, as specified in the contract.
224.48(7m)(c) (c) The department may promulgate rules imposing or increasing penalties for refunds under sub. (7) (a) if the department determines that such rules are necessary to maintain the status of the program under this section as a qualified state tuition program under section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, as defined in s. 71.01 (6).
224.48(8) (8) Exemption from garnishment, attachment and execution. Moneys deposited in the tuition trust fund and a beneficiary's right to the payment of tuition, fees and the costs described in sub. (5) (a) under this section are not subject to garnishment, attachment, execution or any other process of law.
224.48(9) (9) Contract with actuary. The department shall contract with an actuary or actuarial firm to evaluate annually whether the assets in the tuition trust fund are sufficient to meet the obligations of the department under this section and to advise the department on setting the price of a tuition unit under sub. (2) (b).
224.48(10) (10) Reports.
224.48(10)(a)(a) Annually, the department shall submit a report to the governor, and to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3), on the program under this section. The report shall include any recommendations for changes to the program that the department determines are necessary to ensure the sufficiency of the tuition trust fund to meet the department's obligations under this section.
224.48(10)(b) (b) The department shall submit a quarterly report to the state investment board projecting the future cash flow needs of the tuition trust fund. The state investment board shall invest moneys held in the tuition trust fund in investments with maturities and liquidity that are appropriate for the needs of the fund as reported by the department in its quarterly reports. All income derived from such investments shall be credited to the fund.
224.48(11) (11) Construction.
224.48(11)(a)(a) Nothing in this section guarantees an individual's admission to, retention by or graduation from any institution of higher education.
224.48(11)(b) (b) The requirements to pay tuition, fees and the costs of room and board, books, supplies and equipment under sub. (5) and to make refunds under sub. (7) are subject to the availability of sufficient assets in the tuition trust fund.
224.48(11m) (11m) Financial aid calculations. The value of tuition units shall not be included in the calculation of a beneficiary's eligibility for state financial aid for higher education if the beneficiary notifies the higher educational aids board and the institution of higher education that the beneficiary is planning to attend that he or she is a beneficiary of a contract under this section and the contract owner agrees to release to the higher educational aids board and the institution of higher education information necessary for the calculation under this subsection.
224.48(12) (12) Additional duties and powers.
224.48(12)(a) (a) The department shall do all of the following:
224.48(12)(a)1. 1. Annually publish a list of the institutions of higher education located in this state and the number of tuition units necessary to pay for one year of full-time attendance as a resident undergraduate at each institution.
224.48(12)(a)2. 2. Actively promote the program under this section.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 102 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on February 24, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after February 24, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 2-24-20)