Permanent conservation area, consisting of 11.101 acres, which is to be physically defined by means of fencing or other suitable means.
Permanently reserved woodland, consisting of 3.018 acres.
Park and woodland areas, consisting of 4.686 acres, which may be subject to limited modification, such as landscaping, but which are to be protected from disparate uses and encroachment.
The buildings and grounds of the former Downer college with any reconstruction or renovation which may be authorized by the board.
Park and woodland areas, consisting of 2.6287 acres, which may be subject to limited modifications, such as landscaping and utility lines.
That portion of Downer Woods designated a permanent conservation area is to be forever protected from encroachment or disparate uses, and its boundaries are to be defined and protected by fencing or other suitable means. The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station, shall prepare and implement a Downer Woods natural area management and restoration plan to ensure that the conservation area is managed properly as a natural area.
That portion of Downer Woods designated as permanently reserved woodland shall be set aside exclusively for purposes of community enhancement and relaxation, and any disparate uses to or encroachments upon such land is prohibited except for the purpose of constructing an addition and providing service to Sandburg Hall, which may not exceed 0.75 acres. The board shall grant a temporary easement sufficient to facilitate the construction of the addition, and whenever necessary to facilitate the maintenance of Sandburg Hall, conditioned upon the ecological restoration of the area within the easement.
Those portions of Downer Woods designated as park and woodland areas under sub. (3) (c)
may be used by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as recreational and aesthetic corridors. Any modifications made to such portions of the woods under sub. (3) (c)
may not significantly alter the present character of such land, and any disparate uses to or encroachments upon such land are prohibited.
The buildings of the former Downer college shall be preserved and no portion thereof may be razed without prior approval of the building commission.
Use of animals for research purposes.
The board shall adopt criteria for researchers to follow regarding humane treatment of animals for scientific research purposes.
History: 1983 a. 27
Accommodation of religious beliefs.
The board shall promulgate rules providing for the reasonable accommodation of a student's sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to all examinations and other academic requirements. The rules shall include all of the following:
Written and timely notification of all students and instructors of the rules and complaint process.
A means by which a student can conveniently and confidentially notify an instructor of potential conflicts.
A means by which a student is permitted to make up an examination or academic requirement at another time or by an alternative means without any prejudicial effect.
A procedure for handling and resolving complaints within each institution.
History: 1991 a. 227
; 1997 a. 237
See also ch. UWS 22
, Wis. adm. code.
License plate scholarship programs.
The board shall establish a scholarship program at each of the institutions specified in s. 341.14 (6r) (f) 35.
The program at each institution shall be funded by the fees collected under s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 4.
for that institution and the scholarships shall be awarded by the chancellor of each institution according to criteria developed by the chancellor.
History: 1989 a. 31
; 2015 a. 55
Research funding. 36.45(3)(3)
By September 1, 1992, and biennially thereafter by September 1, the board shall report to the governor and the joint committee on finance the purpose, duration, cost and anticipated completion date of all research and public service projects for which the board is expending general purpose revenue.
The board shall report annually by September 1 to the joint committee on finance the number of research contracts considered under processes established under s. 36.11 (55m) (e)
and the outcome of those contracts.
Alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and intervention programs.
The board shall appoint alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and intervention program counselors for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The counselors shall develop alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and intervention programs and train faculty, academic staff and university staff in the prevention of and early intervention in alcohol and other drug abuse.
History: 1989 a. 31
; 2015 a. 55
Environmental program grants and scholarships.
From the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (rm)
, the board shall annually do the following:
Make need-based grants totaling $100,000 to students who are members of underrepresented groups and who are enrolled in a program leading to a certificate or a bachelor's degree from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Provide annual scholarships totaling $100,000 to students enrolled in the sustainable management degree program through the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
Award the balance to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for environmental programs.
History: 2009 a. 28
; 2011 a. 32
Nutritional improvement for elderly. 36.51(1)(a)
"Authorized elderly person" means any resident of this state who is 60 years of age or older, and the spouse of any such person.
"Institution" includes any private institution of higher education.
Any college campus or institution approved by the board may establish a system to provide the opportunity for authorized elderly persons to participate in its meal program. If a college campus or institution desires to establish such a service, it shall develop a plan for the provision of food services for elderly persons and submit the plan to the board. Annually, the board shall notify the department of public instruction of the approved college campuses and institutions.
Each plan shall provide at least one meal per day for each day that school is in regular session. The college campus or institution may provide additional service at other times in its discretion, if the number of eligible persons in the area is of sufficient size, in the opinion of the board, so that unwarranted production expense is not incurred.
Any college campus or institution that operates a food services plan for elderly persons under this section shall make facilities available for service to elderly persons at every facility that provides hot food service to its students. Upon application, the board may grant exceptions from compliance with this subsection for reasons of safety, convenience or insufficient interest in a given neighborhood.
Meals may be served at schools where they are served to students or at any site more convenient to the majority of authorized elderly persons interested in the service. Food may be transported to authorized elderly persons who are unable to leave their homes or distributed to nonprofit organizations for such purposes. However, no state funds under this section may be used for food delivery to individual homes. The board may require consolidation of programs between college campuses and institutions and between schools if such a procedure will be convenient and economical.
The college campus or institution may file a claim with the department of public instruction for reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred, excluding capital equipment costs, but not to exceed 15% of the cost of the meal or 50 cents per meal, whichever is less. Any cost in excess of the lesser amount may be charged to participants. If the department of public instruction approves the claim, it shall certify that payment is due and the secretary of administration shall pay the claim from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (cn)
All meals served must meet the approval of the board, which shall establish minimum nutritional standards and reasonable expenditure limits consistent with the standards and limits established by the state superintendent of public instruction under s. 115.345 (6)
. The board shall give special consideration to the dietary problems of elderly persons in formulating a nutritional plan. However, no college campus or institution may be required to provide special foods for individual persons with allergies or medical disorders.
Participants in a program under this section may be required to document their Wisconsin residency in a manner approved by the board. The board may issue identification cards to such persons if necessary. A college campus or institution may admit nonresidents who would otherwise qualify into its program, but no state funds under this section may be used to subsidize any portion of the meals served to such persons.
The board shall adopt reasonable rules necessary to implement this section.
Reimbursement of pay supplements.
Whenever moneys become available from the federal government to finance the cost of pay and related adjustments for employees of the system whose positions are wholly or partly funded from federal revenue under 7 USC 343
that have been paid from the appropriation under s. 20.865 (1) (cj)
during the same fiscal year in which moneys are expended from that appropriation, the board shall reimburse the general fund for any expenditures made under s. 20.865 (1) (cj)
from the appropriate appropriation to the board made from federal revenues.
Environmental education board and grants. 36.54(1)(a)(a)
The environmental education board shall consult with the state superintendent of public instruction in identifying needs and establishing priorities for environmental education in public schools, including needs for teacher training, curriculum development and the development and dissemination of curriculum materials. The state superintendent of public instruction shall seek the advice of the environmental education board in carrying out these activities.
The environmental education board shall consult with other state agencies, including the University of Wisconsin-Extension, conservation and environmental groups, youth organizations and nature and environmental centers in identifying needs and establishing priorities for environmental education.
"Corporation" means a nonstock corporation organized under ch. 181
that is a nonprofit corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (17)
"Public agency" means a county, city, village, town, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district, lake sanitary district or school district or an agency of this state or of a county, city, village, town, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district, lake sanitary district or school district.
From the appropriations under s. 20.285 (1) (ge)
, and (rc)
, the environmental education board shall award grants to corporations and public agencies for the development, dissemination and presentation of environmental education programs. Programs shall be funded on an 18-month basis. The environmental education board may not award a grant unless the grant recipient matches at least 25% of the amount of the grant. Private funds and in-kind contributions may be applied to meet the matching requirement. Grants under this paragraph may not be used to replace funding available from other sources.
The environmental education board shall promulgate rules establishing the criteria and procedures for the awarding of grants for programs and projects under par. (b)
. The environmental education board shall use the priorities established under sub. (1)
for awarding grants if the amount in the appropriations under s. 20.285 (1) (ge)
, and (rc)
in any fiscal year is insufficient to fund all applications under this subsection.
The environmental education board shall seek private funds for the purpose of the grants under this subsection.
No more than one-third of the total amount awarded in grants under par. (b)
in any fiscal year may be awarded to state agencies.
The environmental education board may use up to 5% of the amount appropriated under s. 20.285 (1) (rc)
to administer the grants under this subsection.
Effective date note
This section is repealed eff. 7-1-17 by 2015 Wis. Act 55
See also ch. EEB 2
, Wis. adm. code.
Reporting employment harassment and discrimination claims.
By September 1 of each even-numbered year, the president shall submit a report to the chief clerk of each house for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2)
that contains a description of each employment harassment or discrimination claim filed against the board or an employee of the board and resolved in favor of the claimant, the amount of any settlement paid to or judgment entered for the claimant and a description of any discipline of board employees resulting from the resolution of the claim.
History: 1999 a. 9
Grants for forestry cooperatives. 36.56(1)
From the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (qm)
, the center for cooperatives under s. 36.11 (40)
may award grants to persons to form forestry cooperatives under ch. 185
that consist primarily of private, nonindustrial owners of woodland. A grant recipient shall provide matching funds equal to 50% of the grant amount awarded. The match may be in the form of money or in-kind services or both, but may not include money received from the state.
In each fiscal year, the center for cooperatives may not encumber funds from the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (qm)
for administrative expenses if the amounts encumbered in that fiscal year for administrative expenses exceed 5% of the total expenditures from the appropriation for the fiscal year.
History: 1999 a. 9
; 2005 a. 441
Veterinary diagnostic laboratory. 36.58(1)
Duties of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory board.
The veterinary diagnostic laboratory board shall do all of the following:
Prescribe policies for the operation of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
Develop biennial budget requests for the veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
In accordance with sub. (3)
, set fees for services provided by the veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
(2) Duties of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
The veterinary diagnostic laboratory shall do all of the following:
Operate a laboratory that does all of the following:
Provides testing and diagnostic services for all types of animals, including fish, in this state, with emphasis on services for farm animals.
Provides the diagnostic services necessary to meet the requirements for accreditation by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.
Provides the testing and diagnostic services needed by the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection to discharge the department's responsibilities related to disease control and animal health.
Maintain a regional laboratory in the city of Barron.
In cooperation with the school of veterinary medicine and the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection, participate in research and in the provision of field services, consultation services and education as determined to be appropriate by the veterinary diagnostic laboratory board.
Except as provided in pars. (b)
, the veterinary diagnostic laboratory shall charge fees for testing and diagnostic services.
The veterinary diagnostic laboratory may not charge a fee for any testing or diagnostic service conducted for the subunit of the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection that is responsible for animal health or for the subunit of the federal department of agriculture that is responsible for animal health.
The veterinary diagnostic laboratory board may identify services that are necessary to protect human health and safety for which the veterinary diagnostic laboratory may not charge fees.
(3m) Appointment of director.
After consultation with the veterinary diagnostic laboratory board, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison shall appoint an individual who has received the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine as the director of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
(4) Submission of budget.
Notwithstanding s. 15.03
, the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System shall process and forward to the department of administration all personnel and biennial budget requests of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory board without change.