49.155(7)(a)1.1. If a child care provider is convicted of a serious crime, as defined in s. 48.686 (1) (c), or if a caregiver specified in s. 48.686 (1) (ag) 1. a. or a nonclient resident, as defined in s. 48.686 (1) (bm), of the child care provider is convicted or adjudicated delinquent for committing a serious crime on or after his or her 10th birthday or if the department provides written notice under s. 48.686 (4p) that the child care provider, caregiver, or nonclient resident is ineligible for certification, employment, or residence at the child care provider, the department or the county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, or 46.23 shall refuse to allow payment to the child care provider for any child care provided under this section beginning on the date of the conviction or delinquency adjudication.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 1. is shown as amended eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59. Prior to 9-30-18 it reads:
Effective date text 1. If a child care provider is convicted of a serious crime, as defined in s. 48.685 (1) (c) 3m., or if a caregiver specified in s. 48.685 (1) (ag) 1. a. or a nonclient resident, as defined in s. 48.685 (1) (bm), of the child care provider is convicted or adjudicated delinquent for committing a serious crime on or after his or her 12th birthday, the department or the county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, or 46.23 shall refuse to allow payment to the child care provider for any child care provided under this section beginning on the date of the conviction or delinquency adjudication.
49.155(7)(a)2. 2. If a child care provider is the subject of a pending criminal charge alleging that the person has committed a serious crime, as defined in s. 48.686 (1) (c), or if a caregiver specified in s. 48.686 (1) (ag) 1. or a nonclient resident, as defined in s. 48.686 (1) (bm), of the child care provider is the subject of a pending criminal charge or delinquency petition alleging that the person has committed a serious crime on or after his or her 10th birthday, the department or the county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, or 46.23 shall immediately suspend payment to the child care provider for any child care provided under this section until the department obtains information regarding the final disposition of the charge or delinquency petition indicating that the person is not ineligible to receive such a payment.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 2. is shown as amended eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59. Prior to 9-30-18 it reads:
Effective date text 2. If a child care provider is the subject of a pending criminal charge alleging that the person has committed a serious crime, as defined in s. 48.685 (1) (c) 3m., or if a caregiver specified in s. 48.685 (1) (ag) 1. a. or a nonclient resident, as defined in s. 48.685 (1) (bm), of the child care provider is the subject of a pending criminal charge or delinquency petition alleging that the person has committed a serious crime on or after his or her 12th birthday, the department or the county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, or 46.23 shall immediately suspend payment to the child care provider for any child care provided under this section until the department obtains information regarding the final disposition of the charge or delinquency petition indicating that the person is not ineligible to receive such a payment.
49.155(7)(b) (b) The department or the county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, or 46.23 may refuse to allow payment to a child care provider for child care provided under this section if any of the following applies to the child care provider or to a caregiver specified in s. 48.686 (1) (ag) 1. a. or nonclient resident, as defined in s. 48.686 (1) (bm), of the child care provider:
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) (intro.) is shown as amended eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59. Prior to 9-30-18 it reads:
Effective date text (b) The department or the county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, or 46.23 may refuse to allow payment to a child care provider for child care provided under this section if any of the following applies to the child care provider or to a caregiver specified in s. 48.685 (1) (ag) 1. a. or nonclient resident, as defined in s. 48.685 (1) (bm), of the child care provider:
49.155(7)(b)1. 1. The person has been convicted of or adjudicated delinquent on or after his or her 10th birthday for committing an offense that is not a serious crime, as defined in s. 48.686 (1) (c), but the department determines under s. 48.686 (5m) that the offense substantially relates to the care of children or the department determines that the offense substantially relates to the operation of a business.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 1. is shown as amended eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59. Prior to 9-30-18 it reads:
Effective date text 1. The person has been convicted of or adjudicated delinquent on or after his or her 12th birthday for committing an offense that is not a serious crime, as defined in s. 48.685 (1) (c) 3m., but the department, county department, agency contracted with under s. 48.651 (2), or school board determines under s. 48.685 (5m) that the offense substantially relates to the care of children or the department or county department determines that the offense substantially relates to the operation of a business.
49.155(7)(b)2. 2. The person is a caregiver specified in s. 48.686 (1) (ag) 1. or a nonclient resident, as defined in s. 48.686 (1) (bm), and is the subject of a pending criminal charge that the department, county department, agency contracted with under s. 48.651 (2), or school board determines substantially relates to the care of children.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 2. is shown as amended eff. 9-30-18 by 2017 Wis. Act 59. Prior to 9-30-18 it reads:
Effective date text 2. The person is a caregiver specified in s. 48.685 (1) (ag) 1. a. or a nonclient resident, as defined in s. 48.685 (1) (bm), and is the subject of a pending criminal charge that the department, county department, agency contracted with under s. 48.651 (2), or school board determines substantially relates to the care of children.
49.155(7)(b)3. 3. The person has been determined under s. 48.981 to have abused or neglected a child.
49.155(7)(b)4. 4. The department or county department reasonably suspects that the person has violated any provision under the program under this section or any rule promulgated under this section.
49.155(7m) (7m)Penalties.
49.155(7m)(a)(a) The department shall by rule establish policies and procedures permitting the department to do all of the following if a child care provider submits false, misleading, or irregular information to the department or if a child care provider fails to comply with the terms of the program under this section and fails to provide to the satisfaction of the department an explanation for the noncompliance:
49.155(7m)(a)1. 1. Recoup payments made to the child care provider.
49.155(7m)(a)2. 2. Withhold payments to be made to the child care provider.
49.155(7m)(a)3. 3. Impose a forfeiture on the child care provider.
49.155(7m)(b) (b) The penalties under par. (a) may be imposed on any child care provider subject to this section. Any officer, director, or employee of a child care provider that is a corporation, and any member, manager, or employee of a child care provider that is a limited liability company, who holds at least 20 percent of the ownership interest of the corporation or limited liability company and who has control or supervision of or responsibility for operating the child care business, including reporting for and receipt of payments under this section, may be found personally liable for such amounts, including overpayments made under this section, if the business, corporation, or limited liability company is unable to pay such amounts to the department. Ownership interest of a corporation or limited liability company includes ownership or control, directly or indirectly, by legally enforceable means or otherwise, by the individual, by the individual's spouse or child, by the individual's parent if the individual is under age 18, or by a combination of 2 or more of them, and such ownership interest of a parent corporation or limited liability company of which the corporation or limited liability company unable to pay such amounts is a wholly owned subsidiary. The personal liability of the officers, directors, and employees of a corporation and of the members, managers, and employees of a limited liability company as provided in this paragraph is an independent obligation and survives dissolution, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, assignment for the benefit of creditors, judicially confirmed extension or composition, or any analogous situation of the corporation or limited liability company.
49.155 History History: 1995 a. 289; 1997 a. 27, s. 1766 to 1775, 1838 to 1857; 1997 a. 41, 105, 237, 252; 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 16; 2003 a. 33; 2005 a. 25, 165; 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 28, 76, 77, 185; 2011 a. 32, 120, 158, 202; 2013 a. 20, 113, 170; 2015 a. 55, 172; 2017 a. 59; s. 35.17 correction in (6m) (title).
49.155 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. DCF 201 and s. DCF 101.26, Wis. adm. code.
49.155 Annotation It was reasonable for the department to construe sub. (1m) (a) 2. as limiting eligible employment to only “qualified" employers, meaning legitimate employers with a verified legal status. It is reasonable to expect that eligibility for child-care benefits requires legitimate, documented employment with an employer who complies with legal employment requirements. Mata v. Department of Children and Families, 2014 WI App 69, 354 Wis. 2d 486, 849 N.W.2d 908, 13-2013.
49.157 49.157 Wisconsin works; transportation assistance. A Wisconsin works agency may provide transportation assistance in the manner prescribed by the department. The Wisconsin works agency shall limit any financial assistance granted under this subsection to financial assistance for public transportation if a form of public transportation that meets the needs of the participant is available.
49.157 History History: 1995 a. 289.
49.159 49.159 Wisconsin works; noncustodial and minor and other custodial parents.
49.159(1) (1)Noncustodial parents.
49.159(1)(a)(a) An individual who would be eligible under s. 49.145 except that the individual is the noncustodial parent of a dependent child is eligible for services and benefits under par. (b) if the individual is subject to a child support order, the individual satisfies all of the requirements related to substance abuse screening, testing, and treatment under s. 49.162 that apply to the individual, and any of the following applies to the custodial parent of the dependent child:
49.159(1)(a)1. 1. The custodial parent is receiving case management services under s. 49.147 (2) (am).
49.159(1)(a)2. 2. The custodial parent is participating in a Wisconsin Works employment position.
49.159(1)(a)3. 3. The custodial parent is receiving a grant under s. 49.148 (1m).
49.159(1)(a)4. 4. The custodial parent is receiving a subsidy for child care for the dependent child under s. 49.155.
49.159(1)(b) (b) A Wisconsin Works agency may provide to an individual who is eligible under par. (a) any of the following services or benefits:
49.159(1)(b)1. 1. Job search assistance and case management designed to enable the individual to obtain and retain employment.
49.159(1)(b)2. 2. Placement in one job under s. 49.147 (3).
49.159(1)(b)3. 3. A stipend in an amount determined by the Wisconsin Works agency for not more than 4 months. A stipend under this subdivision terminates if the individual is placed in a job under s. 49.147 (3) or obtains unsubsidized employment, as defined in s. 49.147 (1).
49.159(2) (2)Minor custodial parents; financial and employment counseling. A custodial parent who is under the age of 18 is eligible, regardless of that individual's or that individual's parent's income or assets, to meet with a financial and employment planner. The financial and employment planner may provide the individual with information regarding Wisconsin works eligibility, available child care services, employment and financial planning, family planning services, as defined in s. 253.07 (1) (b), community resources, eligibility for food stamps and other food and nutrition programs.
49.159(3) (3)Other custodial parents. A custodial parent in a Wisconsin Works group in which the other custodial parent is a participant in a Wisconsin Works employment position or is receiving case management services under s. 49.147 (2) (am) is eligible for employment training and job search assistance services provided by the Wisconsin Works agency.
49.159(4) (4)Pregnant women. A pregnant woman whose pregnancy is medically verified, who would be eligible under s. 49.145 except that she is not a custodial parent of a dependent child, and who does not satisfy the requirements under s. 49.148 (1m) (a) 2. is eligible for employment training and job search assistance services provided by the Wisconsin Works agency.
49.159 History History: 1995 a. 289; 1997 a. 27; 2009 a. 28; 2011 a. 32; 2013 a. 20; 2015 a. 55; s. 35.17 correction in (1) (title).
49.161 49.161 Wisconsin works; overpayments.
49.161(1) (1)Trial employment match program jobs overpayments. Notwithstanding s. 49.96, the department shall recover an overpayment of benefits paid under s. 49.148 (1) (a) from an individual who receives benefits paid under s. 49.148 (1) (a). The value of the benefit liable for recovery under this subsection may not exceed the amount that the department paid in wage subsidies with respect to that participant while the participant was ineligible to participate. The department shall promulgate rules establishing policies and procedures for administrating this subsection.
49.161(2) (2)Community service jobs and transitional placements overpayments. Except as provided in sub. (3), the department shall recover an overpayment of benefits paid under s. 49.148 (1) (b) or (c) from an individual who continues to receive benefits under s. 49.148 (1) (b)and (c) by reducing the amount of the individual's benefit payment by no more than 10 percent.
49.161(3) (3)Overpayments caused by intentional program violations. If an overpayment under sub. (1) or (2) is the result of an intentional violation of ss. 49.141 to 49.161 or of rules promulgated by the department under those sections, the department shall recover the overpayment by deducting an amount from the benefits received under s. 49.148 (1) (a), (b) or (c), until the overpayment is recovered. The amount to be deducted each month may not exceed the following:
49.161(3)(a) (a) For intentional program violations resulting in an overpayment that is less than $300, 10 percent of the amount of the monthly benefit payment.
49.161(3)(b) (b) For intentional program violations resulting in an overpayment that is at least $300 but less than $1,000, $75.
49.161(3)(c) (c) For intentional program violations resulting in an overpayment that is at least $1,000 but less than $2,500, $100.
49.161(3)(d) (d) For intentional program violations resulting in an overpayment that is $2,500 or more, $200.
49.161 History History: 1995 a. 289; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9; 2013 a. 20.
49.161 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. DCF 101.23, Wis. adm. code.
49.162 49.162 Substance abuse screening and testing for certain work experience programs.
49.162(1) (1) In this section:
49.162(1)(a) (a) “Administering agency" means the department or an agency with which the department contracts to administer a program.
49.162(1)(b) (b) “Controlled substance" has the meaning given in s. 961.01 (4).
49.162(1)(bg) (bg) “Controlled substance abuse screening” means a questionnaire, a criminal background check, or any other controlled substance abuse screening mechanism identified by the department by rule.
49.162(1)(bm) (bm) “Dependent child” has the meaning given in s. 49.141 (1) (c).
49.162(1)(br) (br) “Group member” means an adult member of an individual's Wisconsin Works group whose income or assets are included in determining the individual's eligibility for a program.
49.162(1)(c) (c) “Program" means any of the following:
49.162(1)(c)1. 1. Services and benefits under s. 49.159 (1) (b).
49.162(1)(c)2. 2. The Transform Milwaukee Jobs program or the Transitional Jobs program under s. 49.163.
49.162(1)(c)3. 3. A work experience and job training program under s. 49.36.
49.162(1)(c)4. 4. A Wisconsin Works employment position.
49.162(1)(e) (e) “Wisconsin Works" has the meaning given in s. 49.141 (1) (p).
49.162(1)(f) (f) “Wisconsin Works employment position" has the meaning given in s. 49.141 (1) (r).
49.162(1)(g) (g) “Wisconsin Works group” has the meaning given in s. 49.141 (1) (s).
49.162(2) (2)
49.162(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in sub. (2m), in order to participate in a program, an individual who applies to participate in a program or who registers for a program under sub. (1) (c) 3. and, with respect to an individual applying for a program under sub. (1) (c) 4., all of the individual's group members shall complete controlled substance abuse screening. If, on the basis of the screening results, the administering agency determines that there is a reasonable suspicion that an individual who is otherwise eligible for a program or any of the individual's group members is abusing a controlled substance, the administering agency shall require the individual or group member to undergo a test for the use of a controlled substance.
49.162(2)(b) (b) Except as provided in sub. (4m), if the individual or group member refuses to submit to a test under par. (a), the individual is not eligible to participate in a program until the individual or group member complies with the requirement to undergo a test for the use of a controlled substance.
49.162(2m) (2m)
49.162(2m)(a)(a) The screening and testing requirements under sub. (2) do not apply to an individual if the individual is any of the following:
49.162(2m)(a)1. 1. A custodial parent of a child who is 8 weeks old or less.
49.162(2m)(a)2. 2. A woman who is in a pregnancy that is medically verified and that is shown by medical documentation to be at risk.
49.162(2m)(a)3. 3. A participant in a Wisconsin Works employment position who moves to an unsubsidized employment position and receives case management services under s. 49.1475.
49.162(2m)(a)4. 4. A dependent child.
49.162(2m)(b) (b) The screening and testing requirements under sub. (2) do not apply to a group member if the group member is any of the following:
49.162(2m)(b)1. 1. A custodial parent of a child who is 8 weeks old or less.
49.162(2m)(b)2. 2. A woman who is in a pregnancy that is medically verified and that is shown by medical documentation to be at risk.
49.162(2m)(b)3. 3. Specified as exempt from the screening and testing requirements by department rule.
49.162(3) (3) If an individual or group member who undergoes a test under sub. (2) tests negative for the use of a controlled substance, or tests positive for the use of a controlled substance but presents evidence satisfactory to the administering agency that the individual or group member possesses a valid prescription for each controlled substance for which the individual or group member tests positive, the individual or group member will have satisfactorily completed the substance abuse testing requirements under this section.
49.162(4) (4)
49.162(4)(a)(a) If an individual or group member who undergoes a test under sub. (2) tests positive for the use of a controlled substance without presenting evidence of a valid prescription as described in sub. (3), the administering agency shall require the individual or group member to participate in substance abuse treatment to remain eligible to participate in a program. If the individual or group member refuses to participate in substance abuse treatment, the individual is not eligible to participate in a program until the individual or group member complies with the requirement to participate in substance abuse treatment.
49.162(4)(b) (b) During the time that an individual or group member is receiving substance abuse treatment under par. (a), the administering agency shall require the individual or group member to undergo random testing for the use of a controlled substance. Except as provided in sub. (4m), for the individual to remain eligible for a program, the individual or his or her group member must cooperate with the testing and the results of the tests must be negative or, if any results are positive, the individual or group member must present evidence of a valid prescription as described in sub. (3). If the results of any test during treatment are positive for the use of a controlled substance and the individual or group member does not present evidence of a valid prescription for the controlled substance, the individual or group member shall have the opportunity to begin the treatment again one time, as determined by the administering agency. Except as provided in sub. (4m), if the individual or group member begins the substance abuse treatment again, the individual remains eligible for a program as long as the results of all tests for the use of a controlled substance during the subsequent treatment are negative for the use of a controlled substance or, if any results are positive, the individual or group member presents evidence of a valid prescription for the controlled substance.
49.162(4)(c) (c) If an individual or group member receiving treatment under par. (b) completes treatment and, at the conclusion of the treatment, tests negative for the use of a controlled substance or presents evidence of a valid prescription for any controlled substance for which the individual or group member tests positive, the individual or group member will have satisfactorily completed the substance abuse testing requirements under this section.
49.162(4m) (4m)
49.162(4m)(a)(a) If an individual applying for a community service job under s. 49.147 (4) or a transitional placement under s. 49.147 (5) or his or her group member undergoes a test under sub. (2), tests positive for the use of a controlled substance without presenting evidence of a valid prescription as described in sub. (3), and refuses to participate in substance abuse treatment under sub. (4) (a) or if the individual or his or her group member fails to cooperate with the testing or treatment requirements under sub. (4) (b), the individual remains eligible only for the monthly grant portion of the community service job or transitional placement under s. 49.148 (1) (b) or (c) and only to the extent described in par. (b).
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 64 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before November 20, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 20, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-20-17)