Date of enactment: April 18, 1996
1995 Assembly Bill 183 Date of publication*: May 2, 1996
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1993-94: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
1995 WISCONSIN ACT 228
An Act to create 20.285 (1) (bm), 20.292 (1) (am), 36.27 (3m) and 38.24 (5) of the statutes; relating to: exempting from tuition at the University of Wisconsin and technical college systems a resident undergraduate who is the child of a slain correctional officer, fire fighter or law enforcement officer and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
228,1 Section 1. 20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert the following amounts for the purposes indicated: - See PDF for table PDF
228,2 Section 2. 20.285 (1) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
20.285 (1) (bm) Fee remissions. The amounts in the schedule for the fee remissions under s. 36.27 (3m).
228,2m Section 2m. 20.292 (1) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
20.292 (1) (am) Fee remissions. The amounts in the schedule for the fee remissions under s. 38.24 (5).
228,3 Section 3. 36.27 (3m) of the statutes is created to read:
36.27 (3m) Fee remissions. (a) In this subsection:
1. "Correctional officer" has the meaning given in s. 102.475 (8) (a).
1m. "Fire fighter" means any person employed by this state or any political subdivision of this state as a member or officer of a fire department whose duties include fire fighting or fire fighting training or a member of a volunteer fire department whose duties include fire fighting or fire fighting training.
2. "Law enforcement officer" has the meaning given in s. 165.85 (2) (c) and includes a person appointed as a conservation warden under s. 23.10.
(b) The board shall grant full remission of fees to any resident undergraduate student who is enrolled in a bachelor's degree program and who is the child of a correctional officer, fire fighter or law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty in this state. The student must be the child of a correctional officer, fire fighter or law enforcement officer who was so killed when the child was under the age of 21 or before the child was born.
(c) The fee remission under par. (b) shall remain in effect until completion of a sufficient number of credits to be awarded a bachelor's degree in the student's major field of study, except that a student must be in good academic standing to receive the remission for the next semester and may not receive a remission for more than 5 consecutive years.
(d) If the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (bm) in any fiscal year is insufficient to fully fund the fee remissions under par. (b), the board shall notify the joint committee on finance.
228,3m Section 3m. 38.24 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
38.24 (5) Fee remissions. (a) In this subsection:
1. "Fire fighter" means any person employed by this state or any political subdivision of this state as a member or officer of a fire department whose duties include fire fighting or fire fighting training or a member of a volunteer fire department whose duties include fire fighting or fire fighting training.
2. "Law enforcement officer" has the meaning given in s. 165.85 (2) (c).
(b) The district board shall grant full remission of fees under sub. (1m) (a) and (b) to any resident student who is enrolled in a program leading to an associate of arts degree, a collegiate transfer program or a vocational diploma program and who is the child of a fire fighter or law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty in this state. The student must be the child of a fire fighter or law enforcement officer who was so killed when the child was under the age of 21 or before the child was born.
(c) The fee remission under par. (b) shall remain in effect until completion of a sufficient number of credits to complete the program in which the student is enrolled, except that a student must be in good academic standing to receive the remission for the next semester and may not receive a remission for more than 3 consecutive years.
(d) If the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (am) in any fiscal year is insufficient to fully fund the fee remissions under par. (b), the district board shall notify the joint committee on finance.
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