49.029 of the statutes is created to read:
49.029 Block grants to tribal governing bodies; medical relief. (1) Applicability. This section applies only to tribal governing bodies.
(2) Amount and distribution of relief block grant. From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (bs), the department shall distribute a relief block grant to each eligible tribal governing body in an amount and in a manner determined in accordance with rules promulgated by the department. The department shall promulgate the rules after consulting with all tribal governing bodies eligible for a relief block grant. In promulgating rules under this section, the department shall consider each tribe's economic circumstances and need for health care services.
(3) Use of relief block grant funds. A tribal governing body may use moneys received as a relief block grant only for the purpose of providing health care services to dependent persons.
49.031 of the statutes is created to read:
49.031 Payment of relief block grants to counties. (1) Filing of relief block grant report. Each county that is eligible for a relief block grant under s. 49.02 (1) in a year shall prepare a report, in accordance with rules promulgated by the department under s. 49.02 (7m) (c), detailing the costs incurred for relief provided to dependent persons in that year. The report shall be filed with the department by March 1 of the year immediately following the year in which the costs were incurred.
(2) Deadline for payment of relief block grants. The department shall pay a relief block grant to each eligible county by July 31 of the year immediately following the year for which the relief block grant is made or within 30 days after the effective date of the act that provides funding, for that year, for the appropriation from which relief block grant moneys are paid, whichever is later.
49.032 of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
49.032 General relief nonmedical benefits. (1) Nonmedical benefits. (a) Unless a county makes an election not to provide nonmedical benefits under sub. (2) (a), the general relief agency in that county shall make a benefit payment at least monthly in accordance with written criteria determined by the general relief agency. Depending on the type and amount of the eligible dependent person's income or resources, if any, or number of days or type of need during a month, the benefit payments under this section may be adjusted in accordance with written criteria established by the general relief agency.
(b) Until a general relief agency adopts written criteria under par. (a) and until those written criteria take effect, the general relief agency shall make benefit payments under par. (a) using the standard of need under s. 49.02 (1m), 1993 stats., that the county had in effect on the effective date of this paragraph .... [revisor inserts date].
(d) If a person is eligible for benefits under s. 49.19 and, if the person received benefits under s. 49.19, the person would receive benefits calculated under s. 49.19 (11m) on the basis of the aid to families with dependent children level in the state in which the person most recently resided, the person may not receive benefits under par. (a) in an amount that exceeds the amount that he or she would receive under s. 49.19.
(e) If a general relief agency provides a monthly general relief benefit to an eligible dependent person under par. (a), the department shall reimburse the general relief agency at the rate set forth under s. 49.035 (1) (d), from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (4) (eb), for the amount paid to the eligible dependent person.
(2) Election not to provide nonmedical benefits. (a) A county may elect not to provide nonmedical benefits under sub. (1) (a) by adopting a resolution indicating its election not to provide these benefits. A copy of the resolution shall be provided to the department.
49.032 of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
49.035 of the statutes is repealed.
49.037 of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
49.037 (12) of the statutes is created to read:
49.037 (12) If a county makes the election under s. 49.032 (2) (a) not to provide nonmedical benefits, this section only applies with respect to benefits that are or were to have been provided before the date that the election takes effect.
49.043 of the statutes is renumbered 66.182 and amended to read:
66.182 Health insurance for unemployed persons. Any municipality city, village, town or county may purchase health or dental insurance for unemployed persons residing in the municipality city, village, town or county who are not eligible for medical assistance under s. 49.46, 49.468 or 49.47.
49.046 (title) of the statutes is repealed.
49.046 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is repealed.
49.046 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 49.01 (1g).
49.046 (1) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 49.01 (8L).
49.046 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
49.046 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
49.046 (4) of the statutes is repealed.
49.046 (5) of the statutes is repealed.
49.047 of the statutes is repealed.
49.048 of the statutes is repealed.
49.049 of the statutes is repealed.
49.05 of the statutes is repealed.
49.053 of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
49.053 (1m) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.053 (1m) A general relief agency may administer, by contract, a program of general relief grant diversion for general relief recipients. Under a grant diversion program, a general relief agency may use all or a part of the benefit payment provided under s. 49.02 49.032 to subsidize an employer at up to 50% of the wages he or she pays the recipient for a job performed by the recipient, for a period not to exceed 6 months, under a written contract between the general relief agency and an employer.
49.053 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.053 (3) The amount of benefit payment provided under s. 49.02 49.032 for a general relief recipient that is used to subsidize the employer under this section correspondingly reduces the amount of labor which may be required of the individual at the rate which is the ratio between the amount used to subsidize the employer and the total wage paid. No dependent person may be liable under s. 49.08 for the value of payment so provided.
49.055 of the statutes is repealed.
49.057 of the statutes is repealed.
49.06 of the statutes is repealed.
49.08 of the statutes is amended to read:
49.08 (title) Recovery of general relief paid and other assistance. If any person is the owner of property at the time of receiving general relief under this chapter or ch. 49, 1993 stats., relief funded by a relief block grant or other assistance as an inmate of any county or municipal institution in which the state is not chargeable with all or a part of the inmate's maintenance or as a tuberculosis patient provided for in ss. 58.06 and 252.07 to 252.10, or at any time thereafter, or if the person becomes self-supporting, the authorities charged with the care of the dependent, or the board in charge of the institution, may sue for the value of the general relief or other assistance from the person or the person's estate. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the 10-year statute of limitations may be pleaded in defense in an action to recover general relief or other assistance. Where the general relief recipient of relief or other assistance is deceased, a claim may be filed against the decedent's estate and the statute of limitations specified in s. 859.02 shall be exclusively applicable. The court may refuse to render judgment or allow the claim in any case where a parent, spouse, surviving spouse or child is dependent on the property for support. The court in rendering judgment shall take into account the current family budget requirement as fixed by the U.S. department of labor for the community or as fixed by the authorities of the community in charge of public assistance. The records kept by the municipality, county or institution are prima facie evidence of the value of the general relief or other assistance furnished. This section shall not apply to any person who receives care for pulmonary tuberculosis as provided in s. 252.08 (4).
49.083 of the statutes is repealed.
49.085 of the statutes is renumbered 49.385.
Subchapter III (title) of chapter 49 [precedes 49.11] of the statutes is created to read:
economic support and work programs
49.11 of the statutes is created to read:
49.11 Definitions. In this subchapter:
(1) “Department" means the department of industry, labor and human relations.
(2) “Secretary" means the secretary of industry, labor and human relations.
49.12 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 49.95 (title).
49.12 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 49.95 (1).
49.12 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 49.95 (2) and amended to read:
49.95 (2) Any person who wilfully does any act designed to interfere with the proper administration of public assistance shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $100 or be punished by imprisonment for not less than 10 nor more than 60 days. The acceptance of any supplies or articles furnished to any person as general relief in exchange for or in payment for any alcohol beverages shall be deemed to be a violation of this subsection, but violations of this subsection shall not be limited to such acts.
49.12 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 49.95 (3).
49.12 (4m) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 49.95 (4m) (intro.).
49.12 (4m) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 49.95 (4m) (a) and amended to read:
49.95 (4m) (a) Without legal authority, sends or brings a dependent person to a county, tribal governing body or municipality or advises a dependent person to go to a county, tribal governing body or municipality for the purpose of obtaining general relief under s. 49.02 funded by a relief block grant, aid to families with dependent children under s. 49.19, medical assistance under ss. 49.45 to 49.47 or food stamps under 7 USC 2011 to 2029.
49.12 (4m) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 49.95 (4m) (b) and amended to read:
49.95 (4m) (b) Obtains a pecuniary advantage because the person is brought or sent or goes to the county, tribal governing body or municipality.
49.12 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 49.95 (5).
49.12 (6) of the statutes is renumbered 49.95 (6).
49.12 (7) of the statutes is repealed.
49.12 (8) of the statutes is renumbered 49.95 (8).
49.12 (9) of the statutes is renumbered 49.95 (9).
49.12 (10) of the statutes is renumbered 49.95 (10).
49.12 (11) of the statutes is renumbered 49.95 (11) and amended to read:
49.95 (11) “Public assistance" as used in this section includes general relief funded by a relief block grant.
49.123 (title) of the statutes is repealed.
49.123 (1) of the statutes is repealed.
49.123 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 49.29.
49.124 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.124 (title) Food stamp employment and training program administration.
49.124 of the statutes is renumbered 49.124 (1m) and amended to read:
49.124 (1m) (title) Employment and training program. The department shall administer an employment and training program for recipients of food stamp benefits under 7 USC 2011 to 2029 under the food stamp program.
49.124 (1) of the statutes is created to read:
49.124 (1) Definition. In this section, “food stamp program" means the federal food stamp program under 7 USC 2011 to 2029.
49.124 (2) (title) of the statutes is created to read:
49.124 (2) (title) Liability for lost food coupons.
49.124 (3) (title) of the statutes is created to read:
49.124 (3) (title) Deductions from county income maintenance payments.
49.124 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
49.124 (4) Migrant worker waiver program. (a) In this subsection, “migrant worker" has the meaning given in s. 49.47 (4) (av) 1.
(b) The department shall request a waiver from the secretary of the federal department of agriculture to allow the application of par. (c). The waiver shall also seek a waiver from those federal quality control standards under the food stamp program that the department determines to be necessary in order to make the application of par. (c) feasible. Paragraph (c) applies only while the waiver under this paragraph is in effect.
(c) If a migrant worker and his or her dependents do not meet the income limitations under the food stamp program using prospective budgeting, the department shall determine eligibility for the migrant worker and his or her dependents using an income-averaging method described in the waiver under par. (b).
49.125 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.125 (1) The department, or a county or elected governing body of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band acting on behalf of the department, may recover overpayments that arise from an overissuance of food coupons under the food stamp program administered under s. 46.215 (1) (k) or 46.22 (1) (b) 5
2. d. Recovery shall be made in accordance with 7 USC 2022.
49.13 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 49.84 (title).