13.58 (5) (b) 3. Direct the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System to prepare and submit to the committee such reports as the committee requests pursuant to the committee's responsibilities under par. (a).
13.58 (6) of the statutes is repealed.
13.62 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.62 (2) "Agency" means any board, commission, department, office, society, institution of higher education, council or committee in the state government, or any authority created in ch. 231, 232, 233 or 234, except that the term does not include a council or committee of the legislature.
13.625 (8m) of the statutes is created to read:
13.625 (8m) Subsection (3) does not apply to the solicitation of anything of pecuniary value to pay the costs of remedying environmental contamination, as defined in s. 144.968 (1), by an agency official of the department of natural resources.
13.625 (10) of the statutes is created to read:
13.625 (10) This section does not apply to the solicitation, acceptance or furnishing of anything of pecuniary value by the department of tourism, or to a principal furnishing anything of pecuniary value to the department of tourism, under s. 19.56 (3) (em) or (f) for the activity specified in s. 19.56 (3) (em).
13.63 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.63 (1) Licenses. An application for a license to act as a lobbyist may be obtained from and filed with the board. The application shall be signed, under the penalty for making false statements under s. 13.69 (6m), by the lobbyist. Upon approval of the application and payment of the applicable license fee under s. 13.75 (1)
or (1m) to the board, the board shall issue a license which entitles the licensee to practice lobbying on behalf of one or more each registered principals principal who or which have has filed an authorization under s. 13.65 for that lobbyist and paid the authorization fee under s. 13.75 (4). The license shall expire on December 31 of each even-numbered year. No application may be disapproved by the board except an application for a license by a person who is ineligible for licensure under s. 13.69 (4) or lobbyist whose license has been revoked under s. 13.69 (7) and only for the period of such ineligibility or revocation. Denial of a license may be reviewed under ch. 227.
13.75 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.75 (1) Obtaining a license under s. 13.63 (1), $200 to act on behalf of one principal, $250.
13.75 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
13.75 (1m) Obtaining a license under s. 13.63 (1) to act on behalf of 2 or more principals, $400.
13.75 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.75 (2) Filing the principal registration form under s. 13.64, $300 $375.
13.75 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.75 (4) Filing an authorization statement under s. 13.65, $100 $125.
13.81 (7) of the statutes is repealed.
13.81 (8) of the statutes is created to read:
13.81 (8) Conference on legislative procedures. Following each general election, the joint legislative council shall sponsor a conference to acquaint new legislators or legislators-elect with legislative procedures. Expenses for the conference shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.765 (3) (e).
13.90 (1) (L) of the statutes is created to read:
13.90 (1) (L) Determine the method of sale and prices for subscriptions to legislative documents and the operational responsibility for any legislative document subscription services provided under s. 35.87.
13.90 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
13.90 (6) The joint committee on legislative organization shall adopt, revise biennially and submit to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on information policy, the governor and the secretary of administration, no later than September 15 of each even-numbered year, a strategic plan for the utilization of information technology to carry out the functions of the legislature and legislative service agencies, as defined in section 16.70 (6) of the statutes. The plan shall address the business needs of the legislature and legislative service agencies and shall identify all resources relating to information technology which the legislature and legislative service agencies desire to acquire, contingent upon funding availability, the priority for such acquisitions and the justification for such acquisitions. The plan shall also identify any changes in the functioning of the legislature and legislative service agencies under the plan.
13.92 (1) (e) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.92 (1) (e) 5. Microfilming, or optical imaging or electronic formatting of reference materials and legislative drafting records under par. (a) 1. and 3.
13.92 (2) (h) of the statutes is created to read:
13.92 (2) (h) Recommend to the joint committee on legislative organization prices for subscriptions to the legislative document distribution service under s. 35.87, including any portion of the service provided separately.
13.94 (1) (eg) of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (1) (eg) Annually conduct a financial audit of the gaming board and biennially conduct a performance evaluation audit of the gaming board. The legislative audit bureau shall file a copy of each audit report under this paragraph with the department of justice and with the distributees specified in par. (b).
13.94 (1) (em) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (1) (em) Annually conduct a financial audit
of the gaming commission that includes a financial audit of the state lottery, and, to the extent of the gaming commission's department of revenue's participation, of any multistate lotteries in which the state participates, and biennially conduct a performance audit of the gaming commission that includes a performance audit of the state lottery and, to the extent of the gaming commission's
department of revenue's participation, of those multistate lotteries, as provided in s. 565.37 (1). The legislative audit bureau shall file a copy of each audit report under this paragraph with the department of justice and with the distributees specified in par. (b).
13.94 (1) (n) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (1) (n) Provide periodic performance audits of any division of the department of industry, labor and human relations development that is responsible for inspections of multifamily housing under s. 101.973 (11).
13.94 (1) (o) of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (1) (o) Prior to negotiation of an extension or renewal of the initial lease agreement under s. 233.04 (7) or the initial affiliation agreement under s. 233.04 (7m) between the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, perform a performance evaluation audit and distribute a report of its findings to the distributees specified in par. (b).
13.94 (1s) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (1s) (b) The legislative audit bureau may charge the gaming commission department of revenue for the reasonable costs of the audits required to be performed under sub. (1) (em) and for verification of the odds of winning a lottery game under s. 565.37 (5).
13.94 (1s) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (1s) (bm) The legislative audit bureau may charge the gaming board for the cost of the audits required to be performed under sub. (1) (eg).
13.94 (4) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (4) (a) 1. Every state department, board, examining board, affiliated credentialing board, commission, independent agency, council or office in the executive branch of state government; all bodies created by the legislature in the legislative or judicial branch of state government; any public body corporate and politic created by the legislature; every provider of medical assistance under subch. IV of ch. 49; technical college district boards; development zones designated under s. 560.71; every county department under s. 51.42 or 51.437; every nonprofit corporation or cooperative to which moneys are specifically appropriated by state law; and every corporation, institution, association or other organization which receives more than 50% of its annual budget from appropriations made by state law, including subgrantee or subcontractor recipients of such funds.
13.94 (4) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (4) (a) 2. Any foundation, nonstock or nonprofit corporation or partnership created by an entity specified under subd. 1.
13.94 (4) (a) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (4) (a) 5. A local service agency as defined in s. 101.35 106.20 (1) (d).
13.94 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (4) (b) In performing audits of providers of medical assistance under subch. IV of ch. 49, corporations, institutions, associations, or other organizations, and their subgrantees or subcontractors, the legislative audit bureau shall audit only the records and operations of such providers and organizations which pertain to the receipt, disbursement or other handling of appropriations made by state law.
13.94 (8) of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (8) County and municipal best practices reviews. (a) In this subsection, "municipality" means a city, village or town.
(b) The state auditor shall undertake periodic reviews to:
1. Examine the procedures and practices used by counties and municipalities to deliver governmental services.
2. Determine the methods of governmental service delivery.
3. Identify variations in costs and effectiveness of such services between counties and municipalities.
4. Recommend practices to save money or provide more effective service delivery.
(c) The state auditor shall determine the frequency, scope and subject of any reviews conducted under par. (b).
(d) To assist the state auditor with the selection of county and municipal practices to be reviewed by the auditor, the auditor shall establish an advisory council consisting of the following members appointed by the auditor:
1. Two members chosen from among 6 names submitted by the Wisconsin Counties Association.
2. One member chosen from among 3 names submitted by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.
3. One member chosen from among 3 names submitted by the Wisconsin Alliance of Cities.
4. One member chosen from among 3 names submitted by the Wisconsin Towns Association.
(e) The members of the council appointed under par. (d) shall serve without compensation.
13.94 (8) of the statutes, as created by 1995 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
13.95 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.95 Legislative fiscal bureau. (intro.) There is created a bureau to be known as the "Legislative Fiscal Bureau" headed by a director. The fiscal bureau shall be strictly nonpartisan and shall at all times observe the confidential nature of the research requests received by it; however, with the prior approval of the requester in each instance, the bureau may duplicate the results of its research for distribution. Subject to s. 230.35 (4) (a) and (f), the director or the director's designated employes shall at all times, with or without notice, have access to all state departments agencies and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and to any books, records or other documents maintained by such agencies or the authority and relating to their expenditures, revenues, operations and structure.
14.015 (2) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 15.705 (3) (title).
14.015 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 15.705 (3) (a), and 15.705 (3) (a) (intro.) and 5. (intro.), as renumbered, are amended to read:
15.705 (3) (a) (intro.) There is created a Wisconsin sesquicentennial commission which is attached to the office of the governor historical society under s. 15.03. The commission shall consist of the following members appointed by the governor:
5. (intro.) One A representative of each of the following communities in this state:
14.017 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
14.017 (2) State council on alcohol and other drug abuse. There is created in the office of the governor a state council on alcohol and other drug abuse consisting of the governor, the attorney general, the state superintendent secretary of public instruction education, the secretary of health and social services, the commissioner of insurance, the secretary of corrections, the secretary of transportation and the chairperson of the pharmacy examining board, or their designees; a representative of the controlled substances board; a representative of any governor's committee or commission created under subch. I of ch. 14 to study law enforcement issues; 6 members, one of whom is a consumer representing the public at large, with demonstrated professional, research or personal interest in alcohol and other drug abuse problems, appointed for 4-year terms; a representative of an organization or agency which is a direct provider of services to alcoholics and other drug abusers; a member of the Wisconsin county human service association, inc., who is nominated by that association; and 2 members of each house of the legislature, representing the majority party and the minority party in each house, chosen as are the members of standing committees in their respective houses. Section 15.09 applies to the council.
14.19 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
14.19 (4) The governor shall appoint an employe of the office of the governor as the family literacy advocate to establish a statewide program to improve family literacy.
14.26 (title) and (1) of the statutes are renumbered 44.25 (title) and (1).
14.26 (2) of the statutes is
renumbered 44.25 (2) and
amended to read:
44.25 (2) The commission shall submit an annual report to the governor and to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) regarding its activities upon the governor's request on each March 1 until March 1, 1998.
14.26 (3) and (4) of the statutes are renumbered 44.25 (3) and (4).
14.26 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 15.705 (3) (c).
14.26 (6) of the statutes is
renumbered 44.25 (6) and
amended to read:
44.25 (6) The commission shall report to the governor upon completion of complete its activities and, upon submit a final report regarding its activities to the governor, and to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) no later than June 1, 1999. Upon acceptance of the report by the governor, the commission shall cease to exist.
14.367 of the statutes is renumbered 15.187, and 15.187 (1) (a) (intro.) and (b), as renumbered, are amended to read:
15.187 (1) (a) (intro.) There is created in the office of the secretary of state department of financial institutions a uniform commercial code statewide lien system council. The council shall consist of the administrator of the division of information technology services in the department of administration or the administrator's designee and the following members appointed by the secretary of state the department of financial institutions for 6-year terms:
(b) The council shall advise the secretary of state
department of financial institutions on the uniform commercial code statewide lien system under s. 409.410.
14.38 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
14.38 (9) Furnish certified copies; fees. Make a copy of any law, resolution, deed, bond, record, document or paper deposited or kept in his or her office, upon request therefor, attach thereto his or her certificate, with the greater or lesser seal affixed, and collect therefor 50 cents per page and $5 for such certificate; if a copy is not to be certified and if the reproduction is performed by the office of the secretary of state, then collect a fee to cover the actual and necessary cost of reproduction and actual and necessary cost of transcription required to produce the copy or $2, whichever is greater; also to record any document authorized or required by law to be recorded in his or her office, and to charge therefor a fee of $1 per page. The fee for certified copies of appointments, certificates of incorporations or amendments, licenses of foreign corporations, or similar certificates, and for certificates as to results of search of the records and files of his or her office, when a printed form is used, shall be $5, but when a specially prepared form is required the fee shall be $10. Telegraphic reports as to results of record searches shall be $5 plus the cost of the telegram. The secretary of state shall charge and collect for preparing any record or certificate under this subsection in an expeditious manner, an expedited service fee of $25 in addition to the fee otherwise required under this subsection, except that only one expedited service fee may be charged for multiple identical corporation or limited partnership certificates of status if the certificates of status are requested at the same time and issued at the same time.
14.38 (12) of the statutes is renumbered 182.01 (6) and amended to read:
182.01 (6) Discrimination by corporations or limited liability companies. If a complaint is made to the secretary of state department that any corporation or limited liability company authorized to do business in this state is guilty of discrimination under s. 100.22, refer the matter to the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection, which shall, if the facts justify it in its judgment, cause appropriate administrative or judicial proceedings to be commenced against the corporation or limited liability company and its officers or managers and members.
14.38 (13) (title) of the statutes is repealed.