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(b) On the effective date of this paragraph, all tangible personal property, including records, of the office of the secretary of state that is primarily related to business organization record-keeping and filing functions, as determined by the secretary of administration, is transferred to the department of financial institutions.
(c) All contracts entered into by the office of the secretary of state in effect on the effective date of this paragraph that are primarily related to business organization record-keeping and filing functions, as determined by the secretary of administration, remain in effect and are transferred to the department of financial institutions. The department of financial institutions shall carry out any such contractual obligations until modified or rescinded by the department of financial institutions to the extent allowed under the contract.
(d) All rules promulgated by the office of the secretary of state that are in effect on the effective date of this paragraph and that are primarily related to business organization record-keeping and filing functions, as determined by the secretary of administration, remain in effect until their specified expiration date or until amended or repealed by the department of financial institutions. All orders issued by the office of the secretary of state that are in effect on the effective date of this paragraph and that are primarily related to business organization record-keeping and filing functions, as determined by the secretary of administration, remain in effect until their specified expiration date or until modified or rescinded by the secretary of financial institutions.
(e) All matters pending with the office of the secretary of state on the effective date of this paragraph that are primarily related to business organization record-keeping and filing functions, as determined by the secretary of administration, are transferred to the department of financial institutions and all materials submitted to or actions taken by the office of the secretary of state with respect to the pending matter are considered as having been submitted to or taken by the department of financial institutions.
(2bt)   Transfer of uniform commercial code filing functions to department of financial institutions.
(a) On the effective date of this paragraph, the assets and liabilities of the office of the secretary of state primarily related to uniform commercial code filings and federal lien filings, as determined by the secretary of administration, shall become the assets and liabilities of the department of financial institutions.
(b) On the effective date of this paragraph, 14.0 FTE PR positions in the office of the secretary of state performing duties primarily related to uniform commercial code filings and federal lien filings, as determined by the secretary of administration, and the incumbent employes holding those positions are transferred to the department of financial institutions.
(c) Employes transferred under paragraph (b) have all the rights and the same status under subchapter V of chapter 111 and chapter 230 of the statutes in the department of financial institutions that they enjoyed in the office of the secretary of state immediately before the transfer. Notwithstanding section 230.28 (4) of the statutes, no employe so transferred who has attained permanent status in class is required to serve a probationary period.
(d) On the effective date of this paragraph, all tangible personal property, including records, of the office of the secretary of state that is primarily related to uniform commercial code filings and federal lien filings, as determined by the secretary of administration, is transferred to the department of financial institutions.
(e) All contracts entered into by the office of the secretary of state in effect on the effective date of this paragraph that are primarily related to uniform commercial code filings and federal lien filings, as determined by the secretary of administration, remain in effect and are transferred to the department of financial institutions. The department of financial institutions shall carry out any such contractual obligations until modified or rescinded by the department of financial institutions to the extent allowed under the contract.
(f) All rules promulgated by the office of the secretary of state that are in effect on the effective date of this paragraph and that are primarily related to uniform commercial code filings and federal lien filings, as determined by the secretary of administration, remain in effect until their specified expiration date or until amended or repealed by the department of financial institutions. All orders issued by the office of the secretary of state that are in effect on the effective date of this paragraph and that are primarily related to uniform commercial code filings and federal lien filings, as determined by the secretary of administration, remain in effect until their specified expiration date or until modified or rescinded by the secretary of financial institutions.
(g)  All matters pending with the office of the secretary of state on the effective date of this paragraph that are primarily related to uniform commercial code filings and federal lien filings, as determined by the secretary of administration, are transferred to the department of financial institutions and all materials submitted to or actions taken by the office of the secretary of state with respect to the pending matter are considered as having been submitted to or taken by the department of financial institutions.
27,9151 Section 9151. Nonstatutory provisions; securities.
(1)   Transfer of functions to division of securities.
(a)  On the effective date of this paragraph, the assets and liabilities of the office of the commissioner of securities shall become the assets and liabilities of the division of securities.
(b)  On the effective date of this paragraph, 22.0 FTE PR positions in the office of the commissioner of securities and the incumbent employes holding those positions are transferred to the division of securities.
(c)  Employes transferred under paragraph (b) have all the rights and the same status under subchapter V of chapter 111 and chapter 230 of the statutes in the division of securities that they enjoyed in the office of the commissioner of securities immediately before the transfer. Notwithstanding section 230.28 (4) of the statutes, no employe so transferred who has attained permanent status in class is required to serve a probationary period.
(d)  On the effective date of this paragraph, 8.0 FTE PR positions in the office of the commissioner of securities are deauthorized.
(e)  On the effective date of this paragraph, all tangible personal property, including records, of the office of the commissioner of securities is transferred to the division of securities.
(f)  All contracts entered into by the office of the commissioner of securities in effect on the effective date of this paragraph remain in effect and are transferred to the division of securities. The division of securities shall carry out any such contractual obligations until modified or rescinded by the division of securities to the extent allowed under the contract.
(g)  All rules promulgated by the office of the commissioner of securities that are in effect on the effective date of this paragraph remain in effect until their specified expiration date or until amended or repealed by the division of securities. All orders issued by the office of the commissioner of securities that are in effect on the effective date of this paragraph remain in effect until their specified expiration date or until modified or rescinded by the administrator of the division of securities.
(h)  All matters pending with the office of the commissioner of securities on the effective date of this paragraph are transferred to the division of securities and all materials submitted to or actions taken by the office of the commissioner of securities with respect to the pending matter are considered as having been submitted to or taken by the division of securities.
27,9152 Section 9152.(18) Nonstatutory provisions; state fair park board.
(1t)Lease between state fair park board and department of natural resources.
(a) The state fair park board and the department of natural resources shall terminate the lease under which the department leases from the board real property located at state fair park. The department of natural resources shall transfer to the state fair park board without receipt of any consideration from the state fair park board all of the department's buildings, appurtenances, fixtures, exhibits and other structures and facilities that are located on the real property. The department and the board shall terminate the lease only after the procedures under paragraphs (b) and (c) have been complied with.
(b) The state fair park board and the department of natural resources shall enter into a memorandum of understanding that will implement the termination of the lease. The memorandum of understanding shall include terms and conditions to be followed by the department and the board in complying with section 42.09 (2) of the statutes, as created by this act, and shall include language that allows the department and the board to address any other issues that arise from the termination of the lease and from the use of the property by the department after the lease is terminated.
(c)  The state fair park board and the department of natural resources shall submit the memorandum of understanding in writing to the joint committee on finance before January 1, 1996. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the department and the board within 14 working days after the submittal of the memorandum of understanding that the committee has scheduled a meeting to review the memorandum of understanding, the department and the board shall terminate the lease in compliance with the memorandum of understanding. If, within 14 working days after the date of the submittal of the memorandum of understanding, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the department and the board that the committee has scheduled a meeting to review the memorandum of understanding, the lease will be terminated only if this memorandum of understanding has been approved by the committee.
(1x) Youth and athlete facility construction options. The state fair park board and the department of administration jointly shall submit to the joint committee on finance a review of the most cost-effective construction options for the youth and athlete facility at state fair park, which may include construction by a private contractor and a lease to the state with the option by the state to purchase. The state fair park board may not proceed with construction of the youth and athlete facility without approval of the construction option report by the joint committee on finance.
(1z)Independent report analyzing financial viability of building projects. The state fair park board shall contract for an independent written report analyzing the financial viability of the building projects identified under Section 9108 (1) (i) of this act as the "Youth and athlete facility" and the "Coliseum renovation". The board shall submit a copy of the report to each member of the building commission.
27,9154 Section 9154. Nonstatutory provisions; technical college system.
(1)  Elimination of educational approval board.
(a)  Wherever the term "educational approval board" appears in the statutes, as affected by the acts of 1995, the term "department of education" is substituted.
(c)  On the effective date of this paragraph, the assets and liabilities of the technical college system board that are primarily related to the functions of the educational approval board, as determined by the secretary of administration, shall become the assets and liabilities of the department of education.
(d)  All incumbent employes holding positions in the technical college system board performing duties primarily related to the functions of the educational approval board, as determined by the secretary of administration, except the executive secretary of the board, are transferred on the effective date of this paragraph to the department of education.
(e)  Employes transferred under paragraph (b) have all the rights and the same status under subchapter V of chapter 111 and chapter 230 of the statutes in the department of education that they enjoyed in the educational approval board immediately before the transfer. Notwithstanding section 230.28 (4) of the statutes, no employe so transferred who has attained permanent status in class is required to serve a probationary period.
(f)  On the effective date of this paragraph, all tangible personal property, including records, of the technical college system board that is primarily related to the functions of the educational approval board, as determined by the secretary of administration, is transferred to the department of education.
(g)  All contracts entered into by the technical college system board that are primarily related to the functions of the educational approval board, as determined by the secretary of administration, in effect on the effective date of this paragraph, and all contracts entered into by the educational approval board in effect on the effective date of this paragraph, remain in effect and are transferred to the department of education. The department of education shall carry out any such contractual obligations until modified or rescinded by the department of education to the extent allowed under the contract.
(h)  All rules promulgated by the educational approval board that are in effect on the effective date of this paragraph remain in effect until their specified expiration date or until amended or repealed by the department of education. All orders issued by the educational approval board that are in effect on the effective date of this paragraph remain in effect until their specified expiration date or until modified or rescinded by the secretary of education.
(i)  Any matter pending with the educational approval board on the effective date of this paragraph is transferred to the department of education and all materials submitted to or actions taken by the board with respect to the pending matter are considered as having been submitted to or taken by the department of education.
27,9155 Section 9155.(1) Nonstatutory provisions; transportation.
(1g)District attorney computer network. The department of transportation shall make a grant of $250,000 in fiscal year 1995-96 from the appropriation under section 20.395 (4) (ax) of the statutes, as created by this act, to the department of justice for the purchase of equipment for the district attorney computer network.
27,9156 Section 9156. Nonstatutory provisions; treasurer.
(2e)General program operations. The authorized FTE positions for the office of state treasurer, funded from the appropriation under section 20.585 (1) (kb) of the statutes, are increased by 6.13 PR positions for services for general program operations of the office of state treasurer.
27,9157 Section 9157. Nonstatutory provisions; University of Wisconsin System.
(1)  Telecommunications equipment installation. By June 30, 1996, the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System shall submit to the secretary of administration for his or her approval a report specifying how the board of regents plans to use the funds appropriated under section 20.285 (1) (kc) of the statutes, as created by this act, in the 1996-97 fiscal year to install video conferencing and 2-way interactive telecommunications equipment at institutions within the system. The board of regents may not encumber funds appropriated under section 20.285 (1) (kc) of the statutes, as created by this act, in the 1996-97 fiscal year until the secretary of administration approves the plan.
(2at)Study of mainframe computer services at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
(a) In this subsection:
1. "Board of regents" means the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
2. "Mainframe" has the meaning given in section 36.05 (9s) of the statutes, as created by this act.
(b) Upon consultation with the department of administration, the board of regents shall, no later than October 1, 1995, submit to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance and the cochairpersons of the joint committee on information policy a plan to contract with an independent consultant for a study concerning mainframe computer services provided by the board of regents at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The purposes of the study shall be:
1. To identify numerical measures of the efficiency and effectiveness of the mainframe computer services provided by the board of regents at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including measures of the productivity of such services; of system, hardware and software performance; and procurement activities, including the sharing of software licenses.
2. To identify the data necessary to calculate these measures.
3. To compute an initial set of values of these measures for the board of regents and to develop a comparison of these measures between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a representative sample of similar computer services provided at comparable institutions of higher education.
4. To identify the services provided at comparable institutions that have the highest ranking under each measure and the reasons for this ranking.
(c) If the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance do not notify the board of regents that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the plan within 14 working days after the date of submittal of the plan, the board of regents shall enter into a contract for the study in accordance with paragraph (d). If, within 14 working days after the date of submittal of the plan, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the board of regents that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the plan, the board of regents may enter into a contract for the study only upon approval of the committee.
(d) Prior to entering into a contract for the study under paragraph (b), the board of regents shall submit the contract to the secretary of administration for his or her approval.
(e) No later than January 1, 1996, the board of regents shall provide a report of the results of the study under paragraph (b), including findings and recommendations of the consultant, to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance, the cochairpersons of the joint committee on information policy and the state auditor.
(2p)Transfer of recycling market development board.
(a) On the effective date of this paragraph, the assets and liabilities of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System primarily related to the functions of the recycling market development board, as determined by the secretary of administration, shall become the assets and liabilities of the department of development.
(b) On the effective date of this paragraph, the tangible personal property, including records, of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System primarily used by the recycling market development board, as determined by the secretary of administration, are transferred to the department of development.
(c) All contracts entered into by the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System in effect on the effective date of this paragraph that are related primarily to the functions of the recycling market development board, as determined by the secretary of administration, remain in effect and are transferred to the department of development. The department of development shall carry out any obligations under those contracts unless modified or rescinded by the department of development to the extent allowed under the contract.
(3)  Radioactive waste review board.
(a)  Assets and liabilities. On the effective date of this paragraph, the assets and liabilities of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System primarily related to the functions of the radioactive waste review board, as determined by the secretary of administration, shall become the assets and liabilities of the public service commission.
(b)  Tangible personal property. On the effective date of this paragraph, all tangible personal property, including records, of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System that is primarily related to the functions of the radioactive waste review board, as determined by the secretary of administration, is transferred to the public service commission.
(c)  Contracts. All contracts entered into by the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System in effect on the effective date of this paragraph that are primarily related to the functions of the radioactive waste review board, as determined by the secretary of administration, and all contracts entered into by the radioactive waste review board in effect on the effective date of this paragraph remain in effect and are transferred to the public service commission. The public service commission shall carry out any obligations under those contracts unless modified or rescinded by the public service commission to the extent allowed under the contract.
(d)  Rules and orders. All rules promulgated by the radioactive waste review board that are in effect on the effective date of this paragraph remain in effect until their specified expiration dates or until amended or repealed by the public service commission. All orders issued by the radioactive waste review board that are in effect on the effective date of this paragraph remain in effect until their specified expiration date or until rescinded or modified by the public service commission.
(e)  Pending matters. Any matter pending with the radioactive waste review board on the effective date of this paragraph is transferred to the public service commission and all materials submitted to or actions taken by the radioactive waste review board with respect to the pending matter are considered to have been submitted to or taken by the public service commission.
(4)  Temporary salary limitation for administrative positions.
(a)  Notwithstanding section 20.923 of the statutes, as affected by this act, and sections 36.09 (1) (e) and (j) and 230.12 of the statutes or any action of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System or the joint committee on employment relations, no employe of the University of Wisconsin System whose position is identified in section 20.923 (4) (j), (4m) or (5) of the statutes may be paid a salary during the period beginning on the effective date of this paragraph and ending on June 30, 1997, at an annualized rate which equals or exceeds $100,000 per year or the annualized salary paid to the incumbent in the position occupied by the employe on January 1, 1995, whichever is greater.
(b)  Paragraph (a) does not apply to that portion of the annualized salary of an employe equivalent to any salary increase that was granted to the incumbent in the position occupied by the employe pursuant to the compensation plan for executive salary group positions under section 230.12 of the statutes prior to July 1, 1995, or pursuant to any documented action of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System under section 20.923 (1), (4m) or (5) or 36.09 (1) (e) or (j) of the statutes prior to February 1, 1995.
(c)  Notwithstanding section 16.50 (1) (a) of the statutes, the secretary of administration shall not waive submission of expenditure estimates under that paragraph for any salary expenditures to which this subsection applies and shall not approve any estimate for a proposed expenditure to be made contrary to this subsection.
(5)  Efficiency measures. By September 1, 1995, the University of Wisconsin System shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance recommending how savings in fiscal year 1995-96 of $8,049,000 and in fiscal year 1996-97 of $15,700,900 resulting from budgetary efficiency measures should be allocated among the system's general purpose revenue appropriations. The recommendation shall include a specific plan that identifies the programs, positions and expenditure categories to be eliminated or reduced ; ensures that the reductions are distributed proportionately among the campuses, the extension and system administration based on the board of regents' 1994-95 fiscal year general purpose revenue budget; and does not include reductions in financial aid programs or energy costs or reestimates of debt service payments. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the University of Wisconsin System that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the report within 14 working days after the date of the submittal, the recommendation may be implemented as proposed by the system. If, within 14 working days after the date of the submittal, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the system that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the report, the recommendation may be implemented only upon approval of the committee.
(6)  Report on staff reductions. By October 1, 1995, the president of the University of Wisconsin System shall submit to the secretary of administration a plan identifying his or her intended reductions to system capital budget staff.
(8g)Administrative reductions. During the 1995-97 fiscal biennium, the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System shall allocate its administrative reductions to all activities except instruction. By September 1, 1995, the board shall submit a report on such reductions to the joint committee on finance for the committee's approval.
(9h)Capital planning. During the 1995-97 fiscal biennium, the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System shall submit a report to the department of administration and the joint committee on finance on the source of any funds that the board plans to reallocate to capital planning. The board may implement its reallocation if the committee approves the report, or does not schedule a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the report within 14 working days after receipt of the report.
(11t)Tuition increases. In the 1995-96 and 1996-97 academic years, the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System shall allocate tuition increases to offset base funding reductions as an across-the-board percentage increase.
27,9158 Section 9158.(0) Nonstatutory provisions; veterans affairs.
(1g)Tuition and fee reimbursement. Notwithstanding section 45.25 (4) (d) of the statutes, as created by this act, the department of veterans affairs may provide tuition and fee reimbursement under section 45.25 (2) of the statutes from the appropriation under section 20.485 (2) (tf) of the statutes, as affected by this act, during the 1995-96 fiscal year for a course that was completed in the spring semester of the 1994-95 school year.
27,9159 Section 9159. Nonstatutory provisions; other.
(2)   University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority; transitional provisions.
(a)  Definitions. In this subsection:
1.  "Authority" means the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
2.  "Board of regents" means the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
(b)  Assets and liabilities. The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the chairperson of the authority, acting jointly, shall identify from the assets and liabilities of the board of regents those assets and liabilities that primarily relate to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics and related services. On June 29, 1996, the assets and liabilities so identified shall become the assets and liabilities of the authority, except that assets and liabilities that primarily relate to employes identified under subsection (4) (c) shall become the assets and liabilities of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board.
(c)  Tangible personal property. The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the chairperson of the authority, acting jointly, shall identify the tangible personal property, including records, of the board of regents that primarily relates to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics and related services. On June 29, 1996, the tangible personal property so identified shall become the tangible personal property of the authority, except that the tangible personal property that primarily relates to employes identified under subsection (4) (c) shall become the tangible personal property of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board.
(d)  Contracts.
1. The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the chairperson of the authority, acting jointly, shall determine which contracts entered into by the board of regents in effect on June 29, 1996, primarily relate to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics and related services. Except as provided in subdivision 2., all such contracts remain in effect and the authority shall, beginning on June 29, 1996, carry out any such contractual obligations until modified or rescinded to the extent allowed under the contract.
2. All contracts determined under subdivision 1. that primarily relate to employes identified under subsection (4) (c) remain in effect and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board shall, beginning on June 29, 1996, carry out any such contractual obligations until modified or rescinded to the effect allowed under the contract.
(e)  Rules.
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