(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.
1. The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the chairperson of the authority, acting jointly, shall identify all rules promulgated by the board of regents that are in effect on June 29, 1996, and which relate to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics and related services. Except as provided in subdivision 2., all such rules shall become bylaws or policies and procedures of the authority on June 29, 1996, and shall remain in effect until their specified expiration date or until amended or repealed by the authority.
2. All rules identified under subdivision 1. that primarily relate to employes identified under subsection (4) (c) shall become rules of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board on June 29, 1996, and shall remain in effect until their specified expiration dates or until amended or repealed by the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board.
(f)  Policies and procedures.
1. The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the chairperson of the authority, acting jointly, shall identify all policies and procedures of the University of Wisconsin-Madison that are in effect on June 29, 1996, and which relate to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics and related services. Except as provided in subdivision 2., all such policies and procedures shall become policies and procedures of the authority on June 29, 1996, and shall remain in effect until their specified expiration date or until modified or rescinded by the authority.
2. All policies and procedures under subdivision 1. that primarily relate to employes identified under subsection (4) (c) shall become policies and procedures of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board on June 29, 1996, and shall remain in effect until their specified expiration date or until modified or rescinded by the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board.
(g)  Pending matters.
1. The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the chairperson of the authority, acting jointly, shall identify those matters pending with the board of regents on June 29, 1996, that primarily relate to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics and related services. Except as provided in subdivision 2., on June 29, 1996, any matter so identified shall become a pending matter of the authority and all materials submitted to or actions taken by the board of regents with respect to the pending matter are considered as having been submitted to or taken by the authority.
2. On June 29, 1996, any matter identified under subdivision 1. that primarily relates to employes identified under subsection (4) (c) shall become a pending matter of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board and all materials submitted to or actions taken by the board of regents with respect to the pending matter are considered as having been submitted to or taken by the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board.
(h)  Secretary of administration to arbitrate disputes. In the case of disagreement with respect to any matter specified in this subsection, the secretary of administration shall determine the matter and shall develop a plan for an orderly transfer.
(i)Applicability of lease and affiliation agreements. Paragraphs (b) to (h) do not apply to any matter specified in the lease agreement under section 233.04 (7) of the statutes, as created by this act, or the affiliation agreement under section 233.04 (7m) of the statutes, as created by this act.
(j)Applicability of paragraphs (b) to (h). Paragraphs (b) to (h) do not apply after June 1, 1996, unless the joint committee on finance approves the proposed agreements under paragraph (k) 5.
(k)Lease, affiliation and contractual services agreements; governor and joint committee on finance review.
1. The authority and the board of regents shall negotiate and enter into the lease agreement specified in sections 36.11 (28) and 233.04 (7) of the statutes, as created by this act, to lease the on-campus facilities, as defined in section 233.01 (7) of the statutes, as created by this act, beginning on June 29, 1996. The authority and the board of regents shall submit the proposed lease agreement to the governor and to the joint committee on finance by January 15, 1996.
2. The authority and the board of regents shall negotiate and enter into the affiliation agreement specified in sections 36.11 (28m) and 233.04 (7m) of the statutes, as created by this act, to take effect on June 29, 1996. The authority and the board of regents shall submit the proposed affiliation agreement to the governor and to the joint committee on finance by January 15, 1996.
3. The authority and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board shall negotiate and enter into the contractual services agreement specified in sections 146.59 and 233.04 (4) of the statutes, as created by this act, to take effect on June 29, 1996. The authority and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board shall submit the proposed contractual services agreement to the governor and to the joint committee on finance by January 15, 1996.
4. No later than March 1, 1996, the governor shall approve or disapprove each of the proposed agreements specified under subdivisions 1. to 3. If, by March 1, 1996, the governor disapproves any of the proposed agreements, or does not approve or disapprove each of the proposed agreements, the agreements shall not take effect.
5. If the governor approves all of the proposed agreements under subdivision 4., the joint committee on finance shall, no later than June 1, 1996, approve or disapprove each of the proposed agreements. If the committee approves all of the proposed agreements, the agreements shall take effect on June 29, 1996. If, by June 1, 1996, the joint committee on finance disapproves any of the proposed agreements, or does not approve or disapprove each of the proposed agreements, the agreements shall not take effect. Notwithstanding section 13.10 (4) of the statutes, the governor does not have the authority to approve or object to any committee action under this subdivision.
(L) Report. At the time of submission of the proposed agreement under paragraph (k) 1. or 2., whichever is later, the board of regents shall submit to the governor and to the joint committee on finance a report on any savings likely to accrue to the state as a result of the transfer of the operation of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics to the authority.
(3)  Initial terms of appointed members of board of directors of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority. Notwithstanding the length of terms of members of the board of directors of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority specified under section 233.02 (1) (a) of the statutes, as created by this act, the members initially appointed under that paragraph shall be appointed for the following terms:
(a)  One member for a term that expires on July 1, 1997.
(b)  One member for a term that expires on July 1, 1998.
(c)  One member for a term that expires on July 1, 1999.
(3m)Initial terms of appointed members of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics board. Notwithstanding the length of terms of members of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board specified under section 15.96 (1) of the statutes, as created by this act, the members initially appointed under that subsection shall be appointed for the following terms:
(a) One member for a term that expires on July 1, 1997.
(b) One member for a term that expires on July 1, 1998.
(c) One member for a term that expires on July 1, 1999.
(4)  Status of employes at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.
(a) No later than June 29, 1996, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority shall, if the joint committee on finance approves the agreements under subsection (2) (k) 5., offer employment to each person who is an employe at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics on June 28, 1996, and who is any of the following, as determined by the employment relations commission:
1. A professional employe.
2. A nonprofessional employe who is a supervisor.
3. A management employe.
4. An employe who is privy to confidential matters affecting the employe-employer relationship.
(b)  A person who is offered employment under paragraph (a) is deemed to have accepted such employment, unless he or she refuses the offer of employment within 10 days of such offer.
(c) Subject to joint committee on finance approval of the agreements under subsection (2) (k) 5., on June 29, 1996, all positions at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, other than positions occupied by employes described under paragraph (a), and all incumbent employes in those positions are transferred to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board. Employes transferred under this paragraph have all rights and the same status under subchapter V of chapter 111 and chapter 230 of the statutes that they enjoyed at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. Notwithstanding section 230.28 (4) of the statutes, no employe so transferred who has attained permanent status in class may be required to serve a probationary period.
(5)  Adjudication of claims arising before termination of coverage. Any employe of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority who held a position with the authority during the period beginning on the effective date of this subsection and ending on June 30, 1997, may commence or continue to pursue under section 233.10 (3r) (b) 1. of the statutes, as created by this act, any procedural guarantee arising from a personnel decision made prior to July 1, 1997, until the procedural guarantee is appropriately adjudicated and any appropriate relief is granted.
(6f)Evaluation of certain state bodies for termination, transfer of functions or continuation.
(a)Legislative findings. The legislature finds that many councils, offices, commissions and boards are not necessary to the functions of state government and should be eliminated unless they can justify their continued existence.
(b)Definition. In this subsection, "specified state body" means:
1. The acid deposition research council.
2. The adolescent pregnancy prevention and pregnancy services board.
3. The agricultural chemical cleanup council.
4. The American Indian language and culture education board.
5. The animal health and disease research board.
6. The animal health and disease research council.
7. The aquatic nuisance control council.
8. The automatic fire sprinkler system contractors and journeymen council.
9. The badger board.
10. The banking review board.
11. The board of state canvassers.
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