978.13 (1) (c) In counties having a population of 500,000 or more, the salary and fringe benefit costs of clerk positions in the district attorney's office necessary for the prosecution of violent crime cases primarily involving felony violations under s. 939.63, if a felony is committed while armed, and under ss. 940.01 to 940.03, 940.05, 940.06, 940.225, 943.23 (1g), (1m) and (1r) and 943.32 (2). The state treasurer shall pay the amount authorized under this paragraph to the county treasurer pursuant to a voucher submitted by the district attorney to the secretary of administration from the appropriation under s. 20.475 (1) (i). The amount paid under this paragraph may not exceed $82,600 $88,500 in the 1995-96 1997-98 fiscal year and $85,500 $91,600 in the 1996-97 1998-99 fiscal year.
27,5491b Section 5491b. 980.02 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
980.02 (5) Notwithstanding sub. (4), if the department of justice decides to file a petition under sub. (1) (a), it may file the petition in the circuit court for Dane County.
27,5491c Section 5491c. 980.06 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
980.06 (2) (b) An order for commitment under this section shall specify either institutional care in a secure mental health unit or facility, as provided under s. 980.065, or other facility or supervised release. In determining whether commitment shall be for institutional care in a secure mental health unit or facility or other facility or for supervised release, the court may consider, without limitation because of enumeration, the nature and circumstances of the behavior that was the basis of the allegation in the petition under s. 980.02 (2) (a), the person's mental history and present mental condition, where the person will live, how the person will support himself or herself, and what arrangements are available to ensure that the person has access to and will participate in necessary treatment. The department shall arrange for control, care and treatment of the person in the least restrictive manner consistent with the requirements of the person and in accordance with the court's commitment order.
27,5491d Section 5491d. 980.06 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
980.06 (2) (c) If the court finds that the person is appropriate for supervised release, the court shall notify the department. The department and the county department under s. 51.42 in the county of residence of the person, as determined under s. 980.105, shall prepare a plan that identifies the treatment and services, if any, that the person will receive in the community. The plan shall address the person's need, if any, for supervision, counseling, medication, community support services, residential services, vocational services, and alcohol or other drug abuse treatment. The department may contract with a county department, under s. 51.42 (3) (aw) 1. d., with another public agency or with a private agency to provide the treatment and services identified in the plan. The plan shall specify who will be responsible for providing the treatment and services identified in the plan. The plan shall be presented to the court for its approval within 21 days after the court finding that the person is appropriate for supervised release, unless the department, county department and person to be released request additional time to develop the plan. If the county department of the person's county of residence declines to prepare a plan, the department may arrange for another county to prepare the plan if that county agrees to prepare the plan and if the person will be living in that county. If the department is unable to arrange for another county to prepare a plan, the court shall designate a county department to prepare the plan, order the county department to prepare the plan and place the person on supervised release in that county, except that the court may not so designate the county department in the a county where the a facility in which the person was committed placed for institutional care is located unless that county is also the person's county of residence.
27,5491g Section 5491g. 980.065 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
980.065 (title) Secure mental health unit or facility Institutional care for sexually violent persons.
27,5491L Section 5491L. 980.065 (1) (intro.), (a) and (b) of the statutes are consolidated, renumbered 980.065 (1m) and amended to read:
980.065 (1m) The department shall may place a person committed to a secure mental health unit or facility institutional care under s. 980.06 (2) (b) at one of the following: (a) The a mental health unit or facility, including a secure mental health unit or facility at the Wisconsin resource center established under s. 46.056. (b) A or a secure mental health unit or facility provided by the department of corrections under sub. (2).
27,5491p Section 5491p. 980.065 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
980.065 (2) The department may contract with the department of corrections for the provision of a secure mental health unit or facility for persons committed to institutional care under s. 980.06 (2) (b) to a secure mental health unit or facility. The department shall operate a secure mental health unit or facility provided by the department of corrections under this subsection and shall promulgate rules governing the custody and discipline of persons placed by the department in the secure mental health unit or facility provided by the department of corrections under this subsection.
27,5491t Section 5491t. 980.08 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
980.08 (1) Any person who is committed for to institutional care in a secure mental health unit or facility or other facility under s. 980.06 may petition the committing court to modify its order by authorizing supervised release if at least 6 months have elapsed since the initial commitment order was entered, the most recent release petition was denied or the most recent order for supervised release was revoked. The director of the facility at which the person is placed may file a petition under this subsection on the person's behalf at any time.
27,5491x Section 5491x. 980.08 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
980.08 (4) The court, without a jury, shall hear the petition within 30 days after the report of the court-appointed examiner is filed with the court, unless the petitioner waives this time limit. Expenses of proceedings under this subsection shall be paid as provided under s. 51.20 (18). The court shall grant the petition unless the state proves by clear and convincing evidence that the person is still a sexually violent person and that it is still substantially probable that the person will engage in acts of sexual violence if the person is not confined in a secure mental health unit or facility continued in institutional care. In making a decision under this subsection, the court may consider, without limitation because of enumeration, the nature and circumstances of the behavior that was the basis of the allegation in the petition under s. 980.02 (2) (a), the person's mental history and present mental condition, where the person will live, how the person will support himself or herself and what arrangements are available to ensure that the person has access to and will participate in necessary treatment.
27,5491y Section 5491y. 980.08 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
980.08 (5) If the court finds that the person is appropriate for supervised release, the court shall notify the department. The department and the county department under s. 51.42 in the county of residence of the person, as determined under s. 980.105, shall prepare a plan that identifies the treatment and services, if any, that the person will receive in the community. The plan shall address the person's need, if any, for supervision, counseling, medication, community support services, residential services, vocational services, and alcohol or other drug abuse treatment. The department may contract with a county department, under s. 51.42 (3) (aw) 1. d., with another public agency or with a private agency to provide the treatment and services identified in the plan. The plan shall specify who will be responsible for providing the treatment and services identified in the plan. The plan shall be presented to the court for its approval within 60 days after the court finding that the person is appropriate for supervised release, unless the department, county department and person to be released request additional time to develop the plan. If the county department of the person's county of residence declines to prepare a plan, the department may arrange for another county to prepare the plan if that county agrees to prepare the plan and if the person will be living in that county. If the department is unable to arrange for another county to prepare a plan, the court shall designate a county department to prepare the plan, order the county department to prepare the plan and place the person on supervised release in that county, except that the court may not so designate the county department in the a county where the a facility in which the person was committed placed for institutional care is located unless that county is also the person's county of residence.
27,5501z Section 5501z. 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 9126 (26j) (title) is renumbered 46.705 (title) of the statutes.
27,5502 Section 5502. 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 9126 (26j) (a) is renumbered 46.705 (1) of the statutes and amended to read:
46.705 (1) The department of health and social services shall establish administer a pilot project under which the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas may directly negotiate a contract with the department of health and social services to provide certain social services for tribal members who reside within the boundaries of the reservation of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas. Specific programs, services and funding levels that are to be provided under the project shall be determined by negotiations between the department of health and social services and the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas and shall be specified in the contract. As a condition of the contract, the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas shall contract for performance of an independent evaluation of the project.
27,5503 Section 5503. 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 9126 (26j) (b) is repealed.
27,5503g Section 5503g. 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 9142 (10j) is renumbered 30.92 (4r) of the statutes and amended to read:
30.92 (4r) (title) Recreational boating projects; dam renovation and repair Chair Factory Dam. Of the amounts appropriated under section s. 20.370 (5) (cq) of the statutes, as affected by this act, and before applying the percentages under section 30.92 sub. (4) (b) 6. of the statutes, the department of natural resources shall expend in fiscal year 1995-96 the amount that is necessary for the renovation and repair or the removal of the Chair Factory Dam in Grafton, but the amount shall not exceed $264,000. Notwithstanding section 30.92 sub. (1) (c) of the statutes, the dam project specified under this subsection is a recreational boating facility for the purpose of expending moneys under this subsection. The dam section. This project specified under this subsection is exempt from being need not be placed on the priority list under section 30.92 sub. (3) (a) of the statutes.
27,5503h Section 5503h. 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 9148 (3z) (b) is amended to read:
[1995 Wisconsin Act 27] Section 9148 (3z) (b) Any person who holds a permit, license or certificate issued by the department of revenue that expires on or after December 31, 1995, for an activity for which a business tax registration certificate is required on or after January 1, 1996, shall, upon application, be issued at no charge a business tax registration certificate under section 73.03 (50) of the statutes, as created by this act, that expires on a date that is determined by the department of revenue and that is between January 1, 1998, and December 31, 1999.
27,5503m Section 5503m. 1995 Wisconsin Act 92, section 10 (1) is repealed and recreated to read:
[1995 Wisconsin Act 92] Section 10 (1) This act first applies to a person for whom a petition for protective placement under section 55.06 (2) of the statutes is filed on December 16, 1995, except that, for persons protectively placed under chapter 55 of the statutes for whom the petition for protective placement was filed before December 16, 1995, this act first applies to a person for whom a petition under section 55.06 (10) (b) of the statutes or a report concerning a periodic reexamination of the protective placement is filed with a court on the date specified in section 9400 of the 1997-99 biennial budget act.
27,5504 Section 5504. 1995 Wisconsin Act 113, section 9155 (4m) (title) is renumbered 85.105 (title) of the statutes and amended to read:
85.105 (title) Department Sale of motor vehicle records.
27,5505 Section 5505. 1995 Wisconsin Act 113, section 9155 (4m) (a) is renumbered 85.105 (1) of the statutes and amended to read:
85.105 (1) Notwithstanding section s. 343.24 (2m) of the statutes, as affected by this act, the department of transportation may contract with a person to periodically furnish that person with any records on computer tape or other electronic media that contain information from files of motor vehicle accidents or uniform traffic citations and which were produced for or developed by the department for purposes related to maintenance of the operating record file data base. The department and the person desiring to contract with the department shall make a good faith effort to negotiate the purchase price for the records to be provided under this paragraph. No record may be furnished under this subsection after June 30, 1997 section.
27,5505g Section 5505g. 1995 Wisconsin Act 113, section 9155 (4m) (b) is renumbered 85.105 (2) (a) of the statutes and amended to read:
85.105 (2) (a) The department of transportation shall, no later than March 1, 1996, submit a report to each member of the joint committee on finance summarizing the terms and conditions of any contract entered into under paragraph (a). If Whenever the department enters into a contract under paragraph (a) after March 1, 1996 sub. (1), the department shall, prior to the next regular quarterly meeting of the joint committee on finance, submit to each member of that committee a report summarizing the terms and conditions of that contract.
27,5505m Section 5505m. 1995 Wisconsin Act 113, section 9155 (4m) (c) is renumbered 85.105 (2) (b) of the statutes and amended to read:
85.105 (2) (b) If, during the period of any contract entered into under paragraph (a) sub. (1), the department determines that the cost of providing operators' records, uniform traffic citations and motor vehicle accident reports under this subsection and section 343.24 (2m) of the statutes, as affected by this act, exceeds has reduced the total revenues received from the sale of those records and operator's records under s. 343.24 (2m), the department shall submit a report to each member of the joint committee on finance summarizing the expenditures and revenues related to the sale of those records under this section and under s. 343.24 (2m).
27,5506 Section 5506. 1995 Wisconsin Act 113, section 9155 (4m) (d) is repealed.
27,5507 Section 5507. 1995 Wisconsin Act 289, section 275 (6) is amended to read:
[1995 Wisconsin Act 289] Section 275 (6) KINSHIP CARE ASSESSMENTS AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS. Beginning on July 1, 1996, each county department of human services or social services under sections 46.215, 46.22 and 46.23 of the statutes, when conducting its regularly scheduled reinvestigation under section 49.19 (5) (e) of the statutes of each nonlegally responsible relative who is providing care for a dependent child, as defined in section 49.19 (1) (a) of the statutes, under a program administered by that county department, shall assess and conduct a background investigation of the relative to determine if the relative is eligible to receive kinship care payments under section 48.57 (3m) (am) of the statutes, as created by this act. Immediately after conducting the assessment and background investigation, each county department of human services or social services under section 46.215, 46.22 and 46.23 of the statutes shall end income maintenance payments under section 49.33 of the statutes to the nonlegally responsible relative and, if the relative is determined to be eligible to receive kinship care payments under section 48.57 (3m) (am) of the statutes, as created by this act, the department of industry, labor and job development health and family services shall begin making those kinship care payments or, if the relative is determined eligible to receive foster care payments under section 48.62 (4) of the statutes, the county department shall begin making those foster care payments. Each county department of human services or social services under sections 46.215, 46.22 and 46.23 shall complete all of the assessments and background investigations required under this subsection and shall end all income maintenance payments under section 49.33 of the statutes to those relatives by July 1, 1997 December 31, 1997, or if a county department under section 46.215 of the statutes is unable to complete all of those assessments and background investigations and to end all of those payments by December 31, 1997, the county department shall notify the department of health and family services of that inability and that department shall assist the county department in completing all of those assessments and background investigations and shall require the county department to end those payments by December 31, 1997.
27,5508 Section 5508. 1995 Wisconsin Act 351, section 41 (1) is amended to read:
[1995 Wisconsin Act 351] Section 41 (1) Reconciliation. Cellular mobile radio telecommunications utilities Persons that provide commercial mobile service and telephone companies that provide basic local exchange service shall reconcile their first payments under subchapter V of chapter 76 of the statutes, as created by this act, to reflect their overpayment or under payment of their final instalment of gross receipts taxes. All other telephone companies shall reconcile their first payments under subchapter IV of chapter 76 of the statutes, as created by this act, to reflect their overpayment or underpayment of their final instalment of gross receipts taxes.
27,5508td Section 5508td. 1995 Wisconsin Act 445, section 8 is repealed.
27,5508tg Section 5508tg. 1995 Wisconsin Act 445, section 10 is repealed.
27,5509m Section 5509m. 1995 Wisconsin Act 445, section 14 is repealed.
27,5510d Section 5510d. 1995 Wisconsin Act 445, section 23 (1) is amended to read:
[1995 Wisconsin Act 445] Section 23 (1) The repeal of sections 14.26 (4m) and 20.395 (5) (qr) of the statutes and the amendment of sections 341.14 (6r) (bm) 1. (by Section 14), (c) (by Section 16) and (e) (by Section 18) and 341.16 (1) (b) (by Section 22) of the statutes take effect on January 1, 1999.
27,5510em Section 5510em. 1995 Wisconsin Act 445, section 23 (2) is amended to read:
[1995 Wisconsin Act 445] Section 23 (2) The repeal of sections 13.101 (3m), 20.525 (1) (k) and (qr), 20.865 (4) (c), 25.40 (2) (b) 20p. and 341.14 (6r) (bg) and (f) 52. of the statutes takes effect on July 1, 1999.
27,5510j Section 5510j. 1995 Wisconsin Act 453, section 5g is repealed.
27,5510n Section 5510n. 1995 Wisconsin Act 453, section 12 (1) (b) is repealed.
27,5510s Section 5510s. 1997 Wisconsin Act 4, section 4 (1) (a) is amended to read:
[1997 Wisconsin Act 4] Section 4 (1) (a) Notwithstanding 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 9126 (23) and (26v), the department of corrections may, from July 1, 1997, until July 1, 1998 1999, operate the juvenile secured correctional facility authorized under 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 9126 (26v), as a state prison named in section 302.01 of the statutes, as affected by this act, for the placement of prisoners, as defined in section 301.01 (2) of the statutes, who are young adults not more than 21 years of age and who are not violent offenders, as determined by the department of corrections.
27,9101 Section 9101. Nonstatutory provisions; administration.
(1)Transfer of land information functions.
(a)Employe transfers. All incumbent employes holding positions with the land information board are transferred on the effective date of this paragraph to the department of administration.
(b)Employe status. Employes transferred under paragraph (a) have all the rights and the same status under subchapter V of chapter 111 and chapter 230 of the statutes in the department of administration that they enjoyed with the land information 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.
(1c)Supplemental title fee matching. Notwithstanding section 20.855 (4) (f) of the statutes, as created by this act, the transfer of funds from the general fund to the environmental fund in an amount equal to the amount of supplemental title fees collected under section 342.14 (3m) of the statutes, as affected by this act, for 1997 shall be made no later than October 15, 1997, or the 15th day after the date on which certification is made under Section 9149 (1c) of this act, whichever is later.
(2)Wisconsin land council. Notwithstanding the length of term specified in section 15.107 (16) (d) of the statutes, as created by this act, the initial terms of 3 of the members appointed under section 15.107 (16) (b) 8. to 13. of the statutes, as created by this act, shall expire on July 1, 2000, the initial terms of 3 other members so appointed shall expire on July 1, 2001, and the initial terms of 3 other members so appointed shall expire on July 1, 2002.
(3)Prosecution of drug crimes; Milwaukee County. From federal and program revenue moneys appropriated to the department of administration for the office of justice assistance under section 20.505 (6) (g) of the statutes, as affected by this act, and section 20.505 (6) (pb) of the statutes, the department shall expend $253,200 in fiscal year 1997-98 and $256,500 in fiscal year 1998-99 to provide the multi-jurisdictional enforcement group serving Milwaukee County with funding for 3 assistant district attorneys to prosecute criminal violations of chapter 961 of the statutes, as affected by this act. The funding is not subject to the grant procedure under section 16.964 (2m) of the statutes.
(4)Prosecution of drug crimes; Dane County. From federal and program revenue moneys appropriated to the department of administration for the office of justice assistance under section 20.505 (6) (g) of the statutes, as affected by this act, and section 20.505 (6) (pb) of the statutes, the department shall expend $81,600 in fiscal year 1997-98 and $84,900 in fiscal year 1998-99 to provide the multi-jurisdictional enforcement group serving Dane County with funding for one assistant district attorney to prosecute criminal violations of chapter 961 of the statutes as affected by this act. The funding is not subject to the grant procedure under section 16.964 (2m) of the statutes.
(4t)Transfer of sentencing commission records. The department of administration shall transfer all records of the sentencing commission to the director of state courts as soon as possible after September 1, 1997, or the effective date of this subsection, whichever is later.
(6)District attorneys for prosecution of sexually violent persons commitment cases. Of the authorized FTE positions for the department of administration for assistant district attorneys under sections 978.03 and 978.04 of the statutes, 2.0 GPR project positions shall be used for the period ending on June 30, 1999, to provide one assistant district attorney for Brown County and one assistant district attorney for Milwaukee County, to file and prosecute proceedings under chapter 980 of the statutes, as affected by this act, in any prosecutorial unit, as defined in section 978.001 (2) of the statutes, in this state.
(7)Information concerning sexually violent person commitment cases.
(a) In any case in which the district attorney files a sexually violent person petition under section 980.02 (1) (b) of the statutes, as affected by this act, on or after the effective date of this paragraph but before July 1, 1999, the district attorney shall maintain a record of the amount of time spent by the district attorney and by any deputy district attorneys or assistant district attorneys doing all of the following:
1. Prosecuting the petition through trial under section 980.05 of the statutes and, if applicable, commitment of the person subject to the petition under section 980.06 of the statutes, as affected by this act.
2. If applicable, representing the state on petitions for supervised release under section 980.08 of the statutes, as affected by this act, or for discharge under section 980.09 or 980.10 of the statutes brought by the person who is the subject of the petition.
(b) Annually, on a date specified by the department of administration, the district attorney shall submit to the department of administration a report summarizing the records under paragraph (a) covering the preceding 12-month period. The department of administration shall maintain the information submitted under this paragraph by district attorneys.
(9)Initial appointments to technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board. Notwithstanding section 15.105 (25) (intro.) of the statutes, as created by this act, the initial members of the technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board appointed under section 15.105 (25) (a), (b) and (bm) of the statutes, as created by this act, and one of the initial members appointed under section 15.105 (25) (c) of the statutes, as created by this act, shall serve for terms expiring on May 1, 2001; 2 of the initial members of the technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board appointed under section 15.105 (25) (c) of the statutes, as created by this act, shall serve for terms expiring on May 1, 1999; and one of the initial members of the technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board appointed under section 15.105 (25) (c) of the statutes, as created by this act, shall serve for a term expiring on May 1, 2003.
(9m)Rules relating to educational technology training grants.
(a) Subject to paragraph (b), the technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board shall use the procedure under section 227.24 of the statutes to promulgate the rules required under section 44.72 (1) (d) of the statutes, as created by this act, for a period but not to exceed the period authorized under section 227.24 (1) (c) and (2) of the statutes. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (a) and (2) (b) of the statutes, the board need not provide evidence of the necessity of preserving the public peace, health, safety or welfare in promulgating the rules under this paragraph.
(b) The board shall submit the proposed rules under paragraph (a) to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on information policy. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the board that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed rules within 14 working days after the date of the board's submittal, the board may proceed to promulgate the rules. If, within 14 working days after the date of the board's submittal, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the board that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed rules, the board shall not promulgate the rules until the committee approves the rules.
(9s)Rules relating to educational technology infrastructure loans.
(a) Subject to paragraph (b), the technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board shall use the procedure under section 227.24 of the statutes to promulgate the rules required under section 44.72 (4) (a) of the statutes, as created by this act, for the period before permanent rules take effect, but not to exceed the period authorized under section 227.24 (1) (c) and (2) of the statutes. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (a) and (2) (b) of the statutes, the board need not provide evidence of the necessity of preserving the public peace, health, safety or welfare in promulgating the rules under this paragraph.
(b) The board shall submit the proposed rules under paragraph (a) to the cochairpersons of the joint commit tee on information policy. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the board that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed rules within 14 business days after the date of the board's submittal, the board may proceed to promulgate the rules. If, within 14 business days after the date of the board's submittal, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the board that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed rules, the board shall not promulgate the rules until the committee approves the rules.
(10)Educational technology board.
(a)Contracts. All contracts entered into by the educational technology board in effect on the effective date of this paragraph remain in effect and are transferred to the technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board. The technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board shall carry out any such contractual obligations until modified or rescinded by the technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board to the extent allowed under the contract.
(b)Rules and orders. All rules promulgated by the educational technology 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 technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board. All orders issued by the educational technology 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 technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board.
(c)Pending matters. Any matter pending with the educational technology board on the effective date of this paragraph is transferred to the technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board and all materials submitted to or actions taken by the educational technology board with respect to the pending matter are considered as having been submitted to or taken by the technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board.
(dm)Pioneering partners grants.
1. From the appropriation under section 20.275 (1) (d) of the statutes, as created by this act, in the 1997-98 fiscal year the technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board shall award grants to those applicants recommended for grants by the educational technology board under section 16.992, 1995 stats., in the February 1997 funding cycle.
2. In submitting information under section 16.42 of the statutes for the purposes of the 1999-2001 biennial budget bill, the technology for educational achievement in Wisconsin board shall submit information concerning the appropriation under section 20.275 (1) (f) of the statutes, as created by this act, as though the amount appropriated under section 20.275 (1) (d) of the statutes, as created by this act, in the 1997-98 fiscal year had been appropriated under section 20.275 (1) (f) of the statutes, as created by this act, in the 1998-99 fiscal year.
(10mg)Educational technology block grants and library aids. Notwithstanding sections 43.70 (2) and 44.72 (2) (a) of the statutes, as affected by this act, educational technology block grants and library aids shall be distributed in the 1997-98 school year to eligible school districts, including union high school districts, in proportion to the number of persons who resided in each school district, as specified under section 43.70 (1) of the statutes, as affected by this act, on June 30, 1997, as estimated by the department of public instruction.
(11g)Information technology system development and procurement projects reports. The department of administration shall submit its initial report concerning state information technology system development and procurement under section 16.971 (2s) of the statutes, as created by this act, no later than January 1, 1998, or the day after publication of this act, whichever is later.
(11h)Free books to organizations. The secretary of administration, acting under section 16.50 (2) of the statutes, shall require submission of expenditure estimates for all moneys appropriated under section 20.505 (1) (fn) of the statutes, as created by this act, and shall withhold approval of such estimates unless the secretary receives a report after November 30, 1997, from the employe of the department of administration who is charged with the responsibility to administer section 16.23 of the statutes, as created by this act, and from the governor concerning their success in obtaining the additional resources specified in section 16.23 (2) of the statutes, as created by this act. If the secretary is satisfied that the efforts to obtain additional resources have been sufficient, the secretary may approve an expenditure estimate for the moneys appropriated under section 20.505 (1) (fn) of the statutes, as created by this act.
(11m)Report by land information board and Wisconsin land council. No later than September 1, 2002, the land information board and Wisconsin land council shall report to the legislature in the manner provided under section 13.172 (2) of the statutes and to the governor concerning the issue of continuation of their functions, including the feasibility of combination of their functions.
(12z)Sandhill Wildlife Area Skills Center. To the greatest extent possible, the department of administration shall utilize the Wisconsin conservation corps for the dormitory construction project at the Sandhill Wildlife Area Skills Center.
(13g)University of Wisconsin System real estate study. The department of administration shall contract with a private consulting firm to study the introduction of a value-based approach to the management of real estate under the jurisdiction of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, and the planning, design, authorization and approval processes for construction projects on such real estate. In the study, the contractor shall assess a sample portion of existing real estate managed by the board of regents, other than at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which shall include at least 1,000,000 but not more than 2,000,000 square feet of interior space in buildings utilized for various purposes, including administrative, instructional and recreational purposes. The contractor shall assess the existing processes for management of the real estate and for planning, design, authorization and approval of construction projects on the real estate and shall also assess an alternative approach for these processes using a value-based analysis. The contractor shall then compare the 2 approaches, determine possible changes in the current approach from which the state could realize savings and project the estimated amount of savings that would be realized. The contractor shall include in its study an analysis of whether the board of regents is scheduling classes in such a manner as to permit the state to obtain the greatest possible value for its investment in instructional facilities under the management of the board.
(13m) Repeal of the depository selection board.
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