27,94n Section 94n. 15.947 (1) of the statutes is repealed.
27,96m Section 96m. 16.009 (1) (em) 7. of the statutes is created to read:
16.009 (1) (em) 7. A residential care apartment complex, as defined in s. 50.01 (1d).
27,96r Section 96r. 16.0095 of the statutes is created to read:
16.0095 Medicare upper limit consultant. The department shall hire a consultant, to be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (bm), to determine and recommend to the the department of health and family services the aggregate payments that should be made for inpatient nursing home services under medical assistance under subch. IV of ch. 49 such that the aggregate payments will not exceed the amount that is estimated to be the amount that would have been paid under the federal medicare program's payment principles. The consultant's recommendations to the department of health and family services shall be nonbinding.
27,97 Section 97. 16.023 of the statutes is created to read:
16.023 Wisconsin land council. (1) The Wisconsin land council shall conduct the following functions:
(a) Identify state land use goals and recommend these goals to the governor.
(b) Identify state land use priorities to further the state's land use goals and recommend to the governor legislation to implement these priorities.
(c) Study areas of cooperation and coordination in the state's land use statutes and recommend to the governor legislation to harmonize these statutes to further the state's land use goals.
(d) Study areas of the state's land use statutes that conflict with each other and recommend to the governor legislation to resolve these conflicts to further the state's land use goals.
(e) Identify areas of the state's land use statutes that conflict with county or municipal land use ordinances, and areas of county or municipal land use ordinances that conflict with each other, and recommend to the governor legislation to resolve these conflicts.
(f) Establish a technical working group that is composed of the state cartographer, a representative of the University of Wisconsin System who has expertise in land use issues and any other land use experts designated by the council's chairperson, to study the development of a computer-based Wisconsin land information system and recommend to the governor legislation to implement such a computer system.
(g) Establish a state agency resource working group that is composed of representatives of the departments of administration, agriculture, trade and consumer protection, commerce, natural resources, revenue, transportation and other appropriate agencies to discuss, analyze and address land use issues and related policy issues, including the following:
1. Gathering information about the land use plans of state agencies.
2. Establishing procedures for the distribution of the information gathered under subd. 1. to other state agencies, local units of government and private persons.
3. The creation of a system to facilitate, and to provide training and technical assistance for the development of, local intergovernmental land use planning.
(h) Study the activities of local units of government in the land use area to determine how these activities impact on state land use goals, and recommend to the governor legislation that fosters coordination between local land use activities and state land use goals.
(i) Identify procedures for facilitating local land use planning efforts, including training and technical assistance for local units of government, and recommend to the governor legislation to implement such procedures.
(j) Gather and analyze information about the land use activities in this state of the federal government and American Indian governments and inform the governor of the impact of these activities on state land use goals.
(k) Study any other issues that are reasonably related to the state's land use goals, including methods for alternative dispute resolution for disputes involving land use issues, and recommend to the governor legislation in the areas studied by the council that would further the state's land use goals.
(L) Gather information about land use issues, at its discretion, in any reasonable way, including the following:
1. Establishing a state-local government-private sector working group to study and advise the council on land use issues.
2. Holding public hearings or information meetings on land use issues.
3. Conducting surveys on land use issues.
4. Consulting with any person who is interested in land use issues.
(m) Enter into a memorandum of understanding with the land information board to ensure cooperation between the council and the board and to avoid duplication of activities.
(2) In conjunction with the working group established under sub. (1) (L) 1., the council shall, not later than one year after the effective date of this subsection .... [revisor inserts date], develop evaluation criteria for its functions under sub. (1). The council shall complete a report that contains an evaluation of its functions and activities not later than September 1, 2002, and shall submit the report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2), and to the governor. The report shall also include a recommendation as to whether the council should continue in existence past its sunset date specified in s. 15.107 (16) (e) and, if so, a recommendation as to whether any structural modifications should be made to the council's functions or to the state's land use programs.
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply after August 31, 2003.
27,97m Section 97m. 16.025 of the statutes is repealed.
27,98 Section 98. 16.03 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.03 (3) Report. The interagency coordinating council shall report at least twice annually to the board on health care information in the office of the commissioner of insurance department of health and family services, concerning the council's activities under this section.
27,100m Section 100m. 16.23 of the statutes is created to read:
16.23 Literacy improvement. (1) The department shall solicit competitive sealed proposals from organizations having the capability to provide free books to educational and social service organizations for the purpose of promoting literacy. The department shall contract with the organization submitting the most advantageous competitive sealed proposal for the purpose of providing free books to educational and social service organizations in this state.
(2) The department shall, in cooperation with the governor, seek additional resources from foundations and private donors to support the department's function under sub. (1).
27,101 Section 101. 16.24 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.24 (1) (b) "Institution of higher education" means a public or private institution of higher education that is accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the department, and a proprietary school approved by the department of education educational approval board under s. 38.51 39.51.
27,102 Section 102. 16.24 (10m) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.24 (10m) Repayment to general fund. The secretary shall transfer from the tuition trust fund to the general fund an amount equal to the amount encumbered from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (9) (a) in the 1996-97 fiscal year when the secretary determines that funds in the tuition trust fund are sufficient to make the transfer. The secretary may make the transfer in instalments.
27,102apm Section 102apm. 16.31 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.31 (1) (b) The department shall develop the plan in consultation with the housing advisory council. In preparing the plan, the department may obtain input from housing authorities, community-based organizations, the private housing industry and others interested in housing assistance and development.
27,102ar Section 102ar. 16.334 (2) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
16.334 (2) (g) An organization operated for profit.
27,102br Section 102br. 16.336 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.336 (1) (intro.)  The department may make grants to a community-based organization, organization operated for profit or housing authority to improve the ability of the community-based organization, organization operated for profit or housing authority to provide housing opportunities, including housing-related counseling services, for persons or families of low or moderate income. The grants may be used to partially defray any of the following:
27,102cr Section 102cr. 16.336 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.336 (1) (a) Salaries, fringe benefits and other expenses associated with personnel of the housing authority, organization operated for profit or community-based organization.
27,102dr Section 102dr. 16.336 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.336 (2) (a) The housing authority, organization operated for profit or community-based organization submitted an application for a grant.
27,102er Section 102er. 16.336 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.336 (2) (b) The housing authority, organization operated for profit or community-based organization equally matches the grant, by cash or by other assets in kind.
27,102fr Section 102fr. 16.336 (2) (c) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.336 (2) (c) (intro.) The department determines that the grant to the particular community-based organization, organization operated for profit or housing authority is appropriate because of any of the following:
27,102gr Section 102gr. 16.336 (2) (c) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
16.336 (2) (c) 1. The quality of the management of the community-based organization, organization operated for profit or housing authority.
27,102hr Section 102hr. 16.336 (2) (c) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
16.336 (2) (c) 2. The amount of other resources for providing housing opportunities that are available to the community-based organization, organization operated for profit or housing authority.
27,102ir Section 102ir. 16.336 (2) (c) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
16.336 (2) (c) 3. The potential impact of the planned activities of the community-based organization, organization operated for profit or housing authority on housing opportunities for persons of low and moderate income in the area.
27,102jr Section 102jr. 16.336 (2) (c) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
16.336 (2) (c) 4. The financial need of the community-based organization, organization operated for profit or housing authority.
27,102kr Section 102kr. 16.336 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.336 (3) A community-based organization, organization operated for profit or housing authority may receive grants under both sub. (1) (a) and (b).
27,102Lr Section 102Lr. 16.336 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.336 (4) To ensure the development of housing opportunities, the department shall coordinate the use of grants provided under this section with projects undertaken by housing authorities, organizations operated for profit and community-based organizations.
27,102mr Section 102mr. 16.339 (1) (a) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
16.339 (1) (a) 5. An organization operated for profit.
27,102nr Section 102nr. 16.351 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.351 (1) Grants. From moneys available under s. 20.505 (7) (h), the department shall make grants to organizations, including organizations operated for profit, that provide shelter or services to homeless individuals or families.
27,102or Section 102or. 16.352 (1) (b) 7. of the statutes is created to read:
16.352 (1) (b) 7. An organization operated for profit.
27,102pr Section 102pr. 16.358 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
16.358 (3) Notwithstanding sub. (2), the department shall promulgate rules that specify that an applicant for funds under a program under this section shall be eligible to receive funds under the program in the year following the year for which the applicant submits an application, without having to submit another application for that following year, if all of the following apply:
(a) The applicant is an eligible applicant under the terms of the program.
(b) The applicant did not receive funds under the program in the year for which the application was submitted.
27,102rs Section 102rs. 16.38 of the statutes is repealed.
27,103 Section 103. 16.405 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.405 (1) At any time the department determines that a deficiency will occur in the funds of the state which will not permit the state to meet its operating obligations in a timely manner, it may prepare a request for the issuance of operating notes under subch. III of ch. 18 and, subject to sub. subs. (2) and (3), may submit the request to the building commission.
27,104 Section 104. 16.405 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.405 (2) The department may not submit a request to the building commission under sub. (1) unless the request is signed by the secretary and the governor, and approved by the joint committee on finance.
27,105 Section 105. 16.405 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
16.405 (3) If the department proposes to submit a request to the building commission under sub. (1), the secretary shall notify the joint committee on finance in writing of the proposed action. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the secretary that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed submission within 14 working days after the date of the secretary's notification, the department may submit the request to the building commission as proposed. If, within 14 working days after the date of the secretary's notification, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the secretary that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed submission, the department may submit the request to the building commission only upon approval of the committee.
27,105g Section 105g. 16.417 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.417 (title) Limitation on dual Dual employment or retention.
27,105h Section 105h. 16.417 (1) (a) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
16.417 (1) (a) "Agency" means an office, department, independent agency, institution of higher education, association, society or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, which is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, but not including an authority.
27,105i Section 105i. 16.417 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.417 (1) (b) "Authority" means a body created under ch. 231, 232 or, 233, 234 or 235.
27,105j Section 105j. 16.417 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
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