(x) Passports for youth program.
For the passports for youth program operated by the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, $300,000 in fiscal year 1999-2000. The department may not distribute funds under this paragraph if the passports for youth program does not comply with P.L. 104-193
, section 103.
(y) Literacy initiative. For literacy grants under s. 49.169 and literacy services administered by the governor's office, $1,454,100 in each fiscal year.
(z) Community youth grant.
For a competitive grant program administered by the department to fund programs that improve social, academic and employment skills of youth who are eligible to receive temporary assistance for needy families under 42 USC 601
et seq., $7,500,000 in each fiscal year.
(zb) Work-based learning programs for youth. For work-based learning programs for youth funded from the appropriation under s. 20.445 (7) (kc), $2,969,700 in fiscal year 1999-2000 and $6,084,500 in fiscal year 2000-01.
(zc) Fatherhood initiative. For a grant program to promote fathers' involvement in their children's lives, $75,000 in fiscal year 1999-2000.
(zd) Alcohol and other drug abuse.
For grants made under s. 49.167 to organizations that provide community-based alcohol and other drug abuse treatment to individuals who are eligible for temporary assistance for needy families under 42 USC 601
et. seq., $1,000,000 in each fiscal year.
(ze) Programs administered by the department of health and family services. 1. `Kinship care and long-term kinship care assistance.' For the kinship care and long-term kinship care programs under s. 48.57 (3m), (3n)
, (3o) and (3p), $24,530,100 in fiscal year 1999-2000 and $26,164,100 in fiscal year 2000-01.
2. `Children of recipients of supplemental security income.' For payments made under s. 49.775 for the support of the dependent children of recipients of supplemental security income, $13,745,200 in fiscal year 1999-2000 and $17,930,000 in fiscal year 2000-01.
3. `Community aids.' For community aids, $31,800,000 in fiscal year 1999-2000 and $18,086,200 in fiscal year 2000-01.
4. `Runaway services.' For grants to programs that provide services for runaway children, $150,000 in each fiscal year.
5. `Early identification of pregnancy.' For outreach and services under s. 253.085 to low-income pregnant women, $100,000 in each fiscal year.
6. `Supplemental food program for women, infants and children.' From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (3) (md), for per capita nutritional services and administration funding to local agencies that administer the federal special supplemental food program for women, infants and children under 42 USC 1786
and the state supplemental food program for women, infants and children under s. 253.06, $1,000,000 in each fiscal year.
7. `Adolescent services and pregnancy prevention programs.' For adolescent services and pregnancy prevention programs under ss. 46.93, 46.99 and 46.995, $1,808,300 in each fiscal year.
8. `Domestic abuse services grants.' For the domestic abuse services grants under s. 46.95 (2), $975,000 in fiscal year 1999-2000 and $1,000,000 in each fiscal year thereafter.
9. `Statewide immunization program.' For the statewide immunization program under s. 252.04 (1), $1,000,000 in each fiscal year.
10. `Community marriage policy project.' For the community marriage policy project under 1999 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 9123 (14g), $45,000 in fiscal year 1999-2000 and $60,000 in each fiscal year thereafter.
(zf) Badger Challenge. For the Badger Challenge program under s. 21.25, $33,300 in fiscal year 1999-2000 and $83,200 in fiscal year 2000-01.
(zg) Aid to Milwaukee public schools. For aid to the school district operating under ch. 119 under ss. 119.72 and 119.82, $1,410,000 in each fiscal year.
(zh) Earned income tax credit. 1. `Taxable year 1998.' For the transfer of moneys from the appropriation account under s. 20.445 (3) (md) to the general fund to reimburse the general fund for earned income tax credits paid for the taxable year that began on January 1, 1998, $48,000,000 in fiscal year 1999-2000.
2. `Taxable years 1999 and thereafter.' For the transfer of moneys from the appropriation account under s. 20.445 (3) (md) to the appropriation account under s. 20.835 (2) (kf) for the earned income tax credit, $51,000,000 in fiscal year 1999-2000 and $54,000,000 in fiscal year 2000-01.
(zi) Campaign for a Sustainable Milwaukee. For the Campaign for a Sustainable Milwaukee, $300,000 in fiscal year 1999-2000.
(zj) Head start. For the transfer of moneys to the department of public instruction for head start agencies, $3,712,500 in each fiscal year.
(zk) Wisconsin trust account fund. For the distribution to the Wisconsin trust account fund under s. 49.1635, $100,000 in each fiscal year.
(zL) English for Southeast Asian children. To the school board of the Wausau school district for English training for 3-year-old, 4-year-old and 5-year-old Southeast Asian children, $100,000 in each fiscal year.
(zm) Jobs initiative. For Milwaukee Jobs Initiative, Inc., $100,000
in each fiscal year.
(zn) Child abuse and neglect prevention board. For the transfer of moneys to the child abuse and neglect prevention board, $340,000 in each fiscal year.
(2) Redistribution of funds. The department may redistribute funds allocated for a purpose specified under any paragraph under sub. (1) to be used for any other purpose specified in any other paragraph under sub. (1) if
all of the following conditions are met:
(a) The secretary of administration approves the redistribution.
(b) The department submits a request for approval of the redistribution to the joint committee on finance and the cochairpersons of the committee do not, within 14 days of receiving the request, notify the department that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the request. If, within 14 days after receiving the request, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the department that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the request, the department may not redistribute funds under sub. (1) except to the extent approved by the committee.
49.175 (1) (ze) 10. of the statutes, as affected by 1999 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
49.179 of the statutes is created to read:
County community reinvestment. (1) In this section, "Wisconsin works" has the meaning given in s. 49.141 (1) (p).
(2) Annually, beginning January 1, 2000, the department shall distribute the moneys allocated under s. 49.175 (1) (d) to
counties as follows:
(a) To a county in which more than one Wisconsin works agency is located, the department shall distribute an amount equal to 4% of the sum of the amounts for which the department contracted with those Wisconsin works agencies
for administration and benefits under Wisconsin works for the year in which the moneys are to be distributed.
(b) To a county in which one Wisconsin works agency is located, the department shall distribute an amount equal to 4% of the amount for which the department contracted with that Wisconsin works agency for administration and benefits under Wisconsin works for the year in which the moneys are to be distributed.
(c) To a county that is one of several counties served by a single Wisconsin works agency, the department shall distribute an amount equal to that county's proportional share, as determined by the department, of an amount equal to 4% of the amount for which the department contracted with that Wisconsin works agency for administration and benefits under Wisconsin works for the year in which the moneys are to be distributed.
(3) Funds distributed under sub. (2) may be used only for community reinvestment projects. The department shall establish
by rule criteria for the use of the funds distributed under sub. (2).
(4) In conformity with the criteria established by the department under sub. (3), the county board of supervisors shall determine the use of the funds distributed under sub. (2).
No expenditures from the funds distributed under sub. (2) may be made unless the department first certifies that the expenditures are allowable under the federal temporary assistance for needy families block grant program under 42 USC 601
49.185 (3) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.185 (3) (d) The individual has been employed in an unsubsidized job for at least 9 6 consecutive months before applying for a grant.
49.185 (3) (i) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.185 (3) (i) The individual contributes, or obtains from other sources, an amount at least equal to the amount of the grant, and obtains funding from other sources in an amount at least equal to the amount of the grant, for tuition, books, transportation or other direct costs of the training or education.
49.185 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.185 (5) Applicability. This section applies beginning on the date stated in the notice under s. 49.141 (2) (d), or on November 1, 1997, whichever is later.
49.19 (11s) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.19 (11s) (a) The department shall conduct a demonstration project under this subsection pursuant to a waiver from the secretary of the federal department of health and human services beginning on January 1, 1996. To the extent permitted in the waiver, the department may apply pars. (b) to (d) to all recipients of aid under this section or to a test group of recipients of aid under this section determined by the department. Paragraphs (b) to (d) do not apply to persons who are subject to s. 49.25, 1997 stats., and shall apply only while a waiver under this paragraph is in effect and only with respect to recipients covered by the waiver.
49.19 (20) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.19 (20) (a) Beginning on January 1, 1999, or beginning on the first day of the 6th month beginning after the date stated in the notice under s. 49.141 (2) (d), 1997 stats., whichever is sooner, no person is eligible to receive benefits under this section and no aid may be granted under this section. No additional notice, other than the enactment of this paragraph, is required to be given under sub. (13) to recipients of aid under this section to terminate their benefits under this paragraph.
49.191 of the statutes is repealed.
49.193 of the statutes is repealed.
49.195 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.195 (1) If any parent at the time of receiving aid under s. 49.19 or a benefit under s. 49.148, 49.155 or 49.157 or at any time thereafter acquires property by gift, inheritance, sale of assets, court judgment or settlement of any damage claim, or by winning a lottery or prize, the county granting such aid, or the Wisconsin works agency granting such a benefit, may sue the parent on behalf of the department to recover the value of that portion of the aid or of the benefit which does not exceed the amount of the property so acquired. The value of the aid or benefit liable for recovery under this section may not include the value of work performed by a member of the family in a community work experience program under s. 46.215 (1) (o), 1991 stats., s. 46.22 (1) (b) 11., 1991 stats., or s. 49.50 (7j) (d), 1991 stats., or in a community work experience component under s. 49.193 (6), 1997 stats. During the life of the parent, the 10-year statute of limitations may be pleaded in defense against any suit for recovery under this section; and if such property is his or her homestead it shall be exempt from execution on the judgment of recovery until his or her death or sale of the property, whichever occurs first. Notwithstanding the foregoing restrictions and limitations, where the aid or benefit recipient is deceased a claim may be filed against any property in his or her estate and the statute of limitations specified in s. 859.02 shall be exclusively applicable. The court may refuse to render judgment or allow the claim in any case where a parent, spouse or child is dependent on the property for support, and the court in rendering judgment shall take into account the current family budget requirement as fixed by the U.S. department of labor for the community or as fixed by the authorities of the community in charge of public assistance. The records of aid or benefits paid kept by the county, by the department or by the Wisconsin works agency are prima facie evidence of the value of the aid or benefits furnished. Liability under this section shall extend to any parent or stepparent whose family receives aid under s. 49.19 or benefits under s. 49.148, 49.155 or 49.157 during the period that he or she is a member of the same household, but his or her liability is limited to such period. This section does not apply to medical and health assistance payments for which recovery is prohibited or restricted by federal law or regulation.
49.195 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.195 (3) A county, tribal governing body, Wisconsin works agency or the department shall determine whether an overpayment has been made under s. 49.19, 49.148, 49.155 or 49.157 and, if so, the amount of the overpayment. The county, tribal governing body, Wisconsin works agency or department shall provide notice of the overpayment to the liable person. The department shall give that person an opportunity for a review following the procedure specified under s. 49.152, if the person received the overpayment under s. 49.141 to 49.161, and for a hearing under ch. 227. Notwithstanding s. 49.96, the department shall promptly recover all overpayments made under s. 49.19, 49.148, 49.155 or 49.157 that have not already been received under s. 49.161 or 49.19 (17) and shall promulgate rules establishing policies and procedures to administer this subsection. The rules shall include notification procedures similar to those established for child support collections.
The department may not recover overpayments made as a result of department error.
49.195 (3m) of the statutes is created to read:
49.195 (3m) (a) 1. If any person fails to pay to the department any amount determined under sub. (3), no review or appeal of that determination is pending and the time for requesting a review or taking an appeal has expired, the department may issue a warrant directed to the clerk of circuit court of any county.
2. The clerk of circuit court shall enter in the judgment and lien docket the name of the person mentioned in the warrant, the amount for which the warrant is issued and the date on which the clerk entered that information.
3. A warrant entered under subd. 2. shall be considered in all respects as a final judgment constituting a perfected lien upon the person's right, title and interest in all real and personal property located in the county in which the warrant is entered.
4. After issuing a warrant, the department may file an execution with the clerk of circuit court for filing with the sheriff of the county, commanding the sheriff to levy upon and sell sufficient real and personal property of the person to pay the amount stated in the warrant in the same manner as upon an execution against property issued upon the judgment of a court of record, and to return the warrant to the department and pay to it the money collected by virtue of the warrant within 90 days after receipt of the warrant. The execution may not command the sheriff to levy upon or sell any property that is exempt from execution under ss. 815.18 (3) and 815.20.
(b) The clerk of circuit court shall accept, file and enter the warrant in the judgment and lien docket without prepayment of any fee, but the clerk of circuit court shall submit a statement of the proper fee semiannually to the department covering the periods from January 1 to June 30 and July 1 to December 31 unless a different billing period is agreed to between the clerk of circuit court and the department. The department shall pay the fees, but shall add the fees provided by s. 814.61 (5) for entering the warrants to the amount of the warrant and shall collect the fees from the person named in the warrant when satisfaction or release is presented for entry.
(c) If a warrant that is not satisfied in full is returned, the department may enforce the amount due as if the department had recovered judgment against the person named in the warrant for the same amount.
(d) When the amount set forth in a warrant and all costs due the department have been paid to it, the department shall issue a satisfaction of the warrant and file it with the clerk of circuit court. The clerk of circuit court shall immediately enter a satisfaction of the judgment on the judgment and lien docket. The department shall send a copy of the satisfaction to the person named in the warrant.
(e) If the department finds that the interests of the state will not be jeopardized, the department may issue a release of any warrant with respect to any real or personal property upon which the warrant is a lien or cloud upon title. Upon presentation to the clerk and payment of the fee for filing the release, the clerk shall enter the release of record. The release is conclusive that the lien or cloud upon the title of the property covered by the release is extinguished.
(f) Notwithstanding s. 49.96, at any time after the filing of a warrant, the department may commence and maintain a garnishee action as provided by ch. 812 or may use the remedy of attachment as provided by ch. 811 for actions to enforce a judgment. The place of trial of such an action may be either in Dane County or the county where the debtor resides and may not be changed from the county in which that action is commenced, except upon consent of the parties.
(g) If the department issues an erroneous warrant, the department shall issue a notice of withdrawal of the warrant to the clerk of circuit court for the county in which the warrant is filed. The clerk shall void the warrant and any resulting liens.
(h) If the department arranges a payment schedule with the debtor and the debtor complies with the payment schedule, the department shall issue a notice of withdrawal of the warrant to the clerk of circuit court for the county in which the warrant is filed. The clerk shall void the warrant and the resulting liens.
49.195 (3n) of the statutes is created to read:
49.195 (3n) (a) In this subsection:
1. "Debt" means the amount of liability determined under sub. (3).
2. "Debtor" means an individual who is liable under sub. (3).
3. "Disposable earnings" means that part of the earnings of any debtor after the deduction from those earnings of any amounts required by law to be withheld, any life, health, dental or similar type of insurance premiums, union dues, any amount necessary to comply with a court order to contribute to the support of minor children, and any levy, wage assignment or garnishment executed prior to the date of a levy under this subsection.
4. "Federal minimum hourly wage" means that wage prescribed by 29 USC 206
5. "Levy" means all powers of distraint and seizure.
6. "Property" includes all tangible and intangible personal property and rights to such property, including compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus or otherwise, periodic payments received pursuant to a pension or retirement program, rents, proceeds of insurance and contract payments.
(b) If any debtor neglects or refuses to pay a debt after the department has made demand for payment, the department may collect that debt and the expenses of the levy by levy upon any property belonging to the debtor. Whenever the value of any property that has been levied upon under this section is not sufficient to satisfy the claim of the department, the department may levy upon any additional property of the person until the debt and expenses of the levy are fully paid.
(c) Any person in possession of or obligated with respect to property or rights to property that is subject to levy and upon which a levy has been made shall, upon demand of the department, surrender the property or rights or discharge the obligation to the department, except that part of the property or rights which is, at the time of the demand, subject to any prior attachment or execution under any judicial process.
(d) 1. Any debtor who fails or refuses to surrender any property or rights to property that is subject to levy, upon demand by the department, is subject to proceedings to enforce the amount of the levy.
2. Any 3rd party who fails to surrender any property or rights to property subject to levy, upon demand of the department, is subject to proceedings to enforce the levy. The 3rd party is not liable to the department under this subdivision for more than 25% of the debt. The department shall serve the levy as provided under par. (m) on any 3rd party who fails to surrender property under this subdivision. Proceedings may not be initiated by the department until 5 days after service of the demand.
3. When a 3rd party surrenders the property or rights to the property on demand of the department or discharges the obligation to the department for which the levy is made, the 3rd party is discharged from any obligation or liability to the debtor with respect to the property or rights to the property arising from the surrender or payment to the department.
(e) 1. If the department has levied upon property, any person, other than the debtor who is liable to pay the debt out of which the levy arose, who claims an interest in or lien on that property and claims that that property was wrongfully levied upon may bring a civil action against the state in the circuit court for Dane County. That action may be brought whether or not that property has been surrendered to the department. The court may grant only the relief under subd. 2.
2. In an action under subd. 1., if a levy would irreparably injure rights to property, the court may enjoin the enforcement of that levy. If the court determines that the property has been wrongfully levied upon, it may grant a judgment for the amount of money obtained by levy.
3. For purposes of an adjudication under this paragraph, the determination of the debt upon which the interest or lien of the department is based is conclusively presumed to be valid.
(f) The department shall determine its costs and expenses to be paid in all cases of levy.
(g) 1. The department shall apply all money obtained under this subsection first against the expenses of the proceedings and then against the liability in respect to which the levy was made and any other liability owed to the department by the debtor.
2. The department may refund or credit any amount left after the applications under subd. 1., upon submission of a claim for that amount and satisfactory proof of the claim, to the person entitled to that amount.
(h) The department may release the levy upon all or part of property levied upon to facilitate the collection of the liability or to grant relief from a wrongful levy, but that release does not prevent any later levy.
(j) If the department determines that property has been wrongfully levied upon, the department may return the property at any time, or may return an amount of money equal to the amount of money levied upon.
(k) Any person who removes, deposits or conceals or aids in removing, depositing or concealing any property upon which a levy is authorized under this subsection with intent to evade or defeat the assessment or collection of any debt may be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned for not more than 3 years or both, and shall be liable to the state for the costs of prosecution.