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(2tu) Employment and education programs.
(a) The authorized FTE positions for the department of workforce development, funded from the appropriation under section 20.445 (1) (n) of the statutes, are decreased by 2.2 FED positions for the provision of the employment and education programs specified in section 106.12 (2) of the statutes, as affected by this act.
(b) The authorized FTE positions for the department of workforce development, funded from the appropriation under section 20.445 (7) (kx) of the statutes, as created by this act, are increased by 2.2 PR positions for the provision of the employment and education programs specified in section 106.12 (2) of the statutes, as affected by this act.
(2xt) Transition to federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998.
(a) Council on workforce investment.
1. `Functions.' During the period beginning on the effective date of this subdivision and ending on June 30, 2000, all functions of the governor's council on workforce excellence under the federal Job Training Partnership Act, 29 USC 1501 to 1798, shall continue as the functions of the council on workforce investment established under 29 USC 2821.
2. `Members.' All members of the governor's council on workforce excellence who are serving in that capacity on the day before the effective date of this subdivision shall continue that service as members of the council on workforce investment established under 29 USC 2821, unless the governor appoints members to replace those members.
(b) Local workforce development boards.
1. `Functions.' During the period beginning on the effective date of this subdivision and ending on June 30, 2000, all functions of a private industry council that is established under the federal Job Training Partnership Act, 29 USC 1501 to 1798, for a service delivery area designated under 29 USC 1511 shall continue as the functions of the local workforce development board that is established under 29 USC 2832 for the identical local area designated under 29 USC 2831.
2. `Members.' All members of a private industry council that is established under the federal Job Training Partnership Act, 29 USC 1501 to 1798, for a service delivery area designated under 29 USC 1511 who are serving in that capacity on the day before the effective date of this subdivision shall continue that service as members of the local workforce development board that is established under 29 USC 2832 for the identical local area designated under 29 USC 2831 , unless the governor appoints members to replace those members.
3. `Assets and liabilities.' On the effective date of this subdivision, the assets and liabilities of a private industry council that is established under the federal Job Training Partnership Act, 29 USC 1501 to 1798, for a service delivery area designated under 29 USC 1511 shall become the assets and liabilities of the local workforce development board that is established under 29 USC 2832 for the identical local area designated under 29 USC 2831.
4. `Tangible personal property.' On the effective date of this subdivision, all tangible personal property of a private industry council that is established under the federal Job Training Partnership Act, 29 USC 1501 to 1798, for a service delivery area designated under 29 USC 1511 is transferred to the local workforce development board that is established under 29 USC 2832 for the identical local area designated under 29 USC 2831.
5. `Pending matters.' Any matter pending with a private industry council that is established under the federal Job Training Partnership Act, 29 USC 1501 to 1798, for a service delivery area designated under 29 USC 1511 is transferred to the local workforce development board that is established under 29 USC 2832 for the identical local area designated under 29 USC 2831. All materials submitted to or actions taken by that private industry council with respect to a pending matter are considered as having been submitted to or taken by that local workforce development board.
6. `Contracts.' All contracts entered into by a private industry council that is established under the federal Job Training Partnership Act, 29 USC 1501 to 1798, for a service delivery area designated under 29 USC 1511 that are in effect on the effective date of this subdivision remain in effect and are transferred to the local workforce development board that is established under 29 USC 2832 for the identical local area designated under 29 USC 2831. That local workforce development board shall carry out any obligations under such a contract unless the contract is modified or rescinded by the local workforce development board to the extent allowed under the contract.
(3e) Unified program eligibility. The department of workforce development, in coordination with the departments of health and family services and public instruction, shall develop a proposal and implementation plan for a simplified and unified application process for medical assistance under subchapter IV of chapter 49 of the statutes, badger care under section 49.665 of the statutes, the food stamp program under 7 USC 2011 to 2036, the school lunch program under section 115.34 of the statutes and the supplemental food program for women, infants and children under section 253.06 of the statutes. Not later than July 1, 2000, the departments shall submit the proposal and implementation plan to the joint committee on finance. If, within 14 days after receiving the proposal, the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the departments that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposal and implementation plan, the departments shall implement the proposal in accordance with the implementation plan. If, within 14 days after receiving the proposal and implementation plan, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the departments that a meeting has been scheduled for the purpose of reviewing the proposal and implementation plan, the departments may not implement the proposal except as approved by the committee.
(3mm) Child care and development block grant funds. No later than the first day of the first month beginning after publication, the department of workforce development shall identify all existing general purpose revenues that may be used to match federal child care and development block grant funds. The department shall prepare a plan to maximize federal funding for child care and shall submit the plan to the secretary of the federal department of health and human services no later than the first day of the 2nd month beginning after publication. No later than 60 days after the secretary of the federal department of health and human services approves the plan, the department shall submit to the joint committee on finance a plan for expanding child care.
(3x) Distribution of technical preparation funding. From the appropriation under section 20.445 (7) (kb) of the statutes, as affected by this act, the governor's work-based learning board shall distribute $1,646,100 in fiscal year 1999-2000 to the technical preparation consortia established under section 118.34 (2) (b) of the statutes. Of that amount, the governor's work-based learning board shall distribute $70,000 to each of those consortia and shall distribute $526,100 to those consortia based on the number of 10th grade students in each consortium and the number of high schools located within the technical college district of each consortium.
(4c) Wisconsin works benefit and service description. Not later than the first day of the 2nd month beginning after the effective date of this subsection, the department of workforce development shall develop and distribute to all Wisconsin works agencies the single-page description of all of the benefits and services that a Wisconsin works agency may provide to individuals seeking assistance from the Wisconsin works agencies, as required under section 49.143 (2) (es) of the statutes, as created by this act.
(4dx) Unrestricted bonuses for Wisconsin works agencies. The department of workforce development shall modify its request for proposals to administer Wisconsin works under a contract with a term beginning on January 1, 2000, to provide that, of the total unrestricted performance bonus available to each Wisconsin works agency, 50% is to be distributed to the agency if the agency meets the 2nd performance level, as defined by the department, and the remainder is to be distributed to the agency if the agency meets the 3rd performance level, as defined by the department.
(4g) Position decrease. The authorized FTE positions for the department of workforce development funded from the appropriation under section 20.445 (3) (n) of the statutes are decreased by 1.0 FED position on the effective date of this subsection.
(4y) Study on the guardian ad litem system.
(a) The joint legislative council is requested to establish a committee to study reforming the guardian ad litem system as it applies to actions affecting the family. The committee shall include legislators, attorneys, judges, court commissioners, mental health professionals and other individuals representing the public interest. The study shall include an examination of at least all of the following:
1. The appointment of guardians ad litem, including whether the appointment of a guardian ad litem should be required in every case in which legal custody or physical placement of a child is contested and whether professionals with specialized training and expertise in the emotional and developmental phases and needs of children, such as child psychologists, child psychiatrists and child therapists, should be appointed to act as guardians ad litem.
2. The role of the guardian ad litem.
3. Supervision of guardians ad litem.
4. Training of guardians ad litem.
5. Compensation of guardians ad litem.
(b) If a committee is established, the committee shall prepare a report with its recommendations and shall petition the supreme court to consider rules for the reform of the guardian ad litem system on the basis of the recommendations.
(7mx) Wage claim liens. Notwithstanding section 109.09 (2) (c), 1997 stats., a lien that exists under section 109.09 (2) (a), 1997 stats., on the day before the effective date of this subsection takes precedence over all other debts, judgments, decrees, liens or mortgages against an employer that originated before that lien took effect, except a lien of a financial institution, as defined in section 69.30 (1) (b) of the statutes, or a lien under section 292.31 (8) (i) or 292.81 of the statutes.
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(1d) Consolidation of state vehicle fleet operations.
(a) In this subsection:
1. "Department" means the department of administration.
2. "Secretary" means the secretary of administration.
(b) The department shall submit to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance for consideration at the 4th quarterly meeting of the committee under section 13.10 of the statutes to be held in 1999 an implementation plan for consolidating the vehicle fleet management functions of the department of natural resources with the corresponding functions of the department.
(c) The plan submitted under paragraph (b) may include provision for any of the following on the effective date specified in the plan:
1. Transfer of the assets and liabilities of the department of natural resources relating to its vehicle fleet management functions to the department.
2. Transfer of the tangible personal property, including records, of the department of natural resources relating to its vehicle fleet management functions to the department.
3. Transfer to the department of any authorized full-time equivalent position of the department of natural resources relating to its vehicle fleet management functions. The plan shall include identification of the numbers, revenue sources and types of any positions to be transferred from the department of natural resources to the department under the plan.
4. Transfer to the department of any incumbent employes holding positions in the department of natural resources relating to its vehicle fleet management functions. Employes transferred under the plan have all the rights and the same status under subchapter V of chapter 111 and chapter 230 of the statutes in the department that they enjoyed in the department of natural resources 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.
5. Transfer to the department of the contracts entered into by the department of natural resources relating to its vehicle fleet management functions which are in effect on the effective date of this subdivision. If the transfer occurs, the department shall carry out any obligations under such a contract until modified or rescinded by the department to the extent allowed under the contract.
6. Transfer to the department of any rules promulgated or orders issued by the department of natural resources relating to its vehicle fleet management functions which are in effect on the effective date of the plan. If the transfer occurs, any such rules shall remain in effect until their specified expiration dates or until amended or repealed by the department, and any such orders shall remain in effect until their specified expiration dates or until modified or rescinded by the department.
7. Transfer to the department of any matter pending with the department of natural resources relating to its vehicle fleet management functions. If the transfer occurs, all materials submitted to or actions taken by the department of natural resources with respect to the pending matter are considered as having been submitted to or taken by the department.
(d) The department shall submit to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance for consideration at the 3rd quarterly meeting of the committee under section 13.10 of the statutes in the year 2000 an implementation plan for consolidating the vehicle fleet management functions of the department of transportation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison with the corresponding functions of the department.
(e) The plan submitted under paragraph (d) may include provision for any of the following on the effective date specified in the plan:
1. Transfer of the assets and liabilities of the department of transportation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison relating to their vehicle fleet management functions to the department.
2. Transfer of the tangible personal property, including records, of the department of transportation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to the department.
3. Transfer to the department of any authorized full-time equivalent position of the department of transportation or the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System relating to vehicle fleet management functions of the department of transportation or the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The plan shall include identification of the numbers, revenue sources and types of any positions to be transferred from the department of transportation or the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System under the plan.
4. Transfer to the department of any incumbent employes holding positions at the department of transportation or the University of Wisconsin-Madison relating to vehicle fleet management functions. Employes transferred under the plan have all the rights and the same status under subchapter V of chapter 111 and chapter 230 of the statutes that they enjoyed at the department of transportation or the University of Wisconsin-Madison immediately before the transfer. Notwithstanding section 230.08 (4) of the statutes, no employe so transferred who has attained permanent status in class is required to serve a probationary period.
5. Transfer to the department of the contracts entered into by the department of transportation and the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System relating to the vehicle fleet management functions of the department of transportation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison which are in effect on the effective date of this subdivision. If the transfer occurs, the department shall carry out any obligations under such a contract until modified or rescinded by the department to the extent allowed under the contract.
6. Transfer to the department of any rules promulgated or orders issued by the department of transportation or the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System relating to the vehicle fleet management functions of the department of transportation or the University of Wisconsin-Madison which are in effect on the effective date of the plan. If the transfer occurs, any such rules shall remain in effect until their specified expiration dates or until amended or repealed by the department, and any such orders shall remain in effect until their specified expiration dates or until modified or rescinded by the department.
7. Transfer to the department of any matter pending with the department of transportation or the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System relating to the vehicle fleet management functions of the department of transportation or the University of Wisconsin-Madison. If the transfer occurs, all materials submitted to or actions taken by the department of transportation or the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System with respect to the pending matter are considered as having been submitted to or taken by the department.
(f) The joint committee on finance may approve or modify and approve the plans submitted under paragraphs (b) and (d). If the committee approves a plan, with or without modifications, the department may implement the plan on the effective date of the plan as specified in the plan. If the committee does not approve either plan, the department shall not implement that plan.
(g) Notwithstanding section 16.42 of the statues, the departments of natural resources and transportation and the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System shall submit information under section 16.42 of the statutes for purposes of the 2001-2003 biennial budget bill reflecting any savings incurred from consolidation of vehicle fleet management functions as the result of implementation of a plan under this subsection.
(h) The departments of natural resources and transportation and the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System shall fully cooperate with the department in implementing any plan approved under paragraph (f).
(2m) Educational approval board.
(a) Assets and liabilities. On the effective date of this paragraph, the assets and liabilities of the higher educational aids board primarily related to the functions of the educational approval board, as determined by the secretary of administration, shall become the assets and liabilities of the department of veterans affairs.
(b) Employe transfers. All incumbent employes holding positions in the higher educational aids board performing duties primarily related to the functions of the educational approval board, as determined by the secretary of administration, are transferred on the effective date of this paragraph to the department of veterans affairs.
(c) Employe status. Employes transferred under paragraph (b) have all the rights and the same status under subchapter V of chapter 111 and chapter 230 of the statutes in the department of veterans affairs that they enjoyed in the higher educational aids 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.
(d) Tangible personal property. On the effective date of this paragraph, all tangible personal property, including records, of the higher educational aids board that is primarily related to the functions of the educational approval board, as determined by the secretary of administration, is transferred to the department of veterans affairs.
(e) Contracts. On the effective date of this paragraph, all contracts entered into by the higher educational aids board that are in effect on the effective date of this paragraph and that are primarily related to the functions of the educational approval board, as determined by the secretary of administration, remain in effect and are transferred to the department of veterans affairs. The department of veterans affairs shall carry out any such contractual obligations until modified or rescinded by the department of veterans affairs to the extent allowed under the contract.
(7g) Village of Ashwaubenon tax incremental district number two. Notwithstanding section 66.46 (4) (h) 1. and 2. of the statutes, expenditures for project costs for tax incremental district number two in the village of Ashwaubenon may be made for not more than 5 years after the date on which the village board adopted a resolution amending the project plan in a way that modified the district's boundaries by adding territory to the district. Expenditures for tax incremental district number two in the village of Ashwaubenon may be made through July 30, 2001.
(7tw) Special transfer aid report.
(a) By May 1, 2000, the board of school directors of the school district operating under chapter 119 of the statutes shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance, the senate and assembly education committees and the Milwaukee school construction board. The report shall include all of the following:
1. A strategy for achieving the percentages specified under section 121.85 (6) (am) of the statutes, as created by this act.
2. A facility plan specifying the neighborhood schools that are needed, the location of specialty schools and the estimated cost of the facility plan.
3. Other means by which the pupil capacity of neighborhood schools will be expanded, which could include remodeling and use of nontraditional facilities.
4. Specific plans for establishing neighborhood schools and replicating or relocating specialty schools in order to increase the number of pupils attending neighborhood schools.
5. A description of the alternative settings, which are in compliance, as defined in section 115.33 (1) (a) of the statutes, that will be used for educating pupils.
6. A plan for complying with section 121.85 (2) to (5) of the statutes.
(am) Before submitting the report under paragraph (a), the board of school directors shall hold all of the following kinds of hearings on the report:
1. A general listening session.
2. A hearing at which goals and objectives are discussed.
3. A hearing to finalize the board's goals and objectives.
4. A hearing at which the board solicits ideas on a plan to implement the goals and objectives.
5. A hearing at which the board presents an initial draft of a plan for implementing the goals and objectives.
6. A hearing at which the board presents a final draft of a plan for implementing the goals and objectives.
7. A hearing at which the board presents the plan.
(ar) The Milwaukee school construction board shall review the report under paragraph (a) and may modify the report. The Milwaukee school construction board shall approve the report, any modifications to the report, and shall submit the report, including a recommendation of the amount of bonding necessary for school construction to the joint committee on finance and the senate and assembly education committees by June 1, 2000.
(b) The joint committee on finance shall review the report under paragraph (ar) and may modify the report. The committee shall approve the report, and any modifications to the report, by September 1, 2000.
(bm) If a member of the senate or assembly education committees requests a hearing within 30 days after submission of the report under paragraph (a), the member's committee shall hold a hearing on the report within 2 weeks after the request.
(c) Notwithstanding section 121.85 (6) (ar) of the statutes, as created by this act, the department of public instruction may not distribute any aid under section 121.85 (6) (ar) of the statutes, as created by this act, to the board of school directors of the school district operating under chapter 119 of the statutes in the 2000-01 fiscal year until the report is approved by the joint committee on finance under paragraph (b).
(7x) Trust lands in tax incremental district; governor's concurrence.
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), the governor may not concur with the determination of the U.S. secretary of the interior, as described in 25 USC 2719 (b) (1) (A), that a gaming establishment on land acquired by the secretary in trust for an Indian tribe after October 17, 1988, would not be detrimental to the surrounding area if the land on which the gaming establishment is located, or is proposed to be located, is in a tax incremental district.
(b) The prohibition on concurrence under paragraph (a) does not apply if the governor determines that appropriate arrangements have been made to ensure that the life of the tax incremental district described in paragraph (a) will not be extended for a greater number of years than the district would have existed if the land on which the gaming establishment is located, or is proposed to be located, were not part of the tax incremental district.
(8c) Report on environmental law enforcement training. The department of justice and the department of natural resources shall jointly review educational materials and training objectives prepared by the Midwest Environmental Enforcement Association. The review shall be conducted in consultation with instructors and other staff from law enforcement training academies. The department of justice and the department of natural resources shall jointly prepare a written report of their review and shall submit the report to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance for consideration at the 2nd quarterly meeting of the committee under section 13.10 of the statutes in the year 2000. The report shall include recommendations concerning all of the following:
(a) Using the Roll Call Law format of the department of justice to produce an environmental law enforcement training video for distribution to law enforcement agencies and law enforcement training academies.
(b) Developing an environmental law enforcement training seminar for presentation at regional training events.
(c) Producing an environmental law enforcement training presentation in optical disk or electronic format.
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