2005 WISCONSIN ACT 404
An Act to amend 15.915 (2) (a), 36.25 (13m) and 36.27 (2) (b) 3. of the statutes; relating to: membership of the State Laboratory of Hygiene Board; nonresident tuition exemption for veterans; and the transfer program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (suggested as remedial legislation by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System).
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
Law Revision Committee prefatory note: This bill is a remedial legislation proposal, requested by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and introduced by the Law Revision Committee under s. 13.83 (1) (c) 4., stats. After careful consideration of the various provisions of the bill, the Law Revision Committee has determined that this bill makes minor substantive changes in the statutes, and that these changes are desirable as a matter of public policy.
15.915 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.915 (2) (a) The president chancellor of the University of Wisconsin System Wisconsin-Madison, the secretary of health and family services, the secretary of natural resources and the secretary of agriculture, trade and consumer protection, or their designees.
Note: According to representatives of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, because the director of the State Laboratory of Hygiene is appointed by the UW-Madison chancellor under authority delegated by the Board of Regents, it is more consistent with that appointment authority if the UW representative on the State Laboratory of Hygiene Board is the chancellor or the chancellor's designee.
36.25 (13m) of the statutes is amended to read:
36.25 (13m) Medical student transfer program. The board shall establish a program in the Center for Health Sciences of the University of Wisconsin-Madison involving Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to consider the transfer of residents of this state from foreign medical schools after their 2nd year of study or involving a 5th year of clerkship following their completion of 4 years of study at a foreign school.
Note: According to representatives of the Board of Regents of the UW System, there currently is no 5th year clerkship available at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health or at any other U.S. medical school.
36.27 (2) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
36.27 (2) (b) 3. Nonresident persons who served in active duty in the U.S. armed forces for at least 10 years, who were honorably discharged from such service within 4 years before registering applying at an institution, and who filed state income tax returns for at least 8 of the last 10 years of active duty in the U.S. armed forces, and their spouses and children are entitled to the exemption under par. (a).