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20,17we Section 17we. 13.93 (3) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 13.92 (2m) (a).
20,17wr Section 17wr. 13.93 (3) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 13.92 (2m) (b).
20,17xe Section 17xe. 13.93 (3) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 13.92 (2m) (c).
20,17xr Section 17xr. 13.93 (3) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 13.92 (2m) (d).
20,18 Section 18. 13.94 (4) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (4) (a) 1. Every state department, board, examining board, affiliated credentialing board, commission, independent agency, council or office in the executive branch of state government; all bodies created by the legislature in the legislative or judicial branch of state government; any public body corporate and politic created by the legislature including specifically the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Lower Fox River Remediation Authority, and the Wisconsin Aerospace Authority, a professional baseball park district, a local professional football stadium district, a local cultural arts district and a family long-term care district under s. 46.2895; every Wisconsin works agency under subch. III of ch. 49; every provider of medical assistance under subch. IV of ch. 49; technical college district boards; development zones designated under s. 560.71; every county department under s. 51.42 or 51.437; every nonprofit corporation or cooperative or unincorporated cooperative association to which moneys are specifically appropriated by state law; and every corporation, institution, association or other organization which receives more than 50% of its annual budget from appropriations made by state law, including subgrantee or subcontractor recipients of such funds.
20,19 Section 19. 13.94 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.94 (4) (b) In performing audits of family long-term care districts under s. 46.2895, Wisconsin works agencies under subch. III of ch. 49, providers of medical assistance under subch. IV of ch. 49, corporations, institutions, associations, or other organizations, and their subgrantees or subcontractors, the legislative audit bureau shall audit only the records and operations of such providers and organizations which pertain to the receipt, disbursement or other handling of appropriations made by state law.
20,20b Section 20b. 13.95 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.95 Legislative fiscal bureau. (intro.) There is created a bureau to be known as the "Legislative Fiscal Bureau" headed by a director. The fiscal bureau shall be strictly nonpartisan and shall at all times observe the confidential nature of the research requests received by it; however, with the prior approval of the requester in each instance, the bureau may duplicate the results of its research for distribution. Subject to s. 230.35 (4) (a) and (f), the director or the director's designated employees shall at all times, with or without notice, have access to all state agencies, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Wisconsin Aerospace Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, the Lower Fox River Remediation Authority, and the Fox River Navigational System Authority, and to any books, records, or other documents maintained by such agencies or authorities and relating to their expenditures, revenues, operations, and structure.
20,21 Section 21. 14.18 of the statutes is amended to read:
14.18 Assistance from department of workforce development children and families. The governor may enter into a cooperative arrangement with the department of workforce development children and families under which the department assists the governor in providing temporary assistance for needy families under 42 USC 601 et. seq.
20,22 Section 22. 14.83 of the statutes is amended to read:
14.83 Interstate insurance receivership commission. There is created an interstate insurance receivership commission as specified in s. 601.59 (3). The member of the commission representing this state shall be the commissioner of insurance or his or her designated representative. The commission member shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed from the appropriation under s. 20.145 (1) (g) 1. for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties. The commission has the powers and duties granted and imposed under s. 601.59.
20,23 Section 23. 14.90 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
20,24 Section 24. 15.01 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.01 (2) "Commission" means a 3-member governing body in charge of a department or independent agency or of a division or other subunit within a department, except for the Wisconsin waterways commission which shall consist of 5 members and the parole commission which shall consist of 8 members. A Wisconsin group created for participation in a continuing interstate body, or the interstate body itself, shall be known as a "commission", but is not a commission for purposes of s. 15.06. The parole commission created under s. 15.145 (1) shall be known as a "commission", but is not a commission for purposes of s. 15.06. The sentencing commission created under s. 15.105 (27) shall be known as a "commission" but is not a commission for purposes of s. 15.06 (1) to (4m), (7), and (9).
20,25 Section 25. 15.01 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.01 (6) "Division," "bureau," "section" and "unit" means the subunits of a department or an independent agency, whether specifically created by law or created by the head of the department or the independent agency for the more economic and efficient administration and operation of the programs assigned to the department or independent agency. The office of justice assistance in the department of administration, the office of energy independence in the department of administration, the office of the Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program in the department of administration, and the office of credit unions in the department of financial institutions have the meaning of "division" under this subsection. The office of the long-term care ombudsman under the board on aging and long-term care and the office of educational accountability in the department of public instruction have the meaning of "bureau" under this subsection.
20,26 Section 26. 15.02 (3) (c) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
15.02 (3) (c) 1. The principal subunit of the department is the "division". Each division shall be headed by an "administrator". The office of justice assistance in the department of administration, the office of the Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program in the department of administration, and the office of credit unions in the department of financial institutions have the meaning of "division" and the executive staff director of the office of justice assistance in the department of administration, the director of the office of the Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program in the department of administration, and the director of credit unions have the meaning of "administrator" under this subdivision.
20,28e Section 28e. 15.07 (1) (a) 5m. of the statutes is created to read:
15.07 (1) (a) 5m. Members of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board appointed under s. 15.96 (1) (ag) shall be appointed as provided in that section.
20,28m Section 28m. 15.07 (1) (a) 6. of the statutes is amended to read:
15.07 (1) (a) 6. Members of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board appointed under s. 15.96 (8) (1) (h) shall be appointed by the governor without senate confirmation.
20,30 Section 30. 15.07 (2) (n) of the statutes is created to read:
15.07 (2) (n) The member appointed under s. 15.345 (6) (a) shall serve as chairperson of the managed forest land board.
20,30c Section 30c. 15.07 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.07 (4) Quorum. A majority of the membership of a board constitutes a quorum to do business and, unless a more restrictive provision is adopted by the board, a majority of a quorum may act in any matter within the jurisdiction of the board. This subsection does not apply to actions of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board, the ethics board, or the school district boundary appeal board as provided in ss. 15.96 (2), 19.47 (4) and 117.05 (2) (a).
20,30g Section 30g. 15.07 (4) of the statutes, as affected by 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and 2007 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed and recreated to read:
15.07 (4) Quorum. A majority of the membership of a board constitutes a quorum to do business and, unless a more restrictive provision is adopted by the board, a majority of a quorum may act in any matter within the jurisdiction of the board. This subsection does not apply to actions of the government accountability board, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board, or the school district boundary appeal board as provided in ss. 5.05 (1e), 15.96 (2), and 117.05 (2) (a).
20,35 Section 35. 15.105 (27) of the statutes is repealed.
20,35m Section 35m. 15.105 (30) of the statutes is created to read:
15.105 (30) Office of energy independence. There is created an office of energy independence in the department of administration. The office shall be headed by an executive director and shall have staff sufficient to carry out the duties under s. 16.956.
20,35p Section 35p. 15.105 (31) of the statutes is created to read:
15.105 (31) Office of the Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program. There is created an office of the Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Program in the department of administration. The director of the office shall be appointed by the secretary of administration.
20,37e Section 37e. 15.155 (1) (a) 6. of the statutes is amended to read:
15.155 (1) (a) 6. Six other members appointed nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed, for 2-year terms.
20,37f Section 37f. 15.155 (1) (a) 7. of the statutes is created to read:
15.155 (1) (a) 7. One member appointed by the speaker of the assembly.
20,37g Section 37g. 15.155 (1) (a) 8. of the statutes is created to read:
15.155 (1) (a) 8. One member appointed by the senate majority leader.
20,38 Section 38. 15.155 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.155 (5) Small business regulatory review board. There is created a small business regulatory review board, attached to the department of commerce under s. 15.03. The board shall consist of a representative of the department of administration; a representative of the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection; a representative of the department of children and families; a representative of the department of commerce; a representative of the department of health and family services; a representative of the department of natural resources; a representative of the department of regulation and licensing; a representative of the department of revenue; a representative of the department of workforce development; 6 representatives of small businesses, as defined in s. 227.114 (1), who shall be appointed for 3-year terms; and the chairpersons of one senate and one assembly committee concerned with small businesses, appointed as are members of standing committees. The representatives of the departments shall be selected by the secretary of that department.
20,39 Section 39. 15.195 (4) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 15.205 (4) (intro.) and amended to read:
15.205 (4) Child abuse and neglect prevention board. (intro.) There is created a child abuse and neglect prevention board which is attached to the department of health and family services children and families under s. 15.03. The board shall consist of 20 members as follows:
20,40 Section 40. 15.195 (4) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 15.205 (4) (a).
20,41 Section 41. 15.195 (4) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 15.205 (4) (b).
20,42 Section 42. 15.195 (4) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 15.205 (4) (c).
20,43 Section 43. 15.195 (4) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 15.205 (4) (d).
20,44 Section 44. 15.195 (4) (dg) of the statutes is renumbered 15.205 (4) (dg).
20,45 Section 45. 15.195 (4) (dr) of the statutes is renumbered 15.205 (4) (dr) and amended to read:
15.205 (4) (dr) The secretary of workforce development children and families or his or her designee.
20,46 Section 46. 15.195 (4) (e) of the statutes is renumbered 15.205 (4) (e).
20,47 Section 47. 15.195 (4) (em) of the statutes is renumbered 15.205 (4) (em).
20,48 Section 48. 15.195 (4) (f) of the statutes is renumbered 15.205 (4) (f).
20,49 Section 49. 15.195 (4) (fm) of the statutes is renumbered 15.205 (4) (fm).
20,50 Section 50. 15.195 (4) (g) of the statutes is renumbered 15.205 (4) (g).
20,52b Section 52b. 15.197 (11n) of the statutes is renumbered 15.105 (8), and 15.105 (8) (title), (ag), (am) (intro.), (bm) and (cm) 1., as renumbered, are amended to read:
15.105 (8) (title) Council on Board for people with developmental disabilities. (ag) There is created a council on board for people with developmental disabilities, attached to the department of health and family services administration under s. 15.03.
(am) (intro.) Subject to par. (cm), the council board shall consist of the following state residents, appointed for staggered 4-year terms, who shall be representative of all geographic areas of the state and reflect the state's diversity with respect to race and ethnicity:
(bm) A member specified in par. (am) 1. or 3. shall recuse himself or herself from any discussion by the council board of grants or contracts for which the member's department, agency, program, or group is a grantee, contractor, or applicant and may not vote on a matter that would provide direct financial benefit to the member or otherwise give the appearance of a conflict of interest.
(cm) 1. At least 60% of the membership of the council board shall be individuals specified under par. (am) 2. who are not managing employees, as defined under 42 USC 1320a-5 (b), of an entity, or employees of a state agency, that receives federal funds for the developmentally disabled or uses the funds to provide services to persons with developmental disabilities. Of those individuals, one-third shall be individuals specified under par. (am) 2. a., one-third shall be individuals specified under par. (am) 2. b. or c., and one-third shall be individuals specified under par. (am) 2. a., b., or c.
20,53 Section 53. 15.197 (16) of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (16) and amended to read:
15.207 (16) Council on domestic abuse. There is created in the department of health and family services children and families a council on domestic abuse. The council shall consist of 13 members appointed for staggered 3-year terms. Of those 13 members, 9 shall be nominated by the governor and appointed with the advice and consent of the senate, and one each shall be designated by the speaker of the assembly, the senate majority leader and the minority leader in each house of the legislature and appointed by the governor. Persons appointed shall have a recognized interest in and knowledge of the problems and treatment of victims of domestic abuse.
20,54 Section 54. 15.197 (24) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (24) (a) (intro.) and amended to read:
15.207 (24) (a) (intro.) There is created a Milwaukee child welfare partnership council, attached to the department of health and family services children and families under s. 15.03. The council shall consist of the following members:
20,55 Section 55. 15.197 (24) (a) 1. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (24) (a) 1.
20,56 Section 56. 15.197 (24) (a) 2. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (24) (a) 2.
20,57 Section 57. 15.197 (24) (a) 3. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (24) (a) 3.
20,58 Section 58. 15.197 (24) (a) 4. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (24) (a) 4.
20,59 Section 59. 15.197 (24) (a) 5. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (24) (a) 5.
20,60 Section 60. 15.197 (24) (a) 6. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (24) (a) 6.
20,61 Section 61. 15.197 (24) (a) 7. of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (24) (a) 7.
20,62 Section 62. 15.197 (24) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (24) (b).
20,63 Section 63. 15.197 (24) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (24) (c).
20,64 Section 64. 15.197 (24) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 15.207 (24) (d) and amended to read:
15.207 (24) (d) If the department of workforce development children and families establishes more than one geographical area in Milwaukee County under s. 49.143 (6), the children's services networks established in Milwaukee County under s. 49.143 (2) (b), in nominating members under par. (a) 7., shall nominate residents of different geographical areas established under s. 49.143 (6) and, when the term of a member appointed under par. (a) 7. ends or if a vacancy occurs in the membership of the council under par. (a) 7., those children's services networks shall nominate a resident of a different geographical area established under s. 49.143 (6) from the geographical area of the member who is being replaced according to a rotating order of succession determined by the children's services networks.
20,65 Section 65. 15.20 of the statutes is created to read:
15.20 Department of children and families; creation. There is created a department of children and families under the direction and supervision of the secretary of children and families.
20,66 Section 66. 15.205 (title) of the statutes is created to read:
15.205 (title) Same; attached boards.
20,67 Section 67. 15.207 (title) of the statutes is created to read:
15.207 (title) Same; councils.
20,68 Section 68. 15.345 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
15.345 (6) Managed forest land board. There is created in the department of natural resources a managed forest land board consisting of the chief state forester or his or her designee and the following members appointed for 3-year terms:
(a) One member appointed from a list of 5 nominees submitted by the Wisconsin Counties Association.
(b) One member appointed from a list of 5 nominees submitted by the Wisconsin Towns Association.
(c) One member appointed from a list of 5 nominees submitted by an association that represents the interests of counties that have county forests within their boundaries.
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