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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.
(d) One member appointed from a list of 5 nominees submitted by the council on forestry.
20,68k Section 68k. 15.96 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.96 (title) University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board; creation.
20,68L Section 68L. 15.96 of the statutes is renumbered 15.96 (1), and 15.96 (1) (a) and (am), as renumbered, are amended to read.
15.96 (1) (a) Three members nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed, for 3-year 5-year terms.
(am) Each cochairperson of the joint committee on finance or a member of the committee legislature designated by that cochairperson.
20,68m Section 68m. 15.96 (1) (ag) of the statutes is created to read:
15.96 (1) (ag) Three members nominated by the board and appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, for 5-year terms.
20,68n Section 68n. 15.96 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
15.96 (2) Eight voting members of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting the business and exercising the powers of the board, notwithstanding the existence of a vacancy.
20,69b Section 69b. 16.002 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.002 (2) "Departments" means constitutional offices, departments, and independent agencies and includes all societies, associations, and other agencies of state government for which appropriations are made by law, but not including authorities created in subch. II of ch. 114 or subch. III of ch. 149 and in chs. 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, and 237, and 279.
20,70b Section 70b. 16.004 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.004 (4) Freedom of access. The secretary and such employees of the department as the secretary designates may enter into the offices of state agencies and authorities created under subch. II of ch. 114 or subch. III of ch. 149 and under chs. 231, 233, 234, and 237, and 279, and may examine their books and accounts and any other matter that in the secretary's judgment should be examined and may interrogate the agency's employees publicly or privately relative thereto.
20,71b Section 71b. 16.004 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.004 (5) Agencies and employees to cooperate. All state agencies and authorities created under subch. II of ch. 114 or subch. III of ch. 149 and under chs. 231, 233, 234, and 237, and 279, and their officers and employees, shall cooperate with the secretary and shall comply with every request of the secretary relating to his or her functions.
20,71p Section 71p. 16.004 (12) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.004 (12) (a) In this subsection, "state agency" means an association, authority, board, department, commission, independent agency, institution, office, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, including the legislature, the office of the governor, and the courts, but excluding 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.
20,74 Section 74. 16.009 (2) (p) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.009 (2) (p) (intro.) Contract Employ staff within the classified service or contract with one or more organizations to provide advocacy services to potential or actual recipients of the family care benefit, as defined in s. 46.2805 (4), or their families or guardians. The board and contract organizations under this paragraph shall assist these persons in protecting their rights under all applicable federal statutes and regulations and state statutes and rules. An organization with which the board contracts for these services may not be a provider, nor an affiliate of a provider, of long-term care services, a resource center under s. 46.283 or a care management organization under s. 46.284. For potential or actual recipients of the family care benefit, advocacy services required under this paragraph shall include all of the following:
20,76b Section 76b. 16.045 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.045 (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, that is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, but not including an authority created in subch. II of ch. 114 or subch. III of ch. 149 or in ch. 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, or 237, or 279.
20,76m Section 76m. 16.15 (1) (ab) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.15 (1) (ab) "Authority" has the meaning given under s. 16.70 (2), but excludes the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Lower Fox River Remediation Authority, and the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority.
20,76r Section 76r. 16.19 of the statutes is created to read:
16.19 Civil legal services for the indigent. Annually, the department shall pay the amount appropriated under s. 20.505 (1) (e) to the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc., to provide civil legal services to indigent persons. The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc., shall distribute the amount received as grants to programs that provide civil legal services to indigent persons, and those programs may use the grant funds to match other federal and private grants. The grants may be used only for the purposes for which the funding was provided.
20,77 Section 77. 16.22 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
16.22 (4) State funding. The department shall annually determine the amount of funding for administrative support of the board that is required for this state to qualify for federal financial assistance to be provided to the board. The department shall apportion that amount equally among the departments of administration, health and family services, public instruction, and workforce development and shall assess those entities for the necessary funding. The department shall credit the moneys received to the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (4) (kb).
20,78 Section 78. 16.257 of the statutes is created to read:
16.257 Postsecondary education promotion. For the purpose of promoting attendance at nonprofit postsecondary institutions in this state, the department shall do all of the following:
(1) Serve as the state's liaison agency between the higher educational aids board, the department of public instruction, the University of Wisconsin System, the technical college system, and other public and private organizations that are interested in promoting postsecondary education in this state.
(2) (a) Contract with The Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, Inc., if the secretary determines it appropriate, to pay The Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, Inc., an amount not to exceed the amount appropriated under s. 20.505 (4) (bm), to establish and implement a campaign to promote attendance at nonprofit postsecondary educational institutions in this state. Funds may be expended to carry out the contract only as provided in pars. (b) and (c).
(b) No funds appropriated under s. 20.505 (4) (bm) may be expended until the The Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, Inc., submits to the secretary a report setting forth the amount of private contributions received by The Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, Inc., since the date on which The Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, Inc., last submitted a report under this paragraph. After receiving the report, the secretary may approve the expenditure of funds up to the amount set forth in the report. Total funds expended in any fiscal year may not exceed the amounts in the schedule under s. 20.505 (4) (bm).
(c) The Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, Inc., shall expend funds appropriated under s. 20.505 (4) (bm) in adherence with the uniform travel schedule amounts approved under s. 20.916 (8). The Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, Inc., may not expend funds appropriated under s. 20.505 (4) (bm) on entertainment, foreign travel, payments to persons not providing goods or services to The Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, Inc., or for other purposes prohibited by contract between The Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, Inc., and the department.
(3) Coordinate the postsecondary education promotional activities of the department, the persons specified in sub. (1), and The Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, Inc., and prevent duplication of effort in conducting those activities.
(5) On or before July 1, 2009, and every July 1 thereafter, submit to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3), a report on the postsecondary education promotional activities conducted by The Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, Inc., using funds provided under s. 20.505 (4) (bm).
20,79m Section 79m. 16.40 (24) of the statutes is created to read:
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