2007 - 2008 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 1,
TO SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO 2007 SENATE BILL 40
June 26, 2007 - Offered by Senator
Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, each local 5
governmental unit, as defined in s. 16.97 (7), may, and each state agency shall, upon 6
proper application under sub. (3), permit each of its employees to serve as an election 7
official under s. 7.30 without loss of fringe benefits or seniority privileges earned for 8
scheduled working hours during the period specified in sub. (3), without loss of pay 9
for scheduled working hours during the period specified in sub. (3) except as provided 10
in sub. (5), and without any other penalty. For employees who are included in a 11
collective bargaining unit for which a representative is recognized or certified under
subch. V or VI
of ch. 111, this subsection shall apply unless otherwise provided in a 2
collective bargaining agreement.".
13.101 (6) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 2007 Wisconsin Act 5
.... (this act), is amended to read:
(a) As an emergency measure necessitated by decreased state 7
revenues and to prevent the necessity for a state tax on general property, the 8
committee may reduce any appropriation made to any board, commission, 9
department, or the University of Wisconsin System, or to any other state agency or 10
activity, by such amount as it deems feasible, not exceeding 25% of the 11
appropriations, except appropriations made by ss. 20.255 (2) (ac), (bc), (bh), (cg), and 12(vr) (cr)
, 20.395 (1), (2) (cq), (eq) to (ex) and (gq) to (gx), (3), (4) (aq) to (ax), and (6) (af), 13
(aq), (ar), and (au), 20.435 (6) (a) and (7) (da), and 20.445 (3) (a) and (dz) or for forestry 14
purposes under s. 20.370 (1), or any other moneys distributed to any county, city, 15
village, town, or school district. Appropriations of receipts and of a sum sufficient 16
shall for the purposes of this section be regarded as equivalent to the amounts 17
expended under such appropriations in the prior fiscal year which ended June 30. 18
All functions of said state agencies shall be continued in an efficient manner, but 19
because of the uncertainties of the existing situation no public funds should be 20
expended or obligations incurred unless there shall be adequate revenues to meet the 21
expenditures therefor. For such reason the committee may make reductions of such 22
appropriations as in its judgment will secure sound financial operations of the 23
administration for said state agencies and at the same time interfere least with their 24
services and activities.".
13.111 (2) Duties.
The joint committee on employment relations shall perform 5
the functions assigned to it under subch. subchs.
V and VI
of ch. 111, subch. II of ch. 6
230 and ss. 16.53 (1) (d) 1., 20.916, 20.917, 20.923 and 40.05 (1) (b).".
(a) Except as provided in par. (b) or (c), every building, structure or 11
facility that is constructed for the benefit of or use of the state, any state agency, 12
board, commission or department, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics 13
Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Healthy Wisconsin
or any local professional baseball park district created under subch. III 15
of ch. 229 if the construction is undertaken by the department of administration on 16
behalf of the district, shall be in compliance with all applicable state laws, rules, 17
codes and regulations but the construction is not subject to the ordinances or 18
regulations of the municipality in which the construction takes place except zoning, 19
including without limitation because of enumeration ordinances or regulations 20
relating to materials used, permits, supervision of construction or installation, 21
payment of permit fees, or other restrictions.".
13.48 (36) Hmong cultural center.
(a) The legislature finds and determines 2
that a significant number of Hmong people are citizens of this state, that the Hmong 3
people have a proud heritage that needs to be recognized and preserved, and that the 4
Hmong people have experienced difficulties assimilating in this state. The 5
legislature finds that supporting the Hmong people in their efforts to recognize their 6
heritage and to realize the full advantages of citizenship in this state is a statewide 7
responsibility of statewide dimension. Because it will better ensure that the heritage 8
of the Hmong people is preserved and will better enable the Hmong people to realize 9
the full advantages of citizenship in this state, the legislature finds that it will have 10
a direct and immediate effect on a matter of statewide concern for the state to 11
facilitate the purchase or construction and operation of a Hmong cultural center.
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $2,000,000 in general fund 13
supported borrowing to make a grant to an organization designated by the secretary 14
of administration that represents the cultural interests of Hmong people for 15
purchase or construction of a Hmong cultural center in Dane County. Before 16
approving any state funding commitment for the purchase or construction of the 17
center and before awarding the grant, the building commission shall determine that 18
the organization has secured additional funding commitments of at least $2,500,000 19
from nonstate revenue sources for purchase or construction of the center. Before 20
awarding the grant, the organization shall submit to the building commission and 21
the commission shall review and approve an initial budget and business plan for the 22
operation of the center that is acceptable to the commission. As a condition of 23
receiving the grant, the organization must enter into an agreement with the 24
secretary guaranteeing that the center will be operated to serve the nonsectarian 25
cultural interests of the Hmong people.
(c) If, for any reason, the facility that is purchased or constructed with funds 2
from the grant under par. (b) is not used as a Hmong cultural center in Dane County, 3
or the center is not operated to serve the nonsectarian cultural interests of the 4
Hmong people, the state shall retain an ownership interest in the facility equal to the 5
amount of the state's grant.".
13.48 (38) Civil War exhibit at the Kenosha Public Museums.
(a) The 9
legislature finds and determines that the Civil War was an event of unequaled 10
importance in the historical development of the United States; that Wisconsin 11
citizens fought bravely and valiantly in assisting the Union to achieve victory in the 12
Civil War; and that the study of the Civil War will deepen our understanding and 13
appreciation of the history of the United States and of Wisconsin. It is therefore in 14
the public interest, and it is the public policy of this state, to assist the Kenosha 15
Public Museums in the construction of facilities that will be used for a Civil War 16
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $500,000 in general fund 18
supported borrowing to aid in the construction of a Civil War exhibit as part of the 19
Kenosha Public Museums in the city of Kenosha. The state funding commitment 20
shall be in the form of a grant to the Kenosha Public Museums. Before approving any 21
such state funding commitment and before awarding the construction grant, the 22
building commission shall determine that the Kenosha Public Museums has secured 23
additional funding at least equal to $2,000,000 from nonstate donations for the 24
purpose of constructing a Civil War exhibit.
(c) If the building commission authorizes a grant to the Kenosha Public 2
Museums under par. (b) and if, for any reason, the facility that is constructed with 3
funds from the grant is not used as a Civil War exhibit, the state shall retain an 4
ownership interest in the facility equal to the amount of the state's grant.".
13.48 (36p) Bond Health Center.
(a) The legislature finds and determines 8
that improving the health of the citizens of this state and increasing access to health 9
care in this state is a statewide responsibility of statewide dimension. In addition, 10
the legislature finds and determines that the Bond Health Center in the city of 11
Oconto plays a vital role in improving the health of the citizens of this state and is 12
a quality health care facility. The legislature, therefore, finds and determines that 13
assisting the Bond Health Center in the city of Oconto in expanding a health care 14
facility will have a direct and immediate effect on this state responsibility of 15
(b) The building commission may authorize up to $1,000,000 in general fund 17
supported borrowing to make a grant to the Bond Health Center in the city of Oconto 18
for construction costs related to hospital expansion. Before approving any state 19
funding commitment for construction costs relating to the hospital expansion and 20
before awarding the grant, the building commission shall determine that the Bond 21
Health Center has secured all necessary additional funding commitments from 22
nonstate revenue sources for the expansion.
(c) If, for any reason, the facility that is expanded with funds from the grant 2
under par. (b) is not used as a hospital, the state shall retain an ownership interest 3
in the facility equal to the amount of the state's grant.".
13.94 (1) (dj) of the statutes is created to read:
(dj) Annually, conduct a financial audit of the Healthy Wisconsin Plan 8
under ch. 260 and file copies of each audit report under this paragraph with the 9
distributees specified in par. (b).
(c) 5. The Healthy Wisconsin Authority for the cost of the audit under 12
sub. (1) (dj).".
"Commission" means a 3-member governing body in charge of a 18
department or independent agency or of a division or other subunit within a 19
department, except for the Wisconsin waterways commission which shall consist of 20
5 members and the parole earned release review
commission which shall consist of 21
8 members. A Wisconsin group created for participation in a continuing interstate 22
body, or the interstate body itself, shall be known as a "commission", but is not a 23
commission for purposes of s. 15.06. The parole
earned release review
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)
2shall be known as a "commission" but is not a commission for purposes of s. 15.06 (1)
3to (4m), (7), and (9).
15.06 (6) Quorum.
A majority of the membership of a commission constitutes 7
a quorum to do business, except that vacancies shall not prevent a commission from 8
doing business. This subsection does not apply to the parole earned release review
15.04 (4) Legal services.
If a department or independent agency is authorized 13
or required to employ or retain an attorney, the department or independent agency 14
may do so only in the following ways: