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136.59 (8) Computer services data collection. The board Board of Regents
2shall collect and maintain data necessary to calculate numerical measures of the
3efficiency and effectiveness of the mainframe computer services provided by the
4board at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
SB40-SSA1, s. 732m 5Section 732m. 36.11 (54) of the statutes is created to read:
SB40-SSA1,465,86 36.11 (54) Employee reports. (a) In this subsection, "backup position" means
7a position that the board is contractually required to provide for an employee who
8resigns or is terminated from his or her current position.
SB40-SSA1,465,159 (b) Annually, the board shall submit a report to the appropriate standing
10committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3) and to the governor that identifies
11the number of employees with limited appointments under s. 36.17 and rules
12promulgated thereunder, the number of employees with concurrent appointments,
13and the number of employees with employment contracts that require backup
14positions but who have not yet resigned or been terminated from their current
15positions.
SB40-SSA1, s. 732p 16Section 732p. 36.11 (55) of the statutes is created to read:
SB40-SSA1,465,2117 36.11 (55) Information on instructors. The board shall ensure that each
18institution provides information to a student when he or she registers for a class
19about who will be teaching the class on a daily basis and whether the teacher has an
20academic staff appointment or tenure or probationary faculty appointment or is a
21teaching assistant.
SB40-SSA1, s. 732t 22Section 732t. 36.25 (13s) of the statutes is created to read:
SB40-SSA1,466,623 36.25 (13s) Medical practice in underserved areas. Of the moneys
24appropriated to the board under s. 20.285 (1) (fc) of the statutes, the board shall,
25beginning in fiscal year 2008-09, allocate $400,000 in each fiscal year for the

1department of family medicine and practice in the University of Wisconsin School of
2Medicine and Public Health to support the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine,
3the Academy for Center-city Medical Education, and the Wisconsin Scholars
4Academy programs. The board may not expend any moneys allocated under this
5subsection in a fiscal year unless the board receives $400,000 in gifts and grants from
6private sources in that fiscal year for supporting such programs.
SB40-SSA1, s. 732x 7Section 732x. 36.25 (47) of the statutes is created to read:
SB40-SSA1,466,108 36.25 (47) Discovery farm grants. (a) In this subsection, "discovery farm"
9means an operating commercial farm that conducts on-farm research under the
10Wisconsin agricultural stewardship initiative.
SB40-SSA1,466,1311 (b) From the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (qr), the board shall make grants
12through the extension to operators of discovery farms for research and outreach
13activities under the Wisconsin agricultural stewardship initiative.
SB40-SSA1, s. 732y 14Section 732y. 36.25 (47) of the statutes, as created by 2007 Wisconsin Act ....
15(this act), is repealed.
SB40-SSA1, s. 733 16Section 733. 36.27 (2) (cr) of the statutes is created to read:
SB40-SSA1,466,1917 36.27 (2) (cr) A person who is a citizen of a country other than the United States
18is entitled to the exemption under par. (a) if that person meets all of the following
19requirements:
SB40-SSA1,466,2120 1. The person graduated from a high school in this state or received a high
21school graduation equivalency from this state.
SB40-SSA1,466,2322 2. The person was continuously present in this state for at least one year
23following the first day of attending a high school in this state.
SB40-SSA1,467,224 3. The person enrolls in an institution and provides that institution with an
25affidavit stating that the person has filed or will file an application for a permanent

1resident visa with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as soon as the person
2is eligible to do so.
SB40-SSA1, s. 733m 3Section 733m. 36.27 (3n) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB40-SSA1,467,84 36.27 (3n) (b) (intro.) Except as provided in subds. 1. to 3. and par. (bm), the
5board shall grant full remission of academic fees and segregated fees for 128 credits
6or 8 semesters, whichever is longer, less the number of credits or semesters for which
7the person received remission of fees under s. 38.24 (7),
to any resident student
8enrolled as an undergraduate who is also any of the following:
SB40-SSA1, s. 734 9Section 734. 36.27 (3n) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB40-SSA1,467,1110 36.27 (3n) (b) 3. A child of an eligible veteran, if the child is at least 18 17 but
11not yet 26 years of age and is a full-time student at an institution.
SB40-SSA1, s. 734m 12Section 734m. 36.27 (3n) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
SB40-SSA1,467,1513 36.27 (3n) (bm) To receive a fee remission under this subsection, a person must
14claim it by the end of each semester in which the person is eligible for the fee
15remission.
SB40-SSA1, s. 735 16Section 735. 36.27 (3n) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
SB40-SSA1,467,1917 36.27 (3n) (c) The higher educational aids board shall reimburse the board of
18regents for all academic fees and segregated fees remitted under par. (b) as provided
19in s. 39.50 (1) and (3m).
SB40-SSA1, s. 735g 20Section 735g. 36.27 (3p) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB40-SSA1,468,221 36.27 (3p) (b) The Except as provided in par. (bm), the board shall grant full
22remission of nonresident tuition, academic fees, and segregated fees charged for 128
23credits or 8 semesters, whichever is longer, less the number of credits or semesters
24for which the person received remission of fees under s. 38.24 (8) and
less the amount

1of any academic fees or segregated fees paid under 10 USC 2107 (c) or 38 USC 3104
2(a) (7) (A), to any student enrolled as an undergraduate who is a veteran.
SB40-SSA1, s. 735r 3Section 735r. 36.27 (3p) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
SB40-SSA1,468,54 36.27 (3p) (bm) 1. To receive a remission under this subsection, a person must
5claim it by the end of each semester in which the person is eligible for the remission.
SB40-SSA1,468,76 2. The remission under this subsection applies only to semesters that begin
7within 10 years after a veteran is separated from service.
SB40-SSA1, s. 736 8Section 736. 36.27 (3p) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
SB40-SSA1,468,119 36.27 (3p) (c) The higher educational aids board shall reimburse the board of
10regents for all nonresident tuition, academic fees, and segregated fees remitted
11under par. (b) as provided in s. 39.50 (1) and (3m).
SB40-SSA1, s. 736e 12Section 736e. 36.27 (5) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 36.27 (5) (b) 1.
SB40-SSA1, s. 736m 13Section 736m. 36.27 (5) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 36.27 (5) (b) 2. and
14amended to read:
SB40-SSA1,468,1815 36.27 (5) (b) 2. The board shall calculate the average subsidy for the purpose
16of the fee statement under par. (b) subd. 1. by dividing state funds in the appropriate
17fiscal year by the number of full-time equivalent students enrolled in the system in
18the most recent fall semester.
SB40-SSA1, s. 736s 19Section 736s. 36.27 (5) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
SB40-SSA1,468,2520 36.27 (5) (d) 1. The board shall ensure that the segregated fees applicable at
21each institution and college campus are posted on the Internet Web site of the
22institution or college campus. The board shall also ensure that detailed information
23on the organizations and activities for which allocable segregated fees are expended
24at each institution and college campus are posted on the Internet Web site of the
25institution or college campus.
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12. The board shall ensure that each student's bill for academic fees or
2nonresident tuition for a semester or session includes each of the following:
SB40-SSA1,469,43 a. The total amount of academic fees or nonresident tuition assessed on the
4student, which shall be listed separately from the amount specified in .subd. 2. b.
SB40-SSA1,469,65 b. The total amount of segregated fees assessed on the student, which shall be
6listed separately from the amount specified in subd. 2. a.
SB40-SSA1,469,87 c. The Internet Web site address specified in subd. 1. for the institution or
8college campus at which the student is enrolled.
SB40-SSA1, s. 736x 9Section 736x. 36.59 of the statutes is created to read:
SB40-SSA1,469,15 1036.59 Information technology. (1) Strategic plan. (a) The Board of
11Regents shall require the system and each institution and college campus to adopt
12and submit to the board, in a form specified by the board, no later than March 1 of
13each year, a strategic plan for the utilization of information technology to carry out
14the functions of the system, institution, or college campus in the succeeding fiscal
15year for review and approval under par. (b).
SB40-SSA1,469,2316 (b) 1. As a part of each proposed strategic plan submitted under par. (a), the
17Board of Regents shall require the system and each institution and college campus
18to address the business needs of the system, institution, or college campus and to
19identify all proposed information technology development projects that serve those
20business needs, the priority for undertaking such projects, and the justification for
21each project, including the anticipated benefits of the project. Each proposed plan
22shall identify any changes in the functioning of the system, institution, or college
23campus under the plan.
SB40-SSA1,470,324 2. Each proposed strategic plan shall separately identify the initiatives that the
25system, institution, or college campus plans to undertake from resources available

1to the system, institution, or college campus at the time that the plan is submitted
2and initiatives that the system, institution, or college campus proposes to undertake
3that would require additional resources.
SB40-SSA1,470,144 3. Following receipt of a proposed strategic plan from the system or an
5institution or college campus, the Board of Regents shall, before June 1, notify the
6system, institution, or college campus of any concerns that the Board of Regents may
7have regarding the plan and provide the system, institution, or college campus with
8its recommendations regarding the proposed plan. The Board of Regents may also
9submit any concerns or recommendations regarding any proposed plan to the
10information technology management board for its consideration. The information
11technology management board shall then consider the proposed plan and provide the
12Board of Regents with its recommendations regarding the plan. The system,
13institution, or college campus may submit modifications to its proposed plan in
14response to any recommendations.
SB40-SSA1,470,1715 4. Before June 15, the Board of Regents shall consider any recommendations
16provided by the information technology management board under subd. 3. and shall
17then approve or disapprove the proposed plan in whole or in part.
SB40-SSA1,470,2118 5. The system or an institution or college campus may not implement a new or
19revised information technology development project authorized under a strategic
20plan until the implementation is approved by the Board of Regents in accordance
21with procedures prescribed by the board.
SB40-SSA1,470,2422 6. The Board of Regents shall consult with the joint committee on information
23policy and technology in providing guidance for planning by the system and
24institutions and college campuses.
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1(c) The Board of Regents shall develop and adopt the following written policies
2for information technology development projects included in the strategic plan
3required of the system and each institution and college campus under par. (a) and
4that either exceed $1,000,000 or that are vital to the functions of the system,
5institution, or college campus:
SB40-SSA1,471,66 1. A standardized reporting format.
SB40-SSA1,471,87 2. A requirement that both proposed and ongoing information technology
8development projects be included.
SB40-SSA1,471,129 (d) The Board of Regents shall submit for review by the joint legislative audit
10committee and for approval by the joint committee on information policy and
11technology any proposed policies required under par. (c) and any proposed revisions
12to the policies.
SB40-SSA1,471,17 13(2) Large, high-risk projects. In consultation with the legislative audit
14bureau and the joint legislative audit committee, the Board of Regents shall
15promulgate administrative rules applicable to the system and each institution and
16college campus pertaining to large, high-risk information technology projects that
17shall include:
SB40-SSA1,471,1918 (a) A definition of and methodology for identifying large, high-risk information
19technology projects.
SB40-SSA1,471,2120 (b) Standardized, quantifiable project performance measures for evaluating
21large, high-risk information technology projects.
SB40-SSA1,471,2322 (c) Policies and procedures for routine monitoring of large, high-risk
23information technology projects.
SB40-SSA1,471,2524 (d) A formal process for modifying information technology project specifications
25when necessary to address changes in program requirements.
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1(e) Requirements for reporting changes in estimates of cost or completion date
2to the board and the joint committee on information policy and technology.
SB40-SSA1,472,43 (f) Methods for discontinuing projects or modifying projects that are failing to
4meet performance measures in such a way to correct the performance problems.
SB40-SSA1,472,75 (g) Policies and procedures for the use of master leases under s. 16.76 (4) to
6finance new large, high-risk information technology system costs and maintain
7current large, high-risk information technology systems.
SB40-SSA1,472,118 (h) A standardized progress point in the execution of large, high-risk
9information technology projects at which time the estimated costs and date of
10completion of the project is reported to the board and the joint committee on
11information policy and technology.
SB40-SSA1,472,15 12(3) Commercially available products. The Board of Regents shall promulgate
13administrative rules applicable to the system and each institution and college
14campus pertaining to the use of commercially available information technology
15products, which shall include all of the following:
SB40-SSA1,472,2016 (a) A requirement that the system and each institution and college campus
17review commercially available information technology products prior to initiating
18work on a customized information technology development project to determine
19whether any commercially available product could meet the information technology
20needs of the system, institution, or college campus.
SB40-SSA1,472,2421 (b) Procedures and criteria to determine when a commercially available
22information technology product must be used and when the system or an institution
23or college campus may consider the modification or creation of a customized
24information technology product.
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1(c) A requirement that the system and each institution and college campus
2submit for approval by the board and prior to initiating work on a customized
3information technology product a justification for the modification or creation by the
4system, institution, or college campus of a customized information technology
5product.
SB40-SSA1,473,7 6(4) Master leases. (a) In this subsection, "master lease" has the meaning given
7under s. 16.76 (4).
SB40-SSA1,473,128 (b) Annually, no later than October 1, the Board of Regents shall submit to the
9governor and the members of the joint committee on information policy and
10technology a report documenting the use by the system and each institution and
11college campus of master leases to fund information technology projects in the
12previous fiscal year. The report shall contain all of the following information:
SB40-SSA1,473,1413 1. The total amount paid under master leases towards information technology
14projects in the previous fiscal year.
SB40-SSA1,473,1615 2. The master lease payment amounts approved to be applied to information
16technology projects in future years.
SB40-SSA1,473,2017 3. The total amount paid by the system and each institution and college campus
18on each information technology project for which debt is outstanding, as compared
19to the total financing amount originally approved for that information technology
20project.
SB40-SSA1,473,2221 4. A summary of repayments made towards any master lease in the previous
22fiscal year.
SB40-SSA1,474,11 23(5) High-cost projects. (a) Except as provided in par. (b), the Board of Regents
24shall include in each contract with a vendor of information technology that involves
25a large, high-risk information technology project under sub. (2) or that has a

1projected cost greater than $1,000,000, and require the system and each institution
2and college campus that enters into a contract for materials, supplies, equipment, or
3contractual services relating to information technology to include in each contract
4with a vendor of information technology that involves a large, high-risk information
5technology project under sub. (2) or that has a projected cost greater than $1,000,000
6a stipulation requiring the vendor to submit to the board for approval any order or
7amendment that would change the scope of the contract and have the effect of
8increasing the contract price. The stipulation shall authorize the board to review the
9original contract and the order or amendment to determine all of the following and,
10if necessary, to negotiate with the vendor regarding any change to the original
11contract price:
SB40-SSA1,474,1312 1. Whether the work proposed in the order or amendment is within the scope
13of the original contract.
SB40-SSA1,474,1414 2. Whether the work proposed in the order or amendment is necessary.
SB40-SSA1,474,1615 (b) The Board of Regents may exclude from a contract described in par. (a) the
16stipulation required under par. (a) if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
SB40-SSA1,474,1817 1. Including such a stipulation would negatively impact contract negotiations
18or significantly reduce the number of bidders on the contract.
SB40-SSA1,474,2419 2. If the exclusion is sought by the system or an institution or college campus,
20the system or that institution or college campus submits to the board a
21plain-language explanation of the reasons the stipulation was excluded and the
22alternative provisions the system, institution, or college campus will include in the
23contract to ensure that the contract will be completed on time and within the contract
24budget.
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13. The board submits for approval by the joint committee on information policy
2and technology any explanation and alternative contract provisions required under
3subd. 2. If, within 14 working days after the date that the board submits any
4explanation and alternative contract provisions required under this subdivision, the
5joint committee on information policy and technology does not contact the board, the
6explanation and alternative contract provisions shall be deemed approved.
SB40-SSA1,475,12 7(6) Open-ended contracts. (a) The Board of Regents shall require the system
8and each institution and college campus that has entered into an open-ended
9contract for the development of information technology to submit to the board
10quarterly reports documenting the amount expended on the information technology
11development project. In this subsection, "open-ended contract" means a contract for
12information technology that includes one or both of the following:
SB40-SSA1,475,1413 1. Stipulations that provide that the contract vendor will deliver information
14technology products or services but that do not specify a maximum payment amount.
SB40-SSA1,475,1715 2. Stipulations that provide that the contract vendor shall be paid an hourly
16wage but that do not set a maximum limit on the number of hours required to
17complete the information technology project.
SB40-SSA1,475,1918 (b) Compile and annually submit to the joint committee on information
19technology the reports required under par. (a).
SB40-SSA1, s. 737 20Section 737. 38.04 (21) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB40-SSA1,475,2521 38.04 (21) (intro.) Pupils attending technical colleges; board report.
22Annually by the 3rd Monday in February the board shall submit a report to the
23department of administration, department of children and families, department of
24public instruction, and department of workforce development, and to the legislature
25under s. 13.172 (2). The report shall specify all of the following by school district:
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1Section 738. 38.22 (6) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
SB40-SSA1,476,32 38.22 (6) (e) Any person who is a citizen of a country other than the United
3States if that person meets all of the following requirements:
SB40-SSA1,476,54 1. The person graduated from a high school in this state or received a high
5school graduation equivalency from this state.
SB40-SSA1,476,76 2. The person was continuously present in this state for at least 3 years
7following the first day of attending a high school in this state.
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