2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
October 31, 2011 - Introduced by Representatives C. Taylor, Roys, Berceau,
Zamarripa, Seidel, Bernard Schaber, Bewley, Grigsby, Hintz, Kessler,
Mason, Pasch, Pope-Roberts, Richards, Ringhand, Sinicki, Vruwink, Hebl,
Clark, E. Coggs, Fields, Hulsey, Milroy, Pocan and Toles, cosponsored by
Senators Taylor, Erpenbach, C. Larson, Risser and T. Cullen. Referred to
Joint Committee on Finance.
1An Act to repeal
253.07 (1) (c) and 253.07 (5); to amend
20.435 (1) (f), 253.07 2
(2) (b), 253.07 (2) (c), 253.07 (4) (intro.) and 253.07 (4) (b) to (d); to repeal and
253.07 (title); and to create
253.07 (1) (a) 3m. and 253.07 (1) (b) 3m. 4
of the statutes; relating to: family planning services and making an
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, state and federal funds (women's health funds) are
appropriated to the Department of Health Services (DHS) to provide the following
services: counseling by trained personnel regarding family planning; distribution of
information relating to family planning; and referral to licensed nurse practitioners
within the scope of their practice, licensed physicians, or local health departments
for consultation, examination, medical treatment, and prescriptions for the purpose
of family planning. Under current law, DHS may only distribute women's health
funds to public entities. Current law further provides that a public entity that
receives women's health funds may provide the funds to other entities but only if the
recipient does not provide abortion services, make referral for abortion services, or
have an affiliate that provides abortion services or makes referrals for abortion
services. The state portion of this funding is referred to as the women's health block
This bill eliminates the restriction that DHS may only distribute funds
appropriated for family planning services to public entities and eliminates the
restriction that a recipient of these funds may only provide the funds to entities that
meet specific criteria. This bill also eliminates the term "women's health block
grant." Finally, this bill increases the funding for family planning services during
the 2011-2013 fiscal biennium.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
(f) Women's health block grant Family planning.
The amounts in the 4
schedule to provide women's health family planning
services under s. 253.07. 5
Notwithstanding ss. 20.001 (3) (a) and 20.002 (1), the department may transfer funds 6
between fiscal years under this paragraph. All funds distributed by the department 7
under s. 253.07 (2) (b) and (4) but not encumbered by December 31 of each year lapse 8
to the general fund on the next January 1 unless transferred to the next calendar 9
year by the joint committee on finance.
(title) Family Planning.
AB348, s. 3
253.07 (1) (a) 3m. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 3m. Pregnancy termination.
AB348, s. 4
253.07 (1) (b) 3m. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 3m. Pregnancy termination.
(b) The department shall allocate women's health state and federal
funds under its control in a manner which will promote the 5
development and maintenance of an integrated system of community health 6
services. It shall maximize the use of existing community family planning services 7
by encouraging local contractual arrangements.
(c) The department shall coordinate the delivery of family planning 11
services by allocating women's health family planning
funds in a manner which 12
maximizes coordination between the agencies.
(intro.) Women's health block grant Family planning services. 16
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (f) and subject to sub. (5)
, the department 17
shall distribute the following amounts for all of the following:
(b) In each fiscal year, $67,500 to subsidize the provision of 21
papanicolaou tests to individuals with low income by entities that receive women's
22health funds family planning agencies under this section
. In this paragraph, "low 23
income" means adjusted gross income that is less than 200% of the poverty line 24
established under 42 USC 9902
(c) In each fiscal year, $54,000 to subsidize the provision of follow-up cancer 2
screening by entities that receive women's health funds family planning agencies
3under this section
(d) In each fiscal year, $31,500 as grants to applying family planning agencies
5under this section
for employment in communities of licensed registered nurses, 6
licensed practical nurses, certified nurse-midwives, or licensed physician assistants 7
who are members of a racial minority.
(1) Family planning.
In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes 12
for the appropriation to the department of health services under section 20.435 (1) 13
(f) of the statutes, as affected by the acts of 2011, the dollar amount is increased by 14
$193,600 for the first fiscal year of the fiscal biennium in which this subsection takes 15
effect to increase funding for providing family planning services. In the schedule 16
under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation to the department of 17
health services under section 20.435 (1) (f) of the statutes, as affected by the acts of 18
2011, the dollar amount is increased by $193,600 for the second fiscal year of the 19
fiscal biennium in which this subsection takes effect to increase funding for 20
providing family planning services.