2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
December 20, 2011 - Introduced by Representatives Wynn, Jacque, Spanbauer,
Knilans, Tranel, Ballweg, Brooks, Pridemore, Sinicki, Ripp, Farrow
Bewley, cosponsored by Senators Moulton, Lassa, Taylor, S. Coggs and
Lasee. Referred to Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs.
AB438,1,3 1An Act to create 440.075 of the statutes; relating to: applying a service
2member's military education, training, or other experience for purposes of
3satisfying certain requirements for a professional credential.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS)
and examining boards and affiliated credentialing boards under DSPS administer
Wisconsin's professional credentialing laws. Different credentials have different
education, training, or other experience requirements that must be met before a
person may receive the credential.
Under this bill, a credential applicant's education, training, or other experience
obtained in connection with the applicant's service in the U.S. armed forces, the state
defense force, the national guard of any state, or any other reserve component of the
U.S. armed forces satisfies that credential's education, training, or other experience
requirements, unless DSPS or the board that issues the credential determines that
the applicant's military education, training, or other experience is not substantially
equivalent to the requirements for the credential.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB438, s. 1 4Section 1. 440.075 of the statutes is created to read:
1440.075 Military service education, training, or other experience. The
2education, training, or other experience that an applicant for a credential obtained
3in connection with the applicant's military service, as defined in s. 111.32 (12g),
4satisfies the education, training, or other experience requirements for that
5credential, unless the department, if the department issues the credential, or the
6credentialing board, if a credentialing board issues the credential, determines that
7the applicant's military service education, training, or other experience is not
8substantially equivalent to those requirements for that credential.
AB438, s. 2 9Section 2. Initial applicability.
AB438,2,1310 (1) This act first applies to an application for a credential, as defined in section
11440.01 (2) (a) of the statutes, that is pending before the department of safety and
12professional services or a credentialing board, as defined in section 440.01 (2) (bm)
13of the statutes, on the effective date of this subsection.
AB438,2,1414 (End)