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Date of enactment: March 13, 2013
2013 Assembly Bill 14 Date of publication*: March 27, 2013
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2011-12 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
2013 WISCONSIN ACT 9
An Act to create 20.445 (1) (b), 20.445 (1) (bm) and 106.27 of the statutes; relating to: workforce training, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
9,1 Section 1. 20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert the following amounts for the purposes indicated: - See PDF for table PDF
9,2 Section 2 . 20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert the following amounts for the purposes indicated: - See PDF for table PDF
9,3 Section 3. 20.445 (1) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
20.445 (1) (b) Workforce training program; grants. As a continuing appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for workforce training grants under s. 106.27 (1).
9,4 Section 4. 20.445 (1) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
20.445 (1) (bm) Workforce training program; administration. Biennially, the amounts in the schedule for the administration of the workforce training program under s. 106.27.
9,5 Section 5. 106.27 of the statutes is created to read:
106.27 Workforce training program. (1) Workforce training grants. From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (b), the department shall award grants to public and private organizations for the development and implementation of workforce training programs. An organization that is awarded a grant under this subsection may use the grant for the training of unemployed and underemployed workers and incumbent employees of businesses in this state. As a condition of receiving a grant under this subsection, the department may require a public or private organization to provide matching funds at a percentage to be determined by the department.
(1m) Labor market information system. From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (bm), the department shall develop and maintain a labor market information system to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on current and projected employment opportunities in this state and other appropriate information relating to labor market dynamics as determined by the department. The department shall make the information contained in the system available, free of charge, to school districts, technical colleges, tribal colleges, institutions and college campuses within the University of Wisconsin System, local workforce development boards established under 29 USC 2832, employers, job seekers, and the general public, including making that information available on the department's Internet site.
(2g) Implementation. (a) Duties. To implement this section, the department shall do all of the following:
1. Promulgate rules prescribing procedures and criteria for awarding grants under sub. (1) and the information that must be contained in the reports required under subd. 3.
2. Receive and review applications for grants under sub. (1) and prescribe the form, nature, and extent of the information that must be contained in an application for a grant under sub. (1).
3. Require reports from grant recipients describing how the grant moneys received by a grant recipient were expended and the outcomes achieved as a result of the training program implemented by the grant recipient.
(b) Powers. In addition to the duties described in par. (a), the department shall have all other powers necessary and convenient to implement this section, including the power to audit and inspect the records of grant recipients.
(2m) Consultation. The department shall consult with the technical college system board and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in implementing this section.
(3) Annual report. Annually, by December 31, the department shall submit a report to the governor and the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance providing an account of the department's activities and expenditures under this section during the preceding fiscal year. The report shall include information on the number of unemployed and underemployed workers and incumbent employees who participate in training programs under this section; the number of unemployed workers who obtain gainful employment, underemployed workers who obtain new employment, and incumbent employees who receive increased compensation after participating in such a training program; and the wages earned by those workers and employees both before and after participating in such a training program.
9,6 Section 6. Nonstatutory provisions.
(2) Workforce training program; positions. The authorized FTE positions for the department of workforce development are increased by 4.0 GPR positions, to be funded from the appropriation under section 20.445 (1) (bm) of the statutes, as created by this act, for the purpose of administration of the workforce training program under section 106.27 of the statutes, as created by this act.
9,7 Section 7. Fiscal changes.
(1) Workforce training program; transfer of moneys from administration appropriation to grants appropriation.
(a) By July 1, 2014, the department of workforce development shall estimate the amount of moneys needed for the administration of the workforce training program under section 106.27 of the statutes, as created by this act, in fiscal year 2014-15. If the department estimates that the amount needed for the administration of that program in fiscal year 2014-15 is less than the amount appropriated under section 20.445 (1) (bm) of the statutes, as created by this act, in that fiscal year, the department shall submit to the joint committee on finance a proposal to transfer moneys from that appropriation to the appropriation under section 20.445 (1) (b) of the statutes, as created by this act, for the purpose of increasing funding for workforce training grants under section 106.27 (1) of the statutes, as created by this act.
(b) If within 14 working days after the date on which the department of workforce development submits the proposal under paragraph (a) the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance do not notify the secretary of workforce development that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposal, the amount proposed for transfer is transferred from the appropriation under section 20.445 (1) (bm) of the statues, as created by this act, to the appropriation under section 20.445 (1) (b) of the statutes, as created by this act, and may be expended by the department of workforce development for workforce training grants under section 106.27 (1) of the statutes, as created by this act. If within 14 working days after the date on which the department of workforce development submits the proposal under paragraph (a) the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance notify the secretary of workforce development that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposal, moneys may be transferred from the appropriation under section 20.445 (1) (bm) of the statutes, as created by this act, to the appropriation under section 20.445 (1) (b) of the statutes, as created by this act, and may be expended by the department of workforce development only as approved by the committee. Upon the transfer of any moneys under this paragraph, the appropriation under section 20.445 (1) (b) of the statutes, as created by this act, is increased by the amount transferred.
(c) Notwithstanding section 16.42 (1) (e) of the statutes, if any moneys are transferred under paragraph (b ), the department of workforce development, in submitting information under section 16.42 of the statutes for purposes of the 2015-17 biennial budget bill, shall submit a dollar amount for section 20.445 (1) (b) of the statutes, as created by this act, as though the amount appropriated to the department of workforce development in fiscal year 2014-15 is the amount shown in the schedule plus any amount transferred under paragraph (b ) and shall submit a dollar amount for section 20.445 (1) (bm) of the statutes, as created by this act, as though the amount appropriated to the department of workforce development in fiscal year 2014-15 is the amount shown in the schedule less any amount transferred under paragraph (b ).
9,8 Section 8. Effective dates. This act takes effect on the day after publication, except as follows:
(1) Workforce training program; grants and administration. Section 2 of this act takes effect on the 2nd day after publication of the 2013-15 biennial budget act.
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