2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
April 25, 2013 - Introduced by Senators Risser, Lassa, T. Cullen, Harris and
Schultz, cosponsored by Representatives Hesselbein, Barca, Hulsey, Kahl,
C. Taylor, Pope, Sinicki, Berceau, Ohnstad, Wright and Sargent. Referred
to Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges.
SB157,1,3 1An Act to amend 15.91 of the statutes; relating to: the appointment of the
2student members of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Current law provides that the governor must appoint two student members to
the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System and that the
governor may select the student members from recommendations made by elected
representatives of student governments at institutions within the UW System. This
bill provides that the governor shall select the student members from these
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB157,1 4Section 1. 15.91 of the statutes is amended to read:
SB157,2,17 515.91 Board of regents Regents of the University of Wisconsin System;
There is created a board Board of regents Regents of the University of
7Wisconsin System consisting of the state superintendent of public instruction, the

1president, or by his or her designation another member, of the technical college
2system board and 14 citizen members appointed for staggered 7-year terms, and 2
3students enrolled at least half-time and in good academic standing at institutions
4within the University of Wisconsin System who are residents of this state, for 2-year
5terms. At least one of the citizen members shall reside in each of this state's
6congressional districts. The student members may shall be selected from
7recommendations made by elected representatives of student governments at
8institutions within the University of Wisconsin System. The governor shall appoint
9one student member who is at least 18 years old and one undergraduate student
10member who is at least 24 years old and represents the views of nontraditional
11students, such as those who are employed or are parents. The governor may not
12appoint a student member from the same institution in any 2 consecutive terms; the
132 student members who are appointed may not be from the same institution; and a
14student from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a student from the
15University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee may not serve on the Board of Regents at the
16same time. If a student member loses the status upon which the appointment was
17based, he or she shall cease to be a member of the board Board of regents Regents.
SB157,2 18Section 2. Initial applicability.
SB157,2,2019 (1) This act first applies to student members appointed by the governor on the
20effective date of this subsection.
SB157,2,2121 (End)