2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
January 7, 2016 - Introduced by Representatives Bowen, Brostoff, Shankland,
Goyke, Johnson, Milroy, Genrich, Kahl, Sargent, Kolste, Spreitzer,
Berceau, Subeck, Sinicki, Kessler, Riemer, Quinn, Ohnstad, Zamarripa,
Wachs, Doyle, Barnes, Pope, Considine, Hebl, Young, Mason, C. Taylor,
Zepnick, Hesselbein and Danou. Referred to Committee on Energy and
AB656,1,2 1An Act to amend 16.27 (5) (e) of the statutes; relating to: eligibility for certain
2low-income energy assistance.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Department of Administration administers a federally
funded program for providing heating assistance to low-income households.
Current law provides that certain low-income households are eligible for a heating
assistance benefit under that program in an amount of not more than $1. This bill
provides that those households are eligible for such a heating assistance benefit in
an amount equal to $21.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB656,1 3Section 1. 16.27 (5) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB656,2,24 16.27 (5) (e) A household that is not eligible under par. (c) that includes at least
5one person who is eligible for food stamps under 7 USC 2011 to 2036, excluding any
6household in an institution, as defined by the department of health services by rule.

1Notwithstanding sub. (6), a household under this paragraph shall be eligible for a
2heating assistance benefit of not more than $1 equal to $21.
AB656,2,33 (End)