2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
June 2, 2015 - Introduced by Senators Lassa,
Carpenter, Wirch, Hansen,
Shilling, Harris Dodd, L. Taylor and Ringhand, cosponsored by
Representatives Hesselbein, Thiesfeldt, Riemer, Goyke, Milroy, Subeck,
Bernier, Kolste, Ohnstad, Wachs, Sinicki, Johnson, Pope, Considine,
Zamarripa, Berceau, Hebl, Shankland, Spreitzer, Kessler, Barca and
Jorgensen. Referred to Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges.
1An Act to amend
36.11 (3) (c) and 36.11 (3) (cm) 4.; and to create
36.31 (4) of 2
the statutes; relating to: the transfer of credits to University of Wisconsin
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Current law requires the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin (UW)
System to establish policies for transferring credits between UW System institutions
and allows the Board of Regents to establish policies for credit transfers with other
educational institutions. The Board of Regents and the Technical College System
Board must also enter into an agreement, which private colleges may join, for
transferring credits for core general education courses.
This bill requires the Board of Regents to accept all foreign language credits
transferred from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
(Institute) on behalf of a student who is a current or former member of the U.S. armed
forces or of a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces and who successfully completed
a course of study at the Institute.
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:
36.11 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) Subject to s. 36.31 (2m) and (4)
, the board may establish policies 3
for the appropriate transfer of credits with other educational institutions outside the 4
36.11 (3) (cm) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
(cm) 4. Other courses for which the transfer of credits is accepted 7
under par. (b) or (c) or s. 36.31 (4)
36.31 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) In this subsection:
1. "Institute" means the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center 11
in Monterey, California.
2. "Veteran" means a current or former member of the U.S. armed forces or of 13
a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces.
(b) The board shall accept all foreign language credits transferred from the 15
Institute on behalf of a student who is a veteran and who successfully completed a 16
course of study at the Institute.
(1) This act first applies to the transfer of credits for the academic year 19
beginning after the effective date of this subsection.