Date of enactment: April 16, 2018
2017 Assembly Bill 805   Date of publication*: April 17, 2018
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: 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."
2017 WISCONSIN ACT 307
An Act to repeal 118.55 (2) (b); to renumber and amend 118.55 (2) (a); and to create 118.55 (10) of the statutes; relating to: excluding certain college credit in high school programs from the Early College Credit Program.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
307,1 Section 1 . 118.55 (2) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, is renumbered 118.55 (2) and amended to read:
118.55 (2) Enrollment in institution of higher education; application. Subject to par. (b) and sub. (7t) (c), any public high school pupil who is not attending a technical college under s. 38.12 (14) or 118.15 (1) (b) and any high school pupil attending a private school may enroll in an institution of higher education for the purpose of taking one or more nonsectarian courses at the institution of higher education, including during a summer semester or session. The pupil shall submit an application to the institution of higher education in the previous school semester. The pupil shall indicate on the application whether he or she will be taking the course or courses for high school credit or postsecondary credit or both, if applicable. The pupil shall also specify on the application that, if he or she is admitted, the institution of higher education may disclose the pupil's grades, the courses that he or she is taking, and his or her attendance record to the public or private school in which the pupil is enrolled.
307,2 Section 2 . 118.55 (2) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
307,3 Section 3. 118.55 (10) of the statutes is created to read:
118.55 (10) Inapplicability. (a) In this subsection:
1. “Private, nonprofit institution” means a private, nonprofit postsecondary institution that is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities or any successor organization.
2. “University of Wisconsin System institution” means a 4-year institution in the University of Wisconsin System.
(b) This section does not apply to a course for which a public high school pupil may earn postsecondary credit if all of the following apply:
1. The school board of the school district and one of the following have entered into an agreement before, on, or after the effective date of this subdivision .... [LRB inserts date], to provide a college credit in high school program to academically qualified pupils under which participating pupils may take the course for postsecondary credit:
a. The chancellor of a University of Wisconsin System institution.
b. The president of a private, nonprofit institution.
2. The instruction of pupils in the course takes place in a school building in the school district or a school district facility.
3. The individual who provides instruction in the course is any of the following:
a. For a course taught pursuant to an agreement under subd. 1. a., a high school teacher who is employed by the school district and certified or approved to provide the instruction by the participating University of Wisconsin System institution or a faculty member of the participating University of Wisconsin System institution.
b. For a course taught pursuant to an agreement under subd. 1. b., a high school teacher who is employed by the school district and certified or approved to provide the instruction by the participating private, nonprofit institution or a faculty member of the participating private, nonprofit institution.
(c) This section does not apply to a course for which a high school pupil attending a private school may earn postsecondary credit if all of the following apply:
1. The governing body of the private school and one of the following have entered into an agreement before, on, or after the effective date of this subdivision .... [LRB inserts date], to provide a college credit in high school program to academically qualified pupils under which participating pupils may take the course for postsecondary credit:
a. The chancellor of a University of Wisconsin System institution.
b. The president of a private, nonprofit institution.
2. The instruction of pupils in the course takes place in the private school building.
3. The individual who provides instruction in the course is any of the following:
a. For a course taught pursuant to an agreement under subd. 1. a., a high school teacher who is employed by the governing body of the private school and certified or approved to provide the instruction by the participating University of Wisconsin System institution or a faculty member of the participating University of Wisconsin System institution.
b. For a course taught pursuant to an agreement under subd. 1. b., a high school teacher who is employed by the governing body of the private school and certified or approved to provide the instruction by the participating private, nonprofit institution or a faculty member of the participating private, nonprofit institution.
307,4 Section 4 . Effective date.
(1) This act takes effect on July 1, 2018.
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