2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
December 7, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Sinicki, Hesselbein, Milroy,
Goyke, Riemer, Hebl, Novak, Billings, Anderson, Subeck, Berceau,
Spreitzer, Brostoff, C. Taylor, Shankland, Sargent, Pope, Crowley,
Rohrkaste, Vruwink, Ohnstad, Considine, Zamarripa, Horlacher, Fields,
Meyers, Wachs, Zepnick, Stuck, Genrich and Barca, cosponsored by
Senators Hansen, Larson, Johnson and L. Taylor. Referred to Committee on
Colleges and Universities.
1An Act to repeal
36.27 (2) (br) 1. a.; and to amend
36.27 (2) (br) 1. b. of the 2
statutes; relating to: resident tuition for certain members of the Wisconsin
3National Guard or a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces enrolled in the
4University of Wisconsin System.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill eliminates the requirement that certain members of the Wisconsin
National Guard or a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces, to be eligible for resident
tuition at University of Wisconsin System institutions, reside in this state for six
months prior to enrolling in a UW institution.
With certain exceptions, under current law, a person must be a resident of this
state for at least 12 months prior to registering at an institution within the UW
System in order to be exempt from paying nonresident tuition. Under one exception,
a student who would otherwise be ineligible for the nonresident tuition exemption
is eligible if the student satisfies the following requirements: 1) the student resided
in this state for six months prior to enrolling at a UW institution; 2) the student is
a member of the Wisconsin National Guard or a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces
when he or she enrolls and has been during this six-month period; and 3) the student
continues to be a member of the Wisconsin National Guard or reserve unit of the U.S.
armed forces while enrolled or is honorably discharged or released under honorable
This bill eliminates the requirement specified in 1) and 2), above, that the
student reside in this state for six months to be eligible for this nonresident tuition
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:
(br) 1. b. The student is a member of the Wisconsin national guard 6
or a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces when he or she enrolls in an institution and
7has been a member for the 6-month period under subd. 1. a
(1) This act first applies to a person who enrolls in an institution in the 10
University of Wisconsin System in the academic year beginning after the effective 11
date of this subsection.