2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
December 19, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Zamarripa, Anderson,
Berceau, Bowen, Brostoff, Considine, Genrich, Hebl, Hesselbein, Riemer,
Sargent, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor and Zepnick, cosponsored by
Senators Carpenter, L. Taylor and Vinehout. Referred to Committee on
1An Act relating to: funding for bilingual-bicultural education programs and
2making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill provides additional funding to the Department of Public Instruction
for bilingual-bicultural education programs in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 fiscal
years. A bilingual-bicultural education program is a program designed to improve
the ability of limited-English proficient pupils to speak, read, and write in the
English language, so that the pupils will be able to perform classwork in English.
For further information see the state and local 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:
(1) Bilingual-bicultural education aids.
In the schedule under section 20.005 5
(3) of the statutes for the appropriation to the department of public instruction under 6
section 20.255 (2) (cc) of the statutes, the dollar amount for fiscal year 2017-18 is 7
increased by $4,310,200 for the purpose for which the appropriation is made. In the
schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation to the 2
department of public instruction under section 20.255 (2) (cc) of the statutes, the 3
dollar amount for fiscal year 2018-19 is increased by $4,810,200 for the purposes for 4
which the appropriation is made.