2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
December 27, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Katsma, Meyers, Rodriguez,
Crowley, Novak, Subeck, Pronschinske, Doyle, Kitchens, Billings,
Ballweg, Snyder, Anderson, Berceau, Born, E. Brooks, Considine, Fields,
Genrich, Jacque, Jagler, Kolste, Krug, Kulp, Loudenbeck, Mursau,
Petersen, Petryk, Quinn, Ripp, Rohrkaste, Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki,
Spreitzer, Steineke, Summerfield, Swearingen, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel,
VanderMeer, Vruwink and Allen, cosponsored by Senators Olsen,
Carpenter, Larson, Ringhand, L. Taylor and Vinehout. Referred to
Committee on Family Law.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Department of Justice must provide $80,000 in grants
each fiscal year to the Court Appointed Special Advocate Association. This bill
increases the funding for these grants to $250,000 per fiscal year. Under current law,
the grant program sunsets on July 1, 2019. This bill eliminates the sunset date. This
bill also creates a new requirement for the Court Appointed Special Advocate
Association to submit an annual report describing the use of the funds to the
governor, the Joint Committee on Finance, and the appropriate standing committees
of the legislature.
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:
165.967 of the statutes is renumbered 165.967 (1) and amended to 2
From the appropriation under s. 20.455 (5) (es), the department of 4
justice shall in each fiscal year provide $80,000
to the Wisconsin Court 5
Appointed Special Advocate Association.
165.967 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
Annually, the Wisconsin Court Appointed Special Advocate 8
Association shall submit to the governor, the joint committee on finance, and the 9
appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3) a report 10
describing the use of the funds received under sub. (1).
(1) Court Appointed Special Advocates.
In the schedule under section 20.005 18
(3) of the statutes for the appropriation to the department of justice under section 19
20.455 (5) (es) of the statutes, the dollar amount for fiscal year 2017-18 is increased 20
by $250,000 for the purposes of the Court Appointed Special Advocates grant 21
program under section 165.967 of the statutes. In the schedule under section 20.005 22
(3) of the statutes for the appropriation to the department of justice under section 23
20.455 (5) (es) of the statutes, the dollar amount for fiscal year 2018-19 is increased
by $250,000 for the purposes of the Court Appointed Special Advocates grant 2
program under section 165.967 of the statutes.