2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 9, 2018 - Introduced by Representatives Murphy and Kooyenga,
cosponsored by Senators Marklein and Feyen. Referred to Committee on
1An Act to repeal
13.106 (2), 16.54 (8r) (b), 36.11 (54), 36.25 (25) (c), 36.45 (3), 2
36.59 (7) and 36.65 (4); to renumber
to renumber and amend
(8r) (a); to amend
1.11 (2) (j), 13.58 (5) (b) 6., 16.505 (2p) (a), 16.528 (5), 16.891 4
(1) (a), 16.953, 20.907 (1m), 36.09 (1) (j), 36.11 (16) and 36.11 (22) (title); to
5repeal and recreate
36.11 (22) (b) and 36.45 (title); and to create
16.35 and 6
283.33 (10) of the statutes; relating to: various University of Wisconsin
7System reporting requirements and commencement of the system's fall
8semester for graduate health science classes.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Reporting requirements. The bill exempts the University of Wisconsin
System from requirements to submit the following reports, which apply to other state
agencies under current law: 1) an annual report to the legislature on environmental
impact reports; 2) an annual report to the Department of Administration on interest
paid for late payments; 3) an annual report to the Joint Committee on Finance and
DOA on expenditure of nonfederal gifts and grants; 4) a biennial energy cost
reduction plan to DOA, JCF, and the legislature; and 5) an annual report to DOA on
the cost of occupancy of state facilities.
In addition, the bill repeals requirements for the UW System to submit the
following reports: 1) a biennial financial report to the governor and JCF by the
Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical
School; 2) an annual report to DOA and JCF on created and abolished positions; 3)
an annual report to the governor and JCF on federal funding expenditures; 4) an
annual report to JCF and DOA on salary increases; 5) an annual report to the
legislature and governor regarding employees with limited or concurrent
appointments and employees requiring backup positions; 6) a biennial report to JCF
on industrial and economic development research projects; 7) a biennial report to the
governor and JCF on research funded with general purpose revenue; 8) a semiannual
report to the Joint Committee on Information Policy and Technology on certain
information technology projects; 9) an annual report to JCF and the Joint Legislative
Audit Committee on fee increases; 10) an annual report to JCF on course dropout
rates; and 11) an annual report by UW System administration to the Board of
Regents on consultants.
The bill also does the following:
1. Prohibits DOA from requiring the Board of Regents to submit to DOA reports
on accounts receivable or moving expenses if substantially similar information is
included in other reports submitted by the Board of Regents or is accessible through
DOA's statewide accounting system.
2. Exempts the Board of Regents from submitting annual reports to the
Department of Natural Resources relating to its local program for construction site
erosion control and storm water management.
3. Eliminates a requirement for the Board of Regents to submit an annual
report to the legislature on sexual assault and sexual harassment and requires
instead that each UW institution submit to JCF and the legislature and post on its
Internet site an annual campus security report required under federal law.
Fall semester. This bill allows graduate health science classes at the UW
System to commence before September 1. Under current law, only medical school
and fourth year veterinary school classes may commence before that date.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
1.11 (2) (j) of the statutes is amended to read:
(j) Annually, no later than September 15, submit a report to the chief 3
clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 4
13.172 (2), including the number of proposed actions for which the agency conducted 5
an assessment of whether an impact statement was required under par. (c) and the 6
number of impact statements prepared under par. (c). This paragraph does not apply
7to the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
13.106 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
13.58 (5) (b) 6. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 6. Review any University of Wisconsin System, institution, or 4
college campus information technology project identified in a report submitted to the
5committee by the Board of Regents under s. 36.59 (7) with an actual or projected cost
6greater than $1,000,000 or that is identified as a large, high-risk information
7technology project under s. 36.59 (2) (a)
to determine whether the project should be 8
continued or implemented. The committee may forward any recommendations 9
regarding the project to the governor and to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2).
16.35 of the statutes is created to read:
1116.35 University of Wisconsin reports.
The department may not require 12
the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System to submit to the 13
department reports on accounts receivable or moving expenses if substantially 14
similar information is included in other reports submitted to the department by the 15
Board of Regents or is accessible through the department's statewide accounting 16
16.505 (2p) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Subject to par. (b), the board Board
of the 19
University of Wisconsin System or the chancellor of the University of 20
Wisconsin-Madison may create or abolish a full-time equivalent academic staff or 21
faculty position or portion thereof from revenues appropriated under s. 20.285 (1) (a). 22Annually, no later than the September 30 following completion of the fiscal year, the
23board of regents or chancellor shall report to the department and the cochairpersons
24of the joint committee on finance concerning the number of full-time equivalent
1positions created or abolished by the board or chancellor under this subsection
2during the preceding fiscal year.
16.528 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.528 (5) Reports of interest paid.
Annually before October 1, each agency 5
shall report to the department the number of times in the previous fiscal year the 6
agency paid interest under this section, the total amount of interest paid,
and the 7
reasons why interest payments were not avoided by making timely payment. In this
8subsection, “agency” does not include the Board of Regents of the University of
16.54 (8r) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 16.54 (8r) and amended 11
Whenever the federal government makes available moneys for 13
instruction, extension, special projects,
or emergency employment opportunities, the 14board Board
of regents Regents
of the University of Wisconsin System may accept 15
the moneys on behalf of the state. The board
of regents Regents
shall, in the 16
administration of the expenditure of such moneys, comply with the requirements of 17
the act of congress making the moneys available and with the regulations prescribed 18
by the federal government or the federal agency administering the act, insofar as the 19
act or regulations are consistent with state law. The board Board
may submit any plan, budget, application,
or proposal required by the federal agency 21
as a precondition to receipt of the moneys. The board Board
of regents Regents
consistent with state law, perform any act required by the act of congress or the 23
federal agency to carry out the purpose of the act of congress. The
of 24regents Regents
shall deposit all moneys received under this paragraph
in the appropriation account under s. 20.285 (1) (m).
16.54 (8r) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
16.891 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) “Agency" has the meaning given in s. 16.70 (1e), except that
4“agency” does not include the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin
16.953 of the statutes is amended to read:
716.953 Energy cost reduction plans.
No later than July 1 of each 8
even-numbered year, each agency, as defined in s. 16.75 (12) (a) 1.,
but not including
9the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System,
shall submit a plan to 10
the department, the joint committee on finance, and the standing committee of each 11
house of the legislature having jurisdiction over energy, for reduction of the cost of 12
energy used by the agency. The plan shall include all system and equipment 13
upgrades or installations that are estimated to result in energy cost savings equal 14
to the cost of the upgrade or installation over the anticipated life of the system or 15
equipment. The plan shall also identify potential means of financing the upgrades 16
and installations other than reliance on appropriations of general purpose revenues. 17
The department of administration shall consider in its plan the means of financing 18
allowed under s. 16.858.
20.907 (1m) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.907 (1m) Reporting.
State agencies shall, by December 1 annually, submit 21
a report to the joint committee on finance and the department of administration on 22
expenditures made by the agency during the preceding fiscal year from nonfederal 23
funds received as gifts, grants, bequests,
or devises. The department of 24
administration shall prescribe a form, which the department may modify as 25
appropriate for the various state agencies, that each state agency must use to report
its expenditures as required under this subsection. The form shall require the 2
expenditures to be reported in aggregate amounts as determined by the department 3
of administration. The report shall also include a listing of in-kind contributions, 4
including goods and services, received and used by the state agency during the 5
preceding fiscal year. In this subsection, “state agency” does not include the Board
6of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
36.09 (1) (j) of the statutes is amended to read:
(j) Except where such matters are a subject of bargaining with a 9
certified representative of a collective bargaining unit under s. 111.91, the board 10
shall establish salaries for persons prior to July 1 of each year for the next fiscal year, 11
and shall designate the effective dates for payment of the new salaries. In the first 12
year of the biennium, payments of the salaries established for the preceding year 13
shall be continued until the biennial budget bill is enacted. If the budget is enacted 14
after July 1, payments shall be made following enactment of the budget to satisfy the 15
obligations incurred on the effective dates, as designated by the board, for the new 16
salaries, subject only to the appropriation of funds by the legislature and s. 20.928 17
(3). This paragraph does not limit the authority of the board to establish salaries for 18
new appointments. The board may not increase the salaries of employees under this 19
paragraph unless the salary increase conforms to the proposal as approved under s. 20
230.12 (3) (e) or the board authorizes the salary increase to recognize merit, to correct 21
salary inequities under par. (h), to fund job reclassifications or promotions, or to 22
recognize competitive factors. The granting of salary increases to recognize 23
competitive factors does not obligate inclusion of the annualized amount of the 24
increases in the appropriations under s. 20.285 (1) for subsequent fiscal bienniums. 25No later than October 1 of each year, the board shall report to the joint committee
1on finance and the secretary of administration and administrator of the division of
2personnel management in the department of administration concerning the
3amounts of any salary increases granted to recognize competitive factors, and the
4institutions at which they are granted, for the 12-month period ending on the
5preceding June 30.
36.11 (16) of the statutes is amended to read:
36.11 (16) Commencement of fall semester.
The board shall ensure that no 8
fall semester classes at any institution, except medical school classes
9health science classes,
and 4th year classes at the school of veterinary medicine, 10
commence until after September 1.
36.11 (22) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
(title) Orientation program; information on sexual assault and
13sexual harassment, and campus security.
36.11 (22) (b) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
(b) Each institution and college campus shall post on its Internet site 16
and submit to the joint committee on finance and to the chief clerk of each house of 17
the legislature, for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 18
13.172 (3), the annual security report that the institution or college campus is 19
required to prepare under 20 USC 1092
36.11 (54) of the statutes is repealed.
36.25 (25) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
36.45 (title) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
(title) Classified research reports.
36.45 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
36.45 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 36.45.