2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 12, 2018 - Introduced by Senators LeMahieu and Stroebel, cosponsored
by Representatives Summerfield, August, Felzkowski, Kerkman and Kulp.
Referred to Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing and State-Federal
SB797,1,2 1An Act to create 49.823 of the statutes; relating to: requiring department
2review of public benefit databases.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Health Services and the Department of
Children and Families to perform, every three months, a comparison of each
department's respective public benefit database information against nationally
recognized databases, including the federal Social Security Administration's Death
Master File, that contain information on death records. Based on that comparison,
DHS and DCF must then remove from that department's public benefit databases
those individuals that the department has determined are deceased.
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:
SB797,1 3Section 1. 49.823 of the statutes is created to read:
SB797,2,6 449.823 Public benefit database review. Every 3 months, the department
5of health services and the department of children and families shall perform a
6comparison of each department's respective public benefit database information

1against nationally recognized databases that contain information on death records,
2including the federal social security administration's Death Master File, to identify
3participants in public benefit programs that are deceased. If a department
4determines during a review under this section that a participant is deceased, the
5department shall remove that individual from any of the department's applicable
6public benefit databases.
SB797,2,77 (End)