2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 3,
TO ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 56
June 25, 2019 - Offered by Representatives Pope,
Considine, L. Myers, Sinicki,
Zamarripa, Hebl, Anderson, Billings, Bowen, Brostoff, Cabrera, Crowley,
Doyle, Emerson, Fields, Goyke, Gruszynski, Haywood, Hesselbein, Hintz,
Kolste, McGuire, B. Meyers, Milroy, Neubauer, Ohnstad, Riemer, Sargent,
Shankland, Spreitzer, Stubbs, Stuck, Subeck, C. Taylor, Vining and
413.94 Legislative audit bureau.
(intro.) There is created a bureau to be 5
known as the “Legislative Audit Bureau," headed by a chief known as the “State 6
Auditor." The bureau shall be strictly nonpartisan and shall at all times observe the 7
confidential nature of any audit currently being performed. Subject to s. 230.35 (4) 8
(a) and (f), the state auditor or designated employees shall at all times with or 9
without notice have access to all departments and to any books, records
or other 10
documents maintained by the departments and relating to their expenditures, 11
and structure, including specifically any such books, records, 12
or other documents that are confidential by law, except as provided in sub. (4) and
except that access to documents of counties, cities, villages, towns,
or school districts 2
is limited to work performed in connection with audits authorized under sub. (1) (m) 3and except that access to documents of the opportunity schools and partnership
4programs under s. 119.33, subch. IX of ch. 115, and subch. II of ch. 119 is limited to
5work performed in connection with audits authorized under sub. (1) (os)
. In the 6
discharge of any duty imposed by law, the state auditor may subpoena witnesses, 7
administer oaths and take testimony and cause the deposition of witnesses to be 8
taken as prescribed for taking depositions in civil actions in circuit courts.
(b) At the state auditor's discretion or as the joint legislative audit 11
committee directs, audit the records of each department. Audits of the records of a 12
county, city, village, town, or school district may be performed only as provided in par. 13
(m). Audits of the records of the opportunity schools and partnership programs
14under s. 119.33, subch. IX of ch. 115, and subch. II of ch. 119 may be performed only
15as provided in par. (os).
After completion of any audit under this paragraph, the 16
bureau shall file with the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, the governor, 17
the department of administration, the legislative reference bureau, the joint 18
committee on finance, the legislative fiscal bureau, and the department audited, a 19
detailed report of the audit, including the bureau's recommendations for 20
improvement and efficiency and including specific instances, if any, of illegal or 21
improper expenditures. The chief clerks shall distribute the report to the joint 22
legislative audit committee, the appropriate standing committees of the legislature, 23
and the joint committee on legislative organization.
13.94 (1) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
(e) Make such special examinations of the accounts and financial 2
transactions of any department, agency,
or officer as the legislature, joint legislative 3
or joint committee on legislative organization directs. 4
Examinations of the accounts and transactions of a county, city, village, town, or,
5subject to par. (os), of a
may be performed only as authorized in par. 6
13.94 (1s) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Except as otherwise provided in par. (c), the legislative audit 10
bureau may charge any department for the reasonable cost of auditing services 11
performed at the request of a department or at the request of the federal government 12
that the bureau is not required to perform under sub. (1) (b) or (c) or any other law. 13
This paragraph does not apply to counties, cities, villages, towns, or school districts 14or to the opportunity schools and partnership programs under sub. (1) (os)
15.253 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 15.374 (2) and amended 17
15.374 (2) Office of school safety.
There is created an office of school safety 19in the department of public instruction
. The director of the office shall be appointed 20
by the attorney general state superintendent of public instruction in the classified
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: increase the dollar amount for fiscal year 2019-20 by 23
$53,000 and increase the dollar amount for fiscal year 2020-21 by $70,700 for the 24
purpose of increasing the authorized FTE positions for the public service commission
by 1.0 PR position to assist in administering the broadband expansion grant program 2
under s. 196.504.
(a) Broadband expansion grants; general purpose revenue. 9
Biennially, the amounts in the schedule for broadband expansion grants under s. 10
(ep) Mental health and school climate training program programs
The amounts in the schedule for the mental health and school climate
training program programs
under s. 115.28 (63) 115.362 (1) and to award grants
2under s. 115.362 (2)
(hg) Personnel licensure, teacher supply, information and analysis
5and teacher improvement.
The amounts in the schedule to fund licensure 6
administrative costs under s. ss.
115.28 (7) (d) and 118.19 (10), teacher supply, 7
information and analysis costs under s. 115.29 (5), and teacher improvement under 8
s. 115.41. Ninety percent of all All
moneys received from the licensure of school and 9
public library personnel under s. 115.28 (7) (d),
and all moneys received under s. 10
shall be credited to this appropriation.
(kt) Tribal language revitalization grant program operations.
amounts in the schedule to pay operational and administrative costs incurred by the 14
Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc., to implement and administer the tribal 15
language revitalization grant programs under s. 115.745. All moneys transferred 16
from the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (8) (hm) 5m. shall be credited to this 17
appropriation account. Notwithstanding s. 20.001 (3) (a), the unencumbered 18
balance on June 30 of each year shall revert to the appropriation account under s. 19
20.505 (8) (hm).
(ac) General equalization aids. The amounts in the schedule A sum
for the payment of educational aids under ss. 121.08, 121.09, 121.095, and 23
and subch. VI of ch. 121 equal to the amount determined by the joint
24committee on finance under s. 121.15 (3m) (c) in the 2020-21 fiscal year and
1biennially thereafter, and equal to the amount determined by law in the 2021-22
2fiscal year and biennially thereafter
(ag) Hold harmless aid.
A sum sufficient for hold harmless aid to 5
school districts under s. 121.10.
(ah) Mathematics partnership grant.
The amounts in the schedule 8
for aid to a 1st class city school district under s. 119.313.
(az) Special Needs Scholarship Program.
A sum sufficient to make 12
the payments under s. 115.7915 (4m) (a), (cm),
and (e) and (4p).