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2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
April 3, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Rodriguez, Crowley, Anderson,
Duchow, Fields, James, Kulp, Mursau, Myers, Novak, Ohnstad, Sinicki,
Skowronski, Snyder, Subeck, C. Taylor and Tittl, cosponsored by Senators
Darling, Larson, Carpenter, Johnson, L. Taylor and Wirch. Referred to
Committee on Education.
AB149,1,5 1An Act to repeal 20.255 (2) (fh) and 115.413; to amend 119.04 (1); and to create
220.255 (2) (fh) and 115.413 of the statutes; relating to: professional
3development training in character education for teachers, pupil service
4professionals, principals, and school district administrators, granting
5rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill authorizes the Department of Public Instruction to award grants to
school districts for teachers, pupil service professionals, principals, and school
district administrators to participate in professional development trainings in
character education. Under the bill, DPI is authorized to make these grants for 24
months.
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:
AB149,1 6Section 1. 20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert
7the following amounts for the purposes indicated: - See PDF for table PDF
AB149,2 1Section 2. 20.255 (2) (fh) of the statutes is created to read:
AB149,2,42 20.255 (2) (fh) Grants for character education professional development. The
3amounts in the schedule for grants for professional development in character
4education under s. 115.413.
AB149,3 5Section 3. 20.255 (2) (fh) of the statutes, as created by 2019 Wisconsin Act ....
6(this act), is repealed.
AB149,4 7Section 4. 115.413 of the statutes is created to read:
AB149,2,14 8115.413 Professional development in character education; grant
9program.
(1) From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fh), the department may
10award grants to school districts for teachers, pupil service professionals, principals,
11and school district administrators to participate in professional development
12trainings in character education. In awarding grants under this subsection, the
13department shall give preference to school districts that did not receive a grant under
14this subsection in a prior school year.
AB149,2,16 15(2) The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this
16section.
AB149,5 17Section 5. 115.413 of the statutes, as created by 2019 Wisconsin Act .... (this
18act), is repealed.
AB149,6 19Section 6. 119.04 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB149,3,13
1119.04 (1) Subchapters IV, V and VII of ch. 115, ch. 121 and ss. 66.0235 (3) (c),
266.0603 (1m) to (3), 115.01 (1) and (2), 115.28, 115.31, 115.33, 115.34, 115.343,
3115.345, 115.363, 115.364, 115.365 (3), 115.367, 115.38 (2), 115.413, 115.415, 115.445,
4118.001 to 118.04, 118.045, 118.06, 118.07, 118.075, 118.076, 118.10, 118.12, 118.125
5to 118.14, 118.145 (4), 118.15, 118.153, 118.16, 118.162, 118.163, 118.164, 118.18,
6118.19, 118.196, 118.20, 118.223, 118.225, 118.24 (1), (2) (c) to (f), (6), (8), and (10),
7118.245, 118.25, 118.255, 118.258, 118.291, 118.292, 118.293, 118.30 to 118.43,
8118.46, 118.50, 118.51, 118.52, 118.53, 118.55, 118.56, 120.12 (2m), (4m), (5), and (15)
9to (27), 120.125, 120.13 (1), (2) (b) to (g), (3), (14), (17) to (19), (26), (34), (35), (37),
10(37m), and (38), 120.137, 120.14, 120.20, 120.21 (3), and 120.25 are applicable to a
111st class city school district and board but not, unless explicitly provided in this
12chapter or in the terms of a contract, to the commissioner or to any school transferred
13to an opportunity schools and partnership program.
AB149,7 14Section 7 . 119.04 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 2019 Wisconsin Act .... (this
15act), is amended to read:
AB149,4,316 119.04 (1) Subchapters IV, V and VII of ch. 115, ch. 121 and ss. 66.0235 (3) (c),
1766.0603 (1m) to (3), 115.01 (1) and (2), 115.28, 115.31, 115.33, 115.34, 115.343,
18115.345, 115.363, 115.364, 115.365 (3), 115.367, 115.38 (2), 115.413, 115.415, 115.445,
19118.001 to 118.04, 118.045, 118.06, 118.07, 118.075, 118.076, 118.10, 118.12, 118.125
20to 118.14, 118.145 (4), 118.15, 118.153, 118.16, 118.162, 118.163, 118.164, 118.18,
21118.19, 118.196, 118.20, 118.223, 118.225, 118.24 (1), (2) (c) to (f), (6), (8), and (10),
22118.245, 118.25, 118.255, 118.258, 118.291, 118.292, 118.293, 118.30 to 118.43,
23118.46, 118.50, 118.51, 118.52, 118.53, 118.55, 118.56, 120.12 (2m), (4m), (5), and (15)
24to (27), 120.125, 120.13 (1), (2) (b) to (g), (3), (14), (17) to (19), (26), (34), (35), (37),
25(37m), and (38), 120.137, 120.14, 120.20, 120.21 (3), and 120.25 are applicable to a

11st class city school district and board but not, unless explicitly provided in this
2chapter or in the terms of a contract, to the commissioner or to any school transferred
3to an opportunity schools and partnership program.
AB149,8 4Section 8. Effective dates. This act takes effect on the day after publication,
5or on the 2nd day after publication of the 2019 biennial budget act, whichever is later,
6except as follows:
AB149,4,10 7(1) The treatment of s. 119.04 (1) (by Section 7) and the repeal of ss. 20.255 (2)
8(fh) and 115.413 take effect on the first day of the 25th month beginning after
9publication, or on the first day of the 25th month beginning after publication of the
102019 biennial budget act, whichever is later.
AB149,4,1111 (End)
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