2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
July 5, 2019 - Introduced by Senator Darling. Referred to Committee on
Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection.
1An Act relating to: the expenditure of $1,039,134 from moneys appropriated to
2the University of Wisconsin System in payment of a claim against the state
3made by Dr. Timothy Smunt.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill directs the expenditure of $1,039,134 from moneys appropriated for
the general program operations of the University of Wisconsin System for the current
fiscal biennium in payment of a claim made by Dr. Timothy Smunt against the state
to compensate him for alleged breaches of his employment contract with the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Smunt has filed a claim with the Claims
Board for $1,039,134; a hearing on that claim was held on May 13, 2019.
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:
(1) Claim against the state.
There is directed to be expended from the 6
appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (a) $1,039,134 in payment of a claim against the
state made by Dr. Timothy Smunt to compensate him for alleged breaches by the 2
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee of its May 4, 2009, employment contract with 3
Dr. Smunt. Acceptance of this payment releases this state and its officers, 4
employees, and agents from any further liability to the claimant in connection with 5
his losses related to that employment contract through May 13, 2019.