Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill enables service members, former service members, and the spouses of
former service members who reside in this state to obtain reciprocal credentials to
practice a profession granted by the Department of Safety and Professional Services,
the boards attached to DSPS, and the Veterinary Examining Board. To obtain a
reciprocal credential under the bill, a person must hold an analogous credential in
another jurisdiction, and the bill applies to former service members discharged from
the armed forces under conditions other than dishonorable within four years of
applying for a reciprocal credential. Under current law, the spouse of a service
member may obtain a reciprocal credential granted by DSPS, the boards attached
to DSPS, and the Veterinary Examining Board.
The bill also provides that a reciprocal credential granted to a service member,
former service member, or the spouse of a service member or former service member

expires on the same renewal date as the credential that corresponds to the reciprocal
credential, and that the reciprocal credential may be renewed by paying the
applicable fee and satisfying the requirements that apply to renewing the
corresponding credential. Current law provides that a reciprocal credential granted
to the spouse of a service member expires after 180 days unless DSPS or the
applicable board extends the reciprocal credential. Also, under the bill, DSPS, the
boards attached to DSPS, and the Veterinary Examining Board may promulgate
rules necessary to implement the bill.
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:
SB654,1 1Section 1. 89.073 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB654,2,3 289.073 (title) Temporary reciprocal Reciprocal credentials for the
3spouses of
service members, former service members, and their spouses.
SB654,2 4Section 2 . 89.073 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 89.073 (1) (intro.) and
5amended to read:
SB654,2,66 89.073 (1) (intro.) In this section, “service member":
SB654,2,8 7(b) “Service member” means a member of the U.S. armed forces, a reserve unit
8of the U.S. armed forces, or the national guard of any state.
SB654,3 9Section 3 . 89.073 (1) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
SB654,2,1310 89.073 (1) (a) “Former service member” means a person who was discharged
11from the U.S. armed forces under conditions other than dishonorable within 4 years
12of the date on which the service member or the spouse of the service member applies
13for a license, certification, or permit under this section.
SB654,4 14Section 4. 89.073 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB654,2,1715 89.073 (2) (intro.) The examining board shall grant a temporary license,
16certification, or permit specified under s. 89.06 to an individual who the examining
17board determines meets all of the following requirements:
SB654,5
1Section 5. 89.073 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB654,3,32 89.073 (2) (a) The individual applies for a temporary credential under this
3section on a form prescribed by the examining board.
SB654,6 4Section 6 . 89.073 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB654,3,95 89.073 (2) (b) The individual is a service member, a former service member, or
6the spouse of a service member or former service member and the spouse and service
7member temporarily reside
resides in this state as a result of the service member's
8service in the U.S. armed forces, a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces, or the
9national guard of any state
.
SB654,7 10Section 7. 89.073 (2) (e) of the statutes is repealed.
SB654,8 11Section 8 . 89.073 (2) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
SB654,3,1512 89.073 (2) (f) The individual is in good standing with the governmental
13authorities in every jurisdiction outside this state that have granted the individual
14a credential that qualifies the individual to perform acts authorized under the
15appropriate credential specified under s. 89.06.
SB654,9 16Section 9. 89.073 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB654,3,2217 89.073 (3) A temporary credential granted under this section expires 180 days
18after the date the examining board issues it unless, upon application by the holder
19of the credential, the examining board extends the credential
on the renewal date
20specified in s. 89.062 (1). The examining board shall grant a renewed license,
21certification, or permit specified under s. 89.06 to an applicant who pays the renewal
22fee specified under s. 89.063 and satisfies the renewal requirements under s. 89.062
.
SB654,10 23Section 10 . 89.073 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
SB654,3,2524 89.073 (4) The examining board shall expedite the issuance of a license,
25certification, or permit granted under this section.
SB654,11
1Section 11. 89.073 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
SB654,4,32 89.073 (5) The examining board may promulgate rules necessary to implement
3this section.
SB654,12 4Section 12 . 440.09 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB654,4,6 5440.09 (title) Reciprocal credentials for the spouses of service
6members
, former service members, and their spouses.
SB654,13 7Section 13 . 440.09 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 440.09 (1) (intro.) and
8amended to read:
SB654,4,99 440.09 (1) (intro.) In this section, “service member":
SB654,4,11 10(b) “Service member” means a member of the U.S. armed forces, a reserve unit
11of the U.S. armed forces, or the national guard of any state.
SB654,14 12Section 14 . 440.09 (1) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
SB654,4,1613 440.09 (1) (a) “Former service member” means a person who was discharged
14from the U.S. armed forces under conditions other than dishonorable within 4 years
15of the date on which the service member or the spouse of the service member applies
16for a reciprocal credential under this section.
SB654,15 17Section 15 . 440.09 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB654,4,2218 440.09 (2) (b) The individual is a service member, a former service member, or
19the spouse of a service member, or former service member and the spouse and service
20member temporarily reside
resides in this state as a result of the service member's
21service in the U.S. armed forces, a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces, or the
22national guard of any state
.
SB654,16 23Section 16. 440.09 (2) (e) of the statutes is repealed.
SB654,17 24Section 17 . 440.09 (2) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
SB654,5,5
1440.09 (2) (f) The individual is in good standing with the governmental
2authorities in every jurisdiction outside this state that have granted the individual
3a license, certification, registration, or permit that qualifies the individual to
4perform acts authorized under the appropriate credential granted by the
5department or credentialing board.
SB654,18 6Section 18. 440.09 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB654,5,147 440.09 (3) A reciprocal credential granted under this section expires 180 days
8after the date the department or credentialing board issues the reciprocal credential
9unless, upon application by the holder of the reciprocal credential, the department
10or credentialing board extends the reciprocal credential
on the applicable renewal
11date specified in s. 440.08 (2) (a). The department or credentialing board, as
12appropriate, shall grant a renewed reciprocal credential to an applicant who pays the
13renewal fee specified under s. 440.05 (2) and satisfies the requirements that apply
14for renewing that credential
.
SB654,19 15Section 19 . 440.09 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
SB654,5,1716 440.09 (4) The department or credentialing board, as appropriate, shall
17expedite the issuance of a reciprocal credential granted under this section.
SB654,20 18Section 20 . 440.09 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
SB654,5,2019 440.09 (5) The department or credentialing board, as appropriate, may
20promulgate rules necessary to implement this section.
SB654,21 21Section 21. Initial applicability.
SB654,5,2522 (1) Applications for veterinary reciprocal credentials. The treatment of s.
2389.073 (2) (b), (e), and (f) first applies to an application for a license, certification, or
24permit specified in s. 89.06 received by the veterinary examining board on the
25effective date of this subsection.
SB654,6,3
1(2) Expiration of veterinary reciprocal credentials. The treatment of s.
289.073 (3) first applies to a license, certification, or permit granted under s. 89.073
3that is valid on the effective date of this subsection.
SB654,6,74 (3) Applications for reciprocal credentials. The treatment of s. 440.09 (2) (b),
5(e), and (f) first applies to an application for a reciprocal credential, as defined in s.
6440.01 (2) (d), received by the department of safety and professional services on the
7effective date of this subsection.
SB654,6,108 (4) Expiration of reciprocal credentials. The treatment of s. 440.09 (3) first
9applies to a reciprocal credential, as defined in s. 440.01 (2) (d), that is valid on the
10effective date of this subsection.
SB654,6,1111 (End)
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