Date of enactment: March 17, 2022
2021 Assembly Bill 333   Date of publication*: March 18, 2022
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. “Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
An Act to renumber and amend 46.536; and to create 46.536 (2) of the statutes; relating to: crisis program enhancement grants.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
184,1 Section 1. 46.536 of the statutes is renumbered 46.536 (1) and amended to read:
46.536 (1) From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (5) (cf), the department shall award grants in the total amount of $250,000 in each fiscal biennium to counties or regions comprised of multiple counties to establish or enhance crisis programs to serve individuals having crises in rural areas. The department shall award a grant under this section in an amount equal to one-half the amount of money the county or region provides to establish or enhance crisis programs or counties, municipalities, or regions comprised of multiple counties or municipalities to establish and enhance law enforcement and behavioral health services emergency response collaboration programs. Grant recipients under this section shall match at least 25 percent of the grant amount awarded for the purpose that the grant is received. The department may not award any single grant in an amount greater than $100,000.
184,1c Section 1c. 46.536 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
46.536 (2) By June 30 of each odd-numbered year, the department shall collect information from counties, municipalities, and regions comprised of multiple counties and municipalities receiving a grant under sub. (1) and submit a report to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3) on all of the following topics:
(a) The uses that the grants were directed towards.
(b) Outcomes generated as a result of enhancing relationships between law enforcement and crisis response services.
(c) Any other accountability measures determined relevant by the department.