2021 - 2022 LEGISLATURE
April 8, 2021 - Introduced by Senators Felzkowski, Jacque, Bernier, Feyen,
Marklein, Stroebel, Wanggaard and Wimberger, cosponsored by
Representatives Snyder, Murphy, Armstrong, Brooks, Cabral-Guevara,
Dallman, Gundrum, Krug, Kuglitsch, Loudenbeck, Moses, Mursau, Novak,
Ramthun, J. Rodriguez, Schraa, Spiros, Steffen, Tauchen, Tittl, Tranel,
VanderMeer, Vorpagel, Wichgers, Wittke and Zimmerman. Referred to
Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges.
SB291,1,3 1An Act to repeal 36.31 (1); and to amend 36.31 (2) of the statutes; relating to:
2eliminating certain restrictions on the respective educational roles of the
3University of Wisconsin System and the Technical College System.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill eliminates the following prohibitions relating to the respective
educational roles of the University of Wisconsin System and the Technical College
System: 1) that the Board of Regents not broaden the UW System's mission to include
training for semiprofessional or skilled-trade occupations beyond that offered
during the 1972-73 academic year unless the TCS Board approves; and 2) that the
TCS Board not broaden TCS collegiate transfer program offerings beyond those in
existence during the 1972-73 academic year unless the Board of Regents approves.
A “collegiate transfer program" is a full-time program in which the credits earned
may be transferable to a four-year institution of higher education.
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:
SB291,1 4Section 1. 36.31 (1) of the statutes is repealed.
SB291,2 5Section 2. 36.31 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
136.31 (2) The technical college system board, in agreement with the board, may
2designate courses other than those covered under sub. (1) as transferable for
3collegiate credit between the 2 systems.
SB291,2,44 (End)