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The Commission does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the provision of programs, services, or employment. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations to participate in this proceeding or who needs to get this document in a different format should contact Tom Gross, as indicated in the previous paragraph, as soon as possible.
Notice of Hearing
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to ss. 85.16(1) and 227.11(2), Stats., and interpreting s. 85.20, Stats., the Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing in Room 951 of the Hill Farms State Transportation Building, 4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin on the 19th day of October, 2000, at 10:00 AM, to consider the amendment of ch. Trans 4, Wis. Adm. Code, relating to the state public transit operating assistance program.
Parking for persons with disabilities and an accessible entrance are available on the north and south sides of the Hill Farms State Transportation Building.
An interpreter for the hearing impaired will be available on request for this hearing. Please make reservations for a hearing interpreter at least 10 days prior to the hearing.
Written Comments
The public record on this proposed rule making will be held open until close of business, October 19, 2000, to permit the submission of written comments from persons unable to attend the public hearing or who wish to supplement testimony offered at the hearing. Any such comments should be submitted to Richard A. Martin, Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transit and Local Roads, Room. 951, P. O. Box 7913, Madison, WI 53707-7913.
Analysis Prepared by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Statutory authority: ss. 85.16(1) and 227.11(2)
Statute interpreted: s. 85.20
General Summary of Proposed Rule. Chapter Trans 4 establishes the Department's administrative interpretation of s. 85.20, Stats., and prescribes administrative policies and procedures for implementing the state urban public transit operating assistance program authorized under s. 85.20, Stats. 1999 Wis. Act 9 requires the Department to amend ch. Trans 4 to establish cost efficiency standards for all transit systems participating in the state aid program. In this amendment. The Department is proposing to use the six performance measures recommended by the Transit advisory Council in 1997 as the basis for establishing the cost efficiency standards. The amendment defines the methodology to be used in establishing the standards, lays out a procedure for systems not meeting the standards to achieve compliance, and includes penalties for systems remaining out of compliance for a period of three years.
Fiscal Estimate
The Department estimates that there will be no fiscal impact on the liabilities or revenues of any school district, vocational, technical and adult education district or sewerage district. The Department estimates that there will be no fiscal impact on liabilities of any county, city, village or town, except if the county, city, village or town is operating a transit system that is not in compliance with the cost efficiency standards set forth in this rule. The Department estimates that there will be no fiscal impact on state revenues or liabilities.
Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
The proposed rule will have no adverse impact on small business.
Copies of Proposed Rule and Contact Information
Copies of the proposed rule may be obtained upon request, without cost, by writing to Richard A. Martin, Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transit and Local Roads, Room 951, P. O. Box 7913, Madison, WI 53707-7913, or by calling (608) 266-6812. Hearing-impaired individuals may contact the department using TDD (608) 266-3351. Alternative formats of the proposed rule will be provided to individuals at their request.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Rules to the Presiding Officer of each House of the Legislature, Under S. 227.19, Stats.
Please check the Bulletin of Proceedings for further information on a particular rule.
Administration (CR 00-42):
Ch. Adm 12 - Relating to the storage of electronic public records by state and local governments.
Commerce (CR 00-86):
Ch. Comm 18 - Relating to inspections of elevators and other mechanical lifting devices.
Health and Family Services (CR 00-84):
Chs. HFS 102, 103 and 108 - Relating to the Medicaid purchase plan.
Health and Family Services (CR 00-114):
Ch. HFS 119 - Relating to the operation of the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan (HIRSP).
Natural Resources (CR 00-76):
Ch. NR 190 - Relating to lake planning grants.
Natural Resources (CR 00-103):
SS. NR 10.01, 10.12 and 10.125 - Relating to the 2000 migratory game bird season.
Administrative Rules Filed With The
Revisor Of Statutes Bureau
The following administrative rules have been filed with the Revisor of Statutes Bureau and are in the process of being published. The date assigned to each rule is the projected effective date. It is possible that the publication of these rules could be delayed. Contact the Revisor of Statutes Bureau at (608) 266-7275 for updated information on the effective dates for the listed rules.
Employee Trust Funds (CR 00-11):
An order affecting s. ETF 20.25 (1), relating to the distribution to annuitants of the total amount distributed from the transaction amortization account to the annuity reserve under the non-statutory provisions of 1999 Wis. Act 11.
Effective 10-01-00.
Financial Institutions-Banking
Financial Institutions-Savings Institutions (CR 00-45):
An order creating chs. DFI-Bkg 4, DFI-SB 19 and DFI-SL 21, relating to financial subsidiaries.
Effective 11-01-00.
Health and Family Services (CR 00-55):
An order affecting ch. HFS 10 and ss. HFS 68.04, 82.06, 83.06, 88.06, 89.29, 89.295, 105.47, 107.28, 124.255, 132.52 and 134.52, relating to eligibility and entitlement for the family care benefit, application for the benefit, cost-sharing requirements, standards for aging and disability resource centers and for care management organizations, protections of the rights of family care applicants and enrollees, recovery of correctly- and incorrectly-paid family care benefits, and requirements for hospitals, nursing homes, community-based residential facilities (CBRFs), residential care apartment complexes, and adult family homes to provide information to certain patients, residents and prospective residents and to refer them to aging and disability resource centers.
Effective 11-01-00.
Insurance, Commissioner of (CR 00-40):
An order amending s. Ins 6.59 (4) (av) and Note, relating to the exemption of attorneys seeking licensure for title insurance from certain testing requirements.
Effective 11-01-00.
Natural Resources (CR 00-30):
An order creating ch. NR 195, relating to establishing river protection grants.
Effective 11-01-00.
Natural Resources (CR 00-74):
An order affecting ch. NR 46, relating to the administration of the Forest Crop Law and the Managed Forest Law.
Effective 11-01-00.
Nursing, Board of (CR 99-126):
An order creating s. N 8.10 (6) and (7), relating to case management and collaboration with other health care professionals by advanced practice nurse prescribers.
Effective 11-01-00.
Transportation (CR 00-72):
An order affecting ss. Trans 327.03 and 327.09, relating to motor carrier safety requirements.
Effective 11-01-00.
Transportation (CR 00-94):
An order repealing and recreating s. Trans 134.06 (1) (d), relating to the administrative procedure for designating authorized special groups and issuing special group license plates.
Effective 11-01-00.
Transportation (CR 00-99):
An order amending s. Trans 276.07 (11), relating to allowing the operation of “double bottoms" (and certain other vehicles) on certain specified highways.
Effective 11-01-00.
Workforce Development (CR 00-46):
An order affecting ss. DWD 270.085 and 272.085, relating to student worklike activities that do not constitute employment.
Effective 11-01-00.
rules_published Rules Published In This Wis. Adm. Register
The following administrative rule orders have been adopted and published in the September 30, 2000 Wisconsin Administrative Register. Copies of these rules are sent to subscribers of the complete Wisconsin Administrative Code, and also to the subscribers of the specific affected Code.
For subscription information, contact Document Sales at (608) 266-3358.
Barbering and Cosmetology Examining Board (CR 00-19):
An order amending ss. BC Figure 5.02, Figure 5.04, Figure 5.05 and Figure 5.06, relating to theory hours conducted by the school outside of the classroom.
Effective 10-01-00.
Commerce (CR 99-143):
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