NOTICE OF PRELIMINARY PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the authority given in s. 115.367 (4), and 115.885 (3), Stats.; and interpreting s. 115.367 and 115.885, Stats.; the Department of Public Instruction will hold a preliminary public hearing and comment period as required in s. 227.136 (1), Stats., to consider promulgation of administrative rules under SS 122-17, relating to School-Based Mental Health Services Grants, Special Education Transition Readiness Grants, and other changes to state grant programs as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59. Pursuant to s. 227.135 (1), Stats., a statement of scope is prepared in advance of any rule that an agency plans to promulgate, and shall include a description of the objective of the rule, a description of existing policies relevant to the rule and an analysis of policy alternatives, the statutory authority for the rule, estimates of the amount of time that is expected to develop the rule, a description of entities affected by the rule, and a summary of any federal regulation that is intended to address the activities to be regulated by the rule. Pursuant to s. 227.136 (7), Stats., a preliminary public hearing and comment period on a statement of scope does not relieve the agency of its obligation to hold an agency hearing on proposed rules under s. 227.16, Stats., after proposed rules are available for review.
Date and Time: December 18, 2017, from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: GEF 3 Building, Room 041, 125 South Webster St., Madison, WI 53703
The hearing site is fully accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation to access the meeting, please call Carl Bryan at (608) 267-9127, or leave a message with the Teletypewriter (TTY) at (608) 267-2427, at least 10 days prior to the hearing date. Reasonable accommodation includes materials prepared in an alternative format, as provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Submittal of Written Comments and Deadline for Submission
Comments may be submitted to Carl Bryan, Administrative Rules Coordinator, Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments on the proposed rules received no later than December 22, 2017, will be given the same consideration as testimony presented at the hearing.