The scope statement for this rule, SS 122-17, was published in Register No. 743B, on November 27, 2017, and approved by State Superintendent Tony Evers on January 3, 2018. Pursuant to Coyne v. Walker, the Department of Public Instruction is not required to obtain the Governor’s approval for the statement of scope for this rule. Coyne v. Walker, 368 Wis.2d 444.
The State Superintendent of Public Instruction hereby proposes to renumber and amend s. PI 38.32; to amend s. PI 38.31, 38.33 (1), and 38.34 (1); and to create s. PI 38.32 (1), relating to technical changes to grants for tribal language revitalization as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59.
Statute interpreted: s. 115.745, Stats.
Statutory authority: s. 115.745 (3), Stats.
Explanation of agency authority:
Under s. 115.745 (3), Stats., the Department is required to promulgate rules to implement and administer the statutes relating to grants for tribal language revitalization.
Related statute or rule: None.
Plain language analysis:
The proposed rule makes technical changes to Subchapter VI of PI 38, relating to grants for tribal language revitalization, in order to conform the rule to the recent changes to underlying statutes as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 biennial budget.
Summary of, and comparison with, existing or proposed federal regulations: None.
Comparison with rules in adjacent states: N/A
Summary of factual data and analytical methodologies:
2009 Wisconsin Act 28 originally created the tribal language revitalization grants, which is a program that provides grants to school districts and CESAs, in conjunction with a tribal authority, for the purpose of supporting effective instruction in one or more American Indian languages. Section 115.745 (3), Stats., provides that the State Superintendent is given the authority to promulgate rules to implement the statutes relating to the tribal revitalization grants, which became effective under Chapter PI 39 on June 1, 2010, and was renumbered Subchapter VI of PI 38 on January 1, 2018. Since then, 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 made a change to the statutes which permitted Head Start agencies to apply for the tribal language revitalization grants. The proposed rule makes a technical change to the rules governing tribal language revitalization grants in order to conform Chapter PI 38 of the DPI Administrative Code to recent changes in statute.
Analysis and supporting documents used to determine effect on small business or in preparation of economic impact report: N/A
Anticipated costs incurred by private sector: N/A
Effect on small business:
The proposed rules will have no significant economic impact on small businesses, as defined in s. 227.114 (1) (a), Stats.
Agency contact person: (including email and telephone)
Carl Bryan
Budget and Policy Analyst
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
(608) 267-9127
Place where comments are to be submitted and deadline for submission:
As provided in s. 227.16 (2) (b), there is no requirement that a public hearing be held for this rule because the proposed rule brings an existing rule into conformity with a statute that has been changed.
SECTION 1. PI 38.31 is amended to read:
PI 38.31 Purpose. This subchapter sets forth criteria and procedures for awarding grants to eligible school districts, and cooperative educational service agencies, CESAs, and head start agencies to apply to the department for a grant under s. 115.745, Stats., for the purpose of supporting innovative, effective instruction in one or more American Indian languages. Funds are awarded from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (km), Stats.
  SECTION 2. PI 38.32 is renumbered PI 38.32 (intro.) and amended to read:
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