106.19(3)(b) (b) Comply with the guidelines issued by the U.S. secretary of labor under 19 USC 2315 in connection with the waiver policy.
106.19(3)(c) (c) Establish the waiver policy by rule, using the procedure under s. 227.24.
106.19 History History: 1989 a. 31; 1995 a. 27 s. 3719; Stats. 1995 s. 106.19.
106.19 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. DWD 135, Wis. adm. code.
106.25 106.25 Public insurrection; death and disability benefits.
106.25(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “public insurrection" means a civil disturbance in which a group or groups of persons are simultaneously engaged in acts of violence against persons or property by the illegal use of weapons, by burning, pillaging or looting or by committing any other illegal acts, and which is of such a magnitude as to result in any of the following:
106.25(1)(am) (am) Extraordinary utilization of off-duty local law enforcement personnel.
106.25(1)(b) (b) Declaration of a public emergency by the governor.
106.25(1)(c) (c) The calling of the national guard or other troops.
106.25(2) (2)Death and disability benefits. If the department finds that the injury or death of a state or local government officer or employee arose out of the performance of duties in connection with a public insurrection, and finds that death or disability benefits are payable under ch. 102, a supplemental award equal to the amount of the benefits, other than medical expense, payable under ch. 102 shall be made to the persons and in the same manner provided by ch. 102, except that when benefits are payable under s. 102.49, a supplemental award equal to one-half the benefits payable under that section shall be made.
106.25(3) (3)Payments. All payments under this section shall be made from the general fund.
106.25(4) (4)Benefits additional to all others. Death and disability benefits under this section are in addition to all other benefits provided by state law or by action of any municipality or public agency.
106.25 History History: 1971 c. 40; 1975 c. 199; 1975 c. 404 s. 7; 1975 c. 405 s. 7; Stats. 1975 s. 101.47; 1977 c. 29 s. 1651; 1995 a. 27 s. 3726; Stats. 1995 s. 106.25; 1995 a. 225, 257.
106.26 106.26 Employment transit assistance program.
106.26(1)(1)Findings and purpose. The legislature finds that, for many workers and persons seeking employment in outlying suburban and sparsely populated and developed areas, conventional, fixed-route mass transit systems do not provide adequate transportation service. The purpose of the employment transit assistance program under this section is to correct this deficiency in access to employment locations and to stimulate the development of innovative transit service methods.
106.26(2) (2)Definitions. In this section:
106.26(2)(a) (a) “Eligible applicant" means a local public body or a private organization.
106.26(2)(b) (b) “Local public body" has the meaning given in s. 85.20 (1) (d).
106.26(2)(c) (c) “Mass transit system" has the meaning given in s. 85.20 (1) (e).
106.26(2)(d) (d) “Project" means a project designed to improve access to jobs, including part-time jobs and Wisconsin works employment positions, as defined in s. 49.141 (1) (r), located in outlying suburban and sparsely populated and developed areas that are not adequately served by a mass transit system and to develop innovative transit service methods.
106.26(3) (3)Administration. The department shall administer the employment transit assistance program and shall have all powers necessary and convenient to implement this section, including the following:
106.26(3)(a) (a) To conduct a project.
106.26(3)(b) (b) To make and execute contracts with eligible applicants.
106.26(3)(c) (c) To make grants from the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (b) to eligible applicants to conduct projects or to match a federal grant awarded to an eligible applicant to conduct a project. Grants by the department are subject to all of the following requirements:
106.26(3)(c)1. 1. A grant may not exceed 80 percent of the total cost of a project.
106.26(3)(c)2. 2. A grant may only be made to an eligible applicant that provides access to nontemporary employment or to Wisconsin works employment positions, as defined in s. 49.141 (1) (r).
106.26(3)(d) (d) To receive and review applications from eligible applicants for grants under this section and to prescribe the form, nature and extent of information that shall be included in applications.
106.26(3)(e) (e) To establish criteria for evaluating applications for grants under this section.
106.26 History History: 1989 a. 31; 1995 a. 27 s. 3526m; Stats. 1995 s. 106.26; 1997 a. 27; 2003 a. 33; 2015 a. 348.
106.27 106.27 Workforce training program.
106.27(1) (1)Workforce training grants. From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (b), the department shall award grants to public and private organizations for the development and implementation of workforce training programs. An organization that is awarded a grant under this subsection may use the grant for the training of unemployed and underemployed workers and incumbent employees of businesses in this state. As a condition of receiving a grant under this subsection, the department may require a public or private organization to provide matching funds at a percentage to be determined by the department.
106.27(1g) (1g)Workforce training program; expanded purposes. Of the amounts appropriated under s. 20.445 (1) (b) in the 2013-15 fiscal biennium, the department shall allocate $35,400,000 for all of the following:
106.27(1g)(a) (a) Grants to technical colleges for the reduction of waiting lists for enrollment in programs and courses in high-demand fields, as determined by the department.
106.27(1g)(b) (b) Grants for collaborative projects among school districts, technical colleges, and businesses to provide high school pupils with industry-recognized certifications in high-demand fields, as determined by the department.
106.27(1g)(c) (c) Grants to public and private organizations or services provided by the department to enhance employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
106.27(1g)(d) (d) Administration of the grants and services under par. (a) to (c) and, if the department determines that the full amount of the allocation under this subsection will not be needed for grants and services under pars. (a) to (c) and for administration of those grants and services under this paragraph, grants under sub. (1).
106.27(1m) (1m)Labor market information system. From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (bm), the department shall develop and maintain a labor market information system to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on current and projected employment opportunities in this state and other appropriate information relating to labor market dynamics as determined by the department. The department shall make the information contained in the system available, free of charge, to school districts, technical colleges, tribal colleges, institutions and college campuses within the University of Wisconsin System, local workforce development boards established under 29 USC 2832, employers, job seekers, and the general public, including making that information available on the department's Internet site.
106.27(1r) (1r)Student internship coordination. From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (b), the department shall provide coordination between institutions of higher education, as defined in 20 USC 1001 (a) and (b), and employers to increase the number of students who are placed with employers for internships.
106.27(2g) (2g)Implementation.
106.27(2g)(a)(a) Duties. To implement this section, the department shall do all of the following:
106.27(2g)(a)1. 1. Promulgate rules prescribing procedures and criteria for awarding grants under sub. (1) and the information with respect to those grants that must be contained in the reports required under subd. 3.
106.27(2g)(a)2. 2. Receive and review applications for grants under subs. (1) and (1g) and prescribe the form, nature, and extent of the information that must be contained in an application for a grant under sub. (1) or (1g).
106.27(2g)(a)3. 3. Require reports from grant recipients describing how the grant moneys received by a grant recipient were expended and the outcomes achieved as a result of the training program, waiting-list reduction activities, certification program, or employment enhancement activities implemented by the grant recipient.
106.27(2g)(b) (b) Powers. In addition to the duties described in par. (a), the department shall have all other powers necessary and convenient to implement this section, including the power to audit and inspect the records of grant recipients.
106.27(2m) (2m)Consultation. The department shall consult with the technical college system board and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in implementing this section.
106.27(3) (3)Annual report. Annually, by December 31, the department shall submit a report to the governor and the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance providing an account of the department's activities and expenditures under this section during the preceding fiscal year and detailing the amounts allocated to and expended for each of the programs, grants, and services specified in s. 20.445 (1) (b) and (bm) for that fiscal year. The report shall include information on the number of unemployed and underemployed workers and incumbent employees who participate in training programs under sub. (1); the number of unemployed workers who obtain gainful employment, underemployed workers who obtain new employment, and incumbent employees who receive increased compensation after participating in such a training program; and the wages earned by those workers and employees both before and after participating in such a training program. The report shall also include information on the extent to which waiting lists for enrollment in courses and programs provided by technical colleges in high-demand fields are reduced as a result of grants under sub. (1g) (a), on the number of high school pupils who participate in certification programs under sub. (1g) (b), and on the number of persons with disabilities who participate in employment enhancement activities under sub. (1g) (c). In addition, the report shall provide information on the number of student interns who are placed with employers as a result of the coordination activities conducted under sub. (1r).
106.27 Note NOTE: Sub. (3) is shown as affected by 2015 Wis. Acts 283 and 348 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i).
106.27 History History: 2013 a. 9, 139; 2015 a. 283, 348; s. 13.92 (2) (i).
106.271 106.271 Worker training and employment program.
106.271(1)(1)Program. Of the amounts appropriated under s. 20.445 (1) (bg) in the 2019-21 fiscal biennium, the department shall allocate $20,000,000 to provide funding, through grants or other means, to facilitate worker training and employment in this state.
106.271(1m) (1m)Eligible grant recipients. The persons eligible to apply for and receive grants made by the department under this section shall include institutions of higher education, as defined in s. 106.57 (1) (c).
106.271(2) (2)Powers of department. The department shall have all other powers necessary and convenient to implement this section, including the power to audit and inspect the records of grant recipients.
106.271(3) (3)Consultation. The department shall consult with the technical college system board and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in implementing this section.
106.271(4) (4)Approval of joint finance committee. Prior to expending any funds appropriated under s. 20.445 (1) (bg), the department shall submit to the joint committee on finance a plan for implementing the program under this section. The department may not expend any funds appropriated under s. 20.445 (1) (bg) except in accordance with the plan as approved by the committee.
106.271(5) (5)Annual report. Annually, by December 31, the department shall submit a report to the governor and the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance providing an account of the department's activities and expenditures under this section during the preceding fiscal year.
106.271 History History: 2017 a. 58.
106.273 106.273 Career and technical education incentive grants.
106.273(1)(1) The department shall annually confer with the department of public instruction and the Wisconsin technical college system to identify industries and occupations within this state that face workforce shortages or shortages of adequately trained, entry-level workers. The state superintendent of public instruction shall annually notify school districts of the identified industries and occupations and make this information available on the Internet site of the department of public instruction.
106.273(2) (2) The department shall approve industry-recognized certification programs designed to mitigate workforce shortages in any of the industries or occupations identified under sub. (1).
106.273(3) (3)
106.273(3)(a)(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (b), the department shall allocate not less than $3,000,000 in each fiscal year for incentive grants to school districts under this section. From that allocation, the department shall annually award to a school district $1,000 per pupil for each pupil in the school district who, in the prior school year, obtained a high school diploma or a technical education high school diploma from a school in the school district, if all of the following apply:
106.273(3)(a)1. 1. The school district has an industry-recognized certification program approved by the department under sub. (2).
106.273(3)(a)2. 2. The pupil successfully completed the school district's industry-recognized certification program under subd. 1. in any school year in which the program was approved by the department under sub. (2).
106.273(3)(b) (b) If the amount allocated under par. (a) in any fiscal year is insufficient to pay the full amount per pupil under par. (a), the department may prorate the amount of its payments among school districts eligible for an incentive grant under this section.
106.273 History History: 2015 a. 55. ss. 3193b, 3193be to 3193bi.
106.30 106.30 Nursing workforce survey and grant.
106.30(1) (1)Definition. In this section, “nurse" means a registered nurse licensed under s. 441.06 or permitted under s. 441.08, a licensed practical nurse licensed or permitted under s. 441.10, an advanced practice nurse prescriber certified under s. 441.16 (2), or a nurse-midwife licensed under s. 441.15.
106.30(2) (2)Survey form. Each odd-numbered year, the department of workforce development shall develop and submit to the department of safety and professional services a survey form to gather data under s. 441.01 (7) (a) 1. to assist the department of workforce development in evaluating the supply of, demand for, and turnover among nurses in this state and in determining whether there are any regional shortages of nurses, shortages of nurses in any speciality areas, or impediments to entering the nursing profession in this state.
106.30(3) (3)Survey results. Beginning in 2011, by September 30 of each odd-numbered year, the department shall compile, process, and evaluate the survey results and submit a report of its findings to the speaker of the assembly and the president of the senate under s. 13.172 (3) and to the governor, the secretary of health services, and the nurse resource center described in sub. (5).
106.30(4) (4)Costs of survey. The department may use no more than 12 percent of the amount received under s. 20.445 (1) (km) for costs incurred by the department under subs. (2) and (3).
106.30(5) (5)Nursing workforce grants.
106.30(5)(a)(a) From the appropriation account under s. 20.445 (1) (km), the department of workforce development shall award grants equal to the amount appropriated under s. 20.445 (1) (km) minus the amount expended under sub. (4) to a nonprofit statewide nursing center that is comprised of and led by nurses and that has demonstrated coordination with constituent groups within the nursing community, including professional nursing organizations; organizations representing nurse educators, staff nurses, and nurse managers or executives; labor organizations representing nurses; the department of safety and professional services; the department of health services; and legislators who are concerned with issues affecting the nursing profession.
106.30(5)(b) (b) A statewide nursing center that receives a grant under par. (a) shall use the grant moneys to develop strategies to ensure that there is a nursing workforce that is adequate to meet the current and future health care needs of this state. The statewide nursing center may use those moneys to fund activities that are aimed at ensuring such a nursing workforce, including monitoring trends in the applicant pool for nursing education programs; evaluating the effectiveness of nursing education programs in increasing access to those programs and in enhancing career mobility for nurses, especially for populations that are underrepresented in the nursing profession; and facilitating partnerships between the nursing community and other health care providers, the department of safety and professional services, the business community, the legislature, and educators to promote diversity within the nursing profession, enhance career mobility and leadership development for nurses, and achieve consensus regarding policies aimed at ensuring an adequate nursing workforce in this state.
106.30 History History: 2009 a. 28; 2011 a. 32.
106.36 106.36 Offender reentry initiative.
106.36(1) (1) In this section, “offender" has the meaning given in 29 USC 3102 (38).
106.36(2) (2) The department shall align its workforce development activities under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, 29 USC 3101 to 3361, with the department of corrections' initiatives to reintegrate offenders into the community by doing all of the following:
106.36(2)(a) (a) Training staff of the department of corrections in the use of assessment tools to assess the educational and vocational needs and skills of offenders who are incarcerated.
106.36(2)(b) (b) Providing in its guidelines for the development of local plans under 29 USC 3123 a specific requirement that local workforce development boards established under 29 USC 3122 outline in their local plans how they will work with local and statewide offender reentry initiatives supported by the department of corrections.
106.36(2)(c) (c) Appointing a representative of the department of corrections to serve on any subcommittee of the state workforce development board established under 29 USC 3111 that is responsible for the planning and operation of, and other issues relating to, the state workforce development system to ensure that workforce development programs made available through that system provide workforce development activities serving offenders.
106.36(2)(d) (d) Integrating offender reentry initiatives supported by the department of corrections with the job center network under s. 106.14 (1) to ensure that offenders are aware of the comprehensive career planning, job placement, job training, and other resources available to them through the job center network.
106.36 History History: 2015 a. 55.
subch. III of ch. 106 SUBCHAPTER III
EQUAL RIGHTS PROGRAMS
106.50 106.50 Open housing.
106.50(1)(1) Intent. It is the intent of this section to render unlawful discrimination in housing. It is the declared policy of this state that all persons shall have an equal opportunity for housing regardless of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, family status, status as a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking, lawful source of income, age, or ancestry and it is the duty of the political subdivisions to assist in the orderly prevention or removal of all discrimination in housing through the powers granted under ss. 66.0125 and 66.1011. The legislature hereby extends the state law governing equal housing opportunities to cover single-family residences that are owner-occupied. The legislature finds that the sale and rental of single-family residences constitute a significant portion of the housing business in this state and should be regulated. This section shall be considered an exercise of the police powers of the state for the protection of the welfare, health, peace, dignity, and human rights of the people of this state.
106.50(1m) (1m)Definitions. In this section:
106.50(1m)(ad) (ad) “Advertise" means to publish, circulate, issue or display, or cause to be published, circulated, issued or displayed, any communication, notice, advertisement or sign in connection with the sale, financing or rental of housing.
106.50(1m)(am) (am) “Age", in reference to a member of a protected class, means at least 18 years of age.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 58 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before September 20, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after September 20, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-20-17)