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1.12 (1) (b) "State agency" means an office, department, agency, institution of higher education, the legislature, a legislative service agency, the courts, a judicial branch agency, an association, society, or other body in state government which that is created or authorized to be created by the constitution or by law, for which appropriations are made by law, excluding the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority.
74,2 Section 2. 13.172 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.172 (1) In this section, "agency" means an office, department, agency, institution of higher education, association, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, which that is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, and any authority created in subch. III of ch. 149 or in ch. 231, 233, or 234.
74,3 Section 3. 13.62 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
13.62 (2) "Agency" means any board, commission, department, office, society, institution of higher education, council, or committee in the state government, or any authority created in subch. III of ch. 149 or in ch. 231, 232, 233, 234, or 237, except that the term does not include a council or committee of the legislature.
74,4 Section 4. 13.94 (1) (dh) of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (1) (dh) Annually, conduct a financial audit of the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan under subch. II of ch. 149 and file copies of each audit report under this paragraph with the distributees specified in par. (b).
74,5 Section 5. 13.94 (1s) (c) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (1s) (c) 4. The Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority for the cost of the audit under sub. (1) (dh).
74,6 Section 6. 13.95 (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 2005 Wisconsin Act 25, is amended to read:
13.95 Legislative fiscal bureau. (intro.) There is created a bureau to be known as the "Legislative Fiscal Bureau" headed by a director. The fiscal bureau shall be strictly nonpartisan and shall at all times observe the confidential nature of the research requests received by it; however, with the prior approval of the requester in each instance, the bureau may duplicate the results of its research for distribution. Subject to s. 230.35 (4) (a) and (f), the director or the director's designated employees shall at all times, with or without notice, have access to all state agencies, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, and the Fox River Navigational System Authority, and to any books, records, or other documents maintained by such agencies or authorities and relating to their expenditures, revenues, operations, and structure.
74,7 Section 7. 16.002 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.002 (2) "Departments" means constitutional offices, departments, and independent agencies and includes all societies, associations, and other agencies of state government for which appropriations are made by law, but not including authorities created in subch. III of ch. 149 and in chs. 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, and 237.
74,8 Section 8. 16.004 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.004 (4) Freedom of access. The secretary and such employees of the department as the secretary designates may enter into the offices of state agencies and authorities created under subch. III of ch. 149 and under chs. 231, 233, 234, and 237, and may examine their books and accounts and any other matter which that in the secretary's judgment should be examined and may interrogate the agency's employees publicly or privately relative thereto.
74,9 Section 9. 16.004 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.004 (5) Agencies and employees to cooperate. All state agencies and authorities created under subch. III of ch. 149 and under chs. 231, 233, 234, and 237, and their officers and employees, shall cooperate with the secretary and shall comply with every request of the secretary relating to his or her functions.
74,10 Section 10. 16.004 (12) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.004 (12) (a) In this subsection, "state agency" means an association, authority, board, department, commission, independent agency, institution, office, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, including the legislature, the office of the governor, and the courts, but excluding the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, and the Fox River Navigational System Authority.
74,11 Section 11. 16.045 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.045 (1) (a) "Agency" means an office, department, independent agency, institution of higher education, association, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, which that is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, but not including an authority created in subch. III of ch. 149 or in ch. 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, or 237.
74,12 Section 12. 16.15 (1) (ab) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.15 (1) (ab) "Authority" has the meaning given under s. 16.70 (2), but excludes the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority.
74,13 Section 13. 16.41 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.41 (4) In this section, "authority" means a body created under subch. III of ch. 149 or under ch. 231, 233, 234, or 237.
74,14 Section 14. 16.417 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.417 (1) (a) "Agency" means an office, department, independent agency, institution of higher education, association, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, which that is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, but not including an authority or the body created under subch. III of ch. 149.
74,15 Section 15. 16.52 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.52 (7) Petty cash account. With the approval of the secretary, each agency which that is authorized to maintain a contingent fund under s. 20.920 may establish a petty cash account from its contingent fund. The procedure for operation and maintenance of petty cash accounts and the character of expenditures therefrom shall be prescribed by the secretary. In this subsection, "agency" means an office, department, independent agency, institution of higher education, association, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, which that is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, but not including an authority created in subch. III of ch. 149 or in ch. 231, 233, 234, or 237.
74,16 Section 16. 16.528 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.528 (1) (a) "Agency" means an office, department, independent agency, institution of higher education, association, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, which that is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, but not including an authority created in subch. III of ch. 149 or in ch. 231, 233, 234, or 237.
74,17 Section 17. 16.53 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.53 (2) Improper invoices. If an agency receives an improperly completed invoice, the agency shall notify the sender of the invoice within 10 working days after it receives the invoice of the reason it is improperly completed. In this subsection, "agency" means an office, department, independent agency, institution of higher education, association, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, which that is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, but not including an authority created in subch. III of ch. 149 or in ch. 231, 233, 234, or 237.
74,18 Section 18. 16.54 (9) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
16.54 (9) (a) 1. "Agency" means an office, department, independent agency, institution of higher education, association, society or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, which is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, but not including an authority created in subch. III of ch. 149 or in ch. 231, 233, 234, or 237.
74,19 Section 19. 16.70 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.70 (2) "Authority" means a body created under subch. III of ch. 149 or under ch. 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, or 237.
74,20 Section 20. 16.72 (2) (e) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.72 (2) (e) (intro.) In writing the specifications under this subsection, the department and any other designated purchasing agent under s. 16.71 (1) shall incorporate requirements for the purchase of products made from recycled materials and recovered materials if their use is technically and economically feasible. Each authority other than the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, in writing specifications for purchasing by the authority, shall incorporate requirements for the purchase of products made from recycled materials and recovered materials if their use is technically and economically feasible. The specifications shall include requirements for the purchase of the following materials:
74,21 Section 21. 16.72 (2) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.72 (2) (f) In writing specifications under this subsection, the department, any other designated purchasing agent under s. 16.71 (1), and each authority other than the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority shall incorporate requirements relating to the recyclability and ultimate disposition of products and, wherever possible, shall write the specifications so as to minimize the amount of solid waste generated by the state, consistent with the priorities established under s. 287.05 (12). All specifications under this subsection shall discourage the purchase of single-use, disposable products and require, whenever practical, the purchase of multiple-use, durable products.
74,22 Section 22. 16.75 (1m) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.75 (1m) The department shall award each order or contract for materials, supplies or equipment on the basis of life cycle cost estimates, whenever such action is appropriate. Each authority other than the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority shall award each order or contract for materials, supplies or equipment on the basis of life cycle cost estimates, whenever such action is appropriate. The terms, conditions and evaluation criteria to be applied shall be incorporated in the solicitation of bids or proposals. The life cycle cost formula may include, but is not limited to, the applicable costs of energy efficiency, acquisition and conversion, money, transportation, warehousing and distribution, training, operation and maintenance and disposition or resale. The department shall prepare documents containing technical guidance for the development and use of life cycle cost estimates, and shall make the documents available to local governmental units.
74,23 Section 23. 16.75 (8) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
16.75 (8) (a) 1. The department, any other designated purchasing agent under s. 16.71 (1), any agency making purchases under s. 16.74, and each authority other than the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority shall, to the extent practicable, make purchasing selections using specifications developed under s. 16.72 (2) (e) to maximize the purchase of materials utilizing recycled materials and recovered materials.
74,24 Section 24. 16.75 (8) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
16.75 (8) (a) 2. Each agency and authority other than the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority shall ensure that the average recycled or recovered content of all paper purchased by the agency or authority measured as a proportion, by weight, of the fiber content of paper products purchased in a fiscal year, is not less than 40% of all purchased paper.
74,25 Section 25. 16.75 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.75 (9) The department, any other designated purchasing agent under s. 16.71 (1), any agency making purchases under s. 16.74, and any authority other than the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority shall, to the extent practicable, make purchasing selections using specifications prepared under s. 16.72 (2) (f).
74,26 Section 26. 16.765 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.765 (1) Contracting agencies, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, and the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation shall include in all contracts executed by them a provision obligating the contractor not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability as defined in s. 51.01 (5), sexual orientation as defined in s. 111.32 (13m), or national origin and, except with respect to sexual orientation, obligating the contractor to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities.
74,27 Section 27. 16.765 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.765 (2) Contracting agencies, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, and the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation shall include the following provision in every contract executed by them: "In connection with the performance of work under this contract, the contractor agrees not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability as defined in s. 51.01 (5), sexual orientation or national origin. This provision shall include, but not be limited to, the following: employment, upgrading, demotion or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. Except with respect to sexual orientation, the contractor further agrees to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities. The contractor agrees to post in conspicuous places, available for employees and applicants for employment, notices to be provided by the contracting officer setting forth the provisions of the nondiscrimination clause".
74,28 Section 28. 16.765 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.765 (4) Contracting agencies, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, and the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation shall take appropriate action to revise the standard government contract forms under this section.
74,29 Section 29. 16.765 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.765 (5) The head of each contracting agency and the boards of directors of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, and the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation shall be primarily responsible for obtaining compliance by any contractor with the nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions prescribed by this section, according to procedures recommended by the department. The department shall make recommendations to the contracting agencies and the boards of directors of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, and the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation for improving and making more effective the nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of contracts. The department shall promulgate such rules as may be necessary for the performance of its functions under this section.
74,30 Section 30. 16.765 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.765 (6) The department may receive complaints of alleged violations of the nondiscrimination provisions of such contracts. The department shall investigate and determine whether a violation of this section has occurred. The department may delegate this authority to the contracting agency, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, or the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation for processing in accordance with the department's procedures.
74,31 Section 31. 16.765 (7) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.765 (7) (intro.) When a violation of this section has been determined by the department, the contracting agency, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, or the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation, the contracting agency, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, or the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation shall:
74,32 Section 32. 16.765 (7) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.765 (7) (d) Direct the violating party to take immediate steps to prevent further violations of this section and to report its corrective action to the contracting agency, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, or the Bradley center sports and entertainment corporation Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation.
74,33 Section 33. 16.765 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.765 (8) If further violations of this section are committed during the term of the contract, the contracting agency, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, or the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation may permit the violating party to complete the contract, after complying with this section, but thereafter the contracting agency, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, or the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation shall request the department to place the name of the party on the ineligible list for state contracts, or the contracting agency, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, or the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation may terminate the contract without liability for the uncompleted portion or any materials or services purchased or paid for by the contracting party for use in completing the contract.
74,34 Section 34. 16.85 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.85 (2) To furnish engineering, architectural, project management, and other building construction services whenever requisitions therefor are presented to the department by any agency. The department may deposit moneys received from the provision of these services in the account under s. 20.505 (1) (kc) or in the general fund as general purpose revenue — earned. In this subsection, "agency" means an office, department, independent agency, institution of higher education, association, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, which is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, but not including an authority created in subch. III of ch. 149 or in ch. 231, 233, 234, or 237.
74,35 Section 35. 16.865 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.865 (8) Annually in each fiscal year, allocate as a charge to each agency a proportionate share of the estimated costs attributable to programs administered by the agency to be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.505 (2) (k). The department may charge premiums to agencies to finance costs under this subsection and pay the costs from the appropriation on an actual basis. The department shall deposit all collections under this subsection in the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (2) (k). Costs assessed under this subsection may include judgments, investigative and adjustment fees, data processing and staff support costs, program administration costs, litigation costs, and the cost of insurance contracts under sub. (5). In this subsection, "agency" means an office, department, independent agency, institution of higher education, association, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, which that is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, but not including an authority created in subch. III of ch. 149 or in ch. 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, or 237.
74,36 Section 36. 20.145 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
20.145 (5) Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan. (g) Insurer assessments. All moneys received in insurer assessments under s. 149.13, to be paid to the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority under subch. III of ch. 149 for deposit in the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan fund under s. 149.11 (2).
(m) Federal grants for high risk pool. All moneys received from the federal government in high risk pool grants, to be paid to the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority under subch. III of ch. 149 for deposit in the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan fund under s. 149.11 (2).
74,37 Section 37. 20.435 (4) (u) of the statutes is repealed.
74,38 Section 38. 20.435 (4) (v) of the statutes is repealed.
74,39 Section 39. 25.17 (1) (gf) of the statutes is repealed.
74,40 Section 40. 25.55 (intro.) of the statutes is repealed.
74,41 Section 41. 25.55 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 149.11 (2) (a) 1. and amended to read:
149.11 (2) (a) 1. Insurer assessments under ch. 149 s. 149.13, paid to the authority under s. 20.145 (5) (g).
74,42 Section 42. 25.55 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 149.11 (2) (a) 2. and amended to read:
149.11 (2) (a) 2. Premiums paid by eligible persons under ch. 149.
74,43 Section 43. 70.11 (41m) of the statutes is created to read:
70.11 (41m) Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority. All property owned by the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, provided that use of the property is primarily related to the purposes of the authority.
74,44 Section 44. 71.07 (5g) of the statutes is created to read:
71.07 (5g) Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan assessments credit. (a) Definitions. In this subsection, "claimant" means a partner, limited liability company member, or tax-option corporation shareholder who files a claim under this subsection and who is a partner, member, or shareholder of an entity that is an insurer, as defined in s. 149.10 (5).
(b) Filing claims. Subject to the limitations provided under this subsection, for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2005, a claimant may claim as a credit against the taxes imposed under s. 71.02 an amount that is equal to the amount of the assessment under s. 149.13 that the claimant paid in the claimant's taxable year, multiplied by the percentage determined under par. (c) 1.
(c) Limitations. 1. The department of revenue, in consultation with the office of the commissioner of insurance, shall determine the percentage under par. (b) for each claimant for each taxable year. The percentage shall be equal to $5,000,000 divided by the aggregate assessment under s. 149.13. The office of the commissioner of insurance shall provide to each claimant that participates in the cost of administering the plan the aggregate assessment at the time that it notifies the claimant of the claimant's assessment. The aggregate amount of the credit under this subsection and ss. 71.28 (5g), 71.47 (5g), and 76.655 for all claimants participating in the cost of administering the plan under ch. 149 shall not exceed $5,000,000 in each fiscal year.
2. Partnerships, limited liability companies, and tax-option corporations may not claim the credit under this subsection, but the eligibility for, and the amount of, the credit are based on their payment of amounts described under par. (b). A partnership, limited liability company, or tax-option corporation shall compute the amount of credit that each of its partners, members, or shareholders may claim and shall provide that information to each of them. Partners, members of limited liability companies, and shareholders of tax-option corporations may claim the credit in proportion to their ownership interests.
3. The amount of any credits that a claimant is awarded under this subsection for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2005, and before January 1, 2008, may first be claimed against the tax imposed under this subchapter for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2007, and in the manner determined by the department of revenue.
(d) Administration. Section 71.28 (4) (e) to (h), as it applies to the credit under s. 71.28 (4), applies to the credit under this subsection.
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