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Open Enrollment Program: time line for filing and processing applications changed, individualized education program provision; applications outside regular application period permitted for children in specified situations, resident school board and appeal provisions; annual report requirements revised; teacher contract renewal deadline changed -  Act 114
Parental choice programs for eligible school districts: provisions created, DPI duties [Sec. 522m, 537m, v, 2476m, 2488b-p, r- y, 2532m, 2536h, 2571d-t, 2664b, d, 2977p, 3526m, 9137 (3u)] [2532m — partial veto] -  Act 32
Public education law revisions re pupil expulsion, teacher evaluations, SAGE contracts, special education services, pupil transportation costs, school libraries, MPS teaching days, law enforcement records re conduct of a pupil, physical education credits, and tax levy -  Act 105
Read to Lead Development Council created; assessing reading readiness of kindergarteners; knowledge of reading development and instruction required for certain initial teacher licenses; teacher education programs to report on number of graduates and performance of recent graduates used to evaluate the programs; educator effectiveness evaluation system and equivalency process developed; intervention or remedial reading services for certain pupils; DPI duties; LAB audit  -  Act 166
School district grants: obsolete appropriations eliminated [Sec. 530, 535, 536] -  Act 32
Student information system: DPI to establish working with the Office of Governor, fee provision, JCF approval [Sec. 520, 2437, 9137 (1)] -  Act 32
Technical education high school diploma: school board authorized to grant; credits, industry-recognized certifications, and DPI provisions -  Act 156
Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination replaced with new, standards-based pupil assessments, report required [Sec. 2488pq, 9137 (1u)] -  Act 32
public landPublic land, see also State park
Management, maintenance, and improvement activities on DNR land: contracts with and receipt of gifts, grants, moneys, materials, or services from nonprofit conservation organizations [Sec. 822d-s] -  Act 32
Stewardship directory of all acquired land: DNR to make available; fee and public access provisions  -  Act 95
Stewardship Program revisions re easements, reasons for prohibiting public access, JCF review threshold, and aids in lieu of property taxes; DNR appropriations and local government nonbinding resolution provisions [Sec. 587-589, 601, 825-834, 837-840m, 862m, 863-865, 1748de, e, 9335 (2)]  -  Act 32
public lands, board of commissioners ofPublic Lands, Board of Commissioners of
BCPL authorized to make revenue obligation loans; other revisions re deposits, indebtedness, and authority to make investments -  Act 71
public liabilityPublic liability, see also Claims; Worker's compensation
Recreational activities in a school building or on school grounds and granting liability immunity to school districts, school boards, and governing body of a charter school, recreational agreement provision; notice of claims provisions against certain volunteers and procurement or maintenance of insurance by volunteer fire companies and government bodies revised -  Act 162
public libraryPublic library, see Libraries
public notaryPublic notary, see Notary public
public officersPublic officers, see also Legislature — Member; specific title
Crime victim and witness rights revisions re treatment by public officials and use of personally identifying information including email; DA and legislative intent provisions  -  Act 283
GAB expenditures on voter ID public informational campaign reviewed by JCF; public inspection of statements of economic interests modified [Sec. 357m, 9118 (1q)] [357m — vetoed] -  Act 32
Statement of economic interest: threshold for reporting indirect income sources revised [Sec. 356g]  -  Act 32
WRS required contribution rates and annuity multiplier revised and employer may not pay any employee required contributions, city and county of Milwaukee and local government defined benefit pension plan provisions; JSCRS appendix report -  Act 10
public recordPublic record
DPI license revocation laws revised, open records law exemption re notice to subject of a record being disclosed, and Internet provision; ``immoral conduct" definition expanded  -  Act 84
GAB expenditures on voter ID public informational campaign reviewed by JCF; public inspection of statements of economic interests modified [Sec. 357m, 9118 (1q)] [357m — vetoed] -  Act 32
Record retention and electronically or optically stored records (Wis.Stats, s.801.17, 807.06, 809.15) 11/1/12 [SCO no.12-05] -  SCO
Development moratorium ordinance: city, town, or village may enact under specified conditions including burden on public facilities and public safety or health threat  -  Act 144
DSPS authority and responsibility changes re buildings and safety, occupational regulation, and changes to the measurement of products containing opium or other controlled substances -  Act 146
Lift or hoist in a residential dwelling for individual use: conveyance permit revisions [Sec. 2378m, 2389g-r]  -  Act 32
Military instruction counts toward initial training requirement re application for credential issued by DSPS, a board under DSPS, or other specified credential; demonstration provision  -  Act 120
Public safety interoperable communication system: OJA may charge fees to non-state agencies for use of [Sec. 332, 333, 730, 733] -  Act 32
Zinc air button cell battery: sales of prohibited unless certified by DATCP; forfeiture and definition provisions  -  Act 201
public service commissionPublic Service Commission
Energy efficiency and renewable resource program: spending and PSC duties revised [Sec. 2710c-g, 9439 (1q)]  -  Act 32
Nonessential uses of natural gas re utilities: prohibition and PSC rule-making authority repealed -  Act 154
PSC intervenor grants modified [Sec. 2707m] -  Act 32
PSC revisions re notices, orders, determinations, firm sale of electricity to affiliates, contracts or arrangements between public utilities and affiliated interests, certificate of approval, removal of certain electric and steam lines, renewable portfolio standards, prohibiting commissioners from certain political activities, and penalties for tampering or interfering with utility equipment; JRCCP report -  Act 155
Telecommunications utility regulation revisions including alternative telecommunications utility, intrastate switched access rates, tariffs, interconnected VOIP service, universal service, basic voice service, and use of transmission equipment and property; PSC provisions -  Act 22
Nonessential uses of natural gas re utilities: prohibition and PSC rule-making authority repealed -  Act 154
PSC revisions re notices, orders, determinations, firm sale of electricity to affiliates, contracts or arrangements between public utilities and affiliated interests, certificate of approval, removal of certain electric and steam lines, renewable portfolio standards, prohibiting commissioners from certain political activities, and penalties for tampering or interfering with utility equipment; JRCCP report -  Act 155
Public Utility Distribution Account revisions [Sec. 770e, gh, 1719d, 2187p, 2188d, 2191L, n] -  Act 32
Vehicle transporting poles, pipes, girders, and similar materials on highways: DOT overlength permit eliminated, conditions specified -  Act 53
public welfarePublic welfare, see also Public assistance
Income maintenance administration unit: DHS to establish and administer programs in all counties; multiconsortia created with contracts, tribal governing body, and transfer of county employees provisions; cemetery, funeral, and burial expenses program modified; LAB audit required; incentive program for local fraud detection created and JCF approval required [for section numbers, see entry under ``Health Services, Department of — Supportive living and treatment"]  -  Act 32
public worksPublic works
Development moratorium ordinance: city, town, or village may enact under specified conditions including burden on public facilities and public safety or health threat  -  Act 144
Prevailing wage exemption does not apply to public works project re nursing home in a county with a population less than 50,000 [Sec. 9154 (2c)] -  Act 32
Prevailing wage revisions including publicly funded private construction projects, inspection and submission of payroll records to DWD, enactment of statewide concern, incidental work outside a worker's usual trade, work the local government is not required to compensate, and multiple- and single-trade project of public works [Sec. 354y, 1727mb-y, 2390c-zhi, zr, 2404c, q, 2725t, 3534e-h, 9354 (1u)]  -  Act 32
Public construction projects including road projects: method of bidding revisions; limitation on highway work performed by a county for another county or municipality, exceptions provided; county highway maintenance capacity and funding [Sec. 1675n, 1696m, 1713m, 1727d-L, 2221i, 2267x, 2278em, o, 9332 (1u), 9432 (1u)] -  Act 32
publication of legal noticesPublication of legal notices, see Public document
pupil discipline or rightsPupil discipline or rights, see School — Discipline
purchasing, governmentPurchasing, Government
Energy consuming equipment purchases by state agencies: units that cost less than set amount exempt from energy efficiency standards requirement [Sec. 260] -  Act 32
Generic drugs purchased for MA by competitive bidding process: DHS study required [Sec. 9121 (11i)] [partial veto] -  Act 32
Prison industries and state procurement [Sec. 242, 256, 261] -  Act 32
Public construction projects including road projects: method of bidding revisions; limitation on highway work performed by a county for another county or municipality, exceptions provided; county highway maintenance capacity and funding [Sec. 1675n, 1696m, 1713m, 1727d-L, 2221i, 2267x, 2278em, o, 9332 (1u), 9432 (1u)] -  Act 32
State agency operations, contracts, and grants: disclosure of expenditures, Internet provision, computer upgrade exemption with JCF approval [Sec. 215m] [partial veto]  -  Act 32
State procurement: DOA to maintain list of parties who violate a contract or statutory provision; ineligibility for state contracts provision [Sec. 240, 9301 (3)] -  Act 32
q_r - Q+R -
quality home care authority, wisconsinQuality Home Care Authority, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Quality Home Care Authority eliminated -  Act 10
racial profilingRacial profiling, see Minority groups
racine, city ofRacine, City of
Charter schools: payments to the Racine school district modified [Sec. 2501-2503] -  Act 32
racine countyRacine County
Authorized state building program for 2011-13: addition of renovation of Gates Hall at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove -  Act 119
Restriction on use of the term ``college": EAB may make an exception for certain residential facility in the Village of Union Grove [Sec. 1105n] -  Act 32
RTAs eliminated; dissolution and winding down of existing RTAs [Sec. 751g, h, 772g, r, 922e-v, 1139m, 1679d-t, 1720b, 1727m, 1729g, r, 1745m, 1747r, 1754r, 1894r, 1895r, 2014r, 2177m, 2180m, 2183d-r, 2187d-n, 2237e-o, 3182g, r, 3471m, 3567m, 9148 (3u), 9448 (6u)] -  Act 32
Youth diversion program grants to certain counties reduced [Sec. 9101 (1)] -  Act 32
railroadRailroad
Freight rail service preservation and railroad rehabilitation and construction grants and loans modified [Sec. 2237p, s]  -  Act 32
Motorists required to yield to railroad track equipment as they would a train at railroad crossings; required maintenance of railroad right-of-way modified -  Act 101
Railroad property acquisitions and improvements: DOT bonding authority increased [Sec. 795]  -  Act 32
railroad _ crossingRailroad — Crossing
Motorists required to yield to railroad track equipment as they would a train at railroad crossings; required maintenance of railroad right-of-way modified -  Act 101
OAR, OWS, and OWL provisions of 2005 WisAct 412 repealed, new penalties created; court required to revoke and DOT may revoke operating privilege if violation caused great bodily harm or death, out of state conviction provision; penalties for driving around or through a railroad crossing gate or barrier or failure to stop for a traffic officer or railroad employee at a crossing revised; JRCCP report -  Act 113
Vehicles transporting hazardous materials required to stop at railroad crossings: statutory enumeration of hazardous materials eliminated, DOT required to promulgate rules on marking or placarding vehicles consistent with federal regulations -  Act 247
railroad _ taxationRailroad — Taxation
Railroad company public utility taxes: distribution to local governments [Sec. 2152] -  Act 32
rapeRape, see Sex crimes
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