UW System Summary of Final 2015-17 Budget

On Sunday, July 12, 2015, the Governor signed Act 55, the Wisconsin 2015-17 Biennial Budget. The following document summarizes major provisions included in the budget.

  1. General Budget
Issue Governor’s Budget JFC Action/Final Budget
Standard Budget Adjustments Provides $17,977,800 GPR in 2015-16 and $18,008,200 GPR in 2016-17 for full funding of continuing salaries and fringe benefits and funding of leases and directed moves Accepted the Governor’s recommendation.
GPR Base Budget Reduction $300 million biennial reduction ($150 million annual ongoing).

Joint Finance reduced the recommended base cut by $25 million annually, resulting in a $125 million annual cut ($250 million biennially). Specified that the $50 million biennial change be provided to aid institutions that are most impacted by the GPR base reduction.

The Senate and Assembly reduced the budget cut by an additional $25 million in 2016-17 to a $100 million base cut ($225 million biennial) but required the University to lapse $25 million in 2016-17. The net impact is $250 million as with Joint Finance but the ongoing cut is lowered by $25 million in the next biennium. [20.285(1)(a) and Section 9248]

Creation of a Biennial Appropriation Establish a biennial appropriation in 2015-17 so that the UW System could transfer moneys between years. Approved the creation of a biennial appropriation that will continue in future biennia. [20.285(1)(a)]
Separate Appropriation for UW System Administration Move the separate UW System Administration GPR appropriation into the GPR block grant (1)(a). Maintained a separate UW System Administration appropriation. [20.285(3)]
Future GPR Funding Beginning in 2018-19, GPR funding for the UW System would be increased by the annual change in the CPI. The ongoing funding base excludes 2014-15 and 2016-17 fringe benefit costs. No provision – maintains current law.
Pay Plan Supplements Delete UW pay plan supplement appropriation on July 1, 2016. Provide $21,313,500 GPR one-time in 2016-17 for fringe benefits. Provided $7,928,000 GPR in 2015-16 and an additional $5,457,500 GPR in 2016-17 to fund projected fringe benefit increases, resulting in a $13,385,500 GPR base increase. The UW System would be permitted to request additional funding if needed through the standard budget adjustment process in the 2017-19 biennial budget.
Re-estimate GPR Debt Service Reduce GPR debt service by $13,626,700 in 2015-16 and $25,060,200 in 2016-17. Accepted the Governor’s recommendation.
State Laboratory of Hygiene Funding Reduce SLH’s GPR appropriation by $6.3 million in 2016-17. Create a $2.7 million appropriation under DNR to pay SLH for services provided. Provide an additional $3.6 million to DHS for public health services planning, regulation, and delivery. Restored GPR funding to SLH for services to DHS and DNR. [20.285(1)(fd), 20.285(1)(i), 20.285(1)(ia), 20.370(3)(ga)]
  1. Tuition and Remissions
Issue Governor’s Budget JFC Action/Final Budget
2015-17 Resident Undergraduate Tuition Freeze The Governor’s errata memo recommended a freeze tuition on resident undergraduate students in 2015-16 and 2016-17. Approved the Governor’s recommendation of a tuition freeze in 2015-17. [Section 9148(4)] Permitted the Board of Regents to implement a differential tuition at UW-Stevens Point if approved by a student referendum after the effective date of the biennial budget act. [Section 9148(4d)]
2017-19 Resident Undergraduate Tuition Freeze No restriction on the Board’s tuition authority beyond the current biennium. No provision.
Nonresident Tuition Remissions Repealed the statutory ceiling on nonresident tuition remissions and remission eligibility criteria. Repealed the statutory ceiling on nonresident tuition remissions. Modified remission eligibility criteria. Permits – instead of requires – the board to provide remissions to faculty, instructional academic staff, or assistants with at least a 33 percent appointment. [36.27(3) and 20.285(2)(d)]
Minnesota-Wisconsin Student Reciprocity Transfer negotiation and administration of the Minnesota-Wisconsin tuition reciprocity agreement from HEAB to the Board of Regents on July 1, 2016. Entering into an agreement is optional and does not require JFC approval. The UW System Authority would be liable for any interstate payment that accrues after July 1, 2016. UW institutions would retain all reciprocity tuition revenue. Maintained current law. UW System institutions will not be able to retain all tuition paid by Minnesota students as proposed by the Governor. [39.47]
  1. Governance
Issue Governor’s Budget JFC Action/Final Budget
Creation of UW System Authority Convert the UW System to a public authority. Deleted proposed language establishing a UW System Authority. Provided certain flexibilities in other actions as outlined in this document.
Audits by the Legislative Audit Bureau

Joint Finance specified that the Legislative Audit Bureau would not conduct a financial audit of the UW System for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 fiscal years as would otherwise be required under current law. Instead, provide that the Board of Regents would contract with an independent accounting firm licensed by the accounting examining board for the purposes of conducting an annual financial audit of the UW System for fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17. [Section 9148(7j)]

The Governor vetoed this provision, reverting to current law. [13.94(1)(t)]

Shared Governance Delete language establishing the responsibilities of the UW System President, the chancellors, faculty, academic staff, and students, and the roles of the faculty, academic staff, and students in the governance of each institution.

Joint Finance deleted the Governor’s provision and, instead, modified current law definitions of shared governance for faculty, staff and students. [36.09]

The Governor vetoed the section of Shared Governance changes related to student involvement in fee setting. [36.09(3)(a) and 36.09(5)]

 

  1. Human Resources
Issue Governor’s Budget JFC Action/Final Budget
Delete language related to faculty tenure Delete the definition of a tenure appointment and language establishing the conditions under which the Board may grant a tenure appointment to a faculty member. Delete current law specifying that a person who has been granted tenure may be dismissed only for just cause and only after due notice and hearing. In addition, delete the definition of “probationary appointment” and provisions limiting the length of such appointment to seven years. Approved the Governor’s recommendation. [36.17(1)]
Compensation Plans Authorize the UW System Authority Board of Regents to approve compensation plans for UW employees. Restored current law requiring the Director of the Office of State Employment Relations to submit pay plan recommendations for UW faculty and academic staff to JCOER. Restored UW System pay plan supplemental appropriations. Specified that the UW System not receive pay plan supplements from the compensation reserve in 2015-17, but would receive pay plan supplements in 2017-19 and in future biennia. [Section 9148(6d)] Modified current law to permit the Board of Regents to use base funds to provide salary adjustments to recognize merit [36.09(1)(j)].
GPR Position Creation Authority Delete current law restrictions on the ability of the UW System Authority to create or abolish GPR positions. No provision. On July 1, 2015, the UW System will have authority to create and abolish positions on all funds because the UW will be excluded from s. 16.505. (Option C.2.) [36.115(2) and (3)]
Transfer of Continuous Service Benefits Allow the University of Wisconsin to enter into a memorandum of understanding with DOA to permit UW System employees who are appointed to positions in other state agencies to receive credit for their years of service with UW for transferring continuous service benefits, including accumulated sick leave.
Applicants for UW Positions Exempts UW System from current law regarding the release of names of applicants for state positions, other than those in classified service. Instead, provide that the names of applicants who are seriously considered for appointment for UW System President, Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents, Chancellors and the Vice Chancellor who is the deputy at each campus would be subject to release under public records law.
Create definition of University Staff Delete definition of classified staff from the statutory chapter governing the UW System and create a definition for University staff.
Personnel Systems/Whistleblower Modify two current law references to persons assigned to university senior executive salary groups and delete one such reference to conform with other changes made under 2011 Act 32.
Football coaches pension Delete current law permitting the Board of Regents to deduct contributions from the salaries of football coaches who are eligible and wish to participate in the American football coaches retirement trust. Approved the Governor’s recommendation. [36.11(15m)]
Delete Procedural Guarantees for Faculty and Academic Staff

Delete current law specifying that academic staff members may only be dismissed for just cause and only after due notice and hearing; establishing certain positions as limited appointments and providing that a person who has been granted tenure or who holds an academic staff appointment does not lose that appointment by accepting a limited appointment; allowing the Board to make fixed term appointments for student assistants and employees-in-training and specifying that persons in those positions do not have the same procedural guarantees as faculty and academic staff members;

permitting the Board of Regents to terminate faculty and academic staff members in the case of a financial emergency, and prohibiting the Board from employing a person within two years to perform reasonably comparable duties to those of a person whose appointment was terminated due to a financial emergency without first offering such person a reappointment.

Joint Finance deleted the provision. Instead, provide that, beginning on July 1, 2015, the Board of Regents could not appoint an academic staff member to a probationary or indefinite term academic staff appointment. Specify that an academic staff member who holds a probationary appointment on June 30, 2015, would hold a fixed term appointment effective July 1, 2015. Modify current law to specify that the policies for indefinite appointments made before July 1, 2015, would provide for permanent status and such other conditions of appointment as the Board establishes. Delete current law specifying that if in any institution all professional librarians with appropriate graduate degrees have formerly been ranked faculty, then all present and future appointments of professional librarians with appropriate graduate degrees should be ranked faculty except where the Chancellor and faculty designate that such appointments would be academic staff.

In addition, modify current law to specify that the Board may, with appropriate notice, terminate any faculty or academic staff appointment when such an action is deemed necessary due to a budget or program decision requiring program discontinuance, curtailment, modification, or redirection, instead of when a financial emergency exists as under current law. Provide that the Board, after consultation with the faculty and Chancellor of each institution, adopt procedures to be followed in the event of termination of faculty and academic staff. Specify that those procedures be consistent with provisions included in the bill. Detailed process information was provided. [36.21 and 36.22]

The Governor vetoed the section prohibiting the Board from making probationary or indefinite academic staff appointments.

Employment Relations Policies and Practices The Board of Regents must establish and maintain consistent employment relations policies and practices for all UW System employees except UW-Madison. UW-Madison must establish consistent employment relations policies and practices for UW System employees assigned to UW-Madison. [36.115(7)]
Limits on dual employment UW System Authority would be subject to current law limits on dual employment. Deleted the provision. Returns to current law. UW System employees performing work within the UW System in addition to their regular duties remain exempt. [s. 16.417(2)(f)(2)]
ETF – Payments to Employees in Lieu of Health Insurance Provide that state employees who are eligible to receive healthcare coverage, other than graduate assistants, could elect not to receive healthcare coverage and instead receive a $2,000 annual payment. Provide that the following state employees would be ineligible to receive a $2,000 annual payment in lieu of health insurance coverage: (a) any state employee who opted-out of state group health insurance coverage in calendar year 2015; and (b) married state employees or state employees in a domestic partnership whose spouse or domestic partner is receiving state health insurance coverage. [40.513]
ETF – Assigning Public Employee Benefits for Child or Family Support Provide that public employee income continuation insurance benefits and duty disability benefits administered by ETF may be assigned to pay child or family support or maintenance, or to pay back any support arrearages. Adopted the Governor’s recommendation.
Annual Changes to the State Group Health Insurance Program

Joint Finance provided that the Group Insurance Board (GIB), in consultation with the Division of Personnel Management in DOA, must annually, by April 1, submit any proposed changes to the state group health insurance program to the Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER). Specify that GIB may not implement any changes to the state group health insurance program unless approved by JCOER [40.04(6)(L)]

The Governor vetoed the provision.

Group Insurance Board Appointments

Joint Finance provided that the six members of the Group Insurance Board who are appointed by the Governor to two-year terms under current law, would now be appointed to the Board only with the advice and consent of the Senate. Provide that the terms of office of the current gubernatorial appointees to GIB would terminate on the effective date of the budget bill. Specify that the incumbent gubernatorial appointees to GIB could continue as Board members and exercise their powers and duties until a successor was appointed and qualified to assume the Board position. Further, expand the membership of GIB from 11 to 15 members and provide that the following be added as members of the Board: (a) one Representative appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly; (b) one Representative appointed by the Minority Leader of the Assembly; (c) one Senator appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate; and (d) one Senator appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.

The Governor vetoed the provision.

Star Project Group Insurance Change Eliminate the requirement that executive branch state employees must be covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System for a period of at least six months in order to be eligible for group insurance benefits, other than health insurance.
  1. Capital Budget
Issue Governor’s Budget JFC Action/Final Budget
Issuance of Revenue Bonds for UW System Self-Amortizing Projects Provide that the UW System Authority could issue bonds for any corporate purpose. Bonds would not be debt of the State. No provision.
Oversight by DOA None.

Joint Finance required DOA to assess the UW System for services related to building projects that are funded entirely by program revenues or program revenue supported borrowing on a fee-for-service basis except that fees assessed to these projects could not exceed 4% of the total cost of the project.

The Governor vetoed the fee for service provision and the 4% limit. [16.85(2)] The Governor recommended that DOA develop a definition for a “fee for service” model.

Legislative Enumeration of Non-GPR Supported Projects None.

Joint Finance provided that UW System building projects would not be subject to Building Commission approval and supervision if all of the following apply: (a) the project is funded entirely with gifts and grants made to the UW System for the express purpose of funding the building project; and (b) the building project is let by the UW System using the current law single prime contracting process. Provided that the DOA would not take charge of and supervise all engineering and architectural services and construction work performed related to, or review and approve plans and specifications for, UW System projects that meet that criteria. Deleted current law exempting UW System building projects that cost less than $500,000 and are funded entirely with gifts and grants from prior approval by the Building Commission, review and approval by DOA, DOA supervision of engineering, architectural services, and construction work, and DOA bidding.

The Governor vetoed the requirement that the gifts be provided for the express purpose of funding the building project.

Master Lease Financing for Energy Conservation Projects

Joint Finance provided that the President of the System could annually identify and approve eligible energy conservation projects for the UW System, which would be financed through the state’s master lease program. [36.11(26m)]

The Governor vetoed the creation of a “new” master lease program that did not require Building Commission or DOA oversight and approval. He asked the System to work with the legislature and DOA to develop a new proposal.

Leases of real property Leases of real property, except for new student housing, are the responsibility of the board. New student housing leases are the responsibility of DOA. [36.11(1)(b)]


  1. Procurement
Issue Governor’s Budget JFC Action/Final Budget
Procurement – General For procurement purposes, the UW System Authority would be treated as a municipality and would not be subject to procurement law for state agencies. UW System Authority could enter into purchasing agreements with DOA and municipalities.

Joint Finance required the Board of Regents to develop related policies and to submit them for approval by the JFC. Specified that current law related to purchasing by state agencies would not apply to the UW System once the JFC approves the Board of Regent policies. Specified that UW System institutions would be able to purchase through state contracts and state agencies would be able to purchase through UW System contracts. [Section 9148(2d) and 36.11(56m)]

The Governor vetoed the exclusion of the UW System from procurement law and directed the Department of Administration to work with the Board of Regents and UW-Madison to improve existing delegation agreements and develop a framework for flexibility while maintaining the state’s purchasing power.

Note: the UW System was provided printing authority.

  1. PR and SEG Programs
Issue Governor’s Budget JFC Action/Final Budget
Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative Delete $4,069,100 and 35.2 positions. Deleted the funding, positions, and related statutory language. [20.285(1)(s) and Section 9448]
Wisconsin Environmental Education Board Delete $130,500 annually from the environmental fund and delete the appropriation for that purpose. In addition, delete $200,000 in 2016-17 as well as the appropriation for environmental education grants from the conservation fund. Delete current law program language.

Joint Finance deleted the funding, positions, and related statutory language.

The Senate/Assembly extended the WEEB board and the use of existing funding through July 1, 2017. $200,000 will continue to be funded in 2015-16 from the conservation fund. No new funding will be provided. [20.285(1)(r), 20.285(1)(rc), 36.25(29), 36.25(29m), 36.54, and Section 9448]

Extension Solid Waste Research Delete $156,100 and 1.0 position. Delete current law permitting the Board to establish solid waste experiment centers. Delete the requirement for the Board to conduct research into solid waste disposal and to appoint a solid waste research council. Deleted the funding, positions, and related statutory language.[20.285(1)(tm), 36.25(3m), and Section 9448]
Extension Recycling Education Delete $394,100 and 4.0 position Deleted the funding, positions, and related statutory language. [20.285(1)(tb) and Section 9448]
Telecommunications Services Funding Delete $1,054,800 in funding that supports BadgerNet services provided to the UW System. Prohibit DOA from providing computer and telecommunications services to UW institutions. Restored the segregated fund appropriation and positions. Removed the prohibition on DOA providing services to the UW System. [20.285(1)(q) and 196.218 (3)(a)3.b.]
Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program Delete $755,300. Restored the segregated fund appropriation and positions. [20.285(1)(qe)]
Physician and Dentist Loan Assistance Program Delete $250,000 and related language. Restored the segregated fund appropriation and positions. [36.61 and 20.285(1)(qj)]
Environmental Program Grants and Scholarships Delete approximately $300,000 for environmental grants and scholarships at UW-Madison, UW Colleges, and UW-Stevens Point. Restored the segregated fund appropriation and positions. [20.285(1)(rm)]
Discovery Farm Grants Program Delete $249,800 and 1.2 positions. Restored the segregated fund appropriation and positions. [20.285(1)(qr)]
Center for Cooperatives Delete $133,300. In current law, $78,000 should be provided to the UW-Stevens Point paper science program and the remainder should be used for grants to persons wishing to form forestry cooperatives. Five percent of the amount for grants can be used for administrative expenses.

Joint Finance restored the segregated fund appropriation and positions. Specified that $124,400 of the appropriation be provided to UW-Stevens Point’s paper science program and $10,000 to UW-Madison’s center for cooperatives in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

The Governor vetoed the allocation of the resources while maintaining the appropriation. [20.285(1)(qm) and Section 9448]

Physician and Dentist and Health Care Provider Loan Assistance Programs Delete $488,700 and related language. Delete the Rural Health Development Council, which advises the Board on the loan assistance program. Maintained current law and restored funding. [36.61 and 20.505(8)(hm)6r]
Aquaculture Demonstration Facility Delete operational funding for aquaculture ($417,500). The recommendation also modifies current language to permit –rather than require – the Board to support commercial aquaculture.

Joint Finance restored funding, and provided an additional $100,000 PR-tribal gaming funding in 2015-16 and 2016-17 to fund a UW-Extension aquaculture specialist position.

The Governor vetoed the additional $100,000 and FTE. [20.505(8)(hm)11a., 20.505(8)(hm)11c., and Section 9448]

Programming at UW-Green Bay Delete $247,500 for programming at UW-Green Bay developed with the Oneida Tribe. Maintained current law and restored funding. [20.285(1)(km)]
Various PR and SEG programs Delete outdoors skills training, great lakes fish studies, nutrient and pest management program, urban land research economics, and soils and fertilizer research. Restored the programs.
Watershed Nonpoint Source Contracts Removes a provision requiring the DNR to allocate $500,000 in each fiscal year to UW-Extension for education and technical assistance associated with nonpoint water pollution abatement contracts. [281.65(4g)] Restored the funding, however JFC Motion 290 indicates that the restored funding is one time only.
Funding for the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine No provision No provision [Section 9148 of 2013 Wisconsin Act 20]
  1. Accountability and Reports
Issue Governor’s Budget JFC Action/Final Budget
Accountability Measures Require the Board of Regents to identify accountability measures in the following areas: financial management, administrative management, educational performance and research and economic development. The measures must be submitted to the Chief Clerk of each house by October 1, 2015 for distribution and approval by the appropriate standing committee. [Section 9148(8u)]
Position Reports Delete language requiring the Board of Regents to report quarterly to DOA and JFC regarding the number of FTE positions.

Joint Finance modified current law to require the Board of Regents to report annually to DOA and to the Co-Chairs of JFC regarding the number of full-time equivalent positions created or abolished in the previous 12 months. Specified that the reports be based on the October 1 payroll. Deleted current law specifying that positions authorized for the UW System not be included in any state position report beginning on July 1, 2015. [16.505 (2m)]

The Governor in his vetoes said the UW System would not be included in the state’s position counts.

Auxiliary Enterprise Funds Delete current law prohibiting the Board from accumulating auxiliary reserve funds from student fees in excess of 15% of the previous year’s revenues unless approved by DOA and JFC. Delete language authorizing the Board to invest surplus auxiliary enterprise funds in certain securities and bonds. Approved the Governor’s recommendation, which removes the Student Funded Auxiliary Reserves Report. [36.46]
Program Revenue Balance Reporting None. No provision.
Annual Reports Delete current law requiring the Board to submit an annual report on management and staff positions; and an annual report on courses for which academic fees or tuition equals at least 100% of the cost of offering the course. Adopted the Governor’s recommendations [36.11(33) and 36.11(44)]


  1. Financial Management
Issue Governor’s Budget JFC Action/Final Budget
Investment of Certain PR Balances Required the proposed UW System Authority to deposit all of its revenues in the local government pooled-investment fund, except for auxiliary enterprise revenues, segregated fees accumulated for building projects, and gifts, grants, and donations. This exception would have permitted the Board of Regents to invest those specified funds.

Joint Finance specified that the UW System would not be required to deposit auxiliary enterprise revenues, gifts, grants, donations, and segregated fees collected for building projects in the state investment fund, which would allow the Board of regents to invest these funds upon receipt in the PR appropriation. Required the Board to invest these funds through one of three specific mechanisms. Deleted current law authorizing the Board to invest surplus auxiliary enterprises moneys in certain securities and bonds. [36.11(11m)]

The Governor vetoed the ability to manage auxiliary enterprise revenues and segregated fees collected for building projects.

 

  1. Other Items
Issue Governor’s Budget JFC Action/Final Budget
Create an Office of Educational Opportunity

Joint Finance required the Board of Regents to create the Office of Educational Opportunity within the UW System to act as a new authorizer of independent charter schools. Require the President to appoint a special assistant to serve as the Director of the Office no later than 120 days after the effective date of the bill and require the Board to set the salary range for the Director position. [36.64]

The Governor vetoed the requirement to appoint a director no later than 120 days after the bill becomes effective and the need for the board to set the salary range.

Insurance for Agents and Intercollegiate Athletics

Authorize the Board to add “agents” to the list of persons for whom the Board of Regents may procure liability insurance coverage.

Delete current law prohibiting the Board from using GPR to pay for insurance to cover injuries sustained by students as a result of their participation in intercollegiate athletics.

Approve the Governor’s recommendation to delete a current law provision that prohibits the Board of Regents from using GPR to pay for insurance to cover injuries sustained by students as a result of their participation in intercollegiate athletics. In addition, approve the Governor’s recommendation to add “agents” to the list of persons for whom the Board of Regents may procure liability insurance. [36.11(5)]
Delete Application Fee Amounts Delete current law setting the application fee for undergraduate applicants at $44 and the application fee for graduate, law, and medical school applicants at $56. Delete provisions permitting the Board to exempt up to 5% of undergraduate applicants from the application fee. Delete language requiring that at least $9 of the application fee paid by each undergraduate applicant and $11 of the application fee paid by graduate, law, and medical school applicants be used for admission application expenses. In addition, delete the requirement that $3 of the application fee paid by each applicant be used to support the higher education location program. Modify the Governor’s recommendation to require each UW institution to charge uniform application fees to each of the following groups of applicants: (a) all undergraduate applicants; (b) all graduate applicants; (c) all law school applicants; and (d) all medical school applicants. [36.11(3)(d)]
Requirement to Conduct Research on Education Programs Delete current law requiring the Board to enter into an agreement with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board, and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) to cooperatively conduct research on preschool through postsecondary education programs. Approved the Governor’s recommendation. [36.11(31)]
Course Options Program Specify that an institution of higher education, including the University of Wisconsin System, a technical college, a nonprofit institution of higher education, or a tribal college may charge additional tuition and fees to a pupil, or the parent or guardian of a minor pupil, if that pupil will receive postsecondary credit for the successful completion of a course taken through the course options program. Provide that the school board and the institution of higher education would determine the amount of tuition and fees that would be charged to a pupil for attending the course. [118.52]
Educational Communications Board Reduce funding by $2,484,200 GPR annually from instructional technology general program operations, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and programming. Restored most of the cuts but removed funding for Milwaukee Area Technical College and programming. [20.255(d) and (f)]
Other provisions

Delete current law

(h) authorizing the Board to participate in a nonprofit-sharing corporation with colleges, universities, and libraries for the purpose of providing and operating a central library depository. [36.11(12)]

(i) permitting the Board to maintain membership in the Midwest technology development institute. [36.11(18)]

(j) requiring the Board to designate two positions to coordinate compliance with state and federal laws related to the environment. [36.11(23m)]

(k) requiring the Board to ensure that each campus identifies and collects significant state documents relating to the administration and academic programs of that campus. [36.11(24)]

(n) requiring the DOA Secretary to approve fees for services charged by the Higher Educational Aids Board to the Board of Regents through the national direct student loan servicing contract. [36.31(3)]

(o) prohibiting UW institutions and private educational institutions located in this state that award bachelor’s or higher degrees from using a student’s social security number as his or her identification number [36.32]

(q) prohibiting UW institutions from offering complimentary or reduced price tickets to athletics event for which an admission fee is normally charged [36.29]

Joint Finance adopted the Governor’s recommendations.

The Governor ‘s vetoes restored (o), the prohibition for UW institutions and private educational institutions located in this state that award bachelor’s or higher degrees from using a student’s social security number as his or her identification number. [36.32]

Other provisions (Continued)

(r) requiring the Board to ensure that the UW-Madison University Ridge Golf Course charge no more than two levels of fees and that, if there are two levels of fees, the lower fee level be for students and the other fee level be for all others eligible to use the facility. [36.395]

(s) requiring the UW-Madison license plate scholarship program to provide funds to the division of athletics until the Board determines that the division’s deficit has been eliminated. [36.44(2)]

(u) requiring the Board to include in fiscal estimates prepared for bills that involve the appropriation of GPR for specific research or public service projects the anticipated completion date of the project. [36.45(2)]

(y) permitting the Board to establish a tuition gift certificate program. [36.53]

(z) requiring the Board to direct the administrative officers of each campus to work with the regional planning commissions and the local authorities of the community in which the campus is located to evaluate the transportation needs of the campus population. [36.11(8m)]

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