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Preliminary Public Hearing on Statements of Scope for Administrative Rules

PI 34 Act 44 changes

Event Date

Friday, January 3, 2020 -
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
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Event Description


Preliminary public hearing and comment period to consider promulgation of administrative rules under a statement of scope on an emergency and proposed permanent rule to amend Chapter PI 34, relating to changes to PI 34 as a result of 2019 Wisconsin Act 44.

The proposed rule seeks to make changes to ch. PI 34 to conform the rule to changes in statute as a result of 2019 Wisconsin Act 44, including rules around what constitutes satisfactory completion of a course of study that a special education teacher may complete as an alternative to the Foundations of Reading Test (FORT).

Pursuant to s. 227.135 (1), Stats., a statement of scope is prepared in advance of any rule that an agency plans to promulgate, and shall include a description of the objective the rule, a description of existing policies relevant to the rule and an analysis of policy alternatives, the statutory authority for the rule, estimates of the amount of time that is expected to develop the rule, a description of entities affected by the rule, and a summary of any federal regulation that is intended to address the activities to be regulated by the rule. Pursuant to s. 227.136 (7), Stats., a preliminary public hearing and comment period on a statement of scope does not relieve the agency of its obligation to hold an agency hearing on proposed rules under s. 227.16, Stats., after proposed rules are available for review.

Those intending to testify at the hearing will be required to present photo identification at the security desk near the Webster Street public entrance. Those using the building’s Butler Street handicapped accessible entrance should press a doorbell for admittance and check in with security. Written comments received no later than the date of the hearing will be given the same consideration as testimony presented at the hearing.

A copy of each scope statement is available on the department's Administrative Rules webpage or the Wisconsin Legislature Rules site. Written comments may be submitted in lieu of testimony by Jan. 3 online or sent to the department's administrative rules coordinator by e-mail or U.S. mail. Send to Carl Bryan, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.


Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (GEF3)
125 South Webster Street, Room P41
Madison, WI 53703


Carl Bryan, Administrative Rules Coordinator
(608) 266-3275