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Administrative Rules

The Legislative and Policy Outreach Team responsible for coordinating the process for proposed changes to DPI administrative rules. Further information on proposed rules by the agency that are currently in process can be found below.

What is a Rule?
 

Under Wis. Stat. 227.01 (13), an administrative rule is defined as "a regulation, standard, statement of policy, or general order of general application which has the effect of law and which is issued by an agency to implement, interpret, or make specific legislation enforced or administered by the agency or to govern the organization or procedure of the agency." Rules may be required because of legislation or court decision, or may be modified through an agency's own initiative. However, agencies such as DPI are only permitted to promulgate an administrative rule if they have the statutory authority to do so. Promulgation activity for administrative rules can take 12-14 months to complete and must be conducted in accordance with Wis. Stat. ch. 227.


Proposed DPI Rules
 

The table below is a list of all rule modifications proposed by the agency that are currently in process. The table is organized by the affected DPI code chapter but may be organized by any of the other columns by clicking on the appropriate column header in the table. The table may be filtered by entering a search term in the search bar at the top of the table. Information on each proposed rule can be found by clicking on the rule's subject line or by clicking the "+" button next to the corresponding rule to expand the row. Information on each affected code chapter currently in effect can be found by clicking on any item under the affected code chapters column. Information on each promulgation step can be found by clicking on the links provided in the current status column. Finally, individuals that wish to comment on a proposed rule may do so using the links provided in the public comment column.

Key: SS = Scope statement (permanent and/or emergency rule); CR = Clearinghouse Rule (permanent); EmR = Emergency Rule

  SS/CR/EmR Number Rule Subject Affected DPI Code Chapters Current Status Public Comment
  CR 21-031 Age waivers for general educational development tests PI 5 Final Rule (eff. 10/1/2021) Comment period closed
  CR 21-007 Revisions to pupil nondiscrimination procedures PI 9 Legislature Comment period closed
  CR 20-073 Emotional behavior disability criteria PI 11 Legislature Comment period closed
  CR 21-011 Changes to criteria relating to specific learning disabilities PI 11 Legislature Comment period closed
  CR 21-008 Expanding virtual summer and interim session courses PI 17 Final Rule (eff. 10/1/2021) Comment period closed
  CR 21-010 Biennial cleanup of DPI administrative rules PI 19, PI 34, PI 40 Final Rule (eff. 10/1/2021) Comment period closed
  SS 127-20 Licensing flexibilities during a pandemic declaration PI 34 Drafting Prelim comment period closed
  CR 21-046 Parental Choice and Special Needs Scholarship Programs offsetting revenue, statements of actual cost, and affecting small business PI 35, PI 48, PI 49 Governor Comment period closed
  EmR 2117 Parental Choice and Special Needs Scholarship Programs offsetting revenue, statements of actual cost, and affecting small business PI 35, PI 48, PI 49 Active (eff. 6/12/2021 - 11/8/2021) Comment period closed
  SS 073-21 General updates to open enrollment procedures PI 36 Drafting Prelim comment period closed

External Links
 

For questions about this information, contact adminrules@dpi.wi.gov