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Hearing set Dec. 6 on scope statement for military spouse licensing

Friday, November 16, 2018


Tom McCarthy, DPI Communications Director, (608) 266-3559

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will conduct a hearing from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 6 on a scope statement related to educator licensing for military spouses.

The hearing will be held at the DPI’s headquarters, GEF 3, Room P41, 125 South Webster Street, Madison. The hearing site is fully accessible to people with disabilities. For those who cannot attend the hearing, written comments sent to the department will be given the same consideration as public testimony.

The scope statement will guide development of emergency and proposed permanent rules that will revise PI 34, which governs educator licensing, to allow the department to grant a license to a military spouse based solely on the individual’s license in another state and upon military orders.

A statement of scope is prepared in advance of any rule that an agency plans to promulgate. It includes a description of the objective of 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. As the rule is promulgated, the department will conduct an additional public hearing or hearings and comment period for the emergency and proposed permanent administrative rules.

A copy of the 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 Dec. 7 online or sent to the department’s administrative rules coordinator by email or U.S. mail. Send to Carl Bryan, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.

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