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Proposed Rules - Sorted by Step

The following information lists all rule modifications proposed by the agency that are currently in process, sorted by each step in the promulgation process. Further information on the rule promulgation process can be found by clicking on the Administrative Rules home page or by clicking on any of the promulgation steps below. The list of all final rules that have been promulgated can be found by clicking on the Archived Rules page.


Table of Contents


DPI Statements of Scope


Revising PI 6 Relating to Library System Standards and Librarian Certification (SS 032-17). The proposed rule seeks to amend current administrative rules governing public libraries with respect to establishing minimum standards for public library system services through better library system coordination, as well as supporting and ensuring effective leadership and service to the public through the library director certification program. The rule will also set standards for public library systems to meet in providing and measuring training and continuing education provided to public library trustees and staff, including directors.

Revising PI 13 Relating to English Learner Designations under ESSA (SS 033-18). The proposed rule amends ch. PI 13 of the DPI Administrative Code to implement designation for English Learner (EL) pupils as a result of new requirements established in ESSA.

Revising PI 15 Relating to Changes to PI 15 as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 (SS 034-18). This rule change will modify PI 15 to reflect recent changes in statute as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 biennial budget.

Creating PI 31 Relating to Aid for School Mental Health Programs (SS 035-18). The proposed rule creates a new rule chapter, PI 31, to implement aid for school mental health programs, which was created as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 budget.

Revising PI 34 Relating to Changes to Lifetime Licenses as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 206 (SS 050-18). The proposed rule specifies successful completion of six semesters of experience, for the purpose of receiving a lifetime license. The proposed rule also defines what it means for educators to be regularly employed in education, a condition for maintaining a lifetime license.

Revising PI 35 Relating to Changes to rules governing the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes (SS 036-18). The proposed rule will amend Chapter PI 35 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code in order to conform Department rules governing the Milwaukee parental choice program to changes in statute as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59. The proposed rule will also make other various changes to conform the rule to best practices and efficiencies in program administration.

Revising PI 36 Relating to Restoring Part Time Open Enrollment Rules (SS 037-18). The proposed rule will restore Subchapter V of PI 36, relating to part time open enrollment, to conform rule with the changes under 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 biennial budget.

Revising PI 38 Relating to Technical changes to rules governing grants for tribal revitalization as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 (SS 038-18). The proposed rule makes a technical change to the rules governing tribal language revitalization grants in order to conform Chapter PI 38 of the DPI Administrative Code to recent changes in statute.

Revising PI 40 Relating to The Early College Credit Program and Changes to PI 40 as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 (SS 039-18). The proposed rule will repeal and recreate Chapter PI 40 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code to implement the Early College Credit Program, which replaced the Youth Options Program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 budget.

Creating PI 42 Relating to Accountability Systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act (SS 040-18). The proposed rule creates a new rule chapter, ch. PI 42 of the DPI Administrative Code, to implement ESSA accountability identifications as outlined in Wisconsin’s Consolidated State Plan.

Revising PI 48 Relating to Changes to rules governing the Parental Choice Programs as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes (SS 041-18). The proposed rule will amend Chapter PI 48 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code in order to conform Department rules governing the parental choice programs to changes in statute as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59. The proposed rule will also make other various changes to conform the rule to best practices and efficiencies in program administration.

Revising PI 49 Relating to Changes to rules governing the Special Needs Scholarship Program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes (SS 042-18). The proposed rule will amend Chapter PI 49 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code in order to conform Department rules governing the special needs scholarship program to changes in statute as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59. The proposed rule will also make other various changes to conform the rule to best practices and efficiencies in program administration.

DPI Notices for Preliminary Hearings and Comment Periods


(Note: Proposed rules that require agency hearings can be accessed under the DPI Public Hearing Notices section. The statements of scope for proposed rules can be accessed under DPI Statements of Scope section.)

There are currently no scope statements available for comment at this time.


DPI Rules Submitted to Rules Clearinghouse

 

Revising PI 15 Relating to Changes to PI 15 as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 (CR 18-036). This rule change will modify PI 15 to reflect recent changes in statute as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 biennial budget.

Revising PI 38 Relating to Technical changes to rules governing grants for tribal revitalization as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 (CR 18-038). The proposed rule makes a technical change to the rules governing tribal language revitalization grants in order to conform Chapter PI 38 of the DPI Administrative Code to recent changes in statute.

DPI Emergency Rules
 

Revising PI 15 Relating to Changes to PI 15 as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 (SS 034-18). This rule change will modify PI 15 to reflect recent changes in statute as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 biennial budget. The changes set forth in this rule order provide that school districts may levy for and expend funds for costs associated with an energy efficiency project, in an amount no greater than the maximum levy specified in the resolution, without incurring additional revenue limit penalties by the Department. As such, school boards are given flexibility under this rule change to expend costs in an amount less than the amount specified in the resolution in any given year.

Revisions to Emergency Rules governing Licensure as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 (EmR 1802). The emergency rule under this scope statement will revise provisions in emergency rules around licensure, Emergency Rule 1711, to align the emergency rule with recent changes to statute as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59. This rule will ensure consistency between rule and statute while the permanent rule related to Emergency Rule 1711 (Clearinghouse Rule 17-093) completes promulgation. The effective date of this rule is January 14, 2018 until August 11, 2018.

Petitions for Repeal of Unauthorized Administrative Rules


Revising PI 1 Relating to Youth Options Program Appeals (CR 18-027). Chapter PI 1 describes the Department’s process for hearing appeals which do not have specific procedures already prescribed by statute or regulation and provides certain exceptions to complaint and appeals procedures where other, more specific statutes or rules apply, including the granting of high school credit and number of high school credits to be awarded to a pupil participating in the youth options program. 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 eliminated the youth options program. As such, the reference to appeals relating to the youth options program under PI 1 is an unauthorized rule and should be repealed.


DPI Public Hearing Notices on Proposed Rules


(Note: Statements of scope that require preliminary hearings can be accessed under the DPI Preliminary Hearings and Comment Periods section. The rulemaking orders for proposed rules that require agency hearings can be accessed under either DPI Rules Submitted to Rules Clearinghouse or DPI Emergency Rules sections.)

There are currently no public hearings on proposed administrative rules scheduled at this time.


DPI Rules Submitted to the Legislature

 

Revising PI 34 Relating to Stakeholder Workgroups Revisions to Licensure (CR 17-093). Through its work with stakeholder groups, the Department has identified administrative rule changes that help school districts address teacher shortages with the goal of attracting people into the teaching profession and prepare them for work. In order to continue implementing solutions that help school districts address staffing difficulties, the proposed rule’s objective is to provide further flexibility, transparency, and clarity around the teacher licensing process.
See: PI 34 Summary


Final DPI Rules


(Note: The following rules have recently been filed with the Legislative Reference Bureau for future publication and have yet to become effective. Information about final rules that are in effect can be found by accessing the Archived Rules page.)

There are no final rules pending publication at this time.


 

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