2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 48. Children's code.
48.561 Child welfare services in a county having a population of 750,000 or more.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 48.561 (2017)

48.561 Child welfare services in a county having a population of 750,000 or more.

(1) The department shall provide child welfare services in a county having a population of 750,000 or more.

(2) The department shall employ personnel in a county having a population of 750,000 or more who devote all of their time directly or indirectly to child welfare services. Whenever possible, these personnel shall be social workers certified under ch. 457.

(3)

(a) A county having a population of 750,000 or more shall contribute $58,893,500 in each state fiscal year for the provision of child welfare services in that county by the department. That contribution shall be made as follows:

1. Through a reduction of $37,209,200 from the amounts distributed to that county under ss. 46.40 (2) and 48.563 (2) in each state fiscal year.

2. Through a reduction of $1,583,000 from the amount distributed to that county under s. 46.40 (2m) (a) in each state fiscal year.

3. Through a deduction of $20,101,300 from any state payment due that county under s. 79.035, 79.04, or 79.08 as provided in par. (b).

(b) The department of administration shall collect the amount specified in par. (a) 3. from a county having a population of 750,000 or more by deducting all or part of that amount from any state payment due that county under s. 79.035, 79.04, or 79.08. The department of administration shall notify the department of revenue, by September 15 of each year, of the amount to be deducted from the state payments due under s. 79.035, 79.04, or 79.08. The department of administration shall credit all amounts collected under this paragraph to the appropriation account under s. 20.437 (1) (kw) and shall notify the county from which those amounts are collected of that collection. The department may not expend any moneys from the appropriation account under s. 20.437 (1) (cx) for providing services to children and families under s. 48.48 (17) until the amounts in the appropriation account under s. 20.437 (1) (kw) are exhausted.

History: 1997 a. 27, 237; 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 16; 2007 a. 20; 2011 a. 32; 2013 a. 20.

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