2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
January 27, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Czaja, Novak, Ballweg,
Bernier, Jarchow, Kleefisch, Knodl, Knudson, Macco, Mursau, Murtha, A.
Ott, Sanfelippo, Skowronski, Steffen and Thiesfeldt, cosponsored by
Senators Harsdorf, Gudex, LeMahieu, Tiffany, Marklein, Lasee, Olsen and
Bewley. Referred to Committee on Environment and Forestry.
1An Act to repeal
25.46 (5L) and 287.31; and to amend
287.21 (intro.) of the 2
statutes; relating to: the newspaper recycling fee and the recycled content of
3newsprint used in newspapers.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a newspaper publisher is required to pay a newspaper
recycling fee based on the cost of newsprint used to print the newspaper, unless at
least 33 percent of the fiber in the newsprint is derived from postconsumer waste.
This bill eliminates the newspaper recycling fee and the minimum percentage
of postconsumer waste content in newsprint.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
25.46 (5L) of the statutes is repealed.
287.21 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
6287.21 Statewide education program.
(intro.) The department shall 7
collect, prepare and disseminate information and conduct educational and training
programs designed to assist in the implementation of solid waste management 2
programs under ss. 287.01 to 287.31 287.27
, enhance municipal and county solid 3
waste management programs under s. 287.09 (2) (a) and inform the public of the 4
relationship among an individual's consumption of goods and services, the 5
generation of different types and quantities of solid waste and the implementation 6
of the solid waste management priorities in s. 287.05 (12). The department shall 7
prepare the information and programs on a statewide basis for the following groups:
287.31 of the statutes is repealed.