2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 24, 2020 - Introduced by Representatives Pronschinske, Edming, James,
Petryk, Summerfield and Tauchen. Referred to Committee on Education.
1An Act to create
20.115 (4) (aw) and 93.495 of the statutes; relating to: grants
2to purchase milk dispensers for schools, granting rule-making authority, and
3making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill creates a grant program for purchasing milk dispensers for schools.
Under the bill, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection must
award grants to school boards, operators of independent charter schools, and
governing bodies of private schools participating in parental choice programs and
the Special Needs Scholarship Program to purchase milk dispensers for schools.
For further information see the state and local 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:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 5
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.115 (4) (aw) of the statutes is created to read:
(aw) Grants for milk dispensers.
The amounts in the schedule for 3
grants to purchase milk dispensers under s. 93.495.
93.495 of the statutes is created to read:
593.495 Grants for milk dispensers. (1)
In this section:
(a) “Governing body” means any of the following:
1. For a school district, the school board in charge of the schools of the school 8
2. For a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x), the operator of the charter 10
3. For a private school participating in a program under s. 115.7915, 118.60, 12
or 119.23, the governing body of the private school.
(b) “Milk dispenser” means a machine that stores bulk cold milk and allows 14
users to dispense individual servings of milk for immediate consumption.
(c) “School” means a public school, including a charter school under s. 118.40 16
(2r) or (2x), or a private school participating in a program under s. 115.7915, 118.60, 17
From the appropriation under s. 20.115 (4) (aw) and subject to sub. (3), the 19
department shall award grants to governing bodies to purchase milk dispensers for
schools. A governing body shall specify in its application for a grant under this 2
section the number of milk dispenser units the governing body requests and the cost 3
of each unit. The department may award a grant under this section of up to $5,000 4
per milk dispenser unit.
If the appropriation under s. 20.115 (4) (aw) in any fiscal year is insufficient 6
to pay the full amount requested by all applicants under sub. (2), the department 7
shall prorate the payments among the applicants.
The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this 9