2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
April 12, 2001 - Introduced by Representatives Grothman, Albers, Berceau, Bock,
Gundrum, Johnsrud, D. Meyer, Miller, Owens, Pettis, Plouff, Riley, Ryba,
Suder, Walker and
Ziegelbauer, cosponsored by Senators Risser, Huelsman,
Roessler and Welch. Referred to Committee on State Affairs.
1An Act to create
565.32 (1m) of the statutes; relating to: advertising of the state
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the department of revenue (DOR) and any other state
agency are prohibited from engaging in any promotional advertising of the state
lottery or any multistate lottery in which the state participates. Promotional
advertising is defined as advertising that is for the purpose of inducing persons to
purchase lottery tickets or lottery shares. DOR and other state agencies, however,
are not prohibited from engaging in advertising that is designed to provide the public
with general information about the state lottery, the state's participation in a
multistate lottery, the location where lottery tickets and lottery shares may be
purchased, the price of lottery tickets and lottery shares, and the prize structure of
This bill provides that DOR and other state agencies may only engage in this
informational advertising by posting one or more signs at locations at which lottery
retailers sell lottery tickets or lottery shares. The bill also reduces the amounts
appropriated in the 2001-03 fiscal biennium to DOR for the informational
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:
AB315, s. 1
565.32 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
565.32 (1m) Restrictions on advertising of lottery.
If the department or 3
other state agency engages in advertising of the state lottery or a multistate lottery 4
in which the state participates, other than promotional advertising prohibited under 5
sub. (1), the department or any other state agency may only engage in the advertising 6
by posting one or more signs at locations at which lottery retailers sell lottery tickets 7
or lottery shares.
In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation 10
to the department of revenue under section 20.566 (8) (q) of the statutes, as affected 11
by the acts of 2001, the dollar amount is decreased by $2,304,000 for fiscal year 12
2001-02 and the dollar amount is decreased by $4,608,000 for fiscal year 2002-03 13
to decrease funding for state advertising of the state lottery or any multistate lottery 14
in which the state participates.
This act takes effect on September 1, 2001, or on the day after publication, 17
whichever is later.