2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
May 1, 2001 - Introduced by Representatives Johnsrud, Reynolds, Ott, Krawczyk,
Nass, Albers, Seratti, Gronemus, Huebsch, Kreibich, Owens, Rhoades,
Sykora, Hahn and
Gunderson, cosponsored by Senators Breske, Schultz,
Jauch, Roessler and
Welch. Referred to Committee on Environment.
1An Act to repeal
287.31 (3) (c) 3. and 4.; and to amend
287.31 (3) (c) 2m. 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, the publisher of a newspaper is generally required to pay
a newspaper recycling fee based on the volume of newsprint used by the publisher
unless the newsprint on which the newspaper is printed contains a specified
minimum percentage of fiber derived from postconsumer waste. For 1998 to 2000,
the specified minimum percentage is 33%. For 2001 and 2002, the specified
minimum percentage is 37%. For 2003 and thereafter, the specified minimum
percentage is 40%.
Under this bill, the specified minimum percentage of fiber from postconsumer
waste for newsprint used in newspapers is 33%, with no future increases.
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:
AB365, s. 1
287.31 (3) (c) 2m. of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) 2m. 1998 through 2000
AB365, s. 2
287.31 (3) (c) 3. and 4. of the statutes are repealed.