2003 - 2004 LEGISLATURE
April 23, 2003 - Introduced by Representatives Ott, Plouff, Balow, Bies, Freese,
Hines, Huber, Lassa, J. Lehman, Miller, Owens, Pettis and Towns,
cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf, Wirch and Decker. Referred to
Committee on Natural Resources.
1An Act relating to: disposal of oil-absorbent materials.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the secretary of commerce to appoint a committee to study the
use and disposal of used oil filters and other oil-absorbent materials, to establish
percentage goals for recycling used oil filters and for recycling or recovering other
oil-absorbent materials, and to recommend measures to be taken if those goals are
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:
(1) Disposal of oil-absorbent materials.
(a) No later than the first day of the 9th month beginning after the effective date 5
of this paragraph, the secretary of commerce shall appoint and convene a committee 6
under section 15.04 (1) (c) of the statutes to do all of the following:
1. Gather data concerning the following:
a. The number of oil filters used in this state annually.
b. The number of used oil filters recycled in this state annually.
c. The amount of oil-absorbent material disposed of in this state annually.
d. The amount of oil-absorbent material recycled or recovered in this state 5
2. Establish percentage goals for recycling used oil filters and for recycling or 7
recovering other oil-absorbent materials that are enough higher than current 8
practice to make a significant difference but are attainable with current technology.
3. Set a deadline for meeting the goals under subdivision 2.
4. Suggest measures to be taken if the goals under subdivision 2
. are not met 11
and dates for taking those measures.
(b) The department of commerce shall schedule meetings of the committee 13
under paragraph (a) once a month for 15 months.
(c) The department shall submit recommendations based on the work of the 15
committee under paragraph (a) to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for 16
distribution in the manner provided in section 13.172 (2) of the statutes and to the 17
governor no later than the first day of the 25th month beginning after the effective 18
date of this paragraph.