2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
January 13, 2016 - Introduced by Representatives Goyke, Allen, Thiesfeldt,
Horlacher, Heaton, Kolste, VanderMeer, Rohrkaste, Petryk, Berceau,
Ohnstad, Czaja, Riemer, Hesselbein, Murphy, Edming, Zepnick, Brostoff, A.
Ott, Sinicki, Kremer, Krug, Genrich, Jagler, Mursau, Milroy, Tittl, Novak,
Skowronski, E. Brooks, Zamarripa, Pope, Hebl and Hintz, cosponsored by
Senators Roth, Nass, Bewley, LeMahieu, Petrowski, Hansen, Lassa, Harris
Dodd, Carpenter, Miller and Ringhand. Referred to Committee on Veterans
and Military Affairs.
1An Act to create
45.12 of the statutes; relating to: official logotypes for
2Wisconsin veteran-owned businesses and disabled veteran-owned businesses.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) to design an official
"Wisconsin Veteran-Owned" logotype for use by businesses owned by Wisconsin
veterans. The bill authorizes DVA to design an official "Wisconsin Disabled
Veteran-Owned" logotype for use by businesses owned by Wisconsin veterans who
are also disabled. Under the bill, DVA must consult with the Department of
Administration in designing the official logotypes.
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:
45.12 of the statutes is created to read:
445.12 Wisconsin veteran-owned business logotypes. (1)
In this section:
(a) "Disabled veteran-owned business" means a business certified by the 6
department of administration under s. 16.283 (3).
(b) "Veteran-owned business" means each of the following:
1. A disabled veteran-owned business.
2. A business that is certified by the department for purposes of s. 16.75 (4).
3. A business not included under subds. 1. and 2. that the department certifies 5
for purposes of this section as being at least 51 percent owned by one or more 6
The department shall design an official logotype appropriate for use by 8
veteran-owned businesses in this state. The logotype design shall contain the words 9
"Wisconsin Veteran-Owned Business."
The department may design an official logotype, in addition to the one 11
designed under sub. (2), appropriate for use by disabled veteran-owned businesses 12
in this state. The logotype design shall contain the words "Wisconsin Disabled 13
The department shall consult with the department of administration to 15
design the official logotype under sub. (2) and the official logotype under sub. (3), if 16