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2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
June 27, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Mursau, Milroy, Anderson,
Considine, Crowley, Gruszynski, Hesselbein, Kulp, Kurtz, B. Meyers,
Ohnstad, Ott, Pope, Ramthun, Rodriguez, Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki,
Skowronski, Snyder, Spiros, Spreitzer, Tauchen, Thiesfeldt, Tusler and
Rohrkaste, cosponsored by Senators Cowles, Miller, Carpenter, Hansen,
Kapenga, Larson, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand and Smith. Referred to
Committee on Health.
AB317,1,2 1An Act to create 23.118 of the statutes; relating to: Department of Natural
2Resources' efforts to raise awareness about Lyme disease.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under this bill, if the Department of Natural Resources produces a brochure for
a specific state park that includes information about the state park that is not solely
a map of the park, DNR must also include in the brochure information on Lyme
disease, how to prevent tick bites, and that visitors are encouraged to check for ticks
after visiting the park. Also under the bill, annually in the month of May, in
connection with Lyme Disease Awareness Month, DNR must conduct a Lyme disease
awareness campaign with the goal of raising awareness of Lyme disease, informing
on how to prevent tick bites, and encouraging people to check for ticks after spending
time outdoors. The bill requires that the campaign use some combination of digital
platforms, including DNR's Internet site, social media, and digital newsletters, and
print platforms, including the Wisconsin natural resources magazine.
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:
AB317,1 3Section 1. 23.118 of the statutes is created to read:
AB317,2,5
123.118 Lyme disease awareness. (1) If the department produces a brochure
2for a specific state park that includes information about the state park that is not
3solely a map of the park, the department shall also include in the brochure
4information on Lyme disease, how to prevent tick bites, and that visitors are
5encouraged to check for ticks after visiting the park.
AB317,2,12 6(2) Annually in the month of May, in connection with Lyme Disease Awareness
7Month, the department shall conduct a Lyme disease awareness campaign with the
8goal of raising awareness of Lyme disease, informing on how to prevent tick bites,
9and encouraging people to check for ticks after spending time outdoors. The
10campaign shall use some combination of digital platforms, including the
11department's Internet site, social media, and digital newsletters, and print
12platforms, including the Wisconsin natural resources magazine.
AB317,2 13Section 2. Initial applicability.
AB317,2,1514 (1) The treatment of s. 23.118 (1) first applies to a brochure produced on the
15effective date of this subsection.
AB317,3 16Section 3. Effective date.
AB317,2,1817 (1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 6th month beginning after
18publication.
AB317,2,1919 (End)
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