2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
October 8, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Sanfelippo, Tusler, Kuglitsch,
Ohnstad and Born, cosponsored by Senators Kooyenga, Wirch,
and Johnson. Referred to Committee on Consumer Protection.
1An Act to create
134.49 (1) (a) 15. of the statutes; relating to: automatic
2renewal of contracts involving industrial gases and related equipment.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, subject to several exceptions, a contract for the lease of
business equipment or for providing business services may not be automatically
renewed or extended unless certain disclosures are made to the customer at the time
the contract is entered into and the seller provides a reminder notice satisfying
certain requirements to the customer near the end of the contract period.
This bill specifies that the disclosure and reminder notice requirements for
automatic renewal or extension of business equipment or services contracts do not
apply to a contract for the supply of industrial, medical, or other gases, including for
the lease, service, or use of equipment involved in supplying the gases.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
134.49 (1) (a) 15. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 15. A contract for the supply of industrial, medical, or other gases 2
in any form, including for the lease, service, or use of cylinders, tanks, hard goods, 3
or other related equipment involved in supplying the gases.