2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
June 21, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Cowles,
Miller, Carpenter, Hansen,
Larson, Olsen, Petrowski, Ringhand and Smith, cosponsored by
Representatives Mursau, Milroy, Anderson, Crowley, Edming, Emerson,
Gruszynski, Hesselbein, Kulp, B. Meyers, Ohnstad, Ott, Pope, Ramthun,
Shankland, Sinicki, Snyder, Spiros, Spreitzer, Tauchen, C. Taylor,
Thiesfeldt and Tusler. Referred to Committee on Natural Resources and
1An Act to create
23.1165 of the statutes; relating to: making insect repellant
2available for sale in state parks and state forests.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Natural Resources to ensure that insect
repellant is available for purchase in every state park and state forest, either by
selling it at a state park or state forest office or other location in the park or forest
when open and staffed, or by arranging by agreement with a friends group that
operates a concession stand in the state park or state forest to sell it when the stand
is open and staffed.
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:
23.1165 of the statutes is created to read:
423.1165 Sale of insect repellant.
In this section, “friends group” has the 5
meaning given in s. 23.098 (1) (b).
The department shall ensure that insect repellant is available for purchase 7
in every state park and state forest through one of the following methods:
(a) Making insect repellant available for sale at the state park office, state 2
forest office, or other location in the state park or state forest at all times when the 3
office or other location is open to the public and staffed.
(b) Arranging by agreement with a friends group that operates a concession 5
stand in a state park or state forest to have insect repellant available for purchase 6
in that concession stand when open to the public and staffed.
The requirement under sub. (2) does not apply with respect to a state park 8
or state forest if there is no state park office, state forest office, or other location in 9
the state park or state forest where the department can make insect repellant 10
available for sale or no friends group that operates a concession stand in the state 11
park or state forest or, if the state park or state forest office, other location, or friends 12
group concession stand sells out of insect repellant, for an amount of time that is 13
sufficient to allow for restocking.