1995 WISCONSIN ACT 241
An Act to amend 16.528 (3) (c) and 303.06 (1); and to create 303.06 (4) of the statutes; relating to: by-products from prison industries recycling operations and prison industry interest payments.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
16.528 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.528 (3) (c) An order or contract between 2 or more agencies except if the order or contract involves prison industries.
303.06 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
303.06 (1) Except as authorized in sub. (2) this section, no goods, except farm machinery, farm implements and tools, cordage rope and ply goods, manufactured wholly or partly by inmates in any state, city or county penal institution may be offered for sale in the open market.
303.06 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
303.06 (4) (a) The department may sell, in the open market, by-products of mattresses or by-products of paint from prison industries recycling operations. By-products of mattresses and by-products of paint from recycling operations of prisons in another state may be sold in the open market.
(b) The department may enter into or renew a contract with a manufacturer or distributor to have prison industries provide by-products of mattresses or by-products of paint from prison industries recycling operations.
(c) Prior to the establishment of a prison industry under s. 303.01 (1) (b) relating to providing by-products of mattresses or by-products of paint from prison industries recycling operations, providing related notice under s. 303.01 (1) and receiving related approval under s. 303.015 (1) (b) and prior to entering into a contract under par. (b), the department shall provide written notification of the intent to provide those by-products or to enter into a contract to provide those by-products. The department shall provide the notification to those trade organizations and labor unions that the department determines would be interested in receiving the information. The notification shall include specific information on the proposal, the proposal's impact on private business, industry and labor and, if applicable, the method for the trade organization or labor union to communicate with the joint committee on finance before its hearing under s. 303.01 (1) (c) and with the board before it acts under s. 303.015 (1) (b).