Date of enactment: December 19, 1997
1997 Assembly Bill 283 Date of publication*: January 8, 1998
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1995-96: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
1997 WISCONSIN ACT 55
An Act to renumber and amend 100.30 (2) (a); to amend 100.30 (2) (b), 100.30 (2) (c) 1. a., 100.30 (2) (d), 100.30 (2) (f), 100.30 (2) (g), 100.30 (2) (L) (intro.), 100.30 (2m) (a), 100.30 (2m) (b), 100.30 (3), 100.30 (5) (a), 100.30 (6) (a) 7. and 814.04 (intro.); and to create 100.26 (9), 100.30 (2) (a), 100.30 (2) (am) 1m., 100.30 (2) (c) 1g., 100.30 (2) (c) 1r., 100.30 (2) (cg), 100.30 (2) (cj), 100.30 (2) (cL), 100.30 (2) (cm), 100.30 (2) (j), 100.30 (2) (m), 100.30 (2m) (c), 100.30 (5m), 100.30 (6) (a) 9. and 100.30 (7) of the statutes; relating to: the regulation of the sale of merchandise below cost and providing penalties.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
55,1 Section 1. 100.26 (9) of the statutes is created to read:
100.26 (9) Any person who violates s. 100.30 (7) (a) is subject to a forfeiture of not less than $50 nor more than $200 for each violation.
55,2 Section 2. 100.30 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 100.30 (2) (am), and 100.30 (2) (am) 1., as renumbered, is amended to read:
100.30 (2) (am) 1. With respect to the sale of cigarettes or other tobacco products, fermented malt beverages, or intoxicating liquor or wine, or motor vehicle fuel, "cost to retailer" means the invoice cost of the merchandise to the retailer within 30 days prior to the date of sale, or replacement cost of the merchandise to the retailer, whichever is lower, less all trade discounts except customary discounts for cash, plus any excise taxes imposed on such merchandise or the sale thereof other than excise taxes collected by the retailer, and any cost incurred for transportation and any other charges not otherwise included in the invoice cost or the replacement cost of the merchandise as herein set forth, to which shall be added a markup to cover a proportionate part of the cost of doing business, which markup, in the absence of proof of a lesser cost, shall be 6% of the cost to the retailer as herein set forth.
55,3 Section 3. 100.30 (2) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
100.30 (2) (a) "Average posted terminal price" means the average posted rack price, as published by a petroleum price reporting service, at which motor vehicle fuel is offered for sale at the close of business on the determination date by all refiners and wholesalers of motor vehicle fuel at a terminal plus any excise, sales or use taxes imposed on the motor vehicle fuel or on its sale, any cost incurred for transportation and any other charges that are not otherwise included in the average posted rack price. In this paragraph, "average" means the arithmetic mean.
55,4 Section 4. 100.30 (2) (am) 1m. of the statutes is created to read:
100.30 (2) (am) 1m. With respect to the sale of motor vehicle fuel, "cost to retailer" means the following:
a. In the case of the retail sale of motor vehicle fuel by a refiner at a retail station owned or operated either directly or indirectly by the refiner, the refiner's lowest selling price to other retailers or to wholesalers of motor vehicle fuel on the date of the refiner's retail sale, less all trade discounts except customary discounts for cash, plus any excise, sales or use taxes imposed on the motor vehicle fuel or on its sale and any cost incurred for transportation and any other charges not otherwise included in the invoice cost of the motor vehicle fuel, plus a markup of 9.18% of that amount to cover a proportionate part of the cost of doing business; or the average posted terminal price at the terminal located closest to the retail station plus a markup of 9.18% of the average posted terminal price to cover a proportionate part of the cost of doing business; whichever is greater.
b. In the case of the retail sale of motor vehicle fuel by a wholesaler of motor vehicle fuel, who is not a refiner, at a retail station owned or operated either directly or indirectly by the wholesaler of motor vehicle fuel, the invoice cost of the motor vehicle fuel to the wholesaler of motor vehicle fuel within 10 days prior to the date of sale, or the replacement cost of the motor vehicle fuel, whichever is lower, less all trade discounts except customary discounts for cash, plus any excise, sales or use taxes imposed on the motor vehicle fuel or on its sale, and any cost incurred for transportation and any other charges not otherwise included in the invoice cost or replacement cost of the motor vehicle fuel, plus a markup of 9.18% of that amount to cover a proportionate part of the cost of doing business; or the average posted terminal price at the terminal located closest to the retail station plus a markup of 9.18% of the average posted terminal price to cover a proportionate part of the cost of doing business; whichever is greater.
c. In the case of the retail sale of motor vehicle fuel by a person other than a refiner or a wholesaler of motor vehicle fuel at a retail station, the invoice cost of the motor vehicle fuel to the retailer within 10 days prior to the date of sale, or the replacement cost of the motor vehicle fuel, whichever is lower, less all trade discounts except customary discounts for cash, plus any excise, sales or use taxes imposed on the motor vehicle fuel or on its sale and any cost incurred for transportation and any other charges not otherwise included in the invoice cost or the replacement cost of the motor vehicle fuel, plus a markup of 6% of that amount to cover a proportionate part of the cost of doing business; or the average posted terminal price at the terminal located closest to the retailer plus a markup of 9.18% of the average posted terminal price to cover a proportionate part of the cost of doing business; whichever is greater.
d. In the case of a retail sale of motor vehicle fuel by a refiner at a place other than a retail station, the refiner's lowest selling price to other retailers or to wholesalers of motor vehicle fuel on the date of the refiner's retail sale, less all trade discounts except customary discounts for cash, plus any excise, sales or use taxes imposed on the motor vehicle fuel or on its sale and any cost incurred for transportation and any other charges not otherwise included in the invoice cost of the motor vehicle fuel to which shall be added a markup to cover a proportionate part of the cost of doing business, which markup, in the absence of proof of a lesser cost, shall be 3% of the cost to the retailer as set forth in this subd. 1m. d.
e. In the case of a retail sale of motor vehicle fuel by a person other than a refiner at a place other than a retail station, the invoice cost of the motor vehicle fuel to the retailer within 10 days prior to the date of the sale, or the replacement cost of the motor vehicle fuel, whichever is lower, less all trade discounts except customary discounts for cash, plus any excise, sales or use taxes imposed on the motor vehicle fuel or on its sale and any cost incurred for transportation and any other charges not otherwise included in the invoice cost or the replacement cost of the motor vehicle fuel to which shall be added a markup to cover a proportionate part of the cost of doing business, which markup, in the absence of proof of a lesser cost, shall be 3% of the cost to the retailer as set forth in this subd. 1m. e.
55,5 Section 5. 100.30 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
100.30 (2) (b) "Cost to retailer" and "cost to wholesaler" as defined in pars. (a) (am) and (c) mean bona fide costs; and purchases made by retailers and, wholesalers, wholesalers of motor vehicle fuel and refiners at prices which cannot be justified by prevailing market conditions within this state shall not be used in determining cost to the retailer and cost to the wholesaler. Prices at which purchases of merchandise other than motor vehicle fuel are made by retailers or wholesalers cannot be justified by prevailing market conditions in this state when they are below the lowest prices at which the manufacturer or producer of such merchandise sells to other retailers or wholesalers in this state. Prices at which sales of motor vehicle fuel are made by retailers, wholesalers, wholesalers of motor vehicle fuel and refiners cannot be justified by prevailing market conditions in this state when they are below the applicable cost to retailers and cost to wholesalers specified under pars. (am) and (c).
55,6 Section 6. 100.30 (2) (c) 1. a. of the statutes is amended to read:
100.30 (2) (c) 1. a. With respect to the sale of cigarettes or other tobacco products, fermented malt beverages, or intoxicating liquor or wine, or motor vehicle fuel, "cost to wholesaler" means, except as provided in subd. 1. b., the invoice cost of the merchandise to the wholesaler within 30 days prior to the date of sale, or the replacement cost of the merchandise to the wholesaler, whichever is lower, less all trade discounts except customary discounts for cash, plus any excise taxes imposed on the sale thereof prior to the sale at retail, and any cost incurred for transportation and any other charges not otherwise included in the invoice cost or the replacement cost of the merchandise as herein set forth, to which shall be added, except for sales at wholesale between wholesalers, a markup to cover a proportionate part of the cost of doing business, which markup, in the absence of proof of a lesser cost, shall be 3% of the cost to the wholesaler as herein set forth.
55,7 Section 7. 100.30 (2) (c) 1g. of the statutes is created to read:
100.30 (2) (c) 1g. With respect to the wholesale sale of motor vehicle fuel by a refiner, "cost to wholesaler" means the refiner's lowest selling price to other retailers or to wholesalers of motor vehicle fuel on the date of the refiner's wholesale sale, less all trade discounts except customary discounts for cash, plus any excise, sales or use taxes imposed on the motor vehicle fuel or on its sale and any cost incurred for transportation and any other charges not otherwise included in the invoice cost of the motor vehicle fuel, to which shall be added a markup to cover a proportionate part of the cost of doing business, which markup, in the absence of proof of a lesser cost, shall be 3% of the cost to the wholesaler as set forth in this subdivision.
55,8 Section 8. 100.30 (2) (c) 1r. of the statutes is created to read:
100.30 (2) (c) 1r. With respect to the wholesale sale of motor vehicle fuel by a person other than a refiner, "cost to wholesaler" means the invoice cost of the motor vehicle fuel to the wholesaler of motor vehicle fuel within 10 days prior to the date of the sale or the replacement cost of the motor vehicle fuel, whichever is lower, less all trade discounts except customary discounts for cash, plus any excise, sales or use taxes imposed on the motor vehicle fuel or on its sale and any cost incurred for transportation and any other charges not otherwise included in the invoice cost or the replacement cost of the motor vehicle fuel to which shall be added a markup to cover a proportionate part of the cost of doing business, which markup, in the absence of proof of a lesser cost, shall be 3% of the cost to the wholesaler as set forth in this subdivision.
55,9 Section 9. 100.30 (2) (cg) of the statutes is created to read:
100.30 (2) (cg) 1. Except as provided in subd. 2., "determination date" is the day preceding the day of the sale at retail of motor vehicle fuel.
2. If a retailer sells motor vehicle fuel on a day other than the day on which the retailer last purchased any motor vehicle fuel and the sale of the motor vehicle fuel by the retailer occurs no later than 10 days after its last purchase by the retailer, "determination date" means any of the following dates selected by the retailer:
a. The day preceding the day of the sale of motor vehicle fuel by the retailer.
b. The day on which motor vehicle fuel was last purchased by the retailer.
55,10 Section 10. 100.30 (2) (cj) of the statutes is created to read:
100.30 (2) (cj) "Existing price of a competitor" means a price being simultaneously offered to a buyer for merchandise of like quality and quantity by a person who is a direct competitor of the retailer, wholesaler, wholesaler of motor vehicle fuel or refiner and from whom the buyer can practicably purchase the merchandise.
55,11 Section 11. 100.30 (2) (cL) of the statutes is created to read:
100.30 (2) (cL) "Petroleum price reporting service" means a wholesale petroleum product price reporting service that is recognized nationwide.
55,12 Section 12. 100.30 (2) (cm) of the statutes is created to read:
100.30 (2) (cm) "Refiner" means a manufacturer, producer or refiner of motor vehicle fuel.
55,13 Section 13. 100.30 (2) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
100.30 (2) (d) "Replacement cost" means the cost computed as specified in par. (a) (am) or (c) at which the merchandise sold could have been bought by the retailer or, wholesaler or wholesaler of motor vehicle fuel at any time if bought in the same quantity as the retailer's or , wholesaler's or wholesaler of motor vehicle fuel's last purchase of the said merchandise.
55,14 Section 14. 100.30 (2) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
100.30 (2) (f) "Retailer" With respect to the sale of merchandise other than motor vehicle fuel, "retailer" and "wholesaler" shall both be applied to any merchant who buys merchandise for resale at retail from the manufacturer or producer thereof and to any wholesaler under par. (L) 2. and, as to that merchandise or that wholesaler, the terms "cost to retailer" and "cost to wholesaler" as defined in pars. (a) (am) and (c) shall both be applied, including the markup requirements.
55,15 Section 15. 100.30 (2) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
100.30 (2) (g) "Sell", "sale" or "sold" includes any advertising or offer to sell or any transfer of merchandise where title is retained by the retailer or, wholesaler, wholesaler of motor vehicle fuel or refiner as security for the payment of the purchase price. In determining the selling price of merchandise by wholesalers and, wholesalers of motor vehicle fuel, retailers and refiners under this section, all fractions of a cent shall be carried to the next full cent.
55,16 Section 16. 100.30 (2) (j) of the statutes is created to read:
100.30 (2) (j) "Terminal" means a motor vehicle fuel storage and distribution facility that is supplied by a pipeline or marine vessel, from which facility motor vehicle fuel may be removed at a rack and from which facility at least 3 refiners or wholesalers of motor vehicle fuel sell motor vehicle fuel.
55,17 Section 17. 100.30 (2) (L) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
100.30 (2) (L) (intro.) "Wholesaler" includes every person holding a permit as a multiple retailer under s. 139.30 (8) and every person engaged in the business of making sales at wholesale, other than sales of motor vehicle fuel at wholesale, within this state except as follows:
55,18 Section 18. 100.30 (2) (m) of the statutes is created to read:
100.30 (2) (m) "Wholesaler of motor vehicle fuel" includes any of the following:
1. A person who stores motor vehicle fuel and sells it through 5 or more retail outlets that the person owns or operates.
2. A person who acquires motor vehicle fuel from a refiner or as a sale at wholesale and stores it in a bulk storage facility other than a retail station for further sale and distribution.
3. A person engaged in the business of making sales at wholesale of motor vehicle fuel within this state.
4. A person engaged in the business of selling diesel fuel if that person's sales of diesel fuel accounted for at least 60% of that person's total sales of motor vehicle fuel in the previous year or, if that person did not engage in the business of selling diesel fuel in the previous year, if that person reasonably anticipates that sales of diesel fuel will account for at least 60% of that person's total sales of motor vehicle fuel in the current year.
55,19 Section 19. 100.30 (2m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
100.30 (2m) (a) When one or more items of merchandise are furnished or sold in combination with or on condition of the purchase of one or more other items, or are so advertised, all items shall be included in determining cost under sub. (2) (a) (am) or (c); and if any of the items included therein are separately priced, such separate price shall be subject to the requirements of this section.
55,20 Section 20. 100.30 (2m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
100.30 (2m) (b) Any With respect to the sale of merchandise other than motor vehicle fuel, any retailer who also sells to other retailers shall use the invoice cost to other retailers in computing the selling price at retail under sub. (2) (a) (am); and if that retailer is a manufacturer or producer, both sub. (2) (a) (am) and (c) shall be used in computing the selling price at retail. In the absence of sales to other retailers, the manufacturer's or producer's invoice cost to wholesalers shall be used in computing the manufacturer's or producer's selling price at retail as provided in sub. (2) (a) (am) and (c).
55,21 Section 21. 100.30 (2m) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
100.30 (2m) (c) When 2 or more terminals are included in the same geographic area by a petroleum price reporting service, they shall be considered one terminal for purposes of sub. (2) (am) 1m. a., b. and c.
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