2009 - 2010 LEGISLATURE
October 6, 2009 - Introduced by Representatives Richards, Roys, Hubler, Mason,
Young, Pasch, Turner, Grigsby, Schneider, Hintz, Vukmir, Sinicki,
Pope-Roberts, Newcomer, Kramer, Vruwink, Cullen and Fields,
cosponsored by Senators Risser, Carpenter, Olsen, Cowles, Erpenbach,
Lazich, Taylor, Darling and Plale. Referred to Committee on Health and
1An Act to create
100.30 (6) (a) 10. of the statutes; relating to: the minimum sale
2price of prescription drugs.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Unfair Sales Act or "minimum markup" law prohibits
"loss leaders," or wholesale and retail sales of merchandise at a price below the cost
of the merchandise to the seller.
This bill exempts prescription drugs from the Unfair Sales Act. As a result, the
bill deletes the current prohibition on below-cost sales of prescription drugs.
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:
AB482, s. 1
100.30 (6) (a) 10. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 10. Merchandise is a prescription drug, as defined in s. 450.01 5