2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
September 14, 2011 - Introduced by Senators Wanggaard, Grothman and Taylor,
cosponsored by Representatives
Kooyenga, Spanbauer, Kapenga, Tiffany,
Klenke, Bernier, Rivard, Stroebel and Mursau. Referred to Committee on
Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education.
1An Act to repeal
97.18 of the statutes; relating to: the serving and sale of
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Current state law prohibits the serving of colored margarine at a public eating
place as a substitute for butter unless margarine is ordered by the customer. The law
also prohibits the serving of margarine in state institutions as a substitute for table
butter, except as necessary for the health of a patient or inmate. Finally, the law
contains specific requirements for the packaging and labeling of margarine for sale
This bill repeals these provisions concerning the serving and sale of margarine.
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:
SB183, s. 1
97.18 of the statutes is repealed.