2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
January 27, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Czaja, Novak, Ballweg,
Bernier, Jarchow, Kleefisch, Knodl, Knudson, Macco, Mursau, Murtha, A.
, Sanfelippo, Skowronski, Steffen and Thiesfeldt, cosponsored by
Senators Harsdorf, Gudex, LeMahieu, Tiffany, Marklein, Lasee, Olsen and
Bewley. Referred to Committee on Environment and Forestry.
AB11,1,3 1An Act to repeal 25.46 (5L) and 287.31; and to amend 287.21 (intro.) of the
2statutes; relating to: the newspaper recycling fee and the recycled content of
3newsprint used in newspapers.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a newspaper publisher is required to pay a newspaper
recycling fee based on the cost of newsprint used to print the newspaper, unless at
least 33 percent of the fiber in the newsprint is derived from postconsumer waste.
This bill eliminates the newspaper recycling fee and the minimum percentage
of postconsumer waste content in newsprint.
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:
AB11,1 4Section 1. 25.46 (5L) of the statutes is repealed.
AB11,2 5Section 2. 287.21 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,2,7 6287.21 Statewide education program. (intro.) The department shall
7collect, prepare and disseminate information and conduct educational and training

1programs designed to assist in the implementation of solid waste management
2programs under ss. 287.01 to 287.31 287.27, enhance municipal and county solid
3waste management programs under s. 287.09 (2) (a) and inform the public of the
4relationship among an individual's consumption of goods and services, the
5generation of different types and quantities of solid waste and the implementation
6of the solid waste management priorities in s. 287.05 (12). The department shall
7prepare the information and programs on a statewide basis for the following groups:
AB11,3 8Section 3. 287.31 of the statutes is repealed.
AB11,2,99 (End)