2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
February 17, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Petryk, Kremer, Allen,
Danou, Edming, Genrich, Kahl, Kolste, Krug, Kulp, T. Larson, Mursau, A.
Ott, Pope, Riemer, Rohrkaste, Sinicki, Spiros, Steffen, Subeck and
Tauchen, cosponsored by Senators Olsen,
L. Taylor, Bewley and Harris
Dodd. Referred to Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations.
1An Act to create
254.71 (1m) of the statutes; relating to: requiring certain
2persons to hold certificates of food protection practices in order to operate
3certain school lunchrooms participating in the National School Lunch
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, no person may conduct, maintain, manage, or operate a
restaurant unless the operator or manager of the restaurant holds a valid certificate
of food protection practices (FPP certificate) issued by the Department of Health
Services (DHS). Current law defines "restaurant" to include any public or private
school lunchroom for which food service is provided by contract, but excludes from
the definition of "restaurant" any public or private school lunchroom for which food
service is directly provided by the school. A person may obtain an FPP certificate by
satisfactorily completing an examination that is approved by DHS and allows an
individual to demonstrate basic knowledge of food protection practices or by
achieving comparable compliance. An FPP certificate is valid for five years and may
be renewed if the holder of the FPP certificate satisfactorily completes an approved
This bill provides that no person may conduct, maintain, manage, or operate
a school lunchroom that is in a school that is participating in the federal National
School Lunch Program and for which food service is directly provided by the school
unless the operator or manager of the lunchroom, or his or her designee, holds a valid
FPP certificate issued by DHS.
For further information see the state and local 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:
254.71 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
No person may conduct, maintain, manage, or operate a school 3
lunchroom that is in a school that is participating in the national school lunch 4
program under 42 USC 1751
for which food service is directly provided by 5
the school unless the operator or manager of the lunchroom, or his or her designee, 6
is a certificate holder.