2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 21, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Carpenter and Risser, cosponsored
by Representatives Bernier, Kolste, Zamarripa, Jacque, Anderson,
Berceau, Billings, Young, C. Taylor and Sargent. Referred to Committee on
Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism.
SB50,1,3 1An Act to amend 100.30 (6) (title); and to create 100.30 (6) (a) 10. and 100.30
2(6) (e) of the statutes; relating to: the minimum sale price of prescription
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill exempts prescription drugs from the Unfair Sales Act. 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. Under the bill, that prohibition does not apply to 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:
SB50,1 4Section 1 . 100.30 (6) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB50,1,55 100.30 (6) (title) Exceptions ; construction.
SB50,2 6Section 2. 100.30 (6) (a) 10. of the statutes is created to read:
SB50,1,87 100.30 (6) (a) 10. Merchandise is a prescription drug, as defined in s. 450.01
1Section 3. 100.30 (6) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
SB50,2,32 100.30 (6) (e) Paragraph (a) 10. may not be construed to diminish any remedies
3available for violations of ch. 133 or 15 USC 2.
SB50,2,44 (End)