2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 7, 2020 - Introduced by Representatives Pope, Kolste, Crowley, Hebl,
Neubauer, Billings, Emerson, Riemer, Zamarripa, Cabrera, Milroy,
Sargent, Hesselbein, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Fields, Ohnstad, Doyle, Vining,
Subeck, Vruwink, C. Taylor, Bowen and Anderson, cosponsored by Senators
Larson, Schachtner, Bewley, Risser, Shilling and Ringhand. Referred to
Committee on Education.
1An Act to create
118.07 (6) of the statutes; relating to: prohibiting vaping on
2public and private school property.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill prohibits vaping on school premises. Under the bill, “school premises”
is defined as any real property owned by, rented by, or under the control of a school
board, operator or governing board of an independent charter school, or governing
body of a private school. “School premises” includes outdoor spaces such as
playgrounds and athletic fields. The bill defines vaping as inhaling or exhaling vapor
from a vapor product, regardless of whether the liquid or other substance being
heated to produce the vapor contains nicotine.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
118.07 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) In this subsection:
1. “School premises” means all of the following:
a. Real property owned or rented by, or under the control of, a school board, 2
including playgrounds, athletic facilities or fields, and any other property that is 3
occupied by pupils on a regular basis.
b. Real property owned or rented by an operator or governing board of a charter 5
school that is used for the operation of a charter school, including playgrounds, 6
athletic facilities or fields, and any other property that is occupied on a regular basis 7
by pupils attending the charter school.
c. Real property owned or rented by the governing body of a private school that 9
is used for the operation of a private school, including playgrounds, athletic facilities 10
or fields, and any other property that is occupied on a regular basis by pupils 11
attending the private school.
2. “Vape” means to inhale or exhale vapor from a vapor product.
3. “Vapor product” has the meaning given in s. 139.75 (14).
(b) No individual may vape on school premises.