2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 11, 2020 - Introduced by Representatives Billings, Hintz, Vining, Hebl,
Neubauer, Riemer, Kolste, Zamarripa, Cabrera, Milroy, Sargent, Pope,
Sinicki, Hesselbein, Spreitzer, Ohnstad, Doyle, Stubbs, Crowley,
Considine, Subeck, Vruwink, Shankland, C. Taylor, Anderson and Bowen,
cosponsored by Senators Schachtner, L. Taylor, Bewley, Risser, Larson,
Shilling, Carpenter and Ringhand. Referred to Committee on State Affairs.
1An Act to amend
255.15 (4); and to create
255.15 (3) (d) of the statutes; 2relating to: public health campaign for prevention of tobacco and electronic
3cigarette use, a grant program to support organizations working on youth
4vaping and cessation services, and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill provides additional funding to the Department of Health Services to
develop and carry out a public health campaign aimed at the prevention of initiation
of tobacco and electronic cigarette use. The bill also provides funding to DHS to
distribute grants to local and regional organizations working on youth vaping and
providing cessation services.
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:
255.15 (3) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
(d) From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (fm), the department 7
may develop and implement a public health campaign aimed at the prevention of
initiation of tobacco and electronic cigarette use and may award grants for local and 2
regional organizations working on youth vaping and providing cessation services.
255.15 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
255.15 (4) Reports.
Not later than April 15, 2002 2021
, and annually 5
thereafter, the department shall submit to the governor and to the chief clerk of each 6
house of the legislature for distribution under s. 13.172 (2) a report that evaluates 7
the success of the grant program programs
under sub. (3). The report shall specify 8
the number of grants awarded during the immediately preceding fiscal year and the 9
purpose for which each grant was made. The report shall also specify donations and 10
grants accepted by the department under sub. (5).
(1) Public health campaign and grants for vaping prevention and cessation.
In the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) for the appropriation to the department of health 14
services under s. 20.435 (1) (fm), the dollar amount for fiscal year 2019-20 is 15
increased by $2,000,000 to fund a public health campaign aimed at prevention of 16
initiation of tobacco and electronic cigarette use and grants for local and regional 17
organizations working on youth vaping and providing cessation services.