2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
January 16, 2020 - Introduced by Senators Jacque, Olsen,
and Kapenga, cosponsored by Representatives Tranel, Tauchen, Plumer,
Kulp, Quinn, Gundrum, VanderMeer, Felzkowski, Oldenburg, Petryk,
Edming, Mursau and Skowronski. Referred to Committee on Agriculture,
Revenue and Financial Institutions.
1An Act to renumber and amend
98.146 (2); and to amend
98.146 (1) and 2
98.146 (3) of the statutes; relating to: reciprocity for bulk milk weighing and
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill allows a person who is licensed by an agricultural agency of another
state to take weights and samples of milk in bulk tanks. Current law generally
requires a person to hold a license granted by the Department of Agriculture, Trade
and Consumer Protection to take weights and samples of milk held in a bulk tank
on the farm where the milk is produced.
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:
98.146 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
All persons except licensed cheesemakers and buttermakers taking 6
weights and samples of milk in bulk tanks or measuring milk in bulk tanks to 7
determine weight, on the farm premises where such milk is produced, shall be
licensed by the department under this section or by an equivalent regulatory agency
2in another state
, and no person who is not so licensed shall engage in such activities.
98.146 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 98.146 (2) (a) and amended 4
(a) Each application for a license under this section or license 6
renewal shall be made on forms provided by the department and shall be 7
accompanied by the license fee required under sub. (4), except that an individual who 8
is eligible for the veterans fee waiver program under s. 45.44 is not required to pay 9
the fee. The license shall expire biennially on September 30 of the 2nd year 10
commencing after the date of issuance or renewal. The applicant shall not have an 11
arrest or conviction record, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, and shall give 12
proof of ability to engage in such weighing and sampling to the satisfaction of the 13
department by satisfactorily passing a written examination pertaining to such 14
If the department conducts a reinspection of any measurement by a person 16licensed under this subsection authorized to take weights and samples or to measure
17under sub. (1)
due to any violation of any federal or state law which the department 18
determines in a regularly scheduled inspection of that measurement, the 19
department shall charge the holder of that license
the reinspection fee 20
required under sub. (4) for that reinspection.
98.146 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
No dairy plant shall receive any milk required to be weighed and 23
sampled by a licensee under this section person authorized to take weights and
24samples under sub. (1)
unless it has been so weighed and sampled.