2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 11, 2020 - Introduced by
Law Revision Committee. Referred to
Committee on Senate Organization.
1An Act to repeal
41.11 (5); and to amend
41.11 (1) (h) of the statutes; relating
2to: the Department of Tourism's reporting duties and requirement to distribute
3cheese (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Tourism).
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill modifies the requirement imposed under current law that the
Department of Tourism annually report on its activities to the Senate Natural
Resources Committee and the Assembly Committee on Tourism. Under the bill, the
department is directed to report to the appropriate standing committees of the
legislature, rather than the specifically named committees.
The bill deletes the requirement imposed under current law that the
department distribute donated cheese that is made in Wisconsin at tourist
information centers. The department no longer operates tourist information centers.
For further information, see the Notes provided by the Law Revision
Committee of the Joint Legislative Council.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
41.11 (1) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
(h) Annually report to the senate natural resources committee and
6the assembly committee on tourism appropriate standing committees of the
1legislature under s. 13.172 (3)
the activities, marketing efforts, receipts, and 2
disbursements of the department for the previous fiscal year. The report under this 3
paragraph shall include information on the marketing efforts conducted for the 4
Frank Lloyd Wright Trail established under s. 84.10255.
Note: Section 1 requires the Department of Tourism to make its annual report to
“appropriate” legislative standing committees, rather than to specifically named
41.11 (5) of the statutes is repealed.
Note: Section 2 deletes a requirement for the Department of Tourism to distribute
cheese to the public at tourist information centers it operates. The agency ceased
operation of the centers in 2009, after funding was eliminated by the 2009-11 budget.