Copies of this proposed rule are available without cost upon request to: Pamela Haack, Department of Regulation and Licensing, Office of Administrative Rules, 1400 East Washington Avenue, Room 171, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708 (608) 266-0495.
Notice of Hearing
Tobacco Control Board
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to s. 255.15 (1m), Stats., the Wisconsin Tobacco Control Board will hold a public hearing to consider the creation of ch. TCB 1, Wis. Adm. Code, relating to the establishment of criteria, procedures, requirements and conditions for the award of project grants from the appropriation under s. 20.436 (1) (tc), Stats., to organizations that operate or propose to operate programs reducing tobacco use by preventing tobacco use, promoting tobacco use cessation, and eliminating environmental tobacco smoke and the emergency administrative rules now in effect on the same subject.
The public hearing will be held:
Date & Time
January 10, 2001
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
State Office Building
1 West Wilson
Madison, WI 53703
The hearing site is fully accessible to people with disabilities. Parking for people with disabilities attending the Madison hearing is available in the parking lot behind the building, in the Monona Terrace Convention Center Parking Ramp and in the Doty Street Parking Ramp. People with disabilities may enter the building directly from the parking lot at the west end of the building or from Wilson Street through the side entrance at the east end of the building.
Analysis Prepared by the Department of Health and Family Services
The health and fiscal impact of tobacco use are well documented. In Wisconsin alone, 7,800 deaths occur each year from tobacco-related disease. In addition, Wisconsin government, residents and health care providers pay over $1.3 billion annually for health care costs associated with tobacco use.
While tobacco's effects are in individuals' futures, immediate action is required to reverse the recent trend toward rising youth addiction and resulting long-term negative health effects of tobacco use. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 3,000 youths begin smoking every day in the United States. In Wisconsin alone, there has been a 19 percent increase in high school tobacco use since 1993, with over 38 percent of high school youth smoking a cigarette in the last month. This increase in youth tobacco use is particularly threatening since over 90 percent of current smokers began smoking before the age of 18. Of the current 1 million smokers in Wisconsin, half will die from tobacco-related diseases such as emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease and stroke.
In addition, tobacco use among specific populations continues to present an ongoing threat to the health of Wisconsin citizens. Wisconsin has a rate of tobacco use among pregnant women that is 30 percent higher than the national average. In addition, the national smoking rate among African-American youth doubled from 14 percent in 1993 to 28 percent in 1997. Finally, the 48% smoking rate of Medicaid recipients is twice the rate of the general population.
The ongoing and emerging health impacts and costs associated with tobacco use necessitate the immediate implementation of the comprehensive initiative to address tobacco use in Wisconsin.
The Board, through this order, is creating chapter TCB 1 relating to the Board's administering and awarding grants for tobacco control and establishing criteria for recipients of the grants. The rule is being promulgated under the authority of s. 255.15 (1m), Stats., for the purpose of establishing criteria, procedures, requirements and conditions for the award of project grants from the appropriation under s. 20.436 (1) (tc), Stats., to organizations that operate or propose to operate programs reducing tobacco use by preventing tobacco use, promoting tobacco use cessation and eliminating environmental tobacco smoke.
Identical emergency rules were published and became effective on November 7, 2000.
To find out more about the hearing or to request a copy of the proposed rule, write or phone:
David F. Gundersen
Executive Director, Tobacco Control Board
Room 250, 1 West Wilson Street
PO Box 1190
Madison, WI 53701-1190
The text of ch. TCB 1 is available on the Tobacco Control Board's website at www.wtcb.state.wi.us
. If you are hearing or visually impaired, do not speak English, or have other personal circumstances which might make communication at the hearing difficult and if you, therefore, require an interpreter, or a non-English, large-print or taped version of the hearing document, contact the person at the address or phone number above. A person requesting a non-English or sign language interpreter should make that request at least 10 days before the hearing. With less than 10 days notice, an interpreter may not be available.
Written comments on the proposed rules received at the above address no later than January 17, 2000 will be given the same consideration as testimony presented at the hearing.
This rule neither increases nor decreases existing appropriations or state or general local government fiscal liabilities or revenues beyond those identified in the original fiscal estimate of Act 9. The emergency rule provides parameters for the allocation of funds to state and local activities, and provides greater specificity regarding the funded programmatic activities related to the appropriation under s. 20.436 (1) (tc), Stats. Of the $18,307,000 allocated by the Board, $7,250,000 will go to state agencies and organizations and $11,057,000 will go to local activities. Costs of administering these grant activities will be paid for by grant funding or covered by existing funding.
Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
The rule changes made by the emergency rule and the proposed permanent rule will not affect small businesses as “small business" is defined in s. 227.114 (1) (a), Stats.
Administrative rules filed with the
Revisor of Statutes Bureau
The following administrative rules have been filed with the Revisor of Statutes Bureau and are in the process of being published. The date assigned to each rule is the projected effective date. It is possible that the publication of these rules could be delayed. Contact the Revisor of Statutes Bureau at (608) 266-7275 for updated information on the effective dates for the listed rules.
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
An order to repeal and recreate ch. ATCP 75 relating to retail food establishments.
Financial Institutions, Division of Securities (CR 00-117
An order affecting chs. DFI-Sec 2, 3, 4 and 5 relating to securities registration exemptions, and to securities broker-dealer, agent, investment adviser and investment adviser representative licensing procedures, record-keeping requirements, and rule of conduct provisions.
An order affecting ch. HFS 196, relating to restaurants.
An order affecting ch. Ins 23, relating to standards for insurance marketed to fund prearranged funeral plans.
An order affecting chs. NR 400, 410, 423, 428, 439, 484 and 485, relating to reducing ozone concentrations in the ambient air in southeastern Wisconsin by controlling nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.
An order affecting chs. NR 406, 407, 419, 422 and 484, relating to the control of volatile organic compound emissions from automobile refinishing operations.
An order to amend ch. NR 25, relating to commercial fishing for chubs on Lake Michigan.
An order affecting ch. N 5, relating to renewal after 5 years.
An order affecting chs. RL 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35, relating to private detectives, private detective agencies and private security personnel.
An order affecting chs. RL 17, 24 and 25, relating to real estate education requirements.
An order affecting chs. Trans 231 and 233, relating to division of land abutting a state trunk or connecting highway.
Department of Financial Institutions
Division of Savings Institutions
Notice of Interest Rate on Required
Residential Mortgage Loan Escrow Accounts
Under Section 138.052 (5) (a), Stats., with some exceptions, a bank, credit union, savings bank, savings and loan association, or mortgage banker, which originates a residential mortgage loan requiring an escrow account to assure the payment of taxes or insurance, shall pay interest on the outstanding principal of the escrow.
Section 138.052 (5) (am) (2), Stats., directs the Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Savings Institutions, to determine annually the required interest rate. The rate is based on the average interest rate paid by Wisconsin depository institutions on passbook savings accounts.
The Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Savings Institutions, has calculated the interest rate required to be paid on escrow accounts under Section 138.052 (5), Stats., to be 2.53% for 2001. This interest rate shall remain in effect through December 31, 2001.
Mr. John Gervasi, Acting Administrator
Division of Savings Institutions
Department of Financial Institutions
Telephone (608) 261-2300
The State of Wisconsin
Department of Administration
Bureau of Document Services
Document Sales and Distribution Section
P.O. Box 7840