100.209(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
100.209(1)(c) (c) “Multichannel video provider" means an interim cable operator, as defined in s. 66.0420 (2) (n), video service provider, as defined in s. 66.0420 (2) (zg), or multichannel video programming distributor, as defined in 47 USC 522 (13).
100.209(1)(d) (d) “Video programming" has the meaning given in s. 66.0420 (2) (x).
100.209(2) (2)Rights.
100.209(2)(a) (a) A multichannel video provider shall repair video programming service within 72 hours after a subscriber reports a service interruption or requests the repair if the service interruption is not the result of a natural disaster.
100.209(2)(b) (b) Upon notification by a subscriber of a service interruption, a multichannel video provider shall give the subscriber a credit for one day of video programming service if video programming service is interrupted for more than 4 hours in one day and the interruption is caused by the multichannel video provider.
100.209(2)(bm) (bm) Upon notification by a subscriber of a service interruption, a multichannel video provider shall give the subscriber a credit for each hour that video programming service is interrupted if video programming service is interrupted for more than 4 hours in one day and the interruption is not caused by the multichannel video provider.
100.209(2)(c) (c) A multichannel video provider shall give a subscriber at least 30 days' advance written notice before deleting a program service from its video programming service. A multichannel video provider is not required to give the notice under this paragraph if the multichannel video provider makes a channel change because of circumstances beyond the control of the multichannel video provider.
100.209(2)(d) (d) A multichannel video provider shall give a subscriber at least 30 days' advance written notice before instituting a rate increase.
100.209(2)(e) (e) If a multichannel video provider intends to disconnect a subscriber's video programming service, or a portion of that service, the multichannel video provider shall give the subscriber at least 10 days' advance written notice of the disconnection. A multichannel video provider is not required to give the notice under this paragraph if the disconnection is requested by the subscriber, is necessary to prevent theft of video programming service or is necessary to reduce or prevent signal leakage, as described in 47 CFR 76.611.
100.209(3) (3)Rules and orders allowed. This section does not prohibit the department from promulgating a rule or from issuing an order consistent with its authority under this chapter that gives a subscriber greater rights than the rights under sub. (2).
100.209(4) (4)Penalty; enforcement.
100.209(4)(a) (a) A person who violates sub. (2) may be required to forfeit not more than $1,000 for each offense and not more than $10,000 for each occurrence. Failure to give a notice required under sub. (2) (c) or (d) to more than one subscriber shall be considered to be one offense.
100.209(4)(b) (b) The department and the district attorneys of this state have concurrent authority to institute civil proceedings under this section.
100.209 History History: 1991 a. 296; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 111 s. 17; Stats. 1997 s. 100.209; 1999 a. 150 s. 672; 2007 a. 42; 2013 a. 20.
100.2095 100.2095 Labeling of bedding.
100.2095(1)(1)In this section, “bedding" means any mattress, upholstered spring, comforter, pad, cushion or pillow designed and manufactured for the purpose of sleeping or reclining.
100.2095(2)(a)(a) All bedding shall be labeled to include a description of the material that is used in the manufacture of the bedding and the name and address of the manufacturer of the bedding and the person selling, offering for sale or consigning for sale the bedding. If any of the material used in the bedding has not previously been used in any other bedding, the phrase “manufactured of new material" shall appear on the label. If any of the material used in the bedding has previously been used in other bedding, the phrase “manufactured of secondhand material" shall appear on the label.
100.2095(2)(b) (b) For the purpose of labeling bedding under par. (a), the label shall be not less than 3 inches by 4.5 inches in size and shall be sewed to the bedding and the print appearing on the label shall be not less than one-eighth of an inch in height.
100.2095(3) (3)No person in the business of manufacturing, distributing or selling bedding may manufacture, distribute, sell, offer for sale, consign for sale or possess with intent to distribute, sell, offer for sale or consign for sale any article of bedding unless the bedding is labeled as provided in sub. (2).
100.2095(4) (4)No person in the business of selling bedding may sell, offer for sale, consign for sale or possess with intent to sell, offer for sale or consign for sale any article of bedding if the article of bedding contains any material that has been used in any hospital or has been used by or about any person having an infectious or contagious disease.
100.2095(5) (5)No person in the business of distributing or selling bedding, with intent to distribute, sell, offer for sale or consign for sale any article of bedding, may represent that any article of bedding, which contains material that has been previously used in other bedding, is manufactured of material that has not been previously used in other bedding.
100.2095(6)(a)(a) Any person suffering pecuniary loss because of a violation of sub. (3), (4) or (5) may commence an action for the pecuniary loss and if the person prevails, the person shall recover twice the amount of the pecuniary loss or $200 for each violation, whichever is greater, together with costs, including reasonable attorney fees.
100.2095(6)(b) (b) The department may commence an action in the name of the state to restrain by temporary or permanent injunction a violation of sub. (3), (4) or (5). Before entry of final judgment, the court may make any necessary orders to restore to any person any pecuniary loss suffered by the person because of the violation.
100.2095(6)(c) (c) The department or any district attorney may commence an action in the name of the state to recover a forfeiture to the state of not less than $100 nor more than $10,000 for each violation of sub. (3), (4) or (5).
100.2095(6)(d) (d) A person who violates sub. (3), (4) or (5) may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both. Each day of violation constitutes a separate offense.
100.2095 History History: 1997 a. 260; 1999 a. 32 s. 169; 2001 a. 109.
100.21 100.21 Substantiation of energy savings or safety claims.
100.21(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
100.21(1)(a) (a) “Dwelling unit" means a dwelling, as defined under s. 101.61 (1), a modular home, as defined under s. 101.71 (6), a manufactured home, as defined under s. 101.91 (2), or a multifamily dwelling, as defined under s. 101.01 (8m).
100.21(1)(b) (b) “Energy savings or safety claim" means an advertisement or representation that:
100.21(1)(b)1. 1. A product is safe or meets any standard or measure of safety; or
100.21(1)(b)2. 2. A product or a consumer product, as defined in s. 100.42 (1) (c):
100.21(1)(b)2.a. a. Increases fuel or electrical efficiency;
100.21(1)(b)2.b. b. Reduces heat loss;
100.21(1)(b)2.c. c. Reduces relative consumption of or expenditures for fuel or electricity; or
100.21(1)(b)2.d. d. Meets any standard or measure of performance under subd. 2. a. to c.
100.21(1)(c) (c) “Insulation" means any material primarily designed to resist heat flow in a dwelling unit. “Insulation" does not include pipe or duct insulation except for duct wrap.
100.21(1)(d) (d) “Motor vehicle" has the meaning provided under s. 340.01 (35).
100.21(1)(e) (e) “Person" means any manufacturer, distributor, installer or seller of any product.
100.21(1)(f) (f) “Product" means:
100.21(1)(f)1. 1. Insulation.
100.21(1)(f)2. 2. Any system or device used in or around a dwelling unit for the heating of space or water or the generation of electricity, including any attachment or additive to the system or device. “Product" does not include any system, device, attachment or additive included in the original construction of a dwelling unit or in the sale or transfer of a dwelling unit.
100.21(1)(f)3. 3. Any fuel additive, including any motor vehicle fuel additive.
100.21(1)(f)4. 4. Any article used in a motor vehicle to promote fuel efficiency. “Product" does not include any original part or equipment in a motor vehicle as sold by the manufacturer or a licensed dealer or any substantially identical replacement part or equipment for the motor vehicle.
100.21(1)(g) (g) “`R' value" means the measure of resistance to heat flow through a material, computed as the reciprocal of the heat flow through a material expressed in British thermal units per hour per square foot per degree Fahrenheit at 75 degrees Fahrenheit mean temperature.
100.21(2) (2)Reasonable basis for claims.
100.21(2)(a) (a) No person may make an energy savings or safety claim without a reasonable and currently accepted scientific basis for the claim when the claim is made. Making an energy savings or safety claim without a reasonable and currently accepted scientific basis is an unfair method of competition and trade practice prohibited under s. 100.20.
100.21(2)(b) (b) An energy savings or safety claim made by a person other than a manufacturer does not violate par. (a) if the person relies in good faith on written materials distributed by the manufacturer and if the claim is limited to the representations in the materials. Any energy savings or safety claim made by a person other than a manufacturer, after the person is notified that no reasonable and currently accepted scientific basis for the claim has been submitted, is a violation of par. (a).
100.21(3) (3)Substantiating the claim.
100.21(3)(a) (a) Any person making an energy savings or safety claim shall, upon written request by the department, submit information upon which the person relied to substantiate the claim. Failure to submit information requested under this subsection is a violation of sub. (2) (a).
100.21(3)(b) (b) The department shall make available to any person any information submitted under this subsection unless protected from disclosure by state or federal law.
100.21(4) (4)Department powers.
100.21(4)(a) (a) The department may, after public hearing, issue general or special orders under s. 100.20:
100.21(4)(a)1. 1. Prohibiting any energy savings or safety claim that violates sub. (2);
100.21(4)(a)2. 2. Regulating the manner in which the energy savings or safety claim is made, including requiring accompanying disclosures to prevent unfairness or deception;
100.21(4)(a)3. 3. Prescribing any test method or other reasonable criteria by which the adequacy of the basis for any energy savings or safety claim is determined; or
100.21(4)(a)4. 4. Requiring corrective advertising to correct a violation of sub. (2).
100.21(4)(c) (c) The department shall cooperate with all other state agencies in the administration of this section, as provided in s. 20.901.
100.21(6) (6)Rule making. The department shall adopt rules that set standards which determine if a reasonable and currently accepted scientific basis exists for an energy savings or safety claim under sub. (2). Adoption of rules is not a prerequisite to enforcement of this section. To the extent feasible, the department shall incorporate nationally recognized standards into the rules.
100.22 100.22 Discrimination in purchase of milk prohibited.
100.22(1)(1)Prohibition. Except as provided in sub. (1m), no person engaged in the business of buying milk from producers for the purpose of manufacture, processing or resale may discriminate between producers in the price paid for milk or in services furnished in connection with the purchase of milk if the discrimination injures producers or injures, destroys or prevents competition between competing purchasers of milk.
100.22(1m) (1m)Milk pricing. A person engaged in the business of buying milk from producers for the purpose of manufacture, processing or resale may pay producers different prices for the purchase of milk based on differences in milk quality, if all of the following apply:
100.22(1m)(a) (a) Before making any payments to producers, the person engaged in the business of buying milk from producers establishes a payment method based on differences in milk quality determined by an actual measured difference in bacteria count, somatic cell count, enzyme level or drug residue findings in the milk.
100.22(1m)(b) (b) Before making any payments to producers, the person engaged in the business of buying milk from producers announces, and offers to make payments in accordance with, the payment method established under par. (a) to all producers from whom the person buys milk.
100.22(1m)(c) (c) The person engaged in the business of buying milk from producers makes payments to all milk producers from whom the person purchases milk in accordance with the payment method established under par. (a).
100.22(1m)(d) (d) The payment method established under par. (a) is not part of any other method used to discriminate between producers in the price paid for milk or in services furnished in connection with the purchase of milk.
100.22(2) (2)Contracts void. A contract in violation of this section or a special order issued under this section is void.
100.22(3) (3)Justification defense. It is a defense to a prosecution for violation of this section or a special order issued under this section to prove that the discrimination in price or services was done in good faith to meet competition or was commensurate with an actual difference in the quantity of or transportation charges or marketing expenses for the milk purchased.
100.22(4) (4)Enforcement.
100.22(4)(a) (a) The department may, after hearing, issue a special order enjoining violations of this section.
100.22(4)(b) (b) The department may, without alleging or proving that no other adequate remedy at law exists, bring an action to enjoin violations of this section or a special order issued under this section in the circuit court for the county where the alleged violation occurred.
100.22(5) (5)Penalties.
100.22(5)(a) (a) A person who violates this section shall forfeit not less than $100 nor more than $2,500.
100.22(5)(b) (b) A person who violates a special order issued under this section shall forfeit not less than $200 nor more than $5,000.
100.22 History History: 1981 c. 124; 1991 a. 269.
100.22 Annotation Application of volume premium rules to sales and delivery of milk from Wisconsin cows occurring at out-of-state processing plants would violate the commerce clause of the U.S. constitution. Dean Foods Co. v. Brancel, 187 F.3d 609 (1999).
100.23 100.23 Contract to market agricultural products; interference prohibited.
100.23(1)(1)Definition. In this section:
100.23(1)(a) (a) “Agricultural product" includes, but is not limited to, any agricultural commodity, as defined in s. 94.67 (2).
100.23(1)(b) (b) “Association" means an association of persons engaged in the production of agricultural products under 7 USC 291.
100.23(1)(c) (c) “Contract" means an agreement between a producer and an association, which agreement provides that all or a specified part of the person's production of one or more agricultural products by the person will be exclusively sold or marketed through or by the association or any facility furnished by it.
100.23(1)(d) (d) “Producer" means a person who produces agricultural products.
100.23(2) (2)Terms. No contract may have a term in excess of 5 years. A contract may be made self-renewing for periods not exceeding 5 years each, except that either party may terminate at the end of any term by giving written notice to the other party at least 30 days before the end of the term.
100.23(3) (3)Damages. A contract may require liquidated damages to be paid by the producer in the event of a breach of contract with the association. Liquidated damages may be either a percentage of the value of the products which are the subject of the breach, or a specified sum, but may not be more than 30 percent of the value of those products. If a specified sum is provided as liquidated damages, but such sum exceeds 30 percent of the value of the products which are the subject of the breach, the contract shall be construed to provide liquidated damages equal to 30 percent of the value of the products which are the subject of the breach.
100.23(4) (4)Breach of contract.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)