100.25 100.25 Cumulative remedies. Nothing in ss. 100.22 to 100.24 shall be construed as repealing any other law of this state, but the remedies herein provided shall be cumulative to all other remedies provided by law in and for such cases.
100.26 100.26 Penalties.
100.26(1)(1)Any person who violates any provision of this chapter, except s. 100.18, 100.20, 100.206 or 100.51, for which no specific penalty is prescribed shall be fined not to exceed $200, or imprisoned in the county jail not more than 6 months or both.
100.26(2) (2)Any person violating s. 100.02 is guilty of a Class I felony.
100.26(3) (3)Any person who violates s. 100.15 or 100.19, or who intentionally refuses, neglects or fails to obey any regulation or order made or issued under s. 100.19 or 100.20, shall, for each offense, be fined not less than $25 nor more than $5,000, or imprisoned in the county jail for not more than one year or both.
100.26(4) (4)Any person who violates s. 100.18 (1) to (8) or (10) or 100.182 is subject to a civil forfeiture of not less than $50 nor more than $200 for each violation.
100.26(4m) (4m)Any person who violates s. 100.18 (10r) is subject to a civil forfeiture of not less than $100 nor more than $10,000 for each violation.
100.26(5) (5)Any person violating s. 100.18 (9) 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.
100.26(6) (6)The department, the department of justice, after consulting with the department, or any district attorney may commence an action in the name of the state to recover a civil forfeiture to the state of not less than $100 nor more than $10,000 for each violation of an injunction issued under s. 100.18, 100.182 or 100.20 (6). The department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection or any district attorney may commence an action in the name of the state to recover a civil forfeiture to the state of not less than $100 nor more than $10,000 for each violation of an order issued under s. 100.20.
100.26(7) (7)Any person violating s. 100.182 may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both for each offense. Each unlawful advertisement published, printed or mailed on separate days or in separate publications, hand bills or direct mailings is a separate violation of this section.
100.26(8) (8)Any person who violates s. 100.46 may be required to forfeit not more than $100.
100.26(9) (9)Any person who violates s. 100.30 (7) (a) is subject to a forfeiture of not less than $50 nor more than $200 for each violation.
100.26 Annotation It was constitutionally proper for the legislature to authorize in sub. (3) the imposition of criminal penalties for the violation of department rules adopted pursuant to s. 100.20. State v. Lambert, 68 Wis. 2d 523, 229 N.W.2d 622 (1975).
100.26 Annotation “Intentionally" in sub. (3) modifies only “refuses," not “neglects or fails." Multiplicitous charges must be avoided. State v. Stepniewski, 105 Wis. 2d 261, 314 N.W.2d 98 (1982).
100.26 Annotation A conviction under sub. (3) without proof of criminal intent did not violate the due process clause. Stepniewski v. Gagnon, 732 F.2d 567 (1984).
100.261 100.261 Consumer protection surcharge.
100.261(1)(1)If a court imposes a fine or forfeiture for a violation of this chapter, ch. 98, a rule promulgated under this chapter or ch. 98, or an ordinance enacted under this chapter or ch. 98, the court shall also impose a consumer protection surcharge under ch. 814 in an amount equal to 25 percent of the fine or forfeiture imposed. If multiple violations are involved, the court shall base the consumer protection surcharge upon the total of the fine or forfeiture amounts for all violations. If a fine or forfeiture is suspended in whole or in part, the court shall reduce the surcharge in proportion to the suspension.
100.261(2) (2)If any deposit is made for a violation to which this section applies, the person making the deposit shall also deposit a sufficient amount to include the consumer protection surcharge under this section. If the deposit is forfeited, the amount of the consumer protection surcharge shall be transmitted to the secretary of administration under sub. (3). If the deposit is returned, the consumer protection surcharge shall also be returned.
100.261(3) (3)
100.261(3)(a)(a) The clerk of court shall collect and transmit the consumer protection surcharges imposed under ch. 814 to the county treasurer under s. 59.40 (2) (m). The county treasurer shall then make payment to the secretary of administration under s. 59.25 (3) (f) 2.
100.261(3)(b) (b) The secretary of administration shall deposit the consumer protection surcharges imposed under ch. 814 in the general fund and shall credit them to the appropriation account under s. 20.115 (1) (jb), subject to the limit under par. (c).
100.261(3)(c) (c) The amount credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.115 (1) (jb) may not exceed $185,000 in each fiscal year.
100.261 History History: 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 16; 2003 a. 33, 139, 326.
100.263 100.263 Recovery. In addition to other remedies available under this chapter, the court may award the department the reasonable and necessary costs of investigation and an amount reasonably necessary to remedy the harmful effects of the violation and the court may award the department of justice the reasonable and necessary expenses of prosecution, including attorney fees, from any person who violates this chapter. The department and the department of justice shall deposit in the state treasury for deposit in the general fund all moneys that the court awards to the department, the department of justice or the state under this section. Ten percent of the money deposited in the general fund that was awarded under this section for the costs of investigation and the expenses of prosecution, including attorney fees, shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.455 (1) (gh).
100.263 History History: 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 36.
100.264 100.264 Violations against elderly or disabled persons.
100.264(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
100.264(1)(a) (a) “Disabled person" means a person who has an impairment of a physical, mental or emotional nature that substantially limits at least one major life activity.
100.264(1)(b) (b) “Elderly person" means a person who is at least 62 years of age.
100.264(1)(c) (c) “Major life activity" means self-care, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, performing manual tasks or being able to be gainfully employed.
100.264(2) (2)Supplemental forfeiture. If a fine or a forfeiture is imposed on a person for a violation under ch. 136 or 707 or s. 100.16, 100.17, 100.171, 100.174, 100.18, 100.182, 100.183, 100.195, 100.20, 100.203, 100.205, 100.207, 100.209, 100.21, 100.30 (3), 100.313, 100.315, 100.35, 100.44, 100.46, 100.52, 100.525, 100.55, 100.57, 100.65, 134.71, 134.72, 134.73, 134.87, 344.574, 344.576 (1), (2), or (3) (a) or (b), 344.577, or 344.578, or a provision of ch. 704 or 846 for which the department has rule-making, investigation, or enforcement authority, or a rule promulgated under one of those sections, chapters, or provisions, the person shall be subject to a supplemental forfeiture not to exceed $10,000 for that violation if the conduct by the defendant, for which the violation was imposed, was perpetrated against an elderly person or disabled person and if the court finds that any of the following factors is present:
100.264(2)(a) (a) The defendant knew or should have known that the defendant's conduct was perpetrated against an elderly person or disabled person.
100.264(2)(b) (b) The defendant's conduct caused an elderly person or disabled person to suffer any of the following:
100.264(2)(b)1. 1. Loss or encumbrance of his or her primary residence.
100.264(2)(b)2. 2. Loss of principal employment or principal source of income.
100.264(2)(b)3. 3. Loss of more than 25 percent of the property that the elderly person or disabled person has set aside for retirement or for personal or family care or maintenance.
100.264(2)(b)4. 4. Loss of more than 25 percent of the total of payments to be received under a pension or retirement plan.
100.264(2)(b)5. 5. Loss of assets essential to the health or welfare of the elderly person or disabled person.
100.264(2)(c) (c) The defendant's conduct caused physical or emotional damage or economic loss, other than the losses specified in par. (b) 1. to 5., and elderly persons or disabled persons are more likely to suffer the loss than other persons due to their age, poor health, impaired understanding or restricted mobility.
100.264(3) (3)Priority for restitution. If the court orders restitution under s. 100.171 (8), 100.173 (4) (a), 100.174 (7), 100.175 (7), 100.177 (15), 100.18 (11) (d), 100.182 (5) (a), 100.20 (6), 100.205 (7), 100.207 (6) (b) 1., 100.44 (5), or 134.87 (6) for a pecuniary or monetary loss suffered by a person, the court shall require that the restitution be paid by the defendant before the defendant pays any forfeiture imposed under this section.
100.264 History History: 1995 a. 38; 2015 a. 252.
100.265 100.265 List of gasohol and alternative fuel refueling facilities. No later than December 31 annually, and at such other times as the department determines to be necessary, the department shall publish and transmit to the department of administration a list of all refueling facilities in the state at which gasohol, as defined in s. 16.045 (1) (d), or any alternative fuel, as defined in s. 16.045 (1) (b), is available. The list shall be organized by location and shall indicate which facilities are open to the public, which types of fuel are available at the facilities and which facilities are limited to use by certain employees or types of vehicles, and shall identify the employees or types of vehicles to which such use is limited.
100.265 History History: 1993 a. 351.
100.27 100.27 Dry cell batteries containing mercury.
100.27(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
100.27(1)(a) (a) “Alkaline manganese battery" means a battery with a manganese dioxide electrode and an alkaline electrolyte.
100.27(1)(b) (b) “Alkaline manganese button cell battery" means an alkaline manganese battery that resembles a button in size and shape.
100.27(1)(c) (c) “Mercuric oxide battery" means a battery with a mercuric oxide electrode.
100.27(1)(d) (d) “Mercuric oxide button cell battery" means a mercuric oxide battery that resembles a button in size and shape.
100.27(1)(dg) (dg) “Zinc air battery" means a battery with a zinc anode, an alkaline electrolyte, and a cathode that is capable of catalyzing oxygen when present.
100.27(1)(dr) (dr) “Zinc air button cell battery" means a zinc air battery that resembles a button in size and shape.
100.27(1)(e) (e) “Zinc carbon battery" means a battery with a manganese dioxide electrode, a zinc electrode and an electrolyte that is not alkaline.
100.27(2) (2)Alkaline manganese batteries.
100.27(2)(a) (a) No person may sell or offer for sale an alkaline manganese battery that is manufactured after January 1, 1996, except for an alkaline manganese button cell battery, unless the manufacturer has certified to the department that the alkaline manganese battery contains no mercury that was intentionally introduced.
100.27(2)(b) (b) No person may sell or offer for sale an alkaline manganese button cell battery that is manufactured after January 1, 1996, unless the manufacturer has certified to the department that the alkaline manganese button cell battery contains no more than 25 milligrams of mercury.
100.27(3) (3)Zinc carbon batteries. No person may sell or offer for sale a zinc carbon battery that is manufactured after July 1, 1994, unless the manufacturer has certified to the department that the zinc carbon battery contains no mercury that was intentionally introduced.
100.27(5) (5)Mercuric oxide batteries. Beginning on July 1, 1994, no person may sell or offer for sale a mercuric oxide battery that is not a mercuric oxide button cell battery unless the manufacturer does all of the following:
100.27(5)(a) (a) Identifies a collection site, that has all required governmental approvals, to which persons may send used mercuric oxide batteries for recycling or proper disposal.
100.27(5)(b) (b) Informs each purchaser of one of its mercuric oxide batteries of the collection site identified under par. (a) and of the prohibition in s. 287.185 (2).
100.27(5)(c) (c) Informs each purchaser of one of its mercuric oxide batteries of a telephone number that the purchaser may call to get information about returning mercuric oxide batteries for recycling or proper disposal.
100.27(5)(d) (d) Informs the department and the department of natural resources of the collection site identified under par. (a) and the telephone number under par. (c).
100.27(5m) (5m)Zinc air button cell batteries. No person may sell at retail or offer for sale at retail a zinc air button cell battery that is manufactured after January 1, 2013, unless the manufacturer has certified to the department that the zinc air button cell battery contains no mercury that was intentionally introduced.
100.27(6) (6)List of certified batteries. The department shall compile and make available to the public a list of all batteries for which it has received certification under subs. (2), (3), and (5m).
100.27(7) (7)Penalties.
100.27(7)(a) (a) Any person who violates subs. (2) to (5m) shall forfeit not less than $50 nor more than $200.
100.27(7)(b) (b) Any manufacturer that submits a fraudulent certification under sub. (2), (3), or (5m) shall forfeit not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000 for each violation.
100.27 History History: 1993 a. 74; 1995 a. 227; 2011 a. 201.
100.28 100.28 Sale of cleaning agents and water conditioners containing phosphorus restricted.
100.28(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
100.28(1)(a) (a) “Chemical water conditioner" means a water softening chemical or other substance containing phosphorus intended to treat water for machine laundry use.
100.28(1)(b) (b) “Cleaning agent" means any laundry detergent, laundry additive, dishwashing compound, cleanser, household cleaner, metal cleaner, degreasing compound, commercial cleaner, industrial cleaner, phosphate compound or other substance intended to be used for cleaning purposes.
100.28(2) (2)Restrictions; retail sales. Except as provided under sub. (3), no person may sell or offer to sell at retail:
100.28(2)(a) (a) General restriction; 0.5 percent. Any cleaning agent which contains more than 0.5 percent phosphorus by weight, other than a cleaning agent for nonhousehold machine dishwashing or for cleansing of medical and surgical equipment.
100.28(2)(b) (b) Restriction for nonhousehold machine dishwashing or cleansing of medical equipment; 8.7 percent. Any cleaning agent for nonhousehold machine dishwashing or for cleansing of medical and surgical equipment which contains more than 8.7 percent phosphorus by weight.
100.28(2)(c) (c) Restriction for water conditioner; 20 percent. Any chemical water conditioner which contains more than 20 percent phosphorus by weight.
100.28(2m) (2m)Restrictions; sale to retailer. Except as provided under sub. (3), no person may sell or offer to sell to a retailer:
100.28(2m)(a) (a) General restriction; 0.5 percent. Any cleaning agent which contains more than 0.5 percent phosphorus by weight, other than a cleaning agent for nonhousehold machine dishwashing or for cleansing of medical and surgical equipment.
100.28(2m)(b) (b) Restriction for nonhousehold machine dishwashing or cleansing of medical equipment; 8.7 percent. Any cleaning agent for nonhousehold machine dishwashing or for cleansing of medical and surgical equipment which contains more than 8.7 percent phosphorus by weight.
100.28(2m)(c) (c) Restriction for water conditioner; 20 percent. Any chemical water conditioner which contains more than 20 percent phosphorus by weight.
100.28(3) (3)Exemption; industrial processes and dairy equipment. Cleaning agents used for industrial processes and cleaning or for cleansing dairy equipment are not subject to this section.
100.28(4) (4)Penalty; enforcement.
100.28(4)(a) (a) A person who violates this section shall forfeit not less than $25 nor more than $25,000 for each violation. Each day on which the person sells or offers to sell in violation of this section constitutes a separate violation. Each place at which the person sells or offers to sell in violation of this section constitutes a separate violation.
100.28(4)(am) (am) If a court imposes a forfeiture under par. (a) on the manufacturer of a chemical water conditioner or cleaning agent for a violation of sub. (2m), the court may order the manufacturer to accept the return of the chemical water conditioner or cleaning agent that is the subject of the violation and to refund the purchase price to the retailer who purchased that chemical water conditioner or cleaning agent.
100.28(4)(b) (b) In lieu of or in addition to forfeitures under par. (a), the department may seek an injunction restraining any person from violating this section.
100.28(4)(c) (c) The department, or any district attorney upon the request of the department, may commence an action in the name of the state under par. (a) or (b).
100.28(4)(d) (d) Any action on a violation of this section may be commenced in the circuit court for the county in which the violation occurred, or in the case of multiple violations by a single defendant, in the circuit court for the county in which any of the violations occurred.
100.28 History History: 1983 a. 73; 1991 a. 115; 1995 a. 27; 2009 a. 63.
100.285 100.285 Reduction of toxics in packaging.
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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)