100.46 Note NOTE: 1993 Wis. Act 414, which creates this section, contains extensive explanatory notes.
100.47 100.47 Sales of farm equipment.
100.47(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “farm equipment" means a tractor or other machinery used in the business of farming.
100.47(2) (2)Safety equipment required. No person in the business of selling farm equipment may sell farm equipment unless, at the time of sale, the farm equipment is equipped with all of the following:
100.47(2)(a) (a) A power takeoff master shield, if a tractor.
100.47(2)(b) (b) A power takeoff driveline shield extending to the 2nd universal joint, if farm equipment powered by a tractor.
100.47(2)(c) (c) Lights, reflectors, and other marking devices meeting the applicable requirements under ch. 347 at the time the farm equipment was manufactured, if farm equipment that can be operated on a highway.
100.47(2)(d) (d) A slow moving vehicle emblem meeting standards and specifications established under s. 347.245, if farm equipment that can be operated on a highway.
100.47(3) (3)Disclosure.
100.47(3)(a) (a) If farm equipment subject to sub. (2) (b) is equipped with a power takeoff shield that is not equivalent to the shield installed at the time of manufacture, the person who sells the farm equipment shall so notify the buyer in writing.
100.47(3)(b) (b) No person in the business of selling farm equipment may sell farm equipment that can be operated on a highway unless, at the time of sale, the person who sells the farm equipment discloses to the buyer in writing the gross vehicle weight and axle weights of the unladen farm equipment at the point of sale.
100.47(4) (4)Exceptions. Subsections (2) and (3) (b) do not apply to:
100.47(4)(a) (a) Sales of farm equipment to another person in the business of selling farm equipment for the purpose of resale.
100.47(4)(b) (b) Sales of farm equipment for the purpose of salvage.
100.47(4)(c) (c) Sales by auction, unless the auctioneer holds title to the farm equipment being sold.
100.47(5) (5)Penalty. Any person who violates this section may be required to forfeit not more than $500 for each violation.
100.47 History History: 1993 a. 455; 1993 a. 491 s. 142; Stats. 1993 s. 100.47; 2013 a. 377; 2015 a. 15, 232.
100.48 100.48 Hour meter tampering.
100.48(1)(1)In this section:
100.48(1)(ad) (ad) “All-terrain vehicle" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (2g).
100.48(1)(ag) (ag) “Boat" has the meaning given in s. 30.50 (2).
100.48(1)(am) (am) “Farm equipment" means a tractor or other machinery used in the business of farming.
100.48(1)(b) (b) “Hour meter" means an instrument that measures and records the actual hours of operation of the vehicle or device to which the instrument is attached.
100.48(1)(bg) (bg) “Off-highway motorcycle" has the meaning given in s. 23.335 (1) (q).
100.48(1)(c) (c) “Snowmobile" has the meaning given in s. 350.01 (12).
100.48(1)(d) (d) “Utility terrain vehicle" has the meaning given in s. 23.33 (1) (ng).
100.48(2) (2)No person may, either personally or through an agent, remove, replace, disconnect, reset, tamper with, alter, or fail to connect, an hour meter attached to farm equipment, a snowmobile, an all-terrain vehicle, a utility terrain vehicle, an off-highway motorcycle, or a boat with the intent to defraud by changing or affecting the number of hours of operation indicated on the hour meter.
100.48(3) (3)
100.48(3)(a)(a) Nothing in this section shall prevent the service, repair or replacement of an hour meter if the number of hours of operation indicated on the hour meter remains the same as before the service, repair or replacement. If an hour meter attached to farm equipment, a snowmobile, an all-terrain vehicle, a utility terrain vehicle, an off-highway motorcycle, or a boat is incapable of registering the same number of hours of operation as before its service, repair or replacement, the hour meter shall be adjusted to read zero, and a sticker shall be affixed by the owner of the vehicle or device to which the hour meter is attached or an agent, in proximity to the hour meter, specifying the number of hours of operation recorded on the hour meter prior to its service, repair or replacement and the date on which it was serviced, repaired or replaced. No person who services, repairs or replaces an hour meter attached to farm equipment, a snowmobile, an all-terrain vehicle, a utility terrain vehicle, an off-highway motorcycle, or a boat that is incapable of registering the same number of hours of operation as before such service, repair or replacement may fail to adjust the hour meter to read zero or fail to affix the sticker required by this paragraph.
100.48(3)(b) (b) No person may, with intent to defraud, remove, replace or alter a sticker affixed to an hour meter as required under par. (a).
100.48(4) (4)
100.48(4)(a)(a) Any person who violates sub. (2) or (3) (b) with respect to an hour meter attached to farm equipment may be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year in the county jail, or both, for each violation.
100.48(4)(b) (b) Any person who violates sub. (3) (a) with respect to an hour meter attached to farm equipment may be required to forfeit not more than $500 for each violation.
100.48(4)(c) (c) Any person who violates sub. (2) or (3) with respect to an hour meter attached to a snowmobile, an all-terrain vehicle, a utility terrain vehicle, an off-highway motorcycle, or a boat may be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year in the county jail, or both, for each violation.
100.48 History History: 1997 a. 278; 2003 a. 166; 2011 a. 208; 2015 a. 170.
100.50 100.50 Products containing or made with ozone-depleting substances.
100.50(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
100.50(1)(a) (a) “Class I substance" has the meaning given in 42 USC 7671 (3).
100.50(1)(b) (b) “Class II substance" has the meaning given in 42 USC 7671 (4).
100.50(2) (2)Product labeling. Beginning on August 1, 1994, no person may represent in advertising or on a label that any product that the person manufactures, packages, distributes or sells is “ozone friendly" or use any similar description that implies that the product does not contribute to the depletion of stratospheric ozone if the product contains or is made with a class I substance or a class II substance.
100.50(3) (3)Sale of portable fire extinguishers. Beginning on August 1, 1994, no person may sell or offer to sell a portable fire extinguisher that contains a class I substance except for use by a commercial user.
100.50(4) (4)Fire-extinguishing products. Beginning on January 1, 1995, a person may make, package, sell or offer to sell a fire-extinguishing product that contains a class I substance only if the class I substance has been recycled or reclaimed and, in the case of a sale or offer to sell, if sale of the product is not prohibited under sub. (3).
100.50(5) (5)Return to manufacturer. After the sale of a product is prohibited under sub. (3) or (4), a retailer that purchased the product from the manufacturer for resale before the date on which the prohibition takes effect may return the product to the manufacturer and the manufacturer shall refund the purchase price to the retailer.
100.50(6) (6)Penalty; enforcement.
100.50(6)(a) (a) Any person who violates sub. (2), (3) or (4) shall be required to forfeit not less than $250 nor more than $1,000. Each day on which a person sells or offers to sell in violation of one of those provisions constitutes a separate offense.
100.50(6)(am) (am) If a court imposes a forfeiture under par. (a) on a person for a violation of sub. (2), (3) or (4), the court may order the person to accept the return of the product that is the subject of the violation and to refund the purchase price to the purchaser of that product.
100.50(6)(b) (b) In lieu of or in addition to the remedy under par. (a), the department may seek an injunction restraining any person from violating this section.
100.50(6)(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).
100.50 History History: 1993 a. 243; 1995 a. 27.
100.51 100.51 Motor fuel dealerships.
100.51(1)(1)Definitions. As used in this section:
100.51(1)(a) (a) “Dealer" has the meaning given under s. 135.02 (2).
100.51(1)(b) (b) “Dealership" has the meaning given under s. 135.02 (3).
100.51(1)(c) (c) “Designated family member" means the spouse or child of a motor fuel dealer who has been designated in the most recent motor fuel dealership agreement with the motor fuel grantor as the successor to ownership of the motor fuel dealership and who either inherits ownership of the motor fuel dealership by will or intestate succession or who, in the case of the legal incapacity of the dealer, is appointed by a court as guardian for the motor fuel dealership.
100.51(1)(d) (d) “Grantor" has the meaning given under s. 135.02 (5).
100.51(2) (2)Survivorship provisions required. Every motor fuel dealership agreement entered into, renewed or extended on or after December 1, 1987, shall contain all of the following provisions:
100.51(2)(a) (a) Any designated family member may succeed to the ownership of the motor fuel dealership if all of the following conditions are met:
100.51(2)(a)1. 1. The designated family member gives the motor fuel grantor written notice of the intention to succeed to ownership of the motor fuel dealership within 60 days after the motor fuel dealer's death or legal incapacity.
100.51(2)(a)2. 2. Upon request of the motor fuel grantor, the designated family member provides personal and financial information reasonably necessary to determine under par. (b) whether the succession should be honored.
100.51(2)(a)3. 3. The designated family member agrees to be bound by all terms and conditions of the existing motor fuel dealership agreement.
100.51(2)(a)4. 4. There does not exist good cause under par. (b) for refusing to honor the succession.
100.51(2)(b) (b) Good cause exists for refusing to honor a succession if a designated family member does not meet existing reasonable standards of the motor fuel grantor. The motor fuel grantor's existing reasonable standards may include requirements directly related to a person's management and technical skills, training and commercial experience, credit worthiness and other requirements directly related to a person's ability to operate the motor fuel dealership.
100.51(2)(c) (c) If a motor fuel grantor believes in good faith, after requesting information under par. (a) 2., that good cause exists for refusing to honor succession of the motor fuel dealership by a designated family member, the motor fuel grantor may, within 90 days after receipt of the information, give notice complying with par. (d) to the designated family member.
100.51(2)(d) (d) The notice under par. (c) shall be in writing and shall include all of the following:
100.51(2)(d)1. 1. A statement of the motor fuel grantor's refusal to honor succession and of the specific grounds constituting good cause for the refusal.
100.51(2)(d)2. 2. A statement of the motor fuel grantor's intent to terminate the existing motor fuel dealership agreement with the designated family member on a date not sooner than 90 days after the date the notice is given.
100.51(2)(e) (e) Except as provided in par. (f), if the notice under par. (c) is not given within the time period specified in par. (c), the motor fuel grantor may not terminate the existing motor fuel dealership agreement with the designated family member under this section and may only terminate the existing motor fuel dealership agreement as otherwise permitted by law.
100.51(2)(f) (f) Notwithstanding pars. (b) to (d) and ss. 135.03 and 135.04, the motor fuel grantor may terminate the existing motor fuel dealership agreement with the designated family member if, in the 12 months following receipt of the notice under par. (a) 1., the volume of motor fuel sold by the motor fuel dealership is less than 90 percent of the average annual volume of motor fuel sold by the motor fuel dealership in the 3 years preceding receipt of the notice under par. (a) 1., and the motor fuel grantor, within 15 months following receipt of the notice under par. (a) 1., gives notice in writing to the designated family member which includes all of the following:
100.51(2)(f)1. 1. A statement of the motor fuel grantor's intent to terminate the existing motor fuel dealership agreement with the designated family member on a date not sooner than 90 days after the date the notice is given.
100.51(2)(f)2. 2. A statement of the specific reasons for termination.
100.51(3) (3)Enforcement of survivorship rights.
100.51(3)(a)(a) The department on behalf of the state or any person who claims injury as a result of a violation of sub. (2) may bring an action for temporary or permanent injunctive relief in any circuit court. It is no defense to an action under this paragraph that an adequate remedy exists at law.
100.51(3)(b) (b) In any proceeding to determine whether good cause exists under sub. (2) (b), a motor fuel grantor has the burden of proving that the designated family member does not meet the motor fuel grantor's existing, reasonable standards.
100.51(4) (4)Hours of business.
100.51(4)(a) (a) No motor fuel grantor may require a motor fuel dealer, who has a dealership with the motor fuel grantor on May 17, 1988, to keep his or her business open for more than 16 hours per day.
100.51(4)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) applies to a motor fuel dealer after he or she renews or extends a motor fuel dealership agreement with a motor fuel grantor on or after May 17, 1988.
100.51(5) (5)Motor vehicles used by disabled; service.
100.51(5)(a)(a) In this subsection:
100.51(5)(a)1. 1. “Motor vehicle" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (35).
100.51(5)(a)2. 2. “Pump" means a device used to dispense motor fuel for sale at retail.
100.51(5)(b) (b) A motor fuel dealer shall have an employee dispense motor fuel into a motor vehicle from a full-service pump at the same price as the motor fuel dealer charges the general public for the same grade of motor fuel dispensed from a self-service pump, if all of the following apply:
100.51(5)(b)1. 1. The motor vehicle displays special registration plates issued under s. 341.14 (1), (1a), (1m), or (1q) or a special identification card issued under s. 343.51 or is a motor vehicle registered in another jurisdiction and displays a registration plate, card or emblem issued by the other jurisdiction that designates that the vehicle is used by a physically disabled person.
100.51(5)(b)2. 2. The driver of the motor vehicle asks for the same price as charged for motor fuel dispensed from a self-service pump.
100.51(5)(b)3. 3. The motor fuel dealer sells motor fuel at retail from both full-service and self-service pumps.
100.51(5)(c) (c) An employee of a motor fuel dealer who dispenses motor fuel under par. (b) need not provide any other services that are not provided to a customer who uses a self-service pump.
100.51(5)(d) (d) A motor fuel dealer that violates par. (b) may be required to forfeit not more than $100 for each violation.
100.51(6) (6)Unblended gasoline sales requirement.
100.51(6)(a)(a) A motor fuel grantor that provides gasoline to a motor fuel dealer under a motor fuel dealership agreement shall offer gasoline to the motor fuel dealer that is not blended with ethanol and that is suitable for subsequent blending with ethanol and for resale. For purposes of this subsection, gasoline that is not blended with ethanol is not suitable for subsequent sale if the price charged for the unblended gasoline by the motor fuel grantor does not fairly reflect the average posted terminal price, as defined in s. 100.30 (2) (a).
100.51(6)(b) (b) No motor fuel dealership agreement or contract between a motor fuel dealer and a motor fuel grantor may require a motor fuel dealer to purchase ethanol for blending purposes only from the motor fuel grantor.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)