Applications and forms.
The department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection shall develop applications and other forms required under subs. (5) (intro.)
and (8) (c)
. The department shall make the applications and forms available to counties and municipalities for distribution to pawnbrokers, secondhand article dealers, and secondhand jewelry dealers at no cost. The department may make the applications and forms available to counties and municipalities by placing the applications and forms on an Internet website.
Upon conviction for a first offense under this section, a person shall forfeit not less than $50 nor more than $1,000.
Upon conviction for a 2nd or subsequent offense under this section, a person shall forfeit not less than $500 nor more than $2,000.
A county or municipality may enact an ordinance governing pawnbrokers, secondhand article dealers or secondhand jewelry dealers if that ordinance is at least as stringent as this section.
Flea markets; proof of ownership, receipts, returns. 134.715(1)(a)
“Cosmetic" means an article intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, or altering appearance, but does not include soap.
“Infant formula" means a food that is intended for consumption by infants.
“Proof of ownership" means all of the following information:
The name, address, and telephone number of the person that supplied the merchandise or a representative of the person that supplied the merchandise.
The name and address of the person that received the merchandise from the person who supplied the merchandise.
A description of the product, including the quantity of the product received from the person who supplied the merchandise.
A person engaged in the sale of used or new goods at a flea market or at a similar facility may not sell any of the following merchandise, unless the person has proof of ownership of the merchandise:
Baby food of a type usually consumed by children under 3 years of age.
A person required to have proof of ownership under this section shall make proof of ownership available for inspection by a law enforcement officer at any reasonable time.
A person who violates this section may be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned for not more than 30 days or both.
History: 2011 a. 174
Prohibition of certain unsolicited messages by facsimile machine. 134.72(1)(a)
“Facsimile machine" means a machine that transmits copies of documents by means of a telephone line, telegraph line, microwave, satellite, radio wave, fiber optics, coaxial cable or any other transmission facility or any switching device.
“Facsimile solicitation" means the unsolicited transmission of a document by a facsimile machine for the purpose of encouraging a person to purchase property, goods or services.
A person may not make a facsimile solicitation without the consent of the person solicited unless all of the following apply:
The document transmitted by facsimile machine does not exceed one page in length and is received by the person solicited after 9 p.m. and before 6 a.m.
The person making the facsimile solicitation has had a previous business relationship with the person solicited.
The document transmitted by facsimile machine contains the name of the person transmitting the document.
Notwithstanding par. (a)
, a person may not make a facsimile solicitation to a person who has notified the facsimile solicitor in writing, by telephone, or by facsimile transmission that the person does not want to receive facsimile solicitation.
A facsimile solicitor who receives notice under par. (b)
may not disclose to another the facsimile transmission number of the person who gave the notice under par. (b)
. Each disclosure of a facsimile transmission number is a separate violation of this paragraph.
This section applies to any intrastate facsimile solicitation.
This section applies to any interstate facsimile solicitation received by a person in this state.
A person who violates this section may be required to forfeit not more than $500.
Identification of prisoner making telephone solicitation. 134.73(1)(b)
“Prisoner" means a prisoner of any public or private correctional or detention facility that is located within or outside this state.
“Telephone solicitation" means the unsolicited initiation of a telephone conversation for any of the following purposes:
To encourage a person to purchase property, goods, or services.
A prisoner who makes a telephone solicitation shall do all of the following immediately after the person called answers the telephone:
Inform the person called of the name of the correctional or detention facility in which he or she is a prisoner and the city and state in which the facility is located.
This section applies to any intrastate telephone solicitation.
This section applies to any interstate telephone solicitation received by a person in this state.
A prisoner who violates this section may be required to forfeit not more than $500.
If a person who employs a prisoner to engage in telephone solicitation is concerned in the commission of a violation of this section as provided under s. 134.99
, the person may be required to forfeit not more than $10,000.
History: 2001 a. 16
; 2013 a. 20
Nondisclosure of information on receipts. 134.74(1)(b)
“Debit card" means a plastic card or similar device that may be used to purchase goods or services by providing the purchaser with direct access to the purchaser's account at a depository institution.
“Depository institution" means a bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, or credit union.
Beginning on August 1, 2005, no person who is in the business of selling goods at retail or selling services and who accepts a credit card or a debit card for the purchase of goods or services may issue a credit card or debit card receipt, for that purchase, on which is printed more than 5 digits of the credit card or debit card number.
This section does not apply to any person who issues a credit card or debit card receipt that is handwritten or that is manually prepared by making an imprint of the credit card or debit card.
History: 2001 a. 109
Beverage container regulation. 134.77(1)(a)
“Beverage" means any alcohol beverage, as defined in s. 125.02 (1)
, malt beverage, tea, bottled drinking water, as defined under s. 97.34 (1) (a)
, soda water beverage, as defined under s. 97.34 (1) (b)
, or fruit or vegetable juice or drink which is intended for human consumption.
“Beverage container" means an individual, separate, sealed plastic or metal container for a beverage.
Self-opening metal beverage containers. 134.77(2)(a)
No person may sell or offer for sale at retail in this state any metal beverage container so designed and constructed that it is opened by detaching a metal ring or tab.
does not prohibit the sale of a beverage container which:
Is sealed with laminated tape, foil or other soft material that is detachable.
Contains milk-based, soy-based or similar products which require heat and pressure in the canning process.
No person may sell or offer for sale at retail in this state any beverage container if the beverage container is connected to another beverage container by means of a device constructed of a material which does not decompose by photodegradation or biodegradation within a reasonable time after exposure to weather elements.
Any person who violates sub. (2)
shall forfeit not more than $500 for each violation. Each day of violation constitutes a separate offense.
History: 1987 a. 108
Home heating fuel dealers.
Any dealer selling fuel of any kind for the purpose of heating a private residence shall notify each private residential customer whose account is subject to disconnection of the existence of the fuel assistance programs provided by the department of administration under s. 16.27
Water heater thermostat settings.
No person who manufactures water heaters may sell any new water heater designed for use in a dwelling unit, as defined in s. 101.61 (1)
, unless that person does all of the following:
Sets the thermostat of the water heater at no higher than 125 degrees Fahrenheit or at the minimum setting of that water heater if the minimum setting is higher than 125 degrees Fahrenheit.
Attaches a plainly visible notice to the water heater warning that any thermostat setting above 125 degrees Fahrenheit may cause severe burns and consume energy unnecessarily.