2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 255. Chronic disease and injuries.
255.15 Statewide tobacco use control program.


255.15 Statewide tobacco use control program.


(1m) Duties. The department shall do all of the following:


(b) Administer the grant program under sub. (3).


(c) Promulgate rules establishing criteria for recipients of grants awarded under sub. (3), including performance-based standards for grant recipients that propose to use the grant for media efforts. The department shall ensure that programs or projects conducted under the grants are culturally sensitive.


(d) Provide a forum for the discussion, development, and recommendation of public policy alternatives in the field of smoking cessation and prevention.


(e) Provide a clearinghouse of information on matters relating to tobacco issues and how they are being met in different places throughout the nation such that both lay and professional groups in the field of government, health care and education may have additional avenues for sharing experiences and interchanging ideas in the formulation of public policy on tobacco.


(f) Continue implementation of a strategic plan for a statewide tobacco use control program, including the allocation of funding, and update the plan annually.


(3) Use of funds.


(b) From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (fm), the department may award grants for any of the following:


1. Community-based programs to reduce tobacco use.


2. Community-based programs to reduce the burden of tobacco-related diseases.


3. School-based programs relating to tobacco use cessation and prevention.


4. Enforcement of local laws aimed at reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and restricting underage access to tobacco.


5. Grants for partnerships among statewide organizations and businesses that support activities related to tobacco use cessation and prevention.


6. Marketing activities that promote tobacco use cessation and prevention.


7. Projects designed to reduce tobacco use among minorities and pregnant women.


8. Other tobacco use cessation or prevention programs, including tobacco research and intervention.


9. Surveillance of indicators of tobacco use and evaluation of the activities funded under this section.


10. Development of policies that restrict access to tobacco products and reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.


(bm) From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (fm), the department shall distribute $96,000 annually for programs to discourage use of smokeless tobacco.


(c) No recipient of moneys distributed under par. (b) or (bm) may expend more than 10% of those moneys for administrative costs.


(4) Reports. Not later than April 15, 2002, and annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the governor and to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution under s. 13.172 (2) a report that evaluates the success of the grant program under sub. (3). The report shall specify the number of grants awarded during the immediately preceding fiscal year and the purpose for which each grant was made. The report shall also specify donations and grants accepted by the department under sub. (5).


(5) Funds. The department may accept for any of the purposes under this section any donations and grants of money, equipment, supplies, materials and services from any person. The department shall include in the report under sub. (4) any donation or grant accepted by the department under this subsection, including the nature, amount and conditions, if any, of the donation or grant and the identity of the donor.

255.15 - ANNOT.

History: 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 16; 2003 a. 33; 2005 a. 25; 2009 a. 28.

255.15 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. DHS 199, Wis. adm. code.

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