Traveling Sales Crews
An Information Web Site
Dedicated to presenting the violent, destructive, greedy and criminal acts that have turned
the Traveling Sales Industry and the Direct Sales Indusrty into a National Tragedy

"He who profits by a crime commits it."

Wisconsin Legislation 2009
SB-4

Malinda's Traveling Sales Crew Protection Act
SB-4
09Act3


BEWARE !!!
On March 26, 2009 the state of Wisconsin passed the most powerful regulatory door-to-door solicitation legislation in the country. The SB-4 legislation named after an 18 year old girl (Malinda Turvey) who was killed along with six other young kids while selling magazines door-to-door in Wisconsin on March 25, 1999, 'Malinda's Traveling Sales Crew Protection Act' will become active on April 10, 2010.

April 9, 2010
Information about Wisconsin’s New Law on Traveling Sales Crews
Section 103.34, Wisconsin Statutes
Read PDF Document
April 14, 2010
Link To Wisconsin: Traveling Sales Crew Disclosure Statement
Read PDF Disclosure Statement

Update: May 1, 2010
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development: Traveling Sales Crew Documentation:

http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/er/labor_standards_bureau/traveling_sales_crew.htm

Chapter DWD 273 Wisconsin Administrative Code to regulate and register traveling sales crews, to register traveling sales crew workers and to enforce action:
DMPG PDF: Chapter DWD 273
Chapter DWD 273 Wisconsin Administrative Code

Section 103.34 Wisconsin Statutes requires the department to promulgate administrative rules:
CHAPTER 103 EMPLOYMENT REGULATIONS:
http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/er/labor_standards_bureau/traveling_sales_crew.htm
DMPG PDF: Section 103.34
http://www.legis.state.wi.us/statutes/Stat0103.pdf

Traveling Sales Crew Application For Registration Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Document Number: ERD-16789-E (erd_16789.pdf)
Description: This form is used to register for a door-to-door sales license.
DMPG PDF: Application For Registration: erd_16789.pdf
http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/dwd/forms/erd/erd_16789_e.htm

New Wisconsin Statute Protects Members Of Traveling Sales Crews

March 26, 2009: Wisconsin Passes 'Malinda's Act'

On March 24, 2009 Malinda's Traveling Sales Crew Protection Act (SB-4)
was passed by the Wisconsin Senate (27-6)
and by the Wisconsin House of Representatives (68-30)
On March 26, 2009 Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed the bill into law.

For more information please contact Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach

Web Site: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/senate/sen27/news
Senator Jon Erpenbach
8 South, State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882
(608)266-6670 or toll-free (888) 549-0027
Fax: (608) 266-2508
E-mail: Sen.Erpenbach@legis.wi.gov

More information on the new legislation can also be found on this web site.

"Malinda's Act" becomes active in the state of Wisconsin on April 10, 2010.


The Dedicated Memorial Parents Group would like to thank the following Wisconsin State Senators and Representatives for making this bill Wisconsin State Law and a very special thanks to Senator Jon Erpenbach, Tryg Knutson, Representative Sondy Pope-Roberts, The Wisconsin Department of Workforce and Development, the Wisconsin Department of Trade, Agriculture, and Consumer Protection, Sergeant John Conger of the Milton Police Department, and Linda Eggert with WISC TV Madison, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Senators Voting YES for the SB-4 Legislation:
CARPENTER
COGGS
COWLES
DARLING
DECKER
ELLIS
ERPENBACH
FITZGERALD
HANSEN
HARSDORF
HOLPERIN
JAUCH
KANAVAS
KAPANKE
KREITLOW
LASSA
LEHMAN
MILLER
OLSEN
PLALE
RISSER
ROBSON
SCHULTZ
SULLIVAN
TAYLOR
VINEHOUT
WIRCH

Wisconsin State Representatives Voting YES for the AB-4 Legislation:
BARCA D
BENEDICT D
BERCEAU D
BERNARD SCHABER D
BIES R
BLACK D
CLARK D
COLON D
CULLEN D
DANOU D
DAVIS R
DEXTER D
FIELDS D
GARTHWAITE D
GRIGSBY D
GUNDERSON R
HEBL D
HILGENBERG D
HINTZ D
HIXSON D
HRAYCHUCK D
HUBLER D
HUEBSCH R
JORGENSEN D
KAUFERT R
KESSLER D
KRUSICK D
MASON D
MILROY D
MOLEPSKE D
MURTHA R
NELSON D
NERISON R
OTT, A. R
OTT, J. R
PARISI D
PASCH D
PETERSEN R
PETROWSKI R
POCAN D
POPE-ROBERTS D
PRIDEMORE R
RADCLIFFE D
RHOADES R
RICHARDS D
RIPP R
ROYS D
SCHNEIDER D
SEIDEL D
SHERMAN D
SHILLING D
SINICKI D
SMITH D
SOLETSKI D
SPANBAUER R
STASKUNAS D
STEINBRINK D
STONE R
TOLES D
TURNER D
VAN AKKEREN D
VRUWINK D
WILLIAMS, A. D
WOOD I
YOUNG D
ZEPNICK D
ZIEGELBAUER D
ZIGMUNT D
SPEAKER D


Madison, Wisconsin
Press Release
Gov. Doyle: Signs Malinda's Act
March 26, 2009
Press Release
Gov. Doyle: Signs Malinda's Act
3/26/2009
Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor,
608-261-2162
MADISON—Governor Jim Doyle today signed into law legislation that will protect traveling sales crews from abuse by employers and sets regulations that also protect consumers and homeowners. Malinda’s Act, SB4, is a response to the tragic traveling sales crew van crash on March 25, 1999 in Janesville, which killed 7 people, including 18-year-old Malinda Turvey from Verona, and severely injured 5 others.

“Today is bittersweet,” Governor Doyle said. “Ten years ago, almost to the date, a tragic van crash killed seven young people and severely injured five more – all part of a traveling sales crew. What happened that night in Janesville shed light on an industry that was unregulated, and left unchecked, often abusive to its employees. Today, I will sign Malinda’s Act. Malinda was an 18-year-old young lady starting out in life when she was tragically killed. And it is people like Malinda, Amber, and Monica who we intend to protect by signing this law.”

The Governor was joined at the bill signing by Phil Ellenbecker, the father of Malinda Turvey, Bonnie Lettman, the mother of Amber Lettman, a 16-year-old from Oregon who was also killed in the crash, and Monica Forbes, who was left paralyzed by the Janesville crash.

In 1999, then Attorney General Doyle prosecuted those responsible for the crash including Y.E.S., a subscription sales company based in DeWitte, Iowa. He also advocated for legislation regulating the traveling sales industry in Wisconsin.

The Act sets multiple protections for employees on traveling sales crews. In part, the Act:

· Requires at least semi-monthly payment of all wages earned;

· Requires all vehicles used to transport workers to be certified for all safety codes, including having a seat belt for all passengers;

· Prohibits an employer from abandoning employees because they are sick, injured or have been arrested;

· Prohibits an employer from taking away a worker’s money, ID, phone or any other personal property during the course of employment with the traveling sales crew; and

· Prohibits an employer from restricting communication between the worker and family or friends.

The Act also protects consumers from scams and homeowners from dangerous criminals knocking on their doors. In part, the Act:

· Requires employers who utilize traveling sales crews in Wisconsin or who recruit crewmembers in Wisconsin to obtain a certificate of registration from the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) prior to entering the state. The information collected as part of the registration process will include any prior conviction record of all crewmembers;

· Requires traveling sales crew workers to carry a DWD-issued ID badge and a copy of the certificate of registration with them at all times;

· Requires the employer to request a registration stamp from a local municipality. The stamp must be placed on the certificate of registration prior to selling door-to-door in any community;

· Requires the notification of local law enforcement of planned sale activities; and

· Limits the times of day salespersons on a traveling sale crew can engage in sales activities to between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

This bill does not apply to fundraising sales by a nonprofit organization, such as the Girl Scouts, or schools and does not preempt a county, city, village, or town from enacting a local ordinance regulating the sale of goods or services to consumers from house to house, on any street, or in any other place that is open to the public.

Governor Doyle thanked Senator Jon Erpenbach and Representative Sondy Pope-Roberts for their work on the bill.
Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor,
608-261-2162
WISPOLITICS.COM
wispolitics.com
Madison, Wisconsin
Read This Story



Google Search: Traveling Sales Crew
traveling sales crew

Google Search: Magazine Sales Crew
magazine sales crew

Google Search: Magazine Salesman
magazine salesman

You can also use our search tools here:
Search


Main Information Index

Return To Home Page

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TRAVELING SALES CREWS:
Parent Watch || MagCrew || Dedicated Memorial
Cagey Consumer Youth Field Sales Alert

Disclaimer || Contacts || Site Map
Introduction || Public Warning And Help Links

Copyright ©2009 Dedicated Memorial Parents Group
All Rights Reserved
Web hosting by:
Freeservers.com
Web Design by:
DMPG

For comments, questions or problems with this Web Site
Email the DMPG at:
WebMaster


  
Google
Search this site or the web powered by FreeFind

Site search Web search