A federal judge may have ruled the state's minimum mark up law unconstitutional but don't expect any immediate changes.
Bob Bartlett and the Wisconsin Convenience Store Association represent thousand of stations that sell gasoline under the minimum mark-up law.
He says the ruling is confusing. Lawyers are still going over it to see what impact it might have.
The federal judge said the law that makes sure gas prices don't drop below certain competitive levels violates anti-trust laws because the state doesn't monitor it.
Bartlett disagrees. He says the Department of Consumer Protection is very involved. He says they get complaints almost daily and should have a long written record of just how much the law is monitored.
Bartlett says the 1939 statute has passed at least two constitutional tests before and he doesn't foresee any attempt to change it. At least until it this ruling makes its way through the appeal process.
Bartlett says Association members support minimum mark up because it promotes competition. The more competition out there, he says, the better it is for consumers.