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2013-14 Legislative Session

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Senate Bill

Assembly Bill

Act

Description

Issue Area

Date Added

 

891

 

Applies the OWI penalty structure to possession of tetrahyrocannabinols.

penalty

3/27/14

 

860

 

Clarifies that an adult expectant mother who is the subject of an unborn CHIPS petition must be represented by counsel.

process

3/11/14

 

846

 

Criminalizes first offense OWI and provides funding.

crime/penalty

3/7/14

 

818

 

Expands access to expunction of certain crimes.

process

2/27/14

 

811

 

Creates a $500 surcharge for convictions related to: a sex crime against a child; prostitution; or sex trafficking.

penalty

2/24/14

 

810

 

De-criminalizes tetrahydrocannabinoids as a Schedule I narcotic and creates a regulated sales process.

crime/penalty

2/24/14

 

634

 

Extends the statute of limitations for arson from 6 to 10 years.

process

1/21/14

685

726

267

Removes cannabidiol from the definition of a Schedule I tetrahydrocannabinol.

crime

2/4/14

673

767

 

Creates a new crime for using a GPS device to track a person without their knowledge.

crime/penalty

2/14/14

668

764

343

Requires sexual offender registration for individuals who move to Wisconsin from another state.

miscellaneous

3/10/14

648

 

 376

Allows county or municipal prisoners to be imprisoned in a bordering county whether in or out of state.

miscellaneous

2/28/14

637

780

307

Eliminates voluntary intoxication as a defense.

process

2/18/14

620

 

 

Removes certain records from public access on the CCAP website.

miscellaneous

2/20/14

607

 

 

Creates a new crime and criminal penalty for intentionally misusing an orally ingested schedule II narcotic.

crime/penalty

2/17/14

606

 

 

Redefines "petechia" to specify that a hemorrhage or rupture must be caused by strangulation or suffocation.

miscellaneous

2/17/14

605

464

321

Creates a process for the surrender of firearms for a respondent who is the subject of an injunction.

process

2/7/14

599

759

 342

Adds an attorney appointed by the Public Defender as a "person authorized by the patient" to directly request client/patient health records at the Medical Assistance reduced rate.

process

2/13/14

585

612

 338

Allows a victim to view recommendations and portions of a pre-sentence investigation report.

process

2/10/14

567

707

311

Allows a court to extend the amount of time an injunction is in effect if preponderance of the evidence suggests a substantial risk exists that the respondent may commit homicide or sexual assault against the petitioner.

process

1/31/14

565

718

203

Transfers the administration of mental health detention in Milwaukee from the County Board to a state board.

miscellaneous

2/5/14

561

708

252

Allows access to juvenile court records for entities engaged in bona fide research, monitoring or evaluation of programs operated under a federal court improvement grant.

miscellaneous

2/5/14

549

702

196

Creates a system of short-term sanctions to serve as an alternative to revocation.

process

1/31/14

538

752

 

Requires a racial impact statement for legislation which creates a new crime or modifies the penalty for an existing crime. 

 miscellaneous

1/30/14 

526

685

 

Limits the availability of access to CCAP information when a criminal charge has been dismissed or the person is found not guilty.

process

1/30/14

507

668

197

Provides and additional $3 million for grants to counties through the treatment alternative and diversion grant program.

miscellaneous

1/22/14

504

664

337

 Allows a court to waive the right to counsel of a parent who misses a termination of parental rights hearing with a clear and justifiable excuse.

process 

 1/21/14

492

620

362

Adds or strengthens several crimes and penalties related to human trafficking. Increases the ability to seek expunction for a crime related to being a victim of human trafficking.

penalty/process

1/14/14

472

628

 

Creates a crime for the unauthorized possession by an imprisoned person of a correctional officer's personal identifying information.

crime/penalty

1/6/14

471

626

 

Creates a crime with misdemeanor and felony penalties for neglecting a child.

crime/penalty

1/6/14

431

 

 

Creates a Class I felony for purchasing or leasing a vehicle while operating privileges have been suspended or revoked.

crime/penalty

12/10/13

 

575

 

Legislative Council bill - Allows for greater access to treatment in place for people in a Ch. 55 protective placement.

process

12/18/13

451

570

334

Enabling legislation to allow for extended out-of-home care until the age of 21 when an individualized educational plan is in place.

miscellaneous

12/13/13

447

556

317

Expanded strip search provisions for persons detained for a criminal offense.

process

12/12/13

425

560

164

Law revision bill - Allows for a jury of fewer than 12 in any criminal case only upon stipulation by all parties.

process

12/11/13

57

67

16

1st consideration of constitutional amendment to elect Chief Justice.

process

10/22/13

294

 

 

Grants access to a presentence investigation report to an assistant attorney general.

process

9/10/13

432

536

 375

Process to apply for and requiring a warrant to track the location of a cellphone or other wireless device.

process

11/25/13

 

534

 

Increases the amounts awarded for wrongful imprisonment. Removes any amounts awarded when determining indigency under Ch. 977.

process

11/25/13

 

530

 

Several changes to the process of investigating deaths. Creates a Medicolegal Investigation Examining Board which includes a seat for SPD.

process

11/25/13

402

524

 

Allows for expunction of certain criminal records if the defendant was a victim of human trafficking.

process

11/22/13

 

519

 

Increases the amounts awarded for wrongful imprisonment. Authorizes SPD to provide representation before the Claims Board.

process

11/22/13

 477

500

235

Creates an emergency detention pilot program in Milwaukee County.

miscellaneous

11/11/13

382

495

 

Removes the consent requirement from the definition of human trafficking.

miscellaneous

11/6/13

 

488

340

Changes the three party involuntary commitment process to require corporation counsel to file the petition with the court but make a limited appearance.

process

11/4/13

399

486

 

Adds "great bodily harm" to the definition of felony animal cruelty and clarifies the definition of abandonment.

crime

11/1/13

363

480

 

Creates a medical use defense for certain marijuana charges.

process

11/1/13

373

482

214

Makes changes to the process for collecting, analyzing and destroying DNA samples taken at arrest.

process

10/29/13

 

467

 

Creates a new crime for operating a vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock device while ordered by the court following conviction for certain OWI offenses.

crime/penalty

10/28/13

357

465

 

Creates a felony penalty for causing the death of a child under 12 months while co-sleeping.

crime/penalty

10/25/13

 

464

 

Creates a notification and surrender of firearms process for an individual who is the subject of an injunction.

process

10/25/13

367

462

 243

Creates a Class A misdemeanor for the distribution of a sexually explicit image without consent.

crime/penalty

10/22/13

 

460

 

Creates grants for the creation and training of mental health mobile crisis units.

miscellaneous

10/21/13

374

457

 

Expands treatment alternative and diversions programs to include mental health courts and provides $750,000 in grants.

miscellaneous

10/18/13

362

450

 

Creates grants for the creation and training of mental health crisis intervention teams.

miscellaneous

10/18/13

350

447

 194

Grants immunity from prosecution for possession of a controlled substance for summoning aid for another person suffering an overdose.  Creates a new crime for attempt to possess a controlled substance.

crime/penalty

10/18/13

352

446

200

Provides immunity from civil and criminal liability for administering an opioid antagonist to a person who appears to be suffering an overdose.

process

10/18/14

 633

441

283 

Requires sex offender registry to include any offenses dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

miscellaneous

10/17/13

184

434

 

Creates a Class B misdemeanor for sending an e-mail intended to frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse or harass.

crime/penalty

10/17/13

 

423

 

Requires individuals convicted of certain OWI offenses to comply with an impoundment order.  Creates a misdemeanor penalty for failure to comply.

crime/penalty

10/17/13

325

406

 351

Clarifies and adds the chemical definition of several Ch. 961 controlled substances.

crime

10/4/13

309

390

 

Prohibits the questioning of a pupil regarding criminal activity without notification of the parents.

process

9/23/13

308

387

 

Raises the age of juvenile jurisdiction for non-violent, first time 17 year old offenders.

process

9/23/13

 

383

 

Judicial Council bill - Various changes to the criminal procedure code.

process

9/20/13

361 

 215

 

Grants immunity from prosecution for using of possessing alcohol for an individual who calls for aid for a person having an adverse reaction.

process 

9/13/13

 

357

 

Creates a penalty enhancer for the commission of certain crimes while armed and on the premises of a gas station.

penalty

9/13/13

 257

342 

 

Prohibits asking for conviction records on employment applications. 

miscellaneous 

8/27/13 

 

315

 

Requires the court to inform, and DOJ to automatically expunge, DNA records in a case where the individual is not adjudged guilty or delinquent.

process

8/23/13

 

314

 

Deletes the collection of DNA at arrest provisions from Act 20 (State Budget)

process

8/23/13

 

294 

 

Requires 12 person juries in felony cases.

 process

 8/20/13

257

 

 

Prohibits asking about an individuals conviction record on an employment application.

miscellaneous

8/16/13

245

 

226

Creates new crimes and penalties for fraud based on the value of the payment or benefit from Medical or Public Assistance. 

crime/penalty

8/7/13

 

273

 

Allows for the issuance of a search warrant in OWI 1st cases.

process

8/5/13

235

243

 

Increases the private bar reimbursement rate to $75 per hour.

miscellaneous

6/11/13

234

253

 

Limits public access to CCAP information (preserves level of access for court officials including defense counsel), changes when entries are made on the public system, allows for requesting removal of certain information.

process

7/31/13

232

274

 254

Eliminates the exception for harboring or aiding a felon by their immediate family.

crime

7/31/13

226

212

 262

Allows for the seizure of a vehicle or property related to the commission of a crime, in some cases after law enforcement has established probable cause.

miscellaneous

7/9/13

224

263

123 

Trailer bill to the 2013-15 compensation plan.  One provisions provides statutory just cause protection for SPD attorney. 

 miscellaneous

 7/9/13

222

256

 

Provides immunity from criminal prosecution for underage alcohol consumption, unless the attempt to provide aid is falsely made which can result in a Class H felony after two convictions in four years.

process

6/24/13

221

190

 

Imposes special conditions of bail when the charge is felony sexual assault of a child.

process

6/18/13

215

 

 

Provides immunity from criminal prosecution for providing aid to someone suffering from an overdose of alcohol or a controlled substance.

process

6/11/13

211

250 

 

Creates enhanced penalties for harassing or threatening certain public employees. 

penalty 

 6/5/13

 

222

 

Creates a felony penalty for the sale or possession of an assault weapon.

crime/penalty

5/29/13

 

221

 

Creates a Class H felony for possession of hollowpoint bullets. 

crime/penalty

5/29/13

196

203

 213

Creates a Class H felony penalty for the sale or possession of a weaponized drone; creates a Class A misdemeanor for using a drone to obtain video or audio recordings; requires law enforcement to obtain a search warrant prior to use of a surveillance drone.

crime/penalty

5/23/13

 

213

 

Creates a new crime and penalty for intimidating or threatening a legislator or their family.

crime/penalty

5/17/13

 

204

 

Allows victims of certain crimes the right to be accompanied by a victim advocate at court proceedings.

process

5/17/13

184

 

 

Creates a Class B misdemeanor penalty for transmitting a threatening electronic message.

crime/penalty

5/16/13

174

180

224

Creates mandatory minimum penalties for OWI 7th and above.

penalty

5/8/13

171

191

89 

Increases the penalty for theft of telecommunications services to a Class C misdemeanor.

penalty

5/8/13

 

187

 

Allows evidence of prior domestic abuse within the last 10 years to be used as evidence.

process

5/3/13

160

175

 

Requires law enforcement to include written justification in the report to the DA for why an arrest was not made in a suspected domestic abuse incident. 

process

4/25/13

154

161

 

Automatic stay of a court decision enjoining enforcement of a statute pending interlocutoy review and decision by an appellate court.

process

4/25/13

153

171

 

Clarifies when a court has jurisdiction for restraining orders or injunctions in domestic abuse, child abuse or harassment cases.

process

4/25/13

150

164

 293

 Allows for either civil or criminal prosecution of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids.

process 

4/18/13

 

156

 

Creates a Class A misdemeanor penalty for posting a computer message that invites harassment.

crime/penalty

4/15/13

 

153

 

Provides an exception to the hearsay rule if a witness is unavailable because the witnesses statement is made against a party who caused the witness to be unavailable.

process

4/15/13

 

152

 

Leg Council draft - Various changes to standards in CHIPS and TPR cases.  Most have potential negative repercussions for SPD clients.

juvenile

4/15/13

 

151

 

Leg Council draft - allows SPD to provide representation for adults in CHIPS proceedings, allows judge to waive counsel for failure to appear, removes the right to a jury trial in CHIPS and TPR cases.

juvenile

4/15/13

 

150

 

Leg Council draft - Various changes to adoption and placement of a child.

juvenile

4/15/13

 

146

 

Allows the supreme court to review and affirm or reverse the decision of an individual justice not to recuse themselves.

process

4/15/13

 

145

 

Requires a judge to recuse themselves if in the prior four years they've received a contribution of more than $1000 from a party to the action.

process

4/15/13

 

143

 

Requires a judge or justice to provide a written justification on why they are not recusing themselves.

process

4/15/13

 

142

 

Creates a resonableness test for recusal of a judge or justice.

process

4/15/13

136

 223

 

Creates a felony penalty and prohibits the possession of vicious dogs by serious felony offenders. 

 crime/penalty

4/10/13

127

360 

 158

Leg Council draft - Various changes to the admission of persons under Chapter 51.

mental health

4/3/13

126

 435

 

Leg Council draft - Various changes regarding the admission of minors for treatment under Chapter 51.

mental health/juvenile

4/3/13

124

138

 

Creates a misdemeanor penalty and requires that the sale and transfer of firearms be conducted through a federally licensed firearms dealer.

crime/penalty

4/3/13

102

 

 

Creates a class A misdemeanor penalty for carrying a firearm in the State Capitol.

crime/penalty

3/22/13

100

74

 

Increases the crime victim and witness assistance surcharge to provide funding to Crime Prevention Funding Boards.

miscellaneous

3/22/13

78

82

42

Creates new offenses for the trafficking of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) benefits.

crime

3/13/13

69

 

 

Creates a felony penalty for providing false information on a form selling or transferring a firearm.

crime/penalty

3/7/13

61

72

 

Allows for seizure of a vehicle after 3rd offense OWI.

miscellaneous

3/4/13

60

71

 

Increases the penalty for OWI 3rd and 4th offense to a felony.

penalty

3/4/13

59

70

 

Creates a mandatory minimum sentence for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

penalty

3/4/13

58

68

 

Increases the penalty from civil to misdemeanor in a first offense OWI charge in which the BAC is 0.15 or above.

penalty

3/4/13

57

67

 

Requires court appearance for first offense OWI. (Note - would only impact SPD is OWI 1st changes to include a criminal penalty.)

process

3/4/13

56

69

 

Creates mandatory minimum sentences for causing great bodily harm while driving while intoxicated.

penalty

3/4/13

52

62

 83

Expands the definition of "intoxicant" to include a substance that is used contrary to its intended use.

crime

3/1/13

40

59

 79

Allows law enforcement to search the person and premises of an individual on probation, parole or extended supervision.

miscellaneous

2/28/13

37

 125

 

Creates an independent pardon council required to review and make recommendations on all applications.

miscellaneous 

 2/20/13

 

40

20

2013-15 Biennial Budget

miscellaneous

2/20/13

 

33

 315

Extends the time to seek reimbursement from individuals incarcerated in a county jail from 12 to 24 months.

miscellaneous

2/18/13

 

28

 84

Leg Council draft - Various changes to increase access to supervised release and make discharge more difficult to obtain from Ch. 980 commitments.

process

2/18/13

 

11

88 

Prohibits a registered sex offender from being on school premises without notification to school authorities.

miscellaneous

2/13/13

2

 

5

Act 5 changes the method and timing for the publication of new legislation.  All new acts will take effect two days after the bill is signed by the Governor.

miscellaneous

3/28/13