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2017-18 Legislative Session

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Senate Bill

Assembly Bill

Act

Description

Date Added

  435  

Creates a $5000 surcharge on persons convicted of patronizing or soliciting a prostitute.  The surcharge would be used to fund treatment and services for victims of human trafficking and fund Internet Crimes Against Children enforcement

7/14/17

350    

Creates a felony penalty for possessing a semiautomatic assault weapon

7/13/17

349    

Creates a Class G felony penalty for possession of a firearm by a person on the federal "no fly" list

7/13/17

  431  

Requires that a gun be stored in a secure location in a residence if a person under 18 is at the residence.  Class A misdemeanor for first offense, Class I felony for subsequent offenses

6/30/17

  430  

Requires that a gun be stored in a secure location in a residence if one of the people residing in the residence is not allowed to possess a firearm.  Class A misdemeanor for first offense, Class I felony for subsequent offenses

6/30/17

  428  

Creates a new crime and criminal penalty for failing to report a lost or stolen firearm.  Class A misdemeanor for first offense, Class I felony for subsequent offenses

6/30/17

  425  

Modifies the definition of consent for sexual assault to include removing a sexually protective device during sexual contact without the partner's permission - also known as "stealthing"

6/30/17

339 424  

Allows Huber release for probationers held in a county jail for a probation violation

6/30/17

  408  

Creates a sexual assault victim bill of rights in Ch. 950

6/26/17

  407  

Removes the statute of limitations for 2nd degree sexual assault

6/26/17

  406  

Increases the penalty by one classification for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th degree sexual assault if there is a prior conviction for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th degree

6/26/17

325  414  

Creates a "Romeo & Juliet" Class A misdemeanor exception depending on the age of the actors

6/23/17

318 409   

Reduces the penalty for possession of not more than 10 grams of marijuana to a $100 forfeiture

6/23/17

308 400  

Increases the penalty for patronizing a prostitute from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class I felony for third or subsequent conviction

6/19/17

305 397  

Creates a Class G felony for going armed while participating in a riot

6/19/17

304 396  

Creates a Class A misdemeanor for blocking a thoroughfare while participating in a riot

6/19/17

303 395  

Creates a Class I felony for participating in a "riot" as defined by the bill

6/19/17

310 390  

Removes "knowing" from an OAR offense as allows, rather than requires, a court to consider mitigating factors

6/16/17

300 389  

Creates a Class A misdemeanor for soliciting a sexually explicit photograph from a person under 18 if the solicitor is over the age of 18

6/16/17

280 355  

Expands the definition and penalty structure for the crime of child neglect

5/31/17

279 351  

Creates standards for the capture, storage, use, and dissemination of body camera footage

5/31/17

264 345  

Allows for Huber release for revoked individuals in jail

5/22/17

262 335  

Adds fentanyl analogs to the list of Schedule I narcotics

5/19/17

 

331

 

Removes "at the time of sentencing" from the expunction statute; seals the CIB record; clarifies that the it is not reported on an employment application as a conviction; retroactive

5/19/17

SJR 53

AJR 47

 

First consideration of a constitutional amendment to add specific crime victim rights to the constitution

5/17/17

 

312

 

Requires DHS to notify and consult with a district attorney and local governments on Ch. 980 community placement

5/8/17

202

275

 

Expands the scope of the prohibition from an adult knowingly permitting alcohol consumption by an underage person

4/24/17

169

247

 

"Constitutional Carry" - removes most statutory restrictions on carrying a concealed firearm

4/14/17

155

231

 

Creates a State Prosecutor's Council similar to the State Public Defender Board

4/12/17

135

197

 

Permanent revocation of operating license (including occupational) after OWI 4, allows application for reinstatement after 10 years

4/4/17

133

196

 

Creates a felony penalty for installation, use and transfer of credit card data obtained from a credit card skimmer

4/4/17

 344

186

 

"Safe Harbor" - a person who is under the age of 18 may not be prosecuted for committing an act of prostitution

3/28/17

 

136

 

Authority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review a decision of a justice to deny a motion to disqualify the justice

3/8/17

 

135

 

Judicial disqualification based on campaign financial support

3/8/17

 

134

 

Creating a process for equally divided determinations of the Wisconsin Supreme Court on matters of judicial discipline or permanent disability

3/8/17

 

133

 

Creating a process for disqualification of a judge or justice

3/8/17

 

132

 

Creating an objective standard for the disqualification of a judge or justice

3/8/17

61

122

 

Changes to civil asset forfeiture

3/2/17

 

114

 

Adds tribal judges, prosecutors, law enforcement and their families as a special class for threatening to or causing bodily harm (Suggested by Joint Legislative Council)

3/2/17

82

111

 

Creates a Class I felony for intentionally conveying any threat or false
information concerning an attempt to use a firearm to injure or kill a person on school property, on transportation provided by a school, or at an event sanctioned by a school

3/1/17

72

99

 

Creates a mandatory minimum 18 month sentence for 5th and 6th offense OWI violations

2/24/17

73

97

 

Creates a 5 year mandatory minimum sentence for causing homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle

2/24/17

54

94

 

Requires revocation if a person is charged with a new crime

2/24/17

53

93

 

Removes the requirement that expunction be ordered at the time of sentencing and creates a petition process to apply after completion of the sentence

2/24/17

58

92

 

Creates a Class E felony for the crime of carjacking

2/24/17

57

91

 

Creates an "undesignated felony" - a Class I felony which can be designated as either a Class I felony or a Class A misdemeanor after completion of the sentence

2/24/17

59

90

 

Expands the crimes for which a juvenile can be sentenced to the Serious Juvenile Offender Program to include any crime which would be a felony if committed by an adult

2/24/17

56

89

 

Extends the circumstances in which the three year mandatory minimum sentence for felony in possession of a firearm can be imposed

2/24/17

55

88

 

Expands the number of crimes subject to a mandatory minimum sentence and increases the mandatory minimum to 5 years

2/24/17

52

87

 

Removes the three-year limit on the amount of time certain juveniles in the Serious Juvenile Offender Program in a Type 1 juvenile correctional facility 

2/24/17

67

   

Enhances the penalty associated with a crime when enhanced by definition as a "hate crime"

2/21/17

38

75

 

Creates a medical use defense for marijuana possession

2/20/17

SS SB 5

SS AB 5

 34 

Allows for Ch. 51 detention via three-party petition for treatment for drug dependency

2/17/17

SS SB 3

SS AB 3

 33

"Good Samaritan" immunity from revocation for possession of a controlled substance

2/17/17

34

65

 

Creates a misdemeanor penalty for, with some exceptions, transferring a firearm without going through a federally licensed firearms dealer

2/13/17

 

48

 

Expands the definition of hate crime victims to include law enforcement officers

2/2/17

43

47

 

Creates a Class A misdemeanor penalty for any person who intentionally makes a material misstatement or omission or who submits falsified documentation in an application for a credential or for the renewal of a credential issued by the Department of Safety and Professional Services

2/2/17

283 

37

 

Increases the private bar rate of compensation from $40 to $100 per hour

1/20/17

 

35

 

Removes the option to have the criminal case decided by fewer than 12 jurors

1/20/17

 

23

 

Clarifies that SPD must conduct a financial eligibility determination before appointing counsel for a parent in a termination of parental rights case (suggested as remedial legislation by State Public Defender)

1/12/17

 

22

 

Changes "refusal" to "recusal" in title of s. 938.32(5) (suggested as remedial legislation by State Public Defender)

1/12/17

 

21

 

 Removes definition of "indigent in part" (suggested as remedial legislation by State Public Defender)

1/12/17