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2017-18 Legislative Session

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Senate Bill

Assembly Bill

Act

Description

Date Added

 

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

 

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

2/17/17

SS SB 3

SS AB 3

 

"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

 

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