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(d) The amounts of periodic payments of fees and costs for a support enforcement agency, the issuing tribunal or the obligee's attorney, stated as sums certain.
(e) The amount of periodic payments of arrears and interest on arrears, stated as a sum certain.
(4) The employer shall comply with the law of the state of the obligor's principal place of employment for withholding from income with respect to all of the following:
(a) The employer's fee for processing an income-withholding order.
(b) The maximum amount permitted to be withheld from the obligor's income.
(c) The time periods within which the employer must implement the income-withholding order and forward the child support payment.
27,5122 Section 5122. 769.503 of the statutes is created to read:
769.503 Compliance with multiple income-withholding orders. If an obligor's employer receives multiple orders to withhold support from the earnings of the same obligor, the employer shall be considered to have satisfied the terms of the multiple orders if the employer complies with the law of the state of the obligor's principal place of employment to establish the priorities for withholding and allocating income withheld for multiple child support obligees.
27,5123 Section 5123. 769.504 of the statutes is created to read:
769.504 Immunity from civil liability. An employer that complies with an income-withholding order issued in another state in accordance with this subchapter is not subject to civil liability to any individual or agency with regard to the employer's withholding of child support from an obligor's income.
27,5124 Section 5124. 769.505 of the statutes is created to read:
769.505 Penalties for noncompliance. An employer that wilfully fails to comply with an income-withholding order issued by another state and received for enforcement is subject to the same penalties that may be imposed for noncompliance with an income-withholding order issued by a tribunal of this state.
27,5125 Section 5125. 769.506 (title) of the statutes is created to read:
769.506 (title) Contest by obligor.
27,5126 Section 5126. 769.506 (2) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
769.506 (2) (b) Each employer that has directly received an income-withholding order.
27,5127 Section 5127. 769.507 of the statutes is created to read:
769.507 Administrative enforcement of orders. (1) A party seeking to enforce a support order or an income-withholding order, or both, issued by a tribunal of another state may send the documents required for registering the order to a support enforcement agency of this state.
(2) Upon receipt of the documents, the support enforcement agency, without initially seeking to register the order, shall consider and, if appropriate, use any administrative procedure authorized by the law of this state to enforce a support order or an income-withholding order, or both. If the obligor does not contest administrative enforcement, the order need not be registered. If the obligor contests the validity or administrative enforcement of the order, the support enforcement agency shall register the order as provided in this chapter.
27,5128 Section 5128. 769.605 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
769.605 (1) Whenever a support order or income-withholding order issued in another state is registered, the registering tribunal shall notify the nonregistering party. Notice must be given by 1st class, certified or registered mail or by any means of personal service authorized by the law of this state. The notice must be accompanied by a copy of the registered order and the documents and relevant information accompanying the order.
27,5129 Section 5129. 769.606 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
769.606 (3) If a nonregistering party requests a hearing to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order, the registering tribunal shall schedule the matter for hearing and give notice to the parties by 1st class mail of the date, time and place of the hearing.
27,5130 Section 5130. 769.611 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
769.611 (1) (intro.) After a child support order issued in another state has been registered in this state, unless s. 769.613 applies the responding tribunal of this state may modify that child support order only if, after notice and hearing, it finds at least one of the following:
27,5131 Section 5131. 769.611 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
769.611 (1) (b) That an individual party or the child is subject to the personal jurisdiction of the tribunal and that all of the individual parties have filed a written consent in the issuing tribunal providing that a tribunal of this state may modify the child support order and assume continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over the child support order. However, if the issuing state is a foreign jurisdiction that has not enacted this chapter, the written consent of the individual party residing in this state is not required for the tribunal to assume jurisdiction to modify the child support order.
27,5132 Section 5132. 769.611 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
769.611 (3) A tribunal of this state may not modify any aspect of a child support order that may not be modified under the law of the issuing state. If 2 or more tribunals have issued child support orders for the same obligor and child, the child support order that is controlling and must be recognized under s. 769.207 establishes the nonmodifiable aspects of the support order.
27,5133 Section 5133. 769.611 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 769.614 and amended to read:
769.614 (title) Notice to issuing tribunal of modification. Within 30 days after issuance of a modified child support order, the party obtaining the modification shall file a certified copy of the modified child support order with the issuing tribunal that had continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over the earlier child support order, and in each tribunal in which the party knows that the earlier child support order has been registered. Failure of the party obtaining the modified child support order to file a certified copy as required by this section subjects the party to appropriate sanctions by a tribunal in which the issue of failure to file arises, but that failure has no effect on the validity or enforceability of the modified child support order of the new tribunal of continuing, exclusive jurisdiction.
27,5134 Section 5134. 769.613 of the statutes is created to read:
769.613 Jurisdiction to modify support order of another state when individual parties reside in this state. (1) If all of the individual parties reside in this state and the child does not reside in the issuing state, a tribunal of this state has jurisdiction to enforce and to modify the issuing state's child support order in a proceeding to register that order.
(2) A tribunal of this state exercising jurisdiction as provided in sub. (1) shall apply the provisions of this subchapter and subchs. I and II to the enforcement or modification proceeding. Subchapters III to V, VII and VIII do not apply, and the tribunal shall apply the procedural and substantive law of this state.
27,5135 Section 5135. 769.701 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
769.701 (1) A tribunal of this state may serve as an initiating or responding tribunal in a proceeding brought under this chapter or a law substantially similar to this chapter, the uniform reciprocal enforcement of support act or the revised uniform reciprocal enforcement of support act Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act or the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act to determine that the petitioner is a parent of a particular child or to determine that a respondent is a parent of that child.
27,5136 Section 5136. 769.802 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
769.802 (2) If, under this chapter or a law substantially similar to this chapter, the uniform reciprocal enforcement of support act or the revised uniform reciprocal enforcement of support act Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act or the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, the governor of another state makes a demand that the governor of this state surrender an individual charged criminally in that state with having failed to provide for the support of a child or other individual to whom a duty of support is owed, the governor may require a prosecutor to investigate the demand and report whether a proceeding for support has been initiated or would be effective. If it appears that a proceeding would be effective but has not been initiated, the governor may delay honoring the demand for a reasonable time to permit the initiation of a proceeding.
27,5137 Section 5137. 778.02 of the statutes is amended to read:
778.02 Action in name of state; complaint; attachment. Every such forfeiture action shall be in the name of the state of Wisconsin, and it is sufficient to allege in the complaint that the defendant is indebted to the plaintiff in the amount of the forfeiture claimed, according to the provisions of the statute that imposes it, specifying the statute and for the penalty assessment imposed by s. 165.87, the jail assessment imposed by s. 302.46 (1), the crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment imposed by s. 165.755, the enforcement assessment imposed under s. 253.06 (4) (c) or (5) (c) and any applicable domestic abuse assessment imposed by s. 973.055 (1). If the statute imposes a forfeiture for several offenses or delinquencies the complaint shall specify the particular offense or delinquency for which the action is brought, with a demand for judgment for the amount of the forfeiture, penalty assessment, jail assessment, crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment, any applicable enforcement assessment and any applicable domestic abuse assessment. If the defendant is a nonresident of the state, an attachment may issue.
27,5138 Section 5138. 778.03 of the statutes is amended to read:
778.03 Complaint to recover forfeited goods. In an action to recover property forfeited by any statute it shall be sufficient to allege in the complaint that the property has been forfeited, specifying the statute, with a demand of judgment for the delivery of the property, or the value thereof and for payment of the penalty assessment imposed by s. 165.87, the jail assessment imposed by s. 302.46 (1), the crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment imposed by s. 165.755, the enforcement assessment imposed under s. 253.06 (4) (c) or (5) (c) and any applicable domestic abuse assessment imposed by s. 973.055 (1).
27,5139 Section 5139. 778.06 of the statutes is amended to read:
778.06 Action for what sum. When a forfeiture is imposed, not exceeding a specific sum or when it is not less than one sum or more than another, the action may be brought for the highest sum specified and for the penalty assessment imposed by s. 165.87, the jail assessment imposed by s. 302.46 (1), the crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment imposed by s. 165.755, the enforcement assessment imposed under s. 253.06 (4) (c) or (5) (c) and any applicable domestic abuse assessment imposed by s. 973.055 (1); and judgment may be rendered for such sum as the court or jury shall assess or determine to be proportionate to the offense.
27,5140 Section 5140. 778.10 of the statutes is amended to read:
778.10 Municipal forfeitures, how recovered. All forfeitures imposed by any ordinance or regulation of any county, town, city or village, or of any other domestic corporation may be sued for and recovered, under this chapter, in the name of the county, town, city, village or corporation. It is sufficient to allege in the complaint that the defendant is indebted to the plaintiff in the amount of the forfeiture claimed, specifying the ordinance or regulation that imposes it and of the penalty assessment imposed by s. 165.87, the jail assessment imposed by s. 302.46 (1), the crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment imposed by s. 165.755 and any applicable domestic abuse assessment imposed by s. 973.055 (1). If the ordinance or regulation imposes a penalty or forfeiture for several offenses or delinquencies the complaint shall specify the particular offenses or delinquency for which the action is brought, with a demand for judgment for the amount of the forfeiture, the penalty assessment imposed by s. 165.87, the jail assessment imposed by s. 302.46 (1), the crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment imposed by s. 165.755 and any applicable domestic abuse assessment imposed by s. 973.055 (1). All moneys collected on the judgment shall be paid to the treasurer of the county, town, city, village or corporation, except that all jail assessments shall be paid to the county treasurer.
27,5141 Section 5141. 778.105 of the statutes is amended to read:
778.105 Disposition of forfeitures. Revenues from forfeitures imposed by any court or any branch thereof for the violation of any municipal or county ordinance shall be paid to the municipality or county. Penalty assessment payments shall be made as provided in s. 165.87. Jail assessment payments shall be made as provided in s. 302.46 (1). Crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment payments shall be paid as provided in s. 165.755. Domestic abuse assessments shall be made as provided in s. 973.055.
27,5142 Section 5142. 778.13 of the statutes is amended to read:
778.13 Forfeitures collected, to whom paid. All moneys collected in favor of the state for forfeiture, except the portion to be paid to any person who sues with the state, shall be paid by the officer who collects the forfeiture to the treasurer of the county within which the forfeiture was incurred within 20 days after its receipt. In case of any failure in the payment the county treasurer may collect the payment of the officer by action, in the name of the office and upon the official bond of the officer, with interest at the rate of 12% per year from the time when it should have been paid. Penalty assessment payments shall be made as provided in s. 165.87. Jail assessment payments shall be made as provided in s. 302.46 (1). Crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment payments shall be paid as provided in s. 165.755. Domestic abuse assessments shall be made as provided in s. 973.055. Enforcement assessments shall be made as provided in s. 253.06 (4) (c).
27,5143 Section 5143. 778.18 of the statutes is amended to read:
778.18 Penalty upon municipal judge. If any municipal judge, of his or her own will, dismisses any action brought before the judge under this chapter, unless by order of the district attorney or attorney general or the person joined as plaintiff with the state, or renders a less judgment therein than is prescribed by law, or releases or discharges any such judgment or part thereof without payment or collection, the judge and the judge's sureties shall be liable, in an action upon the judge's bond, for the full amount of the forfeitures imposed by law or of the forfeiture imposed by the judge and for the penalty assessment imposed by s. 165.87, the jail assessment imposed by s. 302.46 (1), the crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment imposed by s. 165.755 and any applicable domestic abuse assessment imposed by s. 973.055 (1), or for an amount equal to the amount in which any such judgment or any part thereof is released or discharged. If any municipal judge gives time or delay to any person against whom any such judgment is rendered by the judge, or takes any bond or security for its future payment, the judge and the judge's sureties shall also be liable for the payment of the judgment upon the judge's bond.
27,5144 Section 5144. 778.25 (2) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.25 (2) (g) Notice that if the defendant makes a deposit and fails to appear in court at the time fixed in the citation, the failure to appear will be considered tender of a plea of no contest and submission to a forfeiture, penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment plus costs, including any applicable fees prescribed in ch. 814, not to exceed the amount of the deposit. The notice shall also state that the court may decide to summon the defendant or, if the defendant is an adult, issue an arrest warrant for the defendant rather than accept the deposit and plea.
27,5145 Section 5145. 778.25 (2) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.25 (2) (h) Notice that if the defendant makes a deposit and signs the stipulation, the stipulation is treated as a plea of no contest and submission to a forfeiture, penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment plus costs, including any applicable fees prescribed in ch. 814, not to exceed the amount of the deposit. The notice shall also state that the court may decide to summon the defendant or, if the defendant is an adult, issue an arrest warrant for the defendant rather than accept the deposit and stipulation, and that the defendant may, at any time prior to or at the time of the court appearance date, move the court for relief from the effect of the stipulation.
27,5146 Section 5146. 778.25 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.25 (3) If a person is issued a citation under this section the person may deposit the amount of money the issuing officer directs by mailing or delivering the deposit and a copy of the citation to the clerk of court of the county where the violation occurred or the sheriff's office or police headquarters of the officer who issued the citation prior to the court appearance date. The basic amount of the deposit shall be determined under a deposit schedule established by the judicial conference. The judicial conference shall annually review and revise the schedule. In addition to the basic amount determined by the schedule the deposit shall include costs, including any applicable fees prescribed in ch. 814, penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment.
27,5147 Section 5147. 778.25 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.25 (4) A person may make a stipulation of no contest by submitting a deposit and a stipulation in the manner provided by sub. (3) prior to the court appearance date. The signed stipulation is a plea of no contest and submission to a forfeiture plus costs and a penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment not exceeding the amount of the deposit.
27,5148 Section 5148. 778.25 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.25 (5) Except as provided by sub. (6) a person receiving a deposit shall prepare a receipt in triplicate showing the purpose for which the deposit is made, stating that the defendant may inquire at the office of the clerk of court regarding the disposition of the deposit, and notifying the defendant that if he or she fails to appear in court at the time fixed in the citation he or she will be deemed to have tendered a plea of no contest and submitted to a forfeiture, penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment plus costs, including any applicable fees prescribed in ch. 814, not to exceed the amount of the deposit which the court may accept. The original of the receipt shall be delivered to the defendant in person or by mail. If the defendant pays by check, the check is the receipt.
27,5149 Section 5149. 778.25 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.25 (6) The person receiving a deposit and stipulation of no contest shall prepare a receipt in triplicate showing the purpose for which the deposit is made, stating that the defendant may inquire at the office of the clerk of court regarding the disposition of the deposit, and notifying the defendant that if the stipulation of no contest is accepted by the court the defendant will be considered to have submitted to a forfeiture, penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment plus costs, including any applicable fees prescribed in ch. 814, not to exceed the amount of the deposit. Delivery of the receipt shall be made in the same manner as in sub. (5).
27,5150 Section 5150. 778.25 (8) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.25 (8) (b) If the defendant has made a deposit, the citation may serve as the initial pleading and the defendant shall be considered to have tendered a plea of no contest and submitted to a forfeiture, penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment plus costs, including any applicable fees prescribed in ch. 814, not exceeding the amount of the deposit. The court may either accept the plea of no contest and enter judgment accordingly, or reject the plea and issue a summons or arrest warrant, except if the defendant is a minor the court shall proceed under s. 938.28. Chapter 938 governs taking and holding a minor in custody. If the court accepts the plea of no contest, the defendant may move within 90 days after the date set for appearance to withdraw the plea of no contest, open the judgment and enter a plea of not guilty if the defendant shows to the satisfaction of the court that failure to appear was due to mistake, inadvertence, surprise or excusable neglect. If a party is relieved from the plea of no contest, the court or judge may order a written complaint or petition to be filed. If on reopening the defendant is found not guilty, the court shall delete the record of conviction and shall order the defendant's deposit returned.
27,5151 Section 5151. 778.25 (8) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.25 (8) (c) If the defendant has made a deposit and stipulation of no contest, the citation serves as the initial pleading and the defendant shall be considered to have tendered a plea of no contest and submitted to a forfeiture, penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment plus costs, including any applicable fees prescribed in ch. 814, not exceeding the amount of the deposit. The court may either accept the plea of no contest and enter judgment accordingly, or reject the plea and issue a summons or arrest warrant, except if the defendant is a minor the court shall proceed under s. 938.28. Chapter 938 governs taking and holding a minor in custody. After signing a stipulation of no contest, the defendant may, at any time prior to or at the time of the court appearance date, move the court for relief from the effect of the stipulation. The court may act on the motion, with or without notice, for cause shown by affidavit and upon just terms, and relieve the defendant from the stipulation and the effects of the stipulation.
27,5152 Section 5152. 778.25 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.25 (10) An officer collecting moneys for a forfeiture, penalty assessment, jail assessment, crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment and costs under this section shall pay the same to the appropriate municipal or county treasurer within 20 days after its receipt by the officer, except that all jail assessments shall be paid to the county treasurer. If the officer fails to make timely payment, the municipal or county treasurer may collect the payment from the officer by an action in the treasurer's name of office and upon the official bond of the officer, with interest at the rate of 12% per year from the time when it should have been paid.
27,5153 Section 5153. 778.26 (2) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.26 (2) (e) The maximum forfeiture, penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment for which the defendant is liable.
27,5154 Section 5154. 778.26 (2) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.26 (2) (g) Notice that if the defendant makes a deposit and fails to appear in court at the time specified in the citation, the failure to appear will be considered tender of a plea of no contest and submission to a forfeiture, penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment plus costs not to exceed the amount of the deposit. The notice shall also state that the court, instead of accepting the deposit and plea, may decide to summon the defendant or may issue an arrest warrant for the defendant upon failure to respond to a summons.
27,5155 Section 5155. 778.26 (2) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.26 (2) (h) Notice that if the defendant makes a deposit and signs the stipulation, the stipulation will be treated as a plea of no contest and submission to a forfeiture, penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment plus costs not to exceed the amount of the deposit. The notice shall also state that the court, instead of accepting the deposit and stipulation, may decide to summon the defendant or issue an arrest warrant for the defendant upon failure to respond to a summons, and that the defendant may, at any time prior to or at the time of the court appearance date, move the court for relief from the effect of the stipulation.
27,5156 Section 5156. 778.26 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.26 (3) A defendant issued a citation under this section may deposit the amount of money the issuing officer directs by mailing or delivering the deposit and a copy of the citation prior to the court appearance date to the clerk of the circuit court in the county where the violation occurred or to the sheriff's office or police headquarters of the officer who issued the citation. The basic amount of the deposit shall be determined under a deposit schedule established by the judicial conference. The judicial conference shall annually review and revise the schedule. In addition to the basic amount determined by the schedule the deposit shall include the penalty assessment, jail assessment, crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment and costs.
27,5157 Section 5157. 778.26 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.26 (4) A defendant may make a stipulation of no contest by submitting a deposit and a stipulation in the manner provided by sub. (3) prior to the court appearance date. The signed stipulation is a plea of no contest and submission to a forfeiture plus the penalty assessment, jail assessment, crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment and costs not to exceed the amount of the deposit.
27,5158 Section 5158. 778.26 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.26 (5) Except as provided by sub. (6), a person receiving a deposit shall prepare a receipt in triplicate showing the purpose for which the deposit is made, stating that the defendant may inquire at the office of the clerk of the circuit court regarding the disposition of the deposit, and notifying the defendant that if he or she fails to appear in court at the time specified in the citation he or she shall be considered to have tendered a plea of no contest and submitted to a forfeiture, penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment plus costs not to exceed the amount of the deposit and that the court may accept the plea. The original of the receipt shall be delivered to the defendant in person or by mail. If the defendant pays by check, the canceled check is the receipt.
27,5159 Section 5159. 778.26 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.26 (6) The person receiving a deposit and stipulation of no contest shall prepare a receipt in triplicate showing the purpose for which the deposit is made, stating that the defendant may inquire at the office of the clerk of the circuit court regarding the disposition of the deposit, and notifying the defendant that if the stipulation of no contest is accepted by the court the defendant will be considered to have submitted to a forfeiture, penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment plus costs not to exceed the amount of the deposit. Delivery of the receipt shall be made in the same manner as provided in sub. (5).
27,5160 Section 5160. 778.26 (7) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.26 (7) (b) If the defendant has made a deposit, the citation may serve as the initial pleading and the defendant shall be considered to have tendered a plea of no contest and submitted to a forfeiture, penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment plus costs not to exceed the amount of the deposit. The court may either accept the plea of no contest and enter judgment accordingly, or reject the plea and issue a summons. If the defendant fails to appear in response to the summons, the court shall issue an arrest warrant. If the court accepts the plea of no contest, the defendant may, within 90 days after the date set for appearance, move to withdraw the plea of no contest, open the judgment and enter a plea of not guilty if the defendant shows to the satisfaction of the court that failure to appear was due to mistake, inadvertence, surprise or excusable neglect. If a defendant is relieved from the plea of no contest, the court may order a written complaint or petition to be filed. If on reopening the defendant is found not guilty, the court shall delete the record of conviction and shall order the defendant's deposit returned.
27,5161 Section 5161. 778.26 (7) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
778.26 (7) (c) If the defendant has made a deposit and stipulation of no contest, the citation serves as the initial pleading and the defendant shall be considered to have tendered a plea of no contest and submitted to a forfeiture, penalty assessment and, jail assessment and crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment plus costs not to exceed the amount of the deposit. The court may either accept the plea of no contest and enter judgment accordingly, or reject the plea and issue a summons or an arrest warrant. After signing a stipulation of no contest, the defendant may, at any time prior to or at the time of the court appearance date, move the court for relief from the effect of the stipulation. The court may act on the motion, with or without notice, for cause shown by affidavit and upon just terms, and relieve the defendant from the stipulation and the effects of the stipulation.
27,5162 Section 5162. 778.26 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
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