2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
April 18, 2001 - Introduced by Representatives Krawczyk, McCormick,
Morris-Tatum, Suder, Montgomery, Walker, Musser, Kedzie, Huebsch,
Loeffelholz, Freese, Gunderson, Ott, Ladwig, Urban, Friske, Ryba,
Ainsworth, Vrakas, Wade, Pettis, Seratti, Stone, Gronemus, Lippert,
Petrowski, Jensen, Townsend, Jeskewitz, Sykora, Hundertmark, Kreibich,
Leibham and Owens, cosponsored by Senator Darling. Referred to Committee
on Criminal Justice.
1An Act to renumber
165.72 (1) (a); to amend
165.72 (title) and 165.72 (2) 2
(intro.); and to create
165.72 (1) (ad), 165.72 (2) (c), 165.72 (2g) and 165.72 (2m) 3
of the statutes; relating to: a hotline in the department of justice for the
4reporting of information regarding dangerous weapons in public schools.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the department of justice (DOJ) is required to maintain a
toll-free telephone number during business hours for persons to provide information
regarding suspected violations of laws concerning controlled substances. This bill
requires DOJ to maintain a single toll-free telephone number both for information
regarding suspected controlled substances law violations and for persons to provide
information anonymously regarding dangerous weapons in public schools. The bill
further requires DOJ to maintain a telephone answering system or service to receive
calls made outside business hours. The system or service must relay a message
requesting that persons calling regarding dangerous weapons in schools call "911"
or the local law enforcement agency. The bill also provides that immediately upon
receiving any information regarding dangerous weapons in a public school, or
immediately the next business day if the call is received outside business hours, DOJ
is required to forward the information to the administration of the public school and
the appropriate law enforcement agency for the municipality in which the public
school is located.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB341, s. 1
165.72 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
Dangerous weapons in public schools and
3controlled substances hotline and rewards for controlled substances tips.
AB341, s. 2
165.72 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 165.72 (1) (aj).
AB341, s. 3
165.72 (1) (ad) of the statutes is created to read:
(ad) "Dangerous weapon" has the meaning given in s. 939.22 (10).
AB341, s. 4
165.72 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
165.72 (2) Hotline.
(intro.) The department of justice shall maintain a single 9
toll-free telephone number during normal retail business hours, as determined by 10
departmental rule, for both all
of the following:
AB341, s. 5
165.72 (2) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) For persons to provide information anonymously regarding 13
dangerous weapons in public schools.
AB341, s. 6
165.72 (2g) of the statutes is created to read:
165.72 (2g) After-hours message for calls concerning dangerous weapons
16in public schools.
If a call is made after normal retail business hours to the 17
telephone number maintained under sub. (2), the department of justice shall provide 18
for the call to be received by a telephone answering system or service. The telephone 19
answering system or service shall provide a message that requests the person calling 20
to call the telephone number "911" or a local law enforcement agency, if the person 21
is calling to provide information regarding dangerous weapons in a public school.
AB341, s. 7
165.72 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
165.72 (2m) Transmission of information concerning dangerous weapons in
Immediately upon receiving any information under sub. (2) (c) 4
regarding dangerous weapons in a public school, or immediately at the beginning of 5
the next retail business day if the information is not received during normal retail 6
business hours, the department of justice shall provide the information to all of the 7
(a) The administration of the public school.
(b) The appropriate law enforcement agency, as defined in s. 165.83 (1) (b), for 10
the municipality in which the public school is located.
This act takes effect on the first day of the 4th month beginning after 13