2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
May 18, 2001 - Introduced by Representatives Schneider, Musser, Ziegelbauer,
Hahn, Gunderson, Lassa, Sinicki, Berceau, M. Lehman, Powers
and La Fave,
cosponsored by Senator Erpenbach. Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
AB406,1,4 1An Act to create 943.201 (3) of the statutes; relating to: jurisdiction to
2prosecute and punish a person in Wisconsin for misappropriation of personal
3identifying information or a personal identification document, and providing a
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a Wisconsin court may prosecute and punish a person under
Wisconsin law in this state for criminal conduct, if one of the following applies:
1. The person commits in Wisconsin any of the component acts that constitute
a crime.
2. While out of the state, the person aids and abets, conspires with, advises,
incites, commands, or solicits another to commit a crime in Wisconsin.
3. While out of the state, the person does an act with intent that it cause in
Wisconsin a consequence that is proscribed by Wisconsin criminal law.
4. While out of the state, the person steals property and subsequently brings
the stolen property into Wisconsin.
This bill provides that Wisconsin has jurisdiction to prosecute and punish a
person who allegedly commits the crime of misappropriation of personal identifying
information or a personal identification document while that person is outside

Wisconsin, if the victim of the alleged crime is a resident of Wisconsin, regardless of
whether any of the other requirements for establishing state jurisdiction are met.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB406, s. 1 1Section 1. 943.201 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
AB406,2,62 943.201 (3) Regardless of whether any of the conditions under s. 939.03 (1)
3apply, a person alleged to have used or attempted to use personal identifying
4information or a personal identifying document belonging to a resident of this state
5in violation of this section is subject to prosecution and punishment under the law
6of this state.
AB406, s. 2 7Section 2. Initial applicability.
AB406,2,98 (1) This act first applies to offenses committed on the effective date of this
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