2003 - 2004 LEGISLATURE
October 6, 2003 - Introduced by Representatives Krug and Taylor, cosponsored
by Senator Moore. Referred to Committee on Corrections and the Courts.
AB561,1,2 1An Act to create 980.08 (5m) of the statutes; relating to: identifying residences
2for sexually violent persons on supervised release.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a court may commit a sexually violent person (a person who
has committed a sexually violent offense and has a mental disorder that makes it
substantially probable that he or she will commit a future act of sexual violence) to
the custody of the Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS). A sexually
violent person who is committed to DHFS is initially institutionalized and may
subsequently petition to be placed in the community on supervised release. If a court
orders a sexually violent person placed on supervised release, DHFS must identify
a residence for the person. This bill prohibits DHFS from contracting with ATTIC
Correctional Services, Inc., to search for or identify residences for sexually violent
persons placed on supervised release.
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:
AB561, s. 1 3Section 1. 980.08 (5m) of the statutes is created to read:
1980.08 (5m) The department may not contract with ATTIC Correctional
2Services, Inc., to search for or identify a residential placement for a person for whom
3supervised release is authorized under this section.
AB561, s. 2 4Section 2. Initial applicability.
AB561,2,65 (1) This act first applies to residential placement searches initiated on the
6effective date of this subsection.
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