2005 WISCONSIN ACT 271
An Act to renumber and amend 939.623 (2); and to create 939.623 (2) (b) of the statutes; relating to: lifetime imprisonment for certain sex offenders and providing a penalty.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
271, s. s. 1
939.623 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 939.623 (2) (a) and amended to read:
939.623 (2) (a) If Except as provided in par. (b), if a person has one or more prior convictions for a serious sex crime and subsequently commits a serious sex crime, the court shall impose a bifurcated sentence under s. 973.01. The term of confinement in prison portion of a bifurcated sentence imposed under this subsection may not be less than 3 years and 6 months, but otherwise the penalties for the crime apply, subject to any applicable penalty enhancement. The court may not place the defendant on probation.
271, s. s. 2
939.623 (2) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
939.623 (2) (b) If a person has one or more prior convictions for a violation of s. 940.225 (1) or for a comparable crime under federal law or the law of any state and subsequently is convicted of a violation of s. 940.225 (1), the maximum term of imprisonment for the violation of s. 940.225 (1) is life imprisonment without the possibility of parole or extended supervision.