2009 - 2010 LEGISLATURE
June 16, 2009 - Introduced by Representatives Jorgensen, Danou, Hraychuck,
Bernard Schaber, Barca, Hixson, Hubler, Molepske Jr., Smith, Staskunas,
Turner, Vruwink, A. Williams, Zepnick, Bies and Ripp, cosponsored by
Senators Taylor, Sullivan, Lehman, Hansen, Hopper, Darling and Schultz.
Referred to Committee on Corrections and the Courts.
1An Act to create
301.45 (2) (a) 6m. of the statutes; relating to: information
2provided by a person required to register as a sex offender.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a person must register with the Department of Corrections
(DOC) as a sex offender if he or she has been convicted of certain sex offenses, found
not guilty of certain sex offenses by reason of mental disease or defect, or adjudicated
delinquent on the basis of certain sex offenses.
DOC may require a person registered as a sex offender to provide DOC with his
or her fingerprints, a recent photograph, and certain other information including the
address at which he or she is or will be residing, the name and address of the place
at which he or she is or will be employed, and the name and location of any school
in which he or she is or will be enrolled. If any information contained in DOC's
registry of sex offenders changes, the registrant must provide DOC with the updated
information within ten days after the change occurs, except that, if the registrant is
on parole or extended supervision and the registrant knows that the address of his
or her residence will be changing, the registrant must provide DOC with the updated
information before the change in address occurs, or, if the registrant did not know
that his or her address would be changing, the registrant must provide DOC with
that updated information within 24 hours after the change in address occurs.
Under this bill, a person who is required to register with DOC as a sex offender
must provide, and update, his or her e-mail accounts, the Internet address of every
Web site or Internet profile he or she creates or maintains, and all Internet user
names he or she uses.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB323, s. 1
301.45 (2) (a) 6m. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 6m. The name or number of every electronic mail account the 3
person uses, the Internet address of every Web site the person creates or maintains, 4
every Internet user name the person uses, and the name and Internet address of 5
every public or private Internet profile the person creates, uses, or maintains. The 6
department may not place the information provided under this subdivision on any 7
registry that the public may view but shall maintain the information in its records 8
on the person. This subdivision applies only to an account, Web site, Internet 9
address, or Internet profile the person creates, uses, or maintains for his or her 10
personal, family, or household use.