2011 WISCONSIN ACT 255
An Act to amend 440.03 (13) (b) (intro.); and to create 440.15 of the statutes; relating to: prohibiting fingerprinting in connection with professional credentials issued by the Department of Safety and Professional Services or an examining board or affiliated credentialing board, except as provided in the statutes, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
440.03 (13) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
440.03 (13) (b) (intro.) The department may investigate whether an applicant for or holder of any of the following credentials has been charged with or convicted of a crime only pursuant to rules promulgated by the department under this paragraph, including rules that establish the criteria that the department will use to determine whether an investigation under this paragraph is necessary, except as provided in par. (c):
440.15 of the statutes is created to read:
440.15 No fingerprinting. Except as provided under s. 440.03 (13) (c), the department or a credentialing board may not require that an applicant for a credential or a credential holder be fingerprinted or submit fingerprints in connection with the department's or the credentialing board's credentialing.