2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
January 31, 2014 - Introduced by Representatives Nygren, Ballweg, Bies, Czaja,
Endsley, Kleefisch, Knodl, Knudson, Kooyenga, Krug, T. Larson,
LeMahieu, Marklein, Murphy, A. Ott, Petersen, Petryk, Swearingen,
Tranel, Billings, Goyke, Hebl, Kahl, Pasch, Richards, Ringhand and
Zamarripa, cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf,
Darling, L. Taylor, Cowles,
Gudex, Olsen, Carpenter, Schultz and Grothman. Referred to Committee on
1An Act to renumber and amend
301.068 (5); and to
301.03 (3) (a), (b) and (c), 304.06 (3g), 971.375 and 973.10 (2s) of the 3
statutes; relating to: development of a system of short-term sanctions for
4individuals who violate conditions of extended supervision, parole, probation,
5or a deferred prosecution agreement and granting rule-making authority.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, if an individual who is on probation, extended supervision,
or parole (release) violates a condition of that release, the person is subject to
sanctions including incarceration. This bill requires the Department of Corrections
(DOC) to develop a system of short-term sanctions for violations of conditions of
release and permits the sanctions to be imposed on the individual. This bill also
allows a district attorney to use the short-term sanctions system for violations of a
deferred prosecution agreement. The short-term sanctions system must provide a
list of sanctions for the most common violations. In developing the system DOC must
account for the objective to be accomplished by imposing the sanction and consider
the level of intensity necessary to achieve the objective; protect the public, correct the
offender's behavior, and hold the offender accountable; determine when revocation
is the required response; provide flexibility in imposing sanctions but also provide
offenders with clear and immediate consequences for violations; provide examples
of high, medium, and low level sanctions and what factors to consider when
determining which level of sanction to apply; determine how to reward compliance;
and ensure that efforts to minimize the impact on an offender's employment and
family are made when applying sanctions. Finally, this bill requires DOC to perform
reviews of sanctions imposed in order to assess disparities among sanctions, to
evaluate the effectiveness of sanctions, and to monitor the impact of sanctions on the
number and type of revocations for violations.
For further information see the state and local 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:
301.03 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 301.03 (3) (intro.) and 2
amended to read:
(intro.) Administer parole, extended supervision, and probation 4
matters, except that the decision to grant or deny parole to inmates shall be made 5
by the parole commission and the decision to revoke probation, extended 6
supervision, or parole,
in cases in which there is no waiver of the right to a hearing, 7
shall be made by the division of hearings and appeals in the department of 8
administration. The secretary may grant special action parole releases under s. 9
304.02. The department shall promulgate rules establishing a drug testing program
10for probationers, parolees and persons placed on extended supervision. The rules
11shall provide for assessment of fees upon probationers, parolees and persons placed
12on extended supervision to partially offset the costs of the program. to do all of the
301.03 (3) (a), (b) and (c) of the statutes are created to read:
(a) Develop a system of short-term sanctions for violations of 16
conditions of parole, probation, extended supervision, and deferred prosecution 17
agreements that sets forth a list of sanctions to be imposed for the most common 18
(b) Ensure that the system of short-term sanctions developed under par. (a) 2
does all of the following:
1. Takes into account the objective to be accomplished by imposing the sanction, 4
considers the level of intensity necessary to achieve the objective, and considers the 5
extent to which sanction imposition is likely to accomplish the objective.
2. Takes into account the goals of protecting the public, correcting the offender's 7
behavior, and holding the offender accountable.
3. Determines when revocation is the required response to the violation.
4. Provides flexibility in imposing sanctions but also provides offenders with 10
clear and immediate consequences for violations.
5. Provides examples of high, medium, and low level sanctions and what factors 12
to consider when determining which level of sanction to apply.
6. Determines how to reward offenders for compliance with conditions of 14
parole, of probation, of extended supervision, or of the agreement.
7. Ensures that efforts to minimize the impact on an offender's employment are 16
made when applying sanctions.
8. Ensures that efforts to minimize the impact on an offender's family are made 18
when applying the sanctions.
(c) Perform reviews of sanctions imposed under the system to assess disparities 20
among sanctions, to evaluate the effectiveness of sanctions, and to monitor the 21
impact of sanctions on the number and type of revocations for violations.
301.068 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
The department shall provide to probation, extended supervision, 24
and parole agents training and skill development in reducing offenders' risk of 25
reoffending and intervention techniques and shall by rule set forth requirements for
the training and skill development. The department shall develop policies to guide 2
probation, extended supervision, and parole agents in the supervision and 3
revocation of offenders on probation, extended supervision, and parole and develop 4
practices regarding alternatives to revocation of probation, extended supervision, or 5
parole. To the extent practicable, the department shall incorporate the practices into
6the system developed under s. 301.03 (3) (a).
304.06 (3g) of the statutes is created to read:
If a paroled prisoner signs a statement admitting a violation of a 9
condition or rule of parole, the department may, as a sanction for the violation, 10
confine the prisoner for up to 90 days in a regional detention facility or, with the 11
approval of the sheriff, in a county jail. If the department confines the prisoner in 12
a county jail under this subsection, the department shall reimburse the county for 13
its actual costs in confining the prisoner from the appropriations under s. 20.410 (1) 14
(ab) and (b). Notwithstanding s. 302.43, the prisoner is not eligible to earn good time 15
credit on any period of confinement imposed under this subsection.
971.375 of the statutes is created to read:
17971.375 Deferred prosecution agreements; sanctions.
The district 18
attorney may subject a defendant to sanctions as provided in the system developed 19
under s. 301.03 (3) (a) if the defendant violates a condition of a deferred prosecution 20
973.10 (2s) of the statutes is created to read:
If a probationer signs a statement admitting a violation of a 23
condition or rule of probation, the department may, as a sanction for the violation, 24
confine the probationer for up to 90 days in a regional detention facility or, with the 25
approval of the sheriff, in a county jail. If the department confines the probationer
in a county jail under this subsection, the department shall reimburse the county for 2
its actual costs in confining the probationer from the appropriations under s. 20.410 3
(1) (ab) and (b).
(1) This act first applies to violations occurring on the effective date of this 6