Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Children and Families

Assembly Bill 267

Relating to:  the investigation of a child abuse report in which a person who is not a caregiver of the child is suspected of permitting, allowing, or encouraging the child to engage in prostitution; and prohibiting prosecuting a person under the age of 18 with committing an act of prostitution.

By Representatives Billings, Johnson, Kahl, Brostoff, Genrich, Subeck, Young, Wachs, Mason, Sargent, Thiesfeldt, Kessler, Doyle, Riemer, Goyke, Berceau, Kolste, Pope, Quinn, Zepnick, Zamarripa, Jorgensen, Spreitzer, Macco, Hebl, Bowen, Sinicki, Bernier, Considine, Novak, Ohnstad, C. Taylor, Petryk, Danou and Barnes; cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf, Harris Dodd, L. Taylor, Moulton, Miller, Vinehout, Risser, Carpenter, C. Larson, Hansen, Ringhand and Lassa.

June 18, 2015              Referred to Committee on Children and Families

October 28, 2015        Public Hearing Held

Present:       (12)      Representative Rodriguez; Representatives R. Brooks, Vorpagel, Kerkman, Brandtjen, Heaton, Neylon, Duchow, Johnson, Billings, Kahl and Subeck.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (1)        Representative Gannon.

Appearances For

·      Rep. Jill   Billings - 95th Assembly District

·      Rep. LaTonya Johnson - 17th Assembly District

·      Ramona Gonzalez - LaCrosse County Circuit Judge

·      Dominic Holt - WI Coaltion Against Sexual Assault

·      Jodi Emerson - Fierce Freedom

·      Cindy Crane - Lutheran Office of Public Policy in WI

Appearances Against

·      None.

Appearances for Information Only

·      Rep. Amy Loudenbeck - 31st Assembly District

Registrations For

·      Sen. Sheila Harsdorf - 10th Senate District

·      Lynne  Davis - State Bar of Wis

·      Adam Plotkin - State Public Defender

·      Kathy Markeland - WI Assoc. of Family and Children's Agencies

·      Marc Herstand - National Assoc. of Social Workers

·      Jay Reinke - Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee

·      Tony Gibart - End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin

·      Dr. Angela Rabbitt - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Registrations Against

·      None.

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

April 07, 2016             Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


Vincent Williams

Committee Clerk