2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 3,
TO SENATE RESOLUTION 2
January 17, 2017 - Offered by Senator L. Taylor.
Section 6m. Senate
rule 25 (7) is created to read:
25 (7) The senate members of the joint review committee on 5
criminal penalties shall ensure that the committee hold regular quarterly 6
Section 7m. Senate
rule 38 (4) is created to read:
38 (4) (a) If any bill that is introduced proposes to create a new 10
crime or revise a penalty for an existing crime and the bill is referred to a standing 11
committee, the chairperson shall request the joint review committee on criminal 12
penalties to prepare a report on the bill under par. (b). If the bill is not referred to
a standing committee, the presiding officer of the senate shall request the joint 2
review committee to prepare a report on the bill under par. (b).
(b) If the joint review committee receives a request under par. (a) for a report 4
on a bill that proposes to create a new crime or revise a penalty for an existing crime, 5
the committee shall prepare a report concerning all of the following:
1. The costs that are likely to be incurred or saved by the department of 7
corrections, the department of justice, the state public defender, the courts, district 8
attorneys, and other state and local government agencies if the bill is enacted.
2. The consistency of penalties proposed in the bill with existing criminal 10
3. Alternative language needed, if any, to conform penalties proposed in the bill 12
to penalties in existing criminal statutes.
4. Whether acts prohibited under the bill are prohibited under existing 14
(c) The chief clerk shall print a report prepared by the joint review committee 16
under par. (b) as an appendix to the bill and attach it thereto as are amendments. 17
The reproduction shall be in lieu of inclusion in the daily journal.
(d) If a bill that is introduced proposes to create a new crime or revise a penalty 19
for an existing crime, a standing committee to which the bill is referred may not vote 20
on whether to recommend the bill for passage and the bill may not be passed before 21
the joint review committee submits a report under par. (b) or before the 30th day after 22
a report is requested under par. (a), whichever is earlier.”.