2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
March 9, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Pronschinske, Bernier, E. Brooks,
Considine, Edming, Genrich, Horlacher, Jarchow, Katsma, Kerkman,
Kolste, Kremer, Krug, Kulp, Macco, Meyers, Milroy, Murphy, Mursau,
Quinn, Rohrkaste, Sinicki, Spiros, Steffen, Tauchen and VanderMeer,
cosponsored by Senators LeMahieu, Hansen, Harsdorf, Bewley, Kapenga,
Lasee, Marklein, Moulton, Nass, Olsen, Testin, Wanggaard and Wirch.
Referred to Committee on Local Government.
AB139,1,2 1An Act to create 69.30 (2m) of the statutes; relating to: authorizing county
2clerks and clerks of court to copy certified birth certificates for certain purposes.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill creates an exception to the general prohibition in current law against
copying a vital record and allows a county clerk or clerk of courts to copy a birth
certificate for submission with a passport application, if the copy is marked “FOR
ADMINISTRATIVE USE.” Under current law, with certain exceptions, a person
who copies a vital record, such as a certified or uncertified birth certificate, may be
guilty of a felony and subject to a fine of up to $10,000, imprisonment of up to three
years and six months, or both.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB139,1 3Section 1. 69.30 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB139,2,24 69.30 (2m) A county clerk under s. 59.23 or a clerk of court under s. 59.40 is
5not subject to s. 69.24 (1) (a) for copying a certified copy of a birth certificate, if

1provided to a person for submission with a passport application and the copy is
AB139,2,33 (End)