2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
March 28, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Jacque, Skowronski, Horlacher,
Murphy, Novak, Nygren, Tittl, Tusler, Allen, Thiesfeldt and Kremer,
cosponsored by Senators Wanggaard and Marklein. Referred to Committee
on Judiciary.
AB178,1,2 1An Act to create 757.69 (1) (bn) of the statutes; relating to: allowing court
2commissioners to issue search warrants for certain civil violations.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill authorizes court commissioners to issue search warrants in matters
involving a civil violation of a state or local prohibition against driving while having
a prohibited alcohol concentration or while under the influence of an intoxicant, a
controlled substance, a controlled substance analog, or any combination of an
intoxicant, a controlled substance, and a controlled substance analog.
Under current law, court commissioners may authorize search warrants in
criminal matters.
For further information see the 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:
AB178,1 3Section 1. 757.69 (1) (bn) of the statutes is created to read:
AB178,1,54 757.69 (1) (bn) In matters involving a civil violation of s. 346.63 or of a local
5ordinance that conforms with s. 346.63, issue search warrants.
AB178,1,66 (End)