2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
July 14, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives C. Taylor, Goyke, Bowen,
Anderson, Crowley, Berceau, Ohnstad, Sargent, Considine and Kessler,
cosponsored by Senators Johnson and Risser. Referred to Committee on
Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
AB439,1,3 1An Act to create 20.455 (2) (aq) and 165.85 (4) (a) 7. d. of the statutes; relating
law enforcement training on use-of-force options and making an
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires each law enforcement officer to annually complete at least
eight hours of training on use-of-force options and techniques a law enforcement
officer may use to de-escalate a potentially unstable situation. This bill also provides
$250,000 in each fiscal year in the 2017-19 fiscal biennium for the Department of
Justice to reimburse law enforcement agencies for costs of the training.
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:
AB439,1 4Section 1 . 20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert
5the following amounts for the purposes indicated: - See PDF for table PDF
AB439,2 1Section 2 . 20.455 (2) (aq) of the statutes is created to read:
AB439,2,32 20.455 (2) (aq) Use-of-force options training. The amounts in the schedule to
3reimburse law enforcement agencies for training costs under s. 165.85 (4) (a) 7. d.
AB439,3 4Section 3 . 165.85 (4) (a) 7. d. of the statutes is created to read:
AB439,2,125 165.85 (4) (a) 7. d. Each officer who is subject to this subdivision shall annually
6complete at least 8 hours of scenario-based training on use-of-force options,
7focusing on skills and tactics that minimize the likelihood of using force, including
8de-escalation tactics. In this subd. 7. d., “de-escalation tactics” are actions and
9techniques used by law enforcement officers to slow down or stabilize a potentially
10unstable situation to allow for more time, options, and resources for resolution or
11prevention of an incident. Hours of training completed under this subd. 7. d. shall
12count toward the hours of training required under subd. 7. a.
AB439,2,1313 (End)