2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
March 24, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Wanggaard and Marklein, cosponsored
by Representatives Jacque, Skowronski, Horlacher, Murphy, Novak,
Nygren and Tittl. Referred to Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
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
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:
757.69 (1) (bn) of the statutes is created to read:
(bn) In matters involving a civil violation of s. 346.63 or of a local 5
ordinance that conforms with s. 346.63, issue search warrants.