2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
October 18, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Testin, Johnson, Marklein, Carpenter,
Harsdorf, Hansen and Ringhand, cosponsored by Representatives
Kleefisch, Goyke, Petryk, Anderson, Berceau, Edming, Milroy, Mursau,
Ohnstad, Pope, Ripp, Sinicki, Tittl, Zepnick and Riemer. Referred to
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
SB473,1,4 1An Act to amend 165.785 (1) (b) 2., 165.785 (2m) (a) 1., 165.785 (2m) (a) 2.,
2165.785 (2m) (b) and 175.51 (title); and to create 175.51 (1v) of the statutes;
3relating to: alerts for missing veterans who have a service-related health
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
The Department of Justice currently administers an integrated crime alert
network and may use the network to provide to state agencies, law enforcement, or
the public information regarding criminal activity, crime prevention, and missing or
endangered persons. This bill requires DOJ to allow law enforcement agencies to use
the network to disseminate to broadcasters and outdoor advertisers reports of
missing veterans or members of the armed forces who are at risk due to a physical
or mental health condition that is related to their service.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB473,1 5Section 1. 165.785 (1) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
1165.785 (1) (b) 2. The department shall ensure that a law enforcement agency
2may access the network under par. (a) to disseminate a report under s. 175.51 (1m)
3or (1v) to persons on the list maintained under sub. (2m) (c).
SB473,2 4Section 2. 165.785 (2m) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB473,2,85 165.785 (2m) (a) 1. The department shall provide a form for reports of missing
6adults at risk under s. 175.51 (1m) and missing veterans at risk under s. 175.51 (1v)
7that law enforcement agencies can access through the integrated crime alert
SB473,3 9Section 3. 165.785 (2m) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB473,2,1310 165.785 (2m) (a) 2. The department shall train law enforcement officers on
11identifying reports of adults at risk and veterans at risk that are appropriate for
12dissemination under sub. (1) (b) 2., using the a form provided under subd. 1., and
13accessing the network to disseminate the report.
SB473,4 14Section 4. 165.785 (2m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB473,2,2315 165.785 (2m) (b) The department shall work directly with persons on the list
16maintained under par. (c) and with government agencies, broadcasters, and public
17and private organizations with missions focused on adults or veterans at risk to
18develop criteria for law enforcement officers to use to identify reports of missing
19adults or veterans at risk that are appropriate to disseminate under s. 175.51 (1m)
20or (1v), to determine the most effective methods and guidelines for the persons on the
21list maintained under par. (c) to use to broadcast or make public reports of missing
22adults or veterans at risk, and to receive feedback on the forms provided under par.
23(a) 1. and on the list maintained under par. (c).
SB473,5 24Section 5. 175.51 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
1175.51 (title) Reports of missing adults and veterans at risk and of
2hit-and-run incidents.
SB473,6 3Section 6. 175.51 (1v) of the statutes is created to read:
SB473,3,74 175.51 (1v) (a) In this subsection, “veteran at risk" means a veteran or an
5active-duty member of the armed forces, the national guard, or the military reserve
6forces of the United States who is known to have a physical or mental health
7condition that is related to his or her service.
SB473,3,138 (b) If a law enforcement agency receives a report of a missing veteran at risk
9that is provided within 72 hours of the individual's disappearance, the law
10enforcement agency shall use the form under s. 165.785 (2m) (a) 1. and the integrated
11crime alert network to disseminate the report as soon as practically possible if there
12is reason to believe that the veteran at risk is missing due to his or her physical or
13mental health condition that is related to his or her service.
SB473,3,1414 (End)