2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO SENATE BILL 363
November 22, 2019 - Offered by Senators Cowles and Wanggaard.
1An Act to create
947.014 of the statutes; relating to: swatting and providing
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
947.014 of the statutes is created to read:
4947.014 Swatting. (1)
In this section:
(a) “Authorized emergency vehicle” has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (3).
(b) “Emergency” means any of the following:
1. A condition that results in or could result in the response of a law 8
enforcement officer, tribal law enforcement officer, state-certified commission 9
warden, fire fighter, emergency medical responder, or emergency medical services 10
practitioner in an authorized emergency vehicle, aircraft, or vessel.
2. A condition that jeopardizes or could jeopardize public safety and results in 12
or could result in the evacuation of any area, building, structure, or vehicle.
(c) “Emergency medical responder” has the meaning given in s. 256.01 (4p).
(d) “Emergency medical services practitioner” has the meaning given in s. 3
(e) “Fire fighter” has the meaning given in s. 102.475 (8) (b).
(f) “Law enforcement agency” has the meaning given in s. 165.77 (1) (b).
(g) “Law enforcement officer” has the meaning given in s. 165.85 (2) (c).
(h) “Specialized tactical team” means a special weapons and tactics team or a 8
tactical response team that is designated by a law enforcement agency and whose 9
members are recruited, selected, trained, equipped, and assigned to resolve critical 10
incidents that involve a threat to public safety.
(i) “Tribal law enforcement officer” has the meaning given in s. 165.92 (1) (b).
Whoever, knowing the information is false, intentionally conveys, or causes 13
to be conveyed, any false information that an emergency exists is guilty of a Class 14
I felony if the information elicits, or could elicit, a response from a specialized tactical 15
Whoever violates sub. (2) is guilty of a Class H felony if the violation 17
resulted in bodily harm to any person or a Class E felony if the violation resulted in 18
great bodily harm to any person.