2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
May 8, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Schraa, Gruszynski, Edming, James,
Mursau, Pope, Sinicki and Tusler, cosponsored by Senators Hansen, Jacque
and Smith. Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
1An Act to renumber and amend
940.20 (2m) (b); and to create
940.20 (2m) (a) 2
1p. of the statutes; relating to: battery or threat to a probation, extended
3supervision, and parole agent; a community supervision agent; or an aftercare
4agent or a family member of the agent and providing a penalty.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a person who intentionally causes bodily harm to a
probation, extended supervision, and parole agent; a community supervision agent;
or an aftercare agent is guilty of a Class H felony. This bill expands the crime so that
intentionally harming a family member of the agent, or threatening to harm the
agent or a family member of the agent, is also a Class H felony.
Because this bill creates a new crime or revises a penalty for an existing crime,
the Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalties may be requested to prepare a
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
940.20 (2m) (a) 1p. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 1p. “Family member” means a spouse, child, stepchild, foster 7
child, parent, sibling, or grandchild.
940.20 (2m) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 940.20 (2m) (b) (intro.) 2
and amended to read:
(b) (intro.) Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm or threatens
4to cause bodily harm
to the person or family member of
a probation, extended 5
supervision, and parole agent, a community supervision agent, or an aftercare agent,
6under all of the following circumstances is guilty of a Class H felony:
72. The act or threat is in response to any action taken by the agent
acting in an 8
official capacity and.
91. At the time of the act or threat,
the person actor
knows or has reason to know 10
that the victim is a probation, extended supervision and parole agent, a community 11
supervision agent, or an aftercare agent, by an
or a member of the agent's family.
act or threat is
done without the consent of the person so injured, is guilty
13of a Class H felony harmed or threatened