2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
March 7, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Stuck, Crowley, Kulp,
and Vruwink, cosponsored by Senator L. Taylor. Referred to Committee on
1An Act to create
118.163 (3m), 938.342 (3) and 938.355 (6m) (ac) of the statutes; 2relating to: prohibiting the use of electronic monitoring for juveniles in
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill prohibits a municipal court or court assigned to exercise jurisdiction
under the Juvenile Justice Code (juvenile court) from ordering the use of electronic
monitoring for children in truancy cases. Under current law, a municipality may
adopt an ordinance that prohibits a child from being absent from school without an
acceptable excuse for part or all of any day (truancy) or for part or all of five or more
days (habitual truancy) on which school is held during a school semester and from
dropping out of school. Current law prescribes the dispositional orders that may be
authorized under these ordinances and the sanctions that a court may impose for a
violation of a court order. This bill prohibits a municipality from authorizing the use
of electronic monitoring of a child as a disposition for a truancy, habitual truancy, or
dropout case and prohibits a court from imposing electronic monitoring as a part of
a disposition or sanction in a truancy, habitual truancy, or dropout case.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
118.163 (3m) of the statutes is created to read:
An ordinance enacted under this section may not allow a court 2
to impose electronic monitoring of a child as part of a disposition entered under sub. 3
(1), (1m), or (2m).
938.342 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
938.342 (3) Prohibition.
The court may not require a child to be monitored by 6
an electronic monitoring system in an order under this section.
938.355 (6m) (ac) of the statutes is created to read:
The court may not require a child to be 9
monitored by an electronic monitoring system in an order under this subsection.
(1) This act first applies to a truancy or habitual truancy dispositional order 12
granted on the effective date of this subsection.