Date of enactment: March 20, 1996
1995 Senate Bill 18 Date of publication*: April 3, 1996
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1993-94: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
1995 WISCONSIN ACT 153
An Act to amend 949.01 (6), 949.03 (1) (a) and 949.05 (1) (intro.); and to create 949.01 (4m) and 949.03 (1) (c) of the statutes; relating to: making hit and run victims who were pedestrians eligible for crime victim compensation awards.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
153,1 Section 1. 949.01 (4m) of the statutes is created to read:
949.01 (4m) "Pedestrian" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (43).
153,2 Section 2. 949.01 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
949.01 (6) "Victim" means a person who is injured or killed by an incident specified in s. 949.03 (1) (a), or by any act or omission of any other person that is within the description of any of the offenses listed in s. 949.03 (1) (b) or within the description of the offense listed and the condition provided in s. 949.03 (1) (c). This definition does not apply to s. 949.165.
153,3 Section 3. 949.03 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
949.03 (1) (a) Preventing or attempting to prevent the commission of a crime; apprehending or attempting to apprehend a suspected criminal; aiding or attempting to aid a police officer to apprehend or arrest a suspected criminal; aiding or attempting to aid a victim of a crime specified in par. (b); or aiding or attempting to aid a victim of the crime specified and the condition provided in par. (c).
153,4 Section 4. 949.03 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
949.03 (1) (c) The commission or the attempt to commit the crime specified in s. 346.67 if the victim was a pedestrian.
153,5 Section 5. 949.05 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
949.05 (1) (intro.) In any case in which a person is injured or killed by an incident specified in s. 949.03 (1) (a), or by any act or omission of any other person that is within the description of crimes under s. 949.03 (1) (b) or by any act or omission of any person that is within the description of the crime listed and the condition provided under s. 949.03 (1) (c), the department may order the payment of an award:
153,6 Section 6. Initial applicability.
(1)  This act first applies to offenses occurring on the effective date of this subsection.
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