1997 - 1998 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 1,
TO 1997 SENATE BILL 483
May 7, 1998 - Offered by Committee on Transportation, Agriculture and Rural
32. Page 1, line 5
: after "accident" insert "and prohibiting requirements that 4
law enforcement officers meet citation or arrest quotas in the enforcement of state 5
and local traffic laws".
110.07 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) In this subsection, "traffic regulation" means a provision of chs. 9
194 or 341 to 348 or a local ordinance that conforms with those chapters.
(b) No state traffic officer may be required to do any of the following:
1. Issue a specific number of citations, complaints or warning notices during 12
any specified time period for violations of traffic regulations.
2. Stop a specific number of persons or vehicles during any specified time period 2
for the purpose of preventing or detecting violations of traffic regulations.
3. Make a specific number of arrests during any specified time period for 4
violations of traffic regulations.
(c) The number of citations, complaints or warning notices issued by a state 6
traffic officer for violations of traffic regulations and the number of traffic stops and 7
arrests made by a state traffic officer for violations of traffic regulations may not be 8
given greater consideration than any other factor that is used in deciding the state 9
traffic officer's job assignment or promotion or in evaluating the performance of the 10
state traffic officer.
(d) Paragraphs (b) and (c) may not be construed as superseding the duty of a 12
state traffic officer to maintain public order, keep and preserve the peace, protect the 13
public health, safety and welfare and enforce the laws of this state.".