Date of enactment: April 10, 2006
2005 Assembly Bill 143 Date of publication*: April 20, 2006
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2003-04 : 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].
An Act to amend 972.15 (4); and to create 972.15 (4m) of the statutes; relating to: access to presentence investigation reports.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
311,1 Section 1. 972.15 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
972.15 (4) After Except as provided in sub. (4m) or (5), after sentencing, unless otherwise authorized under sub. (5) or ordered by the court, the presentence investigation report shall be confidential and shall not be made available to any person except upon specific authorization of the court.
311,2 Section 2. 972.15 (4m) of the statutes is created to read:
972.15 (4m) The district attorney and the defendant's attorney are entitled to have and keep a copy of the presentence investigation report. If the defendant is not represented by counsel, the defendant is entitled to view the presentence investigation report but may not keep a copy of the report. A district attorney or defendant's attorney who receives a copy of the report shall keep it confidential. A defendant who views the contents of a presentence investigation report shall keep the information in the report confidential.