2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
March 15, 2012 - Introduced by Representatives Kessler, Doyle, Pasch and
Grigsby, cosponsored by Senator Taylor. Referred to Committee on Judiciary
1An Act to create
758.20 of the statutes; relating to: prohibiting the display on
2the consolidated court automation programs of records of municipal ordinance
3violations committed by persons seventeen years of age.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the director of state courts maintains a system, known as
the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP), that contains information
about family, civil, and criminal cases and municipal ordinance violations filed in the
courts in this state. The information on CCAP is available for free on an Internet Web
site. CCAP allows a user to enter a person's name into a search function on the Web
site and retrieve information about every case involving the person.
Under current law, records of delinquency or of alleged criminal or municipal
ordinance violations involving a person under the age of 17 are confidential and not
available for public review on CCAP. However, records of criminal charges and
charges involving a municipal ordinance violation are available for public review on
CCAP if the person charged is 17 years of age or is an adult. Generally, records of
non-traffic municipal ordinance violations are viewable on CCAP for five years.
Under this bill, records involving a municipal ordinance violation alleged
against or committed by a person who is 17 years of age may not be displayed on
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB708, s. 1
758.20 of the statutes is created to read:
2758.20 Consolidated court automation programs. (1)
In this section, 3
"Wisconsin Circuit Court Access Internet Web site" means the Web site of the 4
consolidated court automation programs, which is the statewide electronic circuit 5
court case management system established under s. 758.19 (4) and maintained by 6
the director of state courts, that provides information regarding the cases heard in 7
the circuit courts.
The director of state courts may not list or otherwise display on the 9
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access Internet Web site any action involving a municipal 10
ordinance violation committed or alleged to have been committed by a person who, 11
at the time of the alleged violation, had attained 17 years of age but who had not 12
attained 18 years of age.
(1) This act first applies to a municipal ordinance violation that occurs on the 15
effective date of this subsection.