2013 WISCONSIN ACT 264
An Act to renumber and amend 165.785 (1); to amend 165.785 (2); and to create 165.785 (1) (b) 2., 165.785 (2m) and 175.51 of the statutes; relating to: alerts for missing adults at risk and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
165.785 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 165.785 (1) (a) and amended to read:
165.785 (1) (a) In addition to its duties under ss. 165.50 and 165.78, the department may shall develop, administer, and maintain an integrated crime alert network.
(b) 1. The department may use the network under par. (a) to provide information regarding known or suspected criminal activity, crime prevention, and missing or endangered persons to state agencies, law enforcement officers, and members of the private sector.
165.785 (1) (b) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
165.785 (1) (b) 2. The department shall ensure that a law enforcement agency may access the network under par. (a) to disseminate a report under s. 175.51 to persons on the list maintained under sub. (2m) (c).
165.785 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
165.785 (2) The department may charge a fee to members of the private sector who receive information under sub. (1) (b) 1. The department may not charge a fee to any person who receives information under sub. (1) (b) 2.
165.785 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
165.785 (2m) (a) 1. The department shall provide a form for reports of missing adults at risk under s. 175.51 that law enforcement agencies can access through the integrated crime alert network.
2. The department shall train law enforcement officers on identifying reports of adults at risk that are appropriate for dissemination under sub. (1) (b) 2., using the form provided under subd. 1., and accessing the network to disseminate the report.
(b) The department shall work directly with persons on the list maintained under par. (c) and with government agencies, broadcasters, and public and private organizations with missions focused on adults at risk to develop criteria for law enforcement officers to use to identify reports of missing adults at risk that are appropriate to disseminate under s. 175.51, to determine the most effective methods and guidelines for the persons on the list maintained under par. (c) to use to broadcast or make public reports of missing adults at risk, and to receive feedback on the forms provided under par. (a) 1. and on the list maintained under par. (c).
(c) The department shall maintain a list of persons that are engaged in broadcasting or outdoor advertising, that have agreed to be on the list, and that would be appropriate recipients of reports disseminated under sub. (1) (b) 2.
175.51 of the statutes is created to read:
175.51 Reports of missing adults at risk. (1) In this section, "adult at risk" means an adult who has a developmental disability, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease or dementia, or who suffers from or could, without access to medication, suffer from cognitive impairment if the impairment would likely render the adult incapable of getting to a familiar location without assistance.
(2) If a law enforcement agency receives a report of a missing adult at risk, the law enforcement agency shall use the form under s. 165.785 (2m) (a) 1. to disseminate the report using the integrated crime alert network.
(1) Alert for adults at risk. In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation to the department of justice under section 20.455 (2) (a) of the statutes, as affected by the acts of 2013, the dollar amount is increased by $64,500 for the second fiscal year of the fiscal biennium in which this subsection takes effect to increase the authorized FTE positions by 1.0 GPR position to perform the duties associated with the alert for adults at risk under section 165.785 of the statutes, as affected by this act.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 4th month beginning after publication.