2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
June 11, 2013 - Introduced by Representatives Barnes,
Goyke, Kessler, Mason,
Zepnick, Johnson, C. Taylor, Ohnstad, Clark, Bernard Schaber, Bewley,
Richards, Pasch, Sargent, Milroy, Hulsey and Young. Referred to
Committee on Corrections.
1An Act to create
302.395 of the statutes; relating to: charges for inmate
2telephone use at a jail or house of correction.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under this bill, charges imposed for a telephone call made by a person confined
in a jail or house of correction may not exceed the charges that would be imposed for
a comparable telephone call made by a person confined in a state prison.
For further information see the 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:
302.395 of the statutes is created to read:
4302.395 Charges for inmate telephone use.
The charges imposed for a 5
telephone call made by a person confined in a jail or house of correction may not 6
exceed the charges that would be imposed for a comparable telephone call made by 7
a person confined in a state prison.
If a person is subject to a contract that is in effect on the effective date of this 2
subsection and that contract contains a provision that is inconsistent with this act, 3
this act first applies to that person when that contract expires or is modified, 4
extended, or renewed, whichever occurs first.