Date of enactment: March 30, 2016
2015 Assembly Bill 341   Date of publication*: March 31, 2016
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: 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."
An Act to create 947.019 of the statutes; relating to: making a terrorist threat and providing a penalty.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
311,1 Section 1. 947.019 of the statutes is created to read:
947.019 Terrorist threats. (1) Whoever, under any of the following circumstances, threatens to cause the death of or bodily harm to any person or to damage any person's property is guilty of a Class I felony:
(a) The actor intends to prevent the occupation of or cause the evacuation of a building, dwelling, school premises, vehicle, facility of public transportation, or place of public assembly or any room within a building, dwelling, or school premises.
(b) The actor intends to cause public inconvenience.
(c) The actor intends to cause public panic or fear.
(d) The actor intends to cause an interruption or impairment of governmental operations or public communication, of transportation, or of a supply of water, gas, or other public service.
(e) The actor creates an unreasonable and substantial risk of causing a result described in par. (a), (b), (c), or (d) and is aware of that risk.
(2) Any person who violates sub. (1) and thereby contributes to any individual's death is guilty of a Class G felony.