Date of enactment: March 30, 2016
2015 Assembly Bill 53   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 amend 943.31 of the statutes; relating to: threatening to communicate derogatory information.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
335,1 Section 1. 943.31 of the statutes is amended to read:
943.31 Threats to communicate derogatory information. Whoever maliciously threatens, with intent to extort money or any pecuniary advantage whatever, or with intent to compel the person so threatened to do any act against the person's will, to disseminate or to communicate to anyone information, whether true or false, which that would humiliate or injure the reputation of the threatened person or another unless the threatened person transfers property to a person known not to be entitled to it is guilty of a Class I felony. For the purpose of this section, "information" includes any photograph, exposed film, motion picture, videotape, or data that represents a visual image, a sound recording, or any data that represents or produces an audio signal.