2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
February 13, 2015 - Introduced by Senator Harsdorf, cosponsored by
Representatives Jarchow, T. Larson and Bowen. Referred to Committee on
Judiciary and Public Safety.
1An Act to create
301.043 of the statutes; relating to: approval by the
2Department of Corrections for international travel by persons on community
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current administrative rules, the Department of Corrections (DOC) may
authorize a person on extended supervision, parole, or probation to temporarily
travel out of the state within the United States if the person has submitted a written
request and has received written authorization prior to the travel. The current
administrative rules allow such persons to travel out of the United States only as
authorized by the sentencing court or upon verification of official military orders.
This bill allows DOC to also authorize a person on extended supervision, parole, or
probation to travel out of the United States under certain circumstances if the person
submits a written request and receives written authorization prior to the travel.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
301.043 of the statutes is created to read:
5301.043 Temporary international travel authorization.
The department 6
may authorize a person on parole, extended supervision, or probation to temporarily
travel out of the United States if the travel is consistent with the purpose and goals 2
of the person's supervision, if the person submits a written request to the 3
department, and if the person has written authorization from the department prior 4
to the travel.