2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
February 19, 2015 - Introduced by Senators Moulton,
Petrowski, Lassa and L.
Taylor, cosponsored by Representatives Krug, VanderMeer, Knodl, Jacque,
Tittl, Kahl, Thiesfeldt, Tranel and Berceau. Referred to Committee on
Judiciary and Public Safety.
1An Act to renumber and amend
175.51; to amend
165.785 (1) (b) 2., 165.785 2
(2), 165.785 (2m) (a) 1., 165.785 (2m) (b) and 175.51 (title); and to create
165.785 (1) (b) 3., 165.785 (2r) and 175.51 (2m) of the statutes; relating to:
4alerts for hit-and-run incidents.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
The Department of Justice (DOJ) currently administers an integrated crime
alert network and may use the network to provide to state agencies, law
enforcement, or the public information regarding criminal activity, crime
prevention, and missing or endangered persons. This bill requires DOJ to allow law
enforcement agencies to use the network to disseminate reports of certain
hit-and-run incidents to entities that DOJ identifies as persons who can make
public such reports. The bill also requires a law enforcement agency that receives
a report of a hit-and-run incident to use the network to disseminate the report if:
1) a person has been killed or has suffered great bodily harm; 2) additional
information is available about the incident that could identify the person or vehicle
involved; and 3) an alert could help avert further harm or could aid in apprehending
the person involved.
For further information see the state and 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:
165.785 (1) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 2. The department shall ensure that a law enforcement agency 3
may access the network under par. (a) to disseminate a report under s. 175.51 (1m) 4
to persons on the list maintained under sub. (2m) (c).
165.785 (1) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 3. The department shall ensure that a law enforcement agency 7
may access the network under par. (a) to disseminate a report under s. 175.51 (2m) 8
to persons on the list maintained under sub. (2r).
165.785 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
The department may charge a fee to members of the private sector 11
who receive information under sub. (1) (b) 1. The department may not charge a fee 12
to any person who receives information under sub. (1) (b) 2. or 3.
165.785 (2m) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 1. The department shall provide a form for reports of missing 15
adults at risk under s. 175.51 (1m)
that law enforcement agencies can access through 16
the integrated crime alert network.
165.785 (2m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) The department shall work directly with persons on the list 19
maintained under par. (c) and with government agencies, broadcasters, and public 20
and private organizations with missions focused on adults at risk to develop criteria 21
for law enforcement officers to use to identify reports of missing adults at risk that
are appropriate to disseminate under s. 175.51 (1m)
, to determine the most effective 2
methods and guidelines for the persons on the list maintained under par. (c) to use 3
to broadcast or make public reports of missing adults at risk, and to receive feedback 4
on the forms provided under par. (a) 1. and on the list maintained under par. (c).
165.785 (2r) of the statutes is created to read:
The department shall maintain a list of persons that can 7
effectively broadcast or make public reports disseminated under s. 175.51 (2m). The 8
department shall ensure that the list includes persons engaged in broadcasting or 9
175.51 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
(title) Reports of missing adults at risk and of hit-and-run
175.51 of the statutes is renumbered 175.51 (1m), and 175.51 (1m) 14
(a), as renumbered, is amended to read:
(a) In this section subsection
, "adult at risk" means an adult who 16
has a developmental disability, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease or dementia, 17
or who suffers from or could, without access to medication, suffer from cognitive 18
impairment if the impairment would likely render the adult incapable of getting to 19
a familiar location without assistance.
175.51 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
If a law enforcement agency receives a report of a violation of s. 22
346.67 or 346.70 (1), the law enforcement agency shall disseminate the report 23
through the integrated crime alert network if the law enforcement agency 24
determines that all of the following conditions are met:
(a) A person has been killed or has suffered great bodily harm, as defined in s. 2
939.22 (14), due to the accident that is related to the violation.
(b) The law enforcement agency has additional information that could help 4
identify the person who has allegedly committed the violation or the vehicle involved 5
in the violation.
(c) An alert could help avert further harm or aid in apprehending the person 7
who allegedly committed the violation.
(1) This act first applies to reports of violations received on the effective date 10
of this subsection.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 4th month beginning after 13