Date of enactment: March 28, 2018
2017 Senate Bill 541   Date of publication*: March 29, 2018
* 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."
2017 WISCONSIN ACT 173
An Act to renumber 165.505 (1) (a) and 165.505 (1) (b); to renumber and amend 165.505 (2), 165.505 (3), 165.505 (4) and 165.505 (5); to amend 165.505 (title), 165.505 (1) (intro.), 165.505 (6), 165.505 (7) (intro.) and 165.505 (8); and to create 165.505 (1) (ag), 165.505 (1) (am) and 165.505 (3j) of the statutes; relating to: administrative subpoenas for the investigation of human trafficking crimes and Internet crimes against children.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
173,1 Section 1. 165.505 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
165.505 (title) Internet crimes against children and human trafficking; administrative subpoena.
173,2 Section 2. 165.505 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
165.505 (1) (intro.) In this section, :
(bg) “Internet crime against a child" means the commission of, or the solicitation, conspiracy, or attempt to commit, any of the following:
173,3 Section 3. 165.505 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 165.505 (1) (bg) 1.
173,4 Section 4 . 165.505 (1) (ag) of the statutes is created to read:
165.505 (1) (ag) “Hotel” has the meaning given in s. 97.01 (7).
173,5 Section 5. 165.505 (1) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
165.505 (1) (am) “Human trafficking crime” means the commission of, or the solicitation, conspiracy, or attempt to commit a violation of s. 940.302 or 948.051.
173,6 Section 6. 165.505 (1) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 165.505 (1) (bg) 2.
173,7 Section 7 . 165.505 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 165.505 (2) (am), and 165.505 (2) (am) (intro.) and 1., as renumbered, are amended to read:
165.505 (2) (am) (intro.) The attorney general or his or her designee may issue and cause to be served a subpoena, in substantially the form authorized under s. 885.02, upon a provider of an electronic communication service or a remote computing service to compel the production of any of the items listed in sub. (4) par. (c) if all of the following apply:
1. The information likely to be obtained is relevant to an ongoing investigation of a human trafficking crime or an Internet crime against a child.
173,8 Section 8 . 165.505 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 165.505 (2) (bm) and amended to read:
165.505 (2) (bm) The attorney general or his or her designee issuing a subpoena under sub. (2) par. (am) shall ensure that the subpoena describes each record or other information pertaining to a customer or subscriber of the service to be produced and prescribes a reasonable return date by which the person served with the subpoena must assemble each record or other information and make them available.
173,9 Section 9 . 165.505 (3j) of the statutes is created to read:
165.505 (3j) (a) The attorney general or his or her designee may issue and cause to be served a subpoena, in substantially the form authorized under s. 885.02, upon a hotel to compel the production of any of the items listed in par. (c) if all of the following apply:
1. The information likely to be obtained is relevant to an ongoing investigation of a human trafficking crime or an Internet crime against a child.
2. The attorney general or his or her designee has reasonable cause to believe that a room provided by a hotel has been used in the crime.
(b) The attorney general or his or her designee issuing a subpoena under par. (a) shall ensure that the subpoena describes each record or other information pertaining to a customer of the room to be produced and prescribes a reasonable return date by which the person served with the subpoena must assemble each record or other information and make them available.
(c) A person who is duly served a subpoena issued under par. (a) shall, if requested, provide the following information about the customer:
1. Name.
2. Address and telephone number of record.
3. Duration, including the start date and end date, of the assignment of any room to the customer.
(d) A person served with a subpoena under par. (a) may, before the return date indicated under par. (b), petition a circuit court in the county where the subpoena was issued for an order to modify or quash the subpoena or to prohibit disclosure of information by the court.
173,10 Section 10 . 165.505 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 165.505 (2) (c), and 165.505 (2) (c) (intro.), as renumbered, is amended to read:
165.505 (2) (c) (intro.) A person who is duly served a subpoena issued under sub. (2) par. (am) shall, if requested, provide the following information about the customer or subscriber:
173,11 Section 11 . 165.505 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 165.505 (2) (d) and amended to read:
165.505 (2) (d) A person served with a subpoena under sub. (2) par. (am) may, before the return date indicated under sub. (3) par. (bm), petition a circuit court in the county where the subpoena was issued for an order to modify or quash the subpoena or to prohibit disclosure of information by the court.
173,12 Section 12. 165.505 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
165.505 (6) If the investigation into a human trafficking crime or an Internet crime against a child specified under sub. (2) (am) or (3j) (a) does not result in a prosecution or other proceeding against a person, the attorney general or his or her designee shall either destroy, or return to the person who produced, the records and information requested by the subpoena.
173,13 Section 13. 165.505 (7) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
165.505 (7) (intro.) The attorney general or his or her designee may order a provider of an electronic communication service or remote computing service or a hotel not to notify or disclose the existence of the subpoena to the customer or subscriber or any other person, except an attorney for the purpose of obtaining legal advice or a circuit court, for a period of 90 days after the provider or hotel produces the requested records and information or files a petition under sub. (5) (2) (d) or (3j) (d) if the attorney general or his or her designee has reason to believe that the victim of the human trafficking crime or Internet crime against a child investigated under sub. (2) (am) or (3j) (a) is under 18 years of age, and that notification or disclosure of the existence of the subpoena will do any of the following:
173,14 Section 14. 165.505 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
165.505 (8) Records and information produced in response to a subpoena issued under sub. (2) (am) or (3j) (a) are not subject to inspection or copying under s. 19.35 (1), except that the attorney general or his or her designee may, upon request, disclose the records and information to another law enforcement agency, Internet crimes against children task force, or a district attorney.
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