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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
November 8, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Berceau, C. Taylor, Sargent,
Subeck, Anderson, Billings, Bowen, Brostoff, Considine, Crowley, Doyle,
Fields, Genrich, Goyke, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Kessler, Kolste, Mason,
Milroy, Ohnstad, Pope, Riemer, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Wachs, Young,
Zamarripa, Zepnick, Vruwink, Stuck and Shankland, cosponsored by
Senators Johnson, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Hansen, Larson, Miller,
Ringhand, Risser, Shilling and L. Taylor. Referred to Committee on State
Affairs.
AB616,1,4 1An Act to amend 941.29 (1g) (a), 941.291 (1) (b) and 973.123 (1); and to create
2941.285 of the statutes; relating to: prohibiting firearm accessories that
3accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic firearm and providing a criminal
4penalty.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill prohibits the sale, manufacture, transfer, use, and possession of any
device that is added after manufacture that is designed or functions to accelerate the
rate of fire of a semiautomatic firearm. A person who violates the prohibition is guilty
of a Class G felony.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB616,1 5Section 1. 941.285 of the statutes is created to read:
AB616,2,2 6941.285 Possession of firearm accessories that accelerate the rate of
7fire. (1)
No person may import, sell or offer to sell, purchase, manufacture, transfer,
8use, or possess a trigger crank, a bump-fire device, or any part, combination of parts,

1component, device, attachment, or accessory that is added after manufacture that is
2designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic firearm.
AB616,2,3 3(2) Any person violating sub. (1) is guilty of a Class G felony.
AB616,2,6 4(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to the importation, sale, purchase,
5manufacture, transfer, use, or possession by or under the authority of the federal
6government or a state or local government.
AB616,2 7Section 2. 941.29 (1g) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB616,2,158 941.29 (1g) (a) “Violent felony" means any felony under s. 943.23 (1m), 1999
9stats., or s. 943.23 (1r), 1999 stats., this section, or s. 940.01, 940.02, 940.03, 940.05,
10940.06, 940.08, 940.09, 940.10, 940.19, 940.195, 940.20, 940.201, 940.203, 940.21,
11940.225, 940.23, 940.235, 940.285 (2), 940.29, 940.295 (3), 940.30, 940.302, 940.305,
12940.31, 940.43 (1) to (3), 940.45 (1) to (3), 941.20, 941.26, 941.28, 941.285, 941.292,
13941.30, 941.327 (2) (b) 3. or 4., 943.02, 943.04, 943.06, 943.10 (2), 943.23 (1g), 943.32,
14943.87, 946.43, 948.02 (1) or (2), 948.025, 948.03, 948.04, 948.05, 948.051, 948.06,
15948.07, 948.08, 948.085, or 948.30.
AB616,3 16Section 3. 941.291 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB616,3,217 941.291 (1) (b) “Violent felony" means any felony, or the solicitation, conspiracy,
18or attempt to commit any felony, under s. 943.23 (1m) or (1r), 1999 stats., or s. 940.01,
19940.02, 940.03, 940.05, 940.06, 940.08, 940.09, 940.10, 940.19, 940.195, 940.20,
20940.201, 940.203, 940.21, 940.225, 940.23, 940.285 (2), 940.29, 940.295 (3), 940.30,
21940.305, 940.31, 940.43 (1) to (3), 940.45 (1) to (3), 941.20, 941.26, 941.28, 941.285,
22941.29, 941.30, 941.327, 943.01 (2) (c), 943.011, 943.013, 943.02, 943.04, 943.06,
23943.10 (2), 943.23 (1g), 943.32, 943.81, 943.82, 943.83, 943.85, 943.86, 943.87,
24943.88, 943.89, 943.90, 946.43, 947.015, 948.02 (1) or (2), 948.025, 948.03, 948.04,
25948.05, 948.06, 948.07, 948.08, 948.085, or 948.30; or, if the victim is a financial

1institution, as defined in s. 943.80 (2), a felony, or the solicitation, conspiracy, or
2attempt to commit a felony under s. 943.84 (1) or (2).
AB616,4 3Section 4. 973.123 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB616,3,114 973.123 (1) In this section, “violent felony" means any felony under s. 943.23
5(1m), 1999 stats., or s. 943.23 (1r), 1999 stats., or s. 940.01, 940.02, 940.03, 940.05,
6940.06, 940.08, 940.09, 940.10, 940.19, 940.195, 940.20, 940.201, 940.203, 940.21,
7940.225, 940.23, 940.235, 940.285 (2), 940.29, 940.295 (3), 940.30, 940.302, 940.305,
8940.31, 940.43 (1) to (3), 940.45 (1) to (3), 941.20, 941.26, 941.28, 941.285, 941.29,
9941.292, 941.30, 941.327 (2) (b) 3. or 4., 943.02, 943.04, 943.06, 943.10 (2), 943.23
10(1g), 943.32, 943.87, 946.43, 948.02 (1) or (2), 948.025, 948.03, 948.04, 948.05,
11948.051, 948.06, 948.07, 948.08, 948.085, or 948.30.
AB616,5 12Section 5. Nonstatutory provisions.
AB616,3,1613 (1) Notwithstanding section 941.285 of the statutes, no person may be subject
14to a penalty for violating section 941.285 (1) of the statutes with regard to the
15possession of any device prohibited under that section for the first 180 days after the
16effective date of this subsection.
AB616,3,1717 (End)
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