2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
November 29, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Horlacher, Steffen,
Ballweg, Brandtjen, Hutton, Kremer, Mursau, Sargent, Subeck and
Tusler, cosponsored by Senators Moulton and Cowles. Referred to
Committee on Colleges and Universities.
1An Act to create
36.25 (21e) of the statutes; relating to: establishing a crime
2victims legal clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
to establish a crime victims legal clinic at the UW Law School and to apply to the
Department of Justice for grants under the federal Victim of Crime Act to defray the
costs of the clinic. If DOJ determines that the clinic is eligible for those grants and
that sufficient funding is available, the bill requires DOJ to award the grants in
amounts that DOJ determines are reasonable to support the clinic.
For further information see the state 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:
36.25 (21e) of the statutes is created to read:
36.25 (21e) Crime victims legal clinic.
The board shall establish a crime 5
victims legal clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School. The board shall apply 6
to the department of justice for grants under the federal Victim of Crime Act to defray
the costs of the clinic. If the department of justice determines that the clinic is 2
eligible for those grants and that sufficient funding is available, the department 3
shall award the grants in amounts that the department determines are reasonable 4
to support the clinic.