2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
November 30, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Craig and Vukmir, cosponsored by
Representatives Sanfelippo, Kuglitsch, Allen, Brandtjen, R. Brooks,
Hutton, Skowronski and Wichgers. Referred to Committee on Judiciary and
Public Safety.
SB611,1,4 1An Act to renumber and amend 165.845 (1) (a); to amend 165.845 (2); and to
165.845 (1) (a) 3. of the statutes; relating to: reporting requirements
3for crimes involving firearms, distribution of marijuana, and the theft of motor
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Current law requires the Department of Justice to collect information from law
enforcement agencies and others concerning the number and nature of offenses
known to have been committed in this state. This bill adds that DOJ must collect
from law enforcement agencies, district attorneys, and courts specific information on
crimes committed with a firearm, the manufacture, distribution, or delivery of
marijuana, and the theft of motor vehicles. The information collected must include
the number of arrests, any recommendations made to the district attorney, all
charges filed, any charges dropped, and any penalty imposed for these specific
crimes. This bill also requires DOJ to compile the information quarterly and make
it public.
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:
1Section 1. 165.845 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 165.845 (1) (a) (intro.)
2and amended to read:
SB611,2,33 165.845 (1) (a) (intro.) Collect information all of the following:
SB611,2,5 41. Information concerning the number and nature of offenses known to have
5been committed in this state and such.
SB611,2,7 62. Such other information as may be useful in the study of crime and the
7administration of justice. The
SB611,2,10 84. Any information the department of justice may determine any other
determines to be obtained regarding crime and justice system statistics.
10The information shall include data
SB611,2,12 115. Data requested by the federal bureau of investigation under its system of
12uniform crime reports for the United States.
SB611,2 13Section 2. 165.845 (1) (a) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
SB611,2,2314 165.845 (1) (a) 3. Information concerning violations of ss. 943.23 and 961.41 (1)
15(h) and concerning crimes specified under chs. 939 to 951 and 961 committed while
16possessing, using, or threatening to use a firearm. The department shall ensure that
17the information is organized by county and includes the number of arrests; any
18recommendations made to the district attorney; any charges filed and, if no charges
19are filed or if charges are dropped or are the subject of a plea agreement, a report on
20the decision or agreement; any read-in crimes, as defined in s. 973.20 (1g) (b); any
21convictions; and any sentence or period of probation imposed. The department shall
22compile this information quarterly and make public all information collected under
23this subdivision.
SB611,3 24Section 3. 165.845 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
1165.845 (2) All persons in charge of law enforcement agencies and, other
2criminal and juvenile justice system agencies, district attorneys, and courts shall
3supply the department of justice with the information described in sub. (1) (a) on the
4basis of the forms or instructions or both to be supplied by the department under sub.
5(1) (a). The department may conduct an audit to determine the accuracy of the data
6and other information it receives from law enforcement agencies and other criminal
7and juvenile justice system agencies
SB611,3,88 (End)