Date of enactment: July 8, 2021
2021 Senate Bill 66   Date of publication*: July 9, 2021
* 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."
An Act to amend 968.12 (3) (d) of the statutes; relating to: voice recordings of testimony that forms the basis of an application for a search warrant.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
65,1 Section 1. 968.12 (3) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
968.12 (3) (d) Recording and certification of testimony. When a caller informs the judge that the purpose of the call is to request a warrant, the judge shall place under oath each person whose testimony forms a basis of the application and each person applying for the warrant. The judge or requesting person shall arrange for all sworn testimony to be recorded either by a court reporter or by means of a voice recording device. The judge shall have the record transcribed. The transcript, certified as accurate by the judge or reporter, as appropriate, shall be filed with the court. If the testimony was recorded by means of a voice recording device, the judge shall also file the original recording with the court.