2021 - 2022 LEGISLATURE
March 31, 2021 - Introduced by Representatives Sanfelippo, Armstrong, August,
Cabral-Guevara, Dittrich, Duchow, Edming, Gundrum, Horlacher, Jagler,
Knodl, Krug, Kuglitsch, Magnafici, Moses, Murphy, Pronschinske, Rozar,
Skowronski, Spiros, Steffen, Tauchen, Thiesfeldt, Wichgers, VanderMeer,
Zimmerman, Kerkman, Callahan, Brandtjen and Sortwell, cosponsored by
Senators Bradley, Stroebel, Wimberger, Ballweg, Bernier, Cowles,
Felzkowski, Feyen, Marklein, Nass, Testin and Wanggaard. Referred to
Committee on Corrections.
1An Act relating to: directing the federal COVID recovery rebates received by
2prisoners to restitution payments.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, all money delivered to a prison for a prisoner may be used
only under the direction of the superintendent or warden and only to pay certain
surcharges, to pay victim restitution, or for the benefit of the prisoner. This bill
requires that any federal COVID recovery rebates received by a person who is
incarcerated in this state must be used to pay any restitution the person has been
ordered to pay.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
(1) Notwithstanding s. 301.32 (1), any COVID recovery rebates from the federal 5
government received on or after the effective date of this subsection by a person who 6
is incarcerated in this state shall be applied first to satisfy any restitution the person 7
has been ordered to pay.