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2021 - 2022 LEGISLATURE
March 10, 2021 - Introduced by Senators Bradley, Jacque, Stroebel and Feyen,
cosponsored by Representatives Sanfelippo, Brandtjen, Horlacher, James,
Knodl, Kuglitsch, Magnafici, Murphy, Ramthun, Rozar and Wichgers.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
SB188,1,5 1An Act to renumber and amend 973.015 (1m) (b); to amend 302.113 (8m) (a),
2302.114 (8m) (a), 304.06 (3), 973.015 (1m) (a) 3. and 973.10 (2) (intro.); and to
3create
973.015 (1m) (b) 1. b. of the statutes; relating to: recommendation to
4revoke extended supervision, parole, or probation if a person is charged with a
5crime and expunging a criminal record of a crime.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a person who is released on extended supervision, parole,
or probation is subject to conditions or rules of the release. If the person violates a
condition or rule, the person is subject to sanctions for the violation, which may
include revocation of release. This bill requires the Department of Corrections to
recommend revoking a person's extended supervision, parole, or probation if the
person is charged with a crime while on release.
Under current law, a sentencing court may order a person's criminal record
expunged of a crime if the court determines that the person will benefit and society
will not be harmed and if all of the following apply: 1) the maximum term of
imprisonment for the crime is six years or less (Class H felony and below); 2) the
person committed the crime before the age of 25; 3) if the crime is a felony, the person
had not been previously convicted of a felony; and 4) the crime was not a violent
felony. The bill adds that the court may not order the record expunged of a crime if
the person had previously been convicted of a crime, including a crime for which the
record had been expunged.

Current law specifies that the expungement order must be made only at
sentencing and then the record is not expunged until the person completes his or her
sentence. Under current law, a person is not considered to have completed his or her
sentence if the person has been convicted of a subsequent offense or, if on probation,
the probation was revoked and the person has not satisfied all conditions of
probation. The bill adds that a person has not completed his or her sentence if
criminal charges are pending against the person or, if the person was on probation,
the person violated any rule or condition of the probation or at least one year has not
elapsed since being placed on probation.
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:
SB188,1 1Section 1 . 302.113 (8m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB188,2,72 302.113 (8m) (a) Every person released to extended supervision under this
3section remains in the legal custody of the department. If the department alleges
4that any condition or rule of extended supervision has been violated by the person,
5the department may take physical custody of the person for the investigation of the
6alleged violation. If the person is charged with a crime, the department shall
7recommend that the person's extended supervision be revoked.
SB188,2 8Section 2 . 302.114 (8m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB188,2,149 302.114 (8m) (a) Every person released to extended supervision under this
10section remains in the legal custody of the department. If the department alleges
11that any condition or rule of extended supervision has been violated by the person,
12the department may take physical custody of the person for the investigation of the
13alleged violation. If the person is charged with a crime, the department shall
14recommend that the person's extended supervision be revoked.
SB188,3 15Section 3 . 304.06 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB188,3,23
1304.06 (3) Every paroled prisoner remains in the legal custody of the
2department unless otherwise provided by the department. If the department alleges
3that any condition or rule of parole has been violated by the prisoner, the department
4may take physical custody of the prisoner for the investigation of the alleged
5violation. If the department is satisfied that any condition or rule of parole has been
6violated, it shall afford the prisoner such administrative hearings as are required by
7law. If the prisoner is charged with a crime, the department shall recommend that
8the person's parole be revoked.
Unless waived by the parolee, the final
9administrative hearing shall be held before a hearing examiner from the division of
10hearings and appeals in the department of administration who is licensed to practice
11law in this state. The hearing examiner shall enter an order revoking or not revoking
12parole. Upon request by either party, the administrator of the division of hearings
13and appeals shall review the order. The hearing examiner may order that a
14deposition be taken by audiovisual means and allow the use of a recorded deposition
15under s. 967.04 (7) to (10). If the parolee waives the final administrative hearing, the
16secretary of corrections shall enter an order revoking or not revoking parole. If the
17examiner, the administrator upon review, or the secretary in the case of a waiver
18finds that the prisoner has violated the rules or conditions of parole, the examiner,
19the administrator upon review, or the secretary in the case of a waiver, may order the
20prisoner returned to prison to continue serving his or her sentence, or to continue on
21parole. If the prisoner claims or appears to be indigent, the department shall refer
22the prisoner to the authority for indigency determinations specified under s. 977.07
23(1).
SB188,4 24Section 4. 973.015 (1m) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB188,4,5
1973.015 (1m) (a) 3. No court may order a record of conviction expunged under
2this subsection if the person has, in his or her lifetime, been convicted of a separate
3felony or a separate misdemeanor, including a conviction for which the record has
4been expunged under this subsection.
No court may order that a record of a
5conviction for any of the following be expunged:
SB188,4,86 a. A Class H felony, if the person has, in his or her lifetime, been convicted of
7a prior felony offense, or if the felony
that is a violent offense, as defined in s. 301.048
8(2) (bm), or is a violation of s. 940.32, 948.03 (2), (3), or (5) (a) 1., 2., 3., or 4., or 948.095.
SB188,4,119 b. A Class I felony, if the person has, in his or her lifetime, been convicted of a
10prior felony offense, or if the felony
that is a violent offense, as defined in s. 301.048
11(2) (bm), or is a violation of s. 948.23 (1) (a).
SB188,5 12Section 5. 973.015 (1m) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 973.015 (1m) (b) 1.
13(intro.) and amended to read:
SB188,4,1514 973.015 (1m) (b) 1. (intro.) A person has successfully completed the sentence
15if all of the following apply:
SB188,4,17 16a. The person has not been subsequently convicted of a subsequent offense and,
17if
misdemeanor or felony.
SB188,4,21 18c. If the person was placed on probation, the probation has not been was not
19revoked, the probationer did not violate any rule or condition of the probation, at
20least one year has elapsed since the probationer was placed on probation,
and the
21probationer has satisfied the conditions of probation.
SB188,5,2 222. Upon successful completion of the sentence the detaining or probationary
23authority shall issue a certificate of discharge which shall be forwarded to the court
24of record and which shall have the effect of expunging the record. If the person has

1been imprisoned, the detaining authority shall also forward a copy of the certificate
2of discharge to the department.
SB188,6 3Section 6. 973.015 (1m) (b) 1. b. of the statutes is created to read:
SB188,5,44 973.015 (1m) (b) 1. b. The person has no criminal charges pending.
SB188,7 5Section 7 . 973.10 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB188,5,156 973.10 (2) (intro.) If a probationer violates the conditions of probation, the
7department of corrections may initiate a proceeding before the division of hearings
8and appeals in the department of administration. If the probationer is charged with
9a crime, the department shall recommend that the person's probation be revoked.

10Unless waived by the probationer, a hearing examiner for the division shall conduct
11an administrative hearing and enter an order either revoking or not revoking
12probation. Upon request of either party, the administrator of the division shall
13review the order. If the probationer waives the final administrative hearing, the
14secretary of corrections shall enter an order either revoking or not revoking
15probation. If probation is revoked, the department shall:
SB188,8 16Section 8. Initial applicability.
SB188,5,1917 (1) The treatment of ss. 302.113 (8m) (a), 302.114 (8m) (a), 304.06 (3), and
18973.10 (2) (intro.) first applies to charges that are filed on the effective date of this
19subsection.
SB188,5,2120 (2) The treatment of s. 973.015 (1m) (a) 3. first applies to orders made at
21sentencing on the effective date of this subsection.
SB188,6,222 (3) The renumbering and amendment of s. 973.015 (1m) (b) and the creation
23of s. 973.015 (1m) (b) 1. b. first apply to determinations as to whether a person has

1successfully completed a sentence that are made on the effective date of this
2subsection.
SB188,6,33 (End)
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