2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
March 2, 2017 - Introduced by
Joint Legislative Council. Referred to Committee
on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
1An Act to amend
940.203 (1) (b) and 940.203 (1) (c); and to create
940.203 (1) 2
(d) 3. of the statutes; relating to: battery of a tribal judge, tribal prosecutor, or
3tribal law enforcement officer and providing criminal penalties.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill is explained in the Notes provided by the Joint Legislative Council in
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
Joint Legislative Council prefatory note: Under current law, an individual who
intentionally causes bodily harm or threatens to cause bodily harm to a current or former
judge, prosecutor, or law enforcement officer, or to his or her family member, is guilty of
a Class H felony. This bill adds tribal judges, tribal prosecutors, and tribal law
enforcement officers to the definitions of judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement
940.203 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) “Judge" means a person who currently is or who formerly was 6
a supreme court justice, court of appeals judge, circuit court judge, municipal judge,
temporary or permanent reserve
or circuit, supplemental, or 2
municipal court commissioner.
940.203 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) “Law enforcement officer"
has the meaning given in s. 102.475
5(8) (c) and includes a person who formerly was a law enforcement officer under that
6definition means any person who currently is or was employed by the state, by any
7political subdivision, or as a tribal law enforcement officer for the purpose of
8detecting and preventing crime and enforcing laws or ordinances and who is
9authorized to make arrests for violations of the laws or ordinances the person is
10employed to enforce, whether that enforcement authority extends to all laws or
11ordinances or is limited to specific laws or ordinances
940.203 (1) (d) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
(d) 3. A tribal prosecutor.