From the district under s. 752.11 (1) (a), the district attorney and a deputy 25
district attorney appointed by the district attorney.
Two nonelected prosecutors, each from a different county, appointed by a 2
majority of nonelected prosecutors. Under this subsection, “prosecutor” does not 3
include a special prosecutor appointed under s. 978.045 or 978.05 (8) (b).
The attorney general or his or her designee.
16.971 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
In conjunction with the public defender board, the prosecutor board, 7
the director of state courts, and
the departments of corrections and justice and
, the department may maintain, promote and coordinate 9
automated justice information systems that are compatible among counties and the 10
officers and agencies specified in this subsection, using the moneys appropriated 11
under s. 20.505 (1) (kh), (kp), and (kq). The department shall annually report to the 12
legislature under s. 13.172 (2) concerning the department's efforts to improve and 13
increase the efficiency of integration of justice information systems.
16.971 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
The department shall maintain, and provide the department of 16
justice and the state prosecutors office
with general access to, a case management 17
system that allows the state prosecutors office and
district attorneys to manage all 18
case-related information and share the information among prosecutors.
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 20
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
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20.548 of the statutes is created to read:
220.548 Prosecutor board.
There is appropriated to the prosecutor board for 3
the following program:
4(1) Coordination and administration of prosecutor functions.
The amounts in the schedule for program administration costs of 6
the office of state prosecutors.
(g) Gifts, grants, and proceeds.
All moneys received from gifts and grants and 8
all proceeds from services, conferences, and sales of publications and promotional 9
materials for the purposes for which made or received.
20.923 (4) (f) 7x. of the statutes is created to read:
(f) 7x. State prosecutors office: executive director.
20.923 (6) (hs) of the statutes is created to read:
(hs) State prosecutors office: legislative liaison.
227.112 of the statutes is created to read:
15227.112 Review of rules affecting state prosecutors office. (1) Report
16on rules affecting state prosecutors office.
If a proposed rule directly affects the 17
state prosecutors office, the agency proposing the rule shall, prior to submitting the 18
proposed rule to the legislative council staff under s. 227.15, submit the proposed 19
rule to the state prosecutors office. The state prosecutors office shall prepare a report
on the proposed rule before it is submitted to the legislative council staff under s. 2
227.15. The state prosecutors office may request any information from other state 3
agencies, local governments, individuals, or organizations that is reasonably 4
necessary for the office to prepare the report. The state prosecutors office shall 5
prepare the report within 30 days after the rule is submitted to the office.
6(2) Findings of the office to be contained in the report.
The report of the 7
state prosecutors office shall contain information about the effect of the proposed 8
rule on the state prosecutors office.
This section does not apply to emergency rules promulgated 10
under s. 227.24.
227.19 (3) (em) of the statutes is created to read:
(em) The report of the state prosecutors office, if the proposed rule 13
directly affects the state prosecutors office.
230.08 (2) (qp) of the statutes is created to read:
(qp) The executive director and legislative liaison in the office of 16
230.33 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
A person appointed to an unclassified position by the governor, 19
elected officer, judicial body, or prosecutor board,
or by a legislative body or 20
committee shall be granted a leave of absence without pay for the duration of the 21
appointment and for 3 months thereafter, during which time the person has 22
restoration rights to the former position or equivalent position in the department in 23
which last employed in a classified position without loss of seniority. The person 24
shall also have reinstatement privileges for 5 years following appointment to the 25
unclassified service or for one year after termination of the unclassified appointment
whichever is longer. Restoration rights and reinstatement privileges shall be 2
forfeited if the reason for termination of the unclassified appointment would also be 3
reason for discharge from the former position in the classified service.
978.001 (1b), (1d) and (1n) of the statutes are created to read:
“Board" means the prosecutor board.
“Executive director" means the executive director appointed under s. 7
“Office" means the state prosecutors office.
978.001 (1p) of the statutes is repealed.
978.003 of the statutes is created to read:
11978.003 Board; duties.
The board shall do all of the following:
Submit the budget in accordance with s. 16.42 after the executive director 13
submits the budget to the board and the board approves it.
At least annually submit to the joint committee on finance 15
recommendations on the allocation of prosecutor resources.
Appoint an attorney with experience in criminal prosecution as the 17
executive director of the office.
Oversee, and set policy initiatives for, the executive director.
Review existing law or proposed legislation and make recommendations to 20
978.004 of the statutes is created to read:
22978.004 State prosecutors office executive director. (1)
The executive 23
director shall do all of the following:
(a) Manage and direct the office subject to the policy initiatives set under s. 25
(b) Prepare and submit to the board for its approval a budget and any personnel 2
and employment policies that the board requires.
(c) Prepare and submit to the board and other appropriate persons an annual 4
report of the activities of the office in the form that the board directs.
(d) Represent the board before the governor, the legislature, bar associations, 6
courts, and other appropriate entities.
(e) Appoint in the classified service an executive assistant and all other 8
employees of the office. Before making an appointment under this paragraph, the 9
executive director shall notify the board of any prospective appointment. If the board 10
does not object to the prospective appointment within 7 working days after 11
notification, the executive director may make the appointment. If the board objects 12
to a prospective appointment, the executive director may not make the appointment 13
until the board approves it.
(f) Prepare fiscal estimates on bills affecting prosecutors or the office, including 15
bills modifying or creating crimes or sentencing practices. To prepare a fiscal 16
estimate, the executive director shall consult with and obtain data from district 17
attorneys. The executive director shall transmit a draft fiscal estimate to the board. 18
If the board does not object to the draft fiscal estimate within 7 working days after 19
receiving it, the executive director may submit the fiscal estimate. If the board 20
objects to a draft fiscal estimate, the executive director may not submit the fiscal 21
estimate until the board approves it.
The executive director may identify methods and practices for district 23
attorneys that promote professional competence, ethical practices, and 24
978.005 of the statutes is created to read:
1978.005 Limits on board and executive director.
Neither the board nor 2
the executive director may make any decision regarding the handling of any case nor 3
interfere with any district attorney in carrying out professional duties. Neither the 4
board nor the office may interfere with or infringe upon the autonomy of a district 5
attorney or upon the authority of a district attorney to manage his or her own 6
978.03 of the statutes is amended to read:
8978.03 Deputies and assistants in certain prosecutorial units. (1)
district attorney of any prosecutorial unit having a population of 500,000 or more 10
may appoint 7 deputy district attorneys and such assistant district attorneys as may 11
be requested by the department of administration, or by the board,
and authorized 12
in accordance with s. 16.505. The district attorney shall rank the deputy district 13
attorneys for purposes of carrying out duties under this section. The deputies, 14
according to rank, may perform any duty of the district attorney, under the district 15
attorney's direction. In the absence or disability of the district attorney, the deputies, 16
according to rank, may perform any act required by law to be performed by the 17
district attorney. Any such deputy must have practiced law in this state for at least 18
2 years prior to appointment under this section.
The district attorney of any prosecutorial unit having a population of 20
200,000 or more but not more than 499,999 may appoint 3 deputy district attorneys 21
and such assistant district attorneys as may be requested by the department of 22
administration, or by the board,
and authorized in accordance with s. 16.505. The 23
district attorney shall rank the deputy district attorneys for purposes of carrying out 24
duties under this section. The deputies, according to rank, may perform any duty 25
of the district attorney, under the district attorney's direction. In the absence or
disability of the district attorney, the deputies, according to rank, may perform any 2
act required by law to be performed by the district attorney. Any such deputy must 3
have practiced law in this state for at least 2 years prior to appointment under this 4
The district attorney of any prosecutorial unit having a population of 6
100,000 or more but not more than 199,999 may appoint one deputy district attorney 7
and such assistant district attorneys as may be requested by the department of 8
administration, or by the board,
and authorized in accordance with s. 16.505. The 9
deputy may perform any duty of the district attorney, under the district attorney's 10
direction. In the absence or disability of the district attorney, the deputy may 11
perform any act required by law to be performed by the district attorney. The deputy 12
must have practiced law in this state for at least 2 years prior to appointment under 13
Any assistant district attorney under sub. (1), (1m), or (2) must be an 15
attorney admitted to practice law in this state and, except as provided in s. 978.043 16
(1), may perform any duty required by law to be performed by the district attorney. 17
The district attorney of the prosecutorial unit under sub. (1), (1m), or (2) may appoint 18
such temporary counsel as may be authorized by the department of administration 19board
978.045 (1g) of the statutes is amended to read:
A court on its own motion may appoint a special prosecutor under 22
sub. (1r) or a district attorney may request a court to appoint a special prosecutor 23
under that subsection. Before a court appoints a special prosecutor on its own motion 24
or at the request of a district attorney for an appointment that exceeds 6 hours per 25
case, the court or district attorney shall request assistance from a district attorney,
deputy district attorney or assistant district attorney from other prosecutorial units 2
or an assistant attorney general. A district attorney requesting the appointment of 3
a special prosecutor, or a court if the court is appointing a special prosecutor on its 4
own motion, shall notify the department of administration, on a form provided by
5that department, of office that
or the court's inability 6court, whichever is appropriate, is unable
to obtain assistance from another 7
prosecutorial unit or from an assistant attorney general.
978.045 (1r) (bm) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(bm) (intro.) The judge may appoint an attorney as a special 10
prosecutor at the request of a district attorney to assist the district attorney in the 11
prosecution of persons charged with a crime, in grand jury proceedings, in 12
proceedings under ch. 980, or in investigations. The judge may appoint an attorney 13
as a special prosecutor only if the judge or the requesting district attorney submits 14
an affidavit to the department of administration
attesting that any of the 15
following conditions exists:
978.045 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
If the department of administration office
approves the 18
appointment of a special prosecutor under sub. (1r), the court shall fix the amount 19
of compensation for the attorney appointed according to the rates specified in s. 20
977.08 (4m) (b). The department of administration shall pay the compensation 21
ordered by the court from the appropriation under s. 20.475 (1) (d). The court, district 22
attorney, and the special prosecutor shall provide any information regarding a 23
payment of compensation that the department requests. Any payment under this 24
subsection earns interest on the balance due from the 121st day after receipt of a 25
properly completed invoice or receipt and acceptance of the property or service under
the order or contract, whichever is later, at the rate specified in s. 71.82 (1) (a) 2
978.05 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
978.05 (9) Budget.
Prepare a biennial budget request for submission to the 5department executive director
under s. 978.11 978.004 (1) (b)
by September 1 of each 6
978.11 of the statutes is repealed.
978.12 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) Assistant district attorneys.
Assistant district attorneys shall be 10
employed outside the classified service. For purposes of salary administration, the 11
administrator of the division of personnel management in the department of 12
administration, in consultation with the office,
shall establish one or more 13
classifications for assistant district attorneys in accordance with the classification 14
or classifications allocated to assistant attorneys general. Except as provided in ss. 15
111.93 (3) (b) and 230.12 (10), the salaries of assistant district attorneys shall be 16
established and adjusted in accordance with the state compensation plan for 17
assistant attorneys general whose positions are allocated to the classification or 18
classifications established by the administrator of the division of personnel
19management in the department of administration under this paragraph
(1) Initial terms for prosecutor board members.
Notwithstanding section 22
15.77 of the statutes, of the members of the prosecutor board who are appointed as 23
initial members, one member representing each district under section 752.11 (1) (b) 24
and (d) of the statutes and one member under section 15.77 (3) of the statutes shall 25
serve for a one-year term and one member representing the district under section
752.11 (1) (c) of the statutes, one member under section 15.77 (2) of the statutes, and 2
one member under section 15.77 (3) of the statutes shall serve for a 2-year term.
(2) Transfer of state prosecutors office.
(a) Assets and liabilities.
On the effective date of this paragraph, the assets and 5
liabilities of the department of administration that are primarily related to the state 6
prosecutors office, as determined by the secretary of administration, become the 7
assets and liabilities of the prosecutor board.
(b) Tangible personal property.
On the effective date of this paragraph, all 9
tangible personal property, including records, of the department of administration 10
that is primarily related to the state prosecutors office, as determined by the 11
secretary of administration, is transferred to the prosecutor board.
All contracts entered into by the department of administration 13
that are primarily related to the state prosecutors office, as determined by the 14
secretary of administration, in effect on the effective date of this paragraph, remain 15
in effect and are transferred to the prosecutor board. The prosecutor board shall 16
carry out any such contractual obligations unless modified or rescinded by the 17
prosecutor board to the extent allowed under the contract.
(d) Pending matters.
Any matter pending with the department of 19
administration that is primarily related to the state prosecutors office, as 20
determined by the secretary of administration, on the effective date of this 21
paragraph, is transferred to the prosecutor board, and all materials submitted to or 22
actions taken by the department of administration, with respect to the pending 23
matter are considered as having been submitted to or taken by the prosecutor board.
(e) Rules and orders.
All rules promulgated for the department of 25
administration that are primarily related to the state prosecutors office, as
determined by the secretary of administration, that are in effect on the effective date 2
of this paragraph remain in effect until their specified expiration dates or until 3
amended or repealed by the prosecutor board.