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LRB-3181/1
MLJ:amn
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
June 26, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Sargent, Kolste, Berceau,
Anderson, Spreitzer, Fields, C. Taylor, Considine, Ohnstad, Vruwink and
Subeck, cosponsored by Senators Carpenter, Johnson and L. Taylor.
Referred to Committee on State Affairs.
AB405,1,3 1An Act to amend 165.845 (title) and 165.845 (1) (a); and to create 165.847 of
2the statutes; relating to: collection and reporting of data regarding sexual
3assault forensic evidence kits.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, local law enforcement agencies report certain crime
statistics to the Department of Justice using forms issued by DOJ. This bill requires
DOJ to collect certain data regarding sexual assault forensic evidence kits collected
and tested in Wisconsin in addition to the data currently being collected, and
requires DOJ to submit an annual report to the legislature on those sexual assault
forensic evidence kits. Under the bill, DOJ must collect the following information:
the number of sexual assault kits collected, the dates of collection, the number of
sexual assault kits submitted to DOJ laboratories for analysis, the number of kits
submitted to DOJ laboratories for analysis that have not yet been analyzed and the
reason they have not been analyzed, the dates of submission and, if applicable,
analysis, the number of kits not submitted to DOJ for analysis that remain in law
enforcement custody, and the reason the kits were not submitted for analysis.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB405,1 4Section 1. 165.845 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB405,2,1
1165.845 (title) Collect crime and evidentiary data.
AB405,2 2Section 2. 165.845 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB405,2,103 165.845 (1) (a) Collect information concerning the number and nature of
4offenses known to have been committed in this state, the number and nature of
5sexual assault forensic evidence kits collected in this state,
and such other
6information as may be useful in the study of crime and the administration of justice.
7The department of justice may determine any other information to be obtained
8regarding crime, evidence, and justice system statistics. The information shall
9include data requested by the federal bureau of investigation under its system of
10uniform crime reports for the United States.
AB405,3 11Section 3. 165.847 of the statutes is created to read:
AB405,2,15 12165.847 Report on status of sexual assault forensic evidence kits. On
13an annual basis, using information collected under s. 165.845 (1) (a), the department
14of justice shall submit to the legislature for distribution under s. 13.172 (2) a report
15that includes all of the following information for that year:
AB405,2,17 16(1) The total number of sexual assault forensic evidence kits collected in
17Wisconsin.
AB405,2,18 18(2) The date that each sexual assault forensic evidence kit was collected.
AB405,2,20 19(3) The number of sexual assault forensic evidence kits submitted to the crime
20laboratories for analysis.
AB405,2,22 21(4) The date of submission of each sexual assault forensic evidence kit
22submitted to the crime laboratories.
AB405,2,24 23(5) The date of analysis of each sexual assault forensic evidence kit submitted
24to the crime laboratories.
AB405,3,2
1(6) The number of sexual assault forensic evidence kits that were submitted
2to the crime laboratories for analysis that have not yet been analyzed.
AB405,3,4 3(7) For each unanalyzed sexual assault forensic evidence kit, the reason the kit
4has not been analyzed.
AB405,3,7 5(8) The number of sexual assault forensic evidence kits that were not
6submitted to the crime laboratories for analysis that remain in the possession of a
7law enforcement agency.
AB405,3,9 8(9) For each unsubmitted sexual assault forensic evidence kit, the reason the
9kit has not been submitted for analysis.
AB405,3,1010 (End)
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