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Date of enactment: March 12, 2008
2007 Assembly Bill 361 Date of publication*: March 26, 2008
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2005-06 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
2007 WISCONSIN ACT 77
An Act to amend 48.977 (2) (a) and 48.977 (4) (b) 3.; and to create 48.13 (4m) of the statutes; relating to: child in need of protection or services, jurisdiction over a child whose guardian is unable or needs assistance to care for or provide necessary special treatment or care for the child, but is unwilling or unable to sign a petition requesting that jurisdiction.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
77,1 Section 1. 48.13 (4m) of the statutes is created to read:
48.13 (4m) Whose guardian is unable or needs assistance to care for or provide necessary special treatment or care for the child, but is unwilling or unable to sign the petition requesting jurisdiction under this subsection;
77,2 Section 2. 48.977 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
48.977 (2) (a) That the child has been adjudged to be in need of protection or services under s. 48.13 (1), (2), (3), (3m), (4), (4m), (5), (8), (9), (10), (10m), (11), or (11m) or 938.13 (4) and been placed, or continued in a placement, outside of his or her home pursuant to one or more court orders under s. 48.345, 48.357, 48.363, 48.365, 938.345, 938.357, 938.363, or 938.365 or that the child has been so adjudged and placement of the child in the home of a guardian under this section has been recommended under s. 48.33 (1) or 938.33 (1).
77,3 Section 3. 48.977 (4) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
48.977 (4) (b) 3. The date on which the child was adjudged in need of protection or services under s. 48.13 (1), (2), (3), (3m), (4), (4m), (5), (8), (9), (10), (10m), (11), or (11m) or 938.13 (4) and the dates on which the child has been placed, or continued in a placement, outside of his or her home pursuant to one or more court orders under s. 48.345, 48.357, 48.363, 48.365, 938.345, 938.357, 938.363, or 938.365 or, if the child has been so adjudged, but not so placed, the date of the report under s. 48.33 (1) or 938.33 (1) in which placement of the child in the home of the person is recommended.
77,4 Section 4. Initial applicability.
(1) Child in need of protection or services; failure of guardian to sign petition. This act first applies to a child who meets the conditions specified in section 48.13 (4m) of the statutes, as created by this act, on the effective date of this subsection.
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