2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
February 12, 2016 - Introduced by Representatives Goyke, Barnes, R. Brooks,
Johnson, Kessler, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Pope, Sinicki, Subeck and Zepnick,
cosponsored by Senators L. Taylor, Harris Dodd and Miller. Referred to
Committee on Judiciary.
1An Act to create
758.20 of the statutes; relating to: removing information
2regarding acquittals, dismissed criminal charges, and criminal convictions for
3which a person was pardoned from the Consolidated Court Automation
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires removal from the Consolidated Court Automation Programs
(CCAP) information regarding a criminal case for which the convicted person has
been pardoned. CCAP contains information about civil and criminal cases filed in the
circuit courts in this state, including information about the parties and their
attorneys; documents filed; and deadlines, decisions, and outcomes of cases. CCAP
also contains information on family court proceedings; probate proceedings; John
Doe proceedings; reviews of certain administrative proceedings; tax warrants;
mechanics', construction, condominium, or other types of liens; civil lawsuits;
eviction proceedings; and domestic violence and other restraining orders and
Under the bill, the director of state courts must remove from CCAP information
relating to an acquittal, a dismissed criminal charge, and a criminal conviction if the
person was pardoned for committing the crime.
For further information see the state 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:
758.20 of the statutes is created to read:
2758.20 Consolidated court automation programs. (1)
In this section, 3
"Wisconsin Circuit Court Access Internet site" means the Internet site of the 4
consolidated court automation programs, which is the statewide electronic circuit 5
court case management system established under s. 758.19 (4) and maintained by 6
the director of state courts.
The director of state courts shall remove all information from the Wisconsin 8
Circuit Court Access Internet site relating to any of the following:
(a) A criminal conviction if the person who was convicted of the crime was 10
granted a pardon for the crime.
(b) A criminal case or charge that is dismissed following a motion for dismissal 12
by a prosecutor or defense attorney.
(c) A criminal charge of which the person was found not guilty.