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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 4,
TO SENATE RESOLUTION 2
January 17, 2017 - Offered by Senator L. Taylor.
SR2-SA4,1,11 At the locations indicated, amend the resolution as follows:
SR2-SA4,1,2 21. Page 4, line 18: after that line insert:
SR2-SA4,1,3 3 Section 7m. Senate rule 38 (4) is created to read:
SR2-SA4,1,5 4Senate Rule 38 (4) (a) Any bill that creates a crime, modifies an existing crime,
5or modifies the penalty for an existing crime shall carry a racial impact statement.
SR2-SA4,1,126 (b) The racial impact statement shall be prepared by the director of state courts,
7with the assistance of the departments of justice and corrections and the Department
8of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The director of state
9courts may obtain the assistance of any agency in the executive branch of state
10government in preparing the racial impact statement. If requested for assistance,
11an agency shall promptly provide all necessary information to the director of state
12courts.
SR2-SA4,2,7
1(c) The racial impact statement shall include an estimate of the number of
2criminal cases per year that the bill will affect, the impact of the bill on members of
3racial minority groups, the effect of the bill on the operations of correctional
4institutions, and any other matter the director of state courts considers appropriate.
5In preparing the racial impact statement, the director of state courts shall issue a
6finding as to whether the bill has a disparate impact on members of racial minority
7groups.
SR2-SA4,2,188 (d) After a proposed bill has been drafted, the legislative reference bureau shall
9inform the requester if a racial impact statement is required when it submits the
10draft to the requester. If authorized by the requester, the bureau shall provide a copy
11of the proposed bill to the director of state courts for preparation of a racial impact
12statement. The requester may introduce the bill without the racial impact
13statement, but when such a bill is introduced the legislative reference bureau shall
14provide a copy of the bill to the director of state courts for preparation of a racial
15impact statement. The racial impact statement shall be printed as an appendix to
16the bill and shall be distributed in the same manner as amendments. A bill that
17requires a racial impact statement shall have the requirement noted on the jacket
18when the jacket is prepared.
SR2-SA4,2,2119 (e) If the director of state courts finds that a bill will have a disparate impact
20on members of racial minority groups, the author of the bill shall do either of the
21following:
SR2-SA4,3,222 1. Offer an amendment to the bill to reduce the disparate impact of the bill on
23members of racial minority groups. If the author offers such an amendment, the
24author shall identify in writing how the amendment would reduce the disparate

1impact of the bill on members of racial minority groups. The written document shall
2be distributed in the same manner as amendments.
SR2-SA4,3,63 2. Provide in writing his or her reasons for advancing the bill without
4amendment despite the disparate impact of the bill on members of racial minority
5groups. The written document shall be printed as an appendix to the bill and shall
6be distributed in the same manner as amendments.
SR2-SA4,3,107 (f) The senate may not pass a bill that creates a crime, modifies an existing
8crime, or modifies the penalty for an existing crime without a racial impact
9statement prepared under par. (b) and, if applicable, without an action of the author
10of the bill under par. (e).”.
SR2-SA4,3,1111 (End)
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