The department shall provide, at the request of a program participant or at the request of a state or local agency or unit of government, confirmation of the person's status as a program participant.
Except as provided under subd. 2.
, the department may not disclose a program participant's actual address to any person except pursuant to a court order. If a court order is requested for disclosure, the department shall request the court to keep any record containing the program participant's actual address sealed and confidential.
The department may disclose a program participant's actual address to a law enforcement officer for official purposes.
Use of assigned address; confidentiality. 165.68(5)(a)
A program participant may use the assigned address provided to him or her under sub. (4)
for all purposes.
No state or local agency or unit of government may refuse to use a program participant's assigned address for any official business, unless a specific statutory duty requires the agency or unit of government to use the participant's actual address. A state or local agency or unit of government may confirm with the department a person's status as a program participant.
No person who has received a notification form from a program participant may refuse to use the assigned address for the program participant, may require a program participant to disclose his or her actual address, or may intentionally disclose to another person the actual address of a program participant.
Notwithstanding pars. (a)
, and (c)
, a municipal clerk may require a program participant to provide his or her actual address for voter registration and voter verification purposes. A municipal clerk shall also require a program participant to disclose his or her actual address to enroll a program participant in the confidential voter program provided under s. 6.47
. If a voter is enrolled in the confidential voter program under s. 6.47
the municipal clerk shall keep the program participant's actual address confidential as provided under s. 6.47
The department may promulgate rules under sub. (6)
to allow a program participant to consent to a disclosure of his or her actual address by the department or other entity with knowledge of the program participant's actual address when necessary to qualify for certain public assistance benefits or real property transactions. A person who discloses information under this paragraph shall include a notice that the information is confidential, and disclosure of the information to any 3rd party will be subject to the penalty under sub. (7)
If a program participant is the sole member of a limited liability company, the limited liability company may list the department as its registered agent and registered office under s. 183.0115 (1m)
If the department receives service of process, notice, or demand required or permitted by law to be served on a limited liability company under subd. 1.
, the department shall forward the process, notice, or demand to the program participant's actual address.
The department shall promulgate rules regarding administration of the program established under this section and regarding the retention and destruction of applications, records, and other documents received or generated under this section. The department may use the emergency rule procedures under s. 227.24
to promulgate the rules required under this subsection. Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (1) (a)
, the department may promulgate those rules as emergency rules without providing evidence that promulgating those rules as emergency rules is necessary to preserve the public peace, health, safety, or welfare and without a finding of emergency. Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (1) (e) 1d.
, the department is not required to prepare a statement of the scope of those rules or to submit those rules in final draft form to the governor for approval.
A person who intentionally releases information in violation of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Investigation of statewide crime. 165.70(1)(1)
The department of justice shall do all of the following:
Investigate crime that is statewide in nature, importance or influence.
Except as provided in sub. (1m)
, enforce chs. 945
and ss. 940.20 (3)
, 943.01 (2) (c)
, 944.30 (1m)
, 947.02 (3)
, and 948.081
Investigate violations of ch. 563
that are statewide in nature, importance or influence.
The attorney general shall appoint, under the classified service, investigative personnel to achieve the purposes set out in sub. (1)
who shall have the powers of a peace officer. As many as are deemed necessary of the investigators so appointed shall be trained in drugs and narcotics law enforcement, or shall receive such training within one year of their appointment, and they shall assist, when appropriate, local law enforcement agencies to help them meet their responsibilities in this area.
It is the intention of this section to give the attorney general responsibility for devising programs to control crime statewide in nature, importance or influence, drugs and narcotics abuse, commercial gambling other than what is described in s. 945.03 (2m)
or 945.04 (2m)
, prostitution, and arson. Nothing herein shall deprive or relieve local peace officers of the power and duty to enforce those provisions enumerated in sub. (1)
District attorneys, sheriffs and chiefs of police shall cooperate and assist the personnel of the department in the performance of their duties.
Human trafficking resource center hotline poster. 165.71(1)(1)
The department of justice shall design a poster, or obtain a predesigned poster, that provides information regarding a human trafficking resource center hotline. The department shall ensure that the size of poster makes it legible and that the poster informs individuals what human trafficking is and provides a phone number that a victim or someone who knows a victim can call or text for help and services. The poster shall be in English and Spanish, and, for each county, in any other language required for voting materials in that county under federal law.
The department of justice shall make the poster under sub. (1)
available to others to print from its Internet site and shall encourage its display at each of the following places:
Gas stations with signs visible from an interstate or state highway that offer amenities to commercial vehicles.
Salons at which hair or nail services are provided.
Places at which employers engage some employees to perform agricultural labor.
Places at which athletic or sporting events occur.
Establishments that operate as a massage parlor or spa, alternative health clinic, or similar entity.
Expositions conducted by a county or agricultural society.
Rest areas maintained by the department of transportation.
History: 2015 a. 5
Controlled substances hotline and rewards for controlled substances tips. 165.72(2)
The department of justice shall maintain a single toll-free telephone number during normal retail business hours, as determined by departmental rule, for all of the following:
For persons to anonymously provide tips regarding suspected controlled substances violations.
For pharmacists to report suspected controlled substances violations.
Reward payment program.
The department shall administer a reward payment program. Under the program, the department may offer and pay rewards from the appropriation under s. 20.455 (2) (m)
for information under sub. (2) (a)
leading to the arrest and conviction of a person for a violation of ch. 961
A reward under sub. (3)
may not exceed $1,000 for the arrest and conviction of any one person. The department may not make any reward payment to a law enforcement officer, jail officer, juvenile detention officer, pharmacist, or department employee.
If a reward is claimed, the department shall make the final determination regarding any payment. The department may pay portions of a reward to 2 or more persons. The payment of a reward is not subject to a contested case proceeding under ch. 227
. The offer of a reward under sub. (3)
does not create any liability on the department or the state.
The department may withhold any record under this section from inspection or copying under s. 19.35
The department shall cooperate with the department of public instruction in publicizing, in public schools, the use of the toll-free telephone number under sub. (2)
Crime laboratories. 165.75(1)(a)
“Department" means the department of justice.
“Employee" means any person in the service of the laboratories. “Employee" does not include any division administrator.
“Laboratories" means the crime laboratories.
The personnel of the laboratories shall consist of such employees as are authorized under s. 20.922
The purpose of the laboratories is to establish, maintain and operate crime laboratories to provide technical assistance to local law enforcement officers in the various fields of scientific investigation in the aid of law enforcement. Without limitation because of enumeration the laboratories shall maintain services and employ the necessary specialists, technical and scientific employees for the recognition and proper preservation, marking and scientific analysis of evidence material in the investigation and prosecution of crimes in such fields as firearms identification, the comparison and identification of toolmarks, chemistry, identification of questioned documents, metallurgy, comparative microscopy, instrumental detection of deception, the identification of fingerprints, toxicology, serology and forensic photography.
The employees are not peace officers and have no power of arrest or to serve or execute criminal process. They shall not be appointed as deputy sheriffs and shall not be given police powers by appointment or election to any office. Employees shall not undertake investigation of criminal conduct except upon the request of a sheriff, coroner, medical examiner, district attorney, chief of police, warden or superintendent of any state prison, attorney general or governor. The head of any state agency may request investigations but in those cases the services shall be limited to the field of health, welfare and law enforcement responsibility which has by statute been vested in the particular state agency.
Upon request under par. (b)
, the laboratories shall collaborate fully in the complete investigation of criminal conduct within their competence in the forensic sciences including field investigation at the scene of the crime and for this purpose may equip a mobile unit or units.
The services of the laboratories available to such officer shall include appearances in court as expert witnesses.
The department may decline to provide laboratory service in any case not involving a potential charge of felony.
The services of the laboratories may be provided in civil cases in which the state or any department, bureau, agency or officer of the state is a party in an official capacity, when requested to do so by the attorney general.
Deoxyribonucleic acid testing ordered under s. 974.07
shall have priority, consistent with the right of a defendant or the state to a speedy trial and consistent with the right of a victim to the prompt disposition of a case.
The operation of the laboratories shall conform to the rules and policies established by the attorney general.
Except as provided in s. 20.001 (5)
, all moneys received as restitution payments reimbursing the department for moneys expended by the laboratories shall be deposited as general purpose revenue — earned.
Sub. (1) (b) refers to employees as persons in the service of the laboratories. However, sub. (2) explicitly states that “the personnel of the laboratories shall consist of such employees as are authorized under s. 20.922." Section 20.922 authorizes state agencies to appoint employees. The Department of Justice is the state agency of which the crime laboratories are a part. Thus the crime laboratory is not a suable entity separate from the department. Odogba v. Department of Justice, 22 F. Supp. 3d 895
An evaluation of drug testing procedures. Stein, Laessig, & Indriksons. 1973 WLR 727.
Crime laboratories and drug law enforcement surcharge. 165.755(1)(a)
Except as provided in par. (b)
, a court shall impose under ch. 814
a crime laboratories and drug law enforcement surcharge of $13 if the court imposes a sentence, places a person on probation, or imposes a forfeiture for a violation of state law or for a violation of a municipal or county ordinance.
A court may not impose the crime laboratories and drug law enforcement surcharge under par. (a)
for a violation of s. 101.123 (2)
, for a financial responsibility violation under s. 344.62 (2)
, or for a violation of a state law or municipal or county ordinance involving a nonmoving traffic violation, a violation under s. 343.51 (1m) (b)
, or a safety belt use violation under s. 347.48 (2m)
If the court under sub. (1) (a)
imposes a sentence or forfeiture for multiple offenses or places a person on probation for multiple offenses, a separate crime laboratories and drug law enforcement surcharge shall be imposed under ch. 814
for each separate offense.
Except as provided in sub. (4)
, after the court determines the amount due under sub. (1) (a)
, the clerk of the court shall collect and transmit the amount to the county treasurer under s. 59.40 (2) (m)
. The county treasurer shall then make payment to the secretary of administration under s. 59.25 (3) (f) 2.
If a municipal court imposes a forfeiture, after determining the amount due under sub. (1) (a)
the court shall collect and transmit such amount to the treasurer of the county, city, town, or village, and that treasurer shall make payment to the secretary of administration as provided in s. 66.0114 (1) (bm)
If any deposit of bail is made for a noncriminal offense to which sub. (1) (a)
applies, the person making the deposit shall also deposit a sufficient amount to include the surcharge under sub. (1) (a)
for forfeited bail. If bail is forfeited, the amount of the surcharge under sub. (1) (a)
shall be transmitted monthly to the secretary of administration under this section. If bail is returned, the surcharge shall also be returned.
If an inmate in a state prison or a person sentenced to a state prison has not paid the crime laboratories and drug law enforcement surcharge under sub. (1) (a)
, the department shall assess and collect the amount owed from the inmate's wages or other moneys. Any amount collected shall be transmitted to the secretary of administration.
All moneys collected from crime laboratories and drug law enforcement surcharges under this section shall be deposited by the secretary of administration and used as specified in ss. 20.455 (2) (jb)
, and (Lm)
and 20.475 (1) (km)
History: 1997 a. 27
; 1999 a. 9
; 1999 a. 150
; 2001 a. 16
; 2003 a. 30
; 2005 a. 25
; 2009 a. 12
; 2011 a. 260
; 2015 a. 55