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301.46(4)(a)12. 12. An organized unit of the Boy Scouts of America, the Boys' Clubs of America, the Girl Scouts of America or Camp Fire Girls.
301.46(4)(a)13. 13. The personnel office of a sheltered workshop, as defined in s. 104.01 (6).
301.46(4)(a)14. 14. Any other community-based public or private, nonprofit organization that the department determines should have access to information under this subsection in the interest of protecting the public.
301.46(4)(ag) (ag) The department may not provide any of the following in response to a request under par. (a):
301.46(4)(ag)1. 1. Any information concerning a child who is required to register under s. 301.45.
301.46(4)(ag)2. 2. If the person required to register under s. 301.45 is an adult, any information concerning a juvenile proceeding in which the person was involved.
301.46(4)(am) (am) Subject to par. (ag), an entity may make a request under par. (a) for information concerning a specific person registered under s. 301.45.
301.46(4)(ar) (ar) Subject to par. (ag), an entity specified in par. (a) 11. may request the names of and information concerning all persons registered under s. 301.45 who reside, are employed or attend school in the entity's community, district, jurisdiction or other applicable geographical area of activity.
301.46(4)(b) (b) In response to a request under par. (a), the department shall, subject to par. (ag), provide all of the following information:
301.46(4)(b)1. 1. The name of the person who has registered under s. 301.45, including any aliases the person has used.
301.46(4)(b)2. 2. The date of the person's conviction or commitment, and the county or, if the state is not this state, the state in which the person was convicted or committed.
301.46(4)(b)4. 4. The most recent date on which the information under s. 301.45 was updated.
301.46(4)(c) (c) On the request of a police chief or a sheriff, the department shall provide the police chief or sheriff with a list of entities in the police chief's community or the sheriff's county that have requested information under par. (a) for use by the police chief or sheriff under sub. (2) (e) or (2m) (c).
301.46(4)(d) (d) The department shall coordinate with the department of health services the sharing of address information of persons regarding whom notification bulletins are issued under sub. (2m) (a) or (am).
301.46(5) (5) Access to information for general public.
301.46(5)(a) (a) The department or a police chief or sheriff may provide the information specified in par. (b) concerning a specific person required to register under s. 301.45 to a person who is not provided notice or access under subs. (2) to (4) if, in the opinion of the department or the police chief or sheriff, providing the information is necessary to protect the public and if the person requesting the information does all of the following:
301.46(5)(a)1. 1. Submits a request for information in a form and manner prescribed by the department or the police chief or sheriff. The department or a police chief or sheriff may require that a person state, in his or her request under this subdivision, his or her purpose for requesting the information.
301.46(5)(a)2. 2. Specifies by name the person about whom he or she is requesting the information.
301.46(5)(a)4. 4. Provides any other information the police chief or sheriff considers necessary to determine accurately whether the person specified in subd. 2. is registered under s. 301.45.
301.46(5)(b) (b) If the department or a police chief or sheriff provides information under par. (a), the department, subject to par. (c), or the police chief or sheriff shall provide all of the following concerning the person specified in the request under par. (a) 2.:
301.46(5)(b)1. 1. The date of the person's conviction or commitment, and the county or, if the state is not this state, the state in which the person was convicted or committed.
301.46(5)(b)3. 3. The most recent date on which the information under s. 301.45 was updated.
301.46(5)(b)4. 4. Any other information concerning the person that the department or the police chief or sheriff determines is appropriate.
301.46(5)(bm) (bm) The department shall provide on the Internet site required under sub. (5n) the following information concerning persons registered under s. 301.45:
301.46(5)(bm)1. 1. If the person is a sexually violent person, as defined in s. 980.01 (7), a notice, written in red letters, of that status.
301.46(5)(bm)2. 2. A current color photograph of the person, if available, and a physical description including sex, race, height, weight, eye color, and hair color.
301.46(5)(bm)3. 3. The person's name and any aliases the person uses, indicating for each name and each alias all addresses at which the person is residing.
301.46(5)(bm)4. 4. Whether the person has responded to the last contact letter from the department.
301.46(5)(bm)5. 5. The crime committed for which the person must register.
301.46(5)(bm)5m.a.a. Any sex offense that was dismissed as part of a plea agreement if the sentencing court ordered that the offender be subject to the registration requirements of s. 301.45.
301.46(5)(bm)5m.b. b. Any sex offense that was dismissed as part of a plea agreement if the adjudicating court ordered that the juvenile be subject to the registration requirements of s. 301.45.
301.46(5)(bm)6. 6. Any conditions of the person's supervised release, except for any condition that may reveal the identity of the victim of the crime that the person committed for which he or she must register.
301.46(5)(bm)7. 7. The date, time, and place of any scheduled hearings for supervised release or discharge under ch. 980.
301.46(5)(bm)8. 8. The name and court of the judge who authorized supervised release or discharge for the person.
301.46(5)(bm)9. 9. The most recent date on which the information was updated.
301.46(5)(c) (c) The department may not provide any of the following under par. (a) or (bm):
301.46(5)(c)1. 1. Any information concerning a child who is required to register under s. 301.45.
301.46(5)(c)2. 2. If the person required to register under s. 301.45 is an adult, any information concerning a juvenile proceeding in which the person was involved.
301.46(5n) (5n) Internet access.
301.46(5n)(a)(a) No later than June 1, 2001, the department shall provide access to information concerning persons registered under s. 301.45 by creating and maintaining an Internet site and by any other means that the department determines is appropriate. The information provided through the Internet site shall be organized in a manner that allows a person using the Internet site to obtain the information that the department is required to provide the person under sub. (2), (2m), (3), (4) or (5) and other information that the department determines is necessary to protect the public. The department shall keep the information provided on the Internet site and in other means used to allow access to the information secure against unauthorized alteration.
301.46(5n)(b) (b) For Internet access provided to law enforcement agencies under this subsection, the department shall provide the means for a law enforcement agency to easily identify changes that have occurred in the residence, employment, or place of school attendance of a person registered under s. 301.45.
301.46(6) (6) Period of notification of and access to information.
301.46(6)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), the department or an agency with jurisdiction may provide notice of or access to information under subs. (2) to (5) concerning a person registered under s. 301.45 only during the period under s. 301.45 (5) or (5m) for which the person is required to comply with s. 301.45.
301.46(6)(b) (b) The department or an agency with jurisdiction may provide access to any information collected under s. 301.45, regardless of whether the person is still required to be registered, to a law enforcement agency for law enforcement purposes.
301.46(7) (7) Immunity. A person acting under this section is immune from civil liability for any good faith act or omission regarding the release of information authorized under this section. The immunity under this subsection does not extend to a person whose act or omission constitutes gross negligence or involves reckless, wanton or intentional misconduct.
301.46(8) (8) Rules. The department shall promulgate rules necessary to carry out its duties under this section.
301.46(9) (9) Effect on open records requests. This section does not prohibit the department from providing to a person, in response to that person's request under s. 19.35 to inspect or copy records of the department, information that is contained in the sex offender registry under s. 301.45 concerning a person who is in the custody or under the supervision of the department if that information is also contained in records of the department, other than the sex offender registry, that are subject to inspection or copying under s. 19.35.
301.46 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. DOC 332.01, Wis. adm. code.
301.46 Annotation This section and s. 301.45 do not occupy the field in regulating the dissemination of sex offender registration information and do not prohibit a probation agent from requiring a probationer to inform the probationer's immediate neighbors of his or her status as a convicted sex offender, which was not unreasonable. State ex rel. Kaminski v. Schwarz, 2001 WI 94, 245 Wis. 2d 310, 630 N.W.2d 164, 99-3040.
301.46 Annotation The language in sub. (2m) (am) referring to convictions “on 2 or more separate occasions” refers to the number of convictions, including multiple convictions imposed at the same time and based on the same complaint. OAG 2-17.
301.47 301.47 Sex offender name changes prohibited.
301.47(1)(1)In this section, “sex offender" means a person who is subject to s. 301.45 (1g) but does not include a person who, as a result of a proceeding under s. 301.45 (1m), is not required to comply with the reporting requirements of s. 301.45.
301.47(2) (2)A sex offender may not do any of the following before he or she is released, under s. 301.45 (5) or (5m), from the reporting requirements of s. 301.45:
301.47(2)(a) (a) Change his or her name.
301.47(2)(b) (b) Identify himself or herself by a name unless the name is one by which the person is identified with the department.
301.47(3) (3)Whoever intentionally violates sub. (2) is subject to the following penalties:
301.47(3)(a) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), the person is guilty of a Class H felony.
301.47(3)(b) (b) The person may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both if all of the following apply:
301.47(3)(b)1. 1. The person was ordered under s. 51.20 (13) (ct) 1m., 938.34 (15m) (am), 938.345 (3), 971.17 (1m) (b) 1m., or 973.048 (1m) to comply with the reporting requirements under s. 301.45 based on a finding that he or she committed or solicited, conspired, or attempted to commit a misdemeanor.
301.47(3)(b)2. 2. The person was not convicted of another offense under this section before committing the present violation.
301.47(4) (4)The department shall make a reasonable attempt to notify each person required to comply with the reporting requirements under s. 301.45 of the prohibition in sub. (2), but neither the department's failure to make such an attempt nor the department's failure to notify a person of that prohibition is a defense to a prosecution under this section.
301.47 History History: 2003 a. 52, 320.
301.475 301.475 Sex offenders to notify schools.
301.475(1)(1)A person who is required to comply with the reporting requirements under s. 301.45 (1g) may not be on any school premises, as defined in s. 948.61 (1) (c), unless the school district administrator or his or her designee, if the premises are affiliated with a public school, or the governing body of the school, if the premises are affiliated with a private school or charter school, has been notified of the specific date, time, and place of the visit and of the person's status as a registered sex offender.
301.475(2) (2)
301.475(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), whoever knowingly violates sub. (1) is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 9 months, or both.
301.475(2)(b) (b) Whoever knowingly violates sub. (1) as a 2nd or subsequent offense is guilty of a Class H felony.
301.475(3) (3)Subsection (1) does not apply to the following:
301.475(3)(a) (a) A person who is on the school premises to vote if an election is being held that day and the person's polling place is on the school premises.
301.475(3)(b) (b) A person who is on the school premises to attend an event or activity that is not sponsored by the school.
301.475(3)(c) (c) A person whose child is enrolled at the school if the person notifies the school district administrator or his or her designee, if the premises are affiliated with a public school, or the governing body of the school, if the premises are affiliated with a private school or charter school, that he or she is a registered sex offender and that he or she has a child enrolled at the school. The notification must occur as follows:
301.475(3)(c)1. 1. Except as provided in subds. 2., 3., and 4., at the beginning of each academic school year.
301.475(3)(c)2. 2. If the child is not enrolled at the beginning of the academic school year, when the child is first enrolled.
301.475(3)(c)3. 3. If the person is not subject to the reporting requirements under s. 301.45 (1g) at the beginning of the academic school year or when the child is first enrolled, when the person first becomes subject to the reporting requirements under s. 301.45 (1g).
301.475(3)(c)4. 4. If subd. 1., 2., or 3. does not apply but the person is otherwise subject to the prohibition under sub. (1), when the person becomes subject to the prohibition under sub. (1).
301.475(3)(d) (d) A student who is enrolled at the school if the department, county department, licensed child welfare agency, or other person supervising the student under a dispositional order under s. 938.34, whichever is appropriate, works with the school district administrator or his or her designee, if the premises are affiliated with a public school, or with the governing body of the school, if the premises are affiliated with a private school or charter school, to ensure the safety of the students attending the school with the student.
301.475(3m) (3m)Unless sub. (3) (d) applies to a county department, licensed child welfare agency, or other person supervising a student under a dispositional order under s. 938.34, the department shall work with a school district administrator or his or her designee or a governing body of a school, whichever is appropriate, as provided in sub. (3) (d), to ensure that a student who is required to comply with the reporting requirements under s. 301.45 (1g) is not prohibited under sub. (1) from being on the premises of the school at which he or she is enrolled and to ensure the safety of the other students attending the school.
301.475(4) (4)The department shall make a reasonable attempt to notify each person required to comply with the reporting requirements under s. 301.45 (1g) of the prohibition under sub. (1), but neither the department's failure to make such an attempt nor the department's failure to notify a person of that prohibition is a defense to prosecution under this section.
301.475(5) (5)It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under this section that the defendant was traveling directly to the office of the school district administrator or his or her designee, if the premises are affiliated with a public school, or to the governing body of the school, if the premises are affiliated with a private school or charter school, to comply with sub. (1). A defendant who raises this affirmative defense has the burden of proving the defense by a preponderance of the evidence.
301.475(6) (6)The school district administrator or his or her designee, if the premises are affiliated with a public school, or the governing body of the school, if the premises are affiliated with a private school or charter school, is immune from any civil or criminal liability for any good faith act or omission in connection with any notice given under sub. (1).
301.475 History History: 2013 a. 88.
301.48 301.48 Global positioning system tracking and residency requirement for certain sex offenders.
301.48(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
301.48(1)(a) (a) “Exclusion zone" means a zone in which a person who is tracked using a global positioning system tracking device is prohibited from entering except for purposes of traveling through it to get to another destination.
301.48(1)(b) (b) “Global positioning system tracking" means tracking using a system that actively monitors and identifies a person's location and timely reports or records the person's presence near or at a crime scene or in an exclusion zone or the person's departure from an inclusion zone. “Global positioning system tracking" includes comparable technology.
301.48(1)(c) (c) “Inclusion zone" means a zone in which a person who is tracked using a global positioning system tracking device is prohibited from leaving.
301.48(1)(cm) (cm) “Level 1 child sex offense" means a violation of s. 948.02 or 948.025 in which any of the following occurs:
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 54 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on July 1, 2021. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2021, are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-21)