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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:
301.48(1)(cm)1. 1. The actor has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with an individual who is not a relative of the actor and who has not attained the age of 13 years and causes great bodily harm, as defined in s. 939.22 (14), to the individual.
301.48(1)(cm)2. 2. The actor has sexual intercourse with an individual who is not a relative of the actor and who has not attained the age of 12 years.
301.48(1)(cn) (cn) “Level 2 child sex offense" means a violation of s. 948.02 or 948.025 in which any of the following occurs:
301.48(1)(cn)1. 1. The actor has sexual intercourse, by use or threat of force or violence, with an individual who is not a relative of the actor and who has not attained the age of 16 years.
301.48(1)(cn)2. 2. The actor has sexual contact, by use or threat of force or violence, with an individual who has not attained the age of 16 years and who is not a relative of the actor, and the actor is at least 18 years of age when the sexual contact occurs.
301.48(1)(d) (d) “Lifetime tracking" means global positioning system tracking that is required for a person for the remainder of the person's life. “Lifetime tracking" does not include global positioning system tracking under sub. (2) (d), regardless of how long it is required.
301.48(1)(dm) (dm) “Passive positioning system tracking" means tracking using a system that monitors, identifies, and records a person's location.
301.48(1)(dr) (dr) “Relative" means a son, daughter, brother, sister, first cousin, 2nd cousin, nephew, niece, grandchild, or great grandchild, or any other person related by blood, marriage, or adoption.
301.48(1)(e) (e) “Serious child sex offense" means a level 1 child sex offense or a level 2 child sex offense.
301.48(1)(f) (f) “Sex offense" means any of the following:
301.48(1)(f)1. 1. A sex offense, as defined in s. 301.45 (1d) (b).
301.48(1)(f)2. 2. A crime under federal law or the law of any state that is comparable to a crime described in subd. 1.
301.48(1)(fm) (fm) “Sexual contact" has the meaning given in s. 948.01 (5).
301.48(1)(g) (g) “Sexual intercourse" means vulvar penetration as well as cunnilingus, fellatio, or anal intercourse between persons or any intrusion of any inanimate object into the genital or anal opening either by the defendant or upon the defendant's instruction. The emission of semen is not required.
301.48(2) (2) Who is covered.
301.48(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in subs. (2m), (6), (7), and (7m), the department shall maintain lifetime tracking of a person if any of the following occurs with respect to the person on or after January 1, 2008:
301.48(2)(a)1. 1. A court places the person on probation for committing a level 1 child sex offense.
301.48(2)(a)1m. 1m. The person is convicted for committing a level 2 child sex offense and the court places the person on probation for committing the level 2 child sex offense.
301.48(2)(a)2. 2. The department releases the person to extended supervision or parole while the person is serving a sentence for committing a level 1 child sex offense.
301.48(2)(a)2m. 2m. The person is convicted for committing a level 2 child sex offense and the department releases the person to extended supervision or parole while the person is serving the sentence for committing the level 2 child sex offense.
301.48(2)(a)3. 3. The department releases the person from prison upon the completion of a sentence imposed for a level 1 child sex offense.
301.48(2)(a)3m. 3m. The person is convicted for committing a level 2 child sex offense and the department releases the person from prison upon the completion of the sentence imposed for the level 2 child sex offense.
301.48(2)(a)4. 4. A court that found the person not guilty of a serious child sex offense by reason of mental disease or mental defect places the person on conditional release.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 186 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on November 3, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 3, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-3-20)