2005 Wisconsin Act 332
(effective date: April 29, 2006)
This act amends the law relating to discovery in implied
consent cases and in certain prosecutions for alcohol beverage
Specifically, the act creates s. 125.14(6)(b), which
prohibits either party’s use of pretrial discovery in refusal hearings
and in any prosecution for a violation of ch. 125, Stats. that may
result in a forfeiture.
The statute provides an exception if defendant
moves within 30 days after the initial appearance in person or by an
attorney and shows cause therefore, the court may order the defendant
be allowed to inspect documents, including lists of names and addresses
of witnesses, if available, and to test any devices (under conditions
prescribed by the court) used to determine whether a violation has been
This act applies to violations committed or refusals occurring on or after April 29, 2006.