Special Committee on Review of Records Access of Circuit Court Documents
Chair: Rep. Ed Brooks
Vice Chair: Rep. Kelda Roys
Legislative Council Staff: Dan Schmidt, Melissa Schmidt, and Don Salm
The Special Committee is directed to review how, and by whom, circuit court civil and criminal records may be accessed through the Wisconsin Circuit Court Automation (WCCA) Program. The issues to be considered by the committee include: (a) the length of time a record remains accessible through WCCA; (b) whether accessibility of a record through WCCA should depend on how far a civil or criminal proceeding has progressed; and (c) whether records of proceedings that have: (1) been vacated or dismissed; or (2) resulted in acquittal or other form of exoneration should continue to be accessible through WCCA.
Memo to Members
of the Special Committee,
Council Consideration of Committee Report
(January 11, 2012).
Proposed Report 2011-09, Special Committee on
Review of Records Access of Circuit Court Documents
(May 19, 2011).
expungement of court records and granting rule-making
of the March 10, 2011 mail ballot.
Memorandum, Special Committee Status and Bill
Draft for Mail Ballot, to Members of the Special
Committee on Review of Records Access of Circuit Court
Documents from Chair Brooks (March 9, 2011).
- WLC: 0102/1, relating
to expungement of court records.
Memo No. 3, Committee
Options for Possible Legislation Regarding the Wisconsin
Circuit Court Access System (December 7, 2010).
Report, Race and Sentencing in Wisconsin: A
Monograph Series, Report Number 1: Starting Points:
The State and National Landscape, by Lisa Mueller,
Michael Connelly, and Jim Pingel, Wisconsin Sentencing
Commission (November 2004).
to the Honorable Members of the Assembly Committee on
State Affairs and Homeland Security, from Kevin St.
John, Special Assistant Attorney General, Wisconsin
Department of Justice (DOJ), relating to DOJ written
comments provided as oral testimony provided on January
27, 2010 opposing Assembly Bill 663 (February 2, 2010).
to David Schanker, Clerk, Wisconsin Supreme Court, from
Raymond Taffora, Deputy Attorney General, Wisconsin DOJ,
relating to Supreme Court Rule Petition 09-07; comments
submitted on behalf of Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen
and the Wisconsin DOJ (February 8, 2010).
Pamphlet, Expungement General Guidelines for
Expunging and Sealing Criminal Records in Illinois.
Report, How to Clear Your Illinois Criminal Record,
Office of the State Appellate Defender (January 2010).
Excerpts of report, Wisconsin Public Records: Law
Compliance Outline, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen,
DOJ (August 2010).
Report, Arrest and Conviction Record Complaints Based
on Alleged Employment Discrimination Filed with the
Madison Equal opportunities Division, submitted by
Public Member Mary Delaney (October 2010).
Report, Housing Discrimination Cases Based on Arrest
or Conviction Record Filed with the Madison Equal
Opportunities Division, submitted by Public Member
Mary Delaney (October 2010).
Heiner Giese to Representative Kelda Roys, dated October
25, 2010, relating to written comments regarding the
Special Study Committee on Review of Records Access of
Circuit Court Documents.
Public Member Bill Lueders regarding Discrimination and
Ex-Offenders (October 26, 2010).
Concerns Regarding Access, to the Special Committee
on Review of Records Access of Circuit Court Documents
from Attorney Mary C. Delaney.
Access to Criminal Records and Expunction, by
Lahny R. Silva.
Lahny R. Silva.
Presentation, Special Committee on Review of
Records Access of Circuit Court Documents, by Ken
Barbeau, Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee.
by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee to the
Special Committee on Review of Records Access of Circuit
Court Documents (November 4, 2010).
distributed at the request of Public Member Bill Lueders.
Expunging Court Records: Helpful Information and
Frequently Asked Questions, distributed at the
request of Nancy Rottier, Office of the Director of
State Courts (January 2010).
by Timothy G. Costello, Krukowski & Costello, S.C.
(November 4, 2010).
Public Member Judge Robert Kinney.
- Memo No. 1,
Proposals Limiting Access to Consolidated Court
Automation Programs Information Considered During the
2009 Legislative Session (September 7, 2010).
- Memo No. 2,
Legislative and Judicial Authority (September 7,
- 2009 Assembly Bill
- 2009 Assembly Bill
Report, Developing CCJ/COSCA Guidelines for
Public Access to Court Records: A National Project
to Assist State Courts, Martha Wade Steketee and
Alan Carlson, authors, State Justice Institute (October
Final Report, Wisconsin Circuit Court Access
Oversight Committee (March 2006).
- Letter from
A. John Voelker, Director of State Courts, to David R.
Schanker, Clerk, Wisconsin Supreme Court (February 3,
Presentation, Access to Online Court Records and
the Risk to the Innocent, Erik R. Guenther, Hurley
Burish, & Stanton, S.C. (September 15, 2010).
Presentation, Department of Justice Criminal
Justice Databases, Phil Collins, Crime Information
Bureau, Department of Justice.
Testimony from Jean Bousquet, Chief Information
Officer, Director of State Court's Office (September 15,
Testimony from A. John Voelker, Director of State
Courts (September 15, 2010).
- Wisconsin Circuit Court Data Subscription Agreement,
referred to by A. John Voelker, Director of State
Courts, in his testimony.