2017 Laws of Wisconsin

Below is a list of new laws passed and enacted in the 2017-18 legislative session.  Please click on Act numbers for text of the new law.  For more information, please contact Legislative Liaison Adam Plotkin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 608-264-8572.

2017 Wisconsin Act 33 - Good Samaritan from Revocation

Passed as January 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 3, Act 33 provides immunity from revocation of probation, parole, or extended supervision for a person who aids someone suffering a drug overdose and the aided person (provided they attend a treatment program following the incident. It also requires a prosecutor to offer a deferred prosecution for a possession offense to the aided person.

Act 33 takes effect on July 19, 2017 and has a 3 year sunset date of August 1, 2020.

2017 Wisconsin Act 34 - Civil commitment for drug treatment

Passed as January 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 5, Act 34 allows for a three party petition seeking a Chapter 51 mental health commitment for drug dependency treatment.

Act 34 takes effect on July 19, 2017.