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New CCAP Bill Introduced

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, Screening Tenants, CCAP / Comments

A new CCAP bill (Senate Bill 526) was introduced on January 30, 2014 by Senators Grothman, Taylor, Schultz, Harris, and Risser.  A public hearing has already been held.Current law allows for any criminal charge to remain on CCAP even if the charge was dismissed.This new bill, if passed, would require the Director of CCAP to remove a case involving a misdemeanor or felony from CCAP within 120 days after ...

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CCAP Might Be Affected by Governor's Proposed Budget

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, CCAP / Comments

Just when we thought CCAP would be left alone for awhile (after the dismantling of the CCAP Comittee) word comes of another potential attack on CCAP --- this time it is financial.  The Wisconsin Law Journal recently published a post by Jason Smathers of the Associated Press indicating that court officials are concerned that CCAP may be affected if the governor's proposed budget breaks up its funding.The Governor's proposed budget apparently would ...

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CCAP Committee Disbands Without Any Major Changes Negatively Affecting Landlords

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, CCAP / Comments

On March 9, 2011, State Rep. Ed Brooks, the newly appointed Chair of the State of Wisconsin's, Joint Legislative Council's Special Committee on Review of Records Access of Circuit Court Documents (CCAP Committee) sent a memo to all members of the committee indicating that he had decided not to reconvene the committee for any additional meetings.For the most part, landlords came out unscathed by the reccomendations of the CCAP ...

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CCAP Committee Speaks Out About Clerks Removing Dismissed Charges From CCAP

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in CCAP / Comments

I recently posted about the fact that some counties in Wisconsin were unilaterally deciding on their own to remove certain information on CCAP.  Specifically, a few counties were opting to remove charges that were dismissed or dropped as a result of plea deals in criminal cases from CCAP.This practice concerned the committee that was covened to discuss issues related to CCAP in Madison.  The Wisconsin Law Journal's blog reported on ...

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State Rep. Marlin Schneider Loses Re-Election - What Does This Mean for CCAP?

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

State. Rep. Marlin Schneider lost his bid for re-election last week to Scott Krug for the 72nd Assembly District.  As many of you know I am not a big fan of "Snarlin Marlin."  Besides being voted one of the worst legislators in Wisconsin byMilwaukee Magazine, he also was a persistent thorn in the side of landlords due to his wishes to either restrict information that appeared on CCAP or ...

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The Topic of CCAP Restriction Is Back!

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Screening Tenants, CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

As the followers of my blog well know, many of my posts have centered on State. Rep. Marlin Schneider's attempts to restrict CCAP access to the public.  Restriction of CCAP will greatly affect landlords as CCAP is one of the best avenues to conduct background checks on prospective tenants.  Here is a link to my prior posts on this topic.Well, Rep. Schneider and his Special Commottee On Review of ...

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State Supreme Court To Jump Into The Debate Over Restricting Information on CCAP

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Screening Tenants, CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

The Journal Sentinel published an article on Saturday, March 13, 2010 entitled "Supreme Court Considers Limits To Online Court Records."  It appears that while landlords have pretty much quashed Rep. Schneiders attempts to pass legislation on the restriction of infromation posted on CCAP, that the State Supreme Court will be reviewing the issue in the near future.Patrick Marley's article states that Rep. Schneider did not believe his CCAP ...

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CCAP Bill Amended to Allow Landlords Full Access; Possibly Going to Assembly for Vote

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

As many of you know who have been following my updates on the ever evolving attempts by Marlin Schneider to restrict access to CCAP - Mr. Schneider has again amended his proposed bill.  The bill is now called Assembly Bill 663 but it is practically the same as the amended AB 340.  Why the change in the bill number I have not a clue.AB 663 was ...

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Rep. Marlin Schneider Amends AB-340 (CCAP Bill)

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in AASEW, Legislation, Screening Tenants, CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

On December 2, 2009, Rep. Marlin Schneider (D-Wisconsin Rapids) made an amendment to AB-340.  Referred to as Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to 2009 AB 340, this revised bill essentially would create two versions of the CCAP database.  Schneider's amendment appears to be -- based on its timing at least -- a partial response to the Apartment Association of SE Wisconsin's critical response to a memo that Schneider sent to other members of the Wisconsin ...

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UPDATE ON AB-340 (CCAP BILL)

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Screening Tenants, CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

As many of you know a public hearing was held on AB340 - the proposed bill by Rep. Marlin Schneider that would restrict who can use CCAP and what information would be contained on CCAP -- at the State Capitol in Madison last week.Several board members from the AASEW (Dave Ohrmundt and Richard Bishop) and the head of Milwaukee RING (Brian Fleming) attended the hearing to make sure that landlords' voices ...

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